The best technical support and full Trailer Hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Prius C Trailer Hitch guarantee and expert service. Toyota Prius C, 2012 Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24889, or order online at etrailer.com.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Prius C by Toyota

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(798 reviews)


Code:   24889

Retail:$207.50

Price:$132.95


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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Prius C by Toyota

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Prius C 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.

Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Toyota Prius C
  • 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 sold separately - pin and clip included


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.



24889 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe





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


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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Prius c - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota Prius c - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius C we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with we'll need to remove some push pin fasteners that hold the lower fascia, as well as a small center section of plastic fascia.

It will need to be removed and will not be reinstalled. Now that we have all of our push pin fasteners removed we'll go ahead and set that small section of plastic aside. To install our hitch we will need to remove two existing bolts and they will be replaced by two M8 fasteners as well as two conical tooth washers, one on each. There are a total of four mounting locations for this hitch, two on each side. We are actually using the bumper bracket structure or the mounting for the bumper to connect our hitch to this vehicle.

When you remove the two bolts, the bumper will not move, as it is still held in place by the outermost bolt. Now with all the hardware removed from the factory, now we're ready to go ahead and put our hitch up into place. You'll need to work it around the exhaust pipe, as well as pulling the two tabs on the lower bumper fascia out, to allow your hitch to slide up into place. With the hitch up into place we can go ahead and install our new bolt with the conical tooth washer. You want to make sure that the teeth on the washer face towards the hitch. Go ahead and loosely tighten down all four of the bolts.

Once all four of the bolts are in, go ahead and tighten them down and then torque them to the manufacturer's specification. With everything torqued down, now we're ready to go ahead and reinstall two of the plastic push pins or rivets that we removed earlier that hold the lower bumper fascia in place. Again, the center section of lower plastic fascia will not be reinstalled. With that, that will conclude the installation of our Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889, on our 2012 Toyota Prius C. .




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24889

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (798 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: Robert04/08/2013


Very clean install. The top bolts are a bit difficult to reach but ultimately went in easy and without hassle. Looks great too! 74801





Comments

UPDATE: Well a year later the hitch still looks new and there are no issues or worries. Perfect for carrying a bicycle rack!

Robert - 04/08/2014

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by: Ethan01/20/2015


Installation took me about an hour but I took my time. I didn't want to risk scratching the wife's Prius. Backed the car onto ramps to lift the rear end and removed the small panel clips, panel and mfg's 4 bolts. I worked alone and found that after lifting the hitch in place it was easier to start the bolts on the bottom and then ever so gently use a floor jack placed at the tip of the hitch opening so I could tilt the hitch back just enough to make threading the top bolts easier. Product is great, shipping was fast and now the little Prius is more useful. 170497






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by: Scott Wilkinson06/24/2014


Hitch looks great on our Prius C and almost invisible. Great hitch. Great company with excellent service. Thank you! 137414






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by: James07/19/2014


Received on time and very quickly, the experience itself with etrailer was pleasant. Receiver was cheap and fairly easy to install. Any DIYer with a tool set can tackle it themselves. Used it on a 2,000 Mike road trip hauling two road bikes without any issues. The two ears that stick out the sides of the receiver are a nice addition, as they allow you to route a cable lock through then for extra security. 142233






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by: Chris M08/07/2014


Worked out great! 144916






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by: coptoby09/27/2013


Installation was much easier than I expected. I tend to overthink every little project but this was easy. Toyota clips are very easy to work with. A bike rack fit into the tow bar easily. No hidden issues. 101755






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by: Melanie Rice09/11/2014


Love it -- super easy to install -- took all of 15 minutes -- the hardest thing was taking the "clips" off the inside of the bumper!! Fits my Prius C great! 150719






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by: andy B09/19/2014


Good morning all, It took me about an hour to installed the hitch but it's looks great. Thanks to etrailer.com Andy B 152132






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by: Marcus04/17/2014


I got my order super fast! this hitch is super easy to install on a prius c. very happy with the service and the hitch! 125775






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by: Bill F08/12/2014


Went on without a hitch ha ha looks good havenot put bike rack on it yet but it doesn't look like it will be a problem 146353






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by: tad01/14/2013


Works great, easy enough to install. The bolts are difficult though and there's not much clearance. 63038






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by: scott E12/02/2013


Bolted up easy all fits well looks good 108768






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by: Richard W.05/05/2013


Very good product.easy installation, 79065






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by: Jerry01/21/2015


Easy install 170634






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by: Charles W.07/13/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Comparison Review Draw-Tite or Drawtite 24899 and Curt 11681 hitches for 2013 Honda Accord 4-dr. Due to a manufacturing defect on the first hitch I installed, I had the pleasure of installing both of these hitches in the past 3 weeks on my Accord. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to write this review. Mounting hardware: Draw-Tite came with SAE Grade 5 carriage bolts, Curt came with stronger Grade 8 carriage bolts and nuts. Apparent strength of the hitch: reviews of the Curt state that a strap is needed to stabilize bike racks, Draw-Tite does not incl. this warranty condition. However, the Curt’s receiver channel has a welded collar that reinforces the square tube that is the business end of the receiver, the Draw-Tite does not. I suspect that Curt’s collar makes the receiver’s square tube less likely to split due to the high leverage of a bike rack. Ease of Installation: Both hitches require a “spacer” or block that fits into the Accord’s rails with the carriage bolts. The width of the Draw-Tite’s spacer required the entrance hole to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or prying open the hole on my brand new Accord, the Curt’s spacer is sized so that it just slips in the existing hole without modification. Appearance: Both reveal about the same amount, the rounded cross section of the Curt tubing results in a more attractive look. Ground Clearance: When installed, the Curt hitch has better ground clearance that the Draw-Tite. Paint finish: the same for both. Manufacturing Quality Control: The sample of Draw-Tite (bearing a “Made in Mexico” sticker) I installed was defective. Drawbars had to be pounded in by sledge hammer and awkwardly pounded out by same, ruining the finish on the drawbar. Apparently, the receiver channel was deformed when the manufacturer “punched” the holes in the receiver channel that the drawbar pin fits through. Once the drawbar was pounded in, a welded button or stop within the channel prevented the drawbar from going in deep enough so that the drawbar holes and receiver channel holes lined up. Draw-Tite Customer Service acknowledged the defect and said that they had had several calls on this, were manufacturing new ones, orders were on backorder and I’d have to work with the place I bought the hitch for replacement. E-Trailer Customer service was superb, they contacted Draw-Tite, confirmed backorder status, shipped me the slightly more expensive Curt at no extra charge, provided pre-paid return shipping label for the defective Draw-Tite. The sample from Curt installed and worked perfectly. Thorough this experience with Draw-Tite, I had the pleasure of spending the time installing a hitch twice on the same car and gathering the data to write this review. You have the benefit of reading this comparison review. 89392


Comments

Just a quick note, the button or stop is intended to be present on Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitches. That stop will prevent the use of Class II Only designed ball mounts, carriers and racks.

Patrick B - 07/16/2013

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Comments

Thanks for this comparison!!

comment by: R s - 02/23/2014


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by: Gator08/29/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Etrailer actually has their items in stock in their warehouse. No waiting for drop shipments from manufacturers not even knowing if the item is in stock. Had the shipment on my doorstep within 3 days of placing order. Shipping was included. Hidden Hitch is a known brand name, price was better than any other manufacturers, hitch is well built, great looking welds, heavy duty materials, nice thick powder coat finish with absolutely no runs however hitch will not be seen anyway, thus hidden hitch. All bolt holes lined up perfectly, bolts are large and hardened and withstand the torque specifications. This is really an overbuilt class 1 hitch meaning it will never fail. The install was super easy and very quick. Wells designed, and well hidden. The little plastic rivets on the Yaris are easily removed by gently prying out the little center tab. Just pull it out gently til it stops, not all the way. The rivet is now released and will remove easily from the hole. When ready, slide the rivet back into the hole, then press the center tab back in. The instructions mentioned that a small amount of the fascia may have to be trim to clear the hitch. I did not have to do this. It was a tight fit but I was able to push it in enough to line up the holes and fasten the rivets without trimming. It took me longer to find my sockets and torque ratchet than it took for the actual install. See attached photos. 149160



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by: Dan S01/10/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Like the hitch - it's nice that the bar goes over the muffler instead of under it like 90% of the other hitches for Camrys. I was worried about scraping if I got one of those that bent under the muffler. I was a little nervous about the bolt holes on my old 97 car from some other reviews I read (people saying you should buy a tap to get it in there, etc), but the bolts went in after I sprayed some wd-40 up in there and cleaned as far in as I could with an old toothbrush. Then threaded the bolts by hand as far as I could go, backed them out, threaded a little further,etc. I made sure I could drive the bolts all the way with my ratchet prior to attempting it with the hitch held up in the air and they did go in with a little wrenching and a lot of lube. One weird installation issue - I am not sure if my car is a bit odd, but the right side of the hitch on the muffler side sort of hit the underside of the bumper so it couldn't seat all the way by just holding the hitch up to the underside. To get it on, I loosely bolted on the left side and the rear bolt on the right and then threaded the bolt closest the bumper a couple threads by hand and proceeded to basically wrench it down from there. I think it sort of "smushed" the piece of the bumper that was in the way up a bit and after a bunch of turns, it went on and looked fine. Overall very happy with the end product and pleased with the customer service from etrailer.com. 168538



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by: Luppie12/31/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This trailer hitch fits my 2015 Fiat 500e perfectly without any needs to drill additional holes. It took about 45 minutes to install if you are handy. The Fiat 500e is not designed to tow anything so the trailer hitch is really to hold my bike rack since it's designed to latch on to the left/right bumber brackets and to the right side of uni-body above the spare tire mount. If the hitch is re-designed to attach to both side of the uni-body, then I would consider towing a very lite weight trailer but I will not with the current design. It'd helped to watch the eTrailer installation video to a 2012 Fiat 500, on YouTube. The 500e does not have a spare-tire mount nor a muffler so it is easier to install since you would skip those steps. I had search the internet for an inexpensive trailer hitch and I am glad some dude recommended this particular hitch for the 500e and it fits! The best part of this whole installation is that you can remove the hitch and return the vehicle to the original configuration. 167461



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by: Charles. 2013 Ford fiesta SE Hatchback11/17/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Purchased primarily for bumper protection with draw bar added for my teenage daughter's new car. The Fiesta is a good first car for the novice teenager. But living in NYC one learns quickly that you have to fortify your vehicle like a tank in order to minimize damage from idiots parking behind you. This fits the bill. You'll be surprised how effective it is. They know to keep their distance if they don't want a gaping hole in their front bumper, lol. Oh and mounting a bike carrier on it, which I do have, is nice too. Originally ordered the Hiiden Hitch brand because I was familiar with product and liked it. But customer service said I had to wait at least a month because they were on back order. I didn't want to wait so they recommended Draw Tite. It is frankly of better quality than The Hidden Hitch. Heavier steel. I had to buy a draw bar since this one did not come with one as Hidden Hitch does. Another 20 bucks but even that piece is of better quality. It is made of solid steel unlike the other. Installation: well it took me about 90 minutes. I did it on my own without a lift. It's difficult to do on your own but with a bit of ingenuity it can be done. It's heavy so I had to place a box about 10 inches high under the vehicle and resting the hitch on top. After removing rubber hangers from muffler, I slippped right side of hitch over the top of muffler and resting it there. NOT NECESSARY TO REMOVE HEAT SHIELD as instructions tell you to do and cut. I did not do this thereby eliminating extra work. Besides I did not want to compromise integrity of vehicle as not to give Ford any excuses to void warranty for exhaust system. I connected left side first and hand tightened nuts and bolts (one nut and one bolt). Then connected the muffler side. Then tightened all. Highly recommend this product as I believe it will out live the life of the vehicle. Solid choice. 161390



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by: Ed Blair02/28/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The hitch was as expected. It came well packaged and within a couple of days. This is not the first time I have ordered with this company and it always seems to go well. This hitch actually attaches with four bolts for the 2015 Fusion. You only need take out four little nuts holding the bottom bumper and then work the hitch in place. I actually did the work myself with the car sitting on the ground. Additionally, you should get yourself one of those cone bits that allow you to make holes of varying sizes. The instructions suggest that you cut away a large section of your back bumper support but this makes no sense, just make a hole in the support so the bolt is clear of the support and then reattach the support, installing the original support nut upside down. In the attached photo you can see the support for the hitch (black) and the plastic bumper support with the bolt in view. You will notice where I have drilled a hole to clear the bolt. You will see a little nut to the right, this is all that holds the bumper support. To get it back in place turn the little nut upside down. You can install finger tight. You should also know that the bumper support is flexible to the extent you can move it out of the way while you work, just as long as you take off the two lower valance nuts at the bottom of the bumper. All told this took me 30 minutes by myself and it all looks great! Finally, the receiver section of the hitch does stick out a little more then what I would have liked but that would be about the only negative, if anything. 176466



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by: Mark P.06/04/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The product seems to be good quality. The installation is a little tricky, though. The instructions aren't hard to read, but make sure and look at ALL the figures and read through it all twice. I've done a lot of car work (replaced suspension, even swapped an engine). Yet this still took me a little over 2 hours. You'll need a 1" drill bit or a good dremel to enlarge 2 holes. Preferably a die grinder if you don't have the drill bit. Remember the eye protection! And ideally you should paint the exposed metal after drilling. You also have to bend a heat shield (near the muffler) out of the way to get a bolt in place, and it is still tricky. After everything is tight you can bend the heat shield back but it doesn't go exactly to the original position. It should be fine, though. Last note: I have a curt tongue (from my previous hitch install) and it is short enough and the receiver recessed enough that you can install it in the "upward" (recommended) position. However, I do like how discreet this receiver will be when not in use. So, it seems like it is quality made, but I think the estimate for instillation is too low. So, 4 out of 5. 83372


Comments

Ive had the product for a year now and everything is still working as it should. No issues.

Mark P - 06/04/2014

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by: Ryan H.09/08/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I bought this hitch for my 2001 VW Golf. The shipping was fast and cheap, (especially considering the size of the package) and the hitch showed up at my front door a few days after ordering, well-packed and undamaged. The install process was relatively straightforward, but I would say almost impossible without a second person to help hold the hitch in place while the bolts are attached. I ended up calling a friend and using the scissor jack out of the trunk of my car to hold the hitch in place while I bolted it in. I did run into a minor problem with a clearance issue between the rear valence on the car and the receiver portion of the hitch, but I rectified it by making a small cut-out in the plastic of the bumper with my pocketknife. Since the hitch is a permanent addition, I wasn't too concerned about making this alteration- you can't see it unless you look under the bumper, regardless. The package shipped with all the necessary hardware, and even included a hardcopy of the mounting instructions. As others have said, eye protection is key for this job, because you're going to have rust and road grit raining down on you while you try to move the hitch into position, and most of it is stuff you don't want in your eyes. In terms of actual towing, the hitch worked exactly as expected. I towed a uhaul trailer about 400 miles with absolutely no problems. It easily passed a safety inspection, and provided completely trouble-free operation. For the price and ease of install, this product can't really be beat! 23689



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by: Pete09/11/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Straightforward install and a perfect fit, of course. The estimate of 5" from hitch bolt hole to outside edge of bumper is pretty accurate. I chose this hitch because my bike rack protrudes 6" from the bolt hole and with this hitch I have about an inch of clearance from the bumper to the rack. (I chose this hitch over the Curt because the Curt sits an inch deeper under the car. I'm glad I did because it would have been a pretty tight fit if the rack were an inch farther under the car.) If at all possible have someone hold the hitch for you while you bolt it to the car (like they do in the video). I found myself home alone and it was tricky to do it solo while laying on the ground under the vehicle. Though I did eventually discover that the notch in the Focus jack that is meant to hold the car also holds one end of the rack perfectly while you work on the other end. Still, performing the install alone meant that it took me more like 90 minutes start to finish rather than the 30 that eTrailer estimates. Make sure you have a deep-ish 11/16" socket for the job. Probably 2 inches deep should do. I had to purchase one midway through the job (not included in the aforementioned 90 minutes) because the standard socket was bottoming out on the carriage bolts before I could torque them to spec. I only removed the rear-most (closest to the bumper) exhaust hanger and was able to manage the job, but the rack bolt that ends up directly above the exhaust was difficult to torque down due to obstruction by the muffler. The hitch is of excellent quality. It arrived quickly and safely, eTrailer.com's customer service and installation video were excellent, and the hitch does its job. 23734



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by: Peter K03/01/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This is my 2nd hitch receiver purchase from eTrailer. First one was for my 2007 Honda Odyssey; a HiddenHitch brand. I was debating whether to go with HiddenHitch or the Draw-Tite. But what sold me on the Draw-Tite was that it was rated "tough" -- I'm pretty sure that it is because when I received it, I noticed how well it was built. Either brand would require the factory frame holes to be enlarged somewhat on the 2012 Mazda5. Dremmel came in handy once again with metal grinder. I drilled a hole next to the factory one and started to shave the metal off. Then I sprayed it with a primer as a rust inhibitor. It actually took longer than 40min-1hour. But that's because I had taken my time as I wanted to install it correctly. Only thing that I would have improved with the Draw-Tite hitch receiver is the opening for the receiver could have been tapered instead if being straight cut. Instruction was pretty straightforward and the metal spring/string which was provided came in handy. Along with the hitch receiver, I also purchased the flat cargo carrier for the upcoming trip. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase. eTrailer once again, made what could have been a chore install a breeze. 32833



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by: Billy Ramirez08/24/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


What can I say but EXCELLENT hitch! I finally got around to installing it today on the Grand Prix. Talk about effortless! Installed complete, from start to finish, in 30 minutes! No lie! I was lucky with mine. I didn't even have to drill the existing holes wider because the bolts with the kit fit right in perfectly. I did, however, use two lock washers for the rear that weren't included in the kit, and also Locktite, but that's just me. All in all, I am extremely pleased with the quality and fitment of the hitch. This is my third hitch install and by far the best of the bunch. Etrailer is number one! 96727



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by: Doug J.07/04/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


The product itself is just fine, sturdy and light and the wiring was fairly easy once you determined the wire paths. Drilling was required as stated on the web site and pretty easy. You do need to remove (2) 3/8" bolts to move the exhaust (very easy). BUT, the way the 2002 sebring convertible is built in the back frame does NOT make this install a 3 out of 10. Maybe that rating is for someone with more experience than myself. But here's the deal: the holes for the screws are enclosed by a metal casing (see picture attached) that has a small opening at the top facing the trunk. You literally have to tie string, fishing line etc to feed the washer and screw so you don't lose them inside the casing. Getting the washer lined up with the hole, keeping it there and then manipulating the screw into the hole is like performing an elaborate magic trick. Total install time 3hrs. Again, the bulk of that time was getting the screws and washers lined up and placed. I would hope that the difficulty level is adjusted properly unless there is a special technique that was not included in the instructions. If not for the difficult install I would mark this product as excellent. Shipping Time: 3days regular ground UPS Competitive Pricing: Cheapest I found on the web including wiring. Would recommend or buy again: Definitely. 46715



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by: Shane S.03/21/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


It helps if you back your car onto ramps four more room. Also, if you just push a thin wire or hanger through the bolt holes for the back of the brace (closer to the front of your car) out to the larger holes in the sides of the frame and then place the bolt into the rectangular support plate. I found that if you use a heavy fishing line our a narrow piece of string you can easily pull that back through the bolt hole. Just wrap the string around the threads and tie it tight (a wrap of electrical tape would not hurt just to be sure you do not lose your bolt and bracket) in the frame. Then feed the bolt and bracket into the larger hole and BAM it pulls out of the mounting holes easily. I have some experience fishing things, but it only took about 10 min to do both sides. Then bolt the back of the hitch on and be careful not to push the bolt back up into the frame. Do not fully tighten the back bolts until you drill out the front holes (near the bumper) out for the bolt to fit. Then just place the smaller bolts into the square bracket and push them through from behind then fully tighten all four of the bolts and you cane have this hitch on in way less than an hour. I am so glad I did not go and spend a fortune at u-haul and did the work on my own. It does help to have a second person to hold the hitch at times) The electrical is pretty easy also just take off your rear lights and make sure you splice into the proper electrical wires. I was very happy with my purchase and will not buy a hitch any-where else!! 121556



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by: Mike Spear06/06/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This is the second hitch I have purchased from you and both hitches have been very well made. The first one for my Hyundai Sonata was easy to install and I used it to attach my bike rack and occasionally tow a small utility trailer. I sold that car and now have a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The hitch itself was made equally well and now that it’s installed, I expect it to provide the same great functionality and service too. However, the installation was a nightmare. And it didn’t need to be. The instructions have you inserting the heavy steel retaining/load distribution plates through an opening in a boxed girder section of the rear frame; to which the heavy rear bumper reinforcement cross piece is attached (welded in place). This opening is marginal at best to insert these plates and the ½” carriage bolts that go through them. But trying to then insert the bolts through the holes in the plates is next to impossible. I could describe in detail why this is, but I haven’t got the time. A better solution would be: first, provide a template to predrill the second hole on each side so that you don’t have to mount the hitch to determine the position of this hole. And most crucially, supply hex machine bolts instead of carriage bolts and weld nuts to the plates so that bolts are inserted facing up through the hitch places and threaded into those plates with the pre-welded nuts. For this reason alone, I’ve reduced my rating from “Excelent” to between excelent and “Good”. 134550



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by: Lee B.02/07/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I'm using this hitch only to carry my bike carrier for transport of my bikes, no towing. Initial order was with Amazon, they couldn't deliver, so after a couple weeks and no shipment I cancelled and ordered direct with etrailer. Even etrailer had a delayed shipping of around a week to ten days once I ordered. I can't imagine this hitch for my car is in such demand, so mostly likely a short run, not high demand item. I can't blame a business for working on the high demand, high quantity items first, if that was the case. Product fit pretty good, instructions talk about threaded nut/hole up on sides of sub-frame that is covered with tape but in my case it was covered with undercoating (new car stuff, not aftermarket) and tape. Took me 15 -20 minutes to discover where the threaded mounting hole was up on the sides of sub-frame. The muffler does make slight contact with the hitch now at various times, I'll loosen the mounting hardware on the hitch sometime and see if I can move it enough to prevent that contact. Otherwise, decent fit. I did remove my muffler and for me, working off the floor of my garage, it seemed easier, overall. I did support the single pipe coming back to my muffler while the muffler was off the car. 172834


Comments

I loosened up the four mounting bolts, used a good size hammer and a block of wood and I was able to move the hitch towards the back of my car so the muffler no longer vibrates against the hitch. Sweet! With that I give the hitch five stars now!!

comment by: Lee B - 02/24/2015


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by: Jim F.07/01/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


received my trailer hitch on Thursday and took Friday afternoon off from work to install it, not knowing how long it would take. Upon opening the box, everything I needed was there and the hitch was in great condition. You never know how shippers will handle heavier objects, but the box seems a good fit for the hitch. With everything all laid out, I proceeded to use my Dremel tool to enlarge the two from mounting holes under the car to accept the carriage bolts and supporting bracket that had to be fished from one side to another via the "fishing" wire. This was a handy and ingenious device that allowed for easy transfer of bracket and bolt through the front hole and pulled through the back hole. Once all four bolts and brackets were in place, I laid on the ground with the hitch on my chest and easily lifted it into place. I had read that I would have to lower my exhaust to put the hitch in, but it was not necessary. There were two spacer blocks that I added to the front bolts to even out the hitch. When everything was in place, I tightened all of the bolts and was complete. I had a hitch ball from my other car, so I transferred to the ball bracket and was done. In all it took about an hour and a half from start to finish. 138555



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by: Patrick01/15/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Purchased this to go with a Thule hitch bike rack. Shipping time, and fitment were both exceptional. I was a little puzzled by the packaging, which seemed a little lacking (no packing material in the box, hardware bag wrapped around and taped sloppily to the hitch bar itself). Had to scrape out some welding slag from inside the receiver that was interfering with the bike rack, but no big deal. The main issue I had was torquing the main bolts that attach the bar to the car's unibody. The included "handle" nuts that you stick inside the frame wanted to turn when I was getting the bolts locked down, such that it was actually bending and pulling the entire handles inside the frame. I was unable to get them to the full 75 ft-lbs. of torque, but they're still pretty darn tight. I don't think it'll be going anywhere. 63126


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No problems at all so far with the receiver bar.

Patrick - 07/16/2014

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by: Rod07/18/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Extremely well made hitch that fit to the bolt configuration of the car perfectly. There was only one problem. This is a 2003 car that has 90,000 miles on it and many winters of salt. The 14mm "bumper bolts" that the hitch attaches to to prevent vertical movement snapped off rather than spinning. I put WD40 on the bolts twice a day for two days before trying to remove them and I applied it liberally while trying to take the bolts off. Instructions say, "Step 1 lower exhaust." Use WD40 and a thin screwdriver to remove the rubber bumper that attaches to the arm welded to the muffler. I sprayed WD40, pushed the screw driver in, more WD40, pushed more until the screwdriver went all the way through. Lots more WD40 and it eventually slid off. That was enough to get the hitch between the bumper and the muffler pipe. No need to take the muffler off completely. Last bit of advice is to put some thin but strong thread around the bolt's very last thread. Put bolt into the frame, then put the thread through the washer, place the washer into the frame, then gently pull and jiggle and the whole thing will eventually line up and the bolt will pull through. Hoping for some ideas on what to do about the broken bolts. I'm using this with a cargo carrier, so worst case I can use web straps to the car to prevent it from moving vertically.. 19616



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by: MARK ESTES01/09/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Hint My car, a Ford Focus ZX3 hatch back required one hole drilled. I first mounted the hitch with the other three bolts, and then drilled the hole for the fourth bolt as directed. The problem then was how to remove the burr that extended on the blind side of the car’s frame where I couldn’t reach? Hint 1) I used a medium size Allen wrench, the long end secured in a drill motor. I inserted the small end into the hole by tilting it and proceeded to free spin it on high speed in side then drew back unto the inside surface with the burr, it removed easily. Hint 2) I used a combination of heavy thread or fish line could be used, and wire to insert the last bolt. First, fish the bent wire with small hook on end through the ½” hole you drilled and back out the access hole, then hook the thread and draw it back through. Second, thread it through the washer block and tie it around the tip of the bolt and trim excess. Third fish the washer through the access hole and using the bent wire position it over the ½” hole, then pull on the thread as you feed the bolt through, while assisting with bent wire. After bolt is extending through pull and rotate it, until the square neck of the carriage bolt aligns with the square hole of the washer and fully extends down. Finally add conical washer and nut and tightened. . 5228



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by: Dr. Gil03/20/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Draw tight has a great reputation and we believe this a great product for our application. The Etrailer team speaks English and treated me like a member of their personal family (with 15 grandchildren I really appreciate this atmosphere. This concept of service and follow up is a concept our politicians should emulate...I believe the Etrailer team "really did build this business with customer satisfaction in mind". Rose took my order like she was helping her own grandpa and George sent me a subsequent email confirming my order and expediting my order with an upgraded shipping service...just to show appreciation for my business. Today I received another follow up to make sure I was satisfied. I am an old retired doctor and I like to do my own projects and with 6 grown children and 15 grandchildren I have been frustrated with products and especially DIY directions. Not this time! My 11 year old granddaughter took one side of the hitch and I took the other side and WE completed the operation in less than 30 minutes. Not bad for an old doctor and a young nurse. Last word from the old doctor to the Etrailer team "People don't care how much you know...until they know how much you care" God bless you all Yours for the best products and service Dr. Gill 121442



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by: J Swift01/25/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Photos from 98 Trans Am Install. I Installed this hitch on my 98 Trans Am in less than an Hour with simple hand tools. The shipping was extremely fast, and price was more than reasonable. I use this to Haul my Custom Built Harley Davidson and it works perfect. The only Problem is the Draw bar does NOT fit real tight and creates a small amount of play which allows the trailer to bounce when going down the Highway. 6085



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by: Troy Weaver07/29/2012

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Super well built and fitting hitch for a 1998 Mazda 626. The only problem is what it takes to install it on a car that really shouldn't have a trailer behind it. Getting the carriage bolt and supports in place was tough. I recommend cutting or grinding 1/4" off the carriage bolt rather than elongating the 1/2" hole a little like I did (the carriage bolt is just a little too long to fit upright in the channel and fit through the 1/2" hole). The right rear muffler support becomes unuseable and I used a hose clamp instead. All in all, the hitch and mounting are probably the strongest part of the car frame. 49717



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by: Stan L.10/01/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Fits a 2013 Fusion Titanium well and easy to install. My unit came with instructions for a VW Beetle instead of for a Fusion however the proper instructions were readily available on the etrailer web site. A couple of tips: 1) The rear under body appearance panel can be used with this hitch without trimming the two ends of the panel that mount where the hitch mounts by drilling a ~1" clearance hole for the rearmost hitch bolt in each side of the panel as shown in the attached photo. 2) I found that the under body panel needs to be put back in place prior to tightening the hitch to the car. There is not enough clearance to fit the panel between an installed hitch and the car's under body. I attached the hitch to the car loosely with all 4 nuts on the ends of the bolts. The panel can then be fitted between the car and the hitch. Once the panel is in place, the hitch can be tightened down. This is my second Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer and both experiences have been positive. 153794



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by: Christopher B.06/24/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Hitch seems of good quality and was a fairly easy install alone. Putting the back of the car up on ramps gave me enough room to easily drill the rear holes bigger and the use of the OEM car jack to hold the hitch in place while I tightened the nuts. Hitch still leaves room for clearing curbs which is a big deal for those of us who back in everywhere. it has a higher clearance than the tailpipe. Recommendation, if you also purchase the light wiring harness for 04 impala, put it on first, the receiver plug wire fits perfect thru the hitches center gap at the rear of the car. 85738



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by: Jim D.10/08/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


First I would like to say that the buying experience from etrailer is second to none. Every aspect of the process was first class; from the ease of ordering, the email notifications updating shipping progress, to the packaging; first class! The Hitch: Love the hitch, and is as advertised. The hitch is invisible once installed except for the 1 1/4' receiver, which is barely noticeable due to the black valence. There is also zero reduction in ground clearance. Installation: I installed the hitch without assistance, so can be a one man job, although assistance in lining it up would be helpful. There is one error in the instructions; Step #4 states "on the driver's side" when it is actually on the passenger's side. Very obvious but might confuse someone. There is one omission; It was necessary to bend the lip of the inner fender support out of the way on the passenger side so that the hitch could slide into place. 103061



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by: Jim V.02/18/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


This is my 3rd or 4th hitch I bought from eTrailer. Their service is top notch and I refer anyone interested in a hitch to them all the time. I went with the Draw-Tite over the Curt for my GTI because it sits much higher up against the underside of the car and looks very clean once installed. Install on this hitch is fairly straight forward, no drilling or any weird modifications needed other than cutting your heat shield a tiny bit in the corner. Fishing the rear most driver's side bolt and plate into the frame is the hardest part of this install. It took a little bit of finagaling to get it into position. If my finger was like 1/4" longer it would've taken 2 minutes. After a bit I figured out I need to put the bolt through the plate inside the frame just above the bigger hole and then pull it into the little hole with the wire (you'll see what I mean when you get there). Took about 40 minutes all said and done. 116874



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by: Mark M09/19/2011

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Finish Quality: The finish of the part that shows was very good. The parts that you only see if you install this hitch yourself were not so good. There were chips on some of the corners where bare metal was showing. I was disappointed, but didn't want to hassle with sending it back, so I ended up repainting most of the hitch. Design Quality: I had a lot of trouble getting the 2 bolts on the muffler side started. I had started the bolts on the other side because fishing the bolts through seemed the harder task. Even with that side loosely bolted, it took a while to get enough alignment to start the bolts on the other side. I wonder if the dimensions were off just enough. Also it looks a tad crooked compared to the bottom of the bumper. Not awful, but enough that you notice if you look closely. Direction Quality: With the exception of suggesting starting the muffler side bolts first, the instructions were fine. 24248



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by: Frank B.08/11/2014

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I purchased the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver from etrailer with hopes that their description of the ease of installing it were accurate. I am happy to report the description was dead on. The hitch went on easily, and the video helped. It is solid, no rattles, and a good fit. You barely notice the hitch is there. I plan on using the receiver to attach a rod rack to my Fiat to save wear and tear on my truck. Once i get the rack I'll be all set to hit my fishing spots incognito. 145965



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by: Natalie S08/05/2013

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Thank you very much for the speedy service. Attached is a photo of the hitch on a 1994 Honda Civic. Unfortunately the bumper itself is warped so there is a wider gap on one side. Thank you. 93357


Comments

A year later and no problems whatsoever. Have a lightweight 4X8 trailer from Harbor Freight, built sides for it, and Ive been hauling everything under the sun! Awesome hitch! Definitely recommend!!

Natalie S - 02/03/2015

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by: Darrel J10/16/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Here are the photos of newly installed hitch. 104004


Comments

I have that same modelcolor mustang. The pics look like its very low, almost ready to scrape the ground on a speed bump. Have you had any issues?

comment by: Ben - 12/03/2014


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Ben, Speed bumps are not an issue. When backing into a parking spot with a curb, it touched. On some driveways the hitch will scrape the pavement. Although it really sounds terrible when it happens, it has yet to physically damage anything but my pride.

comment by: Darrel J - 12/09/2014


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by: Jim A.04/12/2009

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Tight fit. The actual hitch is a perfect fit. However, 1)the washers provided for holding the bolt heads won't fit into the frame so you will have to enlarge the holes to get them in. 2) You will need a large drill that can hold a 1/2" drill bit for drilling the third hole into the frame. 3) Once installed the hitch is BARELY accessible on my 2002 WS6 Trans Am. The rear bumper fascia actually rubs against the drawbar when inserting it into the receiver tube. 4) Don't bother buying a hitch cover either since it won't fit under the fascia. If you want the receiver tube kept clean, then just leave the drawbar in and use a ball cover to dress it up. The best part of this hitch comes from buying it here on etrailer.com. I saved about $70.00 becuase I bought it here, and then had it installed professionally. Where I had it installed charges over $200.00 for the same hitch! I had one of these on my 1996 Formula from 1996 to 2008 and never had a problem with it. However, I did have to modify it to accomodate my cargo carrier. 1729



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by: Sam02/10/2013

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The product was well constructed and perfect for a receiver-type bike carrier, however, it came without directions (I downloaded them from the website) and the plastic spacers that separate the hitch from the frame (had to call service to send them to me). Installation was moderate - there wasn't much room to drill 1/2" holes into the frame since the hitch crossbar got partially in the way. Otherwise, I would have rated it excellent. 65597


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Use it a lot. No issues. I like the fact its out of the way - mostly under the vehicle.

Sam - 08/11/2014

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by: Anthony R03/02/2015

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Installed on a 2013 GTI 4 Door. Installation was not too bad. Definitely need a breaker bar for loosening the existing bolt on the sub frame and a torque wrench to tighten everything down. I did it as a one man job and it was tricky getting the hitch into place, took some patience. Overall it did not take me too long and the result was great. Note, #4 on the instructions should read "Passenger Side" as said in other reviews. I would also recommend removing the plastic from around the bottom of the bumper as it makes moving the hitch into position easier. Using it with a Swagman XTC-2 and it is also awesome. 176590



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by: ernest03/05/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Hitch mounted on my 2013 Subaru Impreza without a hitch. Why drop the muffler? Pulled the product out of the package 30 minutes later I was ready to hit the road. Unfortunatley the wiring harness was awol. etrailer rectafied that problem promptley. Excellent customer service. 69115


Comments

Hey there curious if this was installed on a WRX? I had to return the Curt MFG hitch as it rubbed on my exhaust. Thanks in advance for the info!

comment by: Bryce W - 05/31/2013


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This was not a WRX. Sedan WRX and WRX STi should use Curt C11317. Hatchback WRX and Hatcback WRX STi should use C11120. Do note, exhaust rub does happen from time to time due to the looser tolerances on exhaust systems. Since exhausts are intended and designed to move some, tolerances on hangar welds are a bit more open. We do have some tips that we use in our shop to correct exhaust rattle. Check the link attached.

Patrick B - 5/31/2013



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Hi I have just bought a Subaru impreza-i 2013 hatchback. As we do some light towing we ordered it with the Subaru towbar installed. On delivery we found that with the towbar attached our ground clearance is significantly reduced. Base of towbar including rings is over 4 below the bumper. This leaves just over 6 ground clearance which is not enough to get out our driveway even when not towing. Can onyone advise what the ground clearance is after this draw tite trailer hitch is installed. I am looking for another towbar but dont want to buy another and have exact same problem.

comment by: hopeful - 11/03/2013


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We have a video of a 2012 with a Curt hitch on it. It would measure about 8 inches from the bottom of the receiver tube to the ground on this particular vehicle. If you have a different model, your clearance may vary. To be sure you have the right hitch for your vehicle, use our Vehicle Fit Guide.

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by: Kyle W05/17/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


I ordered this aftermarket hitch along with the 1.25 inch adapter to 2 inch adapter to use an already owned bike rack I had. This product was an excellent purchase, the delivery was quick, the installation was fairly easy too, it took about an hour including time to jack up the car. I am completely satisfied with this product, if you need a high quality hitch I suggest purchasing this one. 80680



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by: Tim Schlosser05/09/2013

Review from a similar Draw-Tite Sportframe in Trailer Hitch


Took me a bit longer than the half hour, but then again I'm not a tool kind of guy. Worked out great in the end and saved me a ton of money. Highly recommend the product and etrailer. Shipped quick and as advertised with a great price. 79610


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Love my trailer hitch. I use it for my bike rack and have had zero issues with it. I checked the bolts a few months ago and found them still as tight as the day I installed it. I use the mount at least two or three times a week and love it. Thank you.

Tim S - 06/09/2014

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Toyota Prius C 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 24889 Installation instructions 24889 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 119147KIT
119147KIT

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593
3593


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256


2" hitch ball - 19258

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