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Best 2012 Volvo XC60 Hitch Options

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Best 2012 Volvo XC60 Hitch Options


Today on our 2012 Volvo XE60, we're going to compare the 3 hitches we have available: Curt hitch, part number 13268, Draw-Tite hitch part number 76571, and our hidden hitch, part number 87566. Note that our Draw-Tite and hidden hitch are identical hitches. Next, we'll get some measurements that will help with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Each of these hitches is going to have a comparable install measurement, approximately 7" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper and 13.25" from the top of the receiver tube opening down to the ground. These are class 3 hitches and all 3 hitches are capable of 400 pounds of tow weight and a 4,000 pound tow capacity. Each of these hitches are similar in how they install on the vehicle, and the fit and finish is pretty similar. When we take a look at our Curt hitch, we can see it's got the 2"x2" receiver tube, the fully welded construction, and has a really nice black powder coated finish. On each side of our receiver tube, we have our chain hold downs and they're easily accessible. Here we have our hidden hitch and Draw-Tite.

One of the really nice features of these two hitches, they have a bracket that's welded to the hitch. This bracket is designed to mount your electrical connections for either a trailer connection or possibly an accessory. Again, we have our 2"x2" receiver tube, chain hold downs that are easily accessible, the 5/8" pin hole that goes all the way through our receiver tube for our anti-rattle bolt, hitch pin, or even a locking device, and a second 1/2" hole that goes all the way through. This is for the J-pin style anti-rattle bolt that works in conjunction with the pin hole. This is available on both the hidden hitch and Draw-Tite. One other thing to note, here on the Draw-Tite and hidden hitch, is our receiver tube has a stop or a plate welded to the back of the receiver tube.

That way, when we install our hitch accessory, it doesn't slide all the way through the receiver tube. It makes it easier to line up our hitch pin hole. That will do it for the hitch comparison on our 2012 Volvo XE60.

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