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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Dodge Durango - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Dodge Durango

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Dodge Durango we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class III trailer hitch receiver, part number C13182. Now this is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You see it has a nice round cross tube design, fits with the contour of the vehicle. It's going to be a Class III 2" by 2". It's going to fit a wide variety of accessories. It's going to have a 5/8" hitch pinhole.

It's got plate style safety chain loops, gives you a durable place to hook up your safety chains.This hitch is nice and tucked in past the outside edge of your bumper so it doesn't stick out too much. You won't have to worry about hitting your legs on it. However, it still gives you plenty of access to your hitch pinhole. This hitch is going to have a 750 pound max tongue weight, which is going to be the downward force on the inside of the receiver tube. It's going to have a 5,000 pound max gross trailer weight, which includes the trailer and all its load.Now it does allow for weight distribution.

Tongue weight, again, is going to be 750 pounds. However, the weight for the max trailer weight is going to be 7,500 pounds. I do recommend checking your owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight.This hitch is going to be very easy to install. There's no drilling and no welding required, and it's going to use existing hardware already on the vehicle. Now we will give you a couple measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier.

From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most part of the bumper will be about 4". From the ground to the inner most part of the receiver tube will be about 14-1/4". Now let's show you how to get this installed.To begin our installation we're going to have to lower our spare tire. So we're going to get inside here, and right underneath this cap is a lever to lower your spare tire. Now you can use your tools that are included with your jack, I'm just going to use a tool that we have here at the shop.

Now that we have our spare tire down, it's not necessary that you remove it all the way, but we're going to go ahead and take it down for better viewing. Now that we have our spare tire down we're going to remove these two bolts from the driver side, and we're going to do the same thing on the passenger side.We're going to be using a 13/16 socket. You want to make sure you retain those, because you're going to reinstall them with the hitch. Now with an extra set of hands we go ahead and put our hitch into place. Now again we're going to use our existing hardware that we took out of the holes to put our hitch back in. Once we have all of our hardware in place we're going to go ahead and tighten everything down. We're going to be using a 13/16 socket, and we're going to do the same thing on the other side.Once we have everything tightened down we're going to torque it down to the manufacturer recommendations listed in the instructions. Once you have everything torqued down on your hitch you want to make sure, don't forget to reinstall your spare tire. That'll do it for the Curt Class III trailer hitch receiver, part number C13182, on our 2016 Dodge Durango.

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