DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Towing


Notices

Towing 2nd Gen Dodge Ram Towing Questions


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-20-2013, 09:37 AM
doktrred doktrred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
doktrred is on a distinguished road
Default Hitch identification

Howdy, new to the forum and new to Dodge Rams (lifelong Chevy guy). My 17 yr old daughter just bought a 2001 Ram 1500 5.2 L. She wants to haul a smaller (2 horse) trailer but only has the bumper ball now and that won't cut it in my opinion. Her boss gave her a hitch and bumper that he says should fit her truck. I can't find any brand/logo on this hitch, nor have I found a hitch like it on line. So my questions are...........anyone know who makes this hitch-aftermarket? OEM? Will it fit her truck? I will get under the truck and eventually find out, but haven't had time yet. The bumper is about 1" wider than the bumper on her truck now.

I haven't had a chance to look closely at the fitment except that the width seems to be right.
It looks like it needs to slip over the ends of the frame rails (vs. bolting to the bottom or top).
I can try and get better pics if needed
Thanks.................
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Dodge hitch 004.jpg (128.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg Dodge hitch 003.jpg (127.3 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Dodge hitch 002.jpg (124.1 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Dodge hitch 001.jpg (128.4 KB, 11 views)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
hollonator's Avatar
hollonator hollonator is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: AR/GA/VA
Age: 25
Posts: 84
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT Quad Cab 4x4
Color: Flame Red Clearcoat - R4
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
hollonator is on a distinguished road
Default

It looks like an OEM hitch for a 2nd Gen Dodge (like your daughter's). As for hitch rating and such I have no clue, however...just looking at the setup and how it is designed to mount directly to the frame in conjunction with the bumper I can tell you that it will take a lot more than a 2 horse trailer to damage it.
__________________

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi 4x4
Custom Flowmaster 50 Series HD Exhaust

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-20-2013, 02:10 PM
doktrred doktrred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
doktrred is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks, I was wondering if it might be OEM? I will see if I can find time one weekend to pull the old bumper off and figure out how this thing goes on. Would grade 5 bolts be ok or would you go grade 8?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-20-2013, 11:42 PM
the persuader's Avatar
the persuader the persuader is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: College Station, TX
Age: 22
Posts: 799
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Cummins 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie
Color: Red
Engine: 2001-2003 359ci (5.9L HO) Cummins ISB 24-Valve Diesel I6 245hp 505lb/ft (6-Speed Manual)
Rep Power: 3
Rep:326
the persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the roughthe persuader is a jewel in the rough
Default

Looks like a factory 3rd gen trailer hitch. I wouldn't think it would fit on a 2nd gen truck because the frames and the bumpers are different.
__________________
2001 2500 QCLB Cummins NV5600 4x4 - Fass Titanium 150 - 4" Turbo back w/ 4" downpipe - front and rear replacements - American Racing 16x10 - 33" BFG A/T
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-21-2013, 09:58 AM
doktrred doktrred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
doktrred is on a distinguished road
Default

I hope not, it would save her (me) alot of money if it would fit. I won't be able to look into it for another 2 weeks, but I will let you know what I find out.

The width of the hitch seems to be spot on but I'm sure there could be a number of other differences that would make it not fit if its a third gen. hitch. There is a tag on the back of the hitch but I'm not sure it is read-able ( a SKU type of tag). I will have to get a mag. glass and good light and look at it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-21-2013, 10:05 AM
racecar67's Avatar
racecar67 racecar67 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dallas Ga.
Age: 44
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram
Trim Level: Express
Color: Black
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
racecar67 is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree looks like a 3rd gen receiver and bumper more than likely class III. Might not fit.
__________________
Mike .`.. , . .`..><((((>
, . .`.. ><((((>`..`..`...><((((>
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-21-2013, 10:54 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,525
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I gotta agree and go with the 3rd Gen bumper and hitch. Looks just like the set up on my truck.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-21-2013, 01:24 PM
doktrred doktrred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
doktrred is on a distinguished road
Default

Huuummm.......Anybody need a 3rd generation hitch and bumper then?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-21-2013, 02:02 PM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,525
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I could use the hitch, but already got a bumper.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM
doktrred doktrred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 9
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 1500
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
doktrred is on a distinguished road
Default

I can have my daughter check with her boss to see if he would want them back, coz he gave them to her thinking they would fit her truck. Lookin' more and more like won't fit so, if he doesn't want 'em back, and you want the hitch, let me know how much you think it's worth and how I would get it to you--little bit of a hike between Llano and Mansfield, not sure if shipping would be economical or not?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum