Recommended Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring For 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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Hi there, Im looking to install a hitch on my 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab. I saw Item # 87530 and was curious if this would tow a 6foot by 12foot Uhaul cargo trailer? I would need electrical wiring too. Would I need any additional components? Thanks

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The Draw-Tite # 75662 is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Ram pickup. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening.

This trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 6,000-lbs but you will need to check your owner's manual to make sure you do not exceed the towing capacity for your truck.

Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your truck is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C55504. This is an easy installation that requires no cutting or splicing into the truck wiring. You just plug the harness into the connection points behind the rear bumper on the driver and passenger side. I have attached a link to a product review for this harness you can check out.

When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.

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