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Old 10-23-2007
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hidden hitch

do they make a hidden hitch for our trucks?
i need to get a hitch soon and want to keep it higher up so i have more ground clearance and i believe the "hidden" hitch mounts inbetween the frame rails?

do they make one? or am i going to have to make my own and say fizzzark DOT or load ratings and hope it doesnt rip off... haha
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well this i th closet that i can find http://www.trailerhitches.com/traile...lass3hitch.cfm
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You could always paint match the hitch to make it "Blend-In" a little more. Mine is black and when I dont have the ball on it and have the rubber cover on the hole, It blends in very well and you cant really notice it that much.
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i have a hidden hitch, not sure if this is what your looking for

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well this i th closet that i can find http://www.trailerhitches.com/traile...lass3hitch.cfm

LOL did anyone read the review on that item? Thats funny!
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You could always paint match the hitch to make it "Blend-In" a little more. Mine is black and when I dont have the ball on it and have the rubber cover on the hole, It blends in very well and you cant really notice it that much.
im not worried about the hitch being a different color, im just looking for one that gives me the most ground clearance since im about to put camburg 5.5 kit and deavers and shackles on and on compression i dont wan the hitch to hit a rock or something.

i dont think id ever bottom out that far(hope not atleast) but if there was a hitch that was mounted higher up that would work even better. and when i build my tube bumpers i dont want the hitch to be that far below the bumper
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i had one, wasnt made by the hidden hitch company though...Mr. Special has pics of it since he has it now...$75 or so on craigslist...all you see is the mount
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looks like that...

EDIT: Ignore the pic...the page wont let you enter a bunch of spaces...
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ya i dont care what brand name it is, i want the feature of being "hidden" i.e raise up where it would come out the licsene plate area if it was being a roll pan.
do you remember what brand it is?
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I'm thinking about a hidden hitch. because they only show a little....but then again, my stock ugly ford hitch saved my **** when some lady rear ended me. All I needed was a new rear bumper, and her new nissan maxima was totaled.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=34483

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damn, you could say ya got lucky with that one ha.
i just dont want to sacrifice ground clearance, which is main reason for the hidden hitch style
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My exhaust is sitting lower than the tow kit right now. I do understand what you are going for. Maybe you could build one that goes behind the license plate??
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Uhaul installs hidden hitches for about 175
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ha i aint paying someone to tighten 8 bolts hahah.

i MAY cut up my old f150 hitch and make it fit.. just got to check out how other hitches mount out so i dont tear the frame
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