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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Nissan Altima trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
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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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Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on this 2012 Nissan Altima were going to install part number 24796 from Draw Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 10 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be five and three quarter inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. The first thing we do is open up the trunk and get inside the vehicle.
Were going to remove the carpeting and the fiber board thats underneath. Next were going to go ahead and get underneath the vehicle. Some vehicles have a ground wire on the drivers side muffler. This one did not have, so we wont have to worry about disconnecting it for now. If it did, we would reconnect the wire when we were done with our install.
Now we need to disconnect the exhaust mufflers on each side. First off well spray down the clamp with some lubricant and then well loosen up the clamp. Then well go ahead and spray the exhaust away from the tailpipe. This will loosen up the muffler. Well spray down the hangers above the muffler to make it a little easier to slide apart.
Were done with this side, well go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side, since our vehicles dual exhaust. The next thing is to go ahead and look at the exhaust heat shields. We have to bend them away from the trunk pan so we have room to install our hitch. Just gently push them back toward the outside so we have some working room. Now well go ahead and lift the hitch up into position.
Well hold it up against the inside edge of the body work or the inside edge of the frame, and make sure you push it all the way toward the back. Now well go ahead and mark for our holes. What were going to do is use the hitch as a template. Were actually going to use some spray paint to mark our holes. Once our holes are marked well go ahead and lower the hitch out of the way. Well go ahead and locate the center of the marks, and then drill a pilot hole from the bottom up. Now well go to the inside of the vehicle and drill our holes out from the inside to the outside. Well drill out to the seven sixteenths hole. Now well go ahead and show you how the hardware will work with the hitch. On the inside there will be a stiffener plate added and two carriage bolts. Well go ahead and put the stiffener plate and the bolts together to show you how it goes on the inside. Before we permanently install them well take some sealant and apply that around the holes. Then well take our block and our blots and put them into place. Well also use something to put some weight on to hold the bolts down in place when we install our hitch. Now well go ahead and install the hitch. With an extra set of hands well push the hitch up and make sure we try not to push the bolts back in. Well install lock washers and nuts. Once everythings loosely installed well go ahead and tighten down the nuts and washers and then well torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. Now well go ahead and take our heat shields, push the back up against the hitch, but far enough where they wont vibrate against it. Then we need to go ahead and reinstall our exhaust. We reverse the procedure. Well slide the exhaust back onto the hanger and then connect the two pipes, and then tighten down the clamp. Now well get back into the trunk and reinstall the interior panels. That will do it for our install of part number 4796 from Draw Tite on our 2012 Nissan Altima.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (29 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Product went on as described in the instructions. I had difficulty getting the muffler's off and ended up breaking the bolts that hold the two flanges together - so be prepared for this if the car has some miles and rust on it. Also broke the screw that holds the ground cable. In all, it took me about 3-4 hrs to install including a trip to the hardware store for new muffler bolts and good drill bit. It holds my bike rack very nicely and looking forward to towing some light loads with it! I will never look back at my trunk-mount bike rack again! Also, price was the best I found and shipping was speedy. 19317
by: Jim H05/30/2013
I normally reserve the highest ratings in any review for the truly exceptional. Etrailer was above my expectations on the order of this hitch for a 2011 Nissan Altima, an electrical harness and drawbar. The order went out the same day as my order and arrived a day before the promised date. Having the online video to watch before ordering gave me an idea of what to expect. There were no surprises. The hitch fit perfectly. 82577
by: Jim M.04/03/2012
This product is great! It was much easier to install than even the video made it appear. It took me about two hours only because I did not have the correct tools needed. I baught a 1400 pound pop-up camper and towed it 250 miles in the moutains of Arkansas and the hitch did just fine - no problems. Even the 2012 Nissan Altima I installed the hitch on pulled the camper with no prolems at speeds up to 80 mph. 36035
by: Frank P.03/30/2012
Outstanding service. I called prior to ordering online, with a couple of questions. They were answered quicky. I then placed the order and it arrived sooner then expected. Etrailer is the only company I consider when buying hitches. The product is exactly what I expected. Etrailer is a pleasure to do business with. Fast delivery, best price and great technical knowledge, what else could I ask for. 35675
by: Art B08/20/2012
I found it a lot easier to hold the hitch in place, mark 1 hole, lower the hitch and then drill out the hole. Next I flipped the hitch upsidedown in the trunk and put in the 1 bolt, marked the rest of the holes with a center punch, removed the hitch, drilled the holes from the trunk side and then mounted the hitch from under the car. Worked easier than holding the hitch, marking it and drilling. 52385
by: Jim S.06/16/2009
Nice hitch. The hitch was shipped promptly. The only trouble with the installation was a problem with Nissan, not the hitch. You need to remove 5 fastners for the installation and all 5 threaded studs broke/sheared. I ended up drilling out the threaded studs on the muffler flanges and did not use OEM hardware again. 1995
I received the hitch for my 2011 Nissan Altima and installed in a few hours. It looks great and I have already used my bike rack. I will be using the hitch for my cargo carrier in the fall. I worry that the carrier may drag if I go over a road with a recess in it but we will see. Overall I love the hitch. 146823
by: Mike M.03/23/2012
Perfect for my needs. Using for a Platform Bike Rack. Install was easy. Be sure to have Penetrating Oil for the bolts and juncture of the exhaust system that you will meed to take off. If your car has any miles or age on the clock, doing this will help. 34901
the hitch i ordered for my nissan altima worked really well, the only complaint i have is that i ordered wrong hitch and the ups shipping cost me 39.35 to send back. i think prepaid shipping labels could be used and deducted from credit. thanks 65446
by: Jim Frazee08/01/2014
Reasonably very priced! Easy to hook up balls, and hooking up chains on the 2 loops!!! We just caught a big small mouth bass with our old boat-----which we hooked up on the new car with our Draw-tight!! 144016
This hitch looks and fits great on my 2010 Altima. The only trouble I had installing this was removing the mufflers, they had a little rust on them and were slow to come apart, after that it was smooth sailing. 41732
by: John H03/29/2011
Perfect fit and no problems whatsoever with the installation. Not my first Draw-Tite, and I will continue to come back both to the brand and to eTrailer as shipping and price are and have been the best. 10615
by: Denny S.01/27/2014
Although The 2 exhausts had to be dropped to access the sides of the tire well for mounting the unit went in cleanly and tucks up nicely with low visibility . All in all a nice unit. 114936
by: Duke S.03/24/2012
Cant say I liked the design of having to drill through the bottom of the trunk vs. normal frame mount, but it did fit well when done. Instructions were good, and good value at price. 35013
Love the hitch and hitch cover that was ordered. Great customer service with this company. Will definitely be spreading the word about this awesome company!!!! 116382
by: Travis H.04/09/2012
Excellent trailer hitch receiver. I received it right on time and the install wasn't difficult. The install youtube video was a great tool to have! 36630
by: Bob U04/02/2011
Finally got a chance to install this. I installed it by myself with no problem. Great quality product and it fit on my Nissan Altima like a glove. 10953
very,very happy. great quality product,very professional,I would order again from you with out to think twice. Great instructional material. 123098
by: Kirt Greene02/21/2012
Easy Install and works great. Etrailer.com has been the best with shipping and customer service. Thanks Guys and Gals. 32093
I have purchase from etrailer before and as usual my order was priced right and delivered on time! Great Job! 62676
by: Jay W.12/23/2011
Shipped quickly and arrived as described. Provided instructions and video made installation quick and easy! 28609
by: Terry S,10/05/2012
Outstanding customer service, fast shipping and great instructions that made the installation easy. 56508
Great product. Fast shipping. Would buy from this company again. 36234
by: Derek R.08/23/2012
Excellent product - Service - shipping time - Price! 52707
by: Alex D12/18/2013
Great fit and finish, easy installation. 110279
by: Ken T.10/19/2011
Super fast shipping and a great product. 25816
by: George J03/25/2013
Good item. 30 - 45 to install. 72175
by: Bill A.01/16/2012
Installed easily. 29764
Fit good 53236
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