OK, I am new to the forum. My wife and I are looking to get a vehicle to replace our 2007 Chevy Tahoe. The new vehicle will need the ability to tow our 10ft pop up camper in the summer when we travel all around Utah, Nevada, California and Colorado. We really like the VW Atlas and originally I was thinking about just getting an S trim (cause I am cheap) and adding a hitch and doing the electrical myself. This option would not get me the desired 5000# tow capacity, but only 2000#. I dont really know how much our camper weighs, but I cant imagine it is much more than 2000# loaded (its only a 10ft box). My question is will I require the factory installed tow hitch to tow my camper or will the aftermarket tow hitch add on be sufficient? It has been really difficult to find an Atlas for sale within 500 miles of me (Las Vegas) that has factory installed tow hitch and is not an SEL trim that costs 15K more than the S trim. The only option I really want is the tow hitch. Any advice or experience with your Atlas would greatly inform my decision as to which Atlas to purchase. thanks in advance for your replies.