Hitch buckled - Could have been disaster
Last week a friend was taking her two horses to a show, and just as she was about to pull onto the road she felt something that seemed to her like one of her horses had fallen down. She quickly got out to check and glanced at her ball hitch as she passed it. It had buckled in half! It was a 6 year old Draw Tite hitch. The first 4 years she owned it, it was only put on the truck when she was infrequently hauling. The last 2 years it has stayed on. If she had been on the highway when it broke it would have been a tragedy. Has anyone had a similar experience? It seems like 6 years is not a long life for a hitch.