Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Not sure how much has changed since '08, but "tow-prep" package included, 1) full size spare, 2) wiring harness--not installed, 3) engine oil cooler--installed.
You will need a hitch receiver--most of us have a 2" receiver (MOPAR is the 1-1/2" and there's not nearly as many accessories for that size) Curt, Hidden Hitch are some of the brands out there. And there should be threads here that will give you even more info. The hitch mounts with only 4 bolts, some patriot models will require some trimming of the facia under the bumper. I installed the hitch by myself, it was a little difficult, so would suggest a helper to assist in holding in alignment while fitting the bolts.
Jack Allwardt, Bonney Lake (Tehaleh area), WA; (REPEAT Patriot Owner...'08 Limited and a '16 High Altitude), Retired engineer, US Army veteran, Member: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Central Valley Vietnam Veterans, Enumclaw (WA) Lions Club. Former vintage military jeep owner, instrument rated commercial pilot, ag pilot, vintage aircraft restorer and test pilot.