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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 24903 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24903

  • 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.



24903 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60335 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 24903 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24903

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (12 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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With help of a friend in about 2+ hours hitch was installed.one problem with base plate passenger side riding against bot.of trunk wheelwell, otherwise a good fit.?? 561350



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Kia

Hitch and wiring for 2017 Kia - good stuff from etrailer - mounting holes/bolts lined up nicely, and the wiring harness is so simple it's like cheating. No issues. 628703



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Kia Forte

So I bought a Curt Hitch when I purchased my new Forte and to my dismay it was way to low of a hitch for my car. So after losing my $500 Yakima bike rack with two bikes still attached after bottoming our on an exit driveway at a convenience store I decided to get a draw-tite hitch. Taking off the old hitch was an issue. I did it myself but had to purchase a breaker bar to loosen the bolts and it worked, I got them off. The only problem I had getting the new drawtight hitch on was on the muffler side. I had to use a scissor jack to jack the hitch into a place where I could get the bolt holes in the hitch to match up with the threaded holes in the frame of my car. 657341



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The trailer hitch wasn't a perfect fit for my car. When I had it professionally installed the hitch receiver caused a terrible vibration / noise inside the car because it came into contact with my muffler. The installer needed to create a dent in my muffler to correct the issue. 464037


Comments
NCN,Thank you for your review.If your hitch is touching your exhaust there are a few solutions. Please see the FAQ link on how to correct noise from exhaust rattling against the hitch for your reference.
-- Heather A - 01/02/2018

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2017 Kia Forte

I was very pleased with the price and free shipping. This is the 4th Draw-Tite hitch I've purchased for a small sedan. It arrived in good shape and I installed it on my 2017 Kia Forte today. Installation was a little challenging but then, I'm an amateur. The most unexpected issue was that the drivers side rear frame rail was obscured by a plastic cover. I was unable to remove it because some of the fasteners came through from the trunk and that side was firmly covered with waterproof fabric. I did loosen it and cut a notch with a hacksaw that allowed the hitch to be attached. Getting the torque wrench in there was a little tough but I am confident it will not fall out. I expect a long and uneventful service life towing my little utility trailer and holding my bike rack. Tomorrow I install the wire harness T-Adapter but how hard could that be. No crimping or soldering. I don't have to lay in the dirt on my back. Piece of cake! 427477


Comments
I remain very pleased. I have towed my utility trailer and lugged my bike here, there, & everywhere without a problem The electrical harness functions fine. Duct taping that plastic cover back together must have worked cause my gas mileage is up in the low 40s on the interstate. I await the release of your stealth technology so I dont get charged those outrageous tolls for what is essentially a sheet of plywood on wheels.
Don S - 08/31/2018

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2014 Kia Forte

I ordered this hitch for my 2014 Kia Forte Sedan. As advertised, it was an easy install. I had to make a cut-out in my pan cover on the left side of the trunk (under neath) so it would install back over the hitch . The whole process took me about 40 minutes. Without making the cutout, it would have only taken 30 minutes to install. The hitch looks great. Cannot bee seen from the side. It took longer to install the wire harness since I had to route the Hot wire from the trunk to the engine compartment. This one wire took about 1 hour to install. The rest of the harness just plugged right into the light connectors. I grounded the module to the trunk latch plate and tested with my probe. Everything works fine. I couldn't be happier. See pictures of car with and without the reciever.. 185618



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2016 Kia Forte

Great fit! Done in 30 minutes. Great price too. THANKS!! 660750



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2014 Kia Forte

Easy process to order. Delivery was prompt and product fit right up. I'll definitely order from etrailer again. 605701



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Looks good on my car, had no issues hooking it up to a trailer, and seems very sturdy. I had to it installed by a mechanic because it is not the easiest install. 593195



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With help of a friend in about 2+ hours hitch was installed.one problem with base plate passenger side riding against bot.of trunk wheelwell, otherwise a good fit. 561349



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2015 Kia Forte

Simple easy install. Decent instructions (there's a plastic "debris shield" on the driver's side that needs to be removed for install and then cut/trimmed in order to fit back on the vehicle once the hitch has been installed). Took about an hour with simple tools and a little WD40 (to lube the muffler hanger) Would have been great if the install instructions told you what size sockets were needed but not a big deal. 519684



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The hitch went in very easily. The instructions state that the muffler has to be dropped a bit but I had the rear wheels up on ramps and managed to wiggle the hitch into place without dropping the muffler at all. The vehicle specific wiring harness is not so easy as they want you to run a single wire all the way from the battery back to the wiring harness. 125971


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Kia Forte LX Sedan
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24903 will mount to your vehicle on the side of the frame rails. There are existing holes with weldnuts already present. You will simply need a 17mm socket or wrench for installation. There are 4 bolts. Unfortunately we don't have a video of this install, but I've attached the diagram of the installation to assist with the locations. There is a wiring harness that is removable, I recommend the Curt...
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  • How to Carry a Mobility Scooter on a 2017 Kia Forte Sedan
    According to my research, you can carry a scooter on the rear of your 2017 Kia Forte. However, the weight of the scooter, carrier, trailer hitch, cargo, and passengers cannot exceed 849 lbs. If you need further information on this then you will want to take a look at page 5-91 of your owner's manual. If you do not already have a trailer hitch I recommend using the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24903 (22 lbs) because you do not need to remove any underbody panels...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Forte
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24903 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Kia Forte so it would work well for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Kia Forte
    For a trailer hitch to carry a bike rack on your 2018 Kia Forte the Draw Tite part # 24903 would be your best option. Unlike the Curt this does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like you mentioned.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Kia Forte
    You would need a new trailer hitch installed on your 2017 Kia Forte as a hitch from a Soul would not fit regardless of the year. For that you would want the Draw Tite part # 24903 which is a confirmed fit and would work well.
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2014 Kia Forte
    The 2014 Kia Forte does not have a towing capacity. The owners manual states not to tow a trailer with this vehicle. A trailer hitch should only be used for accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier for this vehicle. Trailer hitches are still offered for this reason and because there is a demand. If this was the only vehicle someone had and they needed to tow a trailer they would have to speak with a Kia technician to determine if it is possible at all to tow.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Forte
    The part # 24903 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Kia Forte so I would recommend it for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Cargo Carrier for 2015 Kia Forte
    For your 2015 Kia Forte we have only one hitch option. It is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24903. This is a confirmed fit and will only allow you to use a Class I compatible cargo carrier. The best option we have available for this hitch to carry a scooter is the 20x60 Rola Packer Cargo Carrier # 59530. Unfortunately there aren't any options with integrated ramps for that size hitch. This is both the longest and widest carrier we...
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  • Cargo Carrier With Shank Rise for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on 2015 Kia Forte
    We do have a solution for your elevated cargo carrier needs, even with the Class I, 1-1/4" receivers that are compatible with your 2015 Kia Forte; the Draw-Tite # 24903 and Curt # C11368 (please note that the Curt hitch requires the use of Curt Support Straps # 18050 with a cargo carrier in order not to void the warranty. I've attached a link to an instruction video showing how to use these straps for you). The cargo carrier that I recommend you take a look at is Curt Cargo Carrier #...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Towing Small Trailer with 2017 Kia Forte
    A small trailer to move your scooter with your 2017 Kia Forte is the best option. A 700 lb trailer is well below the capacities of the Draw Tite hitch part # 24903 that fits your vehicle. You'll also need a ball mount part # 3594 and a hitch ball # 19256. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118594.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Kia Forte EX Sedan with Chrome Exhaust Tip
    A factory exhaust tip is taken into account when a hitch receiver is designed. So the Curt # C11368 will fit your 2016 Kia Forte EX Sedan as long as the exhaust is from the factory. You should know that using the Curt Class I hitch receiver will require the use of a support strap # 18050 for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack. You can use the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24903 instead which doesn't require the strap. If you're going to be towing with your Kia you can use # 3593 for...
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  • Is There Drilling Involved to Install Trailer Hitch On 2016 Kia Forte
    The hitches we offer that do fit your 2016 Kia Forte like the Draw Tite part # 24903 do not require drilling. To install the Hidden Hitch # 90092 that you mentioned does not fit your Forte so it would not be the hitch you'd want. All you need to install the Draw Tite hitch is a 17 mm socket/ratchet or wrench.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier Options for 2014 Kia Forte 5dr Hatchback
    According to Thule and Yakima, all their trunk mounted bike racks are compatible with your 2014 Kia Forte 5 door hatchback. I really like the Thule Raceway, part # TH9001PRO. The rack uses 4 retracting cables to attach to the vehicle rather than the 6 straps and buckles used by other racks. This allows the rack to be easily installed or removed in a matter of moments. The cables are lockable, and the rack features an integrated cable lock, so you can lock the bikes to the rack and the...
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