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Old 01-30-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Pull Rite 5th wheel hitch

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I've trying to find out if I can the end of the hitch base off so I can install my fuel caddy. It's only about 3" and nothing is bolted to it.
Can I do this without harming the hitch strength.

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Old 01-31-2015, 07:30 AM   #2
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IMO I would be leary about disturbing the integrity of the hitch in any fashion....may be better to find a good welder (provided it is metal or an alloy) and have them modify the fuel caddie to fit over the hitch...if plastic, have them buid a base to bolt in that would lift it above the hitch ends or even of equal height so it would sit flush on the hitch ends....

Hopefully someone will chime in that has experience with this...
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
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If I'm reading your picture right you want to cut between the pieces of tape. If you go ahead and do this I would recommend that after you cut the ends off you fit a piece of 1/4" steel plate in the end of each one and weld them in place.

I'm sure by doing this you would void any warranty from Pullrite.


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Old 01-31-2015, 08:29 AM   #4
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I don't see any problem with cutting off to where the tape is, as long as you don't get into any area where the bolts/flange are. If the excess tubing was necessary, think making it a foot longer--would that help the integrity of the tube?
But it's your hitch, your call...
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Personally, I would call PullRite. They have always been very helpful to me.
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Personally, I would call PullRite. They have always been very helpful to me.

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I would not think Pull-Rite will like you cutting / modifying their product. I know they are very $$$ to begin with, and if you went to resell the hitch in the future, that may stop someone from buy it. I think for liability reasons if anything were to happen, they will say this product was modified, thus voiding the warranty.

My brother had a major issue with his Pull-Rite, which they would not stand behind their product because he did not follow "their" instructions to the exact method.
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