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Old 05-14-2015, 12:48 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by DFW Rusty View Post
Best move yet! Now all your headaches will go away!
I hope so!!

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Old 05-14-2015, 02:48 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Scubanut View Post
Actually I think I didn't explain that correctly. It wasn't the actual slide bar that bent. It was the small ball and plate that bent on the head of the hitch.
That's what I assumed you meant. I've seen that many times. You must have jackknifed the rig sufficiently to bottom out the bar-portion within the clamping portion. Once that happens, the unit is like a solid bar of steel. Continue the jackknife, and all of the force goes right into that plate, bending it.

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