Best 2013 Ford Fusion Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2013 Ford Fusion Trailer Hitch Options


Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2013 Ford Fusion. Up top here, we're gonna have a Curt, which is gonna be a class two hitch, and then right below that we're gonna have a Draw-Tite, which is gonna be a class one.So just looking at our hitches, you can see how differently they're designed. Now, the Curt is gonna sit up behind our bumper, and all we're gonna see is the receiver tube sticking out. Whereas with the Draw-Tite, that cross tube is gonna be visible, sitting right below our bumper. Now since the Curt is gonna sit up behind the bumper, it is gonna provide us with a little bit better ground clearance. Not by a whole lot, maybe about a half an inch or so.

But with our Fusion already sitting so low to the ground, we can use as much as we can get when it comes to ground clearance.Now the Draw-Tite receiver tube is gonna stick out just a little bit more than our Curt does. They're both gonna be behind our bumpers, so we're not gonna have to worry about hitting our leg when we're walking behind our Fusion, but the Draw-Tite is gonna be out, maybe about an inch farther, which when we're looking at folding accessories, that is gonna come in handy, to make sure that we have that adequate clearance between the accessory, and we don't make contact with the bumper.When it comes to weight ratings, they are gonna have a significant difference. Because our Draw-Tite is a class one hitch, it's gonna have a 200 pound tongue weight, which is the maximum downward force of the receiver tube, along with a 2000 pound gross trailer weight rating. And that's the amount it can pull, including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it.Now our Curt is gonna bump up, because it is a class two hitch, so it's gonna have 350 of tongue weight, along with 3,500 pounds of gross trailer weight rate. Now you should always double check your Fusion's owner's manual, and make sure you don't exceed the manufacturer's recommend weight.Now one thing to note with the Curt, the manufacturer does recommend to use stabilization strap anytime you're towing any non-trailer loads, or any loads that aren't supported by tires, like a bike rack or a cargo carrier.As far as the installation goes, both of our hitches are gonna mount exactly the same.

We're gonna use some pre-existing holes in the frame, and we're just gonna have to put some hardware in to mount it up. And there's also a panel underneath our vehicle that's in between our bumper and the muffler itself that'll have to be removed in order to get our hitches in. Now since the Curt is gonna sit up in the bumper, we're not gonna be able to to replace that panel, because our hitch is gonna be in the way. However with the Draw-Tite, since it is gonna sit right below our bumper, we do have the option to trim out a little bit of that panel and then put it back in.Now for the similarities of our hitches. They're both gonna offer us a inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening.

But as you can see, our Curt's gonna have that nice reinforced collar, just adding to the finished look of it.When it comes to mounting any of our accessories, it's gonna be through the hitch pin hold here on the side, and both our hitches, you're gonna accept a half inch pin and clip. Now if you need a pin and clip, you can pick one up here at etrailer.com, using part number PC2.And the safety chain connection points on both of our hitches are gonna be a loop style, welded to the bottom of the receiver tube, and we're not gonna have too much trouble getting most size hooks on or off, because the are gonna be rather thin loops and provide us plenty of room to get those hooks in place.So to sum everything up, if appearance is your main concern, I would definitely go with our Curt, because it is gonna sit up behind the bumper, and all we're gonna see is that receiver tube sticking out. Now if clearance is a major concern of yours, it's really gonna be a draw between the two. Our Curt's gonna provide us better ground clearance, but our Draw-Tite is gonna give us better clearance for those folding accessories to get in between our bumper. Now as far as weight ratings go, the Curt definitely here is gonna take it, because of that increased tongue weight and gross trailer weight rating.If it we're me looking for a hitch for my Fusion, I would definitely go with the Curt.

I just like the overall looks of it and the fact that the cross tube is hidden, and all I see is the receiver tube sticking out. And the added bonus of the fact that it has a higher weight rating, so I know it's gonna be a lot stronger.And that'll finish up the look at the best hitch options for your Ford Fusion.


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