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Tow hitch for dodge raider #1073908 08/24/14 05:55 PM
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mfarmer10 Offline OP
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Hey guys,
I'm looking into ordering a tow hitch for my raider, I see they make a class I plate style hitch as well as a class II that's a different style. I'll be towing a motorcycle trailer with only one motorcycle on it, as well as a boat trailer with only a 15' fiberglass boat on it. Which class hitch would be more appropriate?

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Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: mfarmer10] #1073909 08/24/14 06:10 PM
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rxinhed Offline
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What year Raider?

The simple Class I hitch will only be rated for 1,000 pounds. Class II is a higher rating.

Link to another 4x4Wire thread with good technical discussion and pics: 4x4Wire Thread

Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: rxinhed] #1073910 08/24/14 06:22 PM
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mfarmer10 Offline OP
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It's an 89 v6

Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: mfarmer10] #1073911 08/24/14 08:56 PM
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Mudraider Offline
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I have the same one Russ has, from a 4-door truck . It works excellently. I had to fab up some extension pieces for where the outer attaches, but it works 100% better than all those others. If'n you can find one off of a 4-door I highly recommend it.


89 SWB, V-6 5SPD, OME Shocks, 16.5X37's, 2"BL, SR axle, Gen2 brakes, Lincoln w/Superwinch
Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: Mudraider] #1073912 08/25/14 08:06 PM
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The hitch I settled on is a 4-door hitch that is welded on, took a bit of trimming for the wings...but all worked out well.

Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: rxinhed] #1073913 08/28/14 03:35 AM
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RECON45 Offline
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I got one that bolts to the frame siting in my basement


91 Montero LS "Sandstorm", Auto, Dual Bouncy Seats, 2" Suspension lift, 2" Body Lift, GENII front IFS, 32" MT tires

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Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: RECON45] #1073914 08/28/14 07:58 PM
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I have used a Curt 4-bolt hitch that just bolts up to the factory bolt holes to pull a pretty big pop-up camper up into the mountains and down dirt roads for camping, as well as pulling a dual-axle trailer with a bunch of furniture on it for a couple of hundred miles with no issues. The pop-up was heavy enough to warrant the use of a trailer brake control, which I really liked, but you do have to have a 7-wire connection and the appropriate interior wiring and a brake controller for that.

And yes, I know, I probably shouldn't be doing these things with such a light duty hitch, but I thought I'd throw the idea out there.

John B.


'87 Raider 2.6 Turbo Auto, Under Construction
'95 Montero SR, 35x12.5/15 BFG M/T KM-2's, Rock sliders, Qtr panel chop, gas tank lift, 2" BL, Aisins, 5.29s
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Re: Tow hitch for dodge raider [Re: RECON45] #1073915 08/29/14 07:43 PM
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Bernoulli Offline
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I have a 4-bolt on my 89 SWB. I normally pull a purpose built (camping) 4X8 trailer with electric brakes. No problems. I have towed lots more (very carefully).

I had a bolt on stage 3 for the LWB. It disappeared while I was living out of the country. It looked like it would install easily with a little angle grinder modification.

I had a Gen2 SWB (heavier) in Australia with the 4-bolt hitch. A professional car hauler said it was certified to 750kg (1650 lbs). He also said the SWB should not tow more regardless of hitch.

I have towed more with my '89, but very carefully.


89 3L V6 5spd SWB, Aisin Manual Hubs, 2 (suspension) seater Raider in Wheeler, OR







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