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Does a trailer hitch = blasphemy?

OK hear me out...I am considering putting a hitch on my GT vert, I would like to take my Mustang on holidays and camping trips, there is limited trunk space (especially on a convertible), and putting sandy camping equipment in the trunk will mess it up.
Is anyone aware of a HIDDEN hitch? If it is not well hidden I will not bother.


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I can't answer your question, but I love your avatar!!!

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Umm, the only reason you would ever want to put a Trailer Hitch on your 2005 Pony; to see if any Stangettes can "take" the chrome off it...


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A buddy of mine tows his bike with a BMW, he insists it causes no damage and is almost invisible when not towing.
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Here's a link for one. you might want to call them and ask how well hidden
it is.

http://www.hitchesonline.com
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OK hear me out...I am considering putting a hitch on my GT vert, I would like to take my Mustang on holidays and camping trips, there is limited trunk space (especially on a convertible), and putting sandy camping equipment in the trunk will mess it up.
Is anyone aware of a HIDDEN hitch? If it is not well hidden I will not bother.
I would not even consider a hitch on my Stang....find a cheap reliable truck....
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I wouldnt do it. I have a vert 94 GT with a hitch. I use to tow light trailers until I got my last new top. The body will flex even with a light trailer and might screw up your top. Even with the extra stiffening, the convertible frames probably should not tow anything larger than a lawnmower on a teeny utility trailer...or maybe a single PWC at most.

I could see my vinyl top tighten up when I hitched my lil trailer...but I did have at least a couple hundred pounds on the tounge.

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I wouldnt do it. I have a vert 94 GT with a hitch. I use to tow light trailers until I got my last new top. The body will flex even with a light trailer and might screw up your top. Even with the extra stiffening, the convertible frames probably should not tow anything larger than a lawnmower on a teeny utility trailer...or maybe a single PWC at most.

I could see my vinyl top tighten up when I hitched my lil trailer...but I did have at least a couple hundred pounds on the tounge.

I hadn't even considered the body, that is good advice. I was only planning on towing the smallest utility trailer and just some camping gear. Perhaps I should just never mind though. Thanks.
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Don't do it. If you want to go hauling, get a used Ford pick-up truck for a thousand bucks.
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I agree, putting a trailer on a stang is a risky sitution at best. There is really no way to correctly attach one. No frame, so bolting to unibody is only option, and besides, a pickup is much better for camping, going to beach, etc. You can beat on it with impunity!!!
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I had a hidden hitch on my 02 GT and it was fine! All you could see was the receiver, which i kept the rubber cap in when not using. No one ever even noticed it until i pointed it out, since the car and the cap were both black. When I was first looking at hitches everyone wanted to cut the rear fasica! Then I finally found the Hidden Hitch dealer! Worked out great!

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I wouldnt do it. I have a vert 94 GT with a hitch. I use to tow light trailers until I got my last new top. The body will flex even with a light trailer and might screw up your top. Even with the extra stiffening, the convertible frames probably should not tow anything larger than a lawnmower on a teeny utility trailer...or maybe a single PWC at most.

I could see my vinyl top tighten up when I hitched my lil trailer...but I did have at least a couple hundred pounds on the tounge.

In term's of frame flex that should no longer be an issue with a light trailer, the 05's frame is supposed to be considerably stronger than the last generation. What does Ford say is the max. tow capacity? I have the same plan for towing a light utility trailer for camping, I would rather have a GT while on holidays over an old truck
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Personally, I'd buy a little Ranger for a beater truck.
But, there is a guy who mows lawns in my neighborhood that pulls a trailer with his late 90's GT. Works fine for him, car looks great.

I'd just keep the weight down as best you can.:thumbsup

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Of course the ideal would be to buy a truck. But it depends on your situation... I mean not everyone has $ to buy a beater, pay the insurance, or a place to store another car. A light trailer should not matter.

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