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Online Hunter

Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« on: April 15, 2019, 05:56:51 PM »
Another forum is discussing the issue of someone stealing the "pin" on their swing tongue trailer and being left stranded.   I looked and didn't have a Grade 8 bolt in my shop.... (Just grade 5's) so I went by Ace  and spent $9 on a 5/8 X 8in grade 8 with two nuts and a fender washer.  It's a perfect replacement and will now live under the back seat of my truck with all of my other "might need" stuff. 




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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:16:36 PM »
I seem to remember from my trailer mechanic days that you don’t want to use hardened bolts to replace trailer hitch pins ??

....Although that is not really a hitch pin ??....and it would be temporary.  🤔
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 08:11:12 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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Offline GregE

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 08:57:26 PM »
Good idea about a back up
   :clap:
That type of pin can be found at a tractor supply store.  No idea about load / hardness ratings
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Online Hunter

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 07:31:09 AM »
The 5/8 in grade 8 bolt has a 30,000lb shear strength and is a perfect fit....   No worries here..   
2001 Sea Legend 22 (Gone But Not Forgotten)
2017 Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220 ET-HT - Honda BF250 & Honda 9.9 Power Thrust
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Offline Ko Ho

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 08:45:25 AM »
People steal swing tongue pins?! How much meth can you buy with a rusty pin?

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 07:53:06 PM »

Home Depot has 5/8” pins in the tool department.  :wink:
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
I have a sliding tongue and I bought hitch lock pin, I don't trust the meth heads at the dock either. Not sure if this would be long enough, also not sure if they make longer ones, but if it is, it's worth it.

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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 09:31:20 PM »

Loosing the receiver pin would be a bad thing. I never check that at the launch.   :circling_shark:
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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

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Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 07:02:46 AM »
No kidding. That could be a real mess!
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Online Fisherdv

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 07:05:19 AM »

Loosing the receiver pin would be a bad thing. I never check that at the launch.   :circling_shark:
Get a locking one. Although I lost the key for mine :facepalm:
« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 07:31:54 AM by Fisherdv »
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Offline Holoholo808

Re: Replacement Swing Tongue Pin
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 09:41:16 AM »

Loosing the receiver pin would be a bad thing. I never check that at the launch.   :circling_shark:
Get a locking one. Although I lost the key for mine :facepalm:

Heads up for any Toyota Tundra owners, the Toyota OEM receiver is wider than most and requires a longer locking pin. I had to buy a new pin when I switched to the Tundra from the U-Haul receiver on my Tacoma.

On that note I have an entire spare set of keys stashed away because I’ve lost them too many times to count :facepalm:
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