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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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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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2007 - 2011 Honda CR-V
Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on this 2009 Honda CR-V we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24792. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60869. We are underneath the vehicle and before we get started pointing out the mounting holes for the trailer hitch we want to lower the exhaust off the passenger side frame rail. There are two hangers that we need to lower the exhaust off of. They are both here at the rear side of the exhaust system. To remove the exhaust off its hangers we just want to take a spray lubricant and spray down the studs. Then we can take either a set of pliers or a pry bar and pry it off the stud. We can just let the exhaust rest on the cross bar. 00:37
With the exhaust lowered we are actually taking a look at the driver side frame rail first. You can see we have got a large one inch hole at the bottom of the frame. We are going to be using that as our attaching point on both the driver and passenger sides. We are going to be using a carriage bolt and block assembly. We are actually going to do what is called a reverse pull. We are going to feed it up into this actual mounting hole and pull it back straight down. Along with the frame mounted attaching points we do have a center attaching point for the hitch and that is going to be to factory installed tow hook. 01:04
You will notice that on the driver side frame rail, the hole is just a little bit too small to get our block and also our carriage bolt into so we are going to need to enlarge it just a little bit just before we get started. You can do this a couple of different ways. You can either take a rotary tool to work out the side. The instructions illustrate exactly how much you are going to need to take. Or you can take a standard chisel and do it that way as well. We have opened it up just enough to get our block and carriage bolt in there. To now accomplish our reverse pull of our hardware into the frame. Again we are going to using the bolt leader that is provided with our installation kit. What we want to do is first take our block and slide in our bolt leader through it and then take our 7-1/ 16 inch carriage bolt and thread the bolt leader on to the carriage bolt. Then we will take the carriage bolt and feed it up through the hole followed by the block and pull it straight back down into position. Repeat that for the passenger side as well. 02:00
Then we will put the hitch up into position and hang it by the carriage bolts. With the frames bolts loosely installed you can go now to the center attaching point to the tow hook. We are going to be using the 1/ 2 by 2-1/ 2 inch bolt along with the one by two inch spacer. We are going to merge those two together. We are also going to need two of the one by two inch spacers with the round hole in them. Those are going to go in between the hitch and the tow hook. We will be attaching those together using the conical tooth washer and hex nut. With all of the hardware in place we can go through and start torquing our bolts down. You want to verify with the directions the specific torque rating for each of bolts. With all of our bolts torqued down we just want to make sure we put our exhaust back up on its hangers and our installation will be complete. Now that we have got our hitch installed we are going to give you a couple of dimensions that will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little easier. From the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening is going to measure 12-7/ 8 inches. From the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 7 inches. This will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite hitch part number 24792 on a 2009 Honda CR-V.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (37 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.
by: Jim b04/27/2011
Installed this on a 2011 CRV. While others say this was a 20 minute deal, guess they are way faster than I. I had to raise the back wheels enough to set them on 6x6 blocks.. I made the required notch with a 5/16" drill bit. It needs to be at the 3 or 9 o clock position with 12 o clock facing forward. It is a bit award doing the bolts on the sides, but using the rear center bolt to hold things, it worked out just fine. e-trailer even sent me a nice piece of cardboard to lay on while installing the hitch. 12465
by: Ed S01/14/2011
Installing hitch on 2011 honda CR-V The draw-tite hitch is a good product. I have had them on two other vehicles and they worked fine. Instructions for installation are clear. However, I did have a couple of issues during the installation. Whe the carriage bolts are in place and I attempted to place the hitch, the carriage bolts wanted to go back up into the frame rail. Of course, you can't let this happen. Additionally, I do not have "C" clamps to temporarily hold the hitch in place so one person getting the washer and bolt in place can be a problem. I tried to use the floor jack but the uneven weight of the hitch made it more trouble than help. Finally, I was able to torque the driver's side carriage bolt and center bolt without a problem. But, the passenger side with the muffler in the way caused a clearance problem for my torque wrench. The installation is complete and I expect years of use out of the hitch. Overall, the installation was fine. If I had the proper "C" clamps and a smaller torque wrench, the job would have been a lot smoother. 5469
by: Randy H.05/06/2012
Awesome Trailer Hitch. Assembled on my 2009 Honda CRV just as the video and instructions illustrated. A little advice though; 1) utilize a helper if available. Just to have an extra hand does wonders. I did mine all by myself in my garage on a sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago. I probably would of saved about 1/2 hour if I had a helper. 2) Go to Advanced Auto Parts or other type of parts store and buy the assorted pack of panel clips/buttons. Reason being is that when removing the panel in the right rear of the CRV the panel buttons may break. They are only cheap plastic. No big deal to replace. Other than that, I am ecstatic that I saved over $200.00 doing this job myself. It took me approximately 21/2 hours by myself. One cold beer, a nice dominican cigar, what more can you ask for. Calling around locally for parts and labor, they wanted just over $400.00 plus tax to do this job. THANK YOU E-TRAILER! for showing us how to do this and providing the equipment at a very fair price. I will always keep you guys in mind. God Bless. Randy Hastings in NY. 39557
by: Duane T12/03/2011
Being from south Louisiana, we love to go fishing for speckled trout and redfish. When my brother's boat broke I lost my way to go fishing. I found a used boat for sale and now it's time to go fishing whenever the mood strikes. Enter the trailer hitch from eTrailer.com for my 2010 Honda CR-V. It took about 30 minutes early one Saturday morning to install the hitch and about 40 minutes to install the wiring harness. I did all of this by myself and it would take 2 people maybe 10 minutes to install the hitch. The hitch is solid and the wiring harness is plenty long to get to the trailer wiring. eTrailer.com had the best price and easy links to the installation videos. My next hitch will come from eTrailer.com. 27640
by: Ana R07/10/2013
This trailer hitch is really truly excellent!!! I could not be more satisfied with my purchase, but more importantly, I was extremely satisfied with the level of customer support shown when my hitch was not shipped within the time frame that I was given, I got a lot of follow up information. It was really no big deal to wait an extra day or 2 for it to arrive, but I liked the communication provided. The bike rack I have works impeccably with this hitch, it does not rattle, shake or move, and I am very happy. I have not had a chance to use the electrical setup I also purchased, but will get to soon. Sorry I don't have any pictures to share, but I will recommend your website to anyone who has a need to purchase a trailer hitch or other items in the future Thanks so much 88730
by: Nita A.07/16/2014
Fantastic dealing with this website. The product was as pictured and installed easily. I would recommend etrailer to others if they need this type of product. Great communications and the product arrived in great condition. 141482
I've installed a number Draw-Tite hitches on many different vehicles. They have all installed quickly and easily including this one I purchased for my CRV. I installed it in about 20mins without any issues. One recommedation I would offer is get yourself some rust inhibting spray paint and after making any drill holes, etc in the frame of the vehicle spray the frame prior to installing the hitch to prevent rust. Additionally, I always spray the entire hitch with rust inhibiting spray paint as well to cover scratches made during install and to cover exposed bolts etc. These hitches work great but rust quick! Spraying them prior to use extends the life of the hitch and prevents the eye sore of a rust ridden hitch. 11121
Difficult Installation This is a tedious installation due to the fact that you must "enlarge" (code word for drill or file) an existing hole in the hollow frame rails first. Then you must insert the bolt with a "pull wire" into the rail and pull it back down through the metal plate that is also inserted into the frame rail. You will need a helper for the install (or some other way to hold the hitch perfectly in place when messing with the wired bolts). This is a nice hitch but if I had it to do over, I'd pay the extra money for the Class III hitch that utilizes the existing treaded holes in the vehicle. 1309
I could not have asked for an easier installation. Between the instructions and the video it went smoothly. I took my time, and used a rat-tail file to enlarge the holes in the frame to fit the spacers. I sprayed undercoating on all the surfaces, then bolted up the hitch. I hung the hitch on the tow hook first, then slipped the wire through the hitch and bolded up one side at a time. The installation would have went faster with a helper, but if one takes their time it can be done alone without any trouble. Terrific service from etrailer! 12444
Good lightweight hitch. I purchased mine so that I could use a 1-1/4" hitch mounted bike rack and occasionally tow a light utility trailer. The etrailer installation kit is complete and makes installation easy. The center mounting point using the Honda tow hook and metal spacers is a bit klugey, but it seems to work. However, I've noticed on my hitch that the bolt through the center mount has loosened after use (twice now), so I'd recommend using blue LocTite on that bolt in particular. 252773
by: Scott P.04/09/2012
This product is worth every penny; quality and workmanship is top notch, the fit was perfect, and the video makes installation a snap. Had it mounted in about 30 minutes. The matching wiring harness is just as good - again, the video was a great help. I also ordered bicycle rack #63120; it is well designed and fit my CRV perfectly. The website makes picking out the right products easy and I got free shipping too ! Etrailer can't be beat. 36599
not a 30 minute job for me The installation of this hitch on my 2009 Honda CRV was not a 30 minute job - more like 1.5 hr. It does not require drilling but it does require a rat tail file to open up notch in the frame hole about 1/8 in. I could not file the notch or get the spacer (item 2) into the hole without removing the muffler. It is quite easy to remove the muffler (if the two bolts are not to rusty) and have complete access. 1695
by: LOU MURASSO03/31/2011
I HAD THE HITCH ON THE CAR BEFORE THE UPS GUY GOT IN HIS TRUCK (NOT REALLY)....BUT IT WAS A SIMPLE INSTALL DELIVERY WAS ON TIME AND ALONG WITH YOUR COMPANY'S INSTRUCTION IT WAS A SNAP.... THANX LOU M 10801
by: Rich L.09/14/2014
I got this hitch for my 2009 CR-V to haul a small cargo trailer for camping trips and install was a breeze. The hardest part was enlarging the mounting holes. I didn't have a metal punch like shown in the video so I had to get creative with a jigsaw. My hitch was missing the drawbar and when I contacted etrailer they sent it to me right away. Great customer service! 150944
by: Chris G.01/06/2012
The service and delivery was excellent. The hitch was fairly easy to install having an air chisel and compressor. I did modify the rear attachment by addding a larger washer on the bolt head side for a little extra piece of mind and also spray painted the hardware black for asthetics. Great product for the price! 29225
EZ installation piece of cake to put on, easiest aftermarket item I ever installed. to widen the holes in the frame, I used a deburring tool and put it in my Milwaukee right angle drill. so simple, perfect fit too proud to be an American and do business with great American companies like you folks. thankx 1013
After watching the online installation videos for both the hitch and wiring harness, I was well prepared to take on the job. The hitch took less time to install than estimated and installing the wiring harness was much easier than anticipated. Would I purchase another product through etrailer.com? Yes. 11588
great service saves a headache folks, thanks for saving me time and headaches by recommending the proper hitch and bike rack. I originally ordered the incorrect combination....most stores would have sent them out......not you......great customer service and prices.......thanks again. 4365
by: Ron S08/03/2011
Great service, excellent video and printed instructions ,all went well. Had I known about the hook up, might have used heavier hitch wit just bolt up. Appreciated fast service at reasonable prices. Ron S Churchill, N Y 20963
Great experience...a pleasure to deal with. Hitch was delivered quickly...instructions were spot on...the video was very helpful... Had it installed in no time. Would definitely buy from this company again in the future. 86407
by: Rod C.01/25/2012
The hitch installed without a problem. I watched and followed the steps in the on-line video. The video was extremely helpful. Item arrived quickly as promised. I would definitely purchase from etrailer.com in the future. 30325
by: Billy T02/08/2011
I am a returning customer. Previously bought a hitch for my Rav4. New one went on a 2011 CRV just a few minutes ago. And..the installation was simple and flawless..as was the entire transaction. Happy, happy! Bill 6808
by: Mark P09/17/2014
etrailer shipped my hitch promptly and the install was fairly straightforward. I really appreciate the how-to videos. I would recommend etrailer.com to anyone who is in the market for this type of hitch. 151629
by: Ron Thomas01/05/2011
Great service Product was sent out promptly, and looks good too! I am in the market to replace my second car and when I do I will contact etrailer for a new hitch for it. Ron Thomas 5000
by: George B08/05/2014
I have a 750 LB Jon boat/trailer combo I need to pull to various fishing locations. I have used it 5 times over the last two weeks, and I am very impressed. Thanks! 144365
by: Richard M.03/09/2012
The hitch and wiring installed exactly as indicated in the instructions and was very easy. I am totally happy with the products and the installation. Thank you 33434
Product was exactly as advertised. Installation video on the website was spot on. Received order in 3 days. Will definitely purchase from etrailer again. 18534
by: Tommy Mc06/19/2012
Hitch and installation were very good. Instruction for the "T"ire harness installatrion were poor, especially in the area of the trim removal. 44870
by: Pat H08/14/2013
I installed this product with the included instructions and have used the hitch several times without any problems! Glad I orded it here! 94978
by: Bob Mc03/13/2011
Very pleased with product and the service and delivery was exceptional. This was my 2nd order, but will not be the last. 9216
by: Dan R.01/20/2014
Delivered in two days! Very easy installation. Have not yet towed with it but looks to be solid construction. 114294
by: Casey A05/12/2011
Very easy to install , also got the pigtail and it was also very easy to install .. I highly reccomend !! 13713
Good hitch I found this hitch on the internet easily 2334
by: Mark McD10/19/2011
Arrived in two days and easy to install. Thanks! 25779
by: Law G03/31/2011
So easy to install it surprised me! Very happy 10784
by: william m12/12/2011
Never had anything go so easy 27996
by: Dan H03/25/2014
Great service . 122079
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