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Identifying my Hitch rating

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I have an '03 F250 7.3 with what looks to be a factory installed hitch. I'm trying to identify the rating. There are no stickers left on the hitch. The only identifying mark is a small, stamped number 4. I'm assuming that it is a class 4 hitch but that would possibly be an expensive assumption for me to make. Any pointers on identifing the rating?
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Well, on my F350, I have a Class III. So I doubt it's a Class IV.



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It should be a class IV 2".
My F350 with tow package came with the class V 2 1/2"
Even our 1500 suburban has a class IV hitch

This gives an idea on your maximums, but there is a range between each classes of hitches(the ford factory hitches may vary slightly in weight ratings but are usually close)

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...er_Hitches.pdf

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This was helpful. Any thoughts on how to actually determine the rating by the design of the hitch, markings, etc?
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It should be a class IV 2".
My F350 with tow package came with the class V 2 1/2"
Even our 1500 suburban has a class IV hitch

This gives an idea on your maximums, but there is a range between each classes of hitches(the ford factory hitches may vary slightly in weight ratings but are usually close)

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...er_Hitches.pdf

Hope this helps

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You could maybe call the dealer with your vin and see if they can give a part number of the hitch if it was factory. if not take it to a trailer store that sells hitches and ask them if they could identify it.

Without markings youre just guessing.

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my 350 has a class v with a 2 1/2" reciever. (how big is yours)

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I have an 06 f250 with 2". Mine factory is 600lbs tounge weight and 6000lbs trailer towing. Then with a Weight Distribution hitch it goes up to 10,000. Etrailers sells a curt hitch wich is rated up to 15,000lbs for $240 with free shipping. Im looking at replacing mine real soon.

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My F350 duallie has a Ford Factory hitch which is clearly labeled as being for up to 12,500 lbs w/ weight distribution, it's also got 11,500 GVWR on the door. The sticker said it had an HD towing package.

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My '04 F250 has the factory hitch rated at 12,500lbs. Do you have a pic of it that might help determine if its a factory hitch or aftermarket? All of the trucks I looked at before I bought mine had the factory hitch on them were rated at 12,500.

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