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Old 12-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #29
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I recently purchased a Front Hitch made specifically for my Nissan Titan from Etrailer. Now I also have a a adjustable ball mount with 11" extension from camping world(best price 54.00) now the kicker is I have a blind parking area in my yard, and I've had some neck surgery, which makes backing up a real struggle even with a spotter.
So my solution should now become a little clearer. By using the front hitch and extension I have enough height not to drag the ground while PUSHING my 25' AS into my back yard. No more blind spot. I've looked all over this web site looking for someone else to have done it before me. No such luck. But now no more straining, no more blind spot, and so much more maneuverable. Pictures to follow soon.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #30
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #31
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I would like to find a front hitch for my 2012 F150 SCREW Ecoboost. Unfortunately no one seems to make one that will fit. The Ecoboost model is set up a bit different in the bumper area with different coolers, etc for the turbos and transmission. From talking to a couple of the main manufactures of hitches they attach to the mounting points for the tow hooks. Problem is the Ecoboost models do not have front tow hooks.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #32
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Velo I appreciate your position. My suggestion was just a suggestion. If an Airstream will make you happy by all means buy the Airstream. As someone else pointed out, in 20 years someone may bless you for keeping one in good shape.
Beats the crap out of using one as a deer camp. Craigslist is full of "make a great deer camp" airstream deals around here. We rescued ours from that life and are enjoying putting it back on the road.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #33
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Let's see if the pictures turned out. I'm doing this from my iPad .
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #34
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I would like to find a front hitch for my 2012 F150 SCREW Ecoboost. Unfortunately no one seems to make one that will fit. The Ecoboost model is set up a bit different in the bumper area with different coolers, etc for the turbos and transmission. From talking to a couple of the main manufactures of hitches they attach to the mounting points for the tow hooks. Problem is the Ecoboost models do not have front tow hooks.
I have a 2012F 150 SCREW Ecoboost 4x4, and it has tow hooks. I'm interested in the front mount hitch. Who are the manufacturers of these hitches?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #35
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I would like to find a front hitch for my 2012 F150 SCREW Ecoboost. Unfortunately no one seems to make one that will fit. The Ecoboost model is set up a bit different in the bumper area with different coolers, etc for the turbos and transmission. From talking to a couple of the main manufactures of hitches they attach to the mounting points for the tow hooks. Problem is the Ecoboost models do not have front tow hooks.
etrailer has them listed for without Ecoboost AND WITH Ecoboost.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #36
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:07 AM   #37
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Thank you, that is a very recent listing. I am calling them today to confirm and order.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:29 AM   #38
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #39
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Thank you, that is a very recent listing. I am calling them today to confirm and order.
You're welcome, it doesn't say when they listed it but, I always check etrailer when I'm looking for that type of product and have bought from them a few times.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:12 AM   #40
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You're welcome, it doesn't say when they listed it but, I always check etrailer when I'm looking for that type of product and have bought from them a few times.
The last time I looked was about a month ago and no one had them at that time. Also spoke to a couple of the manufacturers and they were not shipping them out (still under development). I found it at Hitchshops.com. for $30 cheaper and free delivery. Placed my order with them and it should be delivered by end of next week. The front hitch hopefully will make it easier for me to get my little trailer in the back yard where I would like to park it.
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I have a Parkit 360 and have used it to tow my A/S and car trailer. I've had no problems moving the trailers around with it but on the A/S I use the power jack to move things around as it seems more stable that way. The car trailer I use the deal that fits into the trailer ball. I've had it a couple of years with no issues and have moved the trailers several times. FWIW
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