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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Frontier - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Nissan Frontier


Speaker 1: Today on our 2011 Nissan Frontier, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Draw Tite Class 3 Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. Part number 75282.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can see, it is hidden behind our bumper. The only thing we can really see is our safety chain loops and a little bit of our receiver tube. The receiver tube does sit back underneath our bumper, so we don't have to worry about hitting our legs or shins on it as we're walking around the truck.It going to be a class 3 hitch. It's going to be two inch by two inch.

This hole here is going to be your hitch pin hole. It's going to be five eighths inch in diameter. Now the hitch pin and clip does not come with a hitch. However, you can find it here on our website here at etrailer.com using part number PC3. This hole here is for a J-pin stabilization device only.

What that does, it takes shake and play out of any of your hitch mount accessories, like your bike racks and cargo carriers.You can see our safety chain loops, our plate saw are welded on the side of our receiver tube, and it will accept many different size safety chain hooks. Now as far as weight capacities go, you're going to have a 750 pound max tongue weight, which is a downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube and a 5,000 pound trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. I do recommend checking the owner's manual to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You want to go with the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch. Now you can use weight distribution with this hitch.

Tongue weight's going to go up to 800 pounds, trailer weight's going to go up to 8,000 pounds.This hitch is going to have a nice, black powder-coated finish that's going to help resist any rust or corrosion. As far as the insulation goes, it's very simple, very straight forward. You're going to have three bolts on one side, three on the other, everything going to existing weld nuts in the frame. Couple things I do recommend, make sure your weld nuts are cleaned out and have a second person to help lift the hitch into place.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you made need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier. The center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is going to be about three inches.

From the ground to the top inner-most part of the receiver tube, it's going to be about 17 1/2 inches.Now let's show you how to get this installed. First thing we need to do is because our holes are open to the elements, we need to make sure we clean our threads. We don't want our threads to cross thread. What we're going to do is we'll spray out each of the holes, and take a tube brush just to make sure those clean out good. And we'll take hardware that comes from the kit and you want to be able to hand-thread that in. You want to make sure you do that on both frame rails.Next, with an extra set of hands, we'll take our end 12 hex bolt lock washer and line up our holes. We'll get one of them put in on each side to hold our hitch in place while we install our remaining hardware. Now we'll take a 19 millimeter socket, tighten all of our hardware. Once you have all your hardware tightened, you're going to torque it down to the specifications in the instructions. That'll do it for a look at and installation on a Draw Tite Class 3 Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75282 on our 2011 Nissan Frontier.


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