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Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 Sedan to Attach a Cansporter Carrier


Which hitch would be best for a 2014 SL 3.5 Nissan Altima Sedan if all I want to do is attach a Cansporter to carry my trash bins down my long bumpy driveway?


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The 2014 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 Sedan can be fitted with a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch, such as Draw-Tite # 24796 that you referenced. The other available hitches share the same capacity but this one is a good cost-effective choice.

The information you provided on the Cansporter (thank you) indicates that it is designed for 2-inches hitches, so for you to use it in a 1-1/4-inch hitch you'd need an adapter like # HTAD which converts your hitch to a 2-inch receiver opening.

The thing to keep in mind is that any hitch adapter will reduce your hitch capacity by 50-percent, meaning that the Draw-Tite hitch's weight capacity drops from 200-lbs down to 100-lbs. This 100-lbs must be enough for the combined weight of the Cansporter plus the weight of the can and its contents. It would be a good idea to support the hitch by using a stabilizing strap like # 18050.

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