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Complete Trailer Towing Setup for 2018 Infiniti QX60


We didn't have any thoughts about ever owning a trailer when we bought our QX60 without the towing options. Guess what? We WON a little tear trailer at our kids' school fundraising raffle and my husband won't sell it! The trailer is only 1200-lbs and my husband said it doesn't have brakes. So we need the hitch and wiring (and other stuff?) to let us tow it. Please give us the whole deal, soup to nuts.


Expert Reply:

Congrats on winning the trailer! Even though your teardrop is small and light I still recommend the higher-capacity hitch option from Draw-Tite, part # 76031, since it offers an easier installation than the lower-rated Curt model # C13126. Extra capacity translates into more safety margin, which is always a good thing in towing applications.

I linked the written instructions along with a complete install video to show you how the hitch bolts on and the included photo shows the nice clean appearance of the installed hitch.

Since the tear has no brakes you'll just need basic 4-pole type wiring to operate its lights. You can use Tekonsha kit # 118670. If the trailer has on-board batteries that will need a trickle charge from the vehicle while you travel then instead get the 7-way kit # 118273. If you can check the type of electrical plug on the trailer you'll be able to see which harness you need. An article on trailer wiring formats is included for your reference.

I also recommend the versatile Ball Mount Kit # 989900 which includes multiple ball mount and hitch ball to ensure a good match to most trailers. And for towing mirrors I like the inexpensive universal-fit set # KS3990 from K-Source.

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