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Class III hitch for my Ranger. Square or Round tube design?

I plan on ordering a hitch for my 2002 Ranger EDGE 2wd. Decided to go with the Curt brand due to being made in the USA and I sold them alot when I worked for Auto Value. Seem like a high quality product. Only one decision....

Square tube? Or Round Tube? Only a $5 price difference. No advantage in towing capacity. Which one should I buy?

This is the Round tube model...



This is the Square tube model...

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Got a picture of the rear of your truck?
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I like them both, but I'd say go for the round.
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I like the look of the round one better.
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Round!
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I like the round on newer Rangers. I went with a round Hidden Hitch receiver on my 02 and am very happy with it. I guess 02 is not so new anymore but it still has the newer body style compared to my previous 89 Ranger.
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the round is the "hidden" style. i would go with round
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Round looks much better.
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Thanks for the reply guys. Looks like we will be going with the round tube hidden style hitch. :-)
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Got the hitched ordered today. Hopefully I'll see it before the weekend. Then I can use the Ranger to tow the boat to the lake.
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I love my round Class III

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I should see it today. UPS says it's out for delivery. I'll get it installed tonight. Now I'll be able to tow the boat to the lake this weekend!
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NICE ! :)
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Looks good!
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Which model did you get and from where.. I like the looks of that and want to get the same one!

How hard was installation?

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Which model did you get and from where.. I like the looks of that and want to get the same one!

How hard was installation?

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Curt model #13138.

Install took about 20 minutes. No drilling required.
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Curt model #13138.

Install took about 20 minutes. No drilling required.
That's awesome!! Thank you.

Found it here:

Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 13138 Class III Receiver: Automotive Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 13138 Class III Receiver: Automotive

Is that a good price for it you think or were you able to pay less?

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Looks great... round was definitely the right choice!
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That's awesome!! Thank you.

Found it here:

Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/Curt-Manufacturing-13138-Class-Receiver/dp/B0007VFM7S

Is that a good price for it you think or were you able to pay less?

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Yep. That's the one I bought. And I paid the same price. Great deal.
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Towed the boat for the first time with the new hitch on the 4th. It worked perfect!
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