2015 patriot high altitud: no trailer hitch?? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Compass & Patriot Forum > 2015 patriot high altitud: no trailer hitch??

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineNEW ZJ Grand Cherokee Tube DoorsGibson WK HEMI 3" Catback - 5 Day Special!

Reply
Unread 03-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
nothingface
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1
2015 patriot high altitud: no trailer hitch??

I was planning on getting a bike rack and possibly a trailer to pull. Why is there no hitch on this jeep? Is it because it's only 4 cylinder and not strong enough? Has anyone put a hitch on? Thanks

nothingface is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-10-2015, 09:18 AM   #2
JerryGNYC
Registered User
2015 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Flushing, NY
Posts: 72
There's no hitch because you didn't order the vehicle that way. I was looking for a Pat with the towing prep package, but there were none available in my area, and I didn't feel like ordering and waiting... :P

IIRC, towing capacity is in the manual. And FWIW, Curt makes some nice bolt-on receivers for the Patriot and Compass (and others...).
__________________
- Common sense is on perpetual backorder.
JerryGNYC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #3
caulk04
Registered User
2008 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greenville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,597
Without the factory trailer prep group, you're only rated for 1000lb towing. The tow group includes an aux engine oil cooler and then you're rated for 2000lb. IMO, you're fine at 2000lb anyway, just don't be running the 'Ike Gauntlet' or anything crazy.

But yeah, there's no hitch because you didn't buy one.
__________________
08 5.7 Limited WK - Basic stuff...
caulk04 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-13-2015, 09:39 AM   #4
Hondatrix
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by caulk04
Without the factory trailer prep group, you're only rated for 1000lb towing. The tow group includes an aux engine oil cooler and then you're rated for 2000lb. IMO, you're fine at 2000lb anyway, just don't be running the 'Ike Gauntlet' or anything crazy. But yeah, there's no hitch because you didn't buy one.
transmission cooler on auto..
Hondatrix is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-26-2015, 07:11 AM   #5
goodwin_7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
I purchased a diy towing kit from tractor supply in NC and mount everything to my jeep patriot. I was able to pull a little over 1800 pounds in a U haul trailer from NC to AZ. Took it a second to get up and go but those four cylinders worked like a champ. I am actually doing the same trip back to NC in a few weeks.
goodwin_7 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.