Originally Posted by danger716
I can't find anything online about this, so I thought I would ask here. I'll be getting a Jeep Wrangler soon and was wondering if a base plate can be installed into a front hitch?
My 2 cents ....
If you are talking about a standard 2" receiver hitch at center of Jeep, from an engineering perspective, I personally wouldn't even attempt it.
It would be easy enough to fabricate a large bracket that would allow you to connect the tow bar to the Jeep's front receiver, but the stresses on receiver would be so high I would never trust it. Safety is too important -- it's not worth it.
I don't know if anyone makes such an item, but if they did I'd personally pass on it.
A tow bar is attached at two points a significant distance apart so it can transmit a lot of lateral force to turn the vehicle side to side. A common front receiver, while rigid in that direction, isn't designed to take that kind of load.