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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 76128 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76128

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 675 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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 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.



76128 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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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 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2019 Honda CR-V, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite Class III Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver.Here's what our hitch is gonna look like once we have it installed. The cross-tube is gonna be visible. It's gonna sit right below the bumper, and the receiver tube is gonna be pretty close to being flush with the rear bumper. It's a class III hitch which means it's gonna give us that 2" x 2" receiver tube opening, so we'll have a really wide variety of options for accessories that we can mount up.The way we're gonna mount all of our accessories through the hitch pin hole on the side. It is gonna accept standard 5/8" pinning clip. Now, these are not included with the hitch, but you can pick them up here at etrailer.com.

The other hole that's gonna be towards the opening on our receiver tube is gonna be exclusively for the J-pin stabilization device. Now this threaded section will go in where our hitch pin goes in, and we'll secure it down with the nut. Then the hook section is gonna come in to the inside of the receiver tube and apply pressure to our accessory. That way, when we're going down the road, we won't have it rattling around making a lot of noise.The J-pin's also a locking device, so it'll keep our accessories secure and safe. One nice thing Draw-Tite has done is they've actually welded a bracket on to the left side or towards the driver's side.

That way, we can mount any kind of electrical accessories whether it's a 4-pole, five-, six-, or seven-way connector. It'll be ready for us whenever we're ready to tow.Our safety chain connection point's gonna be a loop style. Welds in the bottom of the receiver tube. You can see we got plenty of room to get most size hooks on or off, and then the slight offset from the hitch pin hole and our loops are gonna make it a lot easier so we don't have to worry about interference for our hooks coming in contact with the pin and clip.As far as weight capacity goes, our hitch is gonna have a 675 pounds tongue weight, which is the maximum downward force to the receiver tube along with a 4500 pounds gross trailer weight rating. That's the amount the hitch can pull including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it.Now, with this numbers in mind, you always want to double-check your CR-V's owner's manuals because you don't want to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weights.

I'd like to give you a few measurements, and that'll help you whenever you're deciding for accessories for your new hitch like a ball mount, a bike rack, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper, we're right about 3". That measurement's gonna come in handy when you're looking at folding accessories to make sure you have adequate room and that they're not gonna come in contact with the rear bumper.From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening is right about 14". That measurement's gonna help you out when you're looking for a ball mount to find the appropriate riser drop to match up to your trailer, but also at that height, I would recommend a bike rack or a cargo carrier with a raised shank to get a little bit more ground clearance out of it.Now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed. To begin our installation, we need to lower our exhaust down, but before we do, I wanna put up a support strap.

That way, it doesn't hang down too far and cause any damage. I'm gonna pretty far forward and find a nice, solid connection point and put it underneath the exhaust so that when it comes down, the strap will support it.We're gonna have a total of three rubber isolators that we're gonna have to remove. There will be one on the end of each muffler like we have here, and then if we follow our exhaust towards the front, we're gonna have another one that's gonna be right by the rear axle. Now, to help us slide those rubber isolators off, I'm gonna take a little bit of spray lubricant and just spray down the hanger and the isolator.Then I'm gonna take a pry bar and pry that rubber isolator off the hanger, and we'll go ahead and repeat that for the other two isolators at the back of our mufflers. If we come to the bottom of that frame, on both sides we'll have several holes. We're gonna have two smaller ones and two larger ones. The smaller ones are gonna be our mounting locations we're gonna have to get some hardware through.We'll start by taking our pole wire and I'm gonna put a slight bend towards the end with the coil on it and I'll feed the coil in and have it come back down through the larger hole. We want to grab one of our square hole spacer blocks. We'll feed it over the coiled wire and we'll push it back in the frame, then I'll take one of the short carriage bolts, 7/16" size. We'll thread it on, get it into the frame, then I'm gonna pull my bolt back down through so it's coming through the bottom of the frame.Now, at this point, we want to leave our pole wire still attached and we're gonna repeat that for the other remaining hole on this side of the frame and both holes on the other side of the frame.Now, with an extra set of hands, we're gonna lift our hitch up. You want to feed your pole wires from the top going down to the corresponding holes. We'll lift it up over the exhaust where the bolts line up. Drop down through the hitch and we'll remove the pole wire, and we're gonna take a conical-tooth washer. You want to make sure those teeth are facing towards the hitch, and then we're gonna secure it with a hex nut.Now, when you're putting these in, you want to be careful not to push the bolt back into the frame, but you want to make sure you get at least one nut on each side hand-tight so the hitch will support itself.Now, if we come to the center of the hitch right where our tie-down hook is, we'll notice that we're gonna have a bracket. We're gonna grab the long carriage bolt out of our kit. We'll go through the hitch, through the bracket, then on the other side, we'll grab our round hole spacer block. We'll slide it over the bolt followed up with a lock washer and finally secured down with a hex nut.For the large 1/2" bolt in the center, I'm gonna use a 3/4" socket to tighten it up. For the bolts on the side of the frame, I'm gonna be using an 11/16" socket. I'm gonna come back with a torque wrench and I'm gonna torque all my hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. You want to make sure you repeat that for any remaining hardware you have.We can put our exhaust back up. I'm gonna spray a little bit more lubricant on there just to help that rubber isolator slide into place. We can finally remove this strap, and we're ready to hit the road. That'll finish up your look at the Draw-Tite Class III Custom-Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2019 Honda CR-V.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76128

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (442 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.

- 76128
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2017 Honda CR-V

The fit is perfect, I had a little trouble getting the bolt thru the tow hook but I loosened all the bolts off then installed the tow hook bolt then tighten everything and it all fit great. etrailer is the best, excellent service and quick shipping. 440498


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It been a year that Ive had this hitch, it has been great, installation took about an hour by myself except I had help holding the hitch up while installing bolts. I would recommend this hitch and Etrailer to everyone.
Paul S - 10/07/2018

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2018 Toyota Sienna

I have used this product in the past. I put the first one on my 03 Sienna van. Easy to attach so I purchased and attached one to my 05 CRV. Worked great, so my 14 CRV was next and now my 18 CRV. I'm amazed at the easy attachment of the wire harness I bought with each hitch. If there isn't a factory hitch already on my car, I will be purchasing another hitch for any vehicle I buy. 562314


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Driving coast to coast, the hitch worked great, held the 3x4 basket so I could use the interior of the car for more people room.
Barry - 09/06/2019

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- 76128
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2017 Honda CR-V

Hitch was a perfect fit on a 2017 Honda CRV Touring. The foot activated rear hatch opener still works as claimed. The hardest part was getting those rubber doughnuts for the exhaust off & on. Also suggest getting something to hold the hitch in place against the frame of the vehicle once you get it into position. I used a one gallon pail w/ some wood blocks in the center of the hitch, a floor jack on one side and a 2x4 (that happened to be the perfect length) on the other side. Then it's just a matter of threading the washers & nuts on and torqueing them down. The wire fish for the mounting bolts is brilliant. Took me a little over an hour, but could do it faster the next time. 349420



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2017 Honda CR-V

The fit is not anywhere near perfect. With the subframe nuts and washers loosely attached to the subframe, I had to jack up on the receiver to get the receiver high enough so that the center bolt would go through the towing loop. Then, after tightening everything down, the receiver appears to angle to the left when compared to the bumper. It will probably get the job done, but its not pretty and the 20 minute install time is ridiculous--2 hours is more like it, and that was with help. Point of reference: I have installed 4 similar type hitches like this before so I am not a newby. 464054



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Great fit and finish. I was able to get this installed by myself in less than an hour from my garage floor. I recommend unhooking the exhaust from the hangers all the way from the center hanger back to give plenty of room to work around. While I did this on my own, an extra set of hands to align and hold in place while snugging up a couple bolts will help you avoid some cursing. :) 572355



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2017 Honda CR-V

Hitch seems good, and easy to install. Great directions. However, in less than a year, rust spots started showing. Works well on my 2017 CR-V. Use it for a bike carrier. 563367


Comments
Rust will sometimes form from moisture in the air and salt on the roads. If the hitch is exposed to a lot of salt on the roads or salt water, it is a good idea to spray it off with freshwater periodically. If rust has started to form, use a fine sandpaper and sand it off as much as possible then cover that spot with a rustoleum type of paint. It is also a good idea to check over the hitch for any scratches and paint over these areas to prevent future rust issues. I have attached a help article on preventing rust.
-- Heather A - 09/11/2018

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2017 Honda CR-V

My brother and I installed this ourselves. We did have access to a lift. I think this might be very difficult laying on your back in a driveway. You really do need two people when you get to the point of holding it up and getting it into place. Otherwise, getting the muffler hangers loose was the most difficult part of the process. WD40 to the rescue. The whole process took us about an hour. 365127


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A year later Im still a happy camper. So far weve only used it for our bicycle rack but I think Im going to purchase a cargo carrier as well.
Self I - 04/17/2018

37345

Thanks for the follow up. I have included a link to our current offerings for cargo carriers that are compatible with 2 inch hitches.

-- Rachael H - 4/18/2018


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2017 Honda CR-V

Box arrived undamaged, prompt shipping, item was well packaged to prevent damage. After watching the video, it took 2 of us about 45 minutes to install. We accidentally tightened the 4 bolts snug and couldn't get the tow hook bolt to fit without loosening them first. Besides that, the whole thing went smoothly and again, the instructional video was great. I used a Thule 4 bike carrier but could only fit 3 bikes (not etrailers fault). Drove 150 miles each way and had no issues, even after hitting some bumps it held up great. Thank you for making a great product, I will be sure to use your company again in the near future. 428869



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2018 Honda CR-V

I don’t write too many reviews unless product and service is exceptional or poor. My dealing with etrailer was exceptional. From help on the phone to make sure I received correct wiring harness to shipping to ease of instillation. Ian assured me of the correct harness, shipping was quicker than quoted. After watching instillation video on etrailer I was ready to go. I’m installing on 2018 Honda CRV and was never sure that nothing had changed from 2017 CRV. I was hoping maybe Honda would move wiring connection to a easier more logical location. The hitch took 50 minutes to install. Went exactly as etrailer video showed. The only problem I had was lining up hitch plate with tow loop. I suggest loosening up mounting bolt as far as possible and jacking directly under back end of receiver opening. I could not do this by hand but only took 3 pumps on my floor jack and everything lined up. I installed by myself and used a jack stand to balance one side of hitch while I bolted the other side. All hardware tightened and torqued nicely. I did loosen the mid muffler hanger for a bit more room. The Honda wiring harness was exactly where etrailer video showed it to be. Wiring was a struggle due to panels braced in place and I was unable to remove. I had very little room to work and needed wife to pull on panel while I put wiring in place. Watch the instillation videos on etrailer, it is perfect, explains everything you need to know and how to do it. Hitch install was 50 minutes by myself. Wiring install was 90 minutes and I needed extra hands. Price was great and I will go to etrailer for my future needs. 503448


Comments
It has now been a year and hitch and wiring are still working perfectly. Thanks etrailer.
Patrick - 05/02/2019

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- 76128
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2017 Honda CR-V

The hitch does not fit well: after hand-tight installation to car frame the bracket at the back of the hitch receiver did not fit the towhook. I had to replace supplied bolt with smaller diameter one. 438473


Comments
Looks good after a year of light use. No problem whatsoever
Ben T - 10/02/2018

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2017 Honda CR-V

Trailer hitch is well built, but automatic tailgate sensor is blocked and no longer works after installation. If you want to open tailgate with your foot, do not get this one. 566687


Comments
Honda is aware of the fact that the power liftgate sensor becomes blocked once a trailer hitch is installed. Honda offers a Power Liftgate Sensor Relocation Bracket as part # 08U59-TLA-100A. Your Honda dealer should be able to provide this part for you.
-- Mike L - 09/19/2018

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The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is that after mounting the hitch to the frame, I found out that the hole for the 1/2 inch bolt that goes through the factory tow hook had a metal burr large enough to prevent the bolt from going through the hole. It would have been a lot easier to file it down prior to installing the hitch. This added about 20 minutes to the installation (luckily I did have a small enough file to be able to work on it underneath the vehicle) Did the whole project with the vehicle jacked up and laying on my back on the garage floor. The time consuming issue was working with the rubber mounts for the exhaust system (both taking them off and putting them back on, without damaging anything in the process) I am sure that it would have been much easier if I had access to a lift but I expected issues ahead of time since I did not have a lot of headroom to work with. Total job with setup, installation of the hitch and also the wiring took about 3 hours. Much of that was going back and forth finding ways to remove/reinstall the exhaust mounts 470808


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After one year of use, I am still very satisfied with the hitch. I mainly use it for a platform type bike rack but have also pulled my 4x8 trailer a few times without any issues. A great product!
Willy V - 01/28/2019

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Packaging is a bit sparse, the box was significantly damaged and the hitch was hanging out of the box. This item fit perfect above the exhaust. The tab that bolts to the tow ring on the vehicle lined up perfectly, but the rectangular washer that goes over the tow ring is not hardened and bends when you torque to 75lbs*ft. you will need a crows foot for this which is not listed in the required tools. I will be replacing this item with an appropriate hardened washer. I do question the 20 minute installation, it took me about an hour. I do not have a lift which would of made it much easier, however an extra set of hands would of been nice. Getting the threading wires off of the bolts, trying to hold the hitch in position and starting the nut with the washer was very difficult by myself. 528672



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2017 Honda CR-V

Installation was pretty simple. Far, far simpler than the Honda factory hitch, which requires removing the bumper cover and drilling into the frame rails with a hole saw. On the other hand, the Honda hitch is more well-hidden than this one, if that is important to you. Took me about 45 minutes to install, and wasn't too hard. I did it alone. The hitch itself arrived with several small areas of the powder coat scratched away to the bare metal, apparently by movement within the shipping box. Also, the area where the tubular frame is welded to the receiver was covered with weld spatter, leaving dozens of tiny sharp metal protrusions all over the tubes under the powder coat. Kind of crappy quality control, but whatever, once installed I guess I don't care. 366731



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Price was fair, hitch arrived quickly and without any damage, and the installation instructions and video were clear and precise. Great job on all points eTrailer and Draw-Tite! But (the only thing keeping this from being a five star review)....I had a heck of a time getting the 1/2" carriage bolt through the 2017 CRV factory tow hook. Even with the hitch hanging loosely by it's other four bolts so I could move it around a bit, and pushing the tow bar up at the bottom, the carriage bolt hole just didn't clear the tow hook loop enough for the bolt to slide through the tow hook. I really had to make the other four bolts loose to get that tow hook bolt hole to line up, and once I was able to get the bolt through the hole and the tow loop then everything went fine after that. But it was not as quick/easy as the video shows, and that made me think something was wrong. I attribute this issue to either 1) The position of that tow hook on my CRV is somehow a little higher than expected for this installation, or 2) The hitch bolt hole was manufactured a little off. For whatever reason, it took some fiddling to get that part of the installation done. Do yourself a favor and buy an exhaust hanger removal tool to help with that part of this job. It's $25 well spent. And you definitely need to remove the two rear AND the center exhaust hanger otherwise the exhaust will not drop low enough to get a torque wrench in there to work. With everything torqued down properly, the tube design of this hitch looks great on the 2017 CRV and I'm looking forward to throwing my 4-bike Thule rack into it and hitting the road with the family. Happy installations everyone! 374461



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The product was received on time and in perfect condition. Installation was straightforward and easy. The unit will be used to mount bicycle carriers or a platform carrier, as needed. 415107


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Fantastic! A great product and relatively easy installation. Holding up well.
Gene - 08/04/2018

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Since the towing capacity of the CRV is pretty low, i plan to use this for a light utility trailer to haul lumber, yard waste, and small home-msde boats. Possibly a bike carrier in the future. I went with the higher class rating to get the 2" receiver as most of the accessories I've been looking at seem to use this size. I selected this over the Curt to avoid the need for sopport straps. Installation was relatvely simple as per the included instructions, with on small hiccup. On my 2017 CRV the backing plates for the carriage bolts didnt fit through the front clearance hole on either side. This was not a big problem since the included fish wires were long enough to reach the front bolt holes from the larger rear clearance hole. I was able to complete the install in under an hour without a lift and only dropped the rear muffler hanger. While that did make it challenging to get the torque wrench on the nuts on that side (the ones above the muffler), an extension and a universal joint (as is shown in the install video) really helped. I bought the universal joint to have on hand for this install, expecting to return it if I didn't use it. I'm really glad i had it on hand, and glad i watched the installation video to get the idea. 522383



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2018 Honda CR-V

Quality Draw Tite hitch. Shipped fast and was a great price. I did the install myself using a set of ramps to lift the rear of the car. From start to finish it took 45min. The exhaust hangers came off easily with a small crowbar. 567962



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Very pleased. No modifications to the vehicle, easy to mount. 12.5" from the ground to the top of the receiver. Took about 2 hours to install. 574547



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2017 Honda CR-V

I have the 2017 Honda CR-V Touring. Ordered the hitch and it arrived in a few days in good shape, ready to installed. Took my helper and I, 1 hr and 45 min to install, not counting the time to get my tools together and the car up the ramp. WD-40 spray was a big help getting the muffler hangers loose, but it was not has difficult as I expected. Instructions and video were spot on, very clear and helpful. BUT Touring owners beware, you will loose the hands-free access power tailgate feature. The hitch does block the motion sensors. I had asked Angela at etrailer and her reply was "... the hitch should not interfere with the power tailgate sensor." I guess "should" is the key word. So, beware, it does block the sensors and your foot will no longer open the tailgate. After some time Googling, I found the [link] Honda Installation Instructions. In order to restore the hands free feature, I will need to remove the bumper shell, and move the sensor unit 7 inches to the right, as that is where it's installed if the Honda trailer hitch accessory is installed. So, that's now on my to do list, as it's pretty handy to have, and I miss it already. So other than the hands free sensor issue, great price, great service, great product. I added the hitch so I can attach my bike rack. 365744



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2017 Honda CR-V

Definitely wasn’t an easy install on my Honda 2017 CRV Touring. Took me 3-4 hours or so. I bought a exhaust hanger removal tool online that was helpful. One of the nuts was missing and had to go to Home Depot to buy their last one in that size. Would have been 5 stars if all nuts were included. I should have counted all the hardware before starting. The hands free liftgate still works but you have to find the sweet spot. The stickers all came off easily to give it a nice clean look. 549623



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Installed in one hour with jack stands to hold hitch in place while installed bolts completed by myself 562103



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2018 Honda CR-V

Hitch shipped quick was packaged fairly well. Hard to expect something that heavy and akward wouldn't poke through the corners of a box... Could also have been the handling of said package. Unrelated to the packing there was one small piece of powder coating that had flacked off, I just took some black spray paint to it and any other blemishes. The fitment and install was a breeze and went smoothly. I look forward to putting many miles on my trailer behind my brand new 2018 Honda CR-V. I have not yet installed wire harness but I'm sure it will go smoothly. I would buy again! 546141



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2018 Honda CR-V

My review is both positive and negative unfortunately. Positive: As for the receiver, it fit beautifully and installed as advertised. Furthermore, the wiring harness installation was much easier than I expected. The written instructions provided are helpful but not very clear and ultimately watched the install videos which made the installation straight forward. Negative: The receiver packaging badly damaged upon delivery resulting in the part obviously being dragged around a bit as it was scratched and gouged in several locations. A little filing/sanding and paint and it was good to go. I would have given 5 stars but the part was damaged and customer service gave me the run around instead of addressing the damage complaint. If you don’t mind poor customer service and possibility of receiver being damaged due to poor packing process (No packing material in box at all). This is a nice receiver and looks very nice installed. 539655



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2018 Honda CR-V

I spent quite a bit of time shopping around before purchasing on etrailer and am extremely glad I did. It was much easier than I expected. The places I found locally were either very expensive or the reviews were not great. Here are the reasons for my 5-star review: 2018 Honda CR-V 1. The shipping was quick and the item arrived as described. 2. All the parts needed were included, including the pull wires. 3. The online video did a great job of showing the process. 4. With two people, it was easy and took around 45 minutes to install. The fit was perfect. The rubber muffler hangers were the trickiest part. They came off easily but we had to use lubricant to get them back on. 5. The customer service was great but honestly was not needed. I got an email as soon as the order shipped with contact information should I have had any questions. 542121


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    My contact at Draw-Tite advised that they have not yet had a 2018 Honda CR-V in for test fit of the Class III hitch # 76128 nor the wiring harness kit # 118741. This does not necessarily mean they will not fit, only that the new model year has not been tested physically. However our other primary hitch supplier, Curt, does confirm a hitch fit for all versions of the 2018 CR-V, their Class III hitch # C13397 and their 4-pole wiring harness kit # C56370 which fits AWD models. Since...
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    For your 2017 Honda CR-V, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 76128 is a confirmed fit that I recommend for your vehicle. It is a sturdy round tube design that is an easy bolt on installation. Nothing needs to be cut or permanently removed from your vehicle. You will need to temporarily lower your exhaust for installation. This hitch has a nice black powder coat over an e-base for superior rust resistance. If you will be towing with this hitch receiver,...
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  • How To Carry Bikes on a 2018 Honda CR-V Touring
    The 2018 Honda CR-V Touring edition has a rear windshield wiper that automatically activates when it is raining and the vehicle is placed in reverse. The rear wiper blade would then damage or become damaged by a trunk mount bike rack. Therefore, I recommend using either a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack or a roof rack and roof mounted bike rack. A hitch mounted bike rack will have be easier to load/unload onto the vehicle and will allow for a much heavier bike to be carried...
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  • Will a Bike Rack Block the Rear View Camera on a 2017 Honda CR-V
    Can you please tell me the year of your Honda CR-V in addition to the type of bike rack you want to use?
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  • Does Curt Trailer Wiring Install Harness for 2019 Honda CR-V Require Separate Ground Wire
    The install of the Tekonsha kit part # 118741 that you referenced does require the a separate ground wire get attached to the vehicle but the Curt harness part # C56370 for your 2019 Honda CR-V does not require this extra wire. It ground through the plug that attaches to the vehicle. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Honda CR-V Touring with Hands-Free Liftgate Sensors
    For your 2019 Honda CR-V I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 because it has a 2" receiver and allows you to still utilize the Hands-Free Liftgate feature. Since there is some extra material between the sensors and your foot it is a little more selective so you will have to experiment a little to find the sweet spot. If you'd like a more stylish trailer hitch then the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98848 is an excellent option that still gives you...
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V With Lift Gate Sensors
    Installing a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76128 will be compatible with your 2017 Honda CR-V's hands free lift gate. However, you will probably need to kick under the bumper to the left or right of the center where the hitch receiver opening will be located. This section of the hitch might partially block the sensors in this location. If you plan on towing with this hitch, then I recommend the using the T-One Vehicle Harness, # 118741, and ball mount kit, # 989900. The harness...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2019 Honda CR-V Include Bolt Leader
    Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch for your 2019 Honda CR-V, part # 76128, does include the bolt leader necessary for the fish wire technique. The picture I attached shows all of the included hardware. I've highlighted the bolt leader for you. I've also linked the video you mentioned and the installation details you can take a look at.
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  • Height from Ground Draw Tite Hitch 76128 Has when Installed on 2017 Honda CR-V
    When we had the chance to install the Draw Tite hitch part # 76128 on a 2017 Honda CR-V the height from the ground to the top of the hitch opening was 13-1/4 inches. I attached a picture that shows this measurement as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-V With Hands Free Lift Gate
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 works well with the 2017/2018 Honda CR-V tailgate sensors. The cross tube design is made so that there is minimal effect on the sensors so putting your foot to either side of center works well. The center receiver tube will obviously cover a sensor in the middle, but movement is the key. You do need to move your foot for the sensor to recognize it. I also recommend adding the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer...
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  • Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2018 Honda CR-V
    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Honda CR-V. Under the "Towing a Trailer" section it lists a maximum trailer weight of 1,500 pounds. This is the heaviest trailer your CR-V can safely pull. In order to tow a trailer you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount. Starting with the hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 76128 as it features the highest weight capacities and easiest installation...
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  • Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Honda CRV-EXL
    For a trailer hitch for your 2018 Honda CR-V we have the Draw Tite part # 76128 which is a confirmed fit and the best option. It has a 2 inch opening which is the most popular, has plenty of capacity at 4,500 lbs trailer weight and has the best price. I attached an install video for more info as well. For trailer wiring we have the ZCI kit part # 119250KIT which is the best option currently as it does not require any hardwiring to the vehicle. If you wanted to do some towing you might...
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  • How Do You Relocate the Hands-Free Sensor On a 2019 Honda CR-V for Trailer Hitch Install
    The installation instructions for the Honda Hands-Free Sensor Relocation Kit part 08U59-TLA-100A will come with the kit but as we do not offer this kit, I would not have those instructions for you. That said, the above kit is not always required therefore I recommend you install the trailer hitch and then try out the sensors. Most likely, there will be a sweet spot a few inches to the left or right of the receiver tube opening but if this is not the case or you don't have the functionality...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Interfere with Kick Sensor on 2018 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2018 Honda CR-V Touring. I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he stated that the hitch will work with the kick sensor below the bumper, but you may just have to kick your foot around a little more for it to activate. The "eye" of the sensor will simply be limited just a bit, but it will still work absolutely fine. This Class III hitch will use existing holes in your CR-V's...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V for Towing Tear Trailer
    The towing capacity for your 2017 Honda CR-V takes into consideration areas of the country that have mountains like where you live. I'd recommend going lighter but 1,400 lbs would be fine too. For a hitch the Draw Tite part # 76128 would be what I recommend as it is a 2 inch hitch with plenth of capacity. For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118741 which is a custom fit. I attached install videos for both of these products for you to check out as well. Since you wanted to do some...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CR-V AWD
    Whenever available the 2 inch hitch size is the way to go for a vehicle like your 2017 Honda CR-V like the Draw Tite part # 76128. Although it does have higher capacities than what your vehicle is rated for it also is the hitch size that is the common so for picking out future hitch accessories it will give you the best flexibility. A 1-1/4 inch hitch would have about 3/4 inches more of ground clearance and that's about it's only real advantage. For trailer wiring you'd then want...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness for 2018 Honda CR-V
    Well, thank your nephew for us. We do installations on all our products for customers here in Wentzville near O'Fallon. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 is the best option in my opinion for your 2018 Honda CR-V. It is rated for a stronger capacity than the Curt option # C13397 and is a slightly easier install as well with no fascia trimming required. For your trailer wiring, I recommend the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V for Bike Rack
    For your 2018 Honda CR-V the best hitch for a bike rack is the Draw Tite part # 76128 which is a confirmed fit and has a 2 inch opening. The 2 inch size is much more popular so more accessories will be made for it and has better capacities. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 30 lbs. The biggest drawback...
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  • Is Relocation Sensor Really Needed for Hands Free Liftgate on 2018 Honda CR-V Trailer Hitch Install
    When installing a trailer hitch on a 2018 Honda CR-V like the Draw Tite part # 76128 that you referenced Honda states that the hands free liftgate will be blocked and they do offer a relocation harness for this as the Power Liftgate Sensor Relocation Bracket as part # 08U59-TLA-100A which you'd have to get through them. That said, we've also had a few customer come back and say they were still able to operate the hands free liftgate without the harness. They just had to be very specific...
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  • Is Hands Free Liftgate Sensor Relocation Kit Needed When Installing Hitch in 2019 Honda CR-V
    Honda offers a Power Liftgate Sensor Relocation Bracket as part # 08U59-TLA-100A for your 2019 Honda CR-V for when you install a hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76128 so that the hands free lift gate will still function properly. That said, we've also had a few customers come back and say they were still able to operate the hands free liftgate without the harness. They just had to be very specific with where they kick and it worked like normal. If I were in your situation I would install...
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda CR-V Touring
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 referenced in your question will indeed fit your 2018 Honda CR-V Touring. This Class III trailer hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 4,500 pound towing weight capacity and 675 pound tongue weight capacity. It is custom-fit for the vehicle, which means it will use existing holes in the CR-V's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached a short installation video on the 2017 CR-V that you can use...
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  • Why Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Require Fascia Trimming and Draw-Tite Not on 2017 Honda CR-V
    Both the Draw-Tite # 76128 and the Curt # C13397 Class III trailer hitch receivers do connect to the frame of your 2017 Honda CR-V in the same location. However, if you look at the photos I've attached, you can see that the cross tubes are not located in the same place. The Curt's sits up behind the bumper out of site and the Draw-Tite's is fully visible under the bumper. This is why the fascia needs to be cut for the Curt. The cross tube is behind the bumper and the receiver opening...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda CRV That Doesn't Require Moving Lift Gate Sensors
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 76128 is a fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V and would be a great option for you. It does not require the removal of any sensors and the auto lift gate will still function. You'll just have to kick to either side of the hitch opening. This also fits your Touring model too since this hitch fits all models.
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  • Lowering Exhaust to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2017 Honda CR-V
    Unfortunately, we don't have a video installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 on a 2017 Honda CR-V as of yet. It would clearly show this process. Generally, lowering the exhaust just means you need to disconnect the mounts that hold the exhaust pipe in place because you need space above it to install the hitch. You can look under your Honda and see how the tail pipe hangs for an idea. Most are just connected with a metal piece that slides into a rubber hanger. Then the exhaust...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76128 referenced in your question will indeed fit your 2018 Honda CR-V Touring. This Class III trailer hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 4,500 pound towing weight capacity and 675 pound tongue weight capacity. It is custom-fit for the vehicle, which means it will use existing holes in the CR-V's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached a short installation video on the 2017 CR-V that you can use...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with Hands-Free Lift Gate on a 2018 Honda CR-V
    The available trailer hitches for the 2018 Honda CR-V will partially block if not completely block the hands-free lift gate sensors on the vehicle. If you install one of the hitches, such as # 76128, the effective area the sensors cover may just be limited so it could still work. But if it doesn't work no matter where you kick out your foot then you would need the Honda relocation kit from a Honda dealership parts department.
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