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Posted: 12/25/08 09:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wondering what the aftermarket hitch of choice is for the TC folks with extensions. Superhitch...Putnam, etc

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I put a Curt Magnum reciever hitch on my truck. 12,000/1,200 weight carrying rating, 14,000/1,400 weight distributing rating.


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Front or rear? I opted for a Hidden Hitch by Drawtite, 2" 500/5000NWD-600/6000WD on the rear my truck, mainly because it works with my Torklifts, plus it cost a fraction of a SuperHitch or Towbeast. Front is only rated 500 lbs weight /9000 lbs pulling.


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What you don't want to do is buy your rear torklift tie downs or whatever type you choose then find out your present hitch isn't adequate for you trailer like I did. Our hitch which came with truck was good for a 1000 lbs tongue weight and thought would be fine with 24" extension behind our Eagle Cap 950 camper. Found the 18" extensions with present hitch are good for no more than 300 to 400 lbs and I need at least 500 for my boat or for a Wells Cargo Fun wagon Trailer, so now am looking at having to replace the rear tie downs and install a super hitch good for 750 tongue weight and 7500 trailer weight and a 24" extension without weight distribution.

From checking so far am planning on going with the Superhitch, but am interested in what others have to say that might change my mind.

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TL SuperHitch w/36" extension.





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hunkydory wrote:

What you don't want to do is buy your rear torklift tie downs or whatever type you choose then find out your present hitch isn't adequate for you trailer like I did. Our hitch which came with truck was good for a 1000 lbs tongue weight and thought would be fine with 24" extension behind our Eagle Cap 950 camper. Found the 18" extensions with present hitch are good for no more than 300 to 400 lbs and I need at least 500 for my boat or for a Wells Cargo Fun wagon Trailer, so now am looking at having to replace the rear tie downs and install a super hitch good for 750 tongue weight and 7500 trailer weight and a 24" extension without weight distribution.

From checking so far am planning on going with the Superhitch, but am interested in what others have to say that might change my mind.


Well, the SuperHitch is great, but why not just buy a weight distribution hitch and keep using the hitch you have? Having just recently started towing with a WD hitch, I'm sold even if I got back to a lighter trailer eventually.

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SuperHitch!! 1800/18000 on my dually without extension. I use a 24" extension with present camper for boat or enclosed trailer. I do not want to have a WD as it is a PITA and I also have enough weight on the front axle between the TC and motorcycle. [emoticon]


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My F-450 came with unbranded Class V receiver. That receiver has (or had since I lost it somewhere) a sleeve that decreased receiver from 2 1/2 inch to 2 inch. I use a Reese extension cut to 41 inch. It is 2 1/2 in on truck end and 2 inch on other end. Previous truck I upgraded to a Class V Reese Tow Beast and used that extension.


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I have a Tow Beast, but it is borderline strong enough for my 10,000# dump trailer when full of dirt (especially without the WD hitch) or my skidsteer in the dump trailer when at the end of an extension. I actually bent a 36" extension I had borrowed, and would like to go to the over/under style of the TL SuperHitch to be sure it won't bend. I can't easily use a WD hitch with thie trailer (even though I own one) because of the way the tongue is setup.

For now I am using a shorter than ideal extension becuase it is solid and very strong but I'd like to have a little more length.

I also have a Hide-A-Hitch gooseneck hitch under the bed.


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Super Hitch with 30" extension works great with trailer, or 500lb swing-out cargo carrier. Very stable and easy to attach or detach. I will get a 14-16' boat someday, and the ratings will be fine up to 4500lbs and 750lb tongue weight.


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