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2013 Nissan Altima Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(61 reviews)


Code:   24796

Retail:$156.64

Price:$89.95


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2013 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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.


Confirmed to fit your 2013 Nissan Altima



Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Nissan Altima
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.



24796 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60873 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24796 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24796 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Drilling required for installation , Trunk access required for hitch installation , Requires temporary removal of muffler during installation





Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2013 Nissan Altima, we're going to install part number 24796. This is a Draw-Tite Class 1 inch and a quarter receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Altima. Next we'll 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 about 10 1/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 6 3/4 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.

First thing we need to do, is go ahead and open up the trunk. We need to remove the floor coverings to get down to the body work underneath. In this case, we can just go ahead and take the floor panel and just push it up out of the way. The reason why I have to do this, we're going to actually end up drilling two holes from the bottom to the top and these stiffener plates will be installed here eventually. Our next step is go ahead and remove the mufflers.

This joint right here, we'll go ahead and loosen up the clamp and then let's go ahead and spread the muffler apart here and then release it from the rubber hangers on top. This is the passenger side, we'll do the same thing on our driver's side. We're using a 15 millimeter socket on this nut. To give us some extra flexibility, we're going to actually loosen up the exhaust right here, these two bolts. We'll go ahead and remove these guys so we can move it back and forth a little bit easier. I'm just using a 12 millimeter socket.

Now I'm going to add a strap just to keep the exhaust from falling down any more than it needs to, because we just need side to side movement. Now let's take our exhaust and slide it towards the back, it comes right off. Let's go ahead and work on our driver's side now. One other thing too, the older the vehicle gets, probably be a good idea to spray this down with some kind of penetrant as well to help the removal of the two pieces. Sometimes it's pretty stubborn. Use a soft mallet and you can slide it that way and help knock it off as well.

Now on the heat shield, we need to go ahead and push it this way, we're still on the driver's side, to give us room to install the hitch. This is pretty easy to move, just try to make a gentle curve out of it if possible and then we have room to install our hitch in this area here. When we're done, this will get pushed back in position. This is our driver's side, we'll do the same thing on our passenger side. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and put the hitch up in position and then we'll go ahead and use some spray paint, we'll spray paint the holes that we need to drill out. Then we can go ahead and take the hitch down and then drill out our holes. When we put it up there, we want to pull all the way back towards the bumper. Now I like to drill out a small pilot hole first, like about an eighth of an inch or so and then we'll go ahead and make our holes bigger from the top down. Let's take our stiffener plate one more time and line it up with our holes just to double check ourselves and see if we need to make any adjustments. Once we're satisfied with the placement of our pilot holes, we'll go ahead and drill them out to their final hole size. Now we want to drill out to our final hole size, 7/16ths. You can also drill it out one size over if you need some extra wiggle room to install the bolts and to line up with the hitch underneath as well. We'll go ahead and clean up our shavings here before we work on the other side. Now we'll go ahead and get our hole ready to install our hardware. What we're going to do, we'll go ahead and add some gasket maker to seal up the holes in the trunk. We'll be using part number LT37467. Let's go ahead and just put a bead around it. I like to stay away from the hole itself, so the bolt stays clean when we put it into place. Let's go ahead and take our carriage bolts, put them into place. These are 7/16th bolts, they're from the kit. These are the bolts that come with the kit. We'll ease them into place. If you can, put some heavy object on top of them to hold them in place when we put the hitch up. I'm just putting a piece of plywood on top of it and maybe something else to hold them down. Once again, with an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and put the hitch up. We'll line the bolts with the hitch and push it in position, then we'll install the lock washers and nuts. One little trick, it's a little bit of a tight fit to get up in there, so what you can do is actually put a piece of paper in the end of a socket, use an 11/16th socket and put your nut on top of that. Kind of gives it a little bit of springiness and a little bit more reach. Stack your washer onto that and then put it into the threads. It might help in that enclosed area. This is pretty much a tedious process here at this point, so it's a good idea to have maybe a small jack or something like that to help hold the hitch up while you install the hardware. At this point, with all our hardware loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten down the bolts and then torque them down as specified in the instructions. At this point, we can go ahead and put the heat shields back into position and then we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. Put some spray lubricant on the pipe right here to help it slide in and the rubber hanger and we'll put our exhaust back up. We'll go through the rubber hanger first, then back into the pipe. With it loosely attached, we'll go ahead and tighten down our clamps, reinstall our fasteners for the hanger in the center. Now we'll go ahead and take our strap off, then reinstall our floor covering on the trunk area and we're good to go. With that, that will finish it for our install of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class 1 inch and a quarter, part number 24796 on our 2013 Nissan Altima. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24796

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (61 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.


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by: Wes02/18/2013


Service from etrailer and product quality are both great! Installed easily, a perfect fit on the car, very happy. My only issue is the damage that happened in shipping. The hitch had no padding or packing materials in the box to secure the hitch inside the box. As a result it slid freely inside the box punching holes through the cardboard and chipping paint off. These impacts also loosened the parts inside scratching up the bar as seen in my pictures near where I installed the trailer light plug. A little bubble wrap, wadded paper, or foam could have prevented the damage completely. The cardboard box was not dented, other then the holes punched from the inside out by the hitch parts as they slid and slammed into the sides of the box. 66882



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by: Mike W.10/25/2013


This is the third trailer hitch I have purchased from Etrailer.com. Each one has arrived in a very timely manner with no missing parts and nothing damaged. Prior to my purchases I have viewed the installation videos which were very helpful. The written installation instructions that accompanied each trailer hitch were complete and easy to understand. The wiring harnesses were a perfect match to each vehicle. 105214


Comments

The hitch and wiring harness have worked without fault. I am quite happy with the product a year later.

Mike W - 10/25/2014

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by: Allan Thomas05/28/2013


The hitch worked grate. Now I can pull my ATV. The installation instruction seemed to be understandable. I had it all done with in an hour. Now I just need to hook up the trailer lights. Its to bad that there is no snap in wiring at the tell lights. The plugs are right there. 82144


Comments

As you know, I put that hitch on my Altama small car...the hitch works really well. But the car hits bottom some times. The hitch has not been hurt yet. I pull my ATV with it...Lots of fun. So there you have it. Big Al :O

Allan T - 06/27/2014

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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


Comments

I unfortunately have not had the opportunity to go fishing. But just had the car wired and ready to get my boat up north and hopefully fish again this month!

Jim F - 08/01/2015

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by: Gary R.05/07/2015

2012 Nissan Altima


I ordered a trailer hitch for a 2012 Altima. The order arrived in a timely manner. I had the dealership install the hitch just to make sure I did not have any problems with the installation. I am not sure how long it took. I had them put sealant around the drilled holes and rubberized undercoating on the underside of the car to prevent rust that may otherwise occur in the future. The hitch seems to be a perfect fit for the vehicle. It is not nearly as obtrusive as I thought it would be. It actually isn't that visible. I am pleased with the look and would recommend this hitch to those looking for low profile 1 1/4" hitch. I would also add that the product was well painted and did not have any scratches as one would expect when order a new product. 191308



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by: Greg C. Norwood, PA08/06/2012

2008


I got the trailer hitch and the wiring harness module today. Etrailer processed my order the same day and even rushed the order to me at no extra charge with FREE SHIPPING. The hitch was an exact fit but NOT EASY TO INSTALL. It turns out that vehicles with 68,000 miles tend to weld the stud/nuts on the exhuast. The trailer hitch itself though is very well made and should work well durring our ownership of this car. The wire harness was SUPER EASY to install and worked flawlessly. It took all of ten minutes to install. The people at Etrailer paid more attention to email followup than any other company or Ebay seller I have ever dealt with. This has been a great experience. Thanks! 50777



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by: Matt07/12/2011


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



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by: Dan O06/19/2016


I bought the DrawTite for my son's Altima. I already had a Yakima bike rack for it. The install is not easy and I had a friend put it in as it does require the exhaust system to come off and drilling in the trunk. But once in it seems to be great. The Yakima fits in perfectly and the trunk even opens with it in the upright position, a real plus when traveling. Looking forward to many happy miles with it. 262568



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by: Greg08/03/2016


I am very happy with the products I ordered and installed on my vehicle. I installed the hitch with help from the online video. It took about 2 hours, I didnt have the use of a lift. The bike rack that I ordered worked perfectly with the hitch. I was also impressed with the customer service that etrailer.com provided when I was trying to make a decision on which product to purchase. 278791



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by: Jim M.03/07/2016


Love it!! It arrived on time (just a few days after ordering) and installation was easy (about an hour from start to finish). One note: Be sure and apply sealant to the top area of hitch (around bolt holes) BEFORE mounting! Also, the "how to" videos were helpful and easy to understand. I do NOT recommend the T-one wiring assembly offered at etrailer as it MUST be hard wired to the car battery with a long wire from the trunk. 239993



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by: Jim H05/30/2013

2011 Nissan Altima


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



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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



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by: Mark10/21/2013

2008 Nissan Altima


Hitch arrived early; installation instructions adequate. Took me two hours to install with placement, drilling, and all on my 2008 Nissan Altima. No issues with fit. After installation, found out receiver section does have a stop punched into the side which interfered with my hitch mount bike rack. Ask about it if you plan to use with a bike rack. Finish and construction of product was great. Thanks. 104566



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by: Mike M.06/26/2015


The hitch was fairly easy to install and very well made. I did it myself in one hour and 15 minutes start to finish. I used my floor jack to hold it in place once I got it where I wanted so drilling the holes in the right place would be easy. Now I can drive the car to the mt bike races in style and comfort and the bikes loaded on the Kuat bike hauler. On last thing: Shipping was really fast! 207363



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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



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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



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by: Billy O.06/05/2016


Great deal! Did it myself and saved approximately $200 from someone else doing it. Took me 2 hours to install and an extra hour and a half for the electrical. I'm very meticulous which is why I took longer but it looks as good or better than a professional. Everything was as stated and I received it in 3 days. I will definitely recommend this to others. 257851



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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



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by: Chris06/13/2015


had it installed this morning...looking forward to using it in a few weeks. Love that it hides well under the rear of the car and need to look for it. Pin holding the hitch on doesn't go through a hole in the pin..Don't like this..seems the pin could pop off if stressed versus going through a hole in the pin.... 203150



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by: Rodger08/15/2014


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



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by: Jeff07/28/2011

2010 Nissan Maxima


I put this tow package on my 2010 Nissan Maxima and I couldn't be happier with how the ordering and installation went. The shipping was super fast and they upgraded me to 3 day for no charge. Also, you can barely see the receiver under the car which is a plus because it is a sporty car! 20484



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by: Tom01/12/2013


I order my hitch Friday late afternoon, received it Tues., installed it Wed. and used it Thursday. Instructions were simple and clear, but the video was the best. Estimated install time was 3 hrs., I did it in 2. Would recommend etrailer to anyone, especially the do-it-yourselfer! 62781



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by: IvanB06/09/2016


Very well build, feels and looks very reliable. Steel is pretty thick. Can't be more happy with this hitch. Great fast delivery and very helpful customer service. Highly satisfied and already recommended this type of hitch and ETrailer web site to one of my friend. Thanks. 259681



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by: IvanB06/09/2016


Very well build, feels and looks very reliable. Steel is pretty thick. Can't be more happy with this hitch. Great fast delivery and very helpful customer service. Highly satisfied and already recommended this type of hitch and ETrailer web site to one of my friend. Thanks. 259682



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by: curtnb07/14/2016

2013 Nissan Altima


Excellent product & service. The install was straightforward & has proven sturdy after a year's use. etrailer's video installation advice was generous and tailored to our vehicle. Just what we needed to attach our bike rack and small trailer to our 2013 Nissan Altima. 271879



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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



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by: charles02/08/2013

Nissan Altima


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



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by: Gregory D.04/06/2012


The trailer hitch was very easy to install. I installed it by myself with a hydraulic jack to support the hitch while I marked the holes. I didn't have a chance to use it yet, but I think it will be great for what i need it for. 36407



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by: Roly P.03/16/2011


Excellent shopping experience!!! Item arrived super fast, and was super easy to install by simply following the instructions and the install video on the website!!!! Thanks!!!! Wil be ordering one for my other car soon!!! 9436



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by: Bob05/25/2012

2010 Nissan Altima


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



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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



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by: Bill12/03/2011


Arrived a day earlier than expected! Noticed a few paint chips / scratches down to bare metal so I spayed with rubberized undercoating before putting on. Best prices - anywhere! Thanks etrailer! 27632



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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



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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



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by: Jess02/12/2014


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



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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



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by: Bob U04/02/2011

Nissan Altima


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



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by: Jack H.02/14/2015


Product was as described. Delivery was fast. This is the third product I have purchased from e trailer. Would gladly do business with them again. 174714



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by: 2479603/31/2014


very,very happy. great quality product,very professional,I would order again from you with out to think twice. Great instructional material. 123098



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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



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by: Bobby01/11/2013


I have purchase from etrailer before and as usual my order was priced right and delivered on time! Great Job! 62676



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by: Tyrone02/12/2013


Gerat service, order was received quickly, helpful staff when I called with a few quesiotns. Highly recommend 66042



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by: Jay W.12/23/2011


Shipped quickly and arrived as described. Provided instructions and video made installation quick and easy! 28609



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by: Mike S.12/08/2012


It doesn't attach to solid metal. It might be weak, but it looks good and will work for my small trailer. 60991



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by: Terry S,10/05/2012


Outstanding customer service, fast shipping and great instructions that made the installation easy. 56508



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by: Brian V.11/19/2012


Outstanding customer service! Hitch came promptly and fit like a glove. 59765



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by: Shirl05/03/2016


Shipping was extremely prompt. I am having it installed next week. 248266



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by: Juan.F04/05/2012


Great product. Fast shipping. Would buy from this company again. 36234



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by: DiNY05/20/2011


This was easy to install and definitely does the job well. 14902



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by: Larry Y06/10/2016


Easy to install . Installation instructions were spot on. 259731

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  • Tongue Weight and Towing Capacity of 2013 Nissan Maxima
  • According to the online owner's manual for your 2013 Nissan Maxima the vehicle's tongue weight (TW) rating is 100-lbs and it's maximum towing capacity (GTW) is 1000-lbs. You can check your own printed manual to see if there is different information for your car provided by Nissan. The hitches offered for your car are all light-duty Class I types that can be viewed on the linked page. All share a 200-lb/2000-lb rating but since your car is rated lower, you need to abide by that lower...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • As far as quality, all of the hitches for the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan are on par with each other. The Draw-Tite hitches (# 24796) undergoes additional voluntary testing procedures that other hitches do not. But both hitches, including Curt hitch # 11352, are built to meet or exceed required industry strength standards. The main difference is that the Curt hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. Curt requires...
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  • Suggestions for the Best Hitch To Carry 2 Bikes on a 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan
  • I recommend using the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 11352, over the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24796, on the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid, because the Curt hitch uses existing holes in the vehicles frame rail to install the hitch and does not require drilling into the bottom of the vehicles trunk pan. With the Curt hitch, drilling is required but you do not have to drill into the inside of the vehicle trunk which would leave the potential for water to enter into...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Installed on 2013 Nissan Altima Handle Mobility Scooter + Carrier Weighing 300 lbs
  • A Nissan Altima is compatible with a Class I hitch, which has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. The 300 lb chair and lift you mention would seriously overload the hitch, which would damage the hitch and result in the loss of the carrier and the power chair during transport, which would be bad. Your best bet would be to use a different tow vehicle, one that's capable of using a Class III hitch that has a tongue weight capacity of at least 350 lbs. A small trailer like the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Nissan Maxima
  • It looks like you are going to be drilling no matter which hitch you use. The Curt hitch, # C11352, attaches more to the frame which is why it requires removal of the heat shields. The hitch itself will act as a heat shield to dissipate heat. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 does mount to the sturdier part of the spare tire well which requires drilling (which will be pretty easy to drill through, unlike a solid frame) but retains the heat shields. I have linked videos showing installations...
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  • Available Hitches and Towing Capacity for 2009 Nissan Maxima
  • The Hidden Hitch # 60873 (no longer available) and the Draw-Tite # 24796 are identical. They are both manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Their weight bearing capabilities and installation procedure are identical. For towing, you would also need a ball mount, trailer connector, part # 118470 and a 1-7/8 inch ( # 19256) or 2 inch ( # 19258) trailer ball. According to my research, the 2009 Maxima has a rather modest 1000 lb towing/100 lb tongue weight...
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  • Installation Of Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24796, On A Nissan And Is It Visible With Ball Mount Removed
  • The Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, # 24796, will fit a 2009 to 2010 Nissan Maxima and a 2007 to 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan. The hitch will mount below the rear bumper cover on both vehicles and the hitch will be noticeable without the ball mount attached. I am sending you video links of the hitch being installed on a 2009 Nissan Maxima and on a 2010 Nissan Altima. The videos will show you the rear of the vehicle after installation which will give you a good idea on how much of the...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite for the 2013 Nissan Altima fit the 4 Cylinder Models Also
  • I spoke to my contact at Draw-Tite and he said that the hitch # 24796 can be used on the 2013 Nissan Altima 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder as long as it is a sedan. However, if your owners manual says that the 4-cylinder models should not have hitches installed on them then you should go with their recommendation so as not to void your warranty. Check out the installation video and instructions I attached for this product also.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan that Does Not Require Drilling to Install
  • The Curt # C11352 and Draw-Tite # 24796 require drilling in order to install on a 2013 Altima sedan. If you're needing the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24796. If your owner's manual or Nissan says it's okay to tow with your Altima, you might also need the following: A ball mount Trailer wiring harness, part # 118470 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19258 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 Locking hitch...
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  • Hitch Needed for 1995 Nissan Maxima
  • The hitch you referenced, the Draw-Tite Class I Receiver, part # 24796 fits the 2009-2011 Maxima or the 2007-2011 Altima only. For your 1995 Maxima, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Receiver, part # 24686 or the Curt Class I, part # 11255. The Draw-Tite model attaches to the vehicle under the bumper and the trunk pan. I prefer the way the Curt receiver attaches, as it uses two additional attachment points to the bumper structure. Because of the stronger attachment, the Curt model...
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  • Removing the Mufflers on a 2011 Nissan Altima for Trailer Hitch Installation
  • When installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24796 on a 2011 Nissan Altima, you will still need to temporarily remove that portion of the exhaust as indicated in the instructions. With the band clamp instead of a flange, you will just re-install the same parts that came with the clamp when you removed it. No sealant or gasket will be required. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you. In the video, the 2010 Altima actually...
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  • Do I Need To Remove Exhaust Heat Shields To Install CURT Trailer Hitch # 11352 On 2010 Nissan Altima
  • I do have some hitch options available for your 2010 Nissan Altima that do not require the removal of the heat shields, but the CURT trailer hitch # 11352, does require the heat shields to be removed. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 will allow you to retain the heat shields on your 2010 Nissan Altima. It is a Class I 1-1/4 model, and is has the same tongue weight and towing capacity of the CURT hitch # 11352 that you selected. To complete your towing setup, you will need the following...
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  • Will the Yakima SuperJoe 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack Fit a 2009 Nissan Altima with Rear Spoiler
  • For your 2009 Nissan Altima, the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, # Y02629, will fit if the rear spoiler is completely attached to the car with no space between it and the trunk. If you have a floating spoiler that is attached to the car at only the two ends, then a trunk mount rack is not rated to work with your vehicle. You could add a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24796. This is a Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitch with 200...
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  • Hitch System to Haul a 250 Pound Motorcycle With a 2010 Nissan Altima
  • The only class of hitch available for a 2010 Nissan Altima is a Class I hitch like the Draw-Tite, # 24796. Class I hitches have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 200 pound or less tongue weight capacity. After checking the owner's manual for the 2010, it gives a tongue weight capacity of 100 pounds. You will always want to follow the weight limitations of the component with the lowest weight rating. Towing capacity of a vehicle is determined by many factors including frame structure,...
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  • Recommended Solution for Carrying 4-Bikes on 2013 Nissan Altima
  • Yakima bike racks, including the DoubleDown # Y02424 you referred to are not compatible with Class I hitches, like the Draw-Tite # 24796 your Altima would use. Additionally, due to the low tongue weight capacity of the Class I hitch, both the bike rack and the hitch manufacturers both agree that no more than two bikes should be carried on a Class I hitch. Adding additional bikes would place too much weight too far away from the receiver opening, and would exert enough leverage on the hitch...
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  • Selecting Best Cargo Carrier Option for 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan
  • You ask good questions! We can help you decide which cargo carrying option, hitch carrier or roof bag, will be the best choice for your Altima and for your specific type of cargo. In terms of sheer weight capacity the hitch wins hands down. The Class I hitches offered for your Altima Hybrid are light-duty types that can handle a maximum load of 200-lbs. This means that the carrier you select and its loaded cargo cannot exceed 200-lbs total. Your roof will have a weight capacity of about...
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  • 2 Inch Adapter Recommendation for Draw-Tite Receiver # 24796
  • For your vehicle and the hitch you referenced, I recommend the 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Brophy Hitch Adapter # HTAD. It will convert any 1-1/4 inch Class I or II receiver to a 2 inch receiver and has enough length for use with the brands you mentioned. A word of caution; using this adapter will cut your gross tongue weight capacity in half and this adapter cannot be used for towing or for using a snow plow. I have provided a video review of this product. I do want to point out that using...
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  • Solutions for Carrying Wheelchair with 2012 Nissan Altima
  • There are indeed hitches available for a 2012 Altima. For a sedan, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24796 or for the coupe, part # 24801. The available hitches for your Altima are a Class I, that have a tongue weight capacity (maximum downward force that can be applied to the hitch) of 200 lbs. This means that any carrier used plus the wheelchair couldn't weigh more than 200 lbs. None of the wheelchair carriers we offer would be compatible with a Class I hitch. Your...
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  • Recommend Draw-Tite Hitch For 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
  • I do have a hitch that will fit your 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, but the hitch you selected, Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24796, will not fit as it is designed for the Sedan model of the Altima. For your Altima Coupe, you will need the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24801, which is also a Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch. To complete your towing setup, you may be interested in the following items: Curt Wiring, part # 56022 Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3594 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19256 Pin...
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  • Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2015 Nissan Altima
  • According to Draw Tite the hitch part # 24796 should only take a professional about an hour to complete. For more info check out the install video and instructions I attached. Both this hitch and the Curt hitch part # C11352 have the same weight capacities so I can assure that either would be just as strong as the other when installed on your vehicle. The trade does seem to be that the Curt hitch requires removal of heat shields and gas tank cover whereas the Draw Tite requires that...
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  • Clearance Measurements on a Thule Doubletrack Folded Up From Furthest Point on a 2012 Nissan Altima
  • Thank you for your most recent purchase! Yes, your Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT will clear your 2012 Nissan Altima when it's in the folded upright position. When your platform rack is in the folded upright position, it measures 6-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack. And as a result, giving you a 1/4 inch from the furthest part of your 2012 Nissan Altima to the closest part of the platform carrier # TH990XT. The most popular trailer hitch...
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  • Compatibility of Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack with 2007 Nissan Altima
  • The Thule Doubletrack is compatible with the hitch, but there will most likely be a clearance issue between the rack and the vehicle. If you will click on the video link I have provided you can see that once installed, the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the point where the rear bumper is cleared is 7 inches. The shank (the piece that slides into the receiver) on the Doubletrack measures 6-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest portion of the folding mechanism....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Nissan Altima to Carry a Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • Some Class I hitches like the Curt hitch part # C11352 do not have the weld stop in the hitch opening that would prevent a Class II bike rack from being installed in it like the Yakima RidgeBack 2 bike rack part # Y02457 that you are interested in. You would need to be sure not to exceed the capacity of the hitch. The Curt Hitch part # C11352 would work well for you, but it will require the use of a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050 with the bike rack as Yakima states that all non-trailer...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Nissan Altima
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2011 Nissan Altima require drilling and temporary removal of the muffler for installation. All of them also are rated for 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 200 pounds tongue weight so they can handle a trailer up to those capacities. Check the Altima owners manual for its towing capacities and go by the lower rating. Given what is required to install the hitch it may be worth saving yourself the time and effort and having it professionally installed...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2015 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • Trailer hitch # 60873 (no longer available) is a fit for the 2015 Nissan Altima sedan. But if you will not be doing any towing then I recommend # 24796. The reason is that 60873 comes with a ball mount, something that you will not need unless you plan on doing some towing. Both trailer hitches are Class I hitches. This means that you can carry up to 2 bikes, but no more. And you have to use a Class I compatible bike rack. I recommend the Swagman Trailhead # S63360. This is Class I compatible,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch 2-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • We do offer several brands of Class I trailer hitch for your 2014 Nissan Altima, including the Draw-Tite # 24796, which is a fine choice for use with a 2-bike hitch rack. An install video is linked for you. You'll need basic hand tools (they are listed in the linked instructions) and you'll also need a torque wrench like # ALL944001 to secure the included fasteners according to the manufacturer's specs. If you prefer a platform-style rack that supports the bikes at their wheels I suggest...
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  • Recommendations for the Best Hitch and Rack To Carry 2 Bikes on a 2008 Nissan Altima
  • If your 2008 Nissan Altima is a coupe you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 24801, if you have a sedan you would want the # 24796. The Curt hitches like the # C113521 that you referenced are nice, but they require the use of a stabilizer strap when you are carrying a bike rack so I recommend other brands before them since they do not require that. The most popular 2 bike rack with other 2008 Nissan Altima owners is the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This is a great rack loaded...
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  • Is the Draw Tite Hitch 24796 Confirmed as a fit for the 2016 Nissan Maxima
  • Before any of our hitch manufacturers will release a fit for a vehicle they always test fit to be certain. Especially Draw Tite and Hidden Hitch. They seem to release fits later than Curt and rarely if ever do they get it wrong. They are incredibly cautious about carrying over a hitch fit from the previous year. That being said the Draw Tite hitch part # 24796 is going to fit your 2016 Nissan Maxima despite the differences on the vehicle you noted. I attached an install video that shows...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Nissan Maximum for Use with Bike Rack
  • We offer several choices in a light-duty 1-1/4-Inch Class I trailer hitch for your 2014 Nissan Maxima. All can be seen on the link provided. The one I suggest is the Draw-Tite # 24796. This hitch is my recommendation because it offers the same capacity as the others but has a lower cost, and because it does not require use of a stabilizing strap like some. The linked video illustrates the installation process and two helpful hitch install articles are also included. A Class I hitch has...
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