Originally Posted by BillCav
I believe that if you treat it properly eg: no fast starts or stops, no hard braking, no fast corners putting stress on the frame, it will last a long time without any problems. Tour choice... good luck.
Ahh the key words,"if you treat it properly"
I don't "intentionally" beat on my bike but I am "guilty" of all of the above.
Please don't "misinterpret" my logic y'all
I'm not "knocking" the Dauntless hitch at all,
After all I bought two of them with my hard earned money.
If you're pulling a light trailer you'll probably never have a problem with the Dauntless.
I will tell you from experience that you can feel the Dauntless "flex" whereas the Bushtec is "rock solid"
The bottom portion of the Dauntless is hanging down "unsupported"
when you hit a bump, pothole etc. something is going to give.
What I would really like to see is a "hybrid" combination of both these hitches,
a hitch thats pulls from the motor mount (undispute-ably the better place) that's removable like the Dauntless.
Attached is a picture of the rear LT frame for reference,
it is made out of 1/2" hollow tubing.
Oh and Jim my friend, here's a quote from another friend of mine
Originally Posted by dandiver
What has never happened, happens all of the time!