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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Dodge Grand Caravan trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today on our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, we'll be installing the DrawTite hitch, part number 36320. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3-1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12-1/2". This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.
Now we'll go ahead with installation. Now to begin our install, we'll first note, each process we do on one side, we're going to repeat identically on the opposite side. Both sides have 3 attachment points. These attachments points are built into the frame by the manufacturer. We'll actually be removing the manufacturer's hardware and reusing it to secure our hitch. Starting at the rear of the vehicle, we'll remove the 2 rear outside shackle bolts that hold the leaf spring to the frame.
Then moving forward of the leaf spring on the frame, we'll remove the frame bolt. Once we've done this to both sides, we're now ready to install our hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. As we bring the hitch up to the vehicle, we'll feed the passenger side over the leaf spring first, and then rotate the hitch on the driver's side towards the rear axle. As we rotate towards the rear axle, we'll push the hitch above the leaf spring, and then rotate it back towards the bumper. As we rotate back towards the bumper, we'll raise it up into position and tie it to the frame.
There we can reinstall the manufacturer's hardware, the 2 leaf spring bolts and the 1 frame bolt, securing our hitch to the frame. We'll install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place. We'll go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque to specifications, as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the DrawTite 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 36320, on our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
by: Tory P.02/07/2012
Got this hitch to pull a small trailer with the families bicycles. We want to ride at more parks further from the house so this makes that possible. E-Trailer was wonderful through the whole process of buying this hitch and the installation and fit was exactly as advertised. The installation video was great. I could not be happier with the whole experience. Thanks E-trailer. 31256
When I first started installing this hitch I thought, wow, this is going to be easy (compared to other hitches I have had to install on other cars). But one hole on one side was off by 1/4". I can't imagine that Chrysler got that off, so I can only assume it was the hitch. I did not want to take it back down and drill, so a crow bar was put into service. Ever try to bend a thick piece of metal? I did get it, and probably only 15 minutes longer than should have... but it was frustrating. What is not frustrating is the ease of buying from etrailer. Great communication, great prices, easy! 71864
by: Dave K04/12/2010
Very easy install Extremely satisfied. Installation was very easy. Product arrived very quickly. It is extremely beneficial to spray the existing bolts beforehand with a penetrating fluid such as PB Blaster and then let it work overnight. It made for a much easier removal of the bolts. Also, use a 1/2" socket with an extension instead of a 3/8" socket. This will enable you to get much more leverage when loosening and tightening the bolts. Finish the job with a 1/2" drive torque wrench. 2928
by: Kevin P.10/06/2009
Easy Installation Item installed easier than expected. One helpful tip is that I used Car Ramps to raise the rear of my van, this provided the extra room for the installation. I installed it myself, but a second person would be nice to hole hitch in position for the bolt installation. I like the low profile look when installed, draw-tie could easily be stowed with the Jack stowage area. Design does NOT interfere/hit legs when loading van. Great look and finish... 2450
by: David S.03/21/2011
Awesomely easy. If all websites sold products that were delivered on time and had detailed video directions there would be no complaints. Etrailer is all that. Install would have been much harder without the videos actually showing the instructions, that alone would be worth extra in the time it saved me installing the hitch. But it was still the lowest price on top of the great service. Will recommend to anyone looling into trailers to buy from etrailer.com 9989
by: Kurt B07/23/2013
Great product very heavy duty and well built. Instructions said 6 out of 10 difficulty rating for install. We had three people and install was pretty easy - an impact wrench with a 6" extension makes short work of the install. Rebecca in c/s was very professional answered all questions I had thoroughly. Shipping and delivery was seamless . I'd order again from etrailer with no hesitation. I only wish my own company was run as well. 91023
by: Preston W.04/28/2011
I did the install by myself in just under an hour. I do have an impact wrench and torque wrench, and I used both. I did not use any kind of lift or jack(s). Did the work in the carport, with my back on the ground. Etrailer shipped the product quickly, and provided timely status updates via email, and who can argue with free shipping on such a large item! All round awesome service. 12549
Superior Service E Trailer provided excellent service. My shipping was upgraded and the product arrived before I expected it. The wiring harness greatly simplified installation and was well worth the price. Draw Tight's hitch was well designed but the finish was of the usual poor quality that is associated with the industry. 4420
by: David P05/28/2014
The pre-drilled holes were about 1/2 inch off requiring me to install one side of the hitch, attach the other side to a winch strap attached to a cement pillar, and then winch it as tight as possible to leave just enough room to install the bolts on the other side. Now that it is in place it seems to work great. 133054
by: Mike C.06/23/2012
The trailer hitch is awesome we like the way our jet ski hooks up to it and doesn't sink. Communication of our shippment was very good and time to receiving our product was within a week. Instuctional video major plus on my decision to make purchase. My wife and I our very pleased with your company. 45395
by: Gary S05/27/2014
I am very pleased with this hitch. It seems much sturdier than the one I put on my previous van. It fit perfect and was very easy to install. It does require two people, as stated. It shipped right away and I had it much sooner than expected since the shipping was free. 132710
by: Todd in Colorado07/19/2012
Unit almost fit perfectly. Had to attach one side, and then push on it very hard with my feet while my son inserted the bolts in the other side. Otherwise a great fit. etrailer is a great online retailer. Fast shipping and great email communication. 48578
by: Bob F.05/15/2012
Well built solid hitch. Installation didn't go as easy as predicted. Wrestled with it on my back for 15 minutes till I finally realized it would not go on until I removed my right rear tire, Once that was done, it popped right in. Thanks 40623
Fantastic Experience! Prompt service, very fast delivery, fantastic Draw-Tite quality. My second Draw-Tite, very happy with the quality. Installation was easy following the video. Using a lift made the job very quick and easy. 54965
by: Clifton Beckner03/31/2014
The hitch arrived in 3 days in very good condition and fit my van just as it should. I will buy again when ever I need a hitch. good instructions how to install as it was a very tight fit to get it by the springs. 123029
by: George C.06/13/2011
Product is very well made and easy to install. It is unobtrusive and very functional. When you add in the free delivery, it was the best price on the internet. Delivery was amazingly fast...4 days. 16814
by: kelli b03/26/2011
this was a easy install! we are very pleased we are just gettin started camping and this was the best price around. we will be coming back to etrailer for anything else we may need in the future! 10458
I was surprised it installed so easy. Everything went in Just as you described. Very pleased. I can certainly say your Instructions were well written and easy to follow. 66585
by: Dan Eggleston08/29/2011
The hitch fit very well and as a certfied welder I would say that that fabrication and welds were very good. The instructions were also clear and easy to understand. Thank You! 23058
by: Bob N06/14/2011
The hitch came in and I backed the van up on ramps. I took about one hour to install by myself. All holes lined up and I was very happy with the hitch installation. 16983
by: Sandy L.05/08/2012
Great Product. Does require some knowledge to install, but overall a great product and a great price without having to pay a lot to a dealer to install. 39740
This hitch was exactly what I would have expected from a Draw- Tite hitch. The quality was excellent and it fit perfectly! 27160
by: Alan R.06/06/2012
WOW! Great product for a great price. Super easy to install. Always great to do buisiness with etrailer! 42944
by: Russ S.01/11/2013
Prompt shipping,exactly what I ordered. The extra"hints" and instructions most helpful. 62698
The delivery was fast! The Draw-tite hitch fit perfectly! The customer is satisfied! 35495
by: John R.10/26/2011
Excellent prices and fast shipping. There is a reason I am a return customer. 26153
Great instructions and ease of installation. Great customer service. 32514
Great service, fast delivery, install was easy and works great. 18909
by: Steve C07/23/2011
Good product. I really like the online video instructions. 20066
by: Eric R05/25/2013
Item arrived in a timley manor and was easily installed. 81940
by: Ken & Lynn05/15/2011
Great item, fast delivery, excellent price. Thank you! 14103
by: robert b03/19/2012
very easy installation. fast order and shipping. 34346
by: Mary B06/20/2011
Easy to install, fast delivery and great hitch 17289
by: Louis Graham03/25/2012
Great service. Product installed perfe ctly. 35079
by: Harold H07/14/2012
I put it on with no trouble It was easy 47972
by: Kevin z07/08/2013
Perfect fit. Very well thought out! 88124
by: Chris H.08/15/2012
You guys did good 51730
by: curt o01/08/2014
by: Jeff L.09/02/2014
The installation would have been easier with 2 people ( as the video suggests), but I was able to get it done using strategically placed car jacks. It took about 1 1/2 hours to install it by myself. Perfect fit on my T&C and it works great. 149800
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