January 29, 2008
I reviewed Cody Cushion a couple years ago. When I went back to see how the hitches were made, I reviewed the new improved Cody Cushion. It now drops into the bed hitch socket easier and faster, easier to measure the right air bag pressure and they’ve added rubber stops to prevent too much fore and aft movement in a panic stop. This was my only complaint with the first edition.
Now you tighten the socket plug before you drop it in the hole, which is much better than the previous model. Instead of using an air gauge as I did with the first one, you just line up the top and bottom arms so they are parallel. One hitch fits three bed hitch brands ” you just get the socket for a Cody Hitch, Popup or B&W.
Even if the air bag fails or leaks, there are stops to keep the ball from dropping too low and metal stops so the air bag doesn’t overinflate.
At the factory outside of Greeley Colo., Cory Clark and Jim Ropp gave me the tour of where Cody Hitches are born. A Cody Hitch truck bed gooseneck ball uses the same cross frame in all trucks. The truck frame brackets will be different depending on a boxed or C-channel truck frame. A unique feature with Cody, the hitch is installed and then the ball socket is drilled out. This is the opposite of most hitches, where you measure for the ball hole drilled into the truck bed floor first. Cody accomplishes this with a supplied spring-loaded drill guide that allows you to drill the pilot hole up from the bottom through the middle of the hitch cross frame.
Cody Hitch with eyelets for safety chains
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Cody Hitch has a full line of hitch products including a 5th-wheel to gooseneck ball adapter and gooseneck adjustable coupler that is self latching. Another feature unique to Cody Hitch is the safety chains hook to eyelets that fit into the ball socket. No holes are needed in the truck bed for the safety chains to hook to U-bolts.
For more information about this product, please visit the following website: http://www.PullWithCody.com.
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