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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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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Dodge Avenger - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Dodge Avenger we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24871. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5-3/4". From the inside of the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-1/4". This will assist you selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

Now let's go ahead with the installation. First before we can begin installing the hitch we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points. There are a total of four attachment points, two on each side. These attachment points will be the pre-drilled holes in the frame by the manufacturer. Now before we put our hitch in place we'll go ahead and remove the rear exhaust hanger. For this application it's a single exhaust system so there's only one hanger to remove.

However, if you had a dual exhaust system you would need to remove both rear hangers. To remove the rear hanger we'll spray the rubber isolator where it attaches to the metal hanger at the frame of the vehicle. Then we'll go ahead and use a pry bar or a pair of pliers to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. This will allow the exhaust some mobility as we put the hitch into position. Now before we put the hitch into place we're going to go ahead and put some of our hardware in place. Starting with the rear attachment points first we'll be using the 4-1/2" bolts and blocks that will go through the outside of the frame to the inside of the frame, sitting flush with the inside of the frame.

Now with the bolts sitting flush with the inside of the frame we'll go ahead and put the hitch up into position. As we put the hitch into position, lining up the hitch with the bolt, we can push the bolt through the frame and through the hitch. Then we'll slide on our conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch, and secure it with the nut, each hand tight at this time. Next we need to install the forward attachment hardware. This will be our 1-3/4" by 1/2" carriage bolts along with the blocks will get fed into the frame using the pull wire provided with our install kit. To install these we'll take the pull wire, feed it through the hitch through the attachment point and out the access hole forward of the frame.

Then we can take our block, slide it onto the bolt leader, and thread on our carriage bolt. As we thread on the carriage bolt we'll feed them both up into the frame and pull them into position through the frame and through the hitch. Then we'll remove the bolt leader and install the conical tooth washer and nut. Keep in mind that each process we do here on the driver side will get repeated identically on the passenger side. Now with all our hardware in position we're ready to go ahead and tighten it down. Next we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. That will complete the install of our Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24871, on our 2013 Dodge Avenger. .

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 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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by: Harvey05/18/2015

The hitch is great! Hidden away nicely. Just like photo. And Fit Perfectly. I have yet to run wiring. Doing that tonite. --- BUT!!!... that whole fish wire thing and installing the shorter 2" bolts. Argh! Total frustration. Why not just put 4 of the large bolts in? I was under that car for an hour trying to make that work. So close,, yet impossible. So I just went to the hardware store and bought 2 more of the 4" bolts. I recommend just putting 4 of the larger bolts into the package. Thanks. -H 193977

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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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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


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # 90166 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Hard Top Convertible
  • At the time the question you are referring to was answered the hitch # 90166 was listed as a fit for all models of the 2008 Chrysler Sebring. As you have found that has since changed rendering that answer irrelevant so I thank you for finding it and bringing it to my attention. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies so hitch # 24871 and # 60288 (which DO fit the convertible!) are basically identical. They even share the same instructions. The difference is that the Hidden Hitch...
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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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Dodge Avenger SXT
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24871 fits all models of the 2013 Dodge Avenger including your SXT. I have included a link to a video showing installation. The model in the video has single exhaust but installation for dual exhaust models would basically be the same. If you plan on doing any towing then the correct ball mount to use is # 3594. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you can use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # 118577. If you want to use the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2008 Chrysler Sebring V6 Convertible
  • We do offer two options in a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitch for your 2008 Chrysler Sebring V6 Convertible. Please note that the part you referenced, Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36448, is a fit only for the sedan, not your convertible. The link at right will show you both hitch options we can offer. Since both carry identical weight ratings I suggest the lower-cost Draw-Tite # 24871 if you will be using a bike rack or cargo carrier and Hidden Hitch # 60288 if you will be towing,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2013 Dodge Avenger R/T with Dual Exhaust
  • We do have several choices for you in a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch for your 2013 Dodge Avenger R/T with Dual Exhaust. These can be seen on the link provided for you. I checked with my technical contact at Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite and your dual exhaust R/T is fully compatible with these light-duty hitches. If your intended use for the hitch is to install a bike carrier, then the hitch I suggest is the Draw-Tite # 24871. Unlike the Curt model # C11133 this hitch does not require you to...
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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 Installation Instructions 24871 Installation instructions 24871 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

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

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118577

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