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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  • 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. 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 24945 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24945

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.


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24945 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe - 1-1/4"



24945 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24945 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 320i Sedan

2013 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan

2012 - 2013 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan

2014 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan

2014 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan

2014 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

2012 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan

2012 - 2013 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan

2014 - 2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sports Wagon

2013 - 2015 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Sedan

2016 - 2017 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan



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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24945

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 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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Install wasn't too bad but the instructions could have had more pictures and they said three screws on the facia were t15 when mine were 10mm so that confused me for a bit . My car was a 328d and did not have the heat shield so that was nice. 565555



- 24945
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2014 BMW 3 Series

Just one issue. The trimming measurements for the heat shield need to be revised. They were not accurate for my 2014 3 series wagon. Everything else was top notch. 388384


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2015 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon
  • We have everything you need to set your 2015 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon up for towing a small trailer. Starting with the trailer hitch, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24945. This hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and 2,000 pound towing weight capacity. I also recommend checking the capacity of your vehicle as listed in the owner's manual. You will need to stay under the lower of the two capacities....
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, Drawbar, and Hitch Ball for a 2013 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Sedan
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11367 is the hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2013 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Sedan. This is a Class I trailer hitch that has a max Gross Trailer Weight of 2,000 lbs and a max Tongue Weight rating of 200 lbs. Keep in mind that this hitch is intended for vehicles that have a single muffler. If you have 2 mufflers then you will want to use the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24945. Since both of these hitches have a Gross Trailer Weight...
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  • Is Heatshield Re-Installed On 2017 BMW 328d XDrive Sports Wagon When Installing Trailer Hitch
  • The installation instructions for the Curt # C11367 trailer hitch shows in step 2 that the heatshield is removed. In step 8 the instructions say to reverse steps 1 through 5. I called my contact at Curt and although the instructions do not mention modifying or trimming the heatshield, they told me that the heatshield is re-installed but you may need to do a little trimming or adding a hole in the heatshield. If you are installing the Curt hitch a stabilizing strap like part # 18050...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW 320i Sedan
  • For a hitch for your 2017 BMW 320i the Draw Tite hitch part # 24945 is what I recommend because it would do a great job towing a small trailer as it has a 2,000 lb trailer weight capacity and also has a concealed crosstube which makes it less visible than other options. For trailer wiring the T-One kit part # 118713 is what I recommend because it has our most reliable converter box and is custom fit for your vehicle. For a hitch ball you'd want the part # 3593 which is what Draw Tite...
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  • Recommended Thule Hitch-Mount or Trunk-Mount Bike Rack for 2016 BMW 328i
  • First, for a trailer hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2016 BMW 328i, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24945. This will give you a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening with a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. I have attached the installation details for you to check out. Then, when choosing a hitch-mount bike rack, you will just need to make sure that the rack is compatible with Class I trailer hitches. Keep in mind that the maximum amount of bikes a rack can carry...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2012 BMW 328i Sedan
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2012 BMW 328i is the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24945. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached a photo of this hitch installed on a 328i you can check out. You will need a ball mount and a hitch ball to tow your trailer. I recommend the Sportframe Drawbar kit # 3593. This kit includes a ball mount with a 2-1/8 inch rise and 2-3/4 inch drop, and is rated for trailers that weigh up to 2,000-lbs. This kit also...
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  • Cargo Carrier and Hitch Recommendation for 2015 BMW 328d Sports Wagon
  • I really wish we had an enclosed cargo carrier that would fit the hitches that also fit your vehicle. At this time though we do not have anything that would work. If you'd be okay with an open style cargo carrier we can help with that but nothing enclosed. The hitch you'd want for your 2015 BMW 328d Sports Wagon is the Draw Tite part # 24945 which I recommend as it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a cargo carrier which the Curt equivalent does....
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2017 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2017 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24945 because of Draw-Tite's strong reputation for making high-quality hitches. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver, 2,000 lb towing capacity and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 119250KIT. It is also recommended you use Dielectric Grease...
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  • Compatibility of a 4 Bike Rack to Fit a 2015 BMW 328 XI
  • The 2015 BMW 328xi is confirmed to use a Class I hitch like the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24945. I recommend this hitch because you will not be required to use a stabilization strap when carrying a bike rack. However, both the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02458, and the Yakima FullTilt, # Y02462, 4-Bike Racks are not compatible with a Class I hitch. I recommend the Thule Hitch Post Pro, # TH934XTR, on your BMW because it can fit Class I hitches. With that being said you're still...
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  • Using a 2 Inch Adapter on 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2012 BMW 3 Series
  • There are only Class I, 1-1/4" hitch receivers available for your 2012 BMW 3 Series such as the Draw-Tite # 24945. And you can use the 1-1/4" to 2" Hitch Adapter # HTAD with one but if by stressing the receiver you mean the adapter will lower your hitch capacity, you are correct. It will actually lower it by 50 percent, which means your tongue weight capacity would be just 100 lbs, and that is the total amount of weight a bike rack and bikes, for example, could weigh if on the hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW 328i Sedan
  • For your 2017 BMW 328i sedan the hitch I recommend is the Draw Tite part # 24945. It would work great for towing a small trailer and has a concealed crosstube too which means it won't be quite as visible. You'll need trailer wiring to activate the trailer's lights. For trailer wiring I'd recommend the ZCI Kit part # 119250KIT because it does not require any splicing to install and has a very reliable converter box as well. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out too. For...
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  • 4-Bike Transport Options for 2016 BMW 328i xdrive
  • Since we do not offer any hitches for your 2016 BMW 328i xdrive your bike carrying options are roof-rack-mount carriers and trunk-mount bike racks. No one bike carrier can handle four bikes on your specific vehicle so you will need to put some on the roof and some on a truck-mount rack. Trunk-mount bike racks top out at 3-bike capacity and you can see all 2- and 3-bike options on the linked page. The one I suggest is the Thule Raceway PRO 2-bike rack # TH9001PRO which mounts using four...
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  • Why Does Trailer Hitch for 2017 BMW 328 Diesel wagon xDrive Have Higher Capacity Than Vehicle
  • The final authority on whether a vehicle can safely tow the weight of a camper is going to be either the owners manual or a dealer. They are the ones who designed and rated the vehicle and are also who will have to honor the warranty of the vehicle. We have hitches that fit your 2017 BMW 328 Diesel wagon xDrive like the Draw Tite part # 24945 but this hitch only has a capacity of 2,000 lbs and it sounds like your vehicle is rated even lower at 915 lbs. You'd either have to look into a camper...
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  • Capacity of Trailer Hitch that Fits 2017 BMW 328D XDrive Wagon
  • I wasn't able to pull up the owners manual for your 2017 BMW 328D wagon Xdrive as BMW requires the last 7 digits of the VIN to access that but if you checked already and your towing capacity is lower at 915 lbs then this would be the max trailer towing capacity. We have hitches that fit your 2017 BMW 328 Diesel wagon xDrive like the Draw Tite part # 24945 which has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. With any towing setup though you are limited by the lowest rated component in the setup...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW 328i Sedan for Bike Rack
  • For your 2017 BMW 328i the trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw Tite part # 24945 because unlike the Curt hitch that fits your vehicle this one does not require you to use a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. For a bike rack I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F if you don't have one already. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 30 lbs. The biggest drawback to platform bike racks...
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