I agree. I've had E-series and Sprinter vans. Some with factory towing and others with Curt or Draw Tite bars that I installed myself. The factory install is almost always hidden up and under the vehicle better than the aftermarket product. That's not to say its better, because Curt builds a very high quality product. I just like the look of factory better. The PM tow package is no exception. It almost completely hides up behind the bumper with a very nice bracket to mount the wiring receptacle. In my mind it's very well worth the price. Also of note: The "factory" tow group is not actually a factory installed option. Ram jobs it out to Utilimaster. I have a modified vehicle sticker in my door jam explaining that. I'm not sure where the install occurs though. I'll attach pics of mine.I got the trailer/tow package installed from factory I haven't received my promaster yet it was ordered, but I looked at some on the dealer lot that had the factory trailer hitch and thought it was extremely well installed etc.. Comes with two separate power plugs depending on trailer light set up and has a rubber cover/insert for receiver plug with the ram logo on it. I have purchased vehicles in the past and think having this done at the factory is always a cleaner install I am sure everyone on this forum can duplicate this installation just as well I just prefer the "turn key" approach.
I wonder just what the Trailer Tow Group option includes? On some vehicles you get a larger radiator, bigger alternator, or possibly an extra transmission cooler in addition to the hitch and wiring.Did anybody get the 'trailer tow group' option ($395). Pics of the hitch would be appreciated.
So true. You really should order the hitch from the factory every time, when possible. GM often up sized coolers, but didn't include that hidden info when you selected the towing package option.I wonder just what the Trailer Tow Group option includes? On some vehicles you get a larger radiator, bigger alternator, or possibly an extra transmission cooler in addition to the hitch and wiring.
Found it:I did a short write up on my Curt installation bck in May. If you search you will find it. The biggest thing I remember is the tip of the tail pipe is right up against the hitch and the bolts that came with it were way to short. It was a very simple inhalation tho with do drilling or fishing wires for bolts as I remember.
In my experience with Curt they don't hold up that well and the powder coating starts to peel right off after a few years. You really have to keep on it or they rust really easy (at least in the North East).
I installed my hitch to mount a Ham Radio antenna! >I installed my hitch just to mount a hitch step. >
KOV,Eddie, the cover pops right off - two plastic clips hold it in place, NO tools required:
I don't want to hijack this thread...Eddie, the cover pops right off - two plastic clips hold it in place, NO tools required: