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  1. Oliver Walls
    August 22, 2020 @ 10:49 PM

    I bought two sets of trailer plans from this site a year or two ago. One question is I want to cap both ends of trailer tongue. Would i be able to drill a larger holes? Run a pipe clear through, then weld it in place? So I will be able to use 2 grade 8 bolts to mount the trailer coupler to the trailer tongue.

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    • Mechanic
      August 24, 2020 @ 5:47 AM

      We do recommend capping the ends of any open tube to keep moisture out, like the tongue, except for a small portion allowing wires to pass through (when appropriate). Secondly, yes, a small tube or pipe for bolts to keep from crushing the tube is fine. That said, it is not necessary, because the bolts don’t need to be crushing tight. When bolts go through both the hitch and tongue tube, you only need to squeeze them tight enough that the hitch sides flex to firm contact with the tongue tube. Use Nylock nuts so they won’t vibrate loose, then you don’t have to make them super-duper tight.

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