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Old 04-25-2011, 11:17 AM
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Default Receiver Hitch Question

Hi - I am getting my 2005 Ford Ranger (Edge) truck tomorrow. One thing I would like to do is to mount a hitch for my small 6' open trailer which I use for mulch, hauling wood, etc.

I would like to find a receiver hitch that I could mount using the step bumper hole meant for a ball. I want to get the ball back away from the bumper a bit to avoid hit the back bumper when I back around tight corners.

Is there an expensive commercial receiver hitch that can mount using the step bumper hole?

Any help appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Receiver Hitch Question

Well heres the thing, the bumper isnt the best to tow off of, you cant haul heavy things really, I wouldnt haul more than a very small utility trailler.

Otherwise no, you really cant mount anything to extend the ball off the bumper, increases the risk of it to fail.

But heres a link to a receiver i just got, mounts right under the bumper to the frame, it came for me next day and took me about 30 min to install. Its priced good and it can handle the payload for the ranger.
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