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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Chevrolet Cruze trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, we're going to install part number 24882 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top to receiver opening, down to the ground, will be about 10 inches. From the hitch-pin hole to edge of bumper will be about 3-3/4 inches. Now we'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is locate the mounting holes. We'll point them out to you.
Use the hole in the frame closest to the bumper. Then there's two holes going towards the front of the car very close together. We'll use the hole that's closest to the front. This will be the same on the passenger side. Now we'll show you how to hardware works with the hitch. There will be a plate or block that will be ran inside the frame along with a carriage bolt.
Bolt it to the frame and then down through the hitch. Once it's through the hitch, we'll install a conical-tooth washer and nut. When you install a conical-tooth washer, you always make sure your teeth are always facing towards the hitch. We're going to install one set of hardware. This will be the same all the way around the hitch. Let's go ahead and install it in the frame.
We'll take our bolt leader, that comes with the kit, and run it through the hole closest to the bumper. Then we'll run a larger hole going toward the front of the car. We'll use that for our access. Then we'll run our bolt leader through our block and push it through the frame, then thread a bolt on. We'll gently pull it through and out the bottom of the frame and up towards the front.
We'll take off our bolt leader and repeat the same process for our next bolt going towards the front of the car. We're done for the passenger side. We'll repeat the same process for our driver's side. Once all our hardware is installed, we can put the hitch up. We'll start off by putting the hitch over the top of the exhaust. That will hold that side for us while we pick up the other side. We'll take our hitch and push it up towards the bolts. Make sure you don't push the bolts into the frame. Then we'll install our conical-tooth washer and nut. We'll install the hardware just far enough to help hold the hitch up. We're done with our passenger side. We'll do the same thing again on our driver's side. Once all our hardware is loosely installed, we'll take a moment to take the hitch and move it back and forth and center it on the frame. We'll hand-tighten the bolts and the torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With that, our hitch is already installed. With that, that will finish it for Draw-Tite part number 24882 on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. .
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (43 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Installed the Draw Tite 24882 on a 2011 Chevy Cruz Eco in about 30 minutes. I have had a Thule 2 bike carrier for 10 years. It fits into a small reciever hitch.This is the third car it's been on. Took the bike to the trails already. No problems. I would note that the Cruz Eco sits low. The front end will bottom out on steep ramps or inclines. I have to cross them slow and sometimes at a 45% angle. This hitch doesn't seem like it would bottom out but the bike carrier might since it sticks out a bit. I haven't had that problem but I may throw the carrier in the trunk if I need to go up or down a steep ramp or driveway. 188099
Although I have not attached the bike rack yet, the hitch itself was very simply to install; I did it myself in the parking lot of my apartment complex. The videos on etrailer are extremely helpful with the installation process; without them I wouldn't have attempted to install it on my own. The printed directions that came with the hitch were, in my opinion, written for the Buick Verano because I did not have to lower my exhaust or cut the heat shield on my Chevy Cruze, which obviously made installing the hitch much easier and quicker. I would definitely recommend this hitch as well as a review of the installation videos available on etrailer. 186714
I backed my 2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel up, and parked the rear wheels on ramps. This allowed plenty of room to angle the drivers side of the mount up over the tailpipe. Then I just rested it on the tailpipe. Next I used a floor jack to support and raise the middle, and got both sides lined up. Gingerly threaded on the nuts with washers so as not to loose them up inside the boxed frame. Then centered it and torqued all four nuts down. It only took me about 45 minutes and I'm an old man, I probably would have mounted it in half that time when I was a young buck. The hitch is barely noticeable and works great pulling light to medium loads with the little Cruze. The finish is very durable, but I made sure to give it a heavy coat of paste wax to help it fend off the road chemicals. 236943
Great price, outstanding service and hitch was delivered in 3 days- oh and the hitch was easy to install on my wifes Chevy Cruze. Took about 30 minutes for someone who isn't the most mechanically inclined individual. You will need 2 people to install it (one to hold it in place, the other to attach the screws; I used my 8 year old kid to hold it in place). The only possible negative is that the instructions were lacking. The instructions could use some better photos and focus on one model of vehicle vs having 2 types of vehicles listed which madethe instructions somewhat confusing (Chevy Cruz and Buick ?). Definately impressed with etrailer.com. You got a life long customer from this first time buyer. 51074
by: Diesel Cruze04/11/2015
Great product. Arrived in four days. Went on in 30 minutes. Only one thing was a little more tricky than the excellent video instructions: Installing on the diesel model AND not removing the exhaust was a little tricky since I did not have the benefit of a lift. I solved this with a hydraulic jack (since this model comes with no spare or jack) to lift the driver's rear corner about 3-4 inches. This gave enough clearance to manipulate. I probably could have avoided that by just parking the car with the rear hanging over a curb. 184711
by: Randy S.05/27/2015
Installed a Draw-Tite class 1 (part 24882) on a 2014 Chevy Cruze. Went as per the instructions but I did have to use a swivel socket and extension on the muffler side because I did not lower the muffler. Used the muffler to hold the hitch during install. Took about 30 minutes to complete. A friend recommended etrailer and the great install video sold me on the fact that I could do this by myself. Gave an excellent because I called to order and the sales person was great. He was so knowledgeable I call back next week to order a bike rack. 198261
by: Teo B.06/18/2014
It went on my Diesel Chevy Cruze hassle free! It is well built and the shipping was fast! I am towing a small motorcycle trailer and it has handled to great! I would recommend this product to anyone in the market. 136456
This is by far the easiest hitch I've ever installed. It is helpful to have a pair of long nose pliers too. I attached the metal piece and bolt to the wires, then threaded them through and grabbed the wire with the pliers. The wiring is a little more difficult, but still easy. Watch the video, it is very helpful. I did have a problem with the video though, it locked up about half way through for some reason. All in all it's a nice hitch and easy installation. Thanks 52459
by: Ken N06/05/2016
This product was very easy to install. It took only 20 minutes. The video was very helpful and reduced the amount of time to install as well as a decisive factor in purchasing this product. I will be towing a very lightweight trailer at times as well as using it as a mount for my bicycle rack. I would do business with etrailer.com again. 257507
by: TRAV F11/27/2016
The reciever for the 2013 Chevy Cruze was fairly easy to install. Directions were straight forward, and I think could be done with only one person if the option for help is not available. My father-in-law and I installed it in about 30 minutes, and we took our time. I have had no issues with the reciever since installation about a year ago. 319963
Everything was simple to install on my Cruze. The bolts were alittle hard to get in at first because they didn't fit in the holes in the frame so we had to feed them down through the frame which took a bit but once we got that in, everything was very easy from there on out! It looks great on my car and I can't wait to test it out! 46123
by: Larry N07/10/2012
Hitch was as described and easy to install. Crossmember is fully hidden behind rear facia. There was one typo in the installation instructions calling for items #1 and 4 to be installed with the pull wire. It should have said items #1 and 2. Small needlenose pliers were helpful grabbing the pull wire through the mounting hole. 47400
by: Barry S.01/29/2014
It took me about fourty minutes and the biggest problem was getting my torque wrench betweem the exahust pipe and the nut to get the torque set correctly. I did the install in my garage without a jack and it worked out very well. The hardware that came with the hitch worked very well and fit as it should. 115161
by: Chuck H. (PA)10/08/2016
I had local garage install the hitch on my 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ because I don't have level grade to work under the car. Mechanic said it went on smoothly and quickly. Not at all obtrusive when looking at the car from the rear. I purchased in combination with Thule 2-bike rack (#TH912XTR). 304592
by: Chris M.05/31/2012
Very easy installation. I did it by myself, although I was a little worried when mounting the hitch b/c of pushing the bolts into the frame, if you take your time you won't have a problem. Anyone can install this. The crossbar of the hitch stay hidden behind the rear bumper. Nice design. 42221
by: Joe K05/24/2014
I was very impressed how easy it was to install. I did it on the ground underneath a diesel chevy cruze. it took approximately 28 minutes I did almost all the work by myself, my girlfriend assisted me with installing the first nut, due to her not being able to crawl under the car beside me. 132327
Hitch installed easily. might be better to have somebody to help you but you can do it alone. instructions say to torque bolts to 50ft.-lbs but the ones over the exhaust are tough to torque unless you have a really small torque wrench. overall happy with hitch and quick service 243620
The rack was very easy to install. We saw the video through trailer and it gave us a better idea of what do to during the installation. Chevy makes it easy to install the hitch. The hitch is very study and looks well hidden. 198607
by: Derek H.03/24/2015
This product installs very easily. You will probably need another person to help hold the hitch up as it's installed. Very sturdy and the holes for the bolts are positioned exactly where they should be. Highly Recommend! 180755
by: Tom Vesco07/30/2014
Very easy and quick to install, only took me 15 minutes to complete. Nice powder coated finish should last as long as my daughters car on which I installed it so she could use a hitch style bicycle rack. 143428
Install was very easy. A second pair of hands was very useful for holding up the hitch while I got the nuts threaded onto the bolts. Using this on a long trip and so far, no problems. 227794
by: Robert S08/22/2015
Hitch went on without a problem. I watched the installation videos a couple of times and that gave me the confidence to try the install. It was installed in less than 25 minutes. 221130
by: Leon M10/27/2016
Excellent Rating, Fast shipping, good product, easy installation on chevy cruse. Using the guide wire worked great. The installation video was very helpful. Thanx etrailer.,., 311178
The hitch arrived quickly - 3 days. After watching the video on how to install the hitch it was pretty straight forward. I am a 55+ woman and installed it by myself. 160034
by: Steve M.09/04/2013
One of the best engineered and constructed products that I have installed in a long time. Combined with the great customer care of etrailer makes this a must have. 98238
I received the hitch in 6 days of order with on problems. With the help of the video and the instructions, the hitch install was easy and took about 45 min. 73287
by: Tim D03/02/2016
This is the BEST. Easy to install. Very durable and quality built with STRENGTH. Will definitely be purchasing again on my next vehicle. 239134
by: Rickye C.09/08/2016
Only complaint is, hitch not in stock,had to wait a month. Etrailer kept me informed. Hitch took less than half a hour to install. 292408
by: Bernie T10/27/2016
Installed in 50 minutes. Only problem the spacers were to big to fit through the large hole on Cruze. Had to cut on both sides to fit. 311241
by: Larry W.06/17/2015
It was great product. Really easy to install. Shipping was fast. Would have no problem purchasing from etrailer.com again. 204125
by: Mike B04/27/2012
Product follow and customer service is amazing. Questions were answered quickly. Thanks! 38563
by: Ralph S.05/14/2013
Couldn't be more straightforward.Installation was quick and snag free. 80225
by: Fred W10/10/2016
Good product...just what I needed....great price....FAST SHIPMENT!! 305231
by: Wayne R09/08/2016
Excellent packaging and shipping time and great people to work with 292577
by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012
WOW! I installed it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48280
by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012
WOW! I stalled it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48278
Easy installation . Thanks for the great hitch, John M 76369
by: Ed DeLaney12/22/2011
Everything received. Not installed yet. Website Great! 28533
by: jeff R09/07/2016
installs easy good instructions went on fast 292078
by: scott n11/22/2013
Product. Fit the purpose as expected 108136
by: Nate H.05/29/2012
Easy to put on and looks super nice. 41991
by: Pat T.09/15/2016
Product fit great. Great price. 294886
Great prices 251815
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