I was hit from behind in a rear end accident earlier this year, damaging a brand new after market hitch I had just installed. I made sure that both the insurance company and the body shop knew about it. The insurance company said it's up tot the body shop to inspect it to see if it needed replacing, but they would approve it if necessary. It did need replacing, and the body shop was just going to throw a stock GM 5,000 lb hitch on there. Nope, says I. Check the sticker. That's a brand new 6,000 lb hitch. I want nothing less than what I have. They had to call around until they found one. The idea of towing with a potentially damaged hitch is enough to give me the willies.
Geoff & Jill
& Sierra, the little white monster
2013 Ford F-150 XTR SC Ecoboost
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 24FBS