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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; For V-Wagon owners who might be interested in a hitch on their wagon. Purchased the CURT Manf. hitch bar from ...
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    Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    For V-Wagon owners who might be interested in a hitch on their wagon. Purchased the CURT Manf. hitch bar from Amazon for $170. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00

    My only intended use is for a bicycle rack. I'm not going to haul a trailer. The CURT hitch is made specifically for the V-Wagon. A friend, who is a mechanic, installed it in my garage. Took about 2 hours. Job was difficult because much of the work is done in confined areas under the rear. Installed it hangs down one to two inches below the rear exhaust system. The tail end of the hitch scraped once going up my driveway but hasn't since. I would guess it adds about 30 to 35 pounds to the Wagon.


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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Looks good. I can imagine the V would probably tow fine, after the Trans is from a heavy duty 3500 truck. But ya, that should be useful and does not look bad either, you could even paint it roughly the same gray as the car to make it blend in even better.

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Can we get a pic without the rack, to see what it would like like day to day ?

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    Can we get a pic without the rack, to see what it would like like day to day ?

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    not bad at all

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Ya looks good. You could always get a custom cover for it too, a little boat prop would look cute on the V, lol.

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Nice looking instal. What's it rated at???

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

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    Nice looking instal. What's it rated at???
    2 bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    2 bikes
    But not these two???


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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by FLTRI View Post
    Nice looking instal. What's it rated at???
    2,000Lbs gross trailer weight and 200Lbs tongue weight.

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Plenty of capacity for a little trailer with a set of Hoosiers too.

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Thanks for sharing these pictures. Trying to figure out what way to go to get bikes to the trail when the V wagon arrives. Roof rails or hitch set up...

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Cool nice work! I ended up going with the roof rack for my Trek road bike.

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    Looks great!

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    Re: Installed a trailer hitch on my Wagon

    Nice job and thanks for sharing. I have a similar decision to make. Trailer hitch to attach a Thule box (sold on the Cadi website), or roof racks. Going to the Grand Canyon in a few weeks, so have to make that decision soon.

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