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1 Excursion camper 07-19-2014 04:49 PM

aftermarket hitch for the X
 
So I`m cleaning up some rust under the X and I`m poking around the hitch. well I find the hitch is a little rustier than I thought it was, more than just scaling. it will be fine for the rest of the year though!

I was searching online for a good used rustfree hitch for the X when I came across Curt Manuf. they offer a hitch for the X Hitch Lookup for 2002 Ford Excursion 2WD or 4WD. I didn`t think anyone offered a hitch? I may be looking into it. I will also price out a new one from Ford on Monday. anyone ever put a Curt hitch on their X? I`ve used them on other cars, so I know the quality is decent.

Restlesswildman 07-19-2014 05:40 PM

Supposedly Economy offers one also! At least that is what the body shop and insurance adjuster told me!

I insisted mine was replaced after spinning down the highway with the Ex and Travel trailer a few weeks ago! Let me tell you I have wrecked various things at high rates of speed.......but spinning 180 Degrees in a a vehicle with a trailer attached with a combined weight of 15k.....is just a sickening feeling!

EXv10 07-19-2014 06:33 PM

Lot's of people make hitches, I have one right now I got for $10 for a Suburban I am going to put on Craigs....

jspence105 07-19-2014 08:13 PM

They must be relatively new, I look last year and couldn't find one.

EXv10 07-19-2014 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jspence105 (Post 14519684)
They must be relatively new, I look last year and couldn't find one.

This aftermarket one is so old they don't even list it on their site anymore.

7.3Excursion4x4 07-19-2014 08:53 PM

I couldn't find anyone who made one for mine when I needed to replace mine last year for the same reason. Anyways, I had a local hitch shop custom make a new one that was thicker than the factory one. Also had it sprayed with LineX to prevent future rust.
Only cost $400 out the door.
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/...ps976d0694.jpg

http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/...ps618f1ef6.jpg

1 Excursion camper 07-19-2014 09:05 PM

The one thing I don`t like about the Curt is that the crosstube does not go through the side rails. it is welded to them, which I don`t care for. I would rather the crosstube be supported by going through the side rails, instead of just supported by the welds.

there is a hitch shop by me. maybe I`ll give them a call and see what they have to say, otherwise it looks like I may have to go OEM.

EXv10 07-19-2014 09:14 PM

Northstar is the brand I have. Here is one;

jspence105 07-19-2014 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EXv10 (Post 14519721)
This aftermarket one is so old they don't even list it on their site anymore.

I'm confused what are you saying?

EXv10 07-19-2014 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jspence105 (Post 14519921)
I'm confused what are you saying?

Somebody said nobody makes hitches,
Somebody else said maybe they just started to
I said I have one but it is so old that it isn't even listed anymore.
Then I gave a link to another old one for sale.

Technologiq 07-20-2014 01:14 AM

As of when I'm posting this, these guys have 3 left:

http://ecustomhitch.com/search.html?q=curt+14011

fordboy67 07-20-2014 07:54 AM

I may have to look onto this!

EXv10 07-20-2014 11:15 AM

I guess Curt is the current big name in aftermarket hitches. :-down

1 Excursion camper 07-20-2014 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EXv10 (Post 14520882)
I guess Curt is the current big name in aftermarket hitches. :-down

For the X anyway!

Jmatthews 07-20-2014 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Restlesswildman (Post 14519443)
Supposedly Economy offers one also! At least that is what the body shop and insurance adjuster told me! I insisted mine was replaced after spinning down the highway with the Ex and Travel trailer a few weeks ago! Let me tell you I have wrecked various things at high rates of speed.......but spinning 180 Degrees in a a vehicle with a trailer attached with a combined weight of 15k.....is just a sickening feeling!

What happened?


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