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Alternative Tow Hitches
Just installed Hidden Hitch Class II with a 5"-rise ball mount and 2"-ball. This is purely with the goal to protect the rear bumper from moron drivers parking their cars here in NYC. I was weighing installing a bar bumper guard vs hitch and ball and desided to go with the latter as a hitch is much useful and could be used for a bike rack (living in a apartment in NYC I'm not planning to tow anything in the nearest future.)
While the drawbar looks too long, it's really just 3-4 inches from the spare wheel cover, anything shorter may not keep the moron drivers away. The top of the ball is about 1.5-2" from the door.
Oredered from Etrailer, about $150 for everything.
C45015 Curt Class II Drawbar - 5" Rise - 11-5/8" Long - 3,500 lbs
90207 Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
19258 Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank, 3,500 lbs GTW - Chrome
Also installed Hunter Bull Bar - like it or hate it.