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I know some people on this forum have tow bars on their xB2's but not sure what it does to the warranty.
 

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I have the Hidden Hitch from etrailer.com The only thing visible is the receiver,

Installation was a snap.

 

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I just put the same Curt 12490 hitch on my xB, bought it off of Ebay for $148.00 shipped.

The hardest part was getting the bolt threads cleaned from the rust of 3 winters. The tow hook has two bolts, the other 4 holes are exposed to the elements. If you don't have a thread chaser you can do what I did and use the old bolts from the tow hook with lubricant to clean out the threads. You just have to go slow, back and forth screwing the bolt in and out.

Very satisfied with the results. If your car is new, the bolts will just screw in, 20 minute job.

I'll worry later if I have transmission/ warranty problems. I'm not towing, just carring 2 bikes!
 

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I'm planning to get the Curt from etrailer as well and the pre-wire kit.
Has anyone done the wiring for this? Did you run the battery wire from the back inside the car to the battery or underneath the car on the outside?
How hard to remove the plastic thresholds to run the wires from left taillight to right taillight?
Did you mount the connection for the trailer under the bumper or do you thread under the hatch as needed?
Any advice n wiring from anyone is greatly appreciated!!!

I have an '09/MT bought Dec 1st-- I have a small fold up kendon Motorcycle trailer (wt 325) and tow my Harley (wt 670 lb). My previous car was an '02 Elantra GT automatic and it towed this set up with out any problem and I still got 28 mpg with the trailer--sold the Elantra in Dec when I got the box, it had 147,000 miles on it. I have no doubt the box with the Camry engine (bigger and more horse than Elantra) can easily handle this setup. I didn't have a trans cooler on the Elantra and don't think I'd need it with the Box (unless you live in area with lots of mountains or hills).
 

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After reviewing several options I ran the wire up through the inside of the car on the passenger side. If you remove the glove box there's a nice big grommet through the fire wall which allows enough extra space to stuff this wire through w/o having to drill any holes. A couple of wire ties along the face of the fire wall under the hood gets it over to the battery. It's a clean install and it looks like it grew there. I kept my hock up wiring in the spare compartment and bring it out under the hatch when needed. I don't remember exactly how the rest went except to say that by far the hardest part of this was figuring out the best place to run the wire up to the battery. The rest was cut & dried. I honestly don't know about the warranty issue, but I don't care. That's just me however, you must do what you're comfortable with.
 

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:)Thanks. appreciate the info.

Frisky Biskit said:
After reviewing several options I ran the wire up through the inside of the car on the passenger side. If you remove the glove box there's a nice big grommet through the fire wall which allows enough extra space to stuff this wire through w/o having to drill any holes. A couple of wire ties along the face of the fire wall under the hood gets it over to the battery. It's a clean install and it looks like it grew there. I kept my hock up wiring in the spare compartment and bring it out under the hatch when needed. I don't remember exactly how the rest went except to say that by far the hardest part of this was figuring out the best place to run the wire up to the battery. The rest was cut & dried. I honestly don't know about the warranty issue, but I don't care. That's just me however, you must do what you're comfortable with.
 

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This is a reply I received from Scion about the warranty question and a hitch.

Thanks for contacting Scion! In regards to that if there is a concern that arises from the trailer hitch that needs to be repaired it will not be covered under warranty if the hitch is the direct cause.
 

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This is a reply I received from Scion about the warranty question and a hitch.

Thanks for contacting Scion! In regards to that if there is a concern that arises from the trailer hitch that needs to be repaired it will not be covered under warranty if the hitch is the direct cause.
The operative phrase "IF the hitch is the direct cause."

Legally, a vehicle manufacturer (let alone a dealer) cannot void any warranty on a vehicle due to and aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the specific failure in the vehicle) per the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal consumer protection law).

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302 ( C ) regulates (so-called “Limited”) warranties.

That being said, you need to be smart about towing whether you are using the xB or a Jeep for that matter. Consider the weight of the tow vehicle and power available; consider the class hitch and trailer weight and what you are putting in or on the trailer. You also have to consider what you are putting IN TO the vehicle as part of the GVW. You don't tow a considerable weight and then pack the vehicle to the gills with people and gear with out overloading the capabilities.

I don't care whose warranty it is and for what it is for-- they will always try and NOT have to pay for something if they can talk/scare you into believing it was your fault. You may have to stand up and take them to court but that's the way life usually is. A bully seldom backs down unless he's out numbered or gets his a$$ kicked. Of course if it was YOUR FAULT--you knew it in the first place and you don't have a leg to stand on.
 

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While it's come up again . . .

For those who have and/or have researched trailers on xB2s . . .
What weight limits would ya'll recommend (w/o legal obligation, readers use advise at OWN risk)?

I'm thinking of eventually getting a small, lightweight "teardrop" camping trailer and hope to get a small boat trailer for a small period (early 1700s) personal sailboat.
That info would be VERY helpful if I do.
 
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