Andrew -- don't do it yourself w/o seeing how much an expert would charge you
to do it so when it falls off you have someone else to blame! Saving $25 and
spending 3 hours of scraping knuckles is not a good use of anyone's time.
I have learned this the hard way.
the red one
the black one
In a message dated 7/18/01 2:41:39 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I now know more than I care to about towing requirements for a 1997 Chevy
> The standard 2 inch ball that you can put onto the step up bumper will
> accomodate 200 lbs. tongue weight and 2000 lbs. tow weight. I am wondering
> if Sid's solution would work out.
> I went down to Pep Boys at lunch today and looked at some towing stuff.
> 2 inch ball: 9.99
> Tow Bar 112.00
> Wiring kit for Chevy s-10 8.50
> Rear signal lights (Brake and turn signal) 24.95
> Would this and some safety chains be all that I would need? How problematic
> is it to fabricate a connection from the car to the tow bar? The tow bar is
> V shaped and adjusts to widths from 24-40 inches. It comes with some
> shackles to mount it to the axle I guess.