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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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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Chevrolet Equinox - Curt

Today on this 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch, part number 13591. Before we being our install, we'll show what the hitch looks like on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements of the hitch that will assisting you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver hitch tube to the ground measures about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of our bumper measures 4 3/4 inches. Now we'll show you how this trailer hitch installs. First, we'll find our attachment points. There will be two here on the side of the frame, on both the passenger and drive sides of the vehicle.


Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon - Curt

Today in our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon, we will be installing the current hitch, part number C12270. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we will go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you to choose some accessories for your hitch; such as ball mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin whole to outer most edge of the bumper, is approximately 5-3/4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 14-3/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we're going to need to go ahead and lower this carbon canister down here on the passenger side.


Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the hidden hitch, Part #90176. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch-pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to need to go ahead and lower this carbon canister down here on the passenger side. To do this, there are three nuts that will need to be removed to get the main body of the carbon canister out of the way, two at the rear of the vehicle and one in the center on the front of the canister. With this lowered out of the way, we'll need to remove two more bolts that hold the bracket to the frame of the vehicle.


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Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers

  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • There is a Curt Class III hitch available for your 2014 Subaru Forester, but the part # 13147 would not work for you as it is for older model Foresters. You would want the Curt Hitch part # C13144. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Harness part # C56040. 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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  • Fiat 500 Turbo Hitch Recommendation
  • I did some checking and the Curt Hitch part # C11363 is confirmed to fit all models except the Abarth of the 2013 Fiat 500 so it will work for your Turbo model. If you are looking to transport bikes the most popular bike rack we offer is the Swagman XTC-2 part # S64670. Check out the review video I attached.
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  • What Tongue Weight Capacity Hitches are Available for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
  • All of the hitches available for your 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI are Class I hitches with 200 lbs tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lbs of total trailer weight. The only option you would have using your tow vehicle would be to tow a small trailer. For that you could use the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24880 that you referenced.
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  • Hitch And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2013 Honda Accord
  • Since the cost is so close, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24899, for your 2013 Honda Accord. This hitch is a Class l hitch like the Curt hitch, part # C11681, but does not require the use of a safety strap like Curt does. Both hitches have the same weight capacity and both have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. I have attached an installation video for the Draw-Tite hitch on a 2013 Honda Accord you can check out. You will want to take a measurement to make sure you have...
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Infiniti Q60
  • Any time you use a hitch adapter like the part # HTAD you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half. A Class I hitch has a pretty low capacity like the part # C11493 which has a 150 lb capacity, so when you cut that in half you don't have much capacity left for carrier and cargo. Instead you would be better of getting a cargo carrier that wouldn't require an adapter like the Surco Carrier part # 52017.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Brake Controller Recommendations for 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Towing 30-Ft Camper
  • For a 30-foot trailer of 8000-lbs gross weight I suggest you opt for a Class V hitch like the Curt # C15572. This 2-inch receiver is rated for a substantial 1500-lbs tongue weight and 15,000-lbs gross trailer weight, providing a considerable safety margin. This hitch also is rated for use with weight distribution systems, which may be of interest to you in the future if you find you have issues with bad steering and braking performance due to a too-light front end on the Ram, or trailer...
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  • Hitch Availability for 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
  • Hitch manufacturers can sometimes take time to engineer and test a hitch design for a new model vehicle like your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid because of limited access to that particlular version. However, according to my contact at two hitch makers the relatively limited demand for the hybrid version of the Crosstrek means that development of a hitch that fits it is not really a commercially viable proposition, at least not at this point. For limited-demand vehicles the cost of R&D and...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • Your 2008 Honda Odyssey can be equipped with either of two sizes/classes of trailer hitch, either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch or a 2-inch Class III type. I suggest a 2-inch Class III hitch since this size offers broader compatibility with a wide range of accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. Our most popular 2-inch hitch for the 2008 Honda Odyssey is Hidden Hitch # 87479 which bolts on using included hardware and without need for any drilling. This hitch offers a 350-lb tongue...
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  • Class III or Class IV Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • It all comes down to weight capacities and how much weight you plan to tow with your 2013 Ford F150. First thing you want to do is check your owners manual to determine what your towing capacities are. The lowest rated component in a towing setup is the overall capacity, so if your vehicle can't tow more than a Class III hitch can handle there would be no point to going with a Class IV. The Class III hitches like the part # 87583 that you referenced have tongue weight capacities of...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier Recommendations for 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • A hitch-mount rack is a great choice for transporting 4 bikes on your 2010 Toyota Highlander and we offer 2-inch Class III hitches with very substantial capacity that can easily handle this weight load. For a hitch I suggest Hidden Hitch # 87615 which bolts on without drilling using the included hardware (but tow hooks need to be removed and the underbody panel requires trimming or removal). This hitch carries a 750-lb tongue weight rating, making it ideal for your application. You will...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT
  • I have a solution for you, but the Curt Hitch part # C13100 that you referenced has not been confirmed to fit the 2015 Explorers yet, (although I am sure it will eventually) so I cannot safely recommend it for you. For a similar hitch that I can recommend for you that has been confirmed to fit all models of the 2015 Ford Explorer you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87720. I checked with Hidden Hitch and this hitch will work for you. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball...
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  • Hitch Recommendations for a 2015 Subaru Forester that Go Over Heat Shield
  • Actually both the Curt hitch part # C13144 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87654 that you referenced will go over the heat shield of your 2015 Subaru Forester to install. Check out the picture I attached that shows both hitches in relation to the heat shield. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56040. 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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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2012 Mazda 3 to Allow Use of Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver you referenced, part # 24816, fits the Mazda 3 up through model year 2009, but there is a correct hitch fit for your 2012 Mazda 3 as well. You can use the link provided to see our main page for hitches for the 2012 Mazda 3. Using the Select Vehicle Style drop-down menu at the top of the page you can select the particular version of the 3 that you have. For example, if you have the hatchback you can use # 24843 from Draw-Tite; if you have...
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  • 2-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2014 Toyota Highlander
  • I will be happy to recommend some bike racks for your 2014 Toyota Highlander. The most popular hitch mount bike rack for 2014 Toyota Highlander owners is the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. This is a platform style rack that holds the bikes at the wheels and frames. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you. The second most popular is the T2, # TH916XTR. This rack only fits 2 inch trailer hitches. It holds the bikes at the wheels, not the frame, so it would not be the...
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  • Recommended Hitch For 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • It looks like you may be interested in a trailer hitch for your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75193. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. This hitch has an easy bolt-on design and includes the hardware and installation instructions. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch you can check out. The hitch you were looking at, part # 36238, is a Class ll hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Toyota Prius
  • All of the trailer hitches that are available for a 2014 Toyota Prius are Class l hitches and have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24847. This is a bolt-on installation and comes with all the hardware and instructions. If you use an adapter like part # HTAD, it will reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The pin and clip I recommend for a 1-1/4 inch hitch is part # PC2. If you decide you want to replace your...
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  • Hitch Availability for 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible S
  • Currently none of our primary hitch manufacturers, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch or Curt, offers any trailer hitch receiver confirmed to fit the 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible S version. In fact this version of the Mini Cooper has no hitch fits for prior years either. If your intention is to transport bikes we do still have a solution for you. The Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack # HRF2-3 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Mini cooper Convertible and can transport up to 3 bikes. This sturdy...
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  • Availability of a 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Kia Soul
  • Three brands of hitch are offered for your 2014 Kia Soul and all can be seen on the link provided. Among these is the Curt # C11385. All of the hitches offered for your 2014 Soul are light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I types. No 2-inch hitch is offered for your vehicle. Hitch makers like Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch have to determine the hitch capacity suitable for any given vehicle based on the vehicle's frame structure. In the determination of these three hitch manufacturers, the Kia...
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  • Recommendation for Most Concealed Hitch for 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • All the hitches offered by Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch will have the entire hitch visible under the rear bumper fascia at the rear of the vehicle. However, Curt offers a Class III, part # C13172 where the cross tube is concealed behind the bumper. The only visible part of the hitch is the receiver opening. The only down side is that a small cut-out would need to be made in the bumper fascia as outlined in the install instructions I have linked you to. I've provided a photo for you showing...
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  • Parts Recommendation for a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx to tow a 2,000 lb Boat and Trailer
  • First thing you need to do is check the owner's manual of your 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx under the towing section to see what Chevy lists as the towing capacities of your vehicle. The Curt Hitch part # C12280 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your vehicle and has towing capacities of 350 lbs tongue weight and 3,500 lbs total trailer weight. If your owner's manual lists a lower figure you will need to go with that as the capacity as a towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest...
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