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Reeko08

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I was wondering if any body has a set up like that. If you do, send me info on the specs that they use to build your receiver. (Thickness, square tubing. Etc) pics will help a lot. Thanks

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Reeko08 wrote:

I was wondering if any body has a set up like that. If you do, send me info on the specs that they use to build your receiver. (Thickness, square tubing. Etc) pics will help a lot. Thanks



Here's what I put on my Cedar Creek.


Link:
www.buyersproducts.com/product/trailer-a........wing-hitch-receiver-180?criteria=1801125



Not only used for towing.

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Stabilizing also.

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Here is one way you do not want to do it. It is safe to click on "Here"


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I made out of 2x2 square tubing 1/4” thick, I hope it could handle my Jeep. Thanks again & nice set up C B

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I would at least weld a C-channel cross member a foot ahead of your 2x2 tubing with the receiver bridging the two cross members to reduce the torsion in your hitch.


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C.B. wrote:


Here's what I put on my Cedar Creek.
Link:
www.buyersproducts.com/product/trailer-a........wing-hitch-receiver-180?criteria=1801125
Not only used for towing.

Stabilizing also.

[image]
C.B.


This is just what I have been looking for. There is no price on that link. Mind if I ask what it set ya back?

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sorry no specs on mine. full custom build. but i can tow any bumper trailer made.
( pending total weight and length limits).

but you must reinforce the frame a good two to three feet. cross members of min 120 wall. and tringle supports ( 45%) back to the hitch point

think over kill here. can not make stroung enougth. but watch the weight of the assambly.
use qualty hard steel, not mild steel.

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I don't have any specs for you but I've had a custom fabed rear receiver hitch made for all three of the 5th wheel trailers we've owned. Plus several GN equipment trailers. I like my hitches heavy for pulling other heavy trailers if need be.

The braced box style hitch is tied into the main frame rails.
I like 4"X 4"X 1/4w steel square tubing at the rear and 2" X 4" X 1/4"w to the main frame rails and front. Basically a welded box with cross bracing welded to the main frame rails.

I did a quick google and youtube and several custom made hitches popped up.


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This is what I had added. I picked up a 12" long 2" receiver from napa and had a welding shop build this. I use it mainly for the bikes but I suppose it could pull a lite trailer. [image]
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I built our own hitch for the 5th wheel. There are two 45 degree gussets behind the hitch plate that extend rearward and upward. Main mounting slides into the box frame 18" on each side. It's rock solid and good for a 7k trailer. First two pics are unpainted pre-assembly, and material is 3/8" and 1/2" thick flat plate except for 2x6-3/16 rectangular tubing laid flat times 2
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