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1998 Ford Explorer Sport Trailer Hitch?

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by fono18, December 2, 2008.

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  1. fono18

    fono18 New Member

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    Hey guys

    I have a quick question, I am about to purchase a small boat and wanted to pull it behind my 1998 Ford Explorer Sport v6. Its not a heavy boat so I believe it should handle it just fine. How do I go about putting a trailer hitch on my explorer? I have looked online and found a few in the range of 150. Does anyone have any advice?

    Thanks
     
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  3. kert0307

    kert0307 Well-Known Member

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    Get a class 3 hitch for a regular explorer, it should bolt up just fine.
     
  4. fono18

    fono18 New Member

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    How much did you end up paying for yours?
     
  5. gijoecam

    gijoecam Village Idiot Elite Explorer

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    Any of the big manufacturers make them... Reese, Draw-Tite, Valley or Curt to name a few. Can be found almost anywhere... Roughly $100.

    If you have the 16" tires, make sure the one you get will clear the spare. *Some* of them will not (Draw-Tite made one that did and one that didn't when I bought mine years back)
     
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    Before you get the hitch, what is a small boat to you? My whole setup weighs 1300lbs and needed a receiver. Before, I had a 14' Jon on a trailer that weighed maybe 400lbs. I didnt need the receiver then, only a $5 ball on the bumper.
     
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    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

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    If you do get a hitch, it's 4 bolts and 10 minutes...
     
  8. martin123

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    Scrap yard, reese hitch class 3, very nice shape $25.00. When towing the boat it sits level. If I used the ball on the bumper is doesn't sit level. More options if you have the hitch. Just my opinion.
     






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