Best 2019 Honda Pilot Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2019 Honda Pilot Trailer Hitch Options


Today we're going to be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2019 Honda Pilot. Here on top we're going to have the Draw-Tite. Here in the center we're going to have the CURT. Here on the bottom we're going to have etrailer.com's hitch.One of these three hitches, the one that I would choose would be the Draw-Tite. I like the way the safety chain loops are and the pre-mounted bracket for the wiring accessories, where the CURT and the etrailer are not going to have those.One thing I really like about the Draw-Tite is the safety chain loops. It's going to have plate-style safety chain loops, but the plates mount up and down instead of across the bottom.

This keeps it nice sleek look, very thick plates, where your CURT and your etrailer hitch are going to have rolled steel style. Even though they give you plenty of room for different size hooks, I prefer the Draw-Tite's way of doing their safety chain loops over the other two.Another big difference with the Draw-Tite over the CURT and the etrailer is it has an optional hole right here. This rearmost hole is going to be for a j-pin stabilization device. With that's used for is to take any shake and play out of any of your hitch-mounted accessories. These can be found on our website.

It's going to look something like that.Now with the CURT and the etrailer hitch, you can find locking devices on our website. However, the advantage that Draw-Tite's is going to have is having the safety chain loops down below, and going from the side down, whereas our CURT and our etrailer, the locking device may interfere with the size safety chain hooks that you have. It may limit you to a certain size, where our Draw-Tite is not going to limit you to any certain size.Another advantage that Draw-Tite's going to have over the CURT and the etrailer that they don't have is this bracket right here. This is a pre-welded bracket that comes on the hitch. This is for any of your wiring accessories.

As far as finishes go on these, these are all going to be a black powder coat finish that's going to help resist any rust or corrosion. Draw-Tite here on top is going to be a semi-gloss. Our CURT is going to be a high gloss. Our etrailer is going to be a matte black. Now, again, I like the Draw-Tite, but I like the etrailer finish.

Again, that's going to be a matter of personal preference on what you like.Each one of these hitches is going to mount to the Honda Pilot exactly the same way. It has three mounting like so on each frame rail. It's going to come with all the necessary hardware. The vehicle has preexisting weld nuts that that hardware fits into, so you're not going to have to do any welding or drilling.As far as weight capacities with these, all of them are going to be the same. You're going to have a 900 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube, and a 6,000 pound max trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. I always recommend checking the owner's manual of the Pilot to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. Pick the lowest number between the two. You can use weight distribution with any of these hitches. Tongue weight's going to stay the same. However, the trailer weight is going to go up to 8,000 pounds.All these hitches are going to be Class 3 hitches. They're going to be 2" by 2", have a standard 5/8" pin hole. All of these are going to sit back behind the fascia. The only thing you're going to see is the receiver tube. Crosstubes are going to be hidden. That's going to maintain and help keep that very nice look. Keeps it clean on the back of the vehicle.In summary, as far as versatility, I'm going to have to give it to the Draw-Tite. As far as ease of installation, I'm going to have to give it to all three. They're all going to install exactly the same. As far as the finish, I'm going to have to give that to the etrailer. As far as my personal opinion, I'm going to go with the Draw-Tite. I would like it even more if it had the etrailer finish on it. I hope the information that I've given you on these hitches will help make your decision a little bit easier on your choosing the hitch that best suits your needs. That'll do it for a look at the best trailer hitch options for your Honda Pilot.


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