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  3. Class II
  4. 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  5. 3500 lbs GTW
  6. Visible Cross Tube
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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36597 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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

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


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


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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

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

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

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

36597 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # 36597

Installation Details 36597 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36597

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (230 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.


Arrived quickly from etrailer; however, I feel like it has been previously installed or dropped. Powdercoat is flaking in multiple places and deep scratches. I couldn’t find any powdercoat flakes in the box, which leads me to believe it happened prior to packaging. Looks like it will fit alright, but concerned about the corrosion capabilities during Ohio winters.

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Brooke M.


I see what you are talking about as far as paint damage goes, but I can assure you that this hitch wasnt installed. I will have our customer service team reach out to you about the paint damage, and they will get you taken care of.


quick to arrive , all parts were there , very simple to install by myself , not a scratch on it , perfect fit , I lowered exhaust and supported it, put bolts and plates through 4 holes, set trailer hitch on top of mufflers. installed U bolt on center tow hook , put a 4in piece of 2X4 between muffler and trailer hitch, started the 4 bolts and washers, centered hitch, tightened all 6 nuts, reinstalled exhaust, done in 32 minutes Thanks e-trailer it simple , easy and quick

2019 Honda CR-V

Yes, getting the hitch maneuvered into place to get the first two bolts started was a chore working solo, but of all the hitches I've installed, this one went on the easiest. No drilling... no muss... no fuss... great product... fit great.



Ive only used this hitch on my wifes 19 CR-V a couple of times for a bike rack &amp had no problems... I decided to not try to keep the moisture out with a rubber end plug as Ive done in the past and this is much better. The hitch still looks brand new as opposed to the others that rusted very quickly with a plug in the end.


This is the second E-trailer hitch I've purchased and installed on my own vehicle. The first was on a 2006 Mazda3. This review is for the 2017 Honda CRV Touring I just bought. I read the reviews from others before purchasing this hitch. Many said the kick sensor for the tailgate would still work. Well, if you've got 30 seconds to kick around you might get the tailgate to open. I find this car feature now dysfunctional. The hitch was delivered quickly without any damage to the shipping box. All parts ordered were present, along with the wiring harness, tester and receiver plug. The hitch took about 1.5 hours to install following the very helpful video etrailer provides online. It is necessary to drive your car up on rear ramps to gain working clearance. Hitch assembly fits well but the mounting bolts above the muffler have reduced clearance between car frame and muffler to around 3/8". I worry the gravity hung mufflers might hit the mounting bolts if the car travels over rough road. The supplied 7/16"x 1-1/4" long bolts could be shortened by 1/4 inch and still have full tread on the nuts. I would have gone to the hardware store and bought them except you don't know this until it's all assembled. The fishing wires for the bolts are not reusable to redo the installation either. If this turns out to be true I will ask etrailer to send me new fish wires so I can redo the install. The receiver angles out at near perfect 90 degrees from the bumper, and for all intensive purposes is not twisted, very important.
I do find fault with visual quality however. As the pictures attached show, the safety chain hook mount was not welded on center or level. Frame paint was scraped off all over which I touched up before mounting. The receiver welds are a bit sloppy and have slag splatter under the paint. The 3 stickers on the support frame are not straight and are crinkled. None of this should impact function but does give the impression of poor quality.
The wiring harness took about 2 hours to install. Mostly because of tight working space making removal of wrapped tape around cars accessory plug difficult. One of my car's trim clips did break and fall into the car frame during reassembly but it doesn't appear it will impact anything.
The convenient little hitch wiring tester was worth the $5 bucks but there are no labels or instructions to identity which led should lite during test. The only way I knew was to pay close attention to their wiring installation video. Another very helpful video.

In summary:
The installation was moderately difficult requiring some physical flexibility. I may have to redo installation if mounting bolts prove to hit mufflers on rough roads. The non centered safety chain loop is visually noticeable and unappealing. I will forget about it in time but I should have sent the hitch back for replacement. The fit is good and I would purchase this hitch and wiring harness again.

2018 Toyota Highlander

This is a great class II hitch for my wife's 2018 CR-V. We will use it for a bike carrier & cargo carrier . I already have a class III Draw-Tite hitch on my Toyota Highlander. It was a great fit and the instruction video was a great help. I installed it by myself in about 90 minutes. It would have been great to have a second person but I used jacks to help support the other end of the hitch while I attached each end.


New 2018 CR-V EX-L. Hitch for my Thule bike rack.

Samantha at eTrailer helped me quickly and efficiently make sure I had the right parts, emailed me the tracking number. The service was excellent. I think this is either the third or fourth hitch purchased here, and I've never been disappointed.

Working by myself, it took 2-1/2 hours, including time to round up tools, borrow the ramps from neighbor, back it on the ramps. Ramps were about 8", just about right (for an old guy) to get to the muffler doughnut forward of the wheels. Two loops of rope to prevent the pipes from dropping far and also so the two mufflers would hold the weight of the hitch after lifting it in, rest the hitch on mufflers and lightly attach the center aft U bolt. Everything worked per the instructions.

The rubber muffler isolators are difficult because no amount of WD40 will penetrate into the rubber where it's needed. I used a small 12" prybar and a small block of wood, (see the picture) maybe 3"x4"x3/4" to hold in there for leverage for the prybar, and it worked fine. Replacing the muffler back into the rubber isolators was easy because the WD40 could be sprayed where it was needed. So reassembly was quick.

2022 Honda CR-V

Fits perfectly on my 2022 Honda CRV. Very easy installation with the help of the videos that etrailer provides. No cutting and no fuss. Did the hitch install in about an hour, but I've done a few in the past. I've ordered several times over the years and etrailer is the best place to get hitches, receivers and wiring.

2010 Honda CR-V

This is our second 'Draw-Tite' hitch. The original is still on our 2010 Honda Fit. It has and will continue to serve us well. When we recently purchased a new Honda CR-V, we hoped that we could get the same type of hitch and we could. It easily accommodates our Swagman Platform bike rack (which is interchangeable between the cars!) We liked and like that the hitch has a nice profile and looks good as an add-on to our cars. Based on the performance of our older one we are confident that this hitch will be just as great. Although not requested, I want to mention the customer service from etrailer. No question too trivial or silly for this group of professionals. And our installer was thrilled with the detailed instructions.

Thank you!!

Ford Edge

The hitch was received in a very timely manner. It looked like a job for two people, so I recruited my nephew (a certified Honda technician) to help. He had originally offered to install the hitch after hours at work, but things got too busy, so he came over on his day off.
I backed the CR-V up onto a pair of ramps to give us some room. We watched the video and started the installation. Getting the rubber muffler mounts off was a bit of a chore, but we both commented on how ingenious the fish wire technique was. He held up the hitch while I assembled one of the bolts. Then I held up the hitch while he assembled one of the bolts on the opposite side. We found installing the u-bolt made this much easier, and fairly quickly assembled all the hardware and then tightened all the fasteners to spec.
He commented on how much easier it was to install the Draw-Tite hitch than it was to install the Honda option. I purchased both the hitch and Tekonsha wiring kit, plus a 4-wire & 7-wire tester, plus a rubber hitch cover. The Honda option was $350, plus whatever taxes would apply. In any case, the Draw-Tite hitch way exceeds the CV-R specification (hitch 3500/350 lbs, vehicle 1500/150 lbs - towing capacity/tongue load). He said the Honda hitch required removing several panels & insulation, the bumper, and drilling the frame (the Honda hitch slides into the end of the frame). He also thought mounting the hitch from the ground was easier (we got more leverage on our backs) than using the shop lift.
Then we installed the wiring kit per the video. Getting some of the panels loose was a bit of a pain, and we couldn't loosen the topmost panel the way it was shown on the video, but we were able to pull out the wiring harness plug enough to connect it. I also didn't really like the way on the video that just hung the plug out the rear hatch. So we removed the rubber plug on the rear wall underneath the sound insulation in the spare wheel well, then using some vise grips, bent out the steel enough to widen the hole so we could slip the 4 pin plug through, hammered the metal flat again, pulled the cable out the bottom and wrapped it once around the round hitch tubing. Then I drilled out the center of the rubber plug, and cut one edge to the center, slipped it over the cable and replaced the plug from inside the wheel well. Used the new tester to verify everything was good and button the CV-R back up, replacing all the panels and weatherstripping.

Very professional job, and better than the instructions. I use the rubber plug cap to keep the plug out of the way when not in use, by looping through one of the chain attachment loops (see photo). Extremely happy with the purchase. Fantastic design, really couldn't be much happier. Definitely recommend this purchase.

2018 Honda CR-V

Trailer hitch Drawtite #36597, the installation is pretty intuitive but tightening the (4) hold down bolts onto the box chassis is a challenge. Perfect in pulling 5x10 utility trailer with load less than 3000#. I'm no expert but I did it by myself. It was done in 2-hrs and another 45-min for the Tekonsha # 118741 hitch wiring, that includes beer break!

2018 Honda CR-V

Seems well made and is fairly hidden once installed. Videos on were very helpful with the install which was not too hard but a little time consuming. Should be great to use my bike rack with.



Still great. Only gets used occasionally but it is nice to have when I need it.

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 CRV 1.25" Draw-Tite 36597 receiver hitch from is fantastic.
1. I ordered it online from for around 95 dollars plus about 20 dollars for shipping.
2. I emailed my professional installer the install-video from the etrailer website.
3. I received the hitch from etrailer in 3 days.
4. Took it to my professional installer, who installed it in less than 1.5 hours. Installer said it was just like video from etrailer site: lower mufflers, put bolts through pre-drilled holes (once he widened those holes).
5. Installer charged me under $100
6. Total cost under $200
7. My Thule 1.25" bike rack fit the receiver hitch perfectly. That afternoon, I moved 8 different bikes to various locations on the bike rack. Everything worked smoothly.
8. Later that day, I went grocery shopping. The kick sensor for opening/closing the CRV's back door worked fine. It was not obstructed by the hitch.
9. I did not like the white "Draw-Tite" lettering on the left brace of the I peeled it off.
10. I left the white technical info on the right brace because it is useful and not ugly.
11. The only reason I need a receiver hitch is for my bike rack.
12. My bike rack is 1.25" and securely key locks onto the 1.25" receiver.
13. A Class III 2" receiver is larger than I need. It could be fitted with an adapter for a 1.25", BUT I was not convinced the adapter could be as securely key locked, and the 2" receiver would make the CRV look more like a truck.
14. To me, the Class II 1.25" receiver hitch looks fine as part of the back of my 2017 CRV Touring. See pics. If you think you have difficulty seeing the hitch, you are melds with the CRV.
15. Prior to discovering etrailer, I asked my Honda dealer to order the Honda 2017 CRV hitch and install it. That would have been 1k. After reading the 30-some page installation instructions, I became concerned with the Honda installer having to take so much of the CRV apart...including the back sensors. Fortunately my Honda dealer could not get the Honda hitch.
15. Fortunately I carefully reviewed the website and video.
16. I am extremely pleased with etrailer.

2017 Honda CR-V

The hands-free tailgate on our 2017 CR-V AWD Touring model doesn't kick open anymore, but it's my wife's car and this feature never liked her much anyway so she doesn't think she'll miss it. In any case the hitch mounts where it's supposed to, looks good, and supports the Reese Bike Rack just fine. If you're installing it yourself then I recommend that you also undo the exhaust hanger in front of the rear wheel, otherwise good luck getting a torque wrench in position above the mufflers. We don't plan on towing a trailer anyway, just the bike rack, so hopefully not torquing it to spec is no big deal.

2018 Honda CR-V

Perfect trailer hitch to support my Thule bike rack. Easy to get the Thule bike rack on the trailer hitch and easy off. Installation of the trailer hitch was installed professionally by my local mechanic.


The hitch installed without issues and fit perfectly. The hardest part was disconnecting the exhaust system rubber mounts, which was a lot easier once I applied a little dish washing liquid. The hitch installed without needing to trim or "finesse" anything.

On Tuesday evening ~7:30 PM EST, I ordered the hitch and paid extra for three day shipping. Imaging my surprise when I got notification about two hours later that the hitch had already shipped. The hitch arrived on Thursday! Wow!

Over the years, I have purchased a number of hitches from In all cases, they arrived quickly and were top quality.

Thank you!


Arthur was knowledgeable and helpful. He helped me choose the right hitch for my car and made sure it was delivered to my mechanic. Great service.

2019 Honda CR-V

Excellent product, bolted right on as instructed. I did have to remove the rubber exhaust hanger at the exhaust “Y” ( just forward of the mufflers ) as suggested in the instructions to give myself additional room to bolt on. Great quality and doesn’t look bad on our new CRV. Works great to hold our Kuat bike carrier.

2017 Honda CR-V

When it arrived the UPS driver took off quickly and when I looked at the box I saw why. One corner was completely ripped open and the hitch was sticking out. Everything was in the box because it was all secured. It looked like it was droped and the weight of the hitch broke the box. If there are any scratches, they are very minor and irrelevant. Great packaging George, keep up the good work and thank you for a good deal.

2019 Honda CR-V

Fits great on my 2019 CRV. Took my husband and a friend (who is an hobby mechanic) about 25 minutes to install. I like the low profile of this hitch.

2019 Honda CR-V

Fantastic! Went right on my 2019 Honda CRV! My husband and I were able to install in just over an hour. The install videos were clear and showed us just what we needed to do! It’s a solid son of a hitch!


One year of rain, muck, snow, and ice, there are no indications of wear or rust. Just a little dirt to show for wear. Quality made product with the advantage of a diy install if you have tools and are good with your hands. All that being said, there has been minor exposure to road salt due the conditions in which this vehicle has travelled. I would absolutely by an etrailer product again in the future.


Very good service and I received the order in a reasonable time. The trailer hitch is a very easy to install and the trailer wiring harness also. Thank you and I will definitely be using your company again, 5 stars. Nelson B. Québec, Canada.

2020 Honda CR-V

Arrived damage free due to excellent packing. Smooth installation. Looks great on our new Honda CR-V. Perfect for bike rack or light trailer. Thank you for our second hitch purchase from you.

Steven R.


Ok. I wish I would have ed the 2” receiver, but the 1 14” is ok for a bike rack.

2017 Honda CR-V

Delivery was quick. Product was scuffed in some areas but you won't notice them after Installation. On my own took 45 minutes to install. Hardest part was maneuvering around the muffler. I started in the middle, using the pre existing hook to help hold the weight and then getting 1 screw on each side fastened before as how to videos suggest. Very happy overall with product and the efficiency of the company.


Much easier to install than I expected. Use of a short pry bar made the rubber isolators come off easy..
Quality is super

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  • Will Draw Tite Hitch Fit 2017 Honda CR-V Touring and Allow Liftgate Sensors to Open Hatch
    It is my understanding that the Honda hitch crosstube goes straight across and isn't a V-shape like the Draw-Tite hitch # 36597. The design difference allows the Draw-Tite hitch to work with the hands-free liftgate sensor on the 2017 Honda CR-V. However it is also possible for a hitch, any hitch, to partially block the sensor so if that happens you would have to kick your foot off to one side or the other of where you would normally activate the sensor.
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  • 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V
    For a trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 36597 which is a Class II and would be a great option. I attached an install video for this hitch on a similar 2017 CR-V as yours as well.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36597 Work with Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2017 Honda CR-V
    It is my understanding that the Honda hitch crosstube goes straight across and isn't a V-shape like the Draw-Tite hitch # 36597. The design difference allows the Draw-Tite hitch to work with the hands-free liftgate sensor on the 2017 Honda CR-V. However it is also possible for a hitch, any hitch, to partially block the sensor so if that happens you would have to kick your foot off to one side or the other of where you would normally activate the sensor.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver 36597 Be Able To Carry One Bike With 2020 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 you were looking at is confirmed to fit your 2020 Honda CR-V EXL since it is not a Hybrid version, and will work perfectly with your Yakima LiteRider 2 bike rack with one bike. You are correct that the # 36597 has a maximum tongue weight rating of 350lbs which is more than enough for one bike and a your bike rack. I included a video of the # 36597 being installed for you to take a look at.
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  • 2017 Honda CR-V Touring Trailer Hitch
    We had a customer come back and state that the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36597 fit and worked well on their 2017 Honda CR-V Touring so we know it would be a great choice. You will most likely just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to get the lift gate to open. Everything needed to install the hitch is included as well.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V
    We do offer 4-way trailer wiring that fits your 2018 Honda CR-V. For that you'd want the T-One kit part # 118741 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached an install video for this harness on a 2018 CR-V just like yours.
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  • Trailer HItch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V For Carrying Bike Rack
    Both of the Draw Tite hitches that fit your 2017 Honda CR-V have the same powder coat finish that helps to fight corrosion. That being said whenever available I recommend going with a 2 inch hitch as it will have more capacity and have more accessories made for it since that's a more popular hitch size. For your CR-V the part # 76128 would be the better choice that I would recommend. Unless you have a hitch rack that only fits 1-1/4 inch hitches. Then you would want the part # 36597.
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installed on 2021 Honda CR-V Interfere with Hands-Free Liftgate Operation
    The Draw-Tite # 36597 Class I hitch will only hinder the sensors in the center of the bumper, where the receiver tube will block them. If you wave your foot to the left or right of the receiver tube by a foot or so, the sensors will pick up the movement there. Honda does offer a sensor relocation bracket as part # 08U59-TLA-100A which will allow the sensors full operation. Instead of the Class I # 36597, I'd recommend going with the # 76128 Class III hitch instead. The 2 inch receiver...
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  • Weight Difference Between Draw Tite Class II and III Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V
    The Class III hitch for your 2017 Honda CR-V # 76128 weighs 30 lbs and the Class II part # 36597 weighs a total of 22 lbs.
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Hitch for 2017 Honda CR-V That Works With Hands Free Liftgate
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36597 is a fit for a 2017 Honda CR-V and it has a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. That said, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76128 which has a 2" receiver tube opening will allow for more bike rack options to choose from. These options both allow the hands free liftgate feature to remain operational but you'll be limited to areas away from the receiver tube.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V Touring for Carrying Bike Rack
    For carrying a bike rack the 1-1/4 inch hitch you'll want is the Draw Tite part # 36597 for your 2018 Honda CR-V. Reason being that unlike the Curt hitch Draw Tite does not require the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. If you need a 2 inch hitch adapter instead you'd be better of using a 2 inch hitch like the # 76128 since using an adapter like that cuts the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The Saris Thelma (no longer available) part #...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 Honda CR-V
    I've linked a video of the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36597 being installed on a 2017 Honda CR-V. Unfortunately, a copy of the instructions isn't available to use yet. The wiring harness for the CR-V is # 118741 which we don't have a video for as of yet. We likely will soon. The installation is fairly simple. It plugs directly into the wiring of the CR-V behind a trim panel on the driver's side in the rear cargo area. Then after the harness is connected you'll need...
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  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Model for a Bike Rack
    Yes it will. For your hybrid you will want the Curt item # C12169. This hitch has a 1-1/4" receiver that will work great with your bike rack. I have linked an installation video below.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Needed For Draw-Tite Hitch on 2019 Honda CR-V
    While I can't answer for why everyone says fascia needs to be trimmed, you're correct that for your 2019 Honda CR-V, you do not need to trim the fascia on two specific Draw-Tite hitches, which are the following parts: - 2" Hitch: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 - 1-1/4" Hitch: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36597 Please note these do not fit the hybrid models of CR-V, but otherwise, if you want to avoid fascia trimming, this is the way. If you plan on doing some towing...
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  • 2017 Honda CRV Trailer Hitch Receiver Round Tube Dimension Comparison
    For your 2017 Honda CR-V, there is a difference between the 1-1/4 inch receiver versus the 2 inch receiver other than just the receiver opening. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 has a round tube that is just under 2 inches in diameter. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 has a round tube diameter of 2-1/2 inches. If you will be using this hitch receiver for towing or need a lighted accessory,...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid
    The only 1-1/4" trailer hitch we offer for a 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 which is a great bolt-on option with hidden design that will work well for hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack. It comes with everything you need for install which should take you around 0:30 - 1:00 depending on skill level.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
    We had a customer come back and state that the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36597 fit and worked well on their 2017 Honda CR-V Touring so we know it would be a great choice. You will most likely just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to get the lift gate to open. Everything needed to install the hitch is included as well.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C12169 for a 2018 Honda CR-V Affect Fuel Economy
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12169 which is a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V weighs around 25 lbs. In theory, the more weight you add to a vehicle, the less miles per gallon (MPG's) it will have but we are talking extremely small fractions here and you would by no means notice any drop in MPG's. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36597 which is also a fit for your 2018 Honda CR-V is a few lbs lighter but I would not let this alone be the basis for my choice as the affect...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting Bikes with Shallow Hitch Pin Hole Measurement on 2017 Honda CR-V
    Using a hitch extender like the Brophy # HES6 that you referenced will resolve the shallow hitch pin issue you have on your Honda CR-V's trailer hitch. The issue though, is that the use of this or any other similar adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50%. This means the 150 pound tongue weight capacity you mentioned will be reduced to 75 pounds, which will not be sufficient for the combined weight of your bikes and bike rack. I first recommend verifying the...
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  • Availability of a 1-1/4 Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Honda CR-V
    We do have the Class II Draw-Tite # 36597 trailer hitch for your 2018 Honda CR-V. This is essentially the same trailer hitch as the Draw-Tite # 76128 except that it has a 1-1/4" receiver instead of a 2" receiver. I actually recommend going with the 2" receiver for your CR-V because you will actually be able to use a wider variety of accessories with the larger receiver. If you currently have an accessory that fits a 1-1/4" receiver then I also recommend using a reducer like part # HT02...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda CR-V That Does Not Require Cutting of Bumper Fascia
    There is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver that will not require you to cut the bumper fascia on your 2018 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite # 76128. The reason why is because the Draw-Tite models has a visible crosstube, as you can see by the accompanying photo of the Draw-Tite installed on a 2018 Honda CR-V. Its counterpart from Curt, the Class III # C13397, has a hidden crosstube and cutting the bumper fascia is necessary so the receiver has a place to extend out from the bumper.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2021 Honda CR-V Touring
    At one point we thought there were more fits for the 2021 Honda CR-V Touring but at this time we can only confirm the fit of the EcoHitch part # 306-X7345 for your vehicle. It will not prevent the hands free tailgate from working.
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