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Rusted Hitch Receiver

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PeteB, May 20, 2008.

  1. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Can't get the draw bar/ball mount in because the receiver is so rusted! Tried liquid wrench, PB Buster, rust disolving gel, wire brush, wire disk for drill, dremmel bit...
    Any other suggestions aside from a new hitch?
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Use a disk or belt sander and grind some material off the draw bar/ball mount until it fits. I had the same problem on my old pickup.
  3. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Thanks Gene, I'll give that a try. Hopefully that will work.
  4. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    Fliud Film.............your welcome DANo
  5. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    FluidFilm after I grind?
  6. hockeypro1411

    hockeypro1411 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    fluid film before you grind. that way you wont have to grind. i sprayed fluid film on rust and came back an hour later and it wiped off with some elbow grease. pretty impressive stuff IMO
  7. bugthug

    bugthug LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 57

    I agree with the fluid film Just buy it from Jerre
  8. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 156

    A sand blaster would get the rust off quick like. Spray with Fluid Film every couple of weeks, your draw bar will slide in and out without a hitch......Pun intended.
  9. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    when i first started the hitch was rusted and we just banged the ball mount in their and droped the trailer on their and the rust broke away from towing
  10. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 LawnSite Member
    from denver
    Messages: 15

    I agree with all of that! hook up to a light post or a tree etc... and try and pull it out that way or a nice 20lb sledge... other then that a new hitch

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