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



24873 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24873 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2019 Fiat 500 excluding Abarth



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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 - 2014 Fiat 500 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Fiat 500, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class 1, with a inch and a quarter opening, part number 24873. This is what our new hitch looks like on our Fiat. As you can see, the cross-tube of the hitch is tucked nicely behind the fascia and is up out of the way. The only thing that sticks out is your receiver tube for easy access. You have your tie-down hoop right here so you can put your safety chains in. Your half-inch pin hole right here that goes all the way through.

So a very easy hitch to get to when your adding your accessories on to your car. Installation is also easy. There's no drilling required, and it uses factory locations to put this hitch into position. It is rated at 200 pounds of tongue weight and 2,000 pounds of towing capability. You do want to double check your manufacturer's specs and go with the lowest of the two, depending on your vehicle. I'll give you some measurements to help choosing some accessories for your new hitch.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest point of the bumper is three inches, and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is nine and a quarter inches. That'll help you choose the accessories, such as ball mounts, bike racks, and cargo carriers. Now I'll show you how the hitch is installed. The first step to installing your trailer hitch is removing these two fascia screws right here. We'll use the eight millimeter socket and remove those. You do want to hang on to them because we will reinstall them once the hitch is installed.

The next step is we're going to lower the muffler just so we can gain access to the bumper support where we'll attach the hitch. Here, on the driver's side outside of the muffler, there's a hanger, and on the inside of the muffler, there's a second hanger. We'll spray those with some spray lubricant. Push, pry, or pull those rubber isolators off there, and the exhaust will lower just enough, we can start installing our hitch. Once you get both the rubber isolators down, the exhaust will go ahead, lower, and it'll sit on this cross member right here. Now we're on the passenger side frame rail.

You'll see there's a rubber plug and a silver piece of metal tape. If you remove that, there's a weld nut underneath here, and that'll be one of the attachment points for our hitch. There's also a hole right in front of it that'll also be an attachment point. In order to get our hardware into the frame in this location, remove this plug right here. We'll just take a pair of needle-nose pliers, get a hold of it, and it'll pull right out. As you see, that'll give us access to put our hardware into the frame and come out this hole. Those are two of the attachment points right here on the passenger side. The other one will be the bumper bracket here that will have a plate with carriage bolts going through it. The mounting location here on the driver's side will be the same with using this bumper bracket right here. See, you have the plate and your two long carriage bolts. We'll put that hardware into position right now. Let's feed it up over, and you see the carriage bolts will come down, and then they will go to the hitch to help hold them into place. Now we'll go over to the passenger side and install our hardware. You want to double check on your hitch to make sure you have the orientation right to front and back, and we'll feed our plate over. That'll sit into position, and then we can install our carriage bolt into the frame. Supplied with the install kit is a fish wire, and you'll feed through the mounting location and through the access point. Feed on a block. Push that up into the frame. Thread on your carriage bolt. Once we have our pull wire through the frame and our hardware into the frame, you can just pull it down and the carriage bolt drops into place. For the weld nut here in the frame, you'll be using the small hex head bolt and conical tooth washer, and that'll feed up here into the weld nut. To attach the hitch here to these carriage bolts, we'll be using a conical tooth washer and hex nut. Here on our hitch you'll see the two attachment points. This one's for the carriage bolt we just fed through the frame, and this one's for the weld nut and the bolt. For any application, if you have a spare tire or not, you'll be putting in a flat washer here onto the hitch. Since our car is not equipped with a spare tire, we'll also be putting one here in this location. The easiest way to do this is to sit those into position and just use some tape to hold them in there. Take a screwdriver. Poke out the holes, and now our hitch is ready to be raised up into position. we'll get an extra set of hands to help us put our hitch into position. We're first going to install our hex head bolt and conical tooth washer into the weld nut. When you're raising the hitch up into position, you do have to pull back on the fascia. Our carriage bolt will go through our hole. Then we'll take our smaller hex head bolt with the conical tooth washer and feed it into position. That'll hold the hitch up so we can align our carriage bolts here and attach those with our conical tooth washer and nut. Now we'll go to our carriage bolt, undo our pull wire, and install our conical tooth washer and nut. You always want to make sure the teeth of the washer are facing the hitch. Again, that'll just help hold the hitch up so you can get your blocks and carriage bolts into position and installed through the hitch. We'll get our carriage bolts strapped down through our hitch, and then we can attach them with our conical tooth washer and our hex nut. With that started, just take a socket. Give it a couple turns just to make sure it's threaded on here. Then here on the outside of the bumper bracket there's another carriage bolt we'll drop down there. It's kind of hard to see because of this fender cover right here. Reach up there and get your carriage bolt to drop down through the hole, and you can secure your hardware. Now that we have all our hardware installed hand tight, we'll run it down. Then we can torque it. We'll repeat the same process of tightening the hardware on the driver's side. We'll torque our bolts. We'll move to our carriage bolts in the front. When torquing these, you want to make sure you do them evenly from side to side. Now we'll repeat the process of torquing on the driver's side. We need reinstall the exhaust. Spray some spray lubricant again in the exhaust hangers. That'll just help it go into place. Lift the exhaust and put it back into position. You can put a screwdriver in there and pry it down. It'll move it back enough where it'll pretty much go back into place by itself. With our exhaust reinstalled, we can reinstall our fascia fasteners. I like to do this. Get them started hand tight first, and then snug them up with a socket. Again, that'll be your eight millimeter. They're going into a plastic fastener on the other side, so they don't have to be super tight. Just get them snugged down. Just like that, our hitch is installed. That'll do it for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 24873, on our 2014 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   (60 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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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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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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2015 Fiat 500

Their product was awesome. It installed correctly quickly and efficiently fantastic product. What I like about this product is that it was simple and yet quality, I explained to use this hitch to tow a small cargo trailer for my farmers market supplies .The biggest problem that this hitch songs is a space issue I couldn’t fit it all in my little car says this is a great solution and so simple thank you guys 469200



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2015 Fiat 500

The hitch went on with just one kink. On the right tab that extends forward, the smaller hole for the bolt to the pre-threaded hole on the frame, needs to be oversized by 0.125" Diameter. The large bolt (the one you feed with the fish wire) fit perfectly but the smaller bolt was 1/16" off center and the hold had to be widened. No amount of twisting and repositioning would get it to line up, but the big bolt was perfectly centered. Aside from that it bolted up nice and tight. Here is a picture with the #63120 bike rack I also ordered from etrailer. And finally, my hat is off to your shipping people. They did a masterful job of getting both the hitch and the bike rack securely in the carton. Fantastic and creative packing! 321957



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2012 Fiat 500

I purchased the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver from etrailer with hopes that their description of the ease of installing it were accurate. I am happy to report the description was dead on. The hitch went on easily, and the video helped. It is solid, no rattles, and a good fit. You barely notice the hitch is there. I plan on using the receiver to attach a rod rack to my Fiat to save wear and tear on my truck. Once i get the rack I'll be all set to hit my fishing spots incognito. 145965


Comments

The hitch has lived up to its description. After a year and now having my rod rack installed I have to say I am extremely satisfied with the hitch and its performance.

Frank B - 08/11/2015

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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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Amazing product, super easy to install. If you are mechanically inclined install time is about 30-45 minutes. It took me 30 minutes to install. No issues with install even with the spare tire. Super happy with purchase! 478441



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I am happy with my hitch and want to explore trailing weight. 477005



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2015 Fiat 500

Fast shipping great product 470152



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Had just what I was looking for. Installation video was awesome. 467443



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Fiat

The trailer hitch has worked excelent on my 2015 Fiat. It was easy to install and I have not had any issues with it. 464451



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2015 Fiat 500e

I mounted this on a 2015 Fiat 500e and it was a perfect fit. Easy to install at a reasonable price. 445012



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2015 Fiat 500

GHood, little bit difficult to install, i must cut a little section of the Hitch both side because it was in conflit with a bolt. 415219



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Fiat

Ordered this and got it within the week. Service was great, customer care took good care of getting my order appropriately, and free shipping! what's not to like. The hitch arrived as promise... without a hitch lol pun intended. The fitment was perfect, and installation was easy. Thanks again etrailer,! Now I can mount my back rack, instead of tearing my bike apart and cramming it into my little Fiat and destroying the interior in the process, Heck I can even bring a bike for a friend! Sweet! 390105



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2013 Fiat 500

Hitch and bike rack work great. Excellent service good products 386799



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2012 Fiat 500

The trailer hitch went on very well following the very concise directions that came with the hitch. The whole process went without a hitch! (that is a joke). After a year there have been no issues with the hitch. Very satisfied! 379912



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Good, fast, cheep. 341408



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2015 Ford Five Hundred

Fourth product I have bought from e-trailer. As usual, it was perfect except for a 2015 Fiat 500 Pop, the four hanging bolts should be 1/2 inch longer. Great product, again. Thanks for providing a product for a vehicle that is not usually known for needing a trailer hitch. 322477


Comments

The hitch is working great on our Fiat 500 Pop. We use it for a bike rack often as well as a light trailer for a motorcycle and lighter weight loads.

Neugie - 12/06/2017

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Fast Service...Good Product.. 320542



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Ford Five Hundred

Very fast delivery and high quality part ordered. Will use it on our Fiat 500 Pop for our bike rack when towing. Thanks Katie D!! 313975



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Ford Five Hundred

Fairly easy to install. Great service and follow up by etrailer. One word of advice is allow extra time to pop off the rubber mount on the exhaust pipe. Use lots of WD40 on the prongs. I'll be using the hitch to mount my bike rack on my Fiat 500. 311372



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2015 Fiat 500

Product is good. I am using it to pull 1000 lbs trailer with scooter on it. Not sure if I would able to install it myself as my technician had some difficulties to fit it in place. But with right tools he set it up. It took about hour for him to install hitch. In overall it was good experience, right price and it does it's work. 289334



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Fiat

A little difficult to install on my Fiat but once on its very secure and works great. 249758



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2013 Fiat 500

Everthing was great got my parts in 2 days put them in the car in 3 hours thanks e-trailer 238128



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Great stuff. Installed in 30 minutes by myself. Put the car on ramps and popped it in. 222212



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2015 Fiat 500

The video on your site made this go really quick! Thanks 213078



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2015 Fiat 500

I wanted to write a review that said it was very easy to put on, but it is not that easy. Not terribly hard but not easy. I managed to do it alone in about an hour and a half after making a few mistakes. The muffler hangers are almost the hardest part!... And, getting the bolt and plate fished into the frame is a puzzle. But, I like puzzles and after a few minutes I had that figured out. Big tip.... Try the bolt in the weld nut on your frame before trying to install the hitch. If the weld nut is coated with rust prevention like mine was you might want to chase the threads with a tap before hanging the hitch. I was able to clear the threads using the bolt by advancing it slowly then backing it out repeatedly. However, doing that while wrestling the hitch into place is not the way to go. Also, at least on my car there was a bolt on the drivers side bumper bracket that was right in the way of one of the carriage bolts the first time I tried to install it. After loosing all the bolts again and wrestling the hitch a little back, I was able to just clear that bolt. My Fiat is a 2015 so I am not sure if that bolt placement has changed or I just got unlucky in where the hitch wanted to sit. No comment yet on the durability or suitability of the hitch for any specific purpose as I have not tried to use it yet. But, the installation is doable if kinda difficult. 212348



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2012 Fiat 500

Easy instructions, Quality materials. Only hard part was dropping the muffler, dried out hanger bushings. Good Quality and at a fair price. A+ 207775



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2015 Fiat 500

Super fast delivery, install took about 30 minutes Fit and finish were excellent 202624


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  • Yes we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 24873 which is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Fiat 500e. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Yes we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 24873 which is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Fiat 500e. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. I attached a review for this hitch we received from a customer with a 500e just like yours for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits a 2017 Fiat 500
  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2015 Fiat 500
  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Motorcycle on a Trailer with a 2012 Fiat 500
  • First, since the owners manual says 500 pounds, you will want to keep it at or under 500 pounds. The Fiat 500 is a small vehicle not really used for towing. Every pound counts and you would not want to overload it and end up with frame, drive train, or transmission damage. Since you will be towing I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24873. The recommended ball is # 3593. If the trailer requires a 1-7/8 inch ball (it should sway on top of the trailer coupler) then use # 19256. For...
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  • How to Carry a Bike Rack with a 2012 Fiat 500 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. The most popular bike rack we carry...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
  • I did some checking and the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24873 is confirmed to fit all models except the Abarth of the 2013 Fiat 500 so it will work for your Turbo model. If you are looking to transport bikes the most popular bike rack we offer is the Swagman XTC-2 part # S64670. Check out the review video I attached. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch be Installed on 2014 Fiat 500 with Spare Tire Option
  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Fiat 500 to Tow a 350 Pound Pontoon Boat and Trailer
  • All of the trailer hitches that fit the 2012 Fiat 500, including # 24873, are rated for up to 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight. So a trailer that weighs 350 pounds total would be no problem for the hitch. Consult the Fiat owners manual though to determine if it has a towing capacity and, if it does, what that capacity is. Always go by the lowest rating. The tongue weight capacities listed for the hitches is the amount of weight pushing straight down on the hitch that it can handle....
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  • Bike Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Fiat 500E
  • Anything, including the most protective trunk mount carriers, have the potential to mar or scratch vehicle paint. The way to limit this from happening is to make sure the bike carrier and the vehicle are clean where they come into contact with each other. A coat of wax on the vehicle will offer even more protection. Another option that will keep the bikes off of your leased 2015 Fiat 500E is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount bike carrier. this is the safest way to carry...
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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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  • 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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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Carrier Recommendation for 2012 Fiat 500 POP
  • Your 2012 Fiat 500 with the Pop trim package can be equipped with a range of different trunk-mount 2-bike carriers but it can also be fitted with a hitch receiver to allow use of a hitch-mount bike rack. The benefits of a hitch-mount bike rack are three-fold; this rack type distributes the weight load of the bikes and carrier to the vehicle frame rather than to its sheet metal components, a hitch receiver can also be used for other accessory items such as cargo carriers, and hitch racks...
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible
  • There is a way to carry bikes with your 2012 Fiat 500 convertible. What you can do is install a trailer hitch # 24873 (does not fit Abarth models) or for an Abarth model use # C11347. Then you can use a Class I compatible bike rack such as the BikeWing # B01311. This rack holds the bikes at the wheels so it is compatible with many bike styles. And it weighs just 19-1/2 pounds so it is easy to handle. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2013 Fiat 500C Convertible
  • For your 2013 Fiat 500C convertible, I recommend you get a hitch mounted bike rack to support the weight of the bikes. I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24873 for your trailer hitch receiver. For a bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # S64683. This rack will allow you to carry 2 bikes away from contact with your vehicle. It has a folding ability when...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility with a 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
  • For your 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo, the Draw-Tite # 24873 is a confirmed fit. I've attached the installation instructions which state this fit to assist. I also reached out to my tech contact at Curt and confirmed the # C11363 is a fit for your 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo because it isn't clear in their instructions. Between these two confirmed fit options, I recommend # 24873 because it doesn't require the use of the stabilizer strap # 18050 for accessories like a bike rack.
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  • Can a 2012 Fiat 500 Sport Tow a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • On your 2012 Fiat 500 with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24873 you could tow a Rack and Roll trailer, # Y08106 using ball mount # 3593 and 2 inch ball # 19258. You will also need the appropriate wiring harness, # 118546, to activate the lights on the trailer. The height of the hitch installed on your Fiat is 11 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. The coupler height with the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer level is 18-1/2 inches. This is a difference of 7-1/2 inches. The...
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  • Is a Stabilization Strap Needed when Using a 2-Bike Rack on a 2012 to 2017 Fiat 500
  • There are 2 trailer hitches for the 2012 to 2017 Fiat 500. One of them does require the use of a stabilization strap and the other does not. Curt hitch # C11363 requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch with anything other than a trailer such as a bike rack or cargo carrier per the Curt warranty requirements. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24873 does not require the use of a stabilization strap though you could use one if you wanted to. With either hitch the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier to Transport a Walker on a 2013 Fiat 500 Pop Convertible
  • Because of the convertible top on your 2013 Fiat 500 Pop you would not be able to use a trunk mount or roof mount carrier to transport your mother's walker. You would need to use a trailer hitch and carrier. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24873 fits the convertible models so if you used it along with a Class I compatible carrier, such as # C18145 you could carry the walker. I have linked videos showing the hitch installation and the carrier on a Fiat 500 for you.
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  • How to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2017 Fiat 500 Convertible
  • Since the roof isn't an option anymore on your 2017 Fiat 500 convertible I recommend adding a trailer hitch and getting a hitch mounted rack. I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24873, that's a custom fit. I've linked a video from when we installed it on a 2015 500 for you to take a look at. Once you have a hitch you just need a bike rack. I like to recommend the Saris Freedom EX, part # SA4412F, because it fits a large variety of bikes. It holds 2 bikes that can weigh up to...
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  • Can a Mobility Chair be Hauled With a 2015 Fiat 500 Using the Draw-Tite # 24873 Trailer Hitch
  • Even though the Tongue Weight (TW) rating of the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24873 for your 2015 Fiat 500 is 200 lbs, I have my doubts as to whether the TW rating for your Fiat is that high. You will want to call your local dealer to check. Aside from that, if the weight of your mobility chair is 250 lbs then it is already exceeding the max TW capacity for the trailer hitch receiver and should not be used. Typically in this situation we like to steer people towards...
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  • Are T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118546 Driver's Side Wires Too Short for 2014 Fiat 500
  • When it comes to the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118546, for your 2014 Fiat 500, I see the two reviews that you are speaking of so I made a call to my technical contact at Tow Ready to see if they have any reported problems. He said that he has no reports of the wiring harness being too short and with us only having the two, compared to the numerous amount that has been sold, I can only assume that the wiring in those cases weren't run in the most direct route. As for a video, our...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Fiat 500 Convertible Lounge
  • For your 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Convertible you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24873 as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would work great with a bike rack. The Thule T2 bike rack # TH9045 that you also referenced would be a great option as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Fiat 500e
  • For your 2014 Fiat 500e the Draw Tite part # 24873 will work. We had a customer with a similar 500E come back and say it worked for them. This is a 1-1/4 inch hitch though since this smaller hitch size is what is seen on lighter duty vehicles like yours.
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