Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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How to Install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 65078. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can see it's completely behind our front bumper. It's going to be a two-inch by two-inch. It's going to have a 5/8-inch hitch pinhole. This hole here in the front is gonna be for a J-pin stabilization device only.

It's going to take the shake and rattle out of any front hitch mounted accessories you may have. It's going to have a 500 pound max vertical load limit, which is going be up and down. Maximum pressure on the inside of your receiver tube. It's gonna have a 9,000 pound straight line pull.Now, we'll give you couple measurements to help you in deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost farther bumper will be about two inches.

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube will be about 19 inches. Now, we'll show you how to get this installed.As part of our installation, what we gotta do is we gotta remove our license plate bracket. In order to do that, we're gonna have to remove these . In order to cut the fascia in the right place in the center, you're gonna have to measure off of this center of your tow hook to the ground, from the ground up brings us to this point here. Now what you're gonna do is from this line, you're gonna come over and find the center.

And that's the spot you're gonna mark. So once you find your center, off of your outside mark here, this is gonna be the bottom of your cut. Now we're gonna measure from here up to get our top mark. Bottom cut mark, that's gonna be our top cut mark. Even though I have marks on my corners, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put a piece of tape on here that will give me a straight line.

I'm gonna check my measurements on the inside corners of my tape to make sure that I am correct. I'd rather measure several times and cut once than measure wrong and not be able to put something back together.So per our instructions, we're gonna drill a 3/8-inch hole in each corner. First, I'm gonna drill a pilot hole . Once you get your pilot holes drilled, then you can drill your 3/8 hole. Now with our cutting saw, I'm just gonna cut along this line here. Next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna cut out this inside plastic piece that was underneath our fascia. So the next thing we're gonna do is on each side of the vehicle, we're gonna take out this bolt and we're gonna take out this bolt. We're gonna hold on to this one, because this one, we're gonna put back in. We're gonna use an 18 millimeter socket to get these bolts out. Now, once we get this off, we're gonna do that same thing on the other side of the vehicle.Next, we're gonna take our bolt and we're gonna put our feed wire on the end. Then we're gonna take our spacer and we're gonna do a reverse feed. We're gonna feed it up into this hole and we're gonna feed that up a little and we're just gonna pull it back through. And we're gonna do the same thing on the other side.So now with an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and put our hitch into place. You're gonna take your feed wires on both sides and they're gonna go through this back hole on the end of the hitch. Speaker 2: Keep going. All right. Speaker 1: Once you have your bolt in place, you're gonna take your conical toothed washer. You want to make sure the teeth are facing up toward the hitch. And you want to follow it up by the nut. Now we'll go ahead and reinstall our tow hooks. You're gonna use the same hardware that you took out. Once you get all your hardware into place, you can go ahead and start tightening everything down. Now that we have everything tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque it down to the specifications in the instructions.Now with this particular model, we've determined that because the pin clip hole is back behind this fascia, we're gonna trim it out. We're gonna go straight across here and straight down the inside of this. We're just gonna make a big rectangle. And that'll do it for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 65078 on our 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 ..

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Brian R.

I installed the hitch on my 2019 3500 Duramax. The location of the opening in the video is more accurate than the instructions that come with the hitch. I had to add 3/4 inch above the hole location suggested in the manual to make it fit. 63623

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