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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install the Curt T connector vehicle wiring harness with the four pull flat trailer connector. Part number is C55515. This is what our wiring harness is going to look like when we pull it out of the package, really nice, straightforward, easy install here. Basically we've got a plug here, this is going to go right into our factory prep package, we'll show you where to find that in just a moment. It's going to take those signals, running it through our wire, and it's going to leave us with right turn, and brake, left turn, and brake, running lights, and also ground. This is going to work out good for cargo carriers, it's going to work out good for trailers. Also, we're going to have a protective dust cap, that's going to go around the end and protect it against moisture, or dirt getting in the plug.



Trailer Connector Socket Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins 7 and 4 Pole Trailer Connector Socket with Mounting Bracket, part number is HM40975. Here's our wiring kit installed. The thing I really like about it, we get both the 7 pole and the 4 pole here on the back of our vehicle. That's going to eliminate the need for us to carry around adapters to go from one to the other. Each cover is spring loaded. We've got stainless steel springs in here to help keep those doors closed. If you look inside, it's actually a rubber gasket that's going to go all the way around to prevent moisture and things like that from getting inside.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the CURT t-connector vehicle wiring harness with four-pole flat trailer connector. Part number is C55384. This is what our wiring kit's going to look like. This is a very simple, straightforward installation you can do at home. We've got our standard car connector here. We're going to plug that into the two prep package there at the rear.



Hopkings Plug In Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango, we're going to take a look at and also show you to install the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Wiring Kit with 4-Pole Connector. Part number is 41155. This is what our wiring kit is going to look like. This is nice simple straight forward installation to do at home. Basically we've got just a simple plug. This is going to plug in right in the back of the Dodge.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango - Curt

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango, we're going to take a look at also show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Offering the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, it's part number is C13182. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed on the Durango. Our connection points up here on the frame rail are going to be hidden. Kind of drops down, comes underneath the rear fascia to our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening here. Going to have a flush style reinforcement collar, gives us a nice clean look. You'll see that's inset on our bumper so you won't have to worry about bumping our legs on it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Dodge Durango - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, offering the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75713. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed. Visually from behind the vehicle we'll see the side plates, we're going to see the cross tube coming over to the receiver tube opening. With this being a Class III hitch it's going to be extremely versatile, tons of accessories that you can put in here, cargo carriers, bike racks, of course ball mounts for towing trailers. There's any number of things that usually make it in a Class III version, so you should be able to take advantage of it. To secure all those items in place going to have the pinhole closer to the front of the vehicle.



Best 2016 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2016 Dodge Durango, we'll be looking at our best hitch options. We have a Curt Class III, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite, Class III, part number 75713. Now, both these hitches are Class III, with our industry standard, 2 x 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The Curt, however, is made slightly differently. Where our Draw-Tite here is more flat coming across, our Curt will angle up here and it'll be more hidden behind the rear fascia of our vehicle.



Best 2015 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2015 Dodge Durango we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75713. Now both of these hitches are class three with our industry-standard 2 by 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The CURT, however, is made slightly differently.



Best 2014 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2014 Dodge Durango we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75713. Now both of these hitches are class three with our industry-standard 2 by 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The CURT, however, is made slightly differently.



Best 2013 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2013 Dodge Durango we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75713. Now both of these hitches are class three with our industry-standard 2 by 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The CURT, however, is made slightly differently.



Best 2012 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2012 Dodge Durango we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75713. Now both of these hitches are class three with our industry-standard 2 by 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The CURT, however, is made slightly differently.



Best 2011 Dodge Durango Hitch Options

Today on our 2011 Dodge Durango we'll be looking at the best hitch options. We have a CURT class three, part number C13182. We have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75713. Now both of these hitches are class three with our industry-standard 2 by 2 square opening here. You may notice that they are both a round tubular construction. The CURT, however, is made slightly differently.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Mats Review - 2013 Dodge Durango

Today in our 2013 Dodge Durango, we'll be having a look at the weather tech second row rear auto floor mat in black, part number WT443242, also available in gray, as part number WT463242 and finally available in tan, as part number WT453242. What I really like about the weather tech floor mats for a second row here is the fact that since they're laser measured, they are a hundred percent exact fit for our vehicle. It's not a universal mat. It's a one piece design and these are really good if you have small children, that ride in your back seat so if they happen to spill something, you don't have to worry about your carpet in your vehicle getting damaged. Here in our second row of our Dodge Durango, as you can see underneath our factory floor mats, there's a lot of dirt and debris underneath them. That's because when people are sitting here in the back row, sometimes they kick the floor mat up underneath the driver seat like so. With a weather tech mat, that we're going to be installing here today, you can see how we'll get full complete coverage underneath our backseat and that won't happen here anymore. Let's go ahead and take our factory floor mats out on both sides.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Dodge Durango

Today on our 2013 Dodge Durango we'll be installing the Curt T Connector vehicle wiring harness with 4 pull flat trailer connector, part number C56133. Here's what it looks like installed. We have our industry standard 4 pull flat trailer connector here. This will allow us to use any of the lights on our trailer, so we will have our DOT standard of tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights on our trailer. This will allow us to hook up to most rental trailers out there. Anything that doesn't have brakes or reverse functions for the most part this will work just fine for it. Here's what our wiring kit consists of. We have our 4 pull flat trailer connector.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2013 Dodge Durango

Today, on our 2013 Dodge Durango, we'll be having a look at the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Mats in black, part number WT444851, also available in gray as part number WT464851, and available in tan as part number WT454851. I really like these WeatherTech floor mats because they fit very nicely in our vehicle because of that laser measurement that WeatherTech does when they design these mats. It's not a universal floor mat; it's made specifically to fit our vehicle. It's made of a durable material, and it'll last many years down the road. Now, on the front driver's side here of our Dodge Durango, you can see all this dirt, mud, and stains to our carpet right here. If we had the WeatherTech auto floormat installed in our vehicle, this never would've happened. Let's go ahead and get the factory mat out of here and we'll install the new one.



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.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • If you are using a hitch-mount cargo carrier like the Rola Cargo Carrier # 59502 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. The linked photo...
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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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