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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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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 36597 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36597

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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.


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, 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: 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.


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.



36597 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 36597 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Hands-free Liftgate sensor areas may be limited to areas away from the center where hitch receiver opening is located




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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (144 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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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. 461991



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Honda

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. 433439



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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! 607696



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2018 Honda CR-V

I like the design and ease of the assembly of the product. This is the 2nd etrailer product I have purchased. The only negative is that the product was not packed very well, it broke through the box in shipping. The unit is gouged to the point where I need to prime and paint a couple of spots to stop rust from forming. 552500



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2017 Honda CR-V

2017 CRV 1.25" Draw-Tite 36597 receiver hitch from etrailer.com is fantastic. 1. I ordered it online from etrailer.com 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 hitch...so 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 correct...it 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 etrailer.com website and video. 16. I am extremely pleased with etrailer. 370540



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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. 469336



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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. 436262



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Online information was clear and accurate. Good price. Delivered quickly, well packaged, and complete. Quality of the unit and parts is excellent. Watched YouTube installation video. Installed myself on the ground in 30 minutes. Suggest loosely fitting the u-bolt first and then use two simple jack stands to support the flanges in approximate final position if you don't have extra hands to help. Perfect fit. The structure is hardly noticable below the bumper. 828170



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Arrived without hardware. Got a moderately hard time from customer service before they agreed to send a replacement hardware pack 822425



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Honda

Bought this exactly one year ago and have been extremely pleased with it. Mounting was simple, and it was a much better deal than what the car dealership was offering. Would buy a second one of these without any hesitation when/if we ever change vehicles. Mounted it on a 2018 Honda CR-V. 821517



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Easy install with guided video and it does what it is suppose to. Would buy again. 818475



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2017 Honda CR-V

Not really hard to install at all. Took me about 45 minutes. 792009



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Honda

Trailer Hitch was exactly the model needed for our Honda SRV AWD. Installation was quite routine, the only hitch, oops, wrong word, problem, was separating the mufflers from the rubber mounts. There must be a Honda tool to do that. Once that was done, the rest was easy!! We will use the hitch to tow our small trailer with our boat tender. 791651



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This is the second hitch we have ordered from e-trailer. They are always so pleasant on the phone and delivery is on time. 782063



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Hitch was received in excellent condition. Installation was easy. The hitch worked as expected. Thanks 778544



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Very Good Service. Great Product and Easy Installation. 777961



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I highly recommend the etrailer internet sales and the Draw-Tite class III hitch. Delivered within three days and I installed it in that afternoon. Hitch was exactly what was described and easy install if you have the right tools. Price was very good so I was pleased with my experience with etrailer. 776070



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Excellent hitch and has preformed perfectly. Thank you for such a GREAT product. 774210



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The hitch still works great after 1 year. We only use it for a bike rack that holds 4 bikes. 773969



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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. 773690



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Awesome product - it was easy to install and has held up great. It has taken a beaten off road, but it maintains its integrity. I would recommend this to all in need of a hitch. Thanks. 772762



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My receiver from etrailer.com, was received quickly, and was a perfect match for my Vehicle. It took me a while to install mine, but I was 82, and not as dexterous as I used to be, but the hitch is perfect and we have used it many times. Thank you etrailer ! 770815



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Honda

I ordered the Draw-Tite 36597 hitch on March 20th and received it on March 23rd with regular ground shipping. I installed it on my 2020 Honda CRV EX-L. I didn't have anyone to help so it was a little difficult getting the hitch bolted up by myself. But I had no problems everything lined up perfectly. I am going to use it for hauling a 2 bike rack so I didn't do an electrical hook up. I haven't had the chance to use it yet but it looks great. I also purchased a 1 1/4" hitch cover that came in the same package. It saved me $319 from what the Honda dealer wanted to install a hitch. 770414



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The complete process from ordering to installation in the shop went seamlessly. 770231



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I had everything installed by Miles automotive here in St. Petersburg Fl. and everything worked perfect. Thank you very much. 762982


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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda CR-V That Does Not Require Cutting of Bumper Fascia
    The Draw-Tite # 36597, which is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver will not require you to cut the bumper fascia on your leased 2018 Honda CR-V, but I have more good news for you - there is ALSO a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver that will not require you to cut the bumper fascia on your '18 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite # 76128. The reason why the Draw-Tite hitches do not require cutting of your CR-V's bumper fascia and the other hitches do is because the Draw-Tite...
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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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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4 and 2 Trailer Hitch For 2019 Honda CR-V
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III 2" hitch part # 76128 for the 2019 Honda CR-V because of it's versatility when it comes to accessories compared to the Draw-Tite 1-1/4" hitch part # 36597. The 2" hitch is compatible with more versatile bike racks that can carry heavier bikes like E-bikes. You will also have about an inch more ground clearance with the 2" hitch compared to the 1-1/4" which is needed when carrying accessories so they don't scrape the ground. I have attached an installation...
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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 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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  • 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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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4-Inch Class II & 2-Inch Class III Trailer Hitch for 2017 Honda CR-V
    In general there are more products made for the 2-inch Class III hitch type than for the 1-1/4-inch Class II. Some bike racks and other hitch-mount accessories such as cargo carriers can work with both hitch sizes but many are intended for one or the other. Adapters are not a great idea since they change the geometry of the overall hitch/rack system; and this is why all hitch adapters will cost you half of your hitch capacity. If you used your 2-inch hitch bike rack in an adapter like...
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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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  • Comparing Weight of 1-1/4 Inch Receiver to 2 Inch Receiver for 2020 Honda CR-V
    For your 2020 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 has a shipping weight of 24 lbs and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13397 has a shipping weight of 30 lbs. Even with a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs. I still recommend using the 2 inch receiver because there are more accessory options and sometimes more cost efficient options using that receiver size. For instance the # 36051 is recommended for the...
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  • Sizes of Hitches and Hitch Bikes Racks for 2018 Honda CR-V
    Hitch bike racks including those from Thule and Yakima are made to fit either a 1-1/4-inch hitch, a 2-inch hitch or based or their design sometimes both sizes. To illustrate, Thule hitch racks for both hitch sizes are shown on the linked page. The T2 Classic # TH9045 fits any 1-1/4-inch hitch; the EasyFold # TH903202 fits both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches; and the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 fits only 2-inch hitches. You may be able to review the racks shown to spot your Thule rack to help you...
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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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  • 2017 Honda CRV Trailer Hitch Receiver Round Tube Dimension Comparison
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  • Best Hitch for Bike Rack & Trailer Towing with 2018 Honda CR-V
    A 2-inch Class III hitch is the better option for your 2018 Honda CR-V both for using you hitch bike rack and for towing. Class III hitches like Draw-Tite # 76128 typically have higher weight capacities than the smaller Class II hitches like # 36597 and this makes them the better choice both for accessories like bike racks and for towing trailers too. Draw-Tite model # 76128 offers a combination of high capacity and easy installation, which makes it the one I recommend. You can see the...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Trailer Wiring for 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 CR-V Touring. It will limit the use of the hands free tailgate sensors to either side of the center receiver tube, but will still allow that function without any noticeable changes. If you will be doing some towing with this receiver, I recommend the ball mount # 36051 which comes with the pin and clip along with the wiring harness # 118741. This custom-fit T-One connector...
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  • Can the Power Hatch Feature On the Key Fob Be Used On a 2019 Honda CR-V with Curt Hitch C13397
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36597 is a fit for your 2019 Honda CR-V. I think you are referring to the Hands-Free Liftgate feature and if that is the case then the only issue with this is the hitch body blocking the sensors under your bumper which then does not allow you to use your foot to activate the lift gate without pressing a button. That said, Honda has a sensor relocation kit you can obtain if you want to make the sensors functional again or you can use the button...
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  • Available Trailer Hitches for 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L
    We have both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III trailer hitches confirmed to fit the 2017 Honda CR-V. All offer no-drill installation and you can see them on the linked page. These hitches have trailer weight capacities of either 3500-lbs or 4500-lbs. We generally recommend using a 2-inch hitch rather than a 1-1/4-inch hitch since there are many more available accessories for the larger size and in most cases you get higher capacity for not much more cost. Even if you don't need...
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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 for 2018 Honda CR-V Allowing Hands Free Liftgate Function
    There are some hitch receivers for the 2018 Honda CR-V that allow for the hands free liftgate to function. Those options are: EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7345 Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36597 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 These by the design allow the hands free liftgate to function on either side of the center receiver. The other options...
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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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  • 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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  • Why is Stabilization Strap Required to Use a Bike Rack in a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V
    The use of the stabilization strap # 18050 is purely a Curt construct for their warranty requirements. The hitch, in this case # C12169, can handle a loaded 2 bike rack but if you don't use the strap it voids the hitch warranty. If you do not want to use the strap then the only remaining option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36597. I have also included a video that shows how the strap works if you choose to go with the Curt hitch.
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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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  • Will Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts # C18103 Work with a Motorcycle Carrier
    The Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts # C18013 is compatible with standard 2 inch ball mounts like part # 80232. The 0.30 inch difference that you measured is not significant enough to affect the installation of this bike rack so it should fit just fine. With that being said, you will need to make sure that you stay under the Tongue Weight (TW) capacity of your 2017 Honda CR-V. Although the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36597 that you purchased has a Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)...
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    Glad you like the video; we want to give people as much information as possible about what they're getting so they know it is the product for them and the test course videos are a great way to see how a bike rack performs. The bounce you see with the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64686 in the linked road test video is - as you correctly assumed - completely normal; there is no way to totally eliminate a bit of movement. While I appreciate your suggestion of ranking it...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76128 will not fit a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid per Draw-Tite because of the cross tube location. Instead, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98848 which will fit Hybrid models.
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    We offer the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier, part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP, that can carry a single three wheeler, or a delta or tadpole style recumbent bike. This carrier fits a Class II (1-1/4") or III (2") hitch and features an easy-to-use clamping system, padded hooks and adjustable wheel mounts to hold a maximum track width of 36" and wheel base (length) of 74". The carrier is also foldable, allowing for access to the rear of your vehicle. I also recommend adding a Hitch...
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