Today we are going to install part number 65046. This is a front-mount receiver hitch from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this front-mount hitch on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The hitch is going to mount to the bottom of the frame here. We are going to have to drill two holes out. It is also going to mount to this bottom bolt right here. What we are going to do first is go ahead and take these two bolts loose. They are connected by a strap on the other side, so we have to take the nuts off both sides. We are going to loosen these up, support the bumper, and then put the hitch on the lower bolts here. And then we will hang it by that side, and then we will do the same thing on the other side. We are only using one spacer plate because this truck has the tow hooks already in place. Make sure we put our bolt back in and then put our nut back into place. All right, we can go ahead and install the nut on the top bolt and snug that down.
Now what you want to do next is go ahead and position the hitch up flat against the frame, and then go ahead and tighten the lower bolt. First we are going to drill out some 1/4-inch pilot holes, and then follow back up with the 1/2-inch bit. All right, once we have got our access holes drilled out on the side of the frame, then go ahead and run our bolt leader in. Slide the block onto the wire, and then we thread our bolt into place, and back through, and pull everything out. OK, and repeat the same process on the other side. All right, with all our bolts installed now, we can go ahead and snug them up. OK, now we can give the bolts their final torque, as specified in the instructions. On the lower nut there, the nut should meet the very end of the threads of the bolt, and you will be safe. That finishes part number 65046 from Draw-Tite on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 we're going to install the Curt front mounted hitch part #: 31320. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the license plate is 3 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories, now lets go ahead with the installation. Before we can begin the installation well need to go ahead and take a notch out of the front air dam to allow for the hitch clearance.
Today on this 2010 Dodge Ram 2500, were going to install part number c31015 from Curt. This is what it looks like when the hitch is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out when selecting some accessories. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 9-1/2, and from the top of the receiver tube down to the ground is going to be 13. Now I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Alright our first step we have to make a notch in an air dam at the bottom of the bumper.