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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Chrysler Sebring, 2004

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   36301

Retail:$275.66

Price:$171.95


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - Chrysler Sebring, 2004

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Chrysler Sebring 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 Chrysler Sebring
  • 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 II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.



36301 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver





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


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

Video hitch install 2006 dodge stratus
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Stratus

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Stratus

Today we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 36301 on a 2006 Dodge Stratus. Okay, we are underneath the vehicle now. As you can see here on the passenger's side of the vehicle, we have the exhaust, which is going to need to be lowered. That is the first thing that we are going to need to do. And again with the bolts removed off of the bracket, I am going to go ahead and remove the rubber hangers off there as well. Before I remove the front hanger, I went ahead and added a tow strap to support the exhaust, because once we remove this front hanger the exhaust is going to come down quite a bit, and we do not want it to completely fall because it could damage the exhaust. And you can see with the exhaust down now, we are going to need to remove this bolt and then remove as the two as well from the driver's side, and then we can go ahead and put our hitch up into position.

And then, looking at the driver's side frame rail, you can see there are two existing bolts in the frame which we are going to remove. Those are going to provide the two rearmost attaching points for the hitch. And then, once we get the hitch up, one of these existing holes is going to align with the trailer hitch. That will provide our third attaching point. We will be using the forwardmost hole on each side as an access point to fish our hardware into the frame and down into position. And it is likely that we will have to enlarge these holes as well, to get the hardware in place. Before I fully tighten down the weld nut here on the passenger's side, you can see that on the forwardmost hole, it is actually supposed to align with the existing hole in the frame. On some models it may be just a little bit off, as you can see here. So what I am going to do is just go ahead and run a drill bit through there to enlarge it. You can see also at the rearmost attaching point we are going to need to drill a hole as well. Here on the driver's side, you can see with the bolt and the two weld nuts, we also have got a hole that aligns here at the forwardmost attaching point. And then we also are going to need to drill at the rearmost attaching point. I am going to start by using a 1/4-inch drill bit to drill a pilot hole, and then I am going to enlarge it with a 1/2-inch, which is necessary.

Okay, the next step is to go ahead and fish the hardware into the frame and get them aligned with the new holes that we have just drilled. Here at the rearmost attaching point, we are going to be using the carriage bolt and block up into the frame, and it is going to drop down below. To get the block into the frame, there is actually a small hole here at the end, and what we can do is actually take this and slide it right over the hole that we just drilled. And then we are just going to take a piece of fish wire that we are going to make. And then we are going to fish it up through this hole and back out through this enlarged access hole, where we are going to attach it to the bolt and pull it through the frame. At the forwardmost attaching point, we are actually going to fish this handle nut and block, as well, through this existing hole. In order to do that, you can see that this particular access hole is not big enough; we are going to need to enlarge it a little bit. We are just going to use a chisel, and just enlarge it just big enough to get the block in through the hole. In order to get the block and the frame into position, you can either just feed it directly in and align it over the hole or you can do what I am about to do -- which, I am just going to place block and the handle nut side by side and start the bolt into the handle nut. And I am actually just going to take some regular electrical tape and I am just going to wrap it around the handle nut here. And that is going to hold the alignment for me so that the two pieces are together. It makes it a little bit easier to feed it through the frame and get it into position. And we just take our handle-nut-and-block assembly now and feed it up through our access hole. And again we just want to align it, and we are just going to thread our 1/2-inch bolt right into there.

And with all of our fasteners in place for the trailer hitch we can go ahead and torque the bolts down. You want to check with your instructions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And with all of our bolts torqued down, we are going to go back over to the passenger's side. We are going to go ahead and rehang our exhaust to the new bracket that is attached to the trailer hitch. To reattach the exhaust to the new bracket, we are first going to need to remove the rubber hangers off of the old bracket. And then we are going to go ahead and put them back onto the exhaust. Then we want to go ahead and take the 3-inch-long bolt. We are going to take about 10 washers here at the end, feed it through both the rubber hanger and the bracket, and we are going to place another flat washer on this side, and two nuts. We are going to do one on there, torque it down to the appropriate torque rating, per the instructions, and once it is torqued we are going to go ahead and just place a second nut on there as well, and tighten it down just a little bit. And then that is going to be used as a jam nut to keep the other nut from loosening on its own. We want to go ahead and reattach the ring terminal for the ground, as well, on that bolt. And we want to do the same thing for the other side as well. And then lastly, you want to make sure you reattach the exhaust hanger on the forward side, and your installation will be completed. This will conclude the installation of hitch part number 36301 on a 2006 Dodge Stratus.




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36301

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.3 out of 5 stars   (6 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: Ed W.06/14/2013


Hitch fit my Stratus perfectly and was easy to install. Price was less than many other sites and shipment was fast with excellent tracking notification. Service was friendly and highly informed. Will do business with etrailer again when the need arises. 84639





Comments

I tackled the hidden driver side bolt by tying a piece of fish line around the last and outermost thread on the bolt. I threaded the fishline from the top opening of the frame down through the backing spacer that I had already placed into position and out to where I could it. Then I pedped the bolt down through the frame opening and gently pulled the fishline until the bolt was seen. Using a small screw driver to assist in maneuvering the bolt, pulled the bolt through the hole.

comment by: Ed W - 06/14/2013


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Thank you for the additional info.

Patrick B - 6/17/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike C07/27/2011


When I did the research on this specific hitch, it stated that no holes needed to be drilled, this was not the case, in order to complete the install I had to drill two holes and elongate two others. the included instructions specifically called for holes to be drilled so I am not sure why the information on the website was different. Lastly I had to supply some of the hardware because there were not enough washers nor bolts included in the package I received. I think this is a good product but the assembly needs to be thought through a bit more. To reattach the exhaust you included long bolts and a bunch of washers, a metal sleeve would have worked better but I understand this might be difficult because of the variety of models that you supply. As I stated, this seems to be a good product, just poorly executed on the supply side. 20344






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jody ohmart06/08/2012


Already got your product on the 7Th and on the 8Th i installed it. Just 1 hole i think should line up if you made the same size hole on the secound hole and third hole on the driver side bracket. Wireing was a breeze took less then 4 min to do. The hitch took longer because my exhaust rubber wouldnt come off easy but install was pretty easy took about 1hr or so. 43380






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Allan S.04/08/2012


Very surprised of the great quality of this hitch when it arrived. Got it install in about 2 hours. I watched the video for the 2006 Stratus install. I have a 2000 Stratus. It went on very similar. Only problem I had was fishing the bolt up through the frame. Didn't go as well as on the video but I got it all bolted on ok. Great looking hitch!! 36547






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jurgen03/19/2013


Hitch came on time, was complete and obvious good build quality. Installation went mostly as expected, though the"fishing of the bolt" on the driver side was a bit problematic. Eventually, we won. It looks good and is not unsightly, but is easy to use. My test tow with a load on the trailer went without incident. I am pleased. 71599






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: nick06/10/2011


trailer hitch and wiring came with very accurate instructions.did the install myself went really smooth.etrailer was on point with the how to video.best prices and customer service thanks. 16663




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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36301Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Will Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier Fit a 2001 Dodge Stratus 4-Door
  • In order to use the Thule enclosed cargo carrier, # TH665C, you would need to have a Class II trailer hitch on your 2001 Dodge Stratus. There is a Class II trailer hitch available, # 36301. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. With this hitch installed you can mount the carrier, however, there will be very little clearance between the rear bumper and the back of the carrier. You will need to keep that in mind...
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  • How to Carry a Mobility Scooter with a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
  • You can install a Class II trailer hitch on your 2005 Chrysler Sebring sedan using trailer hitch # 36301. However, this hitch, and all of the hitch options for your vehicle, have 1-1/4 inch receivers, not 2 inch receivers, so you could not use carrier # MSCR. The only carrier that will fit a 1-1/4 inch receiver and has a ramp is # RHWC1114. This carrier has a 230 pound capacity, so the hitch can hold it. The hitch has a 300 pound tongue weight capacity but once you subtract the weight...
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  • Do I Need to Remove Handle Nut on a 2006 Dodge Stratus 4 Door
  • After installing your hitch part # 36301 on your 2006 Dodge Stratus, it is fine to leave the handle nut hanging outside of the hitch. It will not bother anything. It is flexible so it can be bent if it is interfering with anything on your vehicle (such as wiring).
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2003 Dodge Stratus that Can Support Wheelchair Lift
  • The significant weight of a wheelchair lift usually requires the highest capacity hitch available for any given vehicle. Your 2003 Dodge Stratus can be fitted with either a light-duty Class I or a higher-capacity Class II hitch such as the Draw-Tite # 36301. This is the highest capacity hitch offered for your Stratus and please note it only fits the 4-door model. The hitch has a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. Your wheelchair lift must also be designed for this 1-1/4-inch size hitch. Draw-Tite...
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  • Is Suspension Enhancement Required for Carrying a Wheelchair and Carrier on a 2003 Dodge Stratus
  • If the combined weight of your wheelchair and lift is less than 300 lbs then you would be good to use the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36301 without suspension enhancement. If your setup weighs more than 300 lbs there isn't anything that can be done to your rear suspension to give you additional capacity. If this is the situation your only options would be to get a small trailer for the wheel chair or upgrade to a vehicle that can have a higher capacity hitch installed on.
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Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36301Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?



Chrysler Sebring Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 36301 Installation instructions 36301 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation,Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 119178KIT
119178KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 36061
36061


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:


Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Patrick B

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Expert Research:
Adam R

Updated by:
Laura H

Photos by:
Sam P

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