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Draw-Tite Invisi-Hitch Vertical 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
  • Completely Hidden
This corrosion-resistant, vertical trailer hitch receiver is hidden from view when not in use giving your vehicle a clean, streamline appearance. Specialty drawbar and hitch adapter sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Invisi-Hitch Vertical Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 28501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 28501

This corrosion-resistant, vertical trailer hitch receiver is hidden from view when not in use giving your vehicle a clean, streamline appearance. Specialty drawbar and hitch adapter sold separately.


Features:

  • Vertical receiver is hidden beneath your vehicle for a sleek, unobtrusive look
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Specialty ball mount, pin and clip (28451) sold separately
    • Unique adapter (28351 - sold separately) lets you use 1-1/4" bike racks, cargo carriers and other hitch accessories
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


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


Invisi-Hitch Invisible Receiver

The unique vertical design of this trailer hitch receiver maintains the factory appearance of your vehicle - the receiver remains completely hidden from view when not in use. The receiver opening sits behind the bumper and points downward, as opposed to standard hitches, which sit beneath the bumper and point outward. A special ball mount with 90-degree bends or a similarly designed receiver adapter is required for towing and the use of various hitch accessories.


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.




28501 Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver - Invisi-Hitch



28501 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 28501 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2007 Scion xB




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Invisi-Hitch Vertical Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 28501

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

This corrosion-resistant, vertical trailer hitch receiver is hidden from view when not in use giving your vehicle a clean, streamline appearance. Specialty drawbar and hitch adapter sold separately.

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Compared prices all over, this was the least expensive. Ordered it and it came within 3 days, very fast shipping. I was able to install it by myself with in 40 minutes, that includes time jacking my car up onto jack stands. Would have been even easier with a helping hand. I didn't have to drop my factory exhaust or anything and the holes aligned perfectly. Very pleased with it. Cannot see it at all when the hitch is removed. Although the price for the special vertical mount hitches I find to be way too pricey and decided to make my own. I would recommend these hitches to anybody. Very happy customer. 76440


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Its been a year and no complaints what so ever. Hitch works perfectly. I even ordered a hitch for my brothers Kia Optima from this site and was met with the same satisfaction. Although his car was a bit more difficult to install on than an xB. Very minimal rust after two Minnesota winters. I tow my Aluma trailer with 3 dirt bikes on it and I can still get 25mpg with my xB. To those of you that are going to do your own trailer wiring in your car make sure you get the 3 wire to 2 wire converter. The xB has separate turn signal and brake lights.

maninthebox - 04/20/2014

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2006 Scion


Installation of Hidden Hitch Scion 2006. Pictures of installation of the Hidden Hitch that I bought you from Puerto Rico. It was send to my brother house in West Virginia. Thank you for your services I hope I get a discount at my next order. 6084



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Had this installed before I got shipping confirmation. If purchasing do nt bother dropping exhaust it fits fine without messing with it. Great seller. Fast enough shipping for a big item. Thats the picture installed. Verry sleek. Cant even tell I have a hitch until you put the adapter on. A+! 404466



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Had this installed before I got shipping confirmation. If purchasing do nt bother dropping exhaust it fits fine without messing with it. Great seller. Fast enough shipping for a big item. Thats the picture installed. Very sleek. Cant even tell I have a hitch until you put the adapter on. A+! 404469



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Great hitch!! Super easy install!! from the time i read the instructions to the time my tools were put up and done took 45mins! Tows my Seadoo sparks like a champ! 205928



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Product arrived after just a bit longer than I initially expected, but with good reason and notification. It was complete and amazingly easily to install, with complete instructions, and seems to work very well. It was also the best price that I could find. Thanks to the good people at etrailer for a good product and great communication. My Scion is obviously not the greatest vehicle for heavy duty hauling, but with this Etrailer kit, it will be more than adequate to pull my very light trailer with my E-Trike and another Bicycle on it. Due to the weight and size of my E-Trike, there just wasn't enough room in the Scion, not to even mention the difficulty to load it, which will be much easier with the added trailer. Thanks! Bob 306863



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Thanks for a great product, and fast shipping. It only took me about 15 min. to put it on, here are some pictures of the finished product. 15819



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Scion


Hitch receiver did not want to fit well so had to use ratchet tie downs to coerce it into place to bolt it down. 16011


Comments

I also had a fit issue. When one side was bolted on, the other was off by at least an inch. I had noticed before trying to install that one side appeared bent, but thought it had to do with the Scions design. So I had to get it back out and hit a couple times with a rubber mallet, back to 90 degrees. Got it back under the car and fortunately all lined up and I got the install done.

-- comment by: Rick E - 10/16/2015

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Scion xB


Everything about this purchase was great. Best price I could find anywhere. The tracking map is awsome and everyone was very helpfull. I installed it in 15 min. Was super easy and fit perfect. Anyone with a scion xb or any car that wants a hitch I will recomend them to go here. Thanks 52493



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2005 Scion xB


Best investment Purchased for a 2005 Scion XB,had my local mechanic,Medina's Tire in Grover Beach,Ca.,install it in less than 30 minutes for $45.I didn't get greasy,did not cuss,...have been smiling ever since installation!Highly recommend this to all Scion XB owners,IF,you want to keep your interior in "showroom condition."Don't forget to get the "invisi-hitch accessory adapter kit."Now all mountain bike mud remains outside of vehicle(I purchased the Swagmac XC Pro). 2845



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2006 Scion xB


I bought a Draw-Tite hitch & draw bar along with a T-One wiring kit for my 2006 Scion xB. Installing the hitch was a snap. It took less than the 30-minute estimate in the instructions. The wiring kit took a little longer because of routing behind the trim but, that done, it was easy to install and looks great. Everything works great. A++ for eTrailer's service: fast shipping and attention to detail all along the way. 44540



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Scion xB


Purchased this for my boyfriends Scion XB. The ETrailer pics, description, and videos are fantastic! Their customer service is top notch - both by phone and email. Great quality product and easy to install. I will be making many more purchases from ETrailer and recommend them to everyone. 315873



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I was very pleased with how easy it was to decide what was the right hitch. I was surprised by the upgraded shipping which I didn't expect. And came home to see it on my porch, took it over to my friend who installed it with no problem. I am looking forward to using it. Thanks, John 9646



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My only complaint is that the holes on this hitch did not line up properly. Three holes lined up, but the last one required me to bend the flange about 3/4 inch to get the bolt in. I consider this unacceptable given the ease of getting the dimensions correct. It isn't rocket science. 423003


Comments

Thanks for your feedback Bob. The manufacturers of the hitches design them so that the frame attachment arms are made of mild steel so that they can flex. They do this to prevent stress fractures from occurring over time due to changes in temperature or impact from potholes, etc. Because they are made to flex, they can sometimes get knocked out of alignment causing the holes not to line up properly. The modifications that you described are exactly what we recommend to get the hitches back in alignment. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.

-- Rachael H - 08/23/2017

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2004 Scion xB


The Best for your 04 xb A+++ easy to install just need to bring down the exhaust i have an after market exhaust four bolts and its on you dont even need to lift up the car to install no one will know its there pulls my jet ski with no problems if you have an xb get it!!!!!!! 2717



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good hitch minor install hassl Once installed the hitch works great, However the install instructions are a little vague, and on mine one side was bent slightly making lining up the holes a pain. IT went on, but not without a lot of swearing. 2037



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Scion xB


Great for my Scion Xb! With a "low profile auto",Scion Xb, the receiver hitch does hit the road on bumps,drainage gutters,inclined driveways...would I purchase or recommend this product,YES!The Good far out weigh the Bad!! 3162



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Excellant product. Except for the Florida heat, it went on without a hitch. The customer service was great and they went out of their to make sure I received my purchase on time. This I will recommend. Scott 17666



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Scion


Best Scion hidden hitch Best Scion hidden hitch I have seen and used. When not in use this thing is completely concealed, you would never know it was there. I tow a 4x8 trailer with no issues what so ever. 632



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Scion xB


I bought this hitch for my Scion XB to tow my sea doos and its still holding very strong. I even hooked up a small flatbed trailer to help my friend move and it worked awesome. Very well made in the USA. 349372


Comments

Still holding up. I tow my Sea Doos around all summer and its very durable and very strong. Ive also used a small trailer and brought back full motor swaps for my customers. A great deal for the price. 5 Stars*****

Darrell B - 03/11/2018

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Hitch and wiring harness fit as advertised and was easy to install. They have fast delivery and very good service. I have purchased several hitches from them and have been very pleased each time. 46040



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Even the shipping box was made better than most, let alone the parts therein. I would recommend etrailer to everyone. Keep up the good work. 18694



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Fit like a glove. Easy 30 min install with only basic hand tools. Can't wait to tow my first trailer with the XB. 47798



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It was what they said easy to install in no time at all . There was no BS with the info .............Thanks 11231



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Service was great and quick. I haven't had appropriate time to test the product, but so far so goo. 57235



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Very nicely made! It fit perfectly, and it's out of sight when I'm not using it. 164374



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Scion xB


The Best hidden hitch ever!!!! If you own a first gen. scion xb get it!!!!!!! 2722



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Price is right. Figment was great really like this product. 76413



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The hitch went on so easy 5 stars less than 10 min . 82903



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Arrived in good time and condition.Easy install. 12200



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Excellent. Simple install. Great instru ctions 433482


Comments

All products have worked out well. Nice to find everything in one place. I am especially pleased with the hitch and wiring for the Scion xB.

Mark H - 09/18/2018

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Easy to install. Took about 20 minutes total. 333745



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Great product, delivery and customer se rvice! 212105



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Great product.good quality and fits per fect. 485937



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Just as described, great price. Thanks 28128



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2006 Scion xB


Works perfect on my 2006 Scion Xb. 307203



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No problems thank you! 26790



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Fit perfectly! 129178


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  • Everything Needed for a 2006 Scion XB to Tow a Small Trailer Carrying a Motorcycle
  • The Class I Invisi-Hitch Trailer Hitch with Vertical Receiver Opening, part # 28501, is a vertical trailer hitch that requires a special ball mount. The ball mount required is part # 28451. The wiring harness for your vehicle is T-Connector 118414. The only other item you would need to tow a trailer is the ball. The ball size depends on the trailer. The link below will take you to the balls that will work with drawbar, # 28451.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 BMW X5
  • We do have several trailer hitches available for the 2011 BMW X5 but there are currently none available for the 2011 X3. The available trailer hitches for the X5 are all Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches. An Invisi-Hitch is not available. There are many distinct advantages to a Class III trailer hitch over a Class I like the # 28501 that you have referenced. First, a class I trailer hitch has a low tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity, only 200/2000 pounds or less. But the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2006 Scion xB
  • We do have trailer hitches that will fit your 2006 Scion xB but # C12490 only goes back to 2008 models. For your 2006 you can use Draw-Tite hitch # 28501. If you plan on doing any towing the correct ball mount to use is # 28451. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118414. Keep in mind the tongue weight capacity of the hitch is 200 pounds and the gross trailer weight capacity is 2,000 pounds. To use a Class I compatible accessory...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch from 2011 Toyota RAV4 Fit a 2016 Toyota RAV4
  • No, the 2011 and 2016 Toyota RAV4 use different Hidden Hitch trailer hitch models. For the 2016 you would need to use # 75235. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Draw Tite Invisi-Hitch Adapter
  • For an anti-rattle device to use with the Draw-Tite Invisi-Hitch Vertical Trailer Hitch Receiver # 28501 and the hitch adapter # 28351 you could use the part # 63090 that you referenced. This will take the movement out of the hitch at the adapter so that your Swagman XC Bike Rack part # S64650 won't move as much.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2005 Scion xB
  • First let's start with a hitch. The Draw Tite Hitch part # 28501 would be a great option that has been confirmed as a fit. For a roof rack the Rhino Rack that consists of part numbers # RREB137B, # RRRLKVA, # RREB-FK1 and # DK138 would be a great option as well. What nice about this rack is that it doesn't cost as much as the other "nicer" roof racks but it is still a high quality roof rack. This rack has a 110 lb capacity, but you would still need to check the owners manual of your...
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  • How to Add Ground Clearance to Allow 2004 Scion xB to Be Used with Hitch Rack
  • The hitch made for your 2004 Scion xB is a light-duty Class I type, such as Draw-Tite # 28501. The type of item you're looking for, a hitch adapter that gives you a height increase for better ground clearance at your bike wheels, does exist for larger 2-inch hitches. Such an item is # MT70070, as an example. The problem is that an equivalent item is not made for your light-duty 1-1/4-inch hitch. The best option I can offer you is to use two adapters together (definitely not ideal, but...
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  • Stabilization Strap for a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Scion xB for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers
  • Curt does indeed require the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 when using trailer hitch # C11487 with a bike rack or cargo carrier on your 2006 Scion xB. I have included a link to a video showing how the strap works. The strap does not come with any bike racks. You could avoid having to use the strap by going with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 28501 with adapter # 28351. Draw-Tite does not have a stabilization strap requirement. Since you will be using the hitch for a bike rack or...
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  • Trailer Hitch Needed to Carry 2 Bikes with a 2006 Scion xB
  • You are correct that the Invisi-Hitch Accessory Adapter Kit # 28351 will need to be used to carry an accessory when the Draw-Tite Invisi-Hitch # 28501 is installed on your 2006 Scion xB . This is due to the vertical configuration of the hitch receiver. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11487 will have less clearance from where the hitch receiver is located, but since your bike rack will install directly into the hitch receiver you will not see as much play. Since the Curt warranty...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Lightweight Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Scion xB
  • To carry bikes with your 2006 Scion xB the best route is to go with a hitch mounted bike rack since it would not affect gas mileage like you mentioned. The correct hitch for your vehicle is the Draw Tite part # 28501. For a super lightweight bike rack to fit this hitch you would want the Thule Helium part # TH9043 which only weighs 19.5 lbs. This bike rack is loaded with features like tilt, bike and hitch locks, anti-sway cradles, and folding arms. See review video attached. If you...
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  • Which Hitch Fits 2016 BMW X5
  • We have a hitch that fits all models of the 2016 BMW X5 except M-models but it is not the invisi-hitch you mentioned. It's the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600 and it would be visible from the rear of the vehicle. I attached a install video for it as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • What Hitch is the Invisi-Hitch Accessory part # 28351
  • To install the Invisi-Hitch ball mount part # 28351 that you referenced you would need to have an Inivisi-Hitch installed on your vehicle. Currently we only carry one Invisi-Hitch, part # 28501. This hitch is designed to fit 2004-2007 Scion xB's
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