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. Lowest Prices for the best Trailer Hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24882 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   24882



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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24882

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.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • 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.

24882 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 - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, we're going to install part number 24882 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top to receiver opening, down to the ground, will be about 10 inches. From the hitch-pin hole to edge of bumper will be about 3-3/4 inches. Now we'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is locate the mounting holes. We'll point them out to you.

Use the hole in the frame closest to the bumper. Then there's two holes going towards the front of the car very close together. We'll use the hole that's closest to the front. This will be the same on the passenger side. Now we'll show you how to hardware works with the hitch. There will be a plate or block that will be ran inside the frame along with a carriage bolt.

Bolt it to the frame and then down through the hitch. Once it's through the hitch, we'll install a conical-tooth washer and nut. When you install a conical-tooth washer, you always make sure your teeth are always facing towards the hitch. We're going to install one set of hardware. This will be the same all the way around the hitch. Let's go ahead and install it in the frame.

We'll take our bolt leader, that comes with the kit, and run it through the hole closest to the bumper. Then we'll run a larger hole going toward the front of the car. We'll use that for our access. Then we'll run our bolt leader through our block and push it through the frame, then thread a bolt on. We'll gently pull it through and out the bottom of the frame and up towards the front.

We'll take off our bolt leader and repeat the same process for our next bolt going towards the front of the car. We're done for the passenger side. We'll repeat the same process for our driver's side. Once all our hardware is installed, we can put the hitch up. We'll start off by putting the hitch over the top of the exhaust. That will hold that side for us while we pick up the other side. We'll take our hitch and push it up towards the bolts. Make sure you don't push the bolts into the frame. Then we'll install our conical-tooth washer and nut. We'll install the hardware just far enough to help hold the hitch up. We're done with our passenger side. We'll do the same thing again on our driver's side. Once all our hardware is loosely installed, we'll take a moment to take the hitch and move it back and forth and center it on the frame. We'll hand-tighten the bolts and the torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With that, our hitch is already installed. With that, that will finish it for Draw-Tite part number 24882 on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24882

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 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: HOOAH08/09/2012

Great price, outstanding service and hitch was delivered in 3 days- oh and the hitch was easy to install on my wifes Chevy Cruze. Took about 30 minutes for someone who isn't the most mechanically inclined individual. You will need 2 people to install it (one to hold it in place, the other to attach the screws; I used my 8 year old kid to hold it in place). The only possible negative is that the instructions were lacking. The instructions could use some better photos and focus on one model of vehicle vs having 2 types of vehicles listed which madethe instructions somewhat confusing (Chevy Cruz and Buick ?). Definately impressed with You got a life long customer from this first time buyer. 51074

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by: Lisa04/20/2015

Although I have not attached the bike rack yet, the hitch itself was very simply to install; I did it myself in the parking lot of my apartment complex. The videos on etrailer are extremely helpful with the installation process; without them I wouldn't have attempted to install it on my own. The printed directions that came with the hitch were, in my opinion, written for the Buick Verano because I did not have to lower my exhaust or cut the heat shield on my Chevy Cruze, which obviously made installing the hitch much easier and quicker. I would definitely recommend this hitch as well as a review of the installation videos available on etrailer. 186714

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by: RG04/24/2015

Installed the Draw Tite 24882 on a 2011 Chevy Cruz Eco in about 30 minutes. I have had a Thule 2 bike carrier for 10 years. It fits into a small reciever hitch.This is the third car it's been on. Took the bike to the trails already. No problems. I would note that the Cruz Eco sits low. The front end will bottom out on steep ramps or inclines. I have to cross them slow and sometimes at a 45% angle. This hitch doesn't seem like it would bottom out but the bike carrier might since it sticks out a bit. I haven't had that problem but I may throw the carrier in the trunk if I need to go up or down a steep ramp or driveway. 188099

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by: Diesel Cruze04/11/2015

Great product. Arrived in four days. Went on in 30 minutes. Only one thing was a little more tricky than the excellent video instructions: Installing on the diesel model AND not removing the exhaust was a little tricky since I did not have the benefit of a lift. I solved this with a hydraulic jack (since this model comes with no spare or jack) to lift the driver's rear corner about 3-4 inches. This gave enough clearance to manipulate. I probably could have avoided that by just parking the car with the rear hanging over a curb. 184711

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by: Randy S.05/27/2015

Installed a Draw-Tite class 1 (part 24882) on a 2014 Chevy Cruze. Went as per the instructions but I did have to use a swivel socket and extension on the muffler side because I did not lower the muffler. Used the muffler to hold the hitch during install. Took about 30 minutes to complete. A friend recommended etrailer and the great install video sold me on the fact that I could do this by myself. Gave an excellent because I called to order and the sales person was great. He was so knowledgeable I call back next week to order a bike rack. 198261

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by: B.W.08/21/2012

This is by far the easiest hitch I've ever installed. It is helpful to have a pair of long nose pliers too. I attached the metal piece and bolt to the wires, then threaded them through and grabbed the wire with the pliers. The wiring is a little more difficult, but still easy. Watch the video, it is very helpful. I did have a problem with the video though, it locked up about half way through for some reason. All in all it's a nice hitch and easy installation. Thanks 52459

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by: Morgan06/29/2012

Everything was simple to install on my Cruze. The bolts were alittle hard to get in at first because they didn't fit in the holes in the frame so we had to feed them down through the frame which took a bit but once we got that in, everything was very easy from there on out! It looks great on my car and I can't wait to test it out! 46123

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by: Larry N07/10/2012

Hitch was as described and easy to install. Crossmember is fully hidden behind rear facia. There was one typo in the installation instructions calling for items #1 and 4 to be installed with the pull wire. It should have said items #1 and 2. Small needlenose pliers were helpful grabbing the pull wire through the mounting hole. 47400

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by: Chris M.05/31/2012

Very easy installation. I did it by myself, although I was a little worried when mounting the hitch b/c of pushing the bolts into the frame, if you take your time you won't have a problem. Anyone can install this. The crossbar of the hitch stay hidden behind the rear bumper. Nice design. 42221

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by: Derek H.03/24/2015

This product installs very easily. You will probably need another person to help hold the hitch up as it's installed. Very sturdy and the holes for the bolts are positioned exactly where they should be. Highly Recommend! 180755

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by: Tom Vesco07/30/2014

Very easy and quick to install, only took me 15 minutes to complete. Nice powder coated finish should last as long as my daughters car on which I installed it so she could use a hitch style bicycle rack. 143428

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by: Kurt09/26/2015

Install was very easy. A second pair of hands was very useful for holding up the hitch while I got the nuts threaded onto the bolts. Using this on a long trip and so far, no problems. 227794

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by: Robert S08/22/2015

Hitch went on without a problem. I watched the installation videos a couple of times and that gave me the confidence to try the install. It was installed in less than 25 minutes. 221130

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by: Sherry11/09/2014

The hitch arrived quickly - 3 days. After watching the video on how to install the hitch it was pretty straight forward. I am a 55+ woman and installed it by myself. 160034

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by: Larry W.06/17/2015

It was great product. Really easy to install. Shipping was fast. Would have no problem purchasing from again. 204125

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by: Mike B04/27/2012

Product follow and customer service is amazing. Questions were answered quickly. Thanks! 38563

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by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012

WOW! I installed it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48280

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by: Marc of Elburn07/17/2012

WOW! I stalled it in less than 30 minutes. Thank you e-trailer! 48278

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by: John04/16/2013

Easy installation . Thanks for the great hitch, John M 76369

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by: Nate H.05/29/2012

Easy to put on and looks super nice. 41991


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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Cruze LTZ with RS Package
  • This question has come up before and a colleague of mine found out from the manufacturer that the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24882 will fit a 2012 Chevy Cruze with the RS package. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you will be doing some towing, the correct ball mount is # 3593 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball, use # 19256 and for a 2 inch diameter ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118508. I have included some...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Class I Receiver # C11282 on 2012 Chevy Cruze with RS Package
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the # C11282 is compatible with all models of the Chevy Cruze, including those equipped with the RS package. If you will be using the hitch for a bike rack or a cargo carrier, keep in mind that the warranty requirements of the hitch require that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 is required. The Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24882 has no such requirement, which is why I would recommend it over the Curt model. I have linked you to installation instructions...
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  • Warranty Implications of Installing Receiver Hitch on 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • Installing a hitch on your 2011 Cruze will not have any warranty implications if the hitch is installed as outlined in the instructions and used within the weight bearing capabilities of the vehicle. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier For 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2012 Cruze is the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 24882. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The installation for all three of these hitches is going to be similar and it has been verified to fit all models of the Cruze. I have attached a link to an installation of this hitch on a 2012 Cruze you can check out. With a Class l hitch you are limited to carrying 2 bikes. The hitch-mounted bike carrier I recommend is the Swagman...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Class I Hitch # 60299 Fit 2011 Chevy Cruze Without Drilling or Modifications
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 60299, will fit your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The installation of the hitch will not require any drilling or modification of the vehicles undercarriage. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Hidden Hitch. Since you will be using the hitch for only a hitch bike rack and not for towing, I would recommend to look at the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24882. This is the same hitch as the # 60299 Hidden Hitch,...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Chevy Cruze that Provides Smallest Distance from Hitch To Bumper
  • For a hitch that would have the hitch opening as far back towards the rear of your 2014 Chevy Cruze as possible you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24882 as it is confirmed to fit your vehicle and only had a distance of 3-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the rear of the bumper. See install video that I attached. The most popular bike rack we offer that we had a chance to demo on a Cruze just like yours is the Swagman XTC-2 Bike rack part # S64670. See attached video.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24882, does not require a stabilization strap when carrying non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. But it is a good idea on a class I trailer hitch just because it relieves some of the stress on the hitch. If you decide to use a strap, you can use # 18050. Since this is a class I trailer hitch, you will need to make sure your bike rack is compatible. Some racks cannot be used on a class I trailer hitch. If you find you do need a rack that is compatible...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying a Pride Mobility Scooter with a 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2011 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. The first concern is making sure that the combined weight of a compatible carrier and the mobility scooter does not exceed the 200 pound limit. A 20 inch wide carrier like # 6500 is going to be your best bet. This is the largest carrier that will fit a Class I trailer hitch. The platform is 20 inches wide so you should have just enough clearance. One issue to think about...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Hitch # 24882 Fit a 2011 Chevy Cruze 2LT with RS Package
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, part # 24882, will fit all models of 2011 Chevy Cruze, so it will work on your 2011 Chevy Cruze 2LT with RS package. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. If you plan on doing some towing you may also be interested in the following: Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118508 (instructions attached) Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank, part # 19258 Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Short Shank,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Buick Verano
  • It sounds like you're looking for a Reese 77269 hitch Reese, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are all brands owned by Cequent Performance Products. The Reese 77269, The Draw-Tite # 24882 and the Hidden Hitch # 60299 Class I Hitches are all manufactured in the same factory, and all three are identical. The only difference between the three is the brand name and part number on the sticker affixed to the hitch. In other words, there's no difference in quality or weight rating between the three...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ With RS Package
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 24882, is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ with the RS package. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached a drawing that shows the hitch receiver along with the fascia. Because of the lower back bumper on the LTZ, you will need a drawbar with a rise to accommodate an accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. If you plan on towing a small trailer with your Cruze,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier for a 2014 Chevy Cruze
  • The Carpod cargo carrier # M2205 only fits in 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. All of the hitches for your 2014 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers so it would not fit. I have included a link to the hitch mount cargo carriers that are compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. I recommend # 6500 because it can be adjusted so that the carrier is 11-1/4 inches back from the center of the hitch pin hole. You could then add a cargo bag # 59102 and secure it to the carrier....
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  • Can Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Ford Windstar Fit a 2011 Chevy Cruze
  • The hitch companies custom design the hitch so it fits a certain year make and model vehicle. In some instances, the same part number hitch will fit numerous model years of the same vehicle, with the hitches for the Honda Odyssey being an example. This being said, a hitch designed for a 2001 Ford Windstar would not fit a 2011 Chevy Cruze. We offer a hitch that's custom designed for the Cruze. If you're needing the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Chevy Cruze and Beach Cruiser Bikes Weighing 100 Pounds
  • I would actually go with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24882 for your 2013 Chevy Cruze. The reason is that the Curt trailer hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. The Draw-Tite hitch does not have this requirement. The VeeMe # VME-V2 does fit a 1-1/4 inch Class I trailer hitch and it does have a 100 pound capacity. provided your bikes combined are under 100 pounds then this would be a good combination for you....
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2012 Chevy Cruze
  • Yakima bike racks that fit 1-1/4 inch receivers do not fit most Class I trailer hitches. Since all of the hitches for the 2012 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches, you will want to look at some other racks that are Class I compatible. However, on a Class I trailer hitch, both bike rack manufacturers and hitch manufacturers agree that the most bikes you can carry safely on a Class I trailer hitch is 2. To carry 2 additional bikes you would need to add a roof rack to the vehicle. With the...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Chevy Cruze to Carry Bike Rack
  • Your Chevy Cruze would need a trailer hitch installed in order to carry the Thule Double Track # TH990XT bike rack. The hitch is sold separately. Of the hitches avalabile for your Cruze, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24882. The Draw-Tite model isn't the least expensive, but it would be better suited to carrying the bike rack you're interested in. The Curt # C11282 warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap, part # 18050 be used for non-trailer loads like bike racks....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Cruze
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24882 that you referenced is confirmed to fit both the diesel and non-diesel models of the 2015 Chevy Cruze so I would recommend it for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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