Rear bumper towing

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by C-dog, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. C-dog

    C-dog

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    Since the slee rear bumper is not towing rated, can you tow boat trailers and other trailers without any problems? :bounce2:
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    that would depend on how heavy they are...
     
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    hoser SILVER Star

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    IMHO, it is at least as strong as if not stronger than the OEM 2004+ LX "In-Bumper" hitch which is rated at 5k lbs. Could somebody with the "in-bumper" hitch could snap a pic of the rear undercarriage. I'd like to see how they have it set-up.
     
  4. sleeoffroad

    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    Trucks with the receiver that bolts to the rear have re-inforced cross members and gussets that run from the rear crossmember to the side frame rails.
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    While I can't speak for the 100, on my 80 Kaymar rear bumper, it uses the same six bolt locations as the OEM trailer hitch had used. In addition it uses two bolts each side into the side of the frame rails and two more right into the pintle hook holes on the rear cross member.

    Grand total - OEM six bolts rated at 5000lbs. Kaymar in bumper twelve bolts, but can't remember what it's rated. ROW on the 80 OEM under bumper hitch is 7500lbs.
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    Yo, Brent, you better not hang around these parts or before you know it, you'll need to buy a 100 :princess: ... :D
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Never! :flipoff2:
     
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