2" Trailer Hitch for 2001 ST

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TRizzi

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I just inherited a 2001 Sport Trac and I am looking to pull an Ultra Lite Travel Trailer. Weight will be around 4,000 - 4, 500 lbs.
Looking for recommendations on the best 2" Frame Mounted Trailer Hitch to install.
The Sport Trac is a 6 cylinder with about 200,000 miles on it, ALTHOUGH, the engine is being completely rebuilt at this moment.
I have also replaced most of the Front End Suspension, as well as the 4 center frame/chassis mounts under the cab.
The truck has the original Light-Duty Trailer Package, but I know I will need to beef it up for the trailer weight.
The Factory Hitch is not rated, as I understand, for over 3,000 lbs.
Additionally, the Anti-Sway System that is currently on the trailer requires a 2" receiver.
I also need to explore the electrical connection to make sure it will work with the 7 way wire harness on the trailer, but that is on another thread, im sure... :)
I look forward to the group's expertise. Any help is appreciated!
 

Todd Z

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do not use the bumper hitch.... Add aftermarket one, any really will do. weight distribution is best and add brakes.
 

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