Originally Posted by Lvnlife1973
Sounds like a real design flaw for the 328 regarding the trailer plug. Ours is completely busted. I actually recall it looking a bit bent on our first trip out after picking it up from the dealer. Went camping this weekend and saw another 328 and I noticed the trailer plug was situated on the side of the bar....now it all makes sense!
Same thing on the 351. It's the way the manufacturer built the hitch. FR should have had it relocated at the factory. I bought the replacement kit that came with an L shaped bracket and installed it in the same place. I was in a hurry to get on the road and didn't have time to weld a bracket on top, grind off the old bracket, and repaint. Drove that way from OH to FL and back without a problem, but I'm sure it came close on a couple of areas.
It was no big deal when we ripped ours off, but I couldn't imagine having a toad and that happening...you'd have to fix it then and there.