Re: Installing a factory trailer hitch question
What he said....
You should have a trans cooler. I have an 04 with the HO V8 and do very occassional towing of a small utility trailer for runs just as you described. You're not going to have any issues. If you were pulling a large trailer or a lot if weight, I'd say you should look into some upgrades, but for a utility trailer and a small pop-up, you should be fine.
Be aware you'll need to remove the rear bumper cover and cut it to fit around the new factory hitch. A trim plate gets installed into the hole you cut, and there is some wiring, but nothing you can't accomplish in a few hours. The hitch is heavy...be sure to have some blocks or stands handy to help you position it so you can get the bolts started. I installed mine myself...not a bad job at all.
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