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Old 05-12-2012
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trailer hitch

i have a 2006 ford ranger that i want to install a trailer hitch,can anyone tell me can one person install this by themselves or do you need two people to do the job ? thanks in advance
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1 person unless you're a wuss lol
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You should be able to do it by yourself.

If you are worried about the weight of the hitch, or worried about hurting yourself.....then get another person to help.
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Two people is always better when working on that kind of stuff but you could most likely do it solo.
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Two people is good otherwise just use jack stands to help you hold the weight while bolting it in.
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One person. Use a torque wrench.
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Never hurts to have a second set of hands to hold it while you bolt it on, but it's definitely doable on your own.
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a floor jack was my second set of hands when i did mine.
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One person an a box to balance the other end while you get two of the bolts started. Mine came with spacers supplied to bolt up to the frame. Curt Class II , it was easy to install.
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I mounted my tubular Curt by myself. If you have an extra person and can use them, use them. These things are pretty ackward by yourself but it can be done. Or as was stated above, a jack/stand would work too.
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Can do it solo, but a floor jack or jack stands, as stated above, would definitely be helpful.

A human with logic processing capabilites would surpass the floor jack or jack stands in overall helpfulness though, since positioning would be easier and you wouldn't have to worry about dropping the receiver on your noggin..
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