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Old 07-02-2009   #41
Thronton, Colorado
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The Mustang hardly knew the trailer and boat were there. It actually towed very smoothly. It just seems wrong to use a Mustang like that, but hey, whatever it takes! I do get a lot of wise cracks about the hitch on the Mustang. The car guys I know are especially surprised by it.

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Old 07-10-2009   #42
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just a thought, put an extension from the trailer hitch (box tube-ing) out 4-6' into a t-bar configeration, at the end. This will give the user 14-16' of bed space. (pick-ups)Of course, self-supporting the entire raft will need some added support.

just a hitch extension.

I have used this method a few times hauling a flat bottom boat, on the way to hunting alligators.

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Old 01-29-2010   #43
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I'm diggin' this post. New question, though slightly unrelated sort of. I just bought a great little simple deck trailer, but my Tacoma doesn't have a receiver hitch and the bumper hitch makes the damn thing sit at an angle. Anyone know the cheapest place to get a receiver hitch or have one used for a Tacoma?
Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.
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Old 01-29-2010   #44
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I don't know about the Fort, but Lambert Hitch in Denver does a good job. I suspect they are not the cheapest in town. I use they because they do a good job.
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Old 01-29-2010   #45
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I would check out U-Haul. They install trailer hitches at a very reasonable price. I had one put on a Jeep last year for under $250 out the door with everything you will need. That was down in Denver, off of Santa Fe I believe. I used it all last season with no problems.
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Old 01-30-2010   #46
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I've used Hitchmart Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch - Free Shipping in the past and have been very happy with them, free shipping is nice too.
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Old 01-30-2010   #47
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Give me a call. I sell and install hitches at my shop. Ill even give you a discount for being a local buzzard. Call or stop by!

6540 S. College Ave
North east corner of Trilby and College
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Old 01-30-2010   #48
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Go to your local salvage yard and get one off a wrecked vehicle. Probably $50 or so.

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