Originally Posted by ultimatehellhound
Care to take a guess on how thick the hitches mounting flanges on your tow rig are? The strength is in the design and pulling it at a 45 degree angle wouldn't budge it. Ever hear of the superstructure of a bridge? I prefer keeping things simple instead of some god awfull cluster of plate that looks out of place on anything but a spaceship or mallcrawler. If you are looking for a useless cluster of plate then please don't call me as I only build things that get used.
I couldnt take it anymore, I just pulled the rear bumper and hitch off my jeep- Gonna make a new one just to show you that its possible to have solid frame mounting without a cluster of plate
My trailer hitch has better mounting than your bumper- mounts to the side and bottom of the frame- Probably so it can resists side to side and up/down pulling better. but the people who make trailer hitches probably dont know anything, you should write them and tell them they are over killing the mounting and a loader couldn't pull off half of the mounting they have