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Hi everyone, I am sure questions like this get asked all the time, my 91 ranger seems to have come with a towing package as it has the wiring and the metal frame with the hitch attached bolted to the frame with just a 1 7/8" ball hitch.

My question is, I am trying to pull a 6'x10' uhaul trailer and the requirements for it are a 3500 lb hitch rating, and a 2" Hitch Ball, 2-3/16" Shank Length with a Ball Mount (2-1/4" drop, 7-1/2" length) uhaul is telling me i need the 2" ball with that size mount.

What i dont get is, if my ball is only 1 7/8" and is rated at 2,000 lb max, do I have to replace the entire ball mount and ball, or just put the new 2" ball on the old mount?

And most importantly, can I even tow this trailer then? I have no idea what my receiver (or what connects the hitch to my trucks frame) is rated at, I think it is factory, but I've been searching and searching and cant seem to find any info, thanks a lot to anyone who might have an idea what I need to do, I really appreciate it.
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Click this link Click Link and pick out 96-98 owners manual and go to the section "Driving Your Ranger". All the specs are listed by the engine/axle combination.
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Hi, thanks but I actually checked my (1991) owners manual and no info on the towing pkg rating was listed. I guess i am trying to figure out what class hitch i have. I think I need a 3 in order to tow anything from uhaul? What class would a hitch directly connected to the vehicles frame be?
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I think you have to measure the opening of where the receiver is. I wanna say 2" is class 3. It's what I have. I'm not sure if the ball has anything to do with limits.
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oh ok, I was under the impression that a class 1 is just a ball on the bumper and class 2 is where your frame has an opening for the drawbar and receiver, but its hard to tell the rating because there is no label on the hitch, i am going to go outside and measure the width of the square tube where the drawbar goes into.
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