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Old 05-15-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 Montana big sky with the polar package and was wondering if anyone has added or had a hitch added and if so how was it done. Can someone send pics showing how it was mounted. I know it voids warranties but I need to be able to pull a small trailer with a golf cart on it.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:35 AM   #2
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I was told by Keystone if I put a hitch on my 07, to put nothing on the hitch heavier than a bike or two.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:59 AM   #3
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Had a welding shop put a hitch on our Montana to carry a bike rack. Installer said "don't even think about hooking anything else to this hitch". It is two 3 inch angles bolted crosswise to the I-beam frame with the receiver welded to the angles. I don't think the frame is strong enough to tow behind any Montana.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:50 PM   #4
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Look up Toy-Tote.com
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:16 PM   #5
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You got a '05 and question about warranties? Get real.

Your '05 has a 10" I-beam frame. Now they are 12"

I had a hitch welded up. a "H" pattern frame, bolted on with 8 1/2" bolts.
You should be able to tow a golf cart load with no issues.

This link takes you to a group of pics of the hitch I had made and have towed over 3500lbs behind my Montana.

http://s143.photobucket.com/user/jlb...?sort=3&page=1

DO NOT buy a "universal" hitch. Spend the money and get a good one built. BOLT IT ON, do NOT weld it on. A good hitch will cost around $500.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:33 PM   #6
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I've had this hitch on my last 2 Montana's. I wire fed it together and bolted it to the frame with six 1/2" bolts. It's built hell for stout and has towed a double jet-ski trailer and now my current squirt boat for years ... either weighing around 2000#. The staff on top is a Reese double bike rack I modified and welded on top of the tongue. You'll get a lot of pushback on the MOC for double towing, as there are a lot of full / long timers on here that hold different ideals on what you should do with your Monty. I think it actually makes the frame a bit more solid in back as it ties both I-beams together more so than the OEM flimsy wire rod cross beams.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:26 PM   #7
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This is an option. I have read here that several have used these.
https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-RV_Hitch.aspx
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #8
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You have heard what Montana thinks of putting a hitch on your camper and that others have done it successfully. Montana built and designed the camper. Now the choice is yours. It's your camper.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:43 PM   #9
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You have heard what Montana thinks of putting a hitch on your camper and that others have done it successfully. Montana built and designed the camper. Now the choice is yours. It's your camper.
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My 2010 2955RL came with a Montana Rear Accessory Hitch from the factory.
it is however only a 1.25 receiver and good only for a bike rack or such.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:40 AM   #10
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Hi

Keystone engineering is very poor and I don’t think much of Lippert’s either.

Stick with dieselguy he got it correct. The I beam type of constriction requires the I beam to reaming straight up and down to maintain its strength dieselguys unit does this so you have all the I beam can give you.

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PS: dieselguy if you get to Florida I really need a good welder it has been 50 years sense I did any stick welding and tried a little a few days ago and would need to spend a week practicing to get back where I was 50 years ago. LOL

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