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John E Davies

Front 2” receiver Tundra/ Land Cruiser/ Sequoia

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I am sort of interested in buying this Curt receiver which is a twenty minute bolt-on for my truck, it sits way too low for my liking but it comes off quick enough with four bolts if I ever got in a stituation where it was dragging.

 

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https://www.curtmfg.com/part/31198

 

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It is only rated for 500 tongue/ 5000 trailer  but I think for five mph maneuvering it would be OK. My Elite II is 620/6000 usually. The problem is that it sits pretty far back as shown in those pics and I would need an extended mount, something like this:

 

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It is also rated at 500/5000 but when used flipped up in the Rise position it is ONLY 350/3500 pounds. That does bother me. Can anyone comment? Is there a stouter mount that has a higher rating when poking up 8 inches? Would I need to get something custom built from stronger material?

 

If you can post closeup pics of whatever front hitch you have I would appreciate it. I have never used one.

 

Thanks,

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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I've got one just like that on the front of the Silverado, had one on the front of the Sierra before that and one on the front of the Yukon before that.  I have an eight inch stinger in the riser position and our tongue weight is over 700 pounds.  I've had to use it once in an emergency situation for about 1/4 to 1/2 mile and never had a bit of trouble with it.  Personally, I don't worry about things such as this as much as others might.  OTOH, my rear hitch is rated for 20,000 lbs because that's where I'd worry about getting into trouble.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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I have the same front mount reciever that you’re looking at mounted on the front of my ‘13 Land Cruiser.  Or I should say it was. I took it off before driving to Moab last week with the Land Cruiser and the Oliver. Later this week I’ll put the front reciever back on so I can easily back my LE II back into its winter storage spot for another month or two.

 

Its great for moving the trailer around the yard. The rise on my drawbar might be even taller than the one you show. No issues, I’m just glad it goes on and off easily. It hangs pretty low. Fine for pavement, but for even mild off road it’s too low. Can’t comment on changing the oil with it in place, but that might be an issue.

 

Just moving the trailer around your yard or a campsite?  The hitch and drawbar you show will be fine.

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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser 200

2018 Twin Bed Elite II #351

 

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Thanks for the comments, but after further consideration I think I will pass.... what I would really like is a nice aluminum off-road bumper with high integrated receiver but that is pretty much at the bottom of my very long Honey Do list.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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