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Since I now have a trailer I guess I need to get on building the trailer hitch, but I have run into a problem. I have found plenty of 1 1/4" ball mounts of varying amounts of rise but in trying to find the tube to use as the receiver I am striking out so far. What I am wondering is, if I use 2" do you all think that is a bit of over kill as far as the weight goes?
 

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A two inch receiver would be great if you are planning on hauling a couple thousand pounds... yeah I think it would be overkill.
 

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My Lehman Trike had a regular flat bar drawbar that Lehman uses, I wanted a reciever so I went to Tractor Supply Co and got a 1-1/4" inside square tube reciever "stub" (it was short, maybe 6 " long, and already was reinforced at drawbar end and had hole drilled crossways) .... I then used it and some steel to make a reciever that simply attaches to my Lehman at the Lehman provided location at rear using two long Lehman pins and I made it stronger by extending a section of 1" deep X 2" wide x 1/8" thick channel forward to a crossbar I put in place where the original center stand attached. I boxed part of it.

Now I have a couple drawbars of two heights and a kooler carrier that fit the reciever. Pardon any dusty dirt please.



 

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Tractor supply is where I also got my 1 1/4 inch receiver tube. It didn't take a whole lot to build a hitch with that.
 
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