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Old 07-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Reese 18 k 5er hitch clunk

Just yesterday I purchased a 2012 F350 that came with a factory installed Reese hitch nice and shiny , i I traded in my 2010 silverado dura max with a hijacker 16k double pivot , that hitch made no noticeable noises stoping and starting , this new Reese hitch sounds like its going to pull right out of my truck , I have a more ryde suspension and pinbox , is working fine about 1.5 inch movement starting or stopping can see the travel marks on the plate, I literally pulled into the lot at the ford dealer unhooked my 5er that I had just pulled 400k and put the ford with the Reese hitch under it and the noise from that new hitch is head turning at every stop light I get to.I pulled about 600k yesterday and not any better
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Seems to me you need the hitch adjusted. I had a clunk/chucking with my 20k and when I raised it so the 5th was level it went away but with 1.5" of play you need to have it looked at. I saw somewhere there are plates on some Reese hitches that need to be adjusted. Good luck.
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