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Unread 10-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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ALERT: Check Trailer Hitches - Prior to potential accident / Law Suit etc

If I may, Pay it Forward so to speak

Highly suggest ALL Jeep Owners regardless of Model or Year

ADD following to your current preventative Maintenance of Vehicle.
1. Inspect Total Trailer hitch assembly - Get up under Jeep take a look see
2. With torque wrench Check all Bolts per Manufacturer Specifications
REASON:
a. While replacing Driver side Outer Wheel bearing
b. Required to remove Diff Cover, remove C clip etc ...
c. Noticed the inner side of Trailer Hitch
d. NOTE: Would not have noticed from an outside inspection
e. PDF digital Photo attached
f. Don't want to think of the many negative things to occur if not Found
-Hitch assembly comes apart while towing
-Causing accident
-Law Suits
-And so forth
Hope this helps all who may view this Post in the way it was intended
Great day to all
John from Colfax NC

PS: After considerable due diligence research
-Ordered New Hitch assembly
-Draw-Tite Max-Frame = Model # 75041
Please Conduct research for Hitch compatible for your Jeep year & Model
Also suggest for a little more dollars purchase the Highest Class rating Hitch
You never know what you may be towing so be prepared in advance with Highest quality hitch rating for your personal safety & general public

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Unread 10-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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I just replaced the hitch on my XJ because it was rusted. Scrapped it out for $9 at the metal recyclers.
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Unread 10-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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Having been on the stand in court roughly a bajillion times.

Are you a licensed tech for the make/model of your car? No?
Are you a licensed installer for that brand hitch? No?
When was your torque wrench last professionally calibrated by the manufacturer?
When were you trained by the torque wrench manufacturer to the proper use of its tools?

ad nauseum.

Good idea to check obviously, especially if you live in a rust belt. That pic, wow. I can drag a hitch out of a lake after soaking for 20 years and not have it look like that!

But it won't do squat to prevent or win a lawsuit or have a few hours of retarded questions like the above thrown at you

Ignorance is in many times a better defense in civil court. "Nope I'm not professionally trained etc, I personally believed that every part on the vehicle was professionally and correctly installed, how could I possibly know any different?"
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