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Old 06-23-2016, 03:32 PM   #15
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Won't work, have someone tap the hole for a proper bolt or replace.
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:28 PM   #16
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What did you do to replace the adjusting screw? If that screw is in place the head can't move.

Over drill the original hole and put a bolt in using a nut as the adjustment and a lock once the head is positioned. With the clamping bolts tightened and the load of the trailer the adjuster can't move.
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Old 06-24-2016, 05:57 AM   #17
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Won't work, have someone tap the hole for a proper bolt or replace. Ask me how I know...
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What did you do to replace the adjusting screw? If that screw is in place the head can't move.

Over drill the original hole and put a bolt in using a nut as the adjustment and a lock once the head is positioned. With the clamping bolts tightened and the load of the trailer the adjuster can't move.
So far I've done nothing to replace the adjustment screw, and I know from experience I can't rely on the adjustment screw to keep the head position in place (see stripped screw picture from my OP here). Using a screw with bolts on either side might work though; thanks for the idea!
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Yeah, that guy in post #2 had same ideas.
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Yeah, that guy in post #2 had same ideas.

True! Gotta give credit where credit is due; thanks GCinSC2!
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If you were close enough we could make it a project fixing it and double check your hitch ball too.

Good luck getting this small annoyance fixed.

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Old 07-16-2016, 09:24 PM   #21
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This is how I ended up fixing it with a bunch of washers:

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