Custom Trailer Hitch

Our M416 adventure trailer is a key part of our off road adventure gear. The trailer uses a lunette and pintle hitch. On our old build I used a normal receiver hitch that hung below the rear bumper. The receiver was the lowest point on the rear bumper and was always getting hung up.

All Pro Off Road rear bumper ready for hitch

For our new Toyota FJ Cruiser I decided to have a custom hitch built by Rockware. The design dose not use a normal receiver tube. The pintle is directly bolted to the hitch.

Completed Pintle Mount

The design is very simple and provides a very strong hitch. I added a 3 inch spacer to the hitch so the pintle would clear the spare tire. I plan on modifying the spare tire mount at some point in the future so it will clear the pintle with out the spacer.

Mat of Rockware installing hitch

I have tested the system towing our M101A1 3/4 tonne trailer and I am very pleased with the performance. It is going to be nice not having the hitch as the low point on the rear bumper when off road.

Hitch with 3" spacer

Cost: $200.00

Time: 30 Minutes

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tomas

Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

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