Is the Draw-Tite # 76034 Trailer Hitch Compatible with a 2017 Ford Explorer Sport or Limited Edition

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does this hitch fit ? will it interfere with the power lift gate that is operated by waving your foot under the truck? 2017 Ford Explorer Sport OR 2017 Ford Explorer Limited

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The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76034 that you referenced will fit all models of the 2017 Ford Explorer so it is compatible with both the Sport and Limited editions.

It will not interfere with the powered lift gate, but you will need to kick to the left or right of the hitch receiver to activate it instead of just waving your foot beneath the bumper. I have attached an installation video for you to reference for the install.

If you will be using this trailer hitch for towing you will also need wiring for the trailer and a ball mount and hitch ball.

For trailer wiring you can use the T-One # 118540 for a 4-Way Flat connector or the T-One # 118272 for a 7-Way connector. Installation videos for both products have been linked for you as well.

A great ball mount and hitch ball combination is the Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball # C45036, but you will want to check out the attached helpful article to determine if the 2" Drop is correct for your application.

If you will not be using the trailer hitch for towing, just let me know if you would like some recommendations on accessories.

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