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Old 02-17-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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Anybody make use of a front hitch to get their TT into position? at my job, prior to retirement, we were constantly re-positioning equipment. Next to impossible to back things with an articulating front axle. So we'd hitch to the front, and it was no sweat. So I'm thinking if I should find myself in a tight situation, why raise my blood pressure? Just flip the truck & push the TT in like butter. And even should I never actually need the hitch for this, I can use it as a step to get up and look under the hood ( the new TV is long & tall ).


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Old 02-17-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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On my tractor but no way I'm putting one on my Silverado.

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Old 02-17-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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They work great! Go for it .
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:21 PM   #4
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My neighbor has one on his truck for backing up his boat and he loves it.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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I use it to position my utility trailer in tight places, but I actually installed it for the front yoke to carry my kayaks while towing the 5th wheel.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:12 AM   #6
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I don't have any first hand experience with a receiver mounted on the front of a TV.

But my question would be if the receiver would be able handle the tongue weight of your trailer.
I guess that would be dependent on how the receiver is mounted, your trailer's tongue weight, and how you're thinking of using it if the receiver would take the full tongue weight.

That is, when hooked up to the front receiver would you use a weight distribution hitch to make sure some of the tongue weight is transferred to the TV rear wheels, or wouldn't this matter?

Just adding some food for thought.
Your idea makes sense to me.
Good luck and keep us posted on what you do and how it works out if you add the front receiver.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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I think my blood pressure would rise just from un-hitching the rear and then reposition your truck to re-hitch the front, probably while you have rigs behind you waiting to pass...
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:34 PM   #8
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On my tractor but no way I'm putting one on my Silverado.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:30 PM   #9
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I'll probably do it some day. If I get my way, I'll install a large shed/garage in my back yard where I will store my TT. It's a long way back there, longer than I would want to back the trailer, and it's narrow with obstacles too. So a receiver on the front would be an elegant solution.

No, I would not attach my WDH. I'd be going 100 ft. maybe. I would want to weigh my truck to see if I would still be under the GAWR on the front with my tongue weight, but I'm betting I'd be fine. Diesel might be different since it's so much heavier than my gas motor.

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Old 02-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #10
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Question, if you have a front receiver and hitch, use it to position your trailer, are you really able to see anything?

Backing it the traditional method actually gets you and the mirrors far enough forward of the TT to actually see down the side a bit. But if you are essentially pushing the TT mirrors are no use, and your actual field of vision would be so close to the TT I would expect you could not see down the side (at least not the right side as you look at it). To me spotting a trailer "blind" by pushing would be much more challenging than backing it with some vision. Maybe a boat or flatbed, but not a high profile trailer.

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