Mounting a Ball Hitch to the Rear C Channel

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  1. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    I'm picking up a truck next week. I'd like to drive my car down there and tow it back on a U Haul tow dolly.

    Is there rental equipment I can add to the rear of the truck? Or I'll have to ride one of my bikes and figure out a way to lift it and secure it behind the cab.
     
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  3. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    I dunno about rental equipment, I'm sure there is, I've seen set ups where there's even a fifth wheel attachment that allows this, but I'd probably just get a hitch set up permanently installed if that's what you are going to do.

    I'll bet Uhaul can install a hitch on the truck just as well as they can on a pickup, although maybe they won't drill holes, I don't know.
     
  4. Grubby

    Grubby Road Train Member

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    I kinda doubt Uhaul would have the equipment to drill the holes in a set of heat treated frame rails to mount that type hitch... Ive been wrong before though... LOL
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    Just go to a trailer place, tell them what you want and they will put it on. That section of frame is not heattreated, and many have out a hitch in the back for many reasons, just look at dumps that haul construction trailers.
     
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  6. Grubby

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    An RV place would probably be able to help him out also, if he cant find a trailer shop close. Just an idea to keep in mind.
     
  7. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    Buy a vehicle specific hitch and YOU can bolt it on, no drilling required. I have installed the "universal fit" hitches for guys...those you need a drill and welder and maybe a grinder and a torch...
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    This time of year I'd take the bike.
     
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  9. Russian Rabbit

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    There are; Let me get back to you shortly.
     
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