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Best 2012 Nissan Rogue Hitch Options

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Best 2012 Nissan Rogue Hitch Options

Today on our 2012 Nissan Rogue were going to be looking at the Hidden Hitch Class III part number 87663, the Draw-Tite Class III part number 75902, the Curt Class II part number 36542 and the Curt Class III part number C13204. At first glance all of our Nissan hitches that we have here are going to look the same. Weve got very subtle differences in the hitches that were going to point out to you to really help out in deciding which ones good work the best. Our Hidden Hitch and our Draw-Tite, theyre essentially the same hitch. Something that they do have that youre not see with your Curt is going to be the dual pins 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 5/8 pin just like your other Class III Curt here, but theyve got that second hole right there in the front. Thats really stands apart from the Curt. This is going to allow you to use that J-pin stabilization device.

Another standout that we see here is going to be our Class II Curt Hitch. The Class II Curt is a little smaller profile. Its going to look a little bit smaller on the rear of the vehicle. Its actually the one that weve 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 its not so big and bulky on the rear of the car. The fourth one that weve got here at the bottom, this going to be our Curt Class III.

This one really has some standout features to our standout advantages. Ones going to be with the Rogues we tend to run into an issue to where the hitch is tucked underneath the rear of the vehicle quite a ways. Some bike racks, some cargo carriers they just dont want to work properly with it. This is going to give us the pinhole 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 pinhole, its only 5.

The same is going to be said for our Class II here; 5 from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of our bumper, whereas with our Draw-Tite and with our Hidden Hitch weve got 5-3/4. Those holes are going to be further underneath the rear of the vehicle by 3/4. Another standout feature about the Curt that can be important if you plan on towing, youre going to have that camper or some kind a trailer behind you, the tongue weight rating on this is actually 525 pounds. For the other two Class IIIs that we have its 350 and our Class II 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 the tongue weight. Aesthetically on the vehicle were not going to see a big difference between our hitches.

The way theyre designed, just this lower section, just the receiver tube is all thats going to be exposed below our bumper. The little plate that we have here on top is going to rest snugly right up against the bottom of that bumper leaving our actual main tubes hidden from sight. You can see on the end of the Class II Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch theyve got open ends. Our Curt has an open end as well, but its a much smaller diameter hole that might prevent some of that dirt and debris and stuff from getting in there causing corrosion down the road. The class II option that we have here available its going to be slightly different like our Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite and the Curt theyre going to have the 5/8th pinhole diameter. The Class II uses a 1/2 pinhole, so 1/2 accessories and things like that are what were going to want to use. Also, the pricing differences with your 1-1/4 versus your 2 its not that much different, so if you want the most adaptable and most commonly used hitches out there the 2 are probably going to be your preference. If you already have a bike rack at home that fits only 1-1/4 hitch, thats going to be your guide. Theres no sense in buying another bike rack to fit a different hitch when theres one thats available here that can do a great job. Dont overlook it if you like a nice clean looking hitch and youve already got some accessories to fit it, but if youre new into it, youre just getting going the 2 options here is 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. One thing were going to notice a slight, slight difference is with our 1-1/4 tube being a little bit smaller by about 3/4. Thats going to open these up just a little bit, but really no usable difference. The differences well notice as far as how it looks on the car, you see we talked about how nice and tucked up it is, how we dont see our main cross tube here, but we talked about how this pinholes in a little bit different location. On our Draw-Tite and our Hidden Hitch itll move from this location 3/4 further back under the vehicle, so itll be in about in this area, which can make it a little more of a challenge to get the bike racks and stuff like that to fit on here properly. The two Curts inaudible 05:21 1-1/4 or the 2 to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening here is 13-1/2. On the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch to that opening it's 14. That could be slight variations in the tape measures we use and stuff like that. Theyre going to be pretty close here, but there will be a 1/2 difference. Thats not really a big deal. Its going to still give us good ground clearance there at the back. The key thing that we want to focus on is the 3/4 that we gain here moving that back just slightly. Now that weve 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, dont forget our team of experts will be standing by to answer any questions you might have. .

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