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Author Topic: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch  (Read 246 times)

Mickey G

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Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« on: October 02, 2017, 01:39:01 AM »
I have a Reese 16k hitch I need to refurbish.
Im one of those types that not only wants things functional, but look good too.
Would a good coat of a  Rust-Oleum primer, then 3 good coats of a Rust-Oleum High gloss black paint last long,
or should I fully dismantle the hitch and have it powdercoated?
I know powdercoat is more durable than paint,but a good paint job would be cheaper.
Would you repaint the hitch, or have everything powdercoated?

steveblonde

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 06:46:36 AM »
Why? A new hitch would be cheaper than powdercoating and paint wont last on powdercoated surface itsreally a lot of work for nothing unless your emotional attatched
2015 Voltage 3305 Toy Hauler - loaded
2017 Ford Escape my Daily driver - first Ford in 25 yrs
2017 Black on Black F350 Diesel Dually (First Ford Truck after 17 GMs) 5200lbs cargo/weight capacity named Kong


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Rene T

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 07:01:37 AM »
I did one years ago and I used Rust-Oleum . I also contacted Reese and they supplied me with new decals at no cost.   
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

steveblonde

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:18:54 AM »
I did one years ago and I used Rust-Oleum . I also contacted Reese and they supplied me with new decals at no cost.

i stand corrected  ;D
2015 Voltage 3305 Toy Hauler - loaded
2017 Ford Escape my Daily driver - first Ford in 25 yrs
2017 Black on Black F350 Diesel Dually (First Ford Truck after 17 GMs) 5200lbs cargo/weight capacity named Kong


" If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space"
From Canada Eh?

rvpuller

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 05:15:43 PM »
I've painted my 20K Resse hitch twice in the last 16 years with Rust-O-Lum with good results, I removed and left the decals off.

Denny
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2013 F350 DRW 6.2 V8 4.30 gears
Home Base SC Nebraska

steveblonde

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 06:49:10 PM »
See it only lasted 8 years i was right

No i was wrong and right


No im confused

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2015 Voltage 3305 Toy Hauler - loaded
2017 Ford Escape my Daily driver - first Ford in 25 yrs
2017 Black on Black F350 Diesel Dually (First Ford Truck after 17 GMs) 5200lbs cargo/weight capacity named Kong


" If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space"
From Canada Eh?

longhaul

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Re: Refurbishing a 5th wheel hitch
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 07:14:40 PM »
I have a old '97 model 16k Reese square tube manual slider I bought new. I disassemble  the hitch head and sliding parts every 5-6 years or so AND use Rust-Oleun gloss black  ....let it dry for a few days....then assemble it. I spray the sliding parts with a dry lube several times a season and a dab of red grease on the hitch head parts.
 The old hitch looks like new and still super smooth and quiet.

 

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