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Old 08-10-2022, 03:36 AM   #1
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Hitch Receiver Narrowed?

Bought the '06 Neptune and had it set up for towing.
I tried to slide the hitch in today, but it was too tight.
I used a drill with wire brush and now it will slide in a few inches, but not far enough.
I am getting the wire brush in further than it will slide.

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Old 08-10-2022, 03:59 AM   #2
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You could try lightly using a metal file
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:26 AM   #3
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Yes, I also read die grinder, but I don't have either here :(
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You can get a cheap set of metal files at Harbor freight for under $10 https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...-pc-60368.html
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Had it set up for towing ?

Take it back and let them fix it.
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So what's the root cause of it not fitting and are you sure filing off bits of the hitch is the right fix?
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Old 08-10-2022, 06:21 AM   #7
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You can get a cheap set of metal files at Harbor freight for under $10 https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...-pc-60368.html
Going after iron oxide with a file usually results in destruction of the file. Repeated light tapping on the outside of the square tube will shatter the sheets of oxide away. One can also use a carpenter's wonder bar by levering its point into the bulging oxide build-up. Good luck to the OP!
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maybe what you are sliding “into” the hitch is out of spec? I have bought hitch adapters that were to large before, all my ball mounts and tow bars worked fine, but then a hitch adapter was to big.
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Find a place which does sandblasting. Some monument sales places will do outside work as well. They can blast rust and corrosion out of the tube in minutes with no damage to the tube.
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Bought the '06 Neptune and had it set up for towing.
I tried to slide the hitch in today, but it was too tight.
I used a drill with wire brush and now it will slide in a few inches, but not far enough.
I am getting the wire brush in further than it will slide.

Anyone with an amazing solution ?
I'm not sure I understand what the problem is.

Is the hitch receiver corroded? Or in the insert corroded?

If it is just corrosion that needs to be cleaned up. For doing the inside of a 2" receiver what I have found works the best is some 80 grit sandpaper wrapped around a paint stick. If it is the insert just use 80 grit sandpaper on the bar.

One thing to check, if you have it fairly clean is to make sure the receiver has not somehow been damaged or distorted. Spray a very light coat of black spray paint on the insert and try putting it in. When it sticks, tap it lightly, then tap it back out. The paint will show where it is binding.

The receiver may have been damaged somehow if an insert came loose and moved around at some time. The other way it can be damaged is if the tail is dragged and the receiver hit pavement going out a driveway or backing into a curb without having an insert in it.

If it is damaged badly, check it for cracks in the welds. I had one that I drug so much over many years that the 1 1/4 inch bolt for the ball had been ground down to the nut. Upon close inspection, I found 3 welds that had cracked.

And if you find it ok and get it working, keep it lubricated with a lithium base grease. It's better than WD40 as it's not water soluble.
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You can get a cheap set of metal files at Harbor freight for under $10 https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...-pc-60368.html

I will just bring it back home to the die grinder, thank you.
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Had it set up for towing ?

Take it back and let them fix it.
The setup was the wiring, as the RV was used with a TOAD. Apparently the wiring was altered. The wiring appears right, just seems like the old hitch receiver is corroded on the inside or bent, but neither is obvious.... yet.
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So what's the root cause of it not fitting and are you sure filing off bits of the hitch is the right fix?
I don't have the answer to the question I asked, otherwise I would not have asked

I have two hitches here that work fine in my truck, also an '06.
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Since when did petroleum based WD (Water Displacing) 40 become water soluble?
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