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Old 03-15-2007, 11:06 PM
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need to extend truck hitch

Hey i need to extend my hitch on my dump truck any suggestions . I need to extend it about 2feet. Can anyone suggest a good welder in nj.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:35 PM
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do you have a reciever on the truck already this may help i dont know what you have though

http://www.awdirect.com/catalog.cfm?...tion&linkid=58
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:02 AM
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1st.......tilt your bed ALL the way up and measure how much room you've got to play with. I was able to extend mine out about 6"......I'll be posting pictures soon......but that 6" + an extension will do the trick.

How much weight are you looking to pull?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:15 AM
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about 6,000 or 7,000lb
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:00 PM
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im in the same boat with my 550, the tank is just behind the rear plate so its not as easy. A&R trailer in westbrook CT quoted me around $700 to externally mount a reciever welded to the rear plate.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:11 PM
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how long do u want to extend it? I found away to extend the hitch about 12inch for around $140.00. I'm going to start driving around as soon as I get my title.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:12 PM
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thanks tthomass
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:44 AM
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You prolly need something like this, because I had a simular problem with my 1ton dump.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:19 PM
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redwing where did u get that
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:50 PM
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Do a search on ebay for extensions too......they have 12" & 18"

As for rear fuel tank...same goes for the Chevy 4500/5500 too, you may have to remove the tank for room to fab something up.

Imagine this........2" square receiver + 2" square tubing.....metal coupler that is about 4" long connecting the two (like you would do PVC pipe for example) and then (2) 1/4" pieces of steel coming from the square tubing to the plate for added strength = what I've got. I'd post a picture but they're not on this computer.
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