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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Velar Trailer Hitch

Has anyone found an after market trailer hitch option? I cannot seem to find one and the $1,500+ that the dealer wants to charge is ridiculous.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 02:34 PM
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Well first of all welcome to the forum. And I believe that U-Haul is offering trailer hitches for the Velar. There is a chance that the Velar requires a custom built hitch depending on the trim level though.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 12:44 PM
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I had checked with them, etrailer, and directly with the several key hitch manufacturers and unfortunately no one seems to have an option. Thanks
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 08:00 PM
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IMO it might be worth paying for the dealer option depending on what it might do better than a universal fit.
Remember, when it comes from the people who made the vehicle, there might be some nuances they addressed.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 07:11 AM
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recently I have got ford truck and trailer which we are using for queens towing services.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 10:34 PM
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So I don't have a Velar ...yet....but have a Jaguar F Pace. I went through the after market headache and ended up buying a dealer Hitch. If you only want the hitch for a bike rack and not to tow, you will likely find a hitch. However , if you want to tow , there are no wire packages available. You would need to splice into your cars wires. To complicate it a little more, all the intuitive towing features won't work.

So, be aware that with the Jaguar, I not only bought the dealer hitch that has wiring integrated into the hitch and includes a retractable plug assembly , but then had to buy a control module for the lights to work. AND, the module needs to be calibrated at the dealer.

Once i I got it all together, the Jaguar hitch is well designed , sleek and doesn't affect the look of the car. All the trailer towing features work and I didn't have to worry about a spliced wire issue voiding warranty coverage.

Hope this gives some insight. I imagine the Jag and RR is similar.
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So I don't have a Velar ...yet....but have a Jaguar F Pace. I went through the after market headache and ended up buying a dealer Hitch. If you only want the hitch for a bike rack and not to tow, you will likely find a hitch. However , if you want to tow , there are no wire packages available. You would need to splice into your cars wires. To complicate it a little more, all the intuitive towing features won't work.

So, be aware that with the Jaguar, I not only bought the dealer hitch that has wiring integrated into the hitch and includes a retractable plug assembly , but then had to buy a control module for the lights to work. AND, the module needs to be calibrated at the dealer.

Once i I got it all together, the Jaguar hitch is well designed , sleek and doesn't affect the look of the car. All the trailer towing features work and I didn't have to worry about a spliced wire issue voiding warranty coverage.

Hope this gives some insight. I imagine the Jag and RR is similar.
Would love to see how the hitch looks on your Jag. Can you post a picture of it?
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 08:30 PM
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Sure. Here is a wide shot. One of the wire connection swung up and hidden, and then one with the wire connection swung down and ready for use.

The hitch is very low profile .

Although I tried to short cut the dealer hitch and save money,, in the long run , I'm pleased that I was forced back to a dealer hitch and wiring.

If you need better pics, let me know.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 07:04 PM
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Ebay shows one for $250.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 04:54 PM
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Yes. And i bought one but returned it as it comes with the challenges we discussed.
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