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

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

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

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 - 2019 Buick Encore

2013 - 2019 Chevrolet Trax




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (98 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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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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2015 Buick Encore


What a piece of cake! I receive the hitch a couple of days ago, and after watching the etrailer you tube video, had it installed in under 40 minutes. I would recommend this and etrailer to anyone. K ep up the great work. 257077


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The trailer hitch receiver has worked out great! After a year and the Cleveland winter there is no signs of rust.

Griff - 06/06/2017

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Was very easy to install needed a hand to start the nuts .One hour 59 minute from opening box to finish. Will use this hitch for carrying our bikes, the wires for the bolts were a life saver. 293195



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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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2016 Chevrolet Trax


product was delivered quicker than I expected seems to be very quality built. install was fairly easy the use of a second person is highly suggested. plan on using cargo hauler for up coming deer season. 304812



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2017 Chevrolet Trax


Great all around experience. Transaction was seem less and the delivery was quick. Thank so much 397980



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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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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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2015 Buick Encore


According to the car factory I'm not supposed To pull anything with my 2015 Buick Encore Any way I installed but I haven't used yet Probably I won't be able to pull a 10' feet trailer With it, but in the near future I will connect A metal basket to carry something . Thanks for asking. 479893



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2017 Buick Encore


I received hitch early with UPS as usual having damaged the cartoon. Hitch fit was excellent. Installation went very easily as I have a transmission jack and a car hoist to make up for old age and second person. Looks just like the video. 364433


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WORKING FINE, DID INSTALL A LIGHTED STEP BUMPER. ONLY GOT COUPLE HUNDRED MILES OF USE.

Richard D - 04/07/2018

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Ford Transit Connect


I received my trailer hitch on the day indicated but was shocked at the condition of the box, it was totally trashed with huge holes at both ends. Was concerned that the smaller pieces had fallen out & been lost in transit. Was VERY relieved & happy that the hitch was unharmed & all the nuts & bolts were in a sealed, heavy-duty plastic bag & firmly attached to the hitch receiver...nothing missing! My car dealership attached the bike-rack hitch to my car with no trouble at all. They were very pleased that it fit exactly as described on the etrailer website & was very easily installed using the hardware provided. The receiver is visible below the bumper but a bit recessed & in no way interferes with using the hatch to get into the back of my SUV. Will attach the new bike rack this Saturday & hope that all goes well. So far the entire process from purchase to car attach has gone very smoothly & just as the etrailer.com service tech Bill P. said that it would. Very pleased!!! If the bike-rack doesn't fit the hitch as advertised, I'll write a second review but for now the 5-star rating definitely fits my experience with etrailer.com, Bill P.'s purchase assistance, & the installation process. THANKS Bill P. & etrailer.com! 450101



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2015 Buick Encore


This hitch went on my 2015 Buick Encore. This was the first trailer hitch I ever installed. It took me about an hour after receiving the proper hardware and instructions. I did think the instructions could have been a little more detailed. For example, the access hole had a brake line running right across the middle that had to be pulled away about an inch. Also the hole had to be made about an eighth of an inch larger for the spacers to fit into the frame. None of this was mentioned in the instruction. Otherwise everything went well. I received the hitch in about 2-3 days after I ordered it. 195058


Comments

Everything is great as far as the trailer hitch is concerned.

Jim H - 05/26/2016

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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



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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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2017 Buick Encore


We purchased the Draw-tite Class II hitch for our 2017 Buick Encore. We chose it for two reasons: 1. It was the heavier duty of the two choices, it can pull 3500 LBS and has a 300 LBS tongue weight 2. It had the easiest installation. The install videos are spot on, I can't add anything more. I did on my back on my driveway, took less than an hour. We bought it to move our tow dolly from place to place. All the parts were in the box no extra parts required. I would highly recommend it. 548267



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2016 Chevrolet Trax


Very easy to install ( took me 15 minut es) 543419



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2015 Chevrolet Trax


3rd hitch I've purchased through etrailer. This one for a 2015 Chevy Trax LTZ. Easy install and good look. Use as an "accessory" mount for bike rack and cargo hauler! My next hitch will be from etrailer! 427440


Comments

Still looks good and functions well with both the bike rack and cargo hauler. No issues and still an Etrailer product I would recommend.

Jay H - 08/31/2018

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2016 Chevrolet Trax


Hitch is very well built, fit perfectly. Written instructions are decent but the videos are the best way to truly see how to do it. Very well thought out overall. I will recommend etrailer.com to anyone!! 407766


Comments

One year later and still working perfectly!

Christopher B - 07/19/2018

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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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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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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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2018 Buick Encore


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



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2015 Chevrolet Trax


The product is great, and it came in a timely matter, and the instructions were helpful even though we looked at the pictures most of the time (: 528986



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Service was great and the product arrived on time. The product was a perfect fit for my vehicle and allows me to tow a small boat. Our bike rack fits into the receiver and now allows for the whole to go on bike trips. The tutorial videos are excellent and allow for simple and efficient installation. They were full of helpful tips. 524116



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Looks good and fairly easy install by m yself. 522625



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2017 Buick Encore


Hitch installed 521460



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2017 Chevrolet Trax


It took me 2 hrs by myself. I still need to test it out and see if I did it correctly. I followed the video every step. Hopefully it's good. 518537



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2015 Chevrolet Trax


EXACTLY AS SPECIFIED, AND QUICK TURNAROUND...THANK YOU! 518203



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2016 Chevrolet Trax


I just received my Chevy Trax 2016 trailer hitch. No problem at all , and everything looks great. When I put it on I will give more reviews 516205



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2017 Buick Encore


Excellent product, installed easily just like shown in the installation video. Kudos for having the installation videos available!! 511383



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2015 Buick Encore


Great product. Wasn’t easy to install, but wasn’t very hard. Two man job for sure. 510701



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2017 Buick Encore


We bought this to use with a bike rack, not to tow. For our purposes, it has worked out great. My Wife and I installed it ourselves in about an hour. Instruction videos were fantastic for this. 510190



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2018 Buick Encore


I have received my hitch with minor problems, as the box looked like it was in a war zone all torn up in multiple places. Besides being stapled all over the place, one side must have came open in route as it was taped a lot before delivery to my address. However, with that being said, I am well pleased with the product itself. I am currently taking off my muffler to get my hitch on to my car. 506297



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2015 Buick Encore


Watched the video for installation on my vehicle and it helped a lot. Once I got the exhaust dropped down, it went pretty fast. All parts fit to install it, just a little tight to get my GlideAway bike carrier into the receiver. Took a lot of grease and jiggling. I just hope the parts do not rust quickly here in the northwest. But overall, a good buy. I recommend it. 503218



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2017 Buick Encore


Installation was simple. Draw-Tite always has the highest quality products. 499696



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This was seriously a great purchase. I was super upset when trying to help my girlfriend move and didn't realize she didn't have a hitch receiver... Big boyfriend fail on my part. So the move was postponed a couple days and it saved me $800 not having to rent. After I ordered this, a few days later it arrived, and within 45 minutes I had it installed. It was nice it came with additional components and spacers to do exactly what I needed when the model year had a different configuration than I expected. I was able to mount it by myself but but I do suggest a asking for a little help. I could have probably done it in 20 minutes with a lending hand. The wires that thread on the bolt for pulling through the mounting holes are SO EPIC! You can be pretty rough with the pulling if it gets stuck and it doesn't come unthreaded. If I buy get a vehicle again without a hitch I know I will be coming back here to get the hitch receiver for sure. Thanks for an awesome product! Cheers! 490840



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2018 Chevrolet Trax


Fit PERFECTLY! Asked the dealer when I bought my 2018 Chevy Trax "how much for a hitch mount?" "$1300" they tell me. Ummmm, no thanks. It took me 30 minutes to install and I didn't have to lower my exhaust system to make room. Very happy with this purchase. 490563


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # 36554 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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  • 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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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Buick Encore
  • At the time the answer you are referring to was written, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36554 was not a confirmed fit for the 2015 Buick Encore. They have since tested it and it is now a confirmed fit for 2013 to 2015 Buick Encores. If you plan on towing with the hitch the correct ball mount is # 36071. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring you can use # 118588 to add a 4-Way flat connector.
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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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  • 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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  • Available Trailer Hitches For 2016 Buick Encore
  • The only trailer hitches available for your 2016 Encore are Class l and Class ll hitches like part # 36554 and part # C11527. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36554 is a Class ll and has the higher tongue weight and towing capacity than the Curt Class l hitch, part # C11527. Both hitches have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you can let me know what you wish to use the trailer hitch for I will be glad to see if we can make some recommendations that will work for you.
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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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  • Does Access Hole On 2015 Chevrolet Trax Need To Be Enlarged For Trailer Hitch Installation
  • Per the attached instructions for the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 36554 there is no mention of enlarging the access hole. If you are planning on towing with your Trax I recommend a ball mount like part # 36061. This has a 3-1/8 inch rise and uses a ball with a 3/4 inch shank diameter like part # 19258 for a 2 inch hitch ball and part # 19257 for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball. If you need trailer wiring I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part #...
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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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  • What Parts Are Included with Class II Hitch 36554 for 2014 Chevrolet Trax
  • The Draw-Tite Class II Hitch # 36554 for the 2014 Chevrolet Trax includes installation hardware. You may care to review the two linked help articles on hitch installation. The only specialized tool you'll need is a torque wrench, which is required to ensure the included fasteners are tightened to the manufacturer's specs. Those specs are included in the linked instructions. For a ball mount use # 36061, for a pin and clip use # PC2 and for a 1-7/8-inch ball use # 19257.
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier with Class II Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2015 Chevrolet Trax
  • First of all good choice on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. It's what I would have recommended if that had been your question. With the Draw-Tite installed on a 2015 Chevrolet Trax there is about 7 inches from the hitch pin hole to the edge of the vehicle's fascia. This is why of the three you mention I would pick the Curt # C18110. It has 3-3/4 inches of rise which you mentioned you like and there is 6-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the beginning of the rise...
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