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Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

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Hi, I drive a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan r/t. I am planning on buying a boat. My van has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. Please let me know what i need to properly install the hitch. Hitch, lighting/wiring kit, etc.... Thanks,

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First let's start with a hitch for your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan so you can tow a boat trailer. For that I recommend the etrailer.com hitch part # e98854 because it has more capacity than you'll need, is a 2 inch size which is the most common and easiest to get accessories for, and because only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper which will give you a mostly concealed look. I attached an install video and picture for this hitch for you to check out as well.

Then for trailer wiring the best kit to go with is the Tekonsha kit part # 118534 which is easy to install and our most reliable option.

Since you plan on doing 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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