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Old 04-09-2010, 05:40 PM
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Hitch Pin Very Very Tight

I bought a 08 F350 last fall to tow my families 33' travel trailer, when i went to hook up the trailer this year i found that the pin was incredibly tight in the hitch, it was so tight i had to tap on it with a hammer to get it in.

When i look at the receiver it looks like there is a sleeve within a sleeve but i'm not sure if that's the case. Here are my quesitons:

Is there really a sleeve within a sleeve?
If so can these be moved? Could they be out of alignment?

Any other ideas on what i can do so i don't need a hammer to put my hitch on?

Help please
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:06 PM
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Drill?

My suggestion.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:51 PM
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Looked at my reciever, it's only double walled for the first half inch so nothing to be out of alignment if it's a factory reciever. Did you try another pin? Maybe yours is slightly bent?
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The receiver on my '09 F350 has a 2 1/2" opening. It came with a spacer (sleeve) so I can use a regular 2" hitch in it. IF yours is the same, it could be rusted in and out of alignment. Get down, under the bumper, and look into the hole. It should be easy to tell if there is an alignment issue.
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