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Best Hitch Size for 2018 Ford Edge

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We have a new bike rack and need a hitch for our 2018 Edge. The rack fits both small and large hitch tubes. I think those are 1-1/4 and 2 inch. I see you have both hitch sizes for our Edge so which one is better? Or if there no real difference?

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Any time a vehicle has both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches available for it we tend to recommend the larger 2-inch size. There are several good reasons.

Typically there is not much increase in cost, but there is usually a substantial increase in weight capacity. For example, the 1-1/4-inch hitches like Curt # C12140 usually have a tongue weight (TW) rating of no more than 350-lbs, but the 2-inch Class III hitches like Draw-Tite # 75234 and Curt # C13234 have TW ratings that are roughly double that.

Another good reason to go for a 2-inch hitch is that in general there are more accessory products made for the larger hitch size. Larger weight capacity cargo carriers and high-capacity bike racks like the Kuat NV # NV22G-NA22G, will fit only 2-inch hitches. Between the Draw-Tite and Curt I recommend the USA-made Curt # C13234 because it will be slightly easier to install. A video is included for you to show you the process of bolting the hitch on.

If you like you can refer to the two linked articles concerning hitches for more helpful background information.

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