Increasing Towing Capacity of 2011 Ford F-150 With Factory Hitch

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How do I upgrade the factory receiver hitch on a 2011 F-150 5.5 bed length crew cab. Need to tow around 5500#. Factory hitch seems to be rated at 500#/5000#

Expert Reply:

We offer a specialty hitch for the F-150 with installed factory hitch that mounts underneath the factory hitch to provide you with dual receivers. This hitch # TLF1005H from TorkLift is shown as fitting 6-1/2-foot bed trucks fitted with factory hitches rated up to 10,500-lbs. It offers a maximum tongue weight of 800-lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 8000-lbs.

We also offer standard 2-inch Class III and Class IV hitches that can replace your factory hitch. The most popular hitch for your F-150 is the Curt Class IV # C14002 that is rated for 1000-lbs tongue weight and 10,000-lbs maximum towing capacity. I have linked a video for this hitch as well as two articles concerning hitch installation.

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