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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How to Install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw Tite Max Frame Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 76016.Here's what our hitch looks like fully installed on our truck. We are going to see a little bit of the cross tube right underneath the bumper, and we're going to have the receiver tube sticking out, which is going to be pretty close to flush with our bumper. Now, it is a class three hitch, which means it's going to give us that 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, and it's also going to have that reinforced collar not only giving it added strength, but a nice clean finished look.We're going to have two holes on our receiver here. Now, the one we're going to use to attach our ball mounts or any of our accessories is going to be the one towards the front of the truck. Now, it's going to use a standard 5/8ths pin and clip. They're not included, but you can pick one up on our website using part number PC3.

Now, this secondary hole towards the back, that's going to be for the J pin stabilization device, which is going to be great if any of your accessories don't have a built in anti rattle.Now the safety chain loops are going to be a rolled steel stock style welded at the bottom, and we're going to have plenty of room to get most sized hooks on or off. Our hitch is going to feature a 900 pound tongue weight, along with a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. Now, it is designed to use with weight distribution systems as well, and that's going to jump your tongue weight up to 1,000 pounds and the gross trailer weight up to 10,000 pounds. Now, I just want to mention, you always want to double check with the vehicle's owner's manual to make sure your truck can handle that amount of weight.I'd like to give you a few measurements that will help you when deciding for accessories for the new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is going to be right about 3 inches.

Now, from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening is going to be right about 17-1/2 inches. Now that we've gone over some of the features and details, let's go ahead and show you how we get it installed.First step in our installation is going to be lower down the spare tire, and I went ahead and did that already. Now, if we come to the back of the bumper and just come forward slightly, we're going to have one bolt and one nut that we're going to have to remove on each side. We're going to need to remove this bolt as well as this nut, and then pop the bolt out. Now, I'm going to be using a 22 millimeter socket to remove that bolt.

Now for the nut with the bolt attached, I'm going to be holding the bolt with a 22 millimeter wrench, and taking the nut off with a 22 millimeter socket.With the nut removed, we can go ahead and pull the bolt out. Now we're going to repeat that process on the other side as well. Now, I do want to mention, this cross beam is going to stay on the vehicle, and it is supported once we take these bolts out. There's two bolts on the side as well as two tabs right here that it's bolted to, so we don't have to worry about it falling down.I'd like to go over the mounting locations and the combination of hardware we're going to be using before we get our hitch up. In these holes towards the back of our vehicle right before the weld nut here, these three, we're going to be using.

We're going to take our 1/2 inch spacer blocks and our 1/2 inch carriage bolts, and we're going to drop it down through the hole, and we can drop our hardware down just like that.Now, once we have our hitch in place, we're going to be taking a conical tooth washer, making sure that the teeth are facing up towards the hitch, and we're going to secure it down with a 1/2 inch nut. Now, for the hole that we took out that bolt, there's an existing nut in the frame, and we're going to take the supplied M14 bolts followed by a lock washer, then finally a flat washer, and that's going to go through the hitch and thread into the weld nut. Now that we've gone over the combination, we can go and get the rest of our hardware in place.We'll go ahead and do the same thing on the other side. Now with an extra set of hands, we can go ahead and put our hitch into place. You're going to want to line up the holes, and the easiest way I've found is simply take our M14 bolts, we put the bolt in first and it'll be a little bit easier to hold it up rather than trying to get the nuts on. Once we have it secured on each side, we can get the rest of our hardware in place. Again, you just want to make sure that those teeth on the washers are facing up towards the hitch. I'm going to come back with a 22 millimeter socket and an extension so I can reach the bolts, and I'm going to tighten down my M14 hardware. We're going to repeat that for the other side as well.Now, for our 1/2 inch hardware I'm going to be using a 3/4 inch socket, and I'm going to snug it all up. We'll repeat that for the other side as well. Now with that same 22 millimeter socket I'm going to torque down my M14 bolts to the specified amount in the instructions. We'll repeat that for the other remaining one. We can come back with that 3/4 inch socket and torque down our 1/2 inch bolts as well. We'll repeat that for all the remaining bolts. With our hitch all torqued down, all we got to do is put our spare tire back. That'll finish up our look at the Draw Tite Class Three Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 76016 on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.

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