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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 36297 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36297

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


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.


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.



36297 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (69 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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2004 Volvo XC70

fit and finish are perfect. Super easy installation done in 15 minutes


Comments
Amazing, its still holding strong even after a cross country move
Richard Y - 07/13/2021


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2006 Volvo XC70

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.


Comments
I have no complaints. Works well. Thanks again
Warren - 09/10/2016



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2005 Volvo V70

We installed the Hidden Hitch on a 2005 Volvo V70 wagon. Overall, the installation went very well. I was pleased with the hitch design, etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com 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.



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For the money I paid, I expected this custom fit receiver to install easier than it did. The clearances were too tight, the bar itself was slightly twisted, and it too way too much muscle and elbow grease to wrench it into the correct position.



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Volvo V70

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.



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Hitch arrived and was (eventually) installed with no problems. Thanks everso!



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2005 Volvo V70

Hitch seems sturdy, and well powder coated. Hitch mounting holes line up well with car, however the exhaust bracket holes needed to be elongated slightly towards the center of the hitch as it would not line up properly.



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Product I received was exactly what I ordered. Placed the order on a Friday, the trailer hitch was at my door the following Tuesday afternoon.



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2007 Volvo V70

Looks fantastic. I wimped out on installation and our mechanic said it was under an hour. Fits perfectly under our 2007 v70 wagon and is wonderfully low profile. Saved a headache over the OEM version which would have had us taking off the bumper and putting in a cutout.



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2004 Volvo S60

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



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Works well just what I wanted and handles my big boat well



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2005 Volvo XC70

Excellent hitch, quick shipping, top notch back up by a named staff member in case there is a problem. The hitch fit well, and was made of 5/16" steel, very thick compared to others. Over 15 years I've ordered several hitches from etrailer and have been well satisfied. Next time I need another hitch I'll be back!



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2015 Volvo S60

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.


Comments
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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Volvo S60

Overall a good product. I use it to carry my bike rack on a regular basis. No issues to date. On a side note, I have an R model S60, and the exhaust system was a little troublesome during the install. If you are comfortable working on a vehicle, you can surely overcome the difficulties.



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



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2006 Volvo XC70

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.



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Volvo XC70

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).



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Volvo V70

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



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Great service fast delivery will purchase from again



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2005 Volvo V70

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.



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2001 Volvo V70

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



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2007 Volvo XC

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.



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2004 Volvo V70

I fought with this thing for 3 hours and couldn't get it to bolt in. Today the car goes to the shop for other work. Hopefully they can convinced it into place while it's on the lift. VERY FRUSTRATING.


Comments
The most common fit issues folks will encounter is when the hitch gets flexed a bit during shipping/handling and the bolt holes wont line up. The hitch mounting brackets are purposely constructed of mild steel so that if they get bent out of shape during transport, they can be easily manipulated back into place without harm. Ill link to a help article that describes how to do this.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 10/02/2018


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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.



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


Comments
dear Patrick, Everything is working like a charm!! Thanks.
Jimmy L - 01/23/2015


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ball Mount With 1-1/4 Inch Drop That Fits 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    For a ball mount (draw bar) with a 1-1/4" drop that fits into a 1-1/4" trailer hitch you need the Draw-Tite # 36051, which has a 300 lb tongue weight capacity, 3,500 lb towing capacity and is only compatible with Class II 1-1/4" hitches. This ball mount includes a pin and clip but for a 2" hitch ball you need # 19258.
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  • Trailer Hitch & 4-Bike Rack 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2001 Volvo V70
    For your 2001 Volvo V70 we only have Class II hitches like the Draw Tite part # 36297 which is a Class II hitch. There are no Class III, 2 inch hitches that fit your vehicle and the part number you mentioned is not one that we carry or have any info on. The 2 inch hitches like you mentioned are typically only seen on larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs.
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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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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier for 2001 Volvo V70
    As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on your 2001 Volvo V70 like the Draw Tite part # 36297 you can use a cargo carrier like the part # 63155 which could carry a snow blower potentially. The hitch has a 300 lb tongue weight capacity, the carrier weighs 39 lbs which leaves you with 261 lbs of capacity left over for the weight of the snow blower. The inside dimensions of the cargo tray are then 47-7/8" long x 20" wide x 5-1/2" tall.
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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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  • Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite 36297 Class II Hitch on 2006 Volvo XC70
    The Draw-Tite Class II hitch, part # 36297 installs using existing hardware on the 2006 Volvo XC70. On the driver's side frame rail, the exhaust hanger bracket would be removed and the hitch would install using the two bolts that hold the bracket in place. The hitch mounting flange is sandwiched between the exhaust bracket and the frame. On the passenger side, the 2 bolts that hold the tow hook to the frame are used to attach the hitch. The tow hook is not reinstalled. The nuts needed are...
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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 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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  • Does the Draw-Tite Hitch 36297 for a 2007 Volvo XC70 Come With Bolts
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36297 which is a fit for a 2007 Volvo XC70 (All Models) does not come with hardware. That said, you won't need to obtain any either as it uses existing bolts already on the vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2002 Volvo V70 XC
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36297 is a Class II, 1-1/4" receiver that fits your 2002 Volvo V70 XC. Currently there are no Class III 2" Receivers for your Volvo. This receiver has a maximum tongue weight rating of 300lbs and towing capacity of 3,500lbs. Be sure that you do not exceed the maximum rating given from Volvo for your V70 XC. I recommend the Curt Upgraded Circuit Protected Powered Tail Light Converter # C59496 if you are going to pull a trailer or will need to use...
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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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  • 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 Receiver That Fits 2004 Volvo XC70
    I double checked just to make sure and there is not a hitch with a 2 inch receiver available for your 2004 Volvo XC70. Both hitches available for your vehicle, the Curt # C12318 and Draw-Tite # 36297 have a 1-1/4 inch receiver and are Class II rated. I do recommend the Curt due to its slightly higher 350 lb tongue weight capacity but please keep in mind this hitch is going to require the use of stabilizing straps # 18050 with all non-trailer accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers...
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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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  • Locating Factory Weldnuts on 2003 Volvo V70 to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # C12318
    On your 2003 Volvo V70 there should be 3 factory weldnuts on each side of the frame to which the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12318 you referenced gets bolted. With that being said the factory tow bracket on the passenger side, which needs to be removed during installation, may be blocking one of these. It's also possible that the factory weldnut has enough road grime and debris built up on your Volvo that it's difficult to see during a quick inspection. You might try and clean the frame rails...
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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 # TH92BJ. 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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  • 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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  • 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 cargo carrier, I'd go with the Pro Series 20x47 Cargo Carrier # 63155. The # 70647 hitch you mentioned would not be a fit for your Volvo wagon.
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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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