Originally Posted by Tonkatoy77
Salt or no salt, I'm still surprised. I would have thought the hitch would have let go before a frame buckling. The hitch and the frame are being exposed to the same salt, and the hitch is the weak point. Just do a Google search and you will see what I mean about GM hitches being weak.
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Thanx & here's a link:
Hidden Hazards of Road Salt: Car Corrosion Can Take a Toll
No doubt I should have in retrospect washed the burb off a little more and had thee undercarriage sprayed with an undercoating more....... the burb has treated me better than I've tereated it. Also I would take pics of the frame buckling point but I don't know how to posst piks on here yet - I'm new.
Also, I don't know about GM hitches in general but I have no complaints with my burb: I was a boater for 25 years and for 12 years with this burb I towed a 35 foot Formula with twin 500 hp's for engines on a tri axle trailer.
The boat dry was 9200 pounds and the trailer itself weighted 3500 - thats 12,700 alone. With 150 gallon gas tank thats another 1000 pounds+ nnot to mention 40 gallon water tank and all the other stuff like two tons of BEER!! haha.
Seriously tho this burb has towed a lot in its life and I never had any probs with it till.........SALT CANCER did it in kinda.