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Old 02-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Draw-Tite hitch/receiver mount?

There is a girl here that drives a TJ that always parks by mine. Well I happened to notice this under her bumper today... Anyone familiar with this and is it any count? Just to save some money for right now I was planning on keeping my stock rear bumper, but I would like to be able to pull a small trailer sometime. Would this be worth looking into, or should I just wait and get a decent rear bumper later? It ain't like I'm in an extreme hurry, just checking into it.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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I essentially have the same set up on my TJ right now. It came with it when I purchased it, unless she has a different size, it requires an adaptor to tow anything much bigger than a Jon-boat due to ball size, but it is full strength and will pull anything you're jeep can ha. If you can pick on up cheap I'd say it's a good investment. Even useful with a rear rack for hauling stuff.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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I put one of these on my Jeep when I first got it to pull my little trailer and it worked well. Easy install (it used existing holes in the frame) and if memory serves, it was a Curt at about $150 from etrailer.com. I finally took it off and sold it when I went to an aftermarket bumper to gain some ground clearance.
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I have one one on my tj it has a 2 inch receiver and is frame mounted and is very well made.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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Hmm.. thanks yall! I appreciate the input. I'll be checking that website and on craigslist to see what they go for.
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I was looking into this one because it does not drop down for trail clearance.. Still deciding if I would use it on regular basis..Warrior Products Rear Rock Crawler Bumper with 2" Receiver & D-Ring Mounts - Black OS-WAR576
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I'm facing the same dicision and I think I'm gonna just do the upgraded bumper that way I have nothing to sell later, I dont want to feel like I wasted my money. I want one with the trailer hitch, the D Rings, maybe some extra backup lights, and of course the tire carrier. I'm willing to get one for the right price without the lights if I can find it.
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I'd like to get a small trailer to hall firewood. I have the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, and it looks pretty well built. It had to be removed to install the Dynomax catback exhaust. I was thinking about getting a bumper with receiver hitch, but I've yet to find one that is DOT approved. I saw another one that was narrower on this or the other forum but can't remember the brand.
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I have 2 of the 1.25" receiver hitches laying next to my barn. If you were anywhere near eastern NC you could have one, or both
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I have 2 of the 1.25" receiver hitches laying next to my barn. If you were anywhere near eastern NC you could have one, or both
Oh wow! Well I appreciate that. I won't be in North Carolina til August, I'm getting stationed there. If you still have them then I may look you up lol.

Looks like I'm not the only one trying to decide what to do though.
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I was looking into this one because it does not drop down for trail clearance.. Still deciding if I would use it on regular basis..Warrior Products Rear Rock Crawler Bumper with 2" Receiver & D-Ring Mounts - Black OS-WAR576
Just looked at this, that's not a bad deal on that bumper, it's pretty much what I need to. I'll have to remember this one too.
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Does anyone know if setting up the wiring a PITA? Getting a hitch is on my list but also not getting hitched is another lol
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Does anyone know if setting up the wiring a PITA? Getting a hitch is on my list but also not getting hitched is another lol
Nope, there are "plug and play" trailer light wiring harnesses available.
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Why buy a receiver hitch that reduces your rear departure angle? For $240 you can get a bumper with receiver, rated to tow up to 3400lbs (on an LJ - only 2000lbs on a TJ).


This is the Olympic A/T Rock Slider rear bumper. Frequently on sale for $200, has an optional swing-away tire carrier you can add later if you get a lift and tires. A matching front bumper with optional stinger is also available. This thing is made of 1.5" DOM tubing, and protects the rear body under a TJ. It has a better departure angle than the stock bumper.
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I had one and I got rear ended with a hitch in it and spare tire off, lucky it didn't bend to far in, the Lady hit me when I was at a dead stop and it took all the force, she payed for a new one
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oh wow! Well i appreciate that. I won't be in north carolina til august, i'm getting stationed there. If you still have them then i may look you up lol.

Looks like i'm not the only one trying to decide what to do though.
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You probably won't find too may companies tow rate their bumpers with the integrated hitch for liability reasons. I would not even consider towing anywhere close to the towing capacity of the listed hitch weight of 2000lbs just due to the fact of the short wheel base of our jeeps and the lack of braking power(electric trailer brakes needed). Imagine trying to do a sudden stop with that much weight behind you. OP, I would wait and get the hitch bumper because that draw hitch is a class I hitch with a 1.25" opening. Most add-ons like bike carriers,trailers, etc.. require the standard 2" opening. If you want a decent bumper fairly inexpensive($150), 4wheelparts carry the Procomps rock crawler, has a hitch w/D-rings: (done some light towing with a 4x6 trailer, no issues, now it just holds up my 33" spare)
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No I'll be at Pope/Bragg. I have friends at SJ though.
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You probably won't find too may companies tow rate their bumpers with the integrated hitch for liability reasons. I would not even consider towing anywhere close to the towing capacity of the listed hitch weight of 2000lbs just due to the fact of the short wheel base of our jeeps and the lack of braking power(electric trailer brakes needed). Imagine trying to do a sudden stop with that much weight behind you. OP, I would wait and get the hitch bumper because that draw hitch is a class I hitch with a 1.25" opening. Most add-ons like bike carriers,trailers, etc.. require the standard 2" opening. If you want a decent bumper fairly inexpensive($150), 4wheelparts carry the Procomps rock crawler, has a hitch w/D-rings: (done some light towing with a 4x6 trailer, no issues, now it just holds up my 33" spare)
Yeah I'm not planning on towing a whole lot, but that does make sense. I wish we had a lil more braking power lol. I think you may be right there. I may just wait, these bumpers are in my price range so may as well get one of these.
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Why buy a receiver hitch that reduces your rear departure angle? For $240 you can get a bumper with receiver, rated to tow up to 3400lbs (on an LJ - only 2000lbs on a TJ).

This is the Olympic A/T Rock Slider rear bumper. Frequently on sale for $200, has an optional swing-away tire carrier you can add later if you get a lift and tires. A matching front bumper with optional stinger is also available. This thing is made of 1.5" DOM tubing, and protects the rear body under a TJ. It has a better departure angle than the stock bumper.
Awesome... Thanks for the link I will check this out.

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No I'll be at Pope/Bragg. I have friends at SJ though.
Oh ok, I'm 15 mins from Seymour
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Oh ok, I'm 15 mins from Seymour
Oh ok nice! I'm ready to get back over in the south east. Ga is where I call home but NC is better than Arkansas.

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