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Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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1986 Dodge Ram Pickup

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1986 Dodge Ram Pickup - Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 500
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

Fully welded Dodge Ram Pickup trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Long, side bracket helps distribute weight over larger portion of tow-vehicle frame for increased towing ability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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.

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41504 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-E-Loader

87480 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 41504 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Drilling required for installation , Does not fit with heavy duty suspension , Spare tire repositioning and/or modification of spare tire carrier may be required

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 41504

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Great product took about 30 minutes to install did have to grind the front brackets a little to clear the spring hanger. other then that it was a perfect fit and easy install. 858657

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Perfect ft, excellent quality and value. 767966

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The trailer hitch worked out excellent for me but even better than that the employees at etrailer really helped me find The right parts and accessories for my pick up thank you . I would give you a five star For service and parts 764298

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1993 Ford F-250 and F-350

The product is not a direct fit theirs about 1/4 “. clearance on the cab side 2 bolts have to cut the shins and bolt so they clear the shackle bolt have my dought s in the receiver mount how it hangs underneath 729514

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Good quality and very helpful phone sales support got me to the correct hitch model. The three piece bolted design was easy to install. All high quality fasteners were included. Well packed and shipped fast. The low drop design clears the low rear bumper on our 1965 F-100 Short Box Flare Side Pick up restoration project as promised. 640728

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1949 Ford F-Series Pickup

This hitch arrived in a timely fashion and fit my 1949 Ford F3 pickup perfectly. 443892


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • How Far Down Does the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader # 41504 Sit Below Vehicle Frame
    I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite who said that the top of the receiver for the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader # 41504 sits about 7-3/8" below the frame of your 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup. Attached is a photo for you to reference as well as the installation instructions.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing of Draw-Tite Class III 41504 Receiver Hitch For 1968 Chevy K10 Pickup
    The Draw-Tite Class III hitch you had mentioned, part # 41504 is compatible with your truck. The mounting flanges can be reversed to they're pointing inward or outward, so the hitch is compatible with either cab/chassis models or regular pickup models. With the flanges pointed inward, center to center hole spacing is 30.94 inches or 35.5 with flanges pointing outward. As for the mounting flange dimensions, working from the rear of the vehicle toward the front, the rear most two holes...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1992 Ford F250 With a 10 inch Bumper
    There are hitches available for your 1992 Ford F250. I would recommend you get a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87471 if you do not have a deep drop bumper. This hitch will fit all model 1992 F250s and your 16 inch spare will fit with the hitch, but the spare tire cradle might require some adjustment for it to fit properly. To determine if you have a deep drop bumper check out the FAQ article I attached on types of bumpers. If you do have one you might be interested in purchasing...
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  • What Hitch for 1976 Chevy Pickup with 8ft. Bed and What Installation Is Involved
    Part # 41504 is not the correct part for your 1976 Chevrolet Pickup. It is for deep drop bumper vehicles. These bumpers extend lower than normal. Since you have a standard bumper you would use part # 41001 for towing up to 6,000 pounds or part # 41938 if you are towing up to 12,000 pounds. Installation will require drilling and you will have to modify or re-locate your spare tire carrier. This usually just requires holding the tire towards the cab while you are pulling it back up...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 1994 Ford F-150 with Deep Drop Bumper
    For your 1994 Ford F-150 with the deep drop bumper, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41504. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your truck and features a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The installation process for this hitch is a bit easier compared to the other models also confirmed to fit your F-150. I have attached the complete installation instructions that you can take a look at as well. You will also need to add the Fastener Kit # 01685, which...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1968 Chevy C20
    We have hitch fits for a 1968 C Series Chevy truck that either has a drop bumper or a standard bumper like what I am assuming you have although you said it was a step bumper. The Curt Hitch part # 13028 is designed to fit the models with an 8 foot bed and a standard bumper, but has no mention of factory overload springs so it shouldn't be an issue. As long as your frame is 34 inches wide you should be able to make this hitch work. The # 41504 that you referenced would work if you...
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  • Recommended Universal Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit 1949 Ford F3
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41504 is a custom fit hitch for specific trucks. The trucks it fits have a frame spacing of either of 34 or 38 inches. Since you're going to need something more universal for your 1949 F3 you may like the Curt # C13701 that fits frames between 18 and 51 inches wide. Or if you can tell me the width of your truck's frame, center on center, I can wee if we have other options available.
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  • What Trailer Hitch Will Fit My 1977 Chevrolet Pickup
    We do have a trailer hitch that will work with your 1977 Chevrolet Pickup although I doubt the one off the 1985 Suburban will work. We do not carry any hitches for the Suburban that are also compatible with the pickup. Which is a very good indication that the hitch will not be a match. An option for your pickup is the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Class III # 41504. It is made to fit with the heavy duty suspension of your truck. Additionally, you may be interested in the Ball Mount #...
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  • What Frame Mount Trailer Hitch Will Fit a 2001 Dodge Ram With Ranch Hand Rear Bumper
    The two best semi/custom fit options we have for a 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup are the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41504 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 37133. In order to see if either of these will clear your Ranch Hand Rear Bumper you need to measure from the bottom of your frame to the bottom of the bumper in the center. The Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader requires at least 7-3/8" and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame requires at least 7-1/4". If neither...
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  • Trailer Hitch Option for 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 with Ranch Style Bumper
    For your 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 the best option we'd have would be a deep drop bumper style hitch like the part # 41504. This hitch is designed for fitting under a bumper that's taller than the standard hitch that the truck came with. I looked up pictures of your bumper and it would be classified as a deep drop bumper so this would work well for you.
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  • Class IV/V 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2010 Ford E-350 Cab and Chassis Van
    On your cab and chassis 2010 Ford E-350 van measure the distance from the center of a bolt hole (where the hitch mounts, see linked instructions) to the center of the same hole on the opposite side. If that distance is 38-5/8 inches then you can install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41945. This is a Class IV/V hitch with a 2 inch receiver. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2216. It comes with a ball mount with a...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1990 Chevy C2500 Short Bed With Ranch Hand Bumper
    For your 1990 Chevy C2500 with ranch hand bumper, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 41504. This is an easy bolt-on installation that has long side brakets to help distribute the weight over a large portion of the frame for increased towing ability. It is a square tube design with black powder coat over an e-coat base for superior rust protection. If you don't already have trailer wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Dodge Ram with Low Hitch Opening
    For a hitch for your 1997 Dodge Ram that would sit as low to the ground as possible you would want to go with the Draw Tite hitch part # 41504. The distance from the hitch mounting surface to the receiver opening would be 7-1/2 inches. Since this hitch is designed for use with deep drop bumpers it would sit the lowest. Also, to compensate for taller vehicles you can just get a ball mount with a lower drop so that the trailer is towed level. I attached a help article on this for...
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  • How is Fastener Kit 01685 Used for Trailer Hitch Installation on 1997 Ford F-250HD
    The Fastener Kit # 01685 that you referenced is a supplement to the installation hardware included with the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41504, or the Reese 37081 or 44143 hitches. This fastener kit is more or less spacers and you will use the blocks with the square middle hole that came with the hitch. To get replacement hardware for the Draw-Tite hitch 41504 you can use the part # RHK, and then also use the fastener kit that you reference. If you have a different...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 1994 Ford F-150 with Roll Pan Bumper
    We have the custom fit for a standard or step bumper # 13028 or the deep drop bumper # 41504 confirmed to fit your 1994 Ford F-150 Flareside. The Roll Pan bumper does not have a custom fit, so if you don't want the long receiver tube, I recommend using an universal fit that you can customize for your truck fit. My recommendation is the Curt Adjustable Trailer Hitch Receiver - 18"-51" Wide - 2" Drop - Class III # C13701. This hitch will require drilling into your frame and the crossbar...
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  • Trailer Hitch Needed for a 1997 Ford F-350 Heavy Duty with a Deep Drop Bumper
    The Curt 3-Piece Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15511 that you referenced is a great option for the deep drop bumper on your 1997 Ford F-350 Heavy Duty. The Draw-Tite # 41504 is a little more cost-effective but it also requires the use of the adapter kit # 01685 and it doesn't have as high of a weight rating. We do have a selection of camper tie-downs that you can install on your F-350. If you let me know what the size of your truck bed is and if you have a board or step I can make a recommendation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 1969 Chevrolet C10 with 8 Foot Bed
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 40050 will only fit your 1969 Chevrolet C10 if it has the standard rear bumper which I have attached a photo of for you. If you have a different rear bumper which it sounds like you do then you will want to use the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41504 instead. If you can send me a photo of your rear bumper I would be happy to confirm the correct fit for you as well that way.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1964 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75122, is designed specifically to fit the following vehicles: 1995 - 2005 Chevrolet Astro 1995 - 2005 GMC Safari 1990 - 1994 Chevrolet Astro Extended Body 1990 - 1994 GMC Safari Extended Body But it will not fit a 1964 Chevy C-10. I do have a few listings for trailer hitches that will fit your truck. If it has an 8 foot bed, the most popular hitch is # 41001. I have incldued a link to the installation details for you. If it...
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  • Comparing Regular and Deep Drop Bumper Trailer Hitches for a 1964 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck
    A standard bumper looks like a regular old bumper that goes straight across at the top and bottom and might have a cut out in the center for a license plate but the cutout does not drop below the bottom of the bumper. A deep drop bumper will have the cut out in the middle but drops below the bottom of the bumper (at the center) so that it angles up from the center to the outer edges of the bumper. I have included a picture that better illustrates this. For models with the standard...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1997 Ford F-350 with 10-Inch Deep Drop Bumper
    My contact at Draw-Tite advised that for your 1997 Ford F-350 with 10-Inch deep drop bumper the correct hitch fit is part # 41504. Along with it you will need Fastener Kit # 01685. My contact at Draw-Tite confirmed this hitch will fit your F-350's frame. For a 4-pole wiring harness you can use part # 118316. You'll also need a ball mount like # C45341, hitch ball and a pin/clip or lock. The linked article and product page will help you select the correct ball mount to keep your hitched...
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  • Recommendation for a Class III or IV Trailer Hitch to fit a 1986 Chevrolet K-20 Pickup
    For you 1986 Chevrolet K20 pickup truck, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch, # 75034. The Draw-Tite hitch will fit both 6 and 8 foot beds with the standard or step bumper. The hitch is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. The hitch has a Gross Towing Weight of 5,000 lbs and a Tongue Weight rating of 500 lbs. If you are installing this hitch on the 6 foot bed you will need to also order 6 of # 01077-011 3/8 inch spacer blocks. If you have the 8...
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  • Hitch Options for a 2001 Dodge Ram with a 13 inch Bumper
    We actually sell a hitch for the 2001 Dodge Ram that is designed for vehicles with drop bumpers. You should check out the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 41504, this hitch has a distance of 7.44 inches from where the hitch mounts to the frame to where top of the hitch opening. The Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch # 41923 that you referenced has a distance of 6-1/4 inches from where the hitch mounts to the frame of your vehicle down to where the hitch opening is. I attached installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1987 Chevy C/K 1500 With a Deep Drop Bumper
    A deep drop bumper is a bumper that hangs further below the frame than a standard bumper. Check out the photo that I attached showing a deep drop bumper compared to a standard bumper and a step bumper. We have three frame mount trailer hitches that will work with a deep drop bumper on your 1987 Chevrolet C/K 1500. You could install the Curt Hitch, # C13099 or the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 41504. These are all Class III trailer hitches that have a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs and a tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Hitch for a 1966 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup
    The reason the hitch fit guide asks about a bumper is because it will make a difference on where the hitch receiver sits in relation to the truck's frame. With a standard bumper, the hitch will sit a little higher off the ground and closer to the truck's frame. With a drop bumper, it will require more space between the mounting location and the hitch receiver to fit under the bumper. The bumper is not required for installation though. One option for your 1966 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for a 1972 Chevy C20 with Step Bumper
    Thanks for the picture of the rear of your 1972 Chevy C20. Based on that it looks like you would need a hitch for a drop bumper setup like the Draw Tite part # 41504 so that it would clear the bumper.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Deep Drop Bumper and Ball Mount for 1996 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Diesel
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13038 is not a fit for your 1996 Ford F-250. For a similar fit, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41504 which is rated for 5,000 lbs without weight distribution or 10,000 lbs with weight distribution. For your 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, I recommend the MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 6-1/4" Drop, 7-7/8" Rise - 12K # MT70380 which is adjustable so you can tow level with the 2-5/16...
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