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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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  • 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 24843 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24843

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.



24843 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60259 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24843 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24843 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2013 Mazda 3 Hatchback



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 - 2013 Mazda 3 - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be installing a Draw-Tite hitch part number 24843. This is what our hitch should look like once it's installed. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver to the opening to the ground is eleven inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with installation.

First we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points. Each one of these attachment points is pre-drilled holes into the vehicle by the manufacturer. There are a total of four attachment points. Two on each side. Our frame rail attachment points will be a 7/16th carriage bolt and block that will use the 7/16th bolt leader to put into position.

Then we'll secure the hitch using the 7/16th flat washer, split lock washer, and nut. We'll need to put these in position before we put the hitch into place. Taking the pole wire we'll go through the attachment point and out the access hole. We'll slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. Then we'll go ahead and pull the block and carriage bolt into position leaving the pole wire on as it will assist us to get the hitch up into place without pushing our hardware back up into the frame. Note, each process we're going to do on one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. Now with both carriage bolts in place we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch.

It's a good idea to get a extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. We'll raise the hitch up into position, pulling the carriage bolt down through the hitch. Then we can go ahead and remove the bolt leader. Install the flat washer, split lock washer, and nut. We'll install each one of our fasteners finger-tight until we have them all in place. Now, with both carriage bolts secured, we'll need to install the toe-hook fasteners. Our 3/8ths bolt and flat washer will go through the hitch and then the toe bracket.

We'll secure this hardware with a 3/8ths conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and a 3/8ths nut. Now with all our hardware in place, we can go ahead and tighten it down. Next we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. And now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications. We're ready to hit the road and that completes our install of the Draw-Tite hitch part number 24843 on our 2013 Mazda 3. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24843

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (113 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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2013 Mazda 3


Great hitch. Shipped out next day, arrived in 2-3 days, install was straight forward. Make sure you have a deep socket (11/16") because the vertical bolt by the muffler was too tight to get a wrench at. Otherwise, installation was straight-forward and exactly as advertised on the website and video. I would highly recommend this hitch. 225337


Comments

Its been great! Not a single issue since installation. Highly recommend you guys to my friends.

Scott S - 09/14/2016

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Got this hitch to carry bikes behind my Mazda3 i HB. VERY straightforward install if you read the instructions and the reviews here. A second set of hands would've been nice but I shimmed up one side of the hitch on 2x4s. The bolts have to be long so you can put the thing together which means your 11/16 socket has to be really deep. Really. And I was unable to get my torque wrench in to service the horizontal bolts. All in all, it looks good and I've already carried the bicycle! 124912



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We've had this hitch for a year now and I'm completely satisfied. I use it for a bike rack and it's been flawless. I was a little apprehensive about installation but the included instructions and cool little provided tools made the install a piece of cake. 570848



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Fast shipping, exact product. Hitch is pretty hidden but easily accessible. Towed my motorcycle with it today, and it did it's job. Definitely would recommend to a friend. 134282


Comments

Hitch still works great. Only used it a handful of times since I bought it, still easy to get the hitch in and out of the mount and still looks good!

Kyle M - 06/08/2015

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2013 Mazda 3


This is my first time installing a hitch. Pros: easy to install in IN THEORY and it doesn’t protrude from the car. Perfect fit for my 2013 Mazda. All hardwear included. Fast shipping. Cons: packaging was damaged and the hitch had paint scraped off in a few spots. The plate welded over the hitch receiver is off-center. My biggest frustration is this required a deep well socket wrench and it isn’t easy to tighten without a power drill as the wrench handle I have is too long to properly fit under the car where it needed to. Took me two hours due to the back and forth on the socket sizes and difficult angles I had to work with. I also didn’t have a way to jack the car up so this increases the difficulty, too. Doing it myself was very tricky to keep the hitch flush up against the car frame when putting the bottom bolts in. A can of beans wasn’t tall enough! Needed a brick or something. Was it worth saving $100 vs. the trailer rental place's quote for the hassle of doing it myself? I’m undecided. 512437



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2013 Mazda 3


Perfect Fitment. Easy install. Great price. For my rack, I had to order the 6" extension because when I have two bikes, the first bike is too close to the car. But it is not necessary if you're careful. (Btw, not promoting the dealer, just haven't taken the plate frame out.) 332985


Comments

Thanks for your review and your business. I am glad you brought up the extension for clearance! Just keep in mind that by using an extension, you are reducing your hitch capacity by fifty percent. Happy biking!

-- Laura E - 01/26/2017

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2012 Mazda 3


At this point I am not happy with this hitch. Claims to have a 200 pound tongue load but I can actually see and measure deflection of the reciever when placed under only a 120 pound load. This measurement is compaired to the body and not the ground, etc. This is a real safety issue for me. I am currently having Etrailer contact Draw Tite to show validation of testing on this model (Mazda 3 2012 Hatchback). I question if it is actually a sub class 1 (ie tongue load rating of 125 lbs). I do not recomend this product until these safety concerns are answered. If the hitch is not torquing around the 1.25" draw bar then the frame connection points chosen by draw tite are sub standard location points. 64974


Comments

I hope that I do not have to follow behind your trailer. The hitch is rated for up to 200 Lbs tongue weight but not your car.

-- comment by: Scott P - 10/19/2013

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Mazda 3


The product is excellent. Worked/fitted perfectly on my Mazda 3 Hatchback 2011. Couple of things though: • While I understand the efficiencies of buying in bulk one size of boxes, the shipping box was 75% air. WAY too big for the product. Still, product arrived with no damage, and was EXPERTLY packed. • If you are installing by yourself, having your vehicle on a lift, or being a yoga master are hugely helpful! Honestly, get yourself a friend to help out. Makes it MUCH easier. • ONCE I understood HOW to use the pull wires, things were much easier. But no where on the instructions did it show or explain how to use them. Besides that, it would also be helpful to append to the instructions a suggested tool list to have on hand before starting. These things aside, I'm really happy with my hitch, it's SOLID, perfectly matched to my car, and out of the way when not in use. Very happy with my purchase and will recommend to my friends in the future. Thanks! 16177



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It took me longer to gather my tools than install this hitch. Took me less than 10 minutes. I didn't even need the wire to fish the bolts through the frame on my Mazda3. With the rectangular washer attached, I held on to the washer and was able to put the bolt in the right spot easily. My only complaint is that the hitch arrived with several spots where the paint was rubbed off and showing bare metal. It would be so easy for etrailer to take a few seconds to look over the hitch before throwing it in a box and shipping it out. I had to wait another week for a can of touchup paint. That's the only reason I knocked down the rating from excellent. 67032



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2010 Mazda 3


This trailer hitch was a breeze to instal. It literally took me 20 minutes to instal! The fit was perfect. Couldn't be more pleased. 237140



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2013 Mazda 3


The packaging was good and the installation is straight-forward. I'm very please with the product and experience but the instructions and parts I received were incorrect or incomplete. There was only one pull wire so I installed it "one side at a time". If you get one pull wire I suggest this: 1) Read the instructions. 2) Feed a carriage bolt with the pull wire. 3) Raise that side of the hitch and feed the wire and carriage bolt through the hole in the hitch. 4) Put the 3/8 hex bolt into its hole on that side and screw it's nut on. 5) Remove the pull wire and attach the washers and nut. Repeat on the other side. Then torque, etc. Actually, I removed the pull wire before I put the hitch in place because I could hold the carriage bolt from behind with my index finger. The pull wire is very cleaver and has a pretty tenacious hold on the threads. I think it would be more difficult to get it off the carriage bolt with the hitch in place. I did the installation without help. It took about 20 minutes, excluding placing the jack stands, etc.. 211711



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Took me about an hour to install. had to run to Lowes and grab a deeper 11/16ths socket. Other than that a piece of cake! 231050


Comments

Thanks for reaching out. Thing has worked great for me. The car is pretty low so sometimes it scrapes going in or out of bad driveways, and I should probably get under there and tighten it up, but yeah, super satisfied with the purchase.

Mark C - 11/02/2016

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Ford Edge


Very little new to add to the reviews here: Ordering process and shipping speed were excellent. The hitch did bounce around a bit in the box, and one of the vertical bits was slightly bent instead of being straight. Rather than return it, I simply held the crossbar straight up with the vertical bits off the edge of the curb, and applied slight downward pressure to bend the vertical side bar back straight. The slight damage is why I gave four stars instead of five, since I had to do a tiny bit of metal-bending to make the holes for the vertical bolts line up. Installation was very easy, especially thanks to the excellent video on etrailer.com. I think it took only slightly longer to get everything finger tight than to watch the video! The pull wires are amazing, but you won't quite know what to do with them unless you watch the video. Like many others have noted, there was a run to the hardware store for a deep enough socket to get everything tightened up. Now I just need to figure out who is selling the Thule T2 Pro XT at a discount! 403350



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Chevrolet


The hitch is pretty much what I was looking for. We're only using it to mount a carrier to haul two bicycles around with no intention of asking it to any more than that. In that regard the hitch receiver is exactly what we wanted. I think it could have been boxed better as the hitch had punched thru the box in a couple of places and the box was way too big for the product so it bounced around during shipping, I suspect. The interesting part was that the instructions that came with the hitch were for a Chevy Impala! The instructions and drawings had nothing to do with mounting the hitch to a Mazda 3 but the good thing is that etrailer has excellent photos showing how the hitch is attached to the car and I used those. I was working at night with a single flashlight but it only took me about 20-25 minutes to get everything where it's supposed to go! It fit perfectly to the car and is rock solid. The bike rack tends to wobble a bit but with it secured in place we know it's not going to go anywhere while on the road. I've included a picture of the whole setup with bikes. The main thing is that I'm quite pleased with how it all turned out. We got what we wanted and installation was simple. When we get another car we will order another receiver hitch from etrailer. 120137


Comments

Still using it! Nothings come loose and Id still recommend it. The only issue I have with the hitch is that the two looped bars I guess to attach a chain from a towed trailer can get in the way when I or remove a cotter pin for the bike rack. But I can work around that and get the job done. I thought about cutting them off but when we eventually sell the car the next owner might want that feature.

Alan M - 03/10/2015

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As described. Really easy to install. I backed my car up on ramps to have some extra room. Very discreet looking as well. You can only see the hitch receiver. You can not se the cross bar unless you are low to he ground. 120875



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2013 Mazda 3


Super easy to install - video was very helpful. Came with everything needed, installed quickly. Attached a bike rack the next day and drove 1,300 miles with no issues. 561631



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2012 Mazda 3


Exactly as described. Easy install. Total time 1.5 hours including tool roundup. Couldn’t find my deep socket. 548568



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Easy if I follow the instructions step by step 547191



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Great so far! This hitch was super easy to install on the Mazdaspeed. Installed it in about 20 mins with no problems. Really light and solid, perfect for a bike rack. 541823



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2009 Chrysler 300


5 stars for the customer service reps who recognized I ordered an adapter that would not work with the hitch I also ordered! Thank's for the great catch and saving me a huge headache! The products are sturdy and this will be perfect for the bike rack I plan to attach. In the next few months, we will definitely order another hitch for our other car. 541499



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2011 Mazda 3


This was easy to install, but be careful: two of the hex nuts fit onto all four bolts, and two of the other nuts only fit onto two. You may want to double-check that you have them paired up right before starting work. 541363



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Trailer hitch for 1012 Mazda 3 5 door - went on easily, fit well - hitch adaptor also worked well ( with a little lube) - delivery was faster than expected - they called to make sure my order was correct - thank you Etrailer! 587939



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2012 Mazda 3


Everything fast and easy from the ordering to install. 526289



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2013 Mazda 3


Great hitch ,easy install ,good price 507829



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2013 Mazda 3


Great install video, easy actual install, perfect fit on car 506101



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2016 Mazda CX-5


I can only review in service and installation at this point but my general opinion is extremely positive. After watch videos on installation this item fit perfectly and went on as expected. Service has been great and delivery was speedy even with free shipping. I cannot recommend etrailer more highly, Ive alright started to chirp at some friends about how good my experience has been. 503915



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2013 Mazda 3


Easy installation and fit for a 2013 Mazda 3 hatch. Works well with a saris bike rack. 489643



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2012 Mazda 3


Installed this on my 2012 mazdaspeed 3. Clears aftermarket 4 inch exhaust tips. Car is even lowered an inch with aftermarket springs. The hitch is the only visible part from the rear. Never scrapped the ground. Tow my dirt bike and stand up jet skit behind it. Love it. I rarely tow with it, but when I need to it works just fine for the few times a year I tow. Once you install this hitch you pretty much never want to remove it. 487848



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2012 Mazda 3


Review for purchase and install: Nice customer service for ordering. I didn't get a response for a question regarding a return/exchange, however that information is freely available on the website, so I found it. The install was very easy with the video from the website. I needed a quick run to the hardware store for a longer ratchet extension than was in my standard kit and a deep 11/16" socket (the bolt comes through pretty far). Total add $14 and I'll get to use them later. Shipping makes sense for a large package. I haven't towed, yet, so I'll look check back later. 487421



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The service was great but the product came to me all bent to hell . But I was able to fix it thank god . And I didn’t have time to send it back o I would have 453280



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2010 Mazda 3


Easy to install, everything lined up! You will need 11/16 deep well socket! 443762



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2012 Mazda 3


Trailer hitch fit perfectly and was easy to install. Instructional video on the website was very easy to follow. The only problem was that there were 3 11/16" nuts and only 1 9/16" nut, instead of 2 of each as there was supposed to be. This was a bit of a hassle as I then had to find an additional nut to complete the install. 430209



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The trailer hitch is working just fine. 428803



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2013 Mazda 3


Easy and quick to install. Was delivered scratch and damage free. Only problem was my hardware kit had 3 nuts of one size and 1 of the other so I had to buy another 3/8" nut from the hardware store in order to install it. 426723



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2012 Mazda 3


awesome fast shipping 405107



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2012 Mazda 3


I am incredibly impressed with etrailer.com! I placed the order on a Sunday and received it on Tuesday. The hitch installed easily and the bike rack I ordered with it was just as good. Took it on a test run and everything is sturdy. The price was very reasonable and I was happy to order from a specialized website rather than the big online shops. The videos and reviews were all very helpful. I highly recommend ordering from this site! Great customer service! 404727



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2012 Mazda 3


As listed and expected. Fast service. Great follow up. 401555



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2012 Toyota Sienna


What sets etrailer apart is their installation videos on Youtube. I discovered etrailer when doing a search for a hitch for my 2012 Sienna van 4 years ago. It showed it was a very easy install and it was! This time around on my Mazda, the installation video showed it was a bolt on also. I checked the prices locally to get the hitch installed and it was over twice the cost of the hitch from etrailer. I ordered my hitch which arrived very quickly and well packaged. The included instructions were clear. I reviewed the video again and the install when very well. I managed to over torque a bolt and sent a question to George and he responded on a Sunday! Overall very pleased with the products and service from etrailer! 398759



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2011 Mazda 3


Excellent, exactly as advertised. Quick shipping. 391491



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2012 Mazda 3


Ordered a trailer hitch on Thursday and it was delivered on Tuesday as promised. Hitch was easy to install and seems very sturdy. I just ordered a bike rack from etrailer to go with it. I was really impressed with the follow through from etrailer. 390725



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2010 Mazda 3


The product arrived on time and installed pretty easily. One of the bigger nuts was missing, they had include three smaller ones instead of two of each. Luckily my neighbor had one in his toolbox, saving us a trip to the hardware store. I would recommend sending a couple extra fasteners. 388941



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2012 Mazda 3


Very easy to install. Installation instructions We're very clear . A perfect fit with no alterations needed. Installed the hitch in 20 minutes with a bare minimum tools Totally pleased with the product 383860



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2010 Mazda 3


Easy install and perfect fit. 380957



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2012 Mazda 3


Product arrived as described! It fit my 2012 Mazdaspeed 3 perfectly can't wait to use it! Installed it myself took me about 15 minutes with no Jack.. I recommend this product now let's see how it holds up. 373305



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2010 Mazda 3


Finish and fit were perfect. No drilling or welding required. Perfect for a bike rack. YES IT DOES FIT THE MAZDASPEED 3 371639



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2011 Mazda 3


Easy to install and works like a champ. No problems after a year. 366701



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2011 Mazda 3


I am very impressed with etrailer's products and services. I was shopping for a Hitch and bike rack for my 2011 Mazda3 hatchback and the site was very informative. I was able to find the exact fit for my vehicle. I also received free shipping which was definitely a plus due to the weight involved. They also, sent me an email, providing additional information to assist with the install. I would buy from etrailer again and recommend them as well. Thank you etrailer for a smooth & delightful shopping experience. 366423



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2010 Mazda 3


Incredible how fast and easy it was to install this trailer hitch on my 2010 Mazda3. We had no issues all pre-drilled holes lined up perfect with the hitch. Great company and product, will tell my friends about them. 361283


Comments

Awesome product have no complaints.

Eddie - 04/04/2018

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2011 Mazda 3


The package was delivered in a great timing. Everything was easy to follow and essemble. Thank you, etrailer for making everything as easy as 1,2,3. Took me 30 mins at most!! 348945



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The hitch fit prefectly and is well hidden from view. I used my hydraulic jack to raise the hitch into position so I didn't need any help installing it. Hitch balanced great on the jack. The wiring kit 119179 had no instructions on how to hookup the wires. Luckily, Etrailer has a good video showing it. 348580


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  • Typically we do not recommend using trunk mounted bike racks on vehicles that have spoilers. Most plastic and fiberglass spoilers cannot handle the weight of a bike rack and bikes and will bend or even break sooner or later. If the spoiler on your 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback is metal and part of the rear hatch, rather than a separate plastic or fiberglass spoiler, then you can use a trunk mounted bike rack without having to worry about the weight of the rack damaging the spoiler. You can...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2010 Mazda 3
  • You have done your research. As you have seen, all of the hitches for the 2010 Mazda 3 are Class I trailer hitches. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch models do have the safety notch in them that prevent the insertion of a Class II accessory. This is so you will not accidentally overload the hitch. The Curt hitch does not have this feature. This notch and the capacity are what makes a Class I hitch a Class I. As you have said neither the Draw-Tite nor Hidden Hitch models require the use...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2010 Mazda 3
  • There are specific fits for a 2010 Mazda 3 for the hatchback vs. the sedan. If you have a sedan, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24842. If you have a hatchback, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24843. If you will be using this hitch for light towing, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118420 if you DO NOT...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 MazdaSPEED 3
  • Yes indeed! Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24843 does fit the 2013 MazdaSPEED 3. If you plan on doing some towing you will also need the recommended ball mount and a ball. Use # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch or # 19258 for a 2 inch. For trailer wiring, if the vehicle has the Grand Touring LED tail light package use # 119179KIT. If it does NOT have the Grand Touring LED tail light package use # 118420.
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback
  • You can install a trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2012 Mazda 3i Touring Hatchback. The trailer hitch that I recommend for you would be the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24843. This hitch was designed for the hatchback models of the 2012 Mazda 3 and gives you the same weight capacities as the other hitch options at the most economical price. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out. For a bike rack, I also recommend the Thule T2 Bike Rack,...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Mazda Speed 3
  • There is a bike rack solution for your vehicle, but currently, there are no trailer hitches available that will fit a 2011 Mazdaspeed 3. Instead you can use a trunk mounted bike rack. For a 2 bike rack I recommend the Thule Passage, # TH910XT. For a 3 bike rack, I would go with the Thule Gateway 3, # TH9007XT. With either rack you get anti-sway cradles, a bike rack that weighs under 20 pounds, and is among the easiest installation of any trunk mount bike rack. I have included links...
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  • Do I Need To Use Support Strap To Carry Bike Rack w/ Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24843 on 2011 Mazda 3
  • CURT is the only hitch manufacturer that requires that you use a support strap like the CURT Bike Rack Strap, part # 18050, when carrying a bike rack using their hitch. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24843, would be a great option for a hitch on your 2011 Mazda 3 w/o LED tail lights. All of the hitches we carry are of quality, including Draw-Tite. One reason why the other hitches have a higher price point is that they include a ball mount, pin and clip. The Draw-Tite # 24843 does not...
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  • Comparing Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for the 2013 Mazda 3 Hatchback with LED Lights
  • Your assumptions regarding the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch 60259 (discontinued) and the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24843 are correct. They even share the same instructions which I have linked for you. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # 3594 and you can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 or 2 inch ball # 19258. We separate out models with and without LED tail lights for this vehicle because there are different trailer wiring harnesses for each. The fit guides for hitches and wiring...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Mazda 3 with or without LED Tail Lights
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24843 happens to fit the 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback with or without LED lights so you can use it. If you have a sedan then use hitch # 24842. It will also fit sedan models with or without LED tail lights. Both of the hitches mentioned are Class I trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. This means that you will need a Class I compatible bike rack and you can carry up to 2 bikes maximum. For a bike rack I recommend the Swagman Trailhead, # S63360. It fits the...
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  • Draw Tite Hitch and Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • For your 2012 Mazda Mazda 3 hatchback you would want a Draw-Tite Hitch part # 24843. The # 24842 hitch that you referenced is designed for sedan Mazda 3s. The Thule Doubletrack Pro 2 Bike Carrier # TH9054 would also work well on the hitch I recommended and would do a good job carrying your bikes in a safe and secure manner.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3
  • On both the Hidden Hitch 60258 (discontinued) and the Draw-Tite, # 24843, the top of the receiver tube will be approximately 1 inch below the bottom of the rear fascia. The bottom of the receiver will then be another 1-3/4 inches below that. Measure from that point to the ground to get the ground clearance. Scraping the ground is possible on steep driveways and dips but you are unlikely to damage the vehicle frame unless you are moving quickly to where there is a lot of extra force that...
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  • Cargo Carrier Compatibility With Class I Hitch on 2012 Mazda 3
  • The hitch that you referenced, the Class I Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24843, is a correct fit for your 2012 Mazda 3 and bolts on using included hardware and without drilling or welding. For reference I have linked you to two helpful articles concerning hitch installation tips. A Class I hitch is a light-duty type that has modest tongue weight and towing weight capacities (200-lbs and 200-lbs respectively). You can use a cargo carrier with a Class I hitch...BUT....it must also be rated as...
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