Euro sytle trailer hitch

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Nate
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Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby Nate » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:00 pm

Not really race related but I ran across this hitch at a U-pull yard the other day. I thought the only OEM hitch available was the square tube type without a removable receiver. The only information I could find on this one is that it an European type because the round receiver was much more common in Europe. I couldn't find the special tool to turn the nut on the right end of it, though it would be easy to fabricate one. The bigger problem is that there isn't a receiver. Part # is 117 193 003 & was made by VBG.

If anything, I could use the sweet wiring connector with an aftermarket hitch.

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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby ajagodnik » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:21 pm

I had the same style hitch on one of my 9000s. I may still have a couple of receivers and a tool in my garage somewhere.
I'll dig around this weekend.

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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby DrewP » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:54 pm

That's weird! I have the factory hitch with the NON-removable receiver, the one that sticks out from under the bumper for you to smack your shins on when you get groceries.
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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby Mezzanine » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:14 pm

I have the same hitch on my 900. I'll go snag photos of it shortly... It is a really nice hitch!
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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby hutch » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:52 pm

Could this be the right receiver for it?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-used-OE-Sa ... mh&vxp=mtr

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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby Mezzanine » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:02 pm

Visually, that hitch is identical to the one that I have, and fits the receiver in the first post.
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Re: Euro sytle trailer hitch

Postby Nate » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:35 pm

Yes, as Mezzanine said, that's the right receiver.

Fellow forum member ajagodnik was nice enough to send me a receiver & tool for the price of shipping. It's in better condition than the one on eBay. Thank you to him!


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