Originally Posted by jcrayford
EpendyDad, how did you install the pinbox hitch/rack? You drill and mount the hitch yourself? Is there anything to shy away from when drilling the pinbox (if a person were to do it themselves)?
Been thinking of this, but I'm kind of leery of drilling holes in a perfectly good pinbox and (potentially) weakening it. I have no reservations of my capabilities of drilling holes.....
This is all way above my paygrade, but my father-in-law did it. He drilled and tapped the holes and then put bolts into them. Because of the TrailAir air bag, he cut them off and there's no nut on the back side. I'm not sure if he did or didn't use Loctite. I do know that in close to 10,000 miles on the trailer- the rack hasn't moved.
This is the second pin box he drilled and neither showed issues at all with weakening.