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Thread: SRX Trailer Hitch

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    SRX Trailer Hitch

    For those of us interested in trailering, my dealer here in Detroit advised me today that the GM factory hitch is in and ready to install on my SRX (with factory trailering pkg cooling + wiring).

    I will post pics after install....

    about time!

    Don Marriott
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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    That's great news----my aftermarket dealer can't find one. Offered to fabricate one---NO WAY!

    How much, might I ask??

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures. On a semi-related note, has anyone tried any of the bike or ski racks/carriers? I'm in need of both...

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Well, I got no answer on pricing, so I called the dealer. Took them awhile, but found part # 12498643 @ $357.14 list. OUCH! I'm still waiting for a call-back from my hitch dealer.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Update to my original email.... dealer installed factory hitch and wiring. very nice! I will post pics this weekend. Class II hitch with 1-1/4 box receiver. Electrical plugs right in the existing electrical connectors in the rear. I have install docs also....not dificult, but you need to drop tire and exhausts. Only a slight mod to fascia for clearance at the rear fascia lip, which is not visible.

    I would highly recommend getting the factory hitch and wiring. My cost was below list, so I can't advise what your dealer may charge.

    Don Marriott

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Awfully glad it looks nice. I "conned" my salesman into ordering me the hitch at dealer cost + 10%, which will be $250 + $25. I plan on installing it myself.

    What slight mod was there to the rear lip??

    Looking forward to your pics.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Here's a pic of the "official" GM trailer hitch for the SRX. Hitch is P/N 88961322. Wiring Harness is P/N 88963947. You need both. Install instructions are well written and not difficult. You will need to trim the fascia about 2 by 6 along the facsia bottom edge in the middle to make room for the hitch, which is not visible unless you are on the ground looking up. For reference, a 3-1/2 inch drop ball mount with a 2 in ball is 15 inch from the ball tip to the ground.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Thanks for the photo and the info. I'll put in a call to my dealer and see what they say about installation.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    What's the weight rating? I read anything. From 1000lbs to 3500 lbs?

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Update on part #'s

    BMWDON had me thinking I ordered the wrong part. I picked up the hitch today from the dealer. Indeed, my original part # IS CORRECT! The box contains both the #'s BMWDON mentioned.

    Other than a hitch ball, my # gets you EVERYTHING you need; including receiver bar and hitch pin.

    No time to install this weekend, but will get to it next week. Looks relatively easy.

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Hitch on! Wasn't quite as easy as I originally thought, but not too bad. It definately takes 2 people.

    I think it looks quite nice. Pics below
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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Looking good, thanks.

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    That looks great! Much better than I had imagined. :coolgleam

    What is the tongue weight limit?

    Is it different from the V6 to V8? I'd think so!

    Thanks! I can't find that info anywhere!

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    Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    My V8 is 3500/350; V6's are 1000/100. Go figure!

    (BTW: What is a "03 Aprilia Caponord"?)

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    Lightbulb Re: SRX Trailer Hitch

    Thanks SGilbert! I figured I'd need an 8 cylinder and I was right!

    My dealer didn't know, but thought they were the same. I knew that wasn't right!

    I ride motorcycles a lot. My dirt bike CAN be hitch hauled on the V8.

    PS An Aprilia is a motorcycle brand. The Caponord is an adventure touring model (Similar to a BMW GS 1150 in concept) designed to take you anywhere on the continent with ease!

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