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Old 08-21-2008, 09:42 AM
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Hitch Rating?

My 2006 F250 has a factory receiver hitch with a sticker on it that say the carrying capacity is 6000 lbs and weight distributing capacity is 12500 lbs. I have a 29 foot travel trailer (8000 lbs) with hydraulic surge brakes instead of electric. I can not use a weight distributing hitch setup for the trailer. Is the factory hitch rated for my 8000 lb trailer?

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Old 08-21-2008, 09:53 AM
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I think you answered your own question...
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:02 AM
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So how do I solve the problem? Is there just a bigger hitch I can buy?
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:29 AM
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First thing I'd do is get electric brakes put on that trailer.
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I have towed 12k with my factory hitch and also sled pulled with the same hitch. I think you'll be fine.
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I have towed 12k with my factory hitch and also sled pulled with the same hitch. I think you'll be fine.
Agree.... I do it on a daily bases.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:51 AM
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I have towed 12k with my factory hitch and also sled pulled with the same hitch. I think you'll be fine.
I agree with Marty I have had 14k on mine and no problems
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:29 AM
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And just to verify - yall are all towing with just the ball and tubular hitch and not a weight dist hitch. Thanks for all the input!

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Old 08-21-2008, 11:31 AM
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Just the ball here. Or pintle hook in the reciever
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:40 AM
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I came across the scale at 21k total wieght with this load. Pulled just fine on the factory hitch
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