Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Ram 1500

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How to Install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Ram 1500


Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ram 1500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Hitch Receiver, part number 75232.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. Now, you can see the crosstube; however, it's got a rounded design, fit the contour of the vehicle. It's going to be a Class III. It's going to be 2" x 2". The front hole here is going to be a 5/8" hitch pinhole. The back hole here is going to be for a J-pin stabilization device only.

What that's used for is to take the shake and play out of any of your hitch-mounted accessories. It's going to have a plate-style safety chain hookup, gives you plenty of room for different size safety chains. It's going to have a reinforced collar on the receiver tube to give you a little extra stability.You're going to have a max tongue weight of 1,000 pounds, which is downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. You're going to have a max trailer weight of 10,000 lbs. That's going to be the trailer plus the load included.

Now, I do recommend checking your owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to want to go with the lowest number between the hitch and the vehicle. Now, you can use weight distribution with this. Your tongue weight's going to go up to 1,200 pounds max, and your trailer weight's going to go up to 12,000 pounds max.Now, we will give you a couple of measurements to help you in deciding on any hitch-mounted accessories you may need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper will be about 3-1/2".

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube will be about 19". Now, let's show you how to get this installed.Now that we've removed our spare tire to give us a little better access, first thing we're going to do to start our installation is we're going to take our small spacer block, our carriage bolt, and our pole wire, and we're going to inaudible 00:01:47 first pole right in this hole. So, first we're going to put on the spacer block. Then, we're going to thread on the carriage bolt and push the carriage bolt in the hole first, followed by the spacer block. Then, we'll pull that through.

We're going to repeat that on the other side of the vehicle.Next thing we're going to do is we're going take our large spacer block, our carriage bolt, and our feed wire. This time, we're going to go through the back hole in our bumper beam, and we're going to come out at the end now. Take our spacer block, put it on first, carriage bolt, thread it on to the spring end of our pole wire, and pull right out. Now, you want to make sure you leave your wires intact just in case when you go to put your hitch on, you push the bolt back in, you're able to pull it back out. We'll do the same thing with this hole.Next, we're going to be using a 13/16 socket. We're going to be removing this bolt here towards the front of the vehicle on our bumper beam. Want to make sure you use a hand tool to loosen it first before you use any power tools, so you don't take the chance of breaking the head off or stripping any of the threads. We're going to repeat that on the other side.With an extra set of hands, go ahead and put our hitch into place. Want to make sure you feed your pole wires through the hole first. Then, we're going to take our bolts that we removed from our bumper beam, and we're going to reinstall it. Once you get these two bolts in, you can let your hitch go. It should support it enough to get the rest of your hardware in. Next, we can come to our center holes here, pull our hardware back through.Now, you're going to have a square spacer block with a round hole in it. It's going to go right in between the hitch and the frame on this side. Now, you can take this before you ever put the hitch up and tape it to the top of your hitch here, or another way you can do it is once you have two of your bolts on, you can take out one of them on one side, then your hitch should drop enough. Pull your wire back out, run that through your wire, then replace your bolt. We're going to do the same thing on the other side of the vehicle here.Next, we'll remove our pole wire. We're going to take the conical tooth washer, teeth facing toward the hitch, going to follow it up with a nut. You're going to do that same process with your remaining hardware. Next, we'll take a 3/4" socket and we'll tighten up all of our hardware here and all remaining similar hardware. Once you have everything tightened down, you torque everything down to specifications in the instructions. You're going to repeat that process on all remaining hardware. Now with everything torqued down, we'll put our spare tire back in place.That'll do it for the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75232, on our 2015 Ram 1500.

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