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Posted: 4/13/2006 3:48:31 PM EDT
I want one of the $700 dollar cheapo trailers to pull my 1100 pound mower between my houses.

Will a ball hitch that goes on the bumper work or do I need a real trailer hitch installed?


Thanks for the help.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:50:41 PM EDT
Didn't you have a little ol truck? Will it tow 1100#?

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:51:25 PM EDT
On a truck or van? If so, then the bumper mounted ball will be fine.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:56:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Didn't you have a little ol truck? Will it tow 1100#?




Dodge dakota v6

It's my beatemup truck.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:57:27 PM EDT
Look in the owners manual. Usually it will tell you.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:57:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 3:58:54 PM EDT by NoSoupForYou]
That would be more than fine. I have a friend that still pulls his 3,000lb boat with the ball in the bumper of his Ford Ranger.

Also, don't buy a harness kit, you can splice it yourself in 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:05:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoSoupForYou:
That would be more than fine. I have a friend that still pulls his 3,000lb boat with the ball in the bumper of his Ford Ranger.

Also, don't buy a harness kit, you can splice it yourself in 10 minutes.


Well, that's only if you know which wires you need. I needed a CSM to do mine, though, I'd assume they make it easier on trucks than they do on cars.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:07:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Didn't you have a little ol truck? Will it tow 1100#?




Dodge dakota v6

It's my beatemup truck.



Put a ball in on her and go
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:07:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 4:15:05 PM EDT by Lakeguy]
The key thing to look out for is the max tongue weight rating for a bumper mount. IIRC rated tongue weight on a bumper is usually around 150-200 lbs for a small/midsize truck.



Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:13:07 PM EDT
SPEND THE MONEY FOR A TOWING PACKAGE.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:19:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:

Originally Posted By NoSoupForYou:
That would be more than fine. I have a friend that still pulls his 3,000lb boat with the ball in the bumper of his Ford Ranger.

Also, don't buy a harness kit, you can splice it yourself in 10 minutes.


Well, that's only if you know which wires you need. I needed a CSM to do mine, though, I'd assume they make it easier on trucks than they do on cars.

A simple multimeter is all he'll need. He really only needs brakes. Directionals are option since he's only driving between his houses. Parking lights for night can either be tapped into the back lights or taken from any 12V source. I don't think he'll have any problem.
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