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Old 7th August 2013, 14:11   #1
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Default SUV Tow Hitch - Where to buy?

Hey Guys ,

I have a 2010 Mitsubishi Montero and a 2013 Pajero , I want to fit a tow hitch so that I can tow a jetski .
I've been trolling the net on various websites that specialise in Tow Bars and hitches , but the problem is the US and EU nomenclature is completely different for e.g the Montero was manufactured for and sold in the US only till 2006 , so Im not very sure if I order a hitch from an International website it will fit my vehicle, does anybody have any ideas.

I need a 2" ball.

Nandan

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See this link. There is one for sale in calssifieds itself.
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...trailers.html/
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Just adding Shankar's useful post here if Scorpio owners come looking:

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this is called a Pintle Hook. It has been available for years as an extra accessory at Mahindra spares division ever since they introduced the Scorpio 4WD version. they cost around 1000/- for the Scorpio one which is pictured in this thread but if you want to fit it onto a regular 2WD Scorp you have to change the rear bumper to a 4WD type - which costs about 8000/-.

You get also the heavy duty pintle hook which is used by the army jeeps.this heavy duty pintle hook costs about 1200-1300 and can be fitted onto the Bolero by cutting a piece off the rear door step OR removing the step altogether. then it is welded on using a bracket and for added security, bolted onto the rear lateral ladder bar of the chassis. this can even be fitted on to a gypsy or any other such vehicle by making some slight modifications to accommodate the nuts and bolts.

the towing capacity of these is very good - it can tow a regular trailer fully laden with farm produce. OR it can serve as a saviour to smaller vehicles stuck during floods and muddy times.

While on the estates we had these heavy duty pintle hooks fitted on to the jeeps as a matter of course and subsequently, I ve had the old heavy duty hook fitted onto my old Bolero and put it to good use during the floods of 2005.

Now the Scorpio "tail" pintle hook is fitted on my 2WD Scorp with the rear bumper changed. So far its proved to be a useful accessory to deter potential "tail sniffer indicas" etc. Heres a pic for you to see;
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Hey Guys , I have a 2010 Mitsubishi Montero and a 2013 Pajero , I want to fit a tow hitch so that I can tow a jetski
Check this thread, you might find a lead in there:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...4x4-india.html (Places to buy stuff for Off-Roading/4x4 in India)

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You Need MultiFit Receiver, Tow Ball Mount and 2 Tow Ball, Class III
Call Off Road Adventure 09930004535
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Available at Ironman 4x4 India. They are located in Bangalore. Had seen pics on Facebook of a tow hook installation done by them on a fortuner

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Default DIY : Towing a motorcycle behind my Scorpio for mountain vacations

Here’s another DIY that I have been planning for a while. Thought I would get Team-BHP’s suggestions as to how best tackle the same.


I enjoy pushing off to the mountains every month or two for short 4 to 5 day vacations. The destinations are usually 300-400 kms from Delhi (we are lucky to have the Himalayas in our background ). Invariably once I land up there, I miss having my bike to ride on. I have a 2WD Mahindra Scorpio for my outstation trips and I also own a Thunderbird 500. It’s generally me , my wife and 5 year old son who take on these fun trips.


Small chores and sometimes just having the pleasure of riding on mountain roads, I feel necessitate the need for having a bike handy. Also finding parking for the scorpio and negotiating the buggy on the narrow roads on a daily basis is a waste of time and a source of unnecessary tension. To overcome this problem I am contemplating building or buying a trailer, a hitch, a rear stand or a motorcycle dolly.



I would appreciate the members views/comments and feedback on what option would work best for my kind of an arrangement.


Here are some interesting links and options that I have come across while doing my research for the same.

http://www.fatzusa.com/tow-hitch.htm
http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel.html
http://www.discount-trailers.com/swivelwheel.htm
http://www.discountramps.com/motorcy...ailers/c/2180/
http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel46.html
http://www.discount-trailers.com/spo...ty-trailer.htm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lightweight-...item540db80d5d
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TMS-800-lbs-...item3393307b68
http://motorcyclecarrier.webs.com/
http://www.adventurewheels.co.in/categoryview/Trailer
http://shop.bvc40.com/product.php?ke...r%20Rail%20Kit
http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcycle-Wheel-Chock/
http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...le-Wheel-Chock
http://www.discount-trailers.com/mck2.htm
http://www.shop4motorcycletrailers.c...rhitchcarriers


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