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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.
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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1975 - 1994 Ford Van All Full Size models
1995 - 2003 Ford Van All Full Size models, including Superwagon
2004 - 2014 Ford Van E-150
2004 - 2014 Ford Van E-250
2004 - 2014 Ford Van E-350
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 our 2004 Ford Van we'll be installing Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75703. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll 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 5 1/2 inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 20 inches. This will assist you when selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.
Now let's go ahead with the installation. First note we've already gone ahead and removed the spare tire for easy installation of the hitch, however it is not a requirement for the install. Now we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points. There are a total of six attachment points, three on each side. These will be predrilled holes into the bottom of the frame rail by the manufacturer.
Some applications there will be a ground wire attached to the bottom of the frame. In some cases this ground wire will get in the way of installing the hitch so go ahead and remove the fastening bolt, sit it aside for reinstallation later. Next we'll go ahead and line up our hardware for each attachment point. Starting with the froward attachment point we'll be using a carriage bolt and block that will go down through the frame, through a spacer block then through the hitch and get secured with a conical tooth washer and nut. Our center attachment point we'll be using a 1/2 inch bolt and spacer block going through the frame, through a second larger spacer block then through the hitch and secured with a conical tooth washer and a 1/2 inch nut.
For our rear attachment point we'll be using the 1.2 inch bolt, 1/2 inch flat washer. Then through the frame. Then going through the large spacer washer, down through the hitch and once again getting secured with a 1/2 inch conical tooth washer and nut. To start the install of our hitch we'll first take the 1/2 inch bolt and flat washer and drop them through the rear attachment points. Then it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install it onto the bolts, sliding the large flat washer in between the hitch and the frame.
Then we'll secure it loosely with a conical tooth washer and nut. Now we'll go ahead and install the center hardware. Once again the 1/2 inch bolt and smaller spacer block going down in the frame through the larger spacer block and secure it with a 1/2 inch conical tooth washer and nut. Note each process we do here on the drivers side will get repeated identically on the passenger side. For our forward attachment point once again a 1/2 inch carriage bolt and block through the spacer block and then secure it with the conical tooth washer and nut. Now we have all our hardware installed finger tight we can go ahead and tighten them down. Next we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. All right now with our hitch torqued and secured to specifications we can go ahead and reinstall our ground wire. That'll complete the install of our Draw-Tite hitch, part number 75703, on our 2012 Ford Van.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 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: Bob S.06/06/2016
I had it installed in about 15 minutes - in my driveway - by myself - with the help of two floor jacks (balances perfectly on the rear bolt holes). I found no need to remove the spare tire. Very easy installation with some options shown in the instructions for various models and years. I watched their installation video before hand, but really, it's about as straight forward as it could be. My work van is a standard wheelbase 2008, E-250 with factory step bumper. This receiver fits perfectly with all the needed hardware included. Nothing to move out of the way - 6 nuts and bolts, with some spacers and washers and that's it!. My van has become too loaded to fit a bike inside anymore. So now I'll have no excuse to not bring a bike along on longer service trips. etrailer: thanks again! 258329
by: James D.07/29/2016
The hitch went in like a charm, did not have to do any drilling on the van all the holes was in the right place. The only thing we had to do was add a 1/8 washer to the middle bolt on both sides. I have installed 5 other hitches from etrailer and this one was the easiest. Done in less than 1 hour and 2 person. 277586
by: Ethan M.01/26/2017
I made the decision to purchase this hitch based on what I thought was a good price and that from the picture it looked like a good design and quality. The ordering process was easy and I received it quicker than I expected. Also, a few days after it came in, I received a follow up email to see how I like it which was appreciated. When it came time to installing the hitch the first thing that stood out to me was how it was how well it was packaged. They made effort to keep it from moving too much in the box and to protect the paint on the hitch which told me that they really cared and took pride in their product (seems like a rare thing these days sometimes). The hitch it's self did not disappoint either, nice looking welds, paint and design/construction. Also it fit great and everything needed to install it was included. Thanks etrailer for a great product! 335719
by: Guy M.07/09/2012
This is the 3rd hitch and the 5th time I have ordered from etrailer and have been VERY happy with their service. Prompt delivery and the order right the first time. I installed this hitch on a 1997 E-150 van and was pleased to find that the frame already had all holes needed drilled, even though the instructions said I may need to drill the 2 front holes. All together it took about 45 minutes to get everything bolted up and tightened down. The fit is great, my van has the step bumper, so the receiver sets a little back from the bumper edge, but not enough to make it hard to get to. Just enough to not bang your knees on it. 47280
Excellent experience. Customer service person was very knowledgeable. She found the right part for my van quickly. She asked several questions to make sure I was getting the right pat and also everything else I would need for the install. She shipped the hitch and electrical assembly the same day for next day delivery. As soon as it shipped she sent my tracking number and followed up with me a soon as it arrived to make sure everything was good. My mechanic had no problem with the install - perfect fit. This is my third order with etrailer. I'll ever buy any where else. 318412
by: Martin Roland08/28/2012
Hitch came quickly. The supplied directions weren't very helpful but if you follow the video from etrailer, you can get it on in less than an hour. Put in on a Ford E250 cargo van. Spent most my time deciding if the two odd ball bolts should go in the first hole or the last. I choose the last...closer to the center of van...not nearest the rear. Hitch fits like a glove. Can't wait to mount bike rack. Just ordered it yesterday through etrailer. 53277
by: Handyman Solutions05/01/2012
Product was easy to find on the website, good price, fast delivery and snapped right in. I was just here to find a couple of receiver hitches that will fit Ford E250 vans and the matching wiring harness was recommended on the same page. Much better than my last hack-job trying to wire in trailer lights myself. I am pleased. 38925
by: Joe C09/16/2016
Hitch fit great on a 2005 Ford E-250 Ext. The only issue was the two middle smaller flat spacers did not clear a weld that was next to the hole on the frame. Did not need to drill any holes but the spacer is not 100% flat against the frame. Definitely recommend this hitch. Very solid and looks good. 295324
by: mark g07/22/2016
Arrived with no problems had a couple of scuff mark that I retouched with black paint most likely happen in factory because hitch was packaged well. Install went great make sure you have good drill bit for drilling through frame. All bolts, nuts, and washers and spacer were included. 274887
by: Mike M10/11/2016
The search and order process for the correct receiver hitch was easy and the price acceptable to a tight budget. Installation a breeze on our old trustworthy relic. Now we can pull a small trailer that will enable hauling necessary medical equipment for overnight trips. Thank you. 305421
I got mine in 2 days as I live in MO,it was in good condition and I had it installed in 30-40 min on the ground with a creeper and a rolling jack,have not used as of yet so no comment there. 23319
by: Steve B.07/29/2012
Hitch was shipped right away and arrived promptly. Fit just right and install was easy on our 2003 Ford Econoline Cargo Van. Definitely will be buying from etrailer again! 49690
by: Gary B.05/09/2013
The trailer hitch fit very well.I was lucky the frame was pre-drilled and there is a trailer harness.I am satisfied with the product.Even though it came from Thailand. 79671
by: Cathy S07/31/2012
Received the hitch quickly and it's VERY nice, sturdy, well built, I'm looking forward to having it put on my van. Thanks for the quick shipping. 49948
by: Gary Harper04/05/2012
Excellent price and service, shipped on time! Hitch looks great! I was so pleased that I ordered 2 tire/whl. combos yesterday for my boat trailer. 36195
by: john v09/17/2016
ordering was easy, shipping was free and plenty fast,bolt on was a breeze with good instructions in english ,looks great. 10 out of 10 thanks 295815
Easy to install. The directions that come with the hitch are confusing, but the video make it a lot clearer and the instilation a snap 321091
by: Dan P06/21/2012
Good delivery, price, video of installation. Installation was easy as video instructed and product performed well on initial test. 45029
by: City of Paramount06/08/2015
Great turn around from time order was placed to delivery! As soon as we install the hitches we can provide additional feedback! 201681
by: Jeff W.07/10/2016
Hitch was delivered 4 days after ordering. It took about 30 minutes to install. Fit perfectly with no drilling required. 270187
by: old kevin08/21/2014
Great product and delivery, bolted right up to frame no drilling just had to move the carbon can. Now I can haul again. 147878
by: daniel b04/29/2013
already installed, had it done in 30min. bolted right in just as advertized....thanks. I am a repeat customer......... 78407
by: chris s07/22/2013
shipped right out, got it in 3 days, and it fit right on with the predrilled holes in the frame. this was too easy 90953
by: Bob W04/30/2013
The installation was simple except that I needed additional spacers to compensate for the uneven frame design. 78519
by: Jimmy T.01/26/2014
Delivered on time. Fit the van exactly as it was supposed to. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again. 114785
great product for the price, delivered on time, extra installation videos sent were nice addition 98599
by: Thomas M.06/22/2012
Went on easy,Works out great. its a professionals product and fits the Vehicle And it look good. 45329
by: pat stanley03/03/2012
super fast delivery , came with everything needed for fast and easy installation. 33045
by: Joe P.06/24/2016
Perfect fit! Easy to install! Couldn't have asked for better help or product! 264573
by: Bill H.05/28/2013
Product showed on time... and it was a breeze to install. Fantastic hitch! 82226
Ordered 2 Hitches, Both were delivered quickly and at a good price. 331570
by: dan l03/28/2016
hitch arrived safe and sound great service and delivery 242109
by: Mark C05/20/2013
15 Minute install very easy perfect fit every happy. 81008
by: Charlies Auto12/23/2011
Top quality product and fast delivery. A+ service 28661
fit like a glove didn't have to do any drilling 79284
by: Nick C05/07/2012
Easy to install, and so far it works we ll! 39665
by: Mickey N.02/06/2017
Very pleased with product. Fast deliver y. 339182
by: Ken S.11/05/2013
Very happy with it . Easy installation. 106408
by: Dave W.05/09/2013
The hitch fits and works great! 79622
by: Jeff M.07/02/2011
works great, easy installation 18437
Good product easy install 322398
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