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Long Hitch Extension and High Capacity Hitch Recommendation for a Ford F250 Super Duty


I just bought a Ford XLT 250 super Duty Crew Cab diesel PU. It was used for 34foot trailer with a WDH. I want to use it with a Lance Camper 861 model that is 8foot 8inch length. I had a dealer install a CL V Curt Commercial hitch. Because my Lance sags slightly and I have upgraded the springs to 2000# over loads. The 24inch tow bar extends to about 1inch shy of the bumper on the Lance camper. I would like to use my 2 wheeled Hitch Helper to lift the rear of the truck and to connect to my 20 foot enclosed car trailer. The cars weigh about 3200-3500 each my collection. I have also installed the diagonal chains from the tow bar to the hitch for added strength. If I use a longer tow bar, say a 32, I would lose tongue and tow capacity. The TorqueLift camper mounts do not fit the Curt hitch so I am using the bumper s for the rear and TorqueLifts forward. I see your SuperHitch solves my clearance issue as my tow bar sits just under the Lance bumper. If it was a little lower I may not have the clearance issue dropping the shank from the Hitch Helper. sorry if the pictures are dark it is evening here and the side lights are minimal. Thanks


Expert Reply:

Sounds like you are looking for a setup that will allow you to use a longer hitch extension than the 24 inch bar you are currently using without reducing your towing capacity.

If you use the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1536 which is 36 inch extension with a TorkLift SuperHitch Original # TLF1002 you will have the following capacities:

Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,500 lbs.
Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs

Maximum tongue weight: 650 lbs
Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,200 lbs

If those capacities would be enough for your setup this would be a great solution for you.

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