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    Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 6:20pm
I have a 179 with a trailer hitch that FR says holds 150 pounds... it seems not that strong... i thought i would add an after market frame mount that would hold better weight and distribute weight on frame rather than that 1 1/2 inch welded to frame... Draw-Tite has a great solution it seems... it will be for bikes only. Can any one tell me why i should not do this? It is way stronger than anything... the frontracks SUCK from Jack-it.
Link to hitch:

Hitch Draw-Tite

It balances the weight also as the 179 water is up front and we dry camp.

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I suspect the frame itself isn't strong enough. Most people who go this route, reinforce the current hitch mount. Adding a class IV hitch to the back of the pod might be a big issue if someone later actually thinks it's strong enough to load up..

Also.. ANY frame modification voids a lot of warranty points.
Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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