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Old 05-20-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hitch coupler strength

Once the hitch is locked on to the ball is it strong enough for me to use the jack to raise it up? This will greatly relieve the tension and allow me to torque the chains on my Blue Ox without killing myself.

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Old 05-20-2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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Yes. Do it all the time. Without doing so it wouldn’t be possible to remove the spring arms (of an equalization hitch anyways)

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Old 05-20-2019, 06:43 PM   #3
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I do and have been doing it for decades.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:56 PM   #4
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I have to raise it as well to relieve some tension. I also just got a breaker bar and socket so I can clear the LP gas shroud when releasing the cam. I already scratched up the shroud when releasing the tension on the cam and it whipped the provided wrench around swiping a nice deep scratch in an arcing design on the sides of the shroud!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:15 PM   #5
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if the jack can lift it, so can you
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