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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.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 2012 Dodge Avenger
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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.
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No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation
Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
installation instructions And specs For complete information.
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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 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.
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
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
by: Dean L.08/15/2016
Rarely do I write reviews but this deserved one. I bought the drawtite hitch (24871) and the swagman xtc-2 bike rack. I thought mounting the hitch would be a royal pain... not at all. Probably took a total of a 1/2 hour. Went on etrailer.com and watched a video that clearly showed what to do. Same thing with the bike rack. Both seem well built, all hardware was included. and all the holes lined up!! (that is rare). The online help at etrailer.com was excellent and I will order from them again. Thanks! 283875
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
Not very difficult at all. Not even sure we needed to drop the hangers on the exhaust. Does not come with any printed instructions, so be sure to print the PDFs from the site. Really all in all, very happy with the product....looking forward to using it. 68542
by: Kevan B.07/29/2016
I am very happy with this hitch , sturdy construction , ease of installation , I would highly recommend this to anyone 277520
price was good, product was good and easy to install. Delivered when it was to be. Very happy with it. 226057
by: Brian M06/14/2016
Thank you! Product as intended smooth transaction great video for installation. 261200
by: Mike O C07/08/2013
Product fits well. Instructions were clear. Installation went smoothly. 88215
by: Kara R.09/15/2014
Installed fairly easily. Instructions could have been a little better. 151148
by: John G07/07/2016
Great product it fit my 2011 200 perfectly. Very easy to install 269235
nice product for price, 98659
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