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Old 06-13-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Best Tow Hitch?

I went by U-Haul to put a tow hitch on, and they were going to charge $250. So I need to buy my own. I was looking on Amazon, and was thinking about going with this one: Rugged Ridge Xtreme Receiver Hitch 07-10 Jeep Wrangler JK|Zaib4x4.Com

Has anyone installed on that can give some advice? Besides the normal bike rack and boat trailer (for a 27'), I'm going to pulling trees out of my parents' yard. I can do the wiring and would buy that package separate, but from what I've seen, it looks like you just clip the new wires to a connector and zip tie the cables out of they way.

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Old 06-13-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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Pulling trees with vehicles of any kind usually results in disasters. The tree is like a spring and will flex until it reaches a critical point of fracture...then your vehicles will be launched in whatever direction it's facing. There are several YouTube videos showing people and the damage caused by messing around with trees and trucks. In some states you can be held liable for reckless driving charges not to mention civil action for consequential damage to property and other people watching. You can also kiss your insurance goodbye if you cause any sort of reportable damage.

The hitch you are showing is similar to the Jeep hitch and is rated for towing only not pulling trees out of the ground. The Laws of Physics apply to everyone and every action.

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It is better when taking out trees to cut them down cut up the tree then cut the roots then try to put it out but be careful! that is how us okie's do it
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I don't have any suggestions about the hitch, just try not to die.
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Beware as you should not be pulling a 27' boat with your Jeep. Sure it can pull it, but is way over the towing capacity and if there is a hill you will have even a bigger disaster. Get a full hitch that attaches to both sides of the frame and you will be much happier. You also can save almost half if you put it on yourself.
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That one is identical to the "stock" hitch put on JK's at the factory. It will do fine as a hitch receiver.
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Trees should be removed with dynamite. Efficient and fun at the same time.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:33 PM   #8
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Let me clarify: any trees being pulled out have already been felled. There are a few pines and a bigger hardwood on my parents property. My stepdads F-150 didnt have the weight and the tires just spun freely. We're hoping the 4wd and added weight will help.

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Beware as you should not be pulling a 27' boat with your Jeep. Sure it can pull it, but is way over the towing capacity and if there is a hill you will have even a bigger disaster. Get a full hitch that attaches to both sides of the frame and you will be much happier. You also can save almost half if you put it on yourself.
Any sugestions on a hitch? And I live in Virginia Beach. The largest hill we have here is an interstate overpass.
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Factory Style 2” Receiver Hitch by Smittybilt-RH2

$59.99, except 10% off that right now and free UPS ground shipping... Just like that one you were looking at only much cheaper.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #10
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haha dude i live in vb too. i don't have a hitch tho so i cant really help you out
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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Where do you live? I'm in Great Neck (parent's live out by Gaston, so sorry for any confusion.) Graduated from Cox in '03

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