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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Nissan Altima

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Code:   24796

Retail:$212.13

Price:$127.95


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

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Nissan Altima trailer hitch is perfect for your light-duty towing and hitch rack needs. Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry strength standards. Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately.

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, pin and clip are 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





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.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite

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.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim H05/30/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Art B08/20/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M.04/03/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank P.03/30/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M.03/23/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt07/12/2011

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim S.06/16/2009

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: charles02/08/2013

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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. thanks65446



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 2479603/31/2014

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jess02/12/2014

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Denny S.01/27/2014

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alex D12/18/2013

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Great fit and finish, easy installation. 110279



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George J03/25/2013

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Good item. 30 - 45 to install. 72175



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bobby01/11/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry S,10/05/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Art08/27/2012

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Fit good 53236



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Derek R.08/23/2012

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Excellent product - Service - shipping time - Price!52707



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob05/25/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Travis H.04/09/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Juan.F04/05/2012

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Duke S.03/24/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kirt Greene02/21/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill A.01/16/2012

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Installed easily. 29764



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jay W.12/23/2011

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken T.10/19/2011

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Super fast shipping and a great product. 25816



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob U04/02/2011

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H03/29/2011

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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



Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24796                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • 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 hitch is
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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. The
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  • What Bike Rack Will Work On The Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # 24796 On A 2010 Nissan Altima
  • The Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24796, will fit your 2010 Nissan Altima. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. The SportRack Evader 3 Bike Carrier, part # A30403XT, will fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch but it has to be a Class II hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 is only a Class I hitch. So the bike carrier will not work on the Draw-Tite hitch. A Class I hitch is a 1-1/4 inch receiver and is rated at a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lb
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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 a
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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 does ha
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Nissan Altima for a Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack
  • Yes, if you have a sedan then the Draw-Tite hitch you have referenced, # 24796, will be a good choice (for a coupe use # 24801). This is a Class I trailer hitch and the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, will fit in a Class I trailer hitch. The bike rack measures 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the curved bracket on the rack. This measurement is important because when we installed the hitch on a 2010 Altima, see video, we measured a distance of 7 inches from hitch pin hole c
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  • Does the Muffler have to be Removed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • All of the trailer hitches for a 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan do require temporary removal of the muffler in order to complete the installation. The most popular hitch option for the vehicle is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24796 that you have referenced. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing first consult the vehicle owners manual for the vehicles capacities. For a ball mount use # 3594.
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  • Recommended Solution for Carrying 4-Bikes on 2013 Nissan Altima
  • Yakima bike racks, including the DoubleDown Ace # Y02451 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 t
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  • Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for a 1995 Nissan Altima
  • There is a Draw Tite hitch that will fit your 1995 Nissan Altima, but the part # 24796 that you referenced is designed to fit newer models and would not work for you. You would want the Draw-Tite hitch part # 24690. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in the following products. Trailer wiring part # 119178KIT to provide a 4-way Ball mount part # 3593 1-7/8 inch hitch ball part # 19256 2 inch hitch ball part # 19258
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Nissan Altima Accessories




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


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 24796 Installation instructions 24796 Installation Instructions

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

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118470
118470

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3594
3594


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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

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