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Old 09-21-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Easier maneuvering from the front of the TV?

Hi All,

I have a 2012 292 BHDS, TV is a 2011 F250 6.2 CC. My camper storage location is next to the house, in a tightly angled spot. I've put it there twice, both times it takes a good bit of time, and still have not gotten it exactly how I want it. I was looking into how to carry the bikes for all of us, and ran across front mounted (on TV) hitches. Not I wonder if maneuvering the trailer mounted to the front of the truck would be easier to get it into the tight space? anyone know if the front of the truck could handle the tongue weight? Would maneuvering be easier this way? It would definitely be different!

Looking forward to some good discussion!
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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I have one on the front of my tractor. works very well for moving trailers around. Just be sure the front hitch would handle your tongue weight.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:18 PM   #4
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I have seen several PU's with a front hitch.

One was off set to the passenger side, I ask why.

Owner said, if the hitch was in the middle he would not be able to see without sticking his head out the window.

Off set allowed him to look down the side sitting upright.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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I have seen several PU's with a front hitch.

One was off set to the passenger side, I ask why.

Owner said, if the hitch was in the middle he would not be able to see without sticking his head out the window.

Off set allowed him to look down the side sitting upright.

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Old 09-21-2015, 10:20 PM   #6
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We. Have a short driveway with a bend in it. Back in as far as I can go, drop the trailer,turn the truck around hook up and push it right in. Couls probable use the front reciever for a bike rack while on the road. I found its well worth the $$.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:32 PM   #7
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I'll back up what the others are saying. Just for maneuvering around the yard I'd imagine it could handle the weight, first time you set the trailer on it you'll be able to see if it flexes too much.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll likely investigate other options as well, but I like the idea of a bike rack and easier maneuvering. I was looking at this website www.bodiak.us. the tongue weight worries me though, as I think I'm at around 800 with the 292bhds.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #9
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My "front hitch" isnt on my truck.I burned a 1" dia hole in the right fork of my skidsteer fork attachment,so i can put the ball on center or 2' to my right.Also allows for infinite vertical ball hight too,no running around cranking the trailer coupler up or down!
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tongue weight worries me though, as I think I'm at around 800 with the 292bhds.
as it should... I doubt that any front mount will handle that weight...

I have a front ball mount on my mid-size Kubota 4x4 tractor for maneuvering and my 550# tongue weight is just about all the front end can handle... easy to push the trailer but tough to turn especially tight turns with all that weight on the front end
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