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Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Malibu

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Hey there. I would love a trailer hitch for my 2019 Chevy Malibu. I don't plan on pulling anything but, just a very small cargo trailer so it isn't going to weight almost anything. I need a harness for that too, right? Which one?

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The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2019 Chevy Malibu is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36652 because it has a concealed crosstube and is a bolt-on installation that will not require drilling into your vehicle's frame to install.

This Class II, 1-1/4" trailer hitch is almost entirely hidden behind your bumper, as you can see by the accompanying photo of this hitch installed on a Malibu. The hitch has a black powder coat finish to protect it from corrosion, has a 3,500 lb towing capacity and 350 lb tongue weight capacity and comes with a lifetime warranty. As a reminder you are going to want to check your owner's manual for the towing capacity of your Chevy.

I have added a link to a video of this hitch being installed on a Malibu for you to check out.

The correct ball mount for this trailer hitch is the Draw-Tite # 36071 which does come with a pin and clip to keep it secure to your hitch. For a hitch ball, the correct one will depend on the size of your trailer's coupler. You will need either 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # 19256 or 2" Hitch Ball # 19258.

You will need a wiring harness in order to power the lights on your small trailer and the best option is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118689, which will fit unless your Malibu is a Premier model. If you have a Premier you will need Wiring Harness # 118740. These harnesses are not difficult to install, requiring you only plug in connectors and run a hot lead to your Malibu's battery.

I have added a link to an install of the harness on a Malibu for you to take a look at.

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