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Old 06-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #11
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Thanks for clarifying - the brochure actually says 5" for awning and lights.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:04 AM   #12
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...on that question. The short answer is yes. When we looked at first, a couple of them didn't have the swing which was mandatory for us. By the time I had it added, it put the trailer's too $$$.

Fortunately we had one in town come up for sale that had a swing hitch, was in nice shape and at a price we could all agree on.

Some folks caution against aftermarket, but many have done it. I don't think you can get TM to comment on effects. Probably liability and the wide variety in capabilities of places that might do the work.

I can park my 2006 F150 Crew Cab in my garage with a few inches to spare (5 or 6??). The 2720SL with the factory swing hitch fits fine (about 18" to spare). My garage is not overly long or wide.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:05 PM   #13
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Awesome! Very good to know.. Now my hunt begins! I know these things are out there sparingly so wish me luck!

In the hunt for 2005+ 2720 SoCal area.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:05 PM   #14
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fwiw, when Dinuba RV was still in Rio Vista, CA, they had a local welding shop that could convert a TM to the swing tongue configuration. They are no longer there and I do not know what welding shop it is.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:25 PM   #15
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Ok thank you kindly PopBeavers. I'll look them up as soon as I find one.. hopefully it'll already have the factory option swing hitch.

This forum is awesome! What a wealth of info and members!

Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:42 PM   #16
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Ok thank you kindly PopBeavers. I'll look them up as soon as I find one.. hopefully it'll already have the factory option swing hitch.

This forum is awesome! What a wealth of info and members!

Thanks!
fwiw, my suggestion only works if you are near the Sacramento/Stockton area.

Assuming that to be true, you could probably call Dinuba RV in Dinuba CA (near Fresno) and see if Stan or Chuck are still around. They would know the name of the welding shop in Rio Vista. Or they may know a shop in the Fresno area.

fwiw, I am the guy that back in 2005 or 2006 had the frame crack at a weld. While it was in this particular welding shop they made a minor change to the configuration. As built at the factory one of the pins goes behind a flat plate. This caused a bit of slop that I could feel under acceleration and braking. The welding shop drilled a new hole, just like the other pin is attached, and all slop has been removed.

I like it that way.

I think I read where The Car Show in Colorado can also do this.

You might also consider Custom RV in Anaheim, CA. They have a reputation for excellent work. I have had some work by them and have no complaints, and I had to drive 366 miles one way to drop it off.

If you live in any other state, I'm not sure I helped all that much, except to confirm that it has been done.

If you happen to be around the California Central Coast in September (I forget the exact date), stop by the TM rally and visit somewhere around 30 TMs camped out for the weekend.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:13 AM   #17
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The Car Show does, indeed, do swing hitches. When they made mine, they also added a pair of bolts through the adjoining flat plates that eliminated all possible slop.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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Ok thanks! I'm closed to Custom RV so I'll keep my eye out.

For some reason, I guess due to not enough posts, I can't view your picture Inussbau
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:50 PM   #19
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Ok thanks! I'm closed to Custom RV so I'll keep my eye out.

For some reason, I guess due to not enough posts, I can't view your picture Inussbau
Earlier I suggested that you visit about 30 TM owners at a rally in Pismo Beach, CA. Custom RV will be at the rally.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #20
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Ok thanks! I'm closed to Custom RV so I'll keep my eye out.

For some reason, I guess due to not enough posts, I can't view your picture Inussbau
I don't think number of posts has anything to do with it. But if you're not a sponsoring member the pic might not be available -- not sure about that -- though I thought it would be.
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