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

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  • 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 36501 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36501

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

Image of Ford Escape exhaust with vibration dampener

Some Escape models beginning with the 2010 model year have a vibration dampener installed on the tailpipe which interferes with the installation of this hitch. The dampener can be removed and left off or welded onto the other side of the exhaust pipe.

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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.

36501 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90108 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

36501 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36501 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2005 - 2012 Ford Escape

2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner

2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute

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 - 2012 Ford Escape - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Ford Escape we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This is an 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is 36501. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you get it installed on your vehicle. It's got that square tube design so it's nice and symmetrical going across, small plate here that protects the underside of the vehicle. With this being a class two you'll have a lot of different accessories that are going to work out great for this hitch: cargo carriers, bike racks, ball mounts of course. They're all going to work fine.

You've got the extra collar here which which works great with a hitch immobilizer. Standard class two pin; it's going to slide through. It does come with the pin so you won't have to worry about picking that up. The hitch itself is going to offer a 300 pound gross tongue weight rating or a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. Now of course you'll look into the Escape's manual, determine what its weight limits are, and off of whichever of those are the lowest. Now the hitch offers a really easy installation.

It's just a matter of getting four bolts up into place and then putting a washer and a nut on there. Now I'm going to give you just a couple of measurements that will help you in selecting your bike rack, ball mount, or maybe cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside edge of the top of our receiver tube opening we've got about 17-1/4". From the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about even. Let's take a look at at our mounting locations so you can see that we're going to have two here on the inside of the passenger frame rail and two here on the driver side in the exact same spot right inside the frame rail here. We'll be getting to those from the back of the frame rail. There's going to be an opening here and an opening here to allow us to slide our bolts up and in. Here on the driver side we're going to start with the rearmost hole.

We'll place our fish wire in the hole and then direct it back towards the rear of the vehicle. You can see it's going to pop out right out of that location we pointed out. Now we want to slide our spacer block on, and we'll follow that up by threading on our 1/2" carriage bolt. Now we'll feed these up into our hole separately. There's the block; get it up and in and then we'll follow that up with our bolt.

Now let's just let that hang out for now and we'll go to the passenger side where we'll do the same thing. We'll give this the same treatment. It will get the spacer block and the carriage bolt. Get the block up and in, then our bolt. Now we're ready to grab our hitch. Now when putting it up into position it's a good idea to get you an extra set of hands to help you hold it. Then we'll feed our fish wire from the outside of our hitch towards the inside and then just use that to guide us up to our hole location. Once we get there let's pull through our bolt and our block just like that. Now that will support the hitch for us easily. I wouldn't rely on it 100% but . Then we can remove our fish wire here. Now hang onto your fish wire. You'll need it for your other bolt as well. Then we're going to place on a conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer are going to face in towards the hitch. Then we'll thread on one of the hex bolts. Now let's go over to our passenger side and do the same thing. Those are our front two bolts. That will hold the hitch into position while we get our next set of bolts going. We'll do just the same thing we did. Pull our fish wire out towards the back here. Then we'll add our spacer and our bolt. Just like before, feed them in separately. Then we can draw them on through using our pull wire. Then we'll head on over to the driver side and do that one more time for our final bolt. With those snugged down we can take a quick look and be sure our hitch is centered. Now we'll go through and tighten each of our nuts down. Then we'll grab our torque wrench and torque them down to specifications. That specification you can find in your instruction manual. With everything secure, that's going to complete today's installation of the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch, part number 36501, on our 2012 Ford Escape. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36501

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (61 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: Cap n Rick06/23/2013

2011 Escape Bike hitch and wiring harness. Videos were extremely helpful. Installed yesterday after a week in bed with a virus. It helps when your neighbor has a body shop (tools) and can come haul you out from under the car if he doesn't see any movement in 15 min. Have some extra wire ties handy and you will be ok. I put two coats of etching primer and 2 more coats of white automotive enamel on my hitch so it would match my body paint. If you are working by yourself , do the front two bolts first , lift the hitch ( w/ draw bar in) up on a bucket with some shims until the back holes line up then cinch them up. This is my second e-trailer hitch I,ve done, won't go anywhere else. 85618


The hitch has been everything I expected. I have used it mainly as a bike hauler and for a cargo rack. I painted mine white to match the Ford Escape and I have a problem where the safety chains attach. They scrape all the paint off showing the black, but a little touch up once in awhile solves the problem. I just dont like to see rust stains forming around the welds. I would buy this product again.

Cap n - 06/24/2014


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by: John S.10/21/2010

Perfect Class II for my needs This hitch fit perfectly and installed in about a half-hour. The only tool needed was a (torque) wrench. The installation was a breeze, especially after watching the online video at (the printed instructions and illustrations are a little hard to follow). This was the perfect basic Class II hitch for my Ford Escape Hybrid. With its limited towing capacity, I didn't need anything stronger or fancier. It appears to be more than adequate for my occasional light towing needs. The included drawbar (ball mount), pin, clip, and hitch cover were a real bonus, and made this selection an even greater bargain. All I needed to add was a ball and wiring. Shipping from was fast and efficient, although the box the hitch was packed in wasn't up to the task -- one end of the hitch had broken through the box and was sticking out. Fortunately, the only damage was a tiny paint chip -- no big deal. Otherwise, the price and service were unbeatable. 3531

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by: Frank P04/20/2013

This is a nice hitch, planning on using it for a bike rack and a little come-behind trailer. My ordering experience was excellent: shortly after the initial order, I realized I needed to change something. Called and it was taken care of quickly and easily. Great customer service! It also shipped and arrived quickly. Installation was also straightforward on my 2010 Escape. It took me slightly over an hour. You will want a second pair of hands to lift and hold while youre fitting the bolts if youre solo, Id suggest planning out your propping method because the hitch is fairly heavy. The fish wires work very well. However, the bolt head would not fit through the access hole on my Escape. Once I realized I could put it through head-first and then it would reverse itself while in the shaft, it was good. Also I needed a 3/4 socket not 7/8 as the instructions said. But hey, its done and looks good. Cant wait to tow something! 77022

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by: Bob M09/04/2013

Yes, I received the hitch a few days ago, and actually, I just had it installed this morning by my mechanic. So far, it's working great. I've attached two pictures. I appreciate the quality product and great customer service. Have a good day! 98130

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by: Steve C.07/24/2017

Photos of my installation. The hitch was easy, but the wiring was a bit complexed 409939

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by: Rick A.11/15/2016

Tow bar seems solid and well built. Installed in 23 minutes on Tribute and several minutes of that were looking for deep socket. Wiring kit installed in just over an hour just like video and most of that time was spent attaching battery wire to undercarriage. Whole unit solid and lights very bright. Could not be happier, especially since local installer quoted me $426 and it took me less than 90 minutes for under $xxx parts and I kept the $170/hour labor! 316885

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by: E.K08/21/2017

easy to install, look good and fast shi pping. 423380

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by: Michael C06/23/2014

Received order really fast with normal shipping. Package came in undamaged and in great shape. Watched install video on the etrailer website prior to ordering and when it came in I took out all the parts and installed in 25 minutes without even looking at any other instructions!! Very easy install, did it by myself. Looks great on the vehicle as well. 137088

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by: Kevin B05/22/2017

Your video had sold me on the product. The install was a breeze, I was able to do it by myself but would recommend some help. Myself, I'm just using if for a bicycle rack for now and maybe other things down the road. Impressed with the build of the receiver and the weight not some cheaply made unit that wouldn't last a couple of years and need replacing. 383534

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by: Ken.B07/26/2011 was fantastic to deal with. Ordering was easy and fast. The order tracking provided was great and again easy. The product itself a drawtite hitch for my Ford Escape was as fast and easy with the information provided by etrailer. Took me less then 40 minutes for hitch and the wiring was about 50 minutes. Great job 20315

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by: Brysen M.08/25/2014

Product arrived in excellent shape and was easy to install. The only negative I experienced was that the box was completely torn open with the mounting arms of the hitch exposed. The shipping box was only sized to protect the main body of the hitch and not the mounting arms. Overall great experience with etrailer. 148303

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by: David M01/15/2011

Quick & Easy When we received the package from UPS the hitch had broke through the box and about 2 inches was hanging out. Some of the paint was chipped off and scratched. The parts and everything inside the box were fine though. It took about 30 minutes to install - very quick and easy for one person. 5533

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by: Bud B.07/30/2010

Great product and Great Dealer I think this is the 5th. Hidden Hitch I've bought from etrailer. All have been priced right, extremely rapid shipping, and easy to install. I'm feel sure I am going to get just as good of service from this latest one as I've gotten from all the others. Thanks 3296

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by: Seth M07/31/2014

Product installed easily with no hassles. the vibration dampener on my 2010 Escape was not in the way, but check to make sure it is not below the mount holes before you purchase. Also keep the bolts very loosely tightened until both sides are mounted (it'll save you 15 minutes of swearing). 143777

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by: larryb06/02/2016

It was simple to install and I save a metric ton of money. Could it be better???? etrailer was excellent, the hitch was back ordered but I needed the bike rack for my other vehicle. etrailer actually split the order so that I could go on my weekend trip!!!! Thanks and kudos. 255970

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by: Phillip07/07/2017

Not only did my order get here super fast, I ordered just before a Fourth of July weekend but it still shipped so fast considering the fact that I live overseas in Germany. It was so easy to install (20min tops) and fit just as etrailer said it would. Very satisfied!!! Thank you! 402496

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by: Buster03/04/2017

Perfect fit, easy to follow instructions. Pulling the bolts thru the frame was a bit more difficult than the online video, but just took a bit of fidgeting. The pull wire provided worked like magic! The whole installation took less than half hour all by my lonesome. 348402

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by: LarryK05/16/2011

Great Experience. My son and I had it installed on my 2010 Escape Hybrid in 20 minutes and that included looking for the right socket for the torque wrench. Ordering was easy and delivery quick. Just in time to put my new hitch and wire to work. Thank you 14229

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by: Pete M.04/08/2017

Great quality and very easy to install after watching the very HELPFUL videos a couple of times. I installed the trailer hitch by myself within 45 minutes! The wire guides helped alot to run the bolts through. Fast delivery too. Great customer Service! 364679

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by: Larry W.05/27/2017

I installed this myself in about 30 minutes with the vehicle on the ground. The instructions said that I "might" have to drill holes, well I did not. It installed just like the video online, and I am totally satisfied with this product! 385548

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by: Ralph A.02/08/2017

Received the product quickly on the west coast - 3 days! The product is a reputable Draw-tite receiver. Installation was a breeze and as the video directed! These guys are legit and worth doing business with! Ralph A. 339861

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by: Gary B10/23/2013

A one half hour install by myself thanks to the great video! My only problem was that I didn't have a deep socket for my torque wrench but got by with the closest metric size. Delivery was one day earlier than projected too. 104880

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by: Dave D.08/26/2012

I ordered a Trailer Hitch and the Wiring for my 2012 Escape. The instructions, videos and especially confidence building phone contacts [especially with the wiring] made this a very pleasant experience for an amateur installer. 53079

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by: Melissa O.07/19/2017

Installation photo 407840

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by: Allen C07/27/2014

The service was quite good. My original order couldn't be fulfilled as specified as the item was out of stock. I was contacted and provided with an alternative that shipped within the time frame I needed. 143108

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by: KIM03/17/2013

Good prouduct, easily assembled, but was mostly out of the box when it arrived. Packaging is in need of improvement. I wasn't missing anything, I don't think, but it did make you wonder what wasn't there. 71232

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by: Andre V.07/29/2016

Installed on Escape Hybrid '09 without issue. When backing, back-up sensor does not sound when nothing is attached to the hitch receiver, which was a relief. Hitch receiver is solid. No complaints. 277468

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by: Jill N04/27/2014

This is my second hitch from etrailer. It just doesn't get any better! Timely delivery, easy to follow directions and a perfect fit. Once again etrailer thoroughly exceeded all expectations. 127560

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by: David Canipe07/19/2017

Satisfied in every way, price, speed of delivery, 4 days across the US, fit, went on easily and quickly The first hitch I bought lasted me 10 without a problem the car did not DJC 407746

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by: Curtis W.06/14/2017

Super fast shipping. Item was as described in listing. Could have used a little more packing in the box. Package was damaged during shipping but item was still in perfect shape. 394082

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by: David04/18/2013

arrived promptly works great only negative, not boxed well, 2 large holes in the box, fortunately no parts were missing and there was no damage to the hitch. 76761

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by: Patrick H.05/17/2012

Easy to install on 09 Escape. No drilling, very little hassle. Took about 45 minutes to install and all I needed was a wrench to tighten the bolts. 40801

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by: Steve C.06/27/2011

The class II hitch looks great on my '09 escape- installed in less than a half-hour with the benefit of a lift. Fast shipping - I'm a happy customer! 18045

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by: Rob07/02/2014

Great on the phone. Product was what they described. Quick shipping. Videos are HUGE help for self install. Definitely would recommend to anyone. 138907

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by: Ken Smith11/05/2012

Good product. It fit perfectly. The instructions need some expansion. The handling of the order and the shipping were extraordinary. Thanks. 58843

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by: Tom H.01/09/2014

Great service with fast delivery. Product was exactly what I wanted. This is the 3rd order from etrailer and all have been great. Thanks! 112347

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by: Erich P.03/09/2017

Haven't put it to use yet, but I installed it today and only took 15mins. No drilling required for the 2012 Ford Escape and it looks great. 350610

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by: mark keohane08/22/2011

thanks for the hitch. item just as described. fairly easy to install. this is for a bike rack and should work just fine. 22536

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by: Red T.02/09/2011

This was the 4th hitch I've purchased from, and it like the others was delivered on time and was no problem to install. Red 6893

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by: Dan K10/25/2016

Excellent fit took less than 30 minutes to install on my 2011 Escape. No cutting or drilling needed and it looks great. 310536

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by: Jason07/16/2015

Product was sent in a timely manner and easy to assemble. Thank you for the easy and fast way to order. 212277

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by: Mark T01/08/2011

Great product and fast shipping Very helpful video on both the hitch and the wiring harness. Very fast delivery 5215

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by: Larry M.06/10/2016

Great service! I received the hitch earlier than expected. It fit perfectly and was a breeze to install. 259979


Works as it is supposed to. Durable and reliable.

Larry M - 06/10/2017


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by: kent sexton03/06/2017

I haven't installed it yet but I am looking forward to it. Your prompt service was greatly appreciated. 349295

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by: Tom L06/21/2013

Fit like a charm on my 2011 Ford Escape. Had it attached in 40 minutes with no drilling. Looks great! 85503

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by: Assael Q10/22/2016

Good stuff all the way around Fast, friendland , helpful professional One satisfied customer here? 309634

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by: Donald H.03/20/2017

Good product, good service, great shipping, easy installation. As you can tail I am very satisfied. 356202

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by: Ben C08/08/2014

Arrived quickly. Well packaged. Easy to install. Video instruction was very helpful. 145305

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by: Jerry L06/25/2017

Trailer hitch for my 09 mercury mariner is working fine i use it several times a week. 399042

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by: Chip Angell09/25/2016

Hitch came by UPS in a couple of days, got it on in less than an hour, happy with it. 299613

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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity of a 2007 Ford Escape with 4 Cylinder Motor
  • I checked the owners manual for the 2007 Ford Escape and found that models that have the 2.5 liter motor can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds and the maximum frontal area of the trailer can be up to 24 square feet. If your Escape does not already have the factory hitch you can use # 13650. This is a 2 inch trailer hitch and even though it is rated higher than the vehicle you will still need to go by the 1,500 pound capacity of the vehicle. Since you plan on doing some towing I recommend...
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  • Fastener Kit Needed for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36501
  • The proper mounting hardware can be ordered for the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch, item # 36501, by using item # RHK, replacement hardware kit, in the search box and then entering the hitch item number and the hitch manufacturer in the boxes below the item description. I have also posted instructions for installation of this hitch below.
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch fro ma Different Vehicle Fit a 2006 Ford Escape
  • There are several trailer hitches that will fit the 2006 Ford Escape and it is possible that those hitches will fit other vehicles so the opposite can also be true. I will break down each of the hitches to determine which vehicles they fit. Curt hitch # 13650 and Draw-Tite hitch # 75751 both fit: 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute Curt hitch # C13651 fits: 2005 - 2011 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute...
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  • Are Stabilizing Straps Needed for all Class II Hitches on a 2008 Ford Escape or Only the CURT Hitch
  • Only CURT Mfg. requires the use of a stabilizing strap, # 18050, for non trailer loads on their Class I and Class II trailer hitches, but it is a good idea to help eliminate the stress that bike racks and cargo carriers place on the hitch and vehicle frame. In my opinion the added flexibility of the 2 inch receiver, # 13650, is the way to go if it is available when installing a hitch on your vehicle. The hitch is only more visible in as much as the receiver portion is larger, but the...
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  • Hitch Comparisons for a 2009 Ford Escape Limited 4wd
  • There are two differences between the two hitches you mention. The Curt hitch is constructed of round tubing, and the Draw-Tite is made of square tube stock. Secondly, the Curt warrantly states that a stabilizing strap like # 18050 needs to be used for extra support for non-trailer loads. This can be a hassle on some vehicles, especially hatch backs or vehicles with spoilers/wind diffusers. Since the Draw-Tite hitch doesn't have that requirement, I'd recommend going with the Draw-Tite....
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  • Installation Instructions for a Draw Tite Hitch on a 2011 Ford Escape
  • I attached installation instructions for the Draw-Tite Hitch # 36501 that you referenced. To get the carriage bolts in position in the frame channel you will need to use a Wire Pull # 80101-1. I would recommend you get a couple in case something happens to one. I attached a video on how to use a wire pull for you to check out also.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2005 Ford Escape Also Fit 2008 Ford Escape
  • Yes, both the Draw-Tite Class III, # 75751, and the Class II, # 36501, trailer hitch receivers will fit the 2005 Ford Escape, as well as the 2008 Ford Escape.
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  • Is Trailer Wiring Included with the # 36501 Hitch for the 2011 Escape Hybrid FWD
  • The Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch, item # 36501, for the 2011 Ford Escape does not include the wiring harness for the vehicle. For trailer lighting you will need the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, item # 118551, for your 2011 Ford Escape. I have posted installation instructions and an install video for you to review. You may also want to consider the following items to complete your Class II towing setup. Draw-Tite Ball Mount, item # 36051 Hitch Ball, item # 19258 Hitch...
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  • Can Spare Tire be Reinstalled After Installing Draw Tite Hitch on 2009 Ford Escape
  • Yes, once you complete the install of the Draw Tite hitch part # 36501 on your 2009 Ford Escape you will be able to reinstall the spare tire. I attached a picture that shows the spare reinstalled for you to check out as well.
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  • Friction Sway Control For a 2012 Ford Escape Towing a Trailer
  • Yes, the friction sway control part # 83660 that you referenced can be used on your 2012 Ford Escape towing a trailer as long as also get the part # RP26005 and you have a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening on your 2012 Ford Escape like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36501. A better option would be a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening like the part # 75751 and to use the # RP26003 with it instead of going the Class II option as a Class III hitch will have more capacity. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Yes, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36501 fits all models of the 2007 Ford Escape including your hybrid. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. I checked the owner's manual online for the 2007 Ford Escape hybrid and found that it has a towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. If you plan on towing the recommended ball mount is # 36051. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And to add a 4-Way flat trailer connector to the rear of...
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  • Availability of Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36501
  • We do offer replacement hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 36501. You will need part # RHK. On the product page, under the Shipping Special box, enter the hitch model number, in this case 36501. In the next box under that, choose the manufacturer from the pull down menu. In this case, select Draw-Tite. Click the Add to Cart button and you are done. I recommend visiting a dealer or a qualified shop to determine if the hitch can be safely attached to the damaged frame, and...
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  • Hitch And Cargo Carrier Recommendation For 2010 Ford Escape
  • When choosing a hitch for your 2010 Ford Escape, I recommend installing a Class lll hitch, like the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13650. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening which gives you more options when using any hitch-mounted accessories. Most hitch mounted cargo carriers will not require a ball mount or hitch ball. They will install in the receiver opening of the hitch. If at a later time you wish to tow something, you can check out a ball mount like part # 2923. This gives...
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