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Is Drilling Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Ford F-150  


Does a 2009 ford f 150 have the holes in the frame to fit a trailer hitch or do they have to be drilled?


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Your 2009 Ford F-150 does have holes in the frame to install a trailer hitch without having to drill into the truck frame. In some cases holes may have to be enlarged using a file or drill but new holes won't have to be drilled.

Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch - 2009 Ford F-150 # 75691 is a popular option for your truck. I linked a video showing an example installation for you.

I also recommend 2-3/4" Rise or 4" Drop Ball Mount Kit - 7,500 lbs Item # EBMK4. It includes a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

And if your 2009 Ford F-150 did not come with a trailer connector you can add one using 4-Pole Hardwire Kit with Circuit Tester # 18252.

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