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Not sure where to ask this one, so I am going to ask in here.

Now, I watched a video here for installing a hitch that covers the entire back frame.
That Tow Hitch is nearly $300.00
I can find some on Amazon and eBay for a lot less.

I am not going to be hauling another car or a heavy trailer.
My main reason, at this moment, is to rent a trailer to pick up a riding lawnmower.
So, I need a good, not expensive tow hitch for the car to hook up a trailer.
Any suggestions?
 

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I have a rear tow hitch that came off a 1996 SHO once owned by Don Mallinson of SHO Club fame and just a damn nice guy! I thought I heard him say he got it at a U-Haul shop before a tow? And this thing is a proven tow hitch. Don ran coast to coast with trailers behind that car going to meets all over. :)

I would sell it for far less than $300.00, that is for sure.

Does anyone know for sure if a Gen 3 trailer hitch will fit a Gen 4? I know the underpinnings of the two generations share a lot in common?
While similar in size and design concepts, the bracket arrangement is definitely different on my hitch.
 

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I found this going through U-Haul.
Hitch for Ford Taurus.
What I am wondering is the "Sportframe" option, as it is $99.00
That I can deal with, but what is it, and what is the difference?
I will not be using it for anything more than hooking up a trailer and picking up stuff, nothing heavy.
 

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I have purchased two hitches from E-Trailors over the years and have been pleased with both. They are durable, out of sight and fairly easy to install. They are a touch pricey but worth the cost IMO.
 

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Not sure where to ask this one, so I am going to ask in here.

Now, I watched a video here for installing a hitch that covers the entire back frame.
That Tow Hitch is nearly $300.00
I can find some on Amazon and eBay for a lot less.

I am not going to be hauling another car or a heavy trailer.
My main reason, at this moment, is to rent a trailer to pick up a riding lawnmower.
So, I need a good, not expensive tow hitch for the car to hook up a trailer.
Any suggestions?
I got a really good hitch from Rigid Hitch, and I got a wiring harness from e trailer, it just plugs into the existing wiring in the trunk
 

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I checked on Rigid Hitch and found the one for 2001, and it is right expensive.

Class II, 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
36252
$398.95 Your Price $298.56
 

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@don2775
I checked on Rigid Hitch and found the one for 2001, and it is right expensive.

Class II, 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
36252
$398.95 Your Price $298.56
That seems fairly close to what I paid for mine for a '17 Taurus thru E-Trailer. I really like the plug n play feature for the wiring harness, so no wire splicing.
 
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