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Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 41116 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 41116

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 750 lbs WD TW

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Long, side bracket helps distribute weight over larger portion of tow-vehicle frame for increased towing ability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 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.

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 41116

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Trailer hitch was delivered damaged. Mounting brackets were severely bent. Customer service recommended bending them back myself!?!?!? How about NOT shipping damaged items to people?

I understand how frustrating it must be to receive a product that needs a little tweaking. We do sometimes reship highly flexed items but I fear that the next hitch may arrive slightly flexed as well. They are made to flex in case of an accident. Here is a help article explaining more tips on how to fix this:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/03/2021

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2010 Ford Crown Victoria

Installation was a breeze, and only took about 45-60 minutes. Seamless fit, and the receiver is very sturdy. The order processing and shipping was extremely fast, and the customer service was great!

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Pretty happy, perfect fit for my 2010 Crown Vic and the best price I could find. Also received it lightning fast. Installed it myself, had to drill only two 1/2" holes in the rear of the frame (it uses two already present frame holes in front). Did not have to do anything with the tail pipes or their mounts (I have two pipes, it is PI model). The hitch does not touch the bumper cover in any way. Also the wire tool to insert the bolts into the frame was included.

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2001 Ford Crown Victoria

Installation was as easy as i could imagine. This hitch is very heavy duty.The car most likely wont tow the amount of weight needed to break this hitch. The only thing that i dislike is that it is so high that the bumper rests on it. Not a huge problem but just something that i noticed. . Overall i am very happy with the hitch, Great quality and easy installation. Etrailer shipped fast and before i knew it my hitch was at my door.

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2006 Ford Crown Victoria

I installed this by myself in about 40 minutes. I only had to drill 2 Holes in my frame to match The Holes in the hitch. It fit perfect. The lead wire for the bolt made it really easy. NO fighting to get The bolts and washers in place. I would do this again.

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the product is grate sturdy construction but its not just bolt on you have to drill the holes in the frame so if your not an expert mechanic like myself you will have to pay someone to mount it for you. but it is the same one thy mount on trucks so very sturdy unit the wire harness plugs right in no problem but you will have to cut off the head and replace it or drill a bigger hole the hitch head you will have to use upside down because thy send you the step down instead of the step up

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Just what I needed!

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2010 Mercury Grand Marquis

This worked out so well for my 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis. It took about 1.5 to 2 hours to install myself. It would have gone quicker with another set of hands. I put the car on four jack stands all the way around. (If you are going to wire in a light kit, this is a great time to run a hot wire from the battery.) I used my floor jack to take the weight of the hitch so I could mark the rear holes. The front holes were already there and the "fish wire" was really nifty. I used brand new drill bits (1/8", 3/16" and finally 1/2") some WD-40 and a cordless 18v drill. MAKE SURE TO WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!!!! I was on my back, drilling straight up. I had my glasses on and got a ton of shavings in my hair and all over my face and neck, not fun. I imagine it would be worse without glasses. That said, the hitch works great. I got it for a bike rack and to tow a utility trailer. A class III hitch is a bit of overkill for that application; however, I would rather have a little too much than a little to little. The online videos were a great help. Just take your time, drink plenty of water and have a few Lemonheads.

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2008 Ford Crown Victoria

Installation was great, once I had two holes drilled it was much easier than expected. The whole apparatus is custom fitted yet very forgiving for a first timer. And customer service is great as well. I received a link to a detailed tracking history, which is a nice touch. Highly recommend if you're looking to tow with your 2008 Crown Victoria as well.

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Ford Crown Victoria

The hitch fit up great. I do wish they had added a second fishing spring though, as the 1st 2 bolts went in pretty easy, but then I couldn't get the spring off the second two very easily. Also was not thrilled with the shipping box. It was ripped completely in half and taped back together also the anchor pcs inside were ripped away also. Resulting in many paint scratches and dents in the steel. I was impressed with the great fit up though. Did not have to move any pipe hangers either, my Crown Victoria is a P71 Police Interceptor.

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Iv'e ordered multiple times from etrailer, and as before fast service. I don't even shop for prices anymore. Plus the videos are very helpful. Thanks etrailer.

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Shopped around and found the best deal and instruction videos on etrailer! I ordered it Feb 13th (Tuesday), received and email confirmation saying your had has been received and will be delivered on Feb 16th (Monday). Next morning Wednesday morning I receive a tracking number and says it will be delivered Feb 15th! And it was! Quick service!! Very happy with the hitch, thank you etrailer

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You promised it would arrive on Friday or Saturday but it came on Thursday which was even better. Instructions for installation were clear and we installed it in 30 minutes today (Friday) Thank you Susan for the great service. All the parts were there. Now the hitch is on and we can go trailering.

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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

Drilled two holes tightened it up. Done. I did not have to move tail pipes on my 97 Mercury Grand Marquis.

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Products and service that I received was Great!!

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Already Installed . Great Product Great Price Fast Shipping Happy Happy

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2008 Lincoln Town Car

Great Product, third one I have purchased, all went on well with no problems.


See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Is there a Hole to Route Trailer Wiring Harness on a 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
    We haven't had a 1990 Ford Crown Vic in to install wiring so I cannot say for sure. But it is possible that the hole in question is covered with a grommet or plug of some kind and could be difficult to see or reach. You may have to look from different angles (underneath, inside the trunk, etc) to find the hole if it is present.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
    I have checked the instructions for that particular hitch. You can see them for yourself by clicking the provided link. The Draw-Tite Class III Receiver, part # 41116 will require no modifications to the rear fascia. The photo shown on the product page is an actual photo, not a stock photo.
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  • 2 inch Hitch that Fits 1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
    For your 1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria we have the Draw Tite Hitch # 41116 as a confirmed fit for a Class III 2 inch hitch.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2009 Ford Crown Victoria with Dual Exhaust
    The Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41116 is a great option for a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria and what I recommend using. It will fit models with dual exhaust. There are extra steps in the instructions for for fitment on these models.
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  • Do You have a Class III Hitch for a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Class III hitches have a higher capacity when compared to a Class I or II. Class I and II hitches are also 1-1/4 inch receiver openings, where as the Class III are 2 inch openings. We do have a Class III hitch available for a 2004 Grand Marquis, it is part # 41116. It can pull up to 3,500 pounds weight carrying, and if you add a weight distribution system, it can pull up to 6,000 pounds. The Class I is limited to 2,000 pounds. The Class II can pull up to 3,500 pounds too, but can only...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 41116-011 Come with 3/8" Spacers for a 2003 Lincoln Town Car
    Yes, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41116-011 does come with 3/8" spacers. The 41116 is the hitch and the -011 is for the spacers. Four spacers are included.
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  • How Much Bumper Clearance Is Needed On a 2004 Lincoln Town Car with the Draw-Tite Hitch 41116-011
    In order to find the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41116-011 to the outermost edge of the bumper on your 2004 Lincoln Town Car you will need to measure from the pre-drilled hole in the frame (see photo) out to the end of your bumper. Once you have this measurement you will then need to subtract 22" as that will then give you your hitch pin hole to bumper clearance measurement. Unfortunately, we have not yet had...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver That is Most Hidden on a 2004 Mercury Marquis
    We carry two Class III trailer hitch receivers that will fit your 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis. A Curt, # 13707, and a Draw-Tite, # 41116. Both of them are basically the same style and the only thing you'll see under the car's bumper is the receiver opening and safety chain loops. Between the two I recommend the Curt because it has a little higher weight capacity than the Draw-Tite. But for appearance purposes they'll basically be the same.
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  • What is the Dress Panel on a 2006 Lincoln Town Car
    I have attached a photo of the dress panel you are referring to. This will need to be removed when installing the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41116-011 on your 2006 Lincoln Town Car. If you can tell me what you will be using the trailer hitch for I would be glad to make some additional recommendations for you.
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  • What is the E-Coat Base for Draw-Tite Hitch on 2004 Lincoln Town Car
    The E-coat base on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41116-011 that fits your 2004 Lincoln Town Car is, in layman's terms, something that is designed to resist rust. Technically, an E-coat is an immersion of the hitch in a solution with a paint emulsion (like an adhesive). Electric current is applied and this is what ensures the coating to adhere to the hitch; the paint emulsion will work into the hitch. This happens before the powder coat, and the two combine for the best possible...
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  • RHK for the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 41116
    To get a new set of hardware for your Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 41116 you will want the Replacement Hardware Kit item # RHK. You will go to the product page and input the hitch item number 41116 and select Draw-Tite from the manufacturer drop down and this will give you all of the bolts and other hardware you need to complete your install. We do not have part number 01130-712 in our system.
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  • Measuring to Find the Correct Ball Mount Rise and Drop
    When you measure for a ballmount, you will want to measure from the ground up to the flat bottom part of your coupler, not inside of it. The 2-3/4 inch rise provided by the recommended ball mount would work just fine for you. That part number has been discontinued, but # EBMK4 will be a fit.
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  • Exhaust Modifications for 2001 Ford Crown Victoria with Dual Exhaust
    In order to clear the exhaust, the hanger will need to be bent to avoid contact with the hitch once it is installed. This is a pretty simple process, which should not require a trip to the muffler shop or any major modifications. I have linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to manipulate the muffler hangers to move the muffler further away from the hitch. If you should need the 4 pole trailer connector for trailer lighting, we offer the Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware Recommendation for a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
    We do sell replacement hardware for the trailer hitches we offer. For that you would need part # RHK. On the product page you would need to enter the part number of the hitch you have and select the manufacturer of the hitch that you have. Most likely you have the Curt # 13707 or the Draw Tite # 41116 which are the two Class III hitches we offer for your 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis
    If you have dual exhaust on your 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis you will need to make a slight modification to your exhaust hanger to install the Draw Tite hitch part # 4116. In order to clear the exhaust, the hanger will need to be bent to avoid contact with the hitch once it is installed. This is a pretty simple process, which should not require a trip to the muffler shop or any major modifications. I have linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to manipulate the muffler hangers to...
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  • Availability of and Installation of Class III Receiver Hitch for 2011 Lincoln Town Car
    There are 2 Class III receiver hitches available for your 2011 Town Car, the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 41116 and the Curt Class III, part # 13707. Both Hitches will work great for you. Luckily enough, on your particular vehicle, the vast majority of the cross bar will be hidden behind the rear bumper structure, with a very small amount of the bottom of the cross bar and the receiver opening visible below the bumper. Town Car models with the dual exhaust will require the removal and...
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  • Best Hitch for a 2003 Lincoln Town Car
    The best hitch for your 2003 Lincoln Town Car is going to be the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 41116-011. This hitch is custom fit and bolts directly to your Lincoln with included hardware. It has a 3,500 lbs towing capacity and a 350 lbs maximum tongue weight. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides superior rust protection. You will want to verify with your Lincoln's owners manual to confirm your towing capacity. To control your trailer's...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 41116 Fit 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor w/Dual Exhaust
    First, you may not have to do anything with the exhaust because it appears that it may only affect Lincoln Town Car models. In the event that the exhaust on your PI Crown Vic is in the way of the hitch installation, the only modification is to move a hanger bracket. I have linked the instructions so you can see the possible modifications. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4EL. It includes a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with...
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch 41116 Fit 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 41116 is a confirmed fit for your 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis. For a ball mount you'd need the part # 36063, for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball part # 19257, for 2 inch ball part # 19258, then for trailer wiring # 119190KIT.
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  • What Exhaust Modification is Needed to Install Trailer Hitch # 87408 on a 2011 Lincoln Town Car
    By looking over the instructions for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 41116, since the bracket already has to be rotated 180 degrees, also moving it to the outboard side of the frame rail may make it so that it will no longer be able to reach the exhaust that hangs from it. There may also be too much space between the hitch and frame with the hanger moved to the outboard side of the frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view to give you a better idea of...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware For Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 41116
    We can provide you with replacement hitch installation hardware for your Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 41116. Simply enter the part # RHK into our search box; you'll then be prompted to enter the hitch number (41116) and select the hitch manufacturer (Draw-Tite) from the drop-down menu. You will then see the appropriate hardware kit. Hitch installation hardware is single-use-only, so it is wise to use new hardware for re-installing this hitch on your 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis. To help...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for the 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis
    We have several hitches available for your 2010 Mercurt Grand Marquis. I have included a link to the options that we offer for your reference. The Curt # C12130 that you mentioned is not considered a fit for your 2010, it was a fit from 1992-2009. Of the hitches that are confirmed as a fit for your I recommend a Class III option like the # 41116. This hitch offers a 2 inch receiver that is compatible with a wide range of towing products, and a hitch accessories. If you plan on doing...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria with Dual Exhaust
    For your 2003 Ford Crown Victoria I recommend the Curt hitch # 13707. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver rated for 400 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight so it covers the capacity of the vehicle. Because your Crown Vic has dual exhaust there is some slight modification to the exhaust that will be needed to install this or any hitch for the vehicle. Its actually not all that difficult and I have included a link to a video showing an example installation...
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  • Is There a Trailer Hitch Available for the 1987 Ford Crown Victoria
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt # 13707 is not a confirmed fit on your 1987 Ford Crown Victoria. Instead you'll want to use the Draw-Tite Max-E Loader # 41116 which has a 2" receiver and does not require any drilling into the frame of the vehicle for installation. To complete your towing setup you will need a few other items, like a wiring harness, ball mount and hitch ball. For the wiring kit you'll want to use the Tekonsha 4 Pole Hardwire Kit # 18252 (for combined 2 wire systems)...
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