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
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 500 lbs TW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 7500 lbs WD GTW
  • 750 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75073

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 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


  • 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.

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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.

75073 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87554 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

75073 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75073 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1987 - 2001 Dodge Dakota

2002 - 2004 Dodge Dakota excluding Quad Cab

2002 - 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

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.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (26 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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by: Shawn M.05/09/2013

Installation was easy, bolted right up. Shipping was fast, however, packaging could be better, package was all torn up, paint was chipped, and scratched up, had to touch it up to prevent rust. The loop where the safety chain connects was welded off center. Other than that seems pretty good. I haven't towed any thing yet. 79643


Hitch is working great a year later, towed my trailer several times, even towed a vehicle, great product, highly recommended.

Shawn M - 05/09/2014


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by: joe08/30/2011

Installation could not have been easier for my 97 Dakota. I did see in the instructions that other year models would require more time. One of the reasons I went with this hitch is that it was advertised as being powder coated. I hope this hitch will not flake paint and rust as some other hitches I have owned. I did have to "touch up" a few spots from shipping. It had torn through the box, but was packaged so all the mounting hardware was still fasened securely to the hitch. I admit I'm a little "OCD", so the "splatter" on the welds, and the decals on "crooked" does bugg me somewhat. Shipping was fast, and price was very good, as always. Thanks etrailer. 23195

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by: Rick E.01/16/2017

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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by: Justin R04/22/2012

Shipped very fast, packaged very well.. watched video on a 2000 dakota to see installation and when i looked under my truck it was slightly different watched video on a 2001 dakota and that was what mine looked like, 2000 was a split year. this site has been very helpful and this hitch bolted on in minutes very easy. also got wiring kit and same thing very simple to install. overall very satisfied.. 38034

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by: Dale04/29/2017

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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by: Johnny04/23/2017

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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by: Young B.03/23/2011

Really like this hitch. Fit perfactly. Installed in less than 30 min. No drilling or welding on my 2004 Dakota. Excellent company to work with. Arrived much sooner than expected with no additional shipping cost. I will buy from them again. 10181

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by: Justin D.06/04/2010

Very nice hitch The hitch arrived quickly and was easy to install. It's a custom fit that bolts right up to the truck with no fabrication needed. It also compliments the modern look of my truck. It's not a bulky looking hitch. 3095

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by: Dave T09/11/2008

very easy to install this is a very well designed product easy to install,fits like a glove.believe me if I can install this hitch anyone can.I wish everything I ordered and installed went as easy as this,trust me. 1281

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by: Greg J05/05/2011

This was easy to install. I love it. The hardest part was getting the old bolts out. Once that was done it only took 10 minutes to install. It was a perfect fit for my 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. 12974

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by: Rene P.03/28/2013

Very happy with this trailer hitch. Shipped very quickly to my door and the installation was pretty easy. I will definitely be ordering from this company if I need anything else in the future. 73102

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by: Rene P.03/28/2013

Very happy with this trailer hitch. Shipped very quickly to my door and the installation was pretty easy. I will definitely be ordering from this company if I need anything else in the future. 73101

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by: Woody S.06/08/2011

I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota and this hitch was a direct bolt-on with no modifications! Fits and looks nice! Also got a great deal on this hitch (free shipping day)!!! Thanks again, etrailer!!! 16467

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by: MIke B.05/26/2012

Product was exactly as described and fit was perfect on my 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. Having the installation video online was a great. Price was fantastic, so overall I'm very pleased! 41768

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by: basil d hughes04/20/2017

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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by: R. K.08/19/2012

Hitch is well made with a good finish. The mounting plate for the wiring connector made for secure mounting. Installation was easy and fast. 52268

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by: Bob L.09/17/2012

Couldn't have been easier. Did the job all by myself in less than 1 hour. Looks great and now I"m ready to haul it away! 54974

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by: John D05/13/2011

Easy and quick intall. e trailer had my order to me quickly, faster than I thought it would arrive. 13762

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by: Brian S.11/18/2007

Fit like a glove Installed this in less than 20 minutes. Perfect fit and looks great. Thanks! 486

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by: David12/07/2015

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

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by: Clint k11/01/2008

Great product Super easy to install, took maybe 30 minutes from start to finish 1401

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by: Zach H.06/01/2011

This install was a piece of cake. 6 bolts and you're done, and it looks good. 15904

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by: gary s.11/21/2013

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

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by: Neal01/21/2008

Excellent hitch Fit perfectly. Installation was a breeze. 579

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by: Charles R05/11/2012

Trailer hitch delivered in good condition on time. 40124

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by: Lee M06/05/2012

Easily installed this by myself, great product 42833


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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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  • 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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  • 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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