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Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 1998 Ford Ranger Flareside


I was wondering if you carry a reese hitch for a 98 ford ranger flareside?


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Reese and Draw-Tite are the same. Same parent company, design, everything but the sticker. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75082 for your 1998 Ford Ranger Flareside. This hitch was designed for vehicles with the factory installed step bumper. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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 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 for trailer wiring I recommend # 118325 to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector to the rear of the truck.

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