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johnboggs21
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PostSubject: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 6:18 pm

Anybody here got a front mounted reciever hitch on their truck? I wouldnt mind having one on mine for back up trailers and especially farm wagons. Anybody thats ever tried backin up a farm wagon with a pickup will be able to tell ya wat a pain in the butt it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 6:41 pm

If your gonna do it John? Hide it. I only ever see them here, on service trucks at boat dealerships.

My grandfather was a truck driver My Dad, and I was.
If my Dad ever saw a front receiver hitch on my truck? He would never let me live it down. He was the one that tot me how to back up a set of B trains.

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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 8:09 pm

Well what really got me thinkin about it was the hitch on the front of grandpas 4020. He used it for backing up loaded gravity wagons. Figured it would be a handy thing to have on the pickup.

As for backing up a set of B trains.......you must have more patience than I cus i dont think i could ever do it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 8:17 pm

HaHaHa I'm just messin with ya John
A frt hitch is a super convenient idea. They make life so much easier.
As for backing up trains? patients is a must but setting it up is important and concentration is too. I can't do it with the radio on LOL. My Dad thinks that's pretty funny

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
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07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
57 Mack B61 (for sale)
87 Chevy Kodiak Tilt N Load (SOLD Aug 03/10)
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 8:24 pm

front recievers are very helpfull.. specially when it comes to the off-road world.. they make so many different things to hook up to it its insane.. you can easily modify a rear mount one to go in the front.. you just have to measure your frame rails from side to side.. then get a rear hitch that is that wide.. then you gotta cut a box in your stock bumper where the hitch part would stick though. mount it so it stick out just past where you would put the pin in and your done..

you can get a cooler rack, fishing pole mounts, receiver style winch mounts, tow hooks, pretty much anything.. i am making a front and rear bumper for mine that incorporates a hitch and has a hidden winch and tow hooks as well.. something like you would see on a pre-runner style truck..
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 15th 2010, 9:05 pm

yea i was kinda thinking that it would be good to be able to put a winch on the front OR the back of my truck so i can help myself or others (mostly me lol) out of bad spots. It sucks to be 2wd lol
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 16th 2010, 7:40 pm

hey ill sell u my truck for 3k... ull have to come and get it cuz i cant take it up there and then come home... lol
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 16th 2010, 8:12 pm

KP, im not payin 3k for a boatload of problems on wheels lol. Shoot i could convert mine to 4wd for cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 16th 2010, 9:41 pm

I have a front hitch on every one of my ranch trucks, just for backing up the front steer farm wagons....... I hate those wagons....... I really like the hitch on front....
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PostSubject: Re: Front hitch   February 19th 2010, 1:49 pm

That's an awesome idea using the receiver for all these other ideas too Winch, Tool box plat form. Nice!!!

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
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07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
57 Mack B61 (for sale)
87 Chevy Kodiak Tilt N Load (SOLD Aug 03/10)
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