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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 24897 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24897

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



24897 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60322 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24897 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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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 - 2018 Ford Fusion - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today in this 2018 Ford Fusion, we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install, the Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 24897.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One thing you'll notice as you're standing behind the vehicle, this hitch is actually fairly well-hidden underneath it. The only part you really see is the inch and a quarter receiver hanging down on itself.Now, one question many of our customers have asked us in the past is that they're using a bike rack or a cargo carrier on their hitch, if their vehicle's equipped with back-up sensors, will it interfere with the sensors. The answer is yes. When you're backing up your vehicle with something on the hitch, and it's in front of the sensors, you will have the alarm going off at all times, but as soon as you put the vehicle in drive and you start driving away normally, the alarm will go off, and you'll have no warning messages on the dash, either.On the side of our receiver, you'll find our industry standard half inch diameter hitch pinhole.

You can use a pin and clip available separately on our website, it's part number PC2, to help secure any of your hitch-mounted accessories. Welded on the bottom of our receiver is our rolled steel safety chain loops. And what's nice about these is that even if you have a large safety chain hook like this one on your trailer, you can still easily hook up to it without any problems.This hitch features a maximum towing weight rating of 200 pounds and that's the amount forcing down. It also features a 2000 pound inaudible 00:01:31 rating which is the amount it can pull. As always you want to make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your fusion and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for.

Go by whichever number's less.Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mount and accessories. Such as a bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about nine and a half inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. And about three inches from the center of the hitch gun hole to the rear most part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features I'll show you how to get it installed and how easy it really is. To begin your install we're going to begin working underneath the back bumper, there's an appearance panel that we need to remove.

Now in order to get this panel down where it meets our fascia, weld six, seven millimeter fasteners just like this one. Three on each side, and one plastic push pin fastener on each side as well. The way these plastic push pin fasteners work, there's a center section. You use a flat head screw driver or a trim handle tool, get underneath it and pull out the center section and then pull out the entire fastener.Now we'll have four fasteners just like this closer to our muffler. They are 10 millimeter plastic nuts.

Two in the middle, and one on each side. Now we can grab this panel, pull it down and out of the vehicle.If we have a look up at our frame reel, we'll be utilizing two holes. We use this large oval one here for our rear attachment point. And this one here in the front for our front. We go through our front hole first with our pull wire. And we'll come out that larger hole. Place one of our blocks on the wire, stick it inside the frame reel. And we'll thread on our carriage bolt. And we'll insert that in the frame reel. And we'll pull the bolt down through the hole. And we have our pull wire.Now we'll take our wire, and place our block on, thread our carriage bolt on. And we'll do what's called a reverse pull wire technique. Stick our bolt in first, place our block inside, pull the bolt through, move the wire and we'll do the exact same thing on the other side of the vehicle.Now with an extra set of hands, we'll take our hitch and raise it in position. Now our hitch will be secured in place with a inaudible 00:04:26 tooth washer and a nut. The teeth in the washer will face up towards the hitch and then we can thread our nut on. Now we can tighten down our hardware using an 11/16 socket.Now we use a torque wrench to torque all of our hardware to mount specified instructions. Now for our appearance panel, we have the option of trimming it and reinstalling it, or leaving it off. If you choose to trim it, you need to cut off the corners on each side right here, where the stud comes through for the nut that holds it in place. The owner of this vehicle doesn't want us to cut it. He wants us to leave it off, so that's what we're going to be doing.And now to complete our look at, and showing you how to install the draw tight class 1 trailer hitch receiver part number 24897 on this 2018 Ford Fusion.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24897

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 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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2013 Ford Fusion

Fits a 2013 Fusion Titanium well and easy to install. My unit came with instructions for a VW Beetle instead of for a Fusion however the proper instructions were readily available on the etrailer web site. A couple of tips: 1) The rear under body appearance panel can be used with this hitch without trimming the two ends of the panel that mount where the hitch mounts by drilling a ~1" clearance hole for the rearmost hitch bolt in each side of the panel as shown in the attached photo. 2) I found that the under body panel needs to be put back in place prior to tightening the hitch to the car. There is not enough clearance to fit the panel between an installed hitch and the car's under body. I attached the hitch to the car loosely with all 4 nuts on the ends of the bolts. The panel can then be fitted between the car and the hitch. Once the panel is in place, the hitch can be tightened down. This is my second Draw-Tite hitch from etrailer and both experiences have been positive. 153794



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2015 Ford Fusion

The hitch was as expected. It came well packaged and within a couple of days. This is not the first time I have ordered with this company and it always seems to go well. This hitch actually attaches with four bolts for the 2015 Fusion. You only need take out four little nuts holding the bottom bumper and then work the hitch in place. I actually did the work myself with the car sitting on the ground. Additionally, you should get yourself one of those cone bits that allow you to make holes of varying sizes. The instructions suggest that you cut away a large section of your back bumper support but this makes no sense, just make a hole in the support so the bolt is clear of the support and then reattach the support, installing the original support nut upside down. In the attached photo you can see the support for the hitch (black) and the plastic bumper support with the bolt in view. You will notice where I have drilled a hole to clear the bolt. You will see a little nut to the right, this is all that holds the bumper support. To get it back in place turn the little nut upside down. You can install finger tight. You should also know that the bumper support is flexible to the extent you can move it out of the way while you work, just as long as you take off the two lower valance nuts at the bottom of the bumper. All told this took me 30 minutes by myself and it all looks great! Finally, the receiver section of the hitch does stick out a little more then what I would have liked but that would be about the only negative, if anything. 176466


Comments
Thanks, Ed, for the suggestion to install the hitch with the appearance panel in place and cutting a hole for the bolt. I installed the Hidden hitch, which is manufactured by the same company. The install took me a little more time approximately an hour as I proceeded with caution. I used a 1 inch spade drill bit, typically used for wood, to drill the hole. I like the idea of keeping the appearance panel on the car, rather than taking it completely off.
-- comment by: Kevin S - 01/07/2016

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2014 Ford Fusion

Product worked in the year I've owned it with no mechanical problems. My reason for not 5 stars, and it is not Etrailers fault is this. The baked on finish is a total joke. My car is garage kept, and the hitch assembly is all rusty. It's actually surprising how much so. I've only hooked up a utility trailer about 10 times, and covered probably 150 miles total. The manufactures of these hitches should improve the corrosion resistance. Also, and this is big in my opinion. I would buy a hitch that has both sets of holes and purchase a "J" pin to prevent rattling when the trailer hits bumps in the road. You can hear and feel every bump as the rattle transfers through the cars frame/unibody, very annoying. I'll never buy a hitch without dual holes again. I purchased my "J" pin on Amazon ??. 528482



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2014 Ford Fusion

This hitch was easy to install and works great with my 2014 Ford Fusion. It's easy to hook up & unhook the little trailer we bought and tows this little trailer easily. In being able to have this hitch on my car it saves us a lot of money on gas when we go camping. 355602


Comments
One year later and the hitch still works great!! Easy on, easy off and can hardly see it!!
Emilie R - 03/19/2018

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Ford Fusion

First, etrailer's website is thorough, easy to follow, and instructive. You are confident you are selecting the right item for the job and the vehicle. I needed a class I trailer hitch for a Ford Fusion. Next, etrailer shipped immediately and my trailer hitch arrived promptly. Because it was well packed it was free of shipping damage. The hitch is exaxtly as described and nicely finished. No burrs or snags. All necessary parts and detailed instructions will make installation straightforward. Good product; good folks to do business. 269441


Comments
Hitch was easy to install. Over the past year it proved its reliability. I recommended Etrailer to a friend who last week bought a hitch and bike rack from you for his Subaru.
Bob H - 01/16/2018

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2013 Ford Fusion

Works great for the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE. Already has gotten use for hauling around my bike rack. Good work, eTrailer.com! 87167


Comments
Did you have to remove the underbody panel? Thanks, Paul
-- comment by: Paul B - 01/02/2014

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You can either remove it, or you can trim it in a couple of spots. Check the instructions link on the page, they show where you will need to trim if you want to go that route.

-- Patrick B - 1/7/2014

Comments
Nick, Did you just order the trailer hitch above? I have a 2103 Fusion Hybrid as well and am unsure if I will need any other parts. This is for a bike rack too.Thank you.
-- comment by: Cherie - 06/23/2015

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Cherie I did not need anything additional for the hitch installation. I ordered a few accessories, but they were not necessary to use this hitch.
-- comment by: Nick - 06/24/2015

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2017 Ford Fusion

If you have never purchased from ETRAILER.com before let me assure you that they are a great company to deal with. Their prices are very good and their service is excellent. I bought a DrawTite hitch and a Swagman bicycle carrier from them years ago for my 2007 Ford Fusion and the products were superb. I just purchased a new 2017 Ford Fusion so I needed a new hitch to fit it. Of course I went straight to Etrailer.com to make my purchase of a DrawTite Model 24897 hitch. I ordered the hitch on Wednesday evening and it was delivered to my door Friday afternoon. The hitch is very high quality, the fit was perfect, and installation was quick and easy following their great instructions and videos. Thanks Etrailer.com for supplying quality products along with great customer service. 361762


Comments
The hitch is still working great, I really like it. I have highly recommended your company and your products to many people and will continue to do so.
Jim M - 04/04/2018

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Easy install Use a dremel tool to trim the bumper support. Plenty of support left behind! 115444


Comments
What bike rack are you using with the hitch? Thanks.
-- comment by: Gary - 06/04/2014

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Comments
The bicycle carrier that is viewed in the photo is a Yakima style receiver hitch rack. I dont have any details on the specific model... but they all work the same way!
-- comment by: Randy - 06/10/2014

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Thanks for the reply Randy! Gary, it looks like Randy has the Yakima StickUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02420
Yakima StickUp 2 Bike Folding Rack w/ Wheel Mount Cradles for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches
$259.00
.

-- Rachael H - 6/11/2014


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2013 Ford Fusion

Outstanding! My husband installed this hitch in less than 45 minutes. When the bike rack is not attached you cannot tell the hitch is there. No noticeable strain or extra pull on the car when bike rack is attached. Highly recommend! Will pull small trailer too! 411442



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Fit perfectly and under 30 min to install. Great easy to follow directions. 707855



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2016 Lincoln MKZ

I haven't installed it yet but I want rave about the customer service I got. Becky was an awesome help. UPS misdelivered my package and i had sent an email to inform after contacting UPS. She immediately followed up and started an investigation with UPS. Thankfully my neighbor brought me the package but I was very impressed with how this was handled. 700065



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2019 Ford Fusion

It's always a pain working under a car in the driveway, but the hitch went in without too much trouble. More importantly, I knew etrailer would have help if I needed it. This my third purchase from them ... Always easy and it feels like I am buying from real people, not a faceless website. I'll be back again next time I need a hitch, bike or roof rack, or anything similar. 699013



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The hitch was very easy to install! We use it to carry my mother in laws wheelchair and our bikes 697243



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Ford Fusion

It fit well and had the the special bolt wires for getting through the frame. It has worked on the back of my Ford Fusion for my heavy electric mountain bikes on a rack. 693172



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So with the my 2013 Ford Fusion the rear of the car sits to low at 9” and some change from the Top of the Receiver Hitch to the Ground, now it could be my car with the suspension possibly to low and making some adjustments on the mechanic side ? Because with the “Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4” and 2” Hitches - Tilting - TH912XTR it will bottom on pitched drive ways and dips and such.. I’m open to Solutions anyone. Everything else is awesome easy to install 683162


Comments
To carry your bike rack without scraping the bottom of your driveway, a hitch adapter with a rise, such as # MT70355
MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise
$29.95
, is a great solution. Keep in mind that this hitch adapter will reduce the capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent, making the tongue weight capacity of this hitch 100 pounds.
-- Victoria B - 08/14/2019

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I would recommend watching youtube video for your specific car. Installing the hitch was easy-peasey. The wires used to fish the bolt and spacer through the frame were unbelievably ingenious. 663521



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2019 Ford Fusion

Great product and easy to install!!! I completed the installation in about 30 mins --and I am not a mechanic!! 644405



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Price, quality and installation instructions were second to none. (Leterally!). The video you Emailed me was so helpful where it filled in the blanks on the written instructions. Thanks again. I'll KEEP coming back to eTrailer. 643391



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We really love these products and the customer service you and your team have provided! We appreciate it! 616601



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2010 Ford Fusion

The hitch fit perfectly. The on line video made the installation simple. I am using it with a Thule hitch mounted bike rack. I had previously installed the same style hitch on my wife’s 2010 Fusion. 612525



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2013 Ford Fusion

Excellent product what more can I say 602065


Comments
Excellent havent had any problems!!!
Eric J - 02/02/2020

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2017 Ford Fusion

Received hitch extremely fast free shipping much appreciated. Had Wife help me put it on in 20 minutes. One little mixup on the hitch manufacturers behalf , not E Traile, received Volkswagen installation instructions instead of Ford Fusion. Called was sent proper instructions via pdf within 2 minutes. Great experience and people. 558163



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2014 Ford Fusion

easy install 542205



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2017 Ford Fusion

The Hitch came quickly and was easy to install on my 2017 Ford Fusion Energi. The trailer rental place wanted $300 for hitch and install. Very happy with the price and ease to install (less than 30 minutes). 500552



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2017 Ford Fusion

Absolutely love this kit. Comes with everything needed. I was able to install it by myself in about an hour. Now I can finally haul my MTB with the Fusion ;-) etrailer.com shipped it super-fast - I was surprised, when it showed up sooner than I expected. 499422


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    The center fascia can be reinstalled. Our installer mentions that to reinstall the fascia/appearance panel on the 2015 Ford Fusion it just has to be trimmed. Where to trim is also explained in the instructions which I have linked for you. The panels behind the 2 rear tires on the other hand were not meant to be reinstalled because the hitch is in the way and needs to be in direct contact with the chassis. If you trimmed those panels they could be reinstalled but you will need washers...
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    For your 2015 Lincoln MKZ, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24897. Unlike the Curt model that is also confirmed to fit your vehicle, the installation of this hitch will allow you to trim and reinstall the underbody panel/fascia for accommodation with the hitch receiver and crosstube. On the Curt model, this panel is completely removed and cannot be reinstalled. This Class I hitch will use existing holes in your Lincoln's frame for a no-drill installation....
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  • Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver to Move From 2016 to 2017 Ford Fusion
    To order the exact original hardware that was included with the Draw-Tite # 24897 use part # RHK. Choose "Draw-Tite" from the drop down and then enter the part number into the box. All of our prices are on the product pages and I've also linked an install video for you on a 2016 Fusion.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2014 Ford Fusion
    The installation of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24897 is simple and if you are mechanically inclined should have no problem installing this hitch yourself on your 2014 Ford Fusion. The instructions are included and easy to follow. The # 24897 is a Class l hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you aren't comfortable installing it yourself, most local garages have all the equipment needed to install this hitch. Since there is no drilling involved and just a bit of trimming...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 24897 Fit 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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    For the Curt hitch part # C12091 for your 2017 Lincoln MKZ Curt decided to recommend removal of the lower fascia instead of trimming it and reinstalling it. They don't have recommendation on how to trim the fascia to get the hitch to fit but I am sure that if you wanted to come up with a way to trim it like the Draw Tite part # 24897 I am sure you could pretty easily. That being said I would recommend the Draw Tite over the Curt because the Draw Tite does not require the use of a stabilizer...
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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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  • Will Draw Tite Hitch 24897 Fit a 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24897 is a fit for your 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and would work well to carry a bike rack. 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 guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit 2016 Ford Fusion Energi
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24897 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Fusion. This is a Class l trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2015 Ford Fusion with Dual Exhaust
    Yes, I checked with Draw-Tite and the Hitch part # 24897 that you referenced is confirmed to fit all models of the 2015 Ford Fusion so it should work well on your model with dual exhaust. A popular bike rack with other owners of Fusions is the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670. This rack has been reviewed very well by our customers. Check out the review video I attached.
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    The Draw-Tite has completed test fitting and has confirmed that the # Draw-Tite 24897 does indeed fit the 2014 Lincoln MKZ. The hitch is confirmed as being a fit for Hybrid models. If you'll be doing some light duty towing, you might also need the following: Ball mount, part # 3594 Trailer wiring harness w/ 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118591 2 inch trailer ball, part # 19258 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 Locking hitch pin, part # RH2-XL
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    Your 2014 Lincoln MKZ can be fitted with two classes of 1-1/4-inch hitch, either a light-duty Class I type like the # 24897 that you referenced, or a higher-capacity Class II type, Curt hitch # C12091. In order to transport your cargo items I suggest the higher-capacity Class II hitch. This Curt hitch has a 350-lb tongue weight (TW) capacity. TW is the downward force on the hitch from what is attached to it. You can transport your cargo on this hitch as long as the combined weight of...
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    On your 2012 Ford Fusion, look for a grommet or another wiring harness that is already going through the firewall. You may be able to run the power wire through the same location though it will likely be a tight squeeze. I have a 2012 Ford Focus, not the same vehicle but similar. On the driver's side up against the firewall there is a wire running from the dash that goes through a square grommet through the firewall. Your Fusion likely has a similar set up. I took a picture of the one...
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  • Can the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24897 be Used on a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24897 that you referenced will work on your 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. You will need to either trim a fascia piece or have it removed all together to install this hitch. Check out the installation instructions I attached to see more on that. I also attached a pic that shows the area the panel would need to be trimmed. This hitch is a Class I hitch that can be used to carry Class I bike racks and cargo carriers, so yes it can be used for those purposes....
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2014 Ford Fusion with Draw Tite Hitch Installed
    With Class I hitches like the Draw Tite part # 24897 you have to use the recommended ball mount by the manufacturer otherwise the warranty of the hitch is voided. So for the Draw Tite hitch you have you'd have to use the Draw Tite ball mount part # 3594 in the rise position which is 4 inches of rise. For a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # 19256 or for a 2 inch hitch ball # 19258.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford Fusion for Bike Rack
    Yes, for your 2015 Ford Fusion the Draw Tite hitch part # 24897 is a confirmed fit and would work well for carrying a bike rack. It's a better choice than the Curt hitch that's available as it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like the Curt does. 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 guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Fusion
    The power wire you referenced that gets run to the battery to install a trailer wiring harness on your 2014 Ford Fusion is used to protect the delicate taillight circuits of your vehicle. The wiring harness manufacturers have determined that on this vehicle if you were to use the taillight circuits of the vehicle to power the taillights of the trailer it would damage vehicle wiring. Because of that there is not way I can recommend you use a wiring harness without that circuit protection...
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  • Where Do the Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches Install on a 2013 Ford Fusion
    After looking over the installation instructions for Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24897 and Curt hitch # C12091 it looks to me like they install in the same place. On the frame of the 2013 Ford Fusion the very last hole at the rear of the vehicle is left alone and there is a more elongated hole forward of it that is the rear most attachment point for both hitches. You can see it in the installation instructions which I have linked to the right for both hitches. If you are looking to do...
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  • 2 Bike Rack Solution for 2016 Ford Fusion
    I see what you are saying, based on your description I would not feel comfortable recommending a trunk rack for your 2016 Ford Fusion and instead would recommend you go the hitch route. For that you'd need a hitch installed like the # 24897 which is a confirmed fit. 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 guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed...
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  • Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford Fusion for Bike Rack
    Since your plan is to carry a 2 bike rack you are going to prefer the Draw Tite hitch part # 24897 that you mentioned. The reason is because Curt requires you to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 whenever you carry a non-supported load like a bike rack and Draw Tite does not have that requirement. Plus Draw Tite recommends reinstalling the fascia unlike the Curt. I am sure there would be a way to trim the fascia and install the Curt if you really wanted to. The most popular bike...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Fusion
    The Draw-Tite part # 24897 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the 2015 Ford Fusion so it would be an excellent choice for you. We confirmed this with Draw-Tite. It does not come with the recommended ball mount. For hitch balls you might want the part # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch ball, # 19258 for 2 inch ball.
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  • Lightweight Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Fusion
    Removing the underbody panels to install a hitch on your 2013 Ford Fusion will not hurt anything at all. Those panels are designed for cosmetic purposes and to help increase fuel mileage. The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24897 would be an excellent hitch for your Fusion to carry a couple bikes. My favorite 2 bike rack is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F because it's a platform bike rack which means it's easy to load/unload, it's light weight at only 30 lbs, it's made in the...
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