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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"

Item # 36540
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36540 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36540

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers a-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Replaces 36514

Installation Details 36540 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36540

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (227 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.

Toyota Camry

Rugged. Exactly what I wanted. CLear instructions on YouTube on installation. Went perfectly. Use it all the time on my Camry.



Still love the Draw-Tite hitch. Is perfect and we use it all the time to tranport our bikes wtih a Kuat rack. WOrks perfectly.


My hitch was easy to install. Everything fit as expected. And my trailer follows me wherever I go. The electronics installed per the instructions without a hitch. (No pun intended.)What more could I ask for?

2013 Toyota Camry

The trailer hitch appears to be of good quality. I'm giving this 2 stars because, my Trailer Hitch arrived scuffed up, there is paint missing and scuffed up. Now I have to find some paint and buff out the damage and paint it before installing it or it's gonna rust right away when winter comes and the salt contacts it. Not impressed.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I will have our customer service team reach out to you. I would suggest touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint that you will have on hand for regular hitch maintenance.


Very glad I ordered this hitch. Installation was a little complicated due to my 2018 Avalon Limited's exhaust setup and little rust getting in the way. The hitch itself has been phenomenal in every way. What I love the most is that it's SUPER flush with the lower bumper. I hate other hitches that extend too low past the bumper! It's strong, and never once did I question its integrity. I have 2 mountain bikes that I carry on it, and it's been fantastic. I will definitely purchase another one for my other cars.

2017 Toyota Camry

I got a new 2017 Camry and an avid cyclist. Before getting the hitch, I would have to take apart my wheels just to fit it in the trunk. This got old and annoying really quick. I found the Draw-tite trailer receiver hitch on I made sure it would fit and got it. I had my local mechanic shop install it watching the video vs the manual, because that was confusing. It fit perfectly flushed and clean. I put a hitch mounted bike rack and now my life is that much happier!

James V.


I love how convenient it is for hauling my bikes. It definitely beats having a roof rack.

2015 Toyota Camry

Overall this was a easy process. Great price and quick shipping. Videos on etrailer were very helpful. My only complaint is the stickers on the hitch. The weight label was poorly applied and really sticks out.

2014 Toyota Camry

The hitch came with chipped powder coat out of the box. Not from shipping because it was already rusted. etrailer reimbursed me xx dollars to purchase a bottle of spray paint and do it myself...

Just a bit disappointed. I paid for a new hitch not one that can potentially rust more in the future. This is the 2nd hitch for a 2nd vehicle within the year -first one was flawless.

The hitch itself fit well. Bumper gap was a bit larger than I like. Bike rack bottomed out on a not so steep driveway my lowered 2004 wrx had no issues with

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Sierra K.


Thank you for your review. I apologize about the chips in your product. I am glad Customer Service addressed it. If you would like to raise your bike rack to avoid bottoming out, take a look at product # 3593.


So I installed this by myself except needed a pair of hands when lifting to screw the bolts. I used the your video and written instructions to do install. Instructions said it would take 1 hr. I took approx 3 hrs. Jack up car, prep, tools, and clean up metal shavings. Once installed it’s solid.

2012 Toyota Camry

etrailer delivered everything quickly and the instructions were very good. Installed this on my 2012 Camry to carry a bike rack only, so this hitch was perfect since it doesn't include a ball mount or ball. Figuring out how to drill the one inch holes in each frame rail was the hardest part - there are not a lot of metal bits that big available - my solution was to use a Harbor Freight #96275 step drill. All in all a great experience with etrailer.

2012 Toyota Camry

I bought a trailer hitch and wiring harness for a 2104 Camry. The delivery was fast and efficient. The hitch and wiring was as advertised and installed as the etrailer videos portrayed. The bottom trim panel did not need as much adjustment or cutting as expected. Only had to cut out a piece 2 inch wide by 12 inch long and the panel fit nicely.
Was easy to install. Took approximately 4 hours total due to not having a lift
to raise the car to a better working height.
I have bought previously from etrailer and always a pleasant experience.

2014 Toyota Camry

Great hitch and my 2014 Camry SE did not require any trimming. I installed this myself with ease. I used a jack and a piece of 2x4 and the hitch balanced perfectly on the wood and I was able to maneuver it into position without a problem. Shipping was great. One trick, leave the fish wire on until after you get the hitch up to the car to ensure the bolt doesn’t go up into the frame rail. Everything took less than 2 hours and was very simple.

2014 Toyota Camry

I am a 52 year old female 5 feet tall and 120 lbs and I installed this product on my 2014 Camry SE V6 with dual exhaust and I did it alone with the help of a 1/2 ton jack and some ramps. I used the jack to hold the exhaust and then to raise it back up to refasten it. This was so easy to do and I couldn’t be happier. I also installed the wiring to lights and ran it through the inside of vehicle and then through the firewall. Great product.

2012 Toyota Camry

While the hitch appears to be built very solidly, I am disappointed in the quality of the powder coated finish. The product was received with multiple chips in the powder coating. Also, the weight label was applied crooked resulting in a very sloppy appearance. Now, instead of installing my hitch today, I have to research the best way to protect the exposed metal. It's unreasonable to have to repair a product straight out of the box.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


I am so sorry about the damage to your hitch. Customer Service will be reaching out to you as soon as possible.

2014 Toyota Camry

I just got my hitch installed on my 2014 Camry and it fits & looks perfect.

I also bought the Yakima Bike Rack and it fits the hitch perfectly.

Erika was very helpful and my items arrived in 3 days...

A M A Z I N G!!!


Great product - holds up well through all kinds of weather. bikes fit great@!


Hitch was well designed.
I appreciared
the installatiob videos. Thanks!
I used a floor jack to raise the hitch (balanced) into place, after drilling appropriate holes.
I used Camry jack to raise the car.
Wiring system works fine after installation.

2012 Toyota Camry

The installation of the hitch went very smoothly with the help of the videos included on the site (don’t expect much clear direction with the included instructions in the box). Fit up was extremely nice and the overall quality of the hitch exceeded my expectations.


Installation process was just as described! Buy a step bit; it makes drilling the holes for the carriage bolts easy. Pictures show lowered exhaust by 1/2" and use with Kuat Beta


Good product. Toughest part of installation was drilling the 2 big holes. No modifications were required.


great product with detailed installation instructions. However, expensive to have installed on a vehicle, and requires uniquely specific tools for self-installation.

Etrailer Expert

Thomas M.


Installation doesnt really require any uniquely specific tools. It does require drilling so you would need a drill with a few bits and sockets to remove and tighten bolts a torque wrench will also be needed, which you will be able to rent at your local rental shop. The only other tool needed is a Trim Removal Tool Part # ALL648544 to remove the trim, but you can also use a screwdriver for that.



Overall, it is still a good product. the pins that hold the arms in place have been difficult to and remove since day one and have only become more difficult. They also rust easily.

2016 Toyota Camry

Very fast shipping thanks. The video helped out a lot for the install. Only problem was the box was damaged and the hitch was sticking through the box. The hitch was missing a little paint. Hope it doesn't rust. Hopefully etralier can secure the hitch in the packaging a little better in the future.


Installation was easy. Lucky for me on my 2012 Camry SE no trimming of any panel was necessary as the stock one that came on my camry only covered the spare tire compartment. I am the original owner so I can confirm this is the way it came.


The hardware works exactly as described. No doubt I would order from them again thank you!


Holding up well after 1 year. Install was a breeze with simple hand tools, a drill, and a stepped drill bit I picked up Install video showed the guy cutting a giant hole in the plastic cover under the rear bumper. I cut mine to be flush against the hitch receiver for a cleaner looking install.



Still holding up strong after 2 years! No complaints whatsoever.

Toyota Avalon

Hitch fit my Toyota Avalon hybrid perfectly. Instructions were very good. Installing required a second person to help hold the hitch and a good jackstand to elevate the rear of the car. Total time was about two hours for installment. Overall very pleased with the results



1 year later working perfectly. No issues.

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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36540 Fit a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Yes, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36540 will fit the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I have included a link to a video in which we install the hitch on a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I have included links to the Class I compatible cargo carriers and...
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  • Could Hitch for 2016 Toyota Camry Carry Wheelchair Carrier
    Wheel chair hitch carriers are pretty heavy and the hitches for a 2016 Toyota Camry like th Draw Tite # 36540 most likely won't have enough capacity. This hitch has a 300 lb capacity though. So if your chair and carrier weigh less than 300 lbs together and the carrier can fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch this would work.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36540 fits all models of the 2015 Toyota Avalon including your hybrid. There is an underbody panel (not visible) that will have to be trimmed or removed to complete the hitch installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Toyota does not have towing capacity information for hybrid models and may say outright that you cannot tow with he vehicle. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36540 Fit 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    I checked with Draw-Tite and confirmed that the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch # 36540 is confirmed to fit your Hybrid model of the 2017 Toyota Camry. There are no compatibility issues. This hitch will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 300 pound tongue weight capacity. Keep in mind that the exhaust must be temporarily lowered during installation and some minor heat shield modification may be required. I have attached the installation details that you can look through.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch 36540 Require any Welding to Install on Toyota Camry
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 36540 that you referenced is designed to be bolted to the frame of a newer Toyota Camry and does not require any welding at all. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 2016 Toyota Camry for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Camry for Scooter Carrier
    The problem is most mobility scooters and the carriers for them will weigh too much for the hitches that would fit your Camry. Also most carriers that would have a ramp don't fit the smaller 1-1/4 inch hitch size. For your 2014 Toyota Camry we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 36540 which has a 300 lb tongue weight capacity, you'd have to find a carrier and scooter that weighs less than that.
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  • Do Holes have to be Drilled in 2014 Toyota Camry if Trailer Hitch is Just for a Bike Rack
    I cannot recommend installing Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36540 on your 2014 Toyota Camry in any other way other than what is specified in the instructions. If you do it will void the hitch warranty and actually makes the capacity unknown (since it isn't tested in that manner). You also have to consider stability of the hitch. Without all of the fasteners the hitch could move and flex more than it is supposed to and that could damage the hitch and vehicle. The instructions state that a 1...
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  • Will The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 36540 Fit A 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36540 is a direct fit for your 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid. However, per the manufacturer's recommendation, hybrid models are not designed to be used for towing. Although I cannot recommend you use this hitch for towing purposes, I can confirm that it is perfectly safe for cargo and bike rack options. I have included and installation video of this hitch on a similar year for your review in addition to a list of our bike rack and cargo carrier options.
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  • Does Installing a Draw Tite Hitch on a 2014 Toyota Camry Weaken the Frame
    Draw Tite extensively tested the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36540 when installed on a 2014 Toyota Camry and found that even with the small holes drilled the integrity of the frame was not compromised. It sounds like your mechanic was being a little paranoid, which is understandable since he probably didn't want to inadvertently void your vehicle warranty. I can assure you it will be fine. You could try contacting a Toyota dealer to see what they think on the matter as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36540 will fit the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I have included a link to a video in which we install the hitch on a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The Curt hitch has not been test fit on a Hybrid model at this time (January 2017).
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  • What Type of Trailer Hitch Fits 2014 Toyota Avalon
    For your 2014 Toyota Avalon we have Class II trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch openings like the part # 36540 as a confirmed fit which would work great. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Video to Use as Guide for Installing Draw Tite Hitch 36540 on a 2015 Toyota Camry
    For your 2015 Toyota Camry the Draw Tite hitch part # 36540 is a confirmed fit that would work well for you. The install videos we have for this hitch are going to match the install for your 2015 model exactly. There would be no difference between installing this hitch on a 2015 Camry and a 2016 like what is in the video I attached a link to. The vehicles are of the same generation and are almost identical in all ways.
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  • What Vehicles Does the Draw Tite Hitch 36514/36540 Fit
    The Draw Tite hitch part number 36514 that you referenced has been replaced by the # 36540 and fits the 2012-2015 Toyota Camry non-hybrid 4 doors and the 2013-2015 Toyota Avalon non-hybrids. Both numbers fit the same vehicles.
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  • Why is There a Towing Capacity on Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2017 Toyota Camry
    According to the the owner's manual online for the 2017 Toyota Camry XLE, towing a trailer is not recommended. It also does not say you can't. Ultimately, it is up to you whether or not you want to go ahead and tow a trailer, but we do not recommend going against what the manufacturer says. If you do plan on towing a trailer, I recommend checking with your local dealer first for clarity and also to see what the towing capacity of the vehicle is assuming there is one. A trailer hitch like...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Toyota Avalon
    The hitch I recommend for your 2016 Toyota Avalon is the Draw-Tite # 36540. This is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver that is a bolt-on installation so you can avoid drilling. I like this hitch over the option from Curt because the Draw-Tite does not require the use of stabilizing straps for accessories like bike racks the way the Curt hitch does. I've attached a link to a video of an install of this hitch for you to take a look at.
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  • Why Is There Hitch for 2015 Toyota Camry If it is Not Rated for Towing
    We can verify that the Draw Tite hitch part # 36540 that fits your 2015 Toyota Camry has the towing capacities of 3,500 lb trailer weight and 350 lb tongue weight but as far as the vehicle you'd have to go with what a Toyota dealer or your manual states. We do have quite a few hitches for vehicles that technically are not rated for towing and how that happens is that if there's a demand for a hitch to be made for a vehicle our manufacturers will make it as there are plenty of people who...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    We might have a solution for you, but it is going to depend on a couple things. First it will depend on the weight of the bike you plan to carry and the tongue weight capacity of your 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. For a trailer hitch the Draw Tite part # 36540 has been confirmed to fit your 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid. This has a 300 lb capacity. You would need to look into a carrier that fits 1-1/4 inch bike racks as we no longer carry any.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 36540 Fit a 2016 Toyota Avalon
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36540 is a direct fit for a 2016 Toyota Avalon. I have also attached a set of installation instructions to this answer for you.
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  • Finding an Installer To Install Draw-Tite Class II # 36540 Trailer Hitch on 2013 Toyota Camry
    Draw-Tite lists two Authorized Dealers within 10 miles of your location: Centreville Manufacturing 2023A West St Annapolis, MD US 21401 (410) 224-2887 or Annapolis RV 117 Ferguson Rd Annapolis, MD US 21409 (410) 280-0800 The installation of the Draw-Tite # 36540 is not terribly difficult. If you are reasonably handy, you might be able to complete the installation yourself. Take a look at the installation instructions I have linked you to, you might find that the installation is something...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver And Hitch Expander For 2017 Toyota Camry
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  • How To Use Draw-Tite Hitch for 2012 Toyota Camry with 2 Inch Bike Rack
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36540 which is a fit for a 2012 Toyota Camry has a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening . If you have a bike rack with a 2" shank then you'll need to use a 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter, the Brophy Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter part # HTAD. Please note, adapters do reduce the hitch capacity by 50%.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Camry
    As you suspected, the available trailer hitches that are designed to fit the 2013 Toyota Corolla S are not also a fit for your 2014 Toyota Camry. The frames on these vehicles are different enough that a new hitch is required for the Camry. For this vehicle, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Hitch Receiver # 36540. This hitch is confirmed to fit your 2014 Toyota Camry and it will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening perfect for hitch-mounted accessories like a bike rack...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Camry
    Both the Draw-Tite Hitches # 36540 and # 36514 will fit your 2014 Toyota Camry whether it is a hybrid or not. The two part numbers are the same hitch. Either would work well for you since they both will fit your vehicle. If you go with the # 36514 because you want the ball mount and the pin and clip you may also be interested in purchasing a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball part # 19256. I attached an install video for you to check out also.
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  • Trailer Hitch from Draw Tite for 2015 Toyota Camry
    The 24715 fits older versions of the Toyota Camry but not your 2015. Instead you'd want the part # 36540 which was updated to fit the newer models like yours. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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