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Adding a Trailer Hitch Receiver to a 2015 Chevy Colorado with Factory Bumper Hitch


We own a 2015 Chevy Colorado which has a hitch from the factory. It attaches to the opening of the bumper. I would like to install and 2 inch receiver so I can turn sharper corners with boat trailer. I believe I saw one on your site for Dodge Ram. Do they make one for the Colorado so you can use part of the factory installation and connect the replacement one like the Dodge?


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You can add a more traditional trailer hitch with a receiver to your 2015 Chevy Colorado but the factory crossmember/hitch will have to be removed. The trailer hitch, such as # C13176, replaces the factory crossmember.

There isn't a hitch that utilizes that factory crossmember.

I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

Since you already do some towing I assume that you have a trailer connector on the truck already. But if you don't you can use # HM11141164 which is for models that do not have the factory tow package.

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