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Thank you and I believe it will, even if it is only "new to me"Your new hitch looks like it should work well!
On the two holes in the bumper..why not make a diamond plate "step" extension for there that covers over the hitch area..but not wide enough to interfere with using it.I plan on using a hitch extension I found for 2" to 1-1/4' and weld a piece on top for the step.My knees are bad and I'm getting awfully tired crawling into the back of the van while I'm working on the interior.Another "step" even with about the bottom of the bumper or the top of a hitch extension decreases that step up to two about 7-8".. or close to standard stair height..
I like the suggestion and if in the future I find that I may need one, I'll keep it in mind. For now, my knees aren't that bad off though. I have seen hitches that have a step on them. I have seen hitches that are stacked splitters, so that you can tow with one, and put other items like a bicycle rack or step on the other. I'm favoring plate metal like diamond because if you see the back of my subi:
all of them little nicks in the bumper cover are from my not so exquisite aim. (The other stuff on the tailgate was there before me.) I'm looking to save my van from all of that.
I saw a magnetic mounted get up that in theory allows you to see where the ball and trailer hitch are in relation and this idea might work on my subi with its low and vertical lift tailgate, (am I the only one that misses the roll down windows or the split hatches of the old Broncos and Blazers and other station wagons? I think Subaru missed an opportunity there.) but on my barn door Astro, I don't think it would be visible and the doors like to close while backing up if I try with them open.
Of course, I have no intention of buying said product either and will make my own that will be tall enough, so that point may be moot, and I'll just find me a nice sticker (hit the drilled holes with some of that primer I used on the spare first, at least). I already have one in mind, and I may get one for each ride.
Also, I don't really like having such things as a hitch or step sticking out past the bumper. I know it "saves the vehicle from damage" if hit, but more than likely it'll save my shins in it's absence first.😖
Also, to the extent my knees do like to give me grief, I always keep some sort of pad in the ride. A gardening pad, old yoga mat, or one of them 2 foot square puzzle together pads work wonders. This helps keep clothes dry and clean and provides padding from hard pavement or dirt road rocks if I have to look underneath or change a tire in an emergency, and if I have to climb up in the back, it just provides extra padding. (sometimes keeps my clothes clean and dry too depending on the condition of the back of my ride😮)
I also like them ladders you can put on the passenger door. I'm not sure I would ever need one yet as I have running boards, a step bumper, and not sure what I may do with the top rack yet, (kayak, cargo box, or rooftop tent?) but I'm keeping them in mind.