Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda Accord

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Id like to buy the hitch but am not sure which one. For now am thinking to use it to carry bicycles but was thinking about small, light trailer. could you please briefly explain me what I can pull. Thank you

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Since you plan on using the hitch for bikes I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24899. First, if you were to use a Curt hitch they require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, when using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier. Draw-Tite does not have this requirement. The recommended ball mount, pin, and clip is # 3593. And for a ball I recommend # 19256 for a 1-7/8 or # 19258 for a 2 inch.

If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I recommend the Trailhead # S63360 since it is compatible.

Before towing a trailer consult the vehicle owner's manual for the towing capacity. You will also need a wiring harness to activate lights on the trailer. I recommend # 118586 if your Accord has LED tail lights. If it has regular incandescent bulb tail lights I recommend # 118596. I have linked videos on the hitch, bike rack, and wiring for you.

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