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Old 05-19-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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Camaro Trailer Hitch Upgrade Thread:

Ok so back in October last year, there was talk about the possibility of Camaro coming with a trailer hitch upgrade kit (aftermarket). Today I would like to re-open that discussion to possibilities of this kit still happening.

Ok, so from what I understand, the Camaro got rated 1000lbs towing capacity which is enough to tow a light single axle trailer along with a fair cargo load (a quad or small inflatable boat along with a few coolers, a water cantene and some firewood).

This sounds soo horrible to be even pushing this discussion but the fact for me is, I take LONG road trips every summer and I have a 2-piece 12' Zodiac boat which fits nicely in a 7' trailer. Add in some coolers for food and drinks, some firewood and a couple jugs of fresh water and you got everything you need to travel the Kelowna~Osoyos strip in B.C without breaking your bank of having to take the truck. I live 12 hours away from Penticton which is where I go every year so I'd rather take the new Camaro down rather than the Dodge Ram if possible.

What I'd haul in the trailer would be within the 1000lbs specifications which is what gets me excited. The Zodiac boat is very nice, it takes very little room as it folds into two large vinyl cases.

Has anyone heard anything about the hitches lately? I've been speaking to several mechanics and dealerships and the possibility of a hidden hitch is also possible if all else fails. Another issue you will have is wiring which would come directly off your car's taillights through the trunk.

I plan on doing something about this as I will attempt to mount a hitch preferbly a hidden one. I call the hidden ones a banana hitch as they can wrap around the bumper and when removed leave no trace of a hitch when not needed.

I will post more information here when I can get a little more time to research it. The trailer I'm interested in can be found at a local home depot (see below). I did include a Vette below which also has a trailer attached to it.


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Old 05-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

You put the trailer on the truck then put the Camaro on the trailer. That is the only way I have towing and Camaro together.

Sorry, just have to give you a hard time on this.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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Wow...I never thought I'd say this...but I REALLY like the look of the white raised lettering on the tires of that Camaro! I don't think it would look good on any color other than black...but that looks pretty sharp! (Especially with the blacked out rims)
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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Wow...I never thought I'd say this...but I REALLY like the look of the white raised lettering on the tires of that Camaro! I don't think it would look good on any color other than black...but that looks pretty sharp! (Especially with the blacked out rims)
same here and the vette pulling the boat is pretty cool too,it's just so weird but kinda cool
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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The hefty, ballsy, strong-braking Camaro should be safe for towing a lot more than 1000 pounds. Is it really rated only for 1000? It's got enough weight and enough footprint to handle more weight safely, enough brake to stop more weight, and surely a tough enough transmission for the job.

I was thinking about it too. I was thinking maybe I could afford a Camaro if I sell my truck and get a hitch so I can drag some firewood / my little boat / some lumber / my trash to the dump...I'd have to give up my camper, though.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #6
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I never want to see a CAMARO with a trailer hitch let alone an actual trailer!

Also, those tires do look slick!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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It would be nice if some company made an easily detachable one that didn't require cutting the exterior bumper, but I'd be asking way too much. I would need a hitch to take my bikes to group rides and what not. I don't think I can get one in the trunk with out serious disassembly, let alone 2-4 depending on who's coming.
Here's a small gathering of some of them.

As you can see they are all much bigger than the trunk liner(let alone the minuscule port hole) .
I don't think I could ever use a trunk mounted carrier on my new Camaro.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:21 PM   #8
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

You put the trailer on the truck then put the Camaro on the trailer. That is the only way I have towing and Camaro together.

Sorry, just have to give you a hard time on this.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:15 PM   #10
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I personally wouldn't mind seeing an available tow setup for the Camaro - Like the G8 GT
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #11
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #12
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To each his own.. but you will never see a hitch on my camaro.. thats why i have my truck...
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:11 PM   #13
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I GOT MY HITCH!!

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Old 08-01-2009, 12:22 AM   #14
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OMG!!! you the man buddy!!! People have no clue how useful that little bugger down there really is!! I'm soo doing that.. What is your maximum towing conditions and such???



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Old 08-01-2009, 01:09 AM   #15
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I had a home-made hidden hitch on my g35. I used it to tow my small trailer to track days. It had a tool box built in and enough room for my 4 slicks plus some other stuff. Very easy to do and completely hidden. I'm at work but will upload pics when I get a chance.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:56 AM   #16
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OH DEAR GOD NO! Unless you're pulling a cool ass boat, just to be a jackass! Then go for it... otherwise... DONT DO IT! Sike, I dont care what you do with your car... its YOUR car.... make it what you want!

Side note, that pic of the black SS with the white writing Bridgestones and black centers looks kinda cool. Not my style, but very 70's esque...
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:58 PM   #17
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No way would i ever put a trailer hitch on any unibody vehicle, not some P.O.S. SUV and especially not a Camaro.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #18
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I need a hitch as well. Mainly for a bike rack. I have a trunk rack that I've used on both of my RX-8s, but it scratches the shit out of your decklid. Not to mention modern shaped bikes don't stay on very well, and I've had a few close calls. I saw the one that guy had in the other thread, but that was WAY too low. That thing would be scraping the ground every time I pull into a parking lot or went over a speed bump. And thats by itself, put the bike rack in there that extends out another 1-2 feet straight back, it would probably scrape when your front axle went up over a speed bump.

But still, my car should be coming in soon, and I'll want to get something early in the spring. The sooner the better, I could use the rack in the winter too, to head up to the indoor skate park. If they cut through just right, you could stick a chevy logo receiver cover over it and no one would ever know, except people on this forum.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:05 AM   #19
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Sooo any news to this topic?
I see the curt hitch that comes out below the entire rear bumper. Is there anything that comes out higher? Like so:

That's really what I need. I don't mind cutting a small hole in that black plastic piece under the painted bumper. But I don't know anyone that could fabricate something like a custom receiver.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:09 AM   #20
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At least have the trailer rims match the Camaro.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:11 AM   #21
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No trailer, bike rack.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:24 AM   #22
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Heres a below-the-bumper hitch that is cheaper than the Curt:
http://search.cartserver.com/search/...AMARO&GO=GO%21
Not sure what it attatches to, I'll have to crawl under my car one of these days and take a look. Still not what I'm looking for though.

And it claims a 2000lb capacity with a 200lb tongue weight.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:18 AM   #23
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OK to each his/her own yada yada yada! I just want to know one thing. Why on earth did you people buy a Camaro? I can understand maybe you only have one vehicle and thats fine but by the sounds of it, you should have bought a Subaru Outback or something. This is a Sport Coupe not a Sport Utility!!!
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:27 AM   #24
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Well, the thing is, some people think the camaro is some magical piece of metal, and not just a cheap sporty car that gets good gas milage. This isn't some $120,000 super car. It's a friggin camaro, get over yourself.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:39 AM   #25
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Well the thing is its sports car, get it. I never mentioned cost, there are some pretty pricey sport utilities out there. My point is apparently lost on you.
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