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Best 2015 Jeep Patriot Hitch Options

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Best 2015 Jeep Patriot Hitch Options

On this 2015 Jeep Patriot we're going to show you the best hitches that are available for this vehicle. These are the hitches we're going to compare today. On top, will be our Curt hitch part number C13081, from Draw-Tite part number 75712, from Hidden Hitch 87606, and also from Draw-Tite, down at the bottom, 36423. In our comparison, we'll go ahead and talk about the things that are different. First of, we'll start with the Class 2 from Draw-Tite, this one right here, in contrast to the rest of our hitches, this has 1 1/4 opening compared to the rest of the 2 inch openings. All right, next we'll go ahead and take a look at the hitch pin holes on our Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitches. They're going to be a little bit different from the other two.

I'm going to use a piece of paper to highlight them. You see our regular hitch pin hole here and a smaller diameter hole here. This hole is always used for your accessories or your ball mount. This is actually for a separate a J-Pin stabilization pin, you use that for accessories or ball mounts that don't have their own anti-rattle devices. That can only be found on our Hidden Hitch and our Draw-Tite.

If we take a look at our Curt and our Class 2 Draw-Tite we do not have that capability. Okay, now, our Curt hitch we use 5/8 pin just like the other two do and our smaller Draw-Tite we'll use a 1/2-inch hitch pin or your favorite locking hitch pin. Next up, in our differences, will be the weight capacities. It does change up a little bit. Starting with our Curt, it has a pull weighted capacity of 4,000 pounds and tongue weighted capacity of 400 pounds. Our weight capacities on our Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are going to be at 3,500 pounds pulling capacity and 525 pounds of tongue weight and not too far behind is our Class 2 receiver hitch rated at 3,500 pounds of towing capacity and 300 pounds of tongue weight.

For the tongue weight capacities, there is one thing you need to know. If you use an accessory like a cargo carrier or a bicycle rack with your Curt hitch the manufacturer does recommend some type of stabilization strap that goes from your accessory onto your vehicle. Our other three remaining hitches do not have that specification. All right, now we'll go ahead and cover some typical applications for our hitches. For towing purposes, the Curt is the best when you want to max out your vehicle. Of course you want to double check to make sure your vehicle can handle those kinds of weights as well.

For your towing needs and accessories, it might be better to work with the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch since you don't have to use an extra strap with those with your accessories, however, you do have a little bit less tongue weight capacity. Now, our Class 2 hitch from Draw-Tite is very good for accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. Now, there's a wide variety of bicycle racks that work great with a Class 2 receiver hitch, so this will work great. If you're going to use it just for that, the Class 2 is probably all you're going to need. A couple of other things to note about our Class 2 receiver hitch, this will give you about 1-inch more of ground clearance compared to the other hitches as well. Also, there's a Hidden Hitch version of this one as well that would be great for a towing application, because that one comes with a ball mount, pin clip, and a dust cap as well. Now, the Hidden Hitch version is part number 90156 for a Class 2 receiver hitch. What all remains the same is that they all mount up in the same spot on the vehicle. They do require cutting on the bumper to install, but all the hardware does come with it and there's no drilling required on the frame of the vehicle. One last thing, all our hitches are covered with our protective powder coat finish. Let's go ahead and take a look at our Curt hitch when it's installed and let's get a better feel of how all of our hitches will work with this vehicle. All right, now we've got a little bit close up view from it we can see how the hitch works with the vehicle. It does require this cut out in the bumper cover to make it work and this is for all of our hitches. This fits up nice and tight up here once it's installed and it looks like a part of a vehicle once it's in place. All our hitches will fit the same as the one we see here, it's just a matter at this point of finding which one that fits your needs the best. That will finish it for the four best hitches that are available for a Jeep Patriot.

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