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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 300 lbs TW
  • 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.



36554 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90244 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36554 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36554 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2018 Buick Encore

2013 - 2019 Chevrolet Trax



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Buick Encore - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Buick Encore, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the draw tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver; offering the inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening. It's part number is 36554.Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the Encore. You can see we're going to have the smaller, round cross tube. It's just about all the way across the vehicle with the exception of here at the exhaust. It stops just a little bit short. Now, the center of the hitch is the receiver tube open itself.

That's going to be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter opening. This is a class two hitch, so it's going to work out really well for your cargo carriers, bike racks, ball mounts, things of that nature.To secure all those items in place, you're going to use the half inch diameter hole. You want to choose an accessory that's rated for class two use, but there's a good amount of room around there and easy access to it. Whatever type you might choose, you shouldn't have any issue using.There's a band style reinforcement collar that's going to go around the end of the receiver tube opening there. It kind of sturdy's that up a little bit.

You'll see the safety chain connection points here at the bottom. They're a plate style. There's a really large opening there, so whatever style of chain you might be connecting, I don't think you're going to have any issues with.As far as weight capacities are concerned, the hitch gives us a 300 pound ton weight rating. That's the maximum downward force we could be here at the receiver tube opening and we have a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. That would be the total weight of your trailer and anything you we're going to load up on it.

Of course, you do want to check the owner's manual on the Encore to see what its two rating is and go off whichever set of numbers is the lowest.A few measurements that will be helpful when selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier would be from the ground to the inside top edge of a receiver tube opening. We've got about twelve-and-a-quarter inches. Then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of our bumper, it's about five-and-a-quarter. One thing to keep in mind with the lower ground clearance, you might want to choose items that have a raised shank to help promote better clearance at the rear.When we begin our installation, we need to lower down the exhaust slightly, just to give us room to get in and work. We've got a hanger located on the driver side right here and also on the passenger side.

Before removing those, we're going to use a support strap. That way, when we release those, the weight of the exhaust will come down on the strap and not just hang.It's a good idea to use a little bit of spray lubricant here just to make it a little easier to slide those off. We're going to use a large screwdriver or a pry bar and just give it a pull on the backside, just like that. Now, we'll put just a little slack in our strap there and allow it to come down.The passenger side is going to have two attachment points. We've got the hole right here almost to the back of the frame. Then if we go in front of our exhaust hanger bracket, there's going to be one located right there. We're going to fish wire our carriage bolt and spacer block up and in and we're going to use this larger hole as our access hole to get the hardware in place. I want to remove the brake line just to open that up a little bit, give us a little bit more room. There's a christmas tree type fastener above it there. I'm going to start with the rear most hole, I'm going to place my bolt leader in, we want that to go forward through the frame, and then come out of the access hole. We'll feed on our spacer block, thread on our bolt, slide the spacer block up and in, and then our bolt. Pull that right down through and we'll repeat that same process for our forward location.Here on the drivers side we've got the same situation, but we're only going to be putting in the forward attachment point, which would be right here. For the rear, we're going to use one of the weld nuts right here on the side of the frame. Now, on both sides we'll just push that keeper right back into the frame.Now, with the help of an extra set of hands, we'll get our hitch raised up into position. We're going to guide it over the passenger side exhaust there first. Then you'll stick those pole wires down through the holes and just draw them down through. On the drivers side, we need to check two things here. We're going to put our pole wire through just like we do on the passenger side and use that to guide our hitch up into position, but we need to check for gaps. You'll see on the forward hole location there, and on the rear hole location, we've got a space right here between the frame. If this gap exists in your hitch, that's where you're going to use your bevel washer. Also, if you have the gap here between the frame and the top inaudible 00:04:55 of the hitch, you're going to use another square hole spacer.Let's put our square hole spacer just right up on our hole wire there and bring that down through the hook also, make sure our carriage bolt passes through it, and then for our top attachment point, we're going to place this in. Our hitch bracket will be here and this is going to go between the hitch and the frame. Just like that. Then that we can thread into the weld nut. If yours doesn't have a weld nut on the frame channel there, you're going to use pull wire method and bring your carriage bolt though.Each carriage bolt is going to get one of our conical tooth washers. You want the teeth to face up toward the hitch and then we've also got a nut thread on there. You're also going to place a conical tooth washer on the hex bolt, if you do have the weld nut, so keep that in mind too. To snug these up, and torque them, we're going to use an eleven-sixteenth socket. With everything torqued down properly, you want to slide your exhaust isolators back on, remove the strap, and your hitch will be ready for use.With our exhaust back in place, that's going to complete our installation of the draw tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver, part number 36554, on our 2017 Buick Encore.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (91 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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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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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


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

Jim H - 05/26/2016

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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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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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I love this trailer hitch works great pulling my four wheeler, Great support . very happy will buy again THANK YOU. 114498


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It has been working hard every day, I love it, you guys have the best parts. VERY HAPPY

robert q - 01/22/2015

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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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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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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


I purchased this hitch for my '16 Chevy Trax after viewing your Utube installation video. It arrived promptly and included everything shown in the video. Being 69, taking my time, and working off my driveway the install took 3 hours. Time added to review the Tube video. Beside lying on my back, the instal went exactly like the video. I also purchased the wiring kit and expect that to go as pictured in the video. I am very happy I found etrailer.com. 271884



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The trailer hitch was easy to install. The video make it very easy to follow the directions. The box was damaged but no scratches on the paint. Very pleased with the product and the looks on the car. The trailer hitch will be used for a bike rack holder. 399518


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The trailer hitch is still a in great shape and works great with the bike rack after a year in service.

Patrick B - 07/02/2018

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2017 Buick Encore


This product meets my needs perfectly. It performs exactly as promised. I had purchased and installed the same product on my 2013 Hyundai Elantra a few years before. That time I had a little trouble understanding the instructions but this time, with some experience under my belt, I installed the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver quickly and easily on my 2017 Buick Encore. The price was reasonable and I am pleased with my purchase. 356558


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Still performing exactly as promised!

Son-of-a-Gun - 03/21/2018

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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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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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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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I'm giving this item 4/5 stars only because I haven't used it yet. But the install was incredibly easy! The provided instructions were clear and concise to make the install a breeze. Also having a video online to supplement the paper instructions made locating everything under the vehicle easier! I'd recommend buying any vehicle hitch from these guys! 341554



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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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This was hands down the easiest install. Slick and problem free. The hardest part was waiting for my wife to get home from work to help hold the hitch up for a minute to install the fastening nut. Way more cost effective than having it done professionally. The whole thing took roughly and hour with no experience or professional tools. 376597



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Ordered aftermarket hitch. Install went quickly, smoothly and was exactly as described. This site has pictures/video of installation. Couldn't be happier. Item came free shipping (and just two days after ordering), no damage, and no parts missing. Not the first time I've ordered from etrailer.com and won't be the last. 153921



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



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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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I couldn't be happier with my purchase from etrailer! Everything from the selection to the payment and quick shipping was fantastic. Delivery was just as promised and installation was a breeze - about an hour. I will definitely look to etrailer again when I have towing needs. 399487



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Hitch arrived quickly and was as advertised. Naturally, it would be easier to install one of these if you had a lift but even working on my back in the driveway it wasn't too difficult. Looks good and we already used it yesterday with our bike rack and everything worked fine. 401213



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The hitch arrived faster than expected. Top quality as usual. Over the years I have ordered and installed, for myself and for friends, at least eight hitches. When someone needs a hitch, I don't even shop anywhere else. Best quality, best service, and best price. 333583



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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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Fit perfectly on 2017 Encore. No issues during installation. 440582



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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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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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Perfect design and very well made !! Excellent instructions and very easy install . Would recommend to anyone , also you can't find a better one at any price. And lets face you have the best price. Pleasure doing business with you !!!! 294217



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2015 Chevrolet Trax


On a 15 Trax it fits well and has kept a "cooler basket" stiff and sturdy. Remember, max 300 pounds on the hitch . Baskets are about 40-50 so only 250 left for loading up the basket. Great solution. No rust or excessive surface wear. 391907



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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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No guessing, drilling or welding, everything you need for installation comes with the hitch ( minus basic tools) the installation video Is accurate and very easy to follow. Prices are unbeatable a shipping is fast 329186



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Got the hitch on which really requires the assistance of one person. and I owned a mechanic/auto body shop, so knew what I was doing. It seems sound enough. After I attach the bike rack, we will see how it goes. 401477


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Still fine after a year. No rust. Able to securely mount a bike rack for two bikes. Very happy with this purchase and etrailer. Have recommded to a stranger who asked me about it.

Dom G - 07/10/2018

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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


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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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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


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One year later and still working perfectly!

Christopher B - 07/19/2018

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Installing this product was just as easy as it was depicted on the video. Everything lined up perfectly and it looks great installed. The video was a great help. I did it with no help in under an hour. 308028



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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 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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Product arrived before schedule and was one of the easiest installs I’ve ever done on my own. High quality materials and directions on hand and online to install this product without a problem. 483731



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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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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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This was so easy to install! It came with everything to you need to install and even came with a handy wire to thread the bolt in those hard to reach places. Very happy with our purchase!!! 355186



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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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- 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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Great service, very quick shipping. arrived in fine condition. Will be installing later this week. Don't expect any issues, the included instructions will make it very easy. Thanks 320300



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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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This is the 3rd hitch I have purchased and the 5th I have installed for myself or friends. Always fits good, delivered on time, great customer service. Great product. 261338



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Hitch was delivered as stated and in perfect condition. Installation was easy and hitch looks great. Also great price will order more items as needed. 455015



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Reviewed product choice, ordered it online, got it a few days later, installed it, fit perfectly/easily and don't have even one complaint. thank you. 364315


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Drawbar, Hitch Pin, and Clip Needed to Use a Trailer Hitch to Carry Bikes on a 2013 Buick Encore
  • The drawbar (also known as a ball mount or stinger) fits into the trailer hitch receiver and gets fitted with a ball. This would be used to tow a trailer. If you never plan on using the 2013 Buick Encore for towing then you will not need a ball mount or ball. Most hitch accessories like bike racks come with a hitch pin or thread hitch bolt so a pin may not be needed either. A regular hitch pin, like # PC2, is held into place with the included clip which is similar to a cotter pin. It...
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  • Roof Cargo Bag, Trailer Hitch, and Cargo Carrier Recommendations for a 2015 Chevy Trax
  • By XL cargo bag I believe you are talking about Rightline bag # RL100S30. This bag will fit on vehicles with or without a roof rack (side rails or crossbars). The bag is 48 inches long and 40 inches wide so compare that to the available space on your 2015 Chevy Trax. You don't want the bag hanging over the sides of the vehicle roof! If the roof rack on your Trax is just the side rails and there is no gap beneath them to attach a strap then I recommend adding the car clips # RL100600...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Trax
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 36554 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Chevy Trax and would work well for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Needed Installation Hardware for 2014 Buick Encore
  • For your 2014 Buick Encore, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. This Class II hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and features a 300 pound tongue weight capacity and 3,500 pound towing limit. The Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75528 that you referenced is designed to fit certain model years of the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse, and...
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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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  • 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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