I cannot recall where I bought this hitch from but it only connects with 4 bolts where the mufflers connect. I used Blue LocTite when I put it on. But check this picture out: I tow an Escapade trailer. I loaded the weight over the wheels. There is a place for a cooler to load with what ever; ice, cold drinks, etc. Glad we didn't do that. Only thing I put in the cooler was an extra gallon of gas just in case. By comparison the Harley hitch had 14 nuts and bolts on it. 4 were right at the tongue keeping it incredibly secure. I know the hitch manufacturers have to work with what they have but this is insane. First day of a 14 day trip. Gonna reload everything different and strap the plastic gas container to the top of the trailer with a come along.