How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Dodge Durango

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Installing a trailer hitch on a 2019 Dodge Durango requires a few tools, a Draw-Tite 75713 custom trailer hitch and about three hours to complete the installation. Follow the steps below to start hauling items like bike racks and cargo carriers with your Dodge Durango today.

About the Draw-Tite 75713

The Draw-Tite 75713 is a class 3, bolt-on trailer hitch designed for the 2019 Dodge Durango. The hitch has a max trailer weight of 7,500 lb. and a max tongue weight of 600 lb. making it capable of hauling small and large loads. No welding is required for this installation.

Tools needed:

  • Safety glasses
  • 21mm socket 
  • Torque wrench 
  • Power drill

2019 Dodge Durango installation steps

1. Access the weld nuts

If you have a gasoline engine, accessing the weld nuts requires lowering the spare tire underneath the vehicle. Drivers with a diesel engine will need to lower the diesel exhaust tank. Refer to the instruction manual that came with your hitch for more information.

2. Lower the spare tire

Open the rear cargo compartment and uncover the spare tire tools. Remove the floor mat and clip from the bottom of the compartment. Use the spare tire tools to lower the spare tire. This will give you access to the bolts and weld nuts underneath the vehicle.

3. Remove the bolts from the weld nuts

Using the power drill fitted with the 21mm socket, remove the four bolts screwed into the weld nuts on the frame. There are two located on the passenger side and driver side. Set these aside in a safe place, as you’ll be using them again to attach the hitch.

4. Position the hitch

Position the hitch underneath the car so that the vertical mounting flanges on the ends of the hitch are lined up with the existing weld nuts. Be sure the vertical flanges are on the inside of the spare tire trim.

5. Attach the hitch

Reinsert the bolts into the weld nuts. Tighten them by hand so the hitch remains in place and they thread correctly. Once the bolts are in place, tighten them with the power drill fitted with the 21mm socket.

6. Torque the hitch

Torque each bolt to 115 ft. lb. using the torque wrench fitted with the 21mm socket. The wrench should make a clicking sound after reaching the correct amount of torque. Return the spare tire to its previous position and put away the tools.

You should now have your Draw-Tite 75713 trailer hitch installed on your 2019 Dodge Durango.

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