Hi there, thanks for the quick response. Ok so the current one is just a ball on the bumper. I'am planning on getting a frame mount hitch, but that all depends on if the truck can tow my trailer. The trailer weight is close to 2,800 gutted the way i"m planning on taking it. The drive is from Orlando Fl. to San Diego Ca. 2000 miles roughly. The truck has a 2.2 4cylinder engine and a 5 speed manual trans. and the original shocks in the back. any suggestions will help. Thanks for your time.
Structurly speaking the truck can handle it, it's the engine that worries me, I wouldn't chance it, I suggest you maybe rent a bigger truck to haul it, if you would of have had the 4.3l engine no sweat, hope it helps...
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How do I find my hitch system rating?
Your hitch system is comprised of three components, the Hitch that is attached to the frame of your car, the Ball Mount (drawbar) and the Hitch Ball. Each component has a rating for capacity. The LOWEST rating of the three components determines the overall rating of your complete hitch system. For instance, you can have a 3500 lb hitch and ball mount, with a 2000 lb ball. Your hitch system is limited to the 2000 lbs towing capacity. https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/Tips/33/How-To-Determine-Your-Hitch-System-Rating
Hi, this all depends on what you are towing, and your hitch set up. If you have an approved towing package, it will be rated at 5, 000 lb's.plus. If you do not have a tow package and just a hole in the rear bumper with a ball, it should say on your bumper next to the ball the amount of weight you can tow. I have no tow package, but my bumper says I can tow up to 5,000 lb's. Do this, go to the u-haul web site, at www.u-haul.com and enter the information on your truck and the information that will come up for what you have, your truck, year, model, and make. It will tell you the amount of weight and what set-up you need for your truck. I hope this has helped you. Shastalaker7
Use the same bolt holes the front bumber uses. You may have to build a bracket that attaches to the frame horns where the bumper mounts and using longer bolts (grade 8) pinch the bumper between the mount and the frame horns. Attach your tow tongue to this mount.
u can use a reese freme mounted hitch with spring mounted load levelers DO NOT use the bumper too heavy, rip it off .but the down side is the repairs u will make th the brakes, clutch & trans aren't worth it, very expensive a smallet trailer or a bigger truck is what u need