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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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • 675 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • 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 76020 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76020

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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

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



76020 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame



76020 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 76020 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 Mazda CX-9



California residents: click here


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 - 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Draw-Tite

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Mazda CX9, we're going to be taking a look and showing you how to install, the Draw-Tite Class III Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 76020.Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we have it installed. We're mainly just going to see the receiver tube sticking out, and that's because the cross tube is going to be hidden behind the bumper nicely.Our hitch is going to offer us a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening, which is going to be great for all kinds of accessories, all the way from a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.The way we're going to mount all those, is going to be through the forward hole here. That's going to be your hitch pin hole, and it is going to accept a standard 5/8ths pin and clip. Now the hole towards the back of our receiver tube, that's going to be exclusively for the J pin stabilization device.Now the way this is going to work, is we're going to put it in through the hitch pin hole and this hook here is going to come in to that secondary hole, and it's going to apply pressure to our accessories making sure that they don't rattle around and make a lot of noise when we're driving down the road. Now it is also a locking device, so it'll keep our accessories nice and secure to our vehicle.Our safety inaudible 00:01:13 connection point, is going to be a loop style. It's kind of a rolled steel stock, welded to the bottom of our receiver tube, and you can see you're not going to have too much trouble getting large sized hooks on or off.

And the slight off-set from the hitch pin hole, is going to be nice because we're not going to have to worry about any kind of interference from our hitch pin or locking device.One nice thing Draw-Tite has included, is this bracket here, just to the left of the receiver tube, this is going to be used to mount any kind of electrical accessories whether it be a 4-pole flat or a 7-way. That way our electrical connector will be ready for us whenever we tow.As far as weight capacity goes, our hitch is going to have a 675 pound tongue weight, which is going to be the maximum downward force at the receiver tube. It's also going to have a 4,500 pound gross trailer weight rating, and that's going to be the amount it can pull, including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it. Now it's also rated for use with weight distribution systems, and that's going to be a separate component that is mounted on your trailer. But with those numbers in mind, I always suggest you check your CX9's owners manual and never exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight.Now I'd like to give a few measurements, that will help you when deciding for accessories for your new hitch.

So there's a ball mount, a bike rack, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper, it's going to be right about 5 3/4 inches. That measurement's going to come in handy when you're looking at folding accessories, to make sure you have enough clearance so that it doesn't come in contact with the rear bumper.From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, is going to be 13 3/4 inches. That measurement's going to come in handy when looking at a ball mount, to make sure you find the appropriate riser drop to match your trailer. And at that height, I would recommend a bike rack or a cargo carrier with a raise shank, just to give you that little bit of extra ground clearance.So now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get in installed.To begin your installation, we're going to want to come to the back of our CX9.

At the very bottom of the bumper here, you'll notice that you're going to have two little push pins in place. Normally, there's going to be a plastic appearance panel that's kind of tucked behind and up underneath this section. Now ours isn't there, but in case yours is you would remove these two push pins and then if you follow underneath, on each side you're going to have a 10 mm bolt that you're going to have to pull out. And this little notch here, you would reach up and push in on the tab and then the whole panel would come down.Now typically I do replace these and put them back in place, in case you do want to put that panel back up if you ever take the hitch off. But once you have it removed, you're going to go ahead and leave it off because we're not going to be reinstalling it.We're going to have to lower our exhaust down, but before we do you want to make sure you get some kind of strap to support it.

Just find a secure spot to hook your strap onto. And then if we come towards the back by the tailpipe, we'll notice that we're going to have one hanger towards the center of our vehicle at the very back, and another one right behind on the outside of the muffler. And we're going to have two of these, and we're also going to have those two in the same spot on the other side.You just want to take a little bit of spray lubricant, and I'm going to spray down the hangers. And it's just going to make it a little bit easier for those rubber isolators to slide off.Just take a pry-bar, and the main goal here is to get the rubber isolator to slide off that metal post. You may have to get a little creative on how you're prying against it, but typically if you use the hanger to pry against it, it should slide off pretty easily. So we'll repeat that for the other remaining hangers.With all the hangers loose, we'll go ahead and lower our exhaust down a little bit. Make sure it's still supported, but just giving ourselves a little bit of extra room so we can get into the frame rails.On the bottom of the frame, we're going to have a few different holes. We'll have one large one at the very back, and then a smaller one just behind that rubber isolator. Those are going to be our two mounting points on each side.We're going to start by taking our 1/2 inch pull wire and taking the coiled end of it, feeding it into the frame, and our goal here is to come out the large access hole at the very back of the frame. Now, typically you will need to kind of finagle that wire around and maybe reach in so you can get the coil then to grab onto the end of your finger, and help guide it out.Once we have the coiled end out, I'm going to bend both ends of my wire so I don't have to worry about it going in from the back, or falling back into the frame.We're going to take one of our square hole spacer blocks, feed it over the coiled end of our wire, and take one of our 1/2 inch carriage bolts and thread it onto the wire. It would be easier if you do this one piece at a time, but we're going to feed that block back in, into the frame, and push the bolts into the frame. So let's pull on our wire until our bolt goes through the block and down through the frame.The rear mounting point is going to be a little bit different. We're still going to use that pull wire, except we'll slide the square spacer block over the coiled end and then thread the bolt on. And then we're going to put it into the frame bolt first, followed by the block, and we'll pull on the wire until our bolt drops down through. We're going to repeat that on the other side as well.Now with an extra set of hands, we're going to lift our hitch up. We want to make sure we take our pull wires and drop them down from the top, going through the hitch. We can lift our hitch up, line it up until the bolts come down through.We're going to remove the pull wire, and we're going to take a conical tubed washer, we want to make sure the teeth are facing up towards the hitch, slide that over the bolt. Then we're going to take a hex nut, and you want to get at least one bolt in and tight, that way the hitch will support itself and you won't have to worry about it falling down.Now if you're having trouble getting the nuts started, what you can do is kind of push on that washer and it'll trap the bolt, it'll keep it from spinning, and we'll be able to get the nut started a lot easier.I'm going to come back with a 7/8ths socket, and I'm going to snug up all my hardware.Now with that same socket, we're going to come back and we're going to torque our hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions, and we'll repeat that for all of our remaining hardware.So with our hitch torqued down, we can raise our exhaust back up. You're just going to want to slide the isolator over a little bit so we have enough room to get that hanger back on. With all the hangers back in place, we can remove the strap that was supporting the exhaust.That will finish up your look at the Draw-Tite Class III Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 76020, on our 2018 Mazda CX9.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76020

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (82 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.

- 76020
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2016 Mazda CX-9

Awesome product easy to install especially with the video on the website. Definitely recommend for everyone. Shipping was super fast also 570204



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2016 Mazda CX-9

Information on the site about the product was top notch, including the reviews, photos, specs, and most importantly, the installation video specific to my vehicle. Great information and a great site to ease any concerns I had. I'm completely unfamiliar with the products and installation (never had a hitch before and not even remotely close to a mechanic or even a car person). No way I would've been comfortable installing the hitch without seeing a video specifically using my model vehicle. Installed the hitch myself on the '16 CX-9, and definitely needed a 2nd set of hands to help plus a little bit of leverage from a stack of books to hold up the hitch while we bolted in each side (that was the most challenging part. No way I could have done it on my own without that 2nd person. All-in-all, probably about an hour to install, and it now looks great, just like the photos on the site. Thanks, etrailer!!! I've found a new go-to company for future products of this sort. 377794



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I am very satisfied with the trailer hitch. It was fairly easy to install. I have used it many times and have had no problems. I would recommend to family and friends. 558969



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2017 Mazda CX-9

Perfect fit. Easy to install. Looks great. Wanted a bike carrier but didn't want to get one that touched the rear door. This was a cheap way to get a high quality hitch. 429193



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2018 Mazda CX-9

This was a super easy installation. There was a video of the installation provided which I watched beforehand. Couldn’t ask for a better product, price or support! etrailer is my go to trailer store! 517579


Comments

One year later and the hitch looks just as good as the day I installed it. Highly recommended!!

Pete - 06/05/2019

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Mazda

Excellent service from etrailer. Product as described, and fairly easy to instal on a 2018 Mazda CX 9 using the video as guidance. Would definitely buy from etrailer again. Would recommend this hitch. 465431



- 76020
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2016 Mazda CX-9

This Draw-Tite trailer hitch worked out well - our 2016 Mazda CX-9 requires you to lower the twin mufflers to install the hitch above the mufflers, but with some research, and a ratchet-strap, that step proved to be less of a hassle than I'd anticipated. The rest of the hitch installation was relatively straight forward. I opted not to lift/jack the vehicle (thus there was minimal room to be underneath) so it was awkward to be sure, but still this was quite a manageable installation for a semi-handy/non-automotive type person. The quality of Draw-Tite hitch was quite good, in the end I was quite pleased with the afternoon's work. 447328


Comments

One year on, still happy: the Draw-Tite trailer hitch worked out well - our 2016 Mazda CX-9 requires you to lower the twin mufflers to install the hitch above the mufflers, but with some research, and a ratchet-strap, that step proved to be less of a hassle than Id anticipated. The rest of the hitch installation was relatively straight forward. I opted not to lift/jack the vehicle thus there was minimal room to be underneath so it was awkward to be sure, but still this was quite a manageable installation for a semi-handy/non-automotive type person. The quality of Draw-Tite hitch was quite good, in the end I was quite pleased with the afternoons work. one year later and it still works well, but unfortunately surface rust has taken over especially inside areas that have allowed salt to accumulate

Peter E - 11/05/2018

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Salt is an issue for sure, I have included one of our help articles that does explain a some steps for rust prevention. Our manufactures do recommend lightly sanding and removing any existing rust and then using a high quality spray paint for touch ups as necessary.

-- Rachael H - 11/6/2018


- 76020
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2018 Mazda CX-9

Perfect fit. Took about an hour. Arrived in 1 Day!!!! All I needed was wd40 a pry bar and a ratchet with a 3/4 socket. 574215



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Easy install. Do-able with one person, easier with 2. Tips: Get a set of ramps to get the back higher, and jack stands to support the Exhaust system. Don't remove the bolt's fishing lines until you're absolutely ready to thread on the retaining nuts. Unfortunately, the back trim piece really does need to be removed. I suppose you could trim it to fit the hitch's drop down, but haven't had time to look into this. 436600


Comments

Still on the car. Hasn’t fallen off yet! The only annoyance is that the receiver box on the hitch doesn’t extend far enough. E.g. my bike racks slightly rub against the bumper. Perhaps I can get underneath and shift it a fraction of an inch, but I haven’t had time to look into this.

A O - 09/26/2018

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If you are able to make the necessary adjustments cool, if not we offer some 2 inch receiver extensions that may help you out, such as the # C45791
Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long
$37.95
. Do keep in mind that this hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent, so make sure that your bike rack when fully loaded will still be able to be used as you would like with this extension.

-- Rachael H - 9/28/2018


- 76020
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2018 Mazda CX-9

Bolted up perfect for a 2018 Mazda CX-8/ Used the Wiring Harness # 118278 and mounting plate 18144. No lift, or even jack needed. Used a creeper, 21mm socket, 10mm socket, 7/8's socket, and a small and a large flat screw driver and some wd40 for the exhaust hangers was all. Install took less than 90 minutes total to disassemble the car, install, and reassemble. Only minor complaint if any, would be the 4 pin adapter pushes out of the adapter plate if you push too hard trying to plug in the connector. Easy enough to pop back in and just remember to hold it in place when plugging in the trailer lights. 539586



- 76020
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2018 Mazda CX-9

Installation will certainly go faster with a second person helping. Doing it myself it took me close to an hour to complete. I didn't bother putting the car up on jacks and found there to be sufficient room to maneuver. The install video on the site is super helpful and all that's really needed. It does help clear up the paper instructions that come with the hitch. I used a strap to support the exhaust pipe and like someone else mentioned also utilized an overturned 2 gallon bucket to support the muffler while getting it off the hangers. There was enough clearance for the bucket to slide right underneath, but I was parked a very mild grade. I was able to get it off the mounts with just WD-40 . Since I didn't jack up the car, I was able to leverage my body weight and the fact that car was sitting on all four wheels to pull the rubber mounts off without a pry bar. I sat with my legs under the car and grabbing each side of the rubber mount was able to work them off. I found the rear mounts were far easier to get off than the front. Once I got the mounts off, I removed the supporting bucket and loosened the straps to lower the exhaust further. I then used the bucket to support the weight of the hitch as I got it in position. Leaving the guide wires in place for the bolts helped me align the hitch since I was working alone. The paper instructions mention using the washer to pinch the bolt in place to make it easier to get the nut on without the bolt being pushed up into the hole. This was particularly key to doing the install alone and one handed. Once you get one bolt attached the rest goes faster and is a lot easier. A deep socket and extension bar was critical in getting the bolts on to the proper torque. Without the deep socket I was able to get the hitch bolted on tight enough to drive to the hardware store to get the deeper socket to then torque to 110 ft/lbs as per the instructions. Once I got the hitch attached, I simply reversed the process by again using the assistance of the bucket to support the exhaust as I got it back on the hangers. A bucket or some other easy to maneuver item to help support the exhaust and hitch were definitely key in attempting to do this yourself. 573859



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2016 Mazda CX-9

This was a super easy install on the 2016 Mazda CX-9. I did it by myself in the driveway in about 30 minutes, taking my time and laying everything out. One technique I used, since I was working by myself is to keep the fish wires attached to the carriage bolts. Then I placed the hitch reciever on top of the muffler, which was lowered as in the video using a simple ratchet strap. I then pushed the muffler up into place and reattached the rear rubber hangers. This put the hitch receiver into close position of where it needed to be. I then fed the fish wires through the holes in the hitch receiver, to help align them. I pressed the hitch receiver up into place with one hand, and with the other I was able to remove the fish wire on one of the rear bolts and slowly secure it with the washer and nut. By that point, it was easier to get the rear bolt on the other side. Then I did the two front bolts, pulling them through with the fish wire on them. I figured the fish wire was extra insurance that I don't accidentally knock them in. Great product, fast shipping, low price, easy installation. The Mazda dealer wanted more than $1000 for a class II hitch receiver, and they didn't really even seem to know what was needed. Someone told me that it required a reflash of the automatic transmission to tow. I sent an email to Mazda USA, and they told me that that was not the case. They also confirmed that all CX-9s have the prewired harness for the tow package. Good to know. Too bad the dealer didn't know any of that. 439075


Comments

Awesome thank you!

R. H - 10/04/2018

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2018 Mazda CX-9

Excellent product that solve the hassel of transporting my bike. Solid, nice looking and easy to install. It is a high value product as well. 557787



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Installation was pretty easy thanks to a very detailed and to the point video. My main concern was lowering the muffler without damaging it - i am not a mechanic and never done it before, but that ended up being an easy part. WD-40 helps a lot sliding rubber holding muffler to the point when sliding it back on takes two minutes. Hardest thing for me though was holding actual frame (i was doing the job alone) and aligning it to attach to the bolts. I used small plastic bucket and put frame on it after sliding it above dropped muffler to put it in a position to attach to the bolts. Then i would lift it up little by little and would put under the bucket little one inch sheets of plywood i found laying around in my garage lifting the frame finally to the level where i could attach the frame finally to the bolts. It did take me an hour to install the product on my brand new Signature. 351195



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I couldn't be more impressed with etrailer. Great price, great shipping, great tracking on shipping, great accuracy on delivery date, and outstanding installation video. It took me maybe 45-60 minutes to install it in my driveway. I had zero complications or problems. The hitch fit very well. I will definitely use etrailer again if I need to purchase a hitch in the future. 399214



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2018 Mazda CX-9

I watched the videos and read reviews for suggestions .... I’ll add mine. I used RV lynx leveler blocks to give myself some extra room to work. The rear suspension lower arms (awd) have oval holes on bottom that worked perfectly for the hooks of the cam lock strap I used to support exhaust system. An extra set of hands to get nuts started while I held hitch up in place was a big help. Instead of discarding the black plastic trim piece altogether, I reinstalled the two mounting bracket pieces to add some support to bumper fascia. (see pix) The trim piece is actually three pieces and only put together with push clips. 504147



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First, I want to give kiddos go such a thorough set of pictures, videos and resources in your website. Shipping was prompt and delivery was quick. My only feedback here is to provide the actual tracking #, to be able to use 3rd party apps. The hitch looks well built and great finish. It comes with everything needed to do the install. I did the installed by myself in about 45 min. 406611



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2016 Mazda CX-9

I purchased the wiring harness and drawtite class III receiver trailer hitch for a 2016 Mazda CX-9. These are detailed instructions that are missing from the pkg. Wiring harness requires removal of some of the rear back bottom and passenger side cargo inside panels. A couple bolt screws that hold the strap and cargo nets and the clips that require you to pressure the panel out or upward. Plug in and screw grd strap, route cable to rear bottom where the spare is housed. I used one of the black rubber grommets in bottom of the trunk and sliced a hole to allow the trailer hookup plug to be near the trailer hitch. I sealed the grommet with clear silicone. The trailer hitch bolts are easily installed using the wire fish bolt method that is provided. You screw the wire on to the bolt and thread the rectangular washer onto the wire and feed thru the back larger hole to the front hole then holding the wire, insert the bolt and washer up thru the back hole and guide the bolt thru e washer and back down so threads are showing. I used a floor jack to support the muffler system. You have to drop it to install the hitch. Four hands to bolt up hitch would make if easier. Hope this helps. Great product and price. 302314



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2018 Mazda CX-9

The hitch arrived fast. The installation took about an hour. Make sure you have the wd40 to loosen the rubber holding the muffler and another body to help you hold the hitch while screw in the bolts as it could be heavy to do it by yourself. I'm not a handy man, but by watching the online YouTube video I was able to install it without issue. The hitch is well-made and heavy duty. I installed this on my new 2019 CX-9 and worked perfectly. 574640



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2016 Mazda CX-9

I was very pleased with the quick turnaround on my order. The product itself appears to be well made and was reasonable to install, although considering the size and weight of the hitch, it would have gone much more quickly with an extra pair of hands. This hitch was installed on a 2016 Mazda CX-9. The one issue I had was with the lower trim panel that had to be removed for the installation. After bolting up the hitch, I realized that I was not going to be able to get the trim panel back into position with the hitch bolted all the way up, and had to drop it some by loosening the bolts in order to get the trim between the hitch and the mounting points. Once I started retightening the bolts, I found that the hitch was pulling the middle of the trim piece up causing the two ends of the trim to splay downward. Snug is good but too snug can cause some problems. It is not a biggie because it is for the most part not easily seen by the casual observer, but if the manufacturer would like to make a good product better, they might take a look at dropping the hitch down just a bit in order to provide some relief between the hitch and the trim piece. 288721



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Mazda

Fit nicely on my 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature. Installation is straight forward but you do need to be handy. Or have a pro install it, it should take them only 30 minutes. I also purchased the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat 18144 and the Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 118278 which does fit all 2016 CX-9s (all '16 CX-9s have the harness already installed). Photos attached of my install in case this helps. 292789



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I had to return this about 15 minutes after I received it. The weld on the receiver to the hitch looked like it was a child's first attempt at welding and was welded crooked. It also had chips and dents all over the powder coat. There was obviously zero quality control on this product. 346612



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2017 Mazda CX-9

Item very solid and looks really good on the car. The one star off is only because the difficulty of installing it... take the exhaust off the rubber piece is really a pain in the xxx... but for the product itself will be an absolutely 5 stars. 568318



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Item came quickly, and was well packaged. And installation was pretty straightforward, and bolt “guiding wires” were a very clever design solution, thanks for including that feature!!! Very sturdy construction, and looking forward to using the hitch soon. 658617



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I am happy with the product. Delivered on time and as advertised. The hitch looks sturdy and well made. I would recommend it to a friend. 658588



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Problem free after 1 year. Solid construction. Easy installation. No drilling on my CX-9 657439



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Once again great products from etrailer! Must be our 5th hitch and wiring from them and as always everything fit perfectly. Could not recommend them more! 650271



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Perfect fit and professional installation. I am very happy with my hitch on my 2018 Mazda CX 9 Grand Touring. 652260



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Hitch was easy to install thanks to the online videos at etrailer.com. Fit and finish of the hitch is really good and really like that it's compatible with the J pin stabilization device. Other hitches I've owned did not have this feature and there was quit a bit of play with the bike carrier I was using. With the new Draw Tite and J pin, the bike carrier is solid! My only gripe was that the shipping box arrived with some noticeable damage to it, but after inspecting the hitch and other components inside there didn't appear to be any damage. Bottom line is etrailer is the best and I will continue ordering from them. 647559



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Excellent product, perfect fit, easy to put on. All the tools and instructions made DIY very possible (but recommend 1 person help hold for 5 mins while putting bolts in). Great company, good shipping, great advising the right model. Definitely buy again. Thanks! 644112



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Easy install and perfect fit! 633386



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Easy to install with excellent instructions coming along. I have to agree that I was a bit nervous beforehand, but it was easier than I thought to install. In fact, the hardest part of it was to remove the two pushpins in the beginning, but once I realized that a thin flat screwdriver would do the trick without damaging the materials it was all good. Also, the bar itself was pretty heavy, so I'm glad I had my son around who could help me putting it on place. 628625



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Well designed and quality product. With the aid of the video, I was able to install the receiver and wiring with very little issues in a timely manner. I wanted a two inch receiver and concealed trailer wiring which was not available from the dealer. I would recommend this product without hesitation. 627842



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We've had no issues whatsoever with our hitch, which we have on a 2016 Mazda CX9. We don't tow a boat or even a small trailer, so it's mostly used to carry bikes on a hitch rack, sometimes up to 4 bikes. Overall, very satisfied. 625541



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Great fit for the CX9, easy to install, and the finished product is unobtrusive. The only thing needed is a silicon buffer between the muffler and the cross bar. When going over bumpy roads, the exhaust bangs against it making a clanking noise. This only happens when going up a gravel road or over potholes but some type of buffer would be nice. 625282



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Perfect fit. Easy install especially with etrailer’s helpful videos. 613980



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Simple process to order. Loved how I could find an exact match for my vehicle. Called during the ordering and CS was very helpful. 603879



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Great buy 600244



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Great quality and easy to follow instru ctions 600180



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This hitch seems very well made. It’s heavy duty and all the welds are solid. The install was relatively simple. The site made install videos made the installation process a step by step endeavor with no surprises. You will most definitely need two people once you’re ready to install the new hitch and bolt it to the frame. Everything else can be done solo. 595107



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This hitch was a simple installation with the pull bolt wires which were included. The fit and finish is excellent and appears to be a factory OEM unit. I have not had any heavy loaded trailer experience so far but I am confident it will do its job without an issue. The price was also a first consideration but not any more. I added an extended step plate to it to discourage other drivers from getting too close. 588441



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The hitch arrived in new condition as expected, Installation was relatively easy with the very helpful online video. It looks great. This will be used primarily for a Tule bike rack or hitch-mount luggage rack instead of pulling a trailer. 584804



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2018 Mazda CX-9

Product as advertised. Installation video super helpful and easy. 580633



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Great product! 579226



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Mazda

Pep Boys installed it for me same day I received it with $50 in less than an hour. It looks good on Mazda CX9, non intrusive. 577291



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The hitch came with great directions and a link to a video. It was very quick to install once I made sure I was doing it correctly. I will be purchasing another soon for my other vehicle. Thank you, Tim 576414



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Knowledgeable staff and fast delivery 557084



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2016 Mazda CX-9

Excellent product, arrived very fast. One more satisfied customer! 550431



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2018 Mazda CX-9

Great project, prompt delivery 548529



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2017 Mazda CX-9

It was shipped and delivered in less than 5 business days and and easy to install. 517392


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  • Recommendation Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Towing Setup for 2016 Mazda CX-9
  • Good news, I can help you outfit your 2016 Mazda CX-9 with a trailer hitch and wiring towing setup. First I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 76020 for its no drill installation, the higher capacity rating, and lower cost. I reviewed the question you looked at and found that if your vehicle came with the tow package you will be able to use the # 118278 and you will find the plug-in location behind the passenger side trim panel. I have linked an image to help you find...
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  • Installed Position of Draw-Tite & Curt 2-Inch Hitches on 2016 Mazda CX-9
  • We have not yet had a local customer bring in a 2016 Mazda CX-9 for a hitch install but I can give you some help in determining the installed position for a hitch. I went to our warehouse and measured Draw-Tite hitch # 76020 and Curt hitch # C13284 so you can use those dimensions to give you a close approximation of where the hitch tube will be relative to your bumper and to the ground when installed. Since both install on the bottom surface of the car's frame what I did was measure...
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  • Least Obvious Trailer Hitch Receiver and 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2016 and 2017 Mazda CX-9
  • The 2016 and 2017 Mazda CX-9 models both use the same trailer hitch receivers and wiring harnesses. Both the Draw-Tite # 76020 and the Curt # C13284 Class III trailer hitch receivers are pretty hidden. But the Draw-Tite seems a little less obvious because there's a little less of the hitch hanging below the bumper. I've linked install videos of both of them for you. There isn't a 7-way trailer connector that plugs into the CX-9's wiring. However, we do have the parts for you to...
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  • Removal of Lower Trim Panel for Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation on 2016 Mazda CX-9
  • On both the Draw-Tite # 76020 and Curt # C13284 trailer hitch receivers the lower trim panel on the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is not reinstalled. I've linked videos as well as the install instructions of both hitches for you to take a look at.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow with a 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76020. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that has a max gross trailer weight of 4,500 lbs and a max tongue weight of 675 lbs. I looked at the online version of your owner's manual and it looks like your CX-9 has a trailer weight limit of 3,500 lbs. I recommend checking out your owner's manual for towing specifications as well. When it comes to the wiring you will...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw Tite 2 inch Trailer Hitch for 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • Both of the 2 inch hitches we offer for your 2018 Mazda CX-9 will have their hitch opening below the rear bumper of the vehicle. The better option is the Draw Tite part # 76020 over the Curt part # C13284 as the Draw Tite has a better price, slightly higher towing capacities, and a built in trailer wiring bracket. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd want the # 119250KIT. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow U-Haul Trailer with 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • In order to tow a 5x8 U-Haul cargo trailer with your 2018 Mazda CX-9 you will need a trailer hitch, a 4-Way wiring harness, and a ball mount/hitch ball combo. There are two Class III 2 inch trailer hitch receivers available for your CX-9, the Curt # C13284 and the Draw-Tite # 76020. Both feature pretty similar designs and will use the same existing holes in the vehicle's frame but I recommend going with the Curt # C13284 because it offers a slightly more recessed (hidden) receiver and...
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  • Hitch & Wiring Harness for 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • We can help you with a trailer hitch and wiring harness for your 2018 Mazda CX-9. We'll start with hitches. Although we offer both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches I urge you to select a 2-inch model from Draw-Tite, part # 76020. This particular 2-inch hitch offers a high tongue weight rating of 675-lbs, it installs without any drilling using the included hardware kit, and it includes a mounting bracket for trailer wiring. If you will tow often you can use the wiring...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Mazda CX-9 with SwingDaddy Bike Rack
  • When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 76020 on a 2016 Mazda CX-9 we found that there was a distance of 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. We used to carry the Yakima SwingDaddy that you mentioned and it had a distance of 6 inches from it's pin hole to the back of the knob for the swing mechanism. So you'd most likely have some contact there. The other hitch that fits your vehicle, the Curt # C13284 has the exact...
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  • Determining Towing Capacity of 2017 Mazda CX-9 with Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch
  • The Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 76020 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Mazda CX-9. As you mentioned, the 2 inch hitch features a 4,500 pound towing weight capacity and a 675 pound tongue weight capacity. I took a look at the online owner's manual for your CX-9 and found a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. A towing setup is always going to be limited by its weakest component. This simply means that the weight of your trailer will need to fall...
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  • Can the Thule T2 Bike Rack be Used with a 2017 Mazda CX-9 with Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I can't recommend going forward with the T2 hitch since not enough of the shank will be in the hitch receiver on your 2017 Mazda CX-9. The best solution I can offer is to remove the factory hitch on the vehicle (as long as it is not welded on) and replace it with a Class III hitch # 76020. This will actually cost less than changing the shank on the bike rack! If the hitch is welded on I recommend going with a different bike rack such as the super lite BikeWing, # B01311. It weighs just...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • Yes, for your 2018 Mazda CX-9 we have the Draw Tite 2 inch hitch part # 76020 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 119147KIT which is a confirmed fit as well. I attached an install video for this on a similar Mazda as yours for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a...
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