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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

Mine was $85 US for labor. Hitch I got for $208


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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

Hey duce,

Where did you get that hitch? Exactly what I'm looking for.
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Just dropped mine off at the dealer to have installed. Check www.oepartsmegastore.com. Had a great price on the hitch $208. My dealer is charging $85 for install labor. Ps I am prewired. Look under your bumper to see if you have the wiring pigtail.


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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

Just curious, if yours doesn't come with a factory installed trailer hitch how is the bumper modified to install an OEM trailer hitch later...is there a pop our portion of the bumper? Just curious since someone mentioned cutting the bumper...
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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

How to: OEM hitch Install
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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

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Hey Kbre,

Which one did you grab? I too would like to go with the easiest install possible.

Thanks guys.
I checked,
My hitch is a Draw Tite. But I only paid $125. Now it's listed for $206. Might as well go with OEM for that price.

It was a really easy install though. Uses Factory bolts already on the frame rails. It was literally 2 minutes to put it on. I had some scrap aluminum laying around to make my plug bracket, then I just painted it and riveted it on to the hitch.
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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

Obviously there was no trailer tow package setup with our Jeeps if we are looking to do this tow hitch install. Can I assume that? If that is the case, does anyone know if the tow capacity changes? I see that part of the trailer tow package is the following:
  • 7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch
  • Delete Rear Tow Hook
  • Full Size Spare Tire
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
  • Rear Load Leveling Suspension
Looking up my 2014 Altitude model standard features (without tow package) I see the following trailer/tow information:
  • Towing Capacity - Maximum:6200
  • Trailer Sway Damping
I do have the wiring with plug at the rear bumper. I plan to do some small towing such as 2 jet skis or two quads. No boat or RV. Do I need to also look at adding the Engine Cooling? Is the Rear Load Leveling suspension similar to the Trailer sway damping? I feel like maybe I missed some very critical components....
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Re: can I get a tow hitch installed on LTD?

Unless you plan on pulling a big heavy trailer across death valley, you will be just fine with any hitch you chose. No need to worry about extra engine cooling or load leveling suspension. A light trailer with a couple jet skis or ATV's behind will be easily handled by your GC.
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