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baggins44 08-28-2013 02:28 PM

tow hitch question
 
Found this hitch on eBay. Is it really rated for 12,000lbs ? The stealership said it was but they also said it was the only hitch made for the 2013 RAM.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en

maw76 08-28-2013 02:51 PM

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:4-dontknow: my class 4 OEM doesn't look like that looks like this. I had that one from ebay on my JK pulled 3000lbs no issue and tongue was rated to 300lbs

choch2odog 08-28-2013 02:51 PM

With what you see there you have a Class III hitch. I got a class IV from e-trailer for $190.00.

GTyankee 08-28-2013 02:58 PM

that ebay sight is showing a Class 3 hitch receiver
also the information on that site is incorrect

go to the Etrailer site & see for yourself
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2013_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm

KJ48 08-28-2013 05:17 PM

According to Chrysler that hitch is rated for 12K/1200 with an equalizer setup, 5K/500 without. Looking at the instructions it appears that if you have a step bumper most of the hitch is already there and that bolts to it.

http://www.mopar.com/part/82213205?s...=4309881&b=ram

Search the part number and you can find the instructions online, pretty simple it appears..

maw76 08-28-2013 05:46 PM

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instructions we don't need no instructions :LOL:

baggins44 08-28-2013 07:01 PM

So should I listen to the Chrysler web site? Can't beat $95.

KJ48 08-28-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by baggins44 (Post 1187183)
So should I listen to the Chrysler web site? Can't beat $95.

I dunno, listen to guys on an internet forum or believe what dodge says :)

It appears that the large crossmember for the hitch is already there, look at your truck and look at the instructions.

My last three 4th gen Rams all had the class IV hitches on them from the factory so I'm not familiar with trucks that come without a hitch.

bigbody 08-28-2013 08:42 PM

Stupid question but why is the ones that come on the truck class iv and the one that's added is class 3? Aren't they the same part or is the one at the factory different?

maw76 08-28-2013 08:45 PM

I'm gonna wait and let GTyankee answer this he has all the answers lol :smileup:


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