I had never heard of Reese, but I notice when I go to their web site (http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Class_II__1_1_4_inch_Receiver_Hitch,36528) and blow up the picture of the CX-5 hitch, it clearly says "Draw-Tite" on the left side. As for Curt hitches, I have a Class II and am happy with it except for the fact that it protrudes from under the bumper too far for my tastes. It was easy to install and Curt makes quality products (I had one on my Nissan Frontier before this). I kinda doubt CC58's claim that the Class III weighs twice as much as the Class II, as the pictures I've seen of the two units would not indicate that. They appear to be virtually the same except for the receiver.
Looks like class 2 hitches handle 3500 LBS which is nearly double the CX5 capacity. The trailer weight is 350lbs for each so it seems there's no point to a Class 3 unless there is something to do with a 2" vs 1-1/4" receiver. Will probably be just fine but I am not familiar with rack attachments enough to know if a 2" is better or more available (1-1/4 limiting the choices...?). Don't need to drive around an extra 50% more weight for nothing.
Not surprising to me. See my post #5 above. Am I correct in assuming that the Class III receiver is shorter and does not stick out as far from under the bumper? What's the approx. difference in inches?I had the Class II, but didn't like the 1 1/4" adapter I needed to use for my bike rack (made the rack stick out too far). I ended up swapping it out for the Class III a couple of weeks ago. While I had them both off, I grabbed a scale and weighed myself while holding each one. The Class III was only 3 lbs more than the Class II. Surprising.
Not surprising to me. See my post #5 above. Am I correct in assuming that the Class III receiver is shorter and does not stick out as far from under the bumper? What's the approx. difference in inches?
36 psi is right. Your dealer didn't do the PDI checklist right and reduce the air in the tires. That was the psi for the cross-Pacific journey.Forgot to mention, I was going to top off the tires since my compressor was running the impact wrench and checked my pressure and saw each tire was at 40-43psi. The book says 36psi for the tires....which seemed low. I'll prob continue to top them at 42psi