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Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Ram

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How to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram


Today on this 2010 Dodge Ram 2500, were going to install part number c31015 from Curt. This is what it looks like when the hitch is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out when selecting some accessories. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 9-1/2, and from the top of the receiver tube down to the ground is going to be 13. Now I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Alright our first step we have to make a notch in an air dam at the bottom of the bumper.

So we find our center, we reference the center rib bit behind the license plate and go down from there. And from this center point right here we have to make a notch that is 2-1/2 wide, and our height is going to be 1.875 tall. We are going to take some tin slips to make our two vertical cuts and well use a knife to go across the top. We will score it just part way through and then we could snap it off. Next we are going to remove these two nuts on the bolts that are holding the bumper bracket in place.

Okay weve got our drivers side done, lets go over to the passengers side and do the same thing. Now next we need to install this spacer block right here. We are going to do this on both sides, but we also need to take this bolt and slide it to the inside where it is flush that way we can slide the hitch over it. These are bolts that are going to hold the bumper in place, loosen the tension on it and slide the bolts out. At this point now lets go ahead and install the hitch.

Now you will need an extra set of hands to help hold the hitch up and push the bolts through. Alright, this flange nut with the flat bottom here will be to replace the nut that we use on the bottom bolt. On our top bolt we can reinstall the factory nut. The remaining hitch hardwear that comes with the kit we will use these flange nuts with the textured bottom. Okay the attaching points here and here we will use the 7/16ths carriage bolt and block.

We will fish wire those from the inside out. We will start with the bottom hole, we will work our way up to this corner out here. Thread that in first, and then we will thread in our bolt, pull it on through, and then add our flange nut to the other side. Okay done with the drivers side, one more time on the passengers side. Alright with all our hardwear installed we can go ahead and snug it down and tork it down as specified in the instructions. With are hardwear torked down we are ready to go. And there you have it for part number c31015 from Curt. .


Questions and Comments about this Video


Justin S.
Hello! This looks like what I need! But would it fit a 2015 2500 dodge cummins?
Etrailer Expert
Reply from Chris R.

Yes, as long as your 2015 Ram 2500 is 4WD, the Curt Front Hitch # C31015 is a confirmed fit and will work perfectly.

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