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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Chevrolet Cruze, 2014

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   24882

Retail:$259.21

Price:$169.95


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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Chevrolet Cruze, 2014

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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Chevrolet Cruze
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



24882 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe





Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video install trailer hitch 2013 chevrolet cruze 24882
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Cruze - Draw-Tite
Video install trailer hitch 2012 chevrolet cruze 24882
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Cruze - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2013 Chevy Cruze, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, Part Number 24882. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3-3/4 inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10-1/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now, let's go ahead with installation.

Before we install the hitch, let's go ahead and point it out the attachment points. We have a total of four attachment points, two on each side. These attachment points will be holes pre-drilled into the frame by the manufacturer. This application does not have a hinge shield to be removed or cut out, so we're ready to go ahead and start installing our hardware into our attachment points. We'll be installing a 716s carriage bolt and block into the frame and then securing the hitch with a conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and 716s nut.

We'll use the pole wire to get our hardware into the frame and into position. First, we'll take the pole wire feed it through our rear attachment point and out the forward access hole then we can go ahead and slide the block and thread on our carriage bolt. We'll feed the block and bolt up into the frame and then pull them in to position. We'll leave our pole wire on at this time as it'll make it easier to get a hitch up into position without pushing our hardware back into the frame. Now, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process for the rear attachment point.

And with the driver's side done, we'll go ahead and move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. Now, with all our hardware into position, we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. We'll bring the hitch up over the exhaust first and then the passenger side up into position. We'll feed our pole wires through the attachment points in the hitch and then bring the hitch tied to the frame.

We'll remove the pole wire, install the conical tooth washer and then secure it with a nut. Now, with the passenger side done, I'll go over to the driver side and repeat the same process. With all four attachment point hardware in place, we can go ahead and tighten it down then we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instruction. Now, with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we're ready to hit the road and that does it for our installation of the Draw-Tite Hitch, Part Number 24882 on our 2013 Chevy Cruze.




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24882

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (11 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.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: HOOAH08/09/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: B.W.08/21/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Morgan06/29/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B04/27/2012


Product follow and customer service is amazing. Questions were answered quickly. Thanks! 38563






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012


WOW! I installed it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48280






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012


WOW! I stalled it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48278






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John04/16/2013


Easy installation . Thanks for the great hitch, John M 76369






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nate H.05/29/2012


Easy to put on and looks super nice. 41991




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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24882Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Cruze LTZ with RS Package
  • This question has come up before and a colleague of mine found out from the manufacturer that the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24882 will fit a 2012 Chevy Cruze with the RS package. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you will be doing some towing, the correct ball mount is # 3593 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball, use # 19256 and for a 2 inch diameter ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118508. I have included some...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Class I Hitch # 60299 Fit 2011 Chevy Cruze Without Drilling or Modifications
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 60299, will fit your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The installation of the hitch will not require any drilling or modification of the vehicles undercarriage. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch. Since you will be using the hitch for only a hitch bike rack and not for towing, I would recommend to look at the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24882. This is the same hitch as the # 60299 Hidden Hitch,...
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  • Warranty Implications of Installing Receiver Hitch on 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • Installing a hitch on your 2011 Cruze will not have any warranty implications if the hitch is installed as outlined in the instructions and used within the weight bearing capabilities of the vehicle. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Class I Receiver # C11282 on 2012 Chevy Cruze with RS Package
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the # C11282 is compatible with all models of the Chevy Cruze, including those equipped with the RS package. If you will be using the hitch for a bike rack or a cargo carrier, keep in mind that the warranty requirements of the hitch require that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 is required. The Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24882 has no such requirement, which is why I would recommend it over the Curt model. I have linked you to installation instructions...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying a Pride Mobility Scooter with a 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2011 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. The first concern is making sure that the combined weight of a compatible carrier and the mobility scooter does not exceed the 200 pound limit. A 20 inch wide carrier like # 6500 is going to be your best bet. This is the largest carrier that will fit a Class I trailer hitch. The platform is 20 inches wide so you should have just enough clearance. One issue to think about...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Chevy Cruze and Beach Cruiser Bikes Weighing 100 Pounds
  • I would actually go with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24882 for your 2013 Chevy Cruze. The reason is that the Curt trailer hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. The Draw-Tite hitch does not have this requirement. The Highland SportWing # 5801200 does fit a 1-1/4 inch Class I trailer hitch and it does have a 100 pound capacity. provided your bikes combined are under 100 pounds then this would be a good combination...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Chevy Cruze that Provides Smallest Distance from Hitch To Bumper
  • For a hitch that would have the hitch opening as far back towards the rear of your 2014 Chevy Cruze as possible you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24882 as it is confirmed to fit your vehicle and only had a distance of 3-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the rear of the bumper. See install video that I attached. The most popular bike rack we offer that we had a chance to demo on a Cruze just like yours is the Swagman XTC-2 Bike rack part # S64670. See attached video.
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2012 Chevy Cruze
  • Yakima bike racks that fit 1-1/4 inch receivers do not fit most Class I trailer hitches. Since all of the hitches for the 2012 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches, you will want to look at some other racks that are Class I compatible. However, on a Class I trailer hitch, both bike rack manufacturers and hitch manufacturers agree that the most bikes you can carry safely on a Class I trailer hitch is 2. To carry 2 additional bikes you would need to add a roof rack to the vehicle. With the...
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Chevrolet Cruze Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24882 Installation instructions 24882 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118508
118508

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593
3593


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

Info for this part was:


Test Fit:
Joe V

Photos by:
Theodore B

Video by:
Andrew K

Expert Research:
Michael H

Video by:
Joshua S

Test Fit:
Nicholas E

Video Edited:
Mike H

Updated by:
Laura H

Video Edited:
Chad S

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