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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 36661 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36661

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed 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.


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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

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


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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.



36661 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 36661 Installation instructions

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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 Buick Regal TourX

Hey everyone, Shane here with etrailer.com. Today I have a 2018 Buick Regal Touring X. I'm going to walk you out to install a Draw-Tite Class II trailer hitch receiver. Class II hitch is going to give you a few different options. Maybe you have a bikes, or maybe you have bikes and you're tired of loading them inside the vehicle. You want to put them outside, but you really don't want to put them up on the roof.

Adding a hitch like this, you can put a bike rack back here. It's going to make a it little bit easier for you. Maybe you want to put a cargo carrier on it, get a few items from inside outside, make it a little bit easier. or give you a little extra room for some extra items. Make some more room for your passengers.

Being a Class II, it's going to give us an inch and quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening. Hitch pin hole is going to be half inch in diameter. Going take a standard half inch hitch pin. The pin clip does not come with this hitch, however they can be found here at etrailer as well. Rolled steel safety chain loops that will accommodate different size safety chain hooks.

The hitch itself is going to be a steel construction, black powder coat finish. So, it's really going to hold up well against rust and corrosion. Now I'm going to give you a few weight capacities and measurements to help you when deciding on any of those hitch mount accessories, like your bike racks, ball mounts, and cargo carriers. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of our fascia is going to be about five inches. That number is important for any of our hitch mount accessories that may fold up against the vehicle.

I'm going to make sure they're not going to make contact. From the ground to the top inner most part of the receiver tube, you're looking at about 10 and a half inches. Keep that number in mind for any of your hitch mount accessories that may require a little bit more ground clearance. I will recommend only being 10 and a half inches off the ground, if you're going to put a ball mount on, use it in the rise position. You can find plenty of options here at etrailer. As far as our weight capacities go, we're going to have a 350 pound max tongue weight, which is downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. So if you're putting a cargo carrier on or bike racks, ball mount, whatever it is, you want to make sure you're not exceeding that. If you have a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. I always recommend checking the owner's manual of the vehicle. Make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight and go with the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's see how to get it installed. To start our installation, We need to lower our exhaust. Before we do that, we want to take a strap. You can hang it from anywhere on your axle. I find that the springs are pretty easy to get to. You want to make sure you're going underneath of your exhaust pipe. We're going to take a 15 millimeter socket right up here under our exhaust, and we're going to have two bolts. We're going to remove both of those on each side of the vehicle. Next, we need to remove our heat shield. We're going to have one on each side. Take a flat head screwdriver, put it in one of these slots. We're just going to kind of tap on it until it gets loose enough that we can take it off with our fingers. We're going to have several of them on each heat shield that we need to remove. Once you get all your fasteners removed, go ahead and pull your heat shield down, and then we're going to trim each one. The heat shield on the passenger side is going to have two bolts. 13 millimeter socket. You're going to have one here and you're going to have one right back here above your muffler. The rest of the fasteners are going to be just like the driver's side. To trim your heat shield, the directions are kind of hard to tell where to start. It might make it easier before you actually pull them completely off if you find the holes in the frame rail and mark the outer edge here. What you're going to do is you're going to go from here up to 12 inches and then across two and a half. What I've found is right where this mounting hole is, where it raises up right at the top of it, right at that edge is about where the, the line's going to start. And then if you go over two and a half inches and then up 12. We'll take some tin snips and we'll cut those out. We're going to do the same on both of them. Once you get your heat shield trimmed out, put them back in place. See if you have to do any other trimming. If you don't, go ahead and reinstall your panels. Next, we're going to take our pull wire, spring in. And we're going to go in that rear most hole. We're going to bring the spring out this hole. We're going to take one of the skinny spacer blocks. Slide it on. And go ahead and push it up into the frame rail. And make sure you don't pull your wire all the way through. And we're going to thread on the carriage bolt. We're going to feed it up in the hole, pull it down like that. We're going to repeat that same thing here and on the other side of the vehicle. We're going to raise our hitch into place. We're going to take a seven millimeter socket. We're going to have two bolts right here for our fascia tabs. We need to remove both of those. Next, we're going to raise our hitch into place. On the passenger side, we're going to feed the wires through the appropriate holes, and we're going to go over our exhaust first. Now keep in mind, we had to get this behind our fascia, as well. Up and over our driver's side. If it makes it easier, you can pop that. Hold her off there. Up. Feed the wire through on this side, as well. As we raise it up, we need to get it back behind these tabs. So if you push it this way, kind of coming back and up, that'll make it a little bit easier. We're going to pull one of our wires off on each side. We're just going to take one of the nuts and we're going to thread it into place. That'll hold our hitch up in this position. And then we can install our remaining hardware. Once we get a nut on each side to hold our hitch up, we're going to come back. We're going to remove the pull wire on the other one. We're going to put a conical tooth washer on. We're going to make sure the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. Once we get this on this one, we're going to come back and take this nut off and install the washer and reinstall the nut. We're going to do this on both sides of the vehicle. The directions are going to tell you to hand tighten these and then put your exhaust hanger back up with the included hardware. However you notice this hole is not lined up with the hole, the factory hole in the body. So what we're going to do is we're going to slowly tighten this, but we're going to watch this hole as it pulls up. You want to make sure it lines up with that hole. We just want to make sure we're not tightening it so much that it goes past it. Now, your directions are going to tell you to loosely install these. However, if you loosely install these and then put your exhaust in place, you can't come back and torque these because you can't get the wrench in here. What we're going to do is we're going to torque these down first. Then we'll come back and do our exhaust. Now if you find that this hole still isn't getting high enough, if you take a jack and you get it right under this bottom edge, it's going to push that hole up where it lines up. We'll get our exhaust rigged back up. Put the hanger back over the top, like that. We're going to take one of the long bolts in our kit, conical tooth washer, teeth facing towards the hitch. So facing in. This lined up. And we're just going to loosely thread this in for now. On the outside, we're going to take the spacer block and we're going in back behind our exhaust mount. And we're going to do the same thing, same bolt here. Once we get this hardware installed, for our exhaust, we're going to come back and we're going to torque it to the specifications in the instructions. Once you have your hardware torqued down, come back, reinstall your seven millimeter bolts for your fascia tabs, and then you can remove your strap. Once you remove your strap, you're ready to go. That's going to do it for look at and installation on the Draw-Tite Class II trailer hitch receive on 2018 Buick Regal Touring X..


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36661

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (7 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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Very difficult for one person to install, which is what I did. It's heavy and awkward to get up between the muffler and frame. But that's what the design needs to be for it to fit properly. Also the exhaust hanger by the rear differential must be removed, which is not mentioned in the instructions. So it really is a two person job. But no trimming of bodywork is required. Everything fit, no enlarging of mounting holes needed, for example.

That being said, once installed it is very robust and could be used for towing a light trailer. I use it only for carrying a bike rack which it does with ease.


Comments
Fine.
Daniel G - 07/17/2021

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2018 Buick Regal TourX

This was the second hitch I ordered for my 2018 Buick Regal TourX, as the Curt hitch did not fit at all, and I had nothing to lose by trying this one. The instructions for the two hitches are nearly identical, right down to the photographs, which means that just as the Curt instructions left out helpful information, so did the Drawtite instructions. I've included several pictures to hopefully help anyone else looking to install this product themselves. The hitch went into place and bolted up without interfering with any of the underbody sheet metal, which was great, but the passenger side exhaust hanger section required about 3/16" (~5mm) of grinding to be able to put the bolt through. I spent several hours on my back under the car with a Dremel and a round steel grinding bit (the only one that I could get to fit) to clearance the slot, and then I had to touch up not only the marks that I had made in grinding, but also other sections of chipped paint on the product. If I had known all the hassles required to install a simple hitch on this car, I would have gone with a minivan instead and gotten back my cargo capacity and people hauling capability. Both Curt and Drawtite need to get their acts together and figure out how to fabricate parts that fit the way they're supposed to. I'm a mechanical engineer in product design, and I have been a mechanic for over 23 years. I'm not the greatest in the world at either occupation, but I have a pretty good idea how to design things that fit, and both of these companies have really dropped the ball on their hitches for this vehicle. Go back and check your CAD data and welding fixtures, folks. This isn't nuclear rocketry.



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2018 Buick Regal

I recently installed the Drawtite 36661 hitch on a 2018 Regal TourX. Here are some things you might want to know if you have the same car.

First, shipping and communications with etrailer was good as it always has been with them. The product had a bunch of scuffs and scrapes, so it needed touch up painting, this seems to be normal for all hitches.

Now to the bulk info, the instructions were very wrong for this car. Save yourself some time and just take off the exhaust and set it aside, lowering it didn't give me enough room to get bolts out or position the hitch. The exhaust comes off with 2 bolts at a flanged joint under the drivers area, then remove two braces for clearance and the rubber isolaters. This removal gives clearance to properly remove and trim the heat shields. The other major issue I encountered was two bolt holes not lining up, off by 1/2". The instructions also mention trimming a tab off the facia mount, this was not necessary as the hitch sits in a different spot than shown in the pictures.

The job took me just over 4 hours because of learning how to make it work. Expect it to take about 2 hours if you remove the exhaust. Overall, the hitch looks great on the car and I would buy again if needed. Last thing, if your car has the kick sensor for opening the rear hatch, you can easily move the sensor toward the drivers side by about 9" and it will not interfere with the hitch. There is a second mounting point in the bumper (thank you Germans for thinking ahead!)



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I received the hitch and haven't been home to install, that will happen next week.
I wanted to tell you how extremely happy I am with your customer service and fast shipping. It seems most sellers think printing a shipping label is good enough to consider the item shipped even when it doesn't leave the warehouse for 2 or 3 days.
I will tell anyone that will listen about your site as a great place to do business with.
Thanks for the great service.
Dan,



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2018 Buick Regal TourX

fit great, great directions for applica tion.



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2018 Buick Regal TourX

I have installed this on my Buick and it looks strong and attractive



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Works great. Has proved to be a good purchase


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