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Group purchase: Beefy sedan tow hitches, 100% bolt-in

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Hey all!

In the works right now is a sedan tow hitch based on the old discontinued Draw-Tite.

These are my goals for this hitch:

1. Easy for the average guy to install with basic tools (no welding)
2. Stronger and more capable than the original Draw-Tite
3. Affordable

One of the biggest design differences will be the following:

I'm sure there are terms for this that I haven't learned yet, but on the Draw-Tite, the receiver tube is welded between two perpendicular pieces of steel. According to "my guy", it is much stronger to use one continuous length of steel with the receiver tube welded ON it.

Who would be interested in a hitch, and how much is it worth to you?

I hope to have a dozen of these, and I'm shooting for well below $300 retail.
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This idea sounds like an answer to hitches becoming more n more NLA for our cars, so surprising no replies. I'll be attending a tranny pan leaking gasket here soon, and I'll get some snaps of my Fleetwood's 'Hidden Hitch' for your use in comparing it v. your improved design.
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I finally got under my driver for something else, and here's the setup for my hitch if it adds reference to design options. Not to (further) complexify things, but while this Class II is more than ample for my requirements there are no manner of limits for how one even two gusset plates could add valuable weld inches of strength to a Class III application. And with adding literally nothing more visible from behind.

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