Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Acura MDX - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Acura MDX


Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Acura MBX, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite's Class Three Two Inch Max Frame Tower Hitch Receiver, part number 75225.This is what our hitch is going to look like when it's installed. As you can see, the cross-tube's going to be mostly hidden behind the bumper, so you're only going to be able to see the receiving tube sticking out the end. It's a class three, two inch by two inch receiver, so it's going to be great for all of your towing needs, from trailers to bike racks, this thing will do it all.It features vertical plate style safety chain loops, and the nice large opening will allow it to accommodate just about any size safety chain. It uses a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip. One's not included but you can pick one up here at etrailer.com with part number PC3. In addition, the small hole in front of that is going to allow it to accommodate a J pin.

J pin works just like your pin and clip, except that it acts as an anti-rattle device as well, locking anything you have here tight to prevent any noise.Over under the cross-tube is going to be a bracket to mount your four, six or seven pole connector. It features a 900 pound tongue weight, that's the force going down on top of the receiver, and a 6,000 pound gross towing capacity. That's how much it can pull behind it. If you're using a weight distribution system, the tongue weight's going to remain the same, but the gross towing capacity is going to be increased to 8,000 pounds. Now you do want to verify that your vehicle is capable of this by checking its owner's manual, and that will help you when deciding on accessories, we've got some measurements for you.From the ground to the top inside edge of the receiving tube, it's going to measure about 15 inches.

This is important when there's anything for you to drop or rise on your accessory, and from the ground to the bottom of the safety chain loops, it's going to measure about 11 inches. This is important if you're concerned about clearances. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the rear bumper, it's going to measure about three inches. This is important when determining if any of your inaudible 00:01:40 accessories can be placed in the upright stored position without contacting the bumper.We'll start our installation here in the back of the vehicle, in our storage compartment. You'll see a small tab, you'll pull up on that, and this will access the area where we can lower our spare tire.

You'll remove this grommet here, and that'll give you access to lower your spare tire. Go ahead and lower that down now.Now our vehicle here recently had a blowout, so it's currently got the spare tire installed, so you won't be seeing us remove it or reinstall it today. We're underneath the vehicle now at our passenger's side, and we're going to clean up the three weld nuts that are already in our frame. Use some spray lubricant, and the small brush to clean them out. This will make it easier to install all your hardware.

You can pick up a small brush here at etrailer.com.We're going to do the same thing on the other side. Before we put our hitch up, we're going to prepare our hardware. Take the bolt, and place on a conical tooth washer with the teeth facing away from the head, so it be facing towards your hitch. Do this for each bolt. Now with an extra set of hands, we're going to lift our hitch into position. Once you get one bolt started, it'll hold your hitch in position, making the rest of the hardware easier to install. Now tighten all of your hardware with a 22 millimeter socket. Now torque all your bolts to the specifications in your instructions. Now you can reinstall your spare tire.And that completes our installation of Draw-Tite's Class Three, Two Inch Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2017 Acura MDX.


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