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Aight TT, my 2005 came naked...no hitch assembly. I don't tow often, but it's one of those gotta-have truck accessories. What hitch do yas recommend?
 

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FYI: I just remembered that my '04 had a Valley hitch
 

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I recommend getting the factory hitch or equivalent Class IV hitch. The truck is all ready wired for the 7 pin connection and I would stay with that, never know when you will pull something with brakes. You need need to get the relays for the 7 Pin connection, probably from the dealer. Uhaul has good hitches and can do the install, their hitches used to come with a Lifetime warranty on parts and install.

Of course you can upgrade the mirrors and battery too.

That's pretty much it.
 

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Why not just go with the OEM hitch and relays? It's not that expensive. You know it'll hold up. It's a direct bolt-on part. Makes the most sense to me. :dunno:
 

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Sweet, great advice all. So, if needed, a weight-distributing hitch would work with the OEM Class IV?
 

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The OEM hitch is very well made, get it like others said.
 

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OEM. Looks the best also imho.
 

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My father owns an RV dealership and service center and the majority of hitches he sells and installs are Reese. Best setup is installed at the factory, but you can find a good RV service center to hook you up as well. Look online for any harnesses you might need. My dad happened to have a brake control harness on the shelf that was 75% less than what the dealer charged. Of course it was 100% less for me! Anyhow, Tekonsha is the brand you should look for. I see alot of U-Haul hitches hanging out from under trucks but I have no idea how well they install them and any other necessary components. For all I know, Reese likely makes the hitches they install. Good luck!
 

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Go over the river and talk to the guys at Dandy Products. They can advise you on what you need. I assume I have the OEM hitch as it came with the towing package when I bought the truck. I have pulled heavy old cars, construction equipment, and everything else as far as Atlanta, GA, Odessa, TX, and Missouri with no problems at all.
 
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