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john-funny you posted this, because i was just about to start a thread similar to your question.........
although i do not know what a "class III trailer hitch" is,
i know the 300C has the towing capacity for a decent sized boat/trailor, its the question of whether or not you want to ruin the looks of the beautifully designed rear end with a gaudy 'trailer hitch'.

im in the midst of purchasing my first speed boat, and im debating whether or not to get the hitch for my 300....? i can tow it with my land rover, but then again i hate taking long car rides in that tank, and not in the comfort of my C.
i wish they made a hitch that was removable, and when not in use unnoticable.
 

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lennoxavesosa said:
john-funny you posted this, because i was just about to start a thread similar to your question.........
although i do not know what a "class III trailer hitch" is,
i know the 300C has the towing capacity for a decent sized boat/trailor, its the question of whether or not you want to ruin the looks of the beautifully designed rear end with a gaudy 'trailer hitch'.

im in the midst of purchasing my first speed boat, and im debating whether or not to get the hitch for my 300....? i can tow it with my land rover, but then again i hate taking long car rides in that tank, and not in the comfort of my C.
i wish they made a hitch that was removable, and when not in use unnoticable.
Do a search on "trailer hitch" ,lots of info. The Mopar hitch has a vertical receiver which is completely hidden :yup:
 

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Tow, Tow, Tow your boat gently down the ........

OK some answers

Class III? Maybe

300c Factory stated limit of towing 2000lbs or with weight equalizing equipment 3800lb (trailer and load together)

Weight limits (source Motor Trend)
Class I 2,000 lbs MGTW*, 200 lbs MTW**
Class II 3,500 lbs MGTW, 350 lbs MTW
Class III 5,000 lbs MGTW, 500 lbs MTW
Class IV 10,000 lbs MGTW, 1,200 lbs MTW

*MGTW = maximum gross trailer weight
**MTW = maximum tongue weight

See this useful link which also shows individual state requirements
http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/DMVlinks1.html

My opinion (usual legal disclaimer here) you can tow more weight than the factory recommended limits if the trailer is braked either electric with controller
http://www.tekonsha.com/prodig.html
- or hydraulic brakes, trailer is designed and loaded correctly, and 300c has Nivomats Note tongue weight and relative level heights of ball and trailer coupler are v. important. You do so at your own risk - understand that that inexperience with towing and loading trailers can cause many things to go wrong.

The tow package orderable on the Magnum LX platform has the load-levelling Nivomat shocks - yes the same type as on the rear of the SRT8. I would walk the Magnum forums looking for an almost new pair for sale, probably from a tow packaged Magnum that is being lowered, and a new set of springs installed, rather than paying the high new price- important dont forget to get the rear springs to go with the Nivomats they are a different rate to the stock 300c springs. See this link for towing with a trailer package
http://www.rvlifemag.com/file341/hitchhints341.html

I designed and constructed my own trailer using:
Trailers : How to Design and Build (Basics) Volume 1. MM Smith
Trailers : How to Design and Build. Volume 2. Structure MM Smith
These two books also show why some trailers don't tow well, sway etc

Thinking of towing a boat see this.
http://www.trailerboats.com/output.cfm?id=944947

A couple of earlier threads
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3212&page=1&pp=10
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1044

Pics First the factory hidden type of hitch that accept a 2" ball - available from Wychoff, Leeparts Mopar etc
Second, a hidden type on a Magnum.

Helpful?

Zilla
 

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The 300c tows very well, and is very stable with proper set up. If you are serious about towing, these guys in London, Ontario Canada are the ones to go see http://www.can-am-rv.com

I had them do the hitch work (all custom fabricated) on my 300C. I tow my 25 ft toybox w/ no problems
 

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Camera at the ready?

Pics of custom hitch!
:Thinkingo
 

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go to drawtite.com, thier hitch for the 300 is about 100 bucks, how big a job is it to have the wiring done? Any input?
 

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Does the Mopar hitch work on the SRT8? I need a 2" receiver hitch to hold my SportRack for a recumbent bicycle. Wondering if the larger exhaust or lower rear valance on the SRT8 interferes with this hitch.
 

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The Magnum Tow Package has, as GZ indicated, the Nivomat self-leveling rear shocks, different rear springs, a termination plug for the wiring harness behind the right tail light, and an extreme duty cooling system. Mopar sells the hitch, receiver, and harness. I paid about $500 for everything (including two locking receiver pins) installed. 3800 lbs. is the rating.
 

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