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2006 volvo s60 trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit 36297
2006 volvo s60 trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit receiver - class ii 1-1/4 inch
2006 volvo s60 trailer hitch draw-tite class ii 36297
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2006 volvo s60 trailer hitch draw-tite class ii 36297

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draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 36297
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 36297

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36297 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36297

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.

36297 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90804 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

36297 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36297 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2002 Volvo Cross Country

2001 - 2009 Volvo S60

2001 - 2007 Volvo V70

2003 - 2007 Volvo XC70

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 - 2008 Volvo S60 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Volvo S60 we're going to be taking a look at and showing how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This is going to offer the 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 36297. Now here's what the hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's pretty straight across, very symmetrical so it's not going to look odd here in the rear of the vehicle. It's a square bar design.

You can see this is going to offer us a 3,500 pound maximum trailer weight rating and a 300 pound tongue weight rating, but you will certainly want to look into the S60's owner manual and see what they rate the vehicle for. You want to go off of whichever of those numbers are going to be the lowest. Our hitch is going to have the 1-1/4" opening that you can see here with the extra collar that goes around. That collar comes in handy for some of the immobilizers and things like that to really sturdy up your equipment. Going to have a standard 1-1/4"-style pinhole here. It's also going to come with the pin and clip so you can slide that through and secure your bike rack, cargo carrier, or whatever else that you'd have in mind.

Now with this being a class two you'll need to 1-1/4"-style accessories. You'll have a full 4-bike capacity as long as you stay within the limits of your hitch and your bike rack. All around a good hitch to have and really come in hand when you need to haul small loads or get some bikes around town, anything like that. Now a couple of important measurements that you'll want to keep in mind. From the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening to the ground we're going to have about 10-1/2" of space. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper we're looking at about 3. Now to begin our installation we're first going to start here on the passenger side on the very back of the frame rail.

There's a little tow bracket right here. This is going to be removed by taking out the bolt that you can see here, and also the one that's tucked right in that little pocket. These are also going to be the mounting holes that we'll use for our hitch. Now we're going to hang onto the hardware and transaction this bracket to the customer in case they want to reinstall it later. Now here on the driver side we're kind of in the same location. It's right here above the exhaust tip.

There's going to be an exhaust hanger there. That's connected using two bolts, one here in the front and one here in the rear. Just like before, we're going to pull these on down and hang onto the hardware. That allows that to come down, as you can see, just enough to where we can get our hitch over top. Now we can raise our hitch into position. We want the ledge or the bracket on our hitch to sit above the exhaust hanger and below the frame. We'll just work that up into place and do the same thing here on the other side. Bring it up to line up our holes and then we can thread our hardware back in. Get three or four good turns on it so it gives you plenty of support. We don't want this thing to come down at us. Here on the driver side we're going to line up our exhaust bracket with the hole that's in our hitch. We'll get that up and start those threads. Now with those started, let's grab our other bolts and we'll start the other two. We're going to have one on each side to do. Now with all four of our fasteners in place we'll come through with our socket and let's just tighten them down to where they make contact with our frame. Now there's no set sequence or anything to tighten your bolts down. Just tighten them down in any fashion you want, but you do want to refer to your instruction manual, and be sure you get them set to the proper talking about specification. With all four fasteners secure, we're ready to hook up and hit the road. That's going to complete today's look at the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver. This is the a class two, part number 36297, on our 2008 Volvo S60. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36297

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (50 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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by: John M.04/03/2012

We installed the Hidden Hitch on a 2005 Volvo V70 wagon. Overall, the installation went very well. I was pleased with the hitch design, ordering and shipping, and the installation. Most importantly, everything lined up correctly. As mentioned in other comments I read, you really need a second person to help hold the hitch while attaching to the car. In addition to the expected tools, such as the socket wrench, we used a 6” extension and a torque wrench. The extension made the installation much easier, but the torque wrench was not something I thought of in advance. When you remove the bolts on the driver’s side, the exhaust can be shifted to left which allows room to maneuver the hitch into place. This hitch is designed to fit onto the exhaust bracket, not between it and the frame, avoiding a challenge. On the right, the tow bracket must be removed and cannot be placed back over the hitch bolts with modifying the bracket. Due to the angle of the bracket, the bolt holes no longer align. I suppose this could be overcome by filing out the bolt holes to improve the alignment. To avoid overstressing the brackets holding the exhaust system, I used a scissors jack to ever so lightly lift and hold the exhaust (probably unnecessary, but on my mechanic’s advice, I was being careful). This also allowed me to raise and lower the exhaust easily as needed, without trying to support it while managing the hitch, particularly when I was ready to bolt it altogether. Other than that, it is a matter of following the instructions. It took me close to an hour and a half, but I worked carefully since I had not done this before. If I were to do it over again, I am sure I could do it in under an hour. Ordering and shipping was perfect. Once receives the order, they confirm by email and send updates, so it is easy to track. I recommend thinking how you will use the hitch, which seems obvious. I am using it primarily for hauling bikes, with second the possibility of pulling a small trailer. So I ordered the 2” adapter and hitch lock. I ordered the cover for the opening, which was unnecessary, since it comes with the cover. 36003

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by: Warren09/11/2015

The install was very straight forward and would have taken 30 minutes had the exhaust bracket not prevented the proper alignment for the bolt. It was a struggle to get the 2 left bolts started. The hitch needed to slide right about 2mm and all would have been easy. Once torqued down it all assumed the proper alignment. Also, I did not receive the pin and clip- it must have fallen out a hole in the box. A call to Kat had it sent out. Very good service and product. 225038


I have no complaints. Works well. Thanks again

Warren - 09/10/2016


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by: Gregory S.08/08/2014

First, I received the order within three days of ordering. Kudos! This hitch fit perfectly on my 2005 Volvo V70. It came with a one page schematic of how to attach it, which was all that was needed. Using a 15mm socket and a 2' pipe extension, which was necessary, the existing bolts easily came out. After removing the existing bolts from each side, I started the install on the passenger side and propped the driver side of the hitch up on 3 stacked short pieces of 2X4. After securing, but not tightening the bolts, I switched to the driver side. I need to push the muffler mount out to get to the hitch up into position. I used a 5' 2X4 as leverage to raise the hitch into place, while pushing the muffler mount to the outside to get around the rubber mount. Worked beautifully for me and completed in less than 30 minutes. This is a really solid hitch and I really appreciate that it came with a drawbar. I almost just purchased a hitch from U-haul with installation, but I am so glad that I chose to do it myself. I highly recommend this hitch. 145386

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by: Mark T06/20/2011

This hidden hitch installed quite easily, once I had figured out what parts of the Volvo V70 went where after I took it apart. I haven't used it yet, but I am very satisfied with the mounting and the completeness of the kit. I almost brought a kit that was $20 cheaper, and then realized that the extras that were included with this kit more than made up for the difference (tow bar insert, and rubber receiver cover) Not only that, but etrailer exceeded expectations in friendliness (even though I didn't speak to anyone, just the emails they sent me. Came quickly and everything was there. 17395

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by: Shane K.12/08/2014

I bought this for my 2003 Volvo S60, and I must say that the fit was absolutely perfect. The install was very easy and took all of 15 minutes. I recommend this for anyone wanting to add a hitch to your Volvo. 163616


Its been a year since I have installed the trailer hitch and it is working like a charm, should I ever need another hitch for another vehicle, you will be my first choice!

Shane K - 12/08/2015


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by: Anon01/26/2015

I bought this hitch for my Black '07 xc70 after reading favorable reviews online and it quickly arrived 2 days later. I backed the back end of my wagon onto ramps ( I highly suggest this) and used a torque wrench with a 6" extender. The extender and longer handle of the torque wrench were essential in making this a quick and easy install. Without extension, loosening and tightening the bolts would have been a pain. All in all, this is a great product. It looks better than most aftermarket hitches and is very unobtrusive on the wagon. Install and cleanup took about an hour. If I had a helper to hold the other end of the hitch while installing this would have been much faster. Thanks etrailer for a great product and lightening-quick delivery! (no pics from me - my wagon looks just like the one in the video and the hitch looks just as advertised). 171220

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by: Jimmy L.01/23/2014

Excellent and easily installed. Hitch installed and wiring completed in just an hour. Everything works great. 114539


dear Patrick, Everything is working like a charm!! Thanks.

Jimmy L - 01/23/2015


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by: Geo K07/18/2017

I'd give my new Drawtite Hitch Receiver #36297 zero stars if that was an option. It appears to have been constructed by a worker who needs to get his vision corrected. The welds are competent, but they're systematically out-of-square: every joint is cocked 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 degrees to the left. The result is a product that doesn't fit. The flanges are misaligned so they won't mate with my vehicle's frame, the receiving socket is twisted out of plumb, and cocked to one side too. Simply unusable! I'd have to send too many photos to document the systematic nature of these faults, but here's one, and you can take it from me, they're ALL like this. 407527

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by: Jon B06/06/2011

The product fit well and seemed to be well made; the paint was thick and looks durable. Installation was easy. I selected it over the Draw-Tite because it looked like it would be less visible given that the ends taper back while the Draw-Tite is a straight tube along the entire length. That may be true, if so, I am glad I selected this one because it is still quite obvious. I think I would have been unhappy looking at that square tube on the back of my curvy Volvo, but for a more squarish bumper the Draw-Tite may be fine. I am using it to carry a 4-bike hitch rack and it looks like this will be just right. All in all, a good purchase. 16185

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by: Weston01/01/2009

Great price and good fit I have 2007 Volvo XC and I needed a 2 inch receiver for a bike rack that I already had, but the two inch hitches were expensive, hard to find, and difficult to install. So I ordered the 1 1/4 and bought a Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2". Installation was fairly easy. No drilling and cutting of the bumper. I used small ramps to raise the back end of the car and that really helped getting the hitch bracket around the exhaust. I only needed to loosen the exhaust bracket on the left side. Have someone hold the hitch as you work the hitch bracket around the exhaust bracket. In all it took 40 minutes. 1490

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by: Clint O.08/28/2011

Mechanically, this was a breeze to install, using car ramps. There are no nuts to deal with since they are built into the frame of the Volvo. Just remove the bolts holding the hidden license plate holder on the right side and the exhaust pipe on the left (an impact wrench is recommended for ease but a 1/2" drive socket set with a short pipe on the handle for extra torque also works. As everyone has commented, the hitch pin clip will not fit and you need either a locking type or one with a hole in the end and a large key ring or cotter pin. With the right tools and preparation, 30m. It took me an hour. 22945

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by: GERALD V WILLIAMS01/14/2011


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by: Greg07/14/2008

Good Hitch This hitch comes with included Draw Bar. The finish was very good and no problems with the bolt holes alignment to the frame. The hitch cover(2) is included as well. Installation was not too difficult if you can have someone helping to support the hitch while you are placing in the bolts. I would recommend attaching the driver side bolts first as there is very little room to move that side to align the bolt holes. All in all, a relatively easy installation. 1061

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by: John M05/04/2015

Rugged well made products .Install was a breeze. We are very pleased. 189846

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by: Timothy G02/11/2011

This is my second Hidden Hitch--I must admit I was a little apprehensive about the installation because of the way the exhaust system is mounted, however, I did it by myself with the help of a cardboard box and a bucket. Metric socket is a must to loosen the factory bolts. By the way, I'm 72 and managed it without help, although it would be a whole lot easier with a helper!! The fit was superb, as was the last one I bought for my other vehicle. 7057

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by: Ted A04/27/2010

Insallation was easy Received e-mail confirmation that item was shipped. On day that was to arrive I lowered exhaust and had everything ready for install.(15 min.) Wife said I should not count my chickens before they are hatched. Then the UPS driver arrived, I said they just did. Took all of another 15 min. Looks great almost have to look for it without the drawbar installed. Quick shipping! Thanks for the great service. 2972

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by: Scott W.06/20/2011

The customer services and order follow through were exemplary. I am a frequent "Internet Buyer" and found this to be the highest level of customer service of any of my purchases. The product was as described and the numerous product demo and installation videos that you provide on your site gave me great confidence that I was selecting the product I needed. Thanks again for exceeding my high expectations. 17362

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by: Billy C08/29/2017

Nice hitch. Fit-wise, it was really close but the spacing across ended up being approximately 1/4 inch wider than the mounting holes on the car. (2002 Volvo V70) Fortunately, I was able to "persuade" it with a small sledgehammer in to make it fit. Even so, it was less than an hour to install. Waiting on the wiring connector so I can comment further after I actually use it to haul something.... 426500

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by: George01/07/2011

Cheap, fast, correct Wow! I ordered a hitch for my '07 Volvo XC70 - at a fraction of the cost my local dealer quoted - on Tuesday night and by Thursday evening it had arrived in GA from MO and was installed before lights out. Free, fast shipping, everything advertised was included, and it fit properly. Very simple installation as described. Pretty amazing. Nice job etrailer. 5119

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by: David T06/13/2012

It could not be easier to install. 4 bolts out, 6 bolts will spend more time getting/cleaning up your tools than it did to install the hitch. 43942

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by: Daryl03/27/2011

Nice hitch, goes on in minutes. There is a problem that the pin clip does not fit on to the pull pin, no way no how, forget it, won't go on because the pin clip is too long and the hitch interferes. Don't know if my parts bag was wrong or what. But since I plan on putting a locking pull pin anyway, it doesn't matter. 10478

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by: PTE11/21/2016

Receives hitch today. Have it installed. Can'5 wait to use it. Watched installation video before install. Worked great 318573

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by: Scott M02/06/2017

Works great and easy to install. Prices were fantastic. Looking at more stuff to order now :) 339252

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by: Dirk07/30/2008

Installed easily, Looks Sharp Durable construction, Made in USA, Very easy installation. Iwas concerned at first as some forums talked about needing to cut part of the bumper and the high cost. Not the case here, this hitch was a great price, installed easily, and looks great on the vehicle. 1118

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by: Rick Y.09/15/2012

Once ordered, I received the hitch quickly. I was able to install it with ease following the instructions included. I found etrailer to be very customer service oriented with good follow-up. I would certainly do business with them again and recommend the company to others. 54795

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by: Gil F.09/17/2012

Excellent product and excellent service from I have ordered from these guys several times and they always surprise me on how fast and efficient they are. If you need anything trailer related, you must order from this place. You will not be disappointed. 54879

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by: Tim T.08/25/2012

Product fits perfectly with the most unobtrusive aesthetic available and simple installation. Service lived up to all the great reviews, I would not hesitate to recommend them or do business with them again; when everyone else is this good we won't have stores anymore. 53056

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by: Patrick A10/14/2013

Hitch required some modification for a 2007 Volvo S60 T5 - holes for the bolts were too widely set to bolt directly on. Also, bolts were 15mm, not 17mm as stated in the instructions. My Volvo had a tow point on the passenger side that was not on the diagram. 103771

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by: Tim V06/21/2012

My mechanic put it on since it involved some undercarriage work, don't like to mess with the Volvo...too tempermental. He only charged me $20. Good deal since the whole thing was a third of the cost contrasted with the dealer for a far superior product. 45066

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by: craig08/02/2010

absolutely easiest The hardest part of this procedure was loosening up the bolts. All down hill from there. I slid hitch under exhaust bracket 1st because it helped hold it in place. Perfect allignment. Loved doing this one. 3314

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by: David B04/11/2012

Perfect fit on my 2001 Volvo V70 XC wagon. Fast to install, no extra steps. Just inscrew and rescrew bolts with help from Mrs B to hold it in place. I appreciate the fast and personalized service from!! 36844

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by: AR02/17/2011

Fair price, shipping time upgraded complimentary, e-mailed to receive up-date on delivery, very courteous people, would buy from them in a minute if I needed something. Highly recommended. 7397

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by: Greg R07/26/2012

Fit exactly as described on '01 Volvo V70XC. Very easy install. Install instructions were exactly right. Etrailer is a great website to buy from. Good prices. Fast and free shipping. 49485

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by: Ed05/03/2011

I bought this hitch for my 2007 Volvo. eTrailers had the best price and delivery was fast. It arrived intact and in great condition. Great service and great products at eTrailer. 12833

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by: PaPaJoe11/23/2010

Customer satisfaction From the answering of the phone call to the delivery of the proper product - smooth sailing. I'm a satisfied customer. 3734

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by: Lona K03/13/2012

The hitch looks just as pictured. A little dinged up, but nothing more than will happen the first five minutes on the road. I am satisfied. 33804

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by: Cotes Auto Body Inc.12/19/2014

The produce was the same as the hitch on the vehicle...excellent service and extremely helpful this place!!! 166260

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by: Chris Q.12/14/2008

excellent hitch, perfect fit This was the second hitch I purchased from etrailer. Quality product and excellent service. 1473

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by: Tom B.05/07/2007

Actually fits without mod. Fit without modification and did not have to trim plastic shroud-just bent it up a little. 161

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by: Patrick10/14/2008

Super Easy I couldn't believe how easy this was to install all by myself. fits perfect. Took a casual 1/2 hour. 1360

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by: DT07/20/2011

Fit perfectly. Just make sure the existing bolt holes are nice and clean so that installation goes smoothly. 19760

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by: Charles Paddack09/14/2011

Hitch was exactly as expected and fit perfectly. Installation was quick and as easy as stated. 23960

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by: Kevin05/18/2011

nice construction, installed in approx. 20 minutes with hand tools. NO cutting needed! 14760

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by: Mario 2609/22/2011

Very happy , it fits perfect on my Volvo Xc70. Will do business in the future. 24359

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by: Dan C.07/13/2017

Great product, installed perfectly and easily. Great service, thanks! 405445

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by: Jake B03/16/2013

Easy to install. Arrived quickly. Great customer service. 71139

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by: RM06/22/2012

Great product. Easy installation.Very solid. Quick delivery. 45198

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by: Toma Keller06/28/2011

Very satisfied with the hitch. Installed it on Saturday. 18092

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by: Yudah03/23/2012

Great Hitch , easy installation . Fast delivery ! 34921

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by: DN11/02/2012

Excellent product Excellent service 58740


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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Volvo XC70
  • All of the available trailer hitches for a 2004 Volvo XC70 are class II hitches with a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. If the combined weight of your horse and trailer (loaded and ready to tow) is less than these limits you could certainly tow with your Volvo. If that ends up being the case, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 36297 because it will well for both towing a bike racks. The Curt trailer hitch for...
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  • Brake Controller and Towing Accessories for 2003 Volvo XC70
  • Before installing the hitch or attempting to tow the pop-up, you will need to determine the fully loaded weight and tongue weight of the trailer to ensure that it does not exceed the stated capacity of the vehicle or the hitch. If you consult the provided diagram, you can see how this would be done. Completing this step is very important to avoid causing damage to your vehicle. In my research, I found several different dry weights listed for your camper that ranged from 2300 to 3000...
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  • Trunk and Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Volvo V70
  • If you are new to installing trunk mount bike racks it certainly can seem very difficult. It is actually easier on some vehicles than on others. I have a hatch back and use the Thule Raceway # TH9001PRO. Easiest trunk mount rack to install on the planet. With the top hooks, keep the hatch closed. The hooks are coated so they will not damage the vehicle. Sometimes you can insert the hook from the sides rather than just trying to fit them in at their final position. Other times you have...
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  • Do Dual Exhausts on 2004 Volvo S60R Interfere with Hitch Installation
  • I checked with my technical contact at Curt Manufacturing, a prominent maker of trailer hitches, regarding your question about the dual exhausts on your 2004 Volvo S60R interfering with hitch installation. He confirmed that the dual exhausts will not cause any issues with installation of their 1-1/4-inch Class II trailer hitch # C12318. Since the Draw-Tite hitch # 36297 that you referenced is pretty much identical to the Curt it too should bolt up without any issues related to the exhausts. At...
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  • What is the Recommended Ball Mount for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36297
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 36297, that you have referenced is a Class II trailer hitch. with a Class II trailer hitch, you will need to use the manufacturer recommended ball mount. According to the installation details linked below, the required ball mount is # 36061, and it should be used in the rise position only. It has a 3-1/8 inch rise and measures 9-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. This ball mount is rated at 3,500 pound gross...
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  • Will the Thule T2 Wheel Hooks Be Compatible with Bikes that have Fenders?
  • For bikes with fenders, I would instead suggest the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. This will hold the bike to the carrier using the wheel cradles and the bike frame. The wheel hooks on the T2 you were looking at aren't intended to secure bikes with fenders over the tires. The adjustable frame cradles will allow you to mount regular or alternative framed bikes with fenders nicely. This bike rack includes a hitch lock and locks on the ratcheting cradles to secure your bike to the rack...
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  • What is the Distance from the Ground to Top of the Ball on a 2006 Volvo XC70
  • I do have some measurements using Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36297. On a vehicle we installed hitch # 36297 on, the hitch measured 11 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver. Keep in mind this is not the same model vehicle and there are bound to be differences in ride height so these measurements should serve as a general guide. Then, when using the correct ball mount, # 36061, as indicated by the hitch manufacturer in the proper rise position, add another 3-1/8 inches to that...
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  • Availability of Class 2 Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for 2007 Volvo XC70
  • The available trailer hitches for a 2007 Volvo XC70 are all class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. These trailer hitches have a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of either 300 or 350 pounds. You could go with an adapter like the Brophy # HTAD which converts a 1-1/4 inch receiver to a 2 inch receiver. However, I do not recommend it because it will reduce your tongue weight capacity by half. If you decide to go with a Class II hitch,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for Towing Dirt Bike w/ 2001 Volvo V70 Station Wagon
  • Since you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, I'd recommend you go with the Draw-Tite # 36297. The hitch does indeed include all necessary installation hardware. In addition to the hitch, you will need a ball mount like # 36051. You'll also need a trailer wiring harness like part # 119179KIT and a trailer ball like part # 19257 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or # 19258 for a 2 inch size. The coupler on your trailer will have the correct ball size stamped into the metal of its coupler. I'm...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness and Other Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2007 Volvo XC70
  • The 119176KIT was discontinued some time ago and has been replaced with the # 119179KIT. This kit will also work with your 2007 Volvo XC70. Unfortunately, we don't have a video of us installing it on your exact vehicle but it's the same basic process for any since it's a universal harness. It also installs similarly to the 119176KIT you saw the YouTube video on. If you don't already have a trailer hitch receiver on the Volvo I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36297. It's a custom designed...
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  • Trailer Hitch, 4-Bike Rack & Rack Locks for 2007 Volvo V-70 R Wagon
  • Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36297 is indeed a correct fit for your 2007 Volvo V-70. This and other hitch options for your V-70 wagon can be seen on the linked page. They all fit all models of the V-70. Since you intend to use a hitch-mount bike rack I suggest you instead choose the Curt hitch # C12318 since it has a higher tongue weight (TW) rating of 350-lbs versus the others' 300-lbs. You cannot have too much safety margin. You will need to use a support strap # 18050 to help stabilize...
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  • Recommended Drawbar for Volvo 2001 V70 XC
  • Width usually isn't a consideration when it comes to choosing a drawbar. Folks are typically concerned about getting a drawbar that places the trailer ball at the proper height so the trailer is level when it's being towed. I'll link you to our FAQ article about ball mounts/drawbars. If by width, you're speaking of the hitch receiver size the drawbar is meat to fit into, the hitches we offer for the 2001 Volvo V70 are Class II, which use the 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 receiver (inside dimension...
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  • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack Fit Curt 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Volvo V70
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C12318 and Swagman bike rack # S64650 are compatible with each other and your 2005 Volvo V70. But with the Curt hitch, Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike rack. The platform style rack would be difficult to use with the strap. For a hitch that does not require the strap use Draw-Tite hitch # 36297. I have linked a video showing installation on a similar vehicle. The Swagman XC bike rack is a basic...
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  • Comparing Receiver Location Between Curt And Draw-Tite On 2006 Volvo XC70
  • Since the Curt # C12318 and Draw-Tite # 36297 trailer hitches attach to the same place on your 2006 Volvo XC70, the receivers will be very similar. They will measures approximately 4 inches form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36297 hitch because it does not require a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 as the Curt hitch does. Both are Class ll hitches and have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. If you want to let me know...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2002 Volvo Cross Country
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36297 is listed as a fit for the 2002 Volvo Cross Country. It also fits the 2002 V70 which appears to have been a separate model. Since you plan on doing some towing you can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 or 2 inch ball # 19258 depending on the requirements of the trailer coupler. And to add a 4-Way flat connector at the back you can use # 119179KIT. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual for specific information on towing with your Volvo.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2005 Volvo S60
  • There is definitely a bike rack that will work for you, but the first thing you'll need is a hitch if you do not already have one. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36297, which is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver that is confirmed to fit your 2005 Volvo S60. For a 2-bike platform rack that will work with a women's titanium bike and lightweight electric bike I strongly recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV12B. A rack that will be getting a lot of use carrying nice bikes is going to need to...
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  • Wiring Harnesses are Sold Separately and Hitch Adapters Reduce Towing Capacity
  • Wiring harnesses are sold separately from the hitches. The Draw-Tite Class II Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Hitch, part # 36297 does not come with the wiring harness. We do sell a hitch adapter that will convert a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening to a 2 inch hitch opening. It is the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # HTAD. However, using this adapter will decrease your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. The tongue weight capacity of this Draw-Tite hitch is 300 pounds,...
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  • What Size Hitches Are Available for 2007 Volvo XC70
  • I wish there was, but there are only Class II hitches available for your 2007 Volvo XC70 like the # 36297 which as a 1-1/4 inch opening. Class III hitches are reserved for vehicles with higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs.
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  • Will the Yakima Holdup Bike Rack fit a 2004 Volvo XC70
  • The hitch you would have on your 2004 Volvo XC70 would be a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch like the # 36297 so you would need the 1-1/4 inch version of the Yakima Holdup, part # Y02445. This rack would work great for you. Thule racks have been very popular for us so that is why they show up quite a bit in our popular bike rack lists. I attached a review video for the Holdup for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch, Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2001 Volvo V70 Wagon
  • As none of our hitch manufacturers offer a Class III hitch for your Volvo wagon, I'd recommend a Class II hitch like the Draw-Tite # 36297. If you click the provided links, you can see the bike racks and cargo carriers available that are compatible with a Class II hitch. For a bike rack, I'd recommend the Softride Dura Parallelogram, part # SR26247. This rack can accommodate up to 4 bikes weighing up to 40 lbs each, and can tilt away from the vehicle allowing full cargo area access. For...
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