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Old 01-27-2013, 07:26 PM
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Default Anyone using a reese universal hitch?

Anyone have any experience with a reese universal hitch? I found a good deal and was wandering if there are any pros or cons compared to the direct fit reese hitch. I have a 97 b4000 and will be using to tow a 5x8 trailer mostly hauling firewood. I can get the hitch for 75-80 bucks, only a couple months old. Thanks
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:04 AM
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Anyone have any experience with a reese universal hitch? I found a good deal and was wandering if there are any pros or cons compared to the direct fit reese hitch. I have a 97 b4000 and will be using to tow a 5x8 trailer mostly hauling firewood. I can get the hitch for 75-80 bucks, only a couple months old. Thanks
The only con should be drilling holes, maybe custom brackets.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:39 PM
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I installed the Reese universal trailer hitch on a 1996 Ford Ranger that I use to own. It was cheaper and I got a good deal on it but it was a pain to install. It comes in multiple pieces and seems kind of wonky to me. On my 2006 Ford Ranger I have the direct fit bolt on type and it was super easy to install. Both set-ups did not require drilling but on the Universal hitch you had to tie into the bumper bolts. Which was a pain.

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Anyone using a reese universal hitch?

Why would you want to? Ebay has the proper fitting Class III hitches for Rangers at about $100. No frame drilling needed. Fyi, it bolts to the bottom lip of the frame, 3 bolts per side (2 of those overlap with the bumper bracket bolts, whereas the 3rd bolt needs a 2"x4"x1/4" metal spacer). You'll still need a ball, pin, electric light plug, and mounting h/w, so maybe find one that includes all that. A Ranger hitch will fit your B4000.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Anyone using a reese universal hitch?

I have everything else from my previous truck just need the hitch. Thanks for the info I think im going to pass on the universal and get the direct fit. I wasnt aware i can get one that cheap
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