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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Ford Transit T250

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Ford Transit T250


Today on our 2016 Ford Transit T250 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the DrawTite Max Frame Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75912. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the Transit. It hides nicely underneath the rear bumper there, even on the inset area of the bumper, it's going to be inside of that so you won't have to worry about bumping your legs or anything like that on it. It's got the rounded reinforcement collar.

You can see it's a 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. It's rated class III, which is going to make it extremely versatile, especially for towing needs. The tongue weight rating on it is 750 pounds, so that's the maximum downward force we can put here at the receiver tube opening, and it offers a 5,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total of your trailer and anything you load up on it. The hitch is also rated for use with weight distribution. When you go to weight distribution the tongue weight rating goes up to 800 pounds, gross trailer weight's going to go to 8,000 pounds.

You just want to check with your owner's manual to see what the vehicle's rated for and use whichever of those numbers are the lowest. The safety chain connection points are a plate style. There's plenty of room there for whatever size safety chain you might want to connect. You'll see our pin hole's going to be located here. It's the one closest to the front of the vehicle. It's 5/8 inch in diameter.

Plenty of room there for your pin and clips or locking hitch pins, but also anti-rattle devices you shouldn't have any issues using there. The smaller hole located closer to the rear of the vehicle is only for use with the J-pin stabilization system. Something else that's going to serve nicely for towing needs is going to be the bracket that's been welded on here, especially if you plan on attaching like a seven pole round or something to the back. It's going to have three pre-drilled holes in it to allow you to attach whatever type of bracket you might want. Now, the installation process is pretty quick and simple on the hitch as well. There's already holes.

There's no drilling or any modifications to the vehicle that are required. Now a few measurements that'll be helpful in selecting a ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening we've got about 15 inches. Then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 3. To begin our installation we're going to come around the underside of the bumper, this is the driver side. We've got our bumper supports here. There are going to be two holes in each support there. We'll take the self tapping screws, we want to place those up in, and then while keeping them even with the frame we want to get these started. Once they're started good you'll just run them on through. That's going to create the threads we need to install our hitch. Now, once those threads are well established we just want to pull our bolt back out. We need to repeat that for the three other holes. Now, those threaded holes are going to create two of our attachment points. Our third one's going to be this hole here. See we can reach in there. We're going to take a spacer block and a carriage bolt, place those together, and get them slid into position, just like that. Now, they do come with pull wires, if you need to you can push that up and out. Once they're through you'll want to attach it. This is going to help you guide your hitch up into position. We can start those pull wires through the end of our hitch. I usually just do the driver side in this application. We'll raise our hitch up into position. See how those are just going to come down through. Want to take one of our bolts and thread it in those threads that we created here. Once we've got one started on this side we'll get inaudible 00:03:45 started on the other side. You'll remove your pull wires. Then we can put on the conical tooth washer. We want the teeth to face the hitch. Then it's just a hex nut. I'll just take a quick look, you want to make sure we've got our hitch centered. We'll start snugging up our fasteners. Now we'll go through and get each of our fasteners torqued down to the specifications listed in the instructions. With everything torqued down properly, that's going to complete our installation of the DrawTite Max Frame Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75912 on our 2016 Ford Transit T250.


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