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Title: Hitch solution?
Post by: Caveman on September 05, 2016, 02:46:00 PM
hi all,

This may be a dumb question, so hear me out first... ::)

I don't have a hitch installation on my Subaru, however over the weekend I thought about something. Every car comes with towing hook that you generally use when you are in a ditch or to pull someone from a ditch. Now what if there was a hitch receiver that you can screw in the same spot as the towing hook? Would that work to carry the keg?

Anyone ever seen a hitch receiver that can be screwed in the vehicle frame? Tried to google, but haven't found anything that would work...obviously I don't plan on pulling anything using a setup like that...strictly for keg purposes... ;D

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a138/Fortech/Subaru%20Photos/IMG_2368.jpg)




Title: Re:
Post by: smokey on September 05, 2016, 11:12:45 PM
Keg is too heavy.  http://www.curtmfg.com

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Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: Caveman on September 06, 2016, 04:26:37 AM
Yeah...I figured that it might be too heavy...Installing a hitch is not an option(yet), as I lease my cars for short term periods...however I might come to the conclusion and assume the cost eventually...plus I could use it as a bike rack for the family...I wanted to see what others do when they want to bring their keg for a ride  :D


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: Cajunate on September 06, 2016, 04:44:01 AM
Try asking if you can have a hitch added as an option. If you do business with the same business a lot maybe they'll do it for you. Never know unless you ask.


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: Caveman on September 06, 2016, 07:31:22 AM
Try asking if you can have a hitch added as an option. If you do business with the same business a lot maybe they'll do it for you. Never know unless you ask.

Correct, but too late for that, I already have my vehicle for a while now...


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: billsfan on September 06, 2016, 09:38:23 AM
I don't know where you're at Caveman but uHaul intstalls hitch receivers on all kinds of cars. You only need a 1 inch receiver


Title: Re:
Post by: smokey on September 06, 2016, 11:42:25 AM
The Curt line of hitches cost about $150 - 200 dollars. You can bolt them on yourself. I've bought three of them over the years. Plus you can use it for other things, like a basket or bike rack.

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Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: Caveman on September 06, 2016, 05:51:29 PM
Thanks for the suggestions...will depend if I keep my car at the end of the lease or return it to the dealership...I realize I could install non-OEM hitches, but I was looking for a less permanent solution in case I return the car...

cheers,


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: smokey on September 06, 2016, 06:56:45 PM


You could also get one of the little Akorns, not the same quality but then it is portable....
https://www.amazon.com/Char-Griller-Akorn-Jr-Kamado/dp/B00EBWBFQQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
I got mine for $99 or $150 don't remember.


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: Caveman on September 08, 2016, 06:29:10 AM

You could also get one of the little Akorns, not the same quality but then it is portable....
https://www.amazon.com/Char-Griller-Akorn-Jr-Kamado/dp/B00EBWBFQQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
I got mine for $99 or $150 don't remember.

This looks great...however they seem to be either discontinued or stopped distributing to Canada...can't find it anywhere. Anyhow...it's low priority right now. If I ever find it and the price is like you say I might consider buying.

thanks.


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: smokey on September 08, 2016, 08:42:58 AM
There was a thread that said they were reviving it Feb 2016.
Maybe chargriller might sell old stock direct.  I would not spend a lot on them.  I've used mine maybe twice.


Title: Re: Hitch solution?
Post by: kite on September 08, 2016, 05:07:17 PM
I got nothing cave, the best solution is a hitch or trailer which returns to the hitch. I can't figure any other way short of disassembling it and packing the whole thing inside.


Title: Re:
Post by: smokey on September 08, 2016, 07:40:59 PM
I had an elaborate solution to go up in the woods. I mounted a hitch in a carrier so it could pivot out.
It's somewhere in the old stuff.

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