Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MPLS, MN
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Re: Dodge Omni Hitch
I had installed one that bolted to the rear bumper only. I think it was from Rigid. I found one no problem, but that was close to 20 years ago. IIRC, it used flat steel reinforcements in the bumper U-channel and a bar mounted just ahead of the leading edge of the bumper that tied the two bumper supports together. The later attached using u-bolts to the bumper supports. Don't think it bolted at all to the spare tire well. Spare tire well being sheet metal only, don't know how much more support that would offer? I installed only to transport live plants quickly when moving. Killed two birds with one stone. Needed to get the car from SA, TX, to MPLS, MN, while getting the house plants to the destination quickly.
Anyway, it worked fine and car didn't really know the small trailer was even behind it. I still have mine up in the attic somewhere. If you weld, you could easily make one like the one I'm describing.