Re: hidden hitch a little narrow

From: h h (
Date: Wed Jun 16 2010 - 00:52:16 EDT

Oh, and thanks for the replies and advice.

My computer died today so i am fumbling around my wife's mac and i'm
using that excuse for my bad etiquette. :)

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM, h h <> wrote:
> Like we thought, it was fine.  Here was the response from etrailor:
> The trailer hitch, # 87554, is manufactured to have a little tolerance
> to help ease installation. When all of the bolts are tightened to the
> proper specifications (see instructions linked below), the hitch will
> pull in and be seated properly against the frame of your 1999 Dodge
> Dakota.
> Their response is basically what i was expecting (and hoping).  I'm
> glad i checked and made sure, though.
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Eric <> wrote:
>> So I have my hitch in place, but the vertical "tabs" that the 7/16
>> bolt goes through are a little narrow, ~5/16".  What I mean is that
>> if I push the hitch to the left and finger tighten the left bolt,
>> there is a 5/16" gap between the right tab and the frame rail.
>> It looks like they will flex when I tighten the bolt, but is that to be expected?  I suspect it is fine, but am just making sure.
>> Here's the hitch:

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