Wiring and Is a Hitch Support Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CRV

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Im reviewing info for Trailer Hitches for the 2012 Honda CRV C13119 vs Draw-Tite 75742 In the ans to ques about the Curt model, you discuss a wiring kit and a required strap if using a bike attachment. What is required/avail for the Draw-Tite model? Note: we have an older modle of the Thule Parkway 4 bike tilt carrier.

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Draw-Tite Does not require the use of a stabilization strap with non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on their hitches like part # 75742. It might be a good idea to use one though if you are loading a bike rack or cargo carrier close to the tongue weight capacity of the hitch, vehicle or bike rack/cargo carrier, whichever is rated lowest

Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. The strap reduces the stress on the trailer hitch and vehicle frame and is required by Curt for their warranty for the # C13119 hitch.

Wiring for your 2012 Honda CRV would be required if you are towing a trailer or carrying cargo that blocks the vehicle taillights. You can use the Tow Ready Wiring Kit, # 118561. This wiring kit will allow you to tow a trailer or activate trailer lighting that is set up with a 4-Way flat trailer plug, like part # 18004.

If you will be towing with your CR-V you will also need a ball mount kit like part # EBMK4. This kit will provide you with a 2 inch hitch ball, a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball and a carrying bag for organized storage.

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