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Weight Distribution Hitch System For a 2021 Ford F-250 With Slide In Camper And 1,500LB Hitch Weight

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I have a truck bed slide in camper, and I need to haul a trailer. The camper sticks out over the bumper about 15 inches. There will be about 1500 lbs tongue weight. But entire trailer will be less than 5000 lbs. I am aware of the torklift duel receiver with extension which I’m sure should work but is there a heavy duty weight distribution hitch that simply sticks out far enough to make this work? Or do I have to go to the torklift set up? Thanks!

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I recommend using the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # RP66075 and Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102 for your 2021 Ford F-250.

The Reese System # RP66075 is rated for trailers with a tongue weight of 1,000-1,700lbs and a maximum trailer weight of up to 17,000lbs.

The Gen-Y Shank # 325-GH-1102 will give you a cushioned ride and with the size of the unit it will extend out from your vehicle an extra 5-1/4" over a traditional drop shank. The hitch pin center to vertical bolt hole center is 13-1/4". Add this to the approximately 4"(measurement will vary based on hitch pinion angle) from the 2-5/16" ball center to the vertical bolt hole centers you will have the center of the hitch ball 17-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin.

You will not be able to use a Torklift SuperTruss Extension # TLE1521 as the maximum allowable tongue weight will be 1,400lbs with this extension and the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1008-30 for your F-250.

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