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Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for Towing with a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

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What do you recommend for a trailer hitch and wiring for trailer towing with my 2019 Pathfinder? There are a ton of choices between both and I'm not sure what to get.

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I recommend using the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98908 for your 2019 Nissan Pathfinder because it is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver, a hidden crosstube, and a matte black finish that does a better job at hiding scratches and dings from road debris than the glossy black finish that most other trailer hitches have.

Then for wiring I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118273 which comes with a 7-Way connector and all of the relays you need to activate the tow package. You can upgrade to a 4-Way/7-Way connector by using the Hopkins # HM40950 and then secure either option to your hitch receiver using the Curt Easy Mount Bracket # C58000.

If the trailer you plan on towing has brakes then you'll also need a brake controller. I really like the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # 331-EBRH-ACCV2 because it can be installed virtually anywhere since you only need access to the small dial. This eliminates needing to have a big brake controller under your dash where it normally makes contact with your knee. You can connect this to the OEM connector under your dash using the adapter # 3050-S.

To complete a towing setup you also need a ball mount kit. I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900 because it includes two ball mounts, one with a 3/4” rise/2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise/4” drop, a 1-7/8” hitch ball, a 2” hitch ball, and a pin and clip. You will want to refer to the attached ball mount article to ensure that this kit is correct for your towing application.

Some review and install videos have been linked for you to check out as well.

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