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

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

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36554 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36554

  • 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.


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.



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2020 Buick Encore

2013 - 2020 Chevrolet Trax



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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36554

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (125 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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2018 Buick Encore

Installed hitch with no problems. Free shipping was also a big plus. 579792



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2019 Buick Encore

Nice and solid trailer hitch. Needed a couple inexpensive tools in order to complete the job. Always make sure to watch the installation video. Makes the job so easy. This is the second trailer hitch I’ve installed. Always quick deliver and great products at a good price. 686646



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2019 Chevrolet Trax

This is the 2nd time I have ordered through this company for 2 different vehicles. This one was easy to install by myself. The installation videos were great to watch. I will use again when needed. 691571



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2016 Buick Encore

My trailer hitch is exactly what I expected, and I have been totally satisfied with my hitch. I pull a Yamaha Waverunner with my 2016 Buick Encore, and my hitch does a great job pulling it. I will definitely order from you again, if I need a hitch for another vehicle. 627839



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I had it installed by a friend who is a mechanic, so I can't talk about ease of installation. Have had it for a year. Arrived fast, and in good condition. It is holding up well. I only use it for a bike carrier, but use it all summer long and seems to be holding up well. 621556



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The fit is EXACT ! Install was easy ! The entry to my garage has a slight incline so backing the car in to the point of greatest floor clearance at the rear bumper allowed for enough ground clearance to work without the need to raise the vehicle. Most difficult part was removing the rubber muffler hangers. Install the 4 bolts, torque to specs, slip the rubber muffler mounts back in place and it's done ! My install time was 30 minutes. Watching the install video is an excellent idea as it shows everything that needs to be done and how to do it. 293165



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2019 Buick Encore

We purchased 4 items: the trailer hitch, adaptor to fit our 2 inch bike rack, anti rattling devise and a lock so we don't loose the bike with the rack. Customer service was outstanding in recommending each product that would specifically fit my Buick Encore. I will submit a picture since I didn't see anything posted for the 2019. Buick would have cut the bottom of the bumper which I assume would lift the rack a bit higher. Our bike rack is really meant for a larger vehicle. The Buick rack would most likely be a bit smaller. I have bottomed out on the rack, not the hitch. Overall, it's worked out well and we're able to carry our bikes. 590873



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2018 Chevrolet Trax

Great hitch, heavy duty, love it. e-trailer is fantastic! Instructions for the install were great and the video was even better. Not sure if I wanted to do it myself but since I have purchased 3 hitches from etrailer in the past they do make it easy and clear so I thought Id give it a try. The video is what made me want to give it a try. Fishing the bolts was not too bad. I did not have to pop out brake line fastener as in video, I just slightly pushed brake line to make enough room for the head of the bolt as thats the only thing that got in the way. Thanks to another reviewers tip,I also taped the wedge washer to a paint stick to make it easy to insert between hitch and frame. If not for the great video on this web site I probally would not have given it a try, so thanks to etrailer for that. Im 58 and it took me a little over an hour, so overall not too bad. And with my sons help holding it up while I bolted it down I saved a ton of money. Thanks to everyone at etrailer for a great and very detailed web-site. 476757



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2019 Chevrolet Trax

- Arrived in excellent condition! - Fits like a glove! - Instructions very easy to follow! - Second time that etrailer has met my expectation's!!! THANKS to all of your team!!!! 573975



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The hitch fitted perfectly. I had difficulty getting the horizontal bolt started due to the awkward location. I machined a 1/4" lead at thread root diameter and made sure the threads were burr free. This allowed me to get better alignment with the chassis nut. I also taped the wedge spacer to the end of a paint stick so I could insert the spacer up between the chassis and the frame. 414919



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2017 Buick Encore

I purchased this Class II hitch for my 2017 Buick Encore to carry a bike rack. I also ordered a 2-bike Hollywood hitch mounted bike rack from etrailer.com. Both arrived the same day in good condition. However the hitch had broken through the box in a couple of places and paint was scuffed down to bare metal on one small spot. I brushed some black enamel over that one spot and you can't tell it was ever there. Otherwise the hitch arrived in good condition with all the parts necessary for installation. I haven't had the hitch installed yet, but I have no doubt it'll fit as advertised. Good hitch for the money. 388211



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Having never installed a trailer hitch before, the video and instructions were spot on and incredibly helpful. Hitch is still as solid after a year as the day I installed it. I've towed a uhaul trailer full of furniture with no issues, this hitch is great, I would buy another in the future. 719972



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2018 Chevrolet Trax

The hitch receiver was a perfect fit to my truck. Delivery was faster than I ever expected Great quality and it was easy to install I am a very happy Camper Thank you 707331



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I just used it for the first time this morning after having some one install it, I am not very handy. pretty easy install according to them. Everything worked as it should and it towed the small trailer I needed it to perfectly. 706867



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2017 Chevrolet Trax

Awesome product fits perfectly 705952



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The product arrived a day early. The instructions were reasonable. Mounting it didn't take that long. It looks good. We are putting it to the test tomorrow and I expect it to do more than I expected. 705720



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2019 Buick Encore

First, I can't say enough good things about the customer service and web site. My hitch was delivered exactly when expected. The box did have a couple of holes in it, but there was no damage to the hitch. All parts needed to install were included, plus a couple of extras, which is always appreciated. I installed this by myself, and watched the video (which featured a 2019 Buick Encore like mine) enough times that everything seemed very familiar when I started on the work. Since I was working alone, I also went over the process in my mind to think of anything that could go wrong, and how to prevent it. I used the tips that I found on the web site (such as taping the driver's side wedge to the end of a paint stirring stick), and came up with one of my own. Working alone, I was concerned that I might accidentally push one of the carriage bolts back up into the frame after the fish wire was removed. I used a large paper clip to wrap around each bolt near the frame, which grabbed the threads and held the bolts in place while I finger tightened the nuts. I left enough of each paper clip sticking out so I could pull them out with pliers before I tightened everything up. Everything went as promised, with all holes matching up exactly. The installation looks great, took me about an hour, and now I'm trying to decide on a platform bike carrier to purchase (from etrailer.com of course). 703957



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This is a good web site, was easy to use. My order came in one box and was complete. Will install next weekend. (Garage space avaliblity) . Thanks . 706752



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2019 Chevrolet Trax

Quick delivery, easy to install. Watched video first. I had my 15 year old son install it with my guidance. Looks great! very happy with product. 699390



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Works as stated. Is doing the job it was intended for. 698351



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2018 Buick Encore

It was a good fit for my car. I put it on myself with no help. It took me about an hour from start to finish with no tools or jacks ready to go. I had to put it on loosely first, than tighten everything once all bolts were lined up. Looks good on my 2018 Buick Encore. shipping was fast 698304



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Product arrived on time and fit the way it was supposed to 691687



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Work just as expected. Easy installation and clear instructions 688503



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Love it 659671



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2016 Buick Encore

The hitch I ordered came with excellent directions and was very easy to install. Have ordered another one. Will order again if/when needed. 658680



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2017 Buick Encore

Great ordering process. It was delivered faster than I expected. Found some spots the paint was removed during shipping. The hitch came through the box. There was also an area that was wrapped in bubble pack that was missing paint. I bought some spray paint and touched up the paint prior to the installation. The installation went fairly well. The hitch did not fit as well as I thought it would. I tightened up the part that was away from the frame first and then tightened the other bolts. It did pull the hitch in and looked correct afterwards. All in all a good experience. I'll wait until it is used to form my final opinion. 648049



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2018 Chevrolet Trax

Watch the install videos before installing hitch and wiring harness. Nice to have a helper handing tools if working under car ramps. Saved about $150 in installation fees by doing it myself. I did feel install was moderately difficult, though glad i did it 644132



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The survice was excellent. It was easy to find what i needed and easy to order. Staff help me out with my question and pointed me in the right direction. It shipped very fast and got to my front door within days of ordering and the packaging was great no mess or damage. 642008



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2019 Buick Encore

This unit fits better than GM Accessary receiver. Install was about 40 min. on a lift. 636420



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product was just what i needed and was easy to install. thank you so much for all your help. 628036



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Love this product. Good and reliable. I put on alone (do not remmend). Strong and sturdy. 625471



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2017 Chevrolet Trax

This fit my 2017 Trax like a glove, excellent craftsmanship. 614568



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My trailer and wiring harness work fine and were easy to install with the excellent directions and schematics provided. 609279



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2019 Chevrolet Trax

Great product and company!...Perfect fi t! 608842



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2019 Chevrolet Trax

Well made trailor hitch and wire harness. Easy to install. 597220



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2015 Chevrolet Trax

The hitch was an exact fit for a Chevy Trax 2015. Instruction video was a big help, but I left the bolt pulling wires on the bolts and threaded them through the hole in the hitch before removing them one by one, while placing the nuts on. It took me less than an hour, by myself, including time to double check the video for hole placement. I didn't have the need to remove the exhaust support, toward the center of the vehicle, as shown in the video. The hitch arrived a little scuffed up do to the lack of packing, but was delivered very fast. This is the fourth hitch I ordered and installed from E-trailer in the last 10 years, will do again. 593657



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2015 Buick Encore

Took me about an hour and a half to install on my 2015 Buick Encore. The things that hung me up were getting the exhaust supports unhooked [after I hit them with some WD40 they slid right out, so be sure to do that], and getting the side bolt wedge piece. After about 20 minutes I finally put the wedge on with some tape and then it was a piece of cake, so just do that while its out from under the car. The kit is really well put together, fit perfectly, and they include extra bolts, nuts, and washers, as well as the "fishing wire" pieces with springs to hold onto the bolts. It's very well designed. 592702



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Package was received Friday evening. I installed Sat morning and everything turned out great! 589505



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2018 Chevrolet Trax

With the help of the video we had this installed in about an hour. Easy to install! 588813



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Does the job, very easy to install 574297



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2018 Chevrolet Trax

Just installed the hitch on our 3018 a chev Trax Was easy to install. Plan on using it for travelling with our bikes. Looks very sturdy and should meet our needs just fine. 571523



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2014 Buick Encore

Perfect fit to our 2014 Encore. Followed the procedure of the video and it took about an hour. I worked on the floor with the car on ramps. When you put the final bolt in, the one that fits a threaded hole, the other three bolts need to be loose finger tight. The hitch needs to be able to move around a little as you slide that final spacer in. That's the one taped to the top of a paint stick. I had everything finger tight without any movement on my first try. Did not work. Keep it movable until all four bolts are started. 566290



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While not the 40 min install the instructions suggest. The hitch is well designed and was no drilling and fit perfectly. The bolt wire pulls are awesome and eliminated a lot of aggravation 565365



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Fit perfect holds all my racks for tots and luggage. 564010



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2016 Chevrolet Trax

Very happy with the trailer hitch. Instalation was pretty easy, seems to be high quality. All bolts and instructions were included. 560121



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2015 Chevrolet Trax

Fit like a champ!! Great instructions. Great product. Only problem I had was the mm bolt didn't fit my 2015 Trax but quick trip to the hardware store and it was fixed up and ready for action 556241


Comments

Product holding up and working great!!!!

Eric Y - 08/28/2019

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Chevrolet Trax

I installed this hitch on my Chevy Trax. The process was actually pretty easy. The hardest thing is just lowering the muffler. The quality of the hitch seems very decent and tough build. Can't wait to start using it soon to pull stuff. 556096



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A little rust but otherwise continues to work well with my bike rack 552130



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2016 Chevrolet Trax

I WAS SENT THE WRONG HARDWARE KIT WITH THE HITCH HAVE TO WAIT AN EXTRA WEEK FOR THE RIGHT KIT 551035



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2015 Chevrolet Trax

Amazing. Well built. No problem. 549589


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  • You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Trax
  • The 2019 Chevy Trax is rated for towing and we do have the Draw Tite hitch part # 36554 that fits this vehicle that has a 3,500 lb towing capacity which would be more than enough for a log splitter. Your vehicle looks to have a towing capacity of between 1,500 and 3,500 lbs depending on how it's equipped as well. Then for trailer wiring you'd want the part # 118659 for if you have an LS model or the part # 118751 for if you have an LT or a Premier. Then for a ball mount you'd want...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hitch Cargo Carrier on 2015 Buick Encore for Mobility Scooter
  • For your 2015 Buick Encore you can haul a 90 lb scooter when using the correct parts. I recommend starting with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. This is a class II hitch which has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and is rated for up to 300 lbs tongue weight. I then recommend the hitch expander # C45785 which will reduce your tongue weight to 150 lbs but when used with the MaxxTow 27x47 Cargo Carrier w/ Pivoting Ramp # MT70100 which weights 54 lbs, when you add your 90 lb...
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  • Do Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2017 Chevrolet Trax Include a Wiring Harness
  • We do have two trailer hitch receivers to fit your 2017 Chevrolet Trax: a Curt # C11527 and a Draw-Tite # 36554. Neither of them include a wiring harness. As of right now we only carry one wiring harness for your Trax, the Tekonsha # 118751. It plugs into a factory connector that's in your rear cargo area under the floor cover and some interior paneling. Then you'll need to run a wire to the Trax's battery through the included fuse holder. The fuse is included as well. This harness...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Adapter Recommendation for 2019 Buick Encore Carrying Kuat NV
  • Yes, you would want to use an anti-rattle for the 1-1/4 inch portion of the adapter. For that the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch part # RM-061-125 would work well. It uses a U-bolt to hold the adapter tight to the hitch tube.
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  • Largest Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Buick Encore
  • Though there is not a trailer hitch with a 2" receiver for your 2014 Buick Encore, there is a Class II, 1-1/4" hitch, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36554. The fact it is a Class II is important because it will allow you the use of more accessories and has a larger tongue weight capacity (350 lbs) and towing capacity (3,500 lbs) than the other hitch that fits your car, the Class I Curt Trailer Hitch # C11527. If you have accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier that have a 2"...
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  • Height of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36554 on a 2015 Chevy Trax
  • The height from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening of part # 36554 on a 2015 Chevrolet Trax is 11-1/2 inches. I've linked a video of when we installed this hitch on a 2015 Chevrolet Trax that shows the measurement. If you are trying to find out the rise or drop of the ball mount you need, the next step is to measure from level ground to the bottom of the coupler of your trailer. There is a recommended Class II ball mount for this hitch part # 36061. It looks...
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  • Mobility Scooter Carrier for a 2015 Buick Encore
  • I'd recommend buying the strongest hitch available, which for the 2015 Buick Encore is the Draw Tite Class II, part # 36554. This hitch will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds, allowing you to carry the mobility scooter and carrier on the rear, provided it has a 1-1/4 inch hitch. You will want to verify your vehicle's total capacity with the manufacturer or owner's manual. In this particular situation, you definitely do not want to...
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for Hub Bore of 2.32 inches
  • The closest Bearing Buddy we have to fit a hub bore of 2.31 inches is the # BB2328SS. This is for a hub bore of 2.328 inches. You might measure yours again with a digital caliper like part # 36554.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Trax
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 36554 that you referenced does fit your 2018 Chevy Trax and would be a great option for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Options For 2015 Buick Encore To Replace Damaged Trailer Hitch
  • I am sorry to hear about the trailer hitch you had on your 2015 Encore. I am curious though. Can you tell me what you had on the hitch at the time? If the hitch was installed properly and you were not carrying something that exceeded the weight capacity, the hitch should not have bent like that and certainly should not have hit the ground. Both of the Class l trailer hitches we offer for your Encore are round tube design as you said your hitch was. The Curt hitch # C11527 requires...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Trax for Carrying Bike Rack
  • For your 2019 Chevy Trax the Draw Tite hitch part # 36554 is the best option as unlike the Curt that fits your vehicle it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well. My favorite 2 bike rack is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F because it's a platform bike rack which means it's easy to load/unload, it's light weight at only 30 lbs, it's made in the USA, and it...
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  • Do Trailer Hitches for 2018 Chevy Trax Include Wiring Harness
  • None of the trailer hitches we have available include a wiring harness but one can certainly be added for your 2018 Chevy Trax. Starting with the hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. This is the only Class II hitch available for your vehicle so it features higher capacities than the Curt alternative and doesn't require you to use an additional stabilizing strap for any non-trailer load like a bike rack or cargo carrier. I have attached an installation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Buick Encore
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2014 Buick Encore, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. It has a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds and a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. I have attached an installation video for you to review. However, please keep in mind that when looking at the owner's manual for your vehicle, it does state that the Buick Encore is neither designed nor intended to tow a trailer. If you do decide to do this, you can use the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Buick Encore
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36554 is a confirmed fit for the 2015 Buick Encore. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # 36071 and you can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 or 2 inch ball # 19258. For trailer wiring you can use # 118588.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Trax
  • If I were you I would install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36554 on your 2016 Chevy Trax as it is the most recessed under the bumper which means it would be the most concealed and if you ever needed to carry a bike rack you wouldn't have to use a stabilizer strap like what the Curt hitch requires. Install between the two would be basically the exact same. One would not be easier to install than the other. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle...
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  • Availability of a Plug and Play Wiring Harness Kit for a 2016 Chevy Trax
  • The plug and play wiring harness that's available for your 2016 Chevrolet Trax is the Tekonsha # 118659. I've attached an install video for you to take a look at. If you don't have a trailer hitch already I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36554. This is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The recommended ball mount for you is # 36061 which includes a pin and clip. Then for a hitch ball use either # 19258 for a 2 inch ball or # 19257 for a 1-7/8 inch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Trax
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 36554 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevy Trax and would be a great hitch to use. This hitch has a 3,500 lb total trailer weight rating but you would need to consult the owners manual to determine the capacity of your vehicle as it is equipped. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground...
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  • How to Measure a Spindle to Identify it
  • The easiest way to determine what spindle your trailer has is to use a dial or digital caliper like the part # PTW80157 to measure it where the bearings and grease seal ride. I attached a picture that shows where these measurements are. If where the inner bearing rides measures 1.378 inches, outer bearing 1.063 inches, and then the seal 1.719 inches the hub part # AKIHUB-545-35-K that you referenced will fit. This is the number 84 spindle.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2018 Buick Encore
  • Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 36554 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Buick Encore and would be a great hitch for you to use. I also attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Chevrolet Trax
  • For your 2015 Chevrolet Trax, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36554. The Draw-Tite is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. I have attached a photo of what the hitch will look like while installed for you as well. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to make some additional recommendations for you as well. In regards to installation, we are located in Wentzville, Missouri so we would not be able to provide...
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  • Fit of Thule T2 Pro XTS TH9035XTS2 Platform Rack on 2014 Buick Encore
  • Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36554 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Buick Encore. You can see the installation in the linked video and the written instructions are linked as well. This hitch will be compatible with the 1-1/4-inch version of the Thule T2 Pro XTS, which is part # TH9035XTS. This rack is also made in versions for 2-inch hitches and those other versions are not compatible with your hitch. With the unloaded rack tilted down will absolutely be able to open the rear hatch. You...
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Buick Encore
  • As long as your Mother-in-law's 2015 Buick Encore has a hitch installed on it like the Draw Tite part # 36554 she could easily install a hitch cargo carrier like our Curt, part # C18110, which is popular and has very positive reviews. This would be the carrier I would recommend because of the rise that is built into the shank which gives it great ground clearance. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Comparing the Performance of the Curt and Draw-Tite Class I Hitches on a 2017 Chevrolet Trax
  • The Draw-Tite Class I, part # 36554 and the Curt Class I, part # C11527 really aren't stronger or weaker than each other, as the actual capacity will be determined by your vehicle. You can verify your vehicle's capacities in your owner's manual or with your manufacturer. That being said, if you have a greater than 250 pound capacity on your vehicle, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite hitch, as exceeding the hitch's rated capacity is going to risk damage to your vehicle's frame. The...
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Buick Encore
  • We have just what you would need to carry a hitch cargo carrier with your 2015 Buick Encore. For a hitch the Draw Tite part # 36554 would be your best option as it has higher tongue weight capacities than the other hitches and does not require the stabilizer strap like the Curt option does.
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Receiver be Used for Towing on 2013 Buick Encore
  • Many Buick Encore owners elect to install a hitch receiver, like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 36554, on their vehicle in order to transport their bicycles with a hitch mounted rack. Due to the fact that the owner's manual for your 2013 Buick Encore states that this vehicle is neither designed nor intended to tow a trailer, a towing or tongue weight capacity for your vehicle is not provided. I can not recommend going against the owner's manual when it comes to towing but if...
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  • Class II Trailer Hitch Fit for 2016 Chevrolet Trax
  • We do offer a Class II trailer hitch for your 2016 Chevrolet Trax. For a trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36554. This hitch offers a 300 pound tongue weight with a 3,000 pound towing capacity, but you will want to be sure to not exceed the capacity of your Trax when choosing what to tow. I have attached the installation instructions for this hitch, as well as an installation video on a similar vehicle, a Buick Enclave, for you. Class II trailer hitches, like the # 36554, offer...
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  • Would the Trailer Idler Hub # AKIHUB-545-2-1K Fit Harbor Freight Trailer Spindle
  • You would need to measure the spindle to be certain. If the spindle measures exactly .99 inch then yes the Trailer Idler Hub # AKIHUB-545-2-1K is going to fit. Where the seal rides needs to be 1.24 inches as well. 25 mm is right at .984 inches which is pretty darn close. Try measuring with a dial or digital caliper # 36554 to get an exact dimension.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Buick Encore
  • For your 2014 Buick Encore you will first want to start with a hitch that has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. For that you would want the hitch part # 36554. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch opening and will work well with the Thule Helium Bike Rack part # TH9043 that you referenced.
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