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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Square Tube ?

What size square tube is used for reciever hitches?

is it 2.5"x 0.25" wall?
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Old April 17th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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i believe its 2.5"x.125" wall

I might be wrong though
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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You use.... receiver tube!!

Seriously, there is special receiver tube that doesn't have a weld seam and has better square-ness in the corners. But its like $20-$30 a foot. Get it from a good trailer shop.

But if you want to butch it, then use 2.5 x 0.250" wall.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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You use.... receiver tube!!

Seriously, there is special receiver tube that doesn't have a weld seam and has better square-ness in the corners. But its like $20-$30 a foot. Get it from a good trailer shop.

But if you want to butch it, then use 2.5 x 0.250" wall.

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the basic stock sucks, because you will need to use a die grinder to clean out the inside of the tubing around the corners, and the weld seam, or you wont even be able to get a hitch into it, let alone back out of it...
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I have a section of tube if needed, never used for some bumpers I was building, PM if interested.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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You use.... receiver tube!!

Seriously, there is special receiver tube that doesn't have a weld seam and has better square-ness in the corners. But its like $20-$30 a foot. Get it from a good trailer shop.

But if you want to butch it, then use 2.5 x 0.250" wall.
good to know

thanks
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Old April 20th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #7
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i bought my reciever tube at harbor freight for $12. Cut it to length and welded it in. Looks sweet!
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You use.... receiver tube!!

Seriously, there is special receiver tube that doesn't have a weld seam and has better square-ness in the corners. But its like $20-$30 a foot. Get it from a good trailer shop.

But if you want to butch it, then use 2.5 x 0.250" wall.
It can be purchased thru anyone that sells Buyers Products, Northern Hydraulics carries it. I buy it local here from a truck fabricator.
Buy a 3 ft lenght and cut it up what you need. 3 inch square works for the end ring.
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