Today on this 2004 Chevrolet 2500 HD we are going to install Reese part number DT45022. This is a tightened receiver hitch. The first steps involved if it has a factory hitch on there go ahead and remove that and disconnect the factory wiring which we had to do in this case. Now we are down to the bare frame and we will show you what hardware needs to be removed. See this bolt here at the end of the frame. We are going to go ahead and take that out on both sides. Now these two bolts here are for the bumper bracket so just for now we will go ahead and take those out. 00:31
Go ahead and repeat the same thing back on the other side. Check out the bolts now. What is going to happen is between the frame and this bumper bracket that comes off to the side there is going to be a strap that goes in between the two but when the bumper bracket goes into the bumper itself we have got to loosen this bolt right here and also the one below it. That way we can swing our bracket out of the way. Actually you are doing the one right there that gives a lot of wiggle room alone. We will go ahead and do the same thing back over on the passenger side. We are at the point now where you actually put the hitch on the frame. 01:05
What you are going to do is use this 14 millimeter bolt, lock washer. The bolts we are going to install towards the end of the frame we are going to use this 3/ 8 block. This one here is 1/ 4 inch block so do not get those confused when you install it. These will go towards the front of the vehicle and the heavier locks will go towards the back. Lets go ahead and hang the hitch. This thing is pretty heavy so get an extra set of hands to help you out with it. Back over on the driver side of the frame we are going to install our hardware that is going to use the 3 inch block and the fine thread bolt and just that through the frame. On the bottom we are going to use that 1/ 4 inch block we just talked about earlier then a lock washer and a fine thread nut. Now we have the forward hardware installed. Now getting back to the rear of the frame again we will install this strap or bracket. It is going to go between the bumper bracket and we are using the old bolts so we are going to put it back through. We are leaving everything loose. Now we will install our hardware going through here into the hitch. Repeat the same steps back over on the other side. Once we have got all of our bolts installed and we have snugged them down then we will go ahead and torque them down as specified in the instructions. With that that finishes our install part number DT45022.
Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 87186 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 21 and a half inches, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing were going to do is go ahead and point out the attachment points on the vehicle.
Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado were going to install part number 75521 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when installed on the vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 21 and a half-inches, from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing were going to do is go ahead and locate the two bolts at the end of the frame we have to remove.