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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Nissan NV 2500 - Hidden Hitch

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Nissan NV 2500

Today on our 2012 Nissan NV well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87610. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17; this will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. Now lets go ahead with installation. Before we install the hitch lets go ahead and point out the attachment points, there are four attachment points on each side totaling eight attachment points.

These attachment points we weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacture. Now we fully intend to put the hitch in place, well go ahead and clean out each one of the well nuts, we use a half inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092 and some spray lubricant to thoroughly clean the threads out before we attempt to install the new hardware. Note I also recommend you take one of the new bolts and go ahead and thread it into the well nut to make sure it goes nice and easily. Now were ready to go ahead and install the hitch, its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. Were using the new 12 mm bolt supplied with the install kit.

Now with each one of our fasteners installed finger tight well go ahead and run them down. Next well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. There you have it for our Hidden Hitch, part number 87610 on our 2012 Nissan NV.