Last post on Dec 08, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#124 of 127 Re: noeffectx... [batman47]
Nov 15, 2012 (6:18 am)
Well this is all from memory but my tow hitch was class 3 (not 2) and I seem to remember 3 frame bolts per side as per the video below. The one I have has the factory S shaped ball. (not well thought out IMHO) There was also a wiring harness to be installed for the trailer lights plug. 80 lbs doesn't sound right and this installation tech hardly looks like a bodybuilder type doing the install solo. (I believe I used floor jack to assist in some way but he rests one side on the muffler)
#125 of 127 Re: noeffectx... [comem47]
Nov 15, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Most probably the trailer hitch you installed in your car was not the OEM (#MZ313809). My trailer hitch was ordered from a Mitsubishi dealer that will fit neatly to my Outlander GT 2012. The total weight of the box is 75 pounds (included the drawbar & ball).
You may see the Outlander trailer hitch (not the Sport Outlander) at:
The trailer hitch for the Outlander Sport is Type III.
This may be the main reason that your installation instructions do not match those of the OEM trailer hitch which accompany the OEM trailer hitch box. The video you show is for an aftermarket trailer hitch, which does not require to unscrew (3-bolts) that join the exhaust muffler from the exhaust pipe.
After market trailer hitch is useful when there is no way to unscrew the muffler from the exhaust pipe due to the fact that the 3-bolts are practically welded (heat) to the joint (muffler + exhaust pipe). I think that after 3-years this separation is not possible. The muffler can be separated just by cutting or drilling the bolts.
#126 of 127 Re: noeffectx... [batman47]
Nov 15, 2012 (6:09 pm)
I put an aftermarket Reese class III in mine, pretty easy install, had to clean the factory threads with a battery brush, remove the muffler donuts, and used a floor jack and a helper to hold it up.
#127 of 127 Re: noeffectx... [batman47]
Dec 08, 2012 (7:33 pm)
Sorry; just catching up.
The dealer installed my tow kit as I ordered it with the vehicle. I've yet to use the spare but I don't believe the tow kit interferes.