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Can a 2008 Ford Fusion Accept a Class II Hitch to Allow Use of Wheelchair Carrier


My manufacturer says I need at least a class two hitch The lift weights 20lbs and the chair weights 198lbs . can I put a class 2 hitch somehow on my car 2008 ford fusion ?


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All of the trailer hitches offered for your 2008 Ford Fusion (a great car - I used to own one until an East Coast blizzard took her away from me) are light-duty Class I types with a 200-lb tongue weight
capacity. These do not have the capacity to transport a wheelchair and carrier and no Class II hitches are available for the vehicle.

Your option then is to use a small trailer (which will work with one of these Class I hitches). Local outdoor and farm stores often carry small utility trailers perfect for your needs. To use one of these trailers you will need a hitch like Draw-Tite # 24775, ball mount # 3592, hitch ball # 19258 and trailer wiring harness # 118422.

Before towing anything you will want to confirm in your owner's manual that the vehicle is approved for towing and that your set-up will not exceed its weight capacity.

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