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Will Trailer Hitch Affect Hands-Free Liftgate on 2019 Jeep Cherokee?

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I have a 2019 Cherokee and looking for a trailer hitch This unit appears to be a no cut insulation meaning no cutting for the plastic bumper. However this unit also has the move your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate will go up or down will your hitch effect this option ?

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Anytime a hitch is installed, such as the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13171 that fits your 2019 Jeep Cherokee, there is the possibility that it could affect the hands-free liftgate. This means the functionality could be lost, but many times it simply means you only need to kick your foot on either side of the receiver for it to work.

If you plan on towing you need to add a 4-way to power your trailer's lights and the harness that fits your '19 Cherokee is the T-One Wiring Harness # 118779. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package; two ball mounts - one with a 3/4” rise or 2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise or 4” drop - a 1-7/8” hitch ball, a 2” hitch ball, and a pin and clip.

You can use the link to the help article on ball mounts I've added to determine if this kit will give you the correct amount of drop or rise. I've also attached a link to our page with each of our ball mounts and hitch balls, as well as a video review of the ball mount kit.

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