Best 2010 Nissan Rogue Hitch Options

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Best 2010 Nissan Rogue Hitch Options


Today on our 2010 Nissan Rogue we're going to be looking at the Hidden Hitch class 3 part number 87663. The Draw-tite class 3 part number 75902. The Curt class 2 part number 36542, and the Curt class part number C13204. At first glass, all of our Nissan hitches that we have here are going to look the same. We've got very subtle differences in the hitches that we're going to point out to you to really help out in deciding which 1 is going to work out the best. Our Hidden Hitch and our Draw-tite, they're essentially the same hitch. Something that they do have that you're not going to see with you Curts, it's going to be the duel pen set up here on the side. What that does is the rear hole, the hole closest to the front of the vehicle, takes a standard 5/8th inch pin, just like your other class 3 Curt here.

They've got that 2nd hole right there in the front. That's what really stands apart from the Curt. This is going to allow you to use that J pin stabilization device. Another stand out that we see here, it's going to be our class 2 Curt hitch. The class 2 Curt is a little smaller profile. It's going to look a little bit small on the rear on the vehicle.

It's actually the 1 that we've got installed on the Rogue there today. This is going to allow us to still haul our bike racks, still gives us good towing capacity, but it's not so big and bulky on the rear of the car. The 4th 1 that we've got here on the bottom, this is going to be our Curt class 3. This 1 really has some stand out features, or stand out advantages. 1s going to be .. With the Rogues we tend to run into an issue where the hitch it tucked underneath the rear of the vehicle quite a ways.

Some bike racks, some cargo carriers, they just don't want to work properly with it. This is going to give us the pin hole location furthest to the rear of the vehicle. This hitch is going to give us the most opportunity for those items to work. From the rear of the bumper to the center of the hitch pin hole, it's only 5 inches. The same is going to be said for our class 2 here, 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of our bumper, whereas with our draw type and with our hidden hitch, we've got 5 and 3/4 of an inch. Those holes are going to be further underneath the rear of the vehicle by 3/4 of an inch. Another stand out feature about the Curt that can be important if you plan on towing, you're going to have that camper, some kind of trailer behind you, the tongue weight rating on this is actually 525 pounds.

For the other 2 class 3s that we have it's 350. Our class 2 is 300. As far as gross trailer weight rating, 3500, 3500, 3500, and 3500. The advantage that we have is going to be just in that tongue weight. Aesthetically on the vehicle we're not going to see a big difference between our hitches. The way they're designed just this lower section, just the receiver tube is all that's going to be exposed below our bumper. The little plate that we have here on top, it's going to rest snugly right up against the bottom of that bumper, leaving our actually main tubes hidden from sight. You can see on the end of the class 2 Curt, Draw-tite, and Hidden Hitch, they've got opened ends. Our Curt has an opened end as well but it's a much smaller diameter hole. That might prevent some of that dirt, debris, and stuff from getting in there causing corrosion down the road. The class 2 option that we have here available, it's going to be slightly different. Our Hidden Hitch, Draw-tite, and the Curt, they're going to have the 5/8th pin hole diameter. The class 2 uses a 1/2 inch pin hole, so 1/2 inch accessories and things like that are what we're going to want to use. Also, the pricing differences with your inch and a 1/4 verses your 2 inches, it's not that much different. If you want the most adaptable and the most commonly used hitches out there, the 2 inches are probably going to be your preference. If you already have a bike rack at home that fits only an inch and a 1/4 hitch, well that's going to be your guy. There's no sense in buying another bike rack to fit a different hitch when there's 1 that's available here that can do a great job. Don't over look it if you like a nice clean looking hitch and you've already got some accessories that fit it, but if you're new into it and you're just getting going, the 2 inch options here, it's going to give you a little more versatility. As far as safety chain connection points go, these are going to be exactly the same, same diameter bar, same width on them. 1 thing we're going to notice a slight, slight differences is with our inch and a 1/4 tube being a little bit smaller by, well about 3/4 of an inch. That's going to open these up just a little bit, but really no usable difference. The differences we'll notice as far as how it looks on the car . You see we talked about how nice and tucked up it is, how we don't see our main cross tube here. We talked about how this pin hole is in a little bit different location. On our Draw-tite and our Hidden Hitch it'll move from this location 3/4 of an inch farther back under the vehicle, so it will be about in this area, which can make it a little more of a challenge to get the bike racks and stuff like that fit on here properly. Now, the 2 Curts, whether it's the inch and a 1/4 or the 2 inch, to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening here is 13 and 1/2 inches. On the Draw-tite and the Hidden Hitch to that opening it's 14 inches. That could be slight variations in the tape measures we use and stuff like that. They're going to be pretty close here but there will be a 1/2 inch different. That's not really a big deal. It's going to still give us good ground clearance here at the back. The key thing that we want to focus on is the 3/4 of an inch that we gain here, moving that back just slightly. Now that we've had a look at the 4 most popular hitches available for our Nissan Rogue we hope this will help you make an informed buying decision. If not, don't forget our team of experts will be standing by to answer any questions you might have.

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