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Can Brackets for TorkLift SuperHitch Everest be Cut and Welded to Larger Trailer Frame

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The tongue on the trailer Im looking at is made from an I-beam 4inch wide and 8inch tall. Trailer GVW is 14k. It appears to me that the snap up brackets are intended for frames only 2-1/2inch wide. Are there any that will accommodate a 4inch wide tongue frame? The dealer suggested that I cut the tab off the bracket and weld it onto the frame - this does not sound like a good idea to me. What are the options?

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I reached out to my contact at TorkLift and he said that the brackets for the TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000 measure just under 4" when it comes to width. He did say that if the brackets don't fit your trailer frame then you can indeed cut off that smaller "ear" that sits on the inside of the frame and weld the brackets on.

Attached is a photo he sent me showing where the welds need to be, and they would need to be done by a professional.

Please note you'll also need the 2-5/16" hitch ball # C40085 as well as either the standard # TLM9010 or XL # TLM9011 shank that is designed specifically for this system.

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