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Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Ford Ranger


Will the Curt receiver P # E3S bolt on the Westin step bumper 66000-97200 ?


Expert Reply:

The hitch part # E-3S that you referenced would not bolt up the bottom of the Westin Bumper part # 66000-97200 without a lot of modification that I can't recommend.

Instead I have a much better option for you for a hitch for your 1996 Ford Ranger. You would want the Curt hitch part # C12012 that will attach directly to the frame of your truck and would be a much better hitch setup.

If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118325.

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Jameson C

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