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Just installed a Trailer Hitch on my 2011

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Just installed the trailer hitch (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QMF1HCW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on my new-to-me dodge journey.

 

Install took me, and my Dad, and about 2 hours of actual hands-on work. It would have taken less if there wasn't a mountain of sand in hollow frame that I needed to clear away.

 

All in all, I'm impressed. It was inexpensive, and fairly east to install, even with just a floor jack, and basic tools.59de3bb19cbf4_20171010_2118511.thumb.jpg.d6ecd385b55a4819e62b1110007b68da.jpg

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Appearance-wise, It doesn't stick out farther than the rear bumper, and is above the mufflers, meaning it's discrete, but also not totally hidden. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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typo fix

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Thanks for the compliment, Armando. I did not get the harness- and thanks for the re-torque reminder. 

 

I don't plan on towing with it, at least for a while. I'm using it for bike racks, and as a back-up curb proximity sensor.

 

As far as the harness, there is a wiring harness coming from somewhere in the car, and it just ends/is plugged right next the trailer hitch. If i just buy the adapter, car I just plug it in that plug, and start haulin'? Do you know if there is any computer re-programming nonsense that needs to take place? I've got the LED taillights; is over amping the fuses a possibility with a mid size box trailer?. Are these questions I could easily answer up with a quick search?(yes). haha

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My 2013 handles a trailer lighting system no problem I also have LED's on the trailer

You might have to get the dealer to set the code to activate the harness though

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yes you will have to the dealership add the sales code and activate it and that will cost you $$ contact your dealer for the cost or bypass all that and go with the aftermarket wiring harness that is what ill do if i ever need it

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Thanks, Larryl and 2Late4U, for the advice.

 

I think future-me will gladly take on the responsibility and cost to have it programmed, or rig up an aftermarket unit. For now, It's not a problem.

 

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