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

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

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75650 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75650

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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75650 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75650 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2009 - 2013 Subaru Forester



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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 - 2010 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75650. This is what our hitch will once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch, pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver, tube to the ground is 13-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

Now, let's go ahead with the installation. Our first step is going to be installing a safety strap underneath the exhaust. This will assist us in lowering it safely. Now, we'll need to remove the rubber isolators from the exhaust so that we can lower it. To do this, we'll spray each rubber isolator with some spray lubricant and then use a pry bar to simply remove the rubber isolator.

We've got a total of two on each muffler and one forward of the rear axle. Now with the rubber isolators removed, we'll go ahead and use the safety strap to carefully lower the exhaust. As you can see, this will now give us access to both rear frame rails. There's a total of three rubber plugs in these frame rails. We'll be removing the forward tube plugs.

Let's go ahead and do that now. You'll notice that the forward plug that we removed is larger and this is where we'll be using as an access hole to install our hardware into the frame. However, it will need to be slightly enlarged so we'll take a 3/8 drill bit and drill on both sides of the hole, enlarging it. It may also be necessary to use a file once you drill out the hole. Next, we'll go ahead and remove the forward heat shield attachment.

Now, we're ready to install our hardware into the frame. For the rear hardware, we'll be using a 7/16 bolt leader or pull wire, 7/16 carriage bolt and block, 7/16 conical toothed washer, and a 7/16 nut. Going into the frame, we'll take our bolt leader going to the attachment point and out the access hole and then we can slide on our block and thread on the carriage bolt. Now, well go ahead and feed the block and carriage bolt into the frame, pulling them into position. I'll leave the pull wire on my carriage bolt, as it will assist us to feed it to the hitch and up into position and not push your hardware back up into the frame. Now, let's go ahead and install the hardware for our four attachments. Here, we'll be using the 1/2-inch bolt leader or pull wire, 1/2-inch carriage bolt, 1/2-inch block, spacer, 1/2-inch conical toothed washer, and nut. To install the hardware in the frame for the forward attachments using the same access hole, we'll be using the reverse pull method where we'll go ahead and take the block, put it on to our pull wire and then thread on our carriage bolt. Now, we'll feed the carriage bolt into the frame first and then our block, pulling them both into position over our access hole. Once again, we'll go ahead and leave the pull wire on the carriage bolt, as it will assist us in putting our hitch in place. Now with this done here on the driver's side, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side. Now with all the hardware in place, we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. As we put our hitch in place, we'll feed the pull wire to the attachment points of the hitch and then once we get into position, we'll go ahead and remove the bolt leader or pull wire. Install our conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch and then our nut. Now with my rear attachment point holding the hitch up, I'll go ahead and repeat the same process with the four attachment points. Now with all four-attachment points finger tight, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with all four-attachment points torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With the exhaust reinstalled, we'll go ahead and remove our safety strap and that will complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75650 on our 2010 Subaru Forester. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75650

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (128 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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etrailer.com sets the standard for how an Internet business should be run. From their website to their customer service and follow up. A great business model! Their success speaks for itself. And, yes, I am very pleased with the hitch product I received and installed. Thank you. 653622



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Subaru Forester

with right tools, and some knowledge [do follow directions] of installing the trailer hitch, with minor tweaks it fit well, and is definitely 'beefy' enough to haul my trailer behind my Subaru Forester. 629207



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I was very impressed with the quality and ease of installation of both the Hidden Hitch and the T One trailer wiring kit. My son had purchased and installed them for his car and said the same. etrailer.com was a great vendor to work with! 79901


Comments
The hitch and wiring are both as new minus a couple of scratches even after much use. I really like both products. Definitely 5 star!
Keith - 06/09/2014

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Subaru Forester

The hitch was delivered in five days. The shipment was well packaged and included everything ordered (receiver, hitch, ball, electrics) and necessary to install the hitch on the Forester. Everything fit, including the electric adapter. Receiver is heavy and has glossy protective powdercoating. Installation was straightforward, just like on the instructions. You may find that you only need to loosen the mufflers from the rear rubber mounts, they swing away and provide enough clearance to drill the access hole in the front and install the receiver. I found only one 3/8" hole next to the front frame hole provided sufficient clearance for the backup bars and the carriage bolts. Didn't need a second hole as stated in the instructions. Hardest part is removing the four muffler bolts and clearing the rust along the muffler flanges. Impact wrench made the essential difference. Very happy with the purchase. 511481



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2013 Subaru Forester

I chose to remove the bumper to install this hitch. By doing this, it avoids the need to do any drilling, grinding, or other modifications to the holes in the frame. Removing the bumper wasn't too hard. The Subaru Technical Information System has the PDF directions for installing the OEM hitch, which includes great directions on removing and replacing the bumper. The hardware can be installed through the end of the frame easily using the included fishwire. The installation of the hitch itself was also straightforward. Dropping the exhaust was easy. I applied a penetrating lubricant to the exhaust hangars several days beforehand and let it soak in, and removing the hangars wasn't too hard at all. I'd recommend getting a friend to lift the ~35 pound hitch in place while you install the washers and nuts to hold it in place. I also purchased the 118467 wiring harness. Installation was literally as simple as removing the cargo tray and plugging it into the vehicle harness. Foolproof! The hitch looks great installed, and I while I haven't had a chance to tow any distance yet, I have no doubts that this will serve me well for years to come. 318067


Comments
The hitch is still there! In all seriousness, it has worked great. Traveled probably over 5,000 miles with a trailer, and many thousands more without, and the hitch is still in fantastic shape, save a tiny patch of surface corrosion.
Dan J - 11/27/2017

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2013 Subaru Forester

I ordered a trailer hitch, class 3 Draw Tite, and wiring kit, Curt, for my 2013 Suburu Forester to tow a camper. The product matched the written description perfectly. The installation video for both was very helpful and accurate and as a result I was able to do the entire install by myself in about 2 hours. I had a shipping problem, which was my fault, and when I contacted customer services they were great and fixed the issue right away. When installed the hitch is almost invisable so it does not affect te cosmetics of the car Etrailer is awesome and I cannot say enough good things about them. 292120



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2010 Subaru Forester

Only negative comment is that it’s starting to show a bit of rust, on the part that secures the tongue. (I think.). Used it just a few times, for a rental trailer when moving back home. Otherwise, all is good! 546434


Comments
Due to the metal to metal contact experienced when the drawbar or hitch accessory is slid into the receiver tube, its inevitable that the finish gets scratched leaving the metal susceptible to corrosion. This is why we recommend inspecting the hitch and touching up the paint as needed on an occasional basis. Be sure to use a quality rust inhibiting paint.
-- Mike L - 07/27/2018

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2013 Subaru Forester

Fit perfect on my 2013 Subaru Forester. The instructions and online video were great. I also ordered the wiring harness and it was an easy install. I was installing mine in the garage without a lift and came up with an easy way to lower and hold the exhaust. I placed a couple of jack stands under the exhaust. Once I popped off the rubber mounts I lowered them onto the stands. The exhaust is only 5 or 10 pounds and easily held by one person while adjusting the jack stands up and down. I also applied silicon grease to the exhaust rubber mounts when installing them and they just slipped on. It made it so easy I did the entire install by myself. 198050



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this has to be the 5th or 6th hitch purchased from eTrailer - every hitch has been a breeze to install, videos are spot on, hardware kits are perfect and wiring harness makes it all come together quite easily. I often recommend eTrailer to friends considering adding a hitch & wiring!! Keep up the good work!! 738837



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2012 Subaru Forester

Attached to my 2012 Subaru Forester. Good fit and sturdy. 737209



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2013 Subaru Forester

This hitch has been awesome on my 2013 Subaru Forester. It has held multi-bike racks, and pulled trailers that are pretty much at the weight limit of the vehicle. The hitch has performed flawlessly. It mounted up very easily. It is flush with the bumper and out of the way when the hitch is not installed. 734165



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Drawtite class III #75650 hitch would not fit my 09 Subaru Forester, it was to wide to fit between the mufflers, i have two rear mufflers they both were up tight against the hitch causing the mufflers to vibrate against the hitch and frame making the inside of the vehicle load. You can not have your exhaust system touching the body of the vehicle. I helped out Drawtite to correct the problem for future fits and etrailer offered to ship me a different hitch that would fit my vehicle. My Forester is a special edition Prezi with two rear exhaust muffllers and we all think that may be the reason that particular hitch did not fit. Item # 76271 Drawtite Is the right hitch that fits. 722150



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Installation was good, removing the mufflers made the install go smoothly. Spent more time doing that than the rest of the install. 707439



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2010 Subaru Forester

Quick delivery, quality product 702978



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2009 Subaru Forester

Love it. As advertised, instructions to install accurate. Came with the bolt threading tools. 696496



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So far, I've used this hitch frequently to pull a 3500 lb boat with a Subaru and it has worked flawlessly. No tearing of the uni-body at anchor holes so far :) 680005



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It is a great hitch so far. My only suggestion is the install time is definitely not 35 min as advertised. The company needs to set expectations for the time needed (for the average person) to install this hitch. I tried (unsuccessfully) to completely remove my mufflers as suggested but the bolts were completely rusted and fused to the pipe. It took me about 3 hours to drop the mufflers, drill out holes, install the receiver, and re-hang the muffles. I am happy with its sturdiness and am pretty confident it will be a very helpful asset for my vehicle! 665072



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Everything about this trailer hitch worked out as planned. From the delivery to the installation to the usage, the trailer hitch was a happy purchase. 647364



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Product arrived earlier than expected. It was an exact fit. The installation kit that came with the hitch made installation easy. 647081



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Very solid hitch, great quality, easy to install. 644183



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As simple (in relative terms) to self-install as advertised. Much easier than I suspected, with some help and additional tools than I had at home. 642487



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Easy to install, reliable, solid - no rust after 1 year. Highly recommend. 635954



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Hitch is great. Box was damaged in shipping and one bolt was stripped. 615826



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i got rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The hitch was fine and may have protected me a bit. Can't beat that! (I didn't have a ball in the receiver) 610913



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Accurate item description. Very fast shipping. I would definitely order from again. 602148


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