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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 350 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 36644 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36644

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.



36644 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36644 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36644 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon with Single Exhaust

2018 - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek



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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 Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install, the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36644. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. You'll notice that this hitch tucks up nicely behind our fascia and is very close to it, so we have the most ground clearance possible. This class II hitch will work great with your 1 1/4" class I and class II accessories that you may already have, such as your bike racks and cargo carriers.On the side of our receiver you'll find our industry standard 1/2" diameter hitch pin hole to secure your hitch mounted accessories. You can pick up and a pin and clip on our website, as part number PC2. Welded onto the bottom of our receiver you'll find our rolled steel safety chain loops, to attach the safety chains from your trailers.

It's a fairly decent sized opening, so you shouldn't have much problem with any hooking on your safety chains. On the back of our receiver we have a welded on collar to help reinforce the receiver and give us a nice finished look.This hitch features a 350 pound tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 3,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount I can pull. You'll wanna make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your Crosstrek, and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier. You're looking at about 14 1/2" from the ground to the top of the receiver opening, and about 2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features we'll show you how to get it installed.

To begin our install we need to make some room by lowering our exhaust. Now, we can do this one of two ways. The first, being the option that we're gonna do, is unbolt our muffler with the 14 mm bolts, and just completely remove the muffler section for the time being. Or you can leave that attached and remove exhaust hangers, and lower the exhaust down partially, and have a support strap to hold it in place. But I found that it's easier just to have the whole muffler out of the way so you have more room.So in order to remove our muffler, we have a 14 mm bolt on each side, and then a 14 mm nut on the back side of the bolt.

We'll hold the nut in place with a wrench as we remove the bolt. Let's use a flat-head screwdriver, pry it loose. It's the same on the other side. Now we'll take our pull wire, we'll go through the smaller hole in the back, it will come out the large hole in the front. Take our spacer block, place it on the pull wire, stick it inside the frame rail, thread on our carriage bolt, push it inside the frame rail, pull it through the whole, and we can remove the pull wire.

Take our pull wire again, place on a space block, thread on our carriage bolt, stick our carriage bolt inside the frame rail, followed by our block, pull the bolt through, and remove the pull wire. And use the same process for the other side.Now, we're looking at the top side of our hitch. This is the forward attachment hole; we need to put one of these spacer blocks on top of that, so it goes in between the body of the vehicle and our hitch. And to make it easier for us, to make sure that they don't fall off as we're raising the hitch into position, we'll take them in to place. Now with an extra pair of hands we'll raise our hitch into position, and with our hitch in place our conical tooth washer will have its teeth going towards the hitch, followed by our nut. Now we'll tighten down our hardware with an 11/16 socket. Now we'll torque our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions.With our hitch now in place and torqued down, we can reinstall our muffler. We'll start by getting the passenger side in first, inserting it into the rubber hanger. We'll raise it up and get our driver's side hangers in place. And then we'll reinstall our bolts at our flange. Since the hitch is in the way now, if you're using power tools you may need to hold the bolt still and tighten the nut.And that completes our look at, and showing you how install, the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36644, on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36644

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

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

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Very easy to install. 538663



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It's rather straight forward to install. It took me about an hour and removing the muffler is a must. It's easier than it sounds. Fish wire is supplied to install the bolts and brackets in the frame rails. The fitment is perfect and it doesn't look big and obvious. The only difficult part was lifting the hitch up to the car and installing the nuts and washers. If you have someone to help, I'm sure it would go a tad quicker. 587771



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Super easy install. Best value and service. Shipped quickly and installed by myself in under 30 minutes thanks to clear, consice and easily understood directions. Highly recommended. 484616



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2009 Subaru Legacy

Quality product, quick shipping, and good customer service! The box was missing the pin/ clip for the hitch and customer service handled the issue professionally and processed a replacement the following day. Install was straight forward with the provided instructions. A strap to hold the dual exhaust out of the way on my 09 Subaru Legacy sedan really helped with a jack stand as extra support. As others have mentioned a second set of hands to hold the bar in place while inserting the mounting bolts was quite necessary. Looks great on my vehicle and worked like a charm. Towed a 5' x 8' cargo trailer across the country MA to Co and back without issue. Makes it easy to couple or uncouple so you can be on your way at a moment's notice. Thank you etrailer! 559757



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

This hitch looks good and was not difficult to install. The manufacturer's instructions were a little weak in one area, but the video on etrailer's site made the procedure very clear - we would strongly encourage watching it if only to be sure you understand the technique. We did have one problem; the packaging was missing two pieces that were critical for installation. (Next time we will open up the parts bag and check everything immediately on delivery!) We contacted etrailer and they promised to take care of the problem but somehow there was a miscommunication between them and the manufacturer and, after a week, we had to call again. That time they followed up with the manufacturer and had the parts shipped to us very quickly. We greatly appreciate the customer service and are happy with our purchase. 552572



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Ordered on a Tuesday and had my hitch 48 hours later. Incredible when you consider the shipping was free! Hitch fit fine. Very satisfied with the whole experience. 448613



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Installed the hitch on a 2018 Crosstrek, video instructions were very good, the kit was excellent, everything fit where it was supposed to be. Installed the hitch without help, Used jackstands to support it while I started in the nuts. Very easy to install, no modifications needed. 541604



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

I received your hitch receiver and wiring harness, both arrived in new condition as the packaging was done perfectly. The 36644 receiver fit well except for being off center to the vehicle (2018 Crossteck) about 1 inch because the hitch was not designed with a relief on one side to allow for the muffler bracket. The muffler bracket is welded to the underside of the car and must remain in it's position to function. The hitch offset of 1 inch should not be noticeable since the receiver is only 1 1/4 " , with the reduced weight and pulling capacity it should not be much of a problem. The wiring harness worked perfectly, although the paper instructions had nothing whatsoever to do with my vehicle, the video on your website was perfect. 511669



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Thanks for the great product! Here is the review I submitted and a few photos: Amazing product! I was a little skeptic when I found this hitch online for such a low price. But after reading the reviews and watching the installation video I figured I’d give it a chance. Product shipped right away and I received it sooner than expected. I had no problems installing the unit on my 2018 Crosstrek. This thanks to the engineering and craftsmanship that went into producing this product. I did not use a lift and installed the hitch by myself. There is plenty of clearance that you do not need a lift but an I would recommend having a second pair of hands. I improvised by using blocks to shim one side while I worked on the other. I also considered trying to leave the muffler in place but it was quickly obvious that it needed to be removed. Again I was amazed with the detail that went into design as everything fit into place with no drilling or cutting required. Installed on Friday, loaded bikes on Saturday morning for the first of many biking adventures to come. 486407



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Was able to install this with no issues with one person. Never needed to remove the stock muffler either in 2018 Crosstrek. - Rolled car up backwards on ramps - Pried off rubber hole covers - Fished the washer / bolts in place - note - leave the wires on the bolts! - Holding the hitch like I am doing a bench press, lifted it passenger side first. Let the exhaust pipe hold the side while I pushed up the drive side. - Fished the wires through the hitch holed and pushed flush with bolts through holes. - hand tightened bolts on one side. Did the same on the other. - impact drill with extension (Note, flexible extension is needed). torqued tight. done about an hour install one person. I have very low mechanic experience. I couldn't even tell you what a starter looks like or even change brake pads. More of a DIY person. This was very smooth install. looks great and strong. 655805



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This is the second hitch I've bought from etrailer, this time for my 2019 Subaru Crosstrek so I can use a hitch-mounted bike rack. I tried to buy the same Draw-Tite 36644 from a "cheaper" retailer, but they never delivered it and I had to cancel the order. etrailer delivered the hitch in just a couple of days AND matched the price of the other retailer! Installation was pretty easy - removing the muffler is a must! I did it completely alone, which is doable, although definitely would have been easier with a second set of hands. I'd recommend having on-hand an 11/16" DEEP socket, as two of the bolts are too long to use a standard socket for the nut. And one of the nuts isn't really accessible with a socket at all so I used a 11/16" box-end wrench . Also, I measured the bolt-to-bolt distance (which was 35") before taping the spacer blocks onto the bracket to make sure I had the spacing between them right. 655723



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It's doing its job and I've never had a problem with it. Thanks! 654799



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Very happy. I installed it myself. I am waiting for a class I or II for the 2019 Subaru Forester to be available. 634883



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It was pretty easy about an hr of work. You don’t need to use any jack if you’re on a crosstrek subaru 2018-2019 you can go under the car easily and work and get your remember to remove the muffler. Easy work good job! 613779



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hitch was exactly as advertised and very easy to install. Would recommend etrailer.com to anyone. 612719



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Simple enough. Would have saved myself much more time had I had another person to help me and a way to get the car up a little higher. Despite this it took me roughly an hour and a half. Pretty sturdy but the real test will come once it stops raining so I can put the bike rack on and see how it holds up. 612060



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I burn through cars like most people change clothes. I can’t remember all the cars that I have put hitches on, but I can say everyone came from Curts and etrailer. They always go above and beyond. Everything fits, everything is included, and the instructions and video clips make it easy. If there is ever a problem they fix it with a simple phone call. They are the best! 610796



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Excellent product!! Even better customer service. I definitely recommend this company! 601795



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Arrived quickly and in good condition. Installation was a breeze, even with taking the muffler off. 570468



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

I purchased this hitch because I’ve used them before great product very easy to install video was very helpful 549684



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Excellent customer communication. I was promptly notified of shipping delay and offered alternatives. Product arrived sooner than estimated. Packing did allow some minor paint damage to a small area. Excellent price. Plan on using this hitch to haul our bikes to a lot of trails. 525547



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Outstanding, fits perfect. Took about 45 mins to put on. Recommend two people for instillation. Works great for pulling my 5x8 utility trailer. 504898


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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • Since all hitches are made of steel and are designed to bolt on to the exact same points on any given vehicle there is not usually much weight difference between brands of hitches of the same receiver size and Class rating. But in the case of your 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon there are actually three different Classes of hitch available, Classes I, II and III, which do have differing weights since some simply have more steel material. Here are the hitches and their weights by receiver size...
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  • Will There be Ground Clearance Issues with Installing Draw Tite Hitch 36644 on 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • We haven't had any ground clearance issues with any of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2018 Subaru Impreza including the Draw Tite part # 36644 that you mentioned. When we installed the 2 inch hitch part # 76209 on a 2018 Impreza like yours we found that it had 10 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground when installed. So from the bottom of the smaller hitch size to the ground would be right at 8-1/2 inches. Which doesn't seem like a lot, but since the rear...
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  • Benefit of Class III Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The benefit of having a Class III hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek such as the Curt # C13382 or Draw-Tite # 76209 is that these hitches have a 2" receiver, which will give you more - and better - options in terms of usable accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier than if you had a hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver like the Class II Draw-Tite # 36644. Just as a reminder, a hitch with a larger towing capacity will not increase the amount your '18 Crosstrek can tow, it will still...
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  • What Drawbar Length Should be Used on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
  • The end of the receiver on Draw-Tite # 36644 is about even with the back of your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, as you can see in the accompanying photo. So without having to worry about any clearance issue and Draw-Tite drawbars # 3592 and # 3593 are the same in every way except for length, the truth is neither of them are "better" and you will be fine with either option. Both drawbars come with a pin and clip, so the only other thing you'd need is a hitch ball, # 19256 for a 1-7/8" ball or #...
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  • Ground Clearance Difference Between Class II and III Draw-Tite Hitches on a 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • We haven't installed either Draw-Tite # 76209 or # 36644 on a 2018 Subaru Impreza so I can't tell you the exact measurements on your car but I went out to our warehouse (safety toe covers and all) and compared the two hitches. The lowest point of both hitches is actually the outside "wings" and not the receiver tube. Both of them are the same at about 10-1/2 inches from the mounting locations. The measurement at the reveiver tubes are about 1/2 an inch difference with the Class II,...
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  • Is Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Really No Drill on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
  • I can happily confirm for you that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36644 is truly a no-drill install on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek; it is a bolt-on installation and you will only need to lower your exhaust temporarily in order to install the hitch. For wiring which will allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118467 which will give you a 4-flat connector. If you are going to be towing, the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite # 36051, for which you'd need...
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  • What is the Weight of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36644?
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36644 for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek weighs 31 lbs. If you are concerned about holding that weight in place, I recommend using a couple of ratchet straps like # EM34409 to hold it in place or at least keep it from falling while you tighten the bolts to torque spec.
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  • Does Spacer for Draw Tite Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Level Hitch When Installing
  • For the Curt hitch part # C13382 which also fits your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek they recommend using the spacers as needed to level the hitch. If you are installing the # 36644 and the spacers make the hitch sit unlevel you wouldn't want ot use them.
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  • Recommended Bolt On Trailer Hitch Receiver with 1-1/4 Inch Opening for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - 1-1/4" # 36644 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It requires no drilling for installation and is an easy bolt on application. If you will be doing light towing with this hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Ball mount # 36051 which comes with the pin and clip. Then you will need a hitch ball like # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball or # 19258 for a 2 inch ball. For your trailer wiring harness, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for Using Hitch Cargo Carrier and Towing Utility Trailer
  • You are correct that both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches are made for your 2018 Crosstrek, but we always recommend going for the 2-inch size for their usually higher weight capacity and broader compatibility with accessories like cargo carriers and bike racks. There are simply more options for these items in the 2-inch size. I suggest the Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III hitch # 76209 because it offers the highest tongue weight rating of any hitch made for your car, 675-lbs, and because it...
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