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Old 12-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #11
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I think what you are talking about is where you hook the safety chains in the bed if you we're pulling a gooseneck trailer. They lift up so you can get a hook around them.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by sdagro View Post
Actually it's the 2 u-bolts going thru the bed of the truck to the undercarriage.
Bowtie (I think) is right. They are hooks for safety chains when pulling a gooseneck trailer. They don't come into play with the companion hitch at all. Mine lift easy and get pulled back to the bed when I let to (they have sprigs in them to keep them snug down on the bed).

Not sure where your noise is coming from. Is there any looseness/slop anywhere in the hitch itself? Can you move the base around once it's tightened down into place?

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #13
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Yep the u bolts going through the bed are for safety chains on gooseneck trailers(I use them all the time). You may check to make sure the draw down bolt ( the gold colored bolt on top of the square tubing that goes down) is torqued to 40 ft lb. And that the u bolts holding the square tubing are torqued to 80 ft lb and tighten each side evenly

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You might check that the side bolts are tight too and the bolts on the pin box. Might also check where the pin box meets the frame and make sure there are no cracks.

Hope you can figure it out!

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