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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2015 Dodge Journey, we'll be having a look at the Draw-tite Max-frame Class 3 2-inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75648. Here's what our hitch looks like once it's installed. You can see there is a very minimal amount that hangs down. What does hang down is a nice round tube. Then we have actually our 2-inch receiver here. It's a nice matte black powder coat finish, so it looks like a very factory appearance as well.
We have this nice tab hanging down here where we can mount our wiring connectors if we so choose to. We have these very easy to access safety chain loops right here, our standard 5/8ths diameter hitch pin hole here to put in our ball mount and bike carrier, cargo carrier, or things of that nature. We also have a smaller diameter pin. It's a 4J pin stabilization device sold separately on our website in case your cargo carrier bike rack does not have an anti-rattle device built into it. You can utilize one of these to help eliminate the rattling in your tubular receiver.
This hitch has a 400-pound max tongue weight rating and a 4000-pound max gross trailer weight rating. Those numbers don't change if you use a weight distribution setup on your trailer or not. They're the same across the board. Now for a few measurements to help you choose any hitch-mounted accessories you may need such as a ball mount bike rack or a cargo carrier. We're looking at about 15 inches from the ground to the top of our 2-inch receiver and about an inch from the center of the 5/8ths diameter hitch pin hole to the back of our bumper. Now that we've gone over a few of the features, we'll show you how to install it. The first thing we're going to want to do on our Dodge Journey to install the trailer hitch is we want to support the exhaust.
I'm using a cam buckle style strap here and hooking up on the rear subframe, drawing it tight around the exhaust for right now. Once we remove the rubber hangers, we can lower it as needed to get access. Now there are three rubber exhaust hangers, one at the front of the muffler. We'll spray it down with some penetrating oil lubricant to help slide it off easier. We'll do the same on the two in the back.
Now using a pry bar, we can work our exhaust hangers off or if you have a big pair of plyers like these, it goes real easy. With our hangers removed, we can loosen our straps slightly and lower our exhaust down so we have some room to work. With our exhaust out of the way, we can install our hardware that our hitch will mount to. Taking our fish wire, we'll go through this hole here in the bumper support; slide it out; insert our block; screw our carriage bolt onto it; slide the block into the bumper tube; pull the bolt on through and remove our fish wire. We'll do the same thing on the other side. Now we'll take our handle nut and put a very slight bend in it and we'll insert it through the square hole right here and slide it forward through that hole right there. We'll do the same thing on the other side. Now we'll take two of our wedge fascia plates. We'll put one on top of our hitch with the big end going towards the back of it. This will be sandwiched between the body of the vehicle and the top of the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll put one on the bottom in the opposite direction, meaning the small end will be going toward the rear of the vehicle and the big end will be going towards the front. Now we'll take a piece of tape and we'll tape them together. That way they stay on while we're bolting the hitch into place. With both those taped on there nice and tight, we'll poke a hole in the tape going all the way through the top and the bottom layers of the tape. That way, our bolt will slide through nice and easily and we won't have to worry about our wedges falling out when we're putting the hitch into position. We'll do the same on the other side now. Now with the help of an assistant, we'll raise the hitch into position and loosely install the hardware so we have the bolt and the conical lock washer in the front hole that goes into the handle nut. Then we have our conical lock washer on the back and our nut. Now that all of our hardware is loosely installed, we can tighten it with our Impact. On the passenger side, the one towards the front we'll need to use a wrench just so we can have enough clearance between the muffler. With all our bolts snugged down, we can torque them to specifications found on the instructions. I would like to point out that the back bolts and the carriage bolts are a different torque than the front bolts that go in the handle nuts so you want to pay particular close attention to that in the instruction manual. Now I'll push the exhaust back up, snug up our strap. That will help hold it in place while we reinstall the hangers. That completes the installation of our hitch, so we can remove our strap that we used to support the exhaust and we're done. That completes the look of the Draw-tite Max-frame Trailer hitch Class 3 2-inch Receiver, part number 75648, on our 2015 Dodge Journey.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 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: Javier C03/09/2015
Outstanding!!!... and i mean outstanding customer service and fast 3 day delivery included in price. Trailer hitch fit my 2015 dodge journey perfectly. On top of all this, there is a step by step instructional video on how to install the hitch. By far, one of the best online purchase experiences ever. I recommend etrailer.com 110%!!!! Simply outstanding, professional and thorough service! 177604
by: JAY MALONEY09/27/2016
WOW HITCH WENT ON EASY VIEDO WAS SPOT ON !! CAME TO ME 1 DAY EARLIER THEN STATED PACKED WELL STURDY MATERIAL AWESOME AND ONE OF THE BEST HITCHES I HAVE INSTALLED IN YEARS PICTURES SHOWS HITCH ON 2016 JOURNEY AND OTHER PHOTO SHOW WIREING UP THE TRAILER LIGHTS THANK YOU FOR GREAT COMSTRER SERVICE AND QUICK REPLY WITH QUESTIONS I HAD REGUARDING THIS INSTALATION 300517
by: A Freeman05/20/2013
The product was shipped in 3 days. I had very little trouble with the install because the instructions were very simple. Make sure to get lube for the bands holding the exhaust, the hardest part for me was getting those bands off. The only minor "issue" would be that the instructions included 4 washers and only 2 came with the package. All in all you can not beat the price. I have a friend with a similar vehicle get the same products (Frame Hitch and wiring) installed by a trailer dealer and they were charged $500. My cost was some of my personal time and cost under $200. Would highly recommend and this is coming from a guy who is not all that handy with tools. 80992
by: Scott c01/21/2014
Excellent service, fast shipping. 114425
by: Doug L02/17/2014
Very easy to install. Fit is perfect . Looks great. Thanks. 116746
by: Emily G.07/27/2016
We order a lot of hitches through Etrailer for the business that we own. The have been amazing! We get great products at fair prices. They always ship super fast and if there is any delay they let us know by phone/email right away and give us other options to get a product quicker. They have a great selection and I most of all love their easy to use guide to how long install usually takes and if it requires drilling. It is a quick reference to choose between all of the options for hitches they have. 276700
The hitch was more heavy duty and rugged than I expected. Took about an hour to install. All the hardware was there and everything lined up perfectly. The how to video for my make and model of vehicle really made installation easier. Differently would recommend e-trailers hitches. 173227
by: Mark A.09/09/2013
Hitch arrived for Dodge Journey very quickly and was the proper one for vehicle. Installation was more complicated than expected as you can't see past the mufflers to locate the position of the handle nuts. As an amateur, I spent a LOT of time trying to get the bolts into those nuts, by feel alone. Finally succeeded and the hitch looks great and no rattling with exhaust components. For their part, etrailer did an excellent job getting the right hitch and rapid delivery. 99017
The draw tite trailer hitch arrived in two days and in great shape. The installation only took 30 minutes and the video was very helpful. I knew exactly what to do when it arrived. I will definitely recommend etrailer to family and friends. 275509
by: Mike M. Norway,Mich.06/08/2012
Hitch was delivered very promply. Installation was very easy, I didn't even jack up the car or put it up on ramps. Wireing kit was very easy to install. Hitch and wireing kit had everything needed, I didn't have to purchase anything else. E-trailer also provides videos with step by step installation on what ever car or truck you are installing hitch on. I installed mine on a 2012 Dodge Journey. 43376
by: DAN W.06/07/2016
A VERY WELL BUILT, HEAVY DUTY, PRODUCT. EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. EASY TO ORDER, FAST SHIPPING AND VERY GOOD DETAILED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. A CREDIT TO THE SOLID CONSTRUCTION...HITCH WAS A BIT HEAVIER THAN I EXPECTED..SO HAVE A HELPER NEAR BY TO LEND A HAND. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE! ALSO...PRICE WAS EXCELLENT AS WELL! 258691
by: Sean C.01/06/2011
Draw tite The order shipped extremely quickly and my expectations of the whole experience were greatly exceeded. I could not be happier with my order and I look forward to towing and hauling a lot in the future with my new hitch. Thanks to etrailer I can get the hauling a little sooner because I got my shipment so quickly. 5077
by: carl payne04/08/2015
I must have gotten the wrong one for a 09 journey because the rear holes was off by a half a hole, so I had to remove it and take it to a shop and enlarge the rear holes in order for it fit other than the inconvence of that it was fine. Sorry I did not take pictures 183988
The hitch came in on time and was fairly easy to put on. It takes a couple of hours if this is your first time and now that I've done it, I can most likely do it in a hours time. But we'll worth it in the long run! Will order again from etrailer. 211149
by: Jeff M06/19/2012
The hitch fit perfect and was easy to install. Only took 35min for the hitch once the exhaust was out of the way. Took an hour for the exhaust. The special tool would have helped. Hitch looks great under the vehicle. Would recommend this product. 44767
by: Bill B08/18/2013
Fits nicely and looks good. Looks like it should be there, not an aftermarket unit that looks out of place. Easy installation on Dodge Journey. Take the spare tire plastic ring down from the start to make it easier to drop the exhaust. 95685
by: Danny S.12/05/2011
Hitch arrived much earlier than expected and was easy to install. Looks great on my 2012 Dodge Journey and funtions as advertised. I definately recommend using some WD-40 to loosen the rubber grommets when lowering the muffler. 27735
by: Dana T.06/09/2011
The installation was very easy, which is not always the case when adding something to a vehicle. We have not towed anything yet, but it appears to be just what we need. Delivery, payment, and equipment have all been top-notch. 16616
I have purchased many hitches from E-Trailer and have NEVER been disappointed. The shipping is extremely fast and the orders are shipped usually the same day. I would definitely recommend anyone getting a hitch from them. 216423
by: Weston B04/16/2012
Great product, I would reccomend watching the video before installing yourself. I completed by myself in about an hour. Working great so far. 37329
by: Fred Dixon06/05/2012
Best group of people I've had dealings with for a long time. I would recomend ETRAILER to any and people needing a great quality hitch. 42892
Fit well and easy to install, all hardware was correct and appeared to be of good quality. I would recommend this product to others. 130400
by: peggy leftwich07/25/2012
just what we needed, and the shipping was free and it got here in 3 days..that was great. thanks for the upgrade we love it 49288
by: Joel paul05/04/2012
This fit like a glove. Easy to install with the Web video and they up graded my shipping free ill be back to buy again 39401
by: Patrick R.04/30/2015
Fast delivery, easy installation. I used the video on the etrailer web site and the hitch went on without a hitch!! 189058
by: Fred M.08/12/2014
The hitch kit worked and installed perfectly, the hitch actually showed up 2 days prior than I expected!!!! Thanks 146326
by: John W.08/15/2016
Great hitch. No one else had one to fit my new Journey including the dealer who told me that none were out yet. 283873
Easy installation. The vidoes are a great resource! Going to buy a hitch for my dads truck now! 49920
by: Jeremy v.07/06/2012
I needed a hitch in a hurry, and it came faster than I expected and was excactly what I order 46951
by: Dan B.02/07/2012
Overall great experience. Great product, quick delivery, easy install and great support! 31257
It came when it they it would , Very nice looking trailer hitch . thank you ,Greg 69497
PRODUCT ARRIVED VERY QUICKLY, FREE SHIPPING WAS NICE. THE VIDEO IS A GREAT TOOL. 178888
Took some time to get it just right but it looks good and is very secure. 268922
Product fir like it should. Great service. Fast shipping. 83995
by: Gene B09/12/2016
Was well designed and fit perfectly. Very happy Customer. 293783
As promised, and easily installed as the video showed. 72348
by: John K06/06/2012
The arrived safely was well protected. Very satisfied. 43084
by: Erin L.05/30/2012
Thank goodness for the videos! This was so simple!! 42016
by: Stanley S.04/19/2014
Very fast shipping. Very pleased with the product. 125988
by: Mark Brown10/18/2011
Excellent product and relatively easy to install. 25717
by: Joe F07/16/2016
Looks easy to put on and very well built 272424
by: John f09/18/2015
Ship fast good easy to install product 226184
Great product.. Fast Shipping. Thanks 130038
it was easy to put on the vehical. 85894
by: Val C.09/18/2012
just great!...easy to install too. 55080
Works great. 296703
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