Best 2015 Nissan Rogue Select Hitch Options

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Best 2015 Nissan Rogue Select Hitch Options


Today on our 2015 Nissan Rogue Select, we're going to be looking at the Hidden Hitch, class three. Part number, 87663. The Draw-Tite class three. Part number, 75902. The Curt class two. Part number, 36542.

The Curt class three. Part number, C13204. Now, at first glance 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 one's going to work 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 your Curt, it's going to be the dual pin 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 five-eighths inch pin, just like your other class three Curt here, but they've got that second hole right there on the front. That's what really stands aside from the Curt or stands apart from the Curt. This is going to allow you to use that J Pin stabilization device. Another standout that we see here, this is going to be our class two Curt hitch. The class two Curt is a little smaller profile.

It's going to look a little bit smaller on the rear of the vehicle. It's actually the one that we've got installed on the Rogue there today. This is going to allow us to still haul our bike racks. It still gives us good towing capacity, but its not so big and bulky on the rear of the car. The fourth one that we've got here at the bottom.

This is going to be our Curt class three. This one really has some stand out features or standout advantages. One's going to be, with the Rogues we tend to run into an to where the hitch is 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 five inches. The same is going to be said for our class two here. Five inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper. Whereas, with our Draw-Tite and with our Hidden Hitch we've got five and three quarters of an inch. Those holes are going to be further underneath the rear of the vehicle by three quarters of an inch. Another standout feature about the Curt that can be important if you plan on towing, you're going to have that camper or some kind of trailer behind you, the ton weight rating on this is actually five hundred and twenty-five pounds. For the other two class threes that we have it's three hundred and fifty and our class two is three hundred. Now, as far as gross trailer weight rating, thirty-five hundred, thirty-five hundred, thirty-five hundred, and thirty-five hundred. The advantage that we have is going to be just in that ton 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 too, is all that's 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 site. You can see on the end of the class two Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch, they've got opened ends. Our Curt has an open 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. Now, the class two option that we have here available is going to be slightly different. Our Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, and the Curt, they're going to have the five-eight spin hole diameter. The class two uses a half inch pin hole, so half inch accessories and things like that are what we're going to want to use. Also, the pricing differences with your inch and a quarter, versus your two inches, it's not that much different. If you want the most adaptable and most commonly used hitches out there, the two inches are probably going to be your preference. If you already have a bike rack at home that fits only an inch and a quarter 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 one that's available here that can do a great job. Don't overlook it. If you like a nice clean looking hitch and you've already got some accessories to fit it, but if you're new into it, you're just getting going, the two inch options here, it's going to give you a little more versatility. Now, 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 we're going to notice a slight, slight difference is, is with our inch of a quarter too being a little bit smaller by, well about three quarters 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 three quarters of an inch farther back under the vehicle. It'll 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 two Curt's, well there's the inch and a quarter or the two inch, to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening here, is thirteen and a half inches. On the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch to that opening, it's fourteen inches. Now, 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 half inch difference. That's not really a big deal. It's going to still give us good ground clearance there at the back. The key thing that we want to focus on is the three quarters of an inch that we gain here moving that back just slightly. Now that we've had a look at the four 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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