I want to put a class III receiver hitch on my truck. But I don't want to drill holes in my frame to mount it. Are there any receiver hitches that mount to existing frame holes, no drilling required? AND allow you to keep the spare tire in its stock position under the bed?
Some receiver hitches claim "No drilling required". For example, this one (picture below) I found on Ebay claims that it is made for our trucks and has "No drilling required". But I am skeptical.
Last edited by Galendor; 11-26-2011 at 12:18 PM.
Reason: typographical error fixed
Thanks Brad, Jim et al. I saw there were some pre-existing holes on the sides of the frame rails back there, as well as some under the step bumper, and thought maybe some hitch might mount to those. But if you guys say "no drilling required" doesn't exist, despite manufacturers claims to the contrary, I believe you over them!
I suppose I'll drill if I have to, and it sounds like I will. Seems like Ford would have realized that lots of people like to put a reciever hitch on their truck, and provided a few holes in the frame to facilitate that.
Although granted, my little F150 has a 3.08 rear and a manual 4 speed OD transmission, and therefore posseses an awesome towing capacity similar to a Geo Metro. Or maybe a Honda Fit. But still, I'd like to be able to tow extremely light things and like how a reciever hitch looks on a truck.