Aussie class III hitch?

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l77
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Aussie class III hitch?

Post by l77 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:34 pm

Kicking myself for not ordering the hitch from CP earlier; He quoted $570 shipped (everything in the pic) last year and I was going to wait till summer, oh well ~ ~ ~

Anyone else interested?

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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by smwalker » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:19 pm

Is that a Holden/GM part? Like an authorized accessory? Wondering if any companies in the US that regularly make hitches would do a design for the caprice?
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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:36 pm

Probably the best option would be to get them one of the OEM hitches and see if they'll copy it.
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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by l77 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:42 pm

eagle-co94 wrote:Probably the best option would be to get them one of the OEM hitches and see if they'll copy it.
May be doable if we have enough commitments including G8 guys. Any shop with a grinder and decent welding skills probably can make copies but I assume most won't due to liability concerns.
smwalker wrote:Is that a Holden/GM part? Like an authorized accessory? Wondering if any companies in the US that regularly make hitches would do a design for the caprice?
It's a genuine Holden part. Holmart has it for $399 but the only shipping option is $600+DHL. Just emailed them to see if there's a cheaper alternative or if they can provide shipping weight and dimensions (freight forwarding services?)

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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:53 pm

I've got one coming but it hasn't hit the west coast yet. I also got hosed by a junkyard that sold me the wrong hitch...the Class II when it was supposed to be the big one.
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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by elc32955 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:54 am

Just some wisdom here.... hitches have been previously researched to death, might want to review a few of the earlier threads as there is BUNCHES of detailed information and an install or two to draw experience from as there were some unforeseen wrinkles in the installs.

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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by eagle-co94 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:34 am

It looks like there's really only 1 hitch thread but it's a fid read. One advantage of having these made would be that the receiver tube could be extended to resolve fitment issues. It could even be made thicker to match the US impact beam thickness.
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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by camrat68 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:40 pm

I would be interested!

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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by SSpeedracer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Interested. tagging this topic for updates.
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Re: Aussie class III hitch?

Post by DonutCruiser12 » Sat May 02, 2020 5:53 am

I'm interested in the Class 3 for my 2012...
Im ready to order if I can find someone willing to ship them reasonably!

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