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Mornin' all,

After several months of procrastinating, I finally bought a Range Rover last month.. it's a 1993 LWB in blue with an OME spring conversion and (I guess) 2" lift. It had sat for a while.. the fuel pump was dead, the heater core leaks, and there was about 1/4 turn of play in the steering. Having fixed all that, it's truly superb.. and my attention turned to what I wanted to use it for... ie, pulling trailers of rusty MGs and Triumphs around the state.

I (foolishly!) assumed all Range Rovers had trailer hitches - but mine doesn't. Looking under the back (where the hitch should be!), there's two holes in the floor (about 2ft apart) and a square cutout in dead centre. It looks *to me* like someone took an angle grinder to it and literally cut the old hitch off.

After I got past the inevitable first question (why would anyone do that ?!?!?!), the next question that occurs is "can I replace it?". I know the hitches on later Range Rovers (and Discoveries) just bolt on to the chassis, but it looks like the earlier ones (ie: mine) have it more permanently fixed in place.

So.. my question.. is that right? Can you really not replace the hitch received on a '93 Range Rover? Both the local custom hitch places round here wouldn't touch it.. so I'm kinda stuck. :)

Any advice/pointers very much appreciated!
 

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My '95 LSE had previously had a towbar fitted that had been removed prior to me buying it. I bought a new one from a parts breaker and it refitted quite easily. I would say that yours should be the same as its a 93 its quite a late model.
 

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easily found in the portland area. You might try Doug Shipman at Ships Mechanical. THere are several breakers in your area as well. When all ealse fails call Gord'n at Lamorna Garage in Seattle. He should have one available on the shelf or off one of his driveway decorations.
 

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My 95 classic has one welded to the chassis. If you want to have one welded in place you can get the 2" receiver stock material at either Northern tool.com or try harbor frieght. You could also check with a local welder to see what he can do with it.

I know I would have to have a trailer hitch to pull my collection of trailers.

Good luck with this.
 
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