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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75299 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75299

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 400 lbs WD TW

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



75299 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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Installation Details 75299 Installation instructions

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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Taurus X

Today we are going to be working on a 2009 Ford Taurus X. We will be installing Curt hitch part number 75299. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you when ing accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 3 inches. And from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-1/2 inches. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:28

Our first step is going to be to remove the two existing fasteners that hold on the metal exhaust bracket. While we are here at this exhaust bracket, we are going to go ahead and actually remove the metal hanger from the rubber insulator. Before I do that I want to hit it with a little bit of penetrant or lubricant for ease of removal and reinstallation later. So for the ease of the installation of this hitch, I am going to chose to go ahead and remove this exhaust hanger also. Before I do that, I want to put a safety strap across my exhaust just to make sure it does not fall too far. Now that we have that out of the way, it will allow us to lower the exhaust as needed to get our hitch in place. 1:13

Our next step is going to be to get a fastener through this oblong hole here in the subframe. In order to do that, we are going to run our bolt leader, which is provided in the kit, up through the access hole and out of the oblong hole in the subframe. Start here at the oblong hole. Come out through our access hole so we can pull our block and bolt through. We will go ahead and feed on our 1 inch by 3 inch block. And then we will thread on our bolt. We are just going to push them up into our access hole. Then we are going to pull them down through our attachment point. Once we have them in place, we can go ahead and remove our bolt leader. You can see here that there is another hole in the subframe. This is going to be a side attachment point. What we are going to do here is put our bolt leader in place. You will see here our shorter 1 inch by 2 inch block. We are going to feed it on to our bolt leader and the thread on our bolt. However, we are not actually going to pull the bolt through until after we have our hitch in position. 2:29

Here on the passenger side, our attachment points are going to be here on the side of the subframe and these two on the bottom of the subframe. These holes are not threaded so we will be using the self-threading bolts to make threads in these three attaching points. I am going to go ahead and do that now before we put our hitch into position. Now that we have the passenger side prepped and ready for the install, we can go ahead and put our hitch in position. I am going to go ahead and start on the passenger side. We are going to use the same bolts that we used to create threads and conical tooth washers. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch. It is finger tight at this time until we get all of our fasteners in place. That will hold the passenger side for now. Let us go over to the driver side. Here on the driver side we are going to go ahead and push our hitch into position, being careful not to lose our bolt and block. We want to come back here to the side fastener and pull our bolt and block through. We will go ahead and take our bolt leader off now. We will go ahead and slide on our conical tooth washer. Install our nut. 3:43

What we need to do is remove the angle off of our exhaust bracket. I am going to go ahead and set this up in a vice and cut off the angle. Now we will go ahead and reinstall it onto the rubber insulator. Then what we are going to do is take this 1 by 2 inch block. It is actually going to get smashed in between the metal exhaust hanger and the hitch. Now that we have our exhaust hangers finger tight, we are going to go ahead and take this opportunity to run all of our fasteners down. Now that we have all of our fasteners tightened, we can go ahead and torque to specifications. I am going to go ahead and reinstall that forward exhaust hanger that we took down earlier. And that will complete the installation of Curt hitch part number 75299 on a 2009 Ford Taurus X.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75299

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (78 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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its perfect......better to install with 2 people, thats all great quality.... 710720



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Best price in the US and excellent customer service 703329



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Ordered for a 2008 Taurus X. Easy installation, everything lined up perfectly with no adjustments, hammering, or prying needed. Works great! Very happy with the purchase. 699203



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Please reference previous review (for electric harness). Again, thanks! 697793



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2008 Ford Taurus X

Very good product. Fish wire worked great to install hardware! 647287



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Perfect fit. 641892



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The product is very well built. However the instructions suck. However I found a video on line that showed step by step instructions. Installation went like clock work. 601721



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Great product 597985



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2009 Ford Taurus

I really thought this would be a difficult job. Was I ever wrong! I jacked the car up (both wheels due to my girth size). Each will was about 2-3 inches off the ground. I ran the fish wires through and ran the bolts in as directed. I taped the wires off so as not to lose anything! Had the wife hold the one end up while she moved a 5 gal bucket under it so all I had to do was hold the drivers end. She kind of stabilized the passenger end so it would not fall off the bucket while I attached the drivers side. Note, the wire fish is hard to remove while holding up the hitch and one handing the bolts. Since there are only two, it is best to have a guy help - hold the hitch while you unthread the wire fish and place the nuts on. I used the hitch weight to pinch the bolts while getting the washer and nuts on. Once the drivers side is done, the rest falls in place. The hitch fit perfect and I spent more time jacking the car up / down and putting tools away than doing the install. 564957



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Hitch shipped same day and was delivered at 10 am following day! install took me about 2 hrs from unbox, read instruction, install and clean up. I took my time so it could have been done in less time. This included wiring. Very happy with results. 560087



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2008 Ford Taurus

Simple-ish bolt on hitch. Fairly easy to do. Watched a bunch of videos on how to install it. Great product! 486814


Comments
I still love the products. And I’ll probably be ordering new hubs in the near future. Also I was glad to see that you guys had partnered with “big rig big rv”’s YouTube channel. I feel like he does a good job showcasing your stuff.
Rich - 03/20/2019

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Great quality; arrived in perfect condition although it is a very heavy item; good heavy duty shipping box; great response to order as the item shipped almost immediately; totally satisfied with user friendly Web site and product. Not installed yet so no picture is attached. 480662



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Great weekend project for a beginner like myself. I found it useful the videos for my car and how to install instructions. This also was on a reasonable price as well. 452749



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2006 Ford Freestyle

The product is just as described and it was very easy to install on my vehicle. The shipping was fast as well. Thank you! 441552



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This is the third hitch I have ordered and installed from you. It is installed and works fine. This was by far the easiest one to install, so easy. Thanks a lot. 427230



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2007 Ford Freestyle

It looks great very sturdy hitch. I like how the bolts where surcured to the hitch for delivery. Haven't had time to install it yet but will soon. Thanks. 409327



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Installation picture. 408370



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2006 Ford Freestyle

Instructions were good. Fit my vehicle perfectly. 397152


Comments
Sold the vehicle shortly after getting the hitch. Thank you so much for the follow up. Very few people do that these days. We will certainly buy from you again should we have a need
Raymond D - 06/28/2018

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2008 Mercury Sable

Mounted as advertised. Fit my 2008 mercury sable awd perfectly. 384881



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2006 Ford Five Hundred

I was going to install it put paid my nephew to do it. He needed money for college. Ive been so busy using it I forgot to review it. Hope the car lasts a long time so I dont lose out. I use it on my ford five hundred and tow a small trailer for leaves and my snowblower. I also use to seasonally put in and take out my 17ft searay boat. Highly recommend this product. Nephew said threading that one bolt was a little challenging but fun once he got it, his father did help him. Money well spent. 315205


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Hitch and light connection still work great!!!!! Gonna use it this weekend to cleanup the yard and used it for the same last weekend. Also used it to haul my boat and will use to put my boat in winter spot. My ford five-hundred is a power horse and all is great
Frank T - 11/11/2017

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Great strong product and easy to install. Saved me the extra $200 it would've cost to have a hitch installed somewhere. 297756



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2006 Ford Five Hundred

Excellent product, I had professional installation but they expressed that it was not a difficult job. 279397



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Great fit, name brand, awesome price. Will definitely use again and recommend to others. 230415


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very simple and direct install. holding up well even in the New England salt
Tom P - 10/20/2016

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Video of the installation procedure was great! Watching it will save you time! The two driver side bolts went easily through the hitch and I got the nuts started. Passenger side holes did not line up well between the frame and the hitch. It took extra time to resolve this problem. This is the first time I encountered a problem on any hitch installation. This hitch will be used primarily for carrying a bike rack. 226317


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The hitch is working great with our bike rack.
Mike B - 09/17/2016

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2008 Ford Taurus

Installed this on my 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL AWD for a tow from Illinois to Arizona, and it was excellent. Installation was easy, and we had no issues what-so-ever. I placed my order over the phone, and each person I came in contact with was extremely pleasant to talk to, I will DEFINITELY return and purchase any additional necessary items through etrailer.com. 153063


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Which Hitch Receiver Hole Should Auto-Pin On Thule T2 Bike Carrier Shank Be Used With
    You will need to insert the shank of your T2 bike carrier in the Draw-Tite receiver until the auto-pin fits in the larger hole. The smaller hole closest to the end of the receiver is for J-pin stabilization like part # 63201.
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  • How to Pick Out the Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for a 2005 Ford Freestyle
    I do not have the exact figure for how many inches of rise or drop you would need to order a drawbar with. But I can help you figure this out. The hitch opening for the Draw-Tite hitch # 75299 will basically sit right under the bumper of your 2005 Ford Freestyle once installed. So if you measure from the ground to bottom of the bumper you will have basically the distance rise/drop you would have if you had a ball mount with no rise or drop. So if the distance happens to be 16 inches...
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  • Differences Between Class III Receivers Available for 2008 Ford Taurus X
    Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are both sister companies, therefore both the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver, part # 75299 and the Hidden Hitch Class III Receiver, part # 87108 are going to be almost identical. The installation procedure and towing and tongue weight capacities are the same. Hidden Hitch is actually a brand name, and does not necessarily describe how visible the receiver hitch will be once it is installed. The way the hitch sits on the vehicle in relation to the rear bumper...
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  • Overall Towing Capacity of a 2008 Ford Taurus X
    When determining the overall towing capacity of a vehicle you should always go with the lowest rated component. If the owners manual in your 2008 Ford Taurus X says 2,000 lbs is the limit for your vehicle then that is the most amount of weight you can tow with your vehicle. This Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75299 that you referenced has been tested to handle 3,500 lbs, but that does not mean your vehicle will be able to tow more than the figure listed in your owners manual...
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  • Why Only a 1000 lb Towing Capacity Limit on a 2005 Ford Five Hundred?
    The 1000 pound towing weight limit for your 2005 Ford 500, and the 2000 pound rating for your 1996 Thunderbird I was able to confirm online. Vehicle tow ratings are determined by the manufacturer, in part based on horsepower, but may also be a function of the extent to which there is access to the frame rails for mounting a hitch. If a particular vehicle design limits access to the strongest frame members, then the tow rating will be lower than it otherwise might be. However, there...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford Five Hundred
    There are numerous trailer hitches available for the 2005 Ford Five Hundred. I recommend going with a class III trailer hitch because it will have a 2 inch receiver that will afford you more options in terms of accessories. You can go with one such as the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75299. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing installation on a similar vehicle. I would not say that this is an overly difficult hitch installation provided that you have all...
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  • Towing Capacity of Class III Trailer Hitch When Installed on 2007 Ford Freestyle
    Having a hitch with a higher capacity than the vehicle itself is a common occurrence. From my online research, I found that the Ford Freestyle does indeed have a 2000 lb towing capacity. As you correctly stated, the Class III hitches available for the vehicle have a 3500 lb towing capacity. Because the overall capacity of the towing system will be limited to the capacity of its lowest rated component, you'd be limited to the 2000 lb capacity of the vehicle. Even if a hitch has a higher...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2008 Ford Taurus X to Tow a Horse Trailer
    Your 2008 Ford Taurus X has a gross trailer weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. As long as the combined weight of the trailer and the horse is less than that then you could tow the horse and trailer. Going with a single horse trailer made of aluminum will keep the weight down. So it is possible depending on the horse. Since the vehicle is rated for a max of 2,000 pounds you can save some money by going with a Class II hitch, # 36360. It is rated for more than the vehicle but you are still...
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  • Do You Carry Replacement Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Hitch 75299
    We do sell complete hardware kits for the hitches we carry. The kit is part # RHK, and I have added a link to it below. On the product page, enter the hitch model number, select the hitch manufacturer and click Add to Cart. We will then ship you the complete hardware kit that originally came with the hitch.
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  • Towing Capacity and Parts Needed to Tow with a 2009 Ford Taurus X
    I looked up the online version of the owner's manual for your 2009 Ford Taurus X and on page 248 it states that your vehicle is rated to tow a trailer weighing up to 2,000 lbs with a max tongue weight of 200 lbs. Even if you install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75299 which has a trailer rating of 3,500 lbs and tongue weight of 350 lbs you will be limited by the least rated component which is your Taurus. If you have a small trailer to tow then you also need the recommended...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for Bike Rack on 2006 Ford Freestyle
    I would recommend that you get a Class 3 hitch with a 2 inch receiver for your vehicle. The Class 3 hitch will provide the most versatility and options for towing and hauling. You will have a wider selection of all accessories, bike racks included, with the 2 inch receiver hitch. It will also give you the best options if your towing or hauling needs should change in the future. The Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch, item # 75299 would be an excellent choice and installs easily with no...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Taurus X for Towing a Pop Up Camper
    If you plan to do some towing with your 2008 Ford Taurus X I would recommend going with a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75299, which has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. Class III hitches have more capacity than Class II hitches and have more options for future hitch accessories like bike racks or cargo carrier. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount...
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  • Mounting Hardware for Classl II Curt Trailer Hitch for 2009 Ford Taurus X
    I have attached a cutout of the parts list that comes with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12292. You can acquire this through us with part # RHK. Just go to this product page and enter the part 12292 before placing your order. Please note that hardware is trailer hitch specific so you will want to verify that you do in fact have this Curt trailer hitch before ordering. According to our info the 12292 does not fit a 2005 Ford Freestyle and the only trailer hitche that does fit both...
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  • Recommendation to Transport 4 Bikes with 2005 Ford Freestyle along with Possible New Vehicle
    I have a couple possible solutions for you. Since you plan on changing vehicles soon, the most cost-efficient way to transport your bikes with your 2005 Ford Freestyle is with a trunk mount bike carrier. The most bikes a trunk-mount carrier that we offer can carry is 3, however if you are able to still fit one bike inside the vehicle, this may be your best option. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Express 3 Bike Carrier # HRE3. This will hold 3 bikes of up to 35 pounds each and features...
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  • Can I Tow a Boat and Trailer that Weighs 1,255 lbs with a 2008 Ford Taurus
    I do not see any reason why you would not be able to tow a 1,255 pound boat and trailer with a 2008 Ford Taurus. You should check your vehicle owner manual and make sure that the gross trailer weight and the tongue weight of the boat, loaded and ready to tow, are within the vehicle limits. We have the Draw-Tite Max-Frame, # 75299, which has a 3,500 pound weight carrying capacity and would be plenty of hitch to tow the boat you mentioned, as long as the vehicle ratings are high enough. You...
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  • Is There a Class III Hitch Available for a 2008 Ford Taurus X
    There are Class III hitches available for your 2008 Ford Taurus X. You would want a Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75299. Curt is a good hitch manufacturer. We strive to only sell quality products, and Curt is a quality company. With that being, said there there are no Curt hitches available for your 2008 Ford Taurus X. To determine what the towing capacity of your vehicle you will want to consult the owners manual of your vehicle. The weight capacity will be listed there. The # 75299 is...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2008 Ford Taurus
    There are hitches available that would fit either your 2011 Hyundai Santa fe or 2008 Ford Taurus, but the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36309 that you referenced will not fit either. For your Santa Fe you would want the Draw-Tite part # 75684. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118415. For your Taurus you would want the Draw-Tite part # 75299. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118447. For a ball mount, hitch ball, and pin and clip, I would recommend the etrailer Ball...
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  • Can I use the Curt Dual Receiver Tube Adapter # D-192 with a Cargo Carrier
    You can use the Curt Dual Receiver Tube Adapter, # D-192, as long as the Class II trailer hitch on your Ford Five Hundred has a 2 inch x 2 inch receiver. Class II receivers can have either a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening or a 2-inch receiver opening. If you have a 1-1/4 hitch opening on your Ford 500, I would consider upgrading your hitch to a 2-inch receiver opening like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75299, which will work well with a cargo carrier and scooter.
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