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Old 08-24-2011, 05:10 AM   #1
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Question Receiver Hitch Recommendations

We are starting to look for a used Casita SD and I have not yet gotten a 4" receiver hitch for my '06 Frontier King Cab. I am wondering if some manufacturers are better than others, if I should have one installed at my local RV store (there is a Camping World right across the street from my office) or if I should just go with the best price, and what else I should take into consideration that I haven't even thought about.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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I think you may want a class III or class iV receiver depending upon your vehicles specs. Read your manual and then go to CW as an informed shopper. Don't forget you will need auxiliary cooling and a brake controller also.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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We are starting to look for a used Casita SD and I have not yet gotten a 4" receiver hitch for my '06 Frontier King Cab. I am wondering if some manufacturers are better than others, if I should have one installed at my local RV store (there is a Camping World right across the street from my office) or if I should just go with the best price, and what else I should take into consideration that I haven't even thought about.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ashley
ClassIII &IV hitches are 2", if you can find one which is powdercoated instead of painted,it will remain in good shape much longer.
Any brand will do what it is rated for, but at the margin, square is stronger than round.
A Scamp won't take it anywhere near the margin though, so you can go with the one which looks and fits best.
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Unless you're wealthy stay away from Camping World and other RV shops.
U-haul or even Pep Boys will install a good hitch at a reasonable price.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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You can check places like etrailer.com and Amazon, and then install it yourself. The hitch itself is easy to install, you basically just bolt it on.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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We are starting to look for a used Casita SD and I have not yet gotten a 2" receiver hitch for my '06 Frontier King Cab. I am wondering if some manufacturers are better than others, if I should have one installed at my local RV store (there is a Camping World right across the street from my office) or if I should just go with the best price, and what else I should take into consideration that I haven't even thought about.
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I am looking for a 2" hitch. oops.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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I agree with the referral to etrailer.com or even U-Haul. Etrailer.com will list the difficulty level of installing the hitch so you can decide from that if you want to tackle it or have it installed somewhere.

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I've owned several brands of receivers (purchased for various vehicles) and the only one I was, shall we say, less than impressed with was the Curt brand.
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I've owned several brands of receivers (purchased for various vehicles) and the only one I was, shall we say, less than impressed with was the Curt brand.
See not long ago someone recommended a Curt and I said " I would not put a Curt on my riding lawnmower ", Now I guess I'm not the only one. Use A brand name such as Reese or Draw Tight.
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See not long ago someone recommended a Curt and I said " I would not put a Curt on my riding lawnmower ", Now I guess I'm not the only one. Use A brand name such as Reese or Draw Tight.
Have been happy with all of my Curt hitches. I researched each one, and in every case I was more impressed with Curt than the other brands. Curt is a little of an upscale brand, I suppose... So expect them to cost a few bucks more. The finish was better on the Curt hitches, most of them didn't sit as low, the reinforcement ring around the receiver was nicer and stronger-looking (completely absent on many 1.25" hitch brands), and the hardware looked better (and was beefier) on some of them.

My experience with Curt hitches is limited to my Scion xD, Honda Fit, Honda Civic, VW Golf, Mercedes Sprinter van, and Chevy van.
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Have been happy with all of my Curt hitches.

I would add to this I've been happy with the Curt company. They have been very responsive when we had an issue.

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That's funny, I wonder why they keep breaking? Did you say ****** or "up scale"? Either way I wont have one, and lets end it at that!
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That's funny, I wonder why they keep breaking? Did you say ****** or "up scale"? Either way I wont have one, and lets end it at that!
Never heard of one breaking. The six I have are in perfect shape. Granted, the oldest is only 16 years old.

I have a friend who's Reese hitch broke, though.
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I have a friend who's Reese hitch broke, though.
I had a Reese hitch receiver (square tube) break. The tabs for the forward mounting bolts cracked and separated from the rest of the receiver.
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