Hitch, Wiring, Ball Mount and Towing Mirrors for 2014 Hyundai Tucson for Towing 2009 Aliner Alite


I have a 2014 Tucson with a draw tite class 2 1 1/4 hitch #36510 [ bght at ETRAILER i need recommendations for parts to complete hitching to a 2009 Aline Alite ... i need a 7 way car connecter brake light etc... as well as hardware to connect hitch to trailer... 2 inch ball... the trailer weight is approx 700 pounds and i need to have the ball height 17 inch from ground to top of ball.. can you guys help me out ? thanks.


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We can get your 2014 Hyundai Tucson ready for towing your 2009 Aliner Alite compact camping trailer. Since you already have the 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch you will need a ball mount, hitch ball, wiring and perhaps some towing mirrors to complete your setup.

Based on my research the single-axle Alite does not have trailer brakes (since it has a dry weight of only a few hundred pounds it does not have to have them) so you should not need a brake controller. If it does have brakes then I suggest the P2 controller # 90885. If the Alite does have 7-way type wiring such as the plug shown in the linked photo (and in the article I included for you) then you can install a 7-way on your Tucson.

You will want to order 4-pole kit # 118501 and 7-way wiring kit # ETBC7 to complete your wiring. These items will give you a complete 7-way wiring setup with all lighting and power functions including a 12V charging circuit. The kit also allows installation of a brake controller.

The Class II ball mount recommended for your hitch and vehicle is part # 36051. This provides 1-1/4-inches of drop. This mount can use either 1-7/8-inch hitch ball # 19256 or 2-inch # 19258; just check the stamping on the Alite's coupler to confirm which size it needs. For a lock to secure the ball mount you can use # 1472DAT.

Based on the height above ground for the hitch tube when we installed this hitch it on a 2015 Tucson you should end up right at your desired 17-inch height ball height. You want the hitched trailer frame to be level with the ground. The linked article shows how to take a quick measurement to confirm the correct ball mount height.

For a set of towing mirrors I suggest the K-Source clip-on set # KS3891-2.

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