Thanks for the reply. now for a tough question, I'm going to use a chop saw to make a clean cut in the receiver hitch about a foot on each side from the center point. To reinforce this would you use, as an extender a piece of square tubing to go inside the original hitch or one that slips on the out side. Heck both inside and out, welding inplace the inside tube and the outside tube to the receiver. Would you use the bolt pattern on the hitch by drilling mounting holes in the trailer frame or weld the hitch on.
Thanks for the responses. cd