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Old 04 Aug 2007, 05:15 pm
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Default Adding a trailer hitch to a 2007 PT?

Hello Everyone!

I am a first time PT Cruiser owner as of this past Tuesday. I bought a new, silver 2007, manual transmission model. Very happy with everything so far.
Next week I have to go to a family reunion and I need some additional carrying capacity since we have to drive the in-laws. I would like to use one of those cargo carriers on the back to strap a cooler and stuff to. What is the best route to go in getting a trailer hitch installed? The OEM one from Chrysler seems to only have a towing capacity of 1000 Lbs., which is great for the cargo carrier, but I plan on getting a TAB Trailer ( - T@B Microlite teardrop RV travel trailer campers - Tab ) next year so I would like a 2000 lbs. capacity.
I have called different trailer places and chrysler dealers, but I would like some input from you folks if you don't mind? What hitch works best with the Cruiser? Thanks for your help.

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Old 04 Aug 2007, 05:52 pm
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Thease guys were great when I bought mine. Also got one for my wifes Altima from here:
2007*Chrysler*PT Cruiser*hitch search *by (800)298-8924

Really easy install too!
when all is said and done..
more is usually said than done!
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Old 06 Aug 2007, 01:03 pm
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Thanks for the info Triggerman. I need to have the hitch by this Friday so I finally found a local place that was reasonable and did work. The hitch and installation came to $210. The OEM hitch from Chrysler was $173.00 and then about another $125 in labour for installation. The odd thing is that the OEM hitch from Chrysler is only rated for a tongue rate of 100 lbs. and the towing capacity of 1000 Lbs., while the majority of the other hitches I found for the Cruiser were rated with a 200 Lbs. tongue rate and 2000 Lbs. towing capacity.
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