Author Topic: CLAM PRO HITCH  (Read 678 times)

Offline JPG

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CLAM PRO HITCH
« on: Dec 19, 2017, 04:35 PM »
Clam has a new pro hitch out.  I have the older style still in the box I was thinking about selling if the reviews on the new one are decent.  Anyone have any experience with them?
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Offline hairbone

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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Bought a pro hitch last year and love it.  Easy on and off

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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2017, 08:32 PM »
Thanks.  The only review I could find for it was a negative one.  It looks nice.
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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2017, 01:30 AM »
what house do you plan to put it on. With some houses it is better to use the regular hitch you have now and the larger houses are where you would want the pro hitch. I have the regular hitch on my Nanook Thermal and my Kenai Pro Stealth and I put a Pro Hitch on my Ice Team 20th Anniversary Voyager.
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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2017, 08:24 AM »
Why would you need different hitches? I have 2 shacks.  A single and a double. Be great if I could use one hitch and just switch out shacks depending on what I wanted to do.
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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2017, 05:57 PM »
Why would you need different hitches? I have 2 shacks.  A single and a double. Be great if I could use one hitch and just switch out shacks depending on what I wanted to do.

you don't need a heavy duty hitch like the Pro hitch to pull a one man house. the pro hitch was designed more for use with houses like the Yukon, Tundra, Warrior,  Runner Thermal, Voyager, X200, X300, X400, & Jason Mitchell thermal. you can use a pro hitch on the smaller lighter houses but it is kind of over kill if you ask me. either will work it is more of a personal preference thing. you can get extra mounting kits for both style of hitches so you can move it from one house to another house.


here are the mounting kits :

for the hitch you have now :

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/clam/accessories/towing/hitch-mount-kit.html

extra mounting kit for the Pro Hitch :

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/pro-series-hitch-mounting-kit.html


hitches them self :

this is the one you have now :

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/clam/accessories/towing/universal-tow-hitch.html

this is the Pro Hitch :

http://stores.clamoutdoors.com/clam/accessories/towing/pro-series-tow-hitch.html
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Offline JPG

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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2017, 07:44 PM »
I know you can get extra mounting kits for the old style but I kinda like the easy on, easy off.  I have a 2 man and a 1 man clam. I guess I don't need it. Just looking for convenience.  I also don't want to drill into my tub and be unhappy with it later. Still got some thinking to do I guess.  Thanks guys.
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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #7 on: Dec 23, 2017, 09:22 PM »
I picked up a Pro hitch for my 20th Anniversary Legend, and also an additional hitch mount to mount on my large sled. Also drilled out mounting holes in my Kenai Pro Stealth so I can easily swap the other mount from one to another if I need to.  :tipup:

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Re: CLAM PRO HITCH
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Clam has a new pro hitch out.  I have the older style still in the box I was thinking about selling if the reviews on the new one are decent.  Anyone have any experience with them?

The most compelling reason for switching to the pro hitch is because it provides more clearance for a tighter turning radius.  I have the older "twin arm" style Clam towing bar and my ATV will turn tight enough that the rear tire can contact the inside arm when making a tight turn.  I have scratched up the paint and the tire chains gouged into the tubing a bit.

The single arm of the "pro" model will be further from the tire in a turn and will allow a tighter turn without damaging the tow bar.
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