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 24865 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24865

  • 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.



24865 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60282 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24865 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24865 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2012 Ford Fusion

2010 - 2011 Mercury Milan

2010 - 2012 Lincoln MKZ



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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 - 2010 Ford Fusion - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Ford Fusion well be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 24865. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of 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 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11-3/4 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

Now lets go ahead with installation. First, before we lower the exhaust, well go ahead and put a safety strap underneath so that after we remove the exhaust hangers we can control how far and fast the exhaust will fall. Next, well need to remove the three rear most exhaust hangers or rubber isolators. To do this well spray each one with some spray lubricant and then use our pry bar or pliers to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. Now, using the safety strap we can slowly lower the exhaust being careful not to damage any of the exhaust thats further up towards the engine.

Now, with the exhaust out of the way we can clearly see our attachment points here in the frame. We have two pre-drilled holes that well be using for attachment points, the forward hole and the rear hole. The rear one that you can see is an oblong hole. Our hardware will be a new 7/16 carriage bolt and block along with a conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer going to face the hitch and a 7/16 nut. Well be using a 7/16 pull wire provided with our install kit to get our hardware into the frame and in position.

Lets go ahead and install our forward fasteners. First, well take our pull wire feed it through the attachment point and out the access hole. Then well slide on our block and thread on the carriage bolt. Well feed them both up into the frame and pull them into position. Well go ahead and leave the pull wire onto the carriage bolt as it will make it easier to get our hitch up into position without pushing our hardware back up into the frame.

Now were ready to go ahead install the hardware for the rear attachment point. Well be using the reverse pull method so well slide the block under the pull wire and then thread on our carriage bolt. Now well feed the bolt up into the frame followed by the block pulling them both back into position into the same access point now making it a rear attachment point. Keep in mind, each process weve just done here on the passengers side will get repeated identically on the drivers side. Now were ready to go ahead and put our hitch in position. Well simply take it up on the exhaust and then raise the passengers side up into position pulling our pull wires through the attachment points of the hitch. Once in position well move the pull wire and well slide on the conical tooth washer and thread on the nut. Well go ahead and repeat the same process for the remaining three attachment points. Now, with all our hardware in place finger tight, we can go ahead and tighten it down. Next, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now, with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With our exhaust reinstalled this will complete the installation of our Draw-Tite Hitch part number 24865 on our 2010 Ford Fusion.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24865

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (159 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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2010 Lincoln MKZ

Needed a hitch strictly for a bike rack on my wife's MkZ. Oh yeah... I had a tight time limit to get it and install it or have it installed if I was not able to. Thanks to help of a great etrailer customer service lady Molly S, I got an email with update info saying the hitch was shipped (very quickly I may add). This took a lot of pressure off me. It arrived when promised and the installation was easier than I was prepared for. I had the job done in a short time. The hitch works perfectly for our needs. I would recommend etrailer without hesitation. 505144


Comments

A year later and still like new. etrailer still a top vendor in my book.

Walter - 05/07/2019

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2011 Ford Fusion

Great for my bike rack. Installed on my Ford Fusion Hybrid in less than 30 mins. Crawling under the car a supporting the exhaust and the hitch with a bunch of blocks of wood wasn't easy, neither was torquing the bolts to 50lb, but I was extremely happy with the final install in just 30 mins. The pull wires are a great invention. 186710



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I installed 2 of these years ago. I was a lot younger 88 now. I did do the wiring harness not so much weight there. I decided to let someone else do the hitch for me. The instructions & videos are great ! There is my oil change man, I'll ask him. I owe him, he rotated my tires for free. You fellows keep doing the excellent work you are doing now, wish I could say more. I would recommend you & your product to everyone. 389310



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2011 Ford Fusion

My order came quickly and my husband and I were able to complete the install on my Fusion ourselves. Definitely a two person job but the installation video was very helpful. 409162


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Love them! They have worked great for me on my Ford Fusion. The performance and installation videos were very helpful as well.

Jennifer - 07/23/2018

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2011 Ford Fusion

This hitch fit my car as expected and was pretty easy to install. I have a Kuat Transfer bike rack mounted on the hitch and it is working well. I rate 4/5 because the paint needed touch-up in several places due to scratches. Would definitely order again. 549802



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2010 Ford Fusion

All I can say is wow. The trailer hitch went in without a "hitch". I could have done it myself but I had someone hold up the other end for a few minutes while I secured the other side. I'm sure I could have rigged a way to hold up the other end by myself but who would get me a beer when I was empty. When I first picked up the hitch from the shipping company (super fast shipping btw) I noticed how stout and heavy this hitch was. I was pleasantly surprised! Everything was packed awesome even though the box could have been a bit smaller. I have a review for the wiring kit that is recommended for my Ford Fusion and this review parallels that where the direction and the awesome online video tutorial guided me into installation. Even though everything was pretty straight forward. Cuddo's to etrailer for providing awesome guidance and support for the products they sell and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others! 73473


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The products are great. No complaints what so ever. I figured it was best to get 200 dollars worth of towing equipment for my quad and trailer than to spend 45k for a brand new truck!Thanks for the follow up.

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Great price and worked well 717706



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Hitch is working great. Had fun installing it with my son. Was a little hard to work around the exhaust, but we got it. 699026



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Great install, about an 1 hour or so the hitch catches on the rear bumper slide back after bolted up. Lube the muffler grommets with wd 40 and pry off with screw driver all is not to bad. called around and install with hitch was about $ 300 dollars or so all done. You will need some help. 666885



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Install went well. took more time to jack and block up back of car than it did to install, Hitch functions well. would suggest installers use torque wrench per spec's. because when you are compressing the washers and several layers of sheet metal you will want to stop applying torque as it feels 'mushy" when you start to tighten joint, (for fear of stripping the threads) but in fact you need to keep going and crush all these metals flat before final torque is achieved. 647756



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The hitch was easy to install. Watch the installation video! Even a year later it looks good and functions just like it should 617378



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2012 Lincoln MKZ

I am very happy with the trailer hitch I bought for my 2012 Lincoln MKZ. It came in just as advertised and was easy to install although I had my mechanic do it because it's much easier to do on a lift. The videos on Etrailer are also very helpful for a DIY guy like myself. I was able to install the wiring harness myself and again the video of the installation for my specific vehicle was very clear. I highly recommend these people. 590729



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High quality Works as advertised 589828



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2011 Ford Fusion

Went in just like video showed. My son and I had it in place in less than an hour. The hardest part was running the hot wire from the battery back to the trunk for the light kit. Fortunately, grandson was around and he's wired up a bunch of amplifiers and knew exactly how to run the hot wire back to the trunk. Took another 45 minutes because he was careful and didn't want to break the trim around the doors bottom framework. Very pleased and recommend!!!! 588176



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2010 Ford Fusion

Everything arrived quickly and in good order. Hitch fit perfectly and installation instructions were very clear. Installation was fairly easy. Wiring fit well also but, the instructions for running the wire under the car could have been more helpful. When I need a hitch and/or wiring for another vehicle I will definitely come back. I would refer etrailer.com to a friend. 579380



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2012 Ford Fusion

The hitch arrived as promised. I had my mechanic install the hitch and he told me the hardest thing about the installation was getting the muffler off he rubber hangers. Other than that there were not issues getting it in. 568495



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2012 Ford Fusion

Ordered on a late Tuesday afternoon, and arrived early Friday afternoon. Great communication from George J once order placed. Trailer hitch heavier than expected- which is a great thing- and it fit perfectly just like in the video. Etrailer provides such great service, excellent product descriptions and installation videos that I expected to pay more, but their prices are in line with other on line retailers. Very happy with purchase, will buy again. Hitch is barely visible once installed and is very rigid. Shown with Yakima platform style bike rack. Trunk still opens and closes with no interference. 567783



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2012 Ford Fusion

Great product! And as many other reviews have stated, amazingly easy to install. I did not time it exactly but I think I had it completed somewhere between 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I bought it only to haul a bike rack. While I have not yet used it, I did test fit the rack and bikes. Works beautifully. Highly recommend etrailer! Great experience. Would definitely order from here again. 550362



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fit perfect. easy installation. 528599



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2010 Ford Fusion

Fairly easy to install once I got my car up on some Jack's. I use it to carry around my bike and it's worked great for that. Would install another if I get a different car. 523619



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2012 Ford Fusion

It's a great product the instructions were spot on and it didn't take any time to install, in fact I did the installation in the driveway using the box the hitch came in as my creeper! 522887



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2012 Ford Fusion

One request is wish bolts were 1/4" longer, it was tricky threading nut and washer while holding draw tite trailer tow bracket in place. Otherwise, awesome videos, quality materials of all products from wiring to trailer tow bracket. 516878



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2011 Ford Fusion

Hitch came as described and was easily installed in less than an hour. Perfect for our use. 514256



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2012 Ford Fusion

Fits great. Easy install. Everything to install was included. 510973



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2012 Ford Fusion

I just installed this hitch on a 2012 Ford Fusion hybrid. I watched the video, backed up onto ramps, and did it by myself in about 20 minutes. Fit perfectly. 507817



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2012 Ford Fusion

Etrailer.com the finest stuff, most reasonable prices, and fast service. 507777



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2010 Lincoln MKZ

Installation went well 496729



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Ford Edge

This trailer hitch was a great investment. It went on my car easily and has held up to the weight of my carrier and wheelchair. I had a Ford Fusion. I now have a Ford Edge and I plan to purchase another hitch for it. These are well made and the price is right. If you are looking for a hitch consider buying from etrailer. 492690



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2011 Ford Fusion

Shipping was fast. Installation was pretty fast. I put on my 2011 Ford Fusion alone, without jacks, while layin on the driveway. Many reviews about easy install upped my confidence to do alone. Great product. Fast, easy install! 490599



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2010 Ford Fusion

Had the use of a garage hydraulic lift, made install simple and quick, less than 30 mins start to finish. All finished clearances perfect. No pictures available right now, may post at later date 477094


Comments

Working and looking perfect. Have gotten many compliments on the overall look of the total installation. Very professional look using all of the etrailer pieces i ordered.

Mark - 03/02/2019

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was surprised I got my order so fast 474311



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I'm very happy with the hitch, the install was very easy and. I purchased it for carrying bikes. 458026



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My Draw-Tite Sportframe 24865 trailer hitch has worked great. Had it a year now and used for my bike rack I also purchased from etrailer. I have used etrailer for many other items purchases, great service and prompt shipping/delivery. I will certainly use them again and highly recommend etrailer to others. Customer service is great. 445195



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All products were as expected--good---as ordered 423413



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2010 Ford Fusion

Product arrived as expected and looks like it will work just fine. 411459



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2011 Ford Fusion

My Wife and I took our bikes out this weekend using our new hitch on her Fusion Hybrid. I received the kit Friday and had it installed a short time afterwards. The video showing the installation was very helpful and the threading attachments worked perfectly. Also worth mentioning is that I definitely wanted to see an installation on a Fusion Hybrid before ordering to ensure hitch fit. ETRAILER has an installation video on YouTube on a similar car that we own, thus sold at that point. We're very happy with this hitch in function and appearance. 396779



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It was relatively easy to install (about 2 hrs). The hard part was getting the car up to work under it. 394321



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2010 Ford Fusion

Took less that an hour to install. Very easy and only basic tools needed. Didn't even have to lift car on jacks. What I like the most about this hitch is that it is barely visible when looking at the car from the back. Doesn't ruin the way the car looks at all. 391147



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2011 Ford Fusion

I've had the product for a year and it has worked quite well. 373143



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2012 Ford Fusion

Easy to install. Handles my small trailer or my bike rack perfectly. 363031



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2011 Ford Fusion

Wow that was easy I can't believe it only took about 40 minutes from start to finish. I never even Jacked the vehicle up. I only took loose the rear exhaust hanger use the fish lines and a floor jack to hold it up. Thank you very much I will recommend your company 358382


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It was still holding strong and doing good I treated that vehicle in and bought another one and ordered a new hitch and wiring harness and they have both worked for me for the last month with no problems at all I still recommend etrailer to my friends or whoever ask

James B - 03/21/2018

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2012 Ford Fusion

The product came fast, was fast to install, and has been caring my bike rack extremely well for family outings to the beach or mountains. Great price and all has been as expected... Great! 357104



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Easy installation, great product 336584



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2011 Ford Fusion

Order, shipping and notification were complete and timely. Quick delivery with follow up info. Packaged well, as described and in good condition. Very satisfied. 334202



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2012 Ford Fusion

As advertised. Thanks! 323148



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2012 Ford Fusion

Hitch mounts very easily with the included hardware. bought the draw- tite so my customer would not need to worry about the support straps that the curt requires. My only problem with the hitch was that they did not weld the receiver tube on evenly making it look like it is bent. Not what I like to present to my customer as a final product. I will go back to the curt hitches next time as I have always been happy with them. This defect however does not affect the performance of the hitch with a trailer but will make a bike rack or cargo carrier look crooked. Made in Mexico. etrailer shipping and processing was excellent. 321444



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2012 Ford Fusion

Trailer hitch was solid build and very easy to install. Just as described on page and installation video was spot on. I would highly recommend this product and company. 319958


Comments

This has been an awesome product. I have used it frequently without any issues.

Daniel P - 11/27/2017

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2012 Ford Fusion

As described. About 1 1/2 hours to inst all 318523



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2010 Ford Fusion

Hitch showed up in good condition. Install was easy and clean. I recommend watching the video prior to install. Took about 15 minutes. 303791



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2010 Lincoln MKZ

Great product and easy to Install. The exhaust pipe on MKZ 2010 has 4 robber isolators to remove, but, they slide off very easy. Thanks to etrailer. A.P. 303565


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  • Trailer Hitch and Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2010 Ford Fusion
  • Rise or drop is not measured to the top of the ball but instead to the top of the platform on the ball mount that holds the ball. So that is going to change things a little. I have included a link to a help article that explains how to measure for rise/drop to tow a trailer level. For a hitch I recommend going with Curt hitch # C11390 for your 2010 Ford Fusion. You mentioned that some Class I hitches have a tab in them meaning some Class II accessories will not fit. This hitch does not...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for RadRover E-Bike Carried by 2012 Ford Fusion
  • The perfect bike rack we have for your Radrover E-Bike is the Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 which has a max wheelbase of 48 inches and a capacity of 65 lbs. This rack can also fit Class I hitches like what are available for your 2012 Ford Fusion like the Draw Tite # 24865.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with the 2011 Ford Fusion
  • You can pull a trailer with any class of trailer hitch, you just need to be under the weight capacity of either the hitch or vehicle, whichever is lower. Therefore, for your 2011 Ford Fusion I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24865 which has a 200 lb tongue weight and 2,000 lb gross trailer weight rating. Please keep in mind that the owner's manual does not recommend towing a trailer with the vehicle so they do not list any towing capacity. In addition...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2010 Ford Fusion Towing Haul Master Trailer
  • For your Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24865, the best I have to offer is the Curt Class I # C45024 that has a 5 rise and is 9-9/16 long. This will get you to 17-1/4 inches and give you the clearance needed from your bumper as well. This will put your trailer about 2.5 inches down on the tongue. I recommend the # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter ball or the # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. You will want to make sure that your trailer weight...
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  • Will Draw Tite Hitch 24865 Fit 2012 Ford Fusion Sport with Dual Exhaust
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 24865 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ford Fusion Sport that has dual exhaust. If you check out the install instructions that I attached you can see a diagram of this hitch being installed on a dual exhaust model. I attached a video that shows the hitch being installed on a dual exhaust model as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2012 Lincoln MKZ
  • The type of hitch made for your 2012 Lincoln MKZ is a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I type, such as # 24865 and # C11390. Since both install exactly the same way and offer identical capacities I suggest the power-priced Draw-Tite # 24865. This hitch comes complete with all required hardware and the installation in your car is shown in the linked video. You'll also need a compatible Class I cargo carrier such as one of those shown on the linked page. The one I suggest is the Curt # C18110...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Fusion Sport with Dual Exhaust
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24865, will fit on all models of the 2010 Ford Fusion including the sport with dual exhaust. This hitch installs exactly the same as Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, 60282, which has been discontinued, and we have pictures and a video of it installed on a 2010 Fusion with dual exhaust. I have provided a link to the video for reference. The recommended ball mount but for the Draw-Tite Hitch is # 3594. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter)...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2010 Ford Fusion for Towing Small Trailer
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 24865 is a confirmed fit for your 2010 Ford Fusion and has a 2,000 lb total trailer weight capacity. This would be more than enough for a 390 lb trailer. Unless there are restrictions in the owners manual of your vehicle on towing this hitch would be a great solution. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The recommended ball mount but for the Draw-Tite Hitch is # 3594. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258...
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  • Comparing CURT Trailer Hitch and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Ford Fusion
  • A 7/16 inch bolt and a 1/2 inch bolt will both have a much higher capacity than the hitch or vehicle frame rails. Since both installation instructions for CURT, # 11390, and Draw-Tite, # 24865, require fishwiring hardware through the frame rails, the slightly smaller Draw-Tite 7/16 inch bolts will be easier to fishwire into place. The other major difference is the CURT hitch does require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike rack or cargo...
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  • Class II Accessories Will Not Fit in a Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Ford Fusion
  • You can only use Class I compatible bike racks with a Class I trailer hitch like # 24865. There is nothing wrong with the hitch or the bike rack in case you were worried about that. The tab in the receiver is a safety precaution so users will not put in Class II accessories that could potentially overload the hitch and damage the vehicle. We have an image on the product page for all Class I hitches that have the tab pointing it out. I have included here as well. Class I trailer hitches...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Fusion
  • The hitches available for you 2011 Ford Fusion are Class I hitches like the part # 24865 which has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. This means that you could carry up to 200 lbs of weight from a wheel chair carrier and wheel chair. Most likely this will not be enough capacity so the only option you would have for this so you would need a small trailer for transporting the lift. A small trailer would be the best route. For trailer wiring you would need the part # 118422, # 3594...
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  • Trailer Wiring and Hitch Recommendation for 2010 Ford Fusion
  • For trailer wiring for your 2010 Ford Fusion the T-One kit part # 118422 would be the best option. This brand of trailer wiring is the most reliable that we offer so we recommend it highly. It would work great with the Draw Tite hitch part # 24865 which is also a fit for your 2010 Ford Fusion. The 4-way stores in the trunk area of your vehicle when not in use so you wouldn't need to come up with a way to secure it to the hitch tube or bumper area. Having the 4-way run out of the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation For a 2011 Ford Fusion that Does Not Use the Rear Bumper For Support
  • Since you are concerned about the finish on your 2011 Ford Fusion I would recommend a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack for carrying your bikes. The Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch would be a great choice and installs easily with no modifications to your vehicle. We have an installation video for this hitch, see link, and it is the hitch most of our customers who own the 2011 Ford Fusion select. Next you will need a bike rack. It is not recommended to carry more...
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  • Hitch Clearance for Bike Rack on 2011 Ford Fusion
  • We offer two Class I hitches for your 2011 Ford Fusion, the Draw-Tite # 24865 and the Curt # C11390. I reviewed the two linked installation videos for these items to compare their clearance dimensions and they differ by only 1/4-inch. The Curt hitch will provide approximately 5-1/4-inches of clearance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper cover, while the Draw-Tite dimension is 5-inches. The clearance provided by compatible Class I bike racks will vary between racks. A new...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 4-cyl Ford Fusion
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24865 has the towing capacities of 200 lbs tongue weight and 2,000 lbs total trailer weight. Whether or not your 4-cylinder 2011 Ford Fusion has the same capacities is why you need to consult the owners manual of your vehicle. Whichever component in your towing setup has the lowest towing capacity is what dictates the towing capacity. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118422. For...
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  • Can a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Tow a Trailer
  • Can you tell me the model year of your Fusion? We do have some hitches that fit the Hybrid models but I need the year to confirm a fit and verify any towing restrictions. Also, any idea of the weight you need to tow?
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  • Can You Carry a Mobility Scooter On a 2012 Lincoln MKZ
  • The trailer hitch options for a 2012 Lincoln MKZ are the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch part # 24865 and the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch part # C11390 which are both rated for 2,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. There is not a trailer hitch option for the Lincoln MKZ that offers higher capacities as the vehicle is rather small and a larger capacity hitch would not be practical because the vehicle could not handle the extra load. Therefore, you only...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes with a 2010 Ford Fusion
  • Class I hitches just don't have the weight capacity to be able to handle the weight and leverage of more than 2 bikes. The problem is that the weight of the bikes end up so far away from the hitch as more and more of them get installed on the bike rack that it ends up putting too much torque on the hitch and attachment points of the vehicle. For more info on hitch classifications check out the FAQ article I attached. The easiest way to carry a total of 3 bikes with your 2010 Ford Fusion...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • I recommend the most popular hitch for your 2012 Ford Fusion which is the Draw-Tite model, # 24865. Most likely, there are special concerns for the vehicle regarding towing and/or the use of a cargo carrier. Check the vehicle owners manual in the towing section to determine if there are any specific recommendations for your vehicle. For the available hitches for your Fusion there are restrictions as to what type of bike rack you can use and how many bikes you can carry. Because the hitches...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Fit Both 2010 Ford Fusion and 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • It sounds as if you are wanting to move your hitch from your 2010 Ford Fusion to your 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. We have three hitches that will fit both your 2010 Ford Fusion and 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The choices are Draw-Tite # 24865 and Curt # C11390. The hitch that you referenced will not fit either your 2010 or 2011 Fusion. It was designed to fit the 2013-2014 Ford Fusion. If you are moving a hitch from one Fusion to the other, it is recommended that you use new hardware on...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver And Towing Accessories For 2012 Ford Fusion SE
  • Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24865. This hitch is 5-1/2 inches from the outermost part of the bumper to the center of the itch pin hole. The Curt Hitch # C11390 has a measurement from the outermost bumper of 5 inches to the center of the hitch pin hole. For your ball mount, I recommend the Curt Class II Drawbar - 2-5/8" Rise, 3-1/4" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3,500 lbs # C45521 along with a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball like # A-80 or a 2 inch ball...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch for a 2010 Ford Fusion
  • It sounds like you are interested in a hitch mounted bike rack. I recommend the Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Rack # B202-114. This bike rack can be easily installed or uninstalled from your hitch and the rack can tilt away from the vehicle when the bikes are not mounted for easy access to the back hatch. This bike rack also only weights 12 lbs. which is convenient when moving the bike rack around. The Kuat Beta can hold two bikes at 40 lbs. each. Bike racks can be easily installed or uninstalled...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Carrier for 2012 Lincoln MKZ
  • The folks at Hollywood Racks originally determined their trunk-mount Express 2 Bike Rack # HRE2 was a good match to the 2012 Lincoln MKZ but later determined (based on customer feedback) that it was not a good fit. At this point they do not recommend that rack on your car. I confirmed this with their Fit Guide. In fact they recommend no trunk-mount racks for your MKZ due to the potential for the weight of the bikes to damage the trunk lid and/or hinge. We will update our fit guide to reflect...
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  • Could Hitch Carrier Installed in Hitch of 2012 Ford Fusion Carry a Jazzy Chair
  • I am not sure which Jazzy chair you have but if you have the lighter weight Pride Jazzy Passport that weighs 53 lbs without the battery you could use the Draw Tite hitch part # 24865 which is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ford Fusion to carry a hitch cargo carrier like the # C18110. If you have one of the much heavier Jazzy chairs though your vehicle wouldn't have the needed capacity to carry it on a hitch cargo carrier.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch # 36241 Fit a 2012 Ford Fusion
  • I have a hitch solution for your vehicle, but the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch, # 36241, will not fit your 2012 Ford Fusion. Instead, you will want to get the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24865. We have installed this trailer hitch on a 2012 Ford Fusion so I linked the video and installation instructions for you to check out. If you are looking to do some light towing with your vehicle, then you will also want the T-One Wiring Harness, # 118422, ball mount, # 3594,...
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