Wilco hitch gate solo?

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Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby wade.bryce.jones » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:31 am

Has any one purchased one of these? How was the fitment?
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:49 pm

Had to Google it. Looks pretty cool but, I have no experience with them.
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby RamJetFSJ » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 am

I looked into buying one, but decided the standard model would hang too low below the bumper, and the high clearance one would be too high and make it so I couldn't open the tailgate, and would need modification/welding to be perfect. Also, with my particular hitch (the V style), the anti-rattle mechanism was too long and would have hit the back of hitch box, so I would have had to cut the back of the hitch receiver out, and was worried about loss of structure.

So I gave up on it.
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby wade.bryce.jones » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:06 am

Alright fellas got the Hitchgate solo XL, and installed it on my factory hitch with a little modification works perfect. Will post pictures later.
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby weeegoneeer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:24 pm

Was looking into this a while ago - I have an aux tank where the spare should go, and if I'm taking a longer trip usually don't have room for a spare in the cargo area. Would love to see pics and feedback after you have a couple miles on it!
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby Stuka » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:32 pm

Huh, thats kind of a cool idea.
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:47 pm

PICS?
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby jaber » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:34 am

Looks like a great way to get the ZJ tire out of the back...
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby wade.bryce.jones » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:35 am

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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby weeegoneeer » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:37 am

Looks great! Even room for a jerry can back there behind the tire...
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Re: Wilco hitch gate solo?

Postby wade.bryce.jones » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:58 am

I put a rotopax 3 gallon back there. It works well.
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