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Old 06-13-2016, 11:32 PM   #15
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"Since the Ford has an OEM hitch I cannot replace it with an aftermarket unit."

Why not? You should be able to put on any underframe hitch you want that is built for your year truck.

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The Ford hit is integrated into the bumper. If you remove the hitch to install an aftermarket frame-mounted unit the bumper will lose it's mounting points.
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I have always hated the slop of a hitch pin, so I just used a 5/8 inch bolt, nut, and flat washer. Grade 8 available from Tractor Supply. Torque to 100 Ft. Lb. and it's a solid as a weld.


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Old 06-17-2016, 11:23 PM   #18
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Sorry, wasn't aware of that.
What happens on a non-tow package F150 that you want to add a hitch to?
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Sorry, wasn't aware of that.
What happens on a non-tow package F150 that you want to add a hitch to?
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Dtwallace, a welding shop has the drill bits capable of drilling the hole out to the proper size after welding it to build up the hole. I can not count the number of times I seen this done. I have actually done this.

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I agree, but I made this statement just in case the OP was trying to do the work himself.

I prefer the fish plate add in because chances are you would never have that hole wallow or elongate again with the extra thickness of metal added.


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"chances are you would never have that hole wallow or elongate again with the extra thickness of metal added"

Still will happen, and yes, I know!! Use a straight pin with a collar or washer welded on. As all have said, the angled pin is the cause. Rare to have the pin actually oval the receiver hole. Maybe with sloppy, loose pin or "cheap" receiver!!!
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