Originally Posted by TwoBit
I just bought one too.
I'll let you know what Equalizer says, but I imagine this is VERY rare. I have read about a pro-pride having the same type of issue on another forum and they took care of it quickly, I think bad welds happen.
In the somewhat good news department, that bottom weld did its job! I am really glad that single bottom weld held. It wont be used again! Glad I had another heavy duty standard ball mount, I just towed it to storage with no sway control slowly.
@Screwby, Nauseas doesn't even begin to cover it. If that had let go, hopefully the safety chains would have done their job, but keeping control and resisting the instinct to slam on the TV brakes but manually engage the trailer brakes (I don't think it would have pulled the brake pin) would have been a cute trick. In the least it would have really messed up the rear end of the truck, and possibly hit the gas bottles.
I'll definitely be looking at the welds on both the hitch head and receiver assembly more often now.