Difference Between Line Pull and Gross Trailer Capacity for Curt Front Hitch 31038


Part number 31038 for the 03 F150 4x4... It says the line pull is 5000lbs then when you click the product it says 9000 1st link that shows 5000 After clicking shows 9000lbs WHICH is it? Also send me your install instructions on it. The link to that isnt working either I am starting to wonder the quality of this company


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Front hitches have different weight capacity listings so both numbers are correct. The Curt Hitch part # 31038 does have a straight line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a gross trailer capacity of 5,000 lbs. So if you have a rolling load on level ground pulled straight (no side-to-side angling) to the hitch it could be up to 9,000 lbs.

If you needed to maneuver a trailer around with the front hitch it would have to weigh less than 5,000 lbs.

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