Today on this 2005 Dodge Durango we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87562. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 75162. We are underneath the vehicle, the first thing you want to do in preparation is to remove the spare tire and get it out of the way. Secondly, we are going to remove the fascia support straps here at the bottom of the bumper which will allow us to have a little more working room around the cross tube of the vehicle we are attaching to. :29
With the fascia support straps removed we can go ahead and test fit the hitch up into position. What we are gong to need to do is cut out2, 3 quarter inch sections of our styrofoam here where our u-bolts are going to be going up and over our cross tube. When you take the hitch itself you can see we have a notch here, and that is going to go around the gusset here in the middle. So that will help us line it up. :50
We need to go straight up and mark that spot in the styrofoam to where we need to cut out our section. This is the u-bolt we are going to be using to attach the hitch to the vehicle cross tube. Again we need about a three quarter inch section cut out of the styrofoam so we can fully get it around and into place. What I am going to do is take a 3/ 4 inch drill bit and run it directly through there and just open up the hole for me. I do recommend before you cut it, to go ahead and put a piece of wood or something in between the bumper structure and the cross tube here. And what I have had to do with the cut out is not only go with the 3/ 4 inch spacing width wise, but I need to go fairly high as well so we can get our u-bolt into place. The styrofoam is actually mounted to these brackets which are welded to the cross tube so there is not a whole lot of play there around the styroofoam. Okay with those in place we can go ahead and mount the hitch up in position using the u-bolts. Get them nice and snug and we are going to go ahead and drill out our holes at both the rear end of the hitch for these two holes, and from the front side as well on those two holes. 2:05
And with the holes drilled on both sides I am actually going to take my drill bit and just run it all the way through because we are going to be using the long hex bolts to go through both holes. We need to make those stay aligned. With the holes aligned, again we are going to be taking our 1/ 2 inch by 4 inch hex bolts, along with the flat washer, we will be sliding them through from the outer side of the vehicle in toward the inside of the vehicle. We will be attaching those to the hitch using the lock washer and hex nut. With all the bolts and fasteners in place we can go ahead and torque the hitch down. We are going to start by torquing the two bolts here in the middle first, and we will come out and torque the u-bolts last. With the hitch torqued down we just want to make sure we put our fasteners back into place and then put your spare tire back up into place, and your installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 87562 on a 2005 Dodge Durango.
Today on our 2012 Dodge Durango well be installing the Curt hitch part #: C13182. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 and a quarter inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 and three quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Today on our 2007 Dodge Durango, well be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13072. Now before we being our install, heres what your hitch will look like on the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories, such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now the center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost part of our bumper. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 21 inches. Now lets go ahead with our install. Now weve already gone ahead and lowered our spare tire, which is the first step of installing this hitch.
Today on our 2006 Dodge Durango well be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13072. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outer most edge of the bumper and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 21 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. Note first before we can begin installing the hitch well need to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire which weve already done.
Today on this 2003 Dodge Durango we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 87522, and this installation will also apply to Draw Tite Hitch part number 757081. Before we get started with our installation we are going to give you a couple of final install dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver opening to the ground is going to measure 18 inches, and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 3 inches, and now well go ahead and move on to the installation. Okay and up underneath the vehicle the first thing that weve done is lower the spare tire down just a little bit. Just enough where if you need to manipulate the hitch around it you can.
Today on this 2007 Dodge Durango we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13296. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our hitch is to remove the spare tire to get it out of our way. Looking at the driver side frame rail at the inboard side we have got two attach bolts here and one free bolt here on the forward side. We are going to need to remove the two here at the rear of the vehicle and the third one we are actually just going to remove the nut from the outboard side. We are going to reuse this bolt for our hitch installation and that will be the same for the passenger side as well. For the forward bolt we just want to push it through. You can see they will not fully come out because it is hitting on the body mount here. We want to push it back far enough to where the bolt sits about even with the flange here at the bottom side of the bumper bracket. At the two rear most attaching points we are going to be putting in new bolts along with the flat washer. We just want to slide those through just about the same position as the forward most fastener. 01:00