Just this morning this huge Bend in the trailer hitch was seen. In bad visibility last night at slow speed a bad pothole was hit. Maybe that caused the bend or maybe it has been occurring over time. By a miracle there's a shop 18 miles from here, 2 hours if it holds, that can fix it. Thoughts and prayers.
The Phoenix has risen stronger than before. Catastrophe averted narrowly.
Complete replacement, not inexpensive, but totally needed and totally fair. Much stronger now.