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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, offering the 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75713. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed. Visually from behind the vehicle we'll see the side plates, we're going to see the cross tube coming over to the receiver tube opening. With this being a Class III hitch it's going to be extremely versatile, tons of accessories that you can put in here, cargo carriers, bike racks, of course ball mounts for towing trailers. There's any number of things that usually make it in a Class III version, so you should be able to take advantage of it. To secure all those items in place going to have the pinhole closer to the front of the vehicle.
That's our 5/8ths diameter pinhole. You've got plenty of room there for Class III accessories, whether it's just a pin and clip, maybe a locking hitch pin or even anti-rattle device. One of those anti-rattle devices is called the J Pin Stabilization System, that's the only time you're going to use that smaller hole located closer to the rear of the vehicle. The end of the hitch is just past the outer edge of the bumper. I don't think you're going to have to worry about bumping into it or anything like that, and it's got the nice rounded re-enforcement collar on it there. If you plan on doing wiring they do have a nice bracket that's welded onto the hitch when it comes out.
You can see the three pre-drilled holes on there will allow you to attach a bracket, something similar to part number 18144, and then you just slide your four volt into that, or you can connect a seven volt to that. Whatever you wanted to do. The safety chain connection points are kind of a plate style here. They're really large and open, so you shouldn't have issues with getting your chains connected there at all. The hitch is going to offer a 900 pound tongue weight capacity, that's the maximum downward force that we can put at the receiver tube opening. It has a 6,000 pound gross trailer rating.
That would be the total weight of your trailer, and then anything you we're to load up on it. It is rated for use with weight distribution, if you do that we're going to stay at the same 900 pounds for the tongue weight rating, but the gross trailer weight rating, it's going to go up to 7,500 pounds. Of course you'll want to check the owners manual on the Durango, you'll see what it's rated for. Then just use whichever of those numbers is the lowest. A couple measurements that you'll find helpful when selecting your ball mounts, bike racks, or hitch cargo carriers we'll be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, we've got about 14 and 3/4s of an inch. Then from the center of our hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of our bumper it's about an inch and a half.
To begin our installation we need to get our spare tire lowered down. You're going to want to open up the rear panel here. There'll be a little cap right down here on the floor, just pop that out. In this area you're going to have your tire tools, we've got one, just a universal that we use here. You just place it on there and get it lowered down. We're going to be using the factory bolts that are inside edge of the frame rail here. This is our driver's side, we've got them in the exact same spot over on the passenger side. We'll use a 21 millimeter and get these backed out. Now we're ready to raise our hitch up into position, you'll have to guide is past the plastic here for the spare tire, kind of where it fits in there. Then kind of rotate it up and in. Then we're just going to replace the bolts that we removed previously. They're going thread right back into those weld nuts. Get one started on that side, one started on this side and then we'll just let the hitch rest there while we get the rest of them in place. Then we'll snug those down. Then we can grab our torque wrench and torque them down to the specifications listed in our instructions. With our bolts torqued down we'll get our spare tire put back into place. We'll just replace our cap and hit the road. With our spare tire back in place that completes the installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 75713 on our 2017 Dodge Durango.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 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.
by: Dwayne L.05/12/2013
Hitch receiver was very straight forward and easy to install. As easy as lowering the spare tire, removing 4 bolts and re-installing the 4 bolts with the hitch in place. The only issue that I had was installing this on my own as the hitch has a little weight on it and holding it in place while aligning the holes and screwing in the bolts was a challenge. I suggest if you have a buddy available to use their extra hands. I put this hitch to immediate use and was not disappointed! The hitch receiver is a little low so I suggest a ball mount with a 4 inch drop and mount the ball so that the mount raises it up for easier use of your trailer. All in all I am very happy with this purchase and suggest to everyone in the market for one! 79890
by: Jim L.05/14/2015
Hitch was an exact fit on a 2015 Dodge Durango Limited. Hitch took about 20 min to install. Very easy as long as you have the right size socket or wrench for the car. 192967
by: Don B11/26/2016
I recieved and installed the hitch yesterday. Was very easy to install. 4 bolts already in the truck frame is all it took. I did not do 5 stars as my only concern was the fit. The hitch was about 0.25 inch short of a snug fit between the frame rails. I am not sure if that is by design for easier installation. Once torqued down the hitch mounts spread to snug to the vehicle frame. I am just not sure what forces that would apply to the actual vehicle frame or if I am just over thinking it. Overall this is my second hitch purchase from Etrailer and the experience has been good.. 319747
by: Tony B.06/15/2014
Extremely easy to mount on the Durango, took two of us only minutes in the driveway. The chain attachment loops are big and easy to fit the chain hook through. At first it looked like the hitch may be low and hit the pavement, but even through the huge drainage swales we have around here, the hitch never touched the ground. The box was all beat up and the ends of the hitch had minor scratches, but the hitch is so heavy duty it did not change shape. Use with the ball mount upside down. Requires a torque wrench for proper install. 135625
by: Chris C.06/04/2014
2013 Dodge Durango Just like the description states, it is a straight bolt on installation. Very simple. 134263
by: Tom W.05/03/2014
They say there is always a first time for everything. This was mine. It took less than 20 min (including bs with a friend) to install this hitch. Add to this the excellent customer service and super fast shipping and we have a winner. I will recommend to all my friends. Thanks! 128742
by: Jason S06/17/2015
This is my second R/T Durango and second hitch and wiring I have purchased from etrailer. Installation was as simple as it gets. The Curt wiring harness plugs right into the factory wiring. I know the description says the car has to have the factory tow package bit it doesn't. All you need to do is have your dealer flash the computer to activate the existing wiring. Awesome 204146
by: Bob R06/26/2014
Ordered hitch and harness. I was originally told it was on backorder, but the products were received close to the original expected delivery date. Hitch worked great. Harness ordered for 2013 Durango did not quite fit - I still need to splice tghe wire to the right turn signal. But I am pleased with the service and the price, and satisfied with the products. 137871
This product is awesome! It took my husband less than an hour to attach the hitch and plug in the trailer lights!!! He was very impressed at how easy and heavy duty this product was. He is used to welding and splicing and taking two days to have to attach a hitch..Not any more!!! We will definitely recommend this product and etrailer to all of our friends!!! 63122
I have not removed the product from the shipping packaging yet because this was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son. The box has been torn though on both ends (it looks like someone stepped on the box because there are foot prints on it). Hopefully the hitch has not been damaged. I am just rating this as good because of the damaged packaging. 110888
The hitch arrived and was in great shape. As advertised it only took me 28 minutes start to finish to install. That is a major plus on this hitch. It fit perfectly and what slowed me down was getting the spare out of the way. That part took 10 minutes of the time. It also looks good on the Durango. Thanks on a great product and a great price. 29463
10 min install fit like a glove. Looks good and doesn't stick out past bumper, so you won't smash your shin into it walking around truck. 124438
Easiest install ever, 4 bolts and your ready to go! Only took 10 minutes to install. Super heavy duty hitch or else it would have only taken 5 minutes! Delivery was quick and free, what more could you ask for, except maybe a tow ball or hitch! Anyway I give it a 10 for easy, strength, and simplify! Cheers 137533
by: George W.04/23/2013
Didn't install yet but the way it looks and feels I am sure I won't be disapointed! Very fast shipping and when I had questions before ordering to make sure everything would fit the people at etrailer where AWESOME. Keep up the GREAT work. I will send a picture and let you know how it went when I install. 77506
by: Milford F12/18/2014
Arrived very quickly. Exactly what was depicted. Found that installation was made a good bit easier by loosening the nuts holding the mud flap for the spare. Once that was done, unit slipped right into place. Looks great on the vehicle. Will definitely recommend etrailer whenever possible. 166153
by: Scott P.04/22/2012
Supper easy to install. I recommend buying a 21mm ratcheting wrench to make the job a bit faster. Also have a hammer near by to get some torque to losen the bolts with the wrench as they are really tight when they come from the auto manufacturer. A novice can do this job no problem. 38014
by: Craig B07/07/2015
Install of the hitch was easy and straightforward. Written directions were less than optimal but the youtube videos were a great help. Total time to install the hitch was less than an hour. 209917
by: Jon M.07/19/2012
This trailer hitch is great. Took about 15 minutes to install. Most difficult part was getting the spare tire out. It fits really nice close up to the bumper and does not stick out to far. 48505
by: George S.03/22/2016
Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Holding up Very well in Michigan winter, No detectable Rust on the unit so far. (trace light surface rust in receiver). Very happy with this product. 241294
One of the best I have had, got to my home in about 2 days well before I was expecting it. Very easy to install, had a great quality time with my son putting this on! Thanks much! 178361
Excellent support by the etrailer team, delivery on time and very happy with the result. Hitch fits well. I installed on my Durango in 10 minutes. 132879
by: Doug B.06/04/2016
Went on with ease and looks great! Thanks for the great product and the installation videos were spot on for my vehicle. 257021
by: David H.02/06/2012
Instructions were clear. 30 minute installation estimate was correct. Nothing had to be customized. Very easy installation. 31196
Items are perfect well packaged and delivered fast!!!! Again I have shop many times in the past and I love it!! Thanks 293155
This product arrived quickly, was easy to install and is very good quality.I have just used it for a bike carrier. 280714
by: David M11/26/2016
Fit right on without any issues. Probably the easiest aftermarket product I have put on any vehicle. 319735
by: Justin E05/13/2014
It was more difficult getting my spare tire out of the way than installing the trailer hitch myself. 130324
Great service and product. Bolted up in minutes, I did not have to remove spare tire either! :) 211337
by: Lawrence Underwood05/04/2015
Very pleased! Fast and accurate. Could not ask for better service all the way around. Thank you. 190078
by: Miguel G.08/12/2016
As stated in my last review. everything worked great! super easy!! Highly recommendable!!!!!! 282851
Fantastic. Much easier to install than I anticipated. Have had no issues with it at all. 251194
by: George S05/12/2015
Installed on 2013 dodge Durango. Install was very easy and bolted on with no issues 192211
this was so easy to put on. took me about 20 minutes and i was doing it by myself 166885
by: jim g.11/28/2011
Good product. Easy installation. The black paint job was a little sloppy though. 27432
by: Scott B.05/31/2013
Fast and easy order, delivery and installation! Just what was needed. 82758
by: John P07/31/2013
Excellent product easy to install. Looks great on the new Durango. 92627
by: Mike G10/04/2016
No issue with the product at all. Well built and easy to install. 303202
by: Rich M03/15/2014
Hitch and wiring harness were as described and fit perfectly. 120836
by: Abner Vargas06/28/2013
Hitch was delivered as promised and easy to install. 86522
Great product fantastic customer service 57913
Solid hitch and very easy to install. 249766
by: Mike A.06/30/2015
Very simple installation, 20 minutes. 208510
by: James haunted11/05/2016
Easy install and good build quality 313985
Delivered on time and good product 291921
by: Roger O.06/11/2016
Excellent service, great product. 260358
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