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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36520 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36520

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
  • Stylish, round-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.



36520 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90089 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36520 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36520 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2012 - 2016 Honda CR-V



California residents: click here


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 - 2014 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Honda CRV we're going to show you Part Number 36520. This is a Draw Tite Class 2 Inch and 1/4 Receiver Hitch. All right this is what the hitch looks like when installed on the CRV. Take a closer look at it and see this is our inch and 1/4 receiver hitch, it's rated for 350 pounds tonne weight pushing down and 3,500 pounds total trailer weight. We've got loops here for our safety chains, this uses a half inch diameter pin and clip. Okay.

Now this goes to the main body of the hitch, it uses a round tube structure. It's also clamped to the factory tie down loop underneath the vehicle. All right we can see how the hitch goes up and reaches up towards the frame, it also goes around the hangers to the exhaust. This does require temporary loosening of the exhaust, just letting it down, just sticking at the rubber hangers, then it goes all back up when we're done. On our drivers side, it does require a cut out to be made in the bottom panel to make room for the hitch and to install our hardware. This is optional, if you want you can actually leave this panel off completely when you're done. Next is a couple measurements to help you out selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.

From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 14 1/2 inches. From the center of our hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper will be about 2 3/4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First we need to go ahead and get underneath the vehicle and remove this appearance panel underneath here. We have local fasteners going around our panel - there'll be some screws and some plastic rivets, and also will be a fastener behind the wheel wells as well. We'll start with the plastic fasteners.

We'll get the center started with a flat blade screw driver and pop them out. Then a inaudible 00:02:03 tool works good to pull out the rest of the rivets if it's being stubborn. We'll work our way all the way around the edge underneath the bumper. One more plastic fastener right in the center. All right. Next will be three bolt center removed, closer to the back axle.

We use a 10 mm socket to remove them. Some vehicles with mud flaps have an extra fastener right here, we'll pop that guy out. In the wheel well, right behind the edge here, is another screw we have to remove. It's hidden. Number two Phillips screwdriver works best on this one. The longer the better, becuase I'm bouncing off the tire. We have to remove this screw as well. Now we should be able to work our panel loose. Now we'll take a moment to lower our exhaust. We'll spray down the rubber hangers and pry them off with a pry bar. Just two on the end, and we'll slowly lower it down out of the way. At this point we need to go ahead and cut out an opening for our hitch. This is optional, at this point you can chose to let this stay off the vehicle and put the hitch up now. We'll go ahead and cut this out and try to make it as easy as possible. Starting here we're just going to follow it's natural edge going across. You want to come across about 4 1/4 inches, then we'll measure up this line here about 8 inches. Again, we're just trying to use as many of the molded seams as possible for a straight edge. I'll just make a 90 degree mark and about 4 1/4 inches, then straight back down. This is somewhat a pliable material, so you can cut it with a real sharp knife. We've got some instillation material here, we just need to remove that and get it out of our way. You can go ahead and cut this out with a pair of scissors. Cut it back some, fold it over on the inside, then put it back into place, trim up the edge as little bit. Now we'll go ahead and put our panel back into place. Let's go ahead and put it into place as best we can. We just want to wrestle the edge around the bumper to help hold up, and then you can use the flexibility of the panel to work it back in position behind the wheel well and the carpet. It may also be a good idea to peel the carpet back completely out of the way to work in here as well. This liner material is pretty flexible, so you can move it up and out of the way to get your panel back into place. Once we know we have it in the right spot, we'll go ahead and put our panel back in place and reinstall the screws and reinstall the rest of our fasteners all the way around. Next we'll go ahead and replace our screws, then we'll reinstall our plastic fasteners. With this plastic fastener here, you'll notice is a little bit longer than the rest of them, so that'll go back in this spot here. Do not forget that one fastener back up in here. Next we'll go ahead and take a few moments to clean up the threads right here. This is the attachment points for the hitch on the passengers side. We'll go ahead and spray them down with some spray lubricant, and we'll use a tube brush to help clean out the treads. This is a newer vehicle; the older the vehicle is, the more time this will take to clean out the threads. Potentially you may need a thread tap. The tube brush we're using is part number 814092. We'll take one of the hitch bolts that come with it, and we'll go ahead and test it in the thread to make sure it's all nice and clean. Once we're done with the passengers side, we're going to do the same thing on the drivers side. We'll access those through the opening we made in the panel. One last detail before putting the hitch up into place, is that we need to install the flat washer on top of the hitch. This will go between the hitch and the frame of your vehicle. This is the holes that go closest to your bumper. To help keep it in place I'm just going to put some tape over it, just to help hold it there while I put the hitch into place. Poke hole through it so we can get our bolt through easily, and we'll be good to go. Then our hardware, which will consist of a metric bolt that we used to test the threads with earlier, and it also gets a conical tooth washer. Always make sure your teeth on the washer face towards the hitch. It'll install like that. This will be identical on both sides of the hitch, including the washer. To help us install the hardware on the driver side, we'll need a 17 mm socket, a really long extension, and actually any piece of paper. What it does, the bolt will sit just up into the socket head and give us plenty of reach to go up in there while we hold up the hitch and thread in the bolt. Now when I put it up there this is a good chance to make any adjustments to your cuts underneath. We'll get one bolt on each side to help stabilize it, and then we'll install the rest of the hardware. While our hitch is still loose with just the two bolts, we'll go ahead and take a moment to install our U bolt that goes around the tie down loop. Push around the loop and rotate into place. We'll get it lined up with our hitch, and then we'll go ahead and put the rest of the fasteners in and pull it up. We'll tighten this down with a 17 mm socket. We pull it up, it'll help guide our bolts through. We've just taken up the slack, now we'll go ahead and up the rest of our hardware on. The flat washer, local washer, and a nut. We'll need both sides of the U bolt. Now with our hardware loosely installed, we'll go ahead and tighten down for good and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. Now we'll go ahead and tighten down our U bolts evenly, and torque the bolts down. Now we can go ahead and put our exhaust back up, and we'll go ahead and give the rubber hangers another shot of lubricant and we'll put it back together. With that, that'll finish it for part number 36520. This is a Draw Tite class two, inch and a quarter receiver hitch, on our 2014 Honda CRV. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36520

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (174 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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2015 Honda CR-V

Hitch came in on-time yesterday. We read the instructions and watched the video 2x before installation. The measurement for cutting the plastic liner on a 2015 Honda CRV was off by 1". It was 16" from the tow hook hole rather than 17". Other than that, instructions were spot on. It helps to install the u hook first to hold the weight of the hitch. This additional contact point with the vehicle also made for a very solid installation. Glad we went with this particular hitch. 209310


Comments

Doing great!

JA i - 07/03/2016

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Fit perfectly. No issues. Seems very sturdy for holding my bike rack. Was a little tough to install without a helper, but I attached it to the tow hook with the U bolt to help get it into position. Also, I did not remove the plastic panel to cut the access hole. Simply marked it according to the directions and then cut it while still on the car. 285861


Comments

Still works perfectly!

Steve M - 08/20/2017

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2013 Honda CR-V

The hitch was installed easily and took about 1.5 hours. The major problem was lack of experience with the installation on a newly purchased car. Not wanting to damage the various plastic clips, I used excessive care in their removal. One major concern that I had was the re installation of the plastic splash/dirt shield. In the video, the installer did not re-install the shield "at the owner's request". The installation information that came with the hitch showed a diagram with only one small section cut out. I followed the diagram carefully but found that the shield would not fit over or under the cross member of the hitch. As a result I had to cut out much of the shield thus reducing the number of connection points between the shield and the bottom of the car. I believe that you should update both the YouTube video and your instructions to coincide with the realities of a Honda 2913 CRV. Dave. 80149


Comments

Dave, thank you for your thorough feedback. I am going to forward your suggestions on improving the panel trimming instructions to Hidden Hitch, the manufacturer of this hitch. As for updating our video, the installation video of this hitch on a 2013 Honda CR-V available at the moment was made in house during an installation on a customer vehicle. Per the instructions, we gave our customer the choice as to whether they would like the appearance panel trimmed or removed completely. We really do have to accommodate their requests. However, we now realize that seeing this step would be extremely beneficial to our customers. The next opportunity we have to install this hitch on a 2013 Honda CR-V, we will be sure to ask if we can get some footage demonstrating the panel trimming and re-installation process.

-- Kristin B - 05/14/2013

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Comments

Any progress on getting an istallation video for the 2014 and putting the splash shield back on?

-- comment by: Linda N - 03/08/2014

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We have not yet had a 2014 CR-V in for this particular hitch. We did have one in for a Curt C13119 and we did trim the cover on that vehicle. The hitch is very similar in design and the video will give a pretty close idea as to how it will work with the other hitch you were looking at.

-- Patrick B - 3/10/2014

Comments

I am traying to install a Hitch to my 2012 CRV but I see you remove a plastic cover that cover the bottom of the CRV before the installation . Do you re-install the botton plastic cover once you complete the installation of the hitch?Regards,

-- comment by: Gerardo S - 03/17/2014

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You can either leave the cover off, or you can trim the cover to fit around the hitch and re-install it. We have a video showing how to trim and re-install with this hitch # 90089
Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
$98.95
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-- Patrick B - 3/19/2014

Comments

HiThe hitch has worked well, both with my trailer and bicycle rack. I dont think there has been a problem as a result of cutting away the splash shield. But time will tell!!!Dave

DAVE M - 05/14/2014

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- 36520
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2015 Honda CR-V

Installation took longer because of the appearance panel under the CR-V but piece lined up correctly and went together well. 704654



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2015 Honda CR-V

Class 2 hitch for my Honda CR-V. Went in well with minimal issues. Instructions were sufficient to perform the work. 691109



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Very happy with this product. Mechanic installed it with no trouble. I use it for my Thule bike rack. Has held up very well. Great customer service during the purchase process. Highly recommend company and product. 682752



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Just as advertised: a quality product that was not too tough to install. Like others have mentioned, it’s far simpler to leave the plastic cover on the car and to use the tow hitch to support the weight of the hitch as you start to secure the bolts. The etrailer rep was helpful and the order arrived on the expected day. All in all, a good experience. 663333



- 36520
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2013 Honda CR-V

I received my trailer hitch for a 2013 CRV yesterday on time and in good condition. It was exactly as described on the web page and the video instructions are very helpful. Although I have not installed it yet, I am confident it will be as described also. Thanks for the great service. I may order from this company again when needed. 660594



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Well pleased with your trailer hitch. Installed and functions as advertised. 649191



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Good product. Installation was straightforward. I left the panel on the bottom of the car and cut in place. That saved some work for sure! No danger of hitting wires or anything else on my 2015 CRV. Only made the rear and two side cuts then folded piece out of the way with bungee while installing hitch. Was indeed awkward getting it into place without a helper but loosely screwing center up with u-bolt onto tow loop first helped immensely. Then only minimal fiddling and lifting needed to get holes lined up. Once done, I trimmed up the folded piece around the hitch and taped back into place with quality black “duck” tape. 646786



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All is great! It took a bit of sanding to make my current bike rack fit into the new hitch, but all in all, very happy with the product. 646645



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Great product, good fit, easy install. 644692



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Honda

The trailer hitch is a custom fit for my Honda CRV. Fastens in with the bolt holes in the car frame from the factory. Heavy duty construction. I feel my trailer loads are safe even though it's a light motorcycle trailer. My only complaint was the light control box fuse holder is inside the cargo side panel. This panel is too much trouble to pull out to change a fuse. I properly lengthened the wires so the fuse panel is inside the spare tire pit. I also custom cut the underside plastic apron and put it back as others have shown in photos. Very happy with it after a year and it looks good too. Saved hundreds compared to dealer install. 640149



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This was purchased for a customer. We have not installed it yet. We were very pleased in how fast we received the product. Thank you 639517



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2016 Honda CR-V

Everything is perfect. Installation was easy. The measurements provided in the instructions for cutting the plastic tray are off about an inch. Other than that all was good. 637179



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Good product. Does as it needs to. About an hour installation time (by the time you actually figure it out-the instructions were a little confusing). Worth buying. 635422



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Great product at a great price and installation was trouble free! 634975



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Great hitch for our 2012 CR-V. The installation instructions were very detailed and I was able to install it in one night with one helper. We have used it to pull our small boat trailer many times and a rental trailer once. 623219



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Fit perfect, easy install and quality p roduct 612613



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Very good product. Fits well. Shows well on vehicle. Does not stand out. I have had two on separate vehicles and getting ready to purchase my third. Am very picky about my vehicles and going back for a second hitch says it all. Quality installation. 609707



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2016 Honda CR-V

The delivery was quick, the price was good and the vehicle specific installation video was outstanding. I chose like some others not to make as large a hole in the plastic pan under the car. I did make for more work but it looks nicer. My total time was about 2 hours. 605841



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Honda

Have had this for about a year now and love it! The installation went very smooth. I did watch the video several times and paid very close attention to the instructions. Measure twice! Cut once! My Yakima bike rack fits great on my 2016 Honda CRV and the hitch looks very professional and fits right into the look of the vehicle. I couldn’t be more happy with this product. 603045



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Very easy to follow install instructions. this works perfectly for our high end bike carrier...I love it when we take a chance on a product and that product turns out to be a home run. 602841



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2016 Honda CR-V

Actually haven't had to use the hitch yet. However, build quality is excellent; I have zero reservations about its ability to handle the rated load. Installation instructions were completely adequate, and the DIY install went just as described. Could not be happier. 573366



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Did exactly what it needed to do. Completely satisfied. Great product. 571212



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2016 Honda CR-V

perfect fit ,as always etrailer has the solution for the perfect fit 567459


Comments

no issues ,just like the day I bought it.great staff selling a great product,bar none.

RICHARD T - 09/21/2019

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Very nice product. Great construction and fit. Instructions are clear and comprehensive. Looks good on my CRV. It is exposed but does not detract from the vehicle's appearance. After one winter there is no corrosion. Works well for my 1/2 ton utility trailer. 550487



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Customer service was great and the installation was easy. The video really helped. Thanks for everything 516233


Comments

Still doing great! No problems at all!

Daniel - 06/02/2019

56062

- 36520
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2016 Honda CR-V

I installed the hitch and wiring harness on my 2016 Honda CR-V. It was an easy install. All parts were there, very heavy duty, and bolted right up. The wiring harness couldn't be simpler and idiot proof and I couldn't be happier with this product. 515128



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2014 Honda CR-V

Ya Baby! ...... Said what they meant, meant what they said! Installed it while on my back in the driveway, used a piece of string off the exhaust hanger, it was cheaper than help if you know what I mean! Wish I had sent picture's but I park outside.... 514674


Comments

No need to remove the plastic underneath, with the video you can determine where to cut the opening.

Jimbob - 06/02/2019

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- 36520
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2016 Ford Transit Connect

Appreciate the very quick service. Tow hitch was excellent fit to my 2016 Honda CR-V. However, packaging/shipping the product could be improved. In transit, one of the tow hitch flanges managed to cut itself through the cardboard box and the hitch partially worked its way out, leading to minor paint damage. 514607



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2013 Honda CR-V

I have purchased other trailer hitches before and was very satisfied. I purchased a Honda CRV and needed a hitch. The installation video sold me on the product and their were no surprises when I installed the hitch. The instructions showed hints that saved alot of headaches. Excellent! Shipment was fast and everything arrived without issues. I also purchased the CURT wiring harness which made the electrical install complete. They even included a 10amp fuse to upgrade the 7.5 amp fuse. I will definitely recommend ETRAILER.com to my friends. 504681



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2015 Honda CR-V

Items got here in a big hurry and everything was perfect. Thanks, Drew 503467



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2016 Honda CR-V

Very good. 503320



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2014 Honda CR-V

Fit and works great, easy to install 501192



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2012 Honda CR-V

From product information, the online purchasing and the installation. etrailer has done a marvelous job with keeping all this information on their website. Their customer service was amazing, answered all my questions.. I did the installation myself, it was a breeze because of all the information and support that etrailer provided me with. I will definitely be purchasing other items from their company.. Keep up the great work.. 501105



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2014 Honda CR-V

To etrailer, D-T receiver price, fit and construction is great. I highly recommend sending tapered tap through threaded attachment points in frame first thing, thanks for prompt delivery. 494627



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2016 Honda CR-V

Nice clean look. 494603



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2014 Honda CR-V

I've purchased trailer hitches and wiring for different vehicles. Both were perfect fit and easy to install. Great company. 491460



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2015 Honda CR-V

Well made hitch. Good installation instructions, however I would rate the installation at more of a 7 out of 10 for difficulty rather than 5 out of 10. I cut the access hole in the plastic skirt on three sides rather than four and then folded it back in place and sprayed the seams with the spray on rubber sealant you see advertised on late night TV which worked well . The hitch looks good on the car. I went with the class 2 hitch since its rated capacity exceeds the car's towing capacity so I could see no need to go with a class 3. The wiring harness was difficult to install because access to the connection location on this car required careful removal of many trim connectors and trim pieces. 488014



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WORKS FINE. EASY TO INSTALL 486349



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Very easy process and videos were very helpful. 480736



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Absolutely love them! They fit perfectly and installation was a breeze! Thanks for the great product 474393



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I am very pleased with my purchase. The product is of high quality materials and instructions to assemble were easy to follow. I would highly recommend this product. I installed it on my vehicle a year ago and all the parts look like new. 473139



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This receiver hitch was reasonably priced and I was able to install it by myself in about half an hour. 471254



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2013 Honda CRV

Trailer hitch receiver was delivered and was relatively easy to install, custom fit my 2013 Honda CRV perfectly. Great product, good price. 456960



- 36520
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2013 Honda CR-V

Hitch installed without a significant problem. Documentation has a drawing of the appearance panel cut out but you should start with the measurement from the tie down hole to the hitch clearance hole (16.25") and do everything relative to that because the drawing is not proportional to the topology shown on the drawing. Instead of a rectangular hole from the instructions, I went with a slit for the hitch flange and circular holes for the bolt installation. See picture. I would drill the holes to 1" or cut 3 sides of the rectangle and fold the plastic down next time because it's difficult to get the bolts threaded into the holes with limited visibility and imperfect angle to the bolt holes using my method. 456685



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2016 Honda CR-V

Great service. You said it should arrive on Friday, and it did. Installed on Saturday and it fit the 2016 Honda CRV, just like you said it would. Good instructions and all of the parts needed were there !!! 454796



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Ordered on a Monday and was on my door step on Thursday. Can't beat that kind of service. Still have to instal it but looks great. Will do this again. 453150



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2016 Honda crv

Great trailer hitch. I just use it for my bike rack on my 2016 CRV. Nice. My car expert friend installed it. I highly recommend this hitch. 444688


Comments

Love it! Sturdy, works great, well made. I had it installed my CRV by a friend who is good at installing most anything on a car. No problem for him. Im not sure how I would have done.

Trish - 10/28/2018

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  • Towing Capacity of 2014 Honda CR-V
  • According to Honda the towing capacity for your 2014 Honda CR-V is 1,500 lbs. As long as your trailer is not over 1,500 lb when loaded you'd be totally fine. The Draw Tite hitch part # 36520 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your vehicle though and would be a great option for a hitch. For a ball mount then you'd need the part # 36051 and for a hitch ball # 19258 for a 2 inch size and part # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch size. For trailer wiring you'd then want the T-One kit part #...
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  • Trimming the Appearance Panel to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • When installing a trailer hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V the appearance panel can be trimmed or removed. I have linked a video that does show the panel being trimmed. The instructions do show exactly where the panel needs to be trimmed. I have included that picture. The shaded area is the area that needs to be trimmed. The issue is that there can be slight variances amongst vehicles so you would use it as a guide. The picture is indicating you need to measure 17 inches over from that...
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  • Hitch Receiver Recommendation for the 2015 Honda CRV
  • We have a few choices when it comes to a hitch receiver for your 2015 Honda CR-V. I have attached a link to those hitch receivers for you. My personal recommendation would be for the Curt Class III 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13119. Going with a 2 inch hitch gives you the added benefit of having more options when it comes to hitch mounted accessories. If you plan to do any towing with your CR-V, I suggest taking a look at the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118561, Draw-Tite Ball...
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  • Comparison Between Hidden Hitch # 90089 and Draw-Tite # 36520 for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are both sister companies that are owned by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Both hitches are identical. The hitches share the same weight capacity, installation would be the same and the quality would be equal. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll need the ball mount, part # 36051. You'll also need the trailer wiring harness, part # 118561 and a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19256 or a 2 inch ball, part # 19258. I've provided...
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  • What Size Hardware is Used to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • For the hardware used to install trailer hitches on your 2013 Honda CR-V it will depend on the hitch. Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 75742 and Class II hitch # 36520 use Hex Bolt M10X1.25X30 CL8.8 and a 3/8-16 U-Bolt. Curt trailer hitch # C11555 uses 1/2-13 x 2-1/2 LG and 2-7/16-14 x 1-1/2 carriage bolts along with matching block spacers. Curt hitch # C13119 uses a 7/16 - 14 x 1.75" x 1.00" C-C u-bolt and M10 - 1.25 x 30 hex bolts. If you have one of these hitches but not the hardware...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2012 Honda CR-V and 2018 Ford Taurus
  • Starting with the 2012 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36520. This Class II hitch is confirmed to fit your CR-V and will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and features a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. I have attached an installation video on your vehicle that you can use for reference, along with the written installation instructions. Then for your 2018...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First, you do not have to use a stabilization strap for trailer hitch # 36520 when using a bike rack but you could if you wanted to for extra support. There are many bike rack options for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches that hold 4 bikes. The issue is that on a Class I trailer hitch, the maximum amount of bikes you can carry would be 2. A Class II trailer hitch on the other hand can handle 4 bikes. But for a 2013 Honda CR-V there are Class III trailer hitches available like # 75742. However,...
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  • Aftermarket Trailer Hitch & Wiring for 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L
  • We do offer both aftermarket trailer hitches and wiring harnesses for your 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L. Generally speaking, dealer-installed tow packages will end up with a final total cost that is more than if you purchase an aftermarket hitch and wiring harness and install these yourself. The only specialized tool needed for hitch installation, apart from the basic tools, is a torque wrench which you may be able to borrow. Some auto parts stores will lend or rent these. One is required for...
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  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of a 2012 or 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • I checked the owners manuals for both the 2012 and 2013 Honda Odyssey. The maximum tongue weight for either year is going to be 350 pounds (10 percent of the max gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds).
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • According to the 2013 Honda CR-V owners manual the maximum towing capacity of your CR-V is 1,500 pounds so the Casita trailer would be too heavy at 1,880 pounds. You could probably find a lighter trailer that is within the capacity of the CR-V. For a trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36520. For a ball mount use # 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 you can use # 118561. I have...
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  • Compatibility of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch with Thule Helium Aero for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36520 for your 2014 Honda CR-V has a hitch pin hole that is recessed 2-3/4 inches under the outermost part of the bumper. The Thule Helium Pro # TH9042PRO has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the locking knob of 4-1/2 inches so it will absolutely work well with this hitch receiver on your CR-V. You may also want to consider the Softride # SR18679 to secure your front wheels and a bike adapter bar like # 64005...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct, the trailer hitch is rated higher than the 2013 Honda CR-V but you still have to go by the weight capacities of the vehicle since they are lower. So you will want to stay within the manufacturers 1500 pound limit, even though the hitch is rated higher. The 2300 pound trailer is going to be too much for the CR-V. You would either need a different tow vehicle or an even lighter trailer. If you go with a lighter trailer then you will also need a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • Can a 2012 Honda CR-V Carry 4 Bikes On an OEM Honda 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • First, what you should know about aftermarket parts is that you are protected by the Magnusson-Moss warranty act that states in part that your warranty cannot be voided unless the aftermarket part actually caused the problem. Next, if the 1-1/4 inch hitch on your CR-V is a Class I, then you will need to stay at 2 bikes maximum because a Class I hitch cannot withstand the stresses of additional bikes. Hitches are designed to take into account that there will be some jarring back there...
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  • The Best Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • If you will be towing any trailers that have electric brakes then you will need to add a 7-Way trailer connector and a brake controller in order to activate the brakes. Starting with a trailer hitch we have Class I, II, and III hitches available for your 2013 Honda CR-V. The most popular option is the Curt Class III hitch # C13119. But, even though this hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual...
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  • What is Towing Capacity of 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Best bet would be to find a camper that is more under 1,500 lbs than the one you mentioned. By the time the trailer is loaded it would be over capacity like you mentioned. We can't recommend you exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle even by a little bit. The Draw Tite hitch part # 36520 that you referenced is a fit for your vehicle though and would have more than enough capacity!
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  • Parts Needed for Towing Trailer with 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2013 Honda CR-V can be equipped with any of three different classes of hitch, Class I, II or III. These differ in their towing capacities and sizes. Both Class I and class II hitches have a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening while a Class III hitch has a 2-inch receiver. For more on this you can refer to the linked articles on hitch sizes and classes. It is important that both your car itself, and your hitch, have enough capacity for the trailer you intend to tow. If the maker of your...
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  • Which Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits a 1998 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24790 is designed specifically for your 1998 Honda CR-V and will work for you. It's a 1-1/4 inch, Class I hitch. I've attached a video of it being installed on a 2000 CR-V which will be the same basic process as on yours. The other Draw-Tite hitch you mentioned, # 36520, is a Class II hitch receiver however it will not fit your 1998 Honda. It's designed specifically for CR-Vs from 2012 to 2016. If you're going to be towing a trailer with your...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V to Use with a Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack
  • The old Thule Hitching Post 958 is best used in a Class II trailer hitch because a Class I hitch has such a low capacity and you are limited to 2 bikes. To get the most out of the rack and for the safest option, use the 2013 CR-V with the Class II trailer hitch. If you are not going to tow anything with the hitch then I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch # 36520 because it includes just the hitch and installation hardware. The Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount, which you would not need...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Honda CR-V For Trike Carrier
  • 2 inch hitches generally have higher capacities and have more accessory options available since more are made for 2 inch than 1-1/4 inch hitches. In your situation since the manufacturer states that you have a 150 tongue weight capacity you would not gain the capacity advantage. Our trike carrier part # HR1000R-TRKADP that you referenced can fit 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch hitches so it would work with either hitch option. 1-1/4 inch hitches have the advantage of being slightly less visible...
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  • Available Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite hitches that fit the 2014 Honda CR-V are 2-inch hitch # 75742 and 1-1/4-inch hitch # 36520. Neither of these fits the 2017 model year CR-V. These two model years are within different generations of the vehicle and this is why their hitch fits are not common. For the 2017 CR-V we offer the hitches shown on the linked page, both Draw-Tite products, one being a 1-1/4-inch Class II and the other a 2-inch Class III type, part # 76128. Installation is shown in the linked video.
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  • Would the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier part # C18153 work on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • If you have a 2 inch hitch on your 2012 Honda CR-V like the Curt hitch part # C13119 you would not need to use an adapter to install and fold up the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18153. If you have a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36520 you could use an adapter like the Brophy Hitch adapter part # HTAD, but you should note that doing so will cut the capacity of your hitch in half.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Only certain Curt trailer hitches require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. If you go with a Draw-Tite hitch # 36520 then you will not have to worry about that. The purpose of the strap is to reduce some of the stress on the trailer hitch. It does what it is supposed to do and wouldn't hurt to be used with any hitch if you wanted. The Draw-Tite hitch listed above is actually a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver so...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware for Draw-Tite # 36520 and Wiring Harness for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Yes! We can help you with both of these items. Replacement hitch hardware can be ordered by itself simply by entering the part # RHK into our search box, and then entering the hitch part # 36520 and selecting Draw-Tite from the drop-down menu. I have linked you to two helpful hitch installation articles as well as to an install video. The hitch installs without drilling or welding. The recommended ball mount for use with this hitch is part # 36051; with this ball mount you can use...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Trailer Hitch Fitting Both a 2012 and 2015 Honda CR-V
  • Great news! While I wasn't able to find which hitch you purchased for your 2012, I was able to confirm all the hitches we have listed that fit the 2012 Honda CR-V will also fit the 2015 Honda CR-V. Here is a list of part numbers that fit both the 2012 and 2015 CR-V's: Draw-Tite 2 inch # 75742 Draw-Tite 1-1/4 # 36520 Curt 2 inch # C13119 Curt 1-1/4 # C11555 I have linked them all to this page for your convenience.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2013 Honda CR-V has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and tongue weight capacity of 150 pounds. Consult the owner's manual to confirm. If loaded to capacity the trailer would weigh 2,700 pounds which is too much for the CR-V. If the trailer weighs 900 pounds then the most weight you could put in it would be 600 pounds because that would get you to 1,500; the max for the vehicle. For a trailer hitch I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36520. For the appropriate ball mount use #...
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  • Does Towing Capacity for 2014 Honda CR-V Change with Passengers
  • The towing capacity of your 2014 Honda CR-V is independent of additional weight in the vehicle from passengers, cargo, or fuel. The 1,500 lb capacity is a conservative figure they came up with that allows you to have a normal amount of weight in your vehicle without requiring the figure to be changed. The Draw Tite hitch part # 36520 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and would work great for your 2014 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video for you to check out too.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Ball Mount, and Wiring for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2014 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36520. This hitch is an easy installation, has a nice look and won't be too large so you'll have better ground clearance while still having the ability to tow and carry accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier. I've attached a video of this installation for you on the same model year you have to walk you through it. This hitch is rated for 3500 lbs and a tongue weight of...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver from Honda CR-V Fit 2012 Toyota Camry
  • The Draw-Tite Class II # 36520 is designed to fit a Honda CR-V from 2012-2016. Unfortunately, it will not fit your 2012 Toyota Camry. For your Camry you will need the Draw-Tite Class II # 36540. For a 4-way trailer wiring harness the Tekonsha # 118405 is a plug in adapter that installs into the Camry's existing harness inside the trunk, behind the tail lights. For a ball mount the Draw-Tite # 36071 will give you either 2-5/8 inch rise or 3-1/4 inch drop. It also includes the pin...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Towing Small Camper with 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I'd rule out the Class I hitch right from the get-go. Even though the vehicle itself has a relatively low tongue weight capacity, I'd recommend you go for the stronger hitch that's offered with a Class II like the Draw-Tite Class II hitch, part # 36520. The higher tongue weight capacity of the Class II hitch (may be limited by tongue weight capacity of the vehicle, see owner's manual for confirmation) will also come in handy if you'd ever use the hitch for accessories like a hitch mounted...
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