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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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2010 - 2017 Acura RDX
Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2015 Acura RDX we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class three hitch with a 2" opening. Its part number is 75784. Here's what the hitch is going to look like on your vehicle. As you can see, really nice, clean, simple, not a lot of bars that hang over. The fascia, it just tucks up just a little bit and it's going to sit on top of the hitch. No trimming required.
We're not going to have to modify the vehicle at all to get this hitch on the car. Really easy bolt-in installation. What you'll see: two bolts in the back, two bolts in the front and you're done. In 20-25 minutes you got your hitch on your car. Now this is a 2" by 2" opening hitch. It's a class three.
This is going to offer us 400 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 4,000 pounds of trailer weight capacity, but you will want to look at the RDX's owner manual. Just make sure it can handle that. If not, go off of whatever of those numbers are the lowest. You can see we've got a double hole setup here. That's not for the larger pin there and the smaller pin here.
We're going to use a standard 5/8 hitch pin and clip for any of the hitch accessories. The second hole that we see here, this is going to be for the j-pin stabilization and locking device that we can put in there. It's something nice that they offer on these hitches to help stabilize and give us an extra hole to do that with. Of course black powder coat finish. We're going to have safety chain connection loops on each side.
Over just a really nice, clean looking hitch. Now a few measurements that will be helpful for you when selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or maybe hitch cargo carrier, will be from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube opening we're looking at about 13". From the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about 3. To begin our installation here in the rear vehicle, there are going to be two holes. They're in the very back of the frame right here, and they're threaded, or there's a weld nut. You're going to use your M12 bolt and that's going to threaded right up inside. Have one here on the driver side and in the same location on the passenger side. Now in front of that there's going to be a smaller hole right here. We're also going to a bolt through that by placing a handle nut right over the top through this larger hole, and then threading it in. Now we're going to raise our hitch up into position. As you can see, it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands. What we'll do is just guide it up over our exhaust and rotate it to line up that weld nut with the hole in our hitch. One important note is that your conical tooth washer that we've got on our bolt here, that needs to face up towards our hitch, so keep that in mind. Start one there in the passenger side and then we can come over here to the driver side and we'll get this one started. We'll just allow those to support our hitch and get our other hardware going. Now this is the handle nut that we're going to be using. We're going to position this right inside of that larger hole. Then if we turn it slightly you'll see it right above that hole. We'll then take our bolt, stick it right up in there, and threaded it in. We've got that one started. Let's go over and get our other side started. Now this is our 1/2" hardware that we're using here. Just like with our M12s there, we want to be sure that that conical tooth washer is facing in towards our hitch. inaudible 00:04:17 started, let's take a quick look just to be sure we have our hitch centered. Then we can snug down our fasteners. Now let's take care of the passenger side. Now let's look in our instructions, find the torque specifications, and get them all torqued down. Just like that, we're ready to hook up to our trailer or our bike rack and head on down the road. That will complete today's installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 75784, on our 2015 Acura RDX. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (80 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: Jiratt P.06/15/2014
ACURA RDX 2014 AWD I love this website. They answered all my questions with all the details. Hitch it's really high quality and perfectly fit with the car. Set up pretty straight forward nothing complicated. It took me and my 14 year old daugther about 45 minutes to install it. Looks great on the car. It's doesn't look too extractive and work great with THULE rack. 135646
by: Loren D04/07/2015
The service from e-trailer was great and the hitch arrived on time in good condition. Installing this hitch on my Acura RDX was very simple, and it fit perfectly under the bumper. I am in my 60's, and have no mechanical experience, and I installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. The reason it took that long was because an extra set of nuts had been included in the parts packet, and I had to watch the video a second time to make sure they were extras. I followed the advice of another commenter, and used a box to support the other end of the hitch while I installed the bolts. Great advice. The mounts are just barely past the bumper, so there is no need to have to raise the car to do the install. Make sure you watch the video as it make the process much simpler. Before going to etrailer I called the dealer to find out how much it would cost to buy and install a hitch. The price was almost $800 to buy and install a hitch that looked identical to the etrailer hitch. So I spent less than $200 total by buying through etrailer, and was able to install it at a time that was convenient for me, and in less time that it would have taken to have an appointment for an install. Do yourself a favor and buy your hitch from these guys! 183950
Rated good since etrailer did a great job expediting my order and getting it to me quickly. And, the hitch itself is heavy duty and good quality. However, installation was very difficult. This hitch must not have been tested on a 2013 Acura RDX. To say that the rear fascia may need to be slightly pulled down is a gross understatement (at least for the 2013 RDX). The holes would not line up by about 3/4 of an inch. The hitch was pushed directly against the fascia support brackets, which do not give easily. It took one person pulling very hard on the fascia while another person struggled to push the hitch in place so the holes would line up. Then, while struggling to do that, you have to hold the weight of the hitch and thread the screws. We eventually enlisted a third person to help. Would not rate this installation difficulty a 3. I eventually succeeded in installing the hitch, but a better design would have made it much easier. 49662
by: Gary P.04/26/2015
Really glad I went through E-Trailer to get the hitch. First, I got advice from Nicole who help me decide on the hitch to get. Awesome person. Then I got follow-up e-mails from George letting me know my order's status. Finally, I watched the outstanding video on how to install the hitch and did the install. It was nearly flawless. Only issue is that I didn't have an extra pair of hands, so needed to come up with a non-human helping hand. I ended up using my RV leveling blocks to balance the hitch as close to the bolt holes as possible. Once I got one bolt started, the rest of it went without a hitch (pun intended). This is the 2nd hitch I purchased from E-Trailer. The other is on my 2012 Honda Fit. Again, the YouTube video eased my mind and convinced me that the install was within my capability. Great Company, awesome people, and superb products! You are the "go to" source for hitches! Keep up the great work!! 188363
by: Grady J06/13/2013
The Hidden Hitch arrived undamaged. It is well made, sturdy, with a nice finish. Installation took me about an hour on my 2013 RDX. I ended up removing the plastic pins that hold the fascia to the two brackets. It was the only way I could line up the holes. After I did the installation, I watched the Draw-Tite video, which is longer and more detailed than the Hidden video, and includes instructions to remove the pins before installation, and shows how the bend the brackets after installation. I wish I would have watched the Draw-Tite video before I did the installation, it would have saved time. Also raising the vehicle would have made the installation easier. But I am very pleased with etrailer.com and the final install. 84464
by: Steve S.01/05/2015
Timely shipping, fair price, and accurate product description. Hitch is a perfect fit for my 2015 Acura RDX. Installation was completed in less than 30 minutes (installation video that etrailer provided was a big help. I would definitely recomend etrailer for all of your vehicle needs. 167701
by: Martin L.08/05/2016
I am very happy with these products (hitch & rack), as well as the follow up and support received from etrailer. I installed the hitch in an hour and a half by myself. I lost a half hour because I didn't clean the existing wedge nuts immediately. (Though the instructions were clear, CLEAN THEM on older cars.) Rust and crud didn't allow the bolt to easily screw in. The instructions and associated video made the install simple. The product is very well made and very secure. The look on my 2012 RDX is clean on the car and you hardly notice the hitch is there. Highly recommend it! The bike rack likewise is well made, simple to install and solid holding 2 bikes. 279907
by: Chris M07/02/2016
I received the package in the mail and the hitch was breaking through the cardboard box. It did not damage the hitch so no problem. I Installed on 2014 Acura RDX and finished product looks great. A couple things to keep in mind on the install. - It's definitely a two person job to get it started. One you get at least 1 bolt in place, it seems to go pretty well. - Since my car is a couple of years old, there was a lot of junk/road grime in the weld nut. I recommend you take plenty of time to clean it out so that it is simple to install once you get the hitch in place. - Take the time to lay everything out and make sure you know which bolt goes in which hole and that you have the right socket set. - The torque is pretty high so you need a torque wrench that goes to 115 - mine only went to 80. Anyway, great product and pretty simple install. 267556
by: Robert K.12/04/2012
I was very happy to see that there were a few options to pick from for my 2013 Acura RSX. The user comments on the website helped tremendously with the install. The only tricky part was pushing out the rear bumper plastic covering enough to get the hitch into place. Would have been easier if I had a helper for sure but finally used a 2x4 and some leverage to ease it in. Also, use a screw driver in the non-threaded installation holes to move the bumper into place to make it easier. Super fast, free shipping and great email updates from etrailer.com was also much appreciated. Thanks! 60633
by: Richard G01/21/2017
I received my hitch just a few days after I ordered it. The box was beat up (UPS), but the hitch was just fine. I decided to install it today on a 2013 RDX. It took me about 30 minutes. First I put a small wire brush on a drill to clean the threaded holes then cleaned them out with contact cleaner. I also used anti seize on my bolts. I jacked up the rear until the tires just came off the ground. I didn't have to take off or move any panels. It will make it 100 times if someone helps hold the hitch while you install the bolts. I hand tightened the 12mm bolts first then I installed the front bolts. I torqued all 4 bolts to [specs] then tightened the 12mm bolts to [specs]. Looks great! 334350
by: Mike R.06/08/2015
Product was as advertised. Fit exactly as shown. Was easy to install. Met all my expectations. Will buy from etrailer again. 201527
by: Armando R.09/25/2016
Very satisfied with this trailer hitch by draw-tite, etrailer was instrumental in purchase and delivery process it came within 2days also attached was an installation sheet plus web site had instructional video. Easy to install they also have customer service if needed highly recommend this product if you don't want to risk scratching your car with other types of cargo attachments 299787
by: Troy & Amy H.09/21/2016
We ordered the hitch and received it without delay and it was complete. We installed it ourselves without any problem. The best part of eTrailer is their attention to detail on every product. We found a video and descriptions on the website that were up to date for our vehicle. Amazing! We bought a part from our local parts store and after being frustrated with it i went to etrailer.com and found a video and descriptions that ultimately allowed me to install the device. Next time I will start with etrailer for any applicable parts. I recommend to all to do the same. 297238
by: Louis C.06/16/2012
Got this hitch to put on a 2012 Acura RDX. Although the instructions do mention that one might need to pull the bumper out a bit, it's more than a bit. The hitch will not sit flush with the holes unless you move the bumper out at least 3/4 of an inch. Maybe that'a a bit to some, but pushing against the bumper supports while holding the hitch in place is not an easy thing to do. I was hoping to install this myself, but will have to take it into a shop to get it done. Very disappointed. Maybe it worked better with earlier RDX models, doesn't fit well with our 2012. 44477
As advertised. Great to work with. 149153
by: Bobby G06/27/2016
Hitch installed just like the video and seems well made. My only comment is to make sure you have a torque wrench on hand. The specs want you to torque the 2 back bolts very differently from the 2 front bolts. I normally just tighten things by feel. Two bolts needed a lot more pressure than I would normally use. I would be afraid of stripping threads, but with the torque wrench it worked fine. Also, I couldn't do this alone. I needed to use a car jack and have my wife handle the jack while I worked underneath. 265543
Installed this on a 2015 Acura RDX AWD. It only took 30 minutes and was really easy to do by myself. A floor jack was used to hold the hitch in position before installing bolts. Will be using this for a 4-bike rack. The only reason I didn't give it an "excellent" was that the fastener hardware supplied was a mix of Zinc plated, Iridited, and black oxide. All those are just fine, but I may replace them with high strength stainless or A286 if I can find some with equivalent strength, but I'm a mechanical engineer. 221100
by: John K.09/08/2014
Excellent product. All of the pictures and videos provided by etrailer.com convinced me to purchase the DrawTite hitch and received it two days after ordering it. Installation was straight forward, but using a zip tie or jack stands to hold the hitch up is recommended while installing the bolts. Took me somewhere between 30-45 minutes from unboxing and getting the tools out to completed installation. The pictures in the item description are exactly how the hitch looks installed. 150378
by: Tom U06/14/2014
The hitch was as easy to install as advertised. I used a paint can to hold the hitch up while attaching to the vehicle. I had trouble with one of the welded bolts due to rust in the hole of my 2010 Acura, but the local repair shop was happy to tighten all the bolts for $20. The receiver and ball went on easily and the american flag is a nice touch in the receiver hole when not in use. Thanks for answering my questions and providing product as good as advertised online. 135556
by: Andy P.02/27/2015
Fitted on an Acura RDX 2010. The trailer hitch fitted perfectly with a little effort raising it to a workable height as i have no ramp. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I fitted it in around 30 mins after finally wiggling underneath the back of the car. The receiver fitted perfectly, as did the ball. E-Trailers were super helpful on all aspects of my purchase. The shipping was quick and the advice was spot on. A great buying experience overall. A+++ 176357
Installation took about 15 minutes. 233238
by: Jim W.06/02/2015
I received my hitch a day earlier than advised. It took me longer to gather my tools than to install the hitch. I was done in 15 minutes. Everything fit perfect and the quality was very good. The Acura dealer wanted $600. for the hitch,wiring harness, and installation. I didn't need the wiring harness since it will be used for a bike rack. I saved over $450. which will more than pay for the bike rack. The wife's happy and so am I. 199810
by: Chris H08/21/2016
An exact fit for my 2017 Acura RDX and looks great. The 4 bolt installation was simple to do and all the required hardware was included. I installed it myself in less than 15 minutes but it would have gone quicker with a helper as the hitch weighs about 28 pounds and can be tricky to hold with one hand as you thread the first bolt in with your other hand. The hitch looks well built and should last the lifetime of the car. 286130
by: B. Roberts04/28/2013
I bought this for my 2010 Acura RDX. The instructions suggest 30 minutes, but my husband and I installed it in about 10 minutes. It's easier to keep aligned if you have two people working together. No lift or jacks needed! 78198
by: Scott F04/16/2014
Much easier to install than I thought it would be. Took me about 40 minutes. All you need is a torque wrench but a socket wrench also helps. One person can do it but you need to hold one end in place with a tie wrap. There is a good obvious place to hang a tie wrap off the vehicle. This is a well built unit and really could not be easier to install, plus it looks great on my 2014 Acura RDX. 125630
by: Larry D.06/18/2016
I am very please with the Draw-Tite 2" trailer hitch receiver. It fits my 2016 Acura RDX perfectly and was easy to install. All parts were included and everything was correct; it's really nice to get a product that is high quality and lives up to the vendor's description. etrailer.com provides great service and a good value. A dealer installed Acura hitch is MUCH more expensive and no better. 262391
Product is exactly as they posted it on their website. It came pretty fast as they promised. Very much satisfied on my purchase and with the etrailer.com 136746
by: Ben B.10/19/2016
Installed on an early model 2016 RDX without ANY ISSUE at all. It definitely helps to have a friend help out, but it just slid right into place. We probably got the whole thing done in a span of only 15 minutes. A great thing with this hitch is that it has the plate to easily attach the wiring harness for the trailer wiring. That's a nice plus. 308556
by: S C10/31/2012
Installed on 2013 RDX. Installation was fairly simple, but you do need at least two people and something to hold the hitch when mounting (I used an upside down 2 gallon paint bucket. It is almost impossible to install alone because one person needs to pull the rear bumper out slightly while the other inserts the bolts. Looks great! Very pleased! 58483
Product has great quaility and is built very sturdy. The only issue I had was that my car had paint in the threads for the mounts. It would help to have a tap to run it through to clean it out first. Otherwise have a lift or put it up on jack stands would have made it easier. It took me about an hour laying on the garage floor to put it in. 54158
by: Jeffery B07/06/2014
I have a 2014 Acrua RDX. I installed this hitch by myself in 40minutes. It fit right in with no issues. I cannot be happier. The customer service at etailer is amazing as well. When you call the 800 number you are able to get ahold of someone right away. Fantastic company and I would definitely do business with them again. 139510
First of all, eTrailer service is excellent. But installation was not as easy as expected. For some reason, rear rails of my Acura RDX 2011 AWD bought in December 2010 do not have weldnuts. I brought it to mechanics who had to cut threads in the rail opening and install receiver with 4 separate nuts. I hope it will perform fine. 239024
by: Guy P01/07/2015
Fit perfect, arrived quickly and video made instillation a snap. I use a box under the hitch to help support it during installation. etailer is one of the few companies where people answer the phones and respond quickly with support. This is 3rd hitch I have ordered for 3 different SUVs, all have been awesome. 167961
by: gary b10/25/2012
Customer service and satisfaction rivals that of any expected in this day and age. It was outstanding and above what was expected,very refreshing. Received my order super fast after being upgraded for shipping at no extra cost. Highly recommend etrailer. Product was as expected with no issues,very well built. 58129
by: Shomari E.04/20/2015
Excellent product and very sturdy. Installation was very straightforward but definitely requires two sets of hands to be safe. Also be careful with the handle nuts if they are over torqued they will crack, learn from my mistake. However of course etrailer.com has replacements available for order. 186789
Trailer Hitch Receiver is good. I wish though there was an option to get a cheap tap with it. My car is 4 years old mostly driven in the northeast, so the threads got rusty/dirty so the bolts wouldn't go in. I had to buy a $25 tap and wait two weeks just to run two holes once. 167459
Clear instructions, all parts clearily available, and a perfect fit. It is heavy and a little difficult for one 74 year old man to install by himself, but I got it done with no real problem. I shored it up with paint cans and wood blocks. I would highly recommend. 250222
by: John G.07/07/2011
As advertised...and then some. Speedy shipping, great customer service, fantastic how-to videos/advice, etc. Installation was a breeze. Couldn't have asked for more. My new favorite go-to location. I'll be sharing my wonderful experience with everyone I know. 18830
Great customer service Thanks for finding out which hitches would fit my 2011 auto when no one's websites are updated for this information. And thanks for the update on the shipping dates. The hitch fit up perfectly, just as your team said it would! 3987
use the hitch for my bicycle rack. Was easy to install, have not had any problems at all in the year I've used it. This was the third hitch I bought for our vehicles from etrailer and next time I need a hitch I will shop here again. 308683
I haven't installed the hitch yet but it was delivered in short time. Out of the box the hitch appears very heavy duty. Looking forward to get it installed using the installation instructions found on the etrailer web site. 315242
by: John O05/31/2015
I am very happy with this hitch. It was delivered without delay, the instillation instructions and video were clear and helpful, I installed the hitch in under 20 minutes with minimal help, and is looks and functions great. 199146
by: Shomari E.08/03/2016
This is my second purchase of this trailer hitch for an Acura RDX. This time it was for a 2016 model. The fit was perfect and installation was very straightforward. Excellent product I would recommend to any RDX owner. 278843
I love the way this hitch looks on my 2012 Acura RDX. Perfect fit, easy to install. I would recommend having a friend help on the install. With help it took me 15 minutes to install. Awesome price and looks great. 82356
by: Rick P.12/07/2013
Ordering was simple and shipment was fast. Instructions were clear and installation was easy...only took 25 minutes total. Hitch design blends right in with the vehicle. Couldn't ask for more. 109520
by: Greg S09/09/2016
Hitch came in 3 days. Install was exactly like the video. One reviewer suggested balancing it on a paint can as you get the bolts started. Worked like a charm, install was about 15 minutes. 293017
Installation is on a 2013 Acura RDX. Great service and fast shipping. The hitch went on with no problems or issues, fits and looks great and took all of 20 minutes max to install. 56894
by: Vaughn M.09/22/2016
The hitch I ordered was delivered before the delivery date so that was a plus. It was very easy to install, with 2 people and only took maybe 15 minutes. Thank you etrailer.com 297578
by: Bill C05/23/2011
Reese Hitch for 2010 Acura RDX was Very easy to install, directions were dead on, also got the wiring adapter it was plug and play simple, 35 minutes and I, walked away finished! 15165
I was very happy with the the product information on their website. Order was delivered fast and the hitch is great. Was very easy to install. Great for my bikerack. 53768
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