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    Think this trailer hitch is salvagable?

    I picked this up off of an 89? Toyota pickup last year. It's been sitting outside ever since. It looks like it'll fit my truck with some minor mods. But I'm worried about how deteriorated it is. There's huge flakes of powder coat and rust coming off.

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    Even if it was brand new, I don't see myself ever towing anything bigger than a Harbor Freight trailer or one of the really small ones from UHaul.

    Would it be worth cleaning it up and painting it? Or should I just use it for test fitting and then buy a new one? Looks like they're pretty cheap.

    https://www.trailerjacks.com/index.p...roduct_id=1118

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    Buzz over it with a wire wheel as the crusty powder coating and surface rust will mask the condition of the hitch. I think as long as there aren't any holes through the mounting flanges or tubing and the welds haven't cracked it will be useable. I bet there are hitches in worse condition that are still being used and the owner is none the wiser.

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    I mocked it up today, and this is going to require more work than I expected. It's still possible, but I've got other problems to deal with before this can be a priority.

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    Bummer. Was hoping that would fit easy. I have 2. One has a smaller receiver that I need to swap out.

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