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Not exactly bumper pull towing, but what I mean is not goose neck or 5th wheel towing

I recently got a 4 inch drop hitch for my 2006 4x4 F350 to tow my open top car trailer

But the hitch says it's rated for a 5k pound load and the 2 inch ball says it's rated for a 6k pound load

My car trailer is a dual 3500 pound axle set up and is about 2k pounds or so empty and my race car I usually tow is about 2800 pounds or so, plus a few tires on my trailer's tire rack

The trailer + car + tires is well within the 7k pound capacity of the trailer, but that exceeds the 4 inch drop hitch's 5k capacity

Am I doing something wrong here or not seeing something? I need a drop hitch for my truck since the truck is fairly tall even just on stock ride height and tires, which reduces the load capacity a bit. But even then, with a 2 inch receiver it I can't seem to find a hitch that goes anything over 6k pounds

I know there's something out there. I've seen guys bumper pull a 2 car trailer no problem and that's probably in the 8-10k range easily
 

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What hitches do you use for "bumper" towing?

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004BR8J56/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ame]

Get that and be done with it. I have it. Failed? Never. Abused? Yes, yes all the time. You won’t find a better hitch for the price unless you want to spend several hundred for a hitch rated to tow 25-30k yet no idiot would bumper tow that much.


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That's a bad link.
 

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I think you are confusing tongue weight with trailer weight. If you look at say like Curt hitch site or even on Amazon There are a lot of Class 5 drop hitches well over 10,000 trailer weight .

On my own truck just bought , a 1999 F350 4x4 dually, I am replace the factory 10,000 # receiver hitch with a Curt Heavy Duty Class 5 17,000 hitch and also with be getting a new weight distributing hitching with 1700# bars. I pull a fairly heavy equipment trailer , non-goose neck, and want the extra safety.
 

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It’s a great hitch. I got it b/c it was one pin. Didn’t want to mess with two pins. That thing is solid steel and the pin is set in the middle and braced by its ends and the drop frame itself. For the money, I’m satisfied. I wasn’t going to spend hundreds on something built 100x stronger and for which I will never exceed. I got my GN for them heavy weights.


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​ DieselDC;6013074 said:
It’s a great hitch. I got it b/c it was one pin. Didn’t want to mess with two pins. That thing is solid steel and the pin is set in the middle and braced by its ends and the drop frame itself. For the money, I’m satisfied. I wasn’t going to spend hundreds on something built 100x stronger and for which I will never exceed. I got my GN for them heavy weights.


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Guess that is why it is always nice to hear personal experience from someone on a product.
 

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that's not a bad price for an adjustable heavy duty hitch, actually. I might pick that one up


I think you are confusing tongue weight with trailer weight. If you look at say like Curt hitch site or even on Amazon There are a lot of Class 5 drop hitches well over 10,000 trailer weight .

On my own truck just bought , a 1999 F350 4x4 dually, I am replace the factory 10,000 # receiver hitch with a Curt Heavy Duty Class 5 17,000 hitch and also with be getting a new weight distributing hitching with 1700# bars. I pull a fairly heavy equipment trailer , non-goose neck, and want the extra safety.
I was looking around at walmart, harbor freight, lowes, etc and all I could find were hitches like this

Reese - Class III/IV: 2? Ball Mounts

I know class 5 hitches are pretty beefy but my truck came from the factory with a class 4 hitch which has a 2" receiver. I see the difference in tongue weight and trailer weight. The tongue weight on these things are in the upper hundreds and the trailer weight is around 6000 or so
 
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