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Old 06-15-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Ever seen this?

I recently pulled my 2006 30' Classic 600 miles with my 2014 F-250 and a blue ox hitch. I had trouble removing the hitch pin from the receiver and found that the pin was bent enough that I has to use a hammer to remove. This is the pin that came with the truck.
I don't know if this was just a bad pin or do I need to be looking at something else? I showed this pin to the guys at a local trailer parts and they said they had never seen a receiver pin bend like this.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:07 PM   #2
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Pic of the stinger might help. Check the fit of the stinger into the receiver tube. Slides in with just s bit of wiggle or super sloppy?

Looks like the pin had torque applied to it bending the pin.

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:45 PM   #3
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I'm looking at the pin that holds my Hensley stinger in my BMW x5 receiver; it makes yours look somewhat anemic, i.e. mine seems to be larger in diameter, but it just may be the photo. Additionally, I can see an adequately fitted pin shearing, but not bending; bending indicates the receiver/stinger/pin/hole are not sized correctly.
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