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
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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 24972 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24972

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
  • Easy, 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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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.



24972 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe



24972 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24972 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 - 2019 Honda Accord excluding Hybrid



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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 - 2019 Honda Accord


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24972

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 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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2018 Honda Accord

Good price, fast delivery, good installation instructions, super easy to install. What more can I say? 510191


Comments

Works great, easily installed.

Richard - 05/19/2019

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2018 Honda Accord

Price was reasonable and shipping was free for this hitch designed to fit a 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. The directions to remove the bumper and install the hitch was decent, but I would suggest going online (YouTube) to see how the bumper removal goes. From opening the box to taking the final install pictures, it took about 40 minutes. I’ll be using this for primarily for a bike rack, and rarely, for moving light items on a rack that won’t fit inside the vehicle. I’m a little disappointed that a locking pin wasn’t included in the package, but not a deal breaker. Overall, still an excellent experience. 605477



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2018 Honda Accord

Simple install even with removing the rear bumper. Between this model and the Curt, this one required no drilling. Though trimming is involved when re-installing the rear bumper. 597310



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2018 Honda Accord

Product is built great and super easy to install. The only issue I had with it is having to cut the bumper. 547957



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2018 Honda Accord

Wow, just wow...etrailer...... just go with them... you will not be disappointed. Trust me you.... 499235



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2018 Honda Accord

Perfect fit on a 2018 Honda Accord V6 2.0L Turbo. After conversations with the Honda dealership and an official letter to Honda corporate, I was surprised to hear that there was not an officially recommended trailer hitch receiver for this new vehicle. Based on the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver's installation information, no new holes needed to be drilled and there was a possibility that a small section of the heat shield would need to be cut away. To my delight, no cutting of the heat shield was required. I purchased the hitch through etrailer.com and had my trusted local U-Haul supplier install the hitch and I am 100% satisfied. I have written a follow-up letter to Honda corporate about this successful purchase from etrailer.com so that Honda may also recommend this solution to other 2018 Accord owners. 584081



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2018 Honda Accord

Fast shipping. Easy install. Feels solid. Removing the bumper was easier than expected. Better than drilling a hole in my new car. 519582



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Great experience from etrailer.com. Have bought from here before and it was also a good experience. No issues, fast shipping and they priced matched. Installed on 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T 10AT. Installed the hitch per the instructions and everything went as described. I had done other research and found out the bumper is a little tight to put back on once the hitch is installed. I believe it is from the little black pieces from the factory on the OEM bumper support. I though about grinding them down just a tiny bit, but I didn't. I didn't notice anything funky with the bumper after installed, there is just no 'push' now. My only concern was that the bar coming down (that you need notch the bumper for) was not centered, so if I had just cut and marked off the center of the bumper, it would not have fit. What I did was put the bumper back on by just lining up the holes inside trunk lid and marked where I needed to cut. It ended up being about 4mm off. Not a big deal, but enough. The instructions say that notching the bumper is 'optional'. In my case, it had to be done. The bumper would not have fit without doing it. 590623



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Exactly what I was hoping for. Easy installation only issue was I did have to trim the Rear Fascia like the instructions said. It mentioned it was optional but it is recommended that you do trim it for a 2018 Honda Accord Sport. Overall great product and can't wait to put it to use. 655836



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Don't be scared to tackle this job by yourself. The prospect of removing the rear bumper by myself was a little intimidating but you'd be surprised how these cars nowadays are put together like Lego. It took me one hour from start to finish and it looks clean. No need to trim the bumper. It fits perfect, I highly recommend it. Go with the hitch rack from the start, don't wait until you ram your bike into the garage and mess up your house, car, bike and roof rack. Not proud but true story. 655171



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Excellent product and easy 90min installation on a 2019 Accord Hybrid!! While the instructions did not show every screw and fastener on my new Accord, it got just about all of them so there was no problem there. A few pointers for others... --TAKE YOUR TIME!! Do not force the bumper cover out or back in to avoid damaging the clips. Gentle rocking when removing will free it from the car. When re-installing, loosely hang it in in place, use a flashlight from underneath to make sure you're centered in the trunk area and the bumper clips are properly aligned. --If alone with no helper, use 2 Phillips screwdrivers or other small diameter "rods" as guides to hang both the hitch and bumper beam into the end panel/frame while reaching for the bolts that were provided. --I only needed to shave a few MM off the bottom center of the bumper cover for clearance. I used a dremel with a cut off wheel. Give yourself abit of extra clearance. Its not visible and a perfectly tight fit might cause bumper cover warping in summer heat. 641944



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I would give a 5 star but! I have two umm... medium to big issue with the item. #1 the metal part where you attach it to has like some type of hook where the OEM part goes and I saw no other option but to screw it in like that and bend it inwards basically. #2 the curved thing poking out the bumper in the bottom doesn’t give the necessary space for the bumper to sit with no issue. Now I could not attack two clips because of that and the bumper got scratched on that part, which I did not care because you can’t see it unless you go underneath and it gets scratches with rocks either way. 639255


Comments

I believe youre speaking of the two small protrusions shown in figure 2 of the instructions. Per the instructions, those need to be pushed inward until theyre flush with the end panel. That will allow everything to fit together correctly.

-- Mike L - 05/11/2019

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Great quality, clear and concise instructions, and easy installation. My receiver is mounted on a 2018 1.5L Accord and the installation took under one hour (including trimming the bumper, per the instructions). If it helps, my Yakima RidgeBack 4 fits securely and I've transported two adult mountain bikes with no issues. 638201



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This was very easy to install! I didn't need the recommended plastic trim tools. Once the fasteners were removed (I used a tack removal tool for the push fasteners), the trim came off easily by pulling carefully by hand. The whole process took about 1 hour, and I did not have to cut my bumper (I made sure to make sure it hung low before tightening bolts). 627859



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2018 Honda Accord

Shipped and arrived quickly. Perfect fit. First ever install and it only took 90 minutes. Great product. 580125



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2018 Honda Accord

I just installed it. It was not a problem at all its much easier than I was anticipating. Go slow have a friend to help you and its about an hour total. Should have took pics but I didn't think about it at the time. Thanks 579592



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Fit great and easy to install only took 30 min. And had to trim bumper like the instructions said. 576207


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  • Will Fascia Still Line Up with Other Panels After Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Honda Accord
  • Yes, the rear fascia will still line up with other panels after installation of Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24972 on your 2018 Honda Accord. There is enough space in the stock set up to allow for the hitch to fit without compromising the fit of the fascia relative to the other panels. If you tow the recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 or 2 inch ball # 19258. For trailer wiring you can use # C56402 to add a 4-Way connector to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid for Bike Rack
  • The hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite, part # 24972. It's confirmed to fit all styles of the 2018 Honda Accord including your hybrid. It's a Class I hitch which means you're limited to two bikes. If you're looking to carry more than two then we'll need to find another solution like a trunk mount or a roof rack. If two bikes is all you need then a hitch rack is the way to go. They're easily to load than a roof mount carrier and more stable than a trunk mount. A great rack to look...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda Accord
  • For your 2018 Honda Accord the Draw Tite part # 24972 is the winner. One reason is that the price is way better, but mainly because you said you were going to carry a bike rack. Unlike the Curt hitch for your vehicle # C11525 this hitch does not require the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like the Curt does. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119250KIT which is a confirmed fit, then for a ball mount part # 3593 and hitch balls # 19258 for a 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Best Ground Clearance on 2018 Honda Accord
  • Both the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # 24972 and the Curt Round Tube # C11525 are confirmed to fit your 2018 Honda Accord. Between these two models the Draw-Tite will give you the best ground clearance dimension because of how it mounts to the vehicle. The hitch receiver will pretty much sit directly below the rear bumper (see attached image for reference). The bottom of the receiver will be about 3 inches below the bottom of the rear fascia/bumper. I have attached...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
  • The hybrid version of the 2018 Honda Accord can use the Draw-Tite hitch # 24972 which happens to also fit the standard version. The Curt hitch # C11525 does not fit the hybrid. The written instructions for the Draw-Tite hitch and a helpful general article on hitch installation are linked for your reference. And you can check out the included photo of an installed hitch to see the final appearance which is quite clean and nice. This light-duty Class I hitch can handle a 2-bike hitch...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2018 Honda Accord Sedan with 2.0L Engine
  • From my research your 2018 Honda Accord can tow up to 1,000 pounds since it has the 2.0L. According to the owner's manual the 1.5L is not designed for towing and if someone tries to tow with one the warranty may be voided. Yikes! The hitch I recommend for your Honda is the Draw-Tite, part # 24972. It's rated up to 2,000 pounds but you're still limited by the vehicle's 1,000 pound max. The recommended ball mount with the hitch is part # 3593. Use part # 19258 if you need a 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Towing Compatibility for 2018 Honda Accord
  • Your 2018 Honda Accord has a max towing capacity of 1,000 lbs as you stated, so it is not able to flat tow your VW Beetle weighing 1,800 lbs. The engine and transmission are the biggest deciding factors in towing capacity but the frame, suspension, and brakes are also determining factors. We cannot recommend towing anything above that 1,000 lb capacity. The manufacturer sets the restrictions for their warranty purposes and it is likely a conservative rating to protect the manufacturer...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Accord have More than 3 inches of Ground Clearance
  • Actually the Draw Tite hitch part # 24972 hangs about 3 inches from the bottom of the rear bumper cover on your 2018 Honda Accord. It does not only have 3 inches of ground clearance when installed.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Affect Parking Sensors on 2018 Honda Accord
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24972 that you referenced won't affect the parking sensors on your 2018 Honda Accord Touring. We actually had a customer install this same trailer hitch on a 2018 Accord Hybrid with the sensors and they aren't having any issues! I have attached a picture they took during their install with some of the sensors visible for you to check out. I have also attached the installation instructions that you can reference.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24972 is a fit for your 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring model. As you stated, it installs at the bumper location so you won't have the interference with the exhaust or heat shield you mentioned on your previous vehicle which isn't uncommon and has an easy fix in most cases. You are correct that the bumper will need to be removed for installation and there are not any specific Honda tools required. ...
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  • Towing a Trailer with a 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T
  • Of the two hitches that we carry to fit your 2018 Honda Accord I recommend the Draw-Tite, part # 24972. Both of them have about the same ground clearance and it will take some away from your car. We haven't had the chance to do the install as of yet so I can't tell you exactly how much but it looks to be 4 inches or so from my guess. Take a look at the picture I attached. The reason I choose the Draw-Tite is because the only part that's under the bumper is the receiver tube. The...
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  • Wiring Harness Fit for 2018 Honda Accord Touring
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118776 will absolutely fit your 2018 Honda Accord Touring (non-hybrid); I checked with the manufacturer for you to confirm this. As for the installation and running the black wire to your Accord's battery, this is a common question and certainly understandable but it is necessary to run that wire directly to your battery. The reason is because the other 12 volt sources in a vehicle tie into the system's electrical...
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  • Is Trimming of the Rear Bumper Fascia Required to Install a Hitch on a 2018 Honda Accord Sport
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24972 which is the hitch I recommend for your 2018 Honda Accord Sport will not "require" any trimming of the rear bumper fascia. You can trim a small portion of the lower edge to allow the hitch some room as seen in the attached photo but this step is optional and not required. The above hitch has a Class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. If you need a bike rack for your bike(s) or cargo basket for your tailgating supplies,...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda Accord Fit Hybid Model
  • I confirmed with Draw-Tite that their hitch for the 2018 Honda Accord, part # 24972, does indeed fit all models including the Hybrid. I confirmed with Draw-Tite just to be sure. It's actually the only hitch that we know for sure will fit the Hybrid at this time. It's likely the # 24972 wasn't confirmed on the Hybrid at the time the first question you saw was answered. But it has been now, I double checked with Draw-Tite again to be sure.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Honda Accord Sport and Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • For your 2018 Honda Accord Sport, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24972 over the Curt # C11525. The installation of the Draw-Tite requires removing the bumper, but it does not require any drilling into your frame. Customers have been happy and even surprised by the ease of install on the Draw-Tite hitch although it will still take time. You won't spend so much time under your vehicle for this installation so in some ways it is an easier installation. It...
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