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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing CURT class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number C13100. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Very easily accessible. Here is our receiver tube. It's our 2" by 2" square tube design. Our pre-drilled pinholes, that's for our 5/8 pin, and then our chain hold down.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87720. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. The only thing we really have exposed is the receiver tube, which is almost flush with the rear bumper, so we have nice easy access to the 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole on both sides and our chain hold down. The only other thing that we really have exposed is the round crosstube that connects the two side brackets to the frame. We have 400 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of towing capacity, unless we add a weight distribution hitch; then we have up to 500 pounds of tongue weight with 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer we'll be installing the Draw-Tite class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 75710. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. The only thing we really have exposed is the receiver tube, which is almost flush with the rear bumper, so we have nice easy access to the 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole on both sides and our chain hold down. The only other thing that we really have exposed is the round crosstube that connects the two side brackets to the frame. We have 400 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of towing capacity, unless we add a weight distribution hitch; then we have up to 500 pounds of tongue weight with 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to show you part number 75710. This is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch. This is a Class III with a 2" opening. We'll go ahead and take a quick look at our hitch when it's installed on our vehicle. First off it has a nice rounded collar that goes all the way the 2" opening here and then it uses a 5/8" hitch pin hole right here. You notice it has 2 sets of holes on here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to show you part number 87720. This is the Hidden Hitch Class 3, 2 inch receiver hitch. We'll go ahead and take a quick look at our hitch when it's installed on our vehicle. First off, it has a nice rounded collar that goes all the way around the 2 inch opening here and then it uses a 5/8ths hitch pin hole right here. Below the receiver are two large safety chain loops and then the body of our hitch is a round tube construction. All right now, you can see how the hitch also kind of disappears behind the bumper, but then it comes up and over the exhaust. Our hitch will attach up to the frame.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13100. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 16 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now before we begin our installation, we're going to go ahead and install a safety strap to help support the exhaust. Next, we'll point out the three rubber exhaust hangers that we'll need to remove.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1994 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on a 1994 Ford Explorer, we're going to install part number 70647 from Hidden Hitch. All right. This is what the hitch looks like installed on the vehicle. Next I'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as balm out, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. Top of the receiver opening, down to the ground will be about sixteen and a half inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hold to the edge of the bumper will be about two and three quarter inches. Now go ahead and I'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we do is go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver in a Class 3 with a 2 inch opening, part number C13100. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose a couple accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.From the center of thehitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 16 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. You'll need to begin by putting a safety strap up to support our exhaust once we remove 3 exhaust hangers. Once we have the safety strap in place, we'll go ahead and use a little spray lubricantand a largepry bar to remove the 3 rubber exhaust hangers from the rear. One at each side that holds each muffler on.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be installing hidden hitch, part number 87720. This is what out 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 pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer well be installing Draw Tite hitch, part number 75710. 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 pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Ford Explorer - Curt

Toda on our 2013 For Explorer well install the Curt hitch part number C13100. 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 pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four and three-quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16 and a quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today in our 2012 Ford Explorer well be installing the Draw Tite Hitch part number 75710. 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 drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. First well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2012 Ford Explorer well be installing the Hidden Hitch part number 87720. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed, next well give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. First well need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Explorer - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford Explorer, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C13100. First, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. To do this, we'll go ahead and put a safety strap underneath the exhaust so that after we remove the three rubber isolators securing the exhaust to the exhaust hangers, we can safely lower the exhaust without falling too far. Now with our safety strap in position, we'll go ahead and take some spray lubricant and spray each one of the rubber isolators. Next, we'll go ahead and take a pry bar and remove the rubber isolator from the exhaust. Now with all four exhaust hangers free, we can go ahead and use the safety strap to safely lower the exhaust so that we can gain access to the hardware or the frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, were going to install Hidden Hitch part number 87720. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you when selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer, we're going to install the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75710. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost point of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-1/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now, let's go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Explorer

Today were working on a 2008 Ford Explorer. Were going to install a Curt Hitch part number 13112. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the vehicle is 2 inches and for the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 3/8inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Ford Explorer

Today we are working on a 2000 Ford Explorer. We will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 70647. This will also be comparable to Draw-Tite part number 75083. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in ing accessories for your new hitch, such as a bike rack, cargo carrier, or draw bar. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the bumper it is 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 15-3/4 inches. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:30



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1996 Ford Explorer

Today we are going to do an install of part number 70647 on a 1996 Ford Explorer. This also applies to part number 75083. The first step to installing our hitch is to remove any tow ropes here on the bottom of the vehicle. Sometimes they can be on the passenger side. In this case we do not have to worry about that. The next thing we can do is go ahead and install our hardware. Which the hardware fits in this hole right here and then on the side of the frame right here. What we will do is hang the hitch from this hardware here first. Then we will go ahead and install the rest. When you are putting up the hitch notice that this edge here is hitting here and on the shackle here. What happens on older vehicles is that the suspension sags a little bit. So what we have to do is raise up the body to raise the suspension so that we have room to fit the hitch into.





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