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2006 - 2010 Jeep Commander
2005 - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee All Models
2006 - 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee excluding SRT-8
Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander well be installing the Draw Tite hitch, part number 75338. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 and one-quarter inch. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.
Now lets go ahead with installation. Note weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for easier installation and access. Note we have a total of four attachment points in the bumper beam pre-drilled by the manufacturer. In order to get our hitch in place well need to remove two of the plastic push pin fasteners located on the bottom side of the bumper beam. Using our flat bladed screwdriver well pry the center of the plastic fastener out and then remove the fasteners.
Now you can see that we can go ahead and push the bumper fascia away from the bumper beam. This will allow us to slide the hitch into position. Well be using the hardware provided with our install kit, half inch bolts, and conical tooth washers with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. As the bolt will go through the hitch, through the bumper beam, back into the weld nut of the hitch to be secured. Note some applications will need the large flat spacer washers put between the hitch and the bumper beam.
Now lets go ahead and put our hitch in place. Well install one of the half inch bolts to hold the hitch while we attempt to install two flat washers into one position. Well start with the center two fasteners first and then the outside two fasteners. For this application there is not enough space so well just install one flat washer between the hitch and the bumper beam. Well do this for all of our fasteners one per bolt.
Now with all our fasteners installed finger tight were ready to go ahead and tighten them down. Next well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Were ready to reinstall the bumper fascia fasteners. Thatll complete the install of our Draw Tite hitch, part number 75338, on our 2008 Jeep Commander.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (175 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.
by: Chris V07/18/2014
Ordering from etrailer was a great experience - the customer service was fast & friendly. Unfortunately, installing this hitch on an 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a factory installed rear tow hook is much more difficult. If your Jeep does NOT have the factory rear tow hook, installation could not be simpler and would take 5-10 mins. The factory rear tow hook has a support that uses one of the mounting holes for the trailer hitch so it has to come out in order to install the hitch. The problem is that the bolt is tack welded on from the factory! Even with an impact wrench (I destroyed a snap on socket trying to muscle the nut off) the bolt isn't coming off. I ended up taking it to a friend who had an air chisel and were able to destroy the nut enough to release the bolt. While you *could* just slip the hitch on at this point, and reattach the tow hook support to the second bolt on the hitch, the instructions make it very clear that the factory tow hook MUST be removed. Well, that requires removing three more bolts (thankfully these aren't tack welded!) and then dropping the bumper to get the hook out. Reinstall bumper, install hitch and done. If you have the tools & ability to remove the tack welded nut the whole install will take about an hour, but in reality most people are going to need to have a mechanic do the install IF they have a factory installed rear tow hook. 141986
by: Albert R.02/17/2011
Received the package in a timely fashion. The equipment fit almost perfectly. I had to use the spacer washers to get the final little giggle worked out. I initially started on this project by myself but quickly realized that it required at least three hands. It was pretty much impossible to hold up the hitch while pulling the plastic bumper frame away from the cross bar enough to get the long bolts between the plastic and the hitch. Luckily my neighbor came out and the two of us installed it in less than a half hour. Anticipate having to use the spacers on the Jeep Grand Cherokee which is a little bit of a pain in the rear as they either want to slip behind the metal and roll around or you have to use a Flathead and a hammer to tap it into place. I suggest getting some extra strength thread glue to guarantee the bolts never rattle loose from vibration. The electrical was incredibly easy to install. All in all I have to give the company and the product two thumbs up. The only two reasons that I didn't rate it 'Excellent' is because (1) it really did need two people to install and (2) I haven't actually hooked any loads up so I can only assume that will work out well. 7395
by: T McHugh04/05/2014
The hitch is very nice. Heavy plate steel. Doesn't really take away much ground clearance. I might have lost an inch. No trouble at all with the welded on nut threads and the welds are top notch all around. Rated about a thousand pounds more than my Grand Cherokee is rated for towing. I got this to pull a trailer with a yard or two of stone and branches and stuff to the dump. It's going to easily take on the job. 123877
by: Steven H.07/06/2012
Got this for our 2007 Jeep Commander. The video really helped- make sure you watch it. Took the spare tire out, and about 12 minutes later, I had the hitch installed. You'll need a large socket wrench. The only trouble I had was trying to get the spare tire back into place. Tried and tried, but it just wouldn't fit. Got rather frustrated, and then I realized that the spare measured 265, rather than the 245s that were on the vehicle. No wonder it wouldn't fit. I took the tire to a tire store and traded for a smaller spare, and voila it fit. There was absolutely no way that a size 265 spare tire was going fit in there with the hitch in place. We've carried a cargo tray hitch with this, and it works fine. Etrailer was very prompt with delivery- came in just 2 days. I received several emails with updates. I'm very pleased with both the product and the service. 46985
by: Tim K04/15/2014
The hitch is great, but the service was even better. I ordered the hitch for my 2008 Grand Cherokee on Saturday night and the hitch was waiting for me when I got home from work on Tuesday! My son and I installed it in about an hour. I could have probably done it by myself, but it helped to have an extra set of hands to hold things in place while getting the bolts lined up. Lowering the spare tire will give you extra room to work. All the parts (bolts, washers) were included and everything fit perfectly. Installation is so simple that you probably don't need the instructions but the instructions were clear and show the two rivets to temporarily remove to loosen the bumper facia while installing the hitch. Final product is very neat and clean. 125342
by: Alan M.09/11/2013
Product is exactly as described. I installed on my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in about 20 minutes. Couldnt have been any easier. 99474
by: Derek S.11/20/2013
Fantastic product! I now look like I actually use my Jeep for manly things like camping and crushing rocks... It is very solid hitch and I am certain that I will not have any problems. I will be more worried about hair loss in the next ten years than I will be about this hitch; and I can barely run a comb through my hair now!!! It is so easy to install... I had it done in 10 minutes. These guys know what they are doing. I also purchased the wiring harness for my Jeep and installing that was easier than spinning in a circle twenty times and falling down... I will definitely be coming here first for any other hauling needs I may have. Heck, I'll come here just so I can read all the installation instructions. Thank You!!! 107940
by: Aaron L10/21/2014
This Hitch bolted up fairly effortlessly. With my Jeep the rear cross member had a seam that seamed to have some built up weld on it or something that didn't quite let the washers, that came with the kit as shims, to work. Would have been nice to have some sort of clip on shim instead of the washers this would have been easier than trying to tape them in place. Over all my review is very positive, took me all of 30 minutes to install it. Got the wiring harness on order as well. 157307
by: Nate W11/04/2011
Just installed the hitch on my 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Fit great and was relatively easy to install. I installed by myself and had almost no trouble, very straightforward. The only issue is that the plastic rivet clips on the bumper won't line up to be reattached to the frame after the job was done. This however really poses no problem, the bumper is secure against the hitch even without the rivets and does NOT rattle, and looks just as it did prior to the job. 26573
by: Asi I. - Los Angeles05/19/2011
It's a great hitch and installation was as easy as the other reviewers said it would be! The hitch itself is hefty like you want your hitch to be... the welds are clean and solid, and the coating/paint is good and thick. I installed it on my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Once I dropped the spare tire out of the way, the hitch literally just slides into place and you just bolt it on with four 3/4" bolts. Done. I also got the wiring harness (118394) which was just as easy to install. Watch the video and you'll be ready to go. Pop off the brake lights, plug the harness in, and then run the wires. Anyone can do this. Good luck and safe towing, - Asi 14811
by: Nick S11/21/2011
Mounted it Sunday, up and towing on Monday. Great unit, easy to install with the detailed instructions to my vehicle. Should note there is a little spare tire rub when dropping the spare with this unit attached to my '07 Commander, but nothing that's a major issue. Also got the great wiring harness which was easy to install. Got a 3'rd party tow bar and ball, meets my trailer exactly at a perfect level. Slam dunk for any Commander owner who doesn't want to cut the bumper. 27272
Excellent, affordable hitch I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee. I installed this myself in about 30 minutes with very little experience. It's a tight fit to get it placed, but once you do, it looks great and hangs about 2 millimeters below the bumper. I've towed a fully loaded 6x12 U-haul from Florida to Chicago with it and it worked like a charm. Since then, I've only used it for bike racks and cargo carriers, but it hasn't let me down yet. I love it. 902
by: Richard B Texas02/22/2012
Great Product.Arrived in three days.The communication from E-trailer was excellent.I bought the whole package.Hitch ,ball mounts T one wiring Harness and had it installed and ready to tow in under two hours.I recommend purchasing 12' of automotive flex tubing to protect and organize the wiring and some extra cable ties for a professional result.I highly recommend this for a Jeep Commander it was very straight forward and easy to install. 32211
by: Tom C05/04/2012
Hitch is great, as described, and easy to install. I've got a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the OEM tow hook. The tow hook removal is the worst part: (3) easy-access bolts, and (1) not-so-easy-access bolt. The tough bolt is the cross-brace, which can only be loosened from the bolt-head on the rear-facing side of the vehicle. I used an 18 mm wrench for these bolts. Other than the tow hook removal, it's a piece-of-cake! 39449
Excellent product! Never imagined that adding a Class III hitch to our Jeep could be so easy. It's built like a tank! With the installation video provided by etrailer.com I went in feeling like I'd done the job before. Hardest part for me was popping off the bumper fasteners--they were kind of stubborn. Otherwise it's pretty much turning a socket! Got here fast and the price was right! 70924
by: Jeremy J.10/02/2015
I added this to my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Shipping was much faster than estimated, and packed well. Installation was very easy with the provided instructions. Got a late start so did the entire thing by flashlight in under 30 minutes, including wiring harness. Saved $300+ by doing this and the wiring harness myself. etrailer.com is the only site with everything I needed in one place. 228918
by: Matt S.04/06/2012
This hitch is very solid and well built hitch. If you have tow hooks on your Jeep Grand Cherokee you may have to remove the bumper flashing to get to two hidden bolts. Allow at least an hour + to remove all tow hook bracket bolts. After the prep stage of removing the tow hook bracket and removing a few plastic bumper flashing push pins, this was a very easy install. 36298
Except for the hitch having a couple of dings when it arrived. It Was a Wonderful experience, I watched the video on the website and I installed the Hitch and the wiring harness in my Jeep in less than 1 Hour. The box arrived right on time, etrailer.com kept me informed of shipping tracking and delivery. 7119
by: Mike J05/02/2012
The online video was very helpful! I recommend looking at these several times before attempting the installation. The instalation looks good, a shiney new hitch on my brand new second hand used Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo! This will allow me to use my bicycle rack and also tow the boat or other trailers . 39216
by: John S08/17/2015
Installation was easy on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. After some prep work dropping the spear tire & removing two clips for the bumper it only took 20 min. to bolt the hitch on to the frame. Although I did need a little help from my wife to pull on the bumper which made positioning the hitch easier. 219732
Trailer Hitch arrived in 3 days. Hitch and wiring harness fit the Jeep Cherokee exactly. Installed in less than an hour including time for dropping down spare tire, went exactly as shown on the online video. Used it to pull a u-haul trailer full of furniture. Worked great! 51077
by: Tim R.07/10/2013
INSTALLED ON MY 2009 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO, LOOKS GREAT AND FITMENT WENT VERY WELL EXCEPT FOR A LITTLE INTERFERENCE WITH THE FACTORY SPARE. IT FITS WITH SOME CREATIVE ANGLING WHEN YOU CRANK THE TIRE BACK UP. VERY HAPPY AND HAD FINISHED IN 20 MINUTES! 88818
by: Scott S.03/03/2010
Everything And More! Easy installation and the instructions were easy to follow - took about 20 minutes to install for the 2006 Jeep commander. This hitch is really beefy from that what I had expected. A real money saver from the factory install 2777
by: Albert L.06/17/2011
SUPER easy to install. Count on using one set of spacers if your installing on a 2007 Commander. Saves time from taking off and then using spacers as I did first time. Video and instructions are really helpful. Etrailer is the BEST! 17218
by: Doug Hatfield12/10/2010
Jeep Commander Hitch I am very pleased with the ordering process and receiving the Hitch in a timely manner. I have installed the hitch with ease and look forward to ordering more Jeep/trailer related partsfrom etrailer.com 3939
by: Nathan H.02/11/2012
Excellent hitch, I couldn't be happier! Fits perfectly on my Jeep Commander and is as sturdy as they come. Very easy to install and I had it on in less than 30 minutes. Shipping was lightning fast and etrailer was very helpful! 31559
by: Jon L06/13/2012
high quality, easy to install after lowerign spare tire in 2006 Grand Cherokee 43963
by: Gary R.05/24/2015
The whole kit was awesome and so was the price. Ordered it on a Thursday and received it the following Wednesday. It is an easy install but not 30 minutes for 1st timers. If you do it all the time then yeah, if not, take your time. Shim the hitch properly and take extra care in routing the wires so you won't be doing it again, i.e. watch for sharp edges on frame and/or body and wires close to exhaust. Another obvious one, but for people doing something like this for the 1st time, don't use the bolts to line up the hitch holes. Use a long screwdriver or something so you don't mess up the threads on the bolts and/or hitch. 196543
by: Jared C.02/07/2014
Product was excellent quality, but more importantly, the customer service was outstanding. Free, super-fast shipping, numerous emails about the status of the order, and personal communication all contributed to one of the best e-commerce transactions that I have ever completed. If I was forced to nitpick, my only comment would be to suggest that etrailer find an alternative method of securing the box. A large handful of copper staples were used, and while this made for a very secure container for a heavy object, copper is a limited resource and hard on the planet to mine. I suspect over time, you guys have witnessed a few of these boxes come apart in transit, but please consider a more renewable product, glue perhaps, to secure your boxes. Overall, my experience was beyond excellent, and I am a hard critic, being the web marketing director for a 1 billion dollar retailer. I have already recommended etrailer to several friends and will order any trailer supplies needed from you again in the future. 116036
by: Todd J01/02/2014
The hitch is exactly what I need, it didn't cost hundreds of dollars like it would've if I would've bought one at a local retailer, I will be putting by mountain bike rack on it to haul my & my friends mountain bikes, I want to personally thank everybody at etrailer.com for everything they did to get my hitch to me as soon as possible even with all of the holiday shipments going on. 111763
by: Zoltan Palffy08/20/2011
every thing about the hitch installation is correct went very fast and was super easy. The only thing that I would like to point out is the removal of the standard J tow hook that comes stock with teh commander. You have to remove the cross brace for the J hook. The cross brace ties driectly into the rear frame where the tow hitch needs to go. The bolt that you need to take out has to be removed from the BUMPER SIDE that is the very rear end. You can not remove the nut because the nut is welded onto the cross brace. 22338
by: Marley B08/06/2014
1) It took a lot longer to install the hitch than stated in the information. The hitch was very loose on the cross member and required the use of the metal fender washers(provided) to take up the gap. Getting them into postion between the cross member and hitch was tedious and time consuming. One washer was not enough and two was alomost to much and required driving them into postion.. Then you had to use a spud wrench to line them up with the holes in the hitch. ( A fix for this would be to have washers with a gap cut out of them so you could drop them down on to the loose bolt while its already in the hole. 2)Also by powder coating the inside of the welded on nuts made the bolts were very hard to run into the nuts. A fix for this would to have bolts in the holes when powder coating the hitch and then remove them prior to shipping. 144796
by: dan in CT05/15/2014
I really had no idea how large and heavy this was until I got the box. Very solid and the welds look great. This will definitely do the trick. Install is easy but I did need an extra hand or two to hold it in place while I fastened it to the frame. 130866
by: Mark Mocarski06/28/2012
From start to finish, shopping at etrailer.com was a pleasure. This is the second hitch I've purchased from them and have received the same quality product and service both times. Selecting the item I needed for my particular vehicle was a snap since etrailer has a simple step by step vehicle selection tool. I was immediately notified via email of my order and tracking status. And most importantly, installation was a breeze. I am not a very handy person, but lifting this hitch into place and placing four bolts and several washers is something I can handle. The hitch is a high quality product. Just lifting it out of the box and feeling the weight of it, one couldn't dispute its quality. I would highly suggest ordering from etrailer.com. You will be as satisfied as I am. Regards, Mark 45964
by: Jim R11/04/2015
I just finished installing my new hitch. Took less than an hour (by myself) including shimming with one set of washers. Instructions, including sketches, were excellent. I have already recommended your site to friends. We are going to use the hitch to hold a bike rack, probably from you. I also get to show off my Steelers emblem. Great product all the way around. 231389
by: jeep 51703/02/2014
nice trailer hitchtrailer hitch looks more heavy duty than I thought it would be install took about 45 minutes but its winter in its cold 118159
by: Jack C.05/20/2014
I recently ordered and installed this product from etrailer. It seems very sturdy and well built. Etrailer was excellent to deal with, with an email on the status of my order about 15 minutes after placing it. Install was just a matter of dropping the spare tire and tightening four bolts. It does seem as if the hitch should have just a little more drop to it as it does pull on the bumper slightly but not noticeable unless you crouch and look at it. Overall excellent experience with etrailer and this product. 131498
by: Chris p08/27/2014
The product is great! Instructional video for install fantastic. So easy and looks great. Thank you! 148816
by: Scott D07/16/2015
My hitch came in one I was at work, when I got off at 6 I looked and it and decided to put it on that night. The install was straight forward, the instructions where easy to ready. The hardest part was getting all eight washers into place. I did a old mechanic trick. I used some tape, and taped the washers to the hitch before I put it up into the space where the hitch goes, it took two tries to get it up there with all eight washers where they needed to be. I like the look and how strong it feels. I put the wiring harness on at the same time. Took me form start to finish 45 mins. Over all easy install and a good product. 212090
I found the hitch kit was well thought out. The washers that came with the hitch were needed and taping them together did help as I needed two for some bolts. I did have a little trouble with one of the bolts not lining up and I also had an issue with some bolts needing one washer while others needed 2. The interior ones needed two but the outer ones could only fit one. I think I made the mistake of trying to install it first without the washers and may have caused the issues above. All in all its tight and not going anywhere. I towed about 5500 lbs with it a few weeks back and it worked great. 208738
by: Mike N08/07/2015
Easy install as I didn't have tow hooks that needed to be removed. I was able to install it solo in about a 1/2 hour. The bumper fascia touches the hitch slightly but not an issue at all. 217545
by: The Lea s05/29/2012
Everything came in on time, nicely packaged and easy to install. My husband and 6 year old son installed the hitch in about 15 minutes without having to remove the bumper. 41939
by: Keith A.06/17/2012
With the exception of dropping my socket wrench on my big toenail (OUCH), this installation was incredibly easy. I don't know what a couple of other commenters were talking about not being able to hold the hitch receiver up while putting in the bolts. I had my 10 year old son help on Fathers Day. He handed me the bolts ;-) what a good boy. 20 minutes, including the time it took to lower the spare tire. Hint to others, after install with the spacers, the spare tire is very tight... May want to forgo spacers, or try to put them in back, the 2-4 mm might help. 44533
by: Jake T05/04/2014
Very easy to install, fits perfectly, and is great quality. Great communication from the etrailer staff as well. Will be recommending etrailer to friends and family. 128814
by: Lowrey H.07/06/2011
Had been quoted cost of $150+ from dealer with $250+ for installation. Found this website, easily located the item for my daughter's 2007 Jeep at cost below dealer, placed order. Imagine my surprise when it was on the porch 3 days later! Watched the video clip demonstrating installation. Seemed simple enough.....WAS simple enough. Piece of cake. My wife commented that there was not a single expletive during the whole install. The lighting harness was equally easy. Great product! Great Company. I'll be back for future needs. 18545
by: Jonathan G.03/08/2015
Probably the easiest hitch to install. The video provided on the website explained things very well. Shipping was very fast as well. 177540
by: David A.03/20/2014
I just installed this and it was just as easy as they said. The clips on the bumper are easy to get off and worked just fine reusing them even. I had to play with how many washers it needed(1 side needed 2, the other only needed 1) but once I got that right, it went on and was installed in probably half an hour. Again, a second person just to pull the bumper out and hand you tools while you are under the car is a definite must, but went on easily and looks great. Now I just have to find something to haul with it. 121407
by: Joel VB P03/09/2013
We just got done installing the hitch after 3 liesurely hours rather than the "20 minutes" advertised. Although we had some reservations as to how structurally suited our Jeep's underpinnings for this foot long perpendicular to the road design might be, the combination of half inch welded metal hitch, four half inch bolts, a hand full of shims, and excellent instructions has allayed all concerns. When another 3 hours opens up, we'll get to the "20 minute" installation of our C56009 wiring hook-up 69798
by: Bijan T12/20/2013
Excellent hitch, took about half a hour to install. Haven't used it yet but it seems very sturdy 110620
by: Mr. Bill07/14/2015
Receiver arrived fast in a Heavy Duty very secure cardboard box. Hefty piece of steel with quality welds and nice thick paint job. Made In Mexico if that matters. Installation went smoothly, just as their online videos instructions presented. This DIY'er is Super Pleased! 211579
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