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Old 10-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Ugh another question....

I can't find the bar you use on the hitch when you connect the chain part and lift it up to secure it or visa versa. No idea what it is called or the dimensions. Any idea where I can get another??

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Old 10-14-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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Misplaced mine once and a 4 way lug wrench worked well until I found mine. Sorry I don't know the official name for the pipe. Local RV dealer?
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It would help if you posted make and model of hitch.
Different brands use different bars.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:10 PM   #4
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Misplaced mine, so I got a piece of 3/4" metal conduit at Lowes. Cut it about 18" long, works great, and cheap.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:20 PM   #5
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Suggest a pc of 3/4" black pipe, it won't distort or bend as easy as conduit.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:38 PM   #6
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I used a 3/4" water pipe and screwed on a cap on one end.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:31 PM   #7
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I can't find the bar you use on the hitch when you connect the chain part and lift it up to secure it or visa versa. No idea what it is called or the dimensions. Any idea where I can get another??

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In the trucking industry we called them a cheater pipe.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:44 PM   #9
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Break over bar, just another term. Who knows, as long as it works.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:20 AM   #10
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That little sucker sure does hide well... mine loves to roll over against the side and disappear under the edge of the cargo access door. I swear I am going to put in some kind of bracket or holder for it on the front wall.

In case yours is not hiding there... ixnay on the conduit idea as you do want something a bit stronger. The galvanized 1/2" pipe is a much better idea and I like the cap on the end idea too as it make it much friendlier on the hands without the sharp edges.

I think cheater bar names it quite well too... in fact I would make a longer bar if I were rolling my own for more leverage.
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