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Old 09-05-2012, 09:00 PM
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I just read my discription on what I was talking about, and punched myself in the face.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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edit: nevermind.
thought you were the guy whos hitch popped off and this is what he used
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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I have one of those hitch pins. As long as the "codder" pin isn't splayed out, it should be fine. The cotter pin needs to be the correct size and in proper working order too. I have the type as you mentioned with the notch cut near the end and the style that has a hole through the pin. I have never had a problem with either style, nor would be concerned to use either type.
Same for me, I've used both and they work fine...it only needs to hold the pin in the hole.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:09 PM
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I also use that type of pin and have never had issues, only issue really is that someone can steal the reciever in a dash
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:16 PM
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If any of you have an 04 250 chech the factory hitch...was wondering why ours was sagging and checked it...all bolts were missing nuts and the remaing two were finger tight...had just pulled the bobcat with it setup like this...forget chains, they would have just kept me from losing the receiver when the whole thing came off.

I replaced every nut with lock washers and new nuts.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:34 PM
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wow, yeah good thing no one was hurt.
I had something similar happen to me about 6 years ago when I didn't know any better.
We had one of those hitch pins where the end of it slides up, spring loaded kind of deal, works great when you actually slide the end up...not so great when you leave it sticking out flat so the hitch pin can slide back out.

So anyway, I was towing an equipment trailer with a full sized backhoe (for my first time) down a back road, and the trailer hitch receiver pulled right off the truck, trailer tongue went smashing on the gravel, but the safety chains held strong and the trailer never took off. Nothing was damaged, no one got hurt, was able to jack the trailer back up and put the same pin back in and continue on down the road.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:20 PM
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I just read my discription on what I was talking about, and punched myself in the face.
I have to say, that made me laugh pretty hard.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:11 AM
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dude get a lock that goes through the hole i have been using them for years. then you know it wont fall out
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