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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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 75712 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75712

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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 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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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2016 Jeep Compass

2007 - 2017 Jeep Patriot

2017 - 2017 Jeep Compass Old Body Style



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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 - 2016 Jeep Patriot - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Jeep Patriot we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75712. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, the main body of the hitch is completely hidden by our rear fascia here. You'll want to note 00:00:17 we have sticking down is our class III 2 by 2 inch receiver here and our safety chain loops on the bottom of your receiver. These safety chain loops are easy to use, fairly large opening, and we won't have any issue being able to clip a safety chain in around any angle on it if we need to. Some safety chain loops, you're limited and you're only able 00:00:39 to clip on the front.

These, we have a full 180 degrees coverage on them. Our hitch has a nice collar that's welded on the outside edge here of our receiver to give it a nice finished look and to help increase the strength of it. On the side of our receiver here we have our industry standard 5/8 of an inch diameter hitch pin hole to secure whatever hitch mounted accessory that we have. Towards the rear of that we have our J pin stabilization device holes. A J pin stabilization device is something that is used to take some of that annoying shake, play, and rattle out of whatever's inserted into your receiver, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. Some of those items have anti-rattle devices built into them already, but if yours does not you can purchase a J pin stabilization device on our website to take care of that if you want to. Now this hitch has a 525 pound max gross tongue weight rating and a 3,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating.

You'll want to consult with your owner's manual of your Jeep Patriot and go by whichever number's lower. You don't want to exceed the capacity of the hitch or the capacity of the vehicle and cause damage to either one of them. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper, and about 15 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. The first thing we need to do in order to install our hitch is get a support strap in place. Just wrap it around our lower control arms here in the rear.

Now, this support strap's going to help hold our exhaust up. inaudible 00:02:11 make it a little bit easier for us to lower our exhaust slightly just so we can get to our hardware easier when we install the hitch. All right, that'll be good for us right there. To the back passenger side of our muffler you'll see one of our exhaust hangers. Spray down some lubricant so it slides off easier.

The other exhaust hanger is located towards the front of the muffler on the driver's side. Spray this down with some lubricant, too. Help it slide off easier. Get a pair of channel lock pliers if you have some. There's that one. With those down our exhaust is now a little bit lower. We'll loosen our strap a bit to give us even more room. Now, on the back left corner of the vehicle we have our smog canister here. The instructions don't say to remove this, but from personal experience I've found the hitch on this vehicle is a lot easier to install if we get this out of our way. There's three hoses going to this plus an electrical connector, and then there's two bolts that hold it in place. Then you can just take it down and set it aside and you have plenty of room to work, especially when you go down and torque the bolts down. We'll start by taking this large hose here and we'll just twist it loose and pull it off, set it down here. When you do this you want to make sure your engine's not running and your key's out of the ignition, because you don't want to make the check engine light come on. These other hoses here, they have a clip fitting on them. You push in on the top, it spreads the locks out and they pull right off. You can get them out of the way there. This wiring harness, push on a tab, pull off. You got the hose out of the way, you have access to the bolts now that hold it in place. There's a 10 millimeter nut here towards the front and another one in the back. You remove those and get this out of our way and it's a lot easier. Get that 10 millimeter nut off and save it. The other one back here, and we'll just wiggle it on down, set it out of the way. Now you can see why we did that, because here's the stud for the back one. Here's where the front hole is on our driver's side frame rail for the hitch. Now I went ahead and marked off our fascia with some electrical tape here where we're going to need to trim in order for our hitch to fit up in position. Now, you'll want to make sure you follow the instructions for your particular application, because some Jeep models have different rear fascias and some of them have slightly different suspensions. You'll follow the procedure for making the measurements and you can find out where you need to cut. I'm going to go ahead and use a plastic cutting bit on a rotary tool here and we'll make our cuts. With the cut made we'll just check our measurements and make sure it's correct, and do any necessary clean up that we need to do. We'll grab a second set of hands and we'll raise our hitch up in position, and we'll install our bolts in our frame rail from the outside going in like this for the passenger side, and the opposite direction like 00:05:49 for the driver's side. All right, so we have two holes in our frame rail here and here, so our bolts will go in through there like that. We got our extra set of hands; we'll raise our hitch on up over our exhaust here and push our bolts on through. With our hitch in place you can see how our bolts just slide through the frame and go into the hitch to hold it up. Our conical tooth washers, the teeth will face towards the hitch and they'll go on the bolt closest to the front of the vehicle. Our lock washer will go on the back bolt. We'll repeat the same process on the other side of the vehicle. All right, with our washers in place we'll install our nuts. Do the same on the other side. With all of our hardware in place we'll snug it down. We'll use a wrench to hold the bolt in place and another ratcheting wrench to tighten the nut. With those snugged down we'll repeat the same process for the passenger side, and I'll torque them the amount specified in the instructions. All right, with all of our hardware torqued down we can reinstall our evac canister now. Place it back over the studs, reinstall the nuts. Replug in all of our connections. We can raise our exhaust back up here. Push our hanger back on. With both those fully on now, remove our support strap we put up. That completes our installation of the Draw-Tite Max Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75712 on our 2016 Jeep Patriot.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75712

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (197 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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2009 Jeep Patriot

Hitch & Light Kit Timely shipping. Products as ordered. No parts missing. Installed without a problem, Lite kit was initially problematic but not unrealistic install. Used bumper as feet for compressor, cost 75% less than Sears. Good deal overall. 421448


Comments

No problems or changes. Have used it on a regular basis without incident. No problems with lite adapter syustem.

C L - 08/17/2018

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2014 Jeep Patriot

I received my trailer hitch for my 2014 Jeep Patriot very fast and it arrived in great condition. The 2014 Jeep Patriot video on your web site was fantastic! It was clear and easy to follow. I did everything shown in the video in the order presented and everything went together just fine with absolutely no surprises. One thing to keep in mind is that a second person is a must when installing the hitch up against the frame rails (impossible for one person to do) but my obliging wife was nearby so she was able to hold up the drivers side of the hitch while I fitted the passenger side and in just a couple minutes I had my bolts in and was able to take over the other side from my wife, all that was left to do was to tighten and torque things up, it was really just that easy, and in the end it looks as good as the installation in the video. 397810



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2017 Jeep Patriot

Product was well made for the most part. The tabs were about 3/8" short on fitting rail to rail on a 2017 Jeep Patriot. What concerned me the most was the trim ring around the tube end was COVERED in weld splatter as is the bottom of the tube. It was totally wrapped in plastic so I didn't see it till I was installing it. By then I had to have it for the next day. Otherwise I most certainly would have returned it. While this doesn't compromise the strength ... it looks bad for a new hitch. Very disappointed. 548541



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2017 Jeep Patriot

Great instructions. Recommend watching the video as it adds more to the "how to" than just the print. If you have a 2017 Patriot Sport, the bumpr wraps farther under than the video shows and you will need to cut away more material to get the hitch in place. If you have the factory tow hook and want to re-use it, find a machine shop to drill the holes out to 5/8". Don't waste your time or money on drill bits. This thing is HARD. My machine shop had to sharpen his bit 3 times just to complete the 2 holes. I went through 4 bits and didn't even begin to drill it out. Also be aware that the clip that the bumper bolt goes into for the hook is only set in place and will want to come out inside the frame. It is a pain in the butt to get back in place. Hitch fit great, was actually alittle "loose" making it easy to fit between the frame rails. However, it came right over when the bolts were tightened. Wiring harness is great item. Really plug and play. Other reviews say not enough zip ties. I had a bunch left over. You can run the wire through the frame for a long strech. Be surte to use the "flat" holes as there are a couple with an upward lip that would rub on the wire. Highly recommend this set up. 481944



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Jeep Liberty

Bought the 2” receiver to mount bike carrier and hitch tray that I use to transport garbage cans. (Liberty can only tow 1,000 lbs) so a class III is overkill. Hitch fit really well and the video from eTrailer was very helpful and described the process extremely well. The one thing lacking in the written description and video was the height dimension of the cut out of the valance for the receiver. This resulted in trial and error and added significant time for installation. A template for the cut out would make the fitting and installation WAY easier. Overall 8/10. Provide the template and it would be a 10/10. 514724


Comments

The installation instructions indicate the measurements needed for install on a 2011 and later Jeep Patriot. For this vehicle trimming the fascia is about 3 inches wide, and 5 inches subtracted from the height of the vehicle frame to the ground.

-- Rachael H - 06/01/2018

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2008 Jeep Compass

Great product. 20 minute install for me. HITCH ONLY 547683



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1999 Jeep Patriot

Etrailer is Top Shelf! My hitch with harness delivered in 2 days for free. Installation was another story. The hitch wasnt the problem, it was the Tow hook on the Patriot. That hardness on that hook had to be a Rockwell 99. Lol. It dulled the hss drill so i took out a carbide bur tool. After an hour of cutting and grinding i had reemed the holes just large enough for the bolts to go through. Then i went back to installing the hitch. The bolts were fully threaded. They only need to be threaded the last inch or so. The next day i ran the Hot wire all the way back to the taillights wire tying it to the brake lines. Completing the rest of the connections was simple. I extended the ground wire. Off the control box the black wire was used for the + lead (instructions said Red wire, is there no parity in instructions)to the battery. All connections were soldered and shrink wrapped.wire tyed the rest. Tested the brakes/turn sigs and running lights on the trailer. Off to the lake with the sea kayaks. Thanks again for the speedy delivery. etrailer Rocks! 386633


Comments

Great, no problems. Love it. For Kayak 4trailer.

Rossilake - 05/30/2018

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2016 Jeep Patriot

Package arrived way earlier than expected! All hardware, and materials were there, and in tact. I put this on my 2016 Jeep Patriot, and it fit perfectly. I mostly installed this hitch to use with my Thule bike rack, and occasionally pull a small motorcycle trailer. **NOTE : Those of you Patriot owners who wish to keep your factory rear tow hook on the driver's side: You must remove this hook to install, however you can reinstall the hook with the hitch, but you must press out the factory bolts in the hook ( they are press fit into the hook itself) , and drill out their holes to 5/8" to accept the larger/ load bearing bolts that come with the hitch. Not a chore, or big deal at all, just letting everyone know ahead of time for driveway installs like mine. Great hitch, and happy purchase! 268699



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Volvo Cross Country

I bought this last year for my Jeep so I could pull an 8 foot trailer cross country. It took about an hour because I had to cut out the bumper and I wanted it to look like it came with the vehicle originally, and I got a wire harness for the trailer to plug into. It was very easy with the bolt on design, aligning perfectly with the factory bolt locations on the frame. I only used basic tools and 2 stand ramps I borrowed as all my tools were at the location I was going to with the trailer. I highly recommend this if you are thinking of adding one to your Jeep. 559520



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The hitch arrived in a nice box that has hand holes in it for easy handling. The hitch could use some sort of dense foam padding inside the box, especially on the flange tabs that attach to the car frame, as the shipper was less than careful and those we're sticking out of the box. The bag containing the parts was ripped and there were 2 loose washers floating around in the box (luckily they didn't fall out of the holes). The instructions were easy enough to follow, although there need to be some corrections/additions made to them. First is the depth dimension for the cutout in the rear fascia, as it wasn't even close, instead of 2" it turned out to be 4 1/2" up from the bottom. Second would be the addition of the socket/wrench size needed to tighten down the nuts and bolts, as the only place I saw that was in the reference video and you had to be watching closely because they don't mention the size in the video. I only bring this up because a lot of socket sets don't have a 7/8" socket or wrench (like mine) and you will have to make a trip to buy one (like me). It is very helpful to have someone help you get the hitch into position to finish the installation. Overall the hitch is a good bargain, well made and very sturdy, I would definitely recommend it. 134653



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2014 Jeep Patriot

The one sheet install directions were wanting . The hitch fit well once we figured out to get it up. On the driver's side the Patriot has a plastic box that makes it hard to set the hitch. We found the bumper needed to be cut before the hitch could get in back of this box (some type of converter). We set the forward bolt on the right side of the hitch. This allowed us the line up the receiver on the bumper and we scribbed a mark on both sides. We cut the slot out with a soldering iron (pictured) and later a multi tool. After the slot was in we could tilt the hitch up which allowed us get the driver's side behind the plastic box. Again setting the forward bolt first. Then it was just a matter getting the rear bolts lined up. (A better description on marking the slot would have helped.) We continued to trim the slot with the multi tool until we could line up the bolts with the hitch. We did drop the muffer which was easy enough. It's odd the Jeep would have holes to receive a hitch and not have socket the wiring to plug in the wiring for the trailer. The wiring took as long as the hitch. (No fault of E-Trailer) 524891



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The product was as described and delivered ahead of the projected time I am very happy and have already installed it thank you 653240



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Easy to order online,great quality at a great price. 647148



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Fit great! required only 1/2 hour to install. Diagrams on instruction could be a little bigger, little hard to see where washers belonged. 644697



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Great product for the price. Highly recommend. All parts fit prefect and video made it an easy installation. Local dealer wanted $638. For parts & install. My total cost was $190 and installed myself & wife in about 1.5 hrs with wiring. 644116



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Very fast shipping 642438



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I use my hitch several times a month and it still looks like new. 640525



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The wiring was easily installed and of quality material. The tow hitch was good quality but was 1/2 inch to narrow and I had to tighten the bolts to bend the brackets out. Overall good experience though. 637348



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Products were good quality, instructions (what little there was) were of almost no help. Example: rear bumper cover needed to be cut- instructions give vague amount to cut, but no indication of where that area is. 637072



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Trailer hitch fit perfect. Wiring harness fit perfect. Instructional videos that etrailer sent links to were spot on. 615645



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Freindly service and always super fast delivery 606711



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2012 Jeep Patriot

Excellent product. The video made installation a breeze. 604102



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2016 Jeep Compass

The hitch came with all parts as listed. It is a good idea to view the install video for your particular vehicle. The directions were spot on. Being able to torque down the bolts, the area around the frame was a bit tight (2016 Jeep Compass) and my son's friend came over and was able to help us out. As per directions, we did have to trim the bumper cover. Plan on 1-2 hours for the install. 602736



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2010 Jeep Patriot

As others have mentioned, at least on the 2010 Jeep Patriot, you don't have to remove the muffler (or anything else, for that matter) in order to install this. Just wend the hitch over the tailpipe first, and it'll go right into place. I had a buddy hold the hitch up on the driver side while I did this, but with a little more cussing I'm sure I could have managed it all by myself. It literally took a minute to get the hitch in place and the bolts run through. Now, getting the nuts tightened down took a little more time and bloodied hands, but that was only because I didn't have the right-sized wrenches and had to use a socket in the Jeep's tight fender quarters. Easy peasy. 600663



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2016 Jeep Compass

Installation went as instructions stated. Only problem was trying to use the torch wrench not much room. 598465



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2010 Jeep Patriot

Just purchase this product with their payment plan which is great! And installation was less than an hour. The package includes all instructions. 596614



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2010 Jeep Compass

I am so glad to say, this is the best place to get a hitch for my car LOW price free shipping and best of all on time great job 584513



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2017 Jeep Compass

Using for bike rack, it's over kill but it works great. Easy to order and delivery was fast. All the mounting holes match car holes. Took about 1.25 hours. 577537



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2008 Jeep Patriot

It was a perfect fit on my 2008 Jeep Patriot. So easy to install. Four bolts and I was finished. 577437



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2012 Jeep Patriot

Works great, fit perfect on my 2012 jeep patriot lat 4x4 577105



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2016 Jeep Patriot

Awesome. Delivered quickly. Fit well and handles the load well.Hitch was made for our car and went on smoothly. 574951



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Fit great, installed it by myself. followed the video from etrailer.com . 571116



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2014 Jeep Patriot

Great service, fast shipping!! 567419



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2017 Jeep Patriot

received the product in good shape well packed and in a timeley manner 567053



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2011 Jeep Compass

Great product very easy to install fast delivery and built well. Thanks for building a great product. 565052



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2014 Jeep Compass

This hitch wasn't quite as easy to install as in the video without the car up on a rack. The video was helpful. The hitch requires some jockeying around to get both bolts to go in. I used a couple of jacks to make it happen. The brackets were a little narrow for my 2014 Jeep Compass so I used a few 1/8 inch washers on one side to avoid stressing the welds too much on tightening. In the end the install came out good and the hitch seems solid. 563575



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2010 Jeep Patriot

Bought this to replace my flimsy 1.25" factory hitch. Well built hitch. etrailer's instructional videos are great! This is the second hitch that we have bought from them and have had excellent results each time. Thank you etrailer. 561086



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Ford Transit Connect

Excellent service and support. Easily found the exact hitch and light kit I needed for my jeep on the website. etrailer reviews and product comparisons greatly aided my selection. As a novice tower the information was greatly appreciated and needed. Placed order on Saturday and received the trailer hitch and light kit the following Wednesday. Received delivery status messages while in transit. Items arrived in good condition. Successfully installed the hitch and light kit the following Friday. etrailer installation videos were for a year older model jeep than I own; however, were exactly correct, highly detailed, and thorough. 555101



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2016 Jeep Compass

Looks great. Perfect fit . Easy install. Very fast shipping. Overall great experience !!!! 554138



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2007 Jeep Patriot

Great service. Fit excellent! 553706



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2017 Jeep Compass

Hitch arrived in two days...I am very s atisfied. 541217



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Great product for perfect tool about 30 min to install very easy with the wiring to. 525644



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2017 Jeep Patriot

Videos made so easy to install. Fit perfect and love the product. Great price as well. 522103



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2015 Jeep Patriot

Went in like a charm, the hitch and the wiring. Took more time to get the car jacked up and get the tools then to put it in. 521835



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2014 Jeep Compass

The hitch hooked up just fine. The video on youtube was helpful but i had to remove the e-vap canister.(No problem). Thank you. 520777


Comments

Great

Charles - 06/11/2019

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2014 Jeep Patriot

Pic of installation 519500



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2016 Jeep Compass

great product, was easier to install with the bumper off tho. 519331



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2012 Jeep Patriot

Product was shipped quickly, packaged well, and arrived in perfect condition. Installation was just as shown in instructions and videos. 515663



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2016 Jeep Compass

Great product, easy to install. 513250



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2012 Jeep Patriot

The product was easy to install. I recommend anyone who is looking for an after market solution for a Jeep Patriot to look into this model. 508895


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  • Do Draw Tite Hitches Require Use of Stabilizer Strap Like Curt Hitches
  • Draw Tite does not require the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when used with non-supported loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to use the strap with a Draw Tite hitch, but failing to use it would not void the warranty as with the Curt hitch. I attached a video that details how to use the strap as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for Cruiser Bike and Childrens Bikes on a 2014 Jeep Patriot
  • The size of the cruiser bike top frame tube is going to necessitate an adapter bar. But going with a rack that has a single arm and rotating cradles, such as # S64940, is a great idea for childrens' bikes. The alternative is to replace the Class II trailer hitch with a Class III trailer hitch, such as # 75712, and use a platform style bike rack such as # PS63138. This rack holds the bikes at the frames so even with an alternative frame it will still fit the rack. The adjustable wheel...
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  • Recommended Hitch Trailer Wiring and Brake Controller to Tow Pop-Up Camper with a 2012 Jeep Compass
  • You son's Compass can be equipped to tow that pop-up camper, as long as its fully loaded and ready to tow weight does not exceed the towing capacity of the Compass, which is 2,000 lbs according to my research. For a hitch, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 75712. You would also need a ball mount, part # 2753 and the appropriately-sized trailer ball, # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball. The coupler on the pop-up should say which size is needed. For...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2008 Jeep Compass
  • For trailer wiring for your 2008 Jeep Compass you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 118428 which is a confirmed fit. This is designed to attach to your separate turn signals and combine them so that it can control the standard trailer wiring setup which is combined. Basically if you plan to tow a trailer with a 4-way it would have combined signals like what this kit is designed to work with.
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform 2 Bike Rack Work With 2014 Jeep Compass
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch # 75712 is a good fit for your 2014 Compass. The measurement you need to be aware of is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper. When the # 75712 is installed you will have a distance of 6 inches form the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper. No drilling is required when installing the hitch but the rear fascia will need to be trimmed. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-85 has a distance of 8-1/2 inches form...
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  • Solution for Installing Hitch on 2017 Jeep Patriot that Seems Slightly Too Short
  • Sometimes the mounting flanges of trailer hitches like the Draw Tite part # 75712 that you have can bend in shipping. Your friend is right and you can keep torquing the hitch down and it will be fine. As long as you don't see any paint flaking or metal creasing the hitch is fine.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Patriot Latitude Edition
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75712, fits all styles of the 2012 Jeep Patriot including Latitude models. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video that shows a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, an interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use # 118552. I have included some links explaining the installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Compass and Can the Tow Hook be Re-Installed
  • When choosing between the Draw-Tite or Curt trailer hitch, I would recommend going with the Draw-Tite hitch simply because it will save you a little bit of money and there is no real advantage in choosing the Curt hitch over the Draw-Tite hitch for your vehicle. The main difference between the Curt and Draw-Tite hitch is that the Curt hitch has a slight higher towing and tongue weight capacity. Your vehicle will have a 1,000 lb or 2,000 lb towing capacity, based on how it was equipped,...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Jeep Patriot with a 500lb Capacity Cargo Carrier
  • You are correct, I would not recommend the Curt hitch # C13081 because it has a tongue weight capacity of below 500lbs. If you plan on fully loading your cargo carrier to the limit you will want to go with the Draw-Tite # 75712 because of the higher tongue weight rating. Now it's important to calculate the weight of your carrier into the tongue weight capacity as well as the cargo to be sure you don't go over capacity. Another very important thing to check is your owners manual because...
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  • Can the Factory Tow Hook Be Used on a 2017 Jeep Patriot with Aftermarket Trailer Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13081 will not allow you to re-install the factory tow hook. If you would like to keep the factory tow hook then you will want to use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75712 instead which will allow you to retain the tow hook once it has been temporarily removed to install the hitch. I have attached an install video of the Draw-Tite hitch on a similar 2016 Jeep Patriot for you.
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  • Does the 75712 Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch Come with Hardware for 2008 Jeep Patriot
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75712, comes with all the hardware needed to install the hitch on your 2008 Jeep Patriot. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack to Clear Rear Bumper of a 2016 Jeep Patriot
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2016 Jeep Patriot will require fascia trimming. If they didn't the hitch would end up way too low to the ground. I attached a picture of the fascia trimming required for this hitch # 75712. You would not need to go with a hitch extension to install a bike rack either. You would just need to go with a bike rack that has a long enough shank that would allow it to clear the rear bumper. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to...
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