I love this site and have learned a lot about RVing and Airstreaming in general. I have an unconventional question.
I am going to have a custom class 3 hitch built for my 2002 Chevy Impala. This hitch will be similar to the hitches that CanAm Rv builds for their customers. If I lived closer to them I would just go there and have my hitch work done and not worry about it. Living in Tennessee there is nobody that I know of that specializes in setting up unconventional tow vehicles. This vehicle is in perfect mechanical shape and paid for so I want to use it to tow. I do not currently own an Airstream, I own a small pop up camper that weighs 650 lbs. I know I could just spend $200.00 bucks and put on a class 2 and be done but I want to look towards the future when I upgrade from a Pop up to an Airstream. I want to way overbuild my car to tow. I'm in the process of getting the tranny cooler, current Pop up has no brakes so the brake controller can wait a little while.
I'm sorry this is so wordy, I've had a lot of caffeine this evening.
Ok, I have said all that to ask this question
I want to build a custom class 3 hitch for my car like this one
For My 2002 Impala. I have a welder/fabricator lined up who can do the job. However, he isn't a towing specialist. How can we fabricate the "h" pattern receiver around the spare tire well? I want the receiver to be as close to the back bumper as I can. Do I just angle the receiver tube down to clear the well? I am worried about clearance under the spare wheel well. Here is a pic of the underside
Again, I am sorry for the long post I want to make sure we fabricate this correctly. He probably already has a plan in his head. I just want to understand where the connection points should be and how to get around the spare tire well.