« on: June 16, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »
When I bought my bus it already had a hitch -- I didn't know all the ins and outs til I had to take the trans out and have it rebuilt so I will "describe" what I found when the engine cradle was removed. The hitch itself is mounted to a 2 1/2 inch square tube that runs from just inside the engine cradle on each side across the back of the bus just below the bumper. Extending under the bus just inside the engine cradle all the way toward the front of the bus to the other end of the engine cradle is two plates of quarter inch steel about three inches tall. There are six grade 8 bolts (three on each side) that extend through the engine cradle brackets (the frame the cradle sits on). I don't recall how the bolts that hold the engine cradle and the frame of the hitch fit together BUT if I remember correctly the hitch was installed last when I put things back together. I can take pictures if you want. I always check the bolts because I heard about a tow hitch coming off a bus one time in Georgia.