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trailer hitch for pontoon boat


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02-23-04, 05:58 AM   #1  
trailer hitch for pontoon boat

I have purchased a receiver style hitch to mount to the frame of my '96 dokota p/u to pull an 18' Bass Buggy.

I have been told both ways, either to weld the hitch to the frame or use bolts to secure it to the frame.

Any recommendations?
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rrcop

 
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02-23-04, 05:42 PM   #2  
I've had receiver hitches welded and bolted. The one on my Chevy p/u is bolted, and we have a pontoon boat trailer, too.
Pulling a light load like that, it should only be just a matter of your choice. Personally, I prefer the bolted on, so that it's easier to remove if you choose to.
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02-23-04, 06:58 PM   #3  
thanks for the help and advice.

 
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02-25-04, 04:25 PM   #4  
Im with Mike for sure bolt it on for a 18'. That way you can put it on what ever you get next. Have pulled 22'I/O and 24'sail on this bolt on. ED

 
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02-25-04, 07:11 PM   #5  
Thanks ed and mike,
i had the reciever installed yesterday, and it was bolted to the frame.
now the hitch.
what should the height be when pulling a trailer.. should it be level. a little higher or lower...what's the rule on this?
thanks again,
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02-26-04, 08:27 AM   #6  
I try for level all the time . I also pull the boat up or back some .So it runs about 75 to 100 lb on the ball there. Have to play with it sometimes so it dont sway on you when you pull it. Dont forget good safety chains and lights. ED

 
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02-26-04, 07:02 PM   #7  
thanks for the help ed.
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