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Old 12-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question front bumper tow hitch

Since I have pretty long W&P 30" trailer, I'm thinking to get & install front bumper tow hitch which would make parking trailer much, much easy!
But! The one available is rated for 500 lb tongue Weight.
My trailer tongue is at list twice as much... Would 500 lb be good for a short use, like parking trailer with slow speed and short distance?

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Asnwered via PM to OP.

Trailer Dolly
will handle tongue up to 600 pounds.

The OP's trailer is 1000 on the tongue so:
All Wheel Drive AC Powered Trailer Dolly

A power dolly is the way to go in this case.

Most truck nose hitches are only rated for 500 pounds. At 1000 pounds, even if you can find one rated for that much, the truck's front axle will not be able to carry that much without exceeding it's GAWR.


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Old 12-17-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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That is true and that is why I want to check if anybody used it. However I have a feeling if I go for very short distance & slow it would not hurt much.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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IMO, you should practice backing the trailer.
I would not hang more than the listed max weight off of that hitch.
After reading the link you provided in the other thread, it is clear to me that the hitch is intended for use with light loads or only in straight line pulls - as a winch mount.
Many truck frames are boxed and the manuf's like to brag about that. A boxed frame can be built from thin steel sheet.
I'll bet that your truck also has crumple zones designed into it. It would be a real shame to kink or fold a frame.
Some manuf's offer snow plow packages to accommodate extra front end weight.
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