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Old 05-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Installing a hitch on a used truck

Are there any issues installing a hitch on a used truck that had a hitch previously installed? I suppose I could end up with a couple of holes in the bed of the truck if the new hitch doesn't match up, but anything else?

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Nope, thats one of the things we accept when buying used. If there are too many holes, dents, scratches, ect.... Then we keep looking.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks.
Does a hitch have a "lifespan"? I was going to buy a used one, then I found out our old one was not in the truckbed when it was in the accident. So I would only new need rails. It's 9 years old and has a little rust on it. I thought I would treat the rust and re-paint the rusted spots.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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I dont know.

Personally, I would buy a new one. Hitches are cheap compared to the cost of a truck and RV. For peace of mind knowing that there are no hidden stress cracks that may cause a failure down the road.

You got to decide if the risk is worth the savings.
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