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Recommended Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for 2013 Honda Odyssey

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I am going to buy a hitch for my new Odyssey. I want a class 3, 2inch receiver. I want to have as much ground clearance, and space from the back of the bumper as possible so I wont be kicking into it while loading the van, and so it will be less likely to drag over uneven surfaces like exiting driveways. Which of the models you sell will give the most ground clearance from the lowest point to the ground? Thanks for your help!

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As you can see by the photo I have edited for you, the Draw-Tite and Curt hitches available for your Odyssey are all pretty similarly designed. When we installed both hitches on a 2013 Odyssey, we found that the Curt # C13068 had about a 1/2 inch greater ground clearance (12-1/2 inches) versus 12 inches for the Draw-Tite # 75270 models.

The receiver of the Draw-Tite hitches are recessed a bit more under the vehicle, but neither of the hitches will extend past the bumper, and therefore there will be no danger of banging your shins or knees on it.

Since ground clearance seems to be a priority for you, I would recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13068.

To complete your towing system, you might also need the following:

Trailer wiring harness with 4-pole connector, part # 118521
Ball mount, part # 2753
2 inch trailer ball, part # 19247
1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19261
2-5/16 inch trailer ball, part # 63847

I have linked you to the installation instructions and install videos for the hitches as well as the trailer wiring harness.

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