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Old 04-22-2022, 09:50 AM   #1
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Adding rear hitch ?

Need to start hauling my DW golf car ( 48V Club Car so about 950lbs) so we need to add a hitch . I can get a Curt that fits /bolts on to my I-beam that has a 3500lb /350 tongue max , but is this enough ? the 5000 lb is too narrow for my Ibeam @ 68 in centers. The local welding shops went from 900 to 1100 to fab one.
WE have looked at the Cruiserlift/ToyTote/Idaho Tote type swivel wheel but we probably will just go with a 5/10 trailer with a ramp since Im just cheap.
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Old 04-22-2022, 10:45 AM   #2
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I thought about removing the tin rear bumper and getting a length oh 5”x5” tube at a needed thickness and having a qualified welder weld it on. Then you could weld a hitch receptacle to the heavy duty bumper.
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I am also cheap, with that said, I would have the welding shop do the work. All of the hitches I have seen added to a camper have needed reinforcement plates added to the side of the frame rails. These plates are all welded in. $1100 is a lot of cash, but it will be done right.

The hitch on my TT, was quoted $5oo and something, that was 10 years ago.
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I would not use a bolt on hitch without welding in support brackets and tie-ins on the frame. Using a trailer is going to also incorporate tongue weight on the camper side of the hitch and rear of the camper.
Make sure you have the welder REMOVE any frame coating rather than trying to burn through it too!
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