Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford F-250 - Hidden Hitch

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Ford F-250

Today on our 2007 Ford F-250 we're going to review and install the hidden hitch, class III, 2 inch receiver tube hitch part number 87618. Here's what a hitch is going to look like once it's installed. You've got a really nice, completely steel hitch and a fully welded construction. It's got a really nice black powder coated finish to resist rust and corrosion and blends in nicely with the under-body of the vehicle. Here, already pre-installed on the hitch, is an electrical bracket. You connect your 4, 6, or even 7 blade trailer connector to it. On either side of the receiver tube is going to be our large chain hold valves.

Going all the way through the receiver tube is our 5 ace pinhole. And additionally a half inch pinhole. This will be used for the J pin style anti rattle bolt and lock. This is our 2 inch by 2 inch class III receiver tube, capable of up to 900 pounds of tongue weight, and a 6000 pound tow capacity. Net we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6 inches.

From the top of the receiver tube opening down to the ground is 19 3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories, like a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. We'll now go ahead and show you the minimum tools required for installing the hitch. We're going to use our 3/4 inch socket and ratchet, and then our torque wrench. Now let's go ahead and show you just how easy it is to install the hitch. Now to attach our hitch to the frame, we're going to use the 1/2 inch carriage bolt and block. It'll go down through our pre-drilled hole in the frame, through the hitch, and get secured underneath with a flat washer, split lock washer, then a hex nut.

Now keep in mind each process we do here on one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side as all our attachment point hardware is the same. Now we'll go ahead and put the rest of our hardware in place. We're now ready to go ahead and install our hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. Install each fastener finger tight until they're all in place. Now with all of our hardware in place we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Once we have all of our hardware tightened down we'll go ahead and torque the specifications as indicated in the instructions.

Just like that our hitch is installed and we're ready to hit the road. That will do it for the review and install of our hidden hitch, class III, 2 inch receiver tube hitch part number 87618 on our 2007 Ford F-250.

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