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post #1 of 11 Old Feb 13th, 2007, 12:17 pm Thread Starter
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Smile Trailer hitch for K1200LT

The only hitch I have found is the Bushtec hitch, and the Dauntless, anyone know of others and info how locate

would also consider buying a used one if someone is selling ...

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post #2 of 11 Old Feb 13th, 2007, 12:34 pm
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Mike,

There are a few listed in the "trailer" section under "accessories" under the "technical" button at the top of the page.

Heres a couple of links:

http://www.hitchusa.com/index.html

http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/hitch...ch.htm#Swivel_

The second is a hitch made by Dauntless which seems to be quite popular.

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post #3 of 11 Old Feb 13th, 2007, 12:40 pm
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While I'm sure the Dauntless is quality hitch, and it certainly is a more sophisticated design, I HAVE seen pictures of them bent. I went with the Hitch Doc due to the "no brainer" approach and stout appearance, but it is a bit of a pain to take it off to change your rear tire.

You may want to go here and lurk - lots of good stuff if you dig around and search:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/MCTrailertowing


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post #4 of 11 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 8:26 am
 
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Hello....I got mine at hitchdoc.com, price is $294. You can get the hitch in either chrome or case color. They are very easy to install, under 30 minutes and they look good also. Good luck
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what did you do for a wiring harness ?
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post #6 of 11 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 9:12 pm
 
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what did you do for a wiring harness ?
it came with the trailer that i bought....also easy to install..... . you can view trailer at www.forbro.com. I have the the starlight 19 model and I don't even know it is there when I am pulling and it has tons of storage. Now forbro is a Canadian distributor, but the trailers are made in the U.S. I am very very happy with my trailer and I highly recommend it.

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post #7 of 11 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 10:19 pm
 
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I don't know what model but scanning e-bay i believe there is a k1200lt trailer hitch you might want to take a gander at... looked used but i have been thinking of getting one myself...
good luck and please post any info you have on the new or used hitch you get in the future..
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post #8 of 11 Old Feb 14th, 2007, 11:18 pm
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Smile Kudos to Bushtech

For what it's worth. I've been using the Bushtec hitch for four years and have pulled a rather heavy tent trailer (250lb empty) for over 25,000 kilometers with it including a trip from Vancouver Island to Key West. It may not look the best but it sure is one strong hitch.
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post #9 of 11 Old Feb 15th, 2007, 7:12 am
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Question Warranty implications?

Does installing a hitch (which obviously indicates that you are towing something) have any affect on the warranty?

Has anyone had any problems with warranty work after bringing in a K12 with a hitch installed?

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post #10 of 11 Old Feb 15th, 2007, 7:22 am
 
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WhenI put my hitch on, my dealer said it could void the warranty but that he would turn a blid eye to it if anything happened, so it all depends on your dealer. Mine rocks!!
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It may not look the best but it sure is one strong hitch.
It looks identical to the Hitch Doc. Am I correct or not? Also, what was the price of your Bushtec hitch? I can't find it on their site.
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