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Old 11-16-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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Front recovery points/front hitches

I've been hunting around for a way to add recovery point(s) to the front of my E250. I'm trying to avoid the usual front hitch as my bumper is fairly low profile and all the add on hitches I've seen wind up 4-5 inches below my bumper. Call me picky but I just can't stand the look of it.

I stumbled on this hitch meant for an F250:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Mount...oAAOSw5cNYdHXy

I need to double check my measurements but I am fairly certain that the 2" receptacle would wind up flush with or just inside of the lower opening on my bumper. It would basically be tucked away/invisible until you added a 2" hitch recovery point/shackle.

Can anyone see a reason this won't work(assuming my measurements are good). The frame mounts are identical between the E and F series......right?

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:38 PM   #2
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Im interested as well, and share your feelings 100%. Id love to have a low profile recovery point for the front end
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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That's a pretty slick front hitch! And not a bad option if you aren't ready to upgrade to a plate bumper with D ring tabs built in. You might have to do some modification to put it behind your van bumper, but it's hard to tell without looking at a truck and a van, side by side.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:17 PM   #4
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The frame mounts are identical between the E and F series......right?

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Who says?......I'd get confirmation before pulling the trigger....
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:47 PM   #5
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Rather low profile imho...
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:02 AM   #6
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I guess I know this van Bbasso ;-)
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:27 PM   #7
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Here's what's on mine. S-K did the original front hitch, essentially a full custom job. Then I had some guys put a platform on and mount the winch.



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Old 11-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #8
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Good job, looks fine!
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #9
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I was after a front hitch so that I can put a bike rack on it,so I bought a Curtis hitch thinking that I could bolt it right in.Well that wasn't to be as with the SMB mods for 4 wheel they add the leaf spring assembly where the install would have been.
That obviously is my mistake from being a newbie SMB owner,anyhow I decided to install it as a modified bolt in as I am not a big fan of welding modifications if I don't have to.
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Does anyone know for sure if the bolt spacing/pattern is the same between E and F series? I could swear I've read that in multiple places but now I can't find that info. I'd really like to try this hitch but need to confirm that first.....

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