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Class V 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 2WD Without Factory Hitch

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Needing information on the best trailer hitch for my 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd. I will be towing a car trailer with a Camaro loaded on it and also at other times a utility trailer with building materials.

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For your 2013 Ram 1500 2WD without a factory-installed hitch we offer several options in an aftermarket 2-inch hitch. All are shown on the linked page and their compatibility will vary depending on the specific complement of equipment on your truck. We offer Class II, Class IV and Class V hitches for your truck.

The two options I recommend are the Class V models, part # C15572 from Curt and part # 41948 from Draw-Tite. Click on Class V to see these two hitches. These Class V hitches offer the highest capacity and no-drill installation. Since the Curt hitch is less costly, has a higher weight rating and is USA-made, this is the one I would go for if it were my truck. An install video is linked for you.

For a ball mount I suggest Curt # C45341 along with either 2-inch hitch ball # A-90 or 2-5/16-inch ball # 63840.

If you need a trailer brake controller for the car hauler's brakes I suggest one of the Prodigy series controllers from Tekonsha. The P2 # 90885 and the P3 # 90195 are among the most reliable units available and will install in your truck easily, using the plug-in adapter # 3023-P.

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