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2" Receiver On The Front Of My Jeep?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 2500hd, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Jun 25, 2020
    2500hd

    2500hd New Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to add a 2" receiver to the front bumper of my jeep.
    My winch is on a 2" receiver and would like to mount it on the front.
    Are there any bolt on options? I don't want to weld into the frame.


    If I can't find it then my thoughts where to weld a Harborfreight 2" receiver to a rectangular tube. Then bolt it under the tow hooks in the front.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 25, 2020
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How strong is your front bumper?
     
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    PeteL

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    About a million. If I was bolting one up with an adaptor as you suggest, I'd want to support it fore-and-aft, more than side to side. But maybe you could get away with sandwiching the front bumper, with a heavy reinforcement angle iron or channel iron inside of it. Depends on the load you expect it to see.... is this for a bass boat, or a backhoe?

    This is probably the same as the Harbor Fright model.
    Step Hitch Bumper Mount 2" Receiver 5000 lb Load Capacity Trailer Truck RV | eBay



    Check at Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Wallyworld, wherever.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
  4. Jun 25, 2020
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

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  5. Jun 25, 2020
    Bobcreag

    Bobcreag Bob C

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    Hey 2500HD, As others before have said, there are several options depending on how much load you will be putting on the hitch. I have a pop-up camp trailer that I tow with my truck, but I use a front mounted hitch on my Jeep to "drive" the trailer into a very tight spot in my camp in the Sierras. I bought the following bolt-on receiver hitch from Etrailer.com and it works great for me. Last weekend I even pushed a 30-something foot long, double-axle Airstream trailer into a tight spot for a friend. It was a little heavy for the stock jeep bumper and this bolt-on hitch, but it worked and did no damage to my bumper!

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    This hitch requires no drilling. It clamps around your bumper with 4 bolts and is easy to take on and off. I would NOT recommend this for winching heavy loads.

    Bob
     
  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:09 AM
    2500hd

    2500hd New Member

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    Thanks for all the info. I will be researching it.
     

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