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

Draw-Tite Max-Frame 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-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75073 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75073

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 7500 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 750 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.


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
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 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.


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.



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Installation Details 75073 Installation instructions

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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Dodge Dakota - Draw-Tite

Today, on this 2003 Dodge Dakota, we're going to install part number 75073 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the truck. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, we have got 15-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3-7/8 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off our install, we have to remove two pieces of original hardware, located on the side of the frame towards the top. We'll go ahead and remove these fasteners first.

With the fasteners removed, we can go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up onto the vehicle. You'll use the holes that we just removed the bolts from and also two holes on the bottom of the frame. Next, we can go ahead and show you how the hardware works to hitch before we install it on the vehicle. Starting at the top fasteners that go inside the frame, we'll install our 7/16 hex bolt with a small flat washer then it goes through the hitch and the other side gets the inaudible 00:01:14 tooth washer and nut. You want to make sure your teeth on the inaudible 00:01:19 tooth washer always stays toward the hitch. All right, next we have our fasteners that go on the bottom of the frame. One thing to note is that the blocks that are used, the holes are offset so make sure you have the correct offset for the correct hole.

They'll get a hard and flat washer, which will be a black color, a lock washer, and then a nut. Now, fastener going towards the front will get the block that has a hole that's centered in the middle and the same fasteners as before. Now you know how the hardware works, we'll go ahead and install in the frame. With an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and lift the hitch up in position. At this point, with all our hardware loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten down the hardware and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With that, we're finished with our install. There you have it for part number 75073 from Draw-Tite on our 2003 Dodge Dakota.

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75073

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 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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2004 Dodge Dakota

Once again etrailer.com came through with fast delivery, best price , and great products. I’ve ordered trailer hitches for two vehicles over the past three years and both times the item showed up in less time than estimated , and was easily installed by just myself and a torque wrench , more or less. The box was nearly obliterated by the shipping company but all the items were there and nothing was damaged so I didn’t bother to complain . 515795


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The hitch still looks great and has performed flawlessly
Darrell - 06/01/2019

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2003 Dodge Dakota

To be honest, when the description for my hitch said bolt on, no welding or modification required, I was skeptical. This is one time I don’t mind putting my foot in my mouth. The hitch fits great! Bolted on with simple hand tools (and minimal explicatives). Thanks y’all! 501451



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1999 Dodge Dakota

I got my hitch and tail light today. We had it put on my truck in about 25 min. the hardest part was taking the bolt out of the truck frame. It went on as it was made to thank you for a good product. I would buy from you again. 775425



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Great product delivered on time. Perfect fit, easy to install, and low price. This receiver meets all of my needs. I would buy it again. 771612



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Good quality, easy installation just as advertised 767113



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Like how easy it was to install the hitch, and breakaway switch, however, the only logical way to hook the wires up results in the blue wire from battery box connecting to black wire of switch. 746871



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I had a friend that said his hitch had rusted through after 15 years so I took a look at mine (same age) and yep it needed to be replaced. Found etrailer.com had a great price on a Draw-tite hitch and more amazing, an install video on the same year and model truck I own. It took way longer to remove the rusted bolts and receiver from the old hitch but installing the new took about 20 minuites was a breeze and the video gave me the confidence that the job was done right. After two seasons of towing I couldn't be happier. Thanks etrailer 697043



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2002 Dodge Dakota

Bolted right up to my 2002 Dakota, easy install 629714



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Easy to install. Works great 604327



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2003 Dodge Dakota

Fast shipping. Excellent product. Was easy to install. I have never had a problem with etrailer.com. They are great! 510479



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Product looks great and was easy to install. Plus I received it in a very timely manner 463058



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2003 Dodge Dakota

Ordered hitch for my 03 Dakota took about ten minutrs to install.. Shipping carton could be reinforced to keep product intact.. 455039



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2002 Dodge Dakota

Decided to upgrade from a Class I bumper hitch to this Class III to increase my the towing capacity of my truck. This hitch was easy to install - a perfect fit at a good price! etrailer.com provided fast service and great communications. 442242



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Great! fast service. great staff. Great support. Thanks. 437785



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1999 Dodge Dakota

Hitch arrived in good time. Shipping was just fine.. Got the container opened and all the parts were there. I did the installation out on the front lawn, next time I will make sure I use a level, paved surface.. I did this project alone, no help was available. I used a hydraulic car jack for the lifting, I think I should have made a wood platform to stabilize the hitch on the jack. Take a moment to inspect the underside. I lowered the spare for more room to work in,, While under the truck bed I noticed a very slight tweek in the left side of the installed step bumper, Installation would probably have taken just 1/2 hour, but that slight 'tweek' skewed the alignment space on the left side that it took a bit of 'pursuading' to get the upper left portion of the hitch to slide into position. Took about an hour all told..After fitting in place, bolt up was fast and easy, Side note, this is a 17 year old truck, I think I would spray some penetrating oil on the two bolts that have to be removed from the frame. All told, basic mechanical skills, other than the truck frame glitch, a very good morning project.. 435426



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2001 Dodge Dakota

excellent product. easy to install. all drill holes lined up. no extra drilling required. the welds cooled straight, no significant warping or twisting when cooled. The videos instructions were spot on . I've used hitches for years, first time I installed one, now I'm an expert. 431960



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2003 Dodge Dakota

Product quality was good .Fit my vehicle as advertised. Competitive pricing and excellent service. I will be a return customer. 421388



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2002 Dodge Dakota

Came in right on time. Everything I thought it would be. 412235



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Very pleased, product fit my truck perfect. The right fit makes installation simple. Ordering over the phone was quick and easy. Sales help very knowledgeable and pleasant. Looking forward to repeat business. 403222



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2003 Dodge Dakota

The draw-tite hitch 75073 fit my 2003 Dodge Dakota club cab truck perfectly. No issues with the spare tire, and the wiring harness plugged in easily. I used several zip ties to keep the wiring out of the way, and fed the trailer connector under the license plate where it is easily plugged in when using the trailer. The installation really could not have gone any better. 374117



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Easy to install. I was able to reach the wiring from underneath truck. Note: Wear safety glasses if under a rusty vehicle. I bought this and the hitch for a [retailer] move. Since then, I have used it for a couple more [retailer] moves. The hitch and the wiring have worked great. 371128



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got it today and put it on today replaced old one that rusted away fit great just looks like the one that was on it. don't own a cell and my camera is broke 370155



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My son just bought a Popup camper. So we bought a draw-tite class lll frame hitch receiver pn75073, a draw-tite brake controller pn5504, a universal brake control wiring kit pnETBC7, and a custom fit wire harness pn118329 for his truck. It took us a couple of hours to install. The instructions were spot on. He hooked up the camper to his truck, and drove off. Worked as advertised. (hope I get to see him soon!!) 332845



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2002 Dodge Dakota

Product fit perfectly, was easy to install, and is nicely concealed. '02 Dakota 233273



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Works great using a T-bar attachment to support the back end of my 15' kayak 108054


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • How to Order Replacement Hardware Kit for Draw Tite Hitch # 75073
    Yes we do offer a replacement bolt kit for the hitches we offer like the Draw Tite part # 75073 that you referenced. You'd just need the part # RHK and you'd be set. On the product page you'd select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the part number of the hitch you have and we'd get you out the parts you need!
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2003 Dodge Dakota
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. The hitch is custom-fit for your truck so there will be no drilling required during installation, as the hitch will use existing holes in the vehicle frame for attachment points. This Class III hitch will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have attached an installation video on your 2003 Dakota that you can...
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  • What is the Towing Weight Capacity of a 2004 Dodge Dakota
    The towing capacity of your 2004 Dodge Dakota is 3,400 to 4,650 lbs. If you were to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 which has a Gross Trailer Weight of 5,000 lbs and a Tongue Weight of 500 lbs your Dakota would be the limiting factor and you would still only be able to haul up to 4,650 lbs. Please keep in mind that the Tongue Weight of your trailer should be between 10-15 percent of the GTW of your trailer.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 1997 Dodge Dakota
    For your 1997 Dodge Dakota, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75073 which is a confirmed fit and an easy installation on your vehicle. I've attached a video of this installation on a similar truck for you to see the installation. For a silencer, I recommend the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers # 63080. For a wiring harness, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole...
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  • Recommended Hitch to Fit on a 1995 Dodge Dakota
    The Hitch # 75073 will fit your 1995 Dodge Dakota as long as it does not have the optional rear spoiler or a roll pan bumper. If you plan on doing some towing, you will also want to pick up a wiring harness. The wiring harness that I recommend for your truck is the Tow Ready T-One Harness, # 118329. This harness will simply plug into your tail light assemblies and does not require any cutting or splicing. The final items that you may need to complete your towing set up are a ball...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Hitch 75073 Require Drilling on a 1994 Dodge Dakota
    I do have an option for you but all of the trailer hitches for your 1994 Dodge Dakota will require drilling. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75073 that you referenced is a drill free option for 1997+ models only but for your 1994 you will need drill two holes into the bottom of the frame rail on each side. However, this is not as complex of a task as it may seem because the hitch will already be in position when drilling these holes so there is not much room for error....
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  • Mounting Dimensions For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch For 2000 Dodge Dakota
    The distance center-to-center for the carriage bolts on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75073 is 8-1/4 inches. The distance center to center for the carriage bolts from side-to-side is 35-3/16 inches and the distance from the inside-to-inside of the mounting brackets for this hitch is 37-1/8 inches. Since this is mounted on the outside of the truck frame, your outside to outside measurement on your frame must be less than 37-1/8 inches. This is a Class llll hitch and it has...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Dodge Dakota
    I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2003 Dodge Dakota and it looked like the max towing capacity for your pickup when equipped with a Class III trailer hitch is 5,000 lbs. Since all of the trailer hitches available for your pickup are Class III with a max rating of 5,000 lbs (500 lbs tongue weight) and similar install difficulty (per the manufacturers) it really boils down to style. The 2 trailer hitches that are easiest to install are the Curt # C13280 and the Draw-Tite...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36235 on a 1995 Dodge Dakota
    According to the installation instructions, you will have to do a little bit of drilling in order to install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75073, on your 1995 Dodge Dakota. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. With any of the available hitches for your truck, there will be some drilling involved. If you decide to go with this hitch, the recommended ball mount is # 36051 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter)...
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  • How To Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector On a 1999 Dodge Dakota
    Yes, assuming that plug you have found does indeed contain the trailer brake and battery charge circuits you can clip this off and then hardwire in a 7-way for which I recommend using the Hopkins Endurance Quick-Install 7-Way Trailer Connector with Universal Pigtail Harness part # HM47210. I can't tell you what color wires go where though so you will need to test this yourself. In order to complete your towing setup you will need a brake controller, the Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake...
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 1997 Dodge Dakota
    I do have a great option for you, however the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75648 that you referenced will not fit your 1997 Dodge Dakota. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Dodge Journey and it will not line up with the frame rails on the Dakota. I instead recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75073 that will line right up to existing holes in the frame rails of your truck for a no-drill installation and features a nice hidden cross-tube...
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  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit a 2002 Dodge Dakota
    Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75081, is designed to fit the 1998 to 2003 Dodge Durango. It will not fit a 2002 Dodge Dakota. But we do have hitches that will fit your truck. I have included a link to the available options for you to view. The trailer hitch that is most like the one you referenced is # 75073. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation.
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