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Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Ford F450 Cab and Chassis


I have a 2001 Ford f450 super duty bucket truck. Currently has a pimple hook. I would like to remove the pointless hook and use a 2” receiver to haul a car hauler trailer that is 17” from the ground, the hook currently is at 25 from the ground. Will this part be safe and work for my needs? Thanks


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The Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. x 6" Long Welded To 1/2" Mounting Plate # 3371804055 would work as a replacement but won't allow you to use the trailer you are seeking to use due to the height unless you use a drop ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4283. Then you can use the Pin and Clip # PC3 and hitch ball # 19286.

If you want a higher towing capacity overall when you include the other components, then I recommend instead using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15845, ball mount # C45456 and hitch ball # 63840, and Pin and Clip # C21500. This hitch will sit lower and will have the larger opening allowing for more of a heavy duty ball mount.

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