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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have a swivel hitch they won't mind parting with. I have sold my Kompact Kamp cargo trailer and the swivel hitch will be staying on the tongue and going to the new owner who is picking it up tomorrow 4/8. I have looked online and let's say that the price of these new are shocking. Unfortunately my deal to leave the swivel hitch on the Kompact Kamp trailer is done. I would like to get one for the Harbor Freight trailer with cargo box that I am building. I can be reached by PM here on this board. Thank you to Grayelky who PM'd me about about a Bushtek swivel hitch, but I just want one the goes on a standard tongue with the regular type coupler attached to the swivel.


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Make your own, all it takes is some parts from Lowes & a welding machine, I have seen them made for less than $20..
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Make your own, all it takes is some parts from Lowes & a welding machine, I have seen them made for less than $20..
I appreciated your idea very much Tommie.
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Congrats on selling your trailer!
I bet that you wished that you had it for our "darkside ride" last may...... lol (just busting your nuts)
I'm looking forward to see your newly made Harbor freight trailer.... How much bigger will it be then my trailer??
If you come down to Larry's will you have the trailer with you??
Weathers looking good for a ride this Thursday -Keep me posted!

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Why not just use an ATV ball designed for more lean angle?

https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Hitch-Un...atv+hitch+ball

They are rated to tow 350KG (771lbs) with 5 times that in jerk or impact rating, but you'll never exceed that with your Wing. I use one and the engine guards touch down before the ball hitch binds on my trailer. Just another option.

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Why not just use an ATV ball designed for more lean angle?

https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Hitch-Un...atv+hitch+ball

They are rated to tow 350KG (771lbs) with 5 times that in jerk or impact rating, but you'll never exceed that with your Wing. I use one and the engine guards touch down before the ball hitch binds on my trailer. Just another option.

Thanks , but I have just received a swivel hitch from Fun42 on this board. It's in very good condition and I've already taken it apart and greased the working part of the swivel and now is swiveling very smoothly.


All I see when opening that Amazon link is a chrome hitch ball and I don't see that it is any different than the chrome ball I already use on my Bushtec hitch.


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Glad you found something.
The difference in this ball, and all ATV / Offroad trailer balls is in the design of the stem. It is smaller in diameter and stays the same size straight down from the ball to the base. This allows a greater lean angle of the coupler in all directions without binding. They are not rated as high as an automotive ball which is not a problem as the trailers they are designed for do not exceed 1000lbs. As I stated before. I can lay my GL1800 on it's side and not unhook the trailer.
Just wanted to point out another way to accomplish the task.

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Thanks , but I have just received a swivel hitch from Fun42 on this board. It's in very good condition and I've already taken it apart and greased the working part of the swivel and now is swiveling very smoothly.
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Could you please give instructions on how the take apart & grease a swivel hitch? I have one and would like to re-grease it properly.
Thanks in Advance.
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Could you please give instructions on how the take apart & grease a swivel hitch? I have one and would like to re-grease it properly.
Thanks in Advance.
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Mine had a castle nut with a cotter pin locking the nut in position. Remove both of these and the swivel block should pull off the rod that goes through the whole assembly. Pay attention to the various washers and spacers between the two blocks. Grease the shaft and reassemble. I'd suggest a new cotter pin to lock down the castle nut. I used regular grease, but you could use a dry graphite lube if you wanted. I intend to do mine every spring to keep good clean lube on the rod.

If yours looks different take a good picture(s) of it so we all can see which swivel hitch you have and offer suggestions.

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