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Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4


Just bought a used ram 1500, previous owner never had a tow package installed so there is no factory tow package on it. Does there have to be a factory tow package on the truck for me to mount this on it or will it be fine?


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Your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 does not have to have the factory tow package to install a trailer hitch. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41929 was designed for 1500 Ram trucks that did not come with a factory trailer hitch (among other versions) so you're good to go.

If you plan on doing some towing I recommend an adjustable ball mount such as # C45900. This will allow you to tow trailers of different heights without needing more than one ball mount.

And for trailer wiring you can use # 119178KIT to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of the truck. If you need both a 4-Way and a 7-Way or just a 7-Way then you will also need # ETBC7. If you go with the ETBC7 and want to also install a brake controller then the only other part you would need is the brake controller. I recommend # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable.

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