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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 76225 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76225

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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



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


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


etrailer.com Technical Support

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



76225 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76225

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 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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2010 Dodge Journey

Great product; excellent quality; The installation went as expected thanks to online video instructions. The new trailer hitch looks as close to factory as you can get on my 2010 Dodge Journey. 641672


Comments
Excellent product, looks great and performs as expected
James - 05/14/2020

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After a somewhat difficult installation this item has performed great. Installation was difficult due to either the hole in the hitch or the hole in the frame being slightly off in location. After consulting with the Tech at etrailer.com, I had to make the hitch hole oval so the bolt would go through. The other problem was the tight space to get my 1/2 Torque wrench in to tighten to 75-Lb-Ft. One good thing about this hitch is that it replaced the bumper, and this hitch considerably stronger than the bumper tube. A side benefit is the hitch is completely hidden except the 2-in receiver. 722124



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2015 Dodge Journey

Fast shipping. Lots of chips off the paint when arrived and paint generally flaked off in large pieces if hit against frame etc. Used spray paint to cover. Excellent build quality. All parts were there and of excellent quality. Should mention that you just pull the wire out once bolt is in place and that they are one use only. (Obvious now but spent time trying to re-use at first) Found some rust under the bumper so took advantage of it being off and sanded / painted. Bolt holes did not align so some encouraging required with a crowbar while being mindful of the welds. Should mention that torquing bottom bolts lowers side mount holes into position. I spent a fair bit of time trying to loose fit the side bolts in with no luck. Went in fine once lower bolts were tight. Overall very happy. The look is excellent. Install took all day but would be only a few hours if I had to do it again. Thanks etrailer for good service and a great product. 505010


Comments
Excellent by all accounts.
Kevin - 05/13/2019

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Dodge Journey

The look of the finished install is outstanding. The actual install process was tough in my case. I picked this hitch because of how much higher it sits. I am very pleased with the look now that its done. I feel that for the Dodge Journey this is the best looking hitch available. It's estimated that the install should take two hours, and I would agree with that. I had the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcment off in 30 min. I ran into a problem with two of the six bolt holes being off by half the diameter of the hole. To overcome this problem it took me 1-1.5 hours. If your going to tackle this hitch you need to puchase a plastic rivit installer. The hitch comes with replament rivits for the ones drilled out during bumper cover removal. I also cant say enough how much easier it is with a panel removal kit and a clip remover. You really only need the rivit tool and they are cheap enough. Overall i'm very happy with the hitch and the clean look it provides. If the holes had all lined up it woul have been a solid five stars. 472283



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This is the best looking hitch option for the Dodge Journey. It just flat works. 816678



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2016 Dodge Journey

Looks great!! 815224



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2018 Dodge Journey

the hitch that I received was like new and had all of the hardware. It even had the plastic rivets that I needed to replace because to replace my hitch the bumper facia had to be removed. It also had 6 bolt assist wires [to help fish the bolts into place] instead of just 1 or 2. So it was a very nice kit. The only drawback with this particular hitch was not mentioned or even hinted , was once the vehicle metal bumper was removed it would not be reinstalled. I did not now that when I bought the kit.I wish that I could have retained the vehicle bumper. Now there is a lot of clearance between the bumper facia and the hitch itself, so the bumper facia is now useless plastic that does not do much of anything except to hide the hitch. It would be nice if the description of the kit mentioned that the bumper would no longer be used and also came with some high density foam to be used and prevent the bumper facia from deforming, hence the 4 star rating instead of 5 stars. 798472



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Nice, sturdy hitch receiver. Had all the necessary parts. Instructions were easy to follow. Installation was as expected. 779181



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Product was as presented on-line. Easy to order. Videos were very helpful for the installation. 764734



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Very good decision to Purchase this style hitch. I really appreciate the fantastic service and workmanship. From building the hitch, perfect welds and perfect placement in the car. To the customer service with in etrailer. the service department and shipping. Even the delivery service was fast. i got an email the day it was delivered to ensure no issues along the way. I have recommend etrailer already on multiple occasions. Great service! Keep up the fantastic work. Thank you again Joe. 738368



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Install was not bad. The usual adjustments to holes needed but that's common. Once installed it has worked flawless all year. I love products that just work. 719967



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Hitch fit my Dodge Journey perfectly. Installation instructions were easy to follow. 718748



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2019 Dodge Journey

Installed it and then the day after loaded up a heavy electric wheelchair on a chair hauler that slides into the hitch and drove 1700 miles with no problems 697934



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2009 Dodge Journey

Perfect fit! I learned two things installing mine vs. the videos and included instructions. 1. you do not need to lower the exhaust at all (2009 Dodge Journey, SXT dual exhaust, 3.5 V6). This hitch requires you to remove the rear valance (bumper shell) and there is plenty of room to work after that. 2. install the top bolts first! It is much easier to line up the top bolts with nothing else attached. Once you have that the other four just drop in. The included fish wires work perfect. Cutting the bumper shell made me a bit nervous, but you can do it with a sharp (new blade) carpet knife or the cut wheel like shown in the video. Just measure carefully and the instructions are exact. 667042



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good product and great delivery. thank you 636283



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2012 Dodge Journey

Shipped as described 612323



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2017 Dodge Journey

Good solid product! Installation was easy! You do not have to drop the exhaust if you have a 3/4 inch crowfoot! I found it easier to get the fish wire into the rear hole by back feeding a wire from outside, then hooking the fish wire with the bolt attached to it and pull it back through. 586269



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2017 Dodge Journey

Delivered quickly, not installed yet, but looks to be a quality product, with a comprehensive install guide and supporting fasteners, even the ones to put the bumper back on. 480312


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Towing Capacity and Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Dodge Journey
    I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2018 Dodge Journey. If you have the 2.4L engine you can tow a trailer that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If you have the larger 3.6L engine the maximum trailer weight is 2,500 pounds (with 1 to 2 people in the vehicle). This capacity drops with more passengers (2,000 pound capacity with 3 to 4 people and 1,500 pounds with 5 to 7 people). I do recommend also verifying this information in your copy of the manual or by checking with your...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2010 Dodge Journey with Dual Exhaust
    For your 2010 Dodge Journey I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76225. You can see the video of this installation on a 2010 with dual exhaust attached. This will allow you to tow but will also allow you to utilize hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier. I also recommend you get the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118495 for your trailer wiring and then the ball mount compatible...
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  • Options for Storing 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Connector
    Draw-Tite hitch # 76225 is an excellent choice for a clean installed appearance on your 2018 Dodge Journey. As for the 4-pole connector mount you have two ways to go. Some towers prefer to keep the 4-pole wiring tucked inside the vehicle except when they are actually pulling their trailer. The wisdom to this is that the 4-pole is then protected from corrosion from moisture and salt, and also from a potential hit from road debris. If you are towing all the time then stowing the 4-pole...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Dodge Journey AWD
    We actually have a somewhat large selection of trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2018 Dodge Journey with the AWD. I specifically recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225 because of its hidden design and superior ground clearance. This Class III hitch features a drop-down 2" receiver that allows the crosstube to stay completely hidden behind the bumper. This not only creates a clean, factory-like appearance but it also keeps the receiver further...
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  • Recommended Parts to Tow a Trailer with a 2015 Dodge Journey
    Certainly. I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part # 76225. I like that once it's installed you only see the open receiver tube and not the crossbeam. It is a more difficult install and requires you to cut some fascia on your 2015 Dodge Journey. I've linked the video from when we installed it along with the install details for you. If you prefer an eaier install then look at the Curt # C13201. To install the Curt you need to temporarily remove the spare tire and lower...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Dodge Journey
    For your 2018 Dodge Journey the trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw Tite hitch part # 76225 because it has a concealed crosstube which means it will be mostly hidden, has a 2 inch opening which is the most popular size and has best capacities, and because it has the best price too. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well. For trailer wiring then you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 118536 for if you have LED taillights or part # 118567 for if you have incandescent...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch for 2014 Dodge Journey Replace Bumper Beam
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 76225 does replace the bumper beam of your 2014 Dodge Journey. If anything the hitch is stronger than the beam so it would not make the vehicle weaker or more dangerous in an accident. Insurance would not be affected either.
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  • What is the Diameter of the Crosstube on the Draw-Tite Hitch for a 2018 Dodge Journey
    The inner diameter of the crosstube on the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76225 is 1-1/2". Therefore, a trailer hitch cover designed for a 2" receiver tube opening like the Rubber Hitch Cover part # 22282 will not work for this application. With that being said I am certain you could find something to work for this application with just a bit of modifications. I have attached a sample install video for you as well.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Dodge Journey SXT Blacktop Edition
    There are no exclusions in regards to a trailer hitch for your 2018 Dodge Journey SXT Blacktop Edition. Therefore, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76225 because this is the only option we have for you that maintains a concealed design which simply means that the receiver tube opening is the only part of the trailer hitch that will be visible once installed which you can see from the attached photo. In order to find a local installer you will simply...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225 is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD. It is the only trailer hitch we carry from any of our manufacturers that currently is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite to confirm the fit. I also recommend the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201 which will lock your ball mount or accessory as well as give it an anti-rattle feature. Let...
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  • Comparing Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2018 Dodge Journey
    For your 2018 Dodge Journey the best hitch I recommend is the Draw Tite part # 76225 because it has the best towing capacities, a 2 inch hitch opening which more accessories are made for and has a concealed crosstube which means it's less visible. The install is pretty involved so for an easier to install hitch the Draw Tite hitch part # 75648 is another option to consider. It still has great towing capacities but the crosstube is visible. I attached pictures of both hitches for you...
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  • Which Way Do the Conical Tooth Washers Face on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Dodge Journey
    If you take a look at page 3 of the instruction manual for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76225, you can see where it states to have the teeth on the conical tooth washer facing the trailer hitch. I have attached a photo of this part for you as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Dodge Journey
    For your 2018 Dodge Journey I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 76225. The reason I like this hitch over the other options available for your Dodge Journey is because it is the only one that features a completely hidden crosstube. This provides a sleek factory appearance for the hitch as well as improved ground clearance compared to the others that will have their crosstube and receiver dropped below the bumper. I have attached an image of this hitch installed...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Dodge Journey AWD
    Your 2017 Dodge Journey is one of the vehicles for which two types of hitch are made, both a smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch and a 2-inch Class III. In such cases we always recommend the 2-inch option since it will be compatible with more hitch-mount accessories and because it will offer a higher weight rating without much more additional cost. The Class III hitch I recommend for your Journey AWD is the etrailer # e98845 because it will offer easier installation than others and because...
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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD
    We have a trailer hitch that will fit your 2017 Dodge Journey SXT AWD, but the etrailer trailer hitch # e98845 will NOT fit your '17 Journey SXT models with AWD. The tech note you referenced states, "Hitch does not fit SXT models with AWD." For a trailer hitch that does fit a 2017 Dodge Journey SXT with AWD the only confirmed fit is the Draw-Tite # 76225 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. This hitch is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling in your Journey's frame...
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  • How to Tell if 2018 Dodge Journey Has LED or Incandescent Tail Lights
    The easiest way to determine if you have LED or incandescent lights on your Dodge Journey is to simply watch them illuminate and turn off. If they come on immediately and turn off immediately then they are most likely LEDs. LEDs will also be quite a bit brighter and almost painful to look at directly. If instead you can see a bit of a transition both when coming on and turning off and the light is a bit duller, you have incandescent bulbs. If you are still unsure I recommend simply...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2015 Dodge Journey SXT AWD
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225 is a confirmed fit for the 2015 Dodge Journey SXT AWD. It is the only trailer hitch we carry from any of our manufacturers that currently is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite to confirm the fit.
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  • Can Reese Eclipse Bike Rack 63124 Install on 2009 Dodge Journey
    As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your Dodge Journey like the Draw Tite # 76225 the Eclipse part # 63124 will fit and work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level...
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  • Trailer Hitch With Best Clearance That is Most Hidden for 2014 Dodge Journey
    The trailer hitch that is both the most hidden and has the best ground clearance for your 2014 Dodge Journey is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225. The reason for this is because it has a fully concealed crosstube and installing it requires cutting the fascia, as you can see by the accompanying photo. The way this installs makes the receiver sit up higher compared to other hitches, including the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12134 you referenced. I definitely recommend the...
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