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I know there are many on the forum that have mounted the invisible hitch behind their license plate for use with various racks and such. For those who tow light things and need to attach safety chains how did you get them attached? I don't remember what post I snitched this pic from so I can't credit anyone but the attachment area for chains is below the receiver...essentially inaccessible. If I enlarge my access point (which I'll need to do to get the pin in the receiver) I could drape them in and attach and hopefully they never get used as they are intended to. If they're ever needed in an actual failure elsewhere the entire bumper fascia is pretty much toast. But then again a trailer on the loose has the potential to be far worse.
 

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I always come back to: this hitch is fine for a bike rack or cargo platform, but if you are really towing a trailer, you really need a different vehicle. Tongue weight behind the rear wheels means less weight on the front wheels, so less traction. My other car is a 3/4 ton Suburban with a 454 cu inch V8 in it. I will never tow anything with a volt, wrong car for the job.
 

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I was planning on having tabs welded on each side of the receiver, then putting a soft rubber hose on the chains to keep them from rubbing on the bumper. Yes, if you have a failure, your bumper is going to get torn up, but better than a runaway trailer.

As far as "don't tow a trailer with your Volt"...Be smart, keep it light and at low speeds. The Volt is a heavy car with fantastic brakes, it pulls just fine. You don't need a 3 ton big block powered beast to move some mulch.
 

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Thanks Ringo. I think I've got a suitable workaround figured out to get it home. It's about 7 miles on country roads so no problem. Probably get some weld rings and try to find someone competent to get in there and tack them on. Won't be easy and sure don't want to remove the bumper again. Even though I mostly held the drop light ;-) But, I do know how to do it now if it comes to that. It can wait until it warms up twenty degrees or so.
 
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