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Old 02-13-2012, 02:00 AM   #26
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Re: Best tow hitch

Here's the link... looks like it went up $1.05


Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 14082 Class IV... Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 14082 Class IV...
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:03 AM   #27
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I do need a set of rear sport bumper brackets for a longbed fleetside 2wd coil spring setup before I do a write up on the install though so i get the proper measurement on where to drill the holes in the framerail.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #28
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Any update on the install?
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #29
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I built my own hidden hitch for about twenty bucks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #30
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Finally got it installed! It is the perfect height with my Class IV adjustable receiver.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #31
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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 08-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #32
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Curt,Reese and Cyquent are some good hitches also.They should have any hitch for our trucks.How ever you have to now go with a 73-86 hitch to get one to fit.
Guys please don't pull nothing bigger than a 20' trailer behind a 1/2 ton on the interstate at interstate speeds. I have seen my share of bad wrecks.
No lites,trailer not loaded rite,you name it.I always say 24'-30' should go on 3/4 ton and any thing larger on 1 ton.Call me crazy if you like but I want to be safe and the one's around me.

It would kill me to hurt someones family if stupidity on my part.

I have 10 years in the camper and towing industry also.Amongst a few other things.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:39 AM   #33
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Curt,Reese and Cyquent are some good hitches also.They should have any hitch for our trucks.How ever you have to now go with a 73-86 hitch to get one to fit.
Guys please don't pull nothing bigger than a 20' trailer behind a 1/2 ton on the interstate at interstate speeds. I have seen my share of bad wrecks.
No lites,trailer not loaded rite,you name it.I always say 24'-30' should go on 3/4 ton and any thing larger on 1 ton.Call me crazy if you like but I want to be safe and the one's around me.

It would kill me to hurt someones family if stupidity on my part.

I have 10 years in the camper and towing industry also.Amongst a few other things.

I couldn't agree with you more! I get the heaviest duty accessories I can for the equipment that I have, not so I can max out it's capacity but so that the loads I do pull are better managed.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:56 AM   #34
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Here's the link... looks like it went up $1.05
Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 14082 Class IV Receiver: Automotive
"Looks like it went up" another $40+ this past year... now up to $207.38, but still with free shipping.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:51 AM   #35
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"Looks like it went up" another $40+ this past year... now up to $207.38, but still with free shipping.
everything else is going up also aint it?

Try your local rv store also.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #36
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #37
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So both the curt and ECE are hidden behind the license plate? does anyone have a link for the ECE hitch?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #38
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Way too true!
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #39
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ok, so all this talk of hitches and not a mention of anyone bagged! I want a hitch that is hidden and doesn't drag on the ground! Is anyone else wondering the same as me?? Any help? i saw awhile back that CPP had one but I can't find it
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i saw awhile back that CPP had one but I can't find it
It's still on their website - look under "Upgrades"
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:16 PM   #41
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Here's mine. Draw Tight
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:49 AM   #42
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ok, so all this talk of hitches and not a mention of anyone bagged! I want a hitch that is hidden and doesn't drag on the ground! Is anyone else wondering the same as me?? Any help? i saw awhile back that CPP had one but I can't find it
I was looking for the same thing and could not find anything off the shelf. So I designed and fabricated this.....
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:05 PM   #43
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Much better! Lol. I will have a rear bumper so I'm not 100% how,or if, I would fab my own... I did find the one on CPP website. Thanks for that help
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:36 AM   #44
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Mine is bagged...and fully dropped it does not drag
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:46 PM   #45
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The hidden hitches behind the license plate would get me a ticket here as the plate would not be visible when the receiver is in
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:22 AM   #46
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The hidden hitches behind the license plate would get me a ticket here as the plate would not be visible when the receiver is in
True but you have a trailer to hide it. also how often do you plan on pulling? for me it isn't often. Since This has a some hidden hitches I thought I would add mine. I wish I had a actual pick of it. I made two new cross members at the back of the frame and bolted the hitch I made to them. but my license plate is bolted to a plate that slides into the hitch.
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If you use a flip bracket then the plate flips up flat and sits on the receiver and is still considered visible and mounted correctly.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:47 PM   #48
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Finally got it installed! It is the perfect height with my Class IV adjustable receiver.
I know this is old but I see your still active here. I notice you had to remove your plate bracket to mount your hitch. Im running into the same issue. Im pretty aggravated about this.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:26 AM   #49
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At the point I took that picture, I had not installed my plate or bracket yet. to take the bracket off I believe it is 4 bolts... pretty simple in my mind... Also you will have to trim it to allow the receiver to come out, then with a flip up bracket installed in the upside down from OEM design the license plate will be bent around the receiver the last 3/16" and will be visible and legal. To install this hitch you will be drilling 4-6 holes depending on how you line your hitch up under the rear of the frame.
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At the point I took that picture, I had not installed my plate or bracket yet. to take the bracket off I believe it is 4 bolts... pretty simple in my mind... Also you will have to trim it to allow the receiver to come out, then with a flip up bracket installed in the upside down from OEM design the license plate will be bent around the receiver the last 3/16" and will be visible and legal. To install this hitch you will be drilling 4-6 holes depending on how you line your hitch up under the rear of the frame.
Urg. Im not happy with that one bit. I would've bought a hidden hitch if I had of known that. Thanks for the reply though!
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