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Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 Ram 1500 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Detail K2. This is going to be your 20 by 60" cargo carrier. It's going to be a steel construction with a 500 pound weight capacity and a 2" shank for your 2" hitches and class three hitches. Going to be part number K2HCC602. Let's go ahead and place it into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Insert the shank into the receiver, slide it in, and line up your pinholes. Another thing with the pin in this carrier, it is sold separately, so if you'd like to obtain a pin you can get it on our website, part number PC3.



Swagman Pick Up Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 Ram 1500 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman Pick-Up Truck Bed-Mounted Bike Rack. This is going to be for your fork style, inside the bed of your vehicle. It's going to be Part Number S64702. As you can see we do have the Ram box set up here today. We'll be having this rack here on the shortest set up. With it in all the way closed up as far as it will go, it won't quite go in.





Carr Hoop II Custom Fit Side Steps Installation - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 Ram 1500 we're going to be installing the Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps. These are the Hoop II. The 7" studs may come as a pair. Part number is CARR105771. Here's what the step is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. As you can see it complements the vehicle nicely, really nice smooth edge and an extremely grippy top section here so you're going to get really good traction when getting on and off. It's a nice light weight anodized aluminum, or a coated aluminum.



Thule Truck Bed Bike Racks Review - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Gate Mate. This is going to be your Tailgate Pad for your bicycles, it'll be Part Number TH823. This is the 54 inch edition, there is also a 62, but we're going to be doing the 54 because this truck does have the Ram boxes. The built in toolboxes in the tailgate so this will be for more of the compact bed sizes. Also if you have a bigger one, you'll want the larger of the 2. As you can see this fits in there very nicely, both sides not even making contact.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Ram 1500

Today on our 2012 Ram 1500, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Cargo Carrier 24x60 inch cargo carrier. It has a steel construction with a 500 pound weight capacity and a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches and class 3 hitches only. Part number C18153. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our receiver that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and then we'll line up our pin holes. Do note with this rack that your hitch pin and clip are sold separately.





2012 Ram 1500 Questions and Answers


  • Installing Westin Ultimate Bull Bar on 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The brackets for the Westin Ultimate Bull Bar actually pass under the bumper and attach to the frame members. I have provided a photo that will give you an idea of how the brackets attach to the vehicle. If your truck has the rubber splash guard attached to the underside of the bumper, it will need to be temporarily removed in order to install the bull bar.
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  • Does it Matter Which Wire on a Trailer Brake Magnet is Ground and Which is Power
  • First, I do not recommend doing any experiments until you know where all the wires are going and what the functions are. On a brake magnet, there is normally a set of wires, one for power and one for ground. It does not matter which wire does what. The ground wire should be attached nearby to a bare metal surface. All of the brake power wires will attach to the brake output wire from the trailer connector. There is no front and rear or left and right. All the brake power wires go to...
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  • Will Installation of Rampage LED Tailgate Light Bar # RA960134 Interfere with Spare Tire on 2012 Ram
  • The Rampage LED Tailgate Light Bar # RA960134 that you referenced is intended to install in the gap between the tailgate and bumper on your Ram 1500 SLT using included automotive-grade pressure-sensitive tape. If your Ram is like the truck pictured in the linked photo (with the spare tire pulley access point on the right side of the bumper step) then this 60-inch light bar will block access to the spare. To be certain I checked the Ram truck belonging to an associate here at etrailer.com...
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  • Which WeatherTech Mudflaps Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The WeatherTech mudflaps # WT110024-120024, are the correct flaps for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 without fender flares/lip molding. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If the truck does have fender flare/lip molding then you would need to use # WT110026-120026. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Will Towing Mirrors # LVT-3100C Fit 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn Laramie With Chrome Backed Mirrors
  • I just spoke with my contact at Longview about the custom towing mirrors for your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn Laramie. They said that although the # LVT-3100C is listed as a fit for your truck, if you have the chrome skin on your mirrors, these will not fit. It seems the mirrors with the chrome skin are wider than the standard OEM mirrors, and will not allow the clips to secure the mirror in place. I recommend the K Source Universal Clip-On Towing Mirror, part # KS3891 for your truck....
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  • Line Pull Capacity of Curt Front Receiver # 31374 on 2012 Ram 1500 Versus Capacity of OEM Tow Hooks
  • I do not have any information regarding the capacity of the OEM tow hooks. The 9000 lb line pull refers to the fact that the receiver is capable of pulling 9000 lbs in a straight line from the receiver opening (not at an angle from side to side or up and down). In order to install the receiver, the OEM tow hooks would need to be removed. I do not have a photo of the receiver installed on a vehicle, as we have not yet had the opportunity to install one, but if you look at the installation...
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  • Differences Between Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way # HM48470 and # HM47570
  • The Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow 7-, 5- and 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector # HM48470 is a combination 7-, 5- and 4-way trailer socket for a tow vehicle that connects to the vehicle through screw-down wire terminals on its rear. With this item in place you can connect trailers with either 4-pole or 5-pole flat connectors or a 7-way blade style. Hopkins Endurance Multi-Tow Trailer Connector Adapter # HM47570 serves a similar purpose but its connections are different. This part connects to...
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  • Replacement Air Bag for AirLift 1000 Helper Spring Kit # AL60818 in 2012 Ram 1500 4 X 4 Quad Cab
  • The AirLift Helper Air Spring Kit # AL60818 that you referenced fits both 2- and 4-wheel drive versions of the 2012 Ram 1500 Quad cab. We do offer the appropriate replacement air spring, which is sold as a single unit. The part is # AL60318. I verified with my contact at AirLift that this is the correct replacement part for your rear-axle kit.
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab ST Tradesman Edition
  • The brackets that you have referenced, # RP58186, are only part of a 5th wheel hitch installation kit. If you have a gooseneck trailer, you are going to need a gooseneck trailer hitch, not a 5th wheel hitch. For a 5-1/2 foot bed the only option is # BWGNRK1309. The installation kit is included. An offset ball, # BWGNXA4685, is recommended to provide 4 more inches of clearance. A Sidewinder is for a 5th wheel trailer, not a gooseneck trailer. It replaces the pin box on a 5th wheel trailer...
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  • Comparing Tekonsha P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 Trailer Brake Controllers
  • You win on this one either way! Both the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 versions are superb proportional brake controllers that are among the highest-rated of all such items we sell. Both offer compatibility with either electric or electric-over-hydraulic brakes, both allow a 360-degree vertical plane operating range and both provide proportional braking to minimize wear and tear on your vehicle and trailer brakes. The main difference between them is the display, which...
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  • Leveling Ride Height of 2012 Ram with Air Bags and Weight Distribution when Towing Toy Hauler
  • As a first step, I would recommend determining the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. The weight of anything stowed in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle will need to be considered as tongue weight. I will link you to an FAQ article that lists several ways of doing this. Knowing the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer is essential, in order to choose the proper system for your trailer. Weight distribution systems are typically rated...
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag and Trailer Sway on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • Timbren suspension enhancement can help with rear end sag and trailer sway issues. However, with a trailer this heavy it would be more beneficial to use a weight distribution system with sway control. Since 8,388 pounds is the dry weight of your trailer, that puts the tongue weight range at 838 to 1,200 pounds (10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight) and heavier once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going with a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight like # RP66157....
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  • Will the Tekonsha Plug-In Adapter # 3021-P work on a 2012 Ram 1500
  • As long as you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your 2012 Ram 1500 the Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P that you referenced would be the correct product for you. If you do not have a trailer connector you will first need to start with a 4-way. For that I recommend the Draw Tite Hardwire kit # 119178KIT. Next you will need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way. For that I recommend the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Brake Controller on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • If you have 7-way trailer connector at the rear of your vehicle you can simply plug a Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P in under your dash in the plug you found and you would be ready to install a Tekonsha brake controller like the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885. If you have a 4-way at the rear of your vehicle you will also need a Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole # 37185. You will plug your 4-way into this adapter and then you would run a length of 10 gauge wire like our part # 10-1-1...
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  • Recommended Tonneau Cover for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • For your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed truck, I recommend the Truxedo Tonneau Cover # TX547901. Featuring automatic tension control, it rolls up in seconds to store conveniently behind your cab and can be installed in approximately 20 minutes with only a socket and a ratchet. Your chrome bed rails will not be affected as there is plenty of room to install this tonneau and maintain the clearance from your rails. I have included instructions to the proper installation of this product. You...
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  • Hopkins Brake Controller Plug In Wiring Harness for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • I checked with Hopkins and brake controller wiring harness # HM53015 does fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 if it is equipped with a factory 4-Way or 7-Way trailer connector at the back. If you have a Hopkins brake controller that requires a plug in harness then this is the correct one for you. If you have a Hopkins brake controller that requires a hardwire from the controller to the harness use # 20273.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Ram 1500 Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • First, it may not be the bags that are leaking. You can use the old soapy water truck on the bags and air lines, valves, and so on to locate the leak. The most common cause of leaks in air bag systems is an air line that was not cut straight using a tube cutter such as # AL10530. If you want to switch to a Timbren system I recommend # TDR1500DQ. They will fit 2 and 4 wheel drive models of the 2012 Ram 1500, crew and quad cabs. Or for regular cab models use # TDR1500DS. These springs...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2012 Dodge 4x4 5.7L Towing a 4500 lb Travel Trailer
  • The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the loaded tongue weight of your towing setup. The loaded tongue weight includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded in your truck bed behind the rear axle. Once you find the loaded tongue weight of your setup, you will want to choose a weight distribution system with a tongue weight range that encompasses your loaded tongue weight. I have...
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  • Mud Flaps for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn without Fender Flares
  • I looked at some pictures of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn and I believe I see what you are talking about. So you would go with mud flaps that are designed for trucks without fender flares. That little trim piece may need to come off though for a proper fit. I have included a link to the mud flaps that will fit on models without fender flares for you to view.
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  • Weight Capacity of the DeeZee Nerf Bars part # DZ372233
  • I did some checking and it looks like the weight capacity for the DeeZee Nerf Bars part # DZ372233 that you referenced is 250 lbs.
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with Leveling Kit Already Installed
  • If the rear coil springs on your 2012 Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 are still stock then I recommend the SumoSprings, # CSS-1168R. These will fit in the spaces of the rear coil springs and will help to keep the truck level while towing. The leveling kit that you have on the truck will most likely affect the fit and/or function of any other suspension enhancement system so the SumoSprings are the way to go. And they are safe and cost-friendly just like what you are looking for.
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Husky Liners Mud Guard # HL57151 on 2012 Ram 1500
  • On the 2012 Ram model, the molding or Large Rock Guard as it is referred to will need to be removed in order for the mud guard to fit correctly. It is not meant to be left in place. Once you remove the molding, you should not have to do any drilling to install the Husky Liners Mud Flaps, # HL57151. Check out the installation video I attached that we made on a 2012 Dodge Ram. As you can see in the video, no drilling is required because we are able to use the manufacturers holes. I...
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution to Fix Sag on a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • When vehicle sag is caused by a trailer then the best solution is to use weight distribution. Suspension enhancement is better for loads that are in the truck or 5th wheel/gooseneck trailers. For weight distribution you will want to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Typically tongue weight...
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  • Recommendation For Reducing Sag On 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Towing 4000 LB Trailer
  • If the weight of the trailer you are towing is more than 50 percent of the weight of your towing vehicle a weight distribution system is recommended. I found that your 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab weighs approximately 6000 to 6200 lbs, and since you said the trailer weighs 4000 lbs, a weight distribution system would work well for you. The Timbren Suspension System, would help level and stabilize your Dodge Ram but when you are towing a trailer that is causing the sag, the problem would...
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  • Ladder Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Dodge Ram Quad Cab with Low Clearance
  • The Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack, # TH500XT, measures 28-1/2 inches from the bed rail to the top of the crossbar. The load stops will extend another 5 inches above that, so this may not be the most ideal ladder rack for you. Instead, I recommend looking at the TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack, # TA27000-01, which has a higher load rating at 800 lbs and it is only 26-1/4 inches tall to the top of the crossbar. The load stops are 3 inches tall giving you a total height of 29-1/4...
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  • Should Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 Be Reprogrammed to Install in 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Your Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 will only cause you to re-program your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn if you had a factory brake controller installed and then added the P3 later. The OEM controller would have to be turned off by re-programming the computer. If your truck did not have a factory controller and has a factory 7-Way, you will have no problem. I have provided a link to a video showing the typical installation of this product and a link to the installation...
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  • How to Remove the Fifth Wheel Hitch Head
  • I assume you are wanting to remove the fifth wheel hitch from the base rails that are bolted to your truck bed. The hitch legs should only be held on to the rails using 4 pins and clips (See Photo). Once you remove those 4 pins and clips, lift up on the hitch and it should come out of the slot in the rails. If the hitch has become wedged in the rails, it may take some persuasion to lift the hitch. I recommend having someone help and make sure you are both lifting straight up. If you...
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  • Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards for 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab
  • The item you mentioned, part # 27-6650 is the running boards minus the installation kit. For your 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab, you would need part # 27-6650-1905 which includes the installation kit, which would indeed be a fit for your truck.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Stromberg Carlson 100 Series 5th Wheel Tailgate
  • The weight capacity of the Stromberg-Carlson 5th wheel tailgate # VGD-10-100 is 300 pounds. It is possible that if you have a smaller cart it will weigh under this limit. You will want to have the lightest end of the cart on the tailgate if it must be on it at all. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • What are the Dimensions of Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TDR1500DQ
  • I will be happy to provide some dimensions for you for the Timbren rear suspension enhancement system, # TDR1500DQ, for your 2012 Ram 1500. First, the height of the spring by itself is 5-1/2 inches. The springs have a diameter of 4 inches. I have included a picture showing the spring dimensions and a link to the installation details for you as well as a FAQ article on Timbren suspension enhancements for you to check out.
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