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Old 06-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Convertible Trailer Hitch

I just wanted to post this...hope it helps someone.

I was searching for information on a trailer hitch for convertibles and not finding too much information. I needed a way to carry my bikes since the back seats don't fold down.

I installed a Curt Manufacturing Hitch #11222. It installed with four bolts in no more than 12 minutes and zero swear words. It's not the most hidden thing, but I think it blends in well enough when the bike rack isn't installed.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Looks good, I love biking and my camaro. Have any pics without bikes on. Would love this otherwise im stuck taking the wifes van when biking. :(
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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Nice setup...
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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As a matter of fact, last year when I bought my Vert, the company I work for was sharing one of our buildings with Curt Manufacturing, and they noticed I had a new 2011 Camaro Vert.
One of there engineers approcahed me and asked If they could borrow my car to make a few measurements to develop a hitch for it, and maybe use my car to test the fit of it. They offered to install one for free when they were done designing it as a show of gratitude, but I delined the offer.

My other car already has a hitch, and boy did I catch grief from people the min I even mentioned the thought of putting a hitch on a Camaro.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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Any pics of the hitch receiver without the bike rack installed? This is very cool.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #6
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Here's a couple pictures of the hitch receiver without the rack. It's definitely not nearly as hidden as some off the custom hitches I've seen people put on the coupe but for a super-easy install, I'm more than happy.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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Looks nice... I will be adding one to my vert if I ever get around to buying one..
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Not that bad at all thanks for the extra pics.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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I'm seriously considering doing this. It's the best of both worlds, you get to drive the fun car to your bike ride.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Exactly my thought. I've been pleasantly surprised how well everything's gone. I bought a Thule Helium rack (pretty light and easy to remove)...and that's been great too.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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I've ordered two of the same hitch. Why two? Because each time the shipper sends it in really sad packaging/shape. Both times, from different companies, they were destroyed (dented and powder coat). Where have people got one delivered nice and clean?
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #12
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that is cool. i had a 86 Camaro with a trailer, frame hitch on it, i think it was Drawtite. i actually pulled a 15 foot boat around with it, and even long trips. it was a 15 foot runabout with a 85 evinrude. so, lets make these camaros tow vehicles! ha ha
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