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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 24873 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24873

  • 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.



24873 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60289 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24873 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 - 2012 Fiat 500 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2012 Fiat 500 we're going to install part number 24873 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once it's in stalled on our Fiat. Next we'll give some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is about 2 1/2 inches. Now I'll show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we do is double check to see if this car has a spare tire or not. In this vehicle it does not.

If it did have a spare tire you'd have to lower a spare tire and the spare tire lift. We'll remove 2 fascia mounting screws at the bottom of the fascia. Once we have them removed, we can see how we can move the bumper cover around to give us some extra working room. Next we have to lower the muffler. There will be 2 muffler hangers by the tailpipe that we'll have to spray down with some lubricant and pry one off. We have our inboard hanger removed prying it off and then we'll do our outboard hanger.

It's kind of hard to see. With everything out of the way we can start installing the plates that will hold the hitch up. Then there's a bolt width install going towards the front of the vehicle on the passenger side. Also, before we install the plate, install 1 of the bolts. It will be 1/2 inch by 4 inch long carriage bolt.

Place 2 plates on top of your bumper support. This will be between the bumper structure itself and where it goes into the frame. Then we'll install the 2nd bolt. Before we install these, make sure that the plate is oriented in the correct way so it matches the hitch once we put it up. We're done with the passenger side, repeat the same process over on the driver's side. We can start installing the hitch.

It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help pull back the bumper cover and slide the hitch into place. We have to work it around the mounts for the bumper support, then we'll hold it to the bolts and install a conical tooth washer and nuts. When installing the hardware make sure that the teeth on the conical tooth washers should be facing toward the hitch. It also may be a good idea to use a jack to help hold the hitch as well while we do this. Once we have all the hardware installed in the floor bolts we'll make sure the hitch is centered on the vehicle. Once it's centered, snug it down to help keep it from moving around any more. Then there's a bolt we have to install going towards the front of the vehicle and also there's a little bit of space as well. In between the hitch and frame we'll get a 1/2 inch washer. In this case, our hitch arm is off a little bit so we're using an alignment tool to line it up and install our hardware. Then we'll install an 8mm bolt and a conical tooth washer. Once we're satisfied the hitch is centered and is sitting the way we want it, tighten down the bolts for good. Torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. On the bolts that go around the bumper support, you want to do this in steps. Make sure you have even pressure on both sides. With the hitch installed completely, re-install the exhaust and also the screws for our fascia support. That's what it takes to install our hitch, part number 24873 on our 2012 Fiat 500. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24873

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (61 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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2012 Fiat 500

2012 Fiat 500 Plenty of videos and adequate paper instruction. Took me 2.5 hrs. As is typical for me it was 1.5 looking for tools and 1 hour for install. Note that this hitch is truly for a bike rack or similar very light duty not to really haul anything. For tongue weight its well supported with the bumper supports for tongue weitht vertical loading However there is only 2 bolts holding the hitch from front to back (towing) load with the friction of bumper support bolts/plates additional adjunts in this towing direction. I'd be uncomfortable towing anything but for the intended bike rack, its great. Thanks 236654



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2012 Fiat 500

Poor Tolerances = Impossible Proper Installation. Unfortunately, the trailer hitch receiver was manufactured with the square crossmember extending across the outermost driver-side mounting plate in such a way that precluded the use of a washer on the mounting hole (photo attached). (This alone is worth returning the trailer hitch receiver) To test fit, I omitted the washer and used the bolt alone. It had enough clearance to turn, but was tight with the socket wrench. I then found that the body attachment bolts at the bumper support, extend rearward and interfere with the carriage bolts (photo attached). I ground off the excess portion of the body attachment bolt to accommodate for the carriage bolt. With the two brackets snug on the bumper support, I found that the forward attachment arm was 1" below the frame of the vehicle (photo). Lastly, the product arrived with chips in the paint and in generally not with that 'shiny new' look. This didn't upset me as much as it surprised me. Happily, there were no etrailer or Draw-Tite stickers. Contacted support to get replacement trailer hitch receiver that will accommodate the washer on the outermost driverside mounting bracket. Hopefully, the other tolerance issues will resolve themselves as well and maybe, just for fun, the replacement will have that 'new and shiny' look. 512132



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i just had the time to install the hitch. instruction ware excellent i also watch the how to video witch was excellent and very accurate..the hitch looks good and does not look bulky great product, only thing i can say is regarding the online order process.. would have like it best of the online order process was able to tell of the product was in stock or out of stock instead of finding out after i place the order... other then that product is excellent customer service was also excellent thank you... 209864



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Let me just say, the product fit as described, and once installed looks good. Installation was straight forward and the hardest part was getting the muffler brackets off to lower the muffler. The only problem I had was instead of packing 5 1/2-13 nuts and 5 1/2 washers the manufacture packed 5 extra 1/2 x 2" carriage bolts which didn't go anywhere. A quick trip to the hardware store and I was back in business. I don't intend to tow anything but this will allow me to take our bikes along when we travel. 425105



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Great quality. Fairly easy to install. Great video instructions online. Has worked very well for over a year now. Would highly recommend this hitch. 762244



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All good fast delivery great products 725371



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Fiat

I put this in a 2013 Fiat 500c. It is a very small car and it was a very tight fit, and smaller hands would have helped. But, will all that, whoever designed this one did a perfect job. Everything lined up and has stayed in place for the year that I have been using it. I use it for a bicycle rack and to tow a 4x8 flat trailer. Overall, I really don't think about it. I guess that is what I like the most about it. 715438



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2015 Ford Five Hundred

Installed perfectly on our 2015 Fiat 500 convertible. I don’t have a spare tire so that made it super easy to install in 15 mins. I use a Thule 3 bike rack and have enjoyed the practicality ;) 671182



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Great hitch and ease of installation but more importantly I ordered initially the wrong one which arrived in 45 hours! I called and again within 2 business days received the correct one for my car and received a credit for the first one promptly after they received it back. Love,love the fast and friendly service! 669966



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great products, easy to install though I was missing a couple parts in the box I made a quick call and received the parts in a short time. Very helpful staff at etrailer always answers the phone. 668503



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Fiat

Sweet !!! Went from a Saris bones...for the fiat and invested in the hitch and the swagman bike tote....Big difference in loading and unloading. I dont have time for all those straps dangling about with the Saris. Install was great. I did it from the ground, a hydralic jack and 2 jackstands used as support. One was used to support the muffler. The most challenging was the muffler. What i did is use wd 40 and kept "massaging" the rubber mounts until I could work them off. I kept pulling in the direction, ease off, then pull again...used a pair of chanell locks and a screwdriver to move the mounts back and forth.. once there just carefully started all the bolts....Keep an eye on the one you thread through, could get messy if that gets stuck. Went back through, tightened up...then installed the Swagman....I would have liked to upgrade the rack but i like it. It was a breeze to put together and just makes it so much easier to go for a bike ride 656598



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Easy to install, and much heavier duty than I expected. However, the receiver isn't deep enough. None of my hitch accessories can go in far enough for the pin holes to line up. I'll need to either cut them all shorter or drill a new hole. 647026


Comments
Draw-Tite welds or punches a stop into the receiver tube of their Class I hitches to prevent higher-rated Class II accessories from being used in a Class I hitch and possibly being overloaded. This is intentionally done as a safety measure. The distance between the pin hole and the end of the shank on a Class I accessory is longer than that of a Class II, so the end will hit the stop before the hitch pin holes will line up.
-- Mike L - 05/28/2019

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2012 Ford Five Hundred

Great hitch for my 2012 Fiat 500 Sport!! Installation is not hard if you can get under your car or have some lifts for it. Looks very minimal and slick so yeah recomend it 100% for anyone looking one for their Fiat 642776



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Ford Five Hundred

The trailer hitch I purchased for our Fiat 500 Sport is perfect. The installation was straight forward and went as expected. The hitch has performed well being used to tow our tear drop trailer. 628134



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2017 Ford Five Hundred

Ordered my hitch on Thursday and received it the following Tuesday. Great service and packaged very well. I don't have a lift and had to work off jack stands and by myself, but got the hitch on in about 1 hour. This hitch is for a 2017 Fiat 500c. Fits great and looks good. A Fiat 500 is not supposed to be used for towing a trailer, per Fiat, but my purpose is for a rack for my recumbent trike. Since I am writing this review prior to getting the rack, I cannot tell you how well it will work, but I see no problems. Thank you Draw-Tite and etrailer for an awesome product. 611373



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2015 Fiat 500

Received the missing plates on Thursday and decided it was time to get busy yesterday afternoon. It took a little longer than expected but I was working with the car on the ground. Everything lined up. It's just tight quarters. The instructions and video were spot on! 604050



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2018 Fiat 500

I'm looking forward to getting my hitch mounted so I can tow my small trailer. This is my second hitch from etrailer so I expect it will work well. It arrived in a good shape in a well constructed box. 590112



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Your YouTube videos for installation were extremely helpful--very easy install! Highly recommend! 586038



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Ford Five Hundred

Etrailer.com is the absolute best when it comes to one-stop shopping. I am getting ready to install my 7th hitch from Etrailer. com. The videos are an absolute must if you are a DIY person like me. You can get a really good idea if a job is bigger than what you have the tools for. They are there to help you tackle any hitch. This is my first hitch-mounted bike rack for my very tiny Fiat 500. I can't wait to get into it over the holiday weekend. Thanks for providing the best products, super-speedy shipping and wonderful packaging. Everything is always perfect with Etrailer.com! 559609



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Ford Edge

Product came on time and was well made. All hardware was included. I had to do quite a bit of edge grinding to make the hitch lay flat on the bottom of the bumper support on the passenger side. This could have been caused by variations in body panel fit on my particular Fiat 500. All in all I would recommend this hitch to others with Fiats. 504379


Comments
Thanks for the follow up David. Sometimes our hitches to get flexed in shipping from our facility to your door, I am glad that you were able to get yours installed. I have included a helpful article that explains some options to flex the hitch back into proper shape for installation.
-- Rachael H - 05/05/2018

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2012 Fiat 500

I just received the product and have not had time to install it, but your service was excellent and you installation videos on You Tube have been very helpful in allowing me to decide which hitch to go with. Your video showing a step by step installation process was great. Thank You 494923



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2017 Fiat 500

Seller made every effort to keep me apprised of order status. Arrived timely. Have not opened box yet, but have no reason to expect the item to be anything I didn't order . 494865



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2013 Fiat 500

Outstanding service! Your product fit our car perfectly! 491676



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2015 Fiat 500

This hitch was EASY to install and one year and several dozen uses later, it still looks great and works better. 487545


Comments
Still have the hitch. Still works great. Last year I had only used the hitch to haul a bike carrier, but this past year I used it to tow a few Sea Doos. Worked like a charm. Still very happy with the purchase.
Paul - 03/21/2019

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Fiat

Easy install. Had good instructions. If you don't do any maintenance yourself, you might have a different opinion. We use it a lot. Mounted it on our FIAT 500e, and use it to haul two bikes on a double rack. The receiver has held its shape. Great little hitch. 482126


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Still have the car and the hitch. Still a solid product and purchase. Lowering my FIAT this summer. It fits closely under the rear damn but I have concern that it might drag in certain situations. Not a fault of the hitch or its design. . . . and it may not drag. Only time will tell.
TROY - 03/07/2019

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    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24873 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Fiat 500 and would work well for you. I prefer this hitch over the Curt hitch as it does not require a stabilizer strap with a bike rack like the Curt does. I attached a picture that shows this hitch installed on a similar 2015 500 as yours as well as an install video. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install...
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    You are correct, both the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24873 and the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11363 are confirmed to fit your 2015 Fiat 500. Between these two models, I definitely recommend going with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24873. This is a fully welded, corrosion-resistant Class I hitch that will use existing holes in your Fiat's frame for a no-drill installation. The installation process itself will be slightly easier when compared...
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    If your 2014 Fiat 500 has the spare tire option you will only need to temporarily lower the tire to install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24873, which you referenced. If you plan on doing some towing, you will also need a ball mount, hitch ball, and wiring. For a ball mount # 3593 you can use the 1-7/8 inch diameter ball # 19256 or the 2 inch diameter ball # 19258. For trailer wiring, use # 118546. For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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    It really depends on what you want to do with the hitch on your 2012 Fiat 500. If you will be using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier then I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch # 24873. The reason is that Curt will require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, when using hitch # C11363 for anything other than a trailer per their warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement. If you will be doing some towing (check your owner's manual first because the online...
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    Purely by nature of the way it attaches to the vehicle, a hitch mounted rack would be the most secure. The rack's shank is secured to the receiver tube of the hitch, held in place by a steel hitch pin. The hitch is bolted to the undercarriage of the vehicle for an extremely strong installation. If you wanted to go the hitch route, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24873 (for non-Abarth models). If you have an Abarth model, use # C11347. For a 2 bike hitch mounted rack, you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Fiat 500e
    For your 2017 Fiat 500e the Draw Tite hitch part # 24873 would be your best option. For carrying a bike rack it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does and it does have the capacity for very light towing. For this light duty vehicle there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available since this is a light duty vehicle. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118546 which is a confirmed fit. For a ball mount you'd want the part # 3593 and for a ball part # 19256.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Platform Bike Rack for a 2013 Fiat 500
    Thanks for your recent purchase of the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver # 24873 which has a maximum tongue weight of 200 pounds. If you still need to complete this installation, I added an installation video for you. The Swagman platform bike racks you referenced # S64650 and # S64670 will work with the Sportframe trailer hitch receiver # 24873 on your 2013 Fiat 500. Depending on the length of your bikes wheelbase I would choose the one that fits best. Of these two, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack To Fit a 2012 Fiat 500C Convertible
    For your 2012 Fiat 500c, which is the convertible model, I would recommend to use a hitch and a hitch bike rack. A trunk bike rack will not be able to be used on the convertible model. The hitch I would recommend would be the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24873. This hitch will bolt-on to the rear of your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video of the hitch being installed on a Fiat 500. You will be limited to hauling 2...
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  • Cargo Carrier, Hitch and Net Recommendation for a 2012 Fiat 500 Pop
    For a trailer hitch to use a cargo carrier with your 2012 Fiat 500 Pop you would want the Draw Tite part # 24873. Then for a hitch cargo carrier the lightest weight option is the Curt part # C18145 which you referenced that weighs 29 lbs. For a net the part # C18200 is the best fitting one that would work well. Check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Options for Hauling a Kayak and Bike With a 2012 Fiat 500C Convertible
    I may have a solution for carrying a kayak and a bike with your 2012 Fiat 500c convertible. It is not recommended that anything be carried on the roof of a convertible. The use of a light weight trailer like the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer, # Y08106, to carry a kayak and a bike might be an option for you. I recommend checking your owner's manual to determine if your Fiat 500c convertible is approved for towing. If your Fiat convertible does not have a hitch installed, the Draw-Tite...
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