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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Flex - Curt

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt Custom Class 3 trailer hitch receiver. Offering the inch and a quarter but the inch and a quarter opening. It's part number is C13110. Here's a look at the hitch installed on the Flex. You'll see where going to have a short piece of the cross tube that'll be visible here on the drivers side. Little bit longer piece here on the passengers side, it's not a symmetrical hitch but it does serve the purpose very well. Comes up, it' uses existing weld nuts to go into place.



Best 2017 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2017 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2016 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2015 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2015 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2014 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2014 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a Class III 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening. The same goes for our Curt here.



Best 2013 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2013 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2012 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2011 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2010 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2010 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Best 2009 Ford Flex Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2009 Ford Flex. This will be with or without the dual exhaust. We're going to start with our Draw-Tite here. This is part number 75679. This is going to be a class three 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The same goes for our CURT here.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going to be test fitting the ROLA TX102-2 bike rack, Part #59400. We already have a bike installed on the rack, lets go and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now the first feature I'd like to show off is it has an integrated cable lock here in the center of the mast. You pull it out like so, wrap it around the bikes, and attach it to this end here and lock it and that will prevent theft and tampering of your bikes. The cradles themselves are adjustable on the ends and that's going to assist with loading the bikes, and it grips your bikes at three points. We have two straps up at the top bar, and one off to the side and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike moving too far back and forth possibly hitting the bike in front of it and damaging them both. Lets go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. With the bike rack in this position, we can go ahead and give you a couple of quick measurements. Measuring from the edge of the bumper to our outer edge here, we added about 24-inches to the rear of the vehicle.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH9034. We already have our bike secured down here. We're first going to show you our main feature of this rack. We're going to come back here and squeeze our handles together. It's going to allow us to tilt our back rack away from our vehicle. We'll check our hatch clearance here.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches as well as 1-1/4". It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is lightweight so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. First thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. We're going to start off with our ground clearance.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 cargo carrier. It's designed to work with two-inch hitches and has a capacity to hold up to 500 pounds. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements. We'll get our ground clearance first. We're going to have about 12 inches of clearance there. That's because we have those great raised shank in the back which is going to lift that carrier up even higher than the ground and give you lots of clearance.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test of the Thule Vertex hanging style 4 bike rack, designed to work with 1 1/4" and 2" hitches. The part number for that is TH9029XT. First thing we'll do is take a look at how our bike is mounted to the rack. We've got 2 cradles holding that bike in with 3 straps, 2 on the frame, and then one as your anti-sway strap in the back. It's going to keep a lot of the shake and play out of the bike as you're heading down the road, so you don't have to worry about it damaging your vehicle. To remove those, we'll first start with our frame straps, and we'll just pull down and lift up.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. It has a 500-pound weight capacity. This is designed to work with 2-inch hitches. First thing we'll do is take a few measurements here. First is going to be our ground clearance. We're going to go to the bottom of this bolt here, just under the carrier, we're going to have about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance down there.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're going a test fit of the Lets Go Aero Gear Cage, part number HCR222. Dimensions are 48 by 32 with a 300-pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance will be first. Just under, we have about 8 inches. It's going to be right under there is going to be our ground clearance from the back.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Detail K2 20 by 60 cargo carrier, part number K2HCC602. It has a 500 pounds weight capacity and is designed to work with 2" hitches. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements. Ground clearance is going to be first. Got about 9-1/2". Overall to the back of the vehicle we're adding about 36-1/4".



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 by 60 folding cargo carrier, part number C18151. It has a capacity to hold up to 500 pounds, and it's designed to work with 2-inch hitches. The first thing we're doing is taking our ground clearance measurement here. The bottom of the carrier, we have about 9-3/4 inches. Overall to the back of the vehicle, we're adding about 35-1/2 inches. Our closest point is going to be about 14-3/4 inches.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Ford Flex

Today on our 2014 Ford Flex we're doing a test fit of the Curt 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier Part Number C18153. This cargo carrier has the capacity to hold up to 500 pounds. The first thing we'll do is take a few measurements here. The ground clearance is going to be first. We've got about 11-3/4" down here. That's because we have the nice raised shank in the back which is going to lift the cargo carrier up even higher than the ground. Now we'll go ahead and check our overall.





Ford Flex Questions

  • The tongue weight of a trailer is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. But then you have to add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. At the very least, if your trailer was loaded to the max of 6,000 pounds, the tongue weight would be 600 to 900 pounds. A system rated for 200 to 600 pounds like # RP66151, would not be sufficient with this much tongue weight. I recommend going with either an 800 pound system, like...
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  • We have a few options for crossbars for a 2013 Ford Flex with factory side rails that run front to back. I have included a link to them for you. Since you came from a Yakima product the Yakima rack that fits is comprised of 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, and RailGrab towers, # Y00138, that you referenced. I have included a link showing a typical installation on a similar vehicle. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for the weight carrying capacity of the side rails and roof.
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  • To actuate the brakes on your Trailmanor camper, you would indeed need to install a brake controller. If the factory tow package on your Flex includes the OEM 7-way on the back bumper, the install would be plug-and-play, using the # 22292 Brake Controller Wiring Adapter. The wiring adapter would plug into the connector located under the dash pretty much directly below the steering column as shown in the photos I have edited for you. You can't go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy...
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  • We offer two hitches for the 2010 Ford Flex equipped with the Ecoboost engine. The Hidden Hitch Class III receiver, part # 87571 and the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 75679. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies, so the two hitches are essentially identical. The only hitches available that use the cutout in the rear fascia are the factory installed ones. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch models would be partially visible under the rear bumper. These hitches are pretty...
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  • The Replacement Square End Cap # 853-5826 should work perfectly for you. I went out and measured one and found that it's overall diameter is 2 inch by 2 inch and the inner tube piece measures a tiny bit over 1.75 inches by 1.75 inches.
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  • For a bike rack that's easily convertible between a 2 and a 3 bike rack I recommend the # HR1400 from Hollywood Racks. The rack includes a hitch lock and a cable lock to secure the rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the bike rack. If you click the provided link you can see a product demonstration video featuring the Hollywood Racks # HR1400. Pro Series offers the Q-Slot, part # PS63138, that's also convertible between a 2 and a 4 bike rack. The Q-Slot is at a less expensive...
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  • For a 2012 Ford Flex without Ecoboost the correct Curt hitch is # 13551. Curt hitch C13110 that you referenced is designed to fit the following models: 2009 - 2009 Ford Flex All Models 2010 - 2013 Ford Flex with EcoBoost 2010 - 2013 Lincoln MKT with EcoBoost There are other hitch options available for your 2012 Flex without Ecoboost. I have included a link to them for you. The most popular option is Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87571. With it, less of the cross tube is...
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  • Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # C13110 will fit all models of the 2013 Ford Flex including models with dual exhaust. I have linked the isntallation instructions and a video showing installation for you. You originally mentioned wanting to use the hitch with a cargo carrier. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver so there are many options for you. I have included a link to the cargo carriers that fit 2 inch trailer hitches for you.
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  • The Hidden Hitch # 87571 would be great choice. For the trailer wiring harness, I'd recommend the # 118472 T-1 connector. I have two suggestions for how to attach the 4-pole connector to the vehicle. You'll need a long no-drill bracket, part # 18136, as well as the # 18144 mounting bracket. The 4-pole will push into the mounting bracket from behind. Your other option would be to use the same # 18136 bracket, along with the # 118137 bracket. You'd then use a # 30601 knockout...
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  • For your 2011 Ford Flex without roof rails and extended moon roof, I would recommend installing a roof rack system to carry your skis. For carrying your luggage, I would recommend installing a hitch mounted cargo carrier, for which you would need to install a trailer hitch on your Ford Flex. For a roof rack, I would recommend Thule Roof Rack For Ford Flex, part # TH480R, THARB60, THKIT1518, which includes everything needed to mount to the roof of your 2011 Ford Flex. To...
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  • The Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part # 90885, and the Plug-In Adapter, part # 22292, is an excellent choice for your 2012 Ford Flex, with the factory tow package. The factory tow package will include a factory 4-Way and 7-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle. This is a proportional brake controller which means it applies power to the trailers brakes in proportion to the vehicles braking action. It is our best selling controller, and is easy to use and set up....
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  • The motor that fits Bulldog jack # BD182701 is powered drive kit # BD1824200100. The shaft on the jack is 1 inch in diameter and the pin hole for the crank is approximately 5/16 of an inch. The motor mounts to the side of the jack as you can see in the picture I included. Adding the motor limits the jack capacity to 12,000 pounds. I have linked a video review of the powered drive kit for you.
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  • To use straps like the part # EM34415 on the 48" x 21" MaxxTow Cargo Carrier # MT70422 you would need to route them over the edges of the carrier and then attach them to the bottom of the platform of the carrier.
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  • The Tow Ready 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, part # 63153, has an angled shank which will raise the carrier 2-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch receiver opening. This distance will help the cargo carrier clear the area where the exhaust gases would exit from the tailpipes. You can measure up 2-1/2 inches from the center of your hitch receiver on your 2010 Ford Flex and see where the cargo carrier would be located on your vehicle in relation to the tailpipes. I am including...
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  • The 58 inch bars are required because the included Crossroad adapters in the Thule Custom Fit Roof Rack, # TH45058, extend out a little beyond the factory rails on your 2010 Ford Flex. They require that extra few inches in order to fit properly. The 50 inch bars would be too short for the width of your rails. I have included a link to the installation details below for this roof rack system below. You will also need to make sure that your roof carrier is compatible with the...
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  • If your 2011 Ford Flex SEL did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then you can either use the T-connector without the converter, # 118472, or you could use one with a powered converter, # C56063. Either harness will work. The benefit of having the powered converter is that it gets power for the trailer lights from the vehicle battery, not through the tail light wiring. This adds another level of circuit protection. Whenever there is a powered converter available...
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  • To use weight distribution on a boat trailer with a pole tongue you will need to use a pole tongue adapter like # RP58393 or # RP3280. The lighter duty RP3280 cannot be used with Reese SC systems or dual-cam sway control. The higher capacity RP58393 can be used with Reese SC systems but not dual-cam sway control. In order to mount the adapter you will need to square off the tongue where the adapter will need to mount, making it a box frame in that area. This requires a qualified...
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  • The difference between the Blue Ox Attachment tabs part # BX62-3468 and part # BX62-3469 is the length of the portion that slides into the base plate. The # BX62-3468 is much shorter. The two are not interchangeable. Check out the picture I attached for more clarification.
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  • The Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Sway Control, # RP66151, can have the hangar brackets mounted anywhere between 20 inches and 27 inches from the center of the hitch ball, which would allow you to use the weight distribution without having to modify to propane tanks or the tongue of your trailer. Before you purchase a weight distribution system, you should verify the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. Our weight distribution...
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  • You can flat tow your front wheel drive 2009 Ford Flex with your RV. Before flat towing any vehicle, you should check your owners manual for any restrictions or procedures that required to flat tow your vehicle. To flat tow your Flex, you will need 5 items, a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tail light wiring and a supplemental braking system. For a base plate kit, you can use the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 4418-1, that you referenced. This base plate kit has removable...
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