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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 09:49 PM
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newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

now, what kinda items did you guys put on your reses hitch to make it more versitle, so far all i have is 2 pins ( one badly rusted, one new), and a drop down off my old reses hitch, and the pins are for my tow strap, and the drop down is my step to get in the bed of my truck. but what did you guys bold\weld on to your resese hitch to make it more versitle?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2002, 09:41 AM
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

well i got 2 very large u-bolts off a garbage truck from my uncle, he just gave them to my dad when he went up there last night, now i gotta figure out where i want them welded, i was thinking faceing straight out, maybe alittle bit past the bumper, and then cut off the excess, then i will be set to go with chains, and a strap, to maximize the versitility of my truck [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. oh well thanks for your guys opinoins, ttl bye.
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

umm, i have 2 ...one with 1-7/8 the other with 2" ball. I made a tow strap out of the tie down straps used for lumber hauling semis...it fits in the reciever and then the hitch pin threads though it. it works pretty well for me.
oh yeah, and i also made this one for ummm "versatility." you can't see it too well, but i have a 1.5"X1.5" square stock pole welded to the part that goes into the reciever. it turns heads prety much everwhere i go. I now secure the flag to the pole using stainless steel cable. i had rope, but someone cut it and stole my flag last year.
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

hey peacock, you sure they're staring at your flag and not the exhaust tips sticking 2 feet out the back of your truck? [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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they double as wheelie bars i heard [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

yea my tow strap i made from a HD tie down used on big rigs, havent tryed it out yet but i hope it works well, i have two loops with nylon protection sleves on the loops, and im gunna have my uncle weld the BF u-bolts on my Reces hitch soon, probly this weekend, so i could also use the loops for chains if i had to, or somthing else, but it will make recovery of my stuck truck, or someone elses stuck vehicle. so i will post a picture of what the final product looks like when im finished. thanks for your opinoin.
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

a tie down strap isnt designed to be stretched like a recovery strap is, so if you get much of a run on it you'll probably break it. my old strap (that one of my dumbass brother's managed to lose) was like a rubber band (canyon crawler brand?) and even a stock jeep could pull me out of anything i got stuck in but now i have a pro-comp 3"x30' strap and it hardly stretches at all, and last time i got stuck a jeep on 33's couldnt get me out even with a 10 ft run, but it was fun watching him try while he destroyed his jeep [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] KEEPER straps are supposed to be really stretchy, but i've never tried them. unless the truck pulling can get some traction, i doubt a lifting or tie-down strap will do much good. (same goes for a chain)
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Re: newer recese hitch that isnt rusted to nothing....

yea, im thinking of getting like a 30,000 lbs keeper strap, 30ft or a 22,000 20 ft. im just thinking logicaly on how im gunna use it and such, how stuck am i ever gunna get, im a chicken [censored] and afriad of getting my truck stuck, maybe i wills just say [censored] it and pay a grand for a warn winch, who knows, but untill the strap breaks im gunna use it, well thanks fer the info, ill look into canyon crawler brand.
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