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Old 02-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Best tow hitch

I'm looking to put a hitch on my lowered 67 to haul the race car every now and then. What is the best option? Are there other ones besides the early classic one?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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I bought a Curt (made in usa) part number 13028, made in USA. Hopefully installing this weekend.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Re: Best tow hitch

let us know how the install goes. Also take some pics and put em up I am looking for a HD hitch!
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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Re: Best tow hitch

I'm also Looking for a tow hitch but not to sure of my options because I have a fuel cell mounted in the back
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Re: Best tow hitch

Got mine from U-Haul. Brand new, custom made (72 K5), fit perfect. @ $250.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Re: Best tow hitch

I love my Early Classic hidden hitch. The receiver is behind the license plate so the hitch is tucked up to the frame and you barely see it. I have used it for moderate towing and havent had a problem yet.





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Old 02-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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Re: Best tow hitch

I was worried about the hitch interfering with my blazer gas tank that I have behind the axle but I just got off the phone with Mark from early classic and he was very very helpful! He went and measured one for me and he says the hitch lines up with the back of the frame and extends 11 inches forward which is PERFECT since the gas tank is 13 inches forward. Heck I may buy one just based on how helpful he was.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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Re: Best tow hitch

The ECE hitch wont work for a race trailer and car.... its only rated to 5000 lbs and I know the trailer and car that I pull is closer to 7500lbs
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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Mine fits fine w/my fuel cell, Mark (and everyone else) at ECE are awesome people. No offense, but I wouldnt pull more than 5k w/my SB 1/2ton anyway... :-)
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
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Re: Best tow hitch

the curt listed above is only a class 3 as well rated up to 500lbs tongue and 5000lbs trailer wt. so does anyone know of a class 4 hitch for these trucks?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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I would think Valley would make one, I havent looked lately, you may have to get one for a 3/4 ton??
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #12
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Re: Best tow hitch

I'm not saying that they are not great people, and they do carry a lot of great products, it is just that a class 3 isnt heavy enough for a race trailer. And as far as pulling a trailer that big, I use my ext cab s10 to pull mine occasionally and it does just fine, stopping and accelerating. I wouldnt think twice about a full size 1/2 ton with a 355 backed by a 700r4 pulling a race trailer. either way to each his own
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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I will give valley a call tomorrow, last time I started looking i never got any return calls and the calls I did get back wanted final measurements to be sure after all frame mods.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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I understand that, some of the bigger companies are terrible at customer service...
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True that! LOL
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #16
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Curt makes a class IV one as well but I don't know the part number.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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My car weighs 2,850 lbs and the trailer is a 16 foot open trailer with a wood floor, I'm sure it doesn't weigh more than 2,000 lbs. So Im not really worried
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I also have the hidden ECE trailer hitch but I have not pulled any serious weight with it.
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Curt manufactures a Class 4 for 10000lbs trailer and 1000lbs tongue wt. and up to 12000lbs trailer and 1200lbs tongue with wt distribution. Part # 14082 Cost is $163 shipped to the door!
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Curt manufactures a Class 4 for 10000lbs trailer and 1000lbs tongue wt. and up to 12000lbs trailer and 1200lbs tongue with wt distribution. Part # 14082 Cost is $163 shipped to the door!

That p/n shows 73 and later - will it work on a 67?
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Yep! 34" framerail outside to outside. I talked with one of the engineers today at curt gave him the frame rail dimensions that he needed and he took the dimensions off of another hitch for the proper drop for it to come out behind the license plate in the bottom center. He said it will fit properly and is safe to use for the rated amount with our trucks. I ordered mine today it should be in next week. I will take photos of the install when I get it in.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #22
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Awesome info guys, let us know how the curt hitch plays out
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Yep! 34" framerail outside to outside. I talked with one of the engineers today at curt gave him the frame rail dimensions that he needed and he took the dimensions off of another hitch for the proper drop for it to come out behind the license plate in the bottom center. He said it will fit properly and is safe to use for the rated amount with our trucks. I ordered mine today it should be in next week. I will take photos of the install when I get it in.
Cool - I've got a 68, so I'll be waiting to see your results....
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I have the hidden hitch from ECE as well.
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Do you have the link were you bought the Curt trailer hitch ?
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