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Trailer Hitch
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Vic in Kenefick    Posted 07-23-2003 at 11:10:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am looking for one that goes under the bumper and has the square insert that can be changed. Anyone have any suggestions on brands, specs, or what to look for?


PDB    Posted 07-23-2003 at 13:43:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
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ret    Posted 07-23-2003 at 13:35:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
best idea if you are not real familiar with hitches is to go to a shop that is known to do them. Hitch is just as good as what and how it is attached to. Little boat or small trailer don't have to be fussy, but above that. YES. Incidently Cindi, Reese is the brand name of a hitch, usually a hitch with sway control.


Red Dave    Posted 07-23-2003 at 12:39:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's been a few years ago, but I had one put on my Jeep (2" class 3) by the local U-Haul dealer for about the same price that I could buy one and put it on myself for.
We have class 3's on the van and Jeep, class 2 (1-1/4" square) on the Subaru. It's definitly the way to go. Can interchange several hitches to match the height of the trailer, bike racks, and a hitch hauler that's about 2' deep and the width of the Jeep. Handy to have.
I even bought a class 3 receiver a couple years ago for the fire company's 1971 IH 1210 pickup at Tractor Supply. I was suprised they stocked one for a truck that old. Noticed that Tractor Supply still had a pretty good selection of receivers and attachments last time I was there.



TimV    Posted 07-23-2003 at 12:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vic: Wally World sells a servicable "universal" receiver hitch for about $80. Probably the best-known brand is Draw-tite, but be prepared to pay more money. It depends on what you're towing--a snowmobile trailer or similar setup needs a lot less hitch than a tri-axle jobber pulling 20,000 pounds!


Scott Hansen    Posted 07-23-2003 at 11:58:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Trailer rental places will have them. However, I bought mine at a welder/fab shop. About half the price. They put it on permanent like.


U.P.Pete    Posted 07-23-2003 at 11:57:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vic,
Get a hold of a J.C.Whitney catalog or go to jcwhitney.com. They might have one depending on your vehicle. Also try Fleet Farm or whatever you have have in your area. I just ordered one yesterday for my Chevy Tracker. They also have a catalog with alot of different vehicle applicaions. Cost me about $120. It's a class 3 (2" receiver) and supposedly bolts right on.
Pete


dg    Posted 07-23-2003 at 11:46:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be a receiver hitch. Any good truck service center can fix you up with a good one. The specs depend on what type vehicle your putting it on and the load you expect to pull which will be limited by the vehicle your placing the hitch on. They'll be able to tell you your limits. Hitch class 1,2,3, etc... Like you wouldn't want to put a class 3 hitch on a vehicle capable of a class 1 and vice versa.


Cindi    Posted 07-23-2003 at 11:21:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that's called a reese hitch?


Clod    Posted 07-23-2003 at 15:06:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many folks call this a drop hitch if it goes on the back where the bumper hitch is too high to level a trailer.The plug in so the call them a plugin drop hitch.


paynts    Posted 07-23-2003 at 15:37:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a DrawTite put on a car a few years ago at a UHaul place-very cheap-I asked why they were 55 bux cheaper-they told me that UHaul owned drawTite-so they got a deal.


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