So....it's finally time to retire the old '71 F-250 gasser I've been using to haul our 27ft fifth wheel RV. The replacement is a 2000 F-350 PSD 4x4 dually crewcab long box I picked up last weekend.
I'm installing the used Reese 5th wheel hitch that I had in the other Ford. Do you guys see any problems with re-using four of the large torx bolts to bolt the hitch rails to the bed along with another four bolts tied into the frame? The torx bolts go down through a sleeve and into a nutplate on the frame, but are they up to the task of hauling around a 8800lbs GVW trailer?
Keep in mind, I'll be using a total of 8 bolts and not relying just on the four torx bolts.
The truck and trailer are not on level ground, but I think it'll be perfect. If anything, I may need to raise the 5er hitch up one set of bolt holes (out of 4).