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I think it looks great.

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Reinforcement on the outer edge of the receiver !
I know it won’t be used as much as a rear receiver but a ring of steel tubing around the outer edge will make the receiver last a lot longer.
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Reinforcement on the outer edge of the receiver !
I know it won’t be used as much as a rear receiver but a ring of steel tubing around the outer edge will make the receiver last a lot longer.
I'm not sure what you mean. It's fully welded to the frame on each end of the receiver.

Do you mean the center tube? Because it's welded all around the tube and is braced on the bottom side
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I think it looks great.
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Reinforcement on the outer edge of the receiver !
I know it won’t be used as much as a rear receiver but a ring of steel tubing around the outer edge will make the receiver last a lot longer.
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I'm not sure what you mean. It's fully welded to the frame on each end of the receiver.
Do you mean the center tube? Because it's welded all around the tube and is braced on the bottom side
What I mean is the end of the received that is closest to the Valance, the opening that accepts the ball hitch or the outer edge.
The outer edge of the receiver takes a lot of punishment from the ball and hook moving sideways and up and down and can open up over time.
A single tube will open up before a reinforced tube.
Get a piece of tubing the has an ID the same as the receiver hitches OD, cut a piece approx ½ to ¾” long, slide it on the end and match to the front edge, weld it in place.

Having a problem explaining, not my best aptitude, look on the end of a Purchased Received Hitch and see what I mean.

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I see what you mean now. I had to cut that off because my valence wouldn't fit around it without using your hand to pull the valence opening.

Since it won't be used to pull trailers I don't think it will be a big deal. I'm only going to pulling myself or others out of places, so it's only being used for short amount of times.

I think newer valences have larger opening so some people may not have to cut the end off like I did
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Watch it and you will see the sides starting to bulge.
When pulling your buddies out and when you get hauled out if there is a lot of tugging it WILL stretch.

It is just me, you have your way and your reason and that it that but I do like to play on the safe side.

Luck,
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Pedro hooked me up with a receiver mount D ring. I had to add another hole for it to mount without hitting my bumper












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that looks good!
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