Front Mounted Receiver
I am currently driving a 2015 TH, and have been looking into adding a winch to the arsenal of gear I need to take my car properly off road. I have read all the threads regarding mounting the RRO front bumper options, and one in particular by Kenndowl featured a front mounted 2" receiver. I know it might not be a popular idea, but I don't want the added weight of the winch on my front end all the time, mostly because I don't see myself needing the winch unless I am planning a real trip. What I would like to do is get a cradle for the winch that mounts into the front or back receiver, and allows me to store the winch in my garage until I need it. I have looked into the different RRO bumpers, which splits between those designed for the winch, and those designed to not allow a winch mount internally. Would I be alright getting the nonwinch bumper/brush guard/skid plate mounted, having a 2" receiver added in somehow from a metal shop? My main concern would be whether or not a nonwinch bumper would be able to sustain any real weight in the event I was using that hitch to pull.