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 Toyota Prius 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 24966 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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- Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

  • 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 Toyota Prius 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
  • 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
    • Uses existing hardware for installation
  • 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.



24966 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe - 1-1/4"

Replaces 24944



24966 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24966 Installation instructions
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 , Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed , Requires temporary removal of bumper/fascia during installation , Trimming or removal of underbody panel may be required for installation




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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 Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Toyota Prius

Speaker 1: Here on this 2018 Toyota Prius, we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install the draw-tite class one trailer hitch receiver, part number 24966.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you'll notice, our hitch is completely hidden behind our rear fascia. The only part you see hanging down is the actual receiver itself.You'll notice our receiver actually sticks out past our facial a little bit, but not too much. This makes this a great hitch for bike racks and cargo carriers, which is what many of our customers find themselves using with this hitch.On the side of our receiver, you'll find our industry standard half inch diameter hitch pin hole to secure your hitch mounted accessories. You can pick up a pin and clip separately, that's part number PC2 on our website.Welded onto the bottom of our receiver are rolled steel safety chain loops. Now what's great about these, even though this is a class one hitch with an inch and a quarter opening, they are still large enough to even accept a very large safety chain hook like this one.

You can easily clip on and clip off.This hitch features a 200 pound max tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 2000 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull. You'll want to make sure you do consult with the owner's manual of your Prius, and not exceed what the vehicle's capable of. Go by whichever number is lower.Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.You're looking at about 12 inches from the ground to the top of the inch and a quarter receiver opening, and about three inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper.Now what I really like about this hitch, it gives us a nice clean look on our Prius. We don't have to worry about it hanging down too far, giving us too many issues with ground clearance.With our fascia off, you can see how easy this hitch is to install. It simply bolts between the bumper beam and the body of the vehicle using existing hardware.

No drilling or modification required.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install, we need to remove our underbody panels at the rear of our vehicle. There's three of these in total. In order to remove these panels, we'll have several plastic push pin fasteners like these. The way these work is that there's a center section that you can get underneath with a flathead screwdriver.

Pop it out, and then you can grab it and pull the whole fastener out.We also have trim panel tools available on our website, then you use one of these to make it a little bit easier. Most of the time, flathead screwdrivers work just fine though.Now just behind our tire on the passenger side, we'll have a screw style fastener. The way this one works is, you can grab the panel and pull down on it as you use a screwdriver to rotate the fastener. Okay, with that released, we can now pull the panel out of the vehicle.Our center panel has another one of those screw style fasteners again. We have two more of these styles, one there, and we have one here behind our driver's side rear tire.Now we need to remove the lower section of our fascia.

To remove it, we'll have a Phillips screw at the bottom corner of it on each side. Keep in mind everything we do on one side, we'll do on the other.Now across the top of our lower fascia panel, the mounting tabs that secure it to the rest of the fascia have a wiring harness that's clipped to it. We need to unclip this, for that we use our trim panel tool to help pop it off. And we'll just do this for all the clips.Now we'll grab our fascia and just pull it away from the vehicle, and we'll set it aside.Now we need to remove the four bolts that hold our bumper beam in place. We'll have two on the bottom, and two at the top. Our passenger side is the exact same as our driver's side, so just keep that in mind. Now we can lift the bumper beam off the vehicle and pull it back and away.All right, now we have one person holding the hitch in position over the holes on the vehicle, and then we'll come in with our bumper beam, and hold the bumper beam over it, and we'll reinstall our factory bolts. Get one started on each side.Okay, with one started on each side, we'll install our other bolts, and we'll tighten those down. Now we'll torque all the hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we'll reinstall our fascia.This is our center underbody panel. We marked out an area that we need to cut out according to the instructions in order for this panel to fit around the hitch. I'm going to use a rotary tool to do this, you can also use a sharp utility knife, or a pair of aviation snips if you have one.Our panel trimmed, we can reinstall it. And that completes our look at, and showing you how to install the draw-tite class one trailer hitch receiver, part number 24966 on this 2018 Toyota Prius.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24966

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 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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Toyota Prius

Love this hitch! Well made/designed and worked on my Prius as promised. 699068



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Fast an what I expected to get 698463



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2016 Toyota Prius

Need to put on but delivery great 645297



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Let’s hope it fits 643200



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2018 Toyota Prius

The hitch arrived in two days in perfect condition. We decided to have our Toyota guy install it because it seemed more involved than the installation on our previous Priuses (2008, 2015), which we did ourselves. We will use it for our Thule bike rack as soon as we have the chance. 514843



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A year later, still looking good and working very well. It's very discreet and it mounts high enough that it's not anywhere near the lowest point under my 2016 Prius. So it never hits the ground! See photos below, it only sticks out maybe a half inch beyond the bumper so it's also never in the way. I had to install it by myself, it's no problem to do so. First, just remove 3 of the mounting bolts on each side. Then - one side at a time - remove the 4th bolt and slip the hitch behind the bumper frame just on that side and loosely install the bolt. 698192



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I'v been buying there products for a long time, and every time I buy it's becoming easier, and cheaper! I really recommend there products for everyone Thank you! 640150



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2018 Toyota Prius

I've learned to be very hesitant about projects like this but overall everything installed very clean and quickly. I believe it's necessary to have a few extra hands around to help with bolting the hitch onto the bumper. The installation video that etrailer provided was extremely helpful. 511529



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PRIUS PRIME HITCH FIT PERFECT AND ALMOST INVISIBLE 616262



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The installation went well. Took me about 2.5 to 3.0 hours. While the instructions were on the money, it was difficult working under the car, even while raised on jack stands, as the falling sand was more than annoying. If you live on a dirt road, as I do, get goggles. Wife loves the bike rack I have attached to your hitch. The hitch price was fair and it is very well made. 661687



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2017 Toyota Prius

The trailer hitch went on my new Prius pretty well. I had the printed instructions and the install video. Honestly, one hard part was getting those plastic button fasteners out. If you haven't done those before, you are a little perplexed. I think it is best to approach the slots between button and fastener rim with slot screw drivers on opposite sides and then twist those at the same time to get the button moving. Then move 90 degrees and do two more opposite slots till you have a 1/4 to 3/8 inch drop down on the button vs the fastener rim. Then pull the whole fastener assembly down and out. Also those little clips that hold the wire harness on the bumper were a little to hard to figure out, have to pinch them below the tab on the bumper piece they fit into and pull up. Came out pretty well once I figured that out. I used a central pump jack on my Prius and then put jack stands on each side. Took two people to get the bumper beam and hitch back on the car, a little awkward. Probably could have found a few boxes to support one end at just the right level while getting the bolts started on the other end. Took me several hours due to not having done this before. Could do another in half the time. Did not put the wire harness on yet, saving that for another rainy day. Nice little project if you like projects. If not, probably not worth saving $150 as the trailer rental place does it for that. 582478



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2016 Toyota Prius

I give 5 stars for service and for the product, To be used for my bike rack. Works great. 509852



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2017 Toyota Prius

Got this hitch and installed on my wife's 2017 Prius 2 with the purpose of using our 1-1/4 in receiver bike rack (older model Yakima). I backed the car on to ramps to lift the rear end and could get to everything I needed. I looked at the two videos on youtube from etrailer. The only tricky part was trying to figure out the proper way to release the clips holding the wiring harness from the tabs on the top of the fascia. One of the videos I watched showed a close up of the clip and how to use needle pliers to squeeze the clip just right for release. The measurements for cutting the bottom cover didn't seem accurate, but I tried to measure first and adjust the cut. It came out fine. I did get my wife to help when lifting it all into place. I used a 1/4 in bolt and nut on one side just to hold the hitch on that side while lining up the bumper and hitch for original bolts on the other side. Then while all was still pretty loose, I removed that bolt and nut and then inserted the original bolts - someone else suggested this in a review. It's all flush with the bottom of the bumper and hardly noticeable. I may get something to put in the square hole when not using it. But I couldn't see paying too much for a chunk of rubber that is for sale by this company. Cheers! 515056



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2018 Toyota Prius

I like this hitch. It is very sturdy and my bike rack is a fairly tight fit which reduces wobble. It was tight enough though that it was a little challenging to get the pin inserted but not so much as to be a problem. I can't give it five stars because it took me about 3 hours to install it. The instructions and video didn't address removing the lower bumper fascia on my 2018 Prius Prime Plus well enough. I encountered a large foam spacer in the middle of the bumper that was blocking access to the middle 3 retainer clips. The foam wasn't mentioned in the video or instructions. After struggling with it for a long time, I accidentally pushed the bottom of the fascia away from the car and realized when I did that I could reach in between the plastic and steel of the bumper and get to the clips. My photos show the foam piece I encountered and my bike rack inserted into the hitch after the install. 556874



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2016 Toyota Prius

Great fitting hitch, great looking hitch (meaning you barely notice it and what you do see isn't ugly). The instruction video was excellent and is about accurate in it's difficulty rating. The hard part is lifting the bumper and hitch assembly up together and getting the first couple bolts in to hold it up. 547393



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2018 Toyota Prius

I have installed the hitch on our 2018 Prius. The video was a big help. It took me about 5 hours to install partially because I was on my back. A lift would have sped things up dramatically. A lot of time was spent trying to figure how to remove the wiring harness clips from the lower bumper fascia panel. I am not a neophyte. I have lots of tools. I have at least 10 pairs of needle nose pliers both straight and angled in various sizes. After more than an hour trying various approaches, I finally realized I could unclip them with my fingers. If l could see them, it would be easy but they are in a spot where you cant "see". It would be a big help if you spent some more time in your video on how to deal with the wiring harness. I was installing on a Prius 3 which has the proximity sensors mounted in the bumper. 540477


Comments

I have included pics of the troublesome wiring harness clip and the final installation.

-- comment by: John R - 07/12/2018

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Toyota Prius

Very happy with this and I would definitely recommend this product. Not sure how the other available models for the 4th generation Prius compare. A couple of comments about installation: - I highly, highly recommend having a second person to help keep everything in place while you reinstall the bumper mounting bolts. I did this myself but it's extremely difficult to do with just 2 hands. - The recommended hole you're supposed to cut out of the underbody plastic shroud is really ugly and will no doubt help collect crud under it and inside the bumper facia. I cut a "T"-shaped hole to fit the actual protrusion on the receiver and it's much cleaner, although it obviously took a bit longer than just hacking a big rectangle out of the plastic. 558324



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2016 Toyota Prius

I am super happy with this product and the whole experience ordering from etrailer. I was amazed that they shipped it so fast for free! The included instructions and bonus material on safe trailering and how to determine your trailer tongue weight was great. The instructions were easy to following and I was able to install the hitch in pretty short order. Fit and finish are excellent and it's already in use with my new Saris bike rack, hauling my mountain bike. The hitch sticks out plenty far to keep things away from the car without sticking out too far and being obvious or a hazard. Thanks for a great product, price, shipping and service! 514659



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No issues after a year. Problem free. I had it professionally installed so it cost me an extra $150. It took them 1.5 hrs to install. Much easier with a lift. 725027



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Fun installation, directions are never perfect, but these were plenty good enough to figure it out. Sturdy and well made. 722343



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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Great support--there is a video that shows exactly how to install the hitch--although it isn't as easy as it looks, especially if you don't have access to a lift. Haven't had a chance to use it; will report on that later. 720596



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2019 Toyota Prius

We purchased this hitch for a 2019 Prius, specifically to mount a bike rack. Since the top of the hatch is window, you can't hang a trunk rack. We chose to have this professionally installed. Previous experience reinstalling the plastic clips underneath was challenging so we left it to an expert. We are not auto DIYers. The hitch is perfect, barely visible, especially next to the black bumper. Our old Yakima Hold Up bike rack fit the hitch and car perfectly. The system feels solid. I can't advise about time for installation other than the car was ready for pick up 1.75 hours after dropping it off. Thanks etrailer for making purchasing the right hitch easy. We especially appreciated the 'verified to fit' notes. 717831



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This is my third purchase. And couldn't be happier. the hitch and light package were perfect. the install took less than three hours by myself. Thanks again. 715192



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Installation went smoothly, good instructions, a very solid and attractive receiver hitch for our 2017 Prius. 711415



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2017 Toyota Prius

Love this hitch. Fit my Prius Prime perfectly and it wasn't too difficult to install either. The hitch is tucked up tight to the bumper making it very discrete. 642957



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product was delivered as described easy to install will only be used as a bike rack mount 635636



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2017 Toyota Prius

It's been going great using this hitch. My setup is 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 which feet perfect. 634152



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2017 Toyota Prius

Trailer hitch attachment: Product came quickly, instructions were clear, installation went well, what else can you ask for? I can't take picture because I would have to get under the car, 2017 Toyota Prius to see it, almost invisible from the back of the car. Great product! 630828



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2017 Toyota Prius

Excellent product from a great company. The hitch was pretty easy to install given the great support from etrailer. It’s been performing great on my 2017 Prius Prime. 603448



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2018 Toyota Prius

Very happy with the trailer hitch I got for my new 2017 Prius. Planning on buying one for my girlfriends new 2018 Prius soon. The service was great from Etrailer and would not histate to buy from them again. 599528



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Toyota Prius

This is the second trailer hitch I've installed on two different Prius cars. The 1-1/4" size is very adequate for the my heavy bike rack and two 50 lbs electric bikes. I also installed a 1-1/4 plug into the opening to keep road dirt out. 595465



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It shipped on time. Arrived in fine condition. Installed without a problem. Used it with a bike rack and two heavy electric bikes and it worked well. The price was fine, I am pleased with the purchase. 574626



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Chevrolet Colorado

Great service, notified when sent and delivered. I live in the mountains of Colorado and received my product with in 3 days. Highly recommended! 571434



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Simple installation. 566181



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2017 Toyota Prius

Awesome!! I am somewhat mechanical inclined and my assistant was my 13 year old son. Got it in in 1 1/2 hours and cleaned up. Works perfectly for our 4 bike rack and 2 bikes. 555169



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2018 Toyota Prius

The product was a great fit. I installed it myself which was not easy . Because I was laying on my back in my driveway. The video you had on your web site was helpful. My main purpose is to move a tow dolly around after we tow the car behind our motor home & disconnect 543901


Comments

still great. Im very happy with it

Robert W - 07/20/2019

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2017 Toyota Prius

I purchased this hitch for my 2017 Prius Prime in order to attach a bicycle rack. I ordered the hitch and received it in 3 business days, excellent! I enlisted the local Toyota dealership to install the hitch and they did a fantastic job. The hitch fits very nicely and is a nice clean solution to adding a hitch to the Prius Prime. Barely even see the receiver under the car. Highly recommend buying this hitch from etrailer.com and having your local dealership install it. You will not be disappointed! 540169


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Hitch has endured the first year with zero issues. It meets all the needs I have on my Prius Prime. Would still 100 recommend this hitch.

Dustin S - 07/11/2019

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Good product and etrailer shipped it quickly and provided good support. Installation was not too difficult since I am used to working on cars and have a decent set of tools. The video etrailer put together was very helpful to nail down what had to happen to install it. Between the video and the paper instructions, installation went quickly and I didn't have any roadblocks. The hitch is of good quality and the fit is very good. I am quite happy with my purchase and the product. 523179



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2017 Toyota Prius

Great value and function, supporting my Thule hitch-mount bike rack. Nice clean installation by the local body shop. I'd post a photo but the hitch is practically invisible when the car is parked on blacktop. 517944



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2016 Toyota Prius

Perfect fit and excellent quality 516415



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2017 Toyota Prius

I bought this hitch for a 2017 Prius. After viewing the installation video I decided to have a local shop install it. It fit perfectly. My main use is to hold a bike carrier. The hitch was shipped the next day after I ordered it and arrived quickly and in good condition. I bought it from etrailer because they had very good prices and the absolutely best description of the hitch and comparison between 2 alternative brands. They really made it possible to buy with confidence. 510152


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The hitch fit perfectly and holds my bike carrier with no problems. Couldn’t be happier.

Ron - 05/18/2019

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Completely satisfied. Installation video was the most important to me. I never would have purchased a hitch with difficulty rating of 10 without it. By far the biggest challenge was aligning bumper and hitch with holes in frame when you are by yourself. I used 3" carriage bolts with wingnuts to do this. I never completely removed the bumper. I removed 3 of the 4 bumper bolts and held the bumper in place with jackstands. Then I removed the last bolt on 1 side, slid the hitch in place and used the carriage bolt to align the holes and hold the parts in place while I did the same on the other side. With the jackstands holding the bumper and the carriage bolts keeping the hitch in place, I was able the thread the 3 bumper bolts to the frame. Then I removed the carriage bolts, threaded the 4th bumper bolt and tightened them all. 496268



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Can't thank you enough for your excellent product and fast delivery. I had the receiver installed on Saturday and waiting for the bike rack I also ordered from etrailer.com Again, many thanks for your excellent service and helpful advise when I ordered this receiver. 491497


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The hitch is perfect and met my needs. The service, delivery and help with my questions was excellent. Everything on the install etc. was easy and fit my needs perfectly.

Dennis - 04/01/2019

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2016 Toyota Prius

Delivery fast, installed less than one hour, great to carry my bike around, thanks, 482791



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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Second trailer hitch I've purchased from e-trailer and the service is unparalleled. 477124


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  • Best Bike Rack for a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • In order to use a hitch mounted bike rack with your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime you need a trailer hitch. For this I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24966. The Draw-Tite Sportframe is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. The only trailer hitch receivers they make for your Prius Prime are Class I. Therefore, you will need to use only Class I rated bike racks. In addition to the class rating you need to take into consideration the recessed receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2018 Toyota Prius Prime
  • I do have a trailer hitch receiver that is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Toyota Prius Prime but Draw-Tite has yet to as of (April 2018) carry over the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24966 for the 2018 model year. Curt on the other hand has carried over the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11473 as being a confirmed fit for your 2018 Prime. Although it is likely that the Draw-Tite hitch will fit the 2018 model year, this has not yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer....
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  • Hitch Bike Rack that Fits 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and Clears Bumper with Draw Tite Hitch Installed
  • Due to how tight the Draw Tite hitch part # 24966 installs to the bottom of your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and the rise in the shank of the Kuat bike rack you mentioned these two aren't going to work well together folded or down. The only solution I can provide is a similar bike rack that has a straight shank instead so that the bumper wouldn't be an issue. For that you'd want the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack # RRRBC048 since it has a straight shank. It wouldn't have enough...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Kuat Transfer Installed in Toyota Prius Draw Tite Hitch
  • Kuat has their own lock part # KUATLOCK that is recommended for use with their racks like the Kuat Transfer # TS02G that are installed in 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite part # 24966 you have installed on your 2017 Toyota Prius.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24966 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and will work well for you. The Draw-Tite Sportframe is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. In order to keep dirt and debris from getting inside the receiver tube opening, I recommend using the Rubber Hitch Cover part # 22281 while not in use. If you can tell me what you will be using the trailer hitch for I would be glad to offer some additional recommendations...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • Starting with the trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24966. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your Prius Prime and features a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. I recommend this model over the Curt alternative that is also confirmed to fit your vehicle because unlike Curt, Draw-Tite does not require the use of additional stabilizing straps when using bike racks and cargo carriers. These straps can be a bit...
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  • Inexpensive Option To Carry Two E-Bikes On a 2017 Toyota Prius
  • I am not sure how much you are looking to spend but bike racks that are capable of handling the weight of two electric bikes are not going to be cheap because they must be built much stronger. However, we do have an excellent option for you in the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B which is one of the most cost effective options for two electric bikes. The Saris Freedom is also very lightweight at only 22-1/2 lbs so it is easy to take on and off the vehicle, it has a unique...
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  • Draw-Tite vs. Curt for Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Prius Prime
  • Yes, the Draw Tite part # 24966 is the best hitch for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime for carrying a bike rack since it has best clearance and doesn't require the strap like Curt does. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out as well. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform rack (which is normally an unheard of combo). That means it'll be easy to install and remove from your vehicle since it's light, but also it'll...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2018 Toyota Prius Prime
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2018 Prius Prime is the Draw-Tite, part # 24966. It's a Class I hitch designed specifically to fit your car. I've linked an install video for you. For a bike rack I recommend the Saris Freedom EX, part # SA4412F. It holds bikes by the frame with rubber cradles that adjust independently so it fits a large variety of bike styles. It also has a 60 pound bike capacity and fits up to 4-1/2 inch tires. My favorite thing about the Freedom EX is that...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2016 Toyota Prius Touring
  • First, if you don't already have a trailer hitch on your 2016 Toyota Prius I recommend using Draw-Tite hitch # 24966. This is because the Curt hitch requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for any non-trailer loads (such as a bike rack). Draw-Tite does not have that requirement. For a bike rack I recommend the BikeWing # B01311. This rack will allow you to carry 2 bikes and it weighs just 12 pounds so it will put much less stress on the hitch compared to...
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  • Local Hitch Installer for Draw-Tite Class I Hitch 24966 on 2019 Prius AWD
  • The Draw-Tite hitch # 24966 is a confirmed fit on all versions of the 2019 Toyota Prius. Since this hitch installs at the rear bumper mounts, rather than on the exposed parts of the frame as with most hitches, its installation is a bit more complex than most others and so my recommendation is to use a local installer recommended by Draw-Tite. They will be apt to be more familiar with the hitch. I sent you a link to Draw-Tite's website where you can enter your zip code to find their...
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  • Lighter Weight Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Prius
  • Of the two trailer hitches we offer for the 2017 Toyota Prius the Draw Tite part # 24966 is lighter at 18 lbs than the Curt # C11473 which weighs 24 lbs.
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  • Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendations for 2016 Toyota Prius
  • The Draw-Tite Class I Receiver Hitch, part # 24966 is indeed a fit for your 2016 Toyota Prius. We don't carry the 119180, but the # 119179KIT that we do carry would work great for you. I've linked you to an install video showing the # 119179KIT being installed on a 2003 Toyota Avalon. The procedure on your Prius would obviously be different, but it would be similar enough that you'll find the video helpful, especially the portion showing how to test to find out which wire carries which...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Toyota Prius 3
  • A hitch mounted bike rack is the way to go since the hitch allows a bike rack to mount without touching any painted surfaces of the vehicle and provides a very secure attachment. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite part # 24966 that 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 up...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Trek 7.3FX Bike on 2016 Toyota Prius 4 Touring
  • My favorite bike rack, and the rack I recommend for your Trek 7.3FX bike is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1000Z. I really like this rack because it offers adjustable wheel cradles to fit different length bikes, ratcheting padded hooks that secure your bike by the upper frame bar, and will allow you to tilt the rack away from the back of the vehicle while the bikes are loaded. The bike rack's shank offers a 5 inch rise to help provide better ground clearance...
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  • E-Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Prius and Stromer ST1 E-Bike
  • You'd need a hitch installed on your 2017 Toyota Prius first, which for that the Draw Tite part # 24966 is the way to go as it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does. Then for an E-bike rack that would work well the Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 would be your best option. It has a 65 lb capacity and comes with a loading ramp to make loading the bike easier.
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Prius that Wont Affect Gas Mileage
  • The all-around best option for transporting bikes is a hitch bike rack. For your situation specifically it doesn't affect gas mileage like a roof bike rack does, and because it doesn't touch the vehicle's painted surfaces anywhere which prevents any possible scratching or denting. 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...
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  • 2018 Prius Prime Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2018 Toyota Prius Prime we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 24966 as a confirmed fit. The hitch by itself has a capacity of 2,000 lbs trailer weight. You'd need to check the owners manual of your vehicle and be sure to stay under the capacity listed there for towing too. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # C56371 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For a ball mount then you'd need the part # 3592 and hitch...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • Platform bike racks like you mentioned are definitely the easiest style to load so that is the style of bike rack I recommend. On the value end of the platform bike rack spectrum you can't beat the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z. It's pretty easy to use and load but what I really like about it is how stable it is in the hitch of the vehicle compared to other less expensive bike racks. Now for the absolutely easiest to load option you'd want the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch for Sondors Electric Bike on Toyota Prius
  • For your Sondors Electric bike, I recommend the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black # TH9035XT. This rack is compatible with a single bike up to 60 lbs and two bikes totaling 100 lbs. This comes with the hitch and bike locks as well. I've attached a video of this installed on a Prius to assist. For your Toyota Prius, you didn't give me a model year, so if you have a 2010-2015 model, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 24847. For 2016-2017 models, I...
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  • Can Hitch Install on 2016 Toyota Prius without Voiding the Warranty
  • You've done your research! You bring up a lot of interesting contradictions that surround hitches and Toyota Prius. I was actually just following a Prius this morning that had a hitch and bike rack installed which made me think of this as well. The situation is that in the US we are incredibly sue-happy so the manufacturers are way more strict with towing capacities over here than over in the UK. This means we get lower towing capacities and more vehicles say that you cannot tow at all...
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