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Availability of Aftermarket Trailer Hitch with 7,000 Pound Capacity for 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

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I need a hitch rated for vehicle specifications for up to 7000 lbs. 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Automatic Transmission. The factory installed bumper already has the wiring for 7 pin and 4 pin connectors. Please inform if you have something available or what recommendations if any. Thanks!

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The only aftermarket hitch available for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon with the automatic transmission is the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # CU74FR. This hitch only has a maximum gross trailer weight of 5,000 lbs. Unfortunately, the # DR64FR will not fit the Rubicon model. From what I have found, your only real option is going to be the factory hitch which fits your Jeep and has the capacity you're looking for.

After recently towing a 7,000 lb travel trailer with a Jeep Commander that has a similar GVWR and towing capacity, I can tell you you're going to want a weight distribution system for that much weight. When choosing a weight distribution hitch the most important thing is the tongue weight of your setup.

It looks like your Jeep has a max towing capacity of 7,000 lbs and tongue weight of 700 lbs. Make sure to check your owner's manual to verify this. Based on that information, a good choice that would cover a tongue weight of 400-800 lbs is the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66083.

If you also need a brake controller, check out the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller # RED44FR along with the # 3073-P wiring adapter. The main unit on this proportional brake controller mounts out of sight, leaving only the control knob in the dash of your Jeep Gladiator.

I attached some review and installation videos that you can take a look at. I also attached a helpful article on things to know about weight distribution hitches. Knowing is half the battle.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon With Automatic Transmission.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon With Automatic Transmission.
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