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Installing after market trailer hitch...good idea?

I'm looking to buy an older Cayenne, either Turbo or GTS, 2008-2010 era. Seems like it's hard to find one with a factory tow package, at least anywhere near me. I know it's possible to do it after market, what I'm wondering is, is it recommended? Or should I just wait to find a factory installed one.

I'd be towing about 4-5K, both travel trailer and boat.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

PS: I know some replies will be along the lines of just buy a truck. I already have a truck, but in some instances we (family and I ) may want to tow two things at once (aforementioned boat and rv) and I don't want a second truck, and always wanted a Cayenne

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Where are you located?

I have a factory tow bar/bumper-beam that I never installed.
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I installed an aftermarket Curt Tow Hitch.

Factory Tow Module/Curt Trailer Hitch Installed for $440

All went well, but in hindsight I should have sourced an OEM hitch. My 2005 Cayenne is rated at 7716 pounds. The Curt is only rated to 6000 lbs.

I went through the trouble to install a factory tow harness. I wish I had an original hitch, using an aftermarket hitch, I sacrificed 1716 lbs of towing capacity.

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