Hidden Hitch Help - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-30-2008
CBFranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,029
Hidden Hitch Help

My mom used to have a 2004 Nissan Frontier. It got destroyed when our entire property flooded back when Florida got rapped again and again by hurricanes in 04 (she had it less than a year). Because the hitch didnt come with the truck we took it off (along with the fog lights and roll up bed cover) before geico hauled it off and gave it a salvage title. It has been sitting around the house since. I finally found all of the extra mounting hardware that came with it for other vehicles. The hitch number is 87528. I am wondering if this hitch will fit on my truck. My dad got a new Hurricane deck boat that weighs about 800lbs more than our old bayliner and I didnt really like towing the bayliner with my bumper hitch, however the boat just outside my trucks towing capacity so I figure I will be OK if I am careful, as long as I have a real class III hitch. Any help with a manual for this hitch number or information on whether or not it will fit will be appreciated. IIRC the box had a list of vehicles it would fit on that was pretty large and considering the Ranger and Frontier are in the same class I may just be in luck. I have a 2000 Mazda B3000 TL edition.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-30-2008
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
Have u tired to fit it up to the truck yet? Does it line up with the frame?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-30-2008
CBFranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,029
And for pic ******:

Bayliner
Name:  IMG_1609.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  92.5 KB

Hurricane
Name:  IMG_1607.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  75.9 KB

Baller Status
Name:  128.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  108.6 KB

The flood
Name:  2b994856.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  138.0 KB

The RV that got destroyed as well
Name:  98d2250f.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  91.7 KB

I was standing in waist deep water to take that pic and as you can see, the water had receded about a food before I got out to take pics. The frontier was parked in the same area because we were worried about trees, not floods. lol

When we got to it the water was level with the hood and inside it was just below the seats. We were hoping if we let it dry it would be OK so we towed it out with the trailblazer we had at the time, the TB is a beast with that I6 and 4.10 LSD.

Last edited by CBFranger; 06-30-2008 at 01:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-30-2008
CBFranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by My91Ranger View Post
Have u tired to fit it up to the truck yet? Does it line up with the frame?
Sort of, but that is what the other pieces are for. The spare gets in the way, though. But as with the nissan, it looks like if it does fit I will need to remove the bumper, spare, and spare shroud to put it on. I'd rather not dig that far into it to find it wont work. lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2008
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
I say ebay it and get a hitch made for your truck.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-30-2008
CBFranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by fddriver02 View Post
I say ebay it and get a hitch made for your truck.
If we sell it my parents said they are keeping the money since it is theirs...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-30-2008
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
drop the spare for the install...i had to do that on both hitches i have installed. then just crank it back up after
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Truxedo Truxport Bed Cover, Hidden Hitch Class II hitch reciever (OH) jtslmn720 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 11 10-16-2012 08:20 AM
Hidden hitch front hitch for 06 Ranger? captainchris99 General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 03-02-2011 08:49 PM
Hidden Hitch relocation help Timberwolf General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 01-27-2011 08:50 PM
For Sale: Ranger Hidden Hitch round tube hitch FL korey89 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 8 06-21-2010 10:48 AM
Pics of Hidden Hitch MRC Exterior Semi-Tech 15 02-24-2006 05:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.