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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24699 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24699

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.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

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


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

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



24699 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60883 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24699 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24699 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1988 - 2002 Lincoln Continental

1986 - 1991 Ford Taurus

1986 - 2003 Mercury Sable Sedan

1992 - 2003 Ford Taurus Sedan

1996 - 1999 Ford Taurus Sedan - excluding SHO

1986 - 2003 Mercury Sable Wagon

1992 - 2003 Ford Taurus Wagon



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Ford Taurus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2001 Ford Taurus, well be test installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24699. Here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. Now well go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, well need to remove the exhaust hangers.

There will be one hanger towards the front of the muffler as well as one on the rear of the muffler. Now that our exhaust is lose, we can go ahead and locate our attachment points. Well be using this hole here on the driver side. Well need to remove this bolt for our rearmost attachment. Well do that on both sides, with our exhaust down well now remove the bolt on the bumper brackets and you can go ahead and discard them.

Now, before we set the hitch in place, we want to take our handle nut, fold it into an S shape and with that in that shape we can then take the square spacer block and slide it into the excess opening of the frame and let it fall down into the hole itself. Well do that on both sides. We can then use our handle nut and simply set it in place for now. With our handle nuts in place, were ready to set our hitch up. Itd be a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while we install the fasteners.

Well run the hex bolt into the bumper bracket where we removed the previous bolt. And now that our hitch is up and loosely fitted to the bumper brackets, we can go ahead and install the front mounting point. Well make sure that the handle nut is lined up with the hole. Well then take our conical tooth washer with the teeth facing the hitch and our hex bolt, hold the hitch up in place and go ahead and start our bolt. And with all our hardware finger tight, we can go ahead and go back and tighten them all down.

And with all our hardware tight, we can go back and torque it down to specification as indicated in the instructions. And with all our fasteners tight 3and torque to specification, well go ahead and put the exhaust back up and that will complete our install of part number 24699 on our 2001 Ford Taurus.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24699

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (34 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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I haven't installed this yet but have installed other drawtite hitches and had no issues at all. 642424



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Excellent product Looks and fits perfect and all at a Great price with free shipping. An the shipping was fast got it an four days of ordering. Thanks trailer will order from again 556551



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2002 Ford Taurus

The hitch was exactly right for my vehicle. It was delivered in just a couple days and the packaging and product arrived in perfect condition. I completed the install in about 3 hours. The biggest issues I faced were all due to my car’s particular obstacles such as lowering the exhaust and very tight areas to insert ratchets. I could have used some specialty tools but made do with what I had. Still, that’s on me. etrailer was excellent. 526055



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2001 Ford Taurus

Was really easy to put on.. I'm truly thankful.. I even got it the next day 509006



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1997 Jeep TJ

Was delivered on time very fast. Only issue was it's falling out of box and is dirty 504163



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2003 Ford Taurus

Working out great. Putting a hitch on a 2003 Ford Taurus wagon was a little unusual. I use the car to pull my Honda quad up to the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming for our annual "guys" retreat. Also use it to pull a car dolly for picking up larger pick ups around the country. Great installation instructions. Thanks. 482687



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Draw-Tite hitch assembly fit vehicle perfectly. Installed exactly as instructions specified. Delivery was amazingly fast. Cardboard packaging didn’t hold up, hitch frame legs poked through the box but assembly was undamaged. Looks and feels like one TOUGH product. 480520



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2003 Ford Taurus

This product is great! Easy to install, and durably made. A great product to help you cut moving costs in half. I did not need to rent a Uhaul truck and only needed the trailer because of this hitch, saved me over $300! Would recommend this product to anyone that needed a cheaper solution for their light towing needs. 425673



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2002 Mercury Sable

Product came promptly,was inexpensive and of good quality. 378653



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Second order from etrailer. Very pleased with price, quick delivery and service. 369803



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EASY TO INSTALL-FIT WAS GOOD-NO PROBLEMS THANK YOU 357747



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Ford Taurus

Easy install and great fit, took less than an hour and doesn't stick out past bumper on my Taurus, without hitch installed. No shin dents walking around back of car. 336243



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Great product, so easy to install. I buy from etrailer often and the experience is always excellent 307910



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2003 Ford Taurus

I use this to tow my MC Scow with my '03 Ford Taurus. Gross trailer weight is probably around 800lbs, hitch works great. 301901



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2003 Mercury Sable

Was easy to install with two people. The video on the page was very clear and helpful to go along with the written instructions. The hitch and wiring came quickly. 294020



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2001 Lincoln Continental

Excellent trailer hitch. Came with everything needed to attach to my car. Quick delivery and easy purchase. 216434



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2002 Ford Taurus

This is a good match for our '02 Ford Taurus wagon. Good price. Draw Tite hitch seems sturdy enough. Paired with a Swagman XTC2 rack. 178214



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The hitch is great, customer service was excellent, overall the whole experience was the best, no kidding. 162316



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2002 Ford Taurus

Great hitch and fast shipping. Easy ins tallation. 155767



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2001 Mercury Sable

Trailer hitch receiver was very easy to install once we got the bolts off of a 2001 sable. Very nice product! 126537



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Great product. Fast shipping and cheapest I have foubd. 119988



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2002 Ford Taurus

Service from etrailer was excellent. Job of installing hitch underneath rusty 2002 Taurus was not. Break out the wire brushes and penetrating oil! 93677



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2003 Ford Taurus

The trailer hitch that I ordered was delivered right on time and only took about 45 min to install on my 2003 Taurus. I was very happy with e-trailer and I will be back soon. I looked everywhere and for the best price and service e-trailer is the only place to shop. 78764



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1999 Ford Taurus

Went on easy, prompt shipping, Thanks! 51687



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Good fit and simple enough to put on. 48901



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2003 Ford Taurus

The hitch fit great 34460



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2000 Ford Taurus

Exact parts I ordered arrived quickly. 34120



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2002 Lincoln Continental

Good quality product. Delivered as prom ised 25753



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Ford Taurus

I need it in a bit of a rush and was assured on the phone that they would do everything they could to get it out the door. Mission accomplished. It arrived in 4 days and installed in about 2.5-3 hrs. The photo shows my Taurus with a U-Haul on it! Really appreciate you! 20790



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Great Product and easy to install once you get the exhaust pipe off. I recomend you wait till the end to tightne up all the bolts. 14125



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The hitch is high quality and fit perfect!! I paid a Professional Mechanic less than $100.00 to install it. It took him 2.5 hours to do the job 12401



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2010 Ford Taurus

received the items before promissed. the wiring harness was great, it took maybe 10 minutes total. the hitch receiver was not that bad to install (40 minutes). the issue was removing the old 6 bolts(2 hours), not anyones fault, the car came from NY 2003 taurus. i have not seen that much rust on a car and i live at the beach in FL. 10121



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The hitch I ordered came overnight and it was as simple to put on as the instructions said the hardest pert was removing the exhaust hangers I was done in 35 min. Thanks E Trailer 8086



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fit well worked great ez instl good quality ez install no problems ! 278


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  • Trailer Hitch For 2003 Mercury Sable LS Sedan
  • I have attached a video that shows the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36313 being installed. The baffle you described on the right side of the hitch is designed to allow you to run the hose for the carbon canister through the right side bracket. Not all vehicles this hitch fits have the carbon canister installed. Since the brackets for attaching to the frame on your Sable are designed differently, I think the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24699 may have a less visible look. Both...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 1997 Mercury Sable by a Mechanic
  • I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36252, for your 1997 Mercury Sable. This hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 300 lbs. You will need the recommended ball mount, part # 36063. You will also need a hitch ball like the Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19258, and the Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, part # 118333. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the wiring harness. Anybody...
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  • Should Rusted Trailer Hitch Receiver be Replaced
  • The two Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers for your 1997 Mercury Sable are the Class I # 24699 and Class II # 36252. If the rust can be sanded off and the hitch repainted then it is likely still structurally sound. The best way to have them evaluated is to have a trailer shop inspect them. I would err on the side of caution and replace the hitch if you don't feel comfortable using it. If the hardware needs to be replaced you can use # RHK then select Draw-Tite and type in the model...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Taurus Wagon
  • For a hitch for your 2002 Ford Taurus Wagon you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24699 as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. You would just need a ball like # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter and trailer wiring to complete the towing set up. For trailer wiring, use # 119178KIT. I have included a link to the installation details for the wiring for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2001 Ford Taurus to Tow Riding Mower/lawn Service Equipment
  • There are Class I and Class II trailer hitches available for your 2001 Ford Taurus. The Class II trailer hitches are going to have a higher capacity and thus be stronger than the Class I options. Based on that I recommend going wit ha Class II hitch # 36313. the hitch itself is rated for 300 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. But consult the vehicle owners manual for the vehicle towing capacity and, if lower, go by the lower of the two ratings. For a ball...
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  • Is the 2003 Ford Taurus Capable of Towing a Trailer for Power Chair with an 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch?
  • Your 2003 Ford Taurus is classified as a light duty towing vehicle. The amount of weight you can safely tow depends on the type of engine you have in your vehicle. You will want to check your owner's manual to confirm what your specific model Taurus is capable of. It's also important to know how much the total trailer will weigh. The Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24699 you were looking at will have a weight rating of 200lbs tongue weight and 2,000lbs towing, but its important to know that...
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  • Installation Hardware for 2001 Ford Taurus Trailer Hitch
  • We have exactly what you need. For the installation hardware for the trailer hitch on your 2001 Ford Taurus, you will want part # RHK. Once on the product page, you will simply type in the model number of the hitch you have into the "Hitch Item Number" box below the product title, along with selecting the manufacturer from the drop-down menu. We will then assemble the complete hardware kit for your particular trailer hitch. There are three trailer hitches confirmed to fit your 2001...
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  • Availability of a Class I Hitch for a 2000 Ford Taurus
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24632, has been replaced by the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24699. The hitch is essentially the same as the older model but has slight changes made to accommodate more models of similarly framed vehicles. The # 24632 hitch is no longer available and the # 24699 is used in its place. If you will be towing with this hitch you will also need the following parts. Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3592 Tow Ready...
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  • Will Draw Tite Class 1 Hitch Part 24699 Fit a 1999 Mercury Sable
  • Installing this hitch should not be a problem on your 1999 Mercury Sable, even with a factory dual exhaust. You will need to temporarily detach an exhaust hanger while installing the hitch. The hanger will be put back at the end of the install. I have included a link to the instructions so you can review them.
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2001 Ford Taurus with Draw Tite Hitch # 24699
  • The issue that you are running into is that the Draw Tite hitch part # 24699 that you referenced is a Class I hitch and the cargo carrier you bought is a Class II only accessory. That tab that you have found in the hitch is designed to prevent Class II accessories from being used in the hitch. This is so you don't overload the hitch. Realistically the only solution I can recommend for you would be to go with a Class I rated cargo carrier like the # C18145. Check out the review video...
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  • Replacement Hardware Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch Part # 24699
  • We do offer replacement hardware for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24699 that you referenced. You would need to order the part # RHK. On the product page you would enter 24699 as the part number hitch you have and then select Draw Tite as the manufacturer and we would send you out the correct hardware.
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  • Is the Price the Same for All Replacement Trailer Hitch Hardware Kits # RHK
  • The price listed on the product page for replacement hardware kit # RHK is the same for any hitch. To verify this I selected two very different hitches from two different manufacturers and the price was the same for either one. To order the correct kit you will need to put the hitch number in the box on the RHK product page, choose the manufacturer from the drop down menu, and then click the add to cart button.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Needed for a DrawTite Hitch that fits a 2002 Ford Taurus
  • The proper mounting hardware can be ordered for the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24699, by using item # RHK, replacement hardware kit, in the search box and then entering the hitch item number and the hitch manufacturer in the boxes below the item description. I have also posted instructions for installation of this hitch below.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1994 Ford Taurus
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24699 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 1994 Ford Taurus Sedan or Wagon. For trailer wiring you might also be interested in the Draw Tite Wiring Harness part # 18252. For a ball mount you would want the Sportframe Drawbar part # 3593, this includes a pin and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you would want the # 19256, for a 2 inch ball you would want the Hitch Ball part # 19258.
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