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Old 04-16-2012, 11:56 PM
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Has anyone ever found Class III 2" receiver hitch for 2012 XB?

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Jiffy View Post
Has anyone ever found Class III 2" receiver hitch for 2012 XB?
Hold on, you're looking for a 500lb max tongue weight and 5000 lb gross trailer weight rated hitch for a 800lb max weight capacity and 3300 lb GVWR FWD xB?...
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Hold on, you're looking for a 500lb max tongue weight and 5000 lb gross trailer weight rated hitch for a 800lb max weight capacity and 3300 lb GVWR FWD xB?...
My bike rack has a 2" receiver and I would rather not use a 1 1/4"-2" adapter. I don't like adding more length and weight leverage to the end of the vehicle.
No worries I have no plans of pulling a big trailer.
I just think there is more versatility with a 2".
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Gotcha, Jiffy.
Coming off an F150 SuperCrew with a Class III hitch, I just see it as a LOT of low-slung weight. But I see your rack attachment sizing commonality.
Damn it'd be so cool to apply an xB skin to a RWD chassis AND MOTOR and haul a refurbished 18' AirStream though...
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Originally Posted by Jiffy View Post
My bike rack has a 2" receiver and I would rather not use a 1 1/4"-2" adapter. I don't like adding more length and weight leverage to the end of the vehicle.
No worries I have no plans of pulling a big trailer.
I just think there is more versatility with a 2".
There is a 2" hitch available, but the critical thing is to recognize it has nothing to do with the toe capability of the car itself, it's purely a question of dimensions. The hitch class suggested by a 2" is hopelessly beyond the real capability of an xB2, please don't forget that !

An alternative possibility is to install a 1-1/4" to 2" adapter, though that still doesn't change the capability of the xB2 itself! The hitch doesn't determine the tow capability of our cars, our cars themselves do.
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There is a 2" hitch available, but the critical thing is to recognize it has nothing to do with the toe capability of the car itself, it's purely a question of dimensions. The hitch class suggested by a 2" is hopelessly beyond the real capability of an xB2, please don't forget that !
I haven't been able to find a 2". Where did you find it?
I've done alot of searches.
There's one out there that the description seems to state that it's 2" but when you look closer it's a class 2.
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What's the price like to have a mechanic install this (hitch only)?
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What is cost of having a third party do your installation? I don't know, but I doubt it's trivial! My personal install included repainting the hitch for weather protection and I'm sure that's not included with a third party. My cost was the Curt hitch plus a can or two of paint (together with hassle and time), but clearly, you can expect significantly more. Guess it's all about our priorities. Still, no question the xB2 can haul a modest trailer, just keep it modest !
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Originally Posted by TrevorS View Post
There is a 2" hitch available, but the critical thing is to recognize it has nothing to do with the toe capability of the car itself, it's purely a question of dimensions. The hitch class suggested by a 2" is hopelessly beyond the real capability of an xB2, please don't forget that !

An alternative possibility is to install a 1-1/4" to 2" adapter, though that still doesn't change the capability of the xB2 itself! The hitch doesn't determine the tow capability of our cars, our cars themselves do.
Its not about the towing, its about the accessories for it. I'd rather not have an adapter as that induces slop in your attachments. I want 2" as our Rav is 2" and I can swap things back and forth. I will only get one if its 2". It's mainly going to be a tie'down for the canoe...
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