So I found a used super hitch with a 48" ext and rear tie downs and happi jack turn buckles for 900$ installed everything today, but I noticed that putting the ext in Is a ***** , in and out I basically have to take it all apart or hammer it In or out ,
Any suggestions on why it's this hard , or is this normal?
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 DRW with a 1995 Alpen Lite 11.5
custom DIY stable loads, work in progress for the rig
Either you have the extension not properly assembled or the superhitch not properly installed. Given you bought it used, it is possible the former owner did not assemble it correctly or possibly by moving the hitch from one vehicle to another created a slight misalignment. Get the assembly instructions for the extention and rebuild it _exactly_ per the instructions. You do that and it will slide in and out like it is greased. It only takes a tiny bit of error in the assembly to cause it to bind.
One beautiful wife, two brittney spaniels
2011 Dodge 3500 4x4 DRW Crew Cab 6.7 Cummins, 6 speed auto, 3.73 rear end
Torklift Stableloads, Superhitch, Torklift Tiedowns
2002 Alpenlite 1150
2005 Jeep Liberty toad w/ ReadyBrake/ReadyBrute Web Site
Sounds like you scored..no the having to pound it in isnt normal. Unless you can visually see the ext tubes out of misalignemtn..Id look for burrs on the reciever side-small file and a wire brush clean it up inside faces-as its welded out no adjustment or mis assembly possible. It doesnt take much for them to become impossible to slide in.
Then Id run a flat file on the insertion length of tube sides check for high spots.
Assembling tubes together with them inserted in reciever is bout all the 'adjustment' available. Assembly is pretty basic. Insert the tubes into reciever unassembled, insert the hitch pins, tighten the top bolt on furthest out clamp plate, then lower bolt. Then the inboard clamp plate. Loosening/reposition tubes and retightning bolts will yeild a little adjustment-but not much. A light coat of paint on will show you where interferance an issue.
Could be the extension tubes bent (or the side clamp plates) to be so misaligned?-in which case grinder (or flie) is bout your only option. But dont get carried away with the grinderage. Still worth the price for a little work
Mine extension is not hard to put in or take out. You do have to have the extension lined up. I usually try to get the extension just started into the hitch enough that it supports the end of the extension. Then I can wiggle the extension to get it lined up and slide it the rest of the way in.
2009 GMC 25000HD Short Bed 6.0 Gas Engine Crew Cab SLT 4x4
2008 Bigfoot 15C9.5FS
Torklifts, Fastguns, Superhitch & SuperTruss
My project for the weekend was to take all my Torklift stuff, sand it down, and give it all a fresh coat of gloss black rattle can. I disassembled everything, painted, then put it all back together.
Where am I going with this that has anything to do with the OP's post?
When I put the extension back in, I didn't have the upper and lower trusses lined up just right, and it was a not going in anywhere near as easy as it did before. I had to loosen the large clamps holding the truss together and tweak the alignment a little.
You need to loosen the truss, put it in the receiver, then start tightening it back down a little bit at a time. Don't reef tight a bolt, they're all lock nuts. Do each one a little bit, then go to the next, tighten each one a little, and start over till they're all tight. Make sure as you tighten it back up that on each round of tightening it still slides in and out easy.
Even loose taking everything out was tight, going to try to get it in the hitch shop and have them double check the install and if everything is good, I'll take the grinder to it , just to make it easier