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Old 03-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #43
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:27 PM   #44
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Sounds and looks to me like you know what you're doing, Blaine.

Per earlier Dark Warnings about the Pinto's gas tank etc. etc. etc.:

It may interest this thread's readers to know that there's an ongoing recall of certain Jeeps right now. It seems that their gas tanks are vulnerable to rear end collisions, too and the fix is...wait for it....installation of a trailer hitch!
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Blaine's so smart that Chrysler is following his lead! ....
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #45
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MC1 I do remember installing some like these back in the 70s but most were on the hitch end were attached at the very end and a smaller square tube went forward two or more feet to a cross bar that hook to the front of the chases,
... over kill is better
For sure. Over kill is a good thing where the connection is concerned. Many rigs have just marginal, or inadequate hardware for the job at hand.

Here is an image from the airforums.com site of a custom receiver platform being installed by Can Am on a Subaru. HD is nice especially if you are going to use a WDH.
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Here is an image from the airforums.com site of a custom receiver platform being installed by Can Am on a Subaru.
Can you provide a link to the discussion you got that pic from, W?

I've long been interested in the particulars of such mods and would like to read the whole thread.
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Sure thing FK. Here ya go.... Hitch for 1957 Dodge passenger car - Page 2 - Airstream Forums
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yep that looks about right , only it had the large tube like that in the back, and it was heavy, it was shipped to us on a pallet and we use a transmission jack to get it in place on those Big old LTDs , Torino station wagons, F250 camper specials , soon as I can remember they called it a H hitch because when you looked down on it that was the first thing that came to mind, but that is over forty years ago and 40 cent gas,
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:40 PM   #49
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Thanks for the link, MC1- spent some time checking it out and also found some other discussions/pics over there.

I have a question about the pic (below) that you posted earlier, though:

What am I looking at there at the forward attachment points? Is that rounded silver crosspiece part of the Subaru, or is that something fabricated by CanAm for the job?

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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,
I am assuming those are your unloaded weights? If its loaded weights thats the lightest 16' Scamp I have heard of. My own when loaded for camping - no ac or micro wave etc and no water in the tanks comes in between 2500 and 2600 lbs.
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What am I looking at there at the forward attachment points? Is that rounded silver crosspiece part of the Subaru, or is that something fabricated by CanAm for the job?

Thanks!

Sorry, I wouldn't want to speculate.
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What am I looking at there at the forward attachment points? Is that rounded silver crosspiece part of the Subaru, or is that something fabricated by CanAm for the job?

Thanks!

The side mounts appear to be going in at the general area of the automakers attachment points but the silver crosspiece certainly isn't - nothing like that on a standard hitch made for a Subaru so they would need custom holes drilled. The other normal attachment point on a standard Subaru hitch can be seen at top front of the photo - that round piece in black - it where a large bolt would normally be put to hold the hitch in that area.
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I am assuming those are your unloaded weights? If its loaded weights thats the lightest 16' Scamp I have heard of. My own when loaded for camping - no ac or micro wave etc and no water in the tanks comes in between 2500 and 2600 lbs.

See Post #26.
Facts only serve to confuse the decisions already made.

Considering that this thread has morphed into mounting a (WD?) receivers on a Subaru and a 1957 Dodge, what difference does it make.....
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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 , ,
Or you could just take it to a local road side scale which is what most people do. You can weight the tongue in your driveway with a bathroom scale. Just make sure the tongue is sitting at the same height it would be when attached to the car.
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See Post #26.
Facts only serve to confuse the decisions already made.
Too, too true!

O.P. is long gone, having made a determination that "winds" are the only factor causing the handling problem. This due to the behind-the-scenes intervention of the only real "towing a Scamp expert" here at FiberglassRv.com.

That being true, I'm not feelin' the guilt for asking questions unrelated to the original query.

Thanks anyway, MC1!
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I use the Reese 66069 and like it very much. My tow vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna and trailer is a 1980 17' Bigfoot. I had to move the propane tanks to make room for the mount. It's simple, easy to use, and does the job.
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