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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.
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.
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1999 - 2016 Honda Odyssey
Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
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Today on our 2016 Honda Odyssey we'll be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, which is a class two hitch with a 1-1/4" opening, part number 36417. Something that's particularly nice about this hitch is the ease of the install, because you simply have two weld nuts on either side for you to put the bolts up into, and the fact that it's an 1-1/4". If you already have those 1-1/4" accessories, then this hitch will work really well for you. Here we've also got the 1/2" hitch pinhole. Then down here, if you're doing light duty towing you've got the loops for your safety chains. Then we've also got a collar here around the receiver tube for a little extra reinforcement.
Then the black powder coat finish that's on this hitch it's going to help prevent any rust or corrosion to give it a nice long-lasting life. On this one it simply bolts into place. There's no drilling or welding required. This hitch also features a 300 pound tongue weight rating and a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. You'll want to be sure to check to see what your vehicle is rated for and not to exceed that. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the rear bumper is 5".
From the top of the receiver tube opening opening to the ground is about 12-1/2". This will help you in selecting accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers. First thing we'll do under the vehicle is we're going to remove these three push pin fasteners, which you can take a flat head screwdriver and pop the center body of them down. Then you can take it out. It's going to be the same on all three of these. Then we'll come up here, use a 10mm socket, take that bolt out.
Once you've got that little bolt out of there, you can take a short Phillips head screwdriver and remove the screw that's right there. Once you've got that out of there, you'll be able to take your panel and pull it down out of the way. Now we're going to have to remove the two exhaust hangers that are here behind our rear axle. We're going to take this and spray a little bit of penetrating oil on there. You can use a pry bar and it will slide off out there.
Then we'll move up to the other one. It's right here behind the crossmember. Same thing: spray a little bit on there. Then that will allow it to hang just enough for you to be able to get your hitch up in there. Now right up here we've got the weld nuts mounted into the frame rail that we're going to be putting our bolts into to mount our hitch up. Before we do that, we just want to take a tubing brush, run that up through there, and make sure that those threads are clean so that they don't get damaged. Then once I've done that, just going to put a little bit of lubricant up in those holes. Then we'll do the same thing on the other side. Here's what we're going to be using to bolt these into place. We've got our bolts along with our conical tooth washer. When we put them up into place, the little teeth that are on the one side are going to go upwards towards the hitch. Now we'll get a second set of hands and put it up into place, get the holes lined up. Then you can get your bolt with conical tooth washer started. Now we've got them all started by hand, we can tighten them. We'll do that on both sides. Then we can torque them down to what is specified in the instruction manual. Once you've done that, you're ready to reinstall your exhaust hangers. Now you can hit the road. That's going to complete our look at the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 36417, on our 2016 Honda Odyssey.
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: Ted H.02/27/2011
With only 4 bolts, it should be easy to install this hitch, and it is. Look at the video and you will have no difficulty. I drove the back wheels of my Ody up on some 4" high wooden ramps to get sufficient clearance to remove the rubber exhaust hangers. Spraying the rubber hangers with silicon lubricant makes removing them much easier. Since I was working by myself, I used gallon paint cans and some short pieces of 2x4 to get the two ends of the hitch held up just below the frame, so I could start the bolts on each side without having to hold up the hitch while doing it. Note that the instructions which come with the hitch call for an 18mm wrench/socket for tightening the bolts, when the actual wrench/socket required is a 19mm. The hitch looks sturdy and well made, and fits closely under the rear of the Ody. Finally, the personnel at etrailer were very quick to ship the hitch, and I got keeping me informed of the status. I am a very pleased customer, and hightly recommend etrailer.com. 8014
This Draw-Tite hitch seems to be of the highest quality. The install would have been simple, however, our Honda Odyssey is 8 years old and it has spent its whole life in Wisconsin exposed to 8 winters. The nuts in the frame rails were very rusty!! It took some major muscle with a heavy duty wire brush designed for the application and a half a can of WD40 to clean the threads enough to thread the supplied bolts. After getting the the bolts threaded I needed a breaker bar on my ratchet to torque the bolts down. To me it seemed as if the supplied bolts could have been half as long. The install with clean threads would be 30 minutes tops. With the task of cleaning the threads it was close to 120 minutes to complete the install. In the end I am happy with the product quality, fit, and the final appearance, and it feels good to have done the job myself! 132237
The hitch receiver was fine and went on easy. It interferes with the bumper a bit, so I cut a notch in the bumper to accomodate it. In the installation video, it says that the underbody trim panel that needs to be removed should not be reinstalled. I do not know why it says that because I reinstalled that piece and it fit just fine with the hitch installed. The wiring was also an easy installation. I did not like the thought of having the wiring hanging into the trunk area, so I cut a hole in the side trim panel so I could feed the wiring into the storage compartment as shown in the picture. 39529
by: Bill S.07/01/2012
This is the 3rd hitch I purchased from etrailer.co over the last 10 years and it could not have been easier to order and shipped very fast. I have a mechanic buddy who helped me with all 3 installs. It is much easier to have the vehicle on a lift. I had no issues with the install and the instruction videos were perfect. The trailer wiring I did myself with no problems thanks to the detailed video. Over the years I always recommend etrailer.com to anyone that is looking for a hitch. This is the best company to buy a hitch from and you can't beat the prices. I will always recommend etrailer and I will be buying another hitch soon for my wifes new Hyundai Tucson. 46434
by: Will Hallstead12/08/2014
have not installed product yet but had fast shipping and excellent customer service! Very happy!! 163639
by: Chris S.04/29/2012
Very easy installation. Not easy finding the 1/2" nylon tube brush, wish when buying from etrailer it would show up in the additional items you might need. Came scratched up and not due to shipping, scratches was under rap around cardboard on crossbar. This tells me it was to the packers knowledge this was sent to me this way. A little disturbing since it shows on the Van. Easier not using ramps, less lifting and slid over tail pipe without removing anything. Probably spent 40 min cleaning out one of the weld nuts on van and the rest was a 10 min job. Shipping was fast and tracking was great. 38745
by: Brian P.06/25/2011
I backed the van up on ramps, cleaned the holes with WD40 and a round brush, slipped the hitch up over the exhaust (no need to remove from the hangers) and installed the bolts and torqued to spec. I think it took me about 10 minutes to do the hitch install. No real need to remove the tailpipe from the hangers, just need to move it to the side to get at the bolts with the ratchet and torque wrench. Very nicely made hitch! I wish I would have known the hitch comes with a rubber plug to keep the crap out, as I ordered one with it. I have 2 of them now. 17918
by: Jon H.04/23/2012
The fit of the hitch is perfect. But, unless you've just bought a new vehicle, there is no way the installation will take 20-30 minutes. Our Odyssey is 4 years old. The threaded inserts for the hitch bolts were rusty and filled with dirt. It took 20 minutes just to clean them out so the bolts would thread in. Then, each bolt took significant muscle to tighten completely. Now that it's on, it's on for good. It's a great hitch. etrailer shipped quickly (and for free). I am very happy with this purchase. 38062
by: Paul S.08/14/2014
I put this on an 07 Honda Odyssey and it was beautifully simple. I used the Curt wiring kit also that just plugs into the junction box behind a trim panel also and that was perfect. We just put some grease on the rubber muffler hangers to pop them loose and we were on our way. My friend helped me and we both were shocked when everything was done in less than an hour and we didn't have to go get anything else to make it work the first time. Thanks for selling 2 great products. 146697
by: Brian P.06/25/2011
I backed the van up on ramps, cleaned the holes with WD40 and a round brush, slipped the hitch up over the exhaust (no need to remove from the hangers) and installed the bolts and torqued to spec. I think it took me about 10 minutes to do the hitch install. No real need to remove the tailpipe from the hangers, just need to move it to the side to get at the bolts with the ratchet and torque wrench. Very nicely made hitch! 17917
I purchased this to accommodate a bicycle rack on my Honda Odyssey. For this it works perfectly. Due to the design of the top of the hatch on recent Odysseys, they cannot take a hanging type bike rack. Dealing with etrailer is easy. Delivery was quick. The video instructions on their web site were perfect. Our bikes are happy; I'm happy. ;-) 221183
by: Scott K., Apex NC07/15/2011
Easy install on my 2011 Odyssey (Touring Edition). I did need to remove the driver side plastic filler box (3 plastic rivets, 1 hex bolt and 1 Phillips screw). Slipped hitch over exhaust on passenger side then supported driver side. Started bolts on passenger side then on drivers side, then tightened all down to spec. Done in 15 minutes. 19499
by: Dave V08/23/2011
2006 Honda Odessy, hitch and lighting, videos were perfect, especially the attention to preparing the nuts on the frame, if you don't spend the time to get them clean be prepared for sore arms and new four letter combos while you try to start those bolts and hold the hitch up. Overall your 3 rated difficulty was right on the mark. 22544
by: Victor A.06/14/2012
I was amazed at the efficiency of your company. I ordered the trailer hitch receiver and wiring harness on saturday and received it on tuesday. Wednesday I installed it without a problem. Following the installation videos made it twice as simple. On my 2007 Honda Odyssey, I did'nt have to lower the tail pipe. Thanks Etrailer 44108
by: Jim C.08/26/2011
Hitch is perfect for my Odyssey and the application I need one for. etrailer is an outstanding site...easy to find what I needed, to place my order, quick feedback on order shipping, fast shipping. Product arrived in excellent condition. Appreciate the video install so I know exactly what it will take for me to do the job. 22867
As advertised, the hitch arrived very quickly (within 2 days!). It's high quality material and was simple to install. The installation video e-trailer provides was spot-on. I am not particularly mechanically inclined and I got the hitch and wiring harness installed inside of 2 hours by myself on my 2016 Honda Odyssey. 250694
This item is well-made and we recieved it without any issues or problems. We are a family of 4 and needed this for a bike-rack we are getting. With our minivan not have a hitch already this was step one of our solution. We did not mount it ourselves, but had a automotive place do it for us for a nominal fee. 20218
by: Mike T05/06/2013
Very easy to install. Already used it to pull a trailer to CT. Only comment I have is once I tightened the 4 bolts the hitch was in contact with the rear bumper and it pushes up on it some. No damage but over time it may chafe on the plastic bumper cover. Otherwise very satisfied with the hitch. 79134
by: Mike G06/28/2011
Hitch arrived earlier than expected and was exactly what I wanted. Installation was a breeze - the video provided on the etrailer web-site allowed to me to know what to expect before I got involved. I would definitely recommend etrailer to friends. This was a great experience. 18082
by: Jodi W.04/03/2011
This is a repeat purchase for us. We sold our old van and purchased a new one. Found out we could have kept the same hitch! Oh well. Purchase process was easy and straightforward. Customer service was very helpful. Shipping was excellent and they kept us informed the whole time. 10972
by: Brian Geraghty11/14/2013
The holes in the hitch didn't line up. Three bolts went together perfect, but one was slightly off. I needed a trip to the hardware store for another bolt. Another thing I was uncertain about was the position of the washers. I assumed the raised ribs faced the hitch. 107406
by: Richard D.10/24/2012
I have not installed it yet, but it appears to be fairly easy and the video was very helpful. This is the third hitch our family has purchased through etrailer.com and we are very pleased. Good products and great, fast service. 58042
Purchase a new vehicle every two years and with each vehicle purchase a hitch from eTrailer.com. Have been very satified with product, price and delivery time provided by eTrailer for many years. Highly recommend. 47850
by: Ken Shoemaker03/26/2012
Thanks for the fast and easy ordering, my order was recieved within 3 days from the time I ordered and shipped to my door. The installation was a breeze with video's provided on your web page and instructions. 35205
by: Mike L02/24/2011
Easy installation... probably took 15 minutes. Only issue I had was that the hitch pinched up on my bumper cover which was replaced due to a rear end accident. Happy with the product! 7748
by: Kevin N04/07/2014
The trailor hitch was extremely easy to install. It also makes my Odyssey look good. The structure of the hitch is very sturdy. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. 124171
by: Brad C.07/07/2014
Hitch was promptly delivered in great condition. Online help video was invaluable for a quick and easy install. Overall an excellent experience with etrailer.com. 139598
by: K G05/11/2012
I got this product on time and it was very easy to install. On my 2006 honda Odyssey I did NOT have to lower the exhaust as the instructions said. 40121
Hitch was delivered faster than promised. online ordering was easy. Haven't installed hitch yet. Installation videos make it look simple to install. 222412
by: Terra W05/06/2015
Love this hitch. My husband was impressed with my purchase. He also installed it in less than 30 min..happy, happy with my purchase. 190991
by: Jodi B06/18/2012
Very impressed with etrailer. My trailer hitch was shipped within the day and arrived within days. Excellent service! 44665
Fast shipping, excellent pricing, installed by myself on ground in 1/2 hr., easy installation. Very satisfied! 76626
Super fast delivery and great hitch. Thanks to the wonderful videos, self installation went smoothly as well. 134132
by: Dennis S.10/26/2014
the Hitch was very easy to install as was the wiring, also the videos were a big help! 157948
by: Matthew T03/24/2014
Fast shipping and and excellent product. I would recommend to everyone. 121977
by: Tim S.02/06/2012
Great received in 3 days. Bolted right up out of the box. 31210
Reasonable price, quick delivery, easy install. 29316
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