Trailer towing


Old 10-02-16, 10:46 PM
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Trailer towing

I have a question about towing receiver for 2008 ford f150 crew cab.The enclosed cargo trailer I am towing weighs 1350# empty with equipment probably 2200#.The ball receiver I put in factory receiver on truck sticks out about 8 " to center of ball and 9 1x2" to end.When I make sharp turns bumper hits front of trailer.What is something I can do that is safe to extend the ball receiver so I can get about 6" more length.Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-02-16, 10:59 PM
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You can get extra long heavy duty tow bars to fit the receiver.
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Old 10-03-16, 04:15 AM
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Thanks!! Went on line and ordered one.
Old 10-03-16, 06:08 AM
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Just note that using an extended mount increases the load on your hitch receiver and might hurt how well the trailer tows. Hopefully it won't be an issue with such a light load. Unfortunately it's the only option short of the proper fix which is a different trailer.
Old 10-03-16, 06:41 AM
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I agree.
The real problem is a poorly designed trailer with too short of a tongue.

As said, you can get an extended hitch but it greatly reduces your hitches capacity.
A shop that specializes in hitches may be able to extend your trailer tongue for a reasonable cost.
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That was my thought as well - extending or replacing the tongue on the trailer.

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