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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 10:29 PM
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I actually took my 2020 n-line into U-Haul today to see if they could put a hitch on it. I was skeptical because of the muffler placement, and made sure to communicate that.



The manager was a very nice guy. He printed off the hitch schematics and installation instructions and stuck his head under the car for about 10 minutes. Long story short, he swears they have a hitch for it and the install will take 5 minutes.



The price is ~ $180 all in which includes the $5 lifetime hitch warranty (I did not pay in advance). He has ordered the part. Scheduled to arrive in two weeks. I will report the outcome.
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I actually took my 2020 n-line into U-Haul today to see if they could put a hitch on it. I was skeptical because of the muffler placement, and made sure to communicate that.



The manager was a very nice guy. He printed off the hitch schematics and installation instructions and stuck his head under the car for about 10 minutes. Long story short, he swears they have a hitch for it and the install will take 5 minutes.



The price is ~ $180 all in which includes the $5 lifetime hitch warranty (I did not pay in advance). He has ordered the part. Scheduled to arrive in two weeks. I will report the outcome.
Hat's off to you for taking the initiative to get the ball rolling.... I've sat on my butt and just complained one isn't available!

If you get it fitted, please report back and post some pictures. I'd be thrilled if we can get a hitch mounted up easily.

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Here is the Elantra GT N-line with a receiver and my bike rack. There are two threaded inserts on both sides of the frame that are obviously for attaching something like this. I had my brother in Canada order it and send it to me (US). They are available at Canadian dealers. I also ordered something else from the Niagara Falls Canadian dealer and they were super happy to ship to me, so that may be worth a shot. The part number for the GT-N is G3H03AP200 GTN. There is another version for the non-N EGT.
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I just purchased a 2020 N line, loving it so far. my only complaint is that I cannot find a tow hitch that fits the EGTN. I want one so I can use my hitch mounted bike rack, but it looks like people recommend using a roof rack instead. since I already have the hitch mount rack it would be nice if I didn't have to spend another 500 on cross bars. Has anyone had any luck getting a hitch to fit?
It's not so much the $500 to get the crossbars IMO, it's that the aero drag is like constantly chucking money out the window when you are driving, much more-so when you have a bike up there, so it continues to cost more money. 35mpg last weekend 200 mi trip with a big enduro bike on the back. Not bad.
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It's not so much the $500 to get the crossbars IMO, it's that the aero drag is like constantly chucking money out the window when you are driving, much more-so when you have a bike up there, so it continues to cost more money. 35mpg last weekend 200 mi trip with a big enduro bike on the back. Not bad.
yea absolutely agree, and I'd also constantly be worrying about slamming my bike into a low hanging tree branch, not to mention bugs and debris. I feel like the hitch mount is just overall the better way to go.
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I actually took my 2020 n-line into U-Haul today to see if they could put a hitch on it. I was skeptical because of the muffler placement, and made sure to communicate that.



The manager was a very nice guy. He printed off the hitch schematics and installation instructions and stuck his head under the car for about 10 minutes. Long story short, he swears they have a hitch for it and the install will take 5 minutes.



The price is ~ $180 all in which includes the $5 lifetime hitch warranty (I did not pay in advance). He has ordered the part. Scheduled to arrive in two weeks. I will report the outcome.
please do post an update! I might have to stop by a U-haul this week, I didn't think they would be willing to work with you on getting one fitted.
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I understand this is a long post for something as simple as "where's the tow hitch for these cars?" But I wanted to give some perspective to why this is the case, at least in America.

Personally I have zero problem with your posts and enjoy the 'depth' in them. I also completely agree with your feelings re the Elantra GT, it's position in the wider US auto market as well as how Hyundai here is (not) pitching it. That said, I really like mine and plan to hold onto it for a good long while as the sporty compact (and manual trans) hatch seems to be fading fast in the US market to be replaced by more and more 'stoopid' and clumsy CUV's/SUV's, a type I have never liked nor have any desire to own.
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Here is the Elantra GT N-line with a receiver and my bike rack. There are two threaded inserts on both sides of the frame that are obviously for attaching something like this. I had my brother in Canada order it and send it to me (US). They are available at Canadian dealers. I also ordered something else from the Niagara Falls Canadian dealer and they were super happy to ship to me, so that may be worth a shot. The part number for the GT-N is G3H03AP200 GTN. There is another version for the non-N EGT.

Which dealer did you call and how much did they charge for shipping?


Last week I sold my pickup truck and joined the EGT gang thinking I would get a receiver easily. I just ordered everything for a roof rack, but I would be happy to return all that if I can get a receiver.
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I'd love to have a real roof rack as well. I have the Thule kit that clamps to the door frame but I really don't like it. i don't like that it interferes with the door seal and I really don't like that it touches the paint. I'm also paranoid when using it because it's not bolted down to anything... it's just clamped on.

It works just fine, it's never budged even loaded down with a big top box, but I'd love to have a factory option (or aftermarket) like my wife's Santa Fe that is bolted to the roof rails and really secure.

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At least roof racks look really cool. I have everything for mine being delivered this week. I may return it if I find a receiver. However, I can use for more than just a bike, like my kayak and fishing rods.



How has the MPG been and have the clamps scratched the paint at all?
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uhaul canada hitches are a good price, take a look. Here's install instructions that came up when I popped in car year/model: https://www.uhaul.com/Trailer-Hitche...uide/CMF11509/

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