Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75579 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75579

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 400 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs WD TW

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Installation instructions included
    • Uses existing hardware from your vehicle
  • 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 III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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.



75579 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87451 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



75579 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75579 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2014 Dodge CV

2012 - 2015 Ram CV

2008 - 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2009 - 2012 Volkswagen Routan

2008 - 2016 Chrysler Town and Country

2013 - 2014 Volkswagen Routan Canadian Market models



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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


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




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite max-frame custom fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver. Part number is 75579. Here's what our Draw-Tite class 3 is going to look like installed. You can see that cross tube is going to remain hidden behind that rear fascia, which is nice. It's just going to leave us, basically, with our 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, and our safety chain connection points here. These are a rolled steel stock.

Plenty of room in there to get our chains connected. You'll see that nice reinforcement collar around the end there. It kind of has a rounded look to it, to keep it pretty aesthetically pleasing. With this being a class 3 hitch, this is going to run the gamut on accessories that we can use on it. Ball mounts, of course, bike racks, hitch cargo carriers, tables, you name it. If they make a hitch accessory, they'll probably make it in a class 3.

This is the most common, most versatile one out on the market. When it comes time to hold all those items in place, you're going to see 2 holes on the side of your hitch, here. We want to use the larger one that's closer to the front of the vehicle. That's 5/8 of an inch in diameter. Want to choose class 3 accessories, and it looks like we're going to have plenty of room on each side there for regular hitch pins and clips, locking hitch pins, or even anti rattle devices. One anti rattle device available is called the J-Pin stabilization system.

That's the only time that rear hole will ever be used. When it comes to weight ratings for the hitch, it's going to offer a 400 pound tongue weight rating. That's the maximum downward force we can put here, at our receiver tube opening. It offers a 4,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That would be the total weight of our trailer, and anything that we we're to load up on it. The hitch does come with a weight distribution rating, as well.

It's okay to use with weight distribution, and that's going to raise the tongue weight rating up to 500 pounds. The gross trailer weight rating is going to go up to 5,000 pounds. Of course, we do need to check the owner's manual on the Grand Caravan. We want to see what its tow rating is. We'll use whichever of those numbers are the lowest. A few measurements that are going to be helpful in selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier: From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, we're going to have about 13 inches. We would recommend the use of accessories with a raised shank to help promote better ground clearance at the rear. Also, from the center of our hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's going to be about 5 inches. To begin our installation, we need to get this exhaust down and out of the way, just so we can have room to get up there to the hardware. We're going to be dropping 3 hangers. It's really a pretty simple process. First one is going to be right here behind the exhaust pipe. There's just going to be one 13 millimeter bolt that we need to remove. We'll just back that out. We'll just kind of rotate that down just a touch. We'll move up on our exhaust pipe, here. The next one is going to be right behind our muffler, located right up there. Got that one down. If we go kind of catty corner to this one, right up here on the other side, we'll have our third. Again, all of them are going to use a 13 millimeter. All right. Now, let's take a look at our hardware mounting locations. On the driver's side here, we've got 3. You can see a small bolt right here. This takes a 15 millimeter socket. The 2 in front of that use 18 millimeter sockets. On the driver's side, we remove all 3 of these. On our passenger side, we're just going to remove the smaller 15 millimeter and 18 millimeter. With an extra set of hands, we're going to lift our hitch up into position. We'll guide our passenger side up over the exhaust, there. Bring the driver's side up. You'll see the holes in the hitch are going to match up right with the holes where we removed those bolts from. One thing we will need to do is, kind of move this plate around, so our holes are going to line up. You can see it kind of gets out of position there. I like to just use a screwdriver. Place it up in there. Get one of my bolts started. I usually start with the one here in the rear. We'll just move forward. Same thing for our middle hole location. Once we've got that started with 3 or 4 good turns, we'll be able to let our hitch rest there, while we get our other side started. We'll get our last one started here on the driver's side. We'll get these snugged down. With those snugged down, we want to check out our instructions. We're going to have our torque specifications. We want to go through and make sure each bolt is torqued down appropriately. All right. Now, we can get that exhaust put back into position. With our exhaust back in place, that's going to complete our installation of the Draw-Tite custom fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number 75579, on our 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75579

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (836 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

I love this hitch and it looks very nice. I have a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and have installed a few class III hitches over the years. This was by far the easiest yet and the fit and finish are excellent and the supplied instructions were clear and concise. I was worried initially that a big class II hitch would ruin the lines of my van and look like a giant piped monstrosity hanging below my rear bumper. Nothing could be further from the truth…it is totally hidden except for the receiver tube that snugs up under the rear bumper. Instructions recommend trimming rubber bumper around receiver tube but I didn’t and it looks really good. Note that the mounting bolts must be torqued to specs and I was lucky enough to already own a torque wrench. If you don’t, consider renting or purchasing one. Please don’t be foolish and endanger others on the road by skimping on this step. I am very strong but still had to strain against the torque wrench to apply the given torque values in the instructions. 316435


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Thanks for reaching out for sure. After a year, the hitch still looks and performs like new....I am particularly happy that there is no rust and the finish is still holding up well.Thanks again for a great product! John Bray Corpus Christi, TX

John B - 11/15/2017

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country

Installation went fairly smoothly, mainly because of etrailer's great instructional video (Search YouTube for "etrailer hitch 2013 town and country"). However, if you don't have access to a lift, installation could be much more difficult and time-consuming. I installed the trailer hitch receiver by myself and used wood blocks to lift it into position. Also, mine did not come with instructions (referenced in the YouTube video) which - I'm assuming - would have the torque specifications for the bolts. 130094


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No problems

Jesse O - 05/12/2015

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Just received. still in box. review toooo quick! Have received quote from a mechanic. Will install hitch wiring harness for approx. $80 which is now hour. Cost here was about 1/2 cost at Dodge dealer. 575365



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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Happy and satisfied customer thank you guys! 391810



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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

I have been looking for a hitch for awhile now and then I came across your web page. I have seen Draw-Tite hitches on quite a few vehicles. So I went on to do a little research and to read quite a few of the reviews on this hitch here. After reading the reviews and the price of the hitch at that time I decided that I had found the hitch for my 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew. I placed the order and the next day received a message that my order had shipped. The box arrived very quickly after I placed my order which was a pleasant surprise. One side of the box was really tore up and the hitch had come free of the strapping inside the box. The only thing inside the box was the hitch with the tongue/receiver wrapped in plastic wrap and the two pieces of cardboard that had come free. I search the inside of the box for some instructions but did not find any at this point so I would know exactly which bolts to take out. The first thing I did was to jack up the back of my van so I had a little more room to work underneath where the hitch was to go. Then I took off the passenger side rear tire to give me better access to the bolts that had to come out for the hitch and for the exhaust system to be lowered. I then took out the five bolts for the hitch and had to take out the three bolts holding up the exhaust to give me room to install the hitch. Then came the hardest part of the whole process and that was getting the hitch up to a point where I could get a bolt started. I tried using the exhaust system to help me but was still having a problem. So I got a cinder block I had in the garage and put it under one end of the hitch which was a better platform and really helped me getting the other side started. From that point on it went really well getting the other side started and then all five bolts in and tightened down. I then stepped back to see what it looked like and at this time I saw something white deep in the hitch receiver/tongue. When I pulled it out I noticed it was the instruction I had looked for earlier. It would have been nice to have these when I first started. A suggestion would be to put a notice on the plastic wrap that is wrapped around the receiver/tongue of the hitch that states "Instruction Enclosed" or "Packing Slip Enclosed" or just tape them to the inside of the box, not hidden inside a wrapped receiver/tongue of the hitch. I then went back and torqued the five bolts to what it stated on the sheet I found. I then put the three bolts back in the exhaust system to get it back in place which basically completed the installation of my Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch. 502792


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I am so happy that I found your website and purchased the appropriate hitch for my vehicle. Actually I was surprised how easy it was to install and I was able to do it with-out a hitch. So I guess that a Thank You is in order for such a wonderful product and customer service.

Leland - 05/01/2019

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2016 Chrysler Town and Country

Ordered a hitch and wiring system for my new van. Product was delivered in a timely manner and everything needed to install it was included. Box was a bit beat up upon delivery but nothing was missing or damaged. Thanks! 431329


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Have had no trouble with the hitch. Gave it a good workout too hauling a trailer from California to North Dakota this summer.

Deb Y - 09/11/2018

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This product fit very easy. The total install time was about 30 minutes. It could have been faster, but I only had one jack. I have only towed a few times, but it seems to have my issues so far. 564387



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2011 Chrysler Town and Country

I purchased a etrailer hitch for my 2011 Town and Country van. I was hesitant to install myself but after viewing several installation videos and customers comments I dove into the project. I had visions of rusty, broken bolts, drilling and tapping and laying under the vehicle all day. Needless to say it took less than an hour. I didn’t jack the car up and I easily installed it by myself. A helper might have been handy, but I supported one side with a card board box while getting bolts started in other side. I took two hanger brackets loose and easily shoved the resonator aside to put in trailer hitch bolts under it. I was cautious takeing out the two smaller bolts, they were somewhat rusty. I backed them out a couple turns, sprayed with penetrating rust oil turned back in then backed out again. I repeated that procedure several times. On the attached photo I show the bolt next to the air conditioner line, etrailer enclosed a piece of plastic to slip over the ac line so hitch does not rub against, the plastic is enclosed in the receiving part of hitch and I did not discover until hitch was installed, but was easy to slip over after hitch was installed. This is a well engineered hitch and easy to install! 496717


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It has been a year since I installed the etrailer hitch. I would do it again as it is a very solid hitch and you can barely tell there is a hitch on the van when the ball isnt installed. The only thing I would do differently, I would not purchase the hitch silencer, it does work nicely at keeping the receiver from rattling in the hitch socket, but the bumper interferes with it, which makes it difficult to use. For long road trips I would say get it, but if just pulling a trailer around town and to a big box store, forget it.

Steven C - 04/15/2019

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I wasn't sure if I can tackle the job - but after watching the instructional video and receiving the hitch - it was a straight forward job as shown - very good hitch and good service from the etrailer folks. I love how it's hidden at this van and from now on, I will always get my hitches from etrailer with that support and service - nice product and please keep it up! 44776



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2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

First thing I must state is I got a price of 500.00 to have a hitch and wiring installed for my grand caravan. I started searching the net and found multiple places to purchase the items needed, but etrailer had the videos and information needed to ease my mind on installing myself. The hitch installed within an hour. The wiring took about an hour and a half with my sons help. We are going to pull a pop up camper this summer on a nice long road trip. Cathy, the employee that answered my call, was very helpful and reassured me that even I could install this. To anyone with concern on installing yourself, watch the videos first then place your order. 526406


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Still happy with the product.

John - 06/25/2019

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Dodge Grand Caravan

This is a well made hitch, directions are very straight forward and the fit is excellent. E-trailer's price was very favorable, offering a savings over local vendors. A recommendation for those in the rust belt where salt is applied to the roads in winter- If your Caravan is anything besides brand new be careful removing the bumper bolts from the unibody when mounting the hitch. I had two bolts that were partially seized and did not cooperate initially requiring several applications of PB Blaster and carefully working the bolt back and forth with a rachet handle to remove the both without damage. My van is only 4 years old. Upon installing the hitch a heavy application of rust inhibitor like Fluid Film or Texaco Compound L to the unibody surface where the hitch mates is a good idea as salt and sand can build up and cause rust. 288517


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As for the hitch, it was a simple install and has proven itself very useful, having a family transporter that can now pull my smaller trailers as well as carry my wife and kids at the same time. The heaviest load I have hauled was 2,500lbs of drywall which maxed out my small trailer the van handled it with ease. Again, a great product.

Charles - 10/27/2017

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2014 Chrysler Town and Country

I found that the Draw-Tite hitch (#75579) is an excellent product that fit my 2014 Town and Country perfectly. The excellent installation videos provided by etrailer added to my confidence that I could do the job correctly the first time and wasn't getting into something beyond my skill set. The hardest part was getting my 60 year-old butt down on the floor to bolt it up! The whole job of installing the hitch took about 1/2 an hour including unboxing the hitch, jacking up and securing the van, installing the hitch, and cleanup. I also purchased and installed the T-one wiring kit (#118534) which was also a perfect fit and relatively simple to install. Again, etrailer's installation video was thorough and inspired confidence that I could complete the job correctly the first time. Both the hitch and the wiring harness are highly recommended! 476670


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I have absolutely no complaints. Your products worked as advertised and I have had no issues with either the hitch or the wiring. Im still a very satisfied customer and should I ever need any trailer parts or accessories in the future, I will surely be a repeat customer of etrailer!

Robert H - 02/17/2019

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I had just recently had somebody run into my truck that I was going to use to pull a trailer for our family vacation. It seemed that our vacation was ruined as I called around to rent a truck and it was very expensive to rent 1 with a tow hitch. I went online on a Wednesday night to etrailers.com to try and get a tow hitch package for our van. I then called them just to make sure I would get what I wanted in time. I talked to a ver nice lady in sales named Katie H. She told me that she would try to get the shipment out that evening for delivery on Friday. Everything made it, and our family's vacation was saved. With the great video they have to install everything, it was very simple to install everything from the hitch assembly to the wiring. Thanks to etrailer.com! I will be doing more business with them in the near future. It is nice to see that there are still good people to deal with. 21657



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I have not had a chance to install the products I ordered yet so I cannot comment on the ease of installation or functioning of them. The customer service I have received so far has been exactly what I have come to expect, excellent. The installation videos I saw on the E-Trailer site were great. I knew the products were the correct ones for my application and I was sure I could handle the installation because I watched it done on “my” vehicle. My one criticism is the way my order was packed for shipment. The items were loose in one box with no packing. This presented the opportunity for loss of the smaller items in the event of damage to the box. I was fortunate in that although the box was torn open none of the items were lost. I was also fortunate that the fairly delicate transmission cooler was not damaged by slamming against the trailer hitch during the rough handling that damaged the box. Thank you for the otherwise excellent service. 67260


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Followup: The hitch has been in service since installed. It has towed my West Wight Potter sailboat without incident for one season. I now have a 17 foot travel trailer that it handles as well. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you etrailer.

-- comment by: Robert - 02/21/2014

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You are quite welcome. Thanks for following up on the hitch with us, glad to hear it is doing the job.

-- Patrick B - 2/21/2014


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Dodge

The hitch and accessories arrived on time. It could have been packaged a little better. Parts of the receiver had pushed through the box and the coating had been chipped to bare metal. Installation was not "easy" but I was able to do it myself with no lift or help. If you are much bigger than I am you'd need to get the van off the ground more to gain access to crawl around. I ended up dropping the (from the back) the first three exhaust hangers to gain enough room to work. The larger bolts need to be torqued to 93ft/lbs for the hitch installation. This is near impossible while lying on your back and trying to hold the wrench on the bolt and torque it at the same time. I would suggest using a powerful impact wrench. My little handheld Milwaukee was not strong enough to undo the larger bolts let alone torque properly. The hitch looks pretty good installed. Despite some other reviewers comments mine does push up on the bumper slightly ('14 sxt 30th). I also installed the wiring kit from Dodge. That was well worth the bit extra $. It's literally plug and play other than running the harness up to the battery area. If you buy this harness make sure to purchase a way to mount your 7-way connection outlet. The hitch doesn't not have a way to mount it without purchasing another bracket. 231855



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Took about an hour w/ my son... definitely not a 1 person job. The installation was difficult for us only because we didn't have the correct extensions to reach some of the bolts. Other than that, it really was a simple task... remove the 2 exhaust hangers (2 bolts); remove the 5 bolts; install included cover for one of the AC lines; fit the exhaust-side of the hitch first & get the two bolts threaded; then lift the other side & get the other 3 bolts threaded; torque down all the bolts; reinstall the exhaust hanger bolts; finally, marvel at the completed work. 124058



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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

I'm not sure if the instillation took me 30 minutes or maybe a little bit more but the hardest part for me was getting my 61 year old butt down on the drive way and under the back of my 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. The second hardest part was getting back up. I ordered a "complete package", that is to say a hitch receiver and wiring harness. I went ahead with another reviewer's advice and installed the wiring harness first. Then I jacked up only the rear passenger side and removed the three exhaust system hangers. Removing only one did not give me enough room to get to the bolts used for the passenger side of the receiver hitch. I thought I might need help to hold one side in place while bolting up the other but that was not the case. The receiver assembly was a perfect fit and light enough for me to hang one end off on the dropped down exhaust system while starting a bolt on the driver's side. My wife did help by passing me the required sockets, ratchets & hardware. When it was all said and done it looked great. Only the 2" square tube for the ball mount is visible from a standing view and it does not protrude past the bumper at all. No cutting or other modification of the bumper was needed. I sweated more mowing the lawn later that day than I did installing this hitch receiver and my wife thinks I'm a mechanical whizz kid now! 133836


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We dont employ the hitch every day. Its installed on a mini-van not an 18 wheeler. But we did get a 10 x 5 single axle utility trailer for hauling top soil, landscaping materials and other Harry the Homeowner DIY type stuff. We also used the hitch to haul rented equipment like wood chippers and cement mixers. Fitting our mini van with a Draw-Tite trailer hitch has really made it a multi-use vehicle and in my opinion was one of the smarter things Ive done in life! -

Lou H - 06/02/2015

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

Installed this hitch today on my 2013 Grand Caravan R/T and it was easy. I found that watching the installation video on the e trailer site was helpful. I knew exactly how it was going to look before the hitch ever arrived. One tip I found may help with moving the exhaust and muffler out of the way is to also remove the bolt holding the second hanger from the rear that is just ahead of the axle. Having both hangers loose makes it easier to move the exhaust pipe. You're going to need some room to swing the wrench on those two passenger side bolts and that helps give you a bit more clearance. This hitch looks great on the van. Very discrete and doesn't hurt the appearance one bit. 281103



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Perfect fit first try. Simple, easy 20 minute installation start to finish. Quality hitch at reasonable price. Awesome distributors too. 23757



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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

I bought this after I bought a similar product from Curt Manufacturing, and sent it back because the driver's side flange was bent 2 inches out of line, due to poor packaging. I thought I would do better with a different supplier. However, when I received it, I found it was packaged just as badly, with the metal flange sticking out through the box. I would have shipped it back, but the box was in too bad a shape to do that, and I was frustrated with the second one having issues. I did find that while the driver's side flange was bent, it was only 3/4 inch, not the two inches that the other one was. I was able to put it in a vice and bend it back in to line, and went ahead and installed it. The installation was straightforward, and took less than a half hour. I did not need to trim the bumper fascia, and it looks like a factory install, so I'm happy with the result. I will have to touch up the paint that got scraped off in the process of shipping. But overall, it works, and should do what I want it to do. Oh, and one of the pictures shows a machining burr in the receiver bore, which was painted, rather than removed. Biggest complaint is that the shipping box is awful. I'd hate to think of how much damage this package was doing to all the other boxes in the UPS truck. 547851



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The trailer hitch is working great, after a year. We use it for a bike rack on our mini van and have no complaints. It was easy to install and has been easy to use. Great product with good value. 728431



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Very easy to install. Nice and heavy duty too. Up tight to the bumper, very clean looking 716727



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The hitch was easy to install, watched the installation video. Took less than 45 minutes to install. Best to have a helper to help hold during installation. Been using it for almost a year and still no rust, looks great. Another thing is it doesn't stick out from under the vehicle to hit your shins, had that issue in the past. Use it an average on once a month. 705717



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Hitch is good, had trouble getting bolts out of van frame. Used impact and still had one break off. Fished a nut in and used a bolt. 703898



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No Issues . Very Happy with the product 698616



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The hitch was a perfect fit and the wiring was easy to install following the directions. My biggest problem were the mounting bolts, because the van has lived in Wisconsin, which implies rust. 700586



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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

I ordered the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver model 75579. It fit my 2011 Dodge Caravan correctly. It installed easily and works as expected. I’m completely pleased with the purchase, and would recommend it to others needing a trailer hitch for a van. 697948



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2016 Chrysler Town and Country

Product arrived quickly and in good condition. Installation was straightforward and the videos on the website were very helpful. I've used this trailer hitch for 1 year with my 2016 Town and Country with no issues. 694239



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This product has worked great. It was also very easy to install with the video made available. I have personally not seen the level of customer service and support provided like I have with etrailer. 694166



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Plug and play. 692128



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Hitch delivered in two days, no mixups, no surprises. I put the hitch on the vehicle the third day, it's ready to work. 691586



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This hitch worked out perfectly. Easy assembly and no problems - has been working great since installed. E-trailer had a great price (much better than dealer) would definitely recommend. 691233



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very heavy duty and a perfect fit.pricing was a good deal also.would buy from again. 690893



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I got this trailer hitch receiver for our 2012 Chrystler Town and Country. I previewed etrailer's excellent installation video and others before I purchased the hitch and was prepared to install it myself. I jacked up the rear of the car and used jack stands. Make sure the front tires are chocked. The installation took less than an hour. It fit perfectly for my vehicle. My vehicle was real clean and the bolts came right out, but you might use some pb blaster on the bolts and let them soak if needed. A long breaker bar and a torque wrench are helpful tools to have. Lowering the muffler, as the video suggested, is a must and easy to do. Super easy. 690649



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Very fast shipping! Was packaged well and all the parts fit properly. Quality product at a very reasonable price. Thank you. 690937



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The hitch and the wiring harness were perfect. Everything installed exactly as the instructions showed. Could not be happier. 690523



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Easy to put on the van. The installation video was great and helped in the installation. My brother and I had it done in less than an hour. Looks good on the van too 682418



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it was easy to install after removing the bolts that had been rusted in. I would recommend etrailer to anyone and have recommended it to an employee where I work. 681956



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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Timely receipt of hitch. product has excellent appearance. wiring package easy to use 682888



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Fit perfectly on 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. Nearly invisible when ball mount not installed. Noticed paint had chipped off the edges of the frame, customer service on their initiative helped me out with that to my satisfaction. 679714



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It fit perfect, and we pulled our camper to California from Ohio and back, no problems. 679045



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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Great product ..I'm very satisfied 678603



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To this day I have not installed my hitch . It does look very nice and I intend to use it ! 677644



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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

Easy to install by one person with the right tools. It's sits low but thats because on the 2017 grand caravan it's on sits low. Good for the money. 673594



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Very fine product, easy install, works great .very fast shipping. 674774



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Worked as intended for heavy loads. Easy installation. Good product. 673468



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Dodge Grand Caravan

Yes, I had my Draw-Tite MaxFrame 75579 trailer hitch installed last year and it's been working like a charm. I decided not to install it myself as it requires the exhaust system to be lowered on my Dodge Grand Caravan, but I was able to get a reasonable price on the labor. Thanks Very Much!! 672048



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Hitch arrived on time well packaged. Installation was a breeze. A second person to help is required if you don't have the proper tools. 670909



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Perfect fit. Easy to install, built like a tank. 670829



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I never installed this hitch because the frame bolts were impossible to remove. I gave up after I snapped a frame bolt and couldn’t even get it out with a tap. 670730


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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • For your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75579 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached an install video for this for you to check out too. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # 118534. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball,...
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  • What Is Needed To Attach And Use Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack With 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, you will need to purchase a 2 inch hitch as well which is not included. The Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack, Item # 63124, will come with the basic hardware needed to attach the rack to a 2 inch hitch. It does not include items you need to cable lock the rack. Adapters for women's and children's bikes or alternative frames are also not included. For a 2 inch hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch, Item # 75579. This hitch is a confirmed fit for your...
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  • Can a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Tow a Trailer
  • The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan has a fairly high towing capacity of 3,600 lbs so you should not have any issues towing most small boat or U-Haul trailers. However, the 3,600 lbs towing capacity of your Grand Caravan will decrease if you have 3 or more passengers. For example: - 1 to 2 Persons & Luggage = 3,600 lbs Towing Capacity - 3 to 5 Persons & Luggage = 3,350 lbs Towing Capacity - 6 to 7 Persons & Luggage = 3,000 lbs Towing Capacity Also, for vehicles equipped with "Fold-in-Floor"...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Traielr Harness on a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • I found your order and see that you arleady purchased: Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver # 75579 Trailer Wiring Harness # 118534 Adapter # 37185 Brackets # 18138 and # 18140 All of which will work on your 2018 Grand Caravan and sounds like exactly what you need. The only exception is maybe substituting the long bracket # 18136 for the short # 18140 because there isn't always enough space using the short one with a 7-way. The adapter, # 37185, includes both a 4-way and 7-way...
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  • Recommended Parts For Towing a Trailer With Brakes Using a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country
  • I have attached for you below the parts that I recommend you use to tow your trailer behind your 2016 Chrysler Town and Country. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75579 T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118534 7-Way RV Upgrade Kit for Trailer Brake Controller Installation part # ETBC7L Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller part # C51180 Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90 or 2-5/16"...
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  • What All is Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part # 75579, is a confirmed fit on your 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan even with the Stow-n-Go seating. You don't need to purchase any hardware separately but the hitch doesn't include hardware either. The hardware is already on the van and is reused to install the hitch. I've linked a video showing the install. If you're going to be towing a trailer with your van you also need a wiring harness like the Tekonsha, part # 118534. This is a 4-way connector....
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  • 2 inch Hitch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The Draw Tite trailer hitch part # 75579 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Chrysler Town and Country, is a 2 inch hitch, and doesn't require any bumper cutting. A mudflap on the driver side may require trimming. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118534. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Will Equal-i-zer WD Shank # EQ90-02-4600 Clear Rear Bumper of 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4600 referenced in your question features the 8 inch maximum rise that you are needing and has an overall length of 18 inches. With regards to clearing the rear bumper on your Grand Caravan with it in the rise position, an important measurement to note is the 5 inch distance between the hitch pin hole on the shank the the start of the angled support plate. I have attached an image that clarifies this dimension. We have installed both...
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  • Towing Setup For A 2015 Chrysler Town and Country
  • We have everything that you will need to tow a trailer with your 2015 Chrysler Town and Country. Your vehicle has combined wires for both the brake and turn signal lights, therefore, I recommend using a trailer wiring harness like the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118534 as this will work well for as you. This is a complete plug and play kit with everything needed for installation and no required hardwiring. For a trailer hitch receiver compatible...
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  • Towing Set Up for 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  • You can pull your 2003 Jayco Qwest pop-up that weighs just 2,000 lbs with your 2014 Chrysler Town and Country; I checked out the owner's manual and you are right that it has enough capacity for this trailer. The first thing you are going to need is a trailer hitch and I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75579; I have added a link to a video of this hitch being installed on a '14 Town and Country for you to take a look at. It has a 4,000 lb towing capacity and 400 lb tongue weight...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75579 Fit 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow and Go Seating
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 75579 is a confirmed fit for your 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow N Go seating. This is the least visible hitch option we have for your vehicle so it's a really great option. I attached an install video for more info as well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 118552 which has an easy install and comes with a very reliable converter box so it will last you a long time. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested...
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  • Does Hitch Need to be Factory Installed on 2015 Town & Country for Highest Towing Capacity?
  • I have not heard of a towing capacity being sliced in half based on who installed the items; I also went through the owner's manual of a '15 Chrysler Town and Country that I found online and there was no mention of towing capacity being reduced without factory equipment. I assume this was the car dealer who told you this? While I cannot tell you for certain that what that individual said is not true, I would make it a point to contact other Chrysler dealers and specifically ask about towing...
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  • Why Does 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Require Powered Converter Type 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness
  • The taillights in your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan are the highly-efficient LED type that need very little power to operate brightly (a good thing). For this reason the OEM vehicle wiring that brings power to those lights can be very light in gauge which saves both cost and weight since copper is both fairly costly and fairly heavy. Unfortunately, this light-gauge wiring cannot handle the additional power drawn by a trailer's lights. For this reason it is necessary (not optional, sorry)...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity for 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan. The van's actual towing capacity will depend on how many passengers (including the driver) you have in the vehicle. The manual lists the following capacities: Up to 2 persons and luggage - 3,600 pound towing capacity 3 to 5 persons and luggage - 3,450 pound towing capacity 6 to 7 persons and luggage - 3,000 pound towing capacity For a trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max...
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  • Ball Mount Kit To Allow 17 inch Tall Trailer to Be Towed Level with 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • When we installed the hitch part # 75579 on a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan we found that the hitch height from the ground to the top of the hitch opening was 12-3/4 inches. To allow a trailer with a 17 inch coupler height to be towed level you would need 5-1/4 inches of rise. So instead for a ball mount you would want the part # 4282. Then for hitch balls part # A-90 for a 2 inch ball or part # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball.
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  • Where to Place Jacks When Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and on page 305 it states that the rear jack location is located between a pair of down-facing tabs that are on the sill flange of the vehicle side of the body. I recommend checking your copy of the owner's manual to verify this. Since the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75579 installs behind your rear tires this jack location will not interfere with the installation process. You...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The most popular trailer hitch for your 2015 Chrysler Town and Country, and what I recommend, is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75579. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver so it is a versatile option compatible with many accessories. I have included a link to a video showing an example of this hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4EL. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set,...
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  • Will Curt 5 Bike Rack Fit Draw Tite Hitch Installed in 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, the Curt 5 bike rack part # C18065 that you referenced will fit in the Draw Tite hitch part # 75579 you have installed on your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the...
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  • How Much Can 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Tow?
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and it states, as you said, the maximum gross trailer weight is 3,600 lbs, and this is taking into account two people and luggage. The ONLY specifics given were that your Grand Caravan have a 3.6L automatic so that's what I can confirm - a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.6L automatic can tow 3,600 lbs if the van has two passengers and luggage, and more weight would lessen the capacity; you can find this on page...
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  • Towing Capacity and Parts Needed to Tow with 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The owner's manual for the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.6L engine and automatic transmission indicates on page 543 that this vehicle can tow up to 3600-lbs under specific conditions. Those conditions relate to how many passengers there are in the van and how much other cargo. It is a good idea to check your manual in case it has different information. I checked a bunch of 42-inch zero-turn mowers and found their weights to be as follows: John Deere Z235 = 459-lbs Gravely ZT 42...
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  • Will Draw-Tite HItch 75579 Fit 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan With Stow and Go Seating
  • Yes, Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75579 is a fit for your 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with stow and go seating. I have attached a video and photos of this hitch installed on a Grand Caravan with Stow and Go Seating.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver With the Highest Ground Clearance for a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
  • We have actually installed both Curt Trailer Hitch Receivers, parts # C12264 and # 13364, as well as both Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers, parts # 36455 and # 75579, on similar 2012 Chrysler Town and Countrys. Out of all 4 of those choices the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 inch receiver # 36455 offers the most ground clearance at 13 inches. This receiver has a max Gross Trailer Weight of 3,500 lbs and a max Tongue Weight of 300 lbs. If you need wiring for your Town and Country I recommend...
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  • Rear Bumper Clearance for the Draw-Tite # 76025 on a 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • Thank you for all of the information and the pictures! I am not sure what year Routan you had but when we installed the Draw-Tite # 75579 (which replaced the 87451) on a 2009 Volkswagen Routan from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper measured 5". On a 2010 it measured 4-3/4", on a 2011 it measured 5", and on a 2012 it measured 5-1/2". When we installed the Draw-Tite # 76025 on a similar 2012 Honda Odyssey to what you have that same measurement was...
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  • Are Trailer Hitches for 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2014 Grand Caravan the Same?
  • The hitches that fit a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan are indeed the same hitches that fit a 2014 Grand Caravan. The two options from Draw-Tite are the Class III # 75579 and Class II # 36455, while Curt offers the Class III # 13364 and Class II # C12264.
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  • Recommended Options for Carrying Three or Four Bikes on 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • To see the various trunk mount bike racks that are a confirmed fit for your 2011 Grand Caravan, click the provided link. Of the various racks, I would recommend the Thule Raceway 3-bike model, part # TH9002PRO. The ratcheting cables used to attach the rack to the vehicle are what differentiates the Raceway from other models. The 4 ratcheting cables are much easier to use than the complicated and difficult to use buckles and straps typically used on trunk bike racks. Because they are...
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  • Will Thule EasyFold XT 2 Bike Rack Work with 2010 Town and Country
  • As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on your 2010 Chrysler Town and Country, the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 that you referenced will fit and work perfectly. There is no need for any type of electrical connector on your vehicle. This rack does feature dual oversize red reflectors for nighttime visibility but they are not powered. This is an excellent hitch-mounted rack that has padded clamps to hold your bikes firmly and detachable arms that can...
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  • Torque Specs for the Draw-Tite part # 75579
  • To see the torque specs for the Hidden Hitch part # 75579 you will need to check out the installation instructions I attached to the right. Since these figures are subject to change I can't list them here for liability reasons.
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  • Towing Components Recommendation for 2016 Kia Sedona to Tow R-Pod 176T Safely
  • You are on the right track with the upgrades you are considering to tow your potential R-Pod 176T safely with your 2016 Kia Sedona that has the Curt hitch part # C13115 installed on it. A brake controller is the first thing I'd recommend installing like you have as it will help your vehicle stop and at the weight of your trailer is basically a requirement. Since you have that covered you're good there. Next I'd strongly recommend a transmission cooler like the Derale # D13503 which...
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  • Differences Between the Class III Hitches For the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • There are two Class III hitches available for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75579, and the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 13364. Both of the hitches use a square tube design and will install in the same location on the vehicle. So they will all look the same on the rear of your Grand Caravan. The difference between the Curt hitch, # 13364, and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75579, is the mounting bracket on the passenger side. The...
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