Over the summer I bought a 1966 TravelEze travel trailer to use as a mother in law unit. I had it towed to my place by the previous owner, got the necessary repairs taken care of, and it all worked out wonderfully. Now the time has come to move, and since I've never towed anything before we're going to have it towed to the new house. Before that takes place, I'd like to become as well-versed as possible about the functions of all these parts, how to safely hitch the trailer to the tow vehicle, and whether I'm missing any crucial parts. The person who will be towing it has experience, but I'd like to have my own foundation of knowledge before we get started. If anybody would be so kind as to either lend some advice or point me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful. Thanks!
Your pictures don't show everything I need to see for a complete answer. That is a common weight equalizer hitch. I can't tell if the bars fit into the receiver or not. The hook end should go into the receiver then the chains hook to the rear brackets (the number of links controls the lift) you hook the chain into a hook on the rear assembly the a bar goes into the tube to give you leverage to pull it up till it goes over center then you remove the bar and the wire loop pulls over it as a safety. the round thing with a small cable attached is your breakaway switch the cable hooks to tow vehicle so that switch is pulled in case trailer comes loose. I am guessing but the box below it held the brake activation battery. The lever in front of the jack is pushed down to fasten trailer to hitch ball, up to release. there probably is a hole (5/16 or so that when down in latch position you can insert a lock or a steel pin to prevent it from releasing. The other item appears to be a capacitor from something else. Better pictures from different angles would help give better answer. Also the flat bar device is your swaybar, you tighten the clamp as needed to prevent sway, if you get it to tight the trailer won't want to turn start loose and tighten as needed. Hope this helps.
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2020 16:46:25 GMT -8 by bigbill