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Old 01-27-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default 2013 Factory Trailer Hitch

Just purchased my 2013 Crosstour. Has anyone installed the Honda Factory Trailer Hitch on the 2013? Their rear pan is slightly different than the previous models. Would like to see pictures. I have a car lift in my garage so would like to install one myself. Also if someone has a best price let me know.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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You might want to check out the following:
http://www.thehitchstore.com/class-i...02-p-2224.html

At $156, it would seem to be a worthwhile consideration. I"ve installed their hitches on other cars, not the CT yet. Can't be that different from the Honda hitch.

PS just noted that the reference above is for 2010-2012, so I assume they will or have already a hitch for your 2013.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Try this link, might be some usefull information
http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/f...=trailer+hitch
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Not sure if the hitch is different in 2013. I had an OEM hitch installed on my 2010 (after trying an aftermarket one first that was noticeably LOUD and did some really strange resonance thing with the exhaust. Both at ~35 and ~65 MPH, plus at idle in my driveway that got dogs barking in my neighborhood whenever I started the car.

Note: I managed to find a dealer who would install a Honda hitch that I purchased (for $300 delivered to my door). The dealership service manager gave me a bunch of static about not installing a wiring harness and I told him repeatedly it would only haul bikes so they finally let up on that one and charged me 2 hrs labor. It took the service guys 4 hours to install so I would pass on doing it yourself unless you have time (bumper has to come off, you have to cut away some of the plastic, etc.).




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Old 01-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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Chefmark above is right. See the posts and the discussion of how the aftermarket hitch that Curt makes is not as good looking. Not sure about the Draw Tite; it looks like it might be more like the OEM. At $179 it's $120 less than OEM.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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I tried the DrawTite on my '10 (before getting the OEM hitch). While I could overlook the extra metal hanging out, the strange muffler resonance behavior was a show stopper.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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Hi everyone, new member here (my intro is here: http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1785

I knew I would want a trailer hitch before I purchased my Crosstour. It would be used for a bike rack as well as a receiver cargo rack, and very occasionally a very small trailer. Looking at these forums and others, I saw that the factory hitch while ridiculously expensive, looked the nicest given that it tucks under the bumper cover keeping a clean look to the back.

Thusly, I purchased the hitch system with installation at the time of purchase, with the dealership ordering the parts and setting up the install the next week.
I was a bit disappointed to see the hitch sticking out as shown in my picture, and after verifying how it should look with Honda’s accessory page, have brought it back to the dealership to have them assess what the problem is. It seems like it is either installed incorrectly, the wrong hitch year, or that Honda has changed the way it tucks from the 2010-2013 models, and is falsely advertising on their site. I’m inclined to believe the first scenario, and hope this gets resolved quickly and painlessly.

Edub; very nice car and bike rack. I'll have to look into that when my problme gets resolved.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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Wow. That's a huge difference.

I'll be interested in hearing what's up.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
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That looks like one of the aftermarket hitches that are available.


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Old 02-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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That does look like the 2013 OEM trailer hitch to me. I think that I like the cosmetics of the earlier OEM hitch better.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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It is an OEM hitch, but this one (or the way it was installed, sticks out like the aftermarket; which I'm not happy about, but I'm fairly certain there was problem with the instal. Honda's site, http://automobiles.honda.com/crosstour/accessories.aspx, shows it hidden like the earlier models. The dealership will look at it tomorrow and I'll post what they say.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #12
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Default 2013 Factory Trailer Hitch

WOW- that is a dramatic change from the earlier OEM hitch. I suspect Honda went that route because of the amount of additional labor to install the one I have. It took the service techs 4+ hours to install whereas the aftermarket hitch takes 20 minutes or so.

As for bike racks, the two best ones on the market are 1up and Kuat. The 1up is lighter / easier to stow away. Both come with a lifetime warranty!


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Old 02-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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Default 2013 Factory Trailer Hitch

That can't be right.

Does not look good at all.

Please keep us updated as I too have a 2013 and was about to buy the OEM hitch.

Thanks,
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #14
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Default 2013 Factory Trailer Hitch-Wrong Part?

Just an idea here.

Maybe they ordered the wrong part.

According to what I see there is a differenct part number for 2013 versus 2010-2012.

2013 - P/N 082L92-TP6-100A
2012 -P/N 082L92-TP6-101
2010-2011 - P/N 082L92-TP6-100

Maybe they ordered the 100 versus the 100A. Easy mistake to make.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #15
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I just had a friend check the parts catalog and the new OEM hitch looks just like what you've pictured and not like the one on 2010-2012 models. There's no evidence that I have uncovered that indicates that it's a mistake.
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