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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 24961 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • 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, 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.



24961 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe - 1-1/4"

Replaces Draw-Tite 24855

Item # 24961

Installation Details 24961 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Minor heat shield modification may be required




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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24961

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (48 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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Hitch is great. 638749



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2017 Ford Fiesta

Went right on easy install took about 35 minutes nice product perfect fit 492302


Comments
Used everyday no problems of any kind nice product thank you.
David - 04/03/2019

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2018 Ford Fiesta

Purchased the item from etrailer on 3/25/19 and it arrived on 3/29/19. The packaging and item were in perfect condition. Product was exactly are described, although a bit heavy, on the website. Was able to complete the install in under an hour in garage at home. Did not have to trim the exhaust heat shield so that saved a bit of time. No issues during the install and the videos provided on the etrailer website were awesome. Watch, pause, do, repeat until finished. Thanks for a great all round experience. This hitch will be used for a two bike rack so I don’t have to take my wife’s car anymore and move her seat. She gets angry. My 2018 Fiesta ST is black color so the hitch is not very noticeable at all. Etrailer is my go to spot for sure. You can’t go wrong. 615537


Comments
No issues at all. Works as advertised
Andrew B - 03/31/2020

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I bought a Ford Fiesta ST as opposed to the Ford Focus ST, because I didn't think I could get a hitch receiver for the Focus, as it has center exhaust. Was talking about scheduling the car to get a hitch for the Fiesta and a friend of mine said we could do it. He looked for the right one, and found it very quickly. As he has a hoist, we did it at his place. It took us longer to figure out how to hoist up the car (it sits a little lower than normal) than it did for us to install the receiver. Great design and instructions. My only issue is that the exhaust pipe hits the receiver whenever I hit a bump. I don't think anything is getting damaged, but it does make some noise. I just haven't figured out what to do about it yet. Since this went so smoothly and I've used it several times with my bike rack, even long distances, I'm telling anyone that wants to get a receiver to order one, and we can install it ourselves! 856652



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Great hitch..easy install I used it to mount my canoe loader 853910



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Hitch was easy to install. Not sure I would remove piece of heat shield, per instruction, next time. We use it for a bike rack and it does well. 827643



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The hitch works as designed. What was initially an issue, was that it clanged and banged against the exhaust when first installed. Had to have the exhaust hangers bent at a muffler shop. That fixed the issue. I still do occasionally hear clanks from it, which considering this is a hot hatch with tight suspension, it's gonna happen. The hitch itself has served its purpose just fine though. 814844



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This hitch has been installed for over a year and it has regularly stood up to heavy use on a 2014 Fiesta ST (6-speed manual). On one occasion, a 700lb trailer was towed with 1,100lbs of flooring. That's 1,800 lbs! (Remember to never exceed the weight ratings on your vehicle or hitch.) No issues installing this product. I elected not to trim heat shields and only notice an occasional clunk. I used the Y-harness wiring kit from e-trailer to tie into the tail lights w/o cutting the wire. Works great! 809965



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Fit well, followed instructions and had no issues. Ended up getting the drop muffler donuts as I spent a lot of time centering it based on exhaust and it still rattled a little. Not the hitches fault. 807491



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hitch is awesome. there is NO, I repeat, NO need to cut the heat shield. It will fit over it and I recommend you keep it there. If you have the stock muffler, you have no worries. If you have an aftermarket muffler like I do (Borla) it WILL knock against the large plate in two places. You have three choices: 1. Do nothing and put up with klunking. 2. Use longer hangers (don't waste money on Cobbbbb's...same ones are elsewhere and less expensive) 3. Wrap the muffler where it knocks with a device of your choosing. (it is not even a 1/2" wide section where it makes contact. I did longer hangers, but do plan to wrap the section in a silicone matting and secure with stainless steel straps so I raise the muffler back up. It looks silly being too low. 807103



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I received the trailer hitch the day after I ordered it. I am in their area but didn't expect it so quickly. The hitch is great and with the included instructions I was able to install it every easily and fast. Less than an hour installed. Very pleased with etrailer.com and ordered a second hitch for a different vehicle. Same results as the first one. A very happy customer. 790239



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Hitch install and wiring was easy thanks to your great videos! For those wondering, the Fiesta tows a small trailer very nicely. 787472



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I don't have a lift, but my local shop was able to install this hitch easily on our 2015 Fiesta SE. We use it to hold a hitch mounted, two bike rack, and have had no issues over about one year of use, including a cross-country road trip. I saw reports of a clunking sound from the exhaust hitting the rack once it's installed, but even without aftermarket bushings we haven't encountered this problem. 779183



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2017 Ford Fiesta

As always.. the hitch receiver arrived in a timely manner and in perfect shape. I installed by myself in about 1 hour...Ford changed their rear muffler bracket on the 2017 Fiesta hatchback, so I had to do a bit of freelancing to the installation...all in all, a straightforward installation. 775250



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2017 Ford Fiesta

I bought this product for my Fiesta ST. Installation was very easy and straight forward. If you just plan to put the car on jack stands to do the installation, two people make it easier but it's still not too hard with one. I'm not sure if the ST exhaust is different than the standard hatchback but be prepared to add bracing to the exhaust so that the muffler doesn't hit the hitch when hitting bumps as it was quite annoying before fixing it. Trimming the heat shield isn't necessary. I just needed to bend it back a little by hand. 762752



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Ford Fiesta

I purchased a hitch for my Ford Fiesta about a year ago from Noah. There was a minor mix up in the beginning and I was sent the wrong hitch. Mistakes happen- this is life and we are all human. I can give this company and Noah a huge 5 stars not only on the product but on their response to the mix up. They were quick to recognize it, and they got the right one out fast. Do not hesitate to order from etrailer...I knew their reputation as I am a repeat customer- mistakes like mine are rare but I want everyone out there to know if one does occur, etrailer is better than a lot of other companies on getting it resolved quickly with a clear speaking human on the other end of the phone. Way to go. As for the product itself, I couldn't be happier. I installed myself in a couple hours, which saved a bunch of money on labor, and there have been zero issues with it. It just works as it's supposed to. Period. Bottom line- etrailer is rock solid both in customer service and in what they sell. 762578



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This was purchased to pull a motorcycle trailer. The hitch arrived super fast. I put this on my Ford Fiesta all by my lonesome, and it was a piece of cake. Perfect for my needs. 757451



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Trailer hitch was easy to install and works excellent 729711



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This is our third hitch from Etrailer and it is a perfect fit. The service at Etrailer was great, as usual. Highly recommended. 726887



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2018 Ford Fiesta

Stuck this on a 2018 Fiesta SE hatchback for anyone reading these and wondering if it works. Just like everyone else says, the hitch goes on without much trouble. Like a lot of you guys also said, I didn't bother to trim up the exhaust heat shield at all. Four bolts and the hitch is installed. Included instructions said to torque things to 50 ft.lbs and away you go. Uses a 1/2" hitch pin if you are looking to buy the right one. 721223



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It is a solid product, but they should make one change, and one I did very easily. They should allow you to use the muffler heat shield with out cutting it. By installing everything as instructed EXCEPT for cutting the heat shield, just install it back into its place by pushing it into shape to fit. It's thin as tin foil for God's sake, why cut it? Then, using the OEM hole in the heat shield use a marker to put a dot on the tow hitch where you will then drill a 1/4 hole. Then slide a small bolt through and secure the heat shield to the trailer hitch. There you have it, a heat shield that also protects the hitch with no cutting. 676922



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This product works as described and was easy to install, it came with everything necessary. The only issue is I can't find enough excuses to use it! 674177



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Very easy to install, exactly as described and fast shipping. Just add a 2 " converter and its ready to tow. 663828



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Works great. 663151



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solid hitch, easy to install and efficient delivery. will be back for all my hitch and trailer needs. 658609


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Fit For 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback
    The 2015 Ford Fiesta ST is the hatchback model, and there are a pair of trailer hitches that will fit your car, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24961 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11067. The accompanying photo is of a hitch on a Fiesta; I have also added a link to an install video so you can see exactly what you'll need to do. The only trimming you'll need to do is a 2" section of the heat shield which means there is no fascia trimming needed at all. Though both hitches...
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  • Is It Okay To Tow A Small Trailer With a 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
    According to the owner's manual for your 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback, this vehicle is not approved for trailer towing. That said, there are others who tow with this vehicle and I can understand you needing to get you belongings from New York to Florida so I think you will be okay if you just use your best discretion. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24961 which is a custom fit, no drill option and for a trailer wiring harness, I...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan
    The correct trailer hitch for your 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan is the Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24910. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver just like the part # 24961 that fits the Hatchback model. If you plan on using this trailer hitch with a bike rack then I recommend using the Kuat Beta # B202-114 because it is comes fully assembled, weighs in at only 12.6 lbs, and has arms located 8" apart on center which greatly reduce the need for an adapter bar like # UB01 for bikes...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
    The best trailer hitch for your 2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24961 because it has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity and 2,000 lb towing capacity, which is more than the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11067 which also fits the '19 Fiesta Hatchback. While you may not be towing with this vehicle, the extra 50 lbs of tongue weight capacity can go a long way. Tongue weight is the combined amount of weight you can have on the hitch for when you are using...
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  • Troubleshooting Play in Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for Ford Fiesta Hatchback
    There really should not be any play with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch # 24961 that fits 2011 - 2019 Ford Fiesta hatchbacks. If you are sure this is the issue I highly recommend taking a look at the linked installation instructions and ensuring the bolts are torqued to the specs in the instructions. I've also added a link to a video of this hitch being installed on a Fiesta that I recommend taking a look at just to compare your install.
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