Type III Hitch on a 1997 Jeep Cherokee XJ

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One of my goals in fixing up my XJ is to tow a small boat with it in the future.  It has always been my dream to have a small boat and cruise do some bay cruising.  I recently had a type III hitch installed on my XJ.  The Max weight advisable to tow for the XJ is 5,000 lbs.  However, most people say anything more than 3,500 lbs is pushing it.  The boat I want weighs approximatley 2,500 lbs so Im hoping my XJ will tow the boat without any problems.

I had the hitch installed by my local Uhaul.  I found the “Jeep” branded hitch insert on eBay.

Listed below are some photos my new hitch…

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