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I need a new 2” receiver hitch...

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 07 sport 4x4, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    07 sport 4x4

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    I traded my Tacoma in on a 3500HD Duramax. I need to get a new 2” receiver hitch for it. The Class IV hitches like I want to buy have a 1 1/4” ball hole, whereas the class III hitches have a 1” hole.
    I need the class IV hitch for the extra load capacity, and most importantly, the ability to handle more tongue weight. The hitch I’m thinking about buying is rated at 17,000 lbs trailer and 1,700 lbs tongue weight.
    My problem with these class IV hitches is the 1 1/4” hole, I use my hitch to pull things with a hitch pin on the farm. I’m afraid that the 1 1/4” hole with be too much play when starting and stopping a load, resulting in a lot of slamming back and forth.
    Does anyone know where I can find a class IV hitch with a 1” hole?

    They make a 1 1/4” to 1” reducer bushing, I’ve thought about welding one of those into a class IV hitch, but would prefer to find one with a 1” hole if possible.
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    We have been using shock absorbing hitches on our farm trucks for years, but they have gotten really expensive and the model 340 that we’ve been using is only rated at 750 lbs of tongue weight.
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    I need some suggestions, what would you all do? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Why not have 2 your 1 1/4" for towing the 1" for using a Pin for equipment moving

    One can never have enough ball mounts I have like 3 in each vehicle
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    I don’t use a ball mount to actually mount a ball much, some of the equipment I move with the truck exceeds the weight limit of a class III hitch with the 1” shank. Most class III hitches have a trailer capacity of 6,000 lbs trailer and 600lbs tongue weight.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    The Ballmount is what the Male Part that slides in the female receiver is called .

    I have one for my 1 7/8" ball another for my 2" ball one for my Pintle hook.

    I also have one with just the bare hole for pulling draw bar type equipment
     
  5. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Do yourself a favour and measure the size and thickness of two different class tongues. The hole is the only difference (from my own observations) in what determines the class it gets rated with. I have many different tongues of all different sizes and shapes. For instance one quick change ball system has a different rating between the 3/4” and 1” shank on the ball but are otherwise identical. Same goes for two identical tongues. The larger hole has a higher rating to correspond to the ball shank diameter but otherwise is identical. It is a rating system thing and does not mean one is any stronger than the other. I am a stickler for the legalities / ratings so I can understand your dilemma

    If you are that worried get a solid bar of steel and drill it to your requirements. (Yes no rating but if strength is your only concern it will have you covered.).
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    What do you think about something like this? https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/122760326120
     
  7. Jan 13, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    I know these are used for vehicle recovery but I have no idea what the strength or ratings for these might be.

    With aluminum they will yield over time because the aluminum is softer than steel and the pin and whatever pin you use on the attachment end will beat the holes larger. I would try solid steel instead.
     

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