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canderso



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:33 am    Post subject: Front Tow hitch? Reply with quote

Just recently purchased a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder for towing and hunting. I plan to tow a utility trailer and a 16' mod-v john boat for hunting. The some of the ramps I use in the winter are unimproved dirt ramps. Depending on tide level, the dirt can be soft dirt or mud. I was thinking about adding a front hitch mount so that I can pick up a winch and put it in a cradle mount. I am not completely interested in having a winch mounted permanently to the front of the truck. But if I am out with jjust my son and I and we are the only truck around, it would be nice to know that I can get unstuck from some mud if that became an issue.

After some google searching, I found that Curt makes a front hitch (#31241). Does anyone have experience with mounting a front hitch to their R51 Pathfinder?

Thanks in advance.
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doctahjones



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't have that kind of experience. i might be interested though too. i plan on doing some offroading and would love to have a winch, but i don't want it permanently mounted since i don't have a nice grill to go with it.

only thing i have currently is the front OEM recovery hook.

http://www.courtesyparts.com/51110p-hook-assy-front-towing-pathfinder-r51-2005-2010-p-562799.html


don't they make "free standing" winches that hook inbetween a recovery hook and a tree (or another vehicle)? if not then i have a patent idea.... Smile
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cgray



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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They make what you are talking about (limited to 1000lb capacity though). Would probably be enough to get un-stuck.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Warn-PullzAll/1175632.uts?productVariantId=2917080&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03182307&rid=40&channel=GoogleBaseUSA&mr:trackingCode=DDAA962F-6E2E-E011-8E88-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=27638438591&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=52254830351&gclid=CLfx_LShprcCFWJlMgodCn0AmA


or the old fashion come-a-long. cheap and effective

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Big-Red-4-Ton-Come-Along-Cable-Puller-with-3-Hooks-TR8041/100594354#.UZrp-uDbCa4
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

totally forgot the come-a-long.

i think that's some pretty cheap 'insurance' and will probably buy one if we end up meeting up this weekend for the trails. i don't think we'd be doing anything that a tow rope couldn't fix, but i'd rather not rely on just that. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My personal recovery system right now is a 10,000lb come-a-long and a couple of yellow recovery straps. Was thinking about "moving up" in the world. But as far as space and additional work to modify the truck, a come along wil continue to work just fine.

I don't get stuck that often anyway! Wait, maybe that's one of those things you are supposed to say or think outloud.
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