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Are Trailer Hitches and Wiring Harnesses Interchangeable Between 1998 Dodge Ram and Dodge Durango


Is a 98 dodge ram 1500 tow package interchangeable with a 98 dodge Durango


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The 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 and 1998 Dodge Durango differ in design enough that they require different trailer hitch and wiring harness models. For example, the Draw-Tite # 75081, which is what I would recommend for your 1998 Dodge Durango, is only a confirmed fit for the 1998-2003 Dodge Durango. It is not compatible with any other vehicle.

If you are needing a trailer hitch for your 1998 Dodge Ram, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class IV # 37130. This is confirmed to fit this truck and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening for a ball mount or accessory.

I have attached the installation details for both trailer hitches that you can check out.

Then for wiring, both vehicles you mentioned also have different, custom-fit wiring harnesses. For the 1998 Dodge Durango, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118334. This will install by connecting directly to built-in ports behind the driver and passenger side tail lights on the vehicle.

For the 1998 Dodge Ram, if it does not have the factory trailer connector, you will use the Tekonsha T-One # 118329. This will connect to the ports located under the vehicle, below the driver and passenger side tail lights.

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