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mikenehrkorn
12-22-2013, 02:30 PM
18895

Wasn't really looking for a new ride, but couldn't really pass up on all the incentives for this 2013.

Notice the FIRST sticker to be added!!


2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

wolfeman131
12-22-2013, 04:01 PM
Great looking new ride!

TJockey
12-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Sweet! That will help with a Merry Christmas.:D

patrick232
12-23-2013, 11:12 AM
Congrats on your new present enjoy, I just turned 41K miles on my 2013 with only a minor trim issue.
FYI you might need a new drop hitch.

mikenehrkorn
12-23-2013, 11:24 AM
FYI you might need a new drop hitch.

Yeah, I figured that -- how far is the drop? I have the single axle trailer

Boatdrinks797
12-23-2013, 12:40 PM
I have the same tow truck and you will need a 6" drop for the boat and I also carry another 8" drop for a smaller trailer I have. I should have gotten the adjustable sliding hitch receiver, but, I was in a pinch and they didn't have one when I needed it so now I lug both of them around.

sandm
12-23-2013, 01:03 PM
congrats on the new ride...

kevkev
12-23-2013, 03:15 PM
18897

This is the only way to go IMO. Bought one earlier this year and love it. It is expensive but I will not need to replace it for a long time if ever and it works as both a drop hitch and raise hitch.

mikenehrkorn
12-23-2013, 03:33 PM
18897

This is the only way to go IMO. Bought one earlier this year and love it. It is expensive but I will not need to replace it for a long time if ever and it works as both a drop hitch and raise hitch.

I was thinking of going with this one from Harbor Freight on sale for $28

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-1-adjustable-ball-mount-hitch-95991.html

sandm
12-23-2013, 04:04 PM
maybe it's just me and I love harbor freight for lots of stuff, but I don't know that I'd trust that thing towing my spendy ski boat.

the one kevkev posted looks a whole lot sturdier.

guess it's personal preference..

kevkev
12-23-2013, 04:05 PM
I was thinking of going with this one from Harbor Freight on sale for $28

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-1-adjustable-ball-mount-hitch-95991.html

$50k Truck
$40k Boat
$28 Hitch

You are way crazier than me my friend.

parrothd
12-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Sell the boat and truck and get a G23!

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Cigars n scotch
12-23-2013, 07:22 PM
I was thinking of going with this one from Harbor Freight on sale for $28

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-1-adjustable-ball-mount-hitch-95991.html

I have this drop hitch but haven't used it to tow, only to put the boat in the garage.

BGeorge01
12-23-2013, 07:37 PM
Best hitches around...3"-10" drop, swivel ball mounts, and a ton of different options. I have 3 different ones, all have been great! Check out the website and the video with Stacey David.

http://inventiveproductsinc.com/FW_Shop_TrailerHitches.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvhJve-h7qU

moombadaze
12-24-2013, 07:07 AM
Best hitches around...3"-10" drop, swivel ball mounts, and a ton of different options. I have 3 different ones, all have been great! Check out the website and the video with Stacey David.

http://inventiveproductsinc.com/FW_Shop_TrailerHitches.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvhJve-h7qU

hey, you spelled my name wrong, there is no e Stacy

mmandley
12-24-2013, 10:54 AM
I'm a fan of Harbor Freight but I always say its for the once in a while tool, not the everyday tool.

What makes me worried about the HF hitch is the small diameter of the steel and the little brace from the tongue to the drop. Too weak IMO.

The receiver and ball is not the place to save money. Just like your tow rig, it should be set up to tow more then you need, your hitch needs to be able to handle more then you need.

I personally love my weight distribution hitch because its big beefy, and has room for my rock shield, I hate that it weights nearly 80lbs though.

Here is a list of lots a good hitches, and they start cheaper then your looking at and go up the line in price.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Towing/Trailer-Hitch-Ball-Mount.aspx?t_c=67&t_s=419&t_pt=3564

kaneboats
12-25-2013, 08:26 PM
18895

Wasn't really looking for a new ride, but couldn't really pass up on all the incentives for this 2013.

Notice the FIRST sticker to be added!!


2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

Well, she looks good from behind. Always been important to me.

moombadaze
12-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Well, she looks good from behind. Always been important to me. that is a very important view

mikenehrkorn
02-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Finally picked up that drop hitch and got the swivel-loc off ebay for a steal at $120 (including shipping). That was about $70 cheaper than I saw anywhere else so I was a bit worried, but it showed up today and its the real thing and quite beefy weighing in at 25 lbs. Anyone looking for that model may want to jump on this deal!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inventive-ITD9110-Swivel-Loc-Easy-Hook-Up-Trailer-Hitch-/151217716954?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2335473eda&vxp=mtr

Not sure how much a deal it is, but you can also get the regular hitch model (non-drop) for $92

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inventive-ITD9108-Swivel-Loc-Easy-Hook-Up-Trailer-Hitch-/161208467659?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2588c600cb&vxp=mtr

19189

kevkev
02-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Finally picked up that drop hitch and got the swivel-loc off ebay for a steal at $120 (including shipping). That was about $70 cheaper than I saw anywhere else so I was a bit worried, but it showed up today and its the real thing and quite beefy weighing in at 25 lbs. Anyone looking for that model may want to jump on this deal!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inventive-ITD9110-Swivel-Loc-Easy-Hook-Up-Trailer-Hitch-/151217716954?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2335473eda&vxp=mtr

Not sure how much a deal it is, but you can also get the regular hitch model (non-drop) for $92

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inventive-ITD9108-Swivel-Loc-Easy-Hook-Up-Trailer-Hitch-/161208467659?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2588c600cb&vxp=mtr

19189

I'm glad to see you didn't go the harbor freight direction. :)

mikenehrkorn
02-05-2014, 06:11 PM
You guys helped me see the light before I made a possibly very bad decision. :)



2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...