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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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2013 Dodge Journey - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • 400
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 400 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Dodge Journey's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Installation Details E98845 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation






Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98845

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (186 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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Very easy to do, with all the instructional videos available. My 15 year old son helped me out that’s how easy it was. 726520



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This is the second trailer hitch I have purchased from etrailer because of engineering, quality and ease of installation! 716852



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Great Service, Great Product! Delivered as promised. These people are professionals! 602055



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Dodge Journey

Looks and feels really sturdy, the 6x bolts are also bigger than they appear in the photos, definitely inspired confidence. Install video was spot on as well.. had it in place in about an hour and a half. Quite happy with the purchase, the timeliness of delivery (thank you etrailer!), and the ease of installation.Three items of note to help with the install: first, only lowering the 4x muffler hangers as shown in the video on this product's page made for a tight squeeze. If you watch the videos for the other class III hitches for the Journey, they show removing 2 more hangers farther up the exhaust systems as well, and using a support strap. Recommend doing all 6 hangers If you have a lift/pit available, using drive on ramps in the garage (like I did) made it impossible to get all the way back to those additional two... but if you can do all 6 it will be much less of a tight fit, especially when trying to torque down that bolt closest to the front!Second, make sure you use the instruction sheet linked off the product page here; it's newer than the one that comes with the hardware kit by around a year. Biggest difference I saw was that the sheet that came with the pack said torque all nuts/bolts to 75 ft/lbs and the online (newer) one said 110 ft/lbs... I went with the higher number.Finally, the receiver does sit a bit low as it's designed to go below the bumper... height difference is VERY noticeable next to my Dodge Dakota 4x4 with receiver just under the Dakota's bumper. Plan for a 2"+ rise ball mount depending on the trailer you're towing to keep things level.. 536098



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2017 Dodge Journey

I’m holding back on 5 stars. Kit is easy enough if your experience level is there. With 30+ years of Automotive work I really had no issues. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is the kit should include one additional item. 3m and others make great little sticky back attachments for zip ties, this kit should have at least 8-10 to properly attach the wiring. Just to many areas that my Dodge Journey lacked good attachment points. Etrailer, Pricing, shipping and informative videos are great 5 stars there 604239



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2013 Dodge Journey

Easy installation. Video was very helpf ul. 639862



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Great hitch and very easy to install 837767



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2014 Dodge Journey

Very sturdy, great quality. Also the installation video was very helpful. I had no trouble installing it in under 1 hour. It works great. Fast delivery, great overall experience. Thanks!! 824217



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Was simple and quick to install. Heavy duty and a great buy for the price. My package arrived quickly and in good condition. The best part was the very clear and simple how to videos e-trailer has up. Every tip and trick was explained and mad the install painless. Great buy and great service. 821883



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2019 Dodge Journey

Very great product, easy install on a 2019 journey. Only pain was dealing with the exhaust hangers and limited space to get to them. Had it installed in 40 minutes, very home mechanic friendly and I'm a mechanic so if you have slight knowledge on cars you're good to go. 820015



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2016 Dodge Journey

Shipped fast and easy install. Wish the wheels were an inch or 2 wider (for bike rack) to better support fattire bikes. But still solid and holds well. 815873



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This is a great option for someone who wanted an easier install instead of cutting the fascia for a concealed hitch. It does hang down a bit lower than the other options but it does not scrape the ground at all from my experience. The hardest part of the whole install was getting the rubber exhaust hangers loose. It took a lot of prying with WD40 because there were 3 rubber hangers on each side of the dual exhaust Dodge Journey. Once we got it loose we kept the exhaust from hanging with jack stands however a strap would have worked just as well. Then I used a floor jack to keep the hitch in place to tighten the bolts. Now we can take our bikes to Minnesota this summer! 815475



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Installation was easy with the vehicle specific videos! Looks great too! I didn’t want a hitch that would stick out. 807322



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Wasn't easy, but it wasn't too difficult either. You should be handy though, to install it yourself. 802367



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2015 Dodge Journey

I got this receiver hitch for my wife's 2015 Dodge Journey Crossroad. I am not the most adapt at following instructions so, I watched the video 3 or 4 times. I followed most of the instructions (didn't take the body panels off) and had the hitch installed in an hour of on car time (needed the special tool to remove the rubber muffler holders). Great product, clear instructions, came with the bolt spring tool, easiest way to get the bolts in the holes. Only problem was my fat hands didn't always fit where they needed to. My wife took the car to Texas shortly after install. Worked, still works, as advertised. Nuts still torqued. If I can get it installed anyone can. Recommend. 794257



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Great product as always with etrailer always pleased with my purchases have bought several hitches great quality 792632



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Perfect fit, of hitch to my car... Easy to install, even it took one and a half hours.. Very clear installation instructions... Works great.... 792293



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Greg was very helpful in getting a hitch and a great price that would work with our product. At first it didn't fit, but with some of their advice, we decided to take the bumper off and found the bumper had been slight bent. We are able to fix the bumper and then the hitch fit and no need for a return! Thanks again. 792152



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2019 Dodge Journey

Fit perfectly, installed by myself in less than an hour along with the wiring. 791964



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The video of the installation was very helpful, I followed it at every step without much trouble. 787063



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We purchased this T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector to wire up our 2018 Dodge Journey, along with an etrailer.com hitch. Just like everything we've ever bought from etrailer, it went on with ease and worked the way it should. The instructions were clear and nothing needed to be fabricated to install. We will continue to buy from etrailer, and always appreciate the fast shipping. 786392



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Installation of the hitch and wiring harness on my 2016 Dodge Journey was much simpler than I had expected (excellent instructions, btw), and the wiring harness and hitch have held up extremely well. I tow very rarely, but I have full confidence that when I back up to the trailer everything will work as it should. Great product. Zero complaints! 786369



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Easy to install easier with the bumper off took 40 minutes would definitely recommend 775120



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Extremely easy to install. Extremely well built. Extremely satisfied. 764747


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Dodge Journey AWD
    Your 2017 Dodge Journey is one of the vehicles for which two types of hitch are made, both a smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch and a 2-inch Class III. In such cases we always recommend the 2-inch option since it will be compatible with more hitch-mount accessories and because it will offer a higher weight rating without much more additional cost. The Class III hitch I recommend for your Journey AWD is the etrailer # e98845 because it will offer easier installation than others and because...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD
    We have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD, but the etrailer trailer hitch # e98845 will NOT fit your '17 Journey SXT models with AWD. The tech note you referenced states, "Hitch does not fit SXT models with AWD." For a trailer hitch that does fit a 2017 Dodge Journey SXT with AWD the only confirmed fit is the Draw-Tite # 76225 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. This hitch is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling in your Journey's frame...
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  • Is Fishwire Included to Install etrailer.com Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Dodge Journey
    Yes, 2 fishwire are included to help install the 1/2" bolts for the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98845 on your 2016 Dodge Journey. Attached is a sample installation video and the written instructions for you to check out. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2015 Dodge Journey SXT AWD
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225 is a confirmed fit for the 2015 Dodge Journey SXT AWD. It is the only trailer hitch we carry from any of our manufacturers that currently is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite to confirm the fit.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2017 Dodge Journey SXT
    For your 2017 Dodge Journey we have a few options available. We have a 2 inch hitch part # e98845 which would work well which is our etrailer.com brand or for a similar setup we have the Draw Tite part # 75648. We have an install video for this hitch that I attached for you to check out as well.
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  • Ground Clearance After Installing Trailer Hitch on 2009 Dodge Journey
    Installing a trailer hitch on just about any vehicle will reduce its ground clearance, especially when the hitch installs below the bumper cover. Some hitches are designed to provide a more hidden appearance for cosmetic reasons and this type may offer more ground clearance. The linked video details the available hitches for your Journey and how they differ. Actual ground clearance depends on several factors including passenger count, cargo weight in the vehicle and wheel/tire size and...
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitches for 2015 Dodge Journey
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13201 and etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98845 are essentially the same but with a different finish; the Curt hitch has a gloss black powder coat finish and the etrailer hitch has a matte black powder coat finish, and some people do prefer one finish to the other. Both of these trailer hitches will fit your 2015 Dodge Journey and will install the same way, without requiring any drilling. Additionally, both have a 4,000 lb towing capacity, 400 lb tongue weight...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2017 Dodge Journey and Parts Needed to Pull 1,900 Pound Trailer
    I tracked down an online version of the owner's manual for your 2017 Dodge Journey and if it's equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine it listed a towing capacity of up to 2,500 pounds. This max capacity is assuming there is only 1 to 2 persons in the vehicle. As the inhabitants grow the capacity decreases as follows: 3 to 4 persons - 2,000 pound towing capacity 5 to 7 persons - 1,500 pound towing capacity With this in mind your Dodge Journey is capable of towing a 1,900 pound trailer as...
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  • Will the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier M2200-01-02 Fit a 2010 Dodge Journey
    As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2010 Dodge Journey like the # e98845 the 24x48-3/4 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier w/ Lockable Lid and Cargo Bag # M2200-01-02 will easily fit and work well. I attached a review video for this carrier as well as an install video for the hitch as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2012 Dodge Journey
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 Dodge Journey 4 cylinder and it has a 1,000 lb towing capacity. If your trailer weighs less than 1,000 lbs you could install a hitch like the etrailer.com hitch part # e98845 to tow it. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118536 which is a confirmed fit. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Dodge Journey With LED Taillights
    For your 2016 Dodge Journey with LED taillights you do need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118536. This is also the case if your trailer has LED lights, as that won't affect the wiring harness you need on your Journey. Additionally, if you need a trailer hitch I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98845. This hitch is a bolt-on installation with no drilling required and has a nice black matte finish which will hide any minor scratches...
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