Gearhead1961
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Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:21 pm
Location: Fabulous Las Vegas, NV

Trailer hitch wanted

Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:38 pm

I know this is a long shot, but here goes anyway. I am looking for a hitch for my 2012 SE i-MiEV and I am aware that all manufacturers have discontinued them. Any chance that someone on here bought one and it's still in the box? Or maybe you are selling your i-MiEV and would like to sell the hitch separately. Or perhaps somebody has a suggestion as to an alternative solution. I don't actually want to pull a trailer, I just want to use a hitch-mounted bike rack on the MiEV. Thank you!

Adoepner
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Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:08 am

Re: Trailer hitch wanted

Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:37 pm

I'm in the process of making one for my car. I got a used square tube hitch from the junkyard and hacked it up. It will bolt to the rear crash bar on the Miev, which is quite robust. Pics to follow.

Andrew

JoeS
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Location: Silicon Valley, California

Re: Trailer hitch wanted

Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:40 am

Here's a thread with drawings of a small custom hitch:

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2344

Photos here:

https://files.fm/u/xksljth

I consider the TorkLift trailer hitch I bought years ago as the most worthwhile mod to my i-MiEV, despite having to lug that 41# around all the time (when I bought it I naively thought I could install and demount it in minutes). Pity they never came out with an aluminum version - as it is, they probably never amortized their design and tooling costs.
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
Mothballed ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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