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I love my Trailblazer, but I'd love it even more if I could get a hitch installed. All I need it for is to use a bike carrier.

Uhaul didn't even have recent Trailblazers as a vehicle option on their website, I thought that was odd so I called. After an hour on the phone they finally decided there's a way to do it but it will cost $389 for the hitch and labor. That seems high since every other vehicle on their site was about $200 total. Even the agent said he never seen it cost that much.

Why is this such an issue with Trailblazers?
 

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The high cost is because the whole rear bumper and crossmember have to be removed. It's not hard, just time consuming.
 

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I had my hitch installed at the dealership when I purchased the Trailblazer. They have to cut the plastic bumper cover and you have to purchase a cover that costs over $100 to cover it up. It is time consuming but worth the effort and cost.
 

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I love my Trailblazer, but I'd love it even more if I could get a hitch installed. All I need it for is to use a bike carrier.

Uhaul didn't even have recent Trailblazers as a vehicle option on their website, I thought that was odd so I called. After an hour on the phone they finally decided there's a way to do it but it will cost $389 for the hitch and labor. That seems high since every other vehicle on their site was about $200 total. Even the agent said he never seen it cost that much.

Why is this such an issue with Trailblazers?
I also had mine done at the dealership when I purchased the vehicle. On the Chevy accessories website..it is $450
in parts alone. The hitch, the wire harness and the bezel. As ZR2LIFE pointed out it is a labor intensive...and I was
even uncomfortable having the rear bumper cover removed and cut. Can see a little touch up paint ... where they
must have had trouble get the bumper cover back in place. Also note the OEM version is a 1 1/4" hitch...my Thule
bike rack and my cargo tray are 2" so also need to purchase an adaptor. Still believe it is worthwhile not dinging
up the interior with a bike(s) or cargo.
 

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I used points I earned with Chevy rewards to discount the price of the OEM hitch and I installed it myself. It was a bit daunting having to take off the entire bumper and cut into it, but it was not difficult at all.
Chevy quoted me $1200 for parts an labor.
 

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I used points I earned with Chevy rewards to discount the price of the OEM hitch and I installed it myself. It was a bit daunting having to take off the entire bumper and cut into it, but it was not difficult at all.
Chevy quoted me $1200 for parts an labor.
$1200 is insane. I ended up getting a quote at Uhaul for $350 for parts and labor with a lifetime warranty.
 

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$1200 is insane. I ended up getting a quote at Uhaul for $350 for parts and labor with a lifetime warranty.
Very different hitch though. You don't lose ground clearance with the GM hitch and that's why it's so much more expensive. Much more labor intensive.
 

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I got a quote from the dealership for $1,019 to install the hitch and the keyless entry system. $809 for the hitch and $210 for the keyless entry. U-Haul quoted $566 around here. Gonna let dealership do it once car arrives. Good luck - keep us posted :)
 
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