First off, welcome to the forum. This is a helpful place for ideas and advice.
Speaking of advice, I don't want to rain on your parade, but I will caution you against towing very much with a Patriot. I'm really high on my Patriot but that said, it has a very modest towing capacity. It is not intended to be a tow vehicle. I think the tow capacity is 1000 lbs, and raised to 2000 lbs with a tranny cooler. A class 3 hitch is capable of way more than a Patriot is intended to pull.
I'm also a CVT fan, but I think yours may have a short life if you start yanking around serious stuff.
Please color me helpful! I don't want you to hurt your Patriot.