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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-05, 04:01 PM
Jim
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installing trailer hitch

I am thinking of buying and installing a class II trailer hitch on my
94 Ford Explorer 4dr 4x4. Manufacturers say drilling is involved on
91-94 models. Anyone know what drilling is involved and how hard it is
to install?



 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-05, 05:01 PM
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Re: installing trailer hitch

In article <1126823797.422100.45240@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
Jim <jpace@merchantsinfo.com> wrote:
>I am thinking of buying and installing a class II trailer hitch on my
>94 Ford Explorer 4dr 4x4. Manufacturers say drilling is involved on
>91-94 models. Anyone know what drilling is involved and how hard it is
>to install?


I bought a U-Haul hitch for my '94 back in 96 or 97. There was no
drilling involved in attaching the hitch. The hardest part that I
remember is that the bolts for the bumper had a strap welded between
them and it was hard to get the bolts out. I think I ended up cutting
the strap so I could get the bolts out one at a time.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-05, 09:01 PM
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Re: installing trailer hitch


"Jim" <jpace@merchantsinfo.com> wrote in message
news:1126823797.422100.45240@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I am thinking of buying and installing a class II trailer hitch on my
> 94 Ford Explorer 4dr 4x4. Manufacturers say drilling is involved on
> 91-94 models. Anyone know what drilling is involved and how hard it is
> to install?
>


I installed a Class III on a '92. It required drilling (I think) 4 holes
about 1/2" in diameter. It was not easy drilling by my drill bit was not as
sharp as it could have been. I drilled smaller pilot holes first of course.
The tricky part was there are two c-frame adapters/spacers that I also had
to install. It was difficult to maneuver everything into place working
alone as the hitch is somewhat heavy and awkward. If you have someone to
help you hold it while marking for screw holes and installing it that would
help, but a Class II probably won't weight quite as much anyway.


 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-05, 12:01 AM
John Riggs
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Re: installing trailer hitch

I installed a Class III/IV one-piece hitch on my '92, and it only
involved drilling two 5/8" holes, per the instructions. The frame is tough,
but not impossible to drill.

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| "Jim" <jpace@merchantsinfo.com> wrote in message
| news:1126823797.422100.45240@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
| > I am thinking of buying and installing a class II trailer hitch on my
| > 94 Ford Explorer 4dr 4x4. Manufacturers say drilling is involved on
| > 91-94 models. Anyone know what drilling is involved and how hard it is
| > to install?
| >
|
| I installed a Class III on a '92. It required drilling (I think) 4 holes
| about 1/2" in diameter. It was not easy drilling by my drill bit was not
as
| sharp as it could have been. I drilled smaller pilot holes first of
course.
| The tricky part was there are two c-frame adapters/spacers that I also had
| to install. It was difficult to maneuver everything into place working
| alone as the hitch is somewhat heavy and awkward. If you have someone to
| help you hold it while marking for screw holes and installing it that
would
| help, but a Class II probably won't weight quite as much anyway.
|
|


 
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