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  • Actual Towing Capacity of 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan without Tow Package
  • The towing capacity of your vehicle is based on a sliding scale, dependent on how many passengers/cargo are in the vehicle. For instance, with a driver, one passenger and their luggage, the capacity is 3600 lbs. For 3 - 5 people and their luggage, the towing capacity decreases to 3350 lbs. For 6 - 7 people and their luggage, the capacity is reduced to 3000 lbs. So, you should be able to tow the camper you're speaking of. However, if you'll be running up and down hills, close to the capacity,...
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  • Will a Receiver Hitch Work on an I-Beam Frame on My 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I do not believe the 82201 Multi-Fit Motor Home Hitch is the best option for your I-beam frame. We have an adjustable width trailer hitch for the RV, part number 13703, that would most likely work better. With this hitch you would be able to install the brackets on the inside of the I-beam and would have 6 bolts holding it in place providing a much larger mounting surface than the other hitch. The distance from the bend in the mounting plates where it sits on the I-beam to the top of...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2010 Dodge Journey SXT with Trailer Hitch # 87487 Installed
  • If Dodge has rated your 2010 Journey for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, that is the maximum the vehicle can tow, even if a trailer hitch is rated higher. The limiting factor is the component with the lowest capacity, which is the rating you need to go by. Adding weight distribution will not increase the towing capacity of the vehicle. The towing capacity of the vehicle remains static at 3,500 pounds. To complete your towing setup you may need the following: Ball Mount Kit, part...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Offers the Most Ground Clearance for a 2008 Toyota Sienna LE
  • The 2008 Toyota Sienna sits low to the ground as it is. Adding any trailer hitch is going to reduce the ground clearance. The hitch that is going to provide the most ground clearance is a Class II hitch from Curt, # C12065. This is only because the receiver and crosstube are smaller (by a fraction of an inch). You may still bottom out on the hitch on inclines like driveways. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. The hitch comes with the correct ball...
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  • Trailer Hitch to Carry a Generator on the Back of a Travel Trailer
  • For a cargo carrier holding a generator at the back of a travel trailer I definitely recommend installing a frame mounted trailer hitch. It is unlikely that a bumper will be rated high enough to carry the generator and carrier and be able to withstand the stresses involved. If your trailer has a frame that measures 31 inches to 46 inches wide, I recommend installing hitch # 82200. I have included a link to the installation details and I recommend having the hitch professionally installed....
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  • RV Frame-Mount Trailer Hitch For 2015 Jayco 26RLS Trailer
  • I have attached a couple of drawings that show the mounting dimensions for a 2 of the RV hitch receivers we carry. You can check the holes you said are already in the trailer frame to see if the mounting holes for these hitches will match up. The Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13703 will fit frames from 22 to 72 inches wide. As you can see in the attached drawing the installation requires 6 holes for each mounting bracket. This hitch will work on various frames...
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  • Recommended Receiver Hitch for 2012 Nissan Murano
  • As long as the towing capacity of the vehicle is not exceeded and the hitch is installed properly, according to the hitch manufacturers instructions, there should be no adverse warranty implications from installing a hitch. The # 87486 Class III hitch you mentioned is manufactured by Hidden Hitch, a very respected hitch manufacturer. I have provided you with a side-by-side photo showing both the Curt # 13577 and the Hidden Hitch model installed on a 2012 Murano. As you can see in the...
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch for a Jayco 27.5 RKS Fifth Wheel Trailer with I-Beam Frame
  • We do have an RV mount trailer hitch that is designed to be compatible with I-beam trailer frames. It is the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13703. This hitch fits frames from 22 inches wide to 72 inches wide and will fit box, c-channel, and I-beam frame styles. This hitch can also be bolted or welded on. If you choose to weld it on, any welding should be done by a qualified professional welder. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch for you to view.
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  • Difference in Hidden Hitch # 87438, and DrawTite Hitch # 75531 For 2012 Mazda CX-9
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87438, and the DrawTite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75531, for the 2012 Mazda CX-9 are the same hitch. The manufacturer of both of these hitches is the same. I am including a link to the installation instructions that will show the part numbers for both of these hitches in the top right corner of the same instructions page. In this particular case there is no discernible difference in the two hitches, except the stickers on the hitch. If...
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  • What Towing Package Is Available For 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the Toyota dealer for the gross towing weight capacity of your 2008 Toyota Highlander to make sure the towing capacity is not exceeded. Even if the hitch will have a higher weight capacity than your vehicles gross towing weight capacity the towing capacity is determined by the lowest weight capacity in your whole towing setup. The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 87452, that you have referenced is a good choice for your 2008 Toyota...
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  • RV Mounted Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Montana 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We have numerous RV and travel trailer hitches available, but the most versatile one would have to be the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13703. This trailer hitch will fit on frames ranging from 22 inches wide to 72 inches wide. It will also fit on box frames, C-channel frames, or I-Beam frames. And, the side brackets can be welded or bolted on. The hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds, so it will be able to hold the weight of your 200 pound generator and...
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  • Differences Between the Class III Hitches For the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • There are three Class III hitches available for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Hidden Hitch Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 87451, the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75579, and the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 13364. The Hidden Hitch and the Draw-Tite are the same hitch made by Reese, just different part numbers. All three of the hitches are 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...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.8 Liter V6 Engine
  • According to the owners manual I viewed online for the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, if you have the 3.8 liter engine the gross trailer weight capacity at most is 1,800 pounds and 180 pounds tongue weight. This is with 2 people in the van and luggage. With 3 to 5 people and luggage the capacity goes down to 1,350 pounds and 135 pounds tongue weight. And with 6 to 7 people and luggage it goes down to 1,000 pounds gross trailer and 100 pounds tongue weight. I recommend verifying by checking your...
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  • How Far Below the Bottom Edge of Bumper Fascia Do Hitches For 2013 Volvo XC60 Extend
  • The Hidden Hitch # 87566, Draw-Tite # 75671 and Curt # 13268 Class III hitches all feature a durable powder coated finish. As you can see in the accompanying photo I provided, both hitches will have about a 1 inch reveal below the bottom edge of the bumper fascia. Keep in mind that if your XC60 is the R Design model, some fascia trimming might be needed. All three hitches would install in the same manner, and share identical weight capacities. I'd recommend the Curt # 13268 as it's the...
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  • How to Increase Height of Trailer Hitch Ball to Allow Boat Trailer to be Towed Level
  • Ideally a hitched trailer will be level to the ground. We often recommend starting off with the hitch ball being a bit higher - an inch or so - than the top of the coupler on the level trailer since once hitched there will be a degree of squat in the rear of the tow vehicle from the trailer tongue weight. This is perfectly acceptable. You can select a different ball mount for your hitch that gives you additional height (rise) by using the link provided at right. For example, if you want...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Both Curt class III trailer hitch, part # 13328 and the Hidden Hitch class III trailer hitch, part # 87454, are quality hitches. But the most popular hitch for your vehicle is the Curt hitch, part # 13328. Installation is relatively easy, even for a beginner. The Curt receiver simply bolts on to the inside of each frame rail. Both hitches require about 40 minutes of installation time. The Curt hitch does use two extra screws to attach the center bumper bracket above the receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Bike Rack Recommendations For 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 90208 is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon if it is not the Sport model. This is a Class ll hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. We have not had the opportunity to install this hitch on a 2015 as of yet, but I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2014 model. As it states in the video, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the rear bumper is 6 inches. I spoke...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with 4 Cylinder Motor
  • According to the owners manual which I found online, the 4 cylinder Toyota RAV4 has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds maximum. Check your owners manual to confirm. It is in the Specifications section. Other models when properly equipped can handle more weight according to the manual. Since a given hitch will fit all models that is why you see the capacity listed at 3,500 pounds. Even though the hitch is rated that high you still have to go by the capacities of the vehicle as indicated...
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  • Can Fascia Door of 2011 GMC Terrain Be Reinstalled Once Hitch is Installed
  • All of the Class III receivers available for your 2012 Terrain are similar in the way they would sit in relation to the rear bumper of the vehicle. The primary difference between the Curt # 13591 and the Draw-Tite # 76028 is that the Draw-Tite model uses two additional connection points into the bottom of the frame member. Although both hitches share the same weight rating, having extra connection points to the vehicle frame is desirable. I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III receiver,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Difficulty on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87648 is indeed a fit for all models of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee excluding Trailhawk models so it will fit your Latitude. Trailer hitch installation is something that you can do at home but I do recommend having an assistant because hitches are heavy and getting them in the right place and tightening hardware at the same time is difficult for one person to do alone. All 2014 Jeep Cherokees will have the holes for the hitch already in the frame. You will not...
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  • Difference between Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite trailer hitch for Chevy Malibu
  • The main difference in the 90132 hitch by Hidden Hitch and the 36317 by Draw-Tite is that the Hidden Hitch model comes with a drawbar, pin and clip. If you will be towing a trailer we recommend the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch. Installation will be the same and towing capacity is the same. You will need a properly sized hitch ball, 19256 or 19258, with both hitches and with the Draw-Tite hitch you will need a drawbar, pin and clip, 36071. You may also need a trailer wiring harness for your...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a Keystone Cougar X-lite w/Bumper Welded to Box Frame Extensions
  • I think I have a solution for you. If the frame measure 44 inches or less (outside to outside) then you could use weld-on hitch # 41990-07. Since this hitch is meant to be welded on, the installation will need to be performed by a qualified professional welder. The brackets that come with the hitch are 7 inches tall. If the frame is greater than 44 inches but less than 62 you could use weld-on hitch # 41991-07.
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  • How to Retap Stripped Frame Weld Nuts When Installing a Trailer Hitch
  • Your best option is to re-tap the threads, if you take your time and follow the tapping directions carefully you should be able to mount your hitch on your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe in no time. I have also included a link to a video that shows how you can make your own thread tap. First, you will want to select a tap that is slightly bigger than the M10x1.25 bolts that you originally tried to install in your Santa Fe. You will also want to buy a new bolt that is the same size of the tap...
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  • What Size Bolts Are Used with Hidden Hitch 87539 for a Nissan Frontier
  • The bolts for installing Hidden Hitch, part # 87539, are hex bolts M12x1.25x35mm. These bolts are included with the hitch. All Hidden Hitch bolts and nuts are grade 5 unless otherwise specified. The bolts should be tightened to 68 Lb.-Ft. If you need a replacement set of hardware, we have them available. Part # RHK is our replacement hitch hardware kit. You select the hitch manufacturer and enter the model number and we will put together a hardware kit for your hitch. All the nuts, bolts...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Style for a 2010 Ford Escape
  • There are many options in bike racks for your 2010 Ford Escape. Your choice depends on how many bikes you are wanting to carry and the weight of the bikes. For your vehicle, the best would be either a hitch bike rack or a trunk mounted bike rack. The roof bike rack for your Ford Escape is not the best choice, because it requires lifting the bike to the roof of the vehicle. The hitch bike rack is a excellent choice, but it does require you have a trailer hitch on the back of your vehicle...
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  • Torque Specifications For Mounting Bolts On Hidden Hitch # 87486 For A 2009 Nissan Murano
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 87486, for your 2009 Nissan Murano comes with four M12 x 1.25 x 30mm hex bolts and one M10 x 1.25 x 30mm hex bolt. The torque on the M12 bolts is 76 foot lbs and the torque on the M10 bolt is 42 foot lbs. The smaller M10 bolt is used on the drivers side of the hitch in the rear mounting hole. I am including the installation instructions that will list the torque specifications for the Hidden Hitch.
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  • Why Does Curt Recommend a Stabilizer Strap But Hidden Hitch Does Not
  • Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that Draw Tite or Hidden Hitch are stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being used in a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparison and Warranty Issues When Towing with a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch, # 87440, Draw-Tite, item # 75547, and Curt, item # 13555, Class III hitches available for the 2010 Honda CR-V have minimal differences. Subtle design differences and manufacturing differences are the only differences. In reality the hitches are all rated for 3,500 pounds of gross trailer weight and 350 pounds of tongue weight and will perform pretty much exactly alike when towing. The receiver portion of the hitch will be in the same spot just below the center of the rear...
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  • Which Hitch is Better for a 2010 Subaru Forester Hidden Hitch 87493 or Curt Hitch 13147
  • The Curt part # 13147 and Hidden Hitch part 87493 are similar designs as they are built to fit the same vehicles. There are a couple of key differences that may help you in making a decision. Curt uses a high-gloss black finish on their hitches and the Hidden Hitch is not so glossy. If you want a duller finish go with the Hidden Hitch. If you like high-gloss black, use the Curt. Additionaly, in this model, Curt uses round tube for the cross member and Hidden Hitch uses square tube....
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Pulling a Pop Up Camper with a 2011 Toyota Rav4 with Rear Spare Tire
  • The standard ball mount that is recommended for the 2011 RAV4 has a 2 inch drop and a 3/4 inch rise and in most cases the # 80232 ball mount will be correct, but this does not mean that it will be the correct ball mount height for towing your trailer. The height of your trailer coupler and the height of the top of the receiver opening on your RAV4, when parked on a fairly level surface with the trailer frame level, will be needed to determine the correct ball mount drop or rise that...
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