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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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I am kind of sick of taking my spare off to tow, this is neat, but it also seems like a bad idea too. thoughts and opinions?

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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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I think it'd be alright for lighter loads, but I wouldn't want to put anything heavy on personally. Just my opinion, not based on any scientific fact.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #3
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It just lowers your rating.. which should be stated on that extender..
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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #4
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I use something like that when I have my camper on the truck
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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #5
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I would steer clear for anything over 1K lb..

It puts a ton of extra leverage on your hitch, and extra slop in the receiver.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #6
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If you insist on using something like that.... cut it down to 1/3 the length to minimize the leverage. I would look into re-drilling the lug stud holes on your spare tire mount to raise the spare if I was you.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #7
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Rather than taking your trailer off the ball, another thing you could do is just pull the receiver to remove or attach your trailer (leaving it attached to trailer). I've done that before. Then you could leave your tire on. I can't imagine it's (the tires) actually in the way except for the removal and attachment or is it?
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FOR LIGHT LOADS MAYBE BUT NOTHING WITH TONG WEIGHT YOU JUST MOVED YOUR POINT LOAD 12 OR SO INCHES AWAY FROM WHERE IT WAS THIS INCREASES YOU MOMENT ARM AND MAKES THE SHEAR FORCES JUMP UP ON THOSE WELDS ON YOUR STOCK HITCH
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I use something like that when I have my camper on the truck
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If you insist on using something like that.... cut it down to 1/3 the length to minimize the leverage. I would look into re-drilling the lug stud holes on your spare tire mount to raise the spare if I was you.
i agree, relocate, if not then cut about 10" off the extended piece
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i can't move my spare.

i guess i'll just keep taking the spare off, I have a 2.5" riser instead of it dropped, flipped a 3.5" drop over, so i guess its really do i want to take my spare off or take my hitch out everytime i open the back.

This Vehicle was designed with Towing in mind......
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #12
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this is the best pic i could find

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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #13
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Are you talking about using that setup for flat towing or towing a trailer with toungue weight?

If you are flat towing you would be fine as is.
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yes flat towing, i don't own a trailer. so my tongue wait is about probably about 30 lb
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I agree that you should shorten it as much as possible. It would cut down on the leverage when turning.
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[QUOTE=Scottie;417713]this is the best pic i could find

hahaha a passed-out, hung over Stevo and a big dumb van!!!!! Classic
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whose big dumb van?
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I like the big dumb van. It would make a great tow rig. Plenty of room in the back for butt sex.
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I like the big dumb van. It would make a great tow rig. Plenty of room in the back for butt sex.
As long as you don't pull the bumper off when towing another big dumb tow rig.


and i forget his name, he works for ford, Strangler knows him, i remember his dogs name but not his.
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i can't move my spare.

i guess i'll just keep taking the spare off, I have a 2.5" riser instead of it dropped, flipped a 3.5" drop over, so i guess its really do i want to take my spare off or take my hitch out everytime i open the back.

This Vehicle was designed with Towing in mind......
Why do you need it raised so much? for flat owing I've think you'd be able to just go straight out.
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