The E pulled that little boat like there was nothing behind it. Only problem is the hitch acts like a giant stethescope and every noise or squeak from the trailer or hitch sounds really loud inside the vehicle. No problem getting up the boat ramp with it either.
Was your hitch dealer installed? I've been thinking of getting one, but the dealer price seems to be exhorbitant and I'm not sure I'd want to try the installation on my own. Not even sure who does that type of work.
Installation was very simple. 2 bolts on each side and a U bolt in the center. I got the hitch and trailer light wiring harness for under $200 from e-trailer.com.
Wiring harness is simple too. Just plug it into existing connectors. There's a EOC sponsor who advertises at the top of the page Valleytrailerhitch.com. About the same prices.
I had the same noise issue while towing with my element too...... I tried the rubber filled hitch mount to no avail.... I solved it by sticking a thin piece of 040 aluminum in with the mount when I slide it into the receiver... works like a charm & takes up that tiny gap that causes all that ruckus!