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Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing Fleetwood That Weighs 6,700 lbs

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I have a 20107 Ford Expedition with the towing package but just purchased a 32 foot fleetwood travel RV with GDW of 6700lbs. What do you recommend for hitch?

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We actually don't offer trailer hitches that fit your 2017 Ford Expedition since all versions of the vehicle come with a factory hitch. If the reason you want a different hitch is because you are trying to tow beyond the capacity of the vehicle then you should note there isn't a way to accomplish that.

That said, I did some checking on your vehicle and it looks like if you plan to tow over 6,600 lbs you'd need to have had the heavy duty trailer package installed and you'd need to use a weight distribution system to take advantage of the full capacity. A weight distribution system redistributes some of the trailer's tongue weight up to the front axle of the tow vehicle which helps reduce suspension sag and improve handling and braking.

For that you could use the Fastway kit part # FA92-00-1000 which has the correct tongue weight range and uses 2 points of friction sway control to reduce sway from high winds or semi trucks.

For a hitch ball then you'd need a 2-5/16 inch like the part # 63840 and you'd be set.

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