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Silverado Hitch Install with Two Factory Arms

What is this hitch looking bar with arms instead of a receiver? I expected just the truck frame with weld nuts; or a hitch with a receiver. This looks like a hitch but two arms instead of a receiver. ...
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Hitch installation on a Toyota Yaris

We have 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback and would like to install a hitch-mounted bike rack. It seems like there are aftermarket hitches available, but the owner's manual does not recommend towing or ...
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Towing compatibility with installed equipment

Apologies for the rambling thoughts and questions (new to the towing scene) . I'll summarize my questions: 1) Is the Home Depot rental trailer 3ft x 5ft compatible with 2001 Toyota Tacoma tow ball? ...
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How to clean weld nut for trailer hitch install

I'm installing a trailer hitch to a 2005 Toyota Sienna. To install it you put some bolts through it into the underside of the carriage into what are apparently termed "weld nuts" in the frame. ...
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How many times can I re-use a screw-in hitch pin?

I have a hitch mounted bike rack with a screw-in hitch-pin (the pin is half-threaded and screws into threads in the part of the bike rack that slides into the hitch receiver tube). It has a lock ...
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Should I use an “original” electrical harness to avoid problems?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy. A month ago U-Haul installed a trailer hitch and electrical kit. I used my 5 by 8 trailer (bought at Tractor Supply) happily for three weeks. Then one day the car did ...
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Trailer lights on Ridgeline not working and showing low voltage

I've just acquired a 2010 Honda Ridgeline. The truck was equipped with a 7 pins trailer plug. I have very little knowledge on the history of the truck, so no idea how it was installed, if it was ...
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How to remove a stuck 2" hitch ball mount?

My US car has a standard 2" hitch receiver. The ball mount insert is stuck in the receiver. Its this type: I can remove the pin easily. The mount wiggles around in the receiver (side to side) and can ...
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How to approximate the maximum towing capacity of a School Bus

I have a 1991 rear engine Thomas SAF-T-LINER school bus conversion with engine - CAT 3116 (MUI, turbocharged w/ unknown torque (between 495 and 735ft lbs)) transmission - MT643 - (~70K lbs weight ...
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What exactly does the brake switch wire output and is there an easier way to get to it?

I'm working on adding a 7 pin trailer hitch to an existing 4 pin on a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The last step of the process is connecting to the brake switch wire that is wedged way up on the brake ...
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Bumper Impact bar bolt resuse on trailer hitch - 2014 Audi Q7

I purchased curt trailer hitch for my 2014 Audi Q7. I had to first remove the bumper impact bar which comes factory installed. In place of bumper impact bar, the trailer hitch is supposed to fit ...