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Bought my '07 Foz L. L. Bean and it came with the factory hitch. But it's a 1 1/2" receiver. I want to buy a hitch-mount cargo hauler for camping gear and firewood. Most of the choices for cargo-haulers require a 2" receiver!!:confused: Not just that, but trailers, bike racks, etc. are really rare for 1 1/2" hitches.

I think it would be cheaper in the long run to change to a 2" hitch.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

Rick

(PS: who would ever use a 1 1/2 in hitch?!!:crazy:)
 

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2inch has to pretty much be custom. I think a couple foreign countries have a 2" for Foresters. I have the 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter. It sticks out about 6 inches more but never had any issues with it.
 

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Why change the whole hitch? Just get the adapter. $40 bucks and it's done.

 

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^ you can get those for $15.99 @ Harbor Freight

is there alot of play in those adapters?

I have been thinking about getting one of these.
 

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Aha! I'll check out that adapter! That would be the best answer. Thanks!!

And that's the basket I want, Patrikman.
 

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Saw one of those adapters at Uhaul yesterday. I think it was about 16 bucks.
 

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I thought (and read in another thread also) that the adapters were built for accessories (baskets, bike racks) but not for towing? it's next on my list to get a hitch installed, but 1-1/2" seems like it would be under a great deal of twist stress with an adapter.
I've got a Thule rack that holds 4 bikes, but wants a 2" and I'd like to get a small trailer to haul the atv... guys that use the adapter what's your opinion ?
 
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