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Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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1 1/4 Receiver hitch mount

Does this mount look strong enough to tow a 17 foot aluminum Low boat with 40 HP Mariner?
I can stand on the ball with my 225 lbs and jump on it and it seems as strong or stronger than anything Iíve towed this boat with before.




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Old 08-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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looks like a POS.

get a good bumper with an integrated 2" hitch and some frame tie-in brackets.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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yeah i have a hidden hitch bolted to my frame and i put my boat on it, granted my boat weighs almost 2 tons on the trailer, and the hitch has shifted to point down. i would get a bumper or get a real hitch welded onto the frame. dont bolt it, weld it
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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i just realized the picture in my sig is the day my trailer hitch messed up
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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yeah i have a hidden hitch bolted to my frame and i put my boat on it, granted my boat weighs almost 2 tons on the trailer, and the hitch has shifted to point down. i would get a bumper or get a real hitch welded onto the frame. dont bolt it, weld it
bolted on is fine, if done right. pic shown above does not qualify.

a 4.0L TJ can tow 2000lbs, that's it. for the 2.5L, it's 1000lbs. you bent your hitch because you went over the rated capacity with improper equipment....and that's just stupidity.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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yeah i have a hidden hitch bolted to my frame and i put my boat on it, granted my boat weighs almost 2 tons on the trailer, and the hitch has shifted to point down. i would get a bumper or get a real hitch welded onto the frame. dont bolt it, weld it
Yeah, don't be welding a hitch to the frame. There's absolutely no reason for it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:26 AM   #7
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This whole setup is an accident waiting to happen. Improper hitch and towing a boat with the Jeep's short wheel base is just a bad combo. I would recommend trailer brakes.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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My understanding is the 2.5L is only rated to tow 1000 lbs, and that means towing a toy like a jet ski.

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