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2020 Kia Telluride LX Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity Recommendation


Hello I want to make sure I understand about Kia Telluride LX towing capacity and tongue weight. I want to tow a camper dry weight at 3000 pounds with a base dry hitch weight of 420, thats approx 70 lbs over 351. So even with a Curt class 3 hitch wouldnt be able to tow this?


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We have the Curt Hitch part # C13420 as a confirmed fit for your 2020 Kia Telluride LX which has a 5,000 lb trailer towing capacity and a 750 lb tongue weight capacity which would easily handle the weights of the trailer you mentioned. I also checked and your vehicle has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs so you'd be safe to tow that trailer with this hitch. I attached an install video for this hitch and an installed picture for you to check out as well.

For trailer wiring you could then use the ZCI kit part # 119250KIT which does not require any splicing as it uses sensors to attach to the vehicle wiring.

Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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 include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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