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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.


  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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 2002 ford explorer sport trac 75112
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75112. Now, to begin our install, we'll first need to locate the manufacturer's wiring that runs underneath the frame of the driver's side. This wiring will need to be relocated as it would get smashed down between the hitch and the frame. To relocate it, we will go ahead and remove it from the frame and then pressing the locking tab that secures it, it's a protective cap here in the side of the frame. We'll press on the locking tab to remove the connector. We'll do this for both connectors.

Now, with the wires loose, we'll go ahead and reroute them outside of the frame and over and back to the inside where we can re-secure it Once we have both wires reconnected, we'll go ahead and secure them with a zip tie and cut off the excess to clean up our install. Next, we are ready to install the hardware into the bottom frame rail attachment point. This attachment point is a pre-drilled hole in the frame by the manufacturer. Here, we will be using a half inch carriage bolt and block and we'll be securing that with a half inch conical tooth washer and nut. Keep in mind that each process we do here on one side will be repeated identically on the opposite side of the vehicle.Now, with the lower hardware in place, we'll go ahead and put our hitch into position and secure it with a conical tooth washer and nut.

We'll install fasteners finger-tight until we have them both into place. Next, we're ready to put the side frame rail attachment hardware into position. Here we will be using a half inch bolt and some round hole spacer block and a thick round hole spacer block that will get sandwiched between the hitch and the frame, and we'll secure it all with a half inch split lock washer and a nut. Our bolt and block will go from inside the frame towards the outside. We'll feed the bolt through the block, then through the frame, then to the larger spacer block, and finally through the hitch. Once in place, again, we'll install the split lock washer nut and tighten them down just finger-tight. Now with all the hardware in place, we'll come back and tighten it all down.

After all the hardware is tighten, we'll go over it again with a torque wrench and tighten the bolts to the exact specification as outlined in the instructions, and that'll do it for our install of the Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75112 on our 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. .

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: william B12/28/2011

GOOD JOB 28810


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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Accessories

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):

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

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite 2923

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

Info for this part was:

Test Fit:
Joe V

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Video Edited:
Joshua S

Photos by:
Sam P

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