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Old 04-06-2015, 09:08 PM   #11
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If it has slots, you can't keep them tight!
I think most of them have slots to allow them to be fitted into the hitch.
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I think most of them have slots to allow them to be fitted into the hitch.
I made my own just to get rid of the slots. After 3 yrs of pulling it over probably 30K, the bolts are still tight and no slop on the wedge.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:57 PM   #13
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I made my own just to get rid of the slots. After 3 yrs of pulling it over probably 30K, the bolts are still tight and no slop on the wedge.
Great idea, I had to buy a new truck with an 8ft bed to get rid of the problem! You have a much cheaper and practical solution! I think most owners will be stuck with checking the bolt torque or trying to source a custom wedge without a slot. I mentioned it to give all a heads up to a potential problem they might not be aware of .
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Great idea, I had to buy a new truck with an 8ft bed to get rid of the problem! You have a much cheaper and practical solution! I think most owners will be stuck with checking the bolt torque or trying to source a custom wedge without a slot. I mentioned it to give all a heads up to a potential problem they might not be aware of .
You can negate the slots by cutting a pc of steel the right thickness and length for both sides of the slots and tack weld them in place.
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You can negate the slots by cutting a pc of steel the right thickness and length for both sides of the slots and tack weld them in place.
O.C, you always have the best solutions! The bolt locations are already worn on my wedge and if I decide to reinstall it, that is exactly what I will do. I am just experimenting right now to see if the trailer pulls better with the hitch locked.
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O.C, you always have the best solutions! The bolt locations are already worn on my wedge and if I decide to reinstall it, that is exactly what I will do. I am just experimenting right now to see if the trailer pulls better with the hitch locked.
Thanks again!
Just a cheap skate by nature! Fixed income does it to you.
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