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Old 04-13-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Ever seen these?

I am unsure if these would work for our applications, but dang they are cool. It may be worth a look.
http://www.tiregate.com/hg_series_0.shtml
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Ever seen these?

Pretty cool, and I've never seen it before, but I'd have to see one in person to see how it handles the weight of a large tire supported only by a receiver hitch.

Doesn't do you any good if you tow though.


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Old 04-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: Ever seen these?

I have been looking for something like that and have even looked at their web-site before. They look nice and might work but you might have to go to the company to try one on. I am sure the hitch would be strong enough but in the video the unit does drop a bit when swung open.

While I am not sold on the idea of having a big tire almost blocking the left tail light light most rear mounts do, this one being near the center means you would always have to open it to open the van doors.

Herb, they can still tow as it has a receiver hole still. It might not be able to handle as much weight as it is an extension and it might not clear all trailers.

Aluminess makes one if you don't want to buy a new bumper that mounts to the frame behind the bumper. http://www.aluminess.com/tire-racks.htm
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Re: Ever seen these?

Looks like you could use it on the front hitch too if you wanted to.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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Pretty cool, and I've never seen it before, but I'd have to see one in person to see how it handles the weight of a large tire supported only by a receiver hitch.

Doesn't do you any good if you tow though.


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I think you would be just fine towing.

• This product meets the requirements for a SAE Class IV coupling classification. Max. vertical tongue weight of this product is 750 lbs. Maximum towing weight attached to this product is 7500 lbs.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Pretty cool, and I've never seen it before, but I'd have to see one in person to see how it handles the weight of a large tire supported only by a receiver hitch.

Doesn't do you any good if you tow though.


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I think you would be just fine towing.

• This product meets the requirements for a SAE Class IV coupling classification. Max. vertical tongue weight of this product is 750 lbs. Maximum towing weight attached to this product is 7500 lbs.
I'm towing at approx 7000lbs (car hauler + Bronco), so that's a little too close for my comfort level. Then again, if I get a camp trailer and just tow that, there's more than enough margin there.

Still have some concerns over the support provided for a heavy tire though.


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What class hitch do you have now and how is it rated?
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What class hitch do you have now and how is it rated?
Factory Ford hitch, Class IV.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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This might be the solution for my SMB trailer. I can't see a reason to spend so much on my SMB trailer tires but enjoy the capability of having an extra spare for the van. With this I can go to a thinner less aggressive tire for the trailer tires and still have an extra aggressive spare (total of 2) when pulling it. I also would feel better if I reinforce the attachment point especially when seeing how much my trailler jumps...

Yep Mike, I still need to add the air bags like you did.
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