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Difference Between Draw-Tite Class II Hitch # 36423 and Class III Hitch # 75712 on 2008 Jeep Compass  


I have a 2008 Jeep Compass. What is the difference between the 36423 Class II hitch and the 75712 Class III hitch...Thx


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The difference in the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36423, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75712, for your 2008 Jeep Compass is the receiver size and the tongue weight capacity. They both have a 3,500-lb gross towing weight capacity.

The # 36423 hitch is a Class II rated hitch with a 300-lb tongue weight capacity and a 1-1/4 inch receiver size.

The # 75712 hitch is a Class III rated hitch with a 525-lb tongue weight capacity and a 2 inch receiver size.

I would recommend the # 75712 hitch because the 2 inch receiver will accept a wider range of hitch accessories (bike rack, cargo carrier). Also, the higher tongue weight capacity will allow you to apply a little more weight to the front of the trailer when towing. I am including links to the installation instructions on the # 75712 hitch and a video of the hitch being installed on a 2010 Jeep Compass.

If you will be towing with the # 75712 hitch I would also recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, part # EBMK4. This kit includes the correct ball mount, two different size hitch balls (1-7/8 inch, 2 inch), pin and clip, and a storage bag.

I am including a link to an FAQ page on hitch receiver sizes.

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