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Tow bar

You can bolt a tow piont staight to the rear xmember. Even a short drop plate can be added.. The coil sprung things have alot of clutter dangling from their tow point drop plate to triangulate them..
What are you planning to tow with it and is off road departure angles of concern to you.. With this just add what you need. Of course ROT in the crossmember is very common so make sure its sound.
you can bolt it straight on the the cross member but (and i'm talking from experience) it's very easy to pull the cross member out of shape...that's what the clutter is for ;)
If your crossmember is in good shape, you won't pull it out of shape.. The later coil sprung motors have a shallower crossmember and have a drop plate to cater.. Hence the extra brackets
I concur, mine is straight onto the crossmember. Mine is in good shape but hasn't been used by me -- I'd be surprised if it distorted it though.
You may find that bolting directly to the crossmember makes the ball too high even with a drop plate. I had to lower the ball further with triangulated clutter so the bottom of my bike trailer and my caravan didn't leave a trail of sparks behind......
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