suggestions for Handle for hitch needed

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  1. Lovecamping!

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    Our handle for the hitch (that moves the front wheel) that elevates and lowers it broke off. We are in need of suggestions of what and where to purchase a new one. Currently it is difficult to spin the metal part around without the handle. Hubby would like a round one maybe like a ball... Thank you
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    Sounds like a jack problem, not a hitch problem.
     
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    There should be a manufacturer name somewhere on there and you can get replacement parts online.
     
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    My suggestion is to check with a snoblower repair guy and use one on the knobs from the chute crank to replace your missing knob with something like that..
     
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    Wooden dowel maybe like a broom handle.
     
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    That is exactly what I was thinking. Drill a hole through a dowel and put it on with a long bolt. Put a nut on both sides of the hole to hold the bolt tightly and put a few washers between the bottom of the dowel and top nut as spacers so the dowel will spin freely.
     
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    Go to a junkyard and get a stick shift knob, since you want round. Might get the whole stick shift lever, cut it off the length you want, drill and tap it for the mounting bolt. Another option may be the old spinner knobs, used on truck steering wheels before power steering. Guess I'm showing my age.
     
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    If you find a spinner nob buy 2 and sell me the second....need one for my 58 Buick....lol
     
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    Back in the day the JC Whitney catalog always had spinner knobs. Apparently they were illegal for passenger cars in NJ (where I grew up) so I never got one, even though my MGB had manual steering.
     
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    Plenty of them on ebay
     
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    I'm hoping for something a little fancier...lol. Thanks though for letting me know. I'd love to find something "Era specific" seeing as its a show car.
     
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    I replaced the whole handle for $5 off amazon, comes with new hardware
     
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    Personally I wouldn't replace the handle but instead convert the tongue jack so it can be raised & lowered with a cordless drill.

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    Pics showing how I did this start here - click on "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description.
     

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