|03-21-2013 12:12 AM|
|03-20-2013 10:37 AM|
|HK_Runner||I will try to figure something out for that wiring harness. It stays in the bracket meant for the 7-pin, but with enough constant movement, it may wear out. Hopefully, the slightly longer hitch receiver will not drag at places like Moab's Fins and Things. I doubt it will.|
|03-20-2013 10:25 AM|
|03-20-2013 10:00 AM|
|dieselgiant||I just ordered the other hitch they sell that has a shorter tube so it wont stick out so far. It comes with a much nicer looking wiring harness and has a bracket welded on the hitch for the connecter to slide on. I have a co-worker that put the exact same hitch on his Jeep and it is very nice and fit very well.|
|03-20-2013 09:44 AM|
|03-20-2013 08:49 AM|
|HK_Runner||Mine came with a wiring setup but the Draw-Tite does not really have a nice piece welded on (like the OEM) where the end of the harness can clip in. So I kinda rigged/wedged it in for now and will have to figure out a better method once it warms up a bit more.|
|03-19-2013 11:53 PM|
|SilverSport||HK Runner - what are you using for a wiring harness and how did you attach it to the hitch?|
|03-19-2013 02:18 PM|
|HK_Runner||Great. Thanks for the quick reply. By the way, the Draw-Tite (and I am sure, the Hidden Hitch) are a few inches longer so while you lose some departure angle, bike racks will clear the spare tire. I went with a 1UPUSA after having owned a Thule T2. The 1UP is a fantastic bike rack, and made in the US...Wisconsin, I think.|
|03-19-2013 02:15 PM|
|jkjeeper06||You're all set as long as it doesn't wiggle when its torqued down|
|03-19-2013 02:09 PM|
Draw-Tite Hitch: Fit problem
I recently ordered a Draw-Tite hitch from Quadratec and during the install, I noticed that it was not as snug as the stock one. There may have been 5 mm of extra space where it fits onto the frame. I tightened it down anyway. I have not towed anything and it was mainly to get the extended length for my bike rack to clear the spare tire.
I emailed Quadratec's local (on this forum) and heard back once, and then it has been radio silence even though he asked if I wanted him to contact the parent company and I said Yes. Then I emailed back twice asking for an update, with no response. So I'll just use someone else from now on...no big deal.
My main question is that since it is all tight, there should be no issue in case I need to tow something, right? I'll check and re-torque all the bolts but thought I'd check here to see if any of you have experienced the same thing and if it is a big deal. Thanks!