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Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

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Ideal for heavy-duty towing, this vehicle trailer hitch has a cast steel center that is designed to handle hefty tongue weights. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this durable, corrosion-resistant hitch exceeds industry standards. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" part number 41948 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 41948

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • 15000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1500 lbs WD TW

Ideal for heavy-duty towing, this vehicle trailer hitch has a cast steel center that is designed to handle hefty tongue weights. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this durable, corrosion-resistant hitch exceeds industry standards.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Fully welded steel construction with computer-aided design ensures strength and durability
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and wiring connector mounting bracket are also welded on
  • Reinforced, cast center section ensures the highest tongue weight capacity possible
  • Oversize safety-chain loops are easy to access
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 12,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 15,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Ultra Frame Design with Cast Center Section

Specifically designed for a serious towing machine, this rugged trailer hitch receiver features the strong, durable construction that your heavy-duty applications require. The secure side-bracket design and all-frame attachment system ensure maximum stability. The cast center section lets you pile on the tongue weight without any worries. And the reinforced pin hole and large safety-chain loops better accommodate your heavy-duty towing needs.


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real-life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



41948 Draw-Tite UltraFrame Class 5 Trailer Hitch Receiver with Cast Center



41948 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 41948 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - without factory hitch

2011 - 2018 Ram 1500 without factory hitch

2019 - 2019 Ram 1500 Classic without factory hitch


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
12,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
15,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,500 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

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No drilling required for installation




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Video of Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ram 1500 - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ram 1500 we're gonna be taking a look at the Draw-Tite Class V Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver part number 41948.Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed. The cross tube is gonna sit right below the bumper, but it is gonna blend in nicely underneath since there is that black power coated finish. It's a Class V hitch. It's gonna give us a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening that's got that reinforced collar, giving it more strength and just an overall finished look.The way we're gonna mount all of our accessories is gonna be this hole towards the front of our truck, and it's gonna use a standard 5/8 pin and clip. They're not included, but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC3. The secondary hole back here towards the rear of our truck is gonna be for the J-Pin stabilization device, which is gonna be nice for any of those accessories that you have that don't have a built-in anti-rattle, keeping them nice and secure inside the receiver tube.Here's what the J-Pin looks like.

It's gonna go in just like a normal pin and clip would from one side, and then on the inside, it's gonna have that other secondary tab that's gonna come around. It's gonna apply pressure to your accessory keeping it from rattling around on the inside of your receiver tube. It's gonna apply that pressure because we're gonna come to the other side of the pin, and we're gonna have a nut, and we're gonna be able to secure down and keep everything nice and tight. It's also a locking device, so we're gonna keep all of our accessories nice and secure.The safety chain connection points are gonna be on the bottom of our hitch here. They're gonna be rather large plate-style, and as you can see, I can almost get my entire fist around them.

But keep in mind since they are so big, that lip between the outside and the inside edge is gonna be rather large, so you want to make sure that you have some larger hooks because the smaller one might not be able to clear that.Our hitch is an extra heavy-duty hitch. It is a Class V, again, and it's gonna give us a 1,500 lb tongue weight along with 12,000 lbs of gross trailer weight rating. It is designed to work with weigh distribution systems. The tongue weight's gonna stay the same at 1,500, but it's gonna bump the gross trailer weight rating up to 15,000 lbs. With that in mind, I do want to mention that you always want to double check your vehicle's owners manual and never exceed the manufacturers recommended weight.Like to give you a few measurements that will help you when deciding for accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack, or even a cargo carrier.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is gonna be right about 5". From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening is gonna right about 19 3/4". Now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and going over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.To being installation, I went ahead and removed our spare tire just so you could see a little bit better and to have a little bit more headroom to work. If we come the outside edge of our bumper area just right behind our chrome bumper, we're gonna have two bolts that we're gonna have to remove: one at the very back of our vehicle, and one right on the other side. I'm gonna be using a 21mm socket to remove those two bolts.

Now with these two removed, we're gonna have another two on the other side that we're gonna have to pull out as well. You're gonna want to hold on to these bolts because we will be re-using them.Is we move forward on our frame rail from where we took out that last bold, we're gonna have a rather large hole that's in the frame. We're gonna want to take our pull wire and take the coiled end, and we're take a spacer block and slide it over the coiled end and then thread one of our carriage bolts onto the coiled end. Now we can feed this carriage bolt into the frame and follow that up with the spacer, and we're gonna want to pull it down so that carriage bolt engages that block. We're gonna have the same hole on the other side as well, so we can repeat that over there too.Behind our license plate where our bumper support is, we're gonna have two oblong holes, and these are also gonna be where our hardware's gonna be going. But we're not gonna be able to get our hardware in the same way that we did in the other spots. It's gonna be very close, but we're not gonna be able to get the hardware in like that. So what we're gonna do is, we're gonna take our fish wire, we're gonna take the coiled end, and we're gonna feed it through. We're gonna go over to the end of our frame towards the outside of our vehicle. You just want to keep pushing until that coiled end pops out of the frame support here. You can take your spacer block, you're gonna go over the coiled end, and thread that carriage bolt on just like we did earlier, then we're gonna feed it back into the frame. You're gonna pull that pull wire all the way until that bolt is sticking out. Then we'll repeat that for the other hole as well.Now that we have all of our hardware in place, I'm actually gonna push these bolts back into the frame just a little bit so that we can actually get our hitch put into place. With an extra set of hands, we're gonna get our hitch into position, and you're gonna want to feed your pull wires into the corresponding holes. On the side tabs here, we're not gonna be using the very back hole or the one closest to the front, so we're gonna go through that middle hole here.Now you're gonna want to take one of your factory bolts. We're gonna put it in hand tight just to support the hitch. Want to get at least one in on each side, then we can work on getting the rest of the hardware in place. With that bolt supporting our hitch, we pull the front section towards the front of our cab down so it's away from the frame here because we're gonna have to actually put in a 1/2" flat washer. I'm gonna take my pull wire, I'm gonna pull it out from the hitch to the outside of the hitch and slide that washer in place so that I can get it in between the hitch and the frame. Then you're gonna want to go back through the hitch and pull everything back through. Then we'll push the hitch back in place and re-secure that bolt.We're gonna pull that pull wire off, and we're gonna be securing our hitch on the forward attachment point using a conical tooth washer. Make sure the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. Then we're gonna secure it down with a nut. A quick tip to help you get that nut in place and keep the bolt still, if you push on the washer, it'll trap it making it a little bit easier getting it in place. And we'll do that for both sides.On the back side, if you haven't already, you can go ahead and pull your bolts through, and we're gonna remove the pull wires from our bolts, and then we're gonna be doing the same thing. We're gonna take a conical tooth washer, and you're gonna make sure they're facing toward the hitch and secure it down with another nut. We'll do that for the other remaining bolt as well. I just want to mention that you want to be careful not to push the bolt back into the frame and drop it.So you should only have one more bolt on each side, and that's gonna be that factory bolt. We're gonna put it back into position, then we can snug up all of our hardware. Using that same 21mm socket, I'm gonna snug up all those factory M14 bolts. I'm gonna come back with a 3/4" socket and tighten up all my 1/2" hardware. I'm gonna come back with a 3/4" socket, and I'm gonna torque down all of my 1/2" hardware to the specified amount in the instructions. And we'll repeat that for all the remaining hardware. I'm gonna make sure to torque the M14 hardware as well.That'll finish up your look at the Draw-Tite Class V Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver part number 41948 on our 2018 Ram 1500.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" - 41948

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (120 Customer Reviews)

Ideal for heavy-duty towing, this vehicle trailer hitch has a cast steel center that is designed to handle hefty tongue weights. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this durable, corrosion-resistant hitch exceeds industry standards.

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2016 Ram 1500

easy to mount, wish the instructions where better but i figured it out 557157



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2014 Ram 1500

Product arrived F A S T from supplier. All components were accounted for! The installation took me 2:38 minutes. The instructions are well explained but the picture showing the installation is way too busy. Improvement needed. Also searched the internet and saw a video on installation. Great product get buy! Thank you etrailer! 487699



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500. This is the hitch that I’ve been looking for to tow my toy hauler Instructions was easy to read I put the hitch on all by myself it’s a perfect fit can’t wait to try it out. I would recommend this hitch to anybody that’s looking to buy a hitch it is definitely what the picture shows it’s totally heavy duty 526372



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2016 Ram 1500 It arrived a day early which was a nice surprise. Installed exactly like the instructions said. Took me ~1 hour by myself, without lifting the truck or removing the spare tire. The time was mostly because as the video says it is a TIGHT fit. I already put it to use, rented a boom lift and fixed a flag pole and changed some parking lot lights, put about 40 miles worth of towing on it. No problems at all with the hitch. Considering the rental company charges $100 delivery fee and $100 to moving fee the hitch has already paid for itself. The only problem I had was I can't download the pdf file (tried Firefox and IE) with the instructions on it. I get a timeout error. I think it's possibly due to my IT department has disabled javascript for security reasons. A direct download link would fix that. But it came with the instructions so it wasn't necessary to download and print. Really happy with this hitch and I will be using it a lot. 674633



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy install thanks etrailer! Simple, extremely quick shipping and follow up. That's great customer service. Few simple tools 19&21mm sockets ratchet and torque wrench and about 1.5 hrs I had hitch and brake controller installed in my 2017 ram. I used a little anti seize on all bolts. 410212



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Extremely rugged. (5*); Very poor shipping/packaging-Zero padding & carton is not designed to protect hitch from shipping damage or to prevent hitch poking thru it. Arrived with 2 parts protruding shipping box-easily preventable. Unfortunately this is typical-see numerous comments. Yet NO effort to address this issue. It’s also a very tight fit to install. YouTube install video is way better than printed instructions. Brand new truck-no reason custom hitch is so difficult to install-2+.25 hours with a Jack , assistant, pry bars, sledge hammer, and wood blocks needed to force fin holes into alignment. It’s not properly shipped/designed - it’s unacceptable to require this much fixing/Mcguivering to install a bolt on custom fit hitch. Very solid once installed! Next, Very disappointed how loose a standard 2” ball mount fits when inserted into receiver. I’ve tried several 2” inserts. Receiver is designed too way wide - much bigger gap than any others I’ve seen since I bought it. It’s almost 2 1/4” square. And even the inner cast center section is 2 1/8” square. It’s so loose I actually wondered at first if I mistakenly bought a 2 1/2” receiver. I had also purchased a J-pin anti-rattle locking receiver pin but that’s for fine tuning and shouldn’t be required for most ball mounts & accessories. A little gap/tolerance for temperature changes, surface rust, etc is normal. But this is excessive, creating unnecessary excessive loose play. Weight rating decal was also very crooked. Had to warm it up, remove, reinstall decal so it didn’t look like crap on great truck/hitch. I intentionally bought a custom fit very rugged hitch. It’s very rugged. But for all the above reasons I can’t say I love it. And I’m not convinced I’d buy THIS Class V custom hitch again. Etrailer pricing & delivery speed were great! But they’re responsible to fix the packaging/shipping issues that numerous posts have complained about. That said I’d definitely buy other products here. 660671



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2012 Ram 1500

Great product , good price, easy install, fast delivery. You can't expect more than that! 570308



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Product arrived on time and was easy to install has been a great addition to my truck 643726



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2014 Ram 1500

The receiver arrived one day earlier than the estimated shipping which was great because I was already off work that day. The install went fairly smoothly, the guide wires for the four bolts are just genius and save a ton of frustration. The only thing that was an issue was that the spread of the hitch was a little off and it didn't fit smoothly into the slots on the frame where it was supposed to go. It took a little "gentle persuasion" with a floor jack to get the receiver to fit into place. Install took me roughly 45 minutes. 493214



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Great hitch, product delivered was just as advertised. You have to make bumper mounts though. Would like to see these offered as an extra 551724



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etrailer.com was very helpful with the specifications for trailer hitches, and sent their recommended hitch to us very quickly. *** Installation was a nightmare. *** When we first tried to install it from underneath, none of the holes could be aligned. We removed the bumper, and the rear cross-member (that the bumper was bolted to), so that we could assemble it on the ground before putting it in, and it still needed modification. Putting the bolts though with a string as instructed was not a simple task, but it was the easiest part of this installation. The instructions are vague. Once the assembly was put back into the truck, 4 of the remaining holes needed to be modified (the furthest forward in the truck and the middle holes). It hard to understand how Draw-Tite got the holes to be mis-aligned this much. It took a day of grinding and some pry bars to get it in. If I didn't need it soon, I would have sent it back. The hitch does look and feel strong now. 466875



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2017 Ram 1500

Hitch is beefy and does the job. Problem was tolerance was to tight for bolt holes. Had to bend ears to line up with frame 548787


Comments
The mounting flanges on a trailer hitch are designed for straight line strength, not lateral strength. The flanges are actually designed to have some give in them, so theyll flex with the vehicle. Because of this, if they get flexed during shipping, they can be easily manipulated back into place. As long as the powder coat didnt crack and there arent any cracks in the mounting flange itself, the hitch will work perfectly after being moved back into place. Ill link you to a help article that shows a few different methods of manipulating the hitch back into place.
-- Mike L - 08/02/2018

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2013 Ram 1500

My wife and I installed this in the driveway. A jack and 2 jack stands were a great help. I wanted to see how it all fit together, so I took the bumper off (6 bolts) and the cross member the hitch fits around. I bolted the cross member to the two center bolts first, them we lifted the entire assembly into place. This worked extremely well, and allowed us to align each hole as we went without a fight. It is a perfect fit. We followed the instructions on bolt torque, we took our time, this was an easy install. Total time to install for us was just over 2 hours, plus a lunch delay. We will buy from eTrailer again. Great communication and support, and fast delivery. 524161


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This has been one of the best additions to my truck. This is the perfect hitch giving me confidence that this is the safest hitch on the market.
Scott H - 06/23/2019

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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

This was the best purchase we have made for our 2016 Ram 1500. Easy to install and it held up well during our move, towing a trailer with 1,000 lbs in it. We chose this hitch to utilize with towing and also with our future travel trailer to tow better and more lbs. 547516



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2016 Ram 1500

Love this draw tight !!! Very easy to install , only took me about 30 minutes and that was because I had to locate my tools that someone had barrowed without my knowledge lol.. This will help save my bumper and tag from being damaged from my trailer tong also .. 385643



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2016 Ram 1500

Quality product fast shipping great company to deal with have ordered from etrailer before products are always as ordered and are easy to install and prices are hard to beat 397072



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1996 Dodge Dakota

Great product! Had no issues with pulling my 6800 pound camper with it. The one thing that needs up dating is the safety chain hook up openings. Having a trouble properly hooking up the chains on my camper and boat and removing them. I had another one that I bought for a 96 dodge Dakota and the safety chain hooks inserted correctly without any problem. Other than that this product will haul what ever you plan to pull. 546109



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2017 Ram 1500

Well Built Hitch. Took about an hour to install by myself. Perfect fit. 383170



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Haven't had a chance to put it on yet. However, it looks perfect. Those beads on all the welds are excellent. Plus I was a little surprised at how heavy it is. Well made with real steel. Great. I'm sure it will more than do the job. Plus I saved over fifty dollars and got free shipping. You can't beat that. At least that's what all my friends are saying. 451325


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As far as I can tell it works great. I dont even know its there. When I need it, it comes in real handy and its real heavy so Im not worried about hurting it.
Rex - 11/13/2018

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2014 Ram 1500

Looks great. Heavy duty. Real real real tight tolerances for fit. Had to use two floor jacks on sides and back to almost lefting truck off the ground in order to make it fit. Scraped the paint off the inside left of the hitch doing it. An hour job took four at about 12 degrees, cold. But now that it's on I'm sure it will be great. 1/8 to 1/4 inch wider would have been great. 176317



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I gave this hitch a 5 star rating, this is for the hitch itself. The install was greatly added by the use of the fish wires for the bolts. It took about 3 hours to install this hitch, the fit was extremely tight, with a floor jack under the hitch and almost picking the truck off the floor it still took a 4# hammer and a block of wood to persuade the hitch into the frame after loosening the upper bumper crossmember bolts, the rearmost factory bolts then took two pry bars and four hands to get the last bolt started. Once finally started the bolts pulled the hitch up into position and swaged the hitch into the bumper braces. The hitch seems to be well built and heavy duty the only problem is the alignment of the two rearmost holes and the extremely snug fit. The hitch also looks good after the installation was complete, I didn't get a picture of the installed hitch, this was on my son inlaws pickup. 452151



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2019 Ram 1500 Classic

Hitch went on great after some slight persuasion with a pry bar to line up the factory holes. I thankfully had an impact wrench on hand which made installtion that much better. All in all it took me about hour that from the time i started dropping the spare tire to securing the spare tire. Feels very strong fit nice and snug. The fish wire for the bolts was really handy! 602555



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2016 Ram 1500

Would have given 5 stars if it wasn’t a SUPER tight fit. As per the other reviews, it showed up poking out of the box and I’m sure that’s why it took some raring and raring to get it in. A floor jack, pry bars, two big guys, persuasion from a wood block and a 4lb sledge. Got it in there. Super durable looking and can’t wait to use and abuse it. Showed up 3 days early. That’s great. All in all, great looking receiver and the quality seems good. 735593



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Very nice hitch, fit great ,looks great, seems very well built " heavy duty" . I work for a company and we have a fleet of trucks. My boss has also bought this hitch and I installed and we are very pleased with your product. We will continue to do business with you. Keep up the good work. 735149



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Strong and easy to install. I installed it my self with the help of some jack stands and a floor Jack. 734038


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    Sounds like your truck has a ball hole built into the bumper which is designed for mounting a hitch ball and you are looking for a hitch to fit underneath that. If this is the case the part # 41948 would be exactly what you would need and would work well. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 2016 Ram 1500 just like yours as well.
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    To install a Class IV trailer hitch, like the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41948, on your 2016 Ram 1500 you will need to have the OEM trailer hitch removed. We do have options like this for 2500 and 3500 pickups but that is for heavy duty towing where dual receivers are required. For your 1500 this is the only way to have at least a Class IV trailer hitch. An installation video and the written instructions have been linked for you to check out.
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