Originally Posted by Tigerman67
As a completely different way to go, I saw someone mention (after I already ordered the hitch) that the super duty fords have the same frame width (34") as my Amtrans and I could order something like B&W HDRH25122 or a Curt 15445 which are bolt on class V, and would require me to just drill holes (and probably remove the tow hooks) and not worry about whether that welder has time or not.
We've got an Amtran as well. We kept the tow hooks and bolted on a Curt 14082 Class IV forward of them. It fit perfectly, no welding required, just drilled out a few holes. I imagine you can find a Class V that will fit.
We also added a 10" drop hitch, to try to keep our tow bar level when pulling our Toad....and we proceeded to scrape the hell out of the tow bar on several dips on the pavement. For that reason, I'm putting a new tow plate on the Toad that will exit above the bumper instead of below it. I tell you this just as a cautionary tale about having too low of a drop.