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    Itching for a Hitch - question about bumper

    Because I want a hitch quickly, I'm going with the Curt hitch. I have searched this forum for days and some people said rear bumper must be removed while others said not neccessary.

    For those of you that have installed the Curt hitch, at U Haul or DYI, did you have to remove the rear bumper at all?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    I've not installed the Curt but from what I've heard, you do not have to remove the rear bumper.


    Put a smiley after you say that Bub.

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    I have installed one...

    ...and Tom is right

    Bolts up to frame under back of cladding 'lower lip'.

    However.. depending on how you run the electrics..
    ... freeing up the cladding to pull outwards..but not removing it can help.

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    I keep my wire harness in the jack compartment & just run it out the door when needed.

    My pet peeve is seeing trashed wires dangling from the back of a truck.

    Caution though, make sure you get a good ground for your converter. A bad ground produces some pretty wonky effects.

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    Good plan..

    Quote Originally Posted by tom4bren View Post
    I keep my wire harness in the jack compartment & just run it out the door when needed.
    Gonna have to do same..

    ....much tidier / less exposure to elements

    Jo

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    You guys Rock big time - soooooooooooo responsive!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! now I need to go online and find the best price or perhaps just drop it off at U Haul and let them take care of the drilling lol

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    Thank the site !!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by JoFotoz View Post
    I have installed one...jo
    Jo, know that you wheel, any issue with clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JULIAN911 View Post
    You guys Rock big time - soooooooooooo responsive!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! now I need to go online and find the best price or perhaps just drop it off at U Haul and let them take care of the drilling lol
    IIRC, no drilling needed. It should use 4-6 threaded holes already on the frame (at least that's what my hidden hitch uses).

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    Yup....

    Quote Originally Posted by rowhard View Post
    Jo, know that you wheel, any issue with clearance?
    ...BUT, in the best possible way.

    Lower edges of outer plates act as GREAT 'skid rails' when exit angles are steep.
    It makes a horrific noise and scares the **** out of you first time !!!
    But totally protects underside at back.

    I now 'use' it deliberately... with no problems other than minor edge burring to plates.

    A great secondary gain of the Curt Hitch is rear end collision protection
    I've had two tap mine pretty hard...
    ....cost them plenty in cracked f/glass-Plastic bumpers..I had NO damage.

    jo
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    IIRC...

    Quote Originally Posted by tom4bren View Post
    IIRC, no drilling needed. It should use 4-6 threaded holes already on the frame (at least that's what my hidden hitch uses).
    ...I had to open out two holes due to slight miss alignment , and use a lock nut set up.

    jo

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    I think I would've stretched the holes on the hitch & retained the threaded holes on the frame ... but that's just me.

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    More "meat"...

    Quote Originally Posted by tom4bren View Post
    I think I would've stretched the holes on the hitch & retained the threaded holes on the frame ... but that's just me.
    ... on the frame

    jo

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    Are you sayin that you have more meat on your frame than I???

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    Maybe a bit of roadkill...

    Quote Originally Posted by tom4bren View Post
    Are you sayin that you have more meat on your frame than I???
    .


    jo

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