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Old 02-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Just finished. The local hitch shop wanted $500 for the installation, which seemed too way high. Now it seems like it would have been a bargain.

The freaky part was boring the 1.75" holes through the bed of my brand new pickup.
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Congrats KTM Guy!! I think I would have had the same feeling about drilling the holes myself.



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Old 02-12-2010, 05:43 AM   #3
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Best of luck ! I am still looking for that easy solution, but haven't found it.

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Just finished. The local hitch shop wanted $500 for the installation, which seemed too way high. Now it seems like it would have been a bargain.

The freaky part was boring the 1.75" holes through the bed of my brand new pickup.
So by installing the hitch by one’s self affect the warranty of the hitch? I think by having it dealer installed puts all the liability on them and the manufacture of the hitch.
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So by installing the hitch by one’s self affect the warranty of the hitch?
I imagine it affects the warranty if you install the hitch incorrectly. But it's really not that complicated -- just a lot of work. It took me a full day. The only way I can think of to mess it up would be to forget to torque the mounting bolts. Any other errors would cause only a small misalignment with the truck, or worse, prevent the hitch from going onto the rails at all. The hitch itself is built like a tank.

Thanks for the reminder. I forgot to sent in the warranty.
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Congratulations on your choice of hitch. I believe the Superglide is the only choice when you have a shortbed truck. I sure loved mine. I know what you mean about cutting holes in your bed. I installed my hitch this time and must have measured 5 times before using that big holesaw.
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Hey Ed,

Did you stick with the lithium grease for your way tubes or switch to the graphite spray that Pullrite now recommends?

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Bill,
I used the lithium grease as that is what they recommended at the time. I always made sure the tubes had a little grease on them because I read somewhere, the forums or TrailerLife, that one actually "froze" in place because the owner didn't lube the tubes. They don't have to be dripping in grease. Sometimes I just took a paper towel and spread around what was there.
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