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Old 06-13-2008
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Receiver Hitch Plate

I have a rear hitch on my truck and don't travel with the ball in it all the time. Does anyone have any ideas for those plates that you can put in there that hook up to the brake lights. I was thinking of just a ford one, but would like something a little different.
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i usually dont roll with a ball in all the time either. so i have a lighted ford logo light, which i bought at schucks for 20 or so bucks.
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I like leaving my drop hitch and 2-5/16 ball in there.... was some nice protection when i got rear ended last time
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I like leaving my drop hitch and 2-5/16 ball in there.... was some nice protection when i got rear ended last time
I agree with Alon on that leave the ball in
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i agree also it helps save your bumper when getting rear ended
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It also feels real good when you hit your leg on your receiver when you walk by lol
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id rather have a nice bruise in my shin than a crumpled up tailgate and such
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id rather have a nice bruise in my shin than a crumpled up tailgate and such
I never said I take it off I was just stating a fact lol. Mine almost never comes off cause I pull a trailer just about every day in the summer.....
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hmmm.....







Basically....I got rear ended...and the only thing hurt was the bumper. The hitch is perfectly straight, and she totaled her car. Since then, I rock the hitch w/ a 4" drop insert.


But I do want to make a hitch insert/cover thing....featuring the Ranger-Forums "new" logo.
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4 th brake light

just picked up the light plug for the receiver hitch for 4 bucks at a surplus store
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Thats nice and cheap! But I leave my drop hitch in too!

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I like to put a step in my receiver...there are dozens of models available, but just a little step about 2-3 feet wide is nice and acts as a decent bumper.
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^^If it's like a tubular step rail....it won't to anything for you bumper wise..it'll just crush.
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