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Flashman

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Posted: 04/01/21 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BenK wrote:

Receiver or draw bar (also known as : shank) ?

Agree with RangerSmith...


exactly right - a hitch is the thing bolted/welded to the frame.

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Flashman wrote:

BenK wrote:

Receiver or draw bar (also known as : shank) ?

Agree with RangerSmith...


exactly right - a hitch is the thing bolted/welded to the frame.


My bad. I was referring to the shank

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Posted: 04/02/21 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

B&W Tow & Stow, buy once, cry once.

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mrad wrote:

Grit dog,
Is this the hitch you have?

https://www.amazon.com/Flash-2-5-shank-C........prefix=fastway%2Cautomotive%2C207&sr=1-6

I don't think I will ever be towing over 12,000 if that with the hitch. Mostly a 4,000lb boat


Yes same one except mine is a bigger drop for a lifted truck.
I looked at reviews of the other ones you see there on Amazon with the Chinese names. Didn’t seem worth the few bucks savings.
I’ve only towed a couple times with it but it’s tight, doesn’t rattle.

Edit I ordered direct from Fastway. Got an email with a discount code right after ordering. (Like usual for new customers). I emailed and “checked to see because I couldn’t get the discount code to work when I ordered” lol.
They applied the discount retroactively.


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Posted: 04/02/21 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PS, I don’t see the downside to the aluminum hitches unless one is towing super heavy or daily. I could see long term wear n tear on an AL hitch if used very regularly.

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Geo'Boy has it right. I have had many over the years and finally plunked down the cash for the tow and stow a few years ago. It sure isn't the cheapest out there but as far as I am concerned it is the best I have ever used especially if you need multiple ball sizes like I do.


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Spend the money and buy this 100% Made in USA product. Wish I bought this long ago. Never a sound out of it. NOT cheap but well worth the $$$.

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Posted: 04/02/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I built one for each application I have. $17 per shank. I guess the down side is I have four shanks. The upside is if one get stolen I still have three. A little paint or powder coating would help.
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I thought they were called ball mounts.

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4x4ord wrote:

I built one for each application I have. $17 per shank. I guess the down side is I have four shanks. The upside is if one get stolen I still have three. A little paint or powder coating would help.
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I only carry ONE now. [emoticon]

On edit they really look nice just like your Motorcycle lift project!!!

* This post was edited 04/02/21 11:56am by Cummins12V98 *

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