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Frame bent at hitch mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ttran, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    ttran

    ttran [OP] Expert Mallcrawler

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    Let a buddy use my truck this weekend to go camping. He used it to tow a trailer but didn't use a drop hitch receiver to compensate for the lift. My frame is now bent downwards in the rear where the hitch mounts onto the frame. The hitch is now bent about an inch below the rear bumper. Anyone know where I should take my truck to get it looked at or anything else i should do?
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    twfsa

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    pull off the receiver hitch take it to a Frame shop., have your buddy pick up the bill for a new hitch and frame shop labor.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    el dudarino

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    Yeah. He needs to pay for the damages. Some people borrow a cup of sugar or something like that, but a truck? I'd tell even my closest friends to go rent one. I'll help out with stuff, but I'm driving it.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    First mistake - letting someone else borrow your rig :(

    Get it fixed and give him the bill and NEVER let him borrow your truck again!!!!

    If someone needs a truck to move something - there's one condition - they load and I DRIVE!!!
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    RoyB

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    how the heck could towing a trailer bend your frame? What was he towing, a house?
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    He didn't put a drop hitch to con
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    To compensate for my lift. Talked to him earlier today. Taking the truck to a frame shop first thing tomorrow. And yes never again will I let someone borrow it...
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    The only person that has driven my truck is my wife...and I really had to think about it.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    call Toyota, maybe they'll give you a new one
     
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