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Old 09-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Ford F-150 and hitch height for a 5.0TA

Hi everyone I am considering a 5.0
But wonder if my F150 is too big ( high for the hitch )
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Joe,
New member introductions not the best place to post a question like that. More people likely to view it if you start a thread in "problem solving" section. But the answer is no, not too high. I am towing with an F150 and Escape will build to suit the truck. Mine is very high.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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I moved it for you Joe. Guess what my new job is?!

BTW: I have a new 2014 Ford F-150,4x4, 6.5 bed. I had to supply the bed rail height to ETI during the build sheet time.

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Old 09-02-2014, 10:58 PM   #4
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Joe, I have an F150 pulling my 5.0, no problem, it was built in 2007 for a Chev 1/2 ton. As Donna says just let Escape know although knowing them they probably ask what you plan to tow with.

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Thanks everyone it was very helpful .
But Donna you brought up a second question.
will a 5-12' bed work ? Will it move the hitch back past the axel ?
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Thanks everyone it was very helpful .
But Donna you brought up a second question.
will a 5-12' bed work ? Will it move the hitch back past the axel ?
Joe, I have a 6-1/2 bed, but the center of my hitch is not dead center over the axle. It is a bit behind the axle. And they make sliding hitches for short bed trucks if you even need one. I suggest you talk to Escape.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:13 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone it was very helpful .
But Donna you brought up a second question.
will a 5-12' bed work ? Will it move the hitch back past the axel ?
Yes it will work fine Joe, you'll need to check out the photos Reace posted here: Escape 5.0TA & Ford F-150 shortbox
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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Joe - I have the 5-1/2 bed and it works just fine. Only issue, was that getting my hitch here in Tx, no one would fabricate to fit a standard hitch in my truck. I ended up getting a slider hitch, which really isn't necessary. If you are going to BC for pick up, let them mount the hitch.
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