Up to 600 pounds tongue weight and gross towing weight of 6000 pounds - you should always consult the vehicles owners manual for maximum towing capacity
All-welded construction for maximum strength and safety
Fatigue and stress testing ensure a strong design that will withstand road abuse
Meets and exceeds V-5 CSA and SAE J684 standards and are inspected for quality and workmanship
Many no drill applications and MetalShield protective coating for increased corrosion resistance and OEM quality protection
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great hitch very durable and paint chirp free thus far. Installation was easy since I am mechanically inclined. BUT for those that are not tech savvy this might be a challenge.
1) You will need at least 2 people to get the BMW X5 rear bumper off. You could remove it by yourself but why risk scratching your paint or possibly rear bumper damage? I did it solo but install it back I had a helper to help align 2) Please WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO it is very informative if you type in the model # on youtube you'll be able to see the installation 5min video gives you baseline idea 3) You must have all the tools required for the job basic home tools that can get a brake job done etc... 4) Set aside atleast 1hr-3hrs depending w/ mechanic skill level 5) Refer back to # 2 very helpful for the first timers.
Hope this will shed some light for those thinking about buying this hitch or wanting to install it. I bought it mainly for towing my trailer...
The tow hitch seems sturdy and was relatively easy to fit. I recommend following the you tube videos....it took about 3-4 hours to fit.
The hitch was missing a bolt and Amazon promptly shipped a replacement hitch with the missing bolt. A problem occurred in shipping the original hitch back to Amazon in that Amazon mistakenly collected the wrong package from my home. Instead of the tow hitch they collected a brand new bike rack that had just been delivered from another online retailer. The tow hitch package was collected a few days later but retrieving my bike rack back from Amazon has been nothing less than a horrendous nightmare.
After two weeks they finally admitted that they had lost the bike rack in their facility and would reimburse me for my loss...at first I thought that was fair until I was told that they would only reimburse the replacement cost of the bike rack only and not my shipping costs for shipping it from the mainland to Hawaii.
It is a very solid and well finish. Just that it is not as easy to install as you see on youtube. I end up pay someone to install it.
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