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Old 03-28-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Adding a front hitch on F150

I am looking at an easier way to move my TT into my site at our cottage without the need to cut down many trees. I can pull the TT into the driveway and was thinking I could unhitch and turn the truck around and push the TT into it's spot (approx 50') with a front mounted hitch. Has anyone utilized a front mounted hitch? I thought of purchasing a power trailer dolly specifically for this purpose but wanted to investigate the hitch idea first.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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I had one on the front of my last truck. It was a ranch hand bumper and had a 2 inch receiver on it. Dolly might be cheaper.
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Not sure as a good power dolly capable of moving #7500 is around $1,500-$2,000. Looking at a Curt hitch that is priced around $130 plus ball mount.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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The dealer I purchased my trailer from uses a front mounted hitch on their lot truck which was an older chevy 1500. if you think about it, they make many snow plows for light duty trucks. Most of those plows weigh between 500 to 600lbs.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:04 PM   #5
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Why can't you just back it in?
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:22 AM   #6
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The driveway is narrow and if I back into the spot that the TT is going I do not have room to swing the front of the truck around without hitting trees. By unhooking and utilizing a front hitch to push the trailer back I would not have any issues with the trees hitting the truck. I have 4X4 so I would have adequate traction at the front wheels. Just looking for anyone who utilizes a front hitch for this purpose and if it works well.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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I would think you could set it up just like the rear hitch and use the WDH, I know you can put a hitch on the front I was thinking about doing that to haul bicycles on
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No need for weight distro in this case. In fact he'll get better performance in the backing operation without it. Especially if there's any hill and dale.
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