1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

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1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby brefmint » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:19 pm

Hey all,

I'm looking to get a front hitch installed on our 1990 B190. I would like to mount the spare tire in the front so we can use the back hitch for bicycles and other things. I had no luck with the local Uhaul store. "We only install rear hitches." At this point, I'm trying to find a front hitch that is compatible with the van and possibly go the DIY route.

The Curt 33055 is listed to be NOT compatible with the 1990 E350 chassis. https://www.amazon.com/CURT-33055-Front ... B001W8OC2Q
I had no luck at etrailer.com either.

Does anyone have any advice to offer here?

Thanks!!
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Re: 1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby 190-b-651 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:52 pm

You may want to put the bikes on the front your spare tire may block the airflow to the radiator.

But I did a little diging and found this. #13053 seems to be the one that fits your 1990. ImageImage

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Re: 1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby brefmint » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:55 am

Thank you. Are these hitches compatible in both the back and the front of the van? Mine already has one in the back.
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Re: 1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby 190-b-651 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 am

It said its designed for the front according to the description.

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Re: 1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby letsgofast » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:49 pm

The Curt 33055 is listed as 1991-2006 Econoline Front mount. It will not fit my 1990 from the photos and measurements that the Curt customer service gave me. I would love to find a hitch for the front of my 1990 E350 but have had a tough time sourcing anything.
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Re: 1990 B190 - Front Hitch Options

Postby skater » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:13 am

letsgofast wrote:The Curt 33055 is listed as 1991-2006 Econoline Front mount. It will not fit my 1990 from the photos and measurements that the Curt customer service gave me. I would love to find a hitch for the front of my 1990 E350 but have had a tough time sourcing anything.


This is a moot point for you, but: The van design didn't change between 1990 and 1991, so I wouldn't be surprised if they're wrong about it fitting a '91.
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