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Old 11-24-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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changing hitch size

Any reason to change the smaller 2in. hitch to a larger 2 5/16 on a 65 trailer?
Difficult to do?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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If the original hitch was in bad condition, when I had it changed, I'd change it to the larger 2 5/16". Generally speaking, they are rated for more weight. Any competent welder can do it.
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Any reason to change the smaller 2in. hitch to a larger 2 5/16 on a 65 trailer?
Difficult to do?
Keep in mind your trailer is not as heavy as the newer trailers. So unless you there is something wrong with the hitch that can't be repaired put that upgrade down a little lower on the todo list.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Any reason to change the smaller 2in. hitch to a larger 2 5/16 on a 65 trailer?
Difficult to do?
Couplers and especially the coupler locking fork, do wear.

Obviously the 2 5/16 inch coupler is far superior than the 2 inch.

Since the coupler is the "only" link between the trailer and the tow vehicle, if you have any doubts, replace it, if for no other reason than peace of mind.

Depending on the mileage, coupler forks are replaced by many owners.

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