PSA: check your Reese puck adapter
I installed a Reese puck adapter in my Ford about a month ago and have towed maybe 250 miles total. For those that donít have one, each corner of the adapter has a fitting that swivels and locks into the bed puck. Each of the fittings that engage the pucks have a castle nut which is held in place with a snap pin. Once engaged, the handles on each end lock together with a snap pin.
I was in the process of removing it tonight and found a dire situation. Both castle nut snap pins on one side were sitting inside the Reese frame, and the lock pins had worked there way out so the castle nut was barely threaded on. Obviously, Iím not sure when the pins became disengaged, but Iím thankful that the two others were fully engaged.
I have moved onto a PullRite which is why I removed the adapter. If I were to use it again, Iíd replace the four snap pins with heavy cotter keys or a better snap pin. If you have one, check it before towing again.
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