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Old 02-05-2011, 02:39 PM
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you guys got luck mine didnt even come with a hitch lol
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I wonder why some of them are coming with that small little POS hitch, and others are coming with a REAL frame mounted hitch. My dad's got the REAL one, and some of you guys are saying you got the other one. I didn't get one on my truck, and I'm looking to get one. NOT the small one. Unfortunately, I don't want to pay dealer markup, and nobody seems to have one out for the 2011. What gives?
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2009 - 11 are all the same

mine came with a class 4 hitch receiver

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I don't know why they gave my dad a square tube frame mounted Class IV then. On a 2011 Big Horn.
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here are some choices
http://www.reese-hitches.com/
maybe a better site
http://www.etrailer.com/?gclid=CLDi3...FUpJ2god7l_FfQ
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm
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I just bought my 2011 4x4 quad cab with 17" wheels with 5.7 hemi. I am also looking for a hitch to put on since mine did not come with one. Maybe I should have negotiated for one that had one. Can someone elaborate on the difference on classes and how do I figure out exactly how much I should tow safely with my truck. I do not want to harm the tranny, engine, or frame.

Biggest thing I will be towing is a travel trailer. I have not bought that yet. I won't buy one that is bigger than I can tow with this truck.

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I wonder why some of them are coming with that small little POS hitch, and others are coming with a REAL frame mounted hitch. My dad's got the REAL one, and some of you guys are saying you got the other one. I didn't get one on my truck, and I'm looking to get one. NOT the small one. Unfortunately, I don't want to pay dealer markup, and nobody seems to have one out for the 2011. What gives?

The little POS hitch isn't really a little POS hitch. It is a real Class III hitch that mounts to the FRAME of your truck. If you look under the truck there is a big heavy frame crossmember directly behind the bumper. That is where the hitch attaches. It is not a bumper hitch, look at the ratings.

Curt 13333 hitch
Maximum trailer weight = 6,000 lb./10,000 lb. with weight distribution setup.


These are the capacities of 4x2 Hemi equipped Ram 1500 ST, SLT and Laramie respectively from this chart: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_payload/2011/


5.7L HEMI® V-8
5-Speed Automatic Transmission

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Towing[1]:
5000 lbs - std
10400 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1660 lbs - max

SLT
Towing[1]:
5000 lbs - std
10,450 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1670 lbs - max

Laramie
Towing[1]:
5000 lbs - std
10,050 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1610 lbs - max

Unless you are maxed out on a weight distribution hitch, the class III hitch supports the capacity your truck is rated for just fine.
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the people in need of a hitch
get a good hitch receiver, spend a couple $$ more, get a Class 4 whether you need it now or not, there may come a time that you may need it, also get a 2" receiver & ball mount, you will find that the actual balls come in different sizes, ie: 1 7/8" - 2 3/8" . when you purchase or rent a trailer, the trailers own Tongue Trailer Coupler, will have the ball size that you need stamped into the metal

view this site, it pretty well covers everything that you need to know
http://www.etrailer.com/

large HELP section
http://www.etrailer.com/article-cate...tgroup=Trailer Hitch
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I guess it's personal preference, but I just can't see how that small receiver is going to be as strong as one that mounts directly to the frame.
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can I even mount one directly to my frame? it would appear that bar is in the way. Sucks because I have a frame mount class IV in my garage, its a Universal Reese that came off an F150. I can weld, so should be no issue , but I am NOT cutting that crossmember off to do it, so what gives?
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