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Compatible Hitch and Wiring Needed for 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

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Hi. Im looking to add a trailer hitch receiver and wiring to my 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. It does NOT have the factory tow package. I see the draw-tite receiver is well rated and seems to be compatible Could you recommend a wiring package? Thank you.

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You are correct; the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" # 76031 is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and is a good choice. This will give you a durable and high quality 2" receiver that's perfect to cover all of your towing needs and even carry accessories.

For wiring, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118670 will work without the towing package and comes with the relays and other parts needed to install a 4 way connector on your Pathfinder. If you need a 7 way connector for a trailer with brakes then you'll want to use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 7-Way Trailer Connector # 118273, which essentially adds the "factory" towing package components to your vehicle. You're also likely going to need a brake controller; for that I recommend using the Curt Echo # C51180 because of the ease of installation and functionality. This controller connects to your smart phone (iOS 8.0 or newer/Android 4.4 or newer) and allows you to have a proportional brake controller that simply plugs into your new 7 way connector.

In order to complete your towing setup you'll need a ball mount and hitch ball. I've linked our selection of ball mount kits like the # 989900 that you can use to give yourself the ability to tow a few different trailers with different couplers and heights. If you've got a specific trailer you'll be towing, I recommend measuring to see if you're going to need a rise/drop ball mount; I've also linked a helpful article we've done that explains how to properly measure for a specific trailer.

There are also some installation videos of these parts for you to check out.

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