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Old 04-20-2009, 11:26 PM   #29
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Towing a bike?

Never had the idea to do that. Then again, I ride 30-40K per year. With that said, I think the Camaro would be the coolest tow vehicle you could have Please post when and if you hook that up, love to see pics of bikes riding behind the bumber of a new Camaro
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:51 PM   #30
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Follow-Up.

I sent off emails to Reese, Rigid, Hidden-Hitch, and Drawtite.

Their all too similar response was that "IF they develop a hitch it won't be available until fall..."
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:47 PM   #31
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I'm going to explore the idea of a hitch after I get my car. I'm not going to tow the love boat or anything heavy, but may need to tow small trailer.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #32
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I have found a Hitch manufacturer in the Midwest that is very interested. Right now the plan is that they will have my car during my vacation in late July (A bicycle trip so I won't need a car, but I will miss it) and they will custom fit me. The final design will go commercial within a few weeks after that.

Since this could still fall through I won't name the mfg yet. But Camaro5 readers will be amongst the first to know if I get a hitch!!!

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:28 PM   #33
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I have found a Hitch manufacturer in the Midwest that is very interested. Right now the plan is that they will have my car during my vacation in late July (A bicycle trip so I won't need a car, but I will miss it) and they will custom fit me. The final design will go commercial within a few weeks after that.

Since this could still fall through I won't name the mfg yet. But Camaro5 readers will be amongst the first to know if I get a hitch!!!

Let me know on this. This is just what I need. I need a reciver hitch on my Camaro to put the bike carrier a have in to it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #34
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I have found a Hitch manufacturer in the Midwest that is very interested. Right now the plan is that they will have my car during my vacation in late July (A bicycle trip so I won't need a car, but I will miss it) and they will custom fit me. The final design will go commercial within a few weeks after that.

Since this could still fall through I won't name the mfg yet. But Camaro5 readers will be amongst the first to know if I get a hitch!!!

They may have to do about 600 miles of road test to get it right
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:08 PM   #35
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Exclamation I GOT MY HITCH!!

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I got my hitch!

It was manufactured by the Curt Manufacturing Company of Eau Claire, WI.
They plan to take this design commercial. See their website for more information including how to contact them with
your questions about when, where, and how to buy.

It took three days to design, fabricate, test, and install this Class I receiver hitch. I think they did an excellent job.
Comment from the design engineer "This is NOT going to be an easy install."

I should have had the car on a hoist for the following pictures, but sadly I have no hoist.

Images 1, 2, and 3 are rear views from various distances. It looks close to the ground doesn't it?
It actually has more ground clearance than the cataylitic converters.

Image 4 shows a profile as viewed from ground level on the driver side.

Image 5 is a reverse view showing the back of the receiver and two center brackets that extend up to the body.

Image 6 is a little complicated. You need to rotate this picture 90 deg clockwise to understand it.
The camera is directly underneath the receiver. You are looking up towards the passenger side.
The passenger side muffler is visible on the left. The tube extends up into the cavity where it is
welded to a bracket that makes the final connection to the frame rails.

The last image, from Curt's web site, is an example of one of their tube-style receiver hitches.
The 2010 Camaro hitch is similar to this in many respects. I am certain that the end brackets are different.
The 2010 Camaro hitch also has those two center brackets as seen in image 5.


Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:14 PM   #36
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cool.... i think....lol

whats the weight capacity of the hitch? also, have you changed your rear diff fluid?
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:25 PM   #37
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I would be very careful towing with your car. Good Luck

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:45 PM   #38
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how do you expect to back a corvette in sand and water to unload a boat

lol this is pure genious...

where are the fail cats when you need em
I dunno, up here our boat launches are paved....

And any that arnt you wouldnt put a boat like that into anyways...
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:58 AM   #39
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This is front page material right here. I think everyone needs to see this modification as I think it makes a great addition to the car!
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #40
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I got my hitch!

It was manufactured by the Curt Manufacturing Company of Eau Claire, WI.
They plan to take this design commercial. See their website for more information including how to contact them with
your questions about when, where, and how to buy.

It took three days to design, fabricate, test, and install this Class I receiver hitch. I think they did an excellent job.
Comment from the design engineer "This is NOT going to be an easy install."

I should have had the car on a hoist for the following pictures, but sadly I have no hoist.

Images 1, 2, and 3 are rear views from various distances. It looks close to the ground doesn't it?
It actually has more ground clearance than the cataylitic converters.

Image 4 shows a profile as viewed from ground level on the driver side.

Image 5 is a reverse view showing the back of the receiver and two center brackets that extend up to the body.

Image 6 is a little complicated. You need to rotate this picture 90 deg clockwise to understand it.
The camera is directly underneath the receiver. You are looking up towards the passenger side.
The passenger side muffler is visible on the left. The tube extends up into the cavity where it is
welded to a bracket that makes the final connection to the frame rails.

The last image, from Curt's web site, is an example of one of their tube-style receiver hitches.
The 2010 Camaro hitch is similar to this in many respects. I am certain that the end brackets are different.
The 2010 Camaro hitch also has those two center brackets as seen in image 5.


Good luck!
Am I the only one that thinks it would have been better to put it staright through the defuser, like the IVER cars? That way, it would have better ground clearance, and look a little bit better.

I would be worried about hitting that thing on a parking block, or worried about it dragging it coming down a hill out out of a parking lot, or driveway.

But, it's your car. I'm guessing all the necessary testing for clearance have been done. Do you know that max capacity of the hitch?
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:03 AM   #41
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I would be worried about hitting that thing on a parking block, or worried about it dragging it coming down a hill out out of a parking lot, or driveway.
I wouldn't worry about hitting it on a parking block, better the hitch than the car's body. Dragging, that could suck.

k0jdd, I too wonder about hitch capacity. In another thread I think you mentioned that it's a Class I, but it looks like Class II or higher.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:17 AM   #42
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You should have no trouble, I used to have a hitch on my 2002 Z/28 6M, and pulled my three person Sea-Doo (ski and trailer about 1000 pounds+) with no problems except on sandy boat ramps.
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