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Which Hitch Will fit on a 2013 Nissan Murano?

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I need help understanding the specs of your hitches. I would like to install a trailer hitch on my 2013 Nissan Murano S. I will be towing our 16-17-foot boat. I would like to know which hitch to purchase, thank you

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There are three hitches that are confirmed fits for your 2013 Nissan Murano, including the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit, # 13577. This hitch will fit on your Murano even if it is a CrossCabriolet, whereas the other two hitches will not.

Each hitch that fits your Nissan is Class III rated, with a gross trailer weight of 4,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 400 lbs. The gross trailer weight is going to be the weight of your loaded trailer - in your case, the combined weight of your trailer and boat. Tongue weight is the downward force placed on the ball by the coupler. You can use a scale such as # 5780 to determine your tongue weight.

You will also need a wiring kit, and I recommend the ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit, # 119190KIT if your Murano is a CrossCabriolet, and the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118653, if it is not.

Please keep in mind that despite the gross trailer weight capability of this hitch, according to the owner's manual, your Nissan Murano has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. I have added links to a few help articles on towing which you may find useful, as well as a link to an install of the Curt hitch on a 2013 Murano.

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