Receiver Hitch Tubes

Vest’s  TRAILER HITCH Tube

In addition to the many Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) manufactures we also have an ideal product for many Automotive applications, our most popular being known to most as simply “Hitch Tube”.  Despite the wide utility of this product, it is not intended to conform to all receiver tube applications.  Please note the specifications this tube was designed to meet to ensure that it will meet your specific requirements.

Outside Dimensions……………………………. 2.530” x  2.530” nominal

Tolerance……………………………….. + 0.010” / 0.010”

Material Thickness……………………………… .238” nominal

Thickness Tolerance…………………. + 0.000 / – 0.010”

Inside Dimensions………………………………. 2.064” x  2.064”

Tolerance………………………………… + 0.020” / – 0.020”

Outside Corner Radius………………………… 13/32”

Tolerance………………………………… + / – 1/32”

Inside Corner Radius………………………….. 1/4”

Tolerance………………………………… + 1/8” / – 0.000”

Tube Straightness………………………………. Within 1/8”  inch in 5 feet

Weld Location……………………………………. + / – 3/4”  from C/L on flat

Inside Weld Bead………………………………. Not to exceed .005”

 

All tubes are manufactured to meet or exceed ASTM-A-500 Grade B specifications.

It is important to remember that all dimensions are taken from beyond 2” of each end of tube and make no allowances for end conditions, such as burrs or clamp marks, or post production coatings, such as paints or powder coating.

Some applications require the insertion of either a solid square bar or a very light walled tube which may have very sharp outside corners.  In these instances it is important to test for fit before beginning any fabrication.  Vest’s “Hitch Tubes” are tested with a go/no-go gauge to accept a bare insert measuring 2.030” x  2.030” with a 1/4” corner radius.

Vest does manufacture 2” x  2” Structural Tube in both 3/16” & 1/4” walls that are guaranteed to fit the Vest “Hitch Tube”.  Special runs of 11 gauge product can also be ordered, with minimum quantities, by contacting our Sales Office. (Rev. 4/7/2017)