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Old 04-01-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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little shock for a bulldog tow hitch

I have the little shock going out and when I stop or take off I get this big bang!!!! I know it's not good. I have surge brakes.
what wondering if anyone had insite on what place to go get one?
address or phone# wold be great. I haven't did my homework yet. But it is about 6" compressed and I figure it has 8" all the way out.
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I'd think the trailer parts places would be a good place to start. Magnum on I35 N of Thousand Oaks. I kinda doubt Northern would have that.
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Thanks dale....I hate surge brakes but that is what I have now. electric brakes would be cool...but then I am left with the delima of what to do about the hitch...cut off and weld on a non surge brake hitch?
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my other option was to replace the shock with square tubing...but that would eliminate what little brakes I have left.
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here are a few places I found...anyone deal with them?
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Magnum seems to have a lot more selection of parts than Southwest. I go to SW to get my inspections cuz it's a little closer to work.
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Mike,
Have you bled the brakes?? With a surge coupler the pressure on the lines normally keeps the coupler functioning correctly!!
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I bleed them when I replaced the master cyl. about a year ago. I notice shock oil leaking out about a week ago. I took my Rig to Ricks house and on the way over and back it just got worse.
It needs to be replaced.
Mike

but I will check the fluid...it crossed my mind....just that the shock looked bad when I bought the car hauler. It is rusted pretty bad and the bushings are warn out.
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