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2" Hitch Receiver Wear

This is a discussion on 2" Hitch Receiver Wear within the F150 Ecoboost Towing forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Forum category; You can leave the big wrap around sticker from Reese on it and it'll keep it quieter for a while. Sent from my SM-N950U using ...

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    You can leave the big wrap around sticker from Reese on it and it'll keep it quieter for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winchested View Post
    Its supposed to be a loose fit so it doesn't rust solid... They make anti rattle clips for this reason...

    Are you towing 1000 lb TW with no WDH?
    I never knew there were such things. It was never necessary on my Super Duty or my old F250, but the hitch in the receiver on this truck is floppy as all getout. I've hated pulling an empty trailer because of it. I'm very glad I found this post, I did a quick Google search and found a lot of options. I'll narrow it down to something and pull the trigger for sure.

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    I have always wrapped a few wraps of electrical tape around the bar to limit the rattle. Cheap and easy.

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    I would make an adjustment ......... rattle clips ........different hitch pins ...etc. The rattle is movement and will cause wear. No movement.no wear. I had a new Jeep that had a poor fit. I drilled and tapped the hitch receiver side and when using the ball mount just tighten a bolt in my tapped hole to take up the slack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinguni View Post
    Happy you haven't had a problem but the hitch on an F150 is only rated for 500 lb tongue without weight distribution. Plus overloading the rear axle and lack of steering control due to not enough weight on the front end of the truck. First time I towed my travel trailer the dealer hadn't set up the hitch properly and the handling was scary so I wouldn't mess around. I'm very wary of people towing with the nose of their truck pointing to the sky.
    He doesn't have issues with overloading the rear axle. He has that nifty 4800 lb RAWR that comes with the HDPP. He could probably put 1000 lbs on his hitch and still be under RAWR lol.
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    Agree'd that with a WDH there shouldnt be rattle. That hitch is being twisted into place so hard by the spring bars that it shouldnt budge at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mass-hole View Post
    He doesn't have issues with overloading the rear axle. He has that nifty 4800 lb RAWR that comes with the HDPP. He could probably put 1000 lbs on his hitch and still be under RAWR lol.
    You're right, but you still don't want more than 500 lbs on the hitch without weight distribution. Also, OP stated he has max tow, not HDPP. Either way, OP hasn't replied back so we don't know how he's towing, and we do know the Ford receivers have a lot of play.
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    Granted, one doesn't have a lot of options with moving a significant amount load around to adjust tongue weight when pulling a TT. However for car haulers, dump trailers, etc., with some experience in knowing proper placement of a cargo load on one's personal truck/trailer setup and how the truck will handle, one can load a trailer tongue and hitch well beyond that 500 lb and be perfectly safe. Personally, with the trailers I currently have I'm usually more concerned with overloading the trailer axles than exceeding any other rating. And no, my headlights don't point toward the sky.

    Those 500 lb and 1000 lb numbers were determined by lawyers, not engineers. With knowledge of the material specifications the hitch is built from (likely ASTM A-513, A-36, and ER70S-2 or ER70S-6 weld wire) and the grade 10.9 bolts holding it on, and a few measurements and calculations, it can be determined that the hitch can carry far more load than posted on the sticker.

    My point is, making a blanket statement that towing in excess of 500 lbs tongue weight without a WDH is somehow "operator error" simply is not true. To each his own.

    And back to the OP's question, on my '01 I would cut a piece of plastic (actually a Beneful dogfood bag), wrap it tightly around the mount, and secure it with a couple pieces of electrical tape. Rattle was gone with no signs of wear/stretching when I traded the truck.

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    2" Hitch Receiver Wear

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinguni View Post
    You're right, but you still don't want more than 500 lbs on the hitch without weight distribution. Also, OP stated he has max tow, not HDPP. Either way, OP hasn't replied back so we don't know how he's towing, and we do know the Ford receivers have a lot of play.
    Supposedly the 500 lb limit is a limit of the hitch itself. A guy on the other forum asked reese about it and they said it was in fact the case. Their own F150 hitch is rated for 1000 lbs weigh carrying.

    1000 lbs seems like a lot to me on a regular F150 without some helper springs or airbags. But that much tongue weight would only unload the from axle of a 157” truck by a 200-300 hundred lbs, which isnt all that much.
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    Also, according to the 2019 Ford Ranger towing guide, the Ranger is capable of 750 lbs weight carrying. If a 4500 lb Ranger is capable of 750 lbs I wouldnt be afraid to put at least that much on my 157" wheelbase, 6200 lb F150 with the right hitch.

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