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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 07:46 AM
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Here is a pic of what I did to solve the bicycle rack issue.. Not an expensive mod and works with all my towing needs


Well done, did the same to mine - now the damn thing is usable!

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I agree. They are not making any more ORIS hitches and there are only so many out there. It is a shame to ruin one and take it out of circulation by welding on it. In defense it is his and he can do what he wants with it. My truck came originally with a hitch but as it changed hands before me it disappeared so when I bought the truck it was and is hitchless. I want to get one some day. My request is please don't ruin any more. Thanks.
I don't think Cadiman "ruined" anything. He modified it in a manner that it now has flexibility to actually perform multiple tasks with all the 2" square inserts that are available. You can slide in a bike rack or utility carrier or any offset head desired to level whatever you choose to pull. Sure, it doesn't look "stock", but it certainly isn't ruined!
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In this modern day world we live in today, that is ruined, I mean run by lawyers, welding on the hitch may have ruined it from the manufacturers point of view. The hitch maybe heat treated to some point and welding on it will change that heat treatment. Even if it is not heat treated the manufacturer is going to exclude them selves from any liability by stating it was modified beyond what they intended it be used for. Now in 99% of the use age that these hitches will see, might it effect it? Probably not, but if god forbid something did happen, it could fall back on the person who modified the hitch. Now putting a bike rack off of it with the weight of less than 100 pounds would that ever effect it, most likely not. But if the person slide in a hitch and hooked up their travel trailer to move it across town, that may get into a whole different can of worms. And again it may not be the person who welded it and knew the limitations of what they did, but if it got sold and someone had no idea is where things could get cloudy.

I don't mean to be Debbie Downer here but I deal with product liability on a daily bases and we always fall back to our safe legal CYA manual and if it has been modified we are released of all liability because it is outside of what it was designed and tested for.
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The potential for side to side movement is the reason I had the threaded rod added to mine. In addition to bolting to the hitch through the hole for the ball, the U shaped threaded rod drops through the rings for the safety chains. a nut and plate (think large washer) on top of the ring and a nut, lock washer and plate on the bottom ensure side to side movement is minimized. The attached picture shows it assembled.
I went by Harbor Freight today and the one they are selling has a smaller bolt that the hole in the SSR insert. It also has nothing on the body side of the bolt to attach anything to for prevention of rotation. I think using this for any weight would be asking for trouble. Just my $.02
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