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Old 06-08-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hitch Question

The hitch that attaches to my truck has an adjustment bolt at the bottom and a gold colored nut with teeth at the top. These control the angle of the piece that holds the ball for the trailer. Can anyone tell me if the gold colored nut should be tight or left a little loose so that the piece the ball is attached to can move up and down. I'll try to post a pick with this post, but I don't see to be having any luck attaching it. I see where I can attach a video, but not a jpg. Anyway, if it doesn't post, maybe someone will understand what I'm asking without the pic... Thank you!
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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The gold colored thing should just be a spacer on a pin. It controls the angle of the hitch by adding or removing them. The nut on the bottom holds the angle tight once it is set.
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This one turns. Basically, it's the head for a bolt, but I see what you are saying. Basically, it should be kept tight.

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Some hitches use a bolt that adjusts the angle and some use a pin with spacers on it. Once it is set properly, the bottom bolt should be tightened to keep it from changing. Don't remember torque on the bottom one, but it was quite high.
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Should be tight and kept tight. Check it every once in awhile.


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Will do, thanks!
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