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Trailer Hitch Recommended for 2013 Ford F-150  


I need a trailer hitch for my 2013 F150 XL with a 6 cylinder. There are four different choices when I put in my vehicle type and I am wondering which is the best trailer hitch for my vehicle. They seem to have different specification for each. Thanks.


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The actual towing capacity of your truck will depend on which 6cyl engine it has (3.37 or 3.5L), cab style and which gear ratio in the rear end it has. For the 3.7L engine, the max towing capacity number I see is 6700 lbs for a regular cab 4x2. For the 3.5L, 11300 is the highest rating I see.

So, if you won't tow much over 5000 lbs, the Draw-Tite class III, part # 75691 would be a fine choice. If you'll be towing heavier trailers than that, I'd recommend the Curt Class IV, part # C14002 which has a 10,000 towing/1000 tongue weight capacity. The price differential between the two isn't huge, and even if I didn't have immediate plans for towing heavy, the higher rated hitch might not be a terrible idea because it's better to have the extra capacity and not need than need the extra capacity and not have it.

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