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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Chevrolet Silverado, 2004

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   45293

Retail:$493.16

Price:$334.95


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Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - Chevrolet Silverado, 2004

Perfect for marine and heavy-duty applications, this Chevrolet Silverado trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that the hitch exceeds industry standards.

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Chevrolet Silverado
  • Fully welded steel construction with computer-aided design ensures strength and durability
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 18,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 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.




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Customer Reviews

Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - 45293

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for marine and heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that the hitch exceeds industry standards.


- 45293

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug H03/22/2011


The 2 1/2 inch Titan Class V hitch is the biggest, baddest hitch I've ever seen and I've been trailering for 25 years! I was maxing out the weight limits on my factory installed hitch and this bad boy will handle anything my truck is capable of hauling. My truck is an '03 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crew Cab Dually with the Duramax diesel engine and it only came with a hitch that carries 7500 w/o weight bars and 12,000 with bars. The Titan carries 18,000 lbs!! Awesome! Install time was under an hour with no problems to speak of. Check out my pics. One has the hitch installed, the other is a side by side shot of the old hitch and the Titan. 10076






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patrick Kelly04/04/2012


This is the baddest hitches I have ever seen. The install was very simple and quick, make sure you have a friend help it is a little heavy. If you pull a trailer like I do every day this is a must have. Look at the photos posted below by another person and you can see the size difference in the hitches. You will be very pleased you upgraded. 36107






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian J07/20/2011


Great fit. Bolted in place with little effort. Instructions could use a slight tune up. No missing parts. 19772






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim Mc.02/13/2011


Exactly as advertised. Installed easy. Instructions are sketchy but strait forward. 7116






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mac09/23/2011


One big bad hitch. Fast service. Great price. What more do I need. 24414




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Expert Answers about Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - 45293Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Can a Class 5 Titan Hitch Be Used to Safely Tow with a 24 Inch Hitch Extender, 2004 Ford F-350
  • Using an extension will reduce hitch capacity, so using a larger, stronger hitch could be very helpful. The Class V Titan hitch you were looking at is for GM and Chevy trucks, so you would need a different part number. The largest capacity hitch we have for your 2004 Ford F-350 is for 18,000 pounds gross trailer weight and have a maximum tongue weight of 2,000 pounds, 2,500 pounds with weight distribution equipment. It is Draw-Tite part # 45297. The hitch will require you to remove the...
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  • Availability of a Class V Trailer Hitch for the 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6 Foot 6 Inch Bed
  • The directions (see link) for the Draw-Tite Class V Titan Trailer Hitch, item # 45293, state that this hitch is not designed to work on trucks with beds shorter than 8 feet. We do have a hitch that is designed to work on your vehicle and has the same 2-1/2 inch receiver opening and capacity. The Draw-Tite Tian Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # DT45022, is designed to fit both the short bed trucks and has recently been re-engineered to be capable of 17,000 pounds of gross towing weight and...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution System for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • If your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, has an 8 foot bed, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 45293, which has an 18,000 lb towing capacity. If you do not have an 8 foot bed, the next highest capacity hitch we have available is the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # DT45022, which has a 13,000 lb towing capacity. When choosing a weight distribution system, you want to choose a system that is close to the tongue weight of your trailer when loaded. Tongue weight is about 10 to...
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  • Will the Titan Trailer Hitch # 45293 Fit on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with an 8ft Service Body
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the distance between the bolt holes on the Draw-Tite Titan 2-1/2 inch Trailer Hitch, # 45293 and got 39 inches wide on center for all of the hitch attachment holes. I added these dimensions to a photo for you to see. Along with this trailer hitch you will need a 2-1/2 inch ball mount to fit in the receiver opening. The etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2-1/2 inch Hitches, # EBMK25318, would be a good choice. If you have a 2 inch ball mount...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • First, some hitch manufacturers have done extensive testing and determined that they are make a hitch with a 2 inch receiver with higher capacities than before. But the 2-1/2 inch hitches are stout and there is no question regarding their strength and capability. So it just comes down to your preference which seems to be leaning towards a 2-1/2 inch receiver, so lets look at those. I have included a link to the Class V hitches with 2-1/2 inch receivers that fit your truck. However #...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Titan Trailer Hitch # 45293 Fit a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD With a 6-1/2ft Bed
  • We do offer a fit for your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, but Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 45293 is not compatible with your vehicle. This hitch only fits trucks with an 8ft bed, so it will not work if your bed measures 6-1/2ft long. Hitch # DT45022, also made by Draw-Tite, will work on trucks with 6-1/2ft beds and has a towing capacity of 13000lbs. I am including a link to a video showing this hitch being installed on a 2004 Silverado model for you to reference.
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  • High Capacity 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Classic
  • I recommend going with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41944. If you look at the instructions I have linked and the video showign a typical installation, you will see that the receiver is pretty tight under the bumper. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver and has a tongue weight capacity of 1,950 pounds and gross trailer weight capacity of 13,000 pounds. When using weight distribution, the tongue weight capacity is 1,600 pounds and the gross trailer weight is 16,000 pounds. If you need to raise...
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  • Availability of a Class V Trailer Hitch for a 1980 Chevy C/K Series One-Ton Dually
  • The Titan hitch # 45293 is not a direct fit for a 1980 Chevy C/K series truck. The hitch cannot be modified to fit other vehicles. You have a couple of options for your truck. First, you can use a custom fit hitch, see link, or you can have a Super Titan hitch welded on by a qualified professional. I have included a link to the Super Titan hitches for you.
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used with a Trailer Hitch Extension on a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • You would have to add a Titan trailer hitch, # DT45022, and then add Titan Hitch Box Extension, # RP45292. The extension can be used at 24 inches or 34 inches and is rated for use with weight distribution. At the 24 inch length it has a capacity of 6,000 pounds, 8,000 pounds with weight distribution. At the 34 inch length, it has a capacity of 4,500 pounds, 6,000 pounds with weight distribution. You can then add a weight distribution system like Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution...
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  • Class V Titan Hitch on a 2007 GMC Sierra Classic with a Royal Utility Box
  • This item is not designed for your application with a Royal utility box. It is designed for trucks with the standard 8 foot bed only. While the hitch may work, no testing has been done to confirm the proper fit and function. This means there may be underlying factors that could cause a dangerous situation. Also, your utility box may have supports or brackets that would interfere with the installation of the hitch or affect it's functionality. If I can be of further assistance let me know.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Titan Trailer Hitch Fit on a 1986 Chevrolet K3500 With an 8 ft Bed
  • The highest capacity trailer hitch that we carry for your 1986 Chevrolet K3500 with an 8 ft bed is the Reese Ultra Frame Class IV Trailer Hitch, # 41940. The Titan trailer hitch # 45293 that you referenced is designed to fit GM trucks from 2001 and newer and will not fit on your truck. The Reese Ultra Frame trailer hitch is a class IV hitch with a 15,000 gross trailer weight capacity and a 1,500 tongue weight capacity, however, you should verify the towing capacities of your truck before...
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  • What is the Distance Between Mounting Holes for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 45293
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the mounting hole spacing on Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 45293. The holes are approximately 39 inches apart on center. The hitch mounts to holes in the bottom of the truck frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This hitch is for 3/4 ton and 1 ton vehicles only. If equipped with a factory hitch, the factory hitch will need to be removed to install this hitch. Fits Include 2WD and 4WD models with heavy duty...
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  • Hitch Extension for 2002 Silverado 2500 for Slide In Camper and Towing 1000 lb Boat
  • The factory hitch for the 2002 Chevy 2500 had a 2 inch receiver. None of the extenders we carry that would be long enough for you would be compatible with your existing hitch. The TorkLift SuperTruss you mentioned, part # TLE1536 is an excellent choice that would work very well for you, but in order to use it, you would first need to install a TorkLift dual receiver hitch, part # TLC1205M. A more cost-effective route would be to remove your existing factory hitch and replace it with...
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Expert Answers about Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - 45293Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?



Chevrolet Silverado Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
18,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
2000 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
18,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
2,500lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 45293 Installation instructions 45293 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Hitch will not fit Cab and Chassis models. Only use receiver lock # 5201.No drilling required for installation,For 3/4 ton and 1 ton vehicles only,If equipped with a factory hitch, the factory hitch will need to be removed to install this hitch,Includes 2WD and 4WD models with heavy duty suspension

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite HM40975
HM40975

Draw-Tite 118384
With Tow Package Use:118384

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite RP45322
RP45322


A-90


19286


63836


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