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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Dodge Caravan - Curt

Today on our 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number C13362. This hitch is for Caravans without stow-and-go seating. What I like most about this hitch is how far it comes out and how easy everything is here to access around the receiver tube, so it should be easy to get any pins or hitch locks or anything like that on and off, and getting your accessories shouldn't be a problem mounted on the hitch. As you can see, everything's pretty well hidden away except for the receiver tube and safety chain connections right here. This does come out plenty far to make sure that it's going to give you plenty of room with just about any accessory that you may want to mount in here. You shouldn't really need to worry about clearance to the rear of your vehicle. Features the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening with a nice reinforcement collar around it that helps give it a clean look but also makes it nice and sturdy.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Dodge Caravan - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan were going to be taking a look at, and installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75119. What I like most about this hitch is how it comes out, and it does maintain a pretty good look on the vehicle overall, but more importantly its going to give you very good usability of the hitch. As you can see, is nicely tucked up to the underside of the fascia here to where it should give you plenty of ground clearance. You can see the round cross tube all the way across on both sides. This is a nice, heavy duty hitch. Its got the 2 x 2 receiver tube opening with this nice welded on reinforcement collar around it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Dodge Caravan - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite class two trailer hitch receiver, part number 36296. What I like most about this hitch is that it's pretty well hidden because really this is just about all that you see. It's going to do a really good job of making sure that you've got good accesibility and usability with this hitch while remaining fairly hidden. The main thing that you're going to see here is just the receiver tube and the safety chain connection points. This receiver tube is 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" with welded-on reinforcement collard around it. The safety chain connections are the rolled steel loops that are welded to the underside of the receiver tube. Features the 1/2" hitch pinhole in order to secure all the accessories.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Dodge Caravan - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2005 Dodge Caravan we're going to install part number 36296 from Draw-Tite. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12-1/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3-3/4". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're underneath our vehicle and the first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove this bolt here. We'll do this on each side of the van.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Dodge Caravan - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2005 Dodge Caravan, we're going to install part number 24702. This is a class 2, 1 1/4" receiver hitch from Draw-Tite. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12" and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 4". Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're underneath the vehicle and the first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove this bolt here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2005 Dodge Caravan

Today on this 2005 Dodge Caravan, we're going to be installing Tow Ready Wiring Harness product number 118300. Ok, the port where we're going to plug our wiring harness into are located behind the rear tail lights on both the drivers and passenger's sides of the vehicle, so we want to go ahead and first remove both the tail lights. And to do that, we've opened up the rear cargo door here and you can see we've got two push pin fasters on the in-board side holding the tail light in place. We're going to go ahead and remove those. We can use a rivet removal tool, a flathead screwdriver or whatever you have available to you. With those removed, you can just go ahead and pull the tail light off and we see here on the back side, we got the connector for the wiring harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Dodge Caravan

Today on this 2005 Dodge Caravan, we're going to be installing Curt Hitch part number 12362. Before we get started with the installation, we're going to go ahead and show you a couple of final installed dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 12 inches, and from the center of the pinhole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure right at 2 1/2 inches. And now I'll go ahead and move on to installation. Ok, we're up underneath the vehicle here and we're going to go ahead and point out the mounting holes we're going to be using to attach the hitch to the vehicle. Starting over here on the drivers side, you can see we've got two existing bolts here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Dodge Caravan

Today at Etrailer.com on this 2003 Dodge Caravan we are going to be installing part number 118376 from Tow Ready. The first thing we are going to do is gain access to our trunk. We are going to need to remove the fascia here and remove a couple of clips so we are able to pull back our panel a little bit to gain access to our wiring harness. We are going to start removing our bumper fascia. We are going to use a rivet tool remover and just popping them up. It is a pretty simple task. If you do not have rivet tool remover you can just take a flat head screwdriver and slide it under and just pry up. That will also work as well. We are just going to take this and set it aside. Then we are going to take the rivet tool remover and start unclipping a couple of clips from here. 00:49





Dodge Caravan Questions

  • Before choosing a trailer wheel it is important to determine whether your wheels are hub-centric or lug-centric. This is important to know because the wheel will either center itself on the hub or with the wheel bolts. The easiest way to determine if your wheels are hub-centric or lug-centric is to look at your wheel bolts. If the head of the wheel bolts are coned, then your wheels are lug-centric and the diameter of the center pilot hole on the wheel will just need to be...
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  • Jayco offered the 1999 Eagle 10-UD Pop-Up camper trailer with and without brakes, so I presume you have the version without any brakes. Typically pop-up campers are equipped with electric drum brakes, rather than hydraulic disc brakes such as the Titan kit you reviewed, part # T4843100. A first step is to review the attached article concerning adding electric drum brakes to a trailer. This covers all of the basics and required components. It is necessary that your trailer...
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  • Depending on the size of the bikes and how many you intend to carry, turn clearance may become an issue, especially if the tongue of the trailer is relatively short. There is another method to tow and use a bike carrier that will provide some more clearance and reduce the chance of the trailer hitting your bikes. You could use Curt Multi-Purpose Ball Mount, part # D210. This will set the bike rack up another 4-3/4 inches, plus you can use a standard hitch mounted bike rack...
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  • After leaving the radiator, the hose of this Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13502, will plumb to either fitting of the # D13502, and a rubber line will be run to the return transmission line of your 1998 Dodge Caravan from the other fitting on the transmission cooler. I have attached an FAQ article on transmission coolers below that you might find informative. I also attached a video of transmission cooler being installed on a similar vehicle...
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  • Your 2002 Caravan owners manual is a good place to start. Review the rated towing capacity for the vehicle according to the manufacturer. I checked an online copy of the manual and it indicates that the maximum gross towing weight (GTW) rating for the 3.3L model is 1800 lbs unless the vehicle is equipped with a factory tow package, in which case the capacity increases to 3800 lbs. Again, refer to your owners manual to confirm your vehicle tow rating. If your boat/trailer...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he informed me that this LED Lighted License Plate Frame # 86088 will install with 3 wires. One wire will be ground and will need to be ran to a clean metal surface. The other wire will be run to the tail light wiring circuit and will tap into the circuit using a circuit tap. And finally the last wire will be ran to the brake light circuit.
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  • If you are trying to replace the 4-Way connector on the rear of your 1998 Dodge Caravan you will need to wire a new 4-Way connector, item # 18004, by function using a circuit tester, item # 3808. Attaching a new trailer connector properly should solve your trailer lighting issues, as long as the converter has not been shorted out due to the wires being exposed from the original connector breaking off. If the converter, item # 118334, has been shorted it will need to be replaced....
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  • The # 36257 Hitch that you referenced is no longer an active part so I called my contact at the manufacturer and found that it fits the 1996 - 2004 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan All, including 4WD. Stow-N-Go was not available until 2005. There are 6 models of hitches for the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow-N-Go seating (see link). I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 75305, which has a 2 inch receiver that will allow for the widest range of accessories...
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  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Replacement Barrel Clip, # 60-0244, to take some measurements. At its widest point it is 0.36 inches wide and at its narrowest point it is 0.28 inches wide. The overall height is 1/2 inch.
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  • The trailer hitch you have is the Valley Class III Trailer Hitch, part # V82180. This hitch was designed to fit the Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town and Country from 1996 to 2007. From years 2004 to 2007, it will only fit models without the Stow & Go Seats. It will also fit the Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager from 1996 to 1999 and the Chrysler Voyager from 2001 to 2003.
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  • When installing a transmission cooler, it is recommended to install the aftermarket transmission cooler in line with the factory cooler and not remove the factory cooler. In this case, you would have the factory system run to the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, and then to the transmission. The pump would still work as it normally would, there would just be a little more fluid in the system. There are essentially three places to mount a transmission cooler on your 2006...
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  • The Class II Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch, # 36193, does not come with a draw bar kit. The manufacturer recommended draw bar kit (see page 2 of the instructions linked below) is the Class II Drawbar 3-1/8 inch Rise (Kit), # 36061, but it does not come with the hitch. This trailer hitch is designed for the following vehicles: 1995 to 2001 Chevrolet Lumina, All Models 1995 to 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, All Models including Z-34
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  • There are several components you will need to flat tow your 2005 Dodge Caravan. But before we get into that you should check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on your vehicle being flat-towed. From my research the 2005 Dodge Caravan will need to have a lube pump installed to flat tow your vehicle. I do not sell any lube pumps. Now for the parts needed to flat tow your vehicle. You will need the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part #...
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  • The filter that comes with Derale Remote Transmission Filter Kit, # D13090, is an oil filter so in terms of how it filters, it functions the same way as the oil filter for the engine oil on your 2006 Dodge Caravan. The Derale Remote Transmission Filter Kit, # D13090, can use off the shelf filters. The included filter does not use magnets. The outside diameter of the filter is 3-1/2 inches. It has 3/4 inch-16 threads. The filter landing is 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches. The...
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  • According to my research the 2007 Dodge Caravan with Stow-N-Go seats has varying towing capacities depending on the version. The SXT with 3.8L V6 engine has a maximum tow rating of 3800-lbs while the C/V and SE versions with the 3.3L engine have a maximum tow rating of 2000-lbs. The Curt 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch you referenced, part # C12289, itself has a towing capacity of 3500-lbs. We also offer a 2-inch hitch from Curt, part # 13389, which has the same towing capacity....
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  • Since your trailer is working correctly with another vehicle the problem most likely lies in the wiring of the Grand Caravan. Turn the tail lights on and use a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, to check the trailer connector. If the taillight circuit is not working, you will need to follow the wiring back into the vehicle until you find the converter, the black box that the trailer wiring is coming out of. Test the brown wire on the trailer side of the converter. If the wire...
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  • The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is to choose a system that can support the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your Dodge Caravan. For your situation, I recommend going with the higher rated system, # 49586. This system has an effective tongue weight range of 400 lbs to 800 lbs. You can adjust the tension of the...
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  • It looks like the Pride Maxima 3 can weight 176 pounds WITHOUT the batteries. You will need to know the total weight of the scooter. The combined weight of the scooter and the carrier cannot exceed the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch. It looks like 350 pounds is the highest capacity for trailer hitches for your 2006 Dodge Caravan. Check the hitch for a sticker to determine what its capacity is. If you need to add a hitch I have included a link to the Class III options...
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  • The Brake Controller Install Kit, part # ETBC7 includes an adapter that converts a 4-Pole trailer connector to a 7-way. If you do not already have a 4-pole on the Caravan, you will need the T-1 Harness with Tail Light Converter, part # 118376 to provide one. If the trailer you are planning on towing has electric brakes, you will also need a brake controller to actuate them. I would recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is a reasonably priced controller that...
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  • The high-low adapters are only for use with a motor home while towing another vehicle with a tow bar. They are not designed or intended for use while towing any trailer, cargo carrier, or bike rack. A safer option would be the Dual-purpose ball mount, part # D210, which will raise the hitch opening 4-3/4 inches. The Dual-purpose ball mount also has a ballmount below the receiver for towing and using an accessory at the same time. The unit has a 7500 lb towing and 750 lb...
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