hitch mounting question

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Jun 9 17:29:13 EDT 2004

The hitch on my 5ktq has the flat support bar and boltheads inside the
trunk on either side of the frame rail.  You have to pull up the covering
for the flap that folds over the little well on each side of the trunk to
see the outer boltheads.

I think the U bolts are slid up inside the frame rail and the threaded ends
hang down so that the nuts hold the back of the hitch support against the
frame there.  So you mark your holes and drill out the frame and then put
one U bolt leg into one hole and work it toward the other hole so it can
drop down.  I think that's why they call for holes a little larger than the
U bolts themselves--to give you a bit of wiggle room for sliding the U
bolts into place.

At 01:29 PM 6/8/2004 -0400, feelstranger wrote:
>Hello all,
>I'm about to mount a hitch to my avant.  I can't quite picture what the 
>bolts are doing from the instructions with the hitch.
>I was wondering if anyone with a mounted hitch could take a picture of the 
>inside trunk area that shows how the bolts are in there?
>Do they end up on the little lip on either side of the frame rail inside the 
>And the other U bolt unit must end up with nuts inside the frame rail itself?
>I'd just like a clearer picture before I start drilling!
>Any help appreciated 
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