Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
Author
 
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 19
Front Mounted Tow Hitches for Ford F150

Hi,

Does anyone have any suggestions for a front-mounted tow hitch for our 2013 Ford F150 so we can maneuver our Flying Cloud 23FB into an awkward space since our back hitch sits too low for the incline we have to deal with?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Tom
__________________

__________________
tschabarum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Take a look at this one: Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch - 2013 | etrailer.com
__________________

__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
aquinob's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 776
Couple of thoughts. For starters, I've had a front mounted hitch on the last three of my trucks. Spotting a trailer in a tight spot off the front of the trunk is almost childs play so you are on the right track going this way.

But keep in mind, the front hitches usually max out at 5-600 lbs hitch weight and if your tongue weight is much higher than that, you may have problems. Also, you can always get an adjustable height hitch for the rear to raise or lower the ball as needed. On my truck, the hitch in the front is lower than the rear which works well since I have a bit of an incline to go up and it raises the rear up some. It probably comes close to scraping on the bottom by the ball, but so far thats never happened.
__________________
Bob

Ongoing adventures at:
http://1973overlander.blogspot.com/
aquinob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
RickDavis's Avatar

 
1961 24' Tradewind
1969 29' Ambassador
1970 21' Globetrotter
Jamestown , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,781
I bought the Curt front hitch for my Dodge from Amazon. It was a bit cheaper than E trailer and free shipping with amazon prime
__________________
Rick Davis 1602 K8DOC
61 tradewind, plus a few others
13 Ram 2500 TD
99 Dodge TD 577K miles

RickDavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
I have the Draw-Tite. Bought thru Amazon because it was the least expensive place to buy and had free 2 day shipping with Prime. Instal was straight forward and not that difficult. There were no holes to drill. It does appear to hang low but so far no problems with that being an issue. It certainly makes maneuvering my trailer into the backyard much easier.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
emdubyadee's Avatar

 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Pottsboro , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 99
Bodiak

I have this one on order:

Ford Pickup Front-end receiver hitch

I did a lot of research on-line and read many good things about it. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. My truck is a 2005 F-350, 2WD. I don't plan to back my trailer with it but will use it for a font mounted bike rack.
__________________
~ Mark
emdubyadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,138
Images: 33
Mark, I like the higher mounting of that one. Unfortunately it world not work with the Ecoboost due to the inter-coolers location and no double tow hooks.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Moflash's Avatar
 
2007 28' International CCD
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,171
Why not just spend $60 and get a 4'inch high low receiver insert with a 2 5/8 ball.Slide it into the rear hitch when your ready to go up that incline and you are good to go.Simple
__________________

__________________
Moflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.