Call etrailer.com at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Ford Trailer Hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products for your Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2001. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part 75112 from Draw-Tite can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete Trailer Hitch installation instructions and technical support.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 2001

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 2001

Fully welded Ford Explorer Sport Trac 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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Video install trailer hitch 2003 ford explorer sport trac 75112
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Draw-Tite
Video install trailer hitch 2002 ford explorer sport trac 75112
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac we're going to install part number 75112. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on our Sport Trac. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 17". From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outside edge of the bumper will about 3-1/4". Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.

First off we'll go ahead and show you where the hitch attaches to the frame of our vehicle. First it'll attach right here at the bottom of the frame at the end. Also there's an oval hole right here that the hitch will attach to. This is the passenger's side. On the driver's side it'll be the same way. Using our existing hole here and our oval hole.

On the driver's side we've got some wires in the way, so I'd like to remove those to just get them out of the way before we install our hitch and just re-route them. You can pry them off with a screwdriver. I'm using a trim panel tool to help remove them. Now you can probably zip these guys out of the way; because, the hitch will take up this area. What I like to do is actually disconnect them right here and run them over the top of the bumper structure. That way you don't have to worry about them getting anywhere near the suspension it moves back and forth.

We'll push in this tab and pull the connection apart, maybe. There it is. There's one on top too. It's a little bit harder to move. Now I'll pop mine loose here and as you push up on this tab here with a screwdriver you can go ahead and release it and then pull it apart.

We're just going to run our wires back over the top. Snap them back together. Now we've got these guys plugged back together. We don't have to worry about the wires being in the way of the hardware of the hitch. Next we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch. On the hole that's in the bottom of the frame, we'll get this block and a carriage bolt. This will go through the frame and then through the hitch. Then underneath we'll get a contoured tooth washer. Make sure the teeth in the washer always stays toward the hitch and a nut. For the hole in the side of the frame will get the hex bolt and a thin block. This will go from the inside to the outside of the frame. In between the hitch and the frame will also get this thicker block. Then on the outside of the hitch we'll get lock washer and then the nut. All right, now this will be the same on both sides of the hitch. Let's go ahead and take our carriage bolts and blocks and put them on the bottom of the frame first. It kind of helps put the block in first and then the carriage bolt; because, this nut gets in the way a little bit. With an extra set of hands we'll go ahead and put the hitch up in position. It's a bit of a tight fit, so it's a good idea to have something to support the hitch or a good friend that likes to lift things. Let's go ahead and put our bolt and block into place into the oval hole. Just enough to get it started. Then we'll go ahead and install our thick block. Got it through the block, but not through the hitch. We'll go ahead and rotate the hitch and move it around as needed to line it up and put the bolt through. There it is and then our lock washer and nut. Now we're done with the passenger's side and let's do the same thing on the driver's side. At this point with all of our hardware loosely installed, we'll go ahead and tighten down the bolts and then we'll torque them down as specified in the instructions. Now when you hold the bolt down from the inside, there's really not much room, so you kind of have to put your wrench at an angle to help get a hold of it. With all the bolts torqued down that'll finish it for our install of part number 75112 on our 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. .




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75112

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1031 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.


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by: Nick L08/12/2011


I received the Trailer Hitch very quickly...after order it I received before I knew it. I went to install it the hitch it went with little effort. The hardest part of my installation was raising the well built hitch off the ground. After moving the hitch into place it took a large screw driver slide it in to place. Four bolts and some tools and I was finished. I was surprised this project went so well. I would recommend this hitch to my friends and family. 21765






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by: Carr Guy09/01/2010


Great product The trailer hitch was as described. Great quality, and instulation was easy. It took me about 45 minutes to install, because it was hard to hold up, line up and bolt in all at one time. After I use a floor jack, all went smooth. I recomend putting the top bolts in first, to make it easier to hold up and line up the bolt holes. A perfect fit and easy to install. Great quality and worth the money. 3402






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by: John Wesnesky10/13/2011


Excellent product and service received my order earlier then expected great quality and packing of merchandise. Easy to install with great instructions and quality fasteners. I will be doing more shopping with e trailer. Great Job!!!!!!! 25502






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by: Bob D.07/09/2014


Excellent! Bolted in place with no problems. Took us less than 30 minutes to install. Towing a 21' Rinker cuddy cabin boat. 140280






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by: william B12/28/2011


GOOD JOB 28810






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by: Gary B.07/11/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I bought this product for a 2014 Subaru Forester XT Touring model. I am very pleased with it. I choose this particular hitch for several reasons (the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch for this vehicle are the same hitch with different product stickers). While I have no intention of towing the weight this hitch is rated for as that would exceed the recommendations for my vehicle, I wanted the 2" receiver for my platform style bike rack. Also, while I realize it is unlikely, I didn't want to be close on the tongue weight if I loaded several bikes onto a 1 1/2" receiver. For a few extra dollars I don't have that concern. There were two other things that sold me on this hitch. One was that the competitors hitch recommended an additional strap from the bike platform back to the car or their warranty is voided. Draw-Tite does not require this for their product. I called them to confirm that this was not needed. I guess it might make a difference if you travel rocky / off road. Platform bike racks are typically not recommended for that type of travel. The other selling point was that Draw-Tite provided instructions on how to trim the muffler heat shields so that they could be kept in place. The competitors instructions called for those shields to be removed. Might be another "peace-of-mind" issue, but my feeling was that those shields were installed for a reason. I just felt better keeping them there. I am sure someone more mechanically inclined could figure that out with the other products (by even just using the instructions for this product) but I was having mine installed by a mechanic that deals with Subaru vehicles and I thought it better to have those instructions to provide them. Very pleased with the product, the instillation and how it looks on the car. I would recommend this hitch receiver. 140822


Comments

Thanks for the review and pictures. Reading the instructions it looks to me that you dont have to drill or widen any frame holes unlike other hitches. Is this what you found as well?

comment by: Glenn - 07/20/2014


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Gary mentioned that he did not do the installation himself, so he might not be able to tell you if the frame holes were needed to be enlarged. Although, according to the instructions this is not needed. The only trimming that is needed is for the for the heat shield. Thanks again to Gary for the review and photos.

Rachael H - 7/21/2014




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by: Kevin W.03/15/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


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


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I had to run out the threads with a 10 X 1.25 tap on all four holes. A little bit of a pain in the neck, but worth the effort. Thank God for the video, especially for the wiring harness. Printed instructions would have you take your Santa Fem apart.

comment by: John D - 05/10/2014


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by: jim p11/01/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Haven't used the hitch receiver yet, however, it was pretty easy to install. The instructions were easy to read. All parts came as described. The installation instructions that come in the product package are more detailed than online. The online instruction video has no sound on my computer, which is probably why they include the script. Customer service is ver good. The answered my questions the day of asking them. Good transaction overall. Like I said, I haven't used the hitch receiver yet (I need to buy a trailer first), but it is heavy and sturdy. I figure the pic will help give you an idea of what to do when cutting through the plastic undercover to install the unit and leave the cover on. 105940


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Ive had and used a trailer for about 2 months on my CRV. No issues what so ever. Everything is working well. Customer service is still excellent-I recently called to check what I ordered and what the hitch could tow, and got immediate response. Great purchase. One suggestion: perhaps some instruction on how to properly attach and load a trailer to such a hitch, as it would help prevent any mishaps from misuse of the hitch itself. Heightweight/and positioning of trailer load on the trailer is important so as not to overload the tongue weight on the hitch. thanks.

jim p - 11/01/2014

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Thanks for the feedback and reply. Happy to hear you are pleased with your hitch on your CR-V. Please keep in mind that you will need to check the tow rating of your CR-V, and it is rated lower than the tow rating of the hitch you will need to abide by the lowest rated component of your towing system. I have included links to several of our helpful articles that you might find helpful regarding loading your trailer, the tongue weight, and choosing the correct height ball mount for your trailer.

Rachael H - 11/3/2014




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by: Nicholas M09/09/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The hitch was very easy to install. It was so easy in fact, that I installed it myself. I used a plastic bin to help prop the receiver and keep it elevated while I installed the bolts. The bolts on my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee took 21MM socket. There were 4 bolts that took a bit of elbow grease to loosen. I then used a torque wrench and tightened the bolts to 115 foot pounds as specified in the directions. It took about 15 minutes. I plan on using the hitch receiver with a bike rack. Specifically this one: http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Highland/1370400.html 150426



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by: Dale A.03/29/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


My hitch showed up on time with no signs of damage. I opened the box and removed the hitch to find it badly scratched up in several places. I blame Draw-Tite for that. Very poor quality control. Shame on you Draw-Tite. Also, their drawing for showing where to cut the hole in the trim panel is awful. Shame on you, again, Draw-Tite. In the drawing it shows to cut a hole 17" away from the edge of a rectangular hole that is already in the trim panel. That dimension is from the wrong edge. Decrease it to 16" and you'll be better off. Same goes for the three inch dimension from the edge. Once I cut the hole with my dimensions, it fit great. I didn't cut the sound insulation, though. I released the far edge and tucked in under itself. I think that's much cleaner looking than hacking it up. I would not recommend leaving that trim panel off. It's there for several reasons. Air flow, insulation and weather barrier. I plan on using the piece I cut out as a patch by gluing a flange around the edge and putting it back to cover up the hole. I'll use some self-tap screws so I can remove it to check the mounting bolts. Also, I used thread locker (Loctite Blue) on the hardware. All this took me about an hour and I used my driveway. I'm very disappointed with the finish and hole dimensions for the cut-out in the trim panel. As a CAD professional; the guy that drew that would've been fired if he worked for me. Before I became a designer, I worked for Roush Racing for 10 years and several other teams as a fabricator/mechanic/electronics/crew member. I know what I'm talking about. Shame on Draw-Tite but I can only nice things about E-Trailer. If E-Trailer is the cause of the damage then I'd change my opinion. The hitch looks great with my Thule bike rack and I've already test driven it all. Works great! Good luck and best wishes. -Dale A. (Plymouth, MI) 73284



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by: Dave P09/26/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I bought a new 2011 Ford Explorer, I need to pull a small utility trailer. I bought this hitch from etrailer, this was so easy to install. It took about an hour to install by myself. Reading the directions, they were very easy to understand. The tips were very helpful too, soap was a very helpful tip to get the rubber isolators off the exhaust. I lowered the exhaust in the three places, and it fit perfectly. One thing I needed to do that was a pain was to do as they said, I should have tightened the bolts to # 6, 7, and 8 before I raised the hitch onto the car. I thought it only needed to be in place before installing. Make sure to put on the rubber isolators onto #6, 7, and 8 and tighten the set up before raising the hitch onto the car (it was a pain to tighten while hitch was up on the car. The hitch looks great, it is not ugly and works great. See attached pics. 24664



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by: Jon12/25/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The box arrived with the hitch protruding through large holes. Despite this everything was accounted for and worked fine. Another customer mentioned losing a wiring harness this way but mine was securely taped to the hitch itself. I had watched the videos for the hitch and wiring harness several times and loaded them on my phone to have as a reference. There were no big surprises. Like a lot of others we removed the muffler completely. On a car this new it's easy and clean, but like someone else said you DO need a deep-well 14mm socket. The "bolt leader" wires work great. We used a jack to hold our hitch in place until we had the middle nut fastened. Don't skimp on the torque wrench. The nuts are locked by toothed, domed washers that deform at a specific torque. The wiring harness worked fine. I wish there was the option of wiring through the bulkhead like the factory option hitch, where there is a flat-4 always at the hitch. The wiring harness video is okay but glosses over the details of those trim panel connections. The bottom wear plate around the hatchback latch uses two different connectors that require different motions to undo them w/o damage. The left foam tray under the cargo floor has a plastic latching snap that is very easily damaged. And so on, you just have to go slow and try to peer in to see what you're up against. I was quoted 800usd for a class I hitch from the dealer. I got a class III instead and I installed it myself so I can trust it, for about 200usd. Shipping was really fast, 3 days. One extra layer of cardboard in that box would have been great, but the powder coat was tough and it was fine. 166935



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by: Jonathan Tea08/16/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Very high quality product, arrived in excellent condition. Very easy to install with the video online was helpful, I didn't lower the muffler as the instruction said. From the time to open the box and completed the installation is 33 mins, I did used the jack to support the center of the trailer hitch to make installation much easy for myself. Now it's look fantastic love black gloss and it's made in "USA", Etrailer, you guys "ROCK".... 51940



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by: Andy B04/28/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Great post order customer contact from etrailer. One vendor related issue though, the box that the hitch was shipped in was a little flimsy. The staples had pulled out (someone downstream had thrown a few pieces of tape on it), and the hitch had broken through the cardboard in a few places scratching the paint. Install was a pain. I had to use a tap to clean the corrosion out of the holes in my '05 Liberty, as there was no way a bolt would thread in. Frankly it was almost like there were no threads at all. Very difficult to work a tap at these locations, as you don't have the throw to use a standard tap wrench. I had to use the bare tap and a little open end wrench, and it took multiple passes to clean out each nut insert. The worst insert to work on, the nut that sits above the tailpipe. As the video mentions, I had to pull the tailpipe out of the way with a strap to reach that one. Making it worse, the factory had welded this particular nut insert a little too close to the hole in the (unibody) frame. Also like in the video, the last bolt hole on the hitch frame (the one closest to the front of the vehicle) appeared to be out of line, almost like the Draw-Tite frame was bent. Unfortunately it was much further out than could be jostled back in place by hand, probably due to the aforementioned off center nut insert. I ended up using a big drift to lever the Draw-Tite frame into alignment, with multiple shims against the gas tank holding it out so I could get that bolt to start. Net-net, time consuming to install, but mostly because of the age, design, and construction of the vehicle. 38662



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by: Rich F.06/04/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75902 The perfect Fit for our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select, I just unbolted the factory Tow Hook , and Bolted on the New Trailer Hitch Reciever in Aprox 15-20 minutes , Bolt Pattern was perfect, no need to cut or remove any body parts (Except factory Nissan tow Hook ). I would suggest though when installing new Hitch to Start on the Drivers side (Instructions also state Starting on Drivers Side) That makes a Big difference ,Only hand tight Bolts a few threads, less chance of trying to jam or push into place, Also have extension (s) on Ratchet to reach frame of SUV allowing you room to rotate your ratchet below muffler and frame, w/o the extension(s) you will have difficulty turning the Bolts due to Clearance. The Directions were very clear, all the parts needed were included ( You will need a torque wrench to set bolts at correct torque ) All very Simple........ EXcellent Product !!!! I hope I helped someone else with this review, for I had read several reviews which helped me choose this Item, and I'm glad I did. Thanks, Rich 134295


Comments

Rich,Will you be so kind to measure the clearance from the hitch pin hole to end of bumper. It seems this clearance measurements are still an illusive information to get.Thanks,Yuval

comment by: Yuval - 06/17/2014


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Comments

The distance clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the very outer edge upper part of bumper of rear bumper is Aprox 5 1/2 inches. This would be on the 2014 Nissan Rogue Select model. I have no idea if the measurement would differ on the Nissan Rogue not sure if they have the same rear bumper.

comment by: Rich - 06/19/2014


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by: Marilyn01/03/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


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



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by: Craig L.01/12/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Bought a 2011 Ford F150 with no trailer tow package. I decided to add the trailer hitch myself. I started searching on Etrailer and ended up buying the Draw-Tite hitch. The kit came with instructions and all included parts. I installed it by myself in about 35 minutes. It looks great and already pulled my trailer with it without any problems. Great Product. 29558



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by: BM03/09/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


This is the 2nd trailer hitch I have purchased from Etrailer. I spent $7 for the upgraded shipping at the hitch arrived 4 days after I ordered it. I installed this hitch on my 2015 Subaru Forester XT. The installation video was dead on, I followed step by step and it took about 45 minutes using a cordless impact, a few deep well sockets and a couple wrenches. -I used my floor jack to raise the hitch and align the bolts. A must if you don't have a second set of hands. -Using the hole saw saved a lot of time to trim the heat shields. I used the dimples as suggested and it was close enough to re install the shield. I bought the hole saw at Home Depot for under $10. -I used a lot of penetrating oil on the muffler hangers, made it a lot easier to remove and reinstall. Reinstalling the mufflers was the most time consuming step, but was well worth it to have the access to get the bolts. -The hitch is tucked under the bumper, my thule bike rack fits perfect and is much more rigid than when I had it installed on a 1 1/4 receiver on my old car. -There is no visual obstructions in the rear when the bike rack is installed. -I saved about $300 using this setup over the factory hitch. I would highly recommend Etrailer. The customer support is excellent and this hitch was a perfect match for my bike rack. Thanks Etrailer! 177592



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by: Kevin K.06/07/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The hitch arrived in a nice box that has hand holes in it for easy handling. The hitch could use some sort of dense foam padding inside the box, especially on the flange tabs that attach to the car frame, as the shipper was less than careful and those we're sticking out of the box. The bag containing the parts was ripped and there were 2 loose washers floating around in the box (luckily they didn't fall out of the holes). The instructions were easy enough to follow, although there need to be some corrections/additions made to them. First is the depth dimension for the cutout in the rear fascia, as it wasn't even close, instead of 2" it turned out to be 4 1/2" up from the bottom. Second would be the addition of the socket/wrench size needed to tighten down the nuts and bolts, as the only place I saw that was in the reference video and you had to be watching closely because they don't mention the size in the video. I only bring this up because a lot of socket sets don't have a 7/8" socket or wrench (like mine) and you will have to make a trip to buy one (like me). It is very helpful to have someone help you get the hitch into position to finish the installation. Overall the hitch is a good bargain, well made and very sturdy, I would definitely recommend it. 134653



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by: Kennethpe07/07/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


While installation was simple and straightforward, I am pretty disappointed with the fit relative to the spare (17") on my '13 Highlander. The spare is difficult to raise back up and secure with this hitch. Even with one person raising it and another guiding it, it can't go all the way back up to rest against the frame cushions for it. I had installed a OEM Toyota hitch on my '10 Highlander, which installation was the same, but the fit around the body and spare was much better. Overall I would say if you are a fanatic about fit and the little things, spend the extra money for the Toyota. If you are OK with the fact it works but may not be exact, go for it. 87992


Comments

After a year I am happy with the product. Same issue from when I installed it exists, the one time I had to use the spare, it is a bit of a puzzle to get it back just right. I am also surprised after the winter to see a few spots of paint chipping off and rust peeking through.

Kennethpe - 07/10/2014

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by: Greg J11/04/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Thanks to others, who posted tips about installation of this trailer hitch, I wasn't surprised when it took a lot of elbow grease to move the fasia and install the rear bolts. But it's DONE and it looks GREAT. Very solid and virtually invisible. 58801


Comments

By reviewing all the instruction on this page, my son and I were able to mount the hitch in 20-30 minutes. Two key factors, zip ties and 18 in screw driver. So, we first put long strong zip tie looped through the two back holes holes furthest from the bumper. Then put the hitch into place, and put the zip tie through the hole in the hitch furthest from the bumper leave a little play in the tie for maneuvering. Now the hitch would stay in place without falling on us. I then took the 18in screwdriver and placed it into the unthread hole where the bolt will eventually go. I then used the screwdriver as a lever to pry the hitch into place, which was easy given the force the lever created. Then the threaded hole near the bumper was aligned and I was able to get the bolt started by hand then ran it up about 80 with my ratchet. I then went to the other side and did the same. Once both thread holes had bolts in the, I clipped the zip tie and place the bolt and nut into the unthreaded hole which was easy because now the alignment was fine.I also used the previous instruction of running the black bolts in the thread holes first to cut the threads a bit better, I also used a little DW-40. .

comment by: Frank B - 04/08/2013


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Thanks for the install information, much appreciated.

Patrick B - 4/19/2013




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by: Willie03/14/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Great fit installation was a breeze it took me a bit longer to install because instead of eliminating the plastic covers as suggested by even the manufacturer I modified the drivers side and didn`t have to remove the passenger side at all. 9250



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by: CW03/26/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Installed on '93 Honda Pilot in 1 1/2 hours while installing new Tow Ready 4- Flat Universal Mounting Bracket (118149) and Tow Ready One Connector wiring harness (118336). Easy install, did not have any trouble cleaning out those previously unused bolt holes on the right side, used wire brush and penetrating lube. Installed tow bar supported on top of grand kids red wagon with side rails, no extra hands required. Did not have to lower exhaust, only removed tow hook from left side. Fits snugly with good clearance from frame and muffler. Tow bar can barely be seen except for receiver. 122290



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by: Glenn N.06/30/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Great deal, like the hitch. Had some troubles with the diagram on cutting the plastic cover. Oh well no one looks under there anyway right? Not the point. Still looks good. 86790


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Just what the towing geek that has to try to tow anything with what he or she has to tow with. Lol Maybe Honda should look at this hitch instead of the 1 they put on my car. I guess they are just keeping in tow ratings. Great hitch and I dont have any problems pulling my 17 foot 6 boat.

Glenn N - 06/30/2014

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by: Northeast Adventure11/14/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I purchased the Drawtite Hitch Receiver for my 2014 Nissan Rouge SV. Overall I think this was the perfect DIY project with minimal tools and a little effort. The only challenges I faced was that two of the hitch bolt holes did not line up with the pre-drilled frame holes by about a half an inch. One of the hitch mounting brackets was welded inwards on the cross bar by about a half an inch. I called the customer hotline and was told this is a common problem, apply body weight to bend the mounting bracket outwards a little more. I will tell you now I'm pretty big and that is impossible. I used a heavy mallet and bent it out with ease until it lined up perfectly with the frame. I also stripped the first three threads on one of the bolts however I have a tap and die kit and that was corrected. This is the only reason I did not give an excellent rating as the mounting bracket was off measurement by a half an inch. My advice is to make sure all holes line up with the frame perfectly before your install and do not force bolts to turn they all should turn freely with ease. If it lined up properly the first time then yes, this is a 30minute install. 160915



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by: Steve H07/31/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


This is the second hitch I have purchased from e trailer. The hitch arrived on time and the installation directions were straight forward and thorough. The hitch was easy to install and is an excellent hitch. Although I did not have anyone available to help me, I was able to install the hitch in about 30 minutes (I am 72). The previous hitch was for my Toyota pickup and was also easy to install and an excellent hitch. I have also purchased two wiring harness and they are easy to install and an excellent product. Thank you for your great products, videos and service 92588


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Could not be happier with the products, the perfect fit, the fast deliver and the ease of installation I installed them myself as well as one for my Tacoma truck that I bought about 2 years ago However, I do recommend a second person to help as you state in your directions

Steve H - 01/30/2015

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by: Michael P.11/11/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Hitch arrived as promised and fit my '15 Forester perfectly. 2 words of caution before you start the project. I watched the video several times, assembled the tools mentioned and then had to go to Home Depot twice during the project to get additional tools (probably not an issue for most folks planning on doing this on their own who likely have a better tool selection at home than I do). 1) The instructional video states that removing the muffler is optional. You really have to take it completely off (do exactly what the technician did in the video). There's just not enough room to work if you just loosen the hangers. 2) Tools needed. You will need a deep well socket (14 mm) to remove the muffler. A standard one won't work (believe me, I tried). Also, the hitch itself requires a deep well socket to put on the large bolts (my second trip out during the project----my fault, I know) if I recall correctly it was 11/16ths. So, here's a complete tool list of what I used: 1. Socket wrench 2. Deep well 14 mm socket 3. 14 mm box wrench 4. 10 mm nut driver (on an electric drill) 5. 6-inch extension for socket wrench 6. Electric drill with 1 inch hole saw 7. Deep well 11/16ths socket 8. Torque wrench Overall, I'm happy with the result, and would recommend the product and etrailer.com to anyone who asked. 160440



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by: Will S02/01/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The trailer hitch arrived in good condition although some of the flanges had punched through the shipping box. There was however no damage to the hitch. I chose to have the hitch professionally installed as I didn't have the resources to raise my vehicle (199 Mercury Mountaineer) and I had to get some other work done on the car. Sears installed the hitch (no wiring harness as I am using this for a bike carrier) for only $59.99 which I considered a deal. Unfortunately there were two bolts missing and had to be ordered which turned a 1/2 hour job in to a 3 hour job until the bolts could be delivered! (Note: parts box was intact but not enough bolts had been shipped!) The installation went smooth and the hitch fit perfectly. 115421



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by: Jim M01/17/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I was very concerned the hitch would fit my 2013 Mercedes GLK350 4-Matic and not lessen the. " look " of it. I was-impressed with whole process including expedited shipping and the hitch being exactly as described. Thank. You. Looks great. 114066


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I saw your comments about the trailer hitch install on a 2013 GLK-350. Im about to do the same same year GLKSame hitch. I looked at the instructions and the install video. The video is straight forward enough but doesnt show anything about removing or bending up a tab on the bumper fascia. The print instructions mentions this but the video doing an install on a 2011 GLK does not. Did you have to remove or bend any of the bumper facia tabs when you did the install on your 2013? Thanks for any insight you may be able to provide.John Bellenzeni

comment by: John B - 04/07/2014


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I am extremely pleased with the installl and the look. I had it installed by a local Auto and Truck Accessories store that Ive used with my 2013 GLK350 4Matic and other cars I have now and in the past. They quoted 2 hrs labor - and they stuck with the quote- but it took them longer to install - not as easy as they thought it would be and all I can say is that the product is as represented by etrailer and the install is 100 to my satisfaction - and the look is great. jm

comment by: Jim - 04/09/2014


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Thanks from coming back and checking in with us Jim!

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by: Joshua E04/23/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


It was so easy to install only took 20 mins and looks great. 77420



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by: Mike M.02/10/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The trailer hitch itself is excellent. It fits well. It looks well manufactured, and it's easy to install, though you might want to get a friend to help you hold it in place while you put the first couple of bolts in. The packaging was terrible. They just tossed it into a cardboard box with no padding and nothing to keep it from sliding around. When it arrived, there was a hole about a foot long in the side of the box, presumably from where the hitch had slid and burst through the side of it. Thankfully all of the parts stayed inside and nothing was damaged. 116214


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One year later and its still working like new. I even took my camper on a cross country trip. Zero problems, zero complaints, and zero rust. Its rock solid.

Mike M - 02/10/2015

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by: Mark T.12/19/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I read the reviews and instructions prior to purchasing. Start to finish took well over 2 hours for me, part of that time was spent doctoring a cut on my thumb from the razor knife and going to the auto parts store to get a 3/8" to 1/2" ratchet adapter I had misplaced. I had no help and ended up using jack stands to help hold it up while I got the bolts started, I could not quite hold it still enough otherwise. There is what appears to be sound deadening material under the appearance panel, no instruction on what to do with that. I ended up cutting it and using outdoor duct tape on the edges. I may end up ripping the whole thing out later. I cut the appearance panel on the vehicle as others have done. I paid extra for the Draw-tite over the Curt for what I though was a better coating system, but it came in with some edges scuffed up and I worked on that with some black touch up paint I had. Overall I am pleased with the result, but it was harder than I thought and we'll see how my touch-up paint holds up. 61798



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by: Jack B09/15/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


I have really enjoyed working with etrailer.com to meet my needs for items required to tow a 2014 Honda CRV. The receiver was installed without removing the under side cover. By just cutting the opening for 3 sides using measurements provided on the driver side creates a flap permitting access to tighten the bolts and run toad wiring (this saved me a lot of time). Flap created can be zip tied and sealed with silicone. The receiver has tight tolerances on the passenger side making it hard to re-attach the muffler to hanger. An extra 1/2 inch removed from muffler hanger cut out on receiver would help. 151013



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by: dom09/03/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The Draw-Tite Max Frame Hitch Receiver 75902 fits a 2014 Nissan Rouge with room to receive our Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack system with room to spare between the bumper and the bike rack. Initially, we had a local parts supplier fit the vehicle with a Curt brand hitch. Unfortunately, it did not extend out far enough to receive the Yakima system. We were left without any alternative hitch solutions other than a hitch extender which would be nothing but a headache. Thankfully, I found etrailer.com and I got all the necessary info to make the right choice. Thanks to customer service info, it was a go. 149900



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by: Steve S.05/15/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


This is my first experience with etrailer, and it couldn't have been better. I ordered my hitch on Saturday, with the free shipping option. I got an email almost immediately telling me my hitch was available and would ship soon. I got another email on Tuesday saying it had shipped, with a link to check its progress. On the following Monday, my hitch arrived, right on time and in perfect condition. I got it installed on Tuesday, and I am towing! I had a great experience with etrailer, and I saved money, too! 80405


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Yes, I still like our trailer hitch. You cant love a trailer hitch, can you? It does exactly what I expect, and its holding up well no sign of rust, unlike the hitch that came with our Highlander.

Steve S - 06/12/2014

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by: Lenny B.05/19/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


2011 Jeep GC- Installed with ease! Looks great! My GC had the trailer wiring under the bumper so I purchased the 7 pin / 4 pin connector and it was plug and play. Finished with a Jeep OEM cover. Thanks etrailer! 14802


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Looks great. I have the same hitch for my Jeep GC and Im looking to add the trailer connectors. Where did you get the 4 to 7 pin connector and do you have the part number? Thanks! James in Milwaukee.

comment by: James - 07/14/2014


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Lenny used the # HM40975
Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket - Vehicle End
$29.95
connector for the 4 to 7 way functions. This connector is a direct replacement if your Jeep already has a 7-way. If your Jeep does not have a factory 7-way then you will need to use a wiring harness like the # 118425
T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
$26.95
or the # 56009 to establish a 4-way, then convert that to a 7-way using the # ETBC7
Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires
$65.84
wiring harness.

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by: Larry12/31/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The hitch was delivered inside a crushed box. (see pics) I was worried but when I opened the box there was no damage, because you had stapled the smaller box to and inside the bigger box. Good job packing! The hitch easily installed as shown in your video on my new Subaru Forester Touring. (see pics) My best friend and grandson helped me install it and we used the install as bonding and installing time. 167372



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by: Sven A.06/09/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


This for my 08 Jeep Patriot. Ordered on a Saturday, had the hitch by Thursday. And about 20 minutes after opening the package it was on my Jeep. Couldn't be easier to install, and i was able to do it all by myself. I bought this for my Thule bike rack, and it works perfectly. 83876


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A year later and the product is every bit as good when it was brand new. Ive probably told a half dozen people about the site and how easy it was to install. Found my Thule bike rack on Craigslist, and the savings paid for the hitch.

Sven A - 06/09/2014

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by: Greg S.09/24/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Searched for a hitch that did not require a visible section of the bumper fascia to be cut out of the X5. This hitch did not and tucks neatly under the fascia. You rated the installation difficulty 9/10, and I believe this was accurate. Fit and finish was great. Not a fan of having the connection to the trailer a long cord that hangs out the tail gate when in use. I routed the wire down to the hitch before re-installing the bumper fascia and attached it with a bracket. Installation and wiring videos are excellent and key to the success for the DIY individual. Upon ordering, etrailier reported the hitch was in stock, but this turned out to not be the case. Etrailer customer service were great at keeping me informed and minimized the delay. Well done! 101240


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I am curious...You mentioned not having to cut the fascia but the instructions state that it needs to be cut. Can you help me understand if the instructions are wrong or if different year or trim of the car makes a difference? Thanks

comment by: Nathan - 01/13/2014


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The visible section of the bumper fascia does not need to be trimmed, which is what Greg mentioned in his review. There is an under-fascia that is below the bumper and not really visible when standing. It is attached to the bumper cover, but is a separate piece that is not the same color as the rest of the body. This piece will need to be trimmed. You can see the procedure starting at about the 4:50 mark in the video.

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by: Roy02/25/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Good day, here has been my install adventure. The bolts (3) on the drivers side that hold the tow hook came off and we installed the hitch on that side with the bolts provided using an impact drill. Then we attempted to install the passenger side. Keep in mind I WD40'ed the holes and used a battery brush to scrap them out. One bolt (center) took perfectly. The foward bolt did not and the weld for that nut came off, so we have to tape and dye that out. The rear bolt would only sink halfway using a ratchet, not impact drill. I looked with a flashlight and it appears the "nut" side was not evenly bored out. I then used the bolt that we took off from the tow hook and got it to sink further, but not flush. I will likely add a washer or two so it sinks flush to the hitch. Hopefully we can use a smaller bolt for the forward hole and manually get a nut to attached to the bolt. At least I will have two blots on that side, which can support the bike rack. However, it does look great as you can only see the connecting section and not the hitch at all, like you do other aftermarket hitches. Only thing I forgot to order (which someone should have mentioned) is a hitch cover. 67664



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by: Bret B.05/22/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Installed on a 2003 Honda Pilot. The hitch was delivered in 3 days from the purchase date. It was received in perfect condition. This is the third hitch I have installed on different vehicles over the past couple years and it was by far the easiest installation yet. It took me longer to clean out the bolt holes than it did to install the hitch itself. I removed the tow hook from the left side so the bolt holes were in good condition. It took me about an hour to clean out the 3 bolt holes on the right side. Tip - I sprayed the holes with liquid wrench and used a 20 gauge shotgun cleaning brush in a cordless drill to clean out the holes. I wire brushed the bolts I removed from the left side tow hook and used them to run in a little bit and then removed. Cleaned the bolts and the hole again with liquid wrench and wire brush. Repeated process several times until I could get the bolts to go all the way in using a ratchet. Once the bolt holes were clean, it took about 10 minutes to complete installation. Note I did not have to drop the exhaust, it easily slid by the muffler. This is a great hitch! I would highly recommend both the hitch and purchasing it from etrailer. 131797



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by: Steve M03/03/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


There are a few things that I found that you may need to do to make this installation go more smoothly: 1) Pre-thread the metric bolts (the black colored bolts) into the frame. These bolts are painted so you'll want to do this to remove the paint from the bolts BEFORE you are trying to do it one-handed while in a contortionist pose fighting with a hitch and rear fascia. 2) Note the angle of the bolt as it goes into the frame. This will let you know how much you will have to force the fascia out of the way to get the bolt to start. 3) This should have been #1 but make sure you wear safety glasses! 4) I found that I could do this installation by myself by using a plastic bucket turned upside down to support the hitch while I was wrestling with the bolt (which was impossible to get started until I figured out that Acura had welded the nut at about a 5 - 10 degree angle. 5) Get someone else to pull on the fascia for you. I was trying to use a pry bar in the forward attachment hole to force the hitch/fascia toward the rear, but could not get the bolt started (because of the 5 - 10 degree weld angle from Acura). If you do the above, this hitch can be really easy to install! 33047



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by: Jeff K.06/18/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Perfect fit, easy installation, great price, outstanding quality, excellent service! Ordered for a for a 2007 Honda Pilot on Sunday afternoon and delivered on Wednesday. Installed in about 30 mins, hitch is almost completely hidden other than the receiver. Etrailer is highly recommended and I will definitely buy from them again. Thanks for the easy and professional transaction. 44703



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by: Shawn L07/18/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Timely shipping by Etrailer and wonderful customer service. I emailed a question and got a stellar answer next day by a rep. The hitch itself is high quality and very sturdy. Installation itself was a breeze thanks to the video on etrailer.com and included instructions. Video may need to be updated though as the design of the hitch had a minor change relating to the passenger side number of bolts (was 3 and dropped to just 2). The hardest part of the install was cleaning out the weld nuts on the frame of my 2011 Nissan Rogue. I ultimately had to borrow a toolkit from the local autopart store for cleaning out the threads (almost like a tap but called a rethreader or thread chaser set). After MANY cleanings manually over an hour with a brush acquired here at etrailer.com I made absolutely little headway in threading my bolts, but using the thread chaser I was done in 5 minutes. Thank you etrailer for the wonderful price and customer service! 142041



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by: Tim - Cinti10/15/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Easy order process, great price and great product. I'm much slower than the other guys in terms of time to install. Took me about 4 hrs, with no helper. Time was significantly extended by having to clean up the 3 threaded bolt holes on the passenger side. Had to rent tool from Auto Zone, and still took a lot of PB Blaster, wire brushing to even get the clean up tool to start into the lead in threads. Then was like 1 - 2 turns, back it out, and repeat.... for all three holes. ~2 hrs later, all the bolt holes were clean and easily accepted the new bolts. Other than that, no real issues. Great instructional videos for Receiver and Wire kit. This is my second purchase from ETrailer, and will def be my online go-to site for all my trailer needs. 103965



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by: Ken B.07/14/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Sorry no picture, however, the Trailer Hitch went in just as you explained. I wish all after market and add-on products were so good and easy to install. Perhaps you will set the bar for others to attempt to reach, good heavy duty hitch I'm sure it will be great. 89522


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What you are doing is good business my friend, keep it up. Both hitch and wiring are great, use them six to 10 times per year without issues.What I need to find is something to cover or into the hitch opening the square opening is nice and clean however, a nice cover would be cool.Know where I can get one?Anyway, great products, great service and thanks again for checking back.

Ken B - 07/17/2014

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Glad to hear the hitch is holding up well. We've got a whole bunch of hitch covers and plugs that will fit your 2 inch hitch. Check out the link!

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by: Josh04/10/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


If your contemplating on which hitch to get, The Draw-Tite, Reece and Hidden Hitch are identical. Mine actually had a sticker with both names on it. Like others have said, the powder coat chips easily, mine had minor chips from shipping. This didn't bother me, before I installed it, I coated the entire hitch with 1 Qt. Herculiner Bed Liner. If your worried about long term use and rust, coat it with a rubber compound. Installation took 1/2 day. Hardest part was removing and re-installing the fascia (plastic bumper). I had to trim a 2"x8" of the lower fascia. Hitch looks nice on my 2011 BMW X5 35d and 1/4 the cost of the dealership. Works with rear sensors and the screw in attachments are still available. 36764



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by: Rick H.03/30/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


Hitch went together "without a hitch", but I do have some tips. First, the instructional u-tube video is essential. Second, for most of us, you'll be on your back, so the video does make it look easy as the test car is on a lift-so plan plenty of time (at least a morning). I agree that the shroud cutout needs to be wider, at least an inch wider toward the center of the car. I used a Dremel Multi Tool for the cut and it worked WONDERFUL. I think I'd save the hassle of taking the shroud off the car, and cut it in place - I had to enlarge it that way. Make sure you have plenty of 11/16" sockets, extensions and adaptors. You'll need 1/2" drive to get the required torque on all bolts. The forward bolt above the muffler is especially challenging to reach while reading the torque wrench (I didn't have a digital wrench). The recommended ball mount (#2923 / #2753) allows for only a 7-1/4" clearance to ground from bottom of ball threads. I think a ball mount with less of a drop is more appropriate for the 2012 CRV. Will be contacting eTrailer on this. And they have been wonderful to deal with. 73446



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by: Bruce E.07/01/2009

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


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



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by: Tom K.11/01/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Max-Frame in Trailer Hitch


The Draw-Tite trailer hitch arrived promptly and was ready to install right out of the box. Once the bolt holes on the Honda Pilot were well cleaned and free of rust as described on the etrailer hitch installation video, I was able to install the product by myself laying on the ground in about 15 minutes. Everything fit perfectly with no problems with my full-sized spare or the heat shield on the muffler. I'm now ready to attach my bike carrier and take off on a great adventure. 58594


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After a year, the hitch is still working great.

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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 75112 Installation instructions 75112 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Will fit with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 18252
18252

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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