My first post as a first time Dodge owner!
I just recently purchased a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, 4x2, Molten Red, 20" Rims and a Hemi. It's a great truck so far (2nd week of ownership) and I really, really like the comfortable seats!
Anyway, the only thing I wish the truck had was the tow package. It was tough finding the setup I wanted and I figured I could install this myself pretty easy. So, I have some questions for you experts...
Q1) I am going to be towing a ~5500 pound trailer 4 to 6 times a year. The truck comes from the factory with a transmission cooler installed, is that enough or should I look at getting a bigger cooler? If so, any recommendations?
Q2) I am going to pick up the Class III hitch somewhere online, probably eBay for about $70 to $80. Is there a better place to get this online? I can get one at my Dodge dealer for $109 plus tax.
Q3) I want to use an electronic brake system. Are these tough to install or are there kits to do it? I would really like to find a brake kit that would snap into the factory wiring and not require me to cut into anything on this new Dodge. I'm Ok with bolt-ons, wiring nuts and stuff with the kits; I just really don't want to risk messing up the truck. Any recommendations would be awesome!
Q4) Finally, I am going to pick up a 7 pin trailer connector online as well, maybe eBay if I can find one. Similar to Q3, if there were a kit that included this, I'd love some recommendations.