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How To Tow a Trailer

Today we are going to review the components needed to pull a trailer. Basically, this video is designed for somebody who just decided they have a need for a trailer, so we will cover all the components in the most basic form, so you know exactly how to update your vehicle. What we are going to do is start from the truck and work our way back to the trailer. First off, we are going to show you the hitch itself. All vehicles require a hitch to pull a trailer. What this device does is makes an attaching point on the frame of the vehicle, or body components, and transmits the forces from the trailer to this one point here. This point here is the receiver part. Consequently this hitch is called a receiver hitch because this hitch can receive a draw bar, or also called a ball mount. It is held in place by this pin which we just ed, and this clip holds it in place. There are more fancier pins, like locking pins, but that is the basic thing you need right there to get the job done. 1:12

Trailer Hitch Classes and Weight Capacity Comparison

Today we're going to cover a common question, what does class I, II, and III mean and what does it mean to my vehicle. We're going to go through them all and show you what the differences are, some are subtle and some are rather apparent. Basically, we'll make it easier for you. We're going to start off with this example here which is a class I hitch. Class I means this hitch is good for trailers up to 2000 pounds. What we're going to show you over here is the sticker which shows the different weights and capacities involved. We'll show you what those mean. As you can see by the sticker here, were going to show you some notes on it, these stickers will apply to any class hitch that you come across. Once you figure out what this means, you're home free. Starting here at max gross trailer weight which shows 2000 pounds.

Cleaning Weld Nuts for Trailer Hitch Installation

Okay as you can see here on the drivers side, our weld nut has a lot of corrosion built up in there. And when we try to install our 10 millimeter bolt is not wanting to start at all, in fact it almost seems like the bolt is too big for the weld nut. It is a common misconception, again when the weld nuts got a lot of build up in there.

Lowering Exhaust Example for Trailer Hitch Installation

The first step to do is to lower the exhaust and we will do that by taking off the rubber hangers on the front and back, and there is one hidden in the back.

Class III Trailer Hitch and Weight Capacities Review

Traditionally a class III receiver hitch is good for trailers up to 5000 pounds and 500 pounds tongue weight. There are a few different variances from that, well show you that here in a second. Again were going to start with the stickers and show you the differences, as you can see here the max gross trailer weight is 5000 pounds as we discussed. The tongue weight looks to be 500 pounds, again about 10percent of your trailer weight. On the other side of the class III you will see a sticker for weight distribution. That is a specification when you use a device that goes in between the truck and the trailer that takes up the tongue weight. What it does is distributes the weight between the truck and the trailer and allows you to carry a heavier weight. As far as a class III hitch is concerned, that increases the rating the hitch can handle.

Class II Trailer Hitch and Weight Capacities Review

Now well move on to a class II receiver hitch. Well cover the weights on the sticker and cover a couple of differences on the receiver tube itself. You see here it says weight carrying ballmount that means the ballmount going into the receiver and the ball, that is what that means. You see here where it says weight distribution that is a separate device that allows you to carry heavier weights, that does not really apply to class II receiver hitches. Again by itself on the hitch its rated for 3500 pounds, that is the total weight. The tongue weight is listed at 300 pounds. On the details of the Class II hitch, there is not too many details on it compared to a class one. Basically all class II hitches have this ring that goes around the end of the tube. This is so at a quick glance you are working with a class II.

Class I Trailer Hitch and Weight Capacities Review

Were going to start off with this example here which is a class I hitch. Class I means this hitch is good for trailers up to 2000 pounds. What were going to show you over here is the sticker which shows the different weights and capacities involved. Well show you what those mean. As you can see by the sticker here, were going to show you some notes on it, these stickers will apply to any class hitch that you come across. Once you figure out what this means, you are home free. Starting here at max gross trailer weight which shows 2000 pounds. So that means the total weight you can pull with your trailer, for example if your load on your trailer is 500 pounds, you have 1500 pounds of weight to put on it so it remains at a safe capacity for this hitch. Moving on to this next number which is max gross tongue weight, it shows 200 pounds there.

Drilling a Spare Tire Pan for a Trailer Hitch Installation

What we will do next is tighten this down just enough to snug it to hold it in place, and then we will see where to drill or holes out using the hitch as a template. We will use the hitch as a template to drill or holes, so we will just use a drill and let the hitch do the work for us, we will punch right through this thin metal with a half-inch bit.

How to Make a Thread Tap

Today we are going to show you a cheat. In some cases you are going to have a hitch that uses threaded holes in the bottom of the frame. Those holes are going to be probably corroded up within a few years of the vehicle being on the road with dirt, grime, salt corrosion, you name it is probably in there inside the fine thread. What you want to do is clean out the threads probably with an existing hitch bolt if it is lightly corroded and you can probably work it in and out a few times and do that. 00:20

How To Clean Weld Nuts

A common problem that we run into with a lot of our vehicles that have existing weld nuts in the bottom of the frame is that when you go to try to put a bolt in them you have an excessive amount of road grime or rust built up in there and when you go to put your bolt inside the weld nuts you find not only does it not want to thread but it also appears that the bolt is too big for the weld nut. The first thing that typically comes to mind is that the bolts that I received are too big and 99.9 percent of the time this is not the case. What we have actually got here is an excessive amount of rust and debris built up in the weld nuts that are preventing the bolt from starting. We are going to show you how to get those thoroughly cleaned out so that we can not only get our bolt started but to get it threaded completely into the weld nut. 00:41

Lowering Exhaust Hangers

Alright we will get started by lowering the exhaust. These rubber hangers here will need lubricant sprayed on them to make it easier to get them off. Before we lower the exhaust we are actually going to put a safety strap underneath here so we can control the exhaust as we lower it. See how we can control it.

Handle Nut Demonstration

Today we are going to show you the proper operation of a handle nut. Basically, a lot of hitch installs will use this type of device here. You can manipulate this handle any way you want to, to run this nut into an area that has a tight fit. You can bend this at will, basically. Just take it like this and bend it, and then put another hook into it, and make a handle like that. And you can thread it into the frame, where you can actually run your bolt through the bottom of it. All right, and now we will go ahead actually and install this handle nut on a typical application.

Drilling to Enlarge a Frame Hole for Hitch Install

On this hitch we have to enlarge this hole to a half-inch and there is one on the opposite side we have to do the same thing with.

Weld Nut Removal and Replacement Review

So you are in the middle of doing your hitch installation and you are in the process of taking out one of your existing factory bolts. In the process you find that the bolt is not coming out due to the fact that the weld nut inside the frame has broken. We are just going to go ahead and show you a couple of things you can do to not only get the bolt out of the way but to also go ahead and continue on to be able to put your hitch in position without the weld nut welded inside the frame. The first thing that we obviously need to do is go ahead and get the bolt out of here. There are a couple of different ways you can do this. You can take a chisel, is you have one large and strong enough to do so, and possible grind the head of the bolt off. Or you can actually take a torch and torch it off. And that is actually what we are going to do on this application here. I am going to try to get most or as much of the head of the bolt off as I can. And we will take and push the remaining section of the bolt-weld nut combination up inside the frame. 0:49

FAQ Trailer Hitch Exhaust Rattle

Today on our 2010 Lincoln MKX were going to address the exhaust rattle issue. There are a couple of reasons for occasional contact between hitch and exhaust. One, the manufacturers have loose tolerances from mounting the hangers that suspend exhaust systems. Final placement of the exhaust can vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle. The flexibility of rubber isolator connecting exhaust hanger to the vehicle frame allows for more movement of the exhaust system relative to other vehicle components. An isolator can also stretch over time.

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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2012 Chevy Camaro are Class I trailer hitches. What you have read is true. Both bike rack and hitch manufacturers agree that a Class I hitch should only hold 2 bikes on a Class I compatible rack. The issue is that more than 2 bikes would put the weight too far from the receiver creating to much torque and stress on the hitch and vehicle. Like using a cheater bar to loosen a lug nut. So, how do you carry 4 bikes on a 2012 Camaro ZL1? Provided it isn't...
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  • Will Old Reese Multi-Fit Trailer Hitch Fit a 2010 Toyota Sienna or is a Custom Hitch Required
  • Reese trailer hitch 37042 is an obsolete multi-fit hitch that was designed to be able to fit numerous vehicles. However it will not fit your 2010 Toyota Sienna. Modifying the trailer hitch could result in weakening the hitch making in unsafe for use. For safety and the easiest installation you will want to install a custom fit trailer hitch. For your 2010 Toyota Sienna the most popular hitch is Curt trailer hitch # C13105. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver. It is rated...
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  • Hitch and Extender Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Super Duty with Camper Installed
  • Yes you can use the Curt Hitch part # C15810 to tow your trailer with your setup. You will also need the Reese Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 to give you enough extension to tow a trailer with your 2004 Ford F250 that has a camper installed. This will install into the 2-1/2 inch hitch opening and will provide a 2 inch opening for a ball mount for your trailer.
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  • Cargo and Bike Carrying Recommendations for a 2014 Infiniti Q50
  • At this time the only option I can offer for carrying any type of cargo on your 2014 Infinity Q50 would be roof rack options. For that you would want the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs # RRRS581B as at this time there are no hitches available for your 2014 Q50. The Curt hitch part # C11510 that you referenced is designed for 2014 Infiniti QX50's. If you were only looking to carry a couple bikes there are trunk mounted bike racks available. For that I would recommend...
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  • Can Stabilization Strap # 18050 for Curt Trailer Hitches be Attached to Glass Hatch on VW Beetle
  • I do not recommend using the hook on stabilization strap # 18050 on glass because it could end up damaging the glass on your 1999 VW New Beetle. What you could do, instead of using the hook part, is to replace it with strap # Y02623 or hook the hook part to the loop of this strap. The Yakima strap has that padded cylinder that would be inside the vehicle. This will disperse the weight/force on the glass over a wider area.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe SE w/OEM 4-Way
  • In order to install a 7-Way trailer connector and a brake controller on your 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe SE you will new 2 parts. First you will need installation kit # ETBC7. This kit provides the 7-Way and the wiring and accessories needed to install it and hardwire in a brake controller. Your factory 4-Way will plug into the back of it. The other part needed will be the brake controller itself. I recommend the P2, # 90885, because it is easy to set up and use and it's reliable. I have included...
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  • Extra Support for Tailgate on 2007 Honda Ridgeline to Load Yamaha Brute Force ATV
  • I do have an excellent solution for you that would be much better than a cable would, but no cables. I recommend using the Blue Ox TailGator # SC1200. It reduces the stress on the tailgate by using the trailer hitch for support. I have linked the installation instructions to the right for you. If your 2007 Honda Ridgeline does not have a trailer hitch you can install one using Curt hitch # 13385. I have linked a video showing how the hitch installs for you.
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  • Hitch for 2012 Chevrolet Equinox to Allow Use of Ramped Platform Carrier for Mobility Scooter
  • The highest-rated hitch for your 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is a 2-inch Class III hitch such as Curt # 13591 rated for 350-lbs tongue weight. Tongue weight is the downward force on a hitch. In the case of a mobility scooter and its ramped carrier, the combined total weight of these two items must remain within this 350-lb hitch capacity. You will first want to confirm the actual weight of your particular scooter. Then you can subtract this weight from the 350-lb hitch capacity to determine...
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch When Holes Do Not Line Up With Vehicle Frame
  • I went to our installation area and spoke with our installers about your Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 87486. They told me that they install several hitches that seem to be bent a bit or the holes are misaligned, much like you described. They said they use an alignment tool, which is just a tapered steel rod with an end small enough to fit in one of the bolt attach holes on the frame. They place the rod through the hole in the hitch indicated by the red arrow in the attached...
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  • What Does Tow Mode On a 2014 Ford Explorer Do
  • The Curt Class III hitch, part # C13100 would be an excellent choice for your new Explorer. If you look at page 208 in your owner's manual, you'll see the explanation of the Tow Mode. According to the manual, when activated by pressing the button, the feature improves transmission operation by changing the shift points so that upshifts are delayed so the engine operating higher in its power band when the transmission shifts. When the transmission is on OD (overdrive) having the Tow/Haul...
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  • How To Order Replacement Hardware For Trailer Hitch
  • We sure do offer the replacement hardware kit for the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87717. From our home page you can enter 'RHK' in the search box at the top right of the page. Then on the right side of the page you can enter the hitch number in the appropriate box. Then select the drop-down box and select Hidden Hitch. Enter the quantity in the box and add that to your cart to order. It's as simple as that.
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  • Using Hitch Adapter to Carry 2 Inch Bike Rack in Class I Hitch on 2014 Toyota Corolla
  • Using an adapter like the # HTAD you mentioned is certainly an option. However, using an adapter will cut your tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of weight that can safely be suspended from the hitch) by 50 percent. Instead of a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, using the adapter will lower it to 100 lbs. This means that the bike rack and the two bikes carried on it can weigh no more than 100 lbs. The # HTAD and other adapters are not threaded for an anti-rattle device. Ideally, you'd...
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  • Using Anti-Seize Compound on Trailer Hitch Mounting Bolts
  • Using anti-seize compound on the hitch mounting bolts is not necessary. Because of the lubricant properties, you'd need to lower the torque specs in order to not over tighten the bolts. You would be better off installing the bolts dry and tightening them to the torque rating mentioned in the hitch installation instructions. Using something like a Loctite Blue Threadlocker, part # LT37643 would be a better idea. The waxy texture makes threading bolts in place easier, but gets tacky as...
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  • Can Factory Trailer Hitch on 2014 Ram 1500 be Removed to Install Aftermarket Trailer Hitch
  • It is likely that the factory trailer hitch on your 2014 Ram 1500 is welded onto the bumper structure and thus cannot be removed. There is only one trailer hitch that fits your truck and will fit around the factory trailer hitch. It is Torklift hitch # TLD1106H.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ram 1500 to Replace Factory Trailer Hitch
  • The only Class V hitch that will fit a 2014 Ram 11500 with factory hitch already installed is Torklift trailer hitch # TLD1106H. The factory hitch is likely welded onto the metal part of the bumper structure and cannot be removed. The Torklift hitch will fit around the factory hitch.
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  • Hitch Availability for 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
  • We do offer one hitch for your 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon and that is the Curt # 11656 that you referenced. This particular hitch includes a welded-on ball mount which will limit its utility to towing. It is not suitable for or adaptable to use with a standard 2-inch hitch-mount bike rack like your Kuat or with any other standard hitch-mount accessory. Even if the rack would fit into this hitch somehow, the hitch's very light duty 150-lb tongue weight capacity would mean that, depending...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Kia Sorento
  • For your 2008 Kia Sorento the correct hitch for your vehicle would be the Hidden Hitch part # 87425. The # 87574 that you referenced is for newer Sorentos so it would not work for you. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Wiring Harness part # 56146KIT. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Towing Setup Recommendations for a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
  • The final authority on the tow capacity is the owner's manual. If your owners manual says 3,600 weight carrying and 5,000 lbs weight distribution then that is the actual capacity your vehicle has. The Hidden Hitch part # 87451 that you referenced would be an excellent hitch that has similar capacities. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. Now a weight distribution system is a hitch that distributes some of the tongue weight on the hitch to the front...
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  • Hitch and Related Towing Components for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The 2-inch Class III trailer hitch receiver you referenced, Curt # C13144, is indeed a correct fit for your soon-to-be 2015 Forester (congrats on the new vehicle). This hitch offers a 3500-lb maximum gross trailer weight capacity. Two articles with hitch installation tips are linked for you. Along with this you will need ball mounts, hitch balls, and pin and clip for towing. A simple cost-effective option is the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900 which includes two ball mounts of different...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 Audi A4 Allroad
  • The Curt # C11195 is indeed compatible with your 2013 A4 Allroad. The only modification necessary would be a small hole trimmed in the muffler heat shield, as mentioned in the installation instructions which I've linked. The instructions also mention that on single exhaust-equipped models, there's a plastic underbody panel on the passenger side frame rail that needs to be removed. These modifications are on the underside of the vehicle, and wouldn't be visible from behind. If you'll...
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