I’ve been casually looking on Amazon and found generic flat-mount hitch receivers that I’m considering for the front step-plate inside the front bumper.Has anyone seen or heard of a front mounted hitch receiver for the transit?
Has anyone had a custom job built?
I’ve been casually looking on Amazon and found generic flat-mount hitch receivers that I’m considering for the front step-plate inside the front bumper.
I must say that I need to crawl under the bumper to see what that step-plate is attached to. If it’s only the plastic bumper, then it’s a deal-breaker.
I hope to use it as a receiver for a lightweight bike rack or maybe even an emergency front pull point for a little help getting unstuck from soft sand with a GENTLE pull from another vehicle.
Also found short tow straps which might also work. Maybe two of the straps, and just two holes in the front step-plate.
And also found a Curt rear receiver that fits my Transit. For a bike rack or perhaps the occasional small U-haul trailer, hopefully using U-haul’s own 4-pin wiring harness.
Not me, from a guy on the facebook transit usa fb page:My thoughts exactly. A bumper mount hitch in the step plate. I crawled under there, and there is a sturdy metal piece that spans between the ends of the frame. It's strong enough to stand on, so It should hold 50lbs worth of bikes, or be a fine base for a step bumper.
Ouch, a hard lesson. Good for us to be able to learn from his mistakes.Not me, from a guy on the facebook transit usa fb page:
So I wanted to put my bikes on the front to keep the back doors easily assessable and also I tow boats so its just way better all around. THey dont make a front hitch. I got under it and decided I could put a universal bumper hitch in the bumper step... I was being careful but the son of a bitch caught and sucked in so fast I couldnt react. Hit the condensor and out came oil(green). Im ldisgusted. Condenser will be in tomorrow. My friend will install it. Most expensive $35 hitch ever.
... Go to put the bike rack on and there was so much weight the whole thing was ready to crumple before I even let all the pressure off with the ONE bike. I could beef up the support but its attached to the radiator cross member and I'm afraid a good bump would crumble the cross member and destroy the radiator and condenser. $450 screw up. Putting my rod holder in it for now. Back to the drawing board. Epic failure. Im not used to my ideas not working. Sucks.
anyone have any updates to the front mount receiver? I would really like one myself but I dont really want and full new bumper.