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Trailer Hitch Fit Options for 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty Pickup with 37 Inch Frame Width


I have a 1997 Ford F250 heavy duty. Im looking for a class 3 or bigger receiver hitch, I measured my frame this morning outside to outside and it measures 37 5/8. can you give me some options of what to buy.


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I have attached a link that will show you the trailer hitches that will fit your 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty Pickup with a Standard or Step bumper. All of the hitches on the linked page are designed to fit the larger 37 inch frame.

Our most popular trailer hitch option for your truck is the Curt Class V Receiver Hitch # C15300. This trailer hitch offers a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and has a 16,000 pound towing capacity with a 2,400 pound tongue weight capacity. This hitch will require drilling for the installation. I have linked the installation instructions and attached an installation video of the hitch on a similar 1997 F-250 for you.

The most budget-friendly trailer hitch we offer than is confirmed to fit your F-250 is the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 75038. This hitch offer 5,000 pounds towing capacity and 500 pounds tongue weight capacity when not using a weight distribution system. This hitch will also require drilling for installation, and the installation instructions are linked for this hitch as well.

The hitch with the highest towing capacity that is a fit for your vehicle is the Torklift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class V # TLF1000. This trailer hitch features dual 2 inch receivers. When not using weight distribution, the hitch has a 17,000 pound towing capacity and a 1,700 pound tongue weight capacity. With weight distribution, this hitch has a 20,000 pound gross trailer weight towing capacity with a 2,000 pound tongue weight capacity. This hitch's installation instructions are linked to the page, drilling is also required to install this hitch.

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