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    SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    I'm looking to add a hitch so I can use a hitch platform to haul cargo on trips when the interior cargo room isn't enough. Can anybody direct me to a good hitch manufacturer, let's here the pro's and con's. Thanks, Jeff

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod363765 View Post
    I'm looking to add a hitch so I can use a hitch platform to haul cargo on trips when the interior cargo room isn't enough.
    Either Curt or Hidden Hitch are cheap and easy to install. You don't need a 2" receiver a 1 1/4" is more than adequate. I use a Curt 1 1/4" to haul my motor cycle trailer loaded with a 780lbs. motorcycle.

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    I have a Curt with a 2" receiver. Very easy to install. Only 4 bolts. The SRX already has a plug for the 4 pin cable, which costs about $13, if I remember correctly. Be advised the the center cover plate you have on your vehicle now will not fit over the 2" hitch. You will either have to cut it to clear the hitch or buy the special GM cover for $99, which is outrageously over priced. Not sure if any of this applies to the 1 1/4 " hitch.


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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by phunter1 View Post
    I have a Curt with a 2" receiver. Very easy to install. Only 4 bolts. The SRX already has a plug for the 4 pin cable, which costs about $13, if I remember correctly. Be advised the the center cover plate you have on your vehicle now will not fit over the 2" hitch. You will either have to cut it to clear the hitch or buy the special GM cover for $99, which is outrageously over priced. Not sure if any of this applies to the 1 1/4 " hitch.


    Phil
    Do you have a link for the $99 hitch cover? I have not seen this and would love to see it. The pictures with the hitch installed without the center cover don't look appealing to me.

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    I had mine done at U-haul, since I didn't want to crawl under the car. They did have to change the wire plug in, as the original with LED's started staying on after a couple of weeks. They said it was messing with the computer, and changed it out for one that didn't have the LED's, and it works fine. I pull a 1,500 lb boat/trailer.

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Hi adamjeeps,

    the hitch cover is Gm part # 19172271. I purchased mine here: http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?
    The GM part number is 19172271. If you shop the part number you might find it for a little less, although the price has come down quite a bit since I purchased mine. I have attached a pic of my vehicle with it off and on. Hope this helps.

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Quick questions guys: I had installed the factory GM hitch on my 2005 SRX. I had also bought the GM Bike rack. I'd like to start using the bike rack again, but correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the GM hitch for the 2010 a 2" receiver? It was an 1 1/4 receiver on the 2005 - I'd like to NOT have to use an adapter.

    On the aftermarket ones, are they 100% hidden like the GM version? Do they work with the GM cover that phunter1 posted above? Which is the best 1 1/4 inch version?

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by davedogcaddy View Post
    Quick questions guys: I had installed the factory GM hitch on my 2005 SRX. I had also bought the GM Bike rack. I'd like to start using the bike rack again, but correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the GM hitch for the 2010 a 2" receiver? It was an 1 1/4 receiver on the 2005 - I'd like to NOT have to use an adapter.

    On the aftermarket ones, are they 100% hidden like the GM version? Do they work with the GM cover that phunter1 posted above? Which is the best 1 1/4 inch version?
    http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2012302397

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    thanks adam...is that one fully hidden behind the rear fascia like the factory one is? Is it compatible with the GM hitch cover (19172271)? Thanks!

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    No idea but I would guess yes since it is smaller.

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    I am running a 2" Curt hitch, not the factory unit. My hitch fits under the GM cover just fine. The one pictured in the link from adamjeeps will not be 100% hidden unless you buy the hitch cover. It will look just like the picture I posted above with the hitch cover off, except the receiver will be smaller. A 1 1/4" Curt hitch would will easily fit under the GM cover.


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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    Thanks Phil! So really no reason to spend the extra $$$ on the GM hitch then? Yay!

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    Re: SRX aftermarket trailer hitch advice please!

    You have a hitch, you need a hitch cover, no matter what make or size.

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