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etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Honda Pilot

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How to Install the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda Pilot


Today on our 2017 Honda Pilot you're going to be taking a look at . I'm going to show you how to install the etrailer.com trailer hitch receiver, part number E98840. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see the cross tube is completely hidden behind the bumper facia and the outer edge of our receiver tube is tucked under nicely up under the outer edge of our bumper facia, so we're not going to worry about hitting our legs or our shins on it when we're loading and unloading the back of the vehicle. It's going to be a class three hitch. It's going to be two inch by two inch.

We're gonna have a reinforced collar. Give us a little extra stability on our receiver tube. We're going to have a rolled steel style safety chain loops. You can see the holes are very large inside, gives us plenty of room for different size hooks. This hole here is gonna be for our hitch pin.

Hitch pin and clipD des not come with a hitch however you can find one here at etrailer.com.One thing I really like about this hitch is the finish. It's going to be a triple coded carbide black powder coat, which is going to set this one apart from others because other hitches only have a single coat powder coat finish. So this is really going to resist rust and corrosion and chipping. Now as far as weight capacities go, we're going to have a 900 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. 6,000 pound trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included.

You can use weight distribution with this. Tongue weight's going to stay the same however your trailer weight's gonna go up to 8,000 pounds. I always recommend check the owner's manual of your pilot to make sure that the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need such as a bike rack, ball mount or cargo carrier. From the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost part of your bumper is going to be about five inches.

This number is important for any of your hitch mount accessories you may fold up against your vehicle. From the ground, sits up inner most part of your receiver tube is about 14 inches. Now let's show you how to get this installed. First thing we can do to start your installation, let's go ahead and remove your spare tire, is going to make installing your hitch a lot easier. Then on each frame rail, we're going to have three holes with existing weld nuts. We need to take some lubricant or something. We're going to clean out the holes because they're open to the elements. We can just use a nylon brush. Going to make sure that when we feed our hardware into them they don't cross thread.Now with an extra set of hands we're going to lift our hitch into place. Take our hex bolt, conical tooth washer, you want to make sure that the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. We're going to get one in on each side to help hold our hitch in place. While we install our remaining hardware. Next we'll take a 22 millimeter socket and we'll tighten all of our hardware. Next we're going to torque all our hardware to specifications in the instructions. You're going to repeat that for all remaining hardware. That'll do it for our look at and installation at etrailer.com class three trailer hitch receiver, part number E98840 on our 2017 Honda pilot.


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