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Anyone able to help identify a hidden hitch tow capacity?
Hey guys I am in a pickle. I would really prefer not to buy another hitch if I dont have to. I will be towing between 7-8000 pounds this summer, and wanted to ensure my hitch was capable. I bought a proper ball mount rated for the job, however the sticker on my hitch is worn right off and is illegible. It is a Hidden hitch brand, it appears rather beefy to me, it extends 20" along the frame rails and is all 1/4" plate. I have some pictures to compare to, I am hoping someone else has the hitch with the sticker still in tact. My f150 has the identical hidden hitch on it, which worries me that it may only be rated 500/5000. I dont plan on running a WD hitch. All the other class 3's are much shorter than mine and dont appear as beefy in pictures though.
By looks, I would say it appears class iv rated, but looks dont make me sleep better. I may have to just swallow the 250 bucks and buy one. I have searched the net far and wide trying to find this specific hitch by looks alone, as well as using kijiji etc looking for used ones. I assume it is a discontinued model. The only other hitch with a similar safety chain/wiring plate has a angled main tube, mine is straight across. It is all welded and bolted with 3 large bolts (unsure of grade) with large washers.
The pictures are from my f150 hitch (its the same) as without the gas tank and box in the way, its easier to obtain pictures.
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Last edited by Slimline; 03-04-2013 at 06:16 PM.