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shrek 04-22-2011 05:49 PM

hitch question
 
Just got my hitch piece put on last night and was wondering if the plastic cap was suppose to fit back on the bumper to cover up the big bolt that holds the hitch in place. My bolt sticks up to far to put the cap back on was wondering if maybe i didnt do something right. If so anybody have any suggestions on how to cover it up other than maybe spray paint it black so it wouldnt stick out as much.

2011 cherry sport 04-22-2011 07:02 PM

you should be able to put the plastic cover back on. maybe the bolt is not tightened down enough??

jc4041 04-22-2011 07:09 PM

if it's a bumper mount...I doubt you'll be able to do it....since it uses the holes...if it's a frame mount, you shouldn't have had to touch the bumper

GTyankee 04-22-2011 07:27 PM

In my opinion, a bumper hitch is worthless, you can't even put a 6 X 8 utility trailer on one if it is loaded, the bumper just is not made for it, around here people put a cut open golf ball over the ball hitch

if i were you, i would buy a Class 3 or 4 frame mounted hitch receiver on it, like any of these
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2009_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm
then get a ball mount like this
http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Reese/80565.html

[IMG]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1479/img0448m.th.jpg

shrek 04-23-2011 12:18 PM

that is the one i bought the curt class III. when i took the cap off to put the bolt through the bumper and tried to put it back on it wouldnt snap the bolt was sticking up to far.

Al E. Gator 04-25-2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jc4041 (Post 507792)
if it's a bumper mount...I doubt you'll be able to do it....since it uses the holes...if it's a frame mount, you shouldn't have had to touch the bumper


You need to go look at a factory class III hitch. They bolt to both the frame and the bumper.

Al E. Gator 04-25-2011 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrek (Post 508378)
that is the one i bought the curt class III. when i took the cap off to put the bolt through the bumper and tried to put it back on it wouldnt snap the bolt was sticking up to far.


I have the same hitch. The bolt should go in far enough to you to put the cover back on.

jc4041 04-25-2011 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al E. Gator (Post 510236)
You need to go look at a factory class III hitch. They bolt to both the frame and the bumper.

Ahh OK...well I wouldn't know anything about class 3's.....only bought and used class 4's.....and my '09 came with a factory class 4


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