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    3160EL hitch

    The dealer installed a 1.25 inch receiver hitch on my camper. They say a 2 inch hitch is not available from Bighorn? Is this correct?

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    Re: 3160EL hitch

    Hi Yellow,

    I think Heartland only recently moved to support 2" receivers. The Heartland website shows a 2" receiver for 2020 model year Bighorns, but the 3160EL is not one of the 2020 floor plans shown. You may have an earlier model year that doesn't support a 2" receiver. It's possible that there may have been changes to the Lippert frame to allow newer trailers to support a 2" receiver. If that's the case, your Bighorn may not have those changes.

    To be sure what's supported, you can call Heartland Customer Service at 877-262-8032 / 574-262-8030. Have your VIN # ready.


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    Re: 3160EL hitch

    On my 2015 3160EL I have mine bolted and welded to the frame. I carry my WR450 dirtbike on the back and have ~10k miles on this setup and it is rock solid. I use a rear camera (video link) to keep an eye on the bike during travels.


    I built this with 2 inserts on the outside of the standard middle insert. This removes any "side to side" rocking motion with single hitch insert systems.

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    Re: 3160EL hitch

    Look for older threads on here about the 1.25 lippert hitches. Mine on our big horn was a disaster and was so flimsy, and flexed so badly it was not safe to use for anything.
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    Re: 3160EL hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by sengli View Post
    Look for older threads on here about the 1.25 lippert hitches. Mine on our big horn was a disaster and was so flimsy, and flexed so badly it was not safe to use for anything.
    I figured out something good to use the 1.25 receiver for when parked. Chris
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