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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of Yakima RidgeBack Hanging Style 5 bike rack. That part number is Y02459. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips. We'll just push down on our 2 tabs on either side and pull our zip strips out then we'll be able to take our bike off and set it off to the side.



Softride Element-Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is SR26248. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features others rack. Now this is one of the only racks that is a hanging-style that can tilt away from our vehicle with our bikes loaded. We're going to pull out on our black t-pin on the side, and we're able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today, on our 2008 Dodge Durango, we're doing a test-fit of the Rola TX-104 hanging-style 4 bike rack. That part number is 59401. Now, we already have our bikes secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We have 2 cradles with 3 straps, 2 on our frame, and 1 as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up, to release those.



Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we'll be taking a look at the CURT premium hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is C18064. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it into place. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Tulle Vertex spring-away style of and hanging style for bike rack. That part number is TH9031XT. We already have our bike secured down, first I'm going to show you the main feature of this rack and it's going to be our swing-away feature. Going to start off by removing our T-pin here on the end and we'll save that for later. Going to undo our screw here at the back, want to loosen that completely so that it hangs loosely just like so. We'll pull up on our T-pin here and rotate our bike rack out. When it's about halfway, I'll rotate the front portion so the T-pin inserts into the bracket on the back and I'll keep rotating it out. We want to line up our pinholes here and we'll insert our pin.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the ROLA TX-102 hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider Hanging-style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. We have 2 cradles with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango, we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XC2 platform style 2 bike rack. That part number is S64650. We already have our bike secured down, so we're first going to show you how we secure it in place. You'll notice we have 2 wheel cradles holding our tires in place, then we have our frame hook, so we're going to have 1 point of contact here that's going to hold that down onto our wheel cradles. To release that, we're just going to squeeze in on the gray button there and lift straight up. Then we'll be able to take our bike off, and we can set it off to the side. One great thing about our wheel cradles here is that they are actually adjustable. You can just loosen up the thumb screws and adjust those how you need to. I'll take a few measurements.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango, we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part # is INH305. We already have our bike secured down, so we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back and pull down on our lever. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. Now we'll check our hatch clearance while that's tilted away. Looks like we're going to have just enough room there.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9034. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back and squeeze our handle together. That's actually going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02443. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the back. We're going to lift up slightly while pulling out on our red pin there.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come to the side here and pull down on our lever. We're going to be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Yakima RidgeBack 4 hanging-style bike rack. That part number is Y02458. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2008 Dodge Durango we'll be taking a look at the CURT 20 by 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Here we already have it on our vehicle. You'll notice our tie down points all along the cargo carrier. It's going to be all along the edge, which will give you different options when tying down your cargo.



Husky WeatherBeater Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2013 Dodge Durango

Today in our 2013 Dodge Durango, we'll be having a look at the Husky Liners WeatherBeater Custom Auto Floor Liners for the front and rear in black, part number HL99051. They are also available in tan as part number HL99053, and available in gray as part number HL99052. As you can see here for our factory floor mat on our driver's front seat, you can see all the stains and the dirt that's been rubbed into the floor mat. Now if we had the Husky Liner floor mat installed here, we wouldn't have to worry about this. Our floor mat would still be in good condition because it won't have the carpet to have the dirt and stuff embedded into it. It would be a rubberized thermoplastic material, which would be well-protected. We'll go ahead and remove this factory floor mat here. We'll take our mat here, slide it up underneath the pedals.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg-Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is CC-100. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches only and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is lightweight so it's easy to maneuver. We're going to start off with a few measurements here, ground clearance being first. We're going to have about 9-1/2" to the bottom of our bolt.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we're doing a test fit of the MaxxTow 48 by 21 cargo carrier. That part number is MT70422. Now this is designed to work with 2" hitches only and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. Now although it does have a pretty high weight capacity, it is made out of a lightweight aluminum so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. We're going to start off with a few measurements here. Ground clearance being first, we're going to have about 10-3/4" of clearance.





Dodge Durango Questions

  • Your Bearing Buddy instructions are correct. When installing bearing protectors on a trailer hub, you will want to fill the hub with as much grease as possible, so that you do not have to pump all that grease into the hub with the grease gun after installing the bearings and seals. This also helps to prevent pressure build up in the hub and blow out of the seal in the back of the hub. When using a bearing protector you should always use a double lip seal, like part # RG06-020,...
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  • If your 2001 Dodge Durango has the factory installed 7-way trailer connector on the rear bumper, the port for the brake controller should be located near the emergency brake pedal. I am sending a video link of a brake controller installation on a 2003 Dodge Dakota and at the 45 second mark it shows the location of the brake controller port under the dash that should help you locate the port on your vehicle. You can check the port with a circuit tester to see if one of the pins...
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  • If your 2005 Dodge Durango was wired for the factory wiring harness you will be able to use the Multi-Plug T-One Connector Assembly for 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector, item # 20135, to install a 7-Way and 4-Way connector at the rear of the vehicle. You will find the connector at the rear of the vehicle near the drivers side frame rail above the spare tire. If you do not have the factory installed tow package wiring you will need to use the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring...
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  • We have several electric stabilizer options for you to choose from. First, there are the Ultra-Fab Power Twin II Electric Stabilizers, # UF39-941705, UF39-941707 and UF39-941600. Then we have the Ultra-Fab Rear Electric Stabilizer, # UF39-941602. You would need the proper stabilizers based on the width of your trailer frame and the lift height that your trailer will require. Most likely a pair of the # UF39-941600, Electric stabilizers that you referenced, would...
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  • The bar you are speaking of is capable of towing up to the tow capacity of the vehicle, if the vehicle is correctly equipped. The receiver you referenced, the CURT Class III part # 13072 can handle 6000 lbs, 600 lb TW. When equipped with a weight distribution system, the receiver can handle 9000 lb towing, 900 lb TW. I did some research on the Durango, and found some references listing the towing capacity at 8950 lbs. Some references state that that figure was only for the...
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  • In my opinion the Curt Hitch part # C13182 would be less visible than the Draw-Tite part # 75713. If you look at the picture I attached you will see that the Hidden Hitch has a more of the cross tube visible as well as the mounting brackets. The Curt only has the curved cross tube that comes down and is visible. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Harness part # C56198. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts,...
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  • If all you will ever tow with your Durango is a small flat-bed or utility trailer with bare-bones lighting with one stop/turn/running light per side, for example, the standard # C56133 would work for you. If your trailer has additional side marker or clearance lights, or you might have the need to tow a larger trailer with more elaborate lights in the future, you would be better off going with the powered converter, # C56162. Regardless of what you might or might not be...
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  • The USA-made Saris Thelma 3 Bike Platform Rack # SA4239B folds up against the back of the vehicle for storage when empty but it does not tilt down when loaded to give you rear cargo area access. For a tilting platform rack for three bikes I suggest the Kuat Transfer # TS03G, shown in the linked video in use on a Durango. For a quality USA-made hanging style rack that does give you full rear cargo area access, even with bikes loaded, you can use Thule's Vertex Swing # TH9031XT...
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  • Since weight distribution systems are classified by the trailer tongue weights that they can handle, the first step would be to determine the ACTUAL tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to tow trailer. The weight of anything stowed in the bed of the Durango behind the rear axle needs to be considered as tongue weight and added to the tongue weight figure. I have linked you to an FAQ article that will walk you through a few methods of confirming your trailer tongue weight. Tongue...
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  • Take the loaded trailer out for a few test runs, including a short run on an interstate. Crosswinds and turbulence caused by passing tractor trailers will quickly tell you if trailer sway will be a problem for you. If sway is a problem, properly loading the trailer will go a long way to controlling trailer sway. Make sure the bike is as far forward of the trailer axle as you can get it, because more tongue weight helps eliminate trailer sway. If moving the bike forward is...
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  • Yes, the Atwood Actuator, # 82541, is the same actuator as Atwood Actuator, # AT82543. The Atwood Actuator, # AT82543 actually replaced the 82541 actuator. It fits a 3 inch wide tongue, requires a 2 inch hitch ball and has a 6,000 lb weight capacity.
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  • Typically trailer wiring is color coded. The brake circuit is usually a blue wire which travels to each brake magnet, where it is attached to one wire from each brake magnet. The other wire from each brake magnet will ground to the trailer frame. I have attached a drawing that shows how the wiring is typically run for brakes on a trailer. I have also attached a link to trailer wiring diagrams that may help.
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  • According to the owners manual for the 2005 Dodge Durango, the base model tow capacity is 2,000 pounds. But the Ram truck owners manuals say the same thing. You have to go to the Dodge towing website to determine the actual towing capacity. Which is exactly what I did. For the 2005 Dodge Durango: 4 wheel drive Limited, Adventurer, and SLT models with 4.7 liter V8 and 3.55 rear end the capacity is 5,700 pounds. With 3.92 rear end the capacity is 7,200 pounds. 4 wheel drive...
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  • The 12 inch tire/wheel combos we offer with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern are part # AM31208, and part # AM31208HWT. Both of these combos use tires that have a load range D and are 145/80-12. The Karrier S-Trail ST145/R12 Radial Trailer Tire, part # AM10140, is a load range E tire and has a capacity of 1,520 lbs at 80 psi. The Americana Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel, part # AM20122, has a 4 on 4 bolt pattern and has a capacity of 1,250 lbs at 90 psi. These 2 items are sold as separate...
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  • What you will need to do is hitch your trailer up to your 2015 Dodge Durango and do whatever it takes for the suspension to level. If that means you have to drive it around the block that is what you would need to do before setting up your Strait-Line weight distribution system.
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  • If you are using a plastic hitch-mount cargo carrier like the Rola Polypropylene Cargo Carrier # 59500 in the 2-inch hitch on your 2012 Dodge Durango exhaust heat can indeed be an issue on long drives and/or in warmer weather. Hitch adapters are available, such as the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2-Inch Trailer Hitches # MT70070 that you referenced. This extender will both move the attachment point for your carrier rearward by 12-1/4-inches and raise its height by 6-1/4-inches....
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  • I attached a picture of the Curt Hitch # C13182 installed on a similar 2012 Dodge Durango as yours. You will notice that this hitch hangs below the bumper and does not require any fascia trimming. The factory hitch comes through the rear bumper like you are aware of, whereas this one is below the bumper. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: etrailer...
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  • The towing mirrors we offer for a 2015 Dodge Durango are a universal fit. We do not have a custom fit mirror available for your vehicle. I recommend the K-Source Universal Towing Mirror, part # KS3891. This clips to the lip of your vehicle mirror and features a ratcheting strap that secures the mirror. This mirror adjusts from 4-1/2 to 14 inches tall and 14-1/2 inches wide with a mirror face that measures 7-3/4 x 5-1/8 inches. This mirror has rubber pads on the straps to...
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  • We can get you set up to tow your Jayco trailer with the 6-Way connector. First, on your 2002 Dodge Durango, you will need to install Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118334. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you to view. The 6-Way square plug is a rarity. What I recommend is replacing the 6-Way on the trailer with a 7-Way RV style connector. It will be fairly simple. You will just need a 7-Way...
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  • Since your 2000 Dodge Durango does not have the tow package wiring installed you will need to install a working 4-way connector, # 118334, first and then install a 4-way to 7-way adapter, # 37185. There is not a connection point for the factory replacement connector, # 42145, that you mentioned. If you need to install the 7-Way and need to have functionality for a brake controller and 12 volt power supply for towing you will need additional wiring and circuit breakers. We have...
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