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Best 2010 Ram 3500 Hitch Options

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Best 2010 Ram 3500 Hitch Options


Today we'll be taking a look at the four best hitch options available for our 2010 Ram 3500. Up top we're going to have the CURT class five trailer hitch receiver, part number C15809. Next down we're going to have that Reese Titan, which is going to be part number 45288. The third one down here is going to be that CURT XD or extra duty receiver hitch, part number C15409. Down here on the bottom is going to be our Draw-Tite class four, part number 41929. Up top we're going to talk about these two, the CURT and the Reese.

Now the CURT commercial duty receiver hitch is going to be the heavy duty one that we have here. It's going to have the highest towing capacity as well as the highest tongue weight capacity. Both are going to have that 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" reciever tube opening which is going to be great for your heavy equipment haulers. Now they're both going to be fully welded. The Reese Titan's going to have have a little bit more strengthening devices as far as your extra gussets welded on and the plate steel design that's welded onto the front instead of underneath like you do with the CURT. Now the CURT's still going to be that top choice with its gussets up top rather than down here where they can be visible.

The CURT is going to have a nice sleek design and everything is going to be tucked away. It's still going to have that fully welded design and plate steel gussets just as you would on the Titan down here below. Now the Titan, the extra things that it's going to have, it's going to have that forged steel end cap for extra strength on the end of your receiver tube, as well as that plate design for your chain tie downs that goes up and over rather than underneath and/or above. It's going to come with your wiring tie down or mounting point bracket here on the side. Let's go ahead and talk about the weight differences between the two real quick. We're going to have a 2,700 pound tongue weight capacity for our CURT.

Down here we're going to have a 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity that's going to be our max tongue weight for that Reese Titan. Up top you're going to have that 20,000 pound towing capacity versus your 12,000 pound towing capacity. Now weight distribution is not going to affect your CURT. All those weights will still stay the same whether you have weight distribution or not. Now weight distribution with the Reese Titan is going to bump it up a little bit with that max tongue weight capacity being 1,700 pounds and max towing capacity going up to 14,000 over your 12,000 without it.

Both of which will both have 5/8" pinholes going straight through to attach your ball mounts or other accessories that you wish to use. Something else that the Reese gives that the CURT doesn't is it's going to give a little cover. It's going to go inside that receiver tube hole just to block anything from getting in there, as well as a pin and clip. Now if you already have a pin and clip and you don't really care too much about the cover, then your CURT's the way you're going to go. Now another significant difference between the CURT and that Reese Titan is that the Reese Titan, it's got a little bit shorter of a bracket and they tuck it out to where the receiver is actually underneath the backend square tube. It's actually going to tuck up behind that OEM hitch a little bit but it's going to rest in the same exact spot almost identically as that CURT. Down here on the bottom we're going to talk about our 2" by 2" receiver tubes. Now the CURT Extra Duty is going to be a class five hitch. Those weights are going to be significantly higher than the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame class four. Now both are going to have a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. The only major difference between them besides the weight is that the CURT is going to sit down below your OEM hitch, whereas the Draw-Tite is going to tuck itself up a little bit behind. They're both going to sit in almost the exact same spot on the back of the vehicle so you're not really going to have any difference between your ground clearance. Now your CURT is going to have about a 4" square tube. Your Draw-Tite's going to have a 3" square tube over that 4" square tubing. Both are going to have fully welded designs and gussets to add extra support. Your CURT is actually going to have that plate up here and on the bottom. That's going to be fully welded all the way around to help provide that extra strength, as well as gussets up on the side brackets where you're going to be mounting it. Now the Draw-Tite down below, it's going to have that gusset that's going to come all the way around that's actually going to be your chain tie down as well. Is going to have that plate welded on top. Now let's go ahead and talk about weights since those are going to be the big playing factor in these receiver hitches. Your CURT Extra Duty is going to have a 2,550 pound tongue weight capacity and a 17,000 pound towing capacity. Now that is with or without weight distribution. Weight distribution's not going to play a big part in this besides giving your trailer a better ride, whether that's having a camper or something else on the back. These are going to be big heavy duty hitches and they're going to be great for pulling those big trailers. Now coming down on the Draw-Tite, you're going to have a 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity and a 12,000 pound towing capacity. Now that's going to go up a little bit with weight distribution to 1,500 pounds and 15,000 pounds. Now another thing that the Draw-Tite's going to offer over that CURT is going to be that it's going to have an extra pinhole in it. You're going to have that 5/8" pinhole and that 1/2" pinhole straight ahead of it that's going to be that j-pin stabilization hole. That's going to be an extra anti-rattle device that you can use that's going to help stabilize your load. All four hitches are going to be extremely easy to install with just slipping some blocks and carriage bolts into the frame and placing on the nuts. Just make sure that you get an extra set of hands to help you hold it in place because all four of these hitches are rather heavy. You're just going to want to pick what's going to be best for your application. You know the weights of them now and you can compare those from what we've talked about. You know the big differences as well, whether that's going to be your gussets that are going to be a little bit more visible, whether the hitch is going to be tucked up a little bit more, or hang down and have that big 4" square tubing. Here you see our CURT commercial duty receiver hitch already installed on our vehicle and how it's going to look. It's going to sit down below that OEM hitch. This receiver hitch is going to be heavy duty. Using it with that OEM 2" receiver you know you're going to have a lot more options with what you're going to be able to pull and what you're going to be able to do. Granted, you are going to lose about 6" of ground clearance from the bottom of the OEM hitch down to the bottom of your new receiver. That's all going to be pros and cons based on what you're planning on doing with your truck. That will do it for our review of the four best hitch options available.


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