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Old 06-12-2019, 03:14 PM   #121
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On my hitch, I'm thinking I will drill a hole in the bottom part of the threads below the nut so I can pit a cotter pin through the shank to keep the nut from coming completely off the ball assembly. Of course I will also check the nut frequently.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:17 PM   #122
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I think the sort of forces that ripped that 1.5" nut off the 1" shank would instantly shear most any sort of cotter pin.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:38 PM   #123
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It appears to me that the bottom portion of the threads are still in good shape and the nut simply loosened, damaged the threads, elongated the hole in the receiver, then the nut loosened to the point it fell off the still good threads. While the threads on the nut could have ripped out, I think the shaft would show more damage. Sure would like to see the nut to check it out. I know that its somewhere on the road so we will never know for sure. I know the cotter pin would never hold if the nut stripped out.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:09 PM   #124
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How about inserting a rolled pin, they would certainly hold.....but you would need a punch to get it out.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:19 PM   #125
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No rolling pins allowed in my house .......... oh wrong pin
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:50 PM   #126
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:58 PM   #127
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Sounds like there's a story there...
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I believe Dave has had a couple thrown at him....
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:41 PM   #130
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Towing Newer 21' with Jeep V6?

Anyone towing a newer 21' with a V6 Jeep?
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is that a v6 jeep wrangler, or a v6 jeep grand cherokee, or what? whats its rated tow capacity, payload, and max tongue weight ?

I'd want to see a tow capacity of at least 5000 lbs, and 6000 lbs would give you better margins, 500-600 lbs tongue weight rating, and payload sufficient for you, your passenger(s), any cargo you carry in the tow vehicle, AND the actual tongue weight of the trailer (probably 450-550 lbs).
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:03 AM   #133
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is that a v6 jeep wrangler, or a v6 jeep grand cherokee, or what? whats its rated tow capacity, payload, and max tongue weight ?
Excellent point. While essentially all Fiat Chrysler vehicles in North America with a gas V6 use the same engine, there is a lot more to towing ability than the engine.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:28 PM   #134
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