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Old 08-25-2020, 07:55 AM   #21
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The description for this item specifically states that it's not intended for trailer towing.
No, it says not RECOMMENDED for towing a trailer. That is NOT the same as saying that you CAN'T pull a trailer with it. I suspect that this caveat is there due to the vast variations of trailer sizes/weight and, more importantly, the vast difference in quality of cars (especially brakes). Since the seller can't inspect the cars that these hitches are going on they have too put that caveat in there.
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The precaution was endorsed by a degreed engineer and should not be ignored!
Can you provide his/her name and contact info?. I would be interested in asking why the caveat.
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Old 08-25-2020, 09:50 AM   #23
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Seems like way overkill just to stick a flag on your car. The manufacturer and or vendor is obviously concerned about liability. I donít think I would trust any hitch unless it was mounted to the cars frame. Definitely not to 90 year old spring steel bumper brackets.
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Seems like way overkill just to stick a flag on your car. The manufacturer and or vendor is obviously concerned about liability. I donít think I would trust any hitch unless it was mounted to the cars frame. Definitely not to 90 year old spring steel bumper brackets.
Especially when it seems a significant percentage have broken and been welded over the years. Would be OK with new bumper brackets and small trailers but the seller has not way to know what condition the brackets are on a customers car so the caveat seems reasonable to me.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:28 AM   #25
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Can you provide his/her name and contact info?. I would be interested in asking why the caveat.
Contact the manufacturer!
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:47 AM   #26
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Old 08-25-2020, 11:16 AM   #27
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Actually it does.

It replaces the spreader bar that ties both sides of the bumper together.
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Old 08-25-2020, 11:49 AM   #28
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The hitch from Mac's doesn't bolt to the bumper brackets.

Here's a picture.
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Old 08-25-2020, 02:35 PM   #29
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The hitch from Mac's doesn't bolt to the bumper brackets.
I think you might be mistaken !
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:41 PM   #30
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Frankly, I don't trust any new trailer hitch for vintage cars. The Quality is so poor with just about everything these days.

Your best bet is to take it to a shop that specializes in trailer hitches. They will fabricate one for just you and your car...no universal non-sense. But, yes, you will spend a bit of your lunch money there.

Just for kicks, here is the trailer hitch that is mounted on my 1930 pickup. The hitch main structure reaches all the way under the back of the bed and anchors at the rear spring-to-frame mounting point. I have heard of two other circa 1930 hitches like this, but I have never seen another one. I'll bet it towed a trailer many miles, and its still on there just fine.
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:45 PM   #31
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Here's mine. It was there when I got the car. It's bolted up under the rear cross-member and also attached to the spreader bar via U-clamps.

I've used it on a number of occasions to tow a 6' x 4' wooden trailer full of garden waste to the dump, but no long journeys. I do have aspirations of towing our teardrop camper with the Model A some day. It weighs around 650kg (1430lb) fully loaded, has a towball weight of around 75kg (165lb) and has self-contained electric brakes. What do you engineers think?
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:45 AM   #32
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Anybody here remember tha bumper hitches from the 50's, clamped to the rear bumper?? I would not hesitate to use the hitch from Mac's. Common sense= KISS.

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You're correct, I was wrong and humbly apologize.
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Old 08-26-2020, 12:39 PM   #34
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I put a hitch on my 30 Tudor. It was a brand name out of a box from Advance Auto. I will find the brand and part number later. It cost approximately $130 10 years ago. Two people were needed to assemble, hold up and fish the bolts through the parts. I would put another one on a car it I needed to.


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Old 08-26-2020, 11:41 PM   #35
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I have a trailer hitch made to go on the rear bumper bolts of a Model A. I couldn't get the picture to load here so I posted an ad on the AACA forum. Here's the link
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/349758...trailer-hitch/
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I have a trailer hitch made to go on the rear bumper bolts of a Model A. I couldn't get the picture to load here so I posted an ad on the AACA forum. Here's the link
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Old 08-30-2020, 03:47 PM   #37
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See Post #34. The trailer hitch on my 30 Tudor is a Reese Omni II, #88001. It is 3500 lb rated and has a 1 1/8 inch receiver. It bolts to the bumper brackets that are bolted to the frame and body.


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See Post #34. The trailer hitch on my 30 Tudor is a Reese Omni II, #88001. It is 3500 lb rated and has a 1 1/8 inch receiver. It bolts to the bumper brackets that are bolted to the frame and body.


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Old 08-30-2020, 07:27 PM   #39
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Not a stock A but sure is a nice tow car. It will go the speed limit all day.
3000 lb. receiver hitch.
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Not a stock A but sure is a nice tow car. It will go the speed limit all day.
3000 lb. receiver hitch.
Great if you are into hot rods! To each his own.
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