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Ford Ranger Trailer Hitch Videos

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford Ranger - Curt

All right, today on this 2006 Ford Ranger, we're going to review and install the Curt Class III 2 inch receiver hitch, part number 13138. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed in our truck. At first glance, you notice that it sits just below the bumper here and all you see is the receiver and just part of the cross tube right here. This is our 2 inch receiver opening right here, has a nice symmetrical rounded collar around the end for reinforcement. As we look back on our receiver tube right here, it uses a 5/8ths of an inch hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. Our receiver tube goes into a round stock here in the body of our hitch. You can see it will curve up and into the frame of the vehicle. All our hardware to install the hitch is provided.



Best 2012 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2012 Ford Ranger. We've got our top 4 hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181, for the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt. The top of the two is going to be part number 13138.



Best 2011 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2011 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one, it's 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt.



Best 2010 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2010 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be hidden hitch, part number for the first one is 70181, for the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt. The top of the two is going to be part number 13138, and for the bottom one it's going to be 13019. First we'll go over the construction of the hitches. Our hidden hitch up top and our top Curt have the round tubes, and one of our hidden hitch and the other Curt have the square tubes.



Best 2009 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2009 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one, it's 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt.



Best 2007 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2007 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181, for the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt, the top of the two is going to be part #13138, and for the bottom one is going to be 13019. First we'll go over the construction of the hitches. Our hidden hitch up top and our top Curt have the round tubes, and one of our hidden hitch and the other Curt have the square tubes.



Best 2005 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2005 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181, for the second one, is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt. The top of the two is going to be part number 13138, and for the bottom one it's going to be 13019. Now, first we'll go over the construction of the hitches.



Best 2004 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be looking at the best trailer hitch options for your 2004 Ford Ranger. So we've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt.



Best 2003 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for the 2003 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one, it's 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt.



Best 2002 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options the for your 2002 ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both curts the top of the two is going to be part number 13138 and for the bottom one it's going to be 13019. Now, first we'll go over the construction of hitches.



Best 2001 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2001 Ford Ranger. We've got our top 4 hitches here. The top 2 are going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one, is 87161. Our bottom 2 are both Curt.



Best 2000 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be takign a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2000 Ford Ranger. So we've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181 and for the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt. The top of the two is part number 13138 and for the bottom one is 13019. First we'll go over the construction of the hitches.



Best 1999 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we're taking a look at the best Trailer H options FORD of 1999 FORD ranger. We've got top four Hitches here. The top two will be going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one is 87161. Our bottom two of both cut.



Best 1998 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking at look at the best trailer hitch options for your 1998 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be hidden hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one it's 87161. Our bottom two are both Curt.



Best 2006 Ford Ranger Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2006 Ford Ranger. We've got our top four hitches here. The top two are going to be Hidden Hitch. Part number for the first one is 70181. For the second one is 87161. Our bottom two are both CURT.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Ford Ranger - Curt

Today's on is 1999 Ford Ranger, we're gonna install part number 13138 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks when installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, its gonna be 15 and a half inches. From center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, its gonna be 3 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Ford Ranger

Today on a 1998 Ford Ranger were going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. Its also supplied part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 14-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/2 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Ranger

Today on this 2008 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. OK, we will show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. You are going to use the existing hole right here and you are going to use this existing spot right here, with the bolt in here. This bolt will be removed and replaced with new hardware. The J-nut behind it will be replaced also. We will start off by removing the hardware right here. And one little thing that you might want to do is go ahead and loosen this bolt up a little bit. That way, it makes it a little easier to move this J-nut here. We are done with the driver side. Let us go ahead and do the same thing again on at the passenger side. 0:44





Ford Ranger Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Ranger
  • A towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component. If you go to a higher rated hitch like the part # 70181 but your vehicle owners manual says that 350 lbs tongue weight is the limit you would have to go by the lower figure. If your owners manual says you have the capacity to tow your trailer then the hitch I mentioned earlier would work just fine. Due to the weight of your trailer a weight distribution system would be a good choice as well. The best way to pick out a weight...
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  • Does Bumper Have To Be Removed When Installing The Hidden Hitch # 87161 On A 1996 Ford Ranger
  • To install the Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87161, on your 1996 Ford Ranger you do not need to completely remove the bumper. The bumper is held on to the vehicles frame by two bolts on each side of the vehicle. When installing the Hidden Hitch you will remove the rearmost bolt on each side of the bumper bracket and use that hole and an existing hole located in front of the bumper bracket for installation of the Hidden Hitch. The hitch will end up being installed on top of...
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  • Installing Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch # 70181 on 2007 Ford Ranger Sport
  • The installation of Hidden Hitch # 70181 on your 2007 Ford Ranger Sport is not overly complicated. The attachment holes for the hitch are already on the vehicle, so no drilling is required, and you should be able to get the hitch into place without lowering your exhaust. You should be able to just line up the hitch and bolt it into place. Once the fasteners are in place, you just would torque everything down as described in the instructions to finish. I am including a link to the installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Ford Ranger
  • For your 2007 Ford Ranger, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13019. This hitch is reasonably priced, but still provides a full 4000 lb towing capacity/ 400 lb tongue weight capacity. The Draw-Tite Class III hitch part # 75077 is a fit for the 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4 or the 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder. It would unfortunately not be a fit for your 2007 Ranger. If you need a ball mount, I'd recommend the Curt # C45030 and for a trailer ball, part # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch or...
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  • Will a Curt Trailer Hitch from a 1997 Ford Ranger Fit a 2006 Ford Ranger
  • We have come across similar issues though perhaps not specifically on Ford Rangers. Like you said Curt trailer hitch # 13019 fits both the 1997 and 2006 Ford Ranger. But if you look at the instructions which I have linked for you it mentions that drilling is required but on some models the holes may already be present. I think that on your 1997 the holes were present and on the newer 2006 the holes needed are not there. Regardless you will need to drill to install the hitch on the 2006. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit For 2005 Ford Ranger With Flairside Bed
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 70181 is a fit for your 2005 Ford Ranger. I checked the fit guide and this hitch will work for all truck bed styles including the Flairside model. This is a Class lll hitch with a 2 inch receiver and requires no drilling for installation. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a Ford Ranger.
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  • USA Made Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford Ranger 4x4
  • Curt trailer hitches are made in the USA so for a Curt hitch for your 2005 Ford Ranger you would want the part # 13138. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will a Full Size Spare Tire Fit Under Hitch # 70181
  • Hidden Hitch part # 70181 is designed to fit around a full sized spare tire on the 2004 Ford Ranger. Take a look at the video of the installation of part # 70181 on a 2004 Ford Ranger that I have linked for you and you can see that the hitch does not interfere with a full sized spare tire.
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  • What Vehicles Does the Draw-Tite # 36183 Fit
  • The Draw-Tite # 36183 is a Class II hitch that fits first and second generation Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge mini-vans, specifically: 1984 - 1995 Dodge Caravan 2 and 4 Wheel Drive 1984 - 1988 Dodge Mini Ram Van 2 and 4 Wheel Drive 1984 - 1995 Plymouth Voyager 2 and 4 Wheel Drive 1987 - 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan 2 Wheel Drive only 1987 - 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager 2 Wheel Drive only 1994 - 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan 2WD only, except LE
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  • Fit of Curt Class II Hitch on 2004 Ranger XLT with Flare Sided Bed
  • The Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, part # 12012 mounts to the frame members under the rear of the bed. The frame members would be the same for that model year, regardless of the bed. You should have no fit issues with this hitch. Although the Curt is a great hitch, I recommend that my customers go with the class III hitch when the option is available. The Hidden Hitch Class III, part # 87161 is only priced two dollars more than the Curt model, but offers the more common 2 inch receiver,...
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  • Hidden Hitch Class III Hitch for 2004 Ford Ranger XLT with Factory Hitch
  • My contact at Hidden Hitch advised that he knows of no issue related to installation of Class III hitch # 70181 on your 2004 Ford Ranger XLT. Note that the rubber cover on your bumper indicates that the bumper's tongue weight (TW) rating is 200-lbs. This does not refer to your hitch; the hitch should have it's own safety warning sticker with it's own rating indicated. You can easily check the installation of your factory hitch to see where it installs on the truck. The instructions for...
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  • Spare Tire Clearance With Curt Class III Receiver Part # 13019 Installed on 2003 Ford Ranger
  • According to my contacts at Curt Manufacturing, Ranger models manufactured after the 1997 model year will not have any spare tire clearance issues. You might find that temporarily removing the spare during the install will allow more working room. I do not currently have any photos of this particular hitch installed on a 2003 Ranger.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Ranger with Body Lift
  • Yes, the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75082 that you referenced will fit your 2003 Ford Ranger with a 3 inch body lift. This hitch attaches to the frame of the vehicle so the lift kit on your truck won't affect the install. I attached an install video for more info. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Ranger
  • I have a solution for you, but there are no bumper mounted hitches confirmed to fit your 2003 Ford Ranger. Instead we have a frame mounted option that would work even better at a pretty price. For that you will want the Curt Hitch part # 13138. Now to pick a ball mount for this hitch that will let you tow your trailer level you will want to check out the link I attached to the right that details how to pick out the rise/drop ball mount.
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  • What are the Dimensions to the Hidden Hitch # 70181 for a 2002 Ford Ranger
  • The dimensions of the Hidden Hitch Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch, item # 70181, for the 2002 Ford Ranger are listed below. I have also linked installation instructions and a video for you to review. Inside to inside of the upright frame brackets is 32-7/8 inches. Outside to outside of the upright brackets is 33-3/8 inches. Center to center of the rear attachment hole is 30-1/2 inches. Some items you may need to complete your Class III towing setup are listed below. Drawbar...
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  • Can a Hitch from a Dodge Durango be Modified to Fit a Ford Ranger
  • Trailer hitches are custom fit and vehicle specific so you would not be able to modify or adapt a hitch to fit a vehicle it was not designed for and have it still be safe for use. You would want to stick with the appropriate hitch for the vehicle. You could either leave the hitch on the Dodge Durango or remove the hitch and sell it to offset the cost of the Ford Ranger hitch. Draw-Tite hitch # 75081 fits the 1998 to 2003 Dodge Durango. For a 2002 Ford Ranger you can use # 75082 that...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # 13138 Fit a 2002 Ford Ranger Edge Flare Side
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that trailer hitch # 13138 does fit the 2002 Ford Ranger Edge flare side. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900, which comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For wiring use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118344. I have included a link to the isntallation details for the wiring as well.
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  • Hitch for 2002 Ford Ranger Thunderbolt With Factory-Installed Step Bumper
  • If your 2002 Ford Ranger has a factory-installed step bumper we do offer one hitch that will fit, part # 75082 from Draw-Tite. Do please note that this hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight rating of 4000-lbs unless used with a weight distribution system, in which case its capacity increases to 6000-lbs. This hitch does not come with a ball mount, pin and clip so you might consider the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900 as an all-inclusive option. Weight distribution systems must be...
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  • Is Drilling Required When Installing Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 70181, On 2002 Ford Ranger
  • There is no drilling required to install the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 70181, on your 2002 Ford Ranger. On some vehicles you might have to back off the bumper bracket bolts to install two of the carriage bolts from the hitch. I am sending a link to the installation instructions for the trailer hitch. If you are towing with the hitch you will need a Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 2923, Pin and Clip, # PC3, and a hitch ball. The size of the hitch ball you need will depend on the coupler...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2002 Ford Ranger Edge Flareside
  • Yes, we spoke with our contact at Curt and he stated that trailer hitch # 13138 does fit the 2002 Ford Ranger Edge flare side. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900, which comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For wiring use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118344. I have included a link to the installation details for the wiring as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2001 Ford Ranger Flareside
  • The only information I could find on a hitch number 37042 is that it fits the Ford Escape. For a true Ford Ranger hitch, I have linked you to the hitches that will fit. I know that the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, # 70181, will fit because we have a video of it being installed on a flareside model, see link. I also now that # 87161 will fit because we have a video of it as well which I have linked for you. I have also included links to the installation instructions for these hitches. If...
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  • Spare Tire Bracket Relocation for Curt Class II Recevier on 2001 Ford Ranger
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, installing the Class II Receiver Hitch, part # 12012 will NOT require relocation of the spare tire bracket. Although not expressly mentioned in the instructions, temporarily lowering the spare tire can make the install a bit easier by providing easier access to the rear frame members that the hitch is attached to. Might I make a suggestion? The Curt Class III Receiver, part # 13138 is actually a bit less expensive, has a higher tow and tongue weight rating...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Ranger with a Flareside Bed
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 70181, will fit your 2001 Ford Ranger Flareside. I attached installation instructions and an installation video of this product below for you to check out. You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup: T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part # 118344 Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, part # 2923 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, part # 19247 Hitch Ball with...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Ranger with a Stepside
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 70181, will fit your 2001 Ford Ranger Flareside. I attached installation instructions and an installation video of this product below for you to check out. It looks like all of the hitches available for your vehicle are compatible with the step-side and non-step-side models. You may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup: T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, part # 118344 Ball Mount...
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  • Can I Retain My Spare Tire if I Install a Curt Hitch # 13138
  • Yes, you can use this hitch on your 2001 Ford Ranger and still retain your factory spare tire mount. I attached installation instructions for this product below. You may also be interested in purchasing: Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, part # 2923 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, part # 19247 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 Diameter and Medium Shank, part # 19260 Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118344 (installation instructions are linked below)
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 70181 Fit on a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge
  • My contact at Hidden Hitch says that the trailer hitch # 70181 will fit on your 2001 Ford Ranger with the Edge package. He stated that they have not heard of any fit issues with your model truck. It will probably be easier to install the hitch by temporarily removing the spare tire, just so you have more room to work. But once the tire is back into place it will be a fairly snug fit without much room to spare. I have included a link to the installation details for this trailer hitch...
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  • Will Bumper Bracket Bolts Need to Be Removed to Install Curt Hitch 13138 on a 2001 Ford Ranger
  • If you have a step bumper you will need to remove the rearmost bumper bracket bolts and J-nuts to install this Curt Hitch # 13138. To get a better idea of what installation of this hitch will be like check out the installation instructions and video I attached for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Ranger Stepside
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75082 fits all models of the 2001 Ford Ranger including stepside models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If your truck does not already have trailer wiring, use # 118344.
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  • Are There Trailer Hitches For Other Vehicles That Will Fit My 2000 Ford Ranger 4X4 Off-Road
  • The hitches available for the 2000 Ford Ranger are also compatible the the 2000 Mazda B Series Pickup as they share the same chassis. Some hitches vary as to what year Ford Ranger and Mazda B Series trucks the hitch will fit. A hitch I would recommend for your 2000 Ford Ranger 4X4 off-road is the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 70181, which is a Class III 2 Inch Hitch. Part # 70181 will fit the 1999-2011 Ford Ranger and the 1999-2009 Mazda B Series Pickup. To complete your towing...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2000 Ford Ranger with a 3 Inch Body Lift
  • With a body lift on your 2000 Ford Ranger, you will still be able to install a trailer hitch like # 70181. It may look a little different than you might expect since the body will be higher than stock (there will be a gap between the receiver and truck) but you can still install one. I have incldued a link to the isntallation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900....
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 70181 on a 1999 Ford Ranger
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 70181, will install on your 1999 Ford Ranger assuming all of the factory bolt holes were pre-drilled into your vehicles frame rails. All of the bolt holes for this hitch are pre-drilled during assembly, so the holes should be present. It is not common for a hole to be missing. If you want to verify that you will not have to do any drilling, then I would recommend checking your frame rails for the necessary holes. I have attached an installation...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 13138 Fit a 1999 Ford Ranger With Dual Exhaust
  • The Curt trailer hitch # 13138 bolts to the bottom of the frame rails so provided no part of the exhaust is in between the frame rails where the hitch will be present (see instructions and video I have linked for you) having dual exhaust that exits straight from the back of the truck should not be an issue. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For wiring use #...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch # 70181 Fit a 1999 Ford Ranger
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 70181 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1999 Ford Ranger and should work very well for you. I am not sure where you saw that it would not fit, but this hitch is listed as fitting 1999-2011 Ford Rangers. When determining an overall towing capacity for a setup you should always consider the lowest rated component as the overall capacity. So this hitch is rated for 500 lbs tongue, but if the owners manual of your vehicle lists a lower number you...
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 1999 Ford Ranger
  • For all of the trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 1999 Ford Ranger like the part # 87161 that you referenced there will be some drilling required. I attached an install video and install instructions for this hitch for you to check out for more info. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1999 Ford Ranger Flareside
  • Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # 13138 will fit your 1999 Ford Ranger flareside. The video I have linked shows installation on a regular bed but it will be the same on your model. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • How Much Torque is Required to Install the Curt Hitch # 13138 Hardware
  • If you check out the installation instructions link I attached to the right you will see the recommended torque specs listed in the last step for the Curt hitch part # 13138.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch on a 1998 Ford Ranger
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the hitch for you. The distance between the holes on center from front to back is 5-3/4 inches and the side to side measurement is 31 inches on center for both the most forward and most rearward bolt holes. Some items you may want to consider to complete your towing setup are listed below. Wiring # 118325 Drawbar # 2923 Hitch Ball # 19260 or # 19247 Hitch Lock # 7683
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  • Is the Curt Hitch # 13138 for 1998 Ford Ranger Compatible with Spare Tire
  • Your full sized factory spare that you have on your 1998 Ford Ranger will be just fine where it currently is stored when you install the Curt Hitch part # 13138. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want # 118325. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Ford Ranger
  • I spoke to my contact at Draw Tite and the hitch part number 75090 that you referenced has long been discontinued but it was a fit for Explorers, Mountaineers, and Navajos. It would not be a fit for your 1998 Ford Ranger. The 75090 was replaced by the # 75096. For your vehicle you would want the part # 75082 instead as it has been confirmed as a fit for your Ranger. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Ford Ranger
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13138 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 1998 Ford Ranger so it would be the hitch for you to go with. There will be some drilling required for installation of this hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out that shows the hitch being installed on a similar 1999 Ranger. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop...
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  • Installation Steps for Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver 87161 in 1998 Ford Ranger
  • The note on page 1 in the installation instructions for Hidden Hitch # 87161 that refers to a 19mm open end wrench only affects 1997 and earlier model year trucks. This concern does not apply to your 1998 Ranger. Installation on the 1998 model year is shown in the linked video.
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  • Is Drilling Required When Installing a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 1997 Ford Ranger
  • When installing the Curt Front Mount Hitch, # 13138 on a 1997 Ford Ranger, you will need to enlarge some access holes but you will not be drilling any new holes. Please note that this hitch will not fit models that have a front cross-member (interferes with installation) or 2 wheel drive models built in Canada. I have included a link to the installation details for you. We also have the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65017. I have included a link to the installation details for this...
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  • What Years and Models of Ford Rangers Does Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch # 75082, Fit
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75082, will fit the following Ford Rangers: 1998 - 2010 Ford Ranger 1983 - 1997 Ford Ranger, All except GT models I have included a link to the installation details below. I have also included a link to all of the trailer hitches that will fit a 1997 Ford Ranger (none fit the GT model).
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # 13138 Fit a 1997 Ford Ranger Flareside (Stepside)
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13138 will fit all models of the 1997 Ford Ranger except the GT models. So it will fit your stepside model as long as it is not a GT. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 118325.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1997 Ford Ranger
  • We have several trailer hitches for your 1997 Ford Ranger but # 70181 will not fit. The Hidden Hitch equivalent for your truck is # 87161. Please note it will not fit GT models. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the...
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  • Do 1996 and 1998 Ford Rangers Share Common Class II and Class III Trailer Hitch Fits
  • Hitch fits for the 1996 and 1998 Ford Ranger are the same as long as the 1996 Ranger is NOT the GT version. For the GT version of the 1996 Ranger we have no hitch fits. I have linked two pages for you that show all available Class II and Class III hitches for both model years. Please note that you cannot re-use the hitch installation hardware when you re-install the hitch. The hardware for hitches is intended for a single use only and it must be replaced with a new hardware kit in...
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  • Hitch Rating Information for Draw-Tite 2-Inch Max-Frame Class III Hitch # 75082
  • We do not carry additional hitch safety stickers that we can send to you for your Draw-Tite Hitch # 75082, however I can give you the specifications for this 2-inch Class III hitch receiver. The hitch's maximum rated tongue weight (TW = downward force) is 350-lbs, unless used with a weight distribution system in which case the TW rating increases to 600-lbs. Maximum gross trailer weight is 4000-lbs unless used with a weight distribution system in which case it increases to 6000-lbs. For...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Fit a 1996 Ford Ranger with Large Spare Tire Holder Bracket
  • I am not sure the spare tire holder on your 1996 Ford Ranger is stock. Regardless there does not appear to be enough room for the hitch to fit with that bracket in the way. To install a trailer hitch you would likely have to stow the spare in the truck bed so that the bracket could be moved out of the way. The only way to know for sure is to test it. For your 1996 Ranger there is also a special note: 19mm open end style wrench must be purchased to allow removal of spare tire after hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch to Fit with Full Size Spare Tire on a 1995 Ford Ranger
  • Customers have found that Curt trailer hitch # 13019 fits without having to remove the spare tire. More customers actually commented on this for hitch # 13138 with several of the reviews stating that that the hitch fits with the spare without any problems. Based on the customer information I would go with # 13138 for your 1995 Ford Ranger. I have linked a video showing installation for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It includes 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch...
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  • Can Curt Trailer Hitch # 13138 Be Installed and Fit Around the Spare Tire on a 1994 Ford Ranger
  • You will be able to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13138, on your 1994 Ford Ranger and still keep the factory spare tire in position under the truck bed. After installing the hitch, you will need a 19 millimeter, open-ended wrench to remove the spare tire as the hitch will interfere with the normal spare tire removal method. What this essentially means is that you cannot use an enclosed wrench, like a socket or tire iron. You will still be able to remove and reinstall the spare, you...
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