Hitch Extension Compatibility With Front Hitch on 2013 Ford F150 for Winch Mount Fit

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Alright, I had a wrench thrown into my plan - no pun intended. I received a warn multi mount ZEON 10 as a gift for my 2013 F150 Ecoboost. I installed the curt front mount hitch receiver on the truck and lo and behold, the multi mount isn’t long enough to fit in it without hitting the bumper. I’m trying to research hitch extenders, but I’m slightly confused. Can I use a heavy duty extender or not?

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For your Warn Zeon 10 Winch on your 2013 Ford F-150, the Curt front mounted receiver # C31068 has a vertical load of 500 lbs and a line pull ratting of 9,000 lbs. Because of the recessed receiver, I recommend the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long # C45791 which reduces that vertical load limit by 50% and brings it to 250 lbs.

I recommend using hitch lock # 7683 and getting the pins keyed alike by selecting that from the box on the product page.

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One question regarding your hitch recommendation. Would I not need to go with a beefier one like RM-071-1075 with a 10,000 GTW since the capacity of winch and hitch receiver is around 9-10k and my truck weighs roughly 5000 lb? I’m happy to buy cheaper but don’t mind paying for what I need!

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The Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 7-3/4" Extension # RM-071-1075 would be a nice upgrade. It isn't a whole lot more tongue weight, but it most likely would do better with the line pull as you mentioned. It will still reduce the tongue weight rating of your hitch by 50%. The anti-rattle integrated is a nice upgraded feature as well.

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