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Old 02-24-2011, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Do I need a tow hitch?

Well, ben10 - boat owners aren't the brightest people that I've ever met...
What's all that water doing IN the boat anyway?
Bumpers are designed and spec'd to be used for towing. Why else would all of those numbers be on there?

Redxlt,- if the boat and trailer together weigh less than the bumper rating then use it. You bought it and paid for it - use it!

I bought a Class III bolt on hitch from the Ford dealer - it was the lowest price I could find!!!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Do I need a tow hitch?

towing anything with a weight over 500lbs, needs to be towed with a receiver hitch. class I, III or III (or if you have the F150, 250, 350, a class IV,or V
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: Do I need a tow hitch?

Get a hitch ive seen to many people rip there bumbers off towing ieven light trailers. ts dangerous to do that.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 PM
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towing anything with a weight over 500lbs, needs to be towed with a receiver hitch. class I, III or III (or if you have the F150, 250, 350, a class IV,or V
Then why is my bumper rated for 2k lbs? Are you saying Ford is full of shit? Why didn't I encounter any issues at all towing that boat 8 hours through mountain roads?
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:09 PM
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i think its 2000 lbs total, the tongue weight of the trailer cant exceed 500lbs.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:17 PM
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i think its 2000 lbs total, the tongue weight of the trailer cant exceed 500lbs.
The tongue weight capacity is lower than that for me. On average a trailers tongue weight is 20% of the total trailer weight. My max tongue weight is 250 lbs.
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