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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36116 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36116

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 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.


  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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. Technical Support

At 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.

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Installation Details 36116 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36116

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (20 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.

2009 Lincoln Town Car

Excellent! Details in my other review (Draw bar). I didn't realize that I would have 2 reviews to do so I reviewed both items (hitch & draw bar) in one review. Sorry!

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis

I just finished installing the hitch on my 2001 Mercury Marquis. The final result is outstanding; you can't even tell there is a hitch on it without the draw bar attached. I must say though that it more difficult to install than the instructions indicated. The access holes were so far away from the drilled holes required that the fish wire almost wasn't long enough and kept pulling through before I could get the bolts in the holes. Also I couldn't get the bolts to go through the 1/2" drilled holes with the fish wire and ended up having to drill 5/8" hole to allow access once I adjusted that detail from the instructions it was smooth sailing. If you had the vehicle up on a hoist it would help the installation, but for me I had to do it on my back in the driveway. I finished it all in about 21/2 hours not the 50 minutes stated in the instructions. And it looks great now. I'm sending some pictures, one with the draw bar attached and one without and two where it bolts up to the frame. Thank you again for your very prompt delivery... I was amazed how fast it got here.


My etrailer Class II hitch is far more heavily built than the frame on my vehicle! Hindsight suggests I could have 'gotten by' with etrailer's Class I offerings [but price differences for those two hitch classes are tiny -- at least regarding my particular car].
I re-tightened the four hitch mounting-bolts three times during the six months following installation, per instructions. This turned out to be an important followup, because those bolts NEEDED re-torquing every time.

Mercury Grand Marquis

If you have a lift, a second pair of hands and have rehearsed the install several times, maybe it can be done in 0.5hrs as per the ad. If you're doing it yourself, in your driveway or garage floor, figure 3hrs. The packaging is poorly done. Granted UPS is perhaps the worst company for delivery but the hardware is inside the box in a plastic bag. The hitch worked loose, rips open the cardboard, spills out the hardware. Replacement hardware via eTrailer customer service takes another week.
The hitch itself is intended for similar vehicles (Merc Marquis, Ford Crown Vic) and the "Fit" isn't that precise. Would be better if 1" wider. Mounting hardware isn't well thought out. The passenger side exhaust pipe hangs down 2" lower than the drivers side - not much effort went into thinking this through during the design process, looks very much like a shadetree mechanic solution and is the biggest negative. Snaking in the bolts through the frame channels takes enormous patience. It was easier to use an electricians fish tape than the supplied tool.
Once installed, it is certainly strong and tucked up well out of site, but the install is definitely ripe for improvements. If I could reset to the start, knowing what I do now, I'd probably try a competitive product from Curt or Hidden Hitch. Maybe it would be better, Maybe not.

After a year, my comments would be the same.
RJ D - 10/09/2016

2003 Mercury Marauder

I purchased a Class II hitch for use on my show car 2003 Mercury Marauder in Silver Burch, I need something to pull my utility trailer occasionally. I was afraid that the receiver would take away from the car, but it can barely be seen. The main structure is completely hidden. Installation was simple, but took a little longer than expected without a lift and working by myself with the car on ramps. I am very pleased with the quality and outcome of the install.

The hitch is still working as intended, and with the hitch installed I still managed to get Best Of Show
Frederick H - 01/16/2015


So far so good! Today I will be able to try it out for the first time. Just got hitch mounted.

1999 Honda Pilot

I installed the hitch myself. I fortunately
had a couple of ramps to back my 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis up on which raised the rear end up to approx. 25 inches off the cement floor.

I then used a rolling hydraulic floor jack to somewhat get the hitch in place. I then blocked up the hitch on each end with 25 inch long 2X4,s.

This helped get the hitch in a proper position flush against the vehicles chassis so I could begin drilling my holes. I used a Uni-Bit to drill a pilot hole in each of the 4 places needed. I pretty much had to do this on my back.

Once I had my pilot holes drilled,I dropped the hitch and finished drilling the 4 holes to about 3/4 inch.(makes fishing the required bolts easier to enter the hole)

Be aware that when you fish those 2 carriage bolts,( the ones with the mushroom heads)you also need to fish in the 2- 1/4 by 2 inch flat metal pieces provided at the same time. ( these are the 2 bolts and plates that go in the closest to the front of the car on each side of the chassis).

I actually inserted the carriage bolts into the provided metal piece,then taped the head of the bolt to the metal piece in order to make both pieces fish together through the cars access holes.

Saved me a lot of hassle as the holes you drill may be off center to the chassis.

All in all took me about 2-3 hours to do the job myself. I would recommend you have someone help you out if you do not have a hydraulic floor jack to hold the hitch in position in order to mark/drill the mounting holes.

1984 Mercury Grand Marquis

This is the third hitch I purchased from The price is right, delivery is fast, they fit just right and if you have questions you get a quick, straight answer. I highly recommend

A year later and the hitch is great. is great to do business with, tech service great, fast delivery, and always great prices.
Tim - 09/06/2016

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis

All around good product. Installation was complicated by not providing anti rotation plates (for carriage bolts) that fit through the car's frame slots in the forward mounting position also, by providing hex bolts and nuts for the rear mounting position, instead of carriage bolts with anti rotation plates. Wrench access for counter holding the rear mounting bolts inside the frame is extremely limited on the 2011 Grand Marquis.

1988 Lincoln Town Car

Seems well constructed.Fits my older Lincoln town car well. Enables me car a bike or two and large folding lawn cars on a bike rack accessory. Have bought these hitches for other cars,and they have held up well.


It was very clear the part that was delivered to me was a 'return' based on the re-taped packaging and parts. Not sure where the part had been first, I'm just glad all the parts were still there when I got it.

This was not you finest work. This is the third hitch I have purchased from you and the other two were perfect. Not sure what happened this time.


We install a lot of hitches to mount our vehicle lifts on for scooters and power chairs.
etrailer is my only source for hitches. Best service and best price by far.

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis

E trailer was real easy to order from, hitch came in 4 days as promised. Very easy to install. Great experience

2006 Lincoln Town Car

Purchased through eTrailer for the quality of their installation video about this product. I received my items quickly, and as described.


The hitch was as advertised and delivery was rapid. The installation instructions were clear and the video on YouTube was great too.

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

Excellent help on phone ,very friendly. Received hitch in perfect shape, and timely manner.

1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Easy to find correct product....quick ship.....cou have been easier........unless they came and installed it.

2009 Lincoln Town Car

1999 Ford Taurus

Everything was just fine



See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • 2000 Grand Marquis Trailer Hitch Receiver Capacity Rated Higher Than Vehicle Capacity
    Your owners manual will give you the towing capacity of your vehicle. The hitch receiver, like # 36116 has a higher capacity rating, but you will be limited to the manufacturer's specs. The hitch although rated for more, does not increase your vehicle's rating. In towing, the weakest rating of any of your parts is the one that is your maximum rating of all your parts. In this case, your limit will be 2000 lbs max towing capacity.
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  • Will a Hitch from a 1999 Lincoln Town Car Work on a 2004 Lincoln Town Car
    A hitch from a 1999 Lincoln Town Car will also fit a 2004 Lincoln Town Car. Since your 2004 has dual exhaust you will need to relocate the exhaust hanger. I attached installation instructions for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36116 for you to check out that shows how this is done.
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  • Dimensions of the Draw-Tite 36116
    I went out into our warehouse to measure a Draw-Tite # 36116 and found the dimensions you asked for. Check out the pictures I attached.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2011 Ford Crown Victoria
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36116 has been determined to fit the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on a similar vehicle, a 2009 Lincoln Town Car. I have attached links to our hitch mount Class II cargo carriers and bike racks for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers for you.
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  • Will My 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Require Modifications to Install a Trailer Hitch
    Modifications to the exhaust are only needed on 2003 and later model years. The exhaust is moved from its factory installed hanger on the car to the actual hitch. Your 2001 model year will not need these modifications.
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  • Installation of Class II Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2003 Mercury Maurader
    You will need to drill four holes to install a hitch for your 2003 Mercury Maurader sedan. If you have the wagon, you will only need to drill two holes. You will temporarily detach the exhaust hanger, but that is very simple to do. The hitch comes with all installation hardware. As far as tools, you will need a 3/4 inch and a 13 mm wrench, and 1/2-inch drill bit.
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Hitch 36116
    We have the replacement hitch hardware you need. Part # RHK is a complete replacement hardware kit for your Draw-Tite hitch # 36116. Just click on the link for that part, enter the hitch item number in the field provided and select Draw-Tite from the drop-down menu bar. Then click Add to Cart and you're all set. I have linked the written installation instructions for this hitch along with a helpful article for an easier installation. We also have many videos available on the hitch page;...
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36116
    The part number you would need for ordering a replacement hardware kit for your Draw Tite hitch part # 36116 is the part # RHK. On the product page for the RHK you need to select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the part # 36116 and we will ship you out the correct hardware.
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  • Can Trailer Hitch From 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Be Installed on 2000 Model
    Both the 1998 and the 2000 Grand Marquis are of the Third Generation of that vehicle, so they can both use the same hitches. The hitch removed from your 1998 can be used on your 2000 Grand Marquis if it's in good shape, but you'll need new hardware, as the hardware is meant for a one time use only. If your hitch is a Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch or Curt, we can provide replacement hardware. The replacement hardware kit is part # RHK, which you can see by clicking the provided link. To get...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch # 36116 fit 1988 and 1995 Lincoln Town Car
    The Draw-Tite hitch you referenced, part # 36116 will fit a 1980-2010 Lincoln Town Car. It will indeed fit both of your vehicles. This being said, a hitch is not meant to be repeatedly installed and removed or swapped between vehicles. If it is removed and installed on a second vehicle, the manufacturer recommends using new hardware. A hardware kit can be purchased by ordering part # RHK, and typing Draw-Tite in the manufacturer field and 36116 in the part number field. For installation...
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  • What Vehicles Does Trailer Hitch # 36116 and Drawbar # 36063 Fit
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36116, (installation instructions linked below) will fit the following vehicles: 1983 to 1991 Mercury Colony Park Wagon 1992 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria 1983 to 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis 1983 to 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon 1983 to 1991 Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon 1983 to 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 1983 to 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Wagon 1979 to 1982 Ford LTD Wagon 2003 to 2004 Mercury Marauder 1980 to 1983 Lincoln Mark VI 1979 to 1982 Mercury...
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  • Availability of Non-Powered Trailer Wiring for 2004 Lincoln Towncar
    While Curt doesn't have a non-powered trailer wiring harness that fits your 2004 Lincoln Town Car Hopkins does with the part # 40505.
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  • Using the etrailer e98873 Motorcycle Carrier on a 1997 Lincoln Town Car
    I would not recommend using the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier # e98873 on your 1997 Lincoln Town Car. From the research I have done, your vehicle probably has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. Once you add the weight of the motorcycle carrier and weight of the item you are carrying you will probably exceed the limit of 200 lbs. I would recommend checking your owners manual for the tongue weight and trailer weight capacity of your vehicle and looking into a small trailer. If...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Draw Tite Hitch for a 1996 Lincoln Town Car
    The hitch part # 36116 is a Class II hitch that has the part # 36063 as the recommended ball mount which has a 3-1/8 inch rise. If there was a Class II hitch compatible ball mount that had a 3-1/4 inch rise available you could use it, but we do not carry one. That being said, the difference between the two sizes would not be hardly noticeable so the 3-1/8 should work just fine. For a 2 inch ball you would need part # 19258, or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # 19257.
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  • Is Drilling Involved when Installing Trailer Hitch # 36116 on a 1983 to 2010 Ford Crown Victoria
    For the 1983 to 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, Sedan and Wagon, you will need to drill 4 holes in the frame in order to install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36116. I have included a link to the installation details. Step 4 in the instructions explains the required drilling. I have also included a link to a video showing installation on a similar vehicle, a 1992 Lincoln Town Car. The main difference on the Town Car and other vehicles compatible with this hitch is that on the Town Car there are...
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  • Recommend Hitch and Wiring For 1997 Toyota Tacoma
    I do have an option for you but the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36116 is designed to fit certain years of the Lincoln Town Cars and Mercury Grand Marquis so it will not fit the Toyota. The part # 36063 the sticker references is a ball mount that is recommended for use with the hitch determined by Draw-Tite. For a 1997 Toyota Tacoma, I recommend Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13013 which is a custom fit design for the Toyota Tacoma that will not require any drilling to...
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  • Availability of and Installation of Class III Receiver Hitch for 2011 Lincoln Town Car
    There are 2 Class III receiver hitches available for your 2011 Town Car, the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 41116 and the Curt Class III, part # 13707. Both Hitches will work great for you. Luckily enough, on your particular vehicle, the vast majority of the cross bar will be hidden behind the rear bumper structure, with a very small amount of the bottom of the cross bar and the receiver opening visible below the bumper. Town Car models with the dual exhaust will require the removal and...
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  • Can Appearance Panel be Trimmed and Reinstalled After Hitch Installation on 2003 Lincoln Town Car
    A lot of vehicles have those body or appearance panels. On the 2003 Lincoln Town Car it is not structural meaning that it isn't there to help hold the bumper or fascia up. It is basically helping to protect the metal parts above it from the elements. You might be able to reinstall the panel but it would require some extensive trimming and there aren't specific instructions that explain how to do so. Leaving it off is the way I would go. I have linked a video and the instructions to the...
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  • Will the OEM Trailer Hitch from a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis Fit a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    I checked up on trailer hitch 88002 and found that it was an OEM hitch put on several vehicles. However, the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria is not one of the vehicles listed as a fit so I do not recommend trying to install it on the Ford. For a hitch that will fit the Crown Vic the most popular Class III hitch is # 13707. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the installation instructions for you. I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4EL....
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