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Old 01-04-2018, 07:11 AM   #1
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OEM Trailer Hitch

I have a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT w/Sport Package. It didn't come with a tow package. I want to install the OEM trailer package. I found a video on how to install the OEM trailer hitch and I've found a few fairly inexpensive OEM hitches online. Will a 2016 OEM trailer hitch fit a 2015?

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Old 01-06-2018, 06:57 AM   #2
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I would call a RV center that installs the hitches they can tell you that, or look up on line at reese hitches. They have three classes of trailer hitches . You need to know which one you have. I hope this helps you.
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I would call a RV center that installs the hitches they can tell you that, or look up on line at reese hitches. They have three classes of trailer hitches . You need to know which one you have. I hope this helps you.
I ended up calling a dealer. According to the dealer, they read me the part numbers are the same from 15-17.
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KlawC, are you aware the factory-installed tow package includes other things to allow your Explorer to handle towing, such as a transmission cooler? If you just add a hitch, you are probably OK hooking up a very light trailer, a bike rack, etc. but I would not try to tow a heavier trailer - too much chance of major damage occurring.
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KlawC, are you aware the factory-installed tow package includes other things to allow your Explorer to handle towing, such as a transmission cooler? If you just add a hitch, you are probably OK hooking up a very light trailer, a bike rack, etc. but I would not try to tow a heavier trailer - too much chance of major damage occurring.
It is the factory tow package, yes. I'm not towing anything bigger than a 5 x 8 enclosed trailer with a little bit of furniture and my bike. Less than 2,000lbs.
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