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OEM Ford trailer hitch....HELP!!!

Ok, I'm new here, and in my introduction I told how I had replaced the MAF and IAC valve before finding you guys. Only to find out it was a $16.00 elbow for the PCV.

So here is the first of many stoooopid questions I will have in hopes of finding answers.

Does anyone know if the factory Ford hitch is a bolt on application? I was at the dealer picking up that new elbow and got a price for a hitch. When I asked the parts guy, he couldnt tell me for sure weather it was a direct bolt on or not. I'm looking for a hitch and am not hip on the idea of going to U-Haul and having em drill into my truck and hang one of theirs on there.

I have a 2001 Ranger XLT ex cab step side. I was also told that because of the placement of the spare tire they would only fit certain years.....I think it was 2001-2002. (not sure)

I will also post in the "wanted" section to see if anyone has a used one for sale.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Yes it is
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WOW! that was fast.
Do you know if the hitch is different for the step side? I thought the placement of the tire made a drop in the center, but I could have been mistaken.
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All about the frame width, the tire sits behind where the hitch goes across
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Sweet, THANKS!

Looks like I;m back to the dealer tomorrow to order my hitch then.
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Cheaper to go to the junkyard or pick and pull
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Go to the Junkyard. Much cheaper. Got mine for $60 at the JY
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how much is from from the dealer?
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mine was $200 from ford, but that was back in late 2000
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I concur there's sh*tload of Ranger parts laying in junkyards.
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