Did you try contacting the manufacturer as they might send you replacement bolts. It’s important to use the correct grade bolts.I purchased an after market trailer hitch Hitch fits fine but they sent me wrong attatchment bolts. Does anyone know where to find correct bolt sizes? for frame and center plate?
IMO that hitch needs to be tightened/torqued to spec as it’s a very heavy metal piece that will cause serious damage should the remaining fasteners fail. If the weld nuts threads are damaged get them re-tapped for matching bolts and secure them.The bolts i was using looked like thread chasing bolts, but they left me with rattling bolts I left in there and one stuck half way so that the passenger side isn’t really connected. We only use it for a bike hitch, not trailering
That is correct. It’s an accident waiting to happen if someone was to use it for a real trailer. Friggin’ total mess now as my only recourse at the moment is to cut all the bolts out and bust the remaining weld nuts and figure out how to get replacement nuts up there. I think I’d rather wait until we are ready to get rid of the car before I open that can of worms. The driver side it well torqued, and the center bolts are well mounted too. As stated, it’s just used for a bike rack now, and it’s held up well for that. If it was to break or bend, the existing loose bolts would do more in their current scenario than if they weren’t there at all. I think it’s been through 2-3 summers of bike rack use so far, maybe more. I can’t recall.IMO that hitch needs to be tightened/torqued to spec as it’s a very heavy metal piece that will cause serious damage should the remaining fasteners fail. If the weld nuts threads are damaged get them re-tapped for matching bolts and secure them.
I'm sorry, I can't remember the exact length of the bolts, but I did go look at the 2 taps that I purchased just for this project and they are both "1.25" pitch. (M12 x 1.25 & M10 x 1.25)Anyone know what the length and pitch is on the M10 bolts mentioned above?