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Old 03-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #15
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Pinto + Pilot.... Now I get it.

There is the perfect bolt-on (?) accessory that will make a Pinto into the ultimate Get-Away RV:

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #16
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HI , just ordered a single bar Resse hitch # 66069 for my 16 foot scamp, is there anyone using this one , just noticed that part of spring attachment might end up under the propane bottels , planning a trip to the Grand Canyon this sept and will be carrying more supplies, thanks , Blaine in Mississippi
Good choice. Too many folks use W/D systems grotesquely oversized for the trailer. This one's perfectly sized for a Scamp.

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Use isn't limited by trailer "shape", but by weight. It can be used for any trailer weighing up to 4,000 pounds including standy-uppies, so long as tongue weight keeps within specs.

More info on choosing proper W/D at this link.
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Quote: "Use isn't limited by trailer "shape", but by weight. It can be used for any trailer weighing up to 4,000 pounds including standy-uppies, so long as tongue weight keeps within specs."
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Is that per Reese or per Francesca?????

For some silly reason (?) Reese specifies that hitch is for "A" frame and pop-up trailers weighing up to 4,000 lbs.

Maybe they know something we don't about frontal area and side area effects on the hitch and TV when used with a larger FGRV???

And if not, why don't they sell to that market?
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Is that per Reese or per Francesca?????

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Neither- it's per "Bob Miller", who posted this link which, among other things, shows the following pics of an enclosed cargo trailer that's about the size of a Scamp and using the hitch in question. Dunno who, exactly, originated the language therein. The actual instructions for the system as published by Reese certainly use no such language . link to instructions

Can't say where the "A-frame" language came from on that page, or even exactly what it means except as a suggested use on a Chalet-type trailer. Limits of the hitch are governed by weight, period.



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Old 03-21-2014, 01:54 PM   #19
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Thanks bob, think your picking on me now, yes I know the Mizar , ck you tube you will see it flying , wings and tail off a Cessna 336, good idea if done right, (strut attachment failed) , nope I will pass on that idea , I may be nuts but not crazy, thanks Francesca for the photos , I see that I may have to move the bottles back to clear the frame attachment , and move the battery in front, or relocate it to the closet , as soon as it shows up will take some photos and post
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I do have people ask why, I say would it be better If I use my bronco II , the say yes , I reply why use a smaller vehicle, look up the specs, stopping and steering is no problem, had many dummy,s pull, stop , and swrve at me, over the years, but have a good one, but I will (warn) let you know if I ever pass your way, later Blaine
I agree with your mind set Blaine. I had a 71 Pinto and it handled and stopped well. It was even better with a suspension/spring/shock/swaybar upgrade kit. The 302ci v8 and 15" tires was the icing on the cake. Never did tow with it but sure it would be a great TV especially with the mods.
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Easy Peasy....

1. While not mentioned in the instructions, the references to "A" frame and Chalet type trailers is identical in several dealer ads I looked at for the hitch, suggesting that it is the usual cut and paste text from the mfg. And, the example shown in the instructions is a Pop-up.

2. The picture indicated seems to be of that customers vehicle and not provided by the manufacturer or the dealer

3. Of about 30 "Ask the Expert" questions on that link page, only one pertains to a FGRV as we know it, a 17' Casita and the vendor recommended against using it as it was approaching it's limit.

4. And the Biggie..... According to Reese customer service: (Contact - Reese)
that is no longer made and is listed as an obsolete part. But indicated that some dealers, such as Etrailer.com, may still have old stock on the shelf.

Again, I wonder what Reese & their dealers may know but isn't mentioning, and why was one on eBay for 1/2 price??????
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3. Of about 30 "Ask the Expert" questions on that link page, only one pertains to a FGRV as we know it, a 17' Casita and the vendor recommended against using it as it was approaching it's limit.
Exactly!
And since the O.P.'s Scamp likely falls well below those (weight) limits, it'll be fine.
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Thanks MC1 , also done that back in the 70s, 71 to 73 were very lite every where, 74 up they beefed up every thing , brakes to, all the V-6 pintos had the 8" rear end and same brake shoes as the ford ranger, 90 amp alternator (do not know why but all v-6 got them) power steering and power brakes, I also have air cond, needed down here its hot, I could toss in a 5.0 easy , just use the mustang II oil pan and mounts , bolt in, but I am looking for gas mileage ,not speed , not in a hurry and a lot of time to get there, to me the early ones I would not tow anything big, had a coalman popup I pulled with my new 72 pinto back then , worked my way up to a motor home and now down sizing because of price of gas, 3.20 a gallon for the cheep stuff, thanks for the reply , good to see I am not the only pinto nut here
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thanks bob for that bit of info, I did not know that they did not make it anymore, and now know why for the 1/2 price, guess the other dealer did not get the memo, some are asking close to $700 for it, but my total camper weight is less than 2000 lbs , and TW is now 300 lbs I guess I am in the middle of the ball park, but still got see If it will fit without reinventing the wheel , if not soon to be on E-bay again, my stock scamp weight is 1750, Tw 190 , empty, lP bottles empty also , no water in tanks,
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thanks bob for that bit of info, I did not know that they did not make it anymore, and now know why for the 1/2 price, guess the other dealer did not get the memo, some are asking close to $700 for it, but my total camper weight is less than 2000 lbs , and TW is now 300 lbs I guess I am in the middle of the ball park, but still got see If it will fit without reinventing the wheel , if not soon to be on E-bay again, my stock scamp weight is 1750, Tw 190 , empty, lP bottles empty also , no water in tanks,
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Thanks MC1 , all the V-6 pintos had the 8" rear end and same brake shoes as the ford ranger,
Blaine, I didn't know that the 8" was part of the V6 Pinto pkg. I took an 8" out of a Mercury Comet. It did bolt right in the Pinto chassis. Also note a Boss Mustang rear fold down seat also bolted right into the Pinto. Who would have guessed.

Here is the set up we are using on our current mid sized car/G35. With the 750lb bars it is a little more than you would need. Sometimes working around the bottles can be a pain, but doable.
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see what you mean on the weights, and guessaments , yes I will just have to weigh it to see what I realy got , might have a wait until august so I will have my hands on some certified aircraft scales , every three year under faa part 135 aircraft you must do a reweigh of the aircraft, like people they also pick up some pounds over time, aft CG will kill you very soon if you stall the aircraft, thanks MC1 on the photos hitch set up, I hope I do not have to do that much over kill, have a set but the bars are too big, had them on a older larger camper I pulled with my truck,
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