Mopar ® Introduces New Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty Pickups


o Mounting securely in the pickup directly to the frame rails under the bed, the gooseneck trailer hitch from Mopar® installs in just one hour and requires limited drilling and no welding

o The trailer hitch ball can be converted from hitch to flat bed floor in just seconds with a quick release handle

CENTER LINE, Mich., Aug. 29 -- Mopar®, The New Chrysler's original equipment parts manufacturer, announced it offers an all-new Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram Heavy-duty Pickups.

The gooseneck trailer hitch from Mopar is an Authentic Dodge Accessory and mounts securely in the pickup bed using an installation kit that attaches directly to the frame rails under the bed. The trailer hitch installs in just one hour and requires limited drilling and no welding. The trailer hitch ball can be converted from hitch to flat bed floor in just seconds with a quick release handle. Powder coated for a durable and long-lasting finish, the hitch also meets all Chrysler O.E. corrosion specifications.

"The new gooseneck trailer hitch from Mopar makes the dependable and durable Dodge Ram an even more capable work truck to handle our customers' toughest trailer towing and hauling needs," said Chris Cortez, Senior Vice President - Global Service & Parts, The New Chrysler. Cortez added, "Our authentic Dodge accessories are factory-engineered and designed to provide compatibility in function and fit."

Designed for 2005 model year and later Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Regular/Quad Cab and 2006 model year and later Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Mega Cab, Ram customers may refer to the vehicle's owner's manual for complete trailer towing specifications. The gooseneck trailer hitch is compatible with Mopar's bedliners, BedRugs and wheel well liners.

The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Regular/Quad trailer hitch (#82211326) is $205. The installation kit (#82211327) has an MSRP of $205. The MSRP for the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Mega Cab trailer hitch (#82211324) is $240. The installation kit (#82211325) has an MSRP of $205. The installation kits are necessary for both trailer hitches.

The gooseneck trailer hitch from Mopar is available for purchase and installation at Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge dealerships across the country and is covered under Mopar's 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Warranty. This warranty is serviced by Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships.

70 Years of Mopar

When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.

Originally used in the 1920s, Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It was also widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s - the muscle car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth "package cars" equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of "Special Parts" for super stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

Today, The New Chrysler's Global Service & Parts division is responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of nearly 250,000 authentic Mopar replacement parts, components and accessories for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles sold around the world. To assure quality, reliability and durability, all Mopar parts and accessories are designed in strict adherence to Chrysler engineering standards.

Source: Chrysler LLC

Web site: http://www.chrysler.com/
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Photos of the Gooseneck Trailer Hitch from Mopar are available for download at media.chrysler.com . For more information, please visit the Chrysler media site at cgmedia.daimlerchrysler.com . For more information about 2007 labor negotiations, please visit www.chryslerlabortalks07.com

CONTACT:
Patricia Georgevich of Chrysler,
+1-248-512-4889, cell,
+1-248-514-1313,
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