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

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

Item # 41549
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" part number 41549 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 41549

  • Class IV
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1000 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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 IV - 2" - 41549

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (27 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.


This hitch has exceeded our expectations for purchasing a hitch on line. The assemble was easy and was done in about and your. Was able to fit in right in, it replaced our factor hitch. It has served us well on many camping trips. We are pulling a 1984 camper and it has no issues at all with the weight. Good product from a good place. Keep up the good work.


The shipping packaging left a lot to be desired, it was wrapped in plastic wrap, not particularly protected from scrapes and scratches, some paint was chipped off. It did not appear to be bent out of shape anywhere. The holes lined up, instructions called out M10 hardware on my truck, but it was M13. Fishing the wire through the frame was difficult, longer wire might have helped.

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Jenny N.


When the hitches are shipped to us they are shipped stacked together in large pallets which means that at times they arrive in less than pristine condition. I recommend touching up the affected areas with a rust resistant paint which you will then have on hand for regular hitch maintenance.


Hitch bolted right up. No problems. Hardware kit was short 1 Carriage Bolt, Nut & Lock Washer, but I got'em at the local hardware.

Firs good & looks good.

Perry S.


I have towed my 24 foot pontoon boat, my 19 foot bass boat and numerous other trailers with nary a problem. No clanks, rattles or kerchunks. I highly recommend this hitch.

Nissan Leaf

The hitch itself is very well built and etrailer delivered it within two days. The only problem that I had was with the installation. There are two brackets on each side that attach with three bolts to the frame. The space between them is so that it clears the leaf spring bracket. If you lift the hitch straight up so that it remains parallel with the ground, it clears perfectly. The only problem is that it is very hard to do that with just two people under the truck because of its weight. It would be very easy to insert the bolts through the front holes, then swing the whole assembly up into place for the other bolts EXCEPT when you try to do that, the back bracket hits the leaf spring bracket stopping it. If both the front and back bracket were just a half inch narrower (one more inch of space between the brackets), this would be a super easy hitch to install. And as heavy duty as it is, it wouldn't affect the strength or integrity of the hitch.


This hitch has pulled multiple U-Haul trailers full of goods, and performed perfectly! This included some long haul trips. Great quality, easy installation, and very fair price! I highly recommend this product!

2005 Ford F-150

The ordering process and delivery of my trailer hitch was outstanding. The only issue was with a rebate form which I could not get to print on my computer. I sent it to another computer and it would not print there either. I called and talked with your customer service and tried various methods and could not work it out. Therefore, the customer service rep. mailed a form but I haven't seen it so far.

Overall, my expectations have been met. More when I receive the rebate form.

Thanks, in advance, for your positive response to my request


Installation on my 2004 F-150 STX was a breeze and product works as intended. No drilling required, (if you have exhaust straight out the back it will need to be removed/lowered during install)

Had to take away 1 star due to missing parts. I read the reviews before purchasing and a couple people indicated they were missing a bolt/washer/nut combo so they only received 5/6 pieces required for install. I know these things can happen accidentally during packing so I purchased anyway. Lo and behold, item showed up with 5/6 pieces. I headed on over to the hardware store and picked up what I needed. No biggie, but If you are buying it would be safe to assume you are out another [fe dollars] to buy those missing parts on your own.


well built product, no new holes to drill but instructions say f150 with oem hitch might not fit. had to cut old oem hitch out for bolts to fit and reattach bumper to frame. this is a nice product but some information missing in description portion of this product, also if you have an exhaust other than stock you might have an issue do to the replacement hitch. came with bolts and a way to mount them almost painless. worth the money. only a few hours to hook up. sorry no pics to post


Except for a minor problem with the weight of the hitch and after getting the two rear bolts installed, the remainder of the installation went smoothly. This hitch will be an advantage if/when we upgrade to a bigger travel trailer. This was the second Draw-Tite hitch received I ordered/installed from e-Trailer and will definitely recommend your company to friends and relatives.

2005 Ford F-150

The receiver looks and feels very sturdy. Received it quick. However, the way they shipped it was just wrapping it in packing when I received it, one arm was bent 2+ inches and the whole thing was fairly beat up. It took me about 30 minutes of wailing on it with a hammer to get it back square. They also left out one nut, washer, and bolt. A quick trip to the hardware store and I was able to finish it. Overall, love the product, not so much the shipping/packing dept.


Purchased this receiver to replace my current one, which was after market as well. It fit just as advertised with little trouble. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because Draw-Tite shorted me a bolt, nut and washer, not a deal breaker just inconvenient to go find one. Also the paint was scraped up in multiple places that required touch up prior to install (bare steel on the underside of a truck....bad idea) A better wrapping might have prevented this. Overall happy with the receiver and I would order from etrailer again.

2005 Ford F-150

These guys are fantastic at etrailer. Great customer service with Rodney who I spoke with for some length of time getting me all the information I needed.
My order arrived a day early and I had it installed before the original delivery date and time that was scheduled. Thank you, guys.


Was a little bumpy at first because our muffler was in the way. But we managed. Love it will recommend everyone who wants a hitch to buy it from Fast and free delivery.


the hitch was so easy to install. I had it installed 30 minutes after receiving it great hitch thank you


Excellent fit and finish!Works as advertised. No visible brand stickers once installed, nice and clean.


good productnie and easy no drilling and is hidden

2005 Ford F-150

I was extremely pleased with the hitch when it arrived! Good quality and easy to install.


The shipping time was excellent and it went on to the vehicle perfectly only issues I had was the packaging when it was being shipped had a decent amount of paint chipped on


Very heavy duty. I like the service I got. Everyo Very nice. The hitch fit with no trouble
At all. Everything. Went every. well

Thank You
All very much

2004 Ford F-150

Easy to order, came quickly, 20 minute install, looks great. Doesn't get any better than that


Fit perfect and works great!

2004 Ford F-150

Fit perfect, replaced factory rusted hitch perfectly. Well built.



2005 Ford F-150

Built strong and fits perfectly,,

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

  • Does Vibration Dampener Need to be Install with Draw-Tite Hitch on 2005 Ford F-150
    If your 2005 Ford F-150 is the Styleside model without the OEM hitch then you'll install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 41549 per the instructions which includes installing the vibration dampener. The only time you won't install that dampener is if you have a Flareside style where the fenders are visible on the outside of the truck bed.
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  • Why Can't the Factory Trailer Hitch Be Replaced On a 2005 Ford F-150
    The reason the factory trailer hitch on a 2005 Ford F-150 cannot be replaced with an aftermarket hitch like the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41549 is because the factory hitches tie into the factory bumper and the aftermarket hitches don't. It will physically fit but there would not be sufficient support for the factory bumper. If you replace the factory bumper with an aftermarket bumper you should then be able to use an aftermarket hitch.
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install Draw Tite Hitch 41549 on a 2004 Ford F-150
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 41549 is a fit for your 2004 Ford F-150 and only would require drilling if you have a flare side model since the vibration dampeners cannot be reinstalled. In this situation only a 7/16 inch hole would be drilled. If you don't have a flare side no drilling would be required. You will want a torque wrench too.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and OEM Trailer Hitch for 2005 Ford F-150
    The main difference between the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 41549 and the factory trailer hitch for a 2005 Ford F-150 is that the factory hitch is tied into the rear bumper and the Draw-Tite hitch is not. The weight capacity may also be different as well but I don't have these capacities for the factory hitch to compare to. The other notable difference will be price with the Draw-Tite option being much more cost effective.
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  • Can Aftermarket Trailer Hitch Be Installed on 2004 Ford F-150 With Factory Hitch
    I called my contact at Draw-Tite and they told me where the issues are with installing an after market trailer hitch on a Ford truck with a factory hitch. The bumper bracket on the truck with a factory hitch is part of the hitch. You would need to remove the bumper brackets you have and replace them with stock brackets, and remove the existing hitch. This would essentially make your truck stock with no factory hitch. You would then be able to install a trailer hitch like part # 41549....
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  • Class III Draw Tite Trailer Hitch that Fits 2004 Ford F-150
    We have hitches that fit your 2004 Ford F-150 like the # 41549 but the # 75506 you mentioned is not a fit for your truck. The # 41549 is a Class III like the one you referenced and has higher towing capacities at 6,000 lbs trailer weight and 600 lbs tongue weight. For a more concealed look we also have the Draw Tite # 37133 but it has slightly lower towing capacities at 5,000/500 lbs.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Ford F150
    2004 was a split model year for the Ford F150. Two F150 models were offered, the Heritage which was the rounded body style like the 2003 model or the new body style, like the 2005 model. The hitch you need will depend on which body style your truck is. If you have the new body style, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 41549. Some of the new body trucks had a vibration dampener at the rear of the vehicle. The hitch includes a bracket that lets the vibration dampener be...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-150 Long Bed
    The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 41549, that you have referenced will fit your 2005 Ford F-150 long bed. This hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 6,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. The # 51020 hitch is listed as a Pro Series hitch that fits 1997 to 2004 Ford F-150, so it is not designed for your 2005 vehicle. If you will be towing with this hitch I would also recommend the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-150 FX4
    For your 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 that only has the bumper hitch I recommend Draw-Tite Class II trailer hitch # 41549. It is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight (limited to the capacity of the vehicle). I have linked the installation instructions for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a...
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