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Old 12-30-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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Front hitch mount for Truck?

I am in the process of buying a new place and the driveway is narrow with a couple of curves in it.

The house sits back quite a ways from the road with lots of trees along the driveway. It is wide enough for the trailer but i am concerened about backing the trailer that far.

I was wondering if anyone has mounted a hitch on the front of there truck so you don't have to backup. Is this much easier? It seems to me that it would be.

Any thoughts or suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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I did that when I had a big boat but it actually made it worse. You cannot see the one side at all. Mine was welded in place so it just stayed in place.

A few time a year I would back out of a parking spot and the car in front would move. I guess they thought they got to close to bumper but was the hitch. Was my curb feeler for front bumper.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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I have one ready to install. They are rated up to 9k I think? I was planning on a winch install.
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I installed one on my truck to use as a bike carrier when we had a tt and thought of that exact use because it would be easier to jackknife it to properly position the tt beside my garage. However we went to a 5th wheel before I had a chance to use it for that. Itís great as a bike carrier. I drilled and tapped the receiver pocket using 3/8Ē bolts tightened against the receiver bar so it isnít sloppy, doesnít wiggle and make noise.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #5
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I have a front hitch, and like already said, its tough to see the sides of the trailer.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #6
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Nah never have my drive is 1/4 mile long with a dog leg. Just takes practice and we always just let her idle when backing up! Some times just takes longer than others. Thanks
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