Saturday, June 17, 2017

Install

Day 38


New hitch & brake controller


8:20am - While the Scampy team is staying in the City of Beaverton, we receive our mail and packages at Marjie's home. We introduced you to Margie when we Blogged about Rowena's birthday party.

Yesterday, Rowena picked up two packages delivered to Marjie's and brought them home where we got them. One of those packages contained our new Curt trailer hitch and Tekonsha brake controller!

Now we have to select a shop to install the hitch and controller.

George hefts the Curt hitch!

9am - Installation!
We just made an appointment to install the trailer hitch and brake controller
at U-Haul here in the City of Beaverton today, June 17th at 12:15pm.

Yaayy!


4pm - Test drive
Wow! It took almost four hours for U-Haul to complete the installation. Only 1/2-hour for the hitch. The rest of the time for the brake controller.

We took Scampy and Honda for a test drive. When passing thru a steep driveway, there still remains a little scraping of the hitch on the driveway. Not as much as before the new hitch was installed.

The bottom of the hitch appears to be about an inch higher now.

New hitch side view

The forward section of the hitch
[Area repaired by welding shop]




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4 comments:

  1. Next comes the air suspension?

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    1. Hi Bill,

      I was of a mind that replacing the hitch [which was a bit bent] would resolve the hitch clearance problem. It did, a little bit.
      But the hitch still drags on some driveways.

      I am thinking that air suspension may be overkill. A 1" or 2" riser could do the job. I plan to go shopping Monday for the answer.

      George


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  2. The risers are inserted between the coils?

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Click [Here] to view this riser.

      George


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