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    wear and trear

    Ok so I tow heavy, I pay the big bucks on top rated receivers and and extensions. The receiver on my truck was installed in 2015, over the years a few bolts have snapped. Thats and easy fix. Hovereve we have been noticing a drop in ball height. I figured metal fatigue from all those trans USA hauls on I80 and all the mountain roads locally. So I bought a whole new set up. I put together the extenion and used it in the old hitch while waiting for the shop appointment to install the new receiver. better but still sloppy. I got the receiver installed last week and tonight I put the whole system together. No play whatsoever. Money well spent in my book

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    "The only thing that we learn from torture is the depths of our own moral depravity"

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    It looks solid, but I could never get used to not worrying about that overhang...But that's just me......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    It looks solid, but I could never get used to not worrying about that overhang...But that's just me......Ben
    No sir---it's not just you
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
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    So, apparently, in CA you can haul a trans around. (thankfully, my one and only Pride Week note)

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    the Receiver is rated to a 30K pull and the extension is rated for 12000 pounds dead pull and 1200 pound tongue weight. my horse trailer doesn't come anywhere near that. no worries on my part
    "The only thing that we learn from torture is the depths of our own moral depravity"

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