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Can Curt Frame Mount RV Trailer Hitch be Attached to Welded-On Extensions on a Trailer Frame


I have a 2007 wild Travel Trailer, like most it has a 4 box bumper on the rear, unlike most its a little stiffer but not what I feel comfortable towing with. I like this setup better than having something custom made but my question become about the attachment point. I have an I beam on the frame that end a full 6inch shorter than the rear of the RV, to this 4x2 tubing was welded and then the 4inch box tube welded to that. Even if I could attached to the ibeam, which I cant because of the jacks and everything else it would put the receiver well under the RV, So now I am pretty much stuck attaching to the 4x2 tubing, my concern is will this support the receiver?


Expert Reply:

Welded on extensions are generally not the best place to attach a trailer hitch to a trailer, so I do not recommend it. What I recommend is to have a hitch welded on to the actual frame, but that depends on how much free space there might be at the bottom of the frame, if any.

If the frame width, measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other is 44 inches or less you can look at # 41990. A professional welder could weld one of these cross tubes/receivers to the I-beam frame. You would just need a long ball mount such as # BH20 to clear the back bumper.

If you go the custom route, we have hitch fabrication parts which I have linked for you.

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