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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:03 AM
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Receiver hitch suggestions?

I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on which hitch receiver would work best with the North Offroad rear winch crossmember? I'm looking around but Richards needs dimensions shortly to be able to modify things before it goes for galv on Tuesday (Finally!) so more information is better at this point and really I'm not sure what I should be looking for in a hitch.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Just to follow-up, the two I've found so far would be the RN one at http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-5...der-90110.aspx and the Pangolin one at http://www.pangolin4x4.com/pangolin4...s/hitches.html

The crossmember that Richards is fitting is http://www.northoffroad.co.uk/products.asp which means that the space where a towbar would usually bolt is taken up by the fairlead so neither of those options will really work. They are fitting an 8mm bottom plate on the crossmember though to take the added strain of having a hitch mounted. I'm leaning towards having them make one that looks like the RN one but without the vertical section and beefing up the rest to take the additional strain. Has anyone done something like this and have advice on how strong/thick things need to be to still qualify as class 3?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:05 PM
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Looks like a NAS rear step bumper would work
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Yes the NAS might work. I don't think either of the other two you referenced would though. You can always have something custom made here once you have the truck built.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:18 PM
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Yes the NAS might work. I don't think either of the other two you referenced would though. You can always have something custom made here once you have the truck built.
Yes, Richards just wants to know where to drill before it gets galvanized. I'm talking with them now to see if they can fab up something suitable at the same time. If only I could do a project every few months, then I could learn from my mistakes. (like say rotating a chainsaw chain by hand on the weekend to sharpen it, and having it stick and hand slip... won't do that one again...)
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I would use a UK style one with the bars that go back to the frame rails. I am sure you could modify one of those to work.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:01 PM
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I am in the market for a hitch myself.... anyone running a southdown tank skid plate with removable hitch? Looks like a nice setup and may met your needs Andrew...... Any southdown distributors in Canada?

http://www.southdown4x4.co.uk/DetachableTowing.htm

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