|New sway controls and accessories.|
The first step was to take the old hitch ball off of the draw-bar. I figured I could do it with just my big adjustable wrench.
|Big adjustable wrench, and old hitch-ball.|
Well of course I was wrong, and the whole process needed a little lubrication and some "gentle" persuasion.
|The gentle persuasion I needed!|
I wound-up using the above tools and a pair of vice-grips, the old hitch ball came right off. Next was to install the adapter plate and new hitch ball and coupler for the sway bar. This is when I ran into a little problem. My old draw-bar wasn't made by Reese. I don't know who it was made by, I just know this is the third truck I've used it on.
|New adapter plate doesn't fit old draw-bar.|
So a quick trip to my down-the-street, Advance Store, and I got just what I need, stickers and all.
|New draw bar with stickers.|
Here's the new draw-bar, all destickered, with the adapter plate and new hitch-balls attached.
|Completed Part I.|
Finally, here are the tools I used in Part I of this install.
|Tools used for Part I.|
This wraps up Part I of the sway control installation. Check back in a few days for Part II. Until then, stay safe out there...-R,T,&J.