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aluminum trailer hitch

aluminum trailer hitch

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Keep in mind that low carbon steels used for welded structures are often quite low in strength. A36 plate for example has a yield strength of 36ksi while 6061-T6 aluminum has a yield strength of 35ksi.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Tugboat is right. In addition to his comment - hitch inserts like this, when made from steel, are almost always made from 1/4" wall tube; aluminum ones are almost always made from solid bar.

If I cared enough about how my hitch adapter looked that I was willing to spend $300 for a polished aluminum one, I wouldn't be worried about strength.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

That first link will sell you a hollow stainless steel version for only $69 dollars more.

I have my doubts about the durability of the weigh scale in the second link. It's gauge mechanism is going to be exposed to all the vibration and road shocks plus dirt, grime and salt.

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RE: aluminum trailer hitch

I also adhere to the first link, with the change of material to stainless steel.
In such a device, additional mechanisms must be made at the highest level. Wouldn't trust the second link.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Just make sure you have a nice strong safety chain.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Make sure insurance is paid up, and wear a diaper.

"Schiefgehen wird, was schiefgehen kann" - das Murphygesetz

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Why would it expose you to lead, as noted in the ad?

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

I can only guess that European products are required to be certified lead free.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Why lead... I wouldn't think that would be part of steel or aluminum construction.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Different subject, But when we mount bikes on our bike rack, they obscure visibility of licence plates. On SUVs, the plates are usually up quite high these days s get blocked. In Europe, some have have plate holders built into the bike racks. Apparently they get a different plate for the bike rack. Much like our trailer plates.

Typical rack: https://cdn1.cyclist.co.uk/sites/cyclist/files/sty...

I had heard of cars being pulled over and ticketed because plates wee obscured. So, I added a holder on back of rack. Pain because I had to move plate back and forth. So only used it on long trips.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

Some steels are alloyed with lead to improve machinability. I think the European directive just requires everything be proven lead free.

RE: aluminum trailer hitch

thanks...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Feel any better?

-Dik

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