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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Avenger by Dodge

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Avenger by Dodge

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Dodge Avenger 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.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Dodge Avenger
  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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.

24871 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

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

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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video install trailer hitch 2013 chrysler 200 24871
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chrysler 200 - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Chrysler 200 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Chrysler 200, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part #24871. Now, well go and give you a couple 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 7-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10-1/2 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Now, lets go ahead with installation.

First, lets go ahead and point out the attachment points. We have a total of four attachments points, two going through each frame rail. Our rear attachment point will be a longer, carriage bolt and block that will go all the way through the frame rail and out the other side. Itll be secured with a half-inch conical toothed washer and nut. Keep in mind, with the conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer will face the hitch.

Our forward attachment point will be secured with a half-inch carriage bolt and block, fed into the frame rail using the pull wire provided with our install kit. They too will be secured with a half-inch conical toothed washer and nut. Lets go ahead and install the rear attachment hardware. Well slide the block under the bolt and feed it into the frame and all the way through. Then well go back and push it, flushed with the inside of the frame rail.

Now with both sides done, were ready to go ahead and put the hitch in place. Well hold the hitch up and push the bolts through the rear attachment points of the hitch. Now, well go ahead and put on the conical tooth washer and tighten down the nut finger-tight. Next, well go ahead and take our pull wire, feed it through the attachment point of the hitch and into the frame rail and out the access hole forward of the hitch. Then we can slide on our block and thread it onto the carriage bolt.

Feed them both into the frame and pull them into position. Well remove the bolt later, install the conical tooth washer and again install a half-inch nut and secure it finger-tight. Now, well go ahead and repeat the same process on the opposite side. With all our hardware in place, were ready to go ahead and tighten it down. Next, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. With our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, that will complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part #24871, on our 2013 Chrysler 200.

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24871

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 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: Kim L.05/14/2012

I bought the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, #24871, to mount on a 2010 Chrysler Sebring (Hard Top) convertable. I was a bit apprehensive so i called the 800 phone support and was assured it would fit. I also purchased a Swagman XC-S6465 bike rack to be used with the Draw-Tite Receiver. After receiving them, it took an hour and a half and I had 2 bikes hanging off the back of the car. Everything was flawless. Great products at a great price. 40349

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob09/09/2014

Love it. The hitch lined right up. Pretty easy to put on, about 40 mins to put on. The bike rack, same results. Thanks etrailer, leaving for the beach Saturday with our bikes. Yeppie 150456


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" - 24871Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible
  • There is a confirmed fit for a 2012 Chrysler 200 convertible and it is Curt Hitch # C11133. The Draw-Tite hitch is not yet a confirmed fit. The Curt hitch comes with the correct ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a ball you can use # 19256 for 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter. For trailer wiring, use T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118550. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch and for the wiring harness for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible for a Bike Rack
  • The Curt trailer hitch, # C11081, will only fit the sedan models, but I would recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24871, over the Curt hitch any way. The reason is that the Draw-Tite hitches undergo additional voluntary testing and you do not have to use a stabilization strap for bike racks or cargo carriers like you do with the Curt hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This is a Class I trailer hitch which means only certain bike racks...
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  • Hitch Compatibility with Dual Exhaust on 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
  • The Curt Class I receiver you mentioned, part # C11081 is compatible with the Sedan model only. Draw-Tite tells me that their Class I receiver # 24871 is a fit for the 2008 Sebring Convertible, regardless of the exhaust set-up. If you are planning on using the hitch for light-duty towing, the Hidden Hitch # 60876 would be a better alternative, as it includes the drawbar and the pin and clip for securing the drawbar in the receiver. To complete your towing set-up, you might also...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Carrier Strong Enough to Carry an Electric Wheelchair on a 2008 Dodge Avenger
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24871, for your 2008 Dodge Avenger, might be strong enough if the total combined weight of the electric wheelchair and platform carrier is less than 200 pounds, but I would advise against using a Class I hitch for this application. The Class I hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds, anything over that will exceed the capacity and can cause damage to the hitch, the vehicle, and/or your cargo. The best approach is to use the...
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  • Recommend Correct Trailer Wiring For My 2010 Chrysler Sebring
  • For the correct wiring for your 2010 Chrysler Sebring, you would need Draw-Tite Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118444, which plugs in-line with your tail light wiring connectors and connects to your battery via included fuse. The item you selected, T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118417 is designed to fit the 2006-2011 Chevrolet Impala. The item you referred to, 4-Pole 60 Inch Long Vehicle End, part # 18002, will not work for on your Chrysler Sebring as it has a 3-Wire System...
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  • Carrying Snowboards on a Trailer Hitch or Roof Rack for a 2012 Chrysler 200
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2012 Chrysler 200, I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24871 because it does not require the use of a stabilization strap for non-trailer loads like the Curt hitch does. I have included a link to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. Because this is a Class I trailer hitch there are only certain bike racks that you can use. The HitchSki, # Y02418, only fits on certain Yakima 4-bike racks, none of which will fit in a Class...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch Receiver for Towing with 2008 Chrysler Sebring Hard-Top Convertible
  • We do offer two light-duty Class I trailer hitch receivers for the 2008 Sebring hard-top convertible and both can be seen on the link provided. The hitch # 36448 that you referenced is not a fit for your convertible, only for the sedan version of the Sebring. The correct Draw-Tite hitch is # 24871. I have linked an installation video for your reference as well as the written instructions. Please note that according to a Chrysler Corporation document I located online not all versions...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Hitch # 24871 Fit the 2013 Chrysler 200 and Work With a 2-Bike Class I Hitch Carrier
  • Draw-Tite Hitch # 24871 is indeed a correct fit for your 2013 Chrysler 200 with dual exhaust. This light-duty Class I hitch fits both sedan and convertible models. With this 1-1/4-inch installed (it bolts into place - no drilling and no welding) you can use a compatible 2-bike Class I bike carrier. Do please note that Class I hitches can only handle the load of 2 bikes, even if the carrier itself can hold more. The linked article on hitch classes will explain in detail. I have also...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2014 Chrysler 200 Limited
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24871 will fit your 2014 Chrysler 200 Limited. It will fit all models including the convertible models. If you plan on doing some towing please first consult the owners manual to determine the towing capacity of the vehicle. For a ball mount use # 3594. And for a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256. For a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring you can use # 118577. I have linked the installation instructions for the hitch and wiring and a video showing...
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Dodge Avenger Accessories

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24871 Installation instructions 24871 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118577

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