Recommended Trailer Hitch And Cargo Carrier For 2013 Chevrolet Spark

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I have a 2013 spark ls. I want to be able to put a cargo carrier on but i also want the option to pull a mini trailer. What would be the best hitch for me?

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If you do not have ground effects on your 2013 Spark the trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24893. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.

If you have the ground effects the trailer frame that will work with your car is part # 24894. This is also a Class l hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.

I recommend the Draw-Tite hitches over the Curt hitch because the Curt hitch like part # C11334 requires the use of stabilizer straps like part # 18050 for any non-trailer items installed in the hitch. The Draw-Tite hitches do not have that requirement.

I did some research and on page 9-38 of the owner's manual it states the vehicle is not designed to tow a trailer.

The cargo carrier I recommend is the Pro Series # 63155. This carrier measures 49-1/2 long x 21-1/2 wide x 5-1/2 tall. This carrier has a shank rise of 3-inches for better ground clearance.

You will need a hitch pin and clip to secure the carrier in the hitch. I recommend part # PC2.

If you find that the cargo blocks your tail lights you will need a light kit on the carrier. I recommend part # 98174LED. This kit is designed to work with the carrier I recommended, and it has LED lights which are brighter than incandescent.

If you do not have a 4-way trailer connector on your Spark I recommend part # 118575. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness on a Spark you can check out.

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