Curt vs Drawtie Trailer Receivers - Rubicon Owners Forum
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By 97heep
  • 2 Post By Mouse
  • 1 Post By GoatHerder
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
Rubicus Maximus
 
97heep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: That one with too many people, Texas
Posts: 904
Garage
Curt vs Drawtie Trailer Receivers

Looking at upgrading my Class II factory trailer receiver to a class III that is rated for 4000lbs towing 400lbs tongue weight. When I look at etrailer i see a couple options but two manufacturers, Curt and Drawtie. Which do you recommend and why? Both come with models where 1 hole is on bottom of frame and one hole on side or 2 holes on bottom of frame. Also both come as round or square tube.

https://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2004_Jeep_TJ.htm

Since I know someone will probably ask why...

The reason is not to tow a trailer with 4000lbs as I know the linit and recommend max towing of the jeep. The reason is to be able to put my dirtbike on a carrier i have to go to some parks and national forests.

I used to tow my Sport bike on an eight foot utility trailer with tools back when I raced track but that's not always practical for the dirtbike. I used the G/F grand cherokee to tow the dirtbike on a carrier about 230 miles and it worked great.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190705_204746_1562505815136.jpg (126.0 KB, 3 views)
johncanfield likes this.

Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
97heep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Official WebWheeler
 
Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Ogden, UT
Posts: 3,280
Garage
Last time I bought a hitch, I got a class 5 for my F350. I compared the materials of Curt, Drawtite and others and I didn't see much difference so I bought the least expensive of the lot.
inline6 and johncanfield like this.

Lives in garage:

2004 Red Jeep TJ "X", big tires, suspension, stereo delete, dent in cowl.


1982 Red Jeep Scrambler, small block chevy on 35's.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin
Mouse is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 11:38 PM
Rubi Noobie
 
GoatHerder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Metropolis, IL
Posts: 78
This is what is on mine, I am guessing a curt class 3, prior owner used to pull a nice bass boat, I can’t help you past the pics
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 01A79DEC-BAFD-4867-AA60-8AF3D4A69CFB_1562639825637.jpg (113.8 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 32C4528A-15BE-480F-B2BD-CCCADF6293F4_1562639857536.jpg (126.1 KB, 2 views)
johncanfield likes this.

2004 Rubicon N th Degree complete set, 4.5 with long arm, Stinger, plus all plates minus front diff, Tom Woods driveshaft front/back, 305/70/16 tires Cooper STT Pro, weight 4400lbs, New owner 6/12/19

N9ARK Mike

Last edited by GoatHerder; 07-08-2019 at 11:41 PM.
GoatHerder is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Rubicon Owners Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome