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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 - Curt

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500


Today on our 2014 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 series, we'll being installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C15409. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/2 inches. From the top of the opening of the receiver to the ground is approximately 20-1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's go ahead and first begin by pointing out the attachment points that we'll be using to mount our hitch. There's a total of six attachment points, three on each side. Now for the two forwardmost locations, one on each side, we'll be using a 3-inch long square hole spacer block, the 9/16 carriage bolt and the 9/16 flange nut.

I'll go ahead and use the fish wire provided with the kit. Now the fish wire are harder in the forwardmost locations. We'll go ahead and feed it through the mounting location, coming out on the access hole here on the side of the frame. Now we'll take our 9/16 carriage bolt, thread it on to the fish wire and pull it down into place. We'll then go ahead and remove the fish wire from the carriage bolt. Now at the rear location, we'll take the smaller hole spacer block and we'll feed it in from the rear of the frame, lining it up with our mounting location.

Now we'll go ahead and take our fish wire, feed it through the rear mounting location, through the square hole spacer block. Now we'll take our 9/16 bolt, feed it on to the end of the fish wire and pull it down into place. We can then remove the fish wire from the carriage bolt. Then we'll repeat the same process over here on the driver's side. Now in this particular vehicle, we found that we needed to add a 1/4-inch round hole spacer block to the forwardmost mounting location. We'll go ahead and use a little bit of electrical tape to hold the spacer block on the hitch.

That way it doesn't move as we raise it up into place. Now it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. Once we have our hitch raised up into position, we'll go ahead and install our four flange nuts. With our four flange nuts hand-tightened down, we'll go ahead and center up the hitch as well as line up each of the side-mounting locations. Once we have that done, we'll go ahead and tighten down the four flange nuts. Keep in mind that anything that we do to one side we'll go ahead and repeat over on the other side. And then torque them to the manufacturer's specifications. Now here's the hardware that we'll be using for each of the side-mounting locations.

We'll be using a 9/16 bolt, a 9/16 flat washer, two round hole spacer blocks in between the hitch and the tow hook, and then on the other side of the tow hook, another round hole spacer block followed by a 9/16 flange nut. To install the hardware, we'll go ahead and take our 9/16 flat washer, slide it over the bolt. We'll then take two of our round hole spacer blocks and feed them up in between the tow hook and the trailer hitch itself. We'll then feed the 9/16 bolt with the flat washer on it from the outside of the vehicle toward the center, going through the hitch, both round hole spacer blocks and finally the tow hook. Once the bolt's in place, we'll go ahead and slide another round hole spacer block on followed by the 9/16 flange nut. Now that we have all of the hardware loosely installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down and then torque it to the manufacturer's specification. And that will do it for our installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C15409 on our 2014 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 series. .


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