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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Towing with a 8" drop bumper

I have a 94 F150 with a 8" drop bumper on it. It says Its rated for 10,000 pounds and 1,000 touge(sp?) weight. It is mounted with 1/2" steel on to the frame with 2 grade 8 bolts on each side. My question is can i tow a Jeep Cherokee on a trailer long distances and it be safe? Or should I buy a recever hitch? Any one run one of these before?

Heres a pic of the truck before I bought it (rear bumper)

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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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id get a reese hitch.. they can be had at walmart or meijers or any store like that.. for 100 bucks
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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id get a reese hitch.. they can be had at walmart or meijers or any store like that.. for 100 bucks
I don't think I will be able to get a standard hitch though with the drop bumper.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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Bump. Anyone ever have one of these?
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my uncle used to tow 20K+ on stock bumpers untill he ripped it off 3 times, if you want to see if a reese will fit it I have one sitting in my barn, if it works Ill sell it to ya for $60.

you don't need it, but it beats bolting and unbolting balls.

my hitch is a class 3 Reese and It came off my 89 F150 was bought at autozone for $100
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Well when you put it that way I think it will hold About the hitch I will get back to you thanks for your help.
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I should add that he also had F250 and only riped off the bumper because he didn't use a shock hitch, but its the same bumper they put on an F150.

I'm sure that bumper will handle a jeep fine they are rated at the factory, I hope.
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It's an aftermarket bumper v5 towing rating 10000 lbs gross made by luverne equipment.
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only real benefit of of a hitch is it moves the load forward on the frame and distributes the load a little better...
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its fine... run it
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I had a '91 Dodge W350 Cummins with a bumper like that. I mounted a 2" receiver to the bottom of the center section, using four 1/2" Grade 8 bolts. Instqlled my own 7-pin flat-pin connector. Used it for years to tow a heavy flatbed trailer with my CJ7 on it (loaded = approx 5500 lbs). Never had a bit of problems with it.
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I had a '91 Dodge W350 Cummins with a bumper like that. I mounted a 2" receiver to the bottom of the center section, using four 1/2" Grade 8 bolts. Instqlled my own 7-pin flat-pin connector. Used it for years to tow a heavy flatbed trailer with my CJ7 on it (loaded = approx 5500 lbs). Never had a bit of problems with it.
Thanks mabie I will try that.
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