Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Nissan Titan

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How to Install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Nissan Titan

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Nissan Titan we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Class III Two Inch Receiver Hitch, part number 76154. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. As you can see, the cross tube is mostly tucked up under the bumper. It's only visible when you duck down low to see it. Then you'll be able to see the receiver tube here at the end. The receiver tube sits nearly flush with the edge of your bumper, only sticking out mere millimeters past it.It's a class III hitch with a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver, and it'll work with a variety of accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts for trailers.

It has a 5/8 inch hitch pin hole with a small hole right in front of it that will allow the use of a J pin. This J pin will slide through and will push in against the receiver on the inside, acting as an anti-rattle device for whatever's connected. Do remember that the secondary hole is only for the use of a J pin. Always put your hitch pin and clip through the larger front-most hole.It features plate style safety chain loops with the wide opening, so it'll work with a wide variety of safety chain styles. Also, welded onto the cross bar is a bracket for hooking up your wiring.

It features an 800 pound tongue weight capacity, which is the amount of force pushing down on top of the receiver, and an 8,000 pound gross towing capacity, which is the amount that it can pull behind it.When using a weight distribution system it ups the tongue weight to a 1,200 pound capacity and the gross towing capacity to a 12,000 pounds. A weight distribution system works in conjunction with your trailer and your hitch to help you distribute the weight evenly across your vehicle. You can see more about these systems at etrailer.com. Do make sure to check your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure you're not exceeding you vehicle's max towing capacities.Now I've got some measurements to help you when deciding on accessories. From the ground to the top inside edge of the receiving tube, it's going to measure about 21-1/4 inches.

This is important for deciding if you need a drop or rise when hauling your trailer. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper, it's going to measure about 2-3/4 inches. This is important when deciding on any folding accessories that may contact the bumper when stored in their upright position. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.You'll begin your installation underneath the rear end of the vehicle. We'll have to remove the tow hooks on both the passenger and driver side.

We'll remove the five bolts using a 17 millimeter socket. Repeat that on the other side. With an extra set of hands we'll put our hitch into place. You need to put the passenger side up first over the exhaust, and then you can lift up your driver's side. You'll take your bolts with a conical tooth washer with the teeth facing toward the hitch, and thread it the three outside edge weld nuts in the frame. Once you've got a bolt installed on both sides, it'll hold itself into place to make it easier to install the rest of the hardware.Then on the two inside edge bolts, we'll take our flat washers, put that on our bolt, and thread those into place. We'll repeat installing the hardware in the same locations on the other side. Now go back and tighten down all your hardware using an 18 millimeter socket. Then go back and torque all of your hardware to the specifications in your instructions. Now with all of your hardware torqued down, ready to hook up to your trailer and hit the road. That completes our installation of the Draw-Tite Class III Two Inch Receiver Hitch on our 2017 Nissan Titan.

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