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Old October 17th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Flat Tow Assembly +Owners Manual

1.) Does anyone know of a great Flat Tow Assembly that would work well for my '97 D90? Manufacturer, Model #? As I want to Flat Tow behind my Bounder Motor home. I want one that will fold away and sort of be hidden.
2.) Anybody have a OM for sale? How about Service Manuals?
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Old October 17th, 2010, 10:08 PM
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I am building my parts myself to pull my 110 behind my coach as I could not find anything for our trucks. The wiring was easy, the bolt on brackets were a bit tougher, but found some for a jeep would work with my Falcon 2 Towbar.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:08 AM
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So I picked up an "On the ball tow pilot" this weekend and it's made by Pilot Industries. I've looked online but have found nothing for this brand as it's really old school. I only have the tow bar portion and no hardware for the truck/bumper, so I need to come up with a way to attach it to the truck. I have a factory winch bumper and was thinking of connecting it underneath the tray portion where the tow hooks bolt up. The mounting hardware looks like it needs to be 5/8" thick flat plate and I would use the tow hook holes to attach the plate to the bumper. The plate would extend out in front of the bumper enough to allow a pin or bolt to connect it to the tow bar. Any thoughts?
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I have one on my series and it is basically some thick plates bolted through the bumper with backing plates behind it so I see no reason why what you propose would not work fine.
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The second pic looks like the one I have but mine folds the arms in so it takes up less space when off the truck.
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That is more or less what I have.
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Jeff, since you posted pictures I feel obligated to post some of what I have. The first one is the whole tow bar, the second is the actual hitch section which is cast iron, and the last is the part that will connect at the bumper.
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square hardware, that's some vintage stuff right there.. what size are the holes in the bumper end of the towbar Chris?
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Jeff, that will have to wait until I get an 8274 and build a new bumper for it. If I put those shackles on my current bumper, I will be a candidate for the local haters board. Jake there 1/2".
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