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Trailer hitch - - -Round or square???

Which do you prefer? I'm leaning towards round but wanted some feed back.
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I like square myself. It seems like square ones are easier to mount stuff to if ya want but I guess with a welder you can do anything
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I like the way round the looks. Also from what I have seen they tuck away better as well.
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Hidden Hitch states that the install times are 20mins for the square one and 10mins for the round one. Not that install time matters to me.
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i have a square hidden hitch. all you can see is the receiver below the bumper. the round ones look nicer if you have a body lift or if it hangs lower than your bumper
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square framed hitch receivers look better IMO
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I like my square hidden hitch.
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***** it out. Where's the round tube owners at?
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i have a round tube, no pics, didnt really know there was a difference? and the install time was 2 hours on a lift, with 2 sledge hammers and 2 guys because of the little bit of rust on my frame
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ya, i dont see it being a 10-20 minute install especially if you are by yourself
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it only took 30 min puttin a hitch on my buddies 95 GMC sierra. but it was all bolt on, no drilling or nething.
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I'm going with the round tube for the easy installation. I just hope Hidden Hitch's website isn't full of s**t when they say:

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ya, i dont see it being a 10-20 minute install especially if you are by yourself
my hidden hitch took me less than 20 min to install. its like 4 or 6 bolts into pre-existing holes. i used a floor jack to get it up under the truck while i put the bolts in it. it was easy
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Ditto. Less than 20 minutes, I did it in McDonalds parking lot when I bought it off the guy.
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Square.
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does anyone know how much weight the stock FX4 f150 towpackage w/ a 2" ball reciever is rated for? i didnt wanna start a new thread when a similar one was already up. thanks
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Doesnt it say on the bumper?
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does anyone know how much weight the stock FX4 f150 towpackage w/ a 2" ball reciever is rated for? i didnt wanna start a new thread when a similar one was already up. thanks
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does anyone know how much weight the stock FX4 f150 towpackage w/ a 2" ball reciever is rated for? i didnt wanna start a new thread when a similar one was already up. thanks
Stock bumpers are rated at 2000lbs. I wouldn't tow 100 lbs on it.
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He's talking about the tow package. I'm pretty sure its rated for 5,600lb
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Ah. I read wrong. But only 5600 for an F150?
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Thats with the class 3 hitch. With the heavy duty class 4 its like 9600-10000. They came with 2 different tow packages. The standard was a class 3 hitch which was rated for 5,600lb and the heavy duty with the class 4 is rated for 9,000something
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Ah.
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Ya but I am talking about just one guy with nothing holding it up. That and I have put them on vehicles with no holes. Having holes already there is cheating. Haha
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I like my square Hidden Hitch
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