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09-22-2012, 05:32 PM
I bought a 97 1 tun dump. I need to pull my mowing trailer with it this fall for clean ups. But It has a pintail (sp) type ball on it. My mowing trailer is a high side (18 in) and it will jack knife because the bed hangs over it. Is there a way to extend in a few inches. I will try and get pic's up soon.

09-22-2012, 05:36 PM
Go to a fab shop. Get an extended hitch put on truck or extend tongue on trailer. Easy fix.
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09-22-2012, 07:24 PM
Could I use this? I know its used to go into a receiver and then a ball added.

I was thinking of attaching the flat part to the truck and using a 2 in sleeve and then adding a regular hitch. sounds like a lot but its all rated at 10k. My mowing trailer will only have a stand on and blower gas trimers and ect.

09-23-2012, 12:02 AM
You can get a hitch extension that looks like 2 plates , one bolts to the truck and the other side as bolt holes for a pintle .
I think it extends the hitch 4" John

09-23-2012, 09:09 AM
Just be sure to understand that using the extender much like a drop down can significantly decrease your load capacity.
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09-23-2012, 10:17 PM
It will be a lot stronger if you cut the tongue off the trailer and extend it instead of messing with the truck hitch
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09-24-2012, 07:43 AM
Big red the o ly problem w that is i have 4 trailers. Thats why i was looking in to the truck. Going to take it to a fab shop i guess. Just wondering if i was missing something
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10-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Buyers sells a hitch extender I have 5 of them the are great bolts on back of truck then
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