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Old 05-01-2014, 08:46 PM
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I have been looking at the diversi tech hitches. The cheapest place I have found is ETrailer.com. I want one but not sure if it is worth the $265.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:04 PM
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I have the Anderson 10" adjustable drop hitch on my truck and have never had any issues with it.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:07 PM
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Hmm... I would love to see the fracture surface. It will be the only way to get the honest truth.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:31 AM
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I grabbed the wrong picture - I have the one Soder attached - It's $80 on Etrailer for a 4" drop.

http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/...DTLBM8400.html

Thanks for adding in the blanks on the story, I feel better using this now. To this day, I still have bad dreams about a catastrophic failure towing down the road at 70MPH

Some of this stems from my head on collision at 45MPH, still after 2 years, gives me the willies!
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:41 AM
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Matt, thought this was the one you have?

i bought it for my touareg after the previous one rattled so bad.
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:30 PM
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I have been looking at the diversi tech hitches. The cheapest place I have found is ETrailer.com. I want one but not sure if it is worth the $265.
You might want to check to see if they have it in stock, prior to ordering. When I was trying to get one last year, I ordered from one of the listed distributor's but it went to backorder. e-trailer and several others I checked were all 'backordered' and had been for months. The manufacturer was apparently being bought out and manufacturing moved. See my thread from 10/13. Hopefully, they have everything working again and supply isn't an issue.


http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ht=diversitech
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:42 PM
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Thanks MikeyOrange88. I checked and they are back ordered right now until May 12.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:05 PM
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Check Amazon, they are listing several different drops as being in stock (some only 1).
They were the only people who had them last time when I was in the market. Unfortunately, I had already canceled my order and purchased another standard one. I really wanted one of those Diversitech units though.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:19 PM
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I have 2 of the DT hitches - one with a 2 5/16" ball, the other with a 2". I've had them for both for maybe 4-5 years. The heaviest things I have towed is a 28' Seaswirl and my 4-place enclosed snowmobile trailer. The little balls on top that keep the hitch from rattling fell out, but other than that I've had no problems with them. I think I only paid $90 each for mine and it was worth every penny as they have been the only hitches I have ever been able to keep anyone from stealing or borrowing forever. They have been subject to lots of mud, dust, dirt, ice, salt, etc. and the locking mechanism still works good.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:41 PM
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Matt, thought this was the one you have?

i bought it for my touareg after the previous one rattled so bad.
If that's the one with screw that tightens through, I do have that one also. My X25 has a little heavier tongue weight than my X2, so I went with the 4" drop/ 3" rise and switched to the DT, I could not find that one with the rise I needed to make the trailer ride level.

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I have 2 of the DT hitches - one with a 2 5/16" ball, the other with a 2". I've had them for both for maybe 4-5 years. The heaviest things I have towed is a 28' Seaswirl and my 4-place enclosed snowmobile trailer. The little balls on top that keep the hitch from rattling fell out, but other than that I've had no problems with them. I think I only paid $90 each for mine and it was worth every penny as they have been the only hitches I have ever been able to keep anyone from stealing or borrowing forever. They have been subject to lots of mud, dust, dirt, ice, salt, etc. and the locking mechanism still works good.
Mine came with one of the balls loose, I called them on it, they said to just take a 1/4" socket, place the ball in place, then the socket, smack it with a hammer and viola, has been in place ever since. I pull it out every weekend after towing too.

I now have a friggin collection of hitch options - 2" drop, 4" drop, even have my old Uhaul steel 2" drop and an even older 1" hitch from my Class III Explorer - I should start an auction
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