PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Adding a trailer hitch to a 2007 PT?

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04 Aug 2007, 05:15 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DeKalb, IL
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to skbellis
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 ( Tab-rv.com - 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.

---Scott
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04 Aug 2007, 05:52 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Rochester, NY, USA.
Posts: 22
Default Re: Adding a trailer hitch to a 2007 PT?

Thease guys were great when I bought mine. Also got one for my wifes Altima from here:
2007*Chrysler*PT Cruiser*hitch search *by etrailer.com (800)298-8924

Really easy install too!
__________________
when all is said and done..
more is usually said than done!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06 Aug 2007, 01:03 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: DeKalb, IL
Posts: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to skbellis
Default Re: Adding a trailer hitch to a 2007 PT?

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.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trailer hitch wiring barold Tech & Performance Forum 8 10 Jan 2008 01:42 am
Car Gurus Lists Top and Worst Vehicle Retail Retention Rates skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 5 08 Jun 2007 01:57 pm
PT TRAILER HITCH paully Classifieds: For Sale/Trade 1 07 Feb 2006 08:16 pm
Mopar-Borla and trailer hitch. THier Turbo Performance 0 20 Jun 2004 12:57 pm
trailer hitch cover wagonmaster Exterior & Interior Styling 10 28 Dec 2003 12:41 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors