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Old 04-29-2007
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Icon5 Any Tubular Class III Hitch Assemblies That Fit Flare Sides Out There?

For a while now I've been poking around the net looking for American made Class III hitches for my 2003 Ranger Edge flare side. One issue I am constantly mindboggled over is that a lot of the hitches I do find for Rangers say "excluding flare side or Splash." Basically they are for the regular full sized Ranger beds. Now, I've eyeballed a couple of Edge flare sides in person that I saw with Class III hitches, but they are square tubing which in my opinion are eyesores. Do Curt or Reese make tubular style Class hitch assemblies that will work on my flare side? I've asked this before on another Ranger board, but didn't get much feedback on this. I'm looking for specific part or model numbers, too. Part numbers make shopping for these things much less of a hassle. Thanks in advance.
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heres mine. not sure where its manufactured, but it is a unit from u-haul i got second or third hand.
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i have not seen any reason a hitch shouldnt fit both flare and fleetside trucks. the hitch on my old EDGE(flareside) was off a fleetside truck. i pulled it myself.
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The oem hitch off of my old flareside fits my styleside
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Yeah I think the only difference is with the flareside you have to drill a half inch hole in each frame rail.. Least thats how it was when I put a hitch off a fleetside on my old flareside.
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Thanks, guys. Gumby, would you happen to know if there's a part number anywhere on yours? I've never purchased anything from U-Haul before. I could only assume their prices are pretty outrageous.
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Did even more poking around since I had more time to do so. I came across a Curt tubular hidden hitch part number 13138 on Ebay. I then started looking around for the best price. I've almost always ordered my stuff in the past from Summit Racing when I had my Mustang. They have it on their site (with a representative image instead of the actual item).
Their part number is CHT-13138.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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looks good, Curt makes some good cheap hitches


and Gumbys hitch was second hand, he got it from me, I got it new
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Looks very nice man!
Attachment looks the same as my Draw Tite Square tube hitch(Styleside).
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I like it. Never thought I'd make such a big deal out of a hitch. :)
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That looks good. The factory ones are like a freakin second bumper hangin there.
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so did it require to do any drilling?
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Not on mine. I read once before on here somewhere that 2001 - newer were already drilled. Prior to 2001 ya have to drill. I don't know how solid that info is, though. Mine is a 2003.
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