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Old 09-21-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Equalizer Hitch to Shank Bolts

Anticipating the arrival of my new 3/4 ton this week and as luck would have it we are reserved at a campground this weekend. I know the new Ram sits roughly 4-5" Higher than my 1500 so i envision needing to adjust the hitch head. Any concern with re-using the head to shank bolts? Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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I have always reused them after adjusting with no problems. Just remember to check them later to make sure they are still tight.


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Old 09-21-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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They're under shear stress and not elongation stress, so reusing them isn't an issue, as long as they show no signs of shearing.
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10-4 to that !
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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just make sure they are grade 8. My equal-i-zer came with grade 5 and we actually bent both of the bolts before one snapped the head off,
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Our old WHD also had grade 5 bolts, although they never gave us any problems.The new Husky Centerline TS , has all grade 8 bolts !!! Very impressed with the quality so far !!!
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Our old WHD also had grade 5 bolts, although they never gave us any problems.The new Husky Centerline TS , has all grade 8 bolts !!! Very impressed with the quality so far !!!

Glad to hear they stepped up their game from the original centerline.


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Old 09-22-2015, 07:31 PM   #8
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Guess what, don't need to adjust anything yet. A new longer shank might be in order. Find out after our first tow this weekend. My hitch head was already at the lowest setting.


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