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Parts Needed to Tow Motorcycle Trailer with 2017 Nissan Sentra

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I am looking at a 300 lb single rail motorcycle trailer with a Hitch Height - 14” H and Ball Size - 2’’ requirements?? I am looking at installing a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4inch on my 2017 Nissan Sentra SV. Will this work for my trailer?

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I have a solution for you, but the Curt # 13555 is designed to fit on mid 2000s Honda CR-V's and not the 2017 Nissan Sentra, so you wouldn't be able to use that hitch. Instead, I recommend using the Curt # C11349 which is a confirmed fit on your vehicle. The Curt hitches tend to have a more durable powder coating on them to some of the other available hitches so it will hold up much better to rust and corrosion.

In order to tow with your 2017 Nissan Sentra you will also need a wiring harness, ball mount and hitch ball to complete your towing setup. For wiring I recommend using the Tekonsha # 118582 because the Tekonsha wiring harnesses have a bit more reliable converters and we've seen less issues with them over time. For a ball mount you'll want to use something like the Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3593, which has a 2-1/8" rise or 2-3/4" drop depending on how it's used. This ball mount is compatible with Class I hitches, but I recommend installing your hitch first and then measuring to determine what type of rise/drop you might need with that trailer. I've linked one of our helpful articles on this to explain how you determine which one you'll need with your measurements. Lastly, you'll need a 2" hitch ball. I've linked our entire selection of hitch balls to this answer; it's most likely with a Class I ball mount you'll need one with a 3/4" shank like the # 19258 but you'll want to match it up to the ball mount you end up needing.

As I mentioned, I've linked quite a few articles and some videos for you to have a look at to help you determine which products you're going to need.

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