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    Does a 17mke need a WD hitch?

    Thinking I would like to buy a 17mke and wondering what kind of hitch I need. Tow vehicle will be a F150 with max tow package.

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    Yes


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    If you fill it up, it could end up having close to 700 pounds on the tongue. Crawl under your truck, and see what the limits for the receiver are with and without a WD hitch...(on the sticker on the underside of the receiver).
    But to save you the effort, as others have posted - YES, you will need a WD hitch
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    highly recommended for a 1/2 ton. If you had a 3/4 tom or higher, I would first try it without it and then make a determination. I ended up not using one with my 2250RK and 3/4 ton but since you state you will be towing with a F150, I would definitely use one.
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    Your sticker will tell the true tale - a quick internet search came up with pics of other stickers on F-150. Generally they have a limit of 500 lbs tongue weight without a WD hitch. Up to 1150 or a bit more, with one. But there is variation depending on year, version of the truck, etc. So mandatory.
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    Need or want?...I don't think its warranted on that short of a trailer, but it will pull smoother with one.

    It's a 4600 lb trailer, and your truck weighs over 6000 lbs. You might be fine with a standard receiver hitch rated above 5,000 lbs. The step bumper hitch is a nonstarter.

    The F150 with max tow plus the Ecoboost and the right axle is usually good for a 10,000 lb trailer and a hitch weight of at least 1000 lbs. Simply saying F150 will get you all sorts of answers that might be completely wrong.
    Last edited by Lane Hog; 06-30-2021 at 09:02 AM.

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    I have ordered a 17 MKE and have the same F150 but I donít what equipment or brands to buy. The dealer just says anything should work because of the trailerís size and the F150 is adequate. If anyone could tell me what weight distribution equipment etc to buy I would really appreciate it.
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    Youíre right. I should have said with eco boost, 4x4, club cab.
    Thanks


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    I have a 17MKE that i tow with a RAM 1500. I use a Blue OX 750 WD hitch and it works really well. I'm also using airbag helper springs. I'm actually selling my 2021 17MKE if you are interested. I'm upgrading to a larger 23BHE. I posted my trailer for sale in the "For Sale" section of the forum.

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    Thanks for your help.
    I already have a trailer on orders but Iím sure youíll sell yours soon.
    Thanks again for your help with the towing equipment.


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