Today on this 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 were gonna install part number 9464-35.Now, to get the truck ready for installation what weve done is lowered the spare tire and we also removed the wheels. You dont have to but it makes things a lot easier. And we also removed the inside fender well.So the next thing we need to do is we go underneath the truck, youll see we have a heat shield. We have to remove that as well. We got our two fasteners here and here and one, two, three here. This fasteners behind a heat shield so you have to have an extension to go in between.
The second fasteners different. It actually has a nut on that side.Were gonna remove our section of the exhaust. Were gonna loosen this clamp right here and then we can remove it from the rubber hanger.Alright, now were gonna go ahead and take a few moments to find a location in the bed that we have to drill out. I always go by the instructions. In this case we have an 8-foot bed truck and it says 36 inches.
And then well measure across to find our center. On the center bed, we can also double check by measuring the center of the rib itself, which is about 2 inches. Now well go ahead and use a 1/8-inch drill bit and make a pile hole and well use that to gauge our install as we install underneath the bed.Now were go ahead and were gonna lift the bolt on the drivers side. When were done with drivers side, well repeat the same process in the passenger side but well remove the bolts entirely.Now well go ahead and jack up the bed and put a block between the bed and the frame.Now well go ahead and loosely put our gooseneck together. Were gonna take the crossbars thats gonna lay over the hitch like this and our carriage bolts will go to the outside square holes and to this holes right here.
Well flip it over and install the teeth washers and nut on the other side. Now, the crossbars are equal length so theres no front or rear on it.Alright, well take up the slack and bolts a little bit and then whats gonna happen when you install it, when we install it the hitch is offset, the offset is gonna go towards the cab.With an extra set of hands, well go ahead and take this and install it to the truck. One thing to check is to make sure that you can thread on the hardware onto the end of the thread here. Sometimes the power thread gets too thick and youll fear for that.Now, before we slide it across make sure that your wires are out of the way before we can put it on top of the frame. Now well go ahead and take our frame bracket, put it to the cross members to place our hitch in the right spot and then well double check it with a power tool in a bit.
Alright now well take our bracket, were gonna slide it over our studs. Use this hole in the very end and this hole here. The outer holes will be used for the u-bolt clamps. So we got our tight temper that in place. You see it outlines up in the frame. You wanna make sure how the bracket wraps around the bottom of the frame here. In this case, the oval is gonna line up with the oval and its gonna overlap as far to the front as possible and itll line up with the pile hole we made. Its gonna be a very tight fit but itll work.So lets go ahead and take our hitch back out. Well go ahead and drill our final hole size in the bed. Lower it as close as you can and then move the hitch around and then lower it the rest of the way. At this point well go ahead and take our bed bolts, and reinstall them and tighten them back down.Now well go ahead and start installing our frame brackets to our cross rails. On our drivers side here we got the ground cable in the way. So were just gonna unbolt it and loosen up our cable clamp it just to give us a little bit of extra room. Well put our plate into place, make sure that this tab is in the bottom to run towards the back. Were gonna use our 5/8 slot washer, lock washer and nut on the top bolts. With all these loose for now, well take our bolt leader, run it through the bracket into the frame and were gonna work it out through this access hole right here. Put a block in and then thread on the bolt. On the bottom well add our teeth with the teeth pointing up and a nut. Were gonna leave all these loose coz we had to shuffle the hitches around a little bit to clamp the hole on the other side as well. Lets go ahead and take the ground cable and reattach it. Ill go ahead and install our u-bolts here and here. And then we run our u-bolt and the cables and our brake line back here too so we have perfect contact with the frame.Alright, were gonna loosen up this wire holder and pop it out of the way. And heres the brake line. We gotta take our u-bolt and run it behind it. And our wire harness is gonna be in the way here too so we gotta pop that loose and then we can push them partially back here to hold everything back together.Alright, lets put our hardware in there and lets start with the u-bolts. Alright, u-bolt is done on the drivers side, lets do it one more time over on the passenger side. At this point well go ahead and snug down all the bolts with our u-bolts first and then our bolts on the bottom. Well tighten up the frame bracket to the frame.Our u-bolts are used on these two oval slots right here. Now what were gonna do is use the u-bolt and find the bottom portion of our corrugation and well move towards the inside. So we install from the top, our u-bolt will feet inside the lower corrugations. So were gonna use the -inch drill bit to mark our center holes and drill a pile holes. Then were gonna drill our final hole size top down. Well take our u-bolts and drop them into place. We can go on the bottom and install the hardware. Well then take a washer, our spring and then our nut and well repeat the same process for the rest of the u-bolt and then well tighten this nut down about two threads pass and were finished. Now we can go ahead and put on our handle, rotate it and make sure that the holes in the handle, clamp the holes in the hitch.Alright, basically the hitch is installed and finished and ready to go. We just gotta fit in our fender wells back on the vehicle and the spare tire and the exhaust. Now, the fender well on the drivers side well get to modify so we have access to the handle.To make our opening in the fender well, were gonna use a 5-inch hole saw and were gonna measure from this existing opening right here where it mounts up the fender liner to the body and then were gonna measure 7 inches in a straight line compared to the other mount. And then were gonna measure down 2 inches. Were gonna make a mark right here. So our hole saw will come through here. We can grab our handle and pull it out. Alright, lets give it a test fit. To get enough room for it, lets just make a straight edge down each side and then we can go ahead and bolt it up. Well go ahead and reinstall the fasteners for the fender liner and then well go ahead and reinstall the fender liner on the passenger side.Alright, lets go ahead and reinstall the exhaust.Ok, well take the heat shield and put it back into place.Now, were also gonna do here after we made our cutout, were gonna make a notch using this existing hole.Ok, Ill take the handle, pull it out and pull it to the side then it stays open then you put the ball in. Put it back to center and the balls locked into place.With the pin pulled out we can install our ball, well latch it back up and then it stays in there. We can pull it back out and we can store it inside as well. Just be careful when you load up the truck to make sure that you dont put too much weight because this is right above the differential and you dont want it bottoming out.With that, thatll finish it for our install part number 9464-35 on a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500. .
Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 dual-rear-wheel, we'll be installing the Blue Ox Diamond Hitch Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part number DH1102. We've gone ahead, raised the vehicle, removed the spare tire, all four rear wheels on this dual-wheel, and the exhaust from the catalyst monitor back. Our first step, we'll go ahead and remove the rock guard or heat shield that goes around the spare tire. There are a total of five fasteners to be removed. Once we remove the fasteners, we'll go ahead and set it aside for reinstallation later. Next we'll move over to the driver's side outside frame rail.
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Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 were installing the Blue Ox Gooseneck part number DH1102. To get started weve already removed the spare tire both rear wheels and the exhaust from the catalysts back. Next, well go ahead and remove the rock shield for the spare tire. This will give us more open room access when installing our gooseneck. Now with that done well go ahead and move to the bed of the pick-up. We need to go ahead and drill a pilot hole and then our 4-inch hole to allow for the gooseneck head to come through the truck bed.
Today on our 2011 Dodge Ram well be installing the Blue Ox goose neck hitch part #: DH1102. Now before we get started weve already gone ahead and removed the spare tire, both rear wheels and the rear half of the exhaust. All this will just make it easier to install our goose neck hitch. To start the installation of our hitch well first need to mark out and drill a pilot hole where our goose neck will come up through the bed of the truck. Following the manufacturers instructions and measurements well mark the length and the center point of our bed and drill a small pilot hole. With our small pilot hole made Ill now go ahead and take a quarter inch bit which is the same size as the bit on my hole saw and make it a little larger.