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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.
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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 - 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today on this 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, we're going to install part number 75471 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 13 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper will be 5-3/4 inches. First thing we'll do is we'll show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame as these two existing threaded holes here. Next step is to go ahead and clean up the threaded holes.
The older the vehicle it is, the more work it will take. We're going to spray a lubricant and tube brush to help clean up the threads. And worst case scenario, if it's all clogged up then you'll have to use the thread cap to clean them up. And the tube brush we're using is part number 814092. At this point, we can go ahead and start installing the hitch.
Now, you definitely want an extra set of hands to help hold it up there while you install the hardware. With all of our hardware installed, now we'll go ahead and tighten down the hardware and then torque it down as specified in the instructions. With all of our hardware tightened down, that will finish it for our install of part number 75471 from Draw-Tite.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (41 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: Kevin W.03/15/2014
A very solid and well made trailer hitch. I had some trouble installing it, although that was not the fault of the hitch. Rather, the existing bolt holes in my Santa Fe were rusted from 4+ years of driving. My initial attempts to get the bolts to go in were a failure - I couldn't even turn them 1 full turn by hand (and I didn't want to try to force them with a wrench). I reached out to etrailer Support by email, and got a reply within an hour (on a Sunday, no less). They recommended getting small wire brushes that would fit up into the holes, and if that didn't work, using a metric tap to carefully clean up the threads. I had to order the brushes and tap online, so that delayed me by about a week. After spraying the holes with WD-40 and using the wire brushes, I was easily able to get three of the four bolts to thread in by hand. The fourth one required the tap to clean up the threads, then that bolt also went in easily. The rest of the installation was pretty easy. My wife helped me hold the hitch in place while I threaded the bolts in. I also used some bricks to hold up one end of the hitch while I put the bolts in the other end. Another challenge is getting a socket on the bolts to tighten them up with a ratchet wrench. Even with a long extension, it's hard to get a socket on some of the bolts, due to interference from the hitch itself, but with some finessing, it can be done. The final result looks great on my car and feels extremely solid. The picture is the final result, with my bike carrier installed on the hitch. Outstanding customer support from etrailer!! 120839
by: Bruce E.07/01/2009
As advertised; Does the job Hitch fit perfectly, and works as expecfted. No complaints there. etrailer shipped it fast. My only 2 complaints are cost: this is my 3rd hitch I have purchased in the past 6 years (on diff. vehicles), and while the price is a couple bucks cheaper than anywhere else, it's $50 more than my '02 Santa Fe I bought for a few years ago. Secondly, install was a little tight for a big guy with big hands!! You can crawl under without jacking up the back end, but it's very tight. And the space between the mufflers and the side of the hitch frame is tight for larger hands. My suggestion for a very quick install: back the rear end up on ramps, and use a 5/8" short socket with a long extension. This will cut a 15 minute install to 5 minute. Once you have some room, it's very simple and quick. Beyond that, I'm not thrilled with the design of any of the aftermarket hitches, as they wrap below the muffler on both sides. This is very visable from behind, and not very visually appealing. Would be better if the hitch wrapped above the muffler, completely out of sight. 2080
by: Ken M.05/16/2015
Hitch Receiver arrived on time. I reviewed the help video especially the importance of cleaning up the threaded installation holes within the frame. I have an 09 Santa Fe and took the extra time to clean the threads and lubricate the hole. Also pre-installed the bolts several times to make sure they would thread properly. It's definitely a two person job and went a lot easier with the threads ready to receive the bolt and went a lot quicker. Quick is important, the receiver got heavy. Thanks again. 193508
I ordered the 2008 Sante Fe trailer hitch and wiring kit on friday with the normal 5-7 day delivery. It arrived on tuesday after a free 3-5 day upgrade initiated by etrailer. I just opened the packages and everything is there and in good shape. The delivery exceeded my expectations. I will install it this weekend. 67003
Hyundai Santa Fe install It cannot be any easier... I did it in the front of my garage, using my regular car jack, alone... two people will get it done in less than 15 minutes. Tools : 5/8 small socket, ratchet, 6 inch extension and a flex elbow ... bam .. bam... 3495
Perfect fit. Easy install The part is well constructed and fit my Hyundai 2007 Sante Fe perfectly. It's well hidden and look great. The installation went just as shown in the video provided by etrailer. 1850
by: Bob F12/22/2009
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Excellent fit, quick and easy bolt-up install. Does not interfere with the spare tire. Only the receiver opening and connector mount are visible. 2604
The hitch installed easily! Fit my 07 Santa Fe like a glove. It looks better than a factory hitch. 839
Hitch installed My husband can't do this type of auto work any more, so I installed the hitch. We used a lift table to hold the hitch up while I did the installation. The one thing your video needs to state is to pull the mufflers over a little (about one inch). That gives just the amount of room for your hand to fit up there to start the bolts. The wrench was about the same. Frank pulled the pipes over just a bit and it went very well. I used large wire ties to hold the wire harness up, along with the sticky tape. We tested everything and all works perfect! Now to buy the trailer! We will recommend this, and your company to everyone! It took me just about one hour to do the job...I was a bit nervous because I wanted to do a good job, and make sure those bolts were tight. 4929
by: Joshua Burrow09/02/2012
The instructions provided were very easy to follow and I was able to complete the installation by myself without the help of a lift. The hitch is well crafted and very durable. 53805
by: Scott S03/02/2015
I just installed this hitch and tried to do it myself with no luck but ended up getting the extra sets of hands that I needed. Words of wisdom. ...clean treads well(oil and tap), extra hands or rig into position, pushing the mufflers towards the center of the vehicle helps you to get your hands in...to get the bolts started. If I were to do this again I would.....first take a piece of rope and wrap it around both mufflers and cinch it together to give more clearance when working, take more care when tapping the holes (I ended up stripping one hole because my tap was crooked due to the muffler intrusion), and use at least one more person to help lift it into place and start bolts or rig into position. Learn from my mistakes and do it right...haha. Be safe, wear safety glasses, and be aware of pinch points. 176675
Got the hitch receiver and had it installed within an hour of opening the box. Local guy wanted $20 more for the hitch receiver than etrailer, plus he wanted an $80 installation fee. $80 just to screw in 4 bolts? No thanks. Instructional video was selling point on how easy this was to install. Overall I've had a great experience dealing with etrailer.com. 73995
Great product and very happy with etrailer.com. Shipping of the hitch perfect. The installation video helped a lot, especially the cleaning of the vehicles mounting holes - very important if you want the installation to go smoothly. Total install time from prep cleaning to bolting was about 1hr simple. My neighbor liked it so much he is looking in to a hitch for his truck.! 12645
I placed my order on Saturday evening and received the delivery on Thursday with standard free ground transport shipping. Very satisfied with the turn around. I installed the hitch and wiring harness last night and found the installs to be quite easy. The videos of the installation process were very helpful and made the process go much quicker. I am extremely satisfied with my order and the help the installation videos provided. I will most definitely recommend your site to others. 44302
Very easy to install, fits like a glove. We had to tap out the bolt holes first, 10mm x 1.25mm pitch for the Santa Fe. Everything installed easily and the instructional video was a big help too. 81269
by: D. Talbert06/09/2011
I am very happy with my order. Installation took longer than it should have, because my 8 year-old son was "helping", but it was still a breeze. I would suggest a wobble-tip extension for your ratchet, since the mufflers get in the way a bit. With a floor jack to hold the load, it is a simple one person install. Wire harness installed even easier, and the install video really helps to clarify, since the written instructions were a bit confusing. 16608
by: Jack F.01/08/2012
Great service. Prouct arrived in 2 days. Videos were invaluable. Really made project easy. Only problem was getting bolts through corroded threads. We WD40 the holes and scrubbed with battery wire brush and still hard to torque by hand. Fortunately had access to Pneumatic gun which acceived success. Could not have done it without it. Wireing was a breaze!! 29285
by: Roy F03/18/2011
Arrived on time - no problems, easy to install. Installation took about an hour instead of the estimated 30 minutes, but that is mostly because I wasn't sure what I was doing and went a bit slow. The video for installing the wiring harness was very helpful - I would have even been slower without that. 9737
by: Denver T05/31/2012
This is the second hitch I have installed, this time for my mother's Santa Fe. Having done it once already, this one was even easier. It took less than an hour from unpacking the box to completely finished. As always, the price was right and shipping was fast and free. Way to go etrailer! 42190
by: Eric B.03/25/2008
Outstanding! Very easy bolt on design - two people to install may be easier, otherwise, use two car jacks to assist. Mount is completely hidden except for the Hitch. Towing capacity exceeds that of my trailer capacity. Have used with a rental trailer and works just great! 698
This purchase met and sometimes exceeded every expectation I had. I really thought shipping would be an issue but I received it quickly and in perfect shape. The product is great quality and I used the online videos to show me how to install it. Completely satisfied. 180614
by: Chris S.02/11/2011
This trailer hitch receiver was easier to install then I thought. While it is stated in the instructions that two people are usually necessary to install it, I was able to get it installed alone. Great product and excellent delivery times. 7018
by: Craig C06/18/2012
Product is well made, fit perfectly, had all needed hardware included. Very surprised how fast it was delivered - in just a couple days! Would highly recommend etrailer.com for all you trailer needs. 44597
Good price and availability on the products I was looking for. The instruction video was huge in helping make the decision to install on my own. Shipping was fast and the job done the next day! 179405
by: Bob D.11/10/2011
Customer servive was beyond belief, instructions were right on the money and everything fit perfectly. Even got a free quick ship. I wish everyone did business this way!!! Thanks Folks 26805
by: Jeff O04/17/2009
Super fast install Hitch got to me door with free shipping in 4 days! You will two people to install. It took us literally 5 minutes to bolt it on. This hitch hides well. 1753
by: Dick M01/25/2011
I just received my Draw-Tite hitch and it looks great. I can't wait to install it to bad it's below zero out today. The delivery was real fast. Thanks again Dick 6093
by: Darren O.05/23/2013
Installation would have been much easier with two people. Also, don't tighten one side until you have all four bolts in. I had to loosen one side to adjust the fit. 81764
Very good demo...on trailer wiring and all things from trailer hitch to wiring fit perfectly.better yet, the service was excellent. I will order from trailer again. 16773
by: Jim S.03/23/2009
Shipped fast.. Easy to install Delivered in 24 hours. Video to istall was very helpful. (as was bike rack video) Thanks. 1674
by: Julie G.08/11/2011
Hitch went on fairly easily thanks to your online video. Thanks for a great product and wonderful customer service. 21597
by: Justin U05/24/2011
Everything went great. I received the product yesterday and had it installed by the end of the day. Thank you 15244
by: David Paul04/18/2016
Easy install and products look great. All holes and bolts lined up perfectly and paint finish is perfect. 245859
by: Don R01/07/2008
very pleased with the product Have not tried the hitch yet , but the fit and easy install are excelent. 555
by: Martin h.05/30/2016
great...perfect fit on my Hyundai...good instructions, fast delivery..highly recommend 253820
by: Greg Shears09/23/2011
Great trailer hitch. Fit perfect took less then a hour to install the hitch & wiring. 24446
The Hitch, fit up perfectly,, Installed in min amout of time and effort... Thanks 78254
by: Debbie Mendoza03/23/2015
Wonderful shopping experience. Item Was shipped and received very quickly. 180310
by: j w c08/24/2011
Installed in minutes, it was a great deal, thanks 22707
by: Rick L.01/20/2011
Fine hitch arrived very quickly! 5770
Easy installation 142598
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