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2015 JGC hitches

Does anyone know of companies that sell hitches that do not require rear bumper modifications? I have a 2015 JGC laredo and the OEM hitches have the bumpers modified to come out the middle. Any that does not require a bumper mod or new rear bumper?

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Old 12-09-2014, 07:03 PM
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

Curt, Direct tite, and etc. Carid.com sells them.
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

Yes, the OEM hitch receiver requires modification of the bumper skin, but it results in a clean, integrated function and look. Third party hitch receivers go below the bumper, making them lower to the ground which many folks don't prefer if they happen to leave the road with any frequency. You're also limited to 3500 lbs max towing with a third party hitch receiver. Rumor has it that Jeep is more generous with the OEM hitch, even if you don't have factory towing, boosting it to a 5K limit, although I haven't found proof on that. (Factory tow option gives you 6200 lbs limit for the 3.6 V6 and 7200 for the V8 & EcoDiesel, respectively with 4x4)
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

I would really consider the OEM hitch. More capacity, and definitely looks better. It's not a difficult install at all. Took me about 2 hours and looks like it came with it.



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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

I installed the Curt hidden hitch and love it. Took me 10minutes to install, no fuss and no cutting.

Granted I only use it for my bike rack in the summer months or cargo carrier, not actual towing.

I also installed this adapter https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-...leid=201426330 to the stock harness in case i ever used an actual trailer. The 4 blade connector is stuffed inside the hitch for when i need it. And YES i had the stock harness flashed at the dealer... and don't mind the dirt
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

I ordered this Draw Tite hitch from Autoanything so I could put a step bumper in the receiver to protect the rear end.

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I ordered this Draw Tite hitch from Autoanything so I could put a step bumper in the receiver to protect the rear end.

Step bumper installed:

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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

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Step bumper installed:

Wow. I'm really digging that step bumper. Haha, i think i just found my solution to not have the OEM and will eventually go with an aftermarket hitch.

I can always run that step bumper and when necessary remove it for towing.
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Wow. I'm really digging that step bumper. Haha, i think i just found my solution to not have the OEM and will eventually go with an aftermarket hitch.

I can always run that step bumper and when necessary remove it for towing.

It's from Go Rhino.
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

I've purchased Hidden Hitch and put on a Spare Bumper (the step).
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

The OEM Hitch install is pretty straight forward and very easy to do, did mine in about 2 hours from start to finish. If you have a buddy help you out, probably do it in little over an hour.
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Re: 2015 JGC hitches

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Step bumper installed:

Would the Rhino step interfere at all with the back-up camera, Parksense or Cross Path Detection on a 2015 Overland (with OEM hitch), such as triggering false warnings?

I'm thinking of adding such a hitch step, but not if it blocks the camera or means disabling or silencing either Parksense or Cross Path Detection.

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