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

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draw-tite trailer hitch 5000 lbs wd gtw 675 tw max-frame receiver - custom fit class iii 2 inch
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draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit class iii max-frame receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270

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2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite class iii 675 lbs wd tw 75270
2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit 675 lbs wd tw in use
2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw in use
2012 honda odyssey trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270

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draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 675 lbs wd tw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch class iii 5000 lbs wd gtw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 675 lbs wd tw in use
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw max-frame receiver - class iii 2 inch
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270
draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit 5000 lbs wd gtw 75270

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • 675 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 675 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75270 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75270

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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 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.



75270 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

87479 Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



75270 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75270 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2017 Honda Odyssey




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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 - 2017 Honda Odyssey - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Honda Odyssey, we'll be having a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Max Frame Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75270. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One thing that you'll notice about our hitch is that it is recessed behind our fascia here. This will help prevent us from kicking it while we're loading cargo into our hatch. On the side of our receiver you'll find two pin holes. The larger one that's closer to the front of the vehicle is our industry standard 5/8 of an inch diameter hitch pin hole, to secure any of our hitch mounted accessories.

The one closest to the rear of the receiver opening here, that is a J pin stabilization device hole. J pin stabilization devices take away that annoying shake, play and rattle out of what is inserted into your receiver, if your accessory doesn't already have an anti-rattle device built into it, like some bike racks and cargo carriers. We have J pin stabilization devices available separately on our website. Right along the bottom or our receiver here and the frame of our hitch, you'll notice our safety chain plate. This has a fairly large opening station, if you have much of an issue, any at all, hooking on most safety chain hooks from your trailer. Welded on the back of our receiver here is this nice collar, which helps give our hitch a finished look and also increases the strength of the receiver itself.

This hitch features a 675 pound max gross tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 4,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is what it can pull. It does support the use of weight distribution. The max gross tongue weight rating stays the same at 675, but your max gross trailer weight rating increases to 5,000 pounds. You'll want to consult the owner's manual of your Odyssey and not exceed what the vehicle was rated to tow or the hitch itself. You don't want to cause damage to either one. Now what I really like about this hitch compared to others on the market is that it does have an extremely high max gross tongue weight rating, so if you're going to use this for a cargo carrier, you don't have to worry too much about exceeding the tongue weight rating on your hitch.

Also, with it being recessed behind our fascia quite a ways, it does limit our ability to kick it when we're moving cargo in and out of the hatch and it does hide it better underneath the vehicle. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need such as the ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 11 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening and about 7 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install we'll need to remove our driver's side panel here. We have 3 plastic push pin fasteners to remove. Right here, next to where the sub-frame comes up we have a 10 millimeter bolt.

Then, right here we have a Phillips screw that we need to remove. Now to remove these 3 plastic push pin fasteners, use a flathead screwdriver, come in, pull down on the center part, use a trim panel tool if you have one to go underneath the big section. Push down and it will pull out. All of our fasteners are exactly the same. With our screw, our bolt and 3 fasteners removed, we can grab the panel and pull it on out and we'll set it aside. Right by our tailpipe we have an exhaust hanger, right here. We'll spray some lubricant on it and then we have a second exhaust hanger over here to the side. Spray that one as well too, and we'll use a pry bar to just pry off our exhaust hanger. That will give us enough room to get our hitch into position now. Now we'll spray some lubricant in our well nuts and we'll use a wire brush, which we have available on our website. That's part number 814092, and run it in and out a couple times. This will help remove and dirt, debris or rust which may be inside of our threads. We'll make sure we do this for all of our attachment points. Now that we have our well nuts cleaned out, we're going to point out our attachment points on our vehicle. We'll be using the 2 rear well nuts right here at the end of our frame rail and if we go forward, closer to the sub-frame, you'll find our third well nut. It's the same on the driver's side. Now we're looking at the top of our passenger side of our hitch. We went ahead and taped our plates in the position that we'll use as a spacer plate between the hitch and the body of the vehicle. The orientation of these plates is crucial, especially for the 2 rear most attachment points. You'll notice that we have thicker part of our plate here, over our back hole, facing towards the inside of the vehicle, and we have it going long ways. This is so it will sit flush against our frame. For our second hole here, we have the thicker part pointing towards the front of the vehicle and this is so it has proper clearance with this plate here. Now if we look at the forward section of the hitch that goes towards the center of the vehicle, you'll see that we have 2 attachment holes. The 1 here, closest to the front of the vehicle, that is for older model Odysseys. We're using the one just behind that. This hole here is for 2016 and newer Odysseys, so that's why we're using this hole. You can have this one facing any direction. It doesn't really matter. I just chose this direction here so it has the most surface contact with the frame. It's the exact same on the driver's side of the hitch as well too. We'll attach our hitch to our vehicle using a bolt and a conical tooth washer. The washer's teeth need to face away from the bolt head and up towards our hitch. All 6 of our bolts are identical, so it doesn't matter where you put them. Now, with an extra set of hands, we'll raise our hitch on up, slide it over our exhaust and we'll bolt it into place. You may need a screwdriver in order to help push your blocks on over so they're centered properly over the hole. Nowt that we have all of our hardware started, we'll tighten it down with a 19 millimeter socket. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we'll raise our exhaust back up and reinstall our hangers. That completes our look at and installation of the Draw-Tite Max Frame Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75270 on our 2017 Honda Odyssey.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75270

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1113 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 far, the easiest installation I've ever done on my vehicles. To be fair, the detailed video and reviews on this web site were a big part of what made this job go well. I installed this hitch on my 2005 Honda Odyssey. The weld nuts had 9+ years of dirt, debris, and rust on them. I knew I was going to have to clean those threads. WD-40, a M12x1.25 tap, and a battery terminal cleaner wire brush were key to cleaning those threads. If you have rust in your frame's weld nuts, don't try to save money by not getting the tap. You'll be glad you spent a few bucks on it. (I bought the tap online for under $10 -- don't look for a tap at your local big box home improvement store. None of the ones in my area had it -- though I learned later that the local Ace Hardware did!) My technique was to try to gently get the tap started to make sure I was cleaning the threads and not cutting new ones. Then clockwise one turn, counter-clockwise two turns, repeat until the turning the tap was smooth. Then run a bolt through the weld nut to make sure it was clean all the way through. After about 90 minutes of effort to get those 6 wire nuts clean, the hitch went on in less than 30 minutes. Some reviewers said they were able to get the job done without lowering the exhaust. I don't see how - at least not if you have to clean the threads. Lowering the exhaust gave me the clearance I needed to use the tap and made it easier to get the torque wrench on the bolt. I also had to remove a couple screws from the passenger side mud guard to help give me clearance use the tap on the forward right weld nut. Something to watch for -- In order to get the spacers flat against the rail, I could not position the spacers in-line with the rail. For the middle bolts, the spacers had to be skewed slightly -- otherwise they wouldn't lay flat due to a seam in the frame rail. No biggie. Just look at it before putting the hitch up and it will be obvious. Not sure how critical it is. 90% of it was a 1-person job. The 10% was just to have a second person hold the hitch up to get the first bolt started on one side. Then I got one bolt started on the other side. At that point, the hitch was roughly in place. Then finished the other four. If you're handy with tools at all, I highly recommend you try doing this yourself. Tools I used: - battery terminal cleaner wire brush - WD40 with straw - M12x1.25 tap and t-handle - ratchet, extension, and 19mm socket (directions say 18mm!) - torque wrench (with at least 68 ft-lb capability) - channel locks were helpful to loosen the rubber fitting from the exhaust hook Looking forward to using it with our new bike rack. 99709



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Really great product. Fits my 2005 Odyssey like a glove. This was my very first installation and I can confirm that it can in fact be installed by a single person, without raising the car and without removing the exhaust pipe. It did take a while (probably 1.5 hrs total) to complete as I needed to clean the threads in the weld nuts. Following recommendation from someone on this web-site (i.e. one of the reviewers), I had purchased an M12 x 1.25 tap and it made the work super easy (initially tried just WD40 with steel brush with basically zero effect as there was some serious rust build up in the threads). I've positioned the hitch on two jack stands (which supported it at JUST the right elevation) and started "wiggling" it towards the car frame. The driver's side was a piece of cake. It took a bit of effort to squeeze the passenger side of the hitch in between the car frame and the exhaust pipe. Once that was completed, the rest was relatively easy. I forgot to mention that I did try to remove the exhaust pipe, but didn't manage to do so. It would have made the things easier, but in the end I ended up "deflecting" the pipe suspended on the rubber piece by hand in order to be able to work with the bolts on the passenger side. All in all, very nice fit, super strong and sturdy hitch and overall - a really great experience (and tons of satisfaction =). Thanks etailer. 438493



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I recently completed installing the 75270 trailer hitch on my 2016 Honda Odyssey (haven't actually towed with it yet). The install was pretty easy. I watched the etrailer.com video a few times and reviewed the manufacturer instructions. I also referenced the Honda hitch installation instructions. I installed the hitch by myself which made things a little tricky, but not too bad. I drove the rear wheels up on some blocks to give myself a few extra inches of working room. Most of the installation went just as shown in the video except that I didn't feel it was necessary to drop the exhaust. There was enough access for wrenches just by pushing the tail pipe to the side slightly. I was able to support the hitch one one side with some blocks and then get the center bolt installed on the opposite side. Once both center bolts were in place, everything bolted up pretty easily. The little spacer blocks provided with the kit are a little "hokey" but manageable. One thing to note, the instructions state to torque the bolts to [specs]. If you reference the Honda hitch installation instructions and standard torque specs for 12mm Class 8.8 bolts, the stated torque is [specs]. So there is a some ambiguity there. My only real gripe (and the reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars) was because in the video it shows the tech replacing the appearance panel on the left side after the hitch is installed. Unfortunately, the front edge of the hitch interferes with the panel, so installing the panel is impossible to do unless you modify it slightly and use a longer 6mm cap screw. Of course none of this is discussed in the video. I probably got the whole hitch installed in 30 minutes and then spent another 30 minutes monkeying around with getting the panel back on. Overall, it looks like a solid, well built hitch and I look forward to using it. Steve 338521



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Once I got the weld nuts cleaned out, the hidden-hitch couldn't have been easier to install on my 2004 Odyssey. By far, the most time consuming part was cleaning out the 10 years of road grime that had built up in the holes under the car. After reading reviews here, I decided a tap was necessary and set out to find one. After visiting both NAPA and AutoZone with no luck, I finally stopped at CarQuest, where they had the right size tap (M12 x 1.25). Armed with a can of WD-40, a wire battery terminal brush, and my new tap, I set to work. I am SOOOO glad I bought the tap as I think the job would have been nearly impossible without it. With the tap it took 10 or 15 minutes per hole to get the bolts to turn easily. I did end up taking the exhaust off the rear-most hanger, but that was a simple process. I sprayed the metal arm with WD-40 and the rubber holder slipped right off (it was also pretty easy to put back on). The holes in the hitch lined up perfectly with the holes in the frame. I installed it myself, resting one side of the hitch on the exhaust while I got the other side positioned. I initially installed the hitch with the 6 metal spacer blocks that came with it. After reading a few of the reviews here and watching the video that didn't mention them, I decided I'd rather have the extra 1/8" of clearance and removed them one at a time so that I didn't need to uninstall/reinstall the whole hitch. Hopefully it's a decision that doesn't come back to haunt me, but I don't see that they serve any purpose. I don't have a torque wrench, so I snugged up the bolts as tightly as I could with my socket wrench. I'm going to try to borrow one from a friend just so I install it per the manufacture instructions. But I'm only planning on using it to haul bikes around for now, so I'm not too worried... 137532



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The hitch itself was as good if not better than expected. Installed on my 2011 Honda Odyssey. I live in the Midwest, so the rain/snow/road salt it has been exposed to over the past few years have not been kind to the threads on the frame-nuts. Driver's side didn't take much cleanup due to the plastic panel (definitely replace). Passenger's side was another story. I initially tried to use a penetration lubricant and work the bolts back and forth until I snapped the nut welded on to the frame. NOW what? I had to grind off the bold and retreive the nut from inside the frame, then fish the bolt inside the frame and spot-weld it (recommended if you also happen to break off a welded nut). Talking to a friend of mine, he asked if I was using a tap to re-tap the threads. After that no issues. Suggestions: 1. Unless you live in an area of dry, warm weather OR are installing on a brand new vehichle, give yourself 3-4 hours to complete. It takes 10-15 minutes just to remove the plastic panel/mud flap. 2. If installing on a non-new and/or your car is driven in adverse weather conditions, skip the little brush in the video and find a metric (not SAE) tap and die set. (might be able to borrow one from your local auto parts store). 3. If replacing the the plastic panel after install, the video says to drill out the hole bigger, but they fail to give you any further instruction. The reason you have to drill the hole is because the hole that lines up for the little bolt that secures the panel to the vehicle no longer lines up. You need to drill to the backside of the panel if possible. I drilled the hole bigger as they suggested, but it still didn't line up. I ended up going back with a round file and filing a notch even deeper than the hole. 162321


Comments

can you tell me what size metric tap you used?

-- comment by: trey m - 12/15/2014

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The installation instructions indicate that the hardware used to install this hitch are M12 x 1.25 x 35 mm bolts. So the correct tap that you would need is an M12 x 1.25.

-- Rachael H - 12/16/2014


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I was lurking the etrailer site for about 3 months, then after reading all the consistent good reviews and watching the very informative video, I decided to go for it. I ordered the Draw-Tite because it was the same initials as mine, no really I did. Package arrived on time, kept an eye on it with the tracking number anyway. The DT hitch had all the necessary parts come with it. The only main flaw was a blemish on the cross-tube's finish. I dont think it will effect the product in the long-run, but I took a pic of it anyway, so we shall see. Installed it by myself, did not remove the muffler, about 45 minutes total and did not rush myself at all. Looks great, exactly as it appears on the website, so far so good. Put my Thule 2-bike carrier on it, works perfect. Adding a cargo rack this Memorial weekend to drive down to San Diego, this will be a true test. About a month in after install, I am noticing a couple "rust" spots in the receiver hole. That's a little weird for my area of Southern Cal, because it doesnt rain and I DO NOT park near sprinklers or water sources while in my driveway. Going to take a pic and let the etrailer guys know about it and see what they say... 81382



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Well built product shipped expeditiously in a heavy cardboard container. UPS had ruptured the box in several places and one side seam with staples was completely open. However, the accompanying installation hardware, wiring harness box and American Flag hitch receiver cover were well packaged and taped securely on the center of the hitch; they were intact and undamaged. After the hitch arrived, I watched the installation video once, then assembled recommended tools, to include one jack stand and an electric trouble light. Using one side panel removed from the shipping box as a pad to keep my clothes clean while lying on the concrete floor of my garage, I checked the "give" in the rubber exhaust suspension donuts and decided to proceed without removing the exhaust pipe hangar. Inspection of the six pre-drilled holes in the frame of my 13 month old 2013 Honda revealed that they were clean. I placed the right end of the hitch on the exhaust pipe and used the jackstand to support the opposite end of the hitch. The spacers were placed on the hitch and bolts with washers were started, then tightened in an alternating manner. The most challenging part of the process for this 73 year old man with moderate arthritis was reading the index on my torque wrench (the type with a pointer) through bifocals due change soon. Holes in the hitch aligned perfectly with the predrilled ones and installation was completed in less than 30 minutes. Wore gloves and emerged from the job clean. A superb unit that looks good on the Odyssey. Have installed hitches before but this job was made far easier and quicker due to hitch construction and perfect pre-drilling of holes. Highly recommend this economical unit over other pricier national brands that I have used in the past. 120131



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Hello George, Well I received the package which was a bit damaged but no damage to the hitch. Removed all the necessary items from the Odyssey and proceeded to install. I did not have the luxury of a lift so I installed it on my garage floor. I saw it was going to be a bit awkward for a 76 year old to handle so I decided to make a couple of blocks out of 2" X 4" . The finished blocks were, one was 9" X 12" and the other was 9 1/2" X 12". I placed the two blocks just inside the welded frame and it laid very secure on the frame surface. The 9" block was used on the opposite side of where I was installing the 19 MM bolts in three places. The 9 1/2 height was the height needed to get the bolts started, when snug place the 9 1/2" block on the opposite side to secure the remaining three 19 MM bolts, torque to specs and installation of hitch is done. (I had to call your help line to get the proper torque needed specs would be helpful if that information was on the installation instructions). The only thing that I had a little problem with was the hole locations were a bit tight but after loosing the opposite side I got the bolts all in. The biggest problem with the whole job was re assembling the mud guards and the existing panel on the drivers side, I wish I had paid more attention when removing them, would have been much easier then. I had some questions and sent them in for etrailer review regarding a bike rack I intend to use this hitch for. I need a rack that will accept two bikes and the bikes have to be supported by setting on the wheels not hanging. With the blocks I made one person can do the installation just be careful and patient. Thanks for a good product and very good service. Sorry no pictures, job is complete. Arnold 377193



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Shipping was very fast and the installation couldn't have been easier. From out of the box, to completely installed was 20 minutes. I didn't bother with removing the tail pipe from the mount. There is plenty enough give to get a socket and extension around it. I also didn't have to chase the threads with a tap or brush of any sort. Even with 170,000 mile on the van, they were nice and clean. Although we live in San Diego and don't get any weather; so your mileage may vary. Bottom line: another well designed product from a well run company. 142727


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David,Just a side note about the hitch. We have found that with a medium load of camping gear and four 2 adults, 2 young girls passengers the hitch will scrape in a lot of driveway schools, banks, gas stations, etc. approaches. And this is without a trailer being towed. I am very disappointed in that aspect of the product. It may work for the a bike rack or the occasional rototiller rental. But I would encourage you to look at some other options on this site. At least, call and ask the staff for their input.

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Thank you for the follow up David. With the Honda Odyssey that has minimal ground clearance anyway adding any of the hitches that we currently carry will further decrease the limited ground clearance. If you would like, you could use a device like the # UF48-979022
Ultra-Fab Steel Mini-Roller for Trailers and RVs - Weld On - 1-1/2" Wide x 2-1/2" Tall
$25.77
to make the transition easier when entering and exiting areas with an incline. This particular one will need to be welded directly to the hitch by a certified welder.

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Hi Rachael,Thank you for your suggestion. I realize that minivans in general have some clearance issues. We will likely be replacing the van with a new Odyssey in the upcoming few months, and I will let the hitch go with. Since the installation of this product, I have noticed Odysseys around our town and what the hitch arrangements look like if they are present. There are a number of Curt hitches present and it is tucked up much higher that the Hidden Hitch. I think something along those lines is where Ill look for the new van. Or maybe a factorydealer installed option if it is not priced prohibitively.Thanks again for the great service!David

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No problem, happy to help. If you would like recommendations for your new Odyssey feel free to let us know. We can check and see if we have installed a Curt hitch on that year Odyssey and see what the ground clearance measurement is for that vehicle. If you find that at hitch is not feasible, we have other options for cargo such as roof mounted systems, and trunk mounted bike racks that may also work for you.

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I've owned this product for 1 year now. My purchase went flawlessly. The product arrived on time. My experience was a good one. I found it somewhat intimidating to install because my vehicle's mounting points, the holes where the bolts go in, were corroded and filled with road grime. I thought I was going to be stuck without the ability to mount it. I called the help line and they suggested that this was a common problem and to simply clean them out. I got a wire brush and scrubbed and scrubbed. A friend suggested I use brake cleaner too, and that helped quite a lot. So after 2 or 3 hours of scrubbing, the hitch went on just fine and I have had no problems. I put 4 bikes on the thing, 1 adult, 2 teenager/smaller, and 1 small kid bike. It feels pretty cramped and I have a hard time imagining putting 4 grown adult bikes on there, but you tube can probably prove it right or wrong in a search. I'm not sure if it's fair or not, but when attached the frame seems a tad wobbly. I don't know what to expect. I haven't owned one of these before, or anything similar. I guess I was expecting it to be rock solid and immobile. But it does sort of wobble around a little under load. I've driven to the coasts with it loaded though, as well as numerous trips around town and have had no issues. Some people might find the strap tie downs a little annoying. I think they're fine. All in all, my expeirence with etrailer was fine. I'd give them 5 stars. My experience with this particular product is fine too. I give it 4 stars for the wobble and the cramped feeling it seems to have fully loaded. I'm not an avid cyclist, just a dad with 3 kids and a pile of bikes on a minivan. Works for me! 436141



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I recently received the 75270 for my 2007 Honday Odyssey EX-L and could not be happier. The entire kit was extremely well documented and the hitch was well made. All the holes lined up perfectly and the installation went smoothly. A few general comments: *Preparing the holes:* Some folks had recommended getting a tap and re-tapping the holes. I thought about it and decided not to because I was afraid of stripping the holes It took something like two hours of extensive WD-40 use and scrubbing to clean out the six holes, but the bolts eventually went in without a problem. I live in the Northeast and so had 7+ years of water, salt and general grime build-up. Hopefully it will be easier for others. (As a reminder you should install the bolts BEFORE putting on the hitch to make sure that holes are properly cleaned out.) *Removing the tail pipe hanger* I was hoping not to have to do this as some here said it was not necessary. However, as I looked under the car, I realized that there was no way to get the torque wrench in there with the tailpipe in place. Hence, I had no choice. Fortunately, the directions were clear (thanks eTrailer!) and it was not hard to do. *Installation* The one thing I almost messed up was not realizing that you have to install the side above the tail pipe first. This is required because you have to angle it to get above the exhaust. There were no issues, but it is a word of warning because I started on the other side and had i not noticed, I would had to start over. (A big thanks to my friend who was helping me said "you should check out this side." Boy was he right!) 183559



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Honda Odyssey hitch installation I COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION ON SATURDAY MORNING...I DRAFTED A STEP BY STEP WRITE-UP ON HOW I COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION....I INCLUDED SOME TIPS SUCH AS USING A 1/2" CU TUBING WIRE BRUSH TO CLEAN OUT THE BOLT HOLE THREADS AND USING A SCISSOR JACK AND BLOCKING TO LIFT THE UNIT DURING INSTALLATION. ( A CRITICAL TIP FROM MY BOSS WHO IS A LONG TIME TRAILER USER AND AUTO AND BIKE MECHANIC)..YOUR INSTALLATION VIDEO'S WERE VERY HELPFUL PARTICULARLY ON THE WIRING INSTALLATION...I WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH SOME ACTION PHOTO'S...I AM STILL SHOPPING FOR THE MOTORCYCLE TRAILER!!!.........MY EXPERIENCE WITH E-TRAILER HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING...EXCELLENT SELECTION OF TRAILER PRODUCTS...VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING...VERY QUICK DELIVERY...VERY GOOD INSTRUCTIONS AND EXCELLENT VIDEO ON THE MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION. 4907



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There are no special mechanical skills needed to install this hitch. The online installation video is a perfect assist! Having a lift rack and a second pair of hands would have made the job quicker for me, but those are luxuries! So, creating the needed lift with drive-on ramps you might use to change oil in your vehicle with work just fine if you don't mind squirming around on the ground... Be sure to bring all of the small parts and tools you need to keep from getting up and down! Getting the hitch into position for a solo installer requires just a small amount of creativity. I put the hitch within mere inches of its permanent position by setting it on two, very sturdy cardboard shipping boxes. (I tested the boxes for strength before using them). Safety is always a concern, but since I wouldn't be directly under the hitch, I proceeded to install the bolts. Once two bolts were screwed-in enough to support one end of the hitch, I moved to the other side and did the same thing. With the hitch being supported by the partially-installed bolts, the makeshift "third hand" boxes could be removed. Installation and torquing of all bolts was a breeze. I'm quite pleased with this nice hitch and the ease of its installation! 186382



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I cannot grade the towing capability yet, but this review is on installation. Less than one hour from start till I was putting tools away on the same day of arrival. One man job with the assistance of a rolling floor jack. Put rear up on ramps, hit holes with wd40, used one bolt to test run all threads, did not unhook tailpipe, simply insert the plate in, over, and let it rest on on exhaust (majority of weight still supported by jack). Start with left side, place 1 bolt loosely and then continue to switch sides with two at a time. Used torque wrench at 68 lbs to finish securing. Done. Looks great too! Up next: electrical and trans cooler. Thank you etrailer for the product and videos. Bought the hitch bc of such great reviews. 177862


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Wonderful. Great towing hitch. Looks clean, sleek, and strong. No problems at all. Well pleased! Have used numerous times for towing.

Jarrett e - 03/09/2016

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Well, that was fun. This is a nice trailer hitch. It looks good and strong. The instructions were a little misleading, and the fit was less than perfect. You will want to get the tail end of your Odyssey up in the air a little to install this. A pair of ramps (from the local auto parts place) worked for that task. Before you try to put it on, make sure that you can thread the bolts in all six holes. I couldn't, and a half-inch wire brush didn't help, so I went online and bought an M12x1.25 plug tap. You won't find that size in your local hardware store. I used the tap to clean out the bolt holes (welded nuts on the frame). Use plenty of oil. The directions specified an 18mm socket wrench, but you really need a 19mm. At that point, you should hang the hitch from one bolt on each side, and then get all six bolts installed with spaces and washers. The instructions don't say which way to install the conical washers - the bulge should face downward, so that they get compressed slightly by tightening the bolt. It took some heavy-duty wrestling by my son and I to get the forward bolt on the passenger side lined up. There is nothing to pry against except the gas tank, so we had to be very, vary careful. A small sheet of plywood could be used to spread the load. AFTER you get all the bolts into place, tighten and torque them. It looks like a great product, as I said. I only really need it to haul my grandkids' bikes to the park and back, but in a pinch it should handle a trailer all right. 391070



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Well made. Well priced. Period. I've been browsing around the net for a trailer hitch for my '16 Honda Odyssey EX-res. As expected and reviewed with lot of positive things about it, I decided to give it a try and Boom! It took me about an hour to install myself with help from my buddy to hold the side end. (He held it for less than 2 minutes and his job was done) I did not have to jack up the vehicle, using the cardboard box it came packaged with it to put underneath while installing made the entire procedures so much easy. I will update you with more photos in actions with cargo carrier and bike rack sort of things. I am very happy with it. ^_________^ 396839



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As advertised and very solid. The hitch was relatively easy to install and I did it w/my 12 year-old son in less than 45 min. start to finish. It worked very well for our Thule bike rack on a long family vacation--no negative issues. The packaging that the unit arrived in however was sort of a joke. Much/most of the hitch was exposed and cutting through the box in multiple spots--box looked like Swiss cheese on delivery. I was very glad that etrailer had thoroughly shrink-wrapped the essential/needed bolts to the actual hitch or they would have been long gone through the box. The hitch was already dinged a bit (through the top coat) due to the poor packaging, so I know that I'll see rust in those spots sooner than later given our WI location. 101603


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Still a great hitch at one plus years. Solid, no problens except for some paint chipping off with noticeable corrosion at those spots...probably due to road salt and that it was scraped up during original delivery.

Paul P - 10/19/2014

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Thanks for the reply. We recommend using an automotive grade spray paint as a touch ups on your hitch for the scrapes and chippings that you are noticing.

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Buying from etrailer.com was the best online buying experience I've had in 10 years! To start with, they had the best prices and selection, different brands of hitches that fit my vehicle were grouped together, making them easy to compare, and the photos of the actual installed hitches were extremely helpful. After I chose the hitch, the related accessories were shown in a window on the lower right corner of my screen. The most appropriate and best priced products were shown, so it was a breeze to select everything I needed including the wiring, ball mount and ball. I received an email order confirmation (with photos, descriptions & prices of all the parts), followed by a ready-to-ship email with a personal contact and a toll free number. Three days later UPS delivered my hitch (free shipping) and all the accessories, everything was in one large box, well packed and there wasn’t shipping labels stuck on the hitch like some companies do. An hour after UPS left, I received an email acknowledging that the package was delivered and following up to make sure I was satisfied with my purchase. Your company is outstanding; I would hate to be your competition. Thanks for the best product, price & service! Dan A. Clear Lake, MN 12641



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I ordered this Sun night before Memorial Day. Within 15 mins of ordering it I had received an email from eTrailer saying the order was being processed for shipment. Wow. Fast service even in the middle of a holiday weekend! Got it on Wed. Super fast service and delivery. I have bought several items from eTrailer and I am always impressed with the service. This item was a trailer hitch for a 2013 Honda Odyssey. The video on their website for install is great. eTrailer provides videos for a lot of the items they sell and that makes install easy. Set my laptop up in the garage for viewing and 30 mins later hitch was installed. Prices for hitches are very reasonable and you will not find them lower elsewhere, and FREE shipping! Buy here!! Thanks eTrailer. 82756


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The hitch is great! No problems at all. I highly recommend this hitch to anyone needing a high quality hitch at an awesome price. etrailer is the place to buy!!

Bill B - 05/31/2014

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Etrailer really came through for me – the free shipping was great and they even upgraded me to 3-5 day shipping! I ordered this on a Thursday morning and it made it onto a UPS delivery vehicle by Friday morning – UPS messed up the delivery as they often do to me (no fault of etrailer.com) so I didn’t actually get it until Monday, but that’s still faster than it could’ve taken. This particular hitch is heavy – I probably could’ve used some help to make the installation easier, but I’m stubborn and I basically wrenched my back by lifting one side with my hands while attempting to lift the other side with my foot… Uhh no – don’t do that – use a jack instead. Also - I live in Illinois where the winters are harsh and the roads get salted all to heck so basically the fasteners didn’t want to go in without lubing and cleaning the weld nuts. Once you’ve got those fasteners in, wrench ‘em down and boom – you’re in business. I saw other reviews mention installation without lowering the exhaust. I’m not sure how that’s possible – I tried and failed to lift the hitch into position without lowering the exhaust. As the instruction video shows, it’s super easy to slip the hanger off the tailpipe and conversely to slip it back on afterwards. It took me almost an hour to do it but if I wouldve asked a friend for help, this can easily be done in < 30 minutes. 9453



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I'm not sure how a hitch install could be any easier. It doesn't require two people because you can hang the passenger side of the hitch on the tailpipe while you start one of the bolts on the drivers side. By a mile, the hardest part is chasing the existing threads on the van. My van had traveled many dirt roads and the grime was thick on the underside. Still, this wasn't a hard job at all. I've included pics of the installed hitch and the 6 bolts (yes, only 6) that are required to do this job. We're going to the lake this weekend and we'll be pulling the popup behind us. We also bought a transmission cooler from this site as well and it's going to keep the transmission cool while we're hauling kids, bicycles, pets, and everything else down to the campsite. 258178


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Now that a year has gone by Im happy to report that this hitch has been a great performer. No issues, troubles, hiccups, or regrets about this purchase.

Chris H - 06/08/2017

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The product arrived the day after I ordered it. I know I live in TN and it shipped from MO but still! The quality of the product seems solid and installation was relatively easy. You do not have to drop the exhaust pipe down on a 2008 Honda Odyssey in order to install. Just insert the exhaust side first. The holes didn't line up perfectly making it necessary to pry it in order to install the final bolt. I was able to torque the bolts easily with an extension. I have not used the hitch yet, but I have no worries it will perform as expected. I will be attaching a 5 bike carrier and going camping if it ever cools down a bit. Can't wait!! 96971


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Ive had the hidden hitch for a year now and I havent had the first problem with it. I have checked the bolting periodically to ensure proper torque. I would definitely recommend this product.

Daniel L - 08/26/2014

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I wanted a trailer hitch for my 2010 Honda Odyssey for a small trailer or bike rack that would not drag when coming up my sloped driveway. Titus answered my call at etrailer.com and explained that the particular one he recommended would be the least obtrusive and least likely to drag coming up the driveway. I also ordered the electric connection kit. Installation was so smooth that you would think I was an expert. The hitch fitted just as custom as it was supposed to be. Even the instructions were selected specifically for my Honda Odyssey. The etrailer videos about hitch installation and electrical installation were so accurate you could have recorded my installations and it would have showed it to be just as smooth, easy, and trouble free. I could not believe it myself. Everything went as smoothly as the etrailer videos. If you look at the attached picture you can barely see the trailer hitch. If it weren't for the etrailer logo on it, you probably would not notice it at all. It is smooth, tight, and trouble free. I could not be more pleased with the service or the product I received. Great job, etrailer. Thank you, Titus 7770



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This can be a one man job if you have ramps and a short step stool. The thing that made the install take longer than 30 minutes was that the bolts on the passenger side would not line up if the drivers side bolts were on. I had to remove all the bolts on the driver side and set the hitch on a step stool 12 inches high so that the driver side was about 3 inches away from the mounting location. This was the only way i could get all three passenger side bolts to line up. Torqued to 69 pound-feet and i was done. Three stars for those three bolts. 83466


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I had the same problem and it was a nightmare. Why is everyone giving this 4-5 stars then? Box arrived was a joke. The the holes didnt align. Im curious whether the reviews are real or not.

-- comment by: Randy C - 06/12/2015

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Thanks for your comment and feedback. I see that our customer service team was in contact with you and were able to get this issues resolved.

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Great product. A suggestion is to have one of front holes elongated sideways so as to avoid the need to pry it to get the screw in. I had that problem and that took 15 minutes out of the 30 min it took me to install it. A word of advise ..never use rubber gloves with rotary tools. These are good for surgery.. Gino Rodz MD 24608



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This product was easy to install. I don't have many tools, and frankly, you don't need many! The product was shipped via UPS ground. That same day I received two emails talking me my shipping had been upgraded and I received it in two days. I installed it the next day and it took me about an hour. Admittedly, most of that was trying to pop out the plastic pins from the facia on the drivers side of the van and removing the mud flap that was caked with dirt. Other than that, it was 6 bolts, washers and shims. I had to get my 17 year old daughter to hold up one side while I bolted in the other. There was no drilling at all. By the way, Honda wanted $933 for the part and another $400 to install. UHaul charges a little more than etrailer for the part and would have totaled out at $285 installed. If you have a hill for a driveway, you may find that once you install the towing ball into the hitch, it sits low. You can rectify this by putting the ball on the "bottom" then flipping it over so the ball is higher. Great service, great product! 89476



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I was caught in a pinch. 5 days before our trip to the beach, found out my 2 nieces wanted to join us for the trip. More the merrier but the space would be tight. We were taking 5 golf club bags with us, which meant 7 people in the van along with 5 golf club bags which would take up the entire trunk space. Needed a cargo carrier ASAP for a much needed space. I had used the hitch from Etrailer before and knew the product was first class, but the time restraint made me hesitate ordering. I called Renee at etrailer and asked about the delivery time frame and she assured me that it usually took 3 days from MO to MD. So I placed my faith in her and placed the order. She made sure the delivery left the premises the same day, about an hour or so to be exact, and sent me a follow up email, with when it was shipped. Sure enough it came to md by Friday morning and I was able to install it that same morning. The attachment was a breeze as it took only 6 bolts to the existing frame to securely attach it. Great job etrailer. The vacation was saved. 139119



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Shipped Quick --- Everything In The Box In Great Shape --- Installed In 30 Minutes ---- Looks Great On The Van ---- The Videos On Youtube Helped Me Make The Call And Purchase The Reciver--- Feels Like A Quality Unit ---- Everything Went Great! Thanks Dell . 114168


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Works Great Looks Good On Van Its A Keeper .

Delbert G - 01/19/2015

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The fit to my 2002 Honda Odyssey is great. However, I did not use the spacers that off-set the hitch lower down and away from the frame as the bumper did not interfere with the installation. The round tube construction for this hitch passes through the side plates were it is welded together on the inside of the plates. I like this hitches design because the round tube has the best moment of inertial for a cross member where the weight contribution to the vehicle is minimized and the strength is maximized, therefore the efficiency of the design is optimal. After several days with the new hitch installed we realized a new clunk was coming from the tail pipes flared end bashing into the round tube that is outboard of the side plates. This clearance was too small and when the car went round a right hand corner the exhaust pipe assembly would move on its hangers and bang into the hitch. So I took a hacksaw and cut the tube flush with the side plate and there are no more clunks! This would be a very good improvement to make in the production of this product. But would require the round tube be jigged at an angle and clocked correctly prior to welding the side plates at assembly. 406543



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This was delivered very quickly and was well packed for shipping. It installed exactly as the video showed for a 2011 Honda Odyssey. I would emphasize how important it is to order that little round wire brush if you don't have one, especially if you live in the rust belt. The screw holes that are covered by the plastic plate you need to remove on the driver's side were fine. The ones on the passenger's side were all rusted and it took me a long time to clean them out well enough to get the bolts in. 91607


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The hitch is great. The dang car rides too low to the ground normally and so it sags when loaded, which I fixed by putting in an air ride system. So it is all good.

Scott H - 01/27/2015

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Free shipping delivered within 3 days! The bracket ends were sticking out of the box and had minor cosmetic scratches which did not affect installation or function. Hitch is over 40lbs, oversized & bulky shape so not a surprise to see that. I read installation would take hours and required ramp to raise back end but that was not the case for me. We're in SoCal where there's not much rain so cleaning mounting holes on the frame was really easy. A single spray of WD-40 and I was able to hand screw all 6 bolts. I only had to pop the tail pipe off the last rubber mount to get at the bolts on right side. I used 2 car jacks to lift up & position the hitch to be mounted (see pic). In fact not raising the back end allowed easier installation for me. The longest time was spent nudging hitch to get that last bolt in. Total job time - about 2 hrs from opening box to completion. Excellent hitch, strong solid feel, and much easier installation than expected. 341499



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I'm very happy with this hitch Fit my 2005 Odyssey perfectly. Another reviewer mentioned the existing nuts on the chassis of the Honda that the bolts for the rack attach to are typically rusty. Mine were. The day before you attempt threading the bolts in, spray all 6 of the nuts threads with penetrating oil. Then be prepared to spend some more time the following day cleaning them out. I used a small wire brush typically used for cleaning and roughing up the inside of 1/2" copper plumbing fittings before sweating. You can pick them up at a hardware store for 99 cents. I just soaked the nut hole with penetrating oil and "threaded" the brush up and down a few times. I then doused the nut hole with penetrating oil to "rinse" out the rust and dirt. I could thread the bolts in all the way by hand with little effort when I was finished. Keep in mind...when "unthreading" or removing the wire brush from the nut holes...you need to twist in the same direction to remove as you did to insert the brush (clockwise). This seems counterintuitive. The bristles will expand if you twist counter clockwise on removal and make it very difficult to get out. 3032



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I didn't think I could do this until watching the videos on this site. Very straight forward. This is on a 2002 Honda Odyssey installation in 2018, 16 years with no tow bar. Start to Finish installation of this tow bar 3.5 hours. - 3 hours of cleaning the rust out of the under carriage nuts. This included 1 trip to the local auto parts store to purchase Performance Tool W1231 20-Piece Engine Brush Kit. This kit is a life saver at getting rust out of the nuts. - .5 hours installing the tow bar. I will say that if you have rust in your under carriage nuts, then there is not a way that I could figure out to get the rust our with out disconnecting the muffler from the back support bracket. The jack stands that I had were too tall to support the tow bar so I needed a 2nd person to help. If I had the correct support, then putting the passenger side on the muffler (with the last bracket attached) would have worked no problem. The rectangular steel spacers can cause an issue on the holes closest to the bumper. They need to be twisted slightly because of a screw holding molding to the bumper. Great product so far. 467077



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So glad I did not pay a professional installer! Not a 30-minute installation (more like 3 hours) but so worth doing myself. I backed my Odyssey up on car ramps to give my 13-year old son and me more room to work. I was nervous about getting the muffler unhinged from the rubber hangers, never having done that, but it was uncomplicated and quick. Used spray lubricant and a flat bar to pry the prongs off. We had difficulty in getting the bolts for the hitch to thread into the frame, as the threads were caked with rust. We followed the video (so helpful), using spray lubricant and nylon brushes to clean them, but it just took longer than expected. We made sure we could get a bolt started in each of the six holes before trying to install the hitch. Once in place, I found my rinky-dink ratchet wasn't powerful enough. I borrowed a bigger one from my neighbor and was able to crank the bolts down further, but there is still room to go, although the hitch is safely secured enough for me to drive the van. When I go to my mechanic for a tune-up before our long trip, I will have him use his power ratchet to finish tightening the bolts. 90172



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This hitch fit perfectly and all bolt holes lined up. The instructions and hardware were correct. The only suggestion that I have would be for users to purchase/borrow an M12-1.25 tap to clean out the holes before attempting the intstallation. On our 2005 Odyssey there was quite a bit of dirt and rust built up inthe holes. I first attempted to clean out the holes using a wire brush from a gun cleaning kit and just about a whole can of wd40 and really struggled. When I attempted to install the bolts into the dirty holes I was having to use excessive force to turn them and was nervous about breaking one off. Luckily I was able to borrow a tap to clean out the holes and the rest ofthe installation went flawlessly. If you use the tap you can be sure that when you torque the 6 bolts to the recommended 68 ft-lbs at the end you are actually tighly securing the hitch to the vehicle frame. Unless your vehicle it new....get a tap it will save you 2 hours and make the installation more secure. Would be a nice addidition if you could purchase the correct tap from this website when checking out. Thanks! 21178



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I would rate this hitch 5/5 except the receiver was just a bit wider than factory-installed one I have on my Suburban. The ball mount rattles a bit due the excess play - not sure if that's by design. Installation was simple - thanks to ETrailer's videos. Didn't have help so I propped one side with a trash can. 92100


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I have grown to accept the rattling of the receiver. My neighbor said what do you expect, its for a trailer! :-I would say the only negative thing about the hitch is it sits low enough that the receiver rubs cement on an inclined driveway. In short, one year later, Im happy I bought it.

TJ V - 01/27/2015

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I love the hitch but I had some trouble with the installation on my 12 year old Honda Odyssey since the holes were very corroded. Even though I sprayed the holes with WD-40 and used the 1/2" wire brush on the holes it wasn't enough. I finally obtained the proper sized thread tap (12mm x 1.25) and was able to thoroughly clean the bolt holes so that I could complete the installation of the hitch. I suggest that you either include a tap with the hitch, or offer to sell the proper sized tap, and strongly recommend the use of the tap when installing the hitch on older cars. 151869


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Its working fine

Joe L - 09/18/2015

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I will have to say this was one of the easiest trailer hitches I have ever installed. Biggest problem I had was the right rear threaded hole was rusty. I threaded the bolts in all the holes after applying WD40 to make sure they were good to go. I didn't have a tap so ground the end of one of the bolts to make it cut better on the one hole. Along with WD40 and Kroil I finally got the last bolt in. I then began installation. I am a millwright by trade so used a couple tricks of my own. With the back exhaust hanger only removed. I placed the hitch mount up over the exhaust, which held it up, while installing the opposite side center bolt. I then went to the exhaust side and installed that center bolt. Installed the rest of the bolts and torqued down. I did have to use a short 2X4 to pry the right side mount to get the front bolt in. I read about that in a previous review. If it hadn't been for the one rusty hole I could have had it on in 15 to 20 minutes. I did raise the vehicle with a floor jack and turned it out of my way so as to clear the work area. Great hitch!! 111934



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Why pay someone else to do it? I can't say enough about this hitch. I was looking for a hitch for our Odyssey to carry our bicycles and an etrailer rep suggested this one. Why anyone would pay someone else to install their hitch (assuming they are physically able to do so) I will never know. It could not have been easier. It is certainly a two-man job but only because of the hitch weight and size. My very young son helped me. 6 bolts is all it takes and they line up perfectly with the already tapped holes in the car. As others have suggested you can make the installation go much smoother by cleaning/derusting the holes. Just ask your local autoparts store for some spray. etrailer customer service is top notch. I ordered over the phone and they are great to work with. I had an issue with another product I purchased and they were superb at helping with the resolution (turned out to be my fault). Overall I couldn't be happier with my transaction and the end result. I now have a hitch on my van that can be used for many things. What took me so long buy it !!! 3559



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Hitch arrived promptly and was packaged well. Installing was straight forward and trouble free. I backed the van up on ramps which provided much more room to get it on. Instructions may say to remove tailpipe from the hanger but I did not have to do this as there was enough room to get in up and in to position. I even let that side of the hitch rest on top of the tailpipe while I put an initial bolt in the other side. There was one slight problem with my hitch which made the install a bit more chaplenging. The driver side holes in the hitch did not quite line up and you could not get all three bolts in. You could get back bolt and middle bolt in or front bolt and middle in. The front and back holes were about 2mm too close together. I took a dremel tool with a grinding stone and ground just a bit out of the front hole of the hitch and then I could get the bolt started. For all I know the holes in the van frame were off, but I'd bet on the hitch being off. Other than that I am happy. Haven't towed anything with it yet. I plan primarily to use it for a hitch bike rack. 31611



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I just put this hitch on tonight. First, a rave for etrailer. I ordered this Sunday night. By Monday morning before I woke up, I had three emails, the third of which informed me my order had shipped. It arrived Wednesday. Awesome. The second part is regarding installation. It took a little longer to thread the bolts (watch the installation video and you'll know what I'm talking about - and by the way, the videos etrailer offers on every product is also pretty awesome) but once that was done, putting the hitch on was very quick. And here is one more for you. The hitch is heavy, so easier done with two people. My neighbor, who has no vision but is a very handy guy, took one side and I took the other. Everything went in and was done at that point very quickly. So my point, if a guy that can't see can get it done, and all you have is two people each with at least a half a lick of sense then you too can install this hitch. And then you'll be proud of yourself and you can tell your friends you finally did something on your own. Buy it. 21776



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WOW! What can I say? Easiest install ever! I called ahead of time and spoke with Katie about what I needed. She confirmed what I wanted would work with my van. I'm in the shipping business. The bar arrived in mint condition in a double wall box with the accessories boxed separately. After removing the hardware, reading the instructions and watching their video online, I went to work. The whole thing took less than 20 mins and I did not have to remove the exhaust. I actually used it to help hold the bar up. It took longer to remove the mud guard and rear body molding than to install. It is heavy, weighing in at about 65lbs but I did not even have to use a jack on the van. I'm very happy with my purchase and can now put bikes on the back of the van rather than in the van. I can tow our Cub Scout trailer and hall my sons football teams gear with the optional rear carrying racks. I also love the fact that the bar hides about 6" behind the bumper preventing injuries to the shins. The price was cheap and the install a breeze. 422220



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What once was a regular 2004 Honda Odyssey has now been given a new start, a breath of fresh air, a new outlook on life. After installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver my van has received the following benefits: +5 Speed +3 Agility +10 Practicality +8 Capacity +1 Weight -10 Soccer Mom I have now entered a world of endless possibilities. Oh the things that I can tow, the places these things will go, I could even move my bros lawn-mow. My van is basically a truck now, so when people ask me what I drive, I say a truck. As an American, I believe in the right to maximize my freedom. This trailer hitch provides the maximum amount of the transportation of freedom when coupled with a 5x8 Utility trailer. The 2 inch mount opening allows for an excellent variety of 2 inch accessories to be attached. I will ensure that great things are done with this trailer. I may be no wizard of words, but what I am trying to say is that with this hitch, I can now tow a trailer... with my van... and that's pretty cool. 364429



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Excellent product and etrailer.com definitely has their act together as far as purchase status and technology. The video reference was extremely helpful. The only knock I have is that the packaging could have been better. There were a few spots on the product where the paint was removed, most likely from direct exposure to the shipping box. Not a big deal to touch it up with some paint but the extra step adds to my already busy day. 78440


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The hitch is just as great as the day I bought it. Appreciate the follow-up unheard of these days.

Doug K - 06/04/2014

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George My order arrived when promised and in good condition. No surprises with the installation of the hitch and wiring adapter. Cleaning out the weldnuts in the frame wasn't fun, but necessary. I tried a wire brush and PB Blaster, but the 12 x 1.25 tap really did the job. I suggest getting the adapter for using the tap with a socket wrench and extension. I found mine at my local [hardware store]. The mounting holes in the hitch all lined up perfectly. I didn't see the need for the spacer plates and I didn't use them. The mounting surfaces on the hitch didn't follow the contour of the frame,, so the plates were about 3/4" away from the frame at the forward mounting holes. I had to insert the bolts without the washers and crank them down to bend the plate to fit. Once bent I backed the bolts out, added the washers and torqued to spec. The hitch is snug to the frame at all mounting points. All in all a good experience with the products I purchased and with etrailer. I'll be ordering a trans cooler next. Thank you! 423594


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Thanks for the follow up Dave. I have confirmed with Draw-Tite and not using the spacers does deviate from the installation instructions, but as long as the hitch is in direct contact with the vehicle frame and the bolts are secured they see no problems with this modification.

-- Rachael H - 08/29/2017

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I recently ordered a trailer hitch and wiring loom for my 2002 Honda Odyssey. I shopped around because I didn't want a clunky low hanging hitch. I ran across etrailer online; liked the the looks of their products and prices; and their installation videos convinced me that I could do the installation myself . I placed my order on a Wednesday and had it in my hands exactly 5 business days later. I was thrilled with the fit, finish and instructions (including torque settings). It lined up perfectly and I had it fully installed in less than 20 minutes last night. The wiring loom plugged straight into an existing connector so that was snap to install too. The entire project took less than an hour! Good product, fast shipping and easy installation. What more could I ask. I highly recommend etrailer and their products! 9613



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The receiver hitch arrived on Tuesday, as promised. I took it to the local tire shop and they drove the Odyssey onto their lift, installed the six included bolts, and voila, it was completed in ten minutes. Charged me $20.00 but I gave them $40.00. The instructions noted that the Honda's exhaust should be lowered to gain access to the bolts, but one technician pulled against the rubber hanger and out of the way while his partner bedded the bolts securely in place. The hitch is low profile and is tucked neatly under the rear bumper, so you can't bruise your shins against it while loading or unloading the rear compartment. I wish I would have been guided to the specialty trailer lighting, wiring harness (available from etrailer) so it could have been shipped together. But $4.99 extra shipping after the fact was fair. The hitch was delivered free because of their policy of free shipping of orders over $100.00. Overall, a very happy customer, and pleased with the nice factory look of the powder coated finish. 421198



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After I read the reviews and the helpful info I determined I would attempt to install the hitch on my 2006 Honda Odyssey. Easy as pie! I've never installed one before and the comments on here were really all I needed to prepare myself to install by myself in 45 minutes. The wiring took a little figuring out because I convinced myself that the trim did not come out, but I pulled hard enough and sure enough, trim came out and all the wiring connections were right were they said they were. Wiring took about 30 minutes but still very easy. Make sure you spray some WD-40 in the holes for the bolts prior to installation of the hitch. I didnt have to tap the holes but I can see some of the comments suggest this. The only part that was confusing was the instructions said the bolts were 18mm bolts but actually they were 19mm but not a big deal obviously. I ordered this on a Tuesday night and the hitch was at my front door on Thursday using the free shipping option. Excellent service and great hitch option! 40469



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Being a first time tow bar installer, it took me and three others to get it in correctly. Now I could probably do it by myself with the help of a jack to prop up the bar while trying to connect the bolts. After watching the videos, I realized how easy it was to install and vowed never again to give this kind of job to a "PROFESSIONAL" who doesn't care one bit about an install like this, and yet charges me more than $100.00 for it. I can understand if your vehicle doesn't come pre-drilled for a tow bar, but that is almost never the case. The only difficulty we had was getting the last bolt lined up since the tow bar was slightly bent in. But by loosening all of the bolts and adding a little pressure on the floor pan and the tow bar with an alignment spike allowed the bolt to go in straight and easy. Only special gear needed was a torque wrench to get the tension just right. 139239


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We also had trouble with the last bolt. Ive seen several others with similar comments. Otherwise the hitch went on as advertized.

-- comment by: Rodney H - 11/23/2014

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This is the first hitch I've purchased, and I'm very happy with it. I priced several local places to purchase and install a hitch on our 2007 Honda Odyssey, and the prices were anywhere from $240 to $700. I decided to purchase and install it on my own. My wife was a little nervous about this option, but the videos on the site made it VERY easy. The install time mentioned on the site was 00:30, but I had it completely installed in about 15-20 minutes. And although it's recommended that you have an extra set of hands, I found it very easy to install by myself by propping up one end of the hitch on top of the exhaust pipe (which was also mentioned in the video). My only complaint, and it's certainly not a major one, is that the hitch was packaged in a large box without any reinforcement/padding. Part of the hitch was sticking out of the box and got scratched up in transit. Because it's a hitch and not something fragile, I wasn't too worried. Very happy with the purchase and the experience overall. 48028


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  • Recommended Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • As you can see by the photo I have edited for you, the Draw-Tite and Curt hitches available for your Odyssey are all pretty similarly designed. When we installed both hitches on a 2013 Odyssey, we found that the Curt # C13068 had about a 1/2 inch greater ground clearance (12-1/2 inches) versus 12 inches for the Draw-Tite # 75270 models. The receiver of the Draw-Tite hitches are recessed a bit more under the vehicle, but neither of the hitches will extend past the bumper, and therefore...
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  • Towing Recommendations for a 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • First lets start with a hitch for your vehicle. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75270 because it has a high towing capacity compared to the Curt Hitch. Next the wiring harness that is custom fit for your 2015 Honda Odyssey is # 118521 this will provide you with a 4-pole connector at the back of your tow vehicle. Don't worry that your vehicle isn't already prewired for a brake controller, I have a solution for that too. Our # ETBC7 kit includes everything you need to install an electric...
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  • Recommendation For Hitch and Bike Rack on 2012 Honda Odyssey With 2 Adult Bikes and 1 Kids Bike
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2012 Honda Odyssey is the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75270. This hitch is a 2-inch hitch with a 675-lb tongue weight capacity and a 4,500-lb towing weight capacity. This hitch will accept a 4-bike rack with no problems. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. The Thule Parkway 4 Bike rack, part # TH956, you have referenced will work on the 2-inch hitch, but I would also recommend to look at the...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Carrier for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • A 2-inch Class III hitch like Draw-Tite # 75270 is indeed the best way to transport 4 bikes on your 2010 Honda Odyssey. Installation of this hitch is shown in the linked video, for your reference. Hitch-mount racks put the entire weight load of the rack and bikes onto the car's frame - its strongest part - and a hitch also allows use of other accessory items like a cargo basket such as # C18153 from Curt. Once you have your hitch installed, you'll want to take one simple measurement....
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  • Towing Set Up for a 2016 Honda Odyssey
  • To tow your 2014 Coachmen Clipper BH, you will need a Hitch # 75270, Weight Distribution System # FA94-00-0600 and a Brake Controller # 90885 to power your Clipper's Electric Drum Brakes. I recommend the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75270 for your 2016 Honda Odyssey because it is the best value and you are able to use a weight distribution system with this hitch. With a weight distribution system you can tow 5,000 lbs. and it has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. But you will not want to exceed...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring
  • I recommend using a hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. This bike rack will fit in 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. This bike rack also has a tilting feature that will allow you to open your rear hatch without having to remove the bike rack each time. I have attached a review video of the bike rack for you to check out. If you do not have a trailer hitch on your vehicle, then I would recommend installing the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer...
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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Ball for Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 75270 on 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • On your 2005 Honda Odyssey with a Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75270, the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 2753. It has a 2-3/4 inch rise or a 4 inch drop. You will also need the Pin and Clip, part # PC3, to attach the ball mount to your hitch. The ball mount will use a hitch ball with a 1 inch shank diameter. The hitch ball size will depend what size coupler is on your trailer. The most common size is a 2 inch hitch ball like the Tow Ready 2 Inch...
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  • Honda Odyssey Custom Built Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch Bolt Sizes
  • The custom fit receivers we offer do come with the appropriately sized/pitched bolts. If anything we get phone calls where the 1.25 bolts seem too big. If you have any issues trying to get the bolts into the existing weld nuts on the van we recommend cleaning the holes with a lubricant (like WD40 or PartsBlaster) and a wire brush to eliminate any dirt or debris in the threads. Sometime when doing this installation for local customers we thread the bolt up as far as it will go, remove it,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • Due to the larger selection of available hitch mounted accessories like ball mounts, bike racks and cargo carriers, we always recommend choosing the Class III 2 inch receiver over the 1-1/4 inch Class II receiver whenever the choice is available. Because of this, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver, part # 75270. To complete your towing system, you will also need: Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness, part # 118521 Ball Mount, part # 2753 1-7/8 inch Trailer Ball, part...
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  • Troubleshooting Bolts that Wont Thread into Vehicle Frame for Hitch Install
  • Before we determine that you have the wrong size install bolts you need to make sure that the bolts not fitting isn't due to the weld nuts of your vehicle being dirty/corroded and that is why they won't fit. Typically on vehicles that have seen a few winters the weldnuts can be a bit dirty/corroded so bolts will not just thread right into them. Check out the links I attached that detail how to clean the weld nuts.
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  • Ground Clearances Of Class II and III Hitches for 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • When we installed the Draw-Tite Class III # 75270 and the Curt Class III # C13068 on a 2014 Honda Odyssey, we found that the distance from the bottom of the receiver tube to the ground of both hitches is right at 10-1/2 inches. The Curt Class II you mentioned, part # C12031 offers slightly more clearance at 11-1/2 inches. Low ground clearance is kind of the nature of the beast with the Odyssey. Using a hitch mounted roller like part # UF48-979020 might be a good idea for you. The roller...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack For 2008 Honda Odyssey For 2 Adult and 2 Kids Bikes
  • For your 2008 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9029XT. This rack will hold your 2 adult and 2 kids bikes without issue. It has arms that are 13 inches outside to outside to help with the smaller frame sizes and the arms are arched to give a little more distance between the bikes. This rack has Hold Fast cradles to support that bikes at 3 points and have built in grooves for brake or gear shift cables. It has an integrated...
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  • What Torque Rating Should the Bolts Be Tightened to on Draw-Tite Hitch 75270
  • I looked up the instructions for the Draw-Tite hitch, part # 75270, and the torque specification for the 6 M12 bolts is 68 Lb.-Ft. I have added a link to the instructions below so that you can review them. The torque rating is just above the small print on the first page.
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  • Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Anti-Rattle Knob Turns But Does Not Tighten or Loosen
  • The way that the Thule Apex bike racks secures in the trailer hitch is by a wedge that comes out when you turn the knob. If the knob is locked then it will spin put the wedge inside will not move. First check to see if the knob is locked or unlocked. If it is unlocked and you still cannot lower the wedge inside then the most likely thing that is happening is that the knob is not gripping the mechanism the way it should. This happened on early runs of that design on other Thule racks....
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  • Other Than a Hitch What Parts Are Needed To Tow a Trailer With a 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • Yes, in addition to a hitch, you will need a ball mount, ball and trailer wiring. I will explain what the parts are and what they do, then I will include some recommendations of parts for your 2008 Honda Odyssey. A ball mount slides into the receiver, or square opening in the hitch. They are available in different heights so that depending on how tall the vehicle is and how tall the trailer is, a ball mount can be selected that will keep the whole rig level. Balls are available in...
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  • How Far Is Receiver Opening of Draw-Tite # 75270 Recessed Under Bumper of 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • When we installed the Draw-Tite # 75270 on a 2014 Honda Odyssey, we found that the hitch was recessed under the vehicle so that the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the rearmost point of the back bumper was 6-1/2 inches. We haven't yet had the opportunity to install a hitch on a 2015 Odyssey, but since the 2014 model is very similar to the 2015 model, I wouldn't expect the hitch pin hole to bumper dimension to change much. If you were looking for a hitch mounted accessory...
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  • Transmission, Engine Oil, and Power Steering Cooler Recommendations for a 2006 Honda Odyssey
  • If the vehicle manufacturer recommends a transmission cooler, power steering cooler, and/or oil cooler, it is best to follow their recommendation. Even when towing light loads, there will be extra stresses on the vehicles components and it is better to be safe than sorry. For a transmission cooler, a small one will work fine for your application. You can use # D12901. I have included a link to our FAQ article on transmission coolers for you to view. For an oil cooler you can go with...
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  • Torque Specifications Listed in the Instructions For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • For the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75270, or any of the trailer hitches we carry, the torque specifications can be found after the last step in the installation instructions that are linked on the page. Because the design of a hitch could change or other such changes could be made, this could affect the torque specs. This is why we do not post them on the product pages. But we keep our instructions up to date so the specs in them will always be correct. I have also provided a link to...
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  • Visibility of Draw-Tite Class II Hitch on Honda Odyssey
  • The construction and layout of the under body at the rear of the vehicle will have the most influence on how visible the hitch will be. The hitch you were looking at, the Draw-Tite Class II for the 1999-2011 Honda Odyssey is typical of how all of the receiver hitches available for the Odyssey would appear once they are installed. Some people find the round tube hitches to be a bit more pleasing to the eye. The Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Hitch, part # 75270, is an example of a round...
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  • Are There Trunk or Hatch Mounted Bike Racks Available for a 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • At this time the only trunk or hatch mounted bike racks available for the 2005 Honda Odyssey is the Hollywood Racks # HRF2 for 2 bikes or the # HRF3 for 3 bikes. It will mount to the rear hatch, crossbars, or existing rails on your Odyssey. There are other options available if you need to transport more that 2 bikes. The most versatile being a hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. A hitch will allow you to not only put a bike rack on your Odyssey, but also cargo carriers and many other...
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  • What Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2013 Chevrolet Equinox for Use With a Cargo Carrier
  • Your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox can be equipped with two different sizes of trailer hitch receiver, either a 1-1/4-inch or a 2-inch. Since loaded coolers can be fairly heavy I will suggest you go with a 2-inch hitch to give you the maximum carrying capacity for your coolers and other tailgating essentials. We offer the Draw-Tite # 75270, which has a 675-lb tongue weight rating. This will be more than adequate for the weight of a cargo carrier plus your coolers and other gear. This bolt-on...
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  • Selecting Ball Mount to Allow Trailer to Remain Level When Hitched to 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • Passenger vans like the Honda Odyssey do sit fairly low to start with, and once you bolt on a hitch receiver and load some passengers and cargo, the bottom of that hitch tube can be pretty close to the ground. When we installed Draw-Tite hitch # 75270 on your vehicle we found that the hitch pin hole was 6-inches forward of the rear edge of the bumper cover. We also noted that the top of the receiver tube opening was 11-1/2-inches above ground level. This means the bottom on the hitch...
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • If you are open to the idea of installing a hitch at all on your 2007 Honda Odyssey I would strongly recommend you do so. It will provide the most secure way to transport bikes that would not affect gas mileage or make loading and unloading difficult like a roof mounted rack, or touch the body of the vehicle and potentially damage the paint like a trunk mounted rack. Hitches also provide future flexibility by allowing you to tow a trailer in the future if needed or use a cargo carrier. For...
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  • Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Honda Odyssey Carrying Womens Bikes
  • For a hitch I would recommend you get a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch #75270. This is a Class III hitch that will carry bike racks very well. I attached an installation video and instructions for you to check out. The Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack # TH956 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a bike rack to carry up to 4 bikes. For womens bikes without horizontal top tubes I would recommend you get a Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT. This product attaches to the seat post and...
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  • Height of Curt Class III Hitch Receiver, Part # C13068, When Installed on a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • For the video on the Curt Class III hitch receiver for 2007 Honda Odyssey, Part # C13068, as you noted we did not happen to include the measurement of the distance from the ground to the top of the installed receiver, as we did for the Draw-Tite # 75270. However, since we have both parts in stock I visited the warehouse and took measurements that allow me to determine what the approximate after-installation hitch height will be for the Curt. Since both hitch receivers mount to the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Hitch Carrier Recommendations for 2009 Honda Odyssey
  • You came to the right place! Here at etrailer we can help you with both a trailer hitch for your 2009 Odyssey and a suitable bike rack for the family's 4 bikes. A hitch-mount rack is definitely the way to go for carrying 4 bikes on an Odyssey. Although there are trunk-mounts types available for your car, they can carry only 3 bikes. Since your total bike weight load is substantial - and will grow as the kids get larger bikes in the future - a hitch rack is the best option since it...
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  • What Size Bolts are Used to Install a Trailer hitch on a 2004 Honda Odyssey
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch for the 2004 Honda Odyssey uses grade 5 M12 x 1.25 x 35mm bolts that thread into the factory weldnuts in the frame of the vehicle. I have included a link to the instructions that show this and other information for you.
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  • Height from Ground to Top of Hitch # 75270 When Installed On 2012 Odyssey
  • When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 75270 on a 2012 Honda Odyssey we found it measured 11-1/2 inches from the ground to the top of the hitch opening. That would mean you need a rise ball mount like the # AMSC12 which has a rise of 10-3/4 inches and is our highest rise option.
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  • Are there Aftermarket Trailer Hitches Available that will Fit Behind Bumper on a Honda Odyssey 2008
  • Unless the vehicle manufacturer includes a hitch cut out on all the trim levels of a vehicle, the aftermarket hitches will usually either sit below the rear bumper, or require to trim or notch the rear bumper to allow for hitch installation. We do not carry any hitches that will fit behind the rear bumper of a 2008 Honda Odyssey. You will be able to see the hitch, but it does not stick out beyond the rear bumper. I have added a link below to the instructions for Draw-Tite part # 75270....
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch From My 2002 Honda Odyssey Fit My 2011 Honda Odyssey
  • Most of the hitches that we carry for the 2002 Honda Odyssey are also compatible with the 2011 Honda Odyssey. The item that you referenced, Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C13068, is compatible with the 1999-2011 Honda Odyssey. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75270, will fit the 1999 - 2011 Honda Odyssey. I have linked instructions and a video installation for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75270, that you may find informative. Also linked is an FAQ on trailer hitch...
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1,056,204

Original Photos & Videos

Produced to make sure you know what you are getting and you get exactly what you need.

installations
35,570

Installations Completed

To make sure products work and fit the way they are supposed to.

etrailer call center
2,476,511

Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training
400+

Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service
71

Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts
193,357

Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.