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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Welding To A Hitch Head

Hi All: I want to add a second friction sway control to my hitch set up. I have the plate mount for the sway ball but need to cut and weld the flat plate to the side of the head. Has anyone done this? I believe the head is cast and not sure how it will accept a weld. The ball plate is drawn steel. Thanks; Frank
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi All: I want to add a second friction sway control to my hitch set up. I have the plate mount for the sway ball but need to cut and weld the flat plate to the side of the head. Has anyone done this? I believe the head is cast and not sure how it will accept a weld. The ball plate is drawn steel. Thanks; Frank
Have done it several times to wdh heads. The main part of the head is cast steel and will accept welding. Make sure you 45° both sides of the mating parts to get good penetration.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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I did this with the hitch for my popup. Welded the sway bar ball right next to the hitch ball. Worked perfectly for years! Wish I had a pix to show you... I sold that draw bar with the camper. Go for it!
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