I had the Fabricator come back out and make some changes. He welded a piece of angle iron over the splice where he extended the hitch tube, and added braces from near the front of the tube up at a 45 degree angle to a steel plate that ran across. I've got the whole thing painted with Rustoleum now so we should be set to go! In another thread you can see the bike rack I will be using with this hitch. Below are pics of the completed hitch.