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Old 05-24-2019, 05:42 PM
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Recommendations for Ball Hitch

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I recently purchased a brand new F150 Lariat w the tow package (not the max tow). It has the 2" receiver but didn't come with a ball or ball mount. Looking for recommendations on where I should go to buy these parts? Searched on Amazon and their parts all max out at 7500 lbs. Need something that can meet the 10,000 lb tow rating. Should I just buy from the dealer?

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:41 PM
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etrailer.com, or go to the manufacturer's page, find the one you want, then go back to Amazon with a part number, and it MIGHT pop up. Amazon's search engine sucks.
 
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Do you already have your trailer? I think your truck will require a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for anything more than 5000lbs.
 
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Originally Posted by seventyseven250 View Post
Do you already have your trailer? I think your truck will require a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for anything more than 5000lbs.

Exactly my thought also.
 
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seventyseven250 is right on the money. The hitch on an F-150 is only rated for the maximum weight when using a Weight distributing Hitch (WDH). If you're using a simple ball mount then your tow ratings are much lower. The hitch itself should have a sticker that says X lbs non-WDH and Y lbs with WDH. My prior 1/2 ton truck had that sticker.
 
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by HRTKD View Post
seventyseven250 is right on the money. The hitch on an F-150 is only rated for the maximum weight when using a Weight distributing Hitch (WDH). If you're using a simple ball mount then your tow ratings are much lower. The hitch itself should have a sticker that says X lbs non-WDH and Y lbs with WDH. My prior 1/2 ton truck had that sticker.
Got it. Recommendations on WDH and where to get one?
 
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:22 PM
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Got it. Recommendations on WDH and where to get one?
I had good luck with my Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch. As JakeHan said, eTrailer.com is a great place. There is a lot of information on their website and they really know their stuff. I've bought a couple items from them that they sold for less than I could find elsewhere.

Asking, "which WDH?" is a bit like asking, "which oil?" You're going to get a lot of different answers. The specs of the trailer will help dictate which hitch you need.
 
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:18 PM
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Which WDH is almost as contentious as "gas vs Diesel"!!!
 
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What are you towing? You don't need or want a WDH for every trailer.
 

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