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Hitch Extender for 2017 Ford F-350 With 3 Inch Factory Hitch

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Good afternoon, I have a 2017 F350 long bed. I am looking to put a truck camper on the back that will only hang over approx 16-18.inch I have a factory 3 inch receiver on the truck. I have several different trailers that I would like to be able to tow behind my truck. I always prefer to go with equipment that is rated well above what I am doing. What kind of strength and extensions are available that would take advantage of the 3 inch receiver and give me the most possible capacity for trailer towing?

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There is one extender that will work with the 3 inch factory hitch on your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty, the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension, and it comes in three different lengths: 36" Long # TLE1636, 42" Long # TLE1642 and 48" Long # TLE1648.

The shorter 36 inch extension, which is likely what you can use since you mentioned the camper will only hang over 16 inches to 18 inches, has a towing capacity of 3,600 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 360 lbs, though that rating is increased to 7,200 lbs towing and 720 lbs tongue weight if you use a weight distribution system such as the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET with the TorkLift extension.

I have added a link to a video review of a TorkLift Cannon extension, as well as a link to a FAQ on weight distribution and our selection of weight distribution systems for you to check out because using one of these systems is going to get you the most possible capacity for towing with the extender that fits your truck.

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