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From what little I know, AR hasn't rated the Giulia for towing. That doesn't mean you can't.

We will eventually be adding a receiver hitch to our Giulia. This is primarily for the purpose of toting our bicycles with us.

I'm half tempted to put a Class 4 hitch on and tow my 4C to a car show. That would be the display, an Alfa towing an Alfa. I just bought a custom built aluminum trail from a racing buddy. The weight will be somewhat minimal.

But, I need to see the sub-frame and surrounding car first.
 

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From what little I know, AR hasn't rated the Giulia for towing. That doesn't mean you can't.

We will eventually be adding a receiver hitch to our Giulia. This is primarily for the purpose of toting our bicycles with us.

I'm half tempted to put a Class 4 hitch on and tow my 4C to a car show. That would be the display, an Alfa towing an Alfa. I just bought a custom built aluminum trail from a racing buddy. The weight will be somewhat minimal.

But, I need to see the sub-frame and surrounding car first.
Yep, I may be looking for the same and for more-or-less the same purpose. European hitches are completely different from USA hitches (I believe the euro hitches are all one piece including the ball) so they may not be very useful in the USA.

I got a cleverly designed hitch for my Subaru from Hidden Hitch. They managed to squeeze a class IV hitch into the space between the rear fascia and muffler. Unlike the Subaru receiver, the Hidden Hitch unit does not sacrifice any of the rear exit angle. Crosstrek won't tow much (I think the manual says 1500 lbs max trailer weight), but it sure is handy to be able to plug a cargo carrier into it and not have the huge noise and fuel economy penalty of carrying stuff on the roof.
 

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Yep, I may be looking for the same and for more-or-less the same purpose. European hitches are completely different from USA hitches (I believe the euro hitches are all one piece including the ball) so they may not be very useful in the USA.

I got a cleverly designed hitch for my Subaru from Hidden Hitch. They managed to squeeze a class IV hitch into the space between the rear fascia and muffler. Unlike the Subaru receiver, the Hidden Hitch unit does not sacrifice any of the rear exit angle. Crosstrek won't tow much (I think the manual says 1500 lbs max trailer weight), but it sure is handy to be able to plug a cargo carrier into it and not have the huge noise and fuel economy penalty of carrying stuff on the roof.
The nice thing about a receiver hitch is the ball and draw bar can be removed when you're not using it. Other attachments can be used, such as a bicycle carrier.

I have an F250 truck I use to tow the race car. I have no reason to tow anything with my Giulia.
 

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The nice thing about a receiver hitch is the ball and draw bar can be removed when you're not using it. Other attachments can be used, such as a bicycle carrier.

I have an F250 truck I use to tow the race car. I have no reason to tow anything with my Giulia.
I also tow stuff with my truck and avoid towing with a vehicle that is not rated to do so (Giulia) or that has a minimal rating (Crosstrek). I would not expect Giulia to be able to tow a 4C. Subaru says the low trailer tow capacity is because the differentials will overheat. Note that almost any trailer, with no load on it is going to come close to or exceed 1500lbs. About the only thing one might be able to tow would be a motorcycle carrier with one not-so-heavy motorcycle on it. I have no way to guess at Giulia's limitations, but suggest some careful thought is needed before towing anything that weighs close to or more than the towing vehicle. Trucks can do it, but they were designed to do it.

One also needs to respect weight carrying capacity both for towing and cargo carriers. Giulia's rated weight carrying capacity is not very large and with 4 adults plus "stuff" (or simply 4 large adults) it is fairly easy to exceed either an axle rating or the total rating.
 

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Yes I have had a hitch installed on my QV by a local engineering co who specialise in hitches. It has a detachable ball and is a very neat installation.I only plan to use it for my bike rack.
Nice. Sounds like you had a 'receiver hitch' installed. When you remove the ball, a square hole is left that allows other attachments to be fitted?


I see this is your first thread here.
Welcome to the forum :smile2:
Congrats on the new Giulia :grin2:
What are the specs on your Alfa? How long have you owned her?
 

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Yes I have had a hitch installed on my QV by a local engineering co who specialise in hitches. It has a detachable ball and is a very neat installation.I only plan to use it for my bike rack.
Excellent! Thanks for the picture too. We will eventually add a receiver hitch to our Ti for using a bike rack. For actually towing a trailer, that's why I own a one ton truck.
 

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Glad I found this thread.

I'm a fabricator/machinist and have been asked to build a receiver hitch for a Giulia by a client FOR A BIKE RACK

I see the pictures here and in the foreign links but WHERE THE HECK are they ACTUALLY attaching to the vehicle? I poked around under the '17 in question but there ain't much "frame" or body structure to work with, although I did not pull any of the cladding or valance.

Does anyone have pics of JUST the hitch BEFORE installation or installed pics with actual ATTACHMENT POINTS?

Thanks!
 
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