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Ford Front Receiver Hitch Installation And Review Videos

  

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Hey everybody, Ryan here at Etrailer. Today on our 2011 Ford F450, we're gonna be showing you how to install the Draw-Tite front trailer hitch receiver. But before we do that, why don't we check it out and make sure that this is gonna work for you. So putting a front hitch on the front of your 450 makes sense to me, I mean, these things are tanks, you know, they can do a lot of work. And so a few of the reasons you'd want something like this up here is, you know, a big big reason is to be able to use a snowplow, all right, which is, I mean, pretty ideal vehicle to do that type of work. Another thing people do is mount up a winch here. more


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2/17/2022 1:47:51 PM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Hi there Ford owners, and your 2016 Ford F350 super duty. We're gonna be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, draw tights front hitch. It will stick down below the bottom edge of your front bumper, and provide you with a two inch by two inch receiver, which will work with a lot of different accessories. The applications for this is really up to you. There's a lot of different things that you could potentially use this for, for various scenarios. I know one of the most common things people use this for is for being able to park a trailer in a very tight location, because if you hook your ball Mount up at the back of your truck, when you have your steer wheels here at the front of the vehicle, you kind of lose some of the fidelity on how much you can angle the trailer in a very small amount of movement. more


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2/2/2022 11:14:49 AM



EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty- Video

EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today on our 2021 Ford F-250, we're gonna be showing you how to install the EcoHitch front trailer hitch receiver. But before we do that, why don't we check it out and make sure that this is gonna be something that's gonna work for you. So when it comes to putting a front hitch on your truck, there's a lot of different things people use them for, probably some of the most popular things is using them for a snowplow or being able to mount up a winch on the front of your truck, or what's kind of getting more popular nowadays is people using them for accessories up here. So a lot of people are pulling around big campers and things like that. And say they wanna haul some extra things and put a cargo carrier up here, or carry around some bikes for the family, you put a bike rack up here. more


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12/15/2021 3:16:07 PM



Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty- Video

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Hello, everybody. Clayton here at etrailer.com. Here at etrailer, we install, test, and review a ton of different products to help you as a customer make a more educated decision before your purchase. Today, we're going to be working on a 1997 Ford F-150. We're going to be taking a look at. I'll be walking through how to install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. more


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5/5/2021 10:44:46 AM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Hey everyone, my name is Shane, and here at etrailer, we install, test fit, and review different products to hopefully make your process much easier. Today I have a 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty. I'm gonna walk through how to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch. Adding a front mount hitch on your vehicle is gonna give you a lotta different options. The main reason most people are gonna put a front mount hitch on their truck is either they have a trailer that they like to move around and they wanna get it into a tight spot. It's gonna make it much easier to move it around and get it in that spot with it mounted on the front rather than the back. more


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3/25/2021 8:58:03 AM



Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty- Video

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Hey everyone, today we're gonna be going over and show you how to install, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver here on our 2014 Ford F-350. So this is what our trailer hitch is gonna look like installed. And as you can see, the only thing that's actually gonna be visible from outside the vehicle is the receiver tube opening. The cross tube is gonna be pretty much hidden behind this little deflector here. Now, there are a couple of different things about this hitch that I really like it, sets it apart from some of the other options, is number one, we can actually adjust the position of the receiver tube, so right now we have it installed in the rise position and basically that's gonna give us the most ground clearance possible, we are gonna have to do a little bit more cutting because we're gonna be in the center sort of, of this deflector here, but we can also install it in the drop position, say you have a snowplow, you probably need your trailer hitch to be a little bit closer to the ground, so in which case, we can actually install this, it actually gets flipped, so it sits about down here in this area here. But if you're using it for like a bike rack, a cargo basket, or like a winch mounting chances are you're gonna wanna install it in the rise position that we have it in here. more


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2/26/2021 12:28:06 PM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ford F-150- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ford F-150

Hi there, Ford owners! Today in your 2018 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Draw Tite's Front Hitch Mount.And this is what our front hitch mount looks like when it's installed. The cross tube's going to be hidden completely behind the air dam here. So you'll only see the receiver here at the front and I like that the receiver doesn't stick out further than the front bumper so you're not going to be walk by it and be hitting your leg on it and really, for the most part, unless you're standing pretty far away, you're not going to see it because you're up high enough where the bumper just kind of covers it up from any high up angle.A front hitch is great for front-mounted accessories such as load extenders, ladder rack extenders, and winches. You can get a winch mount in here as well so that way you can use it to easily put your winch on and off and transfer it around. This hitch uses a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip. Now, one doesn't come included with the hitch, but you can get one here at etrailer.com and just to the front of our hitch pin hole, there's a smaller hole here and that will allow you to use a J-pin which is similar to your regular hitch pin, but one end'll curve around and poke into this little hole here and the other end instead of just being secured by a clip, is threaded so you can tighten it down and it'll draw into this hole here and press it tight against the receiver acting as an anti-rattle device.This hitch has a carrying capacity of 500-pounds and that's the force going down on top, similar to what you would call a ton weight at the back on a rear hitch and it has a winch-load rating of 9,000-pounds, and that's how much it can pull if you're going to be putting a winch in here and as always, I recommend you ensure you don't exceed any of the capacities on your vehicle.Now I've got some measurements for you to help you in deciding on accessories. more


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11/9/2020 7:17:09 AM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Ford E-Series Cutaway- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Ford E-Series Cutaway

Hey everybody, my name is Ryan and here at etrailer, we install, test, fit and review a lot of different parts. That way we can try to answer any questions those of you might have. And that's exactly what we're doing here today on our 2016 Ford E-Series Cutaway. We're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. With RVing becoming more and more popular these days, people realize really quick that you run out of space and storage room faster than you would think. So a lot of times, especially nowadays people that have an RV tend to flat tow or pull their vehicle behind it, or maybe you're using another carrier back there to haul around a generator and so on. more


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11/4/2020 10:37:58 AM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Ryan: Hey, everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2014 Ford F-150. So, we're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck. I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. more


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3/19/2020 1:07:39 PM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation - 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation - 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Hi there 350 owners. Today we're going to be taking a look at CURT's front hitch for your 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You will have to trim out a hole in the Air Dam at the bottom of your bumper so the receiver can pass through, but the rest of our hitch is going to be hidden completely behind that Air Dam so it won't detract from the looks of the vehicle too much. This'll add a 2" by 2" receiver to the front of your vehicle so you can add any accessories that you'd like here in the front. Whether you're wanting to put a extender in here to use with your ladder rack or if you're wanting to just mount a bracket that you can put in here with a winch on it so you can easily remove and add a winch.Items are secured to the receiver using a 5/8ths hitch pin and clip, which slides through the hole closer to the rear of the vehicle. One doesn't come included with the hitch, but you can get one at etrailer.com here. more


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3/12/2020 4:02:07 PM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2013 F350 Super Duty, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the draw tight, 2" front mount trailer hitch receiver.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can see, the cross tube is completely hidden behind the air dam. It's going to maintain a nice clean look on the front of our vehicle. This hitch is going to be great for any of your front hitch or front vehicle mounted accessories, spare tire carrier, winch, maybe a snow plow, even.It's going to give us a 2" by 2" tube opening. This hole here, is going to be our hitch pin hole. It's going to be 5/8" in diameter. more


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2/8/2019 1:02:54 PM



Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty- Video

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today on our 2013 Ford F350 Super Duty, you're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install the Curt 2 inch front mount trailer hitch receiver.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. It's going to give you a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, a 5/8 inch hitch pin hole. This hitch can be used in a lowered or raised position. In the lowered position, the bottom of the receiver tube is only going to sit about 3 inches off the ground. Our side plates, these are going to be mounted to the frame rails. These are only going to sit about 3-1/2 inches off the ground. more


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1/28/2019 1:22:40 PM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Today, the 2006 Ford F350 Super Duty, we're going to review and install the draw tight front mount trailer hitch receiver, part number 65022.This is what the hitch looks like once installed on our truck. What's really nice is the appearance of it, it all sits behind the bumper here, so it has a nice clean look and there's nothing sticking out.We have a standard two inch opening right here, which is great for a variety of accessories out there, such as a winch, that you can plug into here. Certain snowplows will plug into your front and work with that as well.We'll take a look at the side of the receiver here. You can see it uses a standard five eighths diameter hitch pin here, or your favorite locking hitch pin.You'll notice that the smaller diameter hole here, this is designed to work with the J Pin anti rattle stabilization pin for certain accessories that do not have their own anti rattle device.Now this is really intended for a winch being installed on the front of this here, and we'll cover the ratings for that. This is going to be .. This is going to have a maximum winch line pool of 9,000 pounds, and then a cargo capacity, which is the weight pushing down on the hitch this way, it's good up to 500 pounds.A couple of other unique ideas to use this hitch with, is actually use your ball mount you pull a trailer with, put it in front, and that way you can steer your trailer into tight corners or tight areas wherever you go park your trailer at. more


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12/14/2018 3:22:28 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-250- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-250

Today on our 2008 Ford F250, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit front mount trailer hitch receiver, part number 65049. Now this is what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see the majority of it's going to be hidden here behind our front fascia. Got a small cut out there that we're going to make to allow that receiver tube opening to come through the front. Now this front mount hitch is typically going to be used for a front mount style wench, maybe a front mount snow plow or even some maneuvering of trailers around your yard potentially. Some people like to put a ball mount here and then get greater maneuverability with their trailer and kind of move it around without having to get two or three people together to kind of push it. Now it's a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, so this is also going to work out really well with a lot of the class 3 accessories out there. more


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1/23/2017 9:27:25 AM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F-350- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F-350

Today on our 2006 Ford F-350 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt Custom Front Mount Receiver Hitch, part number 31114. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see it's a pretty nice looking hitch. It sits right here in the center of our already existing opening in our truck, so we don't have to worry about cutting or trimming anything there. This is going to be a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening, so there's going to be a great deal of accessories available for it, including your snow plows, some people will put front-mount cargo carries on it, winch mounts. It shares the same 5/8" diameter pin hole here, so any of your Class III accessories will work out fine. more


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1/11/2017 3:35:10 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford E-350- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford E-350

Today on our 2007 E350 RV Cutaway, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw Tite front mount trailer hitch receiver, part number 65001. What I really like about this hitch is the versatility of it because you can use it with a bike rack, a cargo carrier and some of our customers have said that they like to do that because they pull a trailer behind their motor home. It can also be used for a winch for maybe pulling a ATV or 4-wheeler out of the mud offroad. It's nicely tucked up and hidden to where all you can see is the face of the receiver tube opening here and that's even nice and tight against the bottom side of the fascia. This hitch also features these recovery eye hooks. It's got one on either side to allow you to attach a safety chain or winch cable, anything like that because you don't want to hook it to a ball mount that would be in the hitch. This hitch features the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening with the welded on reinforcement collar all the way around here. more


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11/3/2016 10:34:22 AM



Front Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-350- Video

Front Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today on our 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C31008. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see it's got a nice black powder-coated finish. Two by two square hole with a 5/8 hitch pin. This would be good for your front mounted winches, cargo carriers, snow plows that will fit into a front mounted hitch, or a bike rack, or even a spare tire mount. It's designed to hold 9,000 pounds of line pull if you're using it for winch. 500 pounds of vertical pressure, and a 5,000 pound gross trailer weight if you're going to be pushing your trailer, or backing it into a space. more


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3/11/2016 2:31:06 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we're going to review and install the CURT front mounted trailer hitch part number C31018. Now with our hitch installed, here's what it'll look like. As you can see the majority of our hitch is covered behind the front air dam. The only thing we really have exposed is the side bracket. This is a full steel and welded construction. It's got a nice black powder coated finish and when installing your pin and clip, you just need to reach behind the air dam to access the pre-drilled 5/8" inch pinholes. more


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5/12/2015 10:48:04 AM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on this 2014 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to show you part number C31068. This is Curt front-mount 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed the truck. As you can see, this is our 2" receiver right here, which has a nice collar around the front of it, and it uses a 5/8" hitch pin right here. The distance from the hitch pin hole in the center to the outside edge of the license plate here is going to be about 8-1/2". Our measurement from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 11-3/4". This will vary with our 2-wheel drive like we have here or a 4-wheel driver where the chances are it will sit a little bit higher, plus tire sizes will throw it off as well. more


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3/16/2015 11:19:42 AM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford F-250 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today on this 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to install Part Number C31014. It's the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is what our front mount hitch looks like on our truck once it's installed. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you in selecting some accessories for your front mount hitch, like a snow plow or a winch mount for your front hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole in this case to the outside edge of the bumper, which would be the license plate bracket will be about 7 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 and a quarter inches. more


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1/23/2015 2:31:00 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford F-150 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on our 2007 Ford f150, we'll be installing the Curt Front Mounted 2" Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 31352. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, winch mount, snow plow, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 20 1/4". Now, to begin our install, we'll first need to remove the manufacturer's tow hooks and hardware if it has them. more


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12/2/2014 11:53:29 PM



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Ford Van - Curt- Video

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Ford Van - Curt

Today on our 2005 Ford Van we're going to be installing the Curt Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 33055. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, a winch or a spare tire carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground we have 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper we have 5 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now to begin with we're going to need to remove this plastic valance piece right here on the underside. There's a total of four push fasteners that will need to be removed, two on each side. more


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10/20/2014 11:14:28 AM



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford F-250 - Draw-Tite- Video

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford F-250 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Ford Super Duty, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite front hitch, part number 65022. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now in this case we'll go ahead and just give you one measurement to help you choose some accessories for your hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 3 3/4 inches. Now, because this truck has a lift kit on it, we are unable to give you a factory height from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground. Let's go ahead and install our hitch. more


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11/5/2013 10:00:22 AM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250

Today, on this 2012 Ford F-250, we're going to install part number 65049 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out when selecting some accessories. From the top of the receiver openings down to the ground should be about 15-3/4 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper in this case, we measured out to the license plate, its going to be about 5-1/4 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing you need to do is go ahead and remove some bumper brackets there at the end of the frame. more


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7/4/2013 9:39:14 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-350- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F-350

Today we are working on a 2008 Ford F-350. We will be installing a front mount hitch by Draw-Tite part number 65049. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with ing accessories for your new hitch such as a snow plow, a draw bar or a winch mount. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer-most point of the front bumper is 4-1/4 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is going to be 14-1/4 inches. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:28 more


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9/19/2011 5:11:49 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford F-250- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford F-250

Today on this 2009 F-250 we will be installing the front hitch part number 65049. We are underneath the front of the vehicle here, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for the trailer hitch. We are actually looking at the passenger side frame rail on the outboard side and we have got a couple holes visible. If you look more forward towards the bumper side you will see a 9/ 16 size hole right there. That is going to provide our forward most attaching point for our trailer hitch. I do want to note on some of the newer model vehicles with four wheel drive. It has a bigger air dam here at the front and this air dam will need to be trimmed on those four wheel drive models. If you do need to trim the air dam just go ahead and give it a test fit and maybe take some dimension and go ahead and cut it before you get started. 00:40 more


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10/28/2009 5:10:47 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F150- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F150

Today we are going to install part number 65043 from Draw Tite and we are going to install this on a 2006 Ford F150. This will be a front mounted hitch. Our hitch will install on the inside of the frame. It will use existing holes that are in here. The holes that will be used in the frame will be the square hole here and this round hole up here, that is sometimes covered by this balance right here. We can start by actually holding up the hitch into position. This is a good one to have an extra set of hands for. It goes on the inside of the frame and there are 2 notches on there to keep it a little bit higher or a little bit lower depending on clearance with your bumper. It is a good idea to install your hitch as close as possible then install your hardware. In this case we have the hitch install in the lowest position. That should give you an idea of what kind of clearance you can expect. Once you have your bolts installed you can go ahead and install your hardware. You still want to leave it loose because you might have to move your hitch back and forth for the rest of the hardware. more


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7/22/2008 7:33:29 PM



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