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Alternative to OEM Trailer Hitch for 2020 Chevy Equinox

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From what I could find it looks like the factory hitch for a 2020 Equinox fits right through the back bumper. Is there an aftermarket option that looks like that? I really like the look but the price gets me choked up a bit. Just wanting to use it for a bike rack.

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We do have a handful of trailer hitches that fit a 2020 Chevy Equinox and while they do feature some hidden designs, none of them really fit straight through the bumper like what I think you're describing.

The Draw-Tite Class III # 76217 is the most hidden with the Draw-Tite Class III # 76419 being a close second. The biggest differences is the locations of the safety chain loops and the length of the hitch receiver. I personally prefer the part # 76419 simply because the safety chain loops are easier to use and it has a longer receiver so it will be easier to fit with accessories. I have attached pictures and installation videos of both so you can compare some on your own as well.

If you don't already have a bike rack then I recommend the Thule Camber # TH9056 because it lets you load up to 4 bikes weighing a max of 37.5 lbs each which means you can have a full vehicle and still get all of your bikes to your destination. This is a modest bike rack with a few simple upgrades to make it easier to use. These upgrades include quick-release handles for folding the arms and tilting the bike rack away (so you can open up your rear hatch), and then the cradles have anti-sway cages to limit bike movement while being spaced 7" apart which is more than most bike racks. This makes it easier to load your bikes.

Attached is a video of us putting this bike rack on a 2019 Equinox that you can use as a reference.

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