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Posted: 02/10/18 06:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will it make that much of a different in making a tight 90 degree turn with walls & stuff in the way.
Of where I need to park my Trailer?


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Posted: 02/10/18 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems to me it would be easier to navigate with a front hitch. My H2 Hummer had one front and rear.

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Mandalay Parr wrote:

See s to me it would.


Please explain?

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You have more overhang off the rear, especially if you add a hitch extension making it possible to make tighter turns BUT it takes more skill than a hitch on the front.


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Posted: 02/10/18 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can see both sides of the TT in the mirrors when backing. You won't see anything with the TT blocking your view.





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I have a truck camper and often tow a boat. I use my front hitch to launch and retrieve the boat because I can see where everything is and where it's going. It is much easier than backing a trailer that can only be seen when it's at an angle. I am not a novice at trailering since I have nearly fifty years experience. If there is an easier way to do something,and your vehicle is capable of accommodating a front hitch, why wouldn't you use one?

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you front bumper will more than likely fall off

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did my boats with front hitch, worked fine.

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I have used a front hitch in the past with boats and it sure makes it easy to maneuver.

The front hitch on my truck is only rated at 500# tongue weight and 9000# trailer weight. It doesn't take a very big trailer to get to 500# tongue weight than you also have to figure how much capacity you have on the front axle before exceeding the GAWR and tire capacity.

I have a Curt below bumper hitch.

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old guy wrote:

you front bumper will more than likely fall off


LOL!!! I doubt it!


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