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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2004, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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trailer hitch help

ok the hitch for my pacifica is a weld on type, however if i order it through the dealer its twice the price, if i order it on line, where do i take it to get installed?? I need to get this done fast, blackhawk is soon!!

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Hey Jim, why not get this one instead? It looks bolt-on
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Jim, that Drawtite one is a bolt on. You might have to drill, but isnt that much of a problem. Hell I've installed literally hundreds of hitches on suburbans, tahoes, F350's (hardest ones to do), pickups, Mercedes's and vans when I worked at Geneva Vans.

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hey thanks good find!!

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Good thing you found a bolt on, doing welding on a car with all the electrics (sp) would kill the car for good.

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Try JC Whitneys for the bolt ons.

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Try JC Whitneys for the bolt ons.

I wouldnt. When it comes to hitches, a name brand is easier to trust (ie Drawtite and Reese)
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Ive bought three Hidden Hitches from JCW and never a problem. I haul my boat, bikes and sleds with them.

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I've seen one fail. Thankfully it as when the weight of the boat trailer was lowered on the hitch receiver and not when it was moving. The welds on one side ripped.


But at Geneva we installed a few hidden hitches. Had to route out the holes to get the bolts to go through the hitch and frame (more than we had ot on the Reeses').

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i ordered the one v2neal posted, couldnt wait for the chrysler rep to hook me up anymore. thanks again for the link!!

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No problem.
I was wondering why you were looking at a weld-on. Was that what Chrysler was pushing?
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