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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:56 PM
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trailer hitch with bumperettes

I have the bumperettes installed on my defender and I also want a trailer hitch. It appears that the bumperettes would interfere with a step bumper. Is anyone running a different hitch or were there other options available without welding a custom new bumper?

my truck rear:
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Old August 21st, 2009, 02:35 PM
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The stock step bumper will not work with your set up... You don't need to weld a new bumper, you could buy one from Safari Gard, Rovers North and I think Atlantic British. They bolt to the holes in the middle of your cross member, in between your d-ring knucles.

They are pretty easy to make if you have the ability, but certainly can be purchased too.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I have a plate off of a series truck that you can cut and weld in a receiver tube too to make it work (or just bolt on a use a european style ball).
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Old August 21st, 2009, 03:01 PM
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http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-5...der-90110.aspx

I have bumperettes and am going with this set up on my 110.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 01:18 AM
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Where did you get those?


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I have the bumperettes installed on my defender and I also want a trailer hitch. It appears that the bumperettes would interfere with a step bumper. Is anyone running a different hitch or were there other options available without welding a custom new bumper?

my truck rear:
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Old August 24th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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I have the hitch from Rovers North. It would be very easy to fabricate, it is only about $20 worth of metal. Their price is ridiculous.

I like it because it gives you the maximum departure angle, while still giving you the full depth receiver.


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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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There are smaller bumperettes that allow you to use the orginal step bumper (without modification). They protect the corners and use existing bolt holes for attachment. I made up a bunch a few years back - we still have a few unsold sets at the shop.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Rover Accessories used to sell a similar hitch plate. The under crossmember frame compared to the RN one has two bolts, rather than four.

Not sure if RA even sells them anymore as I couldn't find them on the site.
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here is a pic of the SG receiver.
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I have the hitch from Rovers North. It would be very easy to fabricate, it is only about $20 worth of metal. Their price is ridiculous.

I like it because it gives you the maximum departure angle, while still giving you the full depth receiver.




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Thanks for the advice guys! This is exactly what I'm looking for.

I agree, looks like it would be easy to fabricate, just needed the design idea.

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Where did you get those?
They were on the truck when I bought it. I really like them which is why I dont want to take them off. They have the built in corner protection too.
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I think that truck should be nicknamed "The Baboon" since it has a shiny red ass.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 12:27 PM
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I got my bumperettes from http://www.safari-equip.co.uk
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Thanks Scott!

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Thanks for the advice guys! This is exactly what I'm looking for.

I agree, looks like it would be easy to fabricate, just needed the design idea.
I built my own if you want to see how I did it.

http://lhsw.com/gallery/hitch_final
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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:27 PM
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I built my own if you want to see how I did it.

http://lhsw.com/gallery/hitch_final
Having seen these in person they are by far the best D90 bumperettes I have seen both in design and function.
To bad Charles won't make you some.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:04 PM
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That was a link to the hitch/tow pintle I made. The link to the corner protectors is here:

http://lhsw.com/gallery/d90_rear_corner_protectors

They did come out pretty nice if I do say so myself, but Doug's just buttering me up so I'll make him a set for the 110 when I make those.

Only when I realize my dream of being an old junkyard dog and I'm living in a double wide could I afford to try making things like this for a living - I'm too damn slow. LOL
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