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
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 7500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 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 76196 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76196

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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 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.



76196 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame



76196 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 76196 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2019 Dodge Durango


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
7,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch will fit with 18 inch full size spare tire, but 20 inch spare will not be able to be stored under vehicle. No drilling required for installation , Requires temporary removal of bumper/fascia during installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Installation requires permanent removal of the impact structure; hitch replaces the impact structure for support and safety




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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 - 2017 Dodge Durango

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Dodge Durango, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw-Tite class three custom fit trailer hitch receiver, part number 76196. The really nice thing about this hitch is that it's not going to be sticking out whenever we're not using. It's going to be hidden right behind the door. So we can come to the bottom, release the tabs, pull the door off and our hitch will be right here.It is a class three hitch, which means it's going to give us that two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, giving us a lot of different options for accessories. All the way from a ball mount up to some of the larger bike racks that can hold up to five bikes. The way we're going to mount all of our accessories is through the hitch pin hole on the side.

And it is going to accept a standard 5/8 pin and clip. These aren't included in the kit, but you can pick them up on our website using part number PC3.The safety chain connection points are going to be a loop style welded at the bottom of the receiver tube. And as you can see, even with some really large hooks, we're not going to have too much trouble getting them on or off. Now the safety chain loops do sit extremely close to where the fascia would be. As you can see, we did have to trim ours here.

They don't come in contact, but in order to get the loops to go through, you do have to trim it because if anything we're to happen you wouldn't want the chains resting on it or pulling on it, potentially causing damage to your fascia. And that's going to be great to mount any kind of electrical connector. That way you have your seven way or your four pole flat ready whenever you're ready to tow.As far as weight capacity is concerned, our hitch is going to have a 900 pound tongue weight, which is going to be the maximum force at the receiver tube. It's also going to have a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull including the trailer and everything loaded on it. It is designed to work with weight distribution, which is going to be a separate component that's on your trailer.

The tongue weight is going to stay the same, but the gross trailer weight rating is going to jump up to 7500 pounds. Now with all that in mind, you always want to double check your Durango's owners manual to make sure you don't exceed the manufacturers recommended weight.Overall, I really like this hitch because it is going to be completely hidden when we're not using it. And then it's going to allow us to use the door for the intended purpose of hiding everything. Opposed to some of the other hitches that are going to be sitting below the bumper and they're constantly going to be out. The installation is going to be a little bit more in depth, because we are going to have to remove the fascia as well as doing some trimming.

But I think the end result is going to be a lot nicer, giving it more of a factory clean look.I'd like to give you a few measurements that'll help you when deciding for accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, 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 three and a quarter inches. That measurements going to come in handy when looking at folding accessories, making sure you have adequate clearance so that doesn't come in contact with the bumper. From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, is going to be around 19 and 1/4 inches. Keep that measurement in mind whenever looking for a ball mount, so you can find the appropriate riser drop for your trailer. 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 went ahead and lowered our spare tire. It's not necessary for the install, but it will give you a little bit more head room, make it a little bit easier to see. Now we're going to go ahead and remove our door right here. At the bottom on each side, we're going to have some quarter turn fasteners. Just turn them to unlock, so they're horizontal. Then we just gently pull down, pulling away and popping the clips out and we'll go ahead and set this aside for now.Behind the door that we just took off on our fascia, we're going to have our fascia support, that's going to be bolted to our bumper beam. We're going to have one on each side. We'll be using a 10 millimeter socket to take out the bolt. Now if we move to the back of our rear wheel well, the very bottom we're going to have a bolt holding it in place. I'm going to be using an eight millimeter socket to pull it out.Then if we move farther up, we're going to have a 10 millimeter bolt about halfway towards the top of our wheel well. Use a 10 millimeter socket to pull it out. Now in between the two bolts, we're going to have some plastic rivets. Now we're going to have to drill those out in order to get the fasteners removed. So I'm going to be using a 3/16 drill bit, going to be drilling right into the center of that plastic rivet. It may be a little bit of a awkward angle because of the tire here. But again we're just drilling the rivet out, so it doesn't have to be a perfectly straight on shot.If the rivet didn't come out all the way after you drilled through it. You need to reach back there, try moving it around to get it out or grab a pair of pliers, make sure that you drilled it out all the way. Now if we come to the very edge of our wheel well where we have this trim piece here. We're going to pull gently away from our car. Just held in by some clips, you're just going to want to work your way from the bottom going towards the top. Just enough so we can get access. There's going to be a bolt holding everything in place about halfway til we get where our fender meets our fascia. I'm going to be using a seven millimeter socket to pull that bolt out.Then we're going to repeat that whole process on the other side as well. Now if we open up our rear hatch. Right below our taillights, we're going to have a bolt that's holding our fascia to the vehicle. We're going to be using a T30 Torx bit to pull that out. We're going to pull out the other side as well. We're going to start at the corner where our fascia meets our fender. I'm just going to start peeling it away, be held in by clips. You're going to want to work your way towards the taillight. And it may be helpful if you have an extra set of hands, because the fascia is rather large and you don't want to damage it.Now you're going to have some connectors if you have any sensors at the back. Be over here on the drivers side, right below our taillights. Just push in on this tab right here, should release the tension. We'll disconnect the connector. Now we're going to set our fascia aside, so it won't get damaged.Now if your Durango has the wiring be careful not to pull the fascia away too fast, because there is a plastic fastener that's holding it in place. So with our fascia removed, we're going to be able to see our exposed bumper beam and it's going to be held in by two bolts along the inside of the frame here. As well as one right on the bottom of the frame right above our exhaust. Now you can lower the exhaust down to make it easier to gain access or you get an extension and a swivel to bring it down, so you have a little bit more working room. I'm not going to be lowering the exhaust because it is a little bit more work and getting an extension and a swivel to get that socket on there is going to be a lot easier.To remove all the bolts, we're going to be using a 21 millimeter socket. Just want to be careful of the wiring that's coming along the side of the frame rail here. We're going to have those same three bolts on the other side, so we can remove those as well. Now whenever you pull the last bolt out on the other side, you want to make sure that you have your hand supporting it because it does go into the frame. However, you don't want it to fall and hit you in the head.Now a quick tip to help get it out, is if you grab each end and pull equally out at the same time, it'll come out a lot easier. So we can grab our hitch and each side is going to have some tabs on it. It's going to go in just like our bumper did. So you're going to go onto the inside of the frame. And again, you may have to kind of work at it, because it is going to be a nice snug fit. So try to grab it from each end and go in at the same time.Now we're going to push it all the way back, but in order for us to get our hardware in. We're going to have to pull it back out, so we can get everything lined up because this isn't a very big hole to get our hardware in place. So we're going to be using the same mounting holes that our bumper did. In order to get our hardware in place, we're going to take one of our pull wires and coming from the inside of the frame, we're going to feed it into the frame and then the hitch. And we're going to go back towards the back of our vehicle.I can see that coiled end coming back through here. I'm going to pull it just enough so that you leave that tail on the inside of the frame, but you can access that coiled end. We're going to take one of our square spacer blocks, feed it over the coiled end. And then take a carriage bolt and thread it onto the end. Then one piece at a time, we're going to feed our spacer block and our carriage bolt back into the frame. We're going to pull on our pull wire until we can get our hardware to come through. Just want to make sure that those blocks are aligned properly. But you may have to pull them back through or work at it a little bit, so they're laying flat against the frame and that the bolt comes back through. And we're going to repeat that process for all the remaining mounting holes.So just to make sure that my bolts don't fall back in the frame. I'm going to leave my pull wire attached. I'm going to take a conical tooth washer. I'm going to make sure that those teeth are going to be facing towards the frame. So we're going to go ahead and slide it over our pull wire and onto the bolts. Then what I'm going to do to kind of make sure it doesn't fall through is I'm just going to put my finger on it and push on the bolt to the side. Then pull my pull wire off. I'm going to take one of our hex nuts and secure the bolt down. We're going to repeat that process for all of our remaining hardware.I'm going to come back with a 19 millimeter socket. You can also use a 3/4 inch socket and snug up the hardware. I'm going to come back with that same 19 millimeter socket and I'm going to torque down all my hardware to the specified amount in the instructions. We're going to repeat that for all of our remaining hardware.With our hitch torqued down, we can put our fascia back. Just don't forget to plug that connector in back on the driver's side. Just make sure it locks into position. Make sure everything lines up along the edges. We can start pushing it back into position. Then we can start putting all of the fasteners back in place.Now for the two fasteners that we had to drill out earlier. Our kit does come with some plastic rivets to replace it. I'm going to go ahead and put in our plastic rivet gun, insert it into the hole. And also of times these plastic rivets they work, but they don't like to break off. Fortunately for us, this one did. But if you have an issue where that tab won't break off, just want to make sure that its fully seeded. And if you're still having trouble breaking it off, go ahead and take a pair of snips and just cut it off.So we'll go ahead and replace the other one and the two on the other side.Now our support tabs at the bottom of our fascia aren't going to have that tab that was on our bumper to secure it. So instead, Draw-Tite's included in our kit a couple zip ties. So we're going to go and go through the support tab. We're going to go around the cross tube of our hitch. Then zip tie it to the hitch, that way it just gives it a little bit of support. So when we're going down the highway and we get a strong wind or anything like that it's not going to be just banging around back here. And we'll do that for the other one as well.So we put our spare tire back, got our hitch all in place. But as you can see, our safety chain loops aren't really going to be usable just because of our fascia right here. So we are going to have to do some trimming. Now the easiest way, the instructions are going to tell you a few different measurements, which are pretty much going to come out right at the corner, the opening here and the corner opening here. Now we're going to need to follow that all the way down and come straight down all the way to the bottom. And we're going to be removing this entire area down here. That way we have access to our safety chain loops. But we're still going to have the structural integrity and we're not going to see it because our cover's going to be able to go back in place.I'm going to be using a rotary tool to cut through. It's just plastic, so you can use whatever you have available. Just want to make sure you have a nice clean cut and go slow because you don't want it causing other damage outside of the area we're cutting. We can come back and clean up the edges now that we have a little bit more room to work with.So with our lower section trimmed, we can put our door back in place. That'll finish up your look at the Draw-Tite class three custom fit trailer hitch receiver, part number 76196 on our 2017 Dodge Durango.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76196

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (33 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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Great product. Took me a lot longer than 90 minutes to install but it was worth it. This hitch hides under the rear bumper facia just like the Oem hitch. 557391



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2016 Dodge Durango

Everything was perfect except that the hitch was missing a hole. The holes were you pin on the tongue and ball assembly only had 1 hole on the left side. For my 2016 Dodge Durango the fit was too tight to get a drill in position to drill a new hole.... I bought a right angle drill attachment to drill the needed hole... Thank goodness,... it all worked out. 490823


Comments

After seeing my initial review etrailer contacted me to assist. They recommended that they send a replacement product. Although the hitch that I modified was working well for me, they couldnt warranty it since it was modified. They were very helpful and sent a new hitch ASAP. I swapped the old for the new, and repackaging and returning the original was pretty easy. Overall a great experience.

Jamie - 04/01/2019

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2015 Dodge Durango

The 79196 Hitch from Draw-Tite was a perfect fit for our 2015 Durango SXT (Black Top Edition). Added plus is that the hitch fits behind the OEM bumper cover. Makes for a clean/finished look when the hitch is not in use. We reinstalled our smooth bumper cover, no need for the bubble cover seen on other installs. All parts/hardware were included in the package. Additional high quality zip ties should be purchased, as the included ties were not strong enough in my opinion. I broke a few while trying to tighten them up. We used Item# 118617 "T-One harness" to add trailer lights as part of our hitch install with a item# 18144 Flat plug bracket to secure the plug. All parts were compatible with each other and installed in approx 2 hours. Recommend 2 people for Bumper removal and install to prevent damage to vehicle paint. Also recommend a thorough wash of the underside before the install. We had 2 years of road grime under our vehicle. The instructions do suggest lowering the rear section of exhaust to gain access to the mounting bolts. In our application this was not necessary, we just simply used an extension on our ratchet to reach the bolts. This hitch replaces the Bumper/Brace behind the rear bumper cover. This hitch will serve as a stronger brace/bumper in the event our vehicle is ever rear ended. The only CON of the install is the noise generated when your tow assembly/cargo rack or towed equipment move around. The Hitch bolts into the body pockets in the rear of the vehicle and the vibration and rattle can be heard inside the vehicle. Highly recommend purchasing one of the available "Anti Rattle" devices that are available to minimize this. Due to the design of the vehicle and the required installation all makes and models of hitch for this vehicle would likely have this same noise issue. Would definitely recommend this combination of parts for install into similar makes and models. Significantly lower cost then an OEM Mopar hitch, but with OEM type finish when install is complete. 468542


Comments

Working out great. We tow a 6 x 12 flatbed and a 5 x 8 enclosed box trailer with our assembly on a regular basis. We also have a Cargo Carrier we slip into it when we need more room. Only con we have is not related to the hitch directly but is that since the vehicle is a uni-body design and the hitch is bolted into the body pockets. when you have vibration or movement in the towed assembly or on the cargo carrier it resonates into the cab of the vehicle. We just deal with it but if someone was to purchase an anti rattle device that could be eliminated also. The fit was perfect for our application. When not in use we remove the ball and put the OEM bunper cover back in place. When the cover is installed the hitch is completely concealed. The install of this specific hitch does NOT require the bubble cover that is required with other hitches. Your OEM cover works.

Ryan L - 04/12/2019

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Our order was shipped very quickly, and arrived in excellent condition. We received a phone call after we submitted our online order to confirm the order. Received an email to advise our order was shipped, and we also received an email our order was successfully delivered. Great communication! 475248



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2016 Dodge Durango

I was pleased with the price of this product. It was delivered within 2 days after I ordered it, which was nice because I wanted to go boating that weekend lol. The hitch fit perfectly and I am very pleased with the results. It does fit behind my original flat hitch cover. I did not remove the exhaust or the spare tire, I was able to work around them. I have been a diesel technician for 20 years so working around the exhaust and tight spots were not a problem. My Durango came with the factory trailer light harness so all I had to purchase was the 7 and 4 pole connector. The one and only thing I did not like about the install was using zip ties connect the lower fascia. Very nice product and I am very pleased. 518917



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2018 Dodge Durango

We recently got a 2018 Durango R/T which did not have the towing package. We needed a hitch but all the aftermarket ones were lower than the rear bumper which we did not like. Then we found this one! We absolutely LOVE that it is hidden behind the bumper access AND we didn't have to buy the "bumped out" cover for the opening in the bumper which would have been costly and needed to be painted to match our color! The install was very easy, it took the hubs and I about 1.5 hours with a quick trip to the store! Hint: you need a 21mm socket to take off the factory nuts and it needs to be the shortest one you can find (~1.5 inches from your wrench max worked) to fit without removing the spare and exhaust. We found a great walk thru video on YouTube of how to do the whole process which made it way easier than the pictures alone. I'm so glad we found this product!! Also, shipping was cheap and quick and etrailer has tons of help available! 516910



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2017 Dodge Durango

This product is very well made! Compared to the manufacture metal bumper this is by far better construction and the pull wires are a genius way to get bolts pulled in to install. The reason i gave it 3 stars over 5, because it truly deserves a five star rating is because in the center of the plastic bumper, it has two supports that bolt onto the manufacture metal bumper with a metal strip and nuts welded on to give it strength. Installing this product a portion of the plastic bumper has to be cut out the more reason to have it supported. My install kit came with zipties to support my plastic bumper, in my opinion was so cheap! So much effort to build a strong product to have it finished with zipties and not even heavy duty ones at that. I would have spent a little more to have a metal welded on even with a hole drilled in it for a nut and bolt for support. Shipping was very simple it came in a timely matter and grateful i got a follow up email the day of delivery which tells me they care about me as the customer. Conclusion it deserves 5 stars, the zipties isn't something I'm willing to overlook in the quality! 504156



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2018 Dodge Durango

Product fitment was good. Hardware is lacking, all they needed to do was weld stover nuts on the inside and reuse the factory 10.9 grade hardware instead of the cheap grade 5 carriage bolts. there is no usable spot for the 7 way connector and the chain holders wont work without trimming. The zip ties for the bumper fascia supports are lame and they should of welded a couple tabs to reuse the factory bolts. I would of gladly paid a little more for a better made product. etrailer.com has been a great website for all my purchases. 515729



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2017 Dodge Durango

Great product fitted very easily . great service from you guys thanks 519187



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2015 Dodge Durango

Caveat: I have not yet installed this and cannot yet speak to fit and hardware. But delivery exceeded my expectations by several days - it came within 48 hours of ordering, and the part was received and inspected and appeared to be in perfect order. This far I am very satisfied. 702826



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2018 Dodge Durango

Outstanding products. I bought a hitch and wiring harness for my 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and installed it yesterday. The "how to" videos were awesome and helped me every step of the way. Great products and great customer service. I would definitely buy from etrailer.com again and highly recommend them . 688109



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2013 Dodge Durango

Fast shipping and great communication. Fitting this onto my 2013 Crew Plus Durango. I checked I could access all the bolts before I ordered. You do not need any specialized tools for this job other than a plastic rivet gun which you can do without. The removal of all the bolts and bumper is easy as per the instructions, my biggest problem was not being able to split the connector for the tear parking sensor so I ended up just popping the sensors out their holders...problem solved. The fishing lines to get the bolts onto the holes are great just make sure and do all 6 bolts at once and load them into the space on the tubing facing the direction they will go through the hole as the backing plate stops them turning otherwise. If you want lowering the spare wheel a touch allows easier access to torque the bolts and the exhaust has some play that it can be pushed out the way. Cutting the bumper on the 2013 is a pain in the axx and I can see why current models are pre cut and hidden behind a panel, you will need to order the trim bezel as they do not include it (some on [online retailer] that are half the price Mopar wants. The plastic rivets can be done using pliers and some washers if your fingers are strong enough, save buying a $30 rivet gun. All in it took me about 2 1/2 hours all in. Pros are, factory fit and look, great price, easy install. Cons are, no plastic bezel to finish the cut edges...$5 piece of plastic should be included. The bumper cutting is a pain. 683166



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2019 Dodge Durango

Great product and was a very easy install. Order was processed immediately and item was shipped fast also overall very good experience with etrailer.com would recommend! 673126



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2016 Dodge Durango

Easy to install once vehicle parts were removed, functions as expected, arrived quickly! 662956



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I think if it tow hitch had the threads on it it will be much easier to install 643281



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Dodge

I am blown away by how easy it was to install this hitch by myself. My gf helped to put up the canopy to keep the sun off but after that I installed the hitch from beginning to end in about 65min. What a value! This hitch is better than the OEM in that it is flush under the color-matched cover in the bumper! The Dodge OEM hitch comes with a new cover with a bulge that needs to be painted. Not this one! Several people don't like the zip ties to reattach the 2 tabs under the bumper but after you see the strength of this plastic tab(s), bolts are over kill. Zipties will work fine and I feel very confident they will last the life of the vehicle. 643017



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2018 Dodge Durango

Fairly straight forward install. Only down side is having to remove the bumper cover but once it's done you'll be happy you got this one versus the ones that show below the bumper. The chain hooks are very close to the plastic on the bumper cover so some hooks might not fit. This was not an issue in my case. Overall very happy with the purchase. 638899



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2014 Dodge Durango

Easy install great directions. Solid part. Fit perfectly on my 2014 Dodge Durango. 638178



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Product fit well, snug but well. Installation wasn't difficult only time consuming, allow for about 2 hrs to 4 hours if you're less confident with installs. instructions were very well done and easy to follow. 635237



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As always, great selection, great product info and fast delivery. 619809



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2018 Dodge Durango

Very good product, installation went as well as advertised. The video from etrailer was very helpful. 617885



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2018 Dodge Durango

I received my hitch and was very happy to find it just as described. Excellent quality and very easy to install.. I watch the video on how to install it and it took me a little under 2hrs to put it on my wife’s 2018 Dodge Durango.. I will definitely keep buying from etrailer.. extremely happy with their products!! 613690



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2016 Dodge Durango

All is well. No problems with current hitch. However I did make a mistake ordering first hitch. I ordered the wrong model. I thought I ordered the bolt on hitch. I ordered the hidden hitch. I still have both but using only the bolt on hitch. My mistake. You make a good product and works perfect for my needs. 607320



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fit perfectly. easy to install 582960



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2015 Dodge Durango

Quick easy ordering, great prices, fast shipping! 580534



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2016 Dodge Durango

Super easy to put on thanks to instructional videos trailored to our cars. 555207



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2014 Dodge Durango

The staff worked dilligently to get this product to me on-time when it was noted that it was not in stock at the main warehouse. It actually arrived a day early. The intallation went very well by following the provided video on the website. 527855


Comments

Great!

Jason - 06/28/2019

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2016 Dodge Durango

Delivery on time and package in excellent condition. Everything went well with the installation, all fitted as the description says. 521445



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2018 Dodge Durango

It fits perfectly. I didnt even need to buy the extended cover, the original one still fits 501030



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2016 Dodge Durango

Great products and service as always!! 499530



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2017 Dodge Durango

Real easy to install fit in perfectly. Just be care full removing bumper for installation. Besides that had no problems. I recommend this product. 499332



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2017 Dodge Durango

Fits perfectly, just as described! Excellent customer service! Detailed installation manual/videos! A+++ 489462



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2016 Dodge Durango

Received hitch today all looks good will install this Sunday may take some video of the installation but this already a few on Youtube. 469999


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  • Will the Tekonsha Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness Fit a 2018 Dodge Durango W/O Trailer Wiring
  • The Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter part # TK22113 is specifically designed to be used with a 2018 Dodge Durango that did not come with trailer wiring. The harness offers almost an entirely plug and play installation that will not require you to splice any wires. If you also need a brake controller I recommend using the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller part # 90195 as this is our top of the line best selling brake controller. The...
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  • Best Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Dodge Durango
  • My favorite trailer hitch for your 2019 Dodge Durango is the Draw Tite part # 76196 because it installs behind the rear fascia cut out designed for a hitch so that when not in use you can cover it. See picture. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you'd want the part # 118617 too. 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...
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch & Wiring Harness for 2018 Dodge Durango
  • Of the three hitches made for your 2018 Dodge Durango there is one that does offer a more hidden and discrete appearance. That hitch is the Draw-Tite # 76196 which like the others has a 2-inch hitch receiver opening. I linked two photos for you. The first shows the Draw-Tite # 76196 which installs behind the rear bumper fascia rather than under it, as with the Curt model # C13182 that is shown in the other photo. The trade-off between these two hitches is that the nicely hidden Draw-Tite...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch & Wiring for 2018 Dodge Durango
  • Yes, we do have hitches for your 2018 Dodge Durango. Of the three rear hitch options I recommend the USA-made Curt # C13182 because it offers easy no-drill installation using included hardware as shown in the included video. The hitch model # 76196 from Draw-Tite that you referenced offers a less visible installation but will take a lot longer to install. If you want the least-visible hitch and you don't mind a more challenging installation then the Draw-Tite # 76196 is a great choice...
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  • Trailer Wiring for a 2018 Dodge Durango GT
  • I agree the Draw-Tite, part # 76196, is the best looking hitch available for your 2018 Dodge Durango. If the trailer you're going to be towing has a 4-way connector then I recommend the Hopkins, part # HM11142214. The converter box mounts with two screws instead of one or just double sided tape like the other options. A lot of the times we see issues with wiring it's because the converter box took a hit from not being mounted well enough and damaged it. The extra screw will help...
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  • Curt T-Connector Wiring for 2018 Dodge Durango Without Factory Towing Package
  • Yes, the Curt T-Connector # C56336 that you referenced is exactly what you want for your 2018 Dodge Durango without the tow package. If you don't already have a trailer hitch then I recommend going with the Curt Class III # C13182 which is easy to install and will allow you to keep your spare tire installed under the vehicle if it is the 18" size. We also have the Draw-Tite # 76196 which looks much more sleek when it is installed but this is a pretty difficult installation and actually...
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  • Recommended 2016 Dodge Durango RT Trailer Hitch Receiver Behind Bumper Cover
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76196 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Dodge Durango RT. The receiver will fit behind the factory fascia and it will need to be trimmed for access to hitch and wiring. We do not carry the bubble cover you mentioned. For your vehicle wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter - 7 Way Trailer Connector # TK22113. This will allow you to simply connect...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2018 Dodge Durango without Tow Package
  • Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 76196 because of its hidden design. This is the only hitch available for your 2018 Dodge Durango that will actually sit behind the rear bumper fascia panel so you won't even know it's there when you aren't towing. This also allows for excellent ground clearance. I have attached a couple images of this hitch installed on the 2018 Durango to show this. It has a 6,000 pound towing weight capacity....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2018 Dodge Durango R/T
  • For your 2018 Dodge Durango R/T I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76196. This receiver has a hidden cross tube and will fit behind the factory cover in your bumper. The hitch will fit with an 18 inch full size spare, but the 20 inch full size spare of your R/T will not be able to be stored under the vehicle. This is true of all the trailer hitch options. If you will be towing with this hitch, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat...
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  • Can Rear Bumper Cover be Reinstalled With Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2019 Dodge Durango
  • Yes, you will be able to cover the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76196 once it is installed on your 2019 Dodge Durango. The photo you are referencing is from the linked installation video of this trailer hitch on a 2017 Durango. If you skip to the very end of the video you can see where our install team is able to replace the cover after all is said and done. I have also attached an installation video of this on a 2018 Durango that you can check out. If you let me know...
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  • Hitch Compatibility with 18-Inch Spare Tire on 2017 Dodge Durango
  • All hitches offered for your 2017 Dodge Durango, including the Draw-Tite # 76196 with concealed cross tube, are compatible with the 18-inch spare but not the 20-inch. If you refer to the linked photo showing an 18-inch spare in place along with installed hitch # 76196 you can compare your spare to confirm it matches and that it will be compatible. If you don't have the tow package and you also need wiring you can use part # 118617 for a 4-pole harness or # TK22113 for a 7-way.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Dodge Durango That Fits Through Opening In Rear Bumper
  • The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98901 that you referenced will sit below the rear bumper of your 2016 Dodge Durango. This allows for a really simple bolt-on installation without having to modify or temporarily remove anything on the bumper. If you would rather have the increased ground clearance and OEM appearance of one that comes out through the bumper cutout (which is what I recommend) you will want the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 76196 instead. I have...
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  • Towing Capacity for 2018 Dodge Durango Hitch and Wiring Recommendation
  • The towing capacity of your 2018 Dodge Durango will be between 6,200 and 8,700 lb depending on how it's equipped. You'd have to check the owners manual or with a Dodge dealer for the specific capacity depending on how it's equipped. For a hitch we have the Draw Tite part # 76196 which fits through the factory hitch cut out in the lower fascia. This hitch has a 6,000 lb capacity and is my recommendation because of it's concealed look and it has the same capacities as the other hitches...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit Behind Bumper Fascia of 2014 Dodge Durango
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite trailer htich receiver, part # 76196, does fit completely behind the fascia cut out in the bumper of your 2014 Dodge Durango. The factory cover can be put back in place after the hitch is instaslled. Look at the two pictures I've attached when we installed the hitch on a Durango.
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  • Safety Chain Compatibility with 2015 Dodge Durango R/T and Draw-Tite Hitch 76196
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76196 for your 2015 Dodge Durango R/T is a great option. The safety chain connections are made behind the bumper, so they will go underneath. Some models like the photo you see can remain untrimmed and connect from the back. Some people choose to use Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2"10K # 49135 to allow for extra connection access with this fit. Other models do require trimming that lower area for safety chain access. This hitch installs...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2015 Dodge Durango with Full Size Spare
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76196 which is a fit for your 2015 Dodge Durango is designed to work with a factory full size spare tire that has a steel wheel which I have attached a photo of for you. If you have a steel wheel then yes the hitch will fit but if you have an alloy wheel like what is on the vehicle then the hitch will not fit. If you can send me a photo of your spare tire I would be happy to confirm this for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits Behind Rear Bumper Opening of 2015 Dodge Durango
  • For a trailer hitch that fits your 2015 Dodge Durango and fits behind the removable bumper panel at the rear of your vehicle the Draw Tite part # 76196 that you referenced is the correct hitch. I pulled up the instructions and attached a picture I got from them that shows the hitch coming through that lower panel.
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  • Will The Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Dodge Durango Fit With a 20 Inch Full Size Spare Wheel/Tire
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75713 which is a fit for your 2017 Dodge Durango will not allow for a full size 20" spare wheel/tire to be stored under the vehicle while installed. The same will be said for the other two options we have for your vehicle (part # 76196 and part # C13182) which means you cannot install a trailer hitch and retain a full size 20" spare wheel/tire. In order to still store the spare tire on the vehicle for use when needed you would want...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Dodge Durango that Allows Bumper Cover to Reinstall
  • For your 2017 Dodge Durango we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76196 as a confirmed fit that does allow you to reinstall the bumper cover when not in use which totally conceals the hitch. The attached picture is one we received from a customer which shows the hitch installed and the bumper cover installed again. I also attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Dodge Durango With 18 Inch Spare
  • For a 2017 Dodge Durango, since you have an 18 inch wheel you can use any of the trailer hitches to fit. Most of these vehicles will have an 18 inch wheel for a spare. Since your Durango does come with 20 inch wheels, a full-size spare would be one in which your wheel would be 20 inches. For example, if you have the towing package, you are likely to have a full-size spare, and this is something you can also find out on your car's spec sheet as it should be listed. However, since you...
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  • Least Visible Hitch for 2018 Dodge Durango
  • The three hitches made for your 2018 Durango include the Draw-Tite model # 76196 which will be less visible than either the Curt model # C13182 that you referenced or the similar Draw-Tite # 75713. Please refer to the photo of hitch # 76196 installed on a 2018 Durango to see what I mean. The main cross tube is hidden behind the rear fascia panel and only the receiver portion will be visible when the knock-out trim panel is removed. This hitch will take longer to install than the other...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2019 Dodge Durango with Dual Exhaust
  • We definitely have a trailer hitch fit for your 2019 Dodge Durango that has a dual exhaust, and I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76196 because it has a concealed crosstube so your Durango maintains its clean look. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver and has a 6,000 lb towing capacity with a whopping 900 lb tongue weight capacity which speaks to its strength and durability, as does its lifetime warranty. For wiring I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Dodge Durango RT Without Suspension Enhancement
  • There is not a rear leveling kit for a 2018 Dodge Durango RT from any of our manufacturers at this time. My recommendation is to use a weight distribution system as the aftermarket hitches like the Curt # C13182 and Draw-Tite # 75713 or # 76196 will handle much more tongue weight with a WD system. This will assist with mitigating the squat at the rear of your vehicle for a more level ride when you use the proper system for your trailer. When determining a weight distribution system,...
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