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...
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
Last edited by Bshort0918; 06-01-2017 at 08:35 AM.
06-01-2017 07:58 AM
(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.
||$285.11Price excludes installation costs and taxes. Please see your Retailer for details.
Last edited by Bshort0918; 06-01-2017 at 01:08 PM.
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.
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.
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.
That looks really nice. He did a really clean job cutting the bottom of the bumper.
I am going to try something like this
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Bshort0918