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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Jeep Liberty - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Jeep Liberty we're going to be taking a look at and showing how to install the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75578. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. The crosstube is going to angle back, which in turn pushes your receiver tube out. Just gives you a little bit more space between your bumper and any of our hitch-mounted accessories. It's going to be a Class 3, 2" by 2". Your front hole here is going to be a 5/8" hitch pin.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Jeep Liberty - Curt

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Jeep Liberty, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 13245. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see our cross tube angles back towards the receiver tube, which in turn is going to push the receiver tube out just a little bit, to give you more space between your bumper and any of your hitch-mounted accessories. It's going to be a Class III, 2" by 2", with a 5/8" hitch pin hole. We're going to have a plate-style safety chain loop. It's going to give you a little bit more stability when hooking up your chains.



Best 2011 Jeep Liberty Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2011 Jeep Liberty. To start with, we'll have our Curt, part number is 13245. It's going to offer the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. We'll follow that up with our Draw-Tite, also a class three with a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75578. Now with both hitches being a class three, they're really going to be very versatile. These are going to work with just about any type of accessory they might make for a hitch.



Best 2008 Jeep Liberty Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2008 Jeep Liberty. To start with, we'll have our CURT. Part number is 13245. It's going to offer the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. We'll follow that up with our Draw-Tite. It's also a Class 3 with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening.



Best 2012 Jeep Liberty Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2012 Jeep Liberty. To start with we'll have our Curt. The part number is 13245. It's going to offer the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. We'll follow that up with our Draw-Tite, which is also a Class 3, with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75578. Now with both hitches being a Class 3 they're really going to be very versatile.



Best 2010 Jeep Liberty Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2010 Jeep Liberty. To start with we'll have our Curt. The part number is 13245. It's going to offer the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. We'll follow that up with our Draw-Tite, which is also a Class 3, with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75578. Now with both hitches being a Class 3 they're really going to be very versatile.



Best 2009 Jeep Liberty Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2009 Jeep Liberty. To start with we'll have our Curt. The part number is 13245. It's going to offer the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. We'll follow that up with our Draw-Tite, which is also a Class 3, with the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening. It's part number is 75578. Now with both hitches being a Class 3 they're really going to be very versatile.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty - Hidden Hitch

Today in our 2008 Jeep Liberty we will be installing, Hidden Hitch part number 90168. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we are going to give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top opening of the receiver tube to the ground is nineteen and a quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.Now we will go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty we will be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36451. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we are going to give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. From the top opening of the receiver tube to the ground is nineteen and a quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we will go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75578. This is what a hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper. The top of the receiver tube openingto the ground is 19-1/2 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such asa ball mount, bike rack, or carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty - Curt

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch 2", part number 13245. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. The center of the hitch pin hole is even with the outermost edge of the bumper and the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 19-1/2". This will assist your selecting accessories, such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points. We'll have a total of six attachment points, three on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Liberty - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Jeep Liberty, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, Part Number 87006. This is what our hitch to look like once it's installed. Next, we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the rear spare tire is 9-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 15-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Jeep Liberty

Today were working on a 2012 Jeep Liberty we're going to install hidden hitch part number 36451. This would be also be comparable to Draw-tite hitch 90168. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories from the new hitch such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the hitch pass the bumper is 2 inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 19 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. Were gonna be attaching our hitch to the weld nuts that are already setup in the frame of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Jeep Liberty

Today on this 2012 Jeep Liberty well be installing the Kurt hitch part number 13245. Now here are a couple of measurements that will help assist you when selecting a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. The center of the hitch pin is even with the bumper, the top of the receiver tube is 19 inches from the ground. Now lets go ahead with the installation, what were gonna do first is to point out the attachment points on this particular vehicular we will need to remove this bolt that is the attachment for the rear suspension. This will become our forward most attachment point on the hitch. What were gonna do after locating the mounting points is to clean them out using a half inch nylon brush.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Jeep Liberty

Today on this 2011 Jeep Liberty, were gonna install a Draw-Tite Hitch part number 36451. This will be comparable to Hidden Hitch part number 90168.Heres some measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your hitch such as a draw bar , a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the receiver tube past the bumper is 2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 19 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.We got a total of four attachment points. Two on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Jeep Liberty

Today on this 2011 Jeep Liberty, were gonna install a Curt Hitch part number 13245.Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your hitch like a bike rack, a cargo carrier or a draw bar. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the receiver tube is 2 inches past the bumper. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 19 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.On the driver side, it would be necessary to take the one bolt out of the support bracket. The support bracket will stay in position as it will get sandwiched in between the hitch and the frame.Now with all our fasteners exposed, we need to go ahead and clean out each one of the weld nuts in the frame. Overtime the threads will become clogged up with rust, dirt, dust and debris.





Jeep Liberty Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Jeep Liberty
  • For the 2012 Jeep Liberty, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13245. This is a Class III rated trailer hitch with a 2 inch hitch receiver. This hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight of 5,000 pounds, but I recommend checking your vehicle's max towing capacity before choosing a trailer and cargo to tow. The Curt hitch has the same quality construction and capacity as the other choices, but with a more economically friendly price. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on...
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  • Differences Between Curt # 13245 and Hidden Hitch # 87450 Class III Hitches for 2012 Jeep Liberty
  • The two trailer hitch receivers for your 2012 Jeep Liberty that you referenced, Curt # 13245 and Draw-Tite # 75578, offer identical performance ratings and features. Both are Class III-rated 2-inch receivers with a tongue weight capacity (the downward force on the hitch) of 500-lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight rating of 5000-lbs. Both hitch's towing capacities increase equally when used with a weight distribution system and both are round tube designs that bolt on with included...
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  • Installation of the Draw-Tite Hitch 75578 on a 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport
  • Good news, I can help you figure out how the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75578 will mount on your 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport. You are correct, if the hitch has to protrude then the more economically priced Curt hitch # 13245 will be a good solution for your Liberty. I've attached some image of the Draw-Tite Hitch mounted on the 2012 Jeep Liberty for you to take a look at. The hitch does stick out from underneath the vehicle quite a bit, unlike the one on your Grand Cherokee. While it isn't very...
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  • Will Curt Hitch Part # 13245 Allow Spare Tire to Raise and Lower Easily
  • Yes, Curt hitch # 13245 is designed to fit around the under vehicle spare tire on your 2012 Jeep Liberty. It may require you to slightly push the spare towards the front of the car as you raise of lower it so that it gets around the hitch tube but it would not make the process that much more involved. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # 13245 Fit a 2012 Jeep Liberty with an 18 Inch Full Size Spare Tire
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that as long as the 18 inch spare tire on your 2012 Jeep Liberty is a factory spare then trailer hitch # 13245 will fit around it. I have linked instructions and a video for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 118554. I have linked instructions and a video for it as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Hardware That Doesn't Want to Thread Past a Few Turns
  • Most likely the weldnuts of your 2012 Jeep Liberty are in need of cleaning since the vehicle is a few years old. This is a fairly common problem with hitches that bolt to factory weldnuts in the trailer frame. What you will want to do is check out the help article and video I attached that covers cleaning weldnuts. Also, hitch hardware is considered one time use so you will need to order part # RHK. On the product page you will need to enter the part number and manufacturer of the...
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  • Does Installation of Lift Kit and Larger Tires Affect Hitch Install on 2012 Jeep Liberty
  • The install of the Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13245 will not be affected by your lift kit or the size tires you have. What will get affected is the rise/drop ball mount you would need to allow your trailer to be towed level. You have to go with the correct rise/drop that will allow this. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the...
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  • Are More Parts Needed to Carry a Bike Rack Using Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Jeep Liberty
  • A trailer wiring kit is to power the lights of a trailer. Since you're going to be using the Curt hitch, part # 13245, for a bike rack and not to tow a trailer you won't need a wiring kit, or anything else. The hitch includes all of the hardware for installation and that's all you need. To mount the bike rack you could need a hitch pin, like # PC3, but that depends on the rack. Many have specific pins that work with the rack and a universal one won't work. It's likely you already have...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Liberty
  • You may not believe this but even the Class II trailer hitches for a 2011 Jeep Liberty have the face of the receiver extend beyond the rear bumper of the vehicle. Since this is the case, I would go ahead with a Class III. If you are going to have bruised shins, might as well be from a hitch with a higher capacity and more accessory options. For a Class III hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75578. I have included a link to the installation instructions. In the upper left...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch 13245 Fit a 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport
  • Yes, the Curt hitch part # 13245 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport as it is a fit for all models of the 2011 Liberty. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin...
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  • Will I have to Drill into my 2011 Jeep Liberty to install Curt Trailer Hitch # 13245
  • To install this Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13245, onto your 2011 Jeep Liberty you would not need to weld or drill onto your Liberty. The hitch bolts to the vehicle frame using the included hardware. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also. You may also be interested in purchasing a Draw-Tite Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118554 (see instruction link below). Ball Mount 3/4 inch Rise or 2 inch Drop, part # 2923 Hitch Ball...
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  • How Far Past Bumper is Draw-Tite And Curt Trailer Hitch Receivers on 2011 Jeep Liberty
  • I took a couple measurements on the hitch receivers themselves and compared it to the measurements we made when we installed them on Jeeps to determine if there's a difference. We've installed the Draw-Tite # 75578 on a 2008 Jeep Liberty and the Curt # 13245 on a 2011. The hitch pin hole of the Draw-Tite on the 2008 lines up perfectly even with the bumper's edge as shown in the video. The pin hole is 2-1/2 inches from the end of the receiver tube per my measurement. So when we combine...
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  • Is A Trailer Hitch Available For 2011 Jeep Liberty That Only Receiver Is Visible
  • All of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2011 Liberty have the receiver located in the middle of the crossmember of the hitch. Some hitches actually have the receiver welded to the bottom of the crossmember and that does hide a lot of the hitch but not the receiver as you mentioned. The trailer hitch I recommend for your Liberty is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75578. This is a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2-inch receiver opening. If you plan on doing some...
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  • Difference Between Reese and Curt Hitch for 2011 Jeep Liberty
  • Curt and Draw Tite hitches are made by different manufacturers so they are definitely different but the for the most part we have found that they end up being pretty similar overall since they both try to accomplish the same thing. If someone saw either hitch on your vehicle and didn't happen to see a sticker or brand label they wouldn't be able to identify the brand just from the appearance. That being said there are some subtle dimension changes between the brands. For example the...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13245 Fit a 2010 Jeep Liberty Limited Sport 4x4
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt. He stated that the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13245, will fit your 2010 Jeep Liberty Limited Sport 4x4. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 and you can use hitch ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 63845 (2 inch diameter), or # 63847 (2-5/16 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, you would need T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Trailer...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Be Moved From 2008 Jeep Liberty to 2010 Model
  • The 2008 and the 2010 Jeep Liberty are of the second generation, so the hitch from your 2008 will fit the 2010 model. Keep in mind that the installation hardware is meant to only be used once, so to install the hitch on your 2010 Liberty, you'll want all new hardware. We offer replacement hitch installation hardware as part # RHK. On the product page, you'll type in the part number of your hitch, and then from the drop down menu, you'll choose the name of the hitch manufacturer. The...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75578 On A 2009 Jeep Liberty
  • On your 2009 Jeep Liberty, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75578 is a compatible fit and will extend past the rear fascia of your vehicle as shown in the graphic I have provided. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hold to the outer edge of the bumper is approximately 2-1/2 inches. Regarding the trimming of your bumper, there is no trimming necessary while installing this hitch on your vehicle. I have provided links to the installation instructions for this product as well...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch 13245 Fit a 2009 Jeep Liberty With Spare Tire
  • Yes, Curt hitch # 13245 is designed to fit around the under vehicle spare tire on 2009 Jeep Liberty 4x4 models. The installation is very straight forward as well, as you can see at the link to the installation instructions I have provided. If you need to wire your vehicle for towing, you can use custom fit wiring harness # 118554, which would also be a simple install for you. The recommended ball mount for your vehicle is part # 2923, which you could secure using a hitch pin...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13245 Fit a 2009 Jeep Liberty with 2 Wheel Drive
  • Any of the trailer hitches listed for the 2009 Jeep Liberty will fit any model, 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive. This includes the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13245, that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation details for reference and a link to all of the available hitches for the 2009 Liberty. If you plan on doing some towing with the hitch, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 with pin and clip # PC3. You can use ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 63845...
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  • Recommended Hitch, Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller for 2008 Jeep Liberty
  • If the available hitch alternatives for your Liberty, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13245. All the Class III hitches for you Liberty have the same capacity and would install in the same manner. Because the quality of the Curt hitch is on the same level as the other hitches, you won't sacrifice anything by going with the lower cost Curt hitch. For trailer wiring, I'd recommend the Tow Ready # 118554, which would provide a 4-pole trailer connector. This will provide you...
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  • Tools Needed to Install Curt # 13245 Class III Trailer Hitch on 2008 Jeep Liberty
  • The Curt Class III hitch, part # 13245 would require a ratchet, an 18 and 19mm socket and a torque wrench. If you click the provided links, you can see the install instructions and a video showing the hitch being installed on a 2008 Jeep Liberty. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll also need the following to complete your towing set-up: Trailer wiring harness w/ 4-pole trailer connector, part # C56334 Ball mount, part # C45030 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part #...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller Recommendations for a 2008 Jeep Liberty
  • The first thing I did was check the owner's manual for a 2008 Jeep Liberty. It looks like the models that have the 3.7 liter motor with a 6-speed manual transmission as well as automatic models with the factory transmission cooler are rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Automatic models without the factory cooler are rated for 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Keep that in mind moving forward. For a trailer hitch I recommend the popular Curt hitch # 13245 which is a 2 inch Class III hitch....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2008 Jeep Liberty with Full-Size Spare Tire
  • If the spare tire on your 2008 Jeep Liberty is a factory spare tire (or a factory tire size at least) then there are hitches that will fit it. Curt hitch # 13245 is a great option and several customers have indicated that it fits with the larger full-size spare tire. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. Curt also recommends the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for non-trailer loads (such as bike racks and cargo carriers) for...
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  • Does Rear Bumper have to be Replaced to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2008 Jeep Liberty
  • I have great news. You will not have to change the bumper on your 2008 Jeep Liberty to install one of our trailer hitches! The receiver on hitches such as # 75578 will be below the factory bumper once installed. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Jeep Liberty that Will Fit with Full Sized Spare
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13245 that you referenced will fit on your 2008 Jeep Liberty and will work great with your full sized spare under the rear of your vehicle. I attached a picture that shows the hitch installed with a spare installed as well. I also attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • What can I do to Reduce Sag on my 2007 Jeep Liberty by Towing my Trailer
  • If your Jeep is sagging, an adjustable ball mount is probably not going to be the cure. The best thing would be to use a weight distribution system if you have a 2 inch hitch. I see that you have ordered the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13044, from us and I assume that is what you have on your 2007 Liberty. This hitch cannot be used with a weight distribution system. It has a 500 pound tongue weight and 5,000 pound gross towing weight capacities. Since Curt does not provide a weight...
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  • Size of Install Bolts Used for Hitch on a 2007 Jeep Liberty
  • The install bolts for the Curt Hitch part # 13044 that you would have installed on your 2007 Jeep Liberty are M12-1.75 x 35mm. Be sure to tighten the new bolts to the recommended torque figure that is in the install instructions link I attached. To order all of the install hardware from us you could order part # RHK. You will need to select the hitch manufacturer from the drop down menu and enter the part number for the hitch as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 BMW X5
  • Yes, the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 BMW X5. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 119190KIT. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Nissan Rogue Select
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13204 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Nissan Rogue Select and would be an excellent hitch for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56033. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2007 Jeep Liberty 4x4
  • You can certainly use the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13044, that you have referenced on your 2007 Jeep Liberty. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view along with the video that you have mentioned. In terms of wiring, there are a couple of options. If your Jeep did not come with a tow package, you will use wiring # 118524. If it did come with a tow package, use # 118381. Depending on what kind of trailer connector the trailer has, you may need to add an adapter...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13044, For The 2006 Jeep Liberty Fit Renegade Model With Fuel Tank Shield
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2006 Jeep Liberty, # 13044, will fit on your 2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade with the fuel tank skid shield. The fuel tank skid shield will need to be temporarily removed or loosened for installation. The tow hooks do have to be removed. Our notes on that hitch showed those instructions, but I also called our supplier (Curt) and they did verify those notes. I am sending a video link of this hitch being put on a Jeep Liberty with the skid shield and it will...
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  • Will the CURT Hitch # 13044 Install on a 2006 Diesel Jeep Liberty with Skid Plate and Tow Hook
  • To install this CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13044 on your 2006 Jeep Liberty diesel you will need to remove the recovery hook and temporarily remove or loosen the bolts that attach the skid plate to the rear of your vehicle. Check out the installation instructions and installation video I attached. Since you will be removing the recovery hook you may be interested in purchasing a Trailer Hitch Receiver Mounted Forged Tow Hook # TR63044 as a replacement. This would install into the hitch...
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  • Comparing Spare Tire-Mount and Hitch-Mount Bike Carriers for 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • Between a hitch-mount rack and a spare tire-mount rack I will always recommend the hitch rack since this type of bike carrier does not place any weight burden on the car's rear hatch. Instead, a hitch rack uses the vehicle's strongest part - its frame - to handle the weight of the loaded bike rack. Your 2006 Jeep Liberty can be fitted with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch or a higher capacity 2-inch Class III type. All available options are shown on the linked page. Some bike racks...
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  • Is Fuel Tank Removed for Install of Draw-Tite 36303 on 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • You do not have to remove the fuel tank for the installation of Draw-Tite hitch # 36303 on a 2006 Jeep Liberty. If you have a skid shield, you have to remove the bolts, but the skid shield is to remain in place. I have included a link to the instructions that will explanation the installation process fully.
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  • Class III Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • There is a similar trailer hitch that will fit your 2005 Jeep Liberty, but the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75578, will only fit 2008 to 2011 Jeep Liberty models. The comparable trailer hitch from Draw-Tite for your 2005 model is # 75128. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # EBMK2EL. It includes a ball mount, interchangeable ball...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • For a hitch to tow a 3.7k trailer on your 2005 Jeep Liberty the Curt hitch part # 13044 would be a great option has it has a 5k trailer towing capacity. You would need to check the owners manual of you vehicle to determine what is Jeep's towing capacity for your vehicle and stay under the lower of the two figures. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C55382 which is also a confirmed fit. I attached install videos for this and the hitch. If you wanted to do some towing you...
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  • Which Years of the Jeep Liberty Will Take Curt Trailer Hitch 13044
  • Sorry to hear about your 2005 Jeep Liberty going to that used car lot in the sky. As for Curt trailer hitch # 13044, it fits the 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty. Whomever buys will also need some accessories if they plan to tow. You can point them right to us! I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2EL. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a pin and clip, and a storage bag. And for trailer wiring use # 118524. I have linked instructions and videos for the hitch and wiring.
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Liberty to Clear Rear Spare
  • When we installed the Curt Hitch part # 13044 on a 2005 Jeep Liberty we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the rear tire was 15 inches. The Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18153 has 19 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest rail so it would clear the rear spare and work well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2004 Jeep Liberty
  • All of the hitches we currently offer for a Jeep Liberty will fit years 2002-2007 and no other vehicles. The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2004 Jeep Liberty is the Draw-Tite part # 75128. It's a Class-III with a 2-inch receiver. The maximum gross trailer weight is 5,000 pounds and tongue weight capacity is 500 pounds. If you plan on doing any towing, the wiring harness kit you need is the Tow Ready # 118524. Or if you already have a factory tow package then go with Hopkins custom...
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  • 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch on 2004 Jeep Liberty
  • I spoke with my contact Draw-Tite and he informed that the cross tube is 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch. Because of this I would recommend you use a 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box # 18156. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for the # 75128 for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: etrailer Ball Mounts # EBMK2EL Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118524 (installation instructions) Brake...
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  • Does the Rear Bumper Need to be Modified on a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport to Install the # 13044 Hitch
  • We have an installation video showing the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13044, being installed on a 2006 Jeep Liberty for you to review. About 1/2 way through the video you will see the hitch raised into place and exactly how it fits below the rear fascia on the Liberty. You will not need to remove or replace the rear fascia or bumper to install this hitch. This hitch installs into existing weld nuts and does not require modification of the vehicle. One installation tip I can...
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  • What Items Do I Need for 2004 Jeep Liberty to tow a 3500 lbs Camping Trailer
  • Thank you very much for your question, yes I would recommend a Class III trailer hitch to safely tow your camping supplies in your cargo trailer. The choice that you made, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit Item # 13044, is a good choice, however this trailer hitch is not rated for weight distribution. If you are towing anything with a 2004 Jeep Liberty over 1000lbs, I recommend weight distribution to safely carry your possessions. With that being said, I recommend our Draw-Tite...
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for a Trailer Hitch
  • It is important that you use the hardware from the manufacturer of the hitch. You can use part # RHK (linked below) to order the correct hardware. Once you are on the product page, you can enter the part number of your hitch and the manufacturer. If your hitch is a Curt, Da'Lan, Hidden Hitch, Reese, or Draw-Tite brand, then we can send the exact hardware kit that you need based the part number of the hitch. The price for the replacement hardware kit is also listed on the product page.
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  • What Size are the Bolts to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75128 on a 2003 Jeep Liberty
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75128 for your 2003 Jeep Liberty uses M12 (12mm) bolts that thread into the matching M12 weldnuts inside the frame of the vehicle. The hardware comes with the hitch but if you need replacement hardware for the hitch use # RHK. Just enter the hitch number and manufacturer where indicated on the RHK page to get the correct hardware. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • What is the Distance Between the Mounting Holes on the Curt Hitch for a 2003 Jeep Liberty
  • The distance between the mounting holes that is on the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13044 that you referenced is 37-3/4 inches. This Curt Trailer Hitch # 13044 is confirmed to fit the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties and should work well for your 2003 Liberty Renegade. Occasionally during shipment a hitch will get slightly bent, in this situation it is okay to bend the hitch back with a floor jack, vise, or an open stairwell. However, if any visible signs of stress are on the hitch such as creases or...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75128 Fit 2003 Jeep Liberty with Skid Plate
  • For your 2003 Jeep Liberty the Draw Tite hitch part # 75128 fits and will work well with the skid plate you have. We had a customer come back that had a 2004 and tell us that their skid plate was not an issue at all.
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  • The Included Bolts Will Not Fit in the Weldnuts on Trailer Hitch 75128 on a 2002 Jeep Liberty
  • We have had this question before on a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Basically, there could be some dirt and grime gumming up the works and getting stuck in the weld nuts. This would make them hard to insert the bolts into. You can try cleaning them out real well using a spray lubricant like WD-40 or PB Blaster. Let it soak for a while and then dive in with a wire brush, like the Battery Post and Terminal Cleaner - Wire Brush, # DW00254, and some elbow grease to clean out the weldnuts. Once clean,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2002 Jeep Liberty
  • Your 2002 Jeep Liberty is suitable for light duty towing and installing a trailer hitch, wiring, and using the appropriate accessories would be the way to go in my opinion. Also, if you go with a hitch you will be able to use other accessories in it after the move such as bike racks or cargo carriers. Check the Jeep owners manual for its towing capacities before towing. Curt trailer hitch # 13044 is the most popular option for your Liberty. I have included a link to a video showing installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Jeep Liberty
  • We actually do have a spare tire mount bike rack that will hold 3 bikes. Check out the SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack with Rotating Cradles, # SR2813. To make sure it will fit on your 2002 Jeep Liberty, you will also need to take some measurements to determine if the bracket that bolts behind the wheel will extend far enough out from the rear of the vehicle to clear the front face of the tire. The bracket mounts in between the spare tire and the vehicle, so you will...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fits for 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport
  • There are two primary causes for a hitch fit to appear incorrect when you go to install it. If the shipping carrier subjected the hitch to rough handling - one good drop from a truck will do it - the alignment of the mounting flange holes can be off, making it all but impossible to install it without first re-bending it back to its original dimensions. This kind of shipping damage can be hard to detect until you go to mount the hitch. The hitch can look perfect but still be bent. The...
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