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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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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 24790 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24790

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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.



24790 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60907 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24790 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24790

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (71 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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Honda

The hitch is compatible to Honda CR-V (model 1998) and apparently fits well. One must be careful to adjust the exhaust system and check the engine rotation for smooth operation, otherwise it could produce noise. The electrical wiring is easy to install with little effort. My purpose is specifically to haul garden and landscaping items and this is a worth spending.



- 24790
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1998 Honda CR-V

Not hard to put on looks great. Getting hole over the muffler took some time. Tried drilling like the video, no good. The tried cutoff wheel, still no room. Got small air saw and it was a snap, made two slits and bent it out of the way and bam. Would have been under an our had I used the air saw from the start. Great price and good quality hitch. You don't need a class III on a CR-V as you can't tow anything that big anyway, just unnecessary extra weight. This hitch is perfect.


Comments
Hitch is doing great. Wiring harness is working perfectly Thanks
Fred - 11/15/2017



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Fit great! Zero hang-ups and the process was easy.



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2000 Honda CR-V

After watching an internet video showing how to install the trailer hitch and wiring harness, the whole process was very easy. I did change things a little in that I used dish detergent (instead of whatever spray the video used) to lubricate the rubber bushings which hold up the exhaust system. They slid off fairly easily. In my 2000 CR-V there is a covered storage pocket on the floor right beneath the speaker where the wiring harness plugs in (see photograph). There is a plastic fastener which attaches the cloth pocket to the plastic sidewall. I removed the fastener and lifted up the pocket. After plugging the trailer wire into the connector at the speaker, I fed the trailer end of the wire harness in back of the plastic sidewall and down and out into the pocket. I put the cloth liner back and this pocket serves as a great place to store the wire harness when not in use. This alternate procedure removed the necessity of unfastening the plastic sidewall and the transom on the tail of the car -- two things which did not want to come loose anyway. So, with a few modifications everything worked great and the trailer now rides behind my CR-V!



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2001 Honda CR-V

Great product. Fairly easy to install if you know how to use a ratchet lol. Had some problems with the hole size on my frame but I enlarged them and everything went in smooth. Nice and secure and everything is straight and solid. The hardest part was actually taking the exhaust mounts off but other than that it was super simple.



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2000 Honda CR-V

I called Etrailer late on a Friday afternoon (6:30 PM) not expecting a real live person to answer. But, there she was, not only a real person, but an Etrailer employee! In just minutes, the hitch was ordered, with a delivery day of the following Wed. Delivery day met: PERFECT! The unit fit our Honda 2000 CRV like a glove. Easy installation. Trailer ready now for towing our 9 1/2 foot wooden sailing skiff. I would certainly and highly recommend this Etrailer product and personal to all interested in a great experience. Many Thanks.


Comments
P E R F E C T !!!!!! Many Thanks !
Paul - 02/09/2016



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1999 Honda CR-V

Trailer hitch bolted up to my CRV with no issues. Extremely fast shipping.



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1998 honda CRV

The 24790 trailer hitch for my 1998 CR-V is the best improvement I've made. It fit perfectly. You have to attach the center bolt first and then draw up the two sides bolts. The light hitch & receiver remind you that the CR-V is not made for heavy loads. I use a Hitch-Haul with it, loading a maximum of 200 lbs. The Hitch-Haul is stable on 6" rock, gravel, and improved roads in the mountains at 4-7,000 feet, perfect for an elk hunt. Thanks, etrailer, for a great product at a great price. Fred Z


Comments
Great, George, Ive installed three of them over the years. I always have a difficulty of some kind, but you guys always have an answer. Its working great on all there vehicles.
Fred Z - 11/09/2018



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Works very well for intended use (holding a bike rack) and I'm very happy with it.



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The class 1 trailer hitch was just what I needed to pull my small utility trailer. The draw tite hitch is well made and was easy to install. The only problem I had was the instructions that came with the hitch. They were useless. If it wasn't for the video on the etrailer web site I would have been lost. The video gives you step by step instructions. After viewing the video it only took me about 30 minutes to install the hitch.


Comments
It is doing great
Richard S - 03/24/2020



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Honda Civic

Hitch install only took 20 minutes. I Have installed 3 similar hitches (2 Honda CR-V ,1 Honda Civic) . Draw-tite hitches are usually easy to install, with no holes to drill . All hitches were purchased from Etrailer for their competitive prices and customer service and fast shipping.. Thanks again!


Comments
Still working as designed. Good products!
Craig C - 09/13/2017



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Great product - easy install. Approximately 45 minutes to install hitch and wire harness.


Comments
Works great - no problems!
Robb - 01/15/2019



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1998 Honda CR-V

The hitch and wiring harness were both just fine. I had an auto technician install, but I think it was fairly simple. Not sure how it happened, but the wiring harness wasn't shipped with the hitch as originally ordered. Once I figured that out, etrailer sent me the harness ASAP - no questions asked. I appreciated the fast, cordial service.



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1998 Honda CR-V

The hitch fit fairly easy onto my '98 CRV. Had to hammer the spare wheel well in a little bit to create enought clearance to mount it to the tow hook. The wiring harness is "plug-and-play" with the existing connector, located behind the speaker. I like the fact that e-trailer has the installation instruction video posted the products.



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1998 Honda CR-V

Very good value. Product was as advertised. Arrived quickly. Parts from different manufacturers didn't quite fit together because of plastic coating but eTrailer customer service correctly identified the problem and after a few minuted filing i was a happy camper. The fitment problem was a matter of thousanths of an inch, but with sticky vinyl to vinyl, it was enough to initially prevent the hitch entering the receiver.



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1999 Honda CR-V

Super easy to install, video was very h elpful.



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2000 Honda CR-V

The hitch drawbar was exactly as advertised and fit the vehicle perfectly. I think the manufacturer is a little overly optimistic about the 30 minutes installation time - however, if have access to some simple hand tools and aren't uncomfortable with working while lying on your back, it is doable in an hour (+/-). (NOTE: the sheet metal which forms the unibody frame member is easier to deform than might be imagined, I used a 12 inch length of 1/2 inch pipe to deform the holes to the necessary dimension to admit the bolt head and reinforcing plate and it was no problem at all.)



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Honda

This tow assembly and the associated wiring harness were amazingly easy to install on my 1998 Honda CRV. For me the unit and the wiring took less than an hour to install. Watch the video Etrailer put together to understand the process.



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1998 Honda CR-V

Purchased this town hitch a year ago. Took about 25 minutes to complete the installation. It has done the job all year. I use it to tow a small sports trailer and my recumbent bike rack.



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1997 Honda CR-V

Hitch was just as advertised. There wasn't a video specifically for my 1997 Honda CRV, but watching one for another brand installed on a 2000 gave me enough of an idea to figure it out. Lowering the exhaust and filing open the holes was easier than I thought. I had my son help me hold the hitch while I secured the bolts. It was really pretty easy. I recommend watching a video for the electronics too, but I didn't need to take off as much trim as they recommend. Really simple and secure all the way around. 45 minutes, not including watching the Youtube videos, which again, are well worth your time.



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1999 Honda CR-V

The trailer hitch I ordered fit my 1999 Honda CRV with very minor modifications which were described in the instructions. The installation was extremely easy and was completed in less than 30 minutes. The quality and functionality of the hitch is excellent, it will be used to trailer kayaks. I am very satisfied with this product.



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Product arrived incredibly fast and was in perfect shape. Install time is accurate, though can be faster if you drop the muffler out of the way and use a good half-round file. Do a pre-mount line up for the hitch before fishing the bolt into the frame, the directions show two different holes for the mounting location, but only one is correct. You will enlarge the hole you will be mounting the hitch to. After that minor snafu, the hitch went on with no problems at all and looks great under the car. Great product, great value, great service, great experience. Can't beat that.



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1998 Honda CR-V

Fast and on time delivery.Never had a problem and if I did they are quick to make it right. I recommend etrailer for all of you trailer needs.



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2000 Honda CR-V

very easy to install. the only issue is the hole on the frame is just a little too small. I used a die grinder to slightly enlarge hole and it went together fine. muffler must be taken down, but this is only 2 bolts and nuts. total install time 35min. shipping was super fast and best price on the web!


Comments
Working great highly recommend
skiifreek - 07/09/2016



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as advertised Good product for the money, install was a little tricky. Put the car on ramps, detach the muffler from the rubber connectors and use a jack to support it so you don't have to disconnect it. I used a large box wrench to bend the hole in the car frame so the metal hardware they give you would fit after that it's pretty straight forward with the directions. It would take me 10 min to install if I had to do it again...


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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Honda CR-V
    When installing any trailer hitch you would have to use all attachment points specified in the instructions. So if you wanted a higher capacity hitch like # 13314 you would have to have that center tow loop welded back onto the vehicle. You will want to consult the vehicle owners manual regarding the towing capacity. From our experiences, the 2000 Honda CR-V is capable of, at most, 1,500 pounds, regardless of what the hitch is rated for. Going with a lower capacity hitch like # 24790...
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  • Is the Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 24790 Available By Itself
    You can get a replacement hardware kit for Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24790. You will need part # RHK. This is a generic part number because you have to enter in the hitch manufacturer and hitch part number on the product page. Current pricing can also be viewed on the RHK product page. After you have entered the information and placed the order, our warehouse team will assemble the proper hardware specific to that hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you as well.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Availability for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790 for a 2000 Honda CR-V
    Yes, we do have a hardware kit available for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790. You will need part # RHK. Under the box that says Shipping Special, enter the hitch number (24790). Then select Draw-Tite from the manufacturer pull down menu. Next, click the Add to Cart button. That is all there is to it. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for this trailer hitch below.
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  • Installation Hardware Only for Draw-Tite Trailer hitch 24790 for a 2000 Honda CR-V
    Yes, you can get replacement hardware for trailer hitch # 24790. You will need # RHK (the picture is generic). On the RHK page you will enter the hitch number in the box and choose the manufacturer of the hitch from the drop down menu. We will assemble the proper kit was the order is placed. I have linked a video showing installation of the hitch and the instructions for you.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch for 1998 Honda CR-V
    The Draw Tite hitch that fits a 1998 Honda CR-V is the part # 24790 which we have replacement hardware as part # RHK. On the product page you'd need to enter the part number 24790 and then select the manufacturer as Draw Tite and we'd ship you out the correct hardware.
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  • Which Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits a 1998 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24790 is designed specifically for your 1998 Honda CR-V and will work for you. It's a 1-1/4 inch, Class I hitch. I've attached a video of it being installed on a 2000 CR-V which will be the same basic process as on yours. The other Draw-Tite hitch you mentioned, # 36520, is a Class II hitch receiver however it will not fit your 1998 Honda. It's designed specifically for CR-Vs from 2012 to 2016. If you're going to be towing a trailer with your...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2001 Honda CR-V Carrying 3 Bikes
    The best hitch for carrying three bikes that is available for your 2001 Honda CR-V would be the Curt Class III Hitch # 13314. This is a Class III hitch that has more than enough capacity to carry three bikes. The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24790 that you referenced is a Class I hitch that only can handle 2 bikes at most so it would not be a good choice for you. There are Class II hitches that are 1-1/4 that can handle 3 bikes, but it looks like there are only Class I and Class III hitches available...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Wiring, And Ball Mount For 1998 Honda CR-V
    For your 1998 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13314. This is a far stronger hitch that will give you some options for many accessories as well as ball mounts. I never recommend a Class I hitch receiver if other options are available as it is extremely limiting in every way. For your trailer wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118336. This harness connects to factory...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790 Include Mounting Hardware for a 2000 Honda CR-V
    Yes, trailer hitch # 24790 does include the installation hardware for installation on your 2000 Honda CR-V. I have included a picture showing the hardware. I have also included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you. If you are planning on doing any towing with the hitch, first consult the vehicle owners manual for the CR-V towing capacities. For a ball mount use # 3590. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118336.
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Difficulty on a 1997 Honda CR-V
    We rate hitch installation difficulty based on how long it would take the average do-it-yourselfer who had all the required tools and perhaps a helper. We have rated the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24790, for the 1997 Honda CR-V, a 5 out of 10 meaning that it will take about 50 minutes or so to install the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you plan on doing some towing with this hitch, Draw-Tite recommends only using ball mount # 3590. You can use hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2000 Honda CR-V with Capacity to Handle 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
    Your 2000 Honda CR-V can be fitted with either of two sizes/classes of hitch, a 1-1/4-inch light-duty Class I type like the Draw-Tite # 24790 you referenced or a higher-capacity 2-inch Class III type such as # 13314 from Curt. In order to use a 4-bike hitch rack you must have a Class III hitch installed on your CR-V. A hitch install video and helpful article are also provided. You will also need to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 along with the Curt hitch to help support the rack load;...
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  • Weight Capacity Of Draw-Tite Class I Hitch Receiver # 24790 For Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24790 is rated for a maximum towing weight of 2,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. The tongue weight is the downward force on the hitch. This hitch receiver is a confirmed fit for 1997-2001 Honda CR-V models only and weighs about 18 lbs. For a ball mount, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 3593 for this hitch receiver. Then you can use a 1-7/8 inch ball like # 19256 or a 2 inch ball like # 19258. For...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite # 24790 Work with a Thule Helium Bike Rack on a 2000 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Class I Receiver Hitch, item # 24790, would be a good choice for your 2000 Honda CR-V. You will be able to use the Thule Helium Aero Aluminum 3 Bike Carrier, item # TH9043PRO, on the CR-V as long as the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest out part of the spare tire is less than 14-3/8 inches. If the measurement on the CR-V is going to be longer than that the Helium rack would not fit properly. There are other options if the Helium rack will not...
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  • Will a Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire with Curt Trailer Hitch 13314 Installed on a 2001 Honda CR-V
    When we installed Curt trailer hitch # 13314 we found that it measured 6-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. This is important because you will need to measure the bike rack in the same manner. Please take a look at the FAQ article I have linked that shows how to take this measurement. Measure on the bike rack from the center of its hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast on the bike rack. If that distance...
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