Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
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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2003 - 2005 Lincoln Aviator
2004 - 2005 Ford Explorer
2002 - 2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door
2002 - 2005 Mercury Mountaineer All Models
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (7 Customer Reviews)Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
Nice looking Drawtite hitch right out of box......fit right up to my 2005 Ford Explorer....took about 21/2 hrs to install with a dinner break in the middle. Probably would have been much easier with helper but I couldn't wait for my friend to come over....mounted below factory Class II hitch which is probably made for a bike rack...re-used factory bolts on frame rails...added new carriage bolts (kind of a pain to fish wire inside frame rail) to complete installation...I would recommend this hitch to a friend.... 45643
by: Chase s07/12/2011
Fit like a glove, however for the 04 explorer you will reuse the factory bolts and add the two lower bolts to the hitch. a little banging around and it will line up about a hour job in the driveway. Arrived fast, and well packed. you will need a 18mm & breaker bar or a cheater on a ratchet to get the bolts out of the explorer. 19293
by: Kevin S05/31/2015
Just mounted this to my 2002 4 Door 4,0L XLT Ford Explorer. Took me about 1.5 hours as I removed the bumper and the lights first. This helped to drop in the vertical bolts. Fits like a glove great product. 199171
by: Mike C05/06/2011
Good product & easy install with some revisions to the instructions. 1st-When you take all 6 bolts out of the bumper it will fall on you! I assumed there were 2 in the back(to hold it on),WRONG. 2nd- The factory trailer wiring plug needs to be relocated. This simple revision would save a lot of time , frustration & hammer blows. You will need a large assortment of 18mm tools. Fords fault,not the hitch mfg. Other tools needed-6 pack of Coors light,torch,fire ext.,fish wire & a big hammer. The 6 pack will not be needed if you move the factory plug before you start! 13010
by: Joe D06/30/2012
eTrailer professionals guided me to the correct hitch for my vehicle.The hitch was delivered in two days and the perfect fit allowed installation in approximately 45 minutes. Great product!! eTrailer provided the correct hitch, more prompt service, less expense, and a "warm fuzzy feeling" that comes from completing a job without problems. This is the opposite of my experience for a hitch I tried from my local "fast food auto parts" stores. Thanks joe d 46324
by: Mark A12/11/2012
Directions should have noted that realigning the bolt holes would be required if this was noted I would not have spent 4 hours trying to get them back into the correct position to install the new bolts. A simple placement of the new bolts partway through from the oposite side of the frame would have kept everything in alignment before installing the hitch. Otherwise this is a fine wel built product. 61144
Received two days after ordering. Exactly what I needed. Fairly easy and straight forward installing instructions. This is the second time ordering from etrailer.com. The way they stay on top of your order through and after delivery gives you the sense that they really care about their customers. Highly Recommended. 121118
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