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Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Ford Ranger - Hidden Hitch
Today on our 1999 Ford Ranger we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 70181. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you're selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper its 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17-1/4 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack or cargo carrier.Before we begin installing the hitch we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 1999 Ford Ranger - Curt
Today's on is 1999 Ford Ranger, we're gonna install part number 13138 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks when installed on the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening, down to the ground, its gonna be 15 and a half inches. From center of a hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper, its gonna be 3 and a half inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Ford Ranger
Today on a 1998 Ford Ranger were going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. Its also supplied part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out when selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 14-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4-1/2 inches.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Ford Ranger
Today on this 2004 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 21 inches. From the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:26
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Ranger
Today on this 2008 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This will also apply to part number 75082 from Draw-Tite. OK, we will show you how the hitch mounts up to the frame of the vehicle. You are going to use the existing hole right here and you are going to use this existing spot right here, with the bolt in here. This bolt will be removed and replaced with new hardware. The J-nut behind it will be replaced also. We will start off by removing the hardware right here. And one little thing that you might want to do is go ahead and loosen this bolt up a little bit. That way, it makes it a little easier to move this J-nut here. We are done with the driver side. Let us go ahead and do the same thing again on at the passenger side. 0:44
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford Ranger
On this 2006 Ford Ranger we are going to install part number 70181 from Hidden Hitch. Okay looking at the drivers side frame rail I will show you where the hitch mounts up. It is going to mount up on the bottom of the frame right here using an existing hole and also, two bolts go into the side of the frame. It is going to be identical on both sides. :17
Alright today on this 1998 Ford Ranger, we are going to install part number 13019 from Curt. Alright this is what the hitch looks like when it is on the vehicle. And next we will give you some measurements to help you out in selecting accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is 13-1/2 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/2 inches. Alright, the first thing we need to do is go ahead and remove these bumper bolts at the very end of the frame. We are looking at the driver side and it is going to be the same on both sides. We will go ahead and remove that bolt. And you can also see when we release the bolt, the bumper came down a little bit. We still need a little bit more room, so we are going to loosen up this second bolt going towards the front of the vehicle just enough to let the bumper come down some more. And we are going to do this on both sides of the vehicle. 0:46
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford Ranger
Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 70181 on a 2003 Ford Ranger. The first thing we want to do is lower the spare tire and get it out of the way. OK, looking at the passengers side frame rail, we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting location for the hitch. There are three existing holes in each side of the vehicle which are going to provide the mounting location. There is one here at the bottom of the frame, and two on the side of the frame one here, and one here as well. The first thing we are going to do, were going to go ahead and put the hardware in the locations on both sides of the vehicle at the bottom of the frame and put the hitch up into position. We can hold them in place with a nut onto this bolt. OK, and with the two bolts loosely installed at the bottom of the frame, we can go ahead and put ones in the side of the frame next.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Ranger
Today we are going to install part number 75082 which is Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch. We will be installing it on a 2007 Ford Ranger XLT. After lowering the spare tire underneath the vehicle here, on the driver side and passenger side we want to remove the rear most bolt on both sides. After removing both rear most bolts we need to remove the retaining clip that holds the threads out of the frame rail here. You actually pry this piece away from the frame rail. Because it is actually clipped around it. To give a little more clearance we are going to loosen this bolt on both sides. That should give you enough room here to pop the clip out of the frame. Now that the clip is removed from the frame we will go ahead and tighten these bolts back up. Now we will the hardware down from the top of the frame down into the holes in the frame.
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford Ranger
Today we are going to do an install of part number 87161 from Hidden Hitch. This hitch install also applies for part number 75082 from Draw Tite. We will install this on a 2002 Ford Ranger with the Edge package. To begin our install we must do a couple things. We have to take out this bolt and the J-Nut on top. Basically it is just a nut that clamps on the frame. It must be removed also. The new hardware will be ped in so that it is pointing straight down. This nut towards the back will stay in place however we will loosen it up so we can have better access to the J nut. Then the last piece of hardware will be going in this hole here. The bolt that we loosen will always stay here in the frame. We will repeat this process for the opposite side.
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