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DarkSkySeeker

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Posted: 10/15/19 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is the pin that retains my hitch in my receiver appropriate for all loads or are there high strength and lower strength versions?

I tow a 7000 lb trailer and a 1000 lb cargo trailer. Is the same pin appropriate for both?


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Posted: 10/15/19 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, using the standard hitch pin can handle most trailers.


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I use a hitch pin with lock on it. Just added safety to me.

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Posted: 10/15/19 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We pull a 10,000 lb. enclosed car trailer and I always wondered about pin capacity. Good to know that they are the same for most applications.


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Yes, one pin for all towing with our truck receivers.

Some say the pins that end on a 45° angle on the non clip end will hog out the hitch pin hole over time.


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Posted: 10/15/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1320Fastback wrote:

Yes, one pin for all towing with our truck receivers.

Some say the pins that end on a 45° angle on the non clip end will hog out the hitch pin hole over time.
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Posted: 10/15/19 11:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] Hi, just don't buy or use a hitch lock/pin that comes with a sleeve to fit two sizes. I bought one for my trailer when it was brand new and it was bent before I got home. (900 miles)


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Most quality Hitch Pins are rated and will indicate their capacity either by what they can tow, I.E.Tow up to 3,500 GTW for small pin or 20,000 GTW for long pin, or what Class Hitch they are designed to be used for, I.E. for Class I II III , IV , V Hitches.


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I've used the same hitch pin for 16 years towing my sailboat trailer (800 lbs.), then two years ago we bought our Freedom Express. I continued to use the same hitch pin with no problems. This past summer, I noticed some rust on the pin, so it was replaced. Better safe than sorry.

Yes, the pin hole in the hitch will get hogged out. My sister-in-law had this happen. She had steel plates welded on both sides of the hitch. The holes in the plates were drilled so that the pin has a snug fit.

Just another think to keep an eye on.


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