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Old 03-02-2011, 12:56 PM
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You must not have understood me. I have a weight distributing trailer hitch (Class IV) that I want to put on my Ram. Can it be done? or is that support in the way? If not I am only out $5 (what the hitch cost me at a yard sale) and I suppose I could pop for the one from Amazon. I just need to know if I can use the one I have or if I need to pass it on to someone who can use it.

Sorry, I was mostly answering this part of your original post "can I even mount one directly to my frame? " with details about how the hitch receivers are designed to be mounted and not addressing the universal Reese hitch. With enough effort I'm sure you can make the universal hitch work but I'm not sure how much trouble it will be. The only way to know for sure is to get under the truck with it and see how things line up. You could get lucky and have bolt right into place. If it looks like too much work after mocking it up under the truck, sell the Reese hitch to an F150 owner and buy a receiver designed for the Ram.
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From my understanding, the weight dist hitch fits into any receiver. Do you have a picture of the hitch you bought at the yard sale? If you only spent $5 on it I would get rid of it and get the one that I got from Curt. The install was simple, I did it in the dark in about 20 mins last night. It looks very strong and if you look under your truck the hitch is actually distributing the weight to the frame because it is attached to the cross member.

Check out my thread on my install I did on my truck. I have some pics on there and I am going to post some more later today.

I really think this is the best way to go. Even what I thought would be hard turned out to be easy. Just remember to put the little plate on the bolt before you fish it thru the tube and you will be fine. I forgot and had to fish the bolt out. The plate is what stops the bolt from turning once it is in the tube.

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