I have a ball joint on back bumper. Is there a way to convert it to a receiver hitch?

Asked by Oct 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM about the Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


How much weight are you pulling. There are cheap receivers that bolt to the bumpers but I would not trust them. Will assume it's a '99 there are multiple suppliers that would make a bolt on receiver for your Ranger. Here is the first result: http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Ford/Ranger/1999/13019.html?vehicleid=1999301979 160 isn't bad. You could also try the wreckers if your on a buget. Might find a ranger with the correct hitch??

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I would be pulling very little. It would be mostly for a bicycle carrier. I can't find a carrier that would work with my ball joint. Those that would work are for 3/4" shanks and mine is the smaller one.


Yah that would be light. I would still go with the receiver. Should add some resale. Even a used one, little paint.


check your local srap yard,i got a used 2'' receiver system for 60$ only took about 15 min to install

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 5,540 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $999.


Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
710 Great Deals out of 45,320 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,217 Great Deals out of 220,459 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Frontier
490 Great Deals out of 23,900 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
341 Great Deals out of 37,949 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,655 Great Deals out of 173,970 listings starting at $955
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 Great Deals out of 1,223 listings starting at $1,550
Used Dodge Dakota
90 Great Deals out of 3,619 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Ram 1500
443 Great Deals out of 11,139 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,223 Great Deals out of 64,513 listings starting at $999
Used Jeep Wrangler
465 Great Deals out of 19,375 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
57 Great Deals out of 1,817 listings starting at $2,997
Used Toyota Tundra
699 Great Deals out of 34,236 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Canyon
160 Great Deals out of 13,764 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 39,170 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
391 Great Deals out of 48,891 listings starting at $1,899

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.