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Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1991 Ford F-150

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I have a 1991 Ford F-150 with a step bumper will this trailer hitch work I want to tow some vehicles 3800 lb. cars and a 1989 F-150 half ton pickup Im mainly going to use a tow dolly maybe later on I might get a car trailer is this hitch capable of this and is my half ton single tire pickup able to handle a car trailer !! ? Thank you for any help you can give me

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Trailer hitch # 75038 will fit your 1991 Ford F-150 with factory step bumper. The hitch is rated for 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 500 pounds tongue weight (8,000/800 pounds when used with weight distribution). From what I could find your truck has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds (consult the owner's manual to confirm).

Please note that not all vehicles can be towed on a tow dolly but all vehicles can be carried on a trailer!

Since 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 not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

And for trailer wiring I recommend # 118316 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of the truck. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of the hitch and one for the wiring for you.

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