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We are taking delivery of a new MKC later this week. I have a couple of questions I could not seem to find discussions on here.

Has anyone put on an aftermarket trailer hitch?
If so which one?
Did you move the swipe to open sensor for the tailgate?
Do you have any pictures of the final look?

Has anyone put in a set cover on the rear seat for a Dog? If so did you find one that fit well?

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Shawn
 

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While I cannot comment on any of your questions, I can certainly welcome you to the forum and the club of MKC owners!!
 

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We are taking delivery of a new MKC later this week. I have a couple of questions I could not seem to find discussions on here.

Has anyone put in a set cover on the rear seat for a Dog? If so did you find one that fit well?

Thanks
Shawn
Love my dogs but they do NOT ride in my MKC :smile.

In our other cars we've used ORVIS brand, pricey but well made, stayed put fairly well and will protect the seats.
 

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We are taking delivery of a new MKC later this week. I have a couple of questions I could not seem to find discussions on here.

Has anyone put on an aftermarket trailer hitch?
If so which one?
Did you move the swipe to open sensor for the tailgate?
Do you have any pictures of the final look?

Has anyone put in a set cover on the rear seat for a Dog? If so did you find one that fit well?

Thanks
Shawn
Hey Shawn,
I just recently installed a "Draw-Tite" (Pt. No. 75943), aftermarket "Reese-style" hitch, designed solely for the MKC. I bought it so I could use a "2 in. receiver-style" bike rack, which should work very well (bike rack yet to arrive). I bought it on Amazon.com for $130 during their recent "Black Friday in July" sale for $130.00. It typically retails for $155 - $170.00. It took me about 2 hours to install and feels very solid. It's rated at 3,500 lbs., the 2.0L MKC is rated at 3,000 lbs. and the hitch weight is rated at 525 lbs. I believe this hitch would work well for up to moderate size trailers. The bike rack will be NO problem whatsoever! The hitch appears to be lower than the factory hitch by maybe 1 1/2 in. and measures 9 1/2 in. from the ground to the bottom of the hitch (19" wheels). My hitch receiver allows for 3" of rise when inverted, which will keep any trailer near factory-hitch height.
I'll try to post a picture for you later. I might add that you must lower the exhaust for installation (very easy) and the hitch fits "intimately"! The hands-free tailgate function isn't as sensitive as it was before installation. I believe the sensor can be moved - not a major issue for me.
Check this site for installation literature: Error 404
I wish you well!
 

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We have the factory hitch, it has sway control, you might want to look into this.
The one we bought does not have the hitch but I was thinking of getting the one on the Lincoln site. It says not to use it with a Kick life gate feature but I noticed that on MKC's with the factor hitch they just moved the sensor. Was wondering if any had done that yet.

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I have the factory hitch. The early specs stated we would lose the kick opener, but it is there. Even though it is there, it is tough to get it to sense a leg. And I end up smacking my leg on the hitch too often.
But it LOVES to work while I am putting on the safety chains and plugging in the lights- up-down-up-down-up.........
 

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The best thing i've seen (IMO) for transporting your dog in your car is to get one of those cages for the cargo area that keeps them contained their, good way to contain the mess.
 

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Hey Shawn,
I just recently installed a "Draw-Tite" (Pt. No. 75943), aftermarket "Reese-style" hitch, designed solely for the MKC. I bought it so I could use a "2 in. receiver-style" bike rack, which should work very well (bike rack yet to arrive). I bought it on Amazon.com for $130 during their recent "Black Friday in July" sale for $130.00. It typically retails for $155 - $170.00. It took me about 2 hours to install and feels very solid. It's rated at 3,500 lbs., the 2.0L MKC is rated at 3,000 lbs. and the hitch weight is rated at 525 lbs. I believe this hitch would work well for up to moderate size trailers. The bike rack will be NO problem whatsoever! The hitch appears to be lower than the factory hitch by maybe 1 1/2 in. and measures 9 1/2 in. from the ground to the bottom of the hitch (19" wheels). My hitch receiver allows for 3" of rise when inverted, which will keep any trailer near factory-hitch height.
I'll try to post a picture for you later. I might add that you must lower the exhaust for installation (very easy) and the hitch fits "intimately"! The hands-free tailgate function isn't as sensitive as it was before installation. I believe the sensor can be moved - not a major issue for me.
Check this site for installation literature: Error 404
I wish you well!
Thanks for the Info, Would love to see a picture of what it looks like. My is mostly for a bike rack as well. did you wire it up as well or just install the hitch.
 

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Hey Shawn, when i get my MKC back, I'll post a couple pictures. Lincoln has it for a few days to do some TSB work. I did not wire it for lights but probably will in the future. I wanted to use it for a bike rack - 5 grand kids under 12!
 
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