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post #1 of 4 Old 07-19-2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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pulling my yj behind pickup

If put a front reciever hitch on my yj why couldn't I use a piece of thick walled 2inch with a pintle loop as a highway towbar??

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-19-2012, 09:54 AM
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I wouldn't recommend it.

There's a reason that every towbar out there has a triangle-shape - it's much stronger than a single bar between the Jeep and truck. Simply put, a triangle carries forces from any side equally across the other 2 sides. That is why it's the strongest shape used in construction & engineering.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-19-2012, 09:56 AM
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I wouldn't recommend it.

There's a reason that every towbar out there has a triangle-shape - it's much stronger than a single bar between the Jeep and truck. Simply put, a triangle carries forces from any side equally across the other 2 sides. That is why it's the strongest shape used in construction & engineering.
you hit the nail on the head, a straight bar wont be near sturdy enough

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-19-2012, 10:09 AM
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The other problem with the straight bar is hitch height. It won't be adjustable up and down enough to align your hitch. Maybe with an adjustable hitch. But not the best tow bar setup.

Ive been giving this some thought as well. The triangle tow bars are just so much easier to work with.

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