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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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The receiver tube does not get welded to the face of the crossbar. The receiver tube goes UNDER the crossbar,
Please clarify this. Are you effectively lowering the receiver tube 2" by placing it under the cross bar?

The last "travel trailer" I towed needed a 10" raised hitch. Most new trailers are jacked up to match the new pickup trucks.

Your "new" design is just easy for the welder.

The higher the receiver tube is the less it is noticed when not towing.

Every inch higher the ball is in relation to the cross bar adds more twist to the crossbar every start/stop.

By placing the receiver tube under the crossbar you are increasing the torque on the crossbar.

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