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Anyone install a hitch on a leased Gen 2 and have problems returning it? Probably too early for the Gen 2, but if you were a former leased Gen 1 owner with a hitch, let me know if the dealership gave you problems!

Desperately need a bike rack.
 

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I've done this on other vehicles. You shouldn't have a problem.
 

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We are now only biking locally because of the same issue. I agree you would have to somehow cover up those holes.
 

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Risky, be sure to cover the holes with toothpaste when you remove the hitch before you return the rental car.
The way we used to do it with apartment rentals!! Remember?
White tooth paste, not the blue gel kind with cleaning crystals.
 

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I assume you've checked out the three major hitches available: Curt http://www.curtmfg.com/part/11221, Draw-Tite https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Chevrolet/Volt/2016/24947.html?vehicleid=201648971, and Torklift Central https://torkliftcentral.com/2016-2017-chevy-volt-ecohitch-invisi
The Curt is limited to 100 lb. tongue weight, the Draw-tite can be had in 200 lb. tongue weight with a 2 inch hitch. Both Curt and Draw-tite are hidden behind the bodywork - bodywork has to be removed -- and the hitch receiver comes out below the bumper. E-trailer and others sell hitch attachments that curve or adjust upwards if needed to position the bike rack properly. The Torklift is 200 lb. tongue weight, hides behind the license plate (but a big hole has to be cut out of the bumper behind the license plate). Then, when you want to attach the bike rack, the license plate holder flips down. With any of these, you will probably have to reposition the license plate to be legal in most states with a rack or cargo pod (towing is not allowed per owner manual and warranty). The Draw-tite may be your best bet.
 

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I assume you've checked out the three major hitches available: Curt http://www.curtmfg.com/part/11221, Draw-Tite https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Chevrolet/Volt/2016/24947.html?vehicleid=201648971, and Torklift Central https://torkliftcentral.com/2016-2017-chevy-volt-ecohitch-invisi
The Curt is limited to 100 lb. tongue weight, the Draw-tite can be had in 200 lb. tongue weight with a 2 inch hitch. Both Curt and Draw-tite are hidden behind the bodywork - bodywork has to be removed -- and the hitch receiver comes out below the bumper. E-trailer and others sell hitch attachments that curve or adjust upwards if needed to position the bike rack properly. The Torklift is 200 lb. tongue weight, hides behind the license plate (but a big hole has to be cut out of the bumper behind the license plate). Then, when you want to attach the bike rack, the license plate holder flips down. With any of these, you will probably have to reposition the license plate to be legal in most states with a rack or cargo pod (towing is not allowed per owner manual and warranty). The Draw-tite may be your best bet.
100 lb and 100 lb tongue weights? That's not a hitch. To tow anything you need a Suburban or silverado with a 6-10k pound hitch that can easily handle 500+ pounds of tongue weight. Anything else is for bike racks.
 

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100 lb and 100 lb tongue weights? That's not a hitch. To tow anything you need a Suburban or silverado with a 6-10k pound hitch that can easily handle 500+ pounds of tongue weight. Anything else is for bike racks.
Officially? Sure, but practically, incorrect.

Volt's can 'capably' tow a 4x8 trailer, loaded, cross country, through hills, while averaging 22-24mpg without any charging enroute:


A vfr ought to fit in a 4x8 comfortably, right?


I had uhaul install the hitch, it's a 1 1/4 inch, rated for 2000 lbs. You can make the purchase on their website and then they install it all without hidden charges. They actually swapped the ball riser for a more expensive one and I didn't have to pay the difference... they also did the lighting wiring.
The trailer itself was ~850 lbs when empty, but I packed it pretty full of stuff. It's hard to be sure, but my guess is the trailer weighed 1200-1400 lbs when loaded.


Also found out a 6'4 man can sleep in the back:

Looks like I'm too new to post links, but someone posted in the reddit Volt forum about towing a 4x8 trailer.
Someone please find and link to this thread?
 
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