Dealer installed trailer hitch

Dealer installed trailer hitch

This is a discussion on Dealer installed trailer hitch within the Evoque Accessories forums, part of the Evoque Discussions category; So I told the dealer that I wanted a hitch for my bike rack. We started talking about wiring for brake lights etc. I originally ...

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    Dealer installed trailer hitch

    So I told the dealer that I wanted a hitch for my bike rack. We started talking about wiring for brake lights etc. I originally just wanted the hitch for my bike rack but then I thought "OK, maybe I should get the wiring in case I want to pull a small trailer".

    I told him I just wanted the receiver...no ball attachments etc. I was expecting a 2 inch standard size receiver but got a 1 1/4 inch receiver wire two wire harnesses and it's a bit unsightly...

    https://goo.gl/photos/FmMQ4By4GjLLQiua7

    https://goo.gl/photos/hfsER2rLcypuMspZA


    So does anyone know if Land Rover makes a 2 inch receiver for a 2017 Evoque? What should I have asked for? (Obviously in hindsight I should have asked for a 2 inch receiver, but I didn't know there was anything other than 2 inch...my bad).

    i appreciate any help here. Thanks
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    (Edit) I thought this was what I was looking for but alas, I was wrong. My dealer tells me that this is not a 2 inch receiver so I'm back to the drawing board.


    Removable towing receiver offered for use with NAS tow hitch armature. NAS towing electrics required for fitment - VPLHT0062.
    Price: $285.11Price excludes installation costs and taxes. Please see your Retailer for details.
    Reference #: VPLVT0168
    Last edited by Bshort0918; 06-01-2017 at 01:08 PM.

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    I am not sure about what size the LR hitch is, I always assumed it was a 2". But the reason I didn't get the LR hitch is because of the big huge bracket and wiring connector. I will rarely use mine for anything besides hauling my 1up USA single rack bike rack so I plan on concealing the wiring and just using one of the 4 pin connectors.
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    I'm having my local U-haul place install my hitch today.
    it's a class III, 2" receiver (easy to convert to 1-1/4 with a $12 sleeve), rated at 4,500lbs.
    the hitch itself is $120, plus a little more for the wiring harness kit, plus they want $150 for installation.
    total bill: a little less than $300.

    guess I should have waited until this evening to post, so I could give a review with pictures. My guess is that they're using the Curt 13128 hitch.
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    Years ago I had Uhaul install a hitch on a 95 GT Mustang and back then they used the Draw-Tite. The Draw-Tite and Curt look almost identical. The only reason I went with the Curt is I think they usually put thicker and glossier paint on theirs so I am hoping it will take long to get that gray chalky look. But that install price is not bad at all. I will be installing mine in just a few days. If you don't mind, please post pictures, especially of where they mount the wiring connector.
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    Alex at U-Haul did a great job. yes- it's the Curt hitch. looks and feels very solid. and, less obtrusive than the LandRover one.

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    I also picked up a 2" to 1-1/4" adapter for the bike rack
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    That looks really nice. He did a really clean job cutting the bottom of the bumper.
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    I am going to try something like this

    https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...dy/118149.html

    and hopefully use longer zip ties to tie it around the receiver hitch such that the plug is pointing to the right or left. Or maybe somewhere else if a better place presents itself during the installation.
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    They did a great job. Did you check out my pic above to see how bad my 1 1/4 Land Rover hitch looks? Yikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bshort0918 View Post
    They did a great job. Did you check out my pic above to see how bad my 1 1/4 Land Rover hitch looks? Yikes...
    yeah the factory 1 1/4 looks pretty bad. If the big bracket for the wiring connector could be cut off it wouldn't be so bad. They need to improve that.
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