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Old 25 Mar 2003, 03:56 pm
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Default Draw-Tite Hitch vs Hidden Hitch

Anyone have a Draw-Tite hitch installed?
Install shops in my area only have hitches of this type.
Are they much different from a Hidden Hitch?
Concerned that Draw-Tite might not be "hidden" enough for my GT.

Any thoughts or pics apprieciated...have read all the forum threads regarding hitches but no mention of Draw-Tite.
Thanks!!

P.S. ...The Mopar one is a Rip-Off...

Rob
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Old 25 Mar 2003, 07:46 pm
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Hi Rob,

I also have been looking for a hitch. I have look at Hidden, Draw-tite,& Reese. The hidden seems to be a good pick. Value and ease of install. I found a site today that had the hidden for $89.95 + free shipping, also you will need a converter type light kit. When I find that site (on my work computer) I will post it.

Red

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Old 26 Mar 2003, 03:58 pm
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Hey Red..
Could not confirm that the Draw-Tite was hidden well enough.
Im goin with the Hidden Hitch..
Take a look at these forum posts:
http://ptenthusiasts.org/PTForums/sh...1&goto=newpost
Thanks!

Rob
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Old 26 Mar 2003, 10:20 pm
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Hi Rob,

You sound like me going for the hidden hitch. Here is the link for the best price I found. Free shipping for order over $100.00. Hitch & wiring kit should be about be $115-120. I might let you install first and see how that goes LOL. http://www.accessconnect.com/hiddenhitch.htm

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Old 07 Apr 2003, 03:54 pm
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Red,
Got the hidden hitch and it looks great. I didnt get any wiring...its just for my bike rack.
I'll add the wiring in the future if I ever have to tow.
Hidden Hitch was 100.98 total from JC Whitney with shipping.
Got it in about 5 days. (Im in NY.)
Installed by my mechanic with an oil change (I provided the Synth oil) for $60.
Not bad...dealer wanted $260 installed (for Mopar hitch) with wiring $220 without.
Got a Thule 935 "Hitching Post" - 4 bike - 1.25" reciever Bike Rack for $160 at local bike shop.
Has the fold down arms AND main post.
Could not open the rear hatch without the fold down main post.
Works great! Hopefully the weather will allow a bike trip one of these weekends!
Snow here in NY today (april 7!! - supposed to be Spring!)..
Will post pics to the forum soon (as the snow lets up!).
Thanks,

Rob

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Old 08 Apr 2003, 10:04 am
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I have a hitch from U-Haul and it is well hidden. The only thing visible is the receiver, which I put a black cap over. I paid 120.00 installed and drive out. Works great and U-haul is all over the country






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Old 28 Apr 2003, 09:23 pm
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Hey! Hi? Uhm... Does anyone have any pix of their hitch, hidden or otherwise? I'm looking to tow my Sunfish and don't really want to spoil the looks of my ride![8D]

I'm also looking for a rack for the top for a board, any idea's? [?]
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Old 29 Apr 2003, 12:27 pm
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Went with the Hidden Hitch. $100 shipped from JC Whitney.
No wire harness...hitch for my bike only. My mechanic installed and did an oil change for $60.
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Old 01 May 2003, 09:48 pm
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Rob, thanks for the pix! I know you didn't add a wire harness but, do you know if there is a "T"-connector available?
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Old 07 May 2003, 01:41 pm
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I have installed HIDDEN and REESE brands on PTs- the HIDDEN go in faster, the REESE requires 2 holes to be drilled.

Pics can be seen here: http://members5.clubphoto.com/sean33...ner-5f8d.phtml

I also posted doi-it-yourself instructions on www.ptdiy.net under Guides. look for REESE or HIDDEN.

Sean

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