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Hi. Anybody seen pictures of a Renny with a Jeep hitch yet? Are they going to cut through the cover?

If its rated to 2000 lbs, will it be limited to a Class I hitch with a 1.25" receiver?
 

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Well, kind of answered my own questions. Here's some info gathered:

The hitch available is pictured in the accessories cataloge. European version. They say Renegde Trailer Tow Group option will come with:

Class III receiver hitch, seven-and-four-pin wiring harness and full-size spare (with Latitude and Limited)

And elsewhere: Class III Trailer Hitch Receivers:
Designed for trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles
2" x 2" receiver hitch opening
Rated up to 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW
Allows for more gear to be carried or towed
Works with all Class III accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, and tube covers
Class I and Class II (1-1/4") hitch accessories can also be used with an adapter
Ball mounts are sold separately.
Will work with hitch balls with 1" diameter shank
NOTE: Most manufacturers call any hitch with a 2" x 2" opening a Class III hitch
It is not uncommon to see a 2" hitch rated at 3,500 lbs GTW called a Class III hitch.
 

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Regardless of the size of the receiver, the Renegade has a 2000 pound towing limit I believe.

Try 6000 pounds you will be pulling a wheely for ten feet, your brakes will then start burning, but no problem, you will slow down and you see scattered pieces of your transmission on the driveway.
 

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Regardless of the size of the receiver, the Renegade has a 2000 pound towing limit I believe.

Try 6000 pounds you will be pulling a wheely for ten feet, your brakes will then start burning, but no problem, you will slow down and you see scattered pieces of your transmission on the driveway.
So your saying I can tow the limits of the hitch? Got it! Thanks!
 

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You think it's funny and it actually is, but there are people that would try it. When I see a post like this I always want to ask just what do you expect to pull with a light weight, short wheel base 4 cly. vehicle? I have a class 3 hitch on my patriot, I used it to pull a 5 x 8 utility trailer with 4' high sides. I would fill it to the top packed with leaves, if they were wet you could feel the weight in the patriots suspension but it didn't bother the power to much. I never installed the required trans oil cooler either since I only used it once or twice a year to do this and only drove it about 5 miles loaded.


Don't expect it to pull much and 2000 lbs is what they rate it at, if you want to keep the vehicle more than a few weeks go buy a truck to tow stuff with.
 

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Lets not forget, Renegade is essentially a fiat 500 with truck bits welded on..
Jon, Willy is right, watch your weight limit. You better stay with a cargo plane, the 747 passenger plane may be a little heavy.

 

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Hi Jon,
If a VW can do it certainly you can:

LOL.... Don't forget that Toureg is a Diesel and it's only doing about 3 - 5 MPH. I towed an F350 crew cab 4x4 with a 35' steel 5th wheel horse trailer attached up a 3% grad with my '02 Jetta TDI. I only towed it about 40+ feet. You could walk along side as I was towing it. The car has a 1500 tow rating. I would NEVER recommend doing it and NEVER make a habit of it.
I'll bet the Renegade Diesel can tow (on level ground) that same airliner. Torque is what get's ya rolling. Horsepower keeps ya rolling (torque helps). But... you need a decent wheel base and powerful brakes to stop you once you get where you need to be.
 

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Psst, don't look now but that 747 is someones fake photoshop, a real 747 has the engines separate, not side by side:

 

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LOL. OK. Great fun. But just so you know a member hasn't lost all sense of reality, here's a pic like what I will tow:



and... I'm glad I learned the class ratings aren't just about weight but receiver size as well. I would have thought Jeep would have limited the hitch to a 1.25" receiver to keep guys from towing 747s. But the 2" receiver has more accessory options for racks, etc.

I'm still wondering how the 2" class III Jeep hitch will look and if they modify the bumper cover.

In the meantime...got my hitch and waiting for a Renegade: ;)

 

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Hi JFS,
Looks like the Italians are getting ready to pull an Alitalia 767 for you:

 

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Regardless of the size of the receiver, the Renegade has a 2000 pound towing limit I believe.

Try 6000 pounds you will be pulling a wheely for ten feet, your brakes will then start burning, but no problem, you will slow down and you see scattered pieces of your transmission on the driveway.
6000 lbs towing with brakes burning in the process if you're lucky enough that nothing else went before went wrong
 

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Jeep Renegade for Europe maximum towing specifications are

1000 kg (2205 lbs) for 1.4 Turbo gasoline and 1.6 diesel engines
1500 kg (3307 lbs) for versions with 2.0 diesel engines
907 kg (2000 lbs) for versions with 2.4 gasoline engine (engine only available in some EMEA markets)

In march preliminary datasheet for North America were 2.4 gasoline engine towing capacity was 907 kg (2000 lbs) while for the 1.4 turbo gasoline they wrote "not recommended").

Just for reference a Fiat Panda has a maximum towing specification of 800 kg (1764 lbs) for FWD versions and 900 kg (1984 lbs) for 4x4 versions.
 
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