Curt vs. Hidden Hitches
I am deciding between a curt hitch and the drawtite hitch version for 2013 escape. I like that the curt hides further under the vehicle than the hidden. Both are class 3 hitches.
But, when talking with a friend who was pondering the same thing on his Subaru, he purchased the curt, but in the instructions, it mentions that the hitch is not designed for "unsupported loads" and will void the warranty they are not responsible for damage to the vehicle. Unsupported, like a bike rack (the main reason I'm getting the hitch), haul basket, etc. The drawtite (hidden hitch) doesn't have any such disclaimer and that is why he went with them.
Has anybody heard of such a thing? Is it only because of his subby, and is a non-issue on the escape because of the frame design? Just wondering - I wanna order either one asap.