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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we're going to review and install the Draw-Tite class III 2-inch receiver tube hitch part number 75420. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. This is a completely steel and fully welded construction of our hitch. It's got a really nice black powder-coated finish so that it'll resist rust and corrosion over time. One of the really nice features about the hitch is we have an electrical bracket that's been pre-welded to the cross tube so we can hook up any trailer or electrical connection. This is our square cross tube so it's got a real sturdy design.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup, we are going to review and install the Curt Class 4, Two Inch Tube Receiver Hitch, Part Number 14001. Here is what our hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, there is minimal showing of our cross tube but it is a sturdy square cross tube design with a fully welded construction. Then our Class 4, 2 inch receiver tube has chain hold-downs on each side and it's a 2 inch by 2 inch opening with a 5/8 pinhole pre-drilled all the way through the receiver tube. The hitch itself is capable of up to 1000 pounds of tongue weight and 10,000 pound tow capacity. Next, we will give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for a new hitch such as ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most of the edge of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening down to the ground is 16 1/4 inches. We now go ahead and show you the minimum tools required for installing the hitch.





Trailer Wiring Harness Adapter Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram pickup we're going to review and install the Hopkins adapter wiring converter from 4-pole to 7-pole round with 4-pole flat, part number 37185. Now here's what our Hopkins wiring adapter is going to look like once it's installed. The wiring adapter will take the 4-pole flat trailer connector wiring and turn it into a 7-blade connector. Not only can we use a 7-blade connector with this application, but also our standard 4-flat trailer connector. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. To begin our install we're going to attach the mounting bracket to the bottom of the bumper for our new 7-pole connector. Using the pre-drilled holes in the bracket and a couple self-tapping screws, we can secure it directly here to the bottom of the steel bumper.





Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, we're going to review an install, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55329. Now to begin our install, we need to find the wiring behind the tail light assemblies. Behind the driver's side tail light assembly and just below the pickup bed is the manufacturers wiring that goes into the tail light assembly. We need to separate these two connectors. To do that, we'll press on the locking tab and simply separate the two. Next, we'll move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. We're now ready to begin installing the new Curt T-connector wiring harness. On the passenger's side, we're going to use the white and green wire T-connector.



DeeZee Toolbox Review - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today our 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, we're going to be doing a test fit of the DZ red label low profile truck bed tool box. That's going to be part number DZ8710L. It's also available in black and that's going to be part number DZ8170LB. Now its dimensions are 69 and three quarters long by 20 inches wide and 12 and three eighths tall. Now that's going to be of the usable space, so the inside of the box. Now to begin our test fit, I've already got it slid in back of the truck here as you can see. It's not a bad idea to get an extra set of hands to lift it up on the rails.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System. As you can see, we've already got one of them up on our vehicle, so you can see what the front cross bar would look like. We're going to show you how to place on that rear cross bar, and how everything fits together. You're going to have your AeroBlade, which is going to be part number THARB60. Your foot pack or your pedestal, which is going to be part number TH480R, and then your fit kit, which is also going to have your mounting bracket, which is already up on the vehicle. We'll show you how that goes in, as well as the foot pad and the clip that mounts to the bracket.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon roof cargo basket, part number TH859. This roof basket is going to be 49 inches long, 40 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It's going to have a 150 pound weight capacity with a sturdy steel construction. If you'd like to, you can put a 20 inch extension in it which is going to be part number TH8591. As you can see, we've already got three of our feet installed onto our Thule aero blades and we're going to show you how to put on that last one. Just make sure that before you put it up on your vehicle, that you adjust the feet using the Allen tool included and you're going to adjust those to whatever your crossbar spread is. Just take a tape measure and measure it out.



Reese 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2005 Dodge RAM pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we'll be installing the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50040-58. To start our install, we're going to go ahead and remove the rear tires and lower the spare tire to give us some more working room. Next, we need to go ahead and remove the bracket that holds our emergency brake cables. We'll go ahead and take this bolt out, remove the bracket, but hold on to it because we will reinstall it. Now our wiring harness here on the driver's side, we need to go ahead and remove the hangers here that are just push fasteners that hold it in the frame, so when we move our side brackets up, it doesn't interfere. You can take flat blade screwdriver or a curved handle removal tool, and just pop it free. There's one right here, and then right by the gas tank, another one, pop that free.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Maxxtow 27x47 Cargo Carrier and this cargo carrier comes with a 60 inch pivoting ramp that's going to be fairly solid almost completely made out of aluminum except for this steel plate here. It's going to come with your 2 inch shank, 500 pound weight capacity and your hitch pin and clip are included. It's going to be part number MT70275. We'll go ahead and put it on our Ram today and it does have a little bit of weight to it with that steel plate on the bottom, so just be aware of that if you are trying to strong hand it by yourself. Go ahead and put your shank into your receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, go ahead and slide in your hitch pin and your clip. With your hitch pin and clip inserted.



Cipa Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2009, Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be installing the dual-view clip on towing mirror from CIPA, part number 11953. It does come with the one mirror, so if you need it for driver and passenger's side, you'll want to pick up two. All you do, flip it over, and attach it to the bottom side instead of the top side, like we show. As you see, our mirrors are a factory mirror. You can see the trailer, but if you look at our towing mirrors, it'll give you a better view farther out behind you. As you see, backing up to the trailer, it'll give you a better view of it.



Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today, on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be installing and taking a look at the Titan Chain tire chains, part number TC2828CAM. As you can see, here's what our Titan tire chain looks like installed on our truck. It's a nice sturdy chain construction, our quick cam tensioner here. It comes with a tool, so once you get your tire chain installed, just put that in there and twist it. It gives you added tension on your tire chain to keep it from slipping around your tire. The V bars on top give you superior traction in the ice and deep snow. Nice tight fit around the tire and it is completely adjustable.



Inno Tire Hold Bike Rack Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold Bike Carrier. This is going to be your platform style 2 bike carrier. You do have the option with it in the 2 inch shank or your 2 inch receiver class 3 hitch to add an additional bike carrier which will be part number INH306, but this is gong to be part number INH305 which will be for your class 1 and class 2 hitches with your 1 1/4 capabilities. Right, let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our Ram with our class 3 2 inch hitch. Once we have it inserted, line up your pin holes and insert your anti rattle bolt which will look like this with the lock on the end. Go ahead and take off the lock, place that in and thread it in as far as you can by hand. All right and with it being in just hand tighten, you could see that you'll still have a lot of play, wobble and rattle in the back end.



K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, we'll be installing and taking a look at the K-Source Universal Towing Mirrors, part number KS3891. Now, this part number is for one mirror. Now, as you see, when we're backing up to our trailer, in our factory mirror, we can see the back of our truck and the front part of the trailer, but we don't have full view of our trailer when going down the road. Now, looking into the towing mirror, as you see, we have an extended view, and we can see the back end of our trailer when we're making turns, backing up our trailer, and then going down the road. And again, your factory mirror: fully functional, as you can see. It has powered mirrors, and the towing mirror does not interfere with it at all. This will also assist you when hooking up your trailer.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we will be test fitting the 72 by 32 by 39 Let's Go Aero High-Profile Enclosed Cargo Carrier. That's part number HCK710. It offers us 51 cubic feet of space; has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. We can go ahead and start our test fit by taking a few measurements. As you can see, we've already got it installed into our hitch receiver. It's always good to have a helping hand, because it is a little heavy. Where we've used the anti-rattle bolt that comes with it, included that is, and we've got our two support arms anchored underneath our bumper or our vehicle. Excuse me, underneath to a good anchor spot so it doesn't move. For our first measurement to our closest point to our bumper, it will be about 8" from here to there.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we'll be test fitting the 72 by 32 by 39 Let's Go Aero High-Profile Enclosed Cargo Carrier with ramp, part number HCK673. It offers us 51 cubic feet of space, has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. We can go ahead and begin our test fit by taking a few measurements. Now we've already got the shank of our carrier into our receiver and tightened down and with our included anti-rattle bolt. We've already got our supports tightened down to our fixed anchor point underneath our vehicle or our bumper. It's always good to have a helping hand when you're loading this thing up, because it does weigh a few pounds. For our nearest point from our bumper to here, it's going to be about 7". Overall to our Dodge Ram we've added about 47".



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack hanging-style 4-bike rack. This does come with your 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches, as well as a 2" adapter for your class three hitches. This is going to be part number RBC044. We're going to go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, line up your pinholes and insert your anti-rattle bolt. The anti-rattle bolt's going to help to eliminate a lot of the play, rattle, and wobble that you may have in your bike rack. With it just finger tight I'll go ahead and show you that.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram pickup we're going to review and install the CURT class five Extra Duty 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C15300. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. We've got a fully welded construction with a strong square tube that attaches our receiver tube, which is a 2" by 2", has the pre-drilled 5/8 pinhole, and chain hold downs on either side of our receiver tube. It's got a nice classic look that adds some nice finishing touches to the look of our vehicle. Now our hitch is capable up to 2,400 pounds of tongue weight and 16,000 pounds of tow capacity. Next I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup we're going to be installing the CURT 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 14001. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, we've got a nice, sturdy fully welded construction with a square crosstube. Another really nice feature about this hitch is that our crosstube is hidden mostly behind the rear bumper, so the only thing really exposed is our 2" by 2" receiver tube, our 5/8 pre-drilled pinholes going through the receiver tube, and our chain hold downs on either side of the receiver tube. This is capable up to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight and 10,000 pounds of towing capability. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2-1/2".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup - Curt

Today on our 1995 Dodge Ram Pickup we're going to do a review and install of the CURT Extra Duty class five 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C15318. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, it's a fully welded construction with a nice sturdy square crosstube for holding that extra weight. The only thing really visual out the end of our bumper is our class five 2" by 2" receiver tube, our pre-drilled 5/8 pinhole, and our chain hold downs on either side of our receiver tube. Our hitch is capable up to 2,400 pounds of tongue weight and 16,000 pounds of tow capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3".



Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima SwingDaddy. This will be your hanging style 4-bike rack with the swing-away option on it. It also has a 2-inch shank for your 2-inch hitches only. It will be part number Y02464. Let's go ahead and get it fitted in to our 2-inch receiver that we have here today. You'll have to make sure that your tensioner is all the way in; otherwise, it won't slide in very well.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram. This is going to be your hanging style 4 bike rack. It comes with the 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It also has 2 different threaded holes for when you put it into your receiver hitch, you can adjust your, how far it sits out. It be part number SR26248. Let's get it plugged into our receiver.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV. This is going to be your platform-style 2-bike rack for 2" hitches only. Again, it does have that 2" shank for your class three hitch. It's going to be part number N105 and we'll go ahead and get it fitted on here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up go ahead and take out your pin and remove your lock. Place your pin through and place the lock on the other side until it clicks like so.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the 20x60 Sport Rack Vista. It's going to be a steel construction with a 500 pound weight capacity. It will come with your 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches and class 3 hitches only as well as it is a tilting and it does have the tilting feature for the stow away. It's going to be part number SR9851. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our dodge. Go ahead and insert our shank into our receiver and line up the pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, insert your anti rattle bolt which will look like this.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. It comes with your 1 1/4 shank and your 2 inch adapter, 2 inch hitch, part number SA4412B. We're going to go ahead and fit this today. Go ahead and insert your shank with your adapter if you have a 2 inch. We'll line up our pin holes. Remember that your pin holes and your rack will thread in from the driver side only with Saris.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Swing. This is gong to be your hanging style 4 bike rack. It comes with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only as well as the swing function. It will be part number TH9031XT. Let's go ahead and get it fitted onto our Ram. Insert the shank into your receiver.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we will be test fitting the 72 by 32 by 24 Low Profile Let's Go Aero Enclosed Cargo Carrier, that's Part Number HCK727. This offers us 32 cubic feet of space, it's got a weight capacity of 300 pounds. We can go ahead and start our test fit. You can see we've already got it into our hitch receiver. We've got both of our support arms underneath our vehicle and tied off into a secure fixed point, it's nice and secure for us. We can go ahead and take a few measurements.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2007 Dodge Ram we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex. This is going to be your hanging-style 4-bike rack for your 1-1/4" class one and class two hitches, as well as the 2" adapter for the class three hitches. It has the tilting feature, and it's going to be part number TH9029XT. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, go ahead and line up your pinholes and place in your anti-rattle bolt, which look like this. Thread it in as far as you can by hand and then I'll show you what it looks like if the anti-rattle bolt is not tightened all the way. You'll have a lot of play, rattle, and wobble in your hitch.











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