Trailer Hitch Rated Over 5,000 Pounds for a Jayco Grayhawk on a Ford E-450 Van Chassis

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How about your recommendation for a 7500 lb.rear hitch for a Jayco Grayhawk on a Ford E450 . Seems all I can find are 5000 lb. But new are outfitted with 7500 lb??? Thanks.

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It is strange but even on large Class A diesel pushers that come through here for installations the highest capacity hitches on them are also rated at 5,000 pounds.

I can help you to get a higher capacity hitch for your Jayco Grayhawk on a Ford E-450 van chassis but it won't be a custom fit hitch since they are not tested on the RV models of the van.

What you can have installed is a weld-on truck hitch such as # 41990-07 or # 41990-16 (these are rated for up to 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight; limited by the vehicle capacity). I recommend that the installation be performed by a qualified professional welder. The difference between these hitches is the bracket length so depending on how far down the receiver needs to go you can select the most appropriate hitch.

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