Will Front Mount Hitch Fit 2011 Ford F-150 to use Bike Rack

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I just ordered a front receiver hitch C31068 for carrying bicycles on the front of my 2011 Ford F150 4x4 V6 ecoboost and wanted to make sure this is the right part. I realize I should have asked this question before ordering, but hopefully all is good. If you could let me know I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31068 will fit your 2011 Ford F-150 so you're safe! I have added a link to a video installation as well as the written instructions for you to take a look at. Though you will need to trim your front air dim, there is no drilling required to install the hitch on your F-150.

For a bike rack I strongly recommend the Saris Freedom EX # SA4412F because at less than 30 lbs it is extremely lightweight but still has a 60 lb per bike capacity as well as the ability to tilt and fold.

The Freedom EX # SA4412F has an anti-rattle hitch lock and uses ratcheting padded cradles that grip your bikes by the frame to ensure the rack is stable in the hitch of your F-150.

This bike rack also has a lever that you only need to push to fold the rack up or tilt it down, which makes it easier to use than other racks. The Freedom EX offers security to protect the rack and your bikes via the aforementioned anti-rattle hitch lock along with an integrated cable lock which secures the bikes to the rack.

I've added a link to a video review of this rack for you to check out.

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