Can't Afford F250 to tow 5th wheeler - This May Work?

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 20:41
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What's that...? You don't have a F250 to tow your 3,500kg. 5th wheeler....fear not!!! A little careful, well thought out engineering can solve your problem...
Class lll Hitch Install... (patent pending..)
Wouldn't you love to see how the trip went...? Good chance he ended up doing some unintended off roading somewhere. How would ya like to meet this rig on a two-lane road...coming down the mountain in your direction...?

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She's hitched up and ready to roll!! Amazing how the extra weight smoothes out the ride.
Needed to air up the rear tyres a bit ('bout 160 psi).

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Added some super heavy-duty chain for extra support on the tailgate, (note the 'Heavy-Duty 'S' hooks to attach the chain)
Also paid-up for some BIG Number 5/16 sheet metal screws to attach the Reese hitch frame to the tailgate
(see 'em there? one on each side...) Likely two more through the carpet into the floor pan inside...
Yep, probably overkill, but didn't want the possibility of having an accident.

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Most of the time was spent on the front porch whittling down that MASSIVE solid pine 4x4 to fit precisely down into the
hole in the ball mount receiver.
Note also - The 14’'x14’' piece of 3/8’' plywood on the underside of the tailgate to distribute the load more evenly
and beef up that tailgate support.
'A MAN CAN'T BE TOO SAFE'...!!






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Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 20:47

Sunday, Jun 21, 2009 at 20:47
Hi Saharaman, I've seen your first picture before, but not the pictures showing the incredible lengths you went to, to ensure safety. The timber and bent wire 'S' hooks would make a hell of a difference! Lolololol, good one!
Cheers, Dave
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:50

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:50
Damn!! Ive got barn doors on the Patrol!!!! Michael
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