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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 15000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1500 lbs WD TW
Draw-Tite trailer hitch for your 2013 Ram 1500 are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Ram trailer hitch. Expert service, and cheapest trailer hitch price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products. Order your Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" part number 41948 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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2013 Ram 1500 - Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

Ideal for heavy-duty towing, this Ram 1500 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 Ram 1500
  • 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.



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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   (78 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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Hitch was priced right and with free shipping it was a no brainer to step up from a Class 4 to Class 5 even if it is overkill. I'll be hauling a car trailer and this is rated for more than I'll be subjecting it to but I'd rather go big than be on the other end. Ordered on Wednesday, shipped on Thursday and arrived Friday morning. Very happy so I could get it installed quickly, or so I thought. Box arrived with a corner torn loose but everything was still there. The hitch suffered a couple of nicks and scratches, some from shipping, some I believe were there before it was packed. It seemed to be slightly warped so after fighting it with a jack as a helper I called a friend to assist. It took 2 of us a total of almost 2 hours to install. My buddy agreed that something was slightly off as it fit much tighter than it should have but we were able to get it in. The wires are great assistance in pulling bolts to position. The decals were not installed well at all so I've removed 2 of the 4 for a better look, leaving the "rating" decal and "draw tight". If you want free advertising put the decal on straight and eliminate bubbles under it. Overall I'm happy with it and would not hesitate to purchase from again. 428242



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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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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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2017 Ram 1500


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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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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Ram


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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It's heavy and requires at least two people to install. Directions are understandable. Helps if you have a jack. I like the wires provided to pull the screws through; that was genius. In the directions you might want to put down as optional; the removal of the spare tire. It makes things more spacious and open and makes things a tad bit easier. All-in-all it went in slightly crooked from the center of the bumper. I'm hoping the first tow will straighten that out, but everything is super tight. We'll see what happens. I highly recommend this product, it's built heavy duty and engineered for stress. Glad I bought this one and not a piece of junk. 402878



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Shipping: I've used etrailer in the past and they have always been great. This purchase arrived quickly however there was a bit of shipping damage due to the hitch punching through the box. This is a very heavy product and so I felt that though the box was made of heavy cardboard, there should have been additional packing inside. In the end the damage was not enough for me to return it. Installation: Again, this is a very heavy product and should be installed with a helper. Fitment was tight but adequate and once installed it is very secure. Use: I have not yet used the hitch but foresee no issues. 349523



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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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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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2018 Ram 1500


I recieved the hitch and the box was ripped apart. Prior to installing the hitch i noticed that the front brace located near the reciever inlet was bent almost 3 degrees forward! I figured maybe that is how it is manufactured but no. I tried to install it and that was a failure. The reciever took major modifications due to it being bent in two spots. This is not what i was expecting when i bought the item. Only reason i gave it 2 stars is because i could at least get it on the truck. 488505



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Installed just like I expected it to. I had to get my wife to run the floor jack,I gave it a shove and a kick, then tightened the bolts. I'm a slow worker, so it took me a little more than two hours to complete. All of the bolt holes lined up. The instructions could have been a little clearer, but I guess they were ok, because I was able to get the job done. This is the 3rd etrailer product I have installed. BTW, this is one heavy duty unit. 447549



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2017 Ram 1500


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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2016 Ram 1500


There was a problem with the shipping delivery. The box was full of holes. The etrailer people were extremely helpful and helped get it resolved. The hitch itself is very well made. The install instructions were easy to read and understand. The install kit is perfect. Make sure you have a friend to help you lift it into place. It only took about 40 minutes to install. This was awesome. I recommend this to anyone. 498792



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The Draw Tite Ultra frame is a beautifully made trailer hitch and very beefy. It looks great and fits perfect. Though it is an Extremely tight fit and took two people to install it about 45 minutes. Highly recommended. 308027



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Love the receiver hitch. It was not that hard to put on and it looks great too..Will be pulling open and enclosed trailers. I submitted a picture of the hitch installed. Thanks again Adam and Stacey for everything. 438433



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2015 Ram 1500


Very fast shipping and a good deal ! UPS on the other hand I rate a 3 1 The box was torn and the staples were popped out in several places ! The box was taped closed and the beat up box was by UPS as the NEW shipping lable was ripped! SO that had to happen from UPS ! But the hitch looks ok with a small chip! I can live with that. As for etrailer Thank you for the good deal and FAST shipping. 489408



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2017 Ram 1500


The box arrived with a hole in it but etrailer tapes all the nuts and bolts to the hitch in a bag, so you dont have to worry about losing hardware. Fit like a Glove! It took a couple hours to install but man does it look good! Very impressed. This is the second Hitch ive purchased from etrailer and it wont be my last. (Very fast shipping too, ordered on friday, got it on monday.) 492375



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2018 Ram 1500


Same as others have said. Rear 2 bolt holes didn't line up correctly. The space between the brackets that bolt to the frame is too narrow. After forcing it into the vehicle bumper bracket it is spread enough to make the 2 holes not line up. Took some physical effort but 2 hard hours later it is on. Other than that, which was expected, this thing is rugged and very well made. 504704



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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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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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I only gave 3 stars so far due to the fact that the product arrived in a totally destroyed box. It seems very well built and heavy from what I can see thus far. Install will be done today to make sure nothing was throw out of measurement from the shipping and damaged box. I will update this review later after I see how the install goes. 331337



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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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Just got it today. fastest shipping I have ever had oon either amazon or ebay. box badly damaged where frame connectors punched thru box but everything was in the box. Will let you know the install goes when the weather is better, no heat in my shop. This is the best built hitch I have seen while looking for hitches. 481450



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it took a litt k e bit for me to get in most people 30 min m3 1hr 25 mind but I like it and look great on my truck 481180



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2012 Ram 1500


Great product. Instructions are clear, the hardware is good quality, and it went in as expected. Nice tight fit to existing frame, crossmember, and spare tire. It really helps to drop the spare tire for installation. This is my first Draw Tite and I am pleased with the fit and quality. 496749



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Very rugged. Yes as the other reviews have stated, "It is a very tight fit." Help and the use of a floor jack, with a mini sledgehammer helps greatly. For the money I would recommend upgrading to this product other than a class 2 or 3 hitch. Definitely would recommend this product. 206094



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We are a dealer. Sold truck on Thurs. Customer wanted before labor day holiday?? Ordered from etrailer on Friday, arrived Tues AM UPS. Installed and delivered the PU on Wed. Happy customer 3 days early and happy dealer money in the bank!! This is a big ole HD hitch. 427105



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



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2016 Ram 1500


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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Product is of good quality and value. It will be used to haul our camper and trailers around. However the box it came in was damaged luckily the hitch and wiring harness were intact and not damaged. It had holes in it and more tape to hold it together. 381975



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Hitch came quickly as ordered. Mounted as described. The only reason I did not give five stars... packaging was poor - heavy hitch and a box... that's all. Was concerned mounting hardware would be gone, but somehow it remained in the ripped up box. 411850



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The hitch fit a little tight on the frame rails but with a couple of floor jacks it went into place. All mounting holes lined up good but it was tricky fishing the bolts through the frame rails. Overall well pleased with the hitch. 331865



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Should be about a 30 minute job to install the receiver. I'm slow so it took an hour. Have to have some way to lift and hold the receiver in the air. Looks great, seems sturdy, will be trying it tomorrow. This is the way to go !!! 438985



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2016 Ram 1500


The Draw Tite hitch/ receiver has been doing it's job after a year of service as we tow a 2 hoarse trailer and 16 foot utility trailer. Installation took around 2-3 hours and was satisfying after a well done project was complete. 569945



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2016 Ram 1500


Ordered for a 2016 Ram 1500 SLT crew cab. Excellent price, easy install (the included fish wires worked great for pulling the bolts through the frame), fast shipping. Will definitely order from etrailer.com again. 399395



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Nice Heavy Duty hitch. My only issue is it's poor packaging. I had to tweak the mounting bracket portion due to it being slightly bent during shipping, but I made it work and am happy with the end result. 453634



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2018 Ram 1500


Great price, Cat 5 hitch, customer service was Great, she answered every question, made it quick and easy, had my hitch in a few days, same every time I order, will order from ETRAILER again! 541740



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2016 Ram 1500


Excellent product. I installed it myself in about 45 minutes in my driveway. Lifted it into place with a floor jack and it bolted right up. Everything you need is included except the tools. 505858



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Pretty simple install just make sure to have something to pull the exhaust hangers over a little. Total install time was about 45 minutes. Fit great after I got the hangers out of the way. 372274



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incredible service from the folks at etrailer.com, placed my order late Monday afternoon and my package was delivered before noon on Wednesday. Can't ask for any better service. Thank you 482060



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2017 Ram 1500


Mounted to a new 2017 Ram 1500. Fit up was very well and simple to mount. This hitch is used commercially and receives a pintle hitch It is used daily with no problems. Very satisfied. 563240



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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 397073



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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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Ordered a hitch for my RAM 1500, towed 7,000lb trailer all over southeast without issue, hitch is doing great. Great price and awesome customer service from etrailer! 405944



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2018 Ram 1500


I ordered the wrong hitch for my truck and had the correct hitch and a refund from returned hitch in a couple days. Great costumer service and super fast shipping. 488431



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Install went well. Not a 1 man job. Fitment is tight. Not sure I like the fact that I can't use a standard pin in the receiver. But all in all a very nice hitch. 444351



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2017 Ram 1500


Fast service, Great value! But the package could be protected better, box arrived with mounting areas exposed and paint worn off from shipping abuse. 500010



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Another great product. Arrived in 2 days. Installed quickly and effortlessly with assistance from my son. A great peace of mind for hauling a heavy TT. 547027



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I was really surprised at how quickly I received my product. I will share more reviews after I have had the product long enough to have an opinion. 269532


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  • For your 2018 Ram 1500 Express, I recommend the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center # 41948. This is a Class V hitch receiver with a 2 inch receiver opening. It is rated for 1500 lbs tongue weight and 12,000 lbs towing and even more when used with weight distribution. I recommend using the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201 to give you a lock and anti-rattle with any accessories or ball mounts. If you don't...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Hemi
  • When it comes to getting a trailer hitch, it never hurts to have a hitch that is over-rated for the cargo that it will be pulling. For your 2016 Ram 1500 Hemi with a Quad Cab I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41948 which is rated for 12,000 lb Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 1,500 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). When you add a Weight Distribution (WD) system to this hitch your GTW will be raised to 15,000 lbs and your TW will stay at 1,500 lbs. Even though...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 41948 Fit a 2017 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab with Dual Exhaust
  • I checked with Draw-Tite and they list Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver w/ Cast Center - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" Item # 41948 as a fit for all styles of the 2017 Ram 1500 so that would include your Express. I also recommend etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit - 3" Rise or 4" Drop - 16,000 lbs Item # EBMK2416. It comes with a ball mount with a 3 inch rise or 4 inch drop, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. And if your truck did not come with a factory trailer connector...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For Ram 1500 With Factory Installed Crossmember
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Ram 1500. You will need to remove the factory hitch and install the Draw-Tite hitch. The maximum tongue weight is up to 1,500 lbs and the maximum gross trailer weight is up to 12,000 lbs. Another option is to use Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75662. This receiver easily bolts on to your frame and does not require you to remove the factory crossmember. The maximum tongue weight is up to 600 lbs and the maximum...
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  • Will the Bestop TrekStep Truck Bumper Step Work With Dual Exhaust 2015 Ram 1500
  • If the dual exhaust pipes on your 2015 Ram 1500 exit before the rear tires or through the bed then the Bestop TrekStep Truck Bumper Step part # B75306 will work well for you. However, if your exhaust pipes exit behind the rear tires or under the bumper then the TrekStep will not work for you. The only truck bed step option we have for vehicles with dual exhaust that exit behind the rear tires or under the bumper is the Bully Black Bull Hitch-Mounted Step part # BBS-1102. If you do not...
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  • Class V 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 2WD Without Factory Hitch
  • For your 2013 Ram 1500 2WD without a factory-installed hitch we offer several options in an aftermarket 2-inch hitch. All are shown on the linked page and their compatibility will vary depending on the specific complement of equipment on your truck. We offer Class II, Class IV and Class V hitches for your truck. The two options I recommend are the Class V models, part # C15572 from Curt and part # 41948 from Draw-Tite. Click on Class V to see these two hitches. These Class V hitches...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 without Factory Hitch
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 1500 without a factory hitch the Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 would be a great option. This is a Class V hitch with a 2 inch opening and a 12k towing capacity. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will OEM Receiver Need to be Removed on 2016 Ram 1500 to Have a Class IV Trailer Hitch Installed
  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver Upgrade for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
  • The factory receiver hitch is rated for 5,000 lbs towing and 500 lb tongue weight. A weight distribution system is recommended for trailers over 5,000 lbs according to the manufacturer's towing guide. For the tongue weight you desire, you can use a Class III hitch or heigher with a weight distribution system. My suggestion is to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class IV - 2" # 14374 or the Class V options of # C15572 or # 41948. These all have a 2 inch receiver openings...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver Installation or Replacement for 2011 Ram 1500
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13333 is the hitch you have as I looked it up from your email address. There is not a spacer needed and this hitch is rated for 1000 lbs tongue weight when using weight distribution. It sounds like you either have too heavy a trailer for this hitch or you need to re-torque the bolts on your hitch to spec. I've attached the installation details as well as a video to assist. If you determine you want a stronger hitch...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 1500
  • The hitches we carry for the 2013 Ram 1500 are not also fits for a 2010 Ram 2500/3500. So for your 2013 Ram you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 41948 as it is a Class V hitch confirmed to fit.
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  • Availability of High Capacity Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ram 1500
  • We have the Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 which is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 and has a capacity of 15,000 lbs but I would be surprised if your truck has this capacity or even the 10.8k capacity you are looking for. Everything I am able to look up says that your truck only could have a max towing capacity of 8,370 lbs.
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  • Will 2016 Ram 1500 with Ball Hole on Bumper Fit with Draw Tite Hitch 41948
  • 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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  • Recommendation for Removing Stuck Ball Mount from Receiver
  • The best way to remove a ball mount that is stuck in the hitch receiver is to spray it liberally with WD-40 or PB Blaster, let it sit for awhile, and then alternate hitting it in various directions with a rubber mallet. It is best to let the lubricant sit for a little bit before using the mallet so that it has a chance to work its way into the receiver, and it may take quite a few times of doing this to get the ball mount to release. You can take off the OEM receiver from your 2011...
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 1500
  • For your 2016 Ram 1500 you can use Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41948. It has a tongue weight capacity of 1,500 pounds and gross trailer weight capacity of 12,000 pounds so it will cover the weights of the loaded trailers that you have. At least I am pretty sure. I just don't know how much a 1958 Massey Ferguson tractor weighs! I want to say in the neighborhood of 5,000 to 6,000 pounds but I suppose it depends on the exact model. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch 41948 Fit 2017 Ram 1500
  • Since sometimes there is confusion between what a hitch and a reciever is I think best option would be for you to take a picture of the rear of your truck so that I can see exactly what's going on. Reciever and hitch are the same thing but sometimes people will refer to a ball mount as a hitch or reciever. So what we need to do is clarify the terminology and figure out exactly what you have. If your 2017 Ram 1500 does NOT have a factory hitch then the Draw Tite part # 41948 will fit...
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  • Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500
  • For your 2017 Ram 1500 the Draw Tite hitch part # 41948 is a confirmed fit and would work well as long as you don't have a factory hitch installed already. This is one of the nicest and highest rated hitches we offer for your 2017 Ram 1500 so it would be a great option. This has a max tongue weight of 1,500 lbs. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ram Tradesman 1500
  • I recommend the Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 41948 for your 2016 Ram Tradesman 1500 that does not have a factory hitch. This hitch is rated for 1500-lbs of tongue weight and a maximum of 12K towing weight and it offers no-drill installation as shown in the linked video. The written instructions are also linked and these show how the hitch mounts under your round cross member.
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  • Aftermarket Trailer Hitch Fits for 2012 Ram 1500 with Factory Hitch
  • All of the hitches offered for your 2012 Ram 1500 are for the versions of the truck without a factory hitch. All of these hitches, shown on the linked page, require you to remove the factory hitch. The available options include 2-inch hitches in Class III, Class IV and Class V ratings, such as Draw-Tite # 41948 and # C15572 which are Class V. Both offer no-drill installation as shown in the linked video.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ram 1500
  • If you have a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic then I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 41948 which has a tongue weight (TW) rating of 1,500 lbs and a gross trailer weight (GTW) rating of 12,000 lbs. When used with a weight distribution (WD) system the TW remains the same but the GTW is bumped up to 15,000 lbs. If you don't have the classic then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 41913 which has a TW rating of 1,700 lbs and a GTW rating of 15,000 lbs. When used with a WD system the TW again remains...
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