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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 24816 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24816

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 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.



24816 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60201 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24816 Installation instructions

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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 - 2009 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24816. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. To the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11-3/4 inches. Let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we'll need to remove two plastic push pin rivets that help attach the lower bumper fascia to the vehicle. To remove these rivets, a large flat-head screwdriver or a trim-panel tool works. Now we're ready to point out our locations where we'll be mounting our hitch.

As you can see here, there's already four smaller holes that we'll be using. Before we can use them, we're going to need to use a 1/2-inch drill bit to enlarge them. Now we're ready to use the fish wires and put our carriage bolts as well as our spacer blocks in. You want to take the fish wire with the coiled end and feed it back through the hole that you just drilled in the center and come out the end of the bumper support. Once you have that there, you'll feed the spacer block onto it, then thread the carriage bolt onto that. Now you're ready to pull the carriage bolt and spacer block into place.

You'll repeat this process for both side of the center holes. Now we're ready to move to each of the side holes. Again, you'll feed the coiled end of the fish wire through the hole we just drilled and out the end of the frame. Once you have this done, again feed the spacer block on followed by the carriage bolt. This time pull the carriage bolt all the way through. Once you have it there, push it back into the frame, leaving the fish wire exposed.

You'll do this for both sides. As we raise our hitch up into place, you'll feed the fish wire through each of the side holes. You'll pull it from the outside towards the inside. That way as you raise the hitch up into place and you pull the fish wires, it pulls the carriage bolts into place. You'll repeat this process for both sides. Once you have these two fish wires pulled into place, put the conical-tooth washer followed by the hex nut on each. We'll put the conical-tooth washer followed by the hex nut onto the two center bolts making sure the teeth are facing the hitch that we installed earlier.

Be careful when you put them up there that you make sure that you don't push them back into the frame. Once we have everything tightened down, we'll torque it to the manufacturers specification. Finally, we'll put the two push pin rivets in that we removed earlier to hold the lower bumper fascia support. With that, that will complete the installation of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24816, on our 2009 Mazda3. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24816

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (92 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 little more difficult than the previous two hitch I have installed. Drill 4 holes and fish some bolts through. Definitely smoother with two people. Overall Ver satisfied with the product and delivery. Would highly recommend. 464246



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2008 Mazda 3

Box received in was a bit beat up due to sharp parts of hitch but hardware accessories was very well taped onto hitch so nothing was lost. I am using this for a bike rack on a 2008 MazdaSpeed 3. Product seems durable and confident it will hold the bikes safely. I opted for this because a roof rack was going to cost more and trunk rack was going to be a hassle getting into trunk and possible scratching the paint over time. I read many reviews and watched videos on how to install. Because I had nobody to help me, I installed in these steps 1) drilled all four holes 2) bolted screws closest to hitch 3) fished the two side bolts and bolted. #3 was a bit difficult because there was spacing in between hitch and frame which made bolts too short with washer supplied. i opted using a thinner washer so i can get nut to thread. Hope this helps. 517698



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Easy to install. Liked the fact that it came with the cable pullers to pull the bolts through the frame to the holes and that the trailer wiring harness was Plug and Play 427195



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2007 Mazda 3

I installed this on my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 and it works great. It's VERY hidden on the Mazdaspeed (I'm guessing there's a bit more showing on a regular Mazda 3 hatchback), which is great for me. It's also sunk back pretty far under the bumper so you'll probably need an extended ball mount to use it for towing. Fortunately I'm only using it for a bike rack. Be very careful when threading the fish wire with bolt attached into the bumper support frame, as I could see it being very easy to mess up. Another thing that wasn't clear in the instructions was that you should drill out the rearward hole on the sides, not the front. I did the front first and the bolt and plate didn't properly seat. Finally, a unibit/step drill bit makes drilling the holes VERY easy. If you have one, definitely use it. If you're going to buy a drill bit, buy one of those. If you already have the proper sized drill bit, I'm not sure I'd spend the money on a unibit, though. 384442


Comments
A year later this hitch still works great. Ive since added trailer wiring to my car and used the hitch to haul small [rental] trailers around 1,500lbs with no issues. I got a curt 45592 2 ball hitch with a ~3 rise and ~11 ball center to hitch pin distance and it works great!
Derek L - 05/24/2018

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2008 Mazda 3

Great Value (2008 Mazda 3) This review is for a “Hidden Hitch”, Model 60201 installed on a 2008 Mazda 3, 4-Door sedan. The instructions for the 5-door Mazda 3 Hatchback are different but similar. The bolt hole locations used are different, so follow the directions carefully if you have the hatchback. The Hitch itself is a very high quality item. Etrailer.com shipped it the same day via UPS and it arrived in 4 days. It was a present for my daughter so she could use a bike rack, which this hitch is more than adequate to handle. I wanted a strong hitch so she could pull a small u-haul trailer when she goes to college next year. This hitch meets both goals perfectly! Once installed, it lives up to the name "Hidden Hitch" as it is tucked in nicely under the bumper. The hitch bar itself is only visible if you get down low. The little rubber hitch cover was a nice bonus as a finishing touch to the project. After installing the hitch, I posted a review on etrailer.com. I got a reply from Robert at etrailer.com as he was concerned that I did not install the hitch correctly. He had looked at the pictures I had posted. Now that’s customer service! Thanks, Etrailer. After discussing the install with Robert, I decided I needed to revisit the work I had done and make some changes. I had originally used both holes in the bumper frame extensions. (see image 1) This put the hitch about 2 inches out of place (toward the front) and made it impossible to attach the two bolts on the bumper support bar. (see image 2) So, I uninstalled the hitch and started over, fishing the two bolts into the bumper bar, then mounting the hitch in place and hand tightening those bolts. Once the hitch is in place, fishing the bolts through the bumper extensions is a snap. The trick it to put the spiral end of the fish wire thru the hitch hole and frame side first, working it out to the opening between the two parts of the bumper bar. Attach the plate and the bolt and pull it home. I applied some “Lock Tight” (medium) thread locker to the nuts to prevent them from coming loose prematurely. Now the four bolts are in the right location and the hitch looks great. (see image 3 and 4) If I had installed this right the first time, I think it would have taken me about 60 to 90 minutes to complete. I did it by myself with only the help of a floor jack to lift up one side of the car for more room to work. I've installed several trailer hitches before and this was a little more difficult than others since Mazda does not provide threaded holes. Bottom line, if you are comfortable working on cars, this is a very doable project. If not, you can always try it yourself and if needed, take it to an installer to complete the job. 4984



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2007 Mazda 3

I received the hitch and had it installed quickly with the exception of 1 trip to the store. I have included a picture of the socket extensions required to tighten the two horizontal bolts which might be useful to others installing this hitch. I'm a pretty big guy and though I could barely fit my hands in the gap there was no way a wrench was getting in there. All in all it looks like it should work very well. Also another note. For those of us installing this on a mazdaspeed3, you need the 9-9/16 inch drawbar to clear the bumper. The 7-1/2 inch bar is not long enough. 96163



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2008 Mazda 3

The hitch seems to work great. I have just installed it, so little time is needed. The install was not too bad, thought the holes I was instructed to enlarge were the wrong ones, but I figured that out after only drilling one hole, so not too much waisted effort. 679548



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Subaru Outback Wagon

The product arrived quickly and in good condition. Upon removal the receiver itself looked good. There were no issues. Then I removed the hardware from the bag and noticed how rough the bolt stops were. Rough to the point I had to use a file to remove the burrs from the edge of the holes and run a drill through the center just to get the fishwires through them. The fishwires themselves were too large for the bolts and fell off with the bolt and plate inside the frame. ( No I wasn't pulling too hard). Fortunately I still had some from the receiver we put on our outback and they worked well. After getting the bolts in place the receiver holes did line up nicely. Not too bad but a few small details would have made the Installation much easier. As you can see in the picture the fish wire fit was not good enough to pull the bolts through. 441440



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2007 Mazda 3

Just as advertised. E-T beat delivery estimate by a day! Install was a P.I.A. but Mazda did not design the 3 for an easy hitch install. Took less than an hour - a two man project for sure. Glad the kit included 2 fish-wires, needed em both. Draw-Tite should consider increasing bolt length by 1/4". 135756



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Straight forward install, video helps for sure. Be careful and take your time. Install took me 2 hours, even with having to fish 2 bolts out of the frame that I dropped in my hastiness! Would make it easier if the bolts were slightly longer, but they certainly work as is. 187141



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2008 Mazda 3

I would have given this 5 stars, but there were some issues. One of the lug nuts was an incorrect size for the bolts that came with it, you'd think this would have been correctly sized before it was shipped. This resulted in me having to buy a set elsewhere. Additionally, this install is very very difficult with only 2 fisher wire, 4 fisher wire should be provided for this. I had to run and buy mechanic wire and thread it around the bolts myself in order to make this install even remotely possible. The instructions weren't very hard to follow, if you have an engineering mind like mine or any kind of common sense, but someone with no wit for this stuff would not be able to follow that. 181854



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Definitely a 2 person install for maximum ease. Besides having trouble drilling (dull drill bit), install was pretty easy. Took 2 of us 10 minutes. Notes from install 1. Don't yank phishing line off the first set of bolts, because you need them to do the second set as well, and they don't work as well when they're stretched out. Oops. 2. Not sure how install would go without a wobble ratchet extension. Luckily my friend had one in his set, but tightening side bolts was difficult even with the wobble. Overall very pleased with the product, as well as the support from etrailer. Watched the 6 minute video and felt good about install, way easier than I expected. 606297



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Mazda

I have bought after recommendation from Etrailer hitch for my Mazda3 about a year ago. The challenge was that Mazda 3 manual page 4-15 says "The Mazda3 is not designed for towing. Never tow a trailer with your Mazda3." I have found on internet that Mazda 3 has been used for towing in UK. Talking a risk I did tow sailboat about 1400 lbs over distance 90 miles with no problems. Installing hitch was a little tricky with feeding screws using cables. Watching video from Etrailer was big help. Wiring harness installation kick me in the butt because I had turning signals revered so my left turning signal was right on the trailer. Not a problem to reconnect matching sides. No instructions to warm you about it. Overall install has worked for me saving me plenty of $$$ against auto body shop large charges. Thank you Etrailer. 579047



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Nice hitch, but tricky to install inside the box style rear bumper housing. It requires a delicate attempt of fishing a wire with bolt and washer attached through a maze of obstacles all while trying to hold it in place (assuming it made it in the hole) while threading a nut on. This can challenge the most patient individual and two sets of hands are almost a must. 733241



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Mazda

Product and instructions were accurate. I had no issue with the hardware as others stated. Installed on a 2006 Mazda 3 (2.3l) 727588



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No problem with hitch after a year good investment 727322



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Great fit. Look forward to using it 682607



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2006 Mazda 3

Fit the 06 Mazda 3 - 2.3L Grand touring perfectly. Drill out the holes, fish the fasteners, bolt it on. Watch the video on the etrailer website first, there is a helpful hint about tucking away the side bolts. 660568



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Trailer hitch package was incomplete and didn’t come with all of the parts needed to attach it to my car. Once it was attached though, it has been great and is still on my car. I used it to hitch a trailer from California to Texas and I had no problems. 652801



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2007 Mazda 3

very good product end easy to install thank you very much and I recommend this product and by the way the service is very good during buying and after. 596860



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This hitch is easy enough to install that I entrusted the process to a teenager. In all fairness, I teach at a vocational-technical high school with an automotive shop. One of my Junior students installed it and said it was a breeze. To prove the quality of his work, while the car was still on the lift, he performed 10 pull-ups! He said the process was easy and the directions were clear and succinct. The hitch is barely visible yet totally usable. It accepts my three-bike rack nicely and securely holds the weight. 576927


Comments
My bike hasn’t landed on the interstate so it’s still a great product that I confidently recommend.
Michael - 10/25/2019

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2006 Mazda 3

Hitch arrived early, installed and car on its trip with trailer. Thanks Graest service and delivery, Norm 556873



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2004 Mazda 3

I love it...works great for my little car. People like to ask why I have a trailer hitch for my car and where they can get one so it's always a great talking point. Thanks again. 503223



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Works great, I never even bothered with wiring harness since the trailer is a 5x8 open utility trailer and can clearly see the taillights anyway. Always hilarious towing a trailer with a Mazdaspeed 3. 471680



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2004 Mazda 3

The hitch and wiring came on time. The wiring info was very helpful and I was amazed to have it in and back together in about 45 minutes. I've checked the hitch for fit, but still need to do some work before putting it in. I'll update after I get it installed. 426729


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2007 MazdaSPEED 3
    We have 2 trailer hitch receiver options for the 2007 Mazda 3 which include the Curt # C11386 and the Draw-Tite # 24816. The Curt option is not a confirmed fit for the MazdaSPEED that you have, but the Draw-Tite will fit.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2005 Mazda 3
    For your 2005 Mazda 3, I only have 2 confirmed fit options for you and they install in exacly the same spot. I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24816 over the Curt # C11386 simply because the Curt model requires a support strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load. Either hitch receiver is a custom fit and uses holes already in your frame for attaching, although the holes may need to be enlarged slightly. If you will be towing...
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  • Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2009 Mazda 3
    This Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24816 would be the correct hitch for your 2009 Mazda 3. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product for you to check out also. This hitch comes with a draw bar and a pin and clip. This hitch has towing capacities of 2,000 lb gross trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. You will need to make sure that the trailer you will be towing will weigh less than that. You will also need to check the towing capacity...
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  • What Size Drill Bit is Used to Install Draw Tite Hitch # 24816
    RHK is a universal part number. When you order that part number you also need to specify what part number hitch you have. Since this part number covers all hitches we carry there's no way I'd be able to tell you what drill bit size you'd need unless you got me the part number for the hitch you have as well. If the hitch in question is the Draw Tite part # 24816 then you'd need a 1/2 inch drill bit.
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  • Positioning Drill To Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24816 On 2008 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan
    You may just need to use a smaller size drill or a drill that has a straight handle with a pivoting head. The recommended drill bit for this installation is the Rotabroach Hole Cutting Tool with Pilot, # 6810. The Rotabroach cutting tool measures 3-1/2 inches. You could try using a shorter drill bit like part # 6810 as it will have a shorter length than your current drill bit. I have linked an FAQ on trailer hitch installation tips.
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  • Hitch and Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2007 Mazda 3
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24816 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2007 Mazda 3 hatchback so it would work well for you. I attached an install video. With Class I hitches you can only use the recommended ball mount otherwise you will void the hitch warranty. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is the part # 3592 and the 1-7/8 inch hitch ball to use would be the part # 19256. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 119179KIT.
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  • Is the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack Compatible with Class I Hitches
    The Kuat NV Bike Rack part # NV12G that you referenced is compatible with Class I hitches so it should work very well with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24816 that you ordered for your 2008 Mazda 3. I attached a review video of this rack being used on a Class I hitch for you to check out.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Mazda 3 Speed to Tow a Small Boat
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24816 that you referenced has towing capacities of 2,000 lbs total trailer weight and 200 lbs of tongue weight. Most likely your boat and trailer would fall under that based on the picture you submitted, but you really need to determine the weight of your setup to be certain. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out. For trailer wiring you would want the Curt Wiring Harness part # C56175. For a ball mount you would want the Sportframe...
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  • How to Confirm Towing Capacity of Mazda 3
    Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24816 fits several model years of the Mazda 3 and it has a maximum trailer weight capacity of 2000-lbs, along with a maximum tongue weight rating of 200-lbs. If your loaded trailer weighs less than 2000-lbs and places no more than 200-lbs of downward force on the hitch (tongue weight) then the hitch is capable of towing your small trailer. You will also want to check your Mazda owner's manual to confirm that your specific Mazda 3 model year and version has the...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Draw Tite Hitch # 24816
    I apologize for the issue you had with the installation instruction link for the Draw Tite Hitch # 24816 that you purchased. I attached a picture to the right (it might take till tomorrow morning for it to show up) that has the installation instructions. I also attached the install video you referenced.
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  • How to Get that Last Bolt to Line Up When Installing a Trailer Hitch
    It's best to only loosely install the mounting hardware at first, and once you get all of the hardware started go through and torque everything to spec. So I would recommend you loosen the bolts you've already tightened to give you a bit of room to move the hitch around and get that last bolt started. I also attached an install video for this hitch plus an FAQ on hitch install tips for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2009 Mazda 3
    The Draw-Tite Sport frame Trailer Hitch # 24816 is a confirmed fit for your 2009 Mazda 3. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. You will need a ball mount like part # 3592 that the hitch ball mounts on. This ball mount has a 2-1/8 inch rise or 2-3/4 inch drop and comes with the hitch pin and clip. This ball mount requires a hitch ball with a shank that is 3/4 inches diameter so the # A-90 hitch ball will not work as it is 1-1/4 inches. For a hitch ball...
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  • Hitch Installation Bolts Appear to Be Too Short
    When a trailer hitch is constructed, the manufacturers use a more malleable steel to construct the mounting flanges than what's used in the crossbar and receiver tube. This allows the hitch to flex a little bit along with the vehicle. Because of this flexibility, the mounting flanges can and do sometimes get slightly bent out of alignment during the shipping and handling process. This is very easy to fix, the procedure is outlined in the help article I've linked for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2007 MazdaSpeed 3, Grand Touring
    Take a look at Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24816. If you look at the link to the instructions I have provided, you will see that it includes the Speed 3 models. Draw-Tite also lists this hitch as a fit for Grand Touring models. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation. Since you will be using the hitch for a bike rack, you will need to make sure the bike rack you have or choose is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch. With a Class I trailer hitch, you will...
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  • Replacement Hardware Needed to Install Draw-Tite # 24816 on a 2008 Mazda 3
    I believe that you are referring to the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24816 which is a fit for your 2008 Mazda 3. To order replacement hardware for installation you simply need to go to the product page for part # RHK and then select "Draw-Tite" as the manufacturer and type in "24816" as the hitch number. We will then send you all of the hardware needed for your installation. Please note that this hardware is only meant to be torqued down once. If you uninstalled this...
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  • Recommend 3-Bike Trunk-Mount Rack Options For 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan
    I do have a solution for you to carry 3 bikes on your 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan, but since there are only Class I hitch receivers available for your vehicle, you would be limited to using a 2-bike hitch rack with a Class I hitch. As you noted, Class I hitches are limited to carrying 2 bikes due to the stresses applied on a hitch from a loaded bike rack. What you can do is use a trunk mounted 3 bike rack like the Saris Bones 3 Bike Rack, part # SA801BL. This trunk mounted bike rack will only...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2012 Mazda 3 to Allow Use of Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver you referenced, part # 24816, fits the Mazda 3 up through model year 2009, but there is a correct hitch fit for your 2012 Mazda 3 as well. You can use the link provided to see our main page for hitches for the 2012 Mazda 3. Using the Select Vehicle Style drop-down menu at the top of the page you can select the particular version of the 3 that you have. For example, if you have the hatchback you can use # 24843 from Draw-Tite; if you have...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24816 on 2008 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring Hatchback
    The Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24816, will fit the 2004 to 2006 Mazda 3 all models, and 2007 to 2009 Mazda 3 all models with and without LED taillights. So, this hitch will fit your 2008 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring Hatchback. On this hitch, drilling is required to enlarge the four existing access holes on your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. Drilling is also required on the other hitch that will fit your vehicle. The...
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  • Installation Instructions for a Trailer Hitch on a 2008 Mazda 3
    We do not yet have an actual photo of the hitch on a 2008 Mazda 3. The installation instructions include a nice diagram on how the hitch will fit in relation to the bumper, and I have provided a link to those below. The existing holes for installation need to be enlarged so may be hard to see underneath the vehicle if you do not know exactly where to look.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2008 Mazda Speed 3
    We do have a hitch for your 2008 Mazda Speed 3, Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24816, which has a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. This will install on your 2008 Mazda Speed 3 without any drilling and all the required hardware is included. I have linked an installation video showing this item being installed on a 2008 Mazda 3. This hitch allows you to use a compatible Class I bike or cargo carrier, such as the Swagman XC2 # S64650 or the Curt # C18145. I included links to both Class I product...
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  • Need Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Hitch # 24816
    Replacement hitch installation hardware can be ordered easily for you Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Hitch # 24816. Enter the part # RHK into our search box. Then enter the hitch part number 24816 in the box provided and select the manufacturer Draw Tite from the drop-down menu. For reference I have linked you to two helpful articles on hitch installation. If you will use this hitch with a bike rack or other accessory be sure to select compatible Class I items. I have linked you to...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2005 Mazda 3 Sedan
    I see you were reviewing hitches on our site, so I think perhaps you're asking about a hitch receiver for your 2005 Mazda 3 sedan to allow trailer towing, rather than a towbar, which is the term for the device used to tow a car behind a motorhome, such as # BX7380 from Blue Ox. We do offer light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitches from Draw-Tite and Curt that fit all models of the 2005 Mazda 3, and I suggest the Draw-Tite # 24816 for its lower price and no-drill installation. I linked an...
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