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Old 03-05-2019, 04:07 PM
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I have a 2014 F-150 Tremor, can anyone tell me if this is a class III or IV hitch? Can't seem to find this anyplace and the dealer is not sure. Scares me a little. lol
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Lay on the ground under the hitch and read the sticker that is on it.
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I'm still not sure, just got off with Ford motor company and they need o call me back. any idea?
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I have a 2014 F-150 Tremor, can anyone tell me if this is a class III or IV hitch? Can't seem to find this anyplace and the dealer is not sure. Scares me a little. lol
The hitch receiver in your F-150 can be either a class III or class IV hitch, depending on what you have inserted into the receiver.

Class III receivers can tow a "heavy duty" class III trailer, which can weigh up to 5,000 pounds. A class IV receiver can tow an "extra heavy duty" class IV trailer, which can weigh over 5,000 pounds. Ford now has what they call a class V receiver, which can tow over 10,000 pounds.

So your receiver with weight-carrying (WC) shank/ball mount is a Class III hitch, or with a WD hitch it's a Class IV hitch. Receivers on SuperDuty pickups are Class V with a WD hitch.

Details are in the Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide for the year of your truck. Here's the one for 2014 : https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...TTgde_Sep9.pdf
Download that PDF file, then scroll down to page 22 for the info you're seeking.

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Thanks for the info, this does help and makes sense. It’s just amazing that the dealer and ford direct could not give this info. I appreciate the help.
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Were you asking for the class rating or the actual weight rating?

With the actual weight rating on the hitch, the class rating is irrelevant.
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I was asking the class rating of the hitch, I'm looking to pull a 3,000lb 18' car trailer loaded with a 3,400lb car. I (***-um-ed) the truck had a class III hitch but some were saying the Tremor package had a class VI. I'm new to towing and didn't want to overload the truck.
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It's good you don't want to overload it. for 6400#, you'll need a WDH. You'll also need to make sure you have enough payload and rear axle capacity to handle ~850 # of tongue weight. But since you have the actual weight ratings as posted on the hitch, the class rating doesn't really matter. I say this because the class rating covers a broad range and aren't all created equal. A class III WD hitch is "up to 10,000 #". A class IV WD is "up to 12,000#". Because your hitch is over the 10K mark for a class III, it's a class IV, even though it's not rated for the max of 12K that a class IV can be rated at.
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