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Old 04-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #11
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The four points of contact would remain. Instead of having those tees that rotate to grab onto the puck, you would have four pucks that are threaded for a one inch bolt. You could notch out the upper portion of the adapter rail directly over the bolts to allow socket use and use flat washers and a lock washer to add additional pulling surface for the bolt to pull the lower rail tight to the bed, just like the jam nut does on the current adapter. But I'm not a structural engineer so there is probably something wrong with it.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:38 AM   #12
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Glad you were able to get in. I haven't found any reason to take it back out yet, but I'm guessing there'd be a crow bar involved��
Ok, so I hope this does not sound stupid, but I can't seem to remove the plastic covers that came over the hitch holes in the truck bed. I just got the 2014 Ram 3500 and ordered the mopar plate and hitch.

When I try to twist the pucks using the handle, it goes so far inside the outer ring than stops. Any further turning/twisting and the outer plastic ring just keeps turning. I have tried pulling up but I cant seem to get it to release up and out.

What did you all do to get yours out so you could install the rail adapter plate? BTW: I have not tried to pry up on the plastic covers as I assume they are reusable when you remove the plate when not towing. I do not want to damage them or the truck bed metal underneath.

Any help would be great, very little info on these Tow Prep packages are available.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:10 AM   #13
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The covers were off mine so I can't help. Sorry


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Ok, so I hope this does not sound stupid, but I can't seem to remove the plastic covers that came over the hitch holes in the truck bed. I just got the 2014 Ram 3500 and ordered the mopar plate and hitch.

When I try to twist the pucks using the handle, it goes so far inside the outer ring than stops. Any further turning/twisting and the outer plastic ring just keeps turning. I have tried pulling up but I cant seem to get it to release up and out.

What did you all do to get yours out so you could install the rail adapter plate? BTW: I have not tried to pry up on the plastic covers as I assume they are reusable when you remove the plate when not towing. I do not want to damage them or the truck bed metal underneath.

Any help would be great, very little info on these Tow Prep packages are available.
I'm stuck where you were stuck! I don't want to damage anything, but just HOW did you get the plastic inserts out???
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I got a 2014 2500 with the pucks.

Hold the outside "ring" with one hand, twist the inside circle with the other. They don't pop out. I used my pocket knife to gently pry it up.


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Thank you! I'll give it a try in the daylight!
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I got a 2014 2500 with the pucks.

Hold the outside "ring" with one hand, twist the inside circle with the other. They don't pop out. I used my pocket knife to gently pry it up.


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