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What is the size of the receiver portion (square tube) of the Bushtec V2 Hitch?

The hitch is on order. I am going to build a rack and would like to know the inside dimensions of the square tube.

Also, do you need exhaust turn downs or does a rack sit above the exhaust?
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1 1/4 is the size, havent got to try mine yet as far as the turndowns
 

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Homemade cooler platform for Bushtec hitch...

What is the size of the receiver portion (square tube) of the Bushtec V2 Hitch?

The hitch is on order. I am going to build a rack and would like to know the inside dimensions of the square tube.

Also, do you need exhaust turn downs or does a rack sit above the exhaust?
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I built one for my Bushtec hitch also. While I used 1-1/4" square tubing, I found that Bushtec in their manufacturing had to grind down two sides if the square of the ball mount to get it into the hitch. I used a 3" (there 'bouts) flex-disk grinding wheel to take off a visible amount of material on the two sides. Not enough to weaken it but still enough to see some was removed.
When your hitch arrives, take a look at the ball mounts square tubing from the square end view, you'll see what I mean. The corner of the two sides you'll see is sharper than the other three corners.

Also, check this site for installation pics.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res8tr14/bushtecv2trailerhitch/index.html
(thanks to Jolly Jim and Bartman):bow:
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The cruiser, nice pics and nice install. That is way above my head and i would certainly need someone who has installed one to be able to do it. I donot have the patience nor would i think i have the skill to do that on my own.
 

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I built one for my Bushtec hitch also. While I used 1-1/4" square tubing, I found that Bushtec in their manufacturing had to grind down two sides if the square of the ball mount to get it into the hitch. I used a 3" (there 'bouts) flex-disk grinding wheel to take off a visible amount of material on the two sides. Not enough to weaken it but still enough to see some was removed.
When your hitch arrives, take a look at the ball mounts square tubing from the square end view, you'll see what I mean. The corner of the two sides you'll see is sharper than the other three corners.

Also, check this site for installation pics.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res8tr14/bushtecv2trailerhitch/index.html
(thanks to Jolly Jim and Bartman):bow:
Larry




That link has good pictures of installing the V2 the hard way.

The simple way is to (NOT TOUCH) the muffler bolts and only install one arm at a time. Much easyer then as shown in the link!
 

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That link has good pictures of installing the V2 the hard way.

The simple way is to (NOT TOUCH) the muffler bolts and only install one arm at a time. Much easyer then as shown in the link!
So I've heard.
I thought when I get to installing mine I'd look into that.
So far, I don't understand why the muffler bolts need to be removed (or loosened) at all. I thought I'd see that when I actually did the job.
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Hitch Question???

The Bustech V2 hitch I bought comes with either a Bushtec Hitch Pin and Stainless Steel Lock or a 1 7/8 inch Stainless Steel ball.

What reasons would you suggest for each??
 

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The Bustech V2 hitch I bought comes with either a Bushtec Hitch Pin and Stainless Steel Lock or a 1 7/8 inch Stainless Steel ball.
The Hitch Pin is for a Bushtec trailer.
 

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Slow on Delivery....A good thing....

Because the delivery of this item is slow I was able to change it....
 
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