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Old 09-19-2022, 10:19 AM   #15
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If the galling is normal (which sounds like BS)why are they sending the sockets???

I would try to polish the galled surfaces on the hitch body before replacing the sockets.
Also check the new socket surfaces!

Maybe try using an anti-seize product for assembly.
All good suggestions!

Of course it's not normal to have this level of wear so quickly.

I figured I would take the sockets they offered and continue to try to have all the defective parts replaced.

Also, this hitch has an anti-sway function that relies on friction. I've noticed that the worn pivot point now has less friction than the unworn one. The spring bar attached to the worn socket is a lot easier to move than the other one. So I'm sure the anti-sway feature is somewhat diminished. I'll measure the force it takes to move each spring bar and post here.

I really don't want to put a new socket on a worn hitch. It's just not the right way to fix it. Not sure what choice I have though.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:19 PM   #16
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I used a scale to measure the amount of force required to move the spring bars side to side. I came up with a maximum of 60 lbs required to move the defective side spring bar 90⁰ and 84 lbs required to move the other spring bar 90⁰.
This is an anti-sway weight distributing hitch that relies on friction to prevent trailer sway. I'm not sure if the friction differences from side to side are significant enough to cause any real world effect.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:59 PM   #17
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I just received the new spring arm socket set from weighsafe. I asked them last Thursday to send me a socket set and the other worn part. Today is Monday. That's pretty quick as far as I'm concerned.

Now if they had only sent the other damaged part (highlighted in this picture) I would have been completely satisfied. For some reason they are telling me that part cannot be replaced even though I can see it can be removed just by taking 3 bolts out.

I guess if weighsafe were my company I would have wanted the defective parts sent back to me so I could see what the problem was and then I would send out the replacement parts.
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