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Does the Factory Trailer Hitch of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Stay On to Install Aftermarket Hitch  


I have a 06 dodge ram bighorn 1500 edition and I am trying to remove the hitch package and replace it with the same thing except with a receiver hitch and the ball mount and want to know how do I get it off cause I have removed all bolts and bumper and nothing is coming off so can you please tell me how,do I remove it so I can put the new one on .


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The factory hitch of your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 has to stay on to install and use the Curt hitch part # C15809 that you referenced. You will need to install the bolts back through the hitch so that you can install the Curt hitch.

If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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