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Front mounted Hitch for Gen 2?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by squamish VFR, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    squamish VFR

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    OK I spent an hour searching but could not find. I cannot find a company that makes a front mount hitch for my '06 tacoma. I need to get my 19' searay in and outa my back yard. Has anyone else had better luck or do I need to fab one up myself; I was going to hide it behind the licence plate.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    No one? Crap where's that plasma cutter?:canada:
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    i think i have seen a pic of a 2nd gen on here with 1... but i dunno if it was built or bought
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    This may stupid.. but I have never heard of a front mounted hitch! Why not just do a back one???
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    its easier to manuver a trailer
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    It may be easier to maneuver a trailer! But lets think about this in the long run.

    You can not drive a truck on the road backwards :)

    So you will be paying for the one or two times you use it in the front where as the back you will use more. And if you ever decide to get a boat and you load it in the water. By the time you get low enough to launch the boat you will most likely have water in your engine!
     
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    LOL no no the front hitch is used to operate easier in tight spaces like turning my boat into my back yard from the alley. I'd drop the boat in the alley switch the reciever to the front re hook and drive it in to the backyard. The steering tires next to the hitch makes it easier. At the launch ramp the rear hitch is fine, this is just for home use.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    I would tow that bitch a 100 miles from the front hitch. :)
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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  12. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    Try etrailer.com or Cabelas.com
     
  13. Apr 22, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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  14. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Thanks for the additional info. I've never seen a power tug, but don't think it would work, my alley is dirt and would have to push up over a hump, I doubt it would get traction, neet idea though. I have no interest in having the Curt hanging that low out the front of my truck. CBI saya they will ship to Canada, IMO not worth doing it all myself for what he's asking. Just wish he had some made up already...thanks again!
     
  15. May 18, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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  17. Jun 24, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    The Curt hitch really doesn't look that bad on the front. I'll get a picture tomorrow (we're headed for a week camping) and try to post it so you can see it.

    Cheers!

    Chris
     
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