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    2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    Hello everyone, I was reaching out to see if I could get a little help? We just bought our second camper, a 2016 trail runner 30usbh and I bought a husky centerline hitch new to go with it. We’ve had the camper out a few times so far and I’ve noticed that if while backing if I’m around a 45 degree angle (truck to camper) the top plate on the receiver hits the tongue. Does anyone else have any issues with this? My top plate pushed in the thin and poorly welded frame tube cap. I don’t think it will cause a structural issue as the coupler is welded on the top of the frame tube and a good distance away. I just wanted to see if my hitch setup isn’t right or if the hitch and coupler aren’t playing well or if it’s something I’m doing. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    Make a couple of more post so you can post a picture or 2 of what is going on. Pictures will help greatly.
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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

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    How about an overall picture, those didn't help me much.
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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    I wonít be able to get an overall pic as the camper is back at storage. I tried to see how much of an angle that I can back the truck up and I actually donít think itís when making sharper turns on the road. Has anyone heard of that?

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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    https://ibb.co/68w6TTNI do have this one though.

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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    I think you were more than a 45 degree angle. Looks like you jacked it to tight.Do you remove the bars when backing? Most instructions say to remove when backing into a site.

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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    The bars on this hitch do not have to be removed. Also, is 45 the max angle you should ever go? Iím not so sure that it didnít actually happen while driving to the camp site. The road has an odd angle that you pull down into.

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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    It look like it was probably the bracket the load bar is mounted to. It would be hard to say but the clearance may not be much over 45 deg. The bars probably swing out of the way. I would when next time hooked up go in a circle until it almost touches and see what kind of angle it is.
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    Re: 2016 trail runner 30usbh receiver hits tongue

    Yep, its definitely hitting on the top plate. I measure the turn that I think is causing the issue and with an angle gauge and google maps it comes out to 145 degrees. I wonder if notching the frame rail would be the right thing to do?
    Thanks again!

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