Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Kia Sedona

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How to Install the Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Kia Sedona

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sedona, you're gonna be taking a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install the Curt class three trailer hitch receiver. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see the cross tube is visible. However, it has a nice round tube design so it's going to fit nicely with the contour of the vehicle. This hitch is also going to have a black powder-coated finish, so it's going to resist any rust or corrosion. This hitch is going to be a class three hitch.

It's going to be two inch by two inch. Hitch pin holes are going to be 5/8 inch in diameter, so it will take a standard 5/8 inch hitch pin. It's going to have a nice flat, plate style safety chain loops. You can see it has very large holes. It's going to work well with different size safety chain hooks.As far as weight capacities go, you're going to have a 400-pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube, and a 4,000-pound max trailer weight which is a trailer plus anything loaded on it.

I do recommend checking the owner's manual of your Sedona to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight, and you're going to pick the lowest number between the vehicle and hitch. This hitch is weighted for weight distribution. Numbers are going to say the same. Again, 400-pound max tongue weight, and a 4,000-pound max trailer weight.Now, let's give you a few measurements to help you in deciding on any hitch mounted accessories you may need. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper, it's going to be about 4-1/2 inches.

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, it's going to be about 11-1/4 inches. Now, let's show you how to get this installed.First thing we need to do to start our installation, here on our driver's side, we're going to have an appearance panel the under rear tire. We're going to have six pushpin fasteners we need to remove. You can use a flathead screwdriver or trim panel tool, whichever you have, pop out the center, you just want to make sure you're bringing the base with it. Once you have those removed, we'll set the panel aside.Next thing we're going to need to do is lower our exhaust.

It's a good idea to use a safety strap. I like to hook them to the springs. We're going to come underneath your pipe. On the lower exhaust, you're going to have two hangers. You're going to have one here on our passenger's side, and you're going to have one towards the center of the vehicle. You want to spray the rod down with a little bit of lubricant. If you don't have any, soapy water works just fine. Just like that.Then, our center one here, we're going to the same thing. The holes we're going to be using are the three threaded holes. So what we need to do, this side is open to the elements, driver's side had the panel over it. What I'm going to do is take some penetrating oil, I'm just going to spray the threads. I'm going to take a wire brush. No, these do not come in your kit, but you can find them on our website. We're just going to . we want to make sure we clean those threads. Clean those threads off. We don't want out bolts to cross-thread inside. Once you get them clean, take your bolt, so you can hand thread that in. You want to make sure that you're not going to cross thread your bolt or the well inaudible 00:03:15.Now, your hardware for your kit, you're going to get hex bolts. You'll get six of them, three for each side, and you'll get six conical tooth washers. You want to make sure that when you put the washer on, the teeth are going to be facing the hitch. Smooth side is facing the head of the bolt.On our passenger side, we're going to slide our hitch up over the top of our exhaust. We're going to allow our exhaust to kind of hold that up. We'll get one of our bolts in here on our driver's side . just like that. Then we'll take a 19 millimeter socket and tighten all of our hardware.Next we'll torque all of our hardware to the specification in the instructions.Next, we'll reinstall our exhaust. We'll start in the center and work our way back. Once you have your exhaust back in place, you go ahead and remove your safety strap.That'll do it for a look at an installation on the Curt trailer hitch receiver on our 2017 Kia Sedona.

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