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Unread 09-08-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hitches for the Jeep

I am getting around to putting a hitch on the jeep for a couple different reasons, mostly for holding a bike rack. I don't think I will be towing anything that often (maybe a light trailer of firewood or something of that sort). But wasn't sure about brand. The 2 big ones out there are Hidden Hitch and Draw Tight. I also saw a Curt and some other brands. I know it will be a 2" hitch and my jeep is a 2.5L.

Are there any real differences between any of the brands. Is one any better, or even worse than the others. It probably isn't a HUGE difference between brands, but I figured I would ask.

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-08-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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I looked into those brands as well. I went ahead and paid the extra money for the Mopar hitch. The hitch itself is not much more expensive, but it has the attatched plug box for the 7pin trailer plug. Then you can get the wiring kit that will plug in right behind your left tail light. This kit also has the provisions for 12 volt wiring that runs up to your battery. Also in that loom is a wire for trailer brakes.

All this sounds too much to be running on a Jeep, however we just pulled a pop-up camper to the mountains last weekend and this set up worked like a champ. Even the trailer brakes.
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Unread 09-08-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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mine came with a curt reciever on it.....took it off since i got warn bumpers, but from my experience with other vehicles and such is draw-tite makes some of the best out there. not sure if my curt one will fit ur TJ but if i do i can sell u my curt half of what retail is on it.
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Unread 09-08-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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Draw tite works great for me. pulls my 5 x 8 grocery cart.
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Unread 09-08-2006, 04:38 PM   #5
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draw tite is a great brand, been around forever, bot sure if your ever gonna go wheeling or anything like that but a second option is to always buy a aftermarket bumper with a 2" hitch already in it, saves some ground clearance and the headache of taking it off down the road to get a new bumper
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Unread 09-09-2006, 02:05 AM   #6
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I like my Hidden Hitch because it tucks up tight to the bottom of the bumper.

I know this is an XJ, but you get the idea...

The only part that is actually showing is the receiver tube and safety chain loops.
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