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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36266 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36266

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible 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 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


  • 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.

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Installation Details 36266 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Kia Sportage

Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 90186 from Hidden Hitch on a 2000 Kia Sportage. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite part number 36266. We are underneath the vehicle now, and we are going to go ahead and point out the attaching points for the hitch. Looking at the passengers side frame rail, you can see there is a hole here on the inboard side of the frame. That is going to provide the forwardmost attaching point. And then, on this tow hook here, we are actually going to drill a hole and make that the second attaching point.

The first thing we want to do is we want to take this handle nut assembly, and we are actually going to feed this through the other hole on the outboard side of the frame so that it aligns inside the frame, like so. And then we are going to put the hitch up. And we are going to use the fastener to thread directly into it. Once we get that in place, we will swing the hitch up into position, mark our hole for drilling, and then drill our holes out. The easiest way to get the handle nut aligned is to just get it inside the frame and just take a long-bladed screwdriver, get it inside the opening in the handle nut, and just kind of pry it into position. And we want to make that setup for both sides of the vehicle. And then we can go ahead and put the hitch up into place. It is probably going to take another set of hands somebody is going to need to hold the handle nut into position, and another person will need to put the hitch up and thread it in.

The next step is going to be to swing the hitch up into position - basically, until where it looks level on the vehicle. In some instances, the exhaust will actually prevent you from getting it perfectly level, so what we are going to do is go ahead and loosen the two bolts here on the exhaust, and that will allow us to have a little more room there to move that. We can go ahead and swing the hitch up into position. Once we have determined that the hitch is straight, we can go ahead and mark the holes here, and then we can swing the hitch back down and go ahead and drill those out. What I did there was, I started with a quarter-inch pilot hole, and then I am going to enlarge to my half-inch hole.

All right, with our holes drilled, we can go ahead and swing the hitch up into position and attach our hardware inside the tow hook. We want to use the hex bolt and a flat washer. Slide it inside the tow hook and back out the drilled hole, and we are going to attach that with the lock washer and the hex nut. We want to go ahead and do that with the other side of the vehicle as well. With all of our bolts up into position, we want to double-check the alignment of the hitch to make sure it is still straight on the vehicle. And then we can go ahead and torque our bolts down. We want to check our instructions to verify the specific torque rating for each individual bolt.

With the hitch tightened up, the only thing we have left to do is to check the exhaust to see if it is actually hitting on the trailer hitch. And you can see in this instance it is, which will cause it to rattle. What we can do to alleviate this would be to actually take the exhaust hanger. and what we want to do is to actually slide the bracket back and actually push the bracket up a little bit. We can retighten here and tighten here, and as you can see I have got additional clearance space right here. OK, with the exhaust tightened back up, our installation is complete. And this will conclude the installation of hitch part number 90186 on a 2000 Kia Sportage.

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36266

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 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.

- 36266
2000 Kia Sportage

Recently ordered receiver hitch to mount on a 2000 Kia Sportage. This is the 3rd hitch I have purchased from E trailers and they are well made. Installations have been easy on the 2 previous units and it looks like this one will be the same. Delivery was fast! Good company!! 776251

- 36266

The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver is made to exact specifications of my vehicle. Is simple to install, with a perfect fit. E-Trailer delivery was fast and accurate. Buy with confidence, their customer service staff is friendly and very committed to making your purchase a pleasant one. Thank you e-trailer, keep up the good work! 26105


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Hitch, Drawbar, Hitch Ball, and Safety Chains Needed to Tow a Trailer
    For your 2001 Kia Sportage, in addition to hitch # 36266, and wiring # HM43915, you will need a ball mount and a ball for the coupler on the trailer. You will also need safety chains unless the trailer comes with them. For a 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch opening, like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36266, use Class II Drawbar, # 36051. With this ball mount, use Hitch Ball, # 19256. To secure and lock the drawbar in place, use the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # e98879. For safety chains,...
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  • Proper Bolt Torque When Installing a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2002 Kia Sportage
    The torque specifications for the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver # 36266 will be located in the instruction link. I included several informative articles and installation video for you too.
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for Solid Drawbar
    Even though the Draw Tite Class II drawbar, # 36051, has a solid shank you can still use an anti-rattle device with a solid shank accessory. I recommend the No-Rattle Trailer Hitch Wedge, # 93347. I have included a video review of this anti-rattle device below.
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2001 Kia Sportage
    There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2001 Sportage is the Draw-Tite # 36266, which is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. The correct ball mount for this hitch is the Draw-Tite # 36051 which does come with a pin and clip. For a hitch ball, depending on the size of your trailer's coupler you will need 2" Hitch Ball # 19258 or 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # 19256. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # HM43915....
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball, Ball Mount and Wiring Recommendation for a 2008 Hyundai Sonata
    Anytime you use a hitch adapter you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. Because of that I tend to avoid recommending them as an ideal solution. Since your trailer has 2 inch hitch ball coupler you would want the # 3592 for a ball mount and then for a 2 inch ball # 19258. For trailer wiring you would then want the part # 118433 which I attached an install video for as well.
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