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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using Extra Long Ball Mount Instead of a Hitch Extender
  • A hitch extender, like part # HE06 can be used with the ball mount you mention, but due to the additional leverage applied to your receiver the tongue weight capacity will be lowered by 50 percent. If the tongue weight capacity of your receiver is 500 lbs, using the extender would lower the capacity to 250 lbs. If you can find one to fit your needs, a better solution would be to use a longer ball mount. Part # 80232 offers a 2 inch drop or a 3/4 inch rise. This ball mount offers a 600...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2013 Toyota Sienna with Factory Tow Package
  • In order to add a 7-Way trailer connector on your 2013 Toyota Sienna you will first need to install a 4-Way using # 118498. This system plugs into the vehicle tail light wiring and requires a direct connection to the vehicle battery to both power the trailer lights and protect the vehicle wiring. With the 4-Way installed you would then need to install a 4 and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. This will provide a 7-Way and the wiring and accessories needed to hardwire in your Tekonsha P2...
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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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  • 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 do the Two Sets of Hitch Weight Capacities Mean, Weight Carry and Weight Distributing
  • The Hidden Hitch 87516 will fit your 2001 GMC Safari. The different weight ratings are provided in the event that a weight distribution system is needed. The hitch, when used with a standard ball mount and ball, has a 5,000 pound gross towing weight with a tongue capacity of 500 pounds. This is called the weight carrying capacity as the hitch is bearing all of the load by itself. A weight distribution system goes into the hitch and uses a set of spring bars to apply tension and spread...
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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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Fits for 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads
  • The Hidden Hitch 2-inch Class III trailer hitch # 87487 will indeed fit your 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroads. This hitch fits models with either LED or standard incandescent taillight bulbs. All required installation hardware is included with the hitch and it will install without drilling. I have linked both the written instructions as well as a video for your review. Also linked are two helpful articles concerning hitch installation. If you intend to pull a trailer you'll also need...
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  • Types of RV Hitches for Toy Hauler to Allow Towing Boat Trailer
  • We offer both frame-mount and bumper-mount hitches for trailers and all such items can be seen on the linked page. Frame-mount hitches like # C13701 and # 82200 will generally offer higher capacity than the bumper-mount variety like # C19101. Towing a trailer with another trailer is not recommended by many trailer makers and it may also be illegal in some states/provinces. Before installing any hitch on your toy hauler you will want to contact the manufacturer with your trailer's VIN....
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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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  • Which Trailer Hitches Will Fit a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • If you have trailer hitch # 87579 it will fit the following vehicles: 1995 - 1997 Toyota Tacoma 4-Wheel Drive models 1998 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma All Models This particular hitch does not go back to the 1989 model year. The 2 hitches that do fit the 1989 Toyota pickup will not fit a 2002 Tacoma. I have included a link to the trailer hitches that do fit the 2002 Toyota Tacoma. I have also included a video and instruction links for trailer hitch # 87579. If you plan on doing some...
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  • Trailer Towing Capacity of 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Edition
  • I have done some research, and have found that the tow capacity of your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country is 3700 lbs. You will want to check in your owners manual to confirm the towing capacity. Also, it is important to remember that your towing capacity is limited by the lowest rated component in the towing system, including: vehicle, hitch, ball mount, hitch ball or the capacity of your trailer. To complete your towing system, you might be interested in the following: Trailer wiring...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for use on a Fun Finder 21-foot Travel Trailer
  • Tandem towing (towing a trailer with a trailer) is generally not considered a safe practice although we may see this done from time to time. Doing so may be illegal in some states so I urge you to check with your local highway patrol (and those of the states in which you intend to travel) to see if this poses a legal issue. The Hidden Hitch Motor Home Trailer Hitch you reviewed, part # 82201, is intended for installation on a motor home, not a trailer. Installation instructions are provided...
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  • Is Bumper Fascia Modification Required to Install Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch on a 2011 GLK-350
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87636, and the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Hitch, # 75774, are designed by the same manufacturer and will require the same installation procedures. Removing or bending of the tabs on the bumper fascia is only necessary if they interfere with the installation of the hitch. There will be two tabs that you will see on the left and right side under the bumper fascia near the exhaust pipes. They may push against the left and right sides of the...
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