Originally Posted by mokurt
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.