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Old 12-05-2021, 08:44 PM   #1
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Installing a Fastway E2 on my 2004 F150

I'm installing a Fastway E2 for our 21NE that we pull with a 2004 F150 for ride quality improvement. I just noticed that my F150 receiver has a front and back hole for the pin. Silly me, I never noticed the front hole in the F150 receiver and have always used the hole closest to the rear of the truck. Does anyone use this front hole? I like the back hole because now my tailgate fully opens and of course it's easier to reach when putting the pin in to hold the hitch. Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2021, 12:13 AM   #2
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Are the two holes the same size? only receivers I have ever see with two holes, the holes were different sizes. I think a smaller hole was intended for use with a 1 inch adapter and shank. Only reason I can think of for two holes is that some receiver tubes are closed on the front end and if the shank doesn't go in far enough for the forward most hole, you use the other one.

If they are the same size and you are comfortable with the amount of hitch engagement with the receiver, go for it.

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Old 12-13-2021, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Charlie for your comments! The pictures should help explain it better than my words. Yes, the holes are the same size, the pin will fit in either hole. In the first picture the hitch is lined up with the rear hole and in the second picture it's lined up with the front hole. Maybe it's just Fords that have two holes? My preference is to use the back hole because my tailgate clears the jack in that position and it's easier to reach when placing the hitch in the receiver.
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