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Belto 06-24-2013 02:20 AM

3.6 towing capacity/options
 
Ok guys so i have been searching but no clear answers.

I have a 13 Laredo 3.6 2 wheel drive. With no tow package.

Is there a hitch available that does not require changing the rear valance part of the bumper? How much weight can i tow? Will it handle U-Haul's large trailer full with my apartment?

After that i would use it for a bike rack or something of that nature.

Thank u!

Mcdenny 06-24-2013 08:02 AM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
Owners manual should give tow rating without tow package. Check Etrailer.com for aftermarket hitches that might hang below bumper.

They sure look better integrated into rear valence, though.

Dabitz 06-24-2013 08:42 AM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
There are a couple of aftermarket ones, Curt and Draw-Tite. I got the Draw-Tite from Amazon and I'm very happy with it, although I only use it for a Thule 4 bike rack. If you are going to hook up a trailer I believe Uhaul can install a harness if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

Belto 06-24-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dabitz (Post 847288)
There are a couple of aftermarket ones, Curt and Draw-Tite. I got the Draw-Tite from Amazon and I'm very happy with it, although I only use it for a Thule 4 bike rack. If you are going to hook up a trailer I believe Uhaul can install a harness if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

Thanks would u mind posting a picture of urs?

Dabitz 06-24-2013 02:04 PM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
Here: Moolata - Mods Slideshow by Dabitztown | Photobucket

Belto 06-24-2013 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dabitz (Post 847403)

Thank u, i recognize ur jeep!! Great pics!

Dabitz 06-24-2013 03:13 PM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
No problem, thanks :-)

Tazz 06-25-2013 12:09 AM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
You know Mopar makes a kit, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailer Hitch Receiver with bezel.

Belto 06-25-2013 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tazz (Post 847680)

Yes i have seen it before, but that will require more $ and modifying the rear valance that I'm trying to avoid.

Thanks tho

Dabitz 06-25-2013 11:51 AM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
That price is not bad at all if you install it yourself.

Belto 06-25-2013 02:54 PM

I dont trust myself cutting up the rear bumper for the mopar one, i like how urs just sneaks up under

padgett 06-25-2013 03:45 PM

Re: 3.6 towing capasity/options
 
Call U-Haul and ask what trailer you can rent with an aftermarket receiver. I have seen them refuse to rent something beyond the load rating. The max you can pull is 5,000 lbs but they may derate for a different receiver.

Looks like the Drawtight uses two bolts on each side instead of four like the factory unit & does not slide into the body channels. Dunno if a F*rd 150 front end will fold around the receiver as one did on mine.


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