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I am hoping to pull two, very lightweight kayaks with my C7. There are trailers specifically designed for this. I'm not seeking a judgement on whether or not a Corvette should haul a lightweight trailer. Just want to know if - because of the exhaust cluster - a hitch can be attached to the frame, and if so, where I might order the hardware. Many thanks!!
 

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Wow! I think that canoe is twice the size of our kayaks!Thank you, but I still want to go the small trailer route. Just don't know if a hitch can be attached to the aluminum frame.
 

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Someone on here was claiming to be the first to the lake with a picture of his StingRay in front of a boat on a trailer. He had his roof off, and fishing poles sticking out the top. I thought he was just joking, however, but you never know.

Use the search to see if you can find it and him.
 

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Page 9-55 of the owners manual says the vehicle was neither design nor intended for towing.
I want to use the vette to tow two race bikes to the race track. It haw way more power then my HHR.
 

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I will be towing my Prevost bus to the track with my C7 Z06. Oh yes, can't afford, don't have a Prevost. With 635+ TQ, however should be able to tow almost anything.

Seriously, googled, but am not finding anyone who is making a towing set up for a StingRay. However, auto crossers routinely tow their track tires behind them.


Might contact a local Corvette auto cross event and find out how their members do this.
 

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Many thanks Elegant! That's the size trailer I had in mind. Did you order that through a catalogue? My C7 has an aluminum chassis and I need to find out if there are attach points that will still allow the trailer to be "centered".
 

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The manual specifically says no towing, as far as I know..must be a reason...
 

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Many thanks Elegant! That's the size trailer I had in mind. Did you order that through a catalogue? My C7 has an aluminum chassis and I need to find out if there are attach points that will still allow the trailer to be "centered".
Sorry, have no trailer, nor any info, just a picture that came up after googling towing with a Corvette. And, googling again, just came up with this link for you.

Chevy Corvette Trailer Hitches & Towing - CARiD.com
 

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It will be difficult with the tail pipes located as they are. Necessity being the mother of invention may prevail.
 

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I had a Drawtite hitch on my C5 and towed a 4'-0" x 6'-0" enclosed trailer I had built. It had a 3500 lb. trailer axle and 14" wheels. Towed like a dream at 100 MPH! LOL
Corvettes will tow light trailers, I'm sure they don't recommend it as some idiot will try and tow a 3,000 lb trailer behind it.

I had my race tires, jack, tools, canopy, etc in it. The wife could also bring 10 pairs on shoes on a road trip too!

The problem I see with the C7 is that there does not appear to anywhere to bring the hitch out without exhaust going to 2 tips or body modifications.
 

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I am hoping to pull two, very lightweight kayaks with my C7. There are trailers specifically designed for this. I'm not seeking a judgement on whether or not a Corvette should haul a lightweight trailer. Just want to know if - because of the exhaust cluster - a hitch can be attached to the frame, and if so, where I might order the hardware. Many thanks!!
I got my hitch from Hitchweb. I'm pretty sure they have a hitch for you. I just tried looking it up but I need the year of your C7. Or if you wanted to take a look yourself, here is the link: Chevrolet Corvette Trailer Hitches Hope this helps :)
 

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Someone on here was claiming to be the first to the lake with a picture of his StingRay in front of a boat on a trailer. He had his roof off, and fishing poles sticking out the top. I thought he was just joking, however, but you never know.

Use the search to see if you can find it and him.
It was a joke, here is what he said:
"Sorry, should have said it was a joke photo as I do not pull my boat with the C7 nor did I install a hitch"
 

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It's likely not possible to add a hitch to a C7 for light towing, parade flags, etc. The exhaust would need to be modified (or cutting of the fascia!) to allow room for a receiver. The aluminum frame sections where one would attach are rather thin, and probably not near as strong as the same steel sections on C5 and C6 Corvettes, with respect to towing loads. The additional reinforcement needed in addition to the low number of possible hitch sales for C7 application almost makes it cost prohibitive from a manufacturing point of view. Not saying it's not physically possible, just not at a reasonable price. Perhaps if interested, one could have a one-off set-up built.
 

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My C5 had a hitch for lite towing for C5 Cargo trailer. Carried chairs, cooler, tent canopy, luggage and whatever. It was great. View attachment 37719
All jokes aside, it would be nice if there was a way to attach a class 1 hitch and pull a small trailer with tires, jacks and tools for HPDE's and auto crosses.

This is very popular with the Porsche crowd.

ImageUploadedByCorvette Stingray Forum1446581694.143427.jpg
 

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All jokes aside, it would be nice if there was a way to attach a class 1 hitch and pull a small trailer with tires, jacks and tools for HPDE's and auto crosses.

This is very popular with the Porsche crowd.
Someone recently posted a hitch he had installed on his C7. It was a custom fabrication that bolted to the rear cross member and had the receiver behind a hole in back of the license plate. The ball mount attached with a pin into the recessed receiver. Clever idea for pulling tires to a track etc. When not needed the license plate just covers the hole. They used a long steel plate bolted to the aluminum rear cross member to support the receiver and spread the load.
Similar idea to what I fabricated for my C6 but no room in the C7 between exhaust pipes so he went higher! Works for light loads like small trailer with a 4 tires etc.
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