Gigawatt
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:10 am
Delivery Date: 07 Feb 2018

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:53 pm

Thanks for the info. I have a Yakima rack left over from my Audi A8 days so for $30 Q clips for Leaf (and an old bent load warrior). I can have a roof rack that fits the leaf so for now I'll go that route. Yes I know I'm going to hate it when I'm on the highway doing 65 but it's nice for hauling lumber etc ... :)
2012 Leaf - “Pearl” - Cheapest leaf in America.
2002 OB - AKA The Tractor

golfcart
Posts: 458
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:08 am
Delivery Date: 21 Nov 2015
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:03 am

I had the torklift unit on my 2015 which I traded in on a 2018 a few months ago.

I removed the hitch before trading it in but was unable to get the rectangular washers off the vehicle since they are fished into the frame and fit pretty snugly.

Long story short, I contacted torklift and they sent me another set of the custom rectangle washers that they make so that I can install the unit on my 2018... and only charged me for shipping. Great customer service!
2018 SV
Build Date: 2/18
Date in Service: 3/19

jmurraymsp
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am
Delivery Date: 02 Apr 2020
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:06 am

Hello! My Torklift EcoHitch is on the way for my 2019 Leaf, while I wait - I'm wondering if anyone who has the newer body style (2018-2020) and has already installed one could measure the clearance for the back hatch door from the top of the hitch?

Going to buy a 1up USA rack and trying to decide between a single or a double. Wanna order sooner rather than later so I can get back on the trails :)

Thanks

whowutwut
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 313680
Location: NY

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm

I have the 1 1/4" hitch, so from the ground it's 9.25" to the bottom, 11.25" to the top... of the square hitch.... and then 26" from the ground to the chrome trim at the top of the rear bumper below the liftgate. So subtracting, looks like around 14 3/4" from the top of the hitch... If I put my tape measure on the ground, right against the bumper and open the hatch, it hits the tape at 30". Hope that makes sense and helps, let me know if you need more measurements.

Awesome!! I like those 1UP racks. Let me know if you get the single or double... seems like the single 1UP maybe can be in the stored position and not interfere with the trunk, have you considered the single w/add on?

jmurraymsp
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am
Delivery Date: 02 Apr 2020
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:49 am

whowutwutt wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Awesome!! I like those 1UP racks. Let me know if you get the single or double... seems like the single 1UP maybe can be in the stored position and not interfere with the trunk, have you considered the single w/add on?
Thanks for the measurements whowutwutt! Seems like Torklift has been a bit overwhelmed with orders the last few weeks (check out their Keep America Moving sale through the end of the month) so I haven't received confirmation of shipment yet. After talking with the 1up folks a bit yesterday I'm going to order my rack today and maybe it'll all arrive at the same time :) Planning on a single with one add-on for now.

The trade-off of not being able to bring eventually is well worth the benefits of being able to leave a single rack on and still have rear access. Your measurements confirm that clearance for the 14.1" height of a single Equip-D won't be a problem. I'll post pictures when everything comes in and I get it set up!

jmurraymsp
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am
Delivery Date: 02 Apr 2020
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:54 am

whowutwutt wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm
I have the 1 1/4" hitch, so from the ground it's 9.25" to the bottom, 11.25" to the top... of the square hitch.... and then 26" from the ground to the chrome trim at the top of the rear bumper below the liftgate. So subtracting, looks like around 14 3/4" from the top of the hitch... If I put my tape measure on the ground, right against the bumper and open the hatch, it hits the tape at 30". Hope that makes sense and helps, let me know if you need more measurements.
Also - should add that I got the 2" hitch for the same reason you got the 1.25"... my other vehicle is a 2" :) But the extra clearance in your measurements (particularly the 30" clearance of the hatch even with bumper) should give me no problems.

whowutwut
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 313680
Location: NY

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:33 am

Tried to take a pic of this, hard to do this with one hand, but i think you get the idea :D

Image

countryleaf
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:58 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2011
Leaf Number: 316573
Location: West Puget Sound, WA

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Wed May 27, 2020 4:27 pm

Hey there whowutwutt. I just received a Torklift hitch for my 2019 Leaf. Thank you very much for the video!! I will probably perform the installation tomorrow.
2019 Leaf SL Plus, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, picked up on 30 September 2019
JuiceBox Pro 40 Amp EVSE Charger
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2011 Red Leaf, bought new in 12/2011, sold 5/28/19, 67,XXX miles, 10 of 12 battery bars
Blink L2 Charger (replaced)

whowutwut
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Aug 2018
Leaf Number: 313680
Location: NY

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Wed May 27, 2020 6:07 pm

AWESOME!! good luck! It's really not too bad, I spent a lot of time trying to position the camera on a crappy phone tripod.. :lol: You don't have to remove the bumper or anything, which is nice.

countryleaf
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:58 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2011
Leaf Number: 316573
Location: West Puget Sound, WA

Re: Adding Receiver to New 2018 Leaf.

Thu May 28, 2020 4:26 pm

Got it installed. Went pretty well, the hitch looks good and seems to be solid. Bolting plastic to plastic is not a comfortable thing, but I guess most cars these days are made that way!
2019 Leaf SL Plus, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, picked up on 30 September 2019
JuiceBox Pro 40 Amp EVSE Charger
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2011 Red Leaf, bought new in 12/2011, sold 5/28/19, 67,XXX miles, 10 of 12 battery bars
Blink L2 Charger (replaced)

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