Actually I am looking into adding the entire factory Trailer Tow Prep Group to mine. This would include:
Trailer Tow Wire Harness Kit, with 4-way flat trailer connector, plugs directly into the vehicle wiring, no splicing required. Mopar part # 82209280 MSRP $110.00.
Transmission Coolers and Engine Cooling Upgrade Kits. Mopar part # 82210700 is the Engine oil cooler Kit for CVT Vehicles. Mopar part # 82210701 is the Engine oil cooler kit for Manual Transmission. MSRP $129.99.
Hitch Receiver 1,500-lb tow rating, 150-lb tongue weight rating, includes Ball Mount, pin and clip, 1 1/4 opening, Hitch Ball sold separately. Mopar part # 82208815 or 82208815AB MSRP $179.00 The AB is an updated version. Not sure what if any changes were made.
Mopar Hitch Balls. There are two options.
Chrome, 1 7/8 Trailer Hitch Ball, 2,000 lb. Rated, 3/4 diameter shank X 2-5/16 Mopar part # 82210395 MSRP $20.00
2” Chrome, 2000lb trailer Capacity, 3/4 diameter shank X 2-5/16 Mopar part # 82210396 MSRP $20.00
The Compass is rated for 1000lbs of towing capacity. When equipped with the Trailer Tow Prep Group it is rated for 2000lbs. The cooling upgrade kit is the major upgrade that doubles the towing capacity. Mopar even writes this about it: Greatly extends the life of the transmission by reducing high temperatures associated with off-road or heavy-duty operations. Recommended for heavy-duty trailer towing. In fact it actually seems like a great thing to add even if you’ll never tow anything. The problem is the hitch receiver is only rated for a 1,500 lb tow rating. Even the hitch balls claim that they are: Designed and tested to match the vehicle's towing requirements. They are good for 2000lbs. So I need to find out if Mopar is selling a different hitch receiver than what actually comes from the factory. I need to know this before I will order any of this stuff. So if anyone has any info, please post it here. Thanks!