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Can Trailer Hitches for 2009 Ford F-150 Be Used with Weight Distribution to Tow More than 6,000 lbs.  

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I have 2009 F-150 with OEM Hitch and tow package. I need to increase my carry load capacity from 5000 to 6000 or 7500. Any suggestions as to changing out the hitch? Thanks....

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All of the hitches available for the 2009 Ford F-150 are rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 600 pounds tongue weight capacity. However, all of the available hitches (see link) are rated for use with weight distribution which will allow the hitch to tow 10,000 pounds (# 13368) to 12,000 pounds (# 75691) depending on the hitch.

These are ratings for the hitch, but not the truck. You will need to check the owners manual to determine if a weight distribution system can be used and, if so, how much it can tow when using weight distribution. I have included a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for reference.

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