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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"

Item # 76226
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 76226 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76226

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 750 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.


  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 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. Technical Support

At 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.

76226 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

Replaces Draw-Tite 75768

Installation Details 76226 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76226

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (94 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.


Sometimes you come across a better price on something... it's $10 cheaper so you feel like you got a great deal. It's a good feeling right?

Buying this hitch easily saved me $1,000... and I mean it. I almost bought the other hitch. You know the one. The one that's all "stealth" like and whatnot. That would've run $900 + $350 installation.

This was $250 and I easily did it myself. All I had to do was follow the video. I'm quite handy but I've never worked on a car so I was a bit skeptical, but installation was a breeze honestly.

It probably took me 4 hours or so, but I took my time and had a few beers along the way. It came out great and knowing that I literally saved myself $1,000 FELT AWESOME!

Just go for it, you won't regret it!

2022 BMW X3

I installed the hitch myself in my driveway. I'm a woman and was totally able to install it myself. I had a friend help a little but mostly to hand me tools and be an extra set of hands. I used other props as needed to help. I love the videos available on the site. I recommend watching a few of the videos available for the different brands of hitches for your car. The installation is 99% the same and you might see a different approach or visual to help you. I ended up following a video from a different brand that didn't make me remove the tail lights. Worth it! Before installing I did my homework. I watched the videos and bought the tools I was missing. It took me about 5 hours but I did have to stop part way through to buy another tool I was missing. It still cost less to buy the tools than to pay someone else to install it. You can totally do this yourself with time and patience. This is the second hitch I've bought from etrailers and I'd buy from them again in the future.


Took me about 4 hours to install. The Drawtite hitch fit my 2022 BMW X3 perfectly with no modifications required. Be sure to have a plastic rivet tool before starting.


Fits great, easy to install.

2018 X.


It’s been great used the hitch several times to carry gardening soil and ground cover home.

2013 BMW X3

It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be given the 2 hour estimate for install. It still took me longer but I took breaks. This arrived less than 24 hours after I ordered it. I had tried to get that company that rents trailers to install theirs but they could not be bothered to find the hitch for my X3 after holding my money for 3 weeks.


The hitch arrived right on time. My husband was able to follow the video exactly. He said it was easy. It fit our BMW X3 perfectly. We needed a cargo hitch for extra space for the family vacation. The hitch is very sturdy and well made. E couldn’t be happier!!


We are happy with our whole package including hitch, receiver, wiring and ball mounts.



Ive only used it once, but it worked fine. I expect it will work fine next time I need it. Installation went fine, although I had to grind the circular heads of two bolts to fit. I had a bench grinder, so that was easy.

2021 BMW X3

The product was a perfect fit for my BMW 2021 X3. The video that was provided gave step by step instructions on how to perform the installation. I would highly recommend etrailer to anyone looking to install a hitch on their vehicle.


Extremely well made hitch and installation was exactly as shown in video with no problems
Excellent service from etrailer

2015 BMW X3

The Draw-tite is a well made, heavy duty hitch. The only issue I have during installation was that the fender trim plastic rivets on my X3 were white, but the replacements from etrailer were black. Otherwise, installation went well, taking about 2.5 hrs to complete. Make sure you have the proper tools for removing the fascia.


Perfect fit, good directions, but the Youtube video was the best aid. I have made several purchases from and will continue to do so as the need arises.


One year on, excellent performance from the hitch without any looseness or issue of any kind. As always, I appreciate the great service from etrailer!



A couple of years in, hitch still looks good and functioning as expected.

2018 BMW X3

When I placed the order it said shipping was 4-6 days for an additional $xx extra and then I received an email with a delivery date 15 days out. I called and spoke to Paula and idk what sge did but it worked! Got my hitch in time and then went to uhaul for install. Fits like a glove and now we can take our bicycles anywhere. Thank you. Definitely come back for more great products!

2019 BMW X3

I had a great experience from ordering to installation. Shipping was fast, instructions were straight forward and quality was awesome! Would definitely order from etrailer again.

2016 BMW X3

The hitch install on my 2016 BMW X3 went just like the video and written instructions. Was very nice not to have any surprises like so many other installs. Everything fit perfectly.


I love the product that you provided. Advertised with the installation video is what sold me. The BMW dealer could not provide me a 2021 hitch as of yet so this is a great alternative. I was tired of waiting and then found you. Thanks



This is awesome. I have a bike rack and use the hitch continuously without a problem. Great product stjll.

2019 BMW X3

The hitch was priced right and was delivered in a timely manner. I watched the install video for my X3 and referenced it a couple of more times during the install and everything went smooth. looks good and am sure it will work as expected!

2013 BMW X3

Exactly as described, perfect fit. For 2013 X3 you have to remove bumper fascia and bumper reinforcemnet.


I installed this myself on 2021 BMW X3 M Comp.
It was a three beer install at a slacker pace.
Everything fit perfectly. It is clear Draw Tite 76226
is made exactly for the X3!


Very nice people! Was missing part to the hutch and they immediately replaced it no questions asked. Also great video to aid with installation.


Followed the video reference step by step and had no problems with the install. The one thing I would note is that the rivets provided are a larger size than most off the shelf rivet guns can handle. I looked at all the big box stores for a gun, and eventually made the $5 gun I got at Harbor Freight work, though each rivet required disassembling the gun.
Overall, very pleased with the hitch, and the video covering the installation.

2018 BMW X3

Fit my 2018 X3 m40i perfectly. Setup was time consumptive but not overly hard. Shipping was super fast.


Good service

2016 BMW X3

I purchased the trailer hitch and the wiring kit for the tail lights. My 2016 BMW X3 is very complex but the wiring kit matched perfectly with no problem. The hitch however requires a fair level of expertise. It took me 4hrs. I'm a 76 yr old retired mechanic. It can be done!

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I've now had the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver for a year. This was the second one I had installed on one of my vehicles. I use it mostly to transport road bikes, sometimes over long distances. It has worked as expected - flawlessly. After a year it shows no rust or other degradation. Draw-Title hitch receivers appear to be solidly constructed. I would not hesitate to purchase another should the need arise.

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  • Hitch that Fits 2022 BMW X3 M Sport
    For your 2022 BMW X3 M Sport the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 is a confirmed fit as we have verified with them that it fits all models of the X3 including the M Sport. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2023 BMW X4
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 fits the 2023 BMW X4. We don't have any confirmation on the 2024 model at this time but if it is the same as the 2023 that will eventually carry over.
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 76226 Affect the Lift Gate Function of a 2023 BMW X3?
    I checked the reviews and our installers tech tips and we have had no complaints or warnings about the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch item # 76226 affecting the lift gate functions. This hitch is designed to fit the 2023 BMW X3 M40i, xDrive30i, and sDrive30i models. It has a 2" receiver and provides a 5,000 lbs towing capacity and a 750 lbs maximum tongue weight.
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  • Draw Tite Hitch for 2016 BMW X3 and Where to Have it Installed
    Hitch installs are pretty basic for most qualified mechanics compared to the stuff they have to install on a regular basis. Any qualified mechanic in your area with a good reputation would have no problem with a hitch install. The Draw Tite part # 76226 you mentioned is a confirmed fit for your 2016 BMW X3 and would be a great option confirmed as a fit.
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch # 76226 Fit 2020 BMW X3E Hybrid
    I checked with Draw Tite and their hitch part # 76226 is designed to fit all sub-models and styles of the 2020 BMW X3 so it would fit your hybrid model as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW X3 For Carrying 4 Bike Rack
    For a hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your 2017 BMW X3 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 which will work well to carry a Thule 4 bike rack. This hitch has plenty of capacity and clearance so that is why I would recommend it.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 BMW X3 Fit Other Vehicles
    That would completely depend on what your next vehicle is. The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2017 BMW X3, part # 76226, is designed specifically for the X3 from 2011 to 2019. It may work on later model years of the X3 but that all depends on what kind of changes BMW makes to it. Trailer hitches designed for one vehicle should never be installed onto another. Also, when moving a hitch to another vehicle new hardware should be used. You can purchase the exact replacement...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 is what I recommend for a 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e. I checked with Draw-Tite and was able to confirm fit for you as well. This is a bolt-on hitch option with no drilling required and it has a hidden design so only the receiver tube will be shown.
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  • PDC Sensor Malfunction with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76226 Installed on a 2016 BMW X3
    Although the installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 on your 2016 BMW X3 is pretty involved, anyone who works with vehicles on a regular basis should be able to perform the installation without much issue. If you check out the attached instructions it looks like on step 8 the sensors would need to be disconnected. It sounds like they may have just forgotten to connect it back together. I would verify with the shop that did the work to see if they did, in...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for my 2016 BMW X3 to Haul an Airstream Bambi.
    You have the option of removing the factory hitch and installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 this allows for up to 5000 GWVR and a 750 lb tongue weight rating which is plenty for the camper. I must insist though that you see what your vehicle is rated for. Hopefully it is rated slightly higher than the factory hitch and can handle the weight of your desired camper. If it is not rated higher then you should look at a different camper with lighter tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2020 BMW X3
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 is what I recommend for a 2020 BMW X3. It features a hidden design so only the receiver tube portion of the hitch will be shown and there's no drilling required for install. It has a class III rating with 2" receiver tube that can be used for towing or bike racks and cargo carriers. I have attached an install video below. I wasn't able to cross reference the part number in question unfortunately.
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  • Mostly Hidden Trailer Hitch that Fits 2023 BMW X4
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 that you referenced does fit your 2023 BMW X4. This only has the hitch opening that hangs below the rear bumper so it's mostly hidden as well.
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  • Why do Exhaust Hangers Need to be Removed to Install Curt & Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2018 BMW X3
    Really good questions, and I did some digging into the installation of both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13387 and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 that fit your 2018 BMW X3. In regards to why the exhaust hanger nuts need to be removed (on both the driver and passenger side) the reason is these are part of what is holding the bumper beam into place. Since the bumper beam needs to be removed in order to install the hitch, these nuts need to be removed in order to get the beam...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Carrying Bike Rack on 2020 BMW X3
    For your 2020 BMW X3 30i, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13387. The installation is probably beyond the reach of the typical do-it-yourself-er, because the rear bumper and fascia need to be temporarily removed. I'll link to the installation instructions and an install video. A rivet gun for plastic rivets will also be needed, so this is probably best handled by your favorite mechanic unless you're super handy. The Draw-Tite # 76226 you'd looked at would also fit, but in...
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  • Comparison Between Curt C13316 and Draw Tite 76226 Class III Hitches for 2015 BMW X3
    Both the Draw-Tite # 76226 and the Curt # C13316 are fits for the 2015 BMW X3. Both hitches are pretty much on par as far as quality goes. The Draw-Tite does have a higher tongue weight and towing capacity as you mentioned, but you'd be limited to the 3500/350 lb rating of the vehicle, so the difference in capacity is pretty much a moot point, as the capacity of the vehicle will always take precedence. Neither hitch would damage anything as long as the vehicle's weight capacity is observed. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Highest Tongue Weight Capacity for 2017 BMW X3
    We don't have a way to safely recommend you exceed the tongue weight capacity of a vehicle. I wish there was a way, but if you have a hitch like the Curt Class III # C13316 that has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity and your trailer has more tongue weight than that then there's nothing we can do. The Draw Tite hitch for your vehicle part # 76226 has a higher tongue weight rating at 750 lbs.
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  • Bracket for my 4-way and 7-way Connector on my 2017 BMW X3 with a Hidden Crosstube Hitch
    With the design of your hitch and the cross tube being completely hidden the Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 4- or 5-Way Flat and 6- or 7-Way Trailer Connectors part # C58000 is a great option. It will attach to the receiver tube opening and allow you to attach both your 7-way and 4-way without any modifications to your vehicle. I've linked a video for you showing how it attaches to the hitch for you.
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  • What Hitch is Confirmed to Fit a 2022 BMW X3
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 is confirmed to fit the M40i, xDrive30i and the sDrive30i models of the 2022 BMW X3. This hitch has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and will provide you with a 2" receiver opening which is the most common size used for hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers and ball mounts. If you are looking to use this hitch for a bike rack and are still needing a bike rack. I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # NV22G.
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  • Does Stealth Hitch for 2018 BMW X3 Allow Towing Trailer with Hitch Opening Accessory
    Stealth has stated that the hitch opening attachment of the # SH62VR that fits your 2018 BMW X3 can only be used with accessories like bike racks and carriers and not with trailer towing. You'd have to use the included ball mount attachment which like you noticed does not have any height adjustment. To be able to use a ball mount with varying rise/drops would require a different hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76226 which is not quite as hidden as the hitch opening does hang below rear bumper.
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  • Can Rear Sensors Be Turned Off While Towing with a 2016 BMW X3
    In regards to towing with a 2016 BMW X3; you'll need a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226, a trailer wiring harness like the Curt Powered Tail Light Converter with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # C59236, and a ball mount/hitch ball like the etrailer Ball Mount Kit part # 989899. In regards to the rear sensors, these should only be an issue while in reverse. I would check the in-dash settings to see if they can be disable while towing. If...
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  • Recommended Hitch with Confirmed Fit on 2020 BMW X3
    Yes. The Draw-Tite # 76226 has been confirmed as a fit on the 2020 BMW X3 and will provide you with a concealed cross tube that is well hidden behind the bumper, so it's going to be hardly noticeable once it's installed. If you're going to be towing with this hitch, you will also need a wiring harness. I recommend using the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT because it doesn't require any of your vehicle's factory wires to be cut or spliced. It uses sensors that...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X3
    The hitch you would want for your 2014 BMW X3 would be the Curt Hitch part # 76226. This hitch has been confirmed to work on your vehicle and does not require drilling. The # C11174 that you referenced would not fit your vehicle so I would not recommend it for you. For trailer wiring you would need to contact a BMW dealer. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW X3
    All of the trailer hitches that are a confirmed fit for your 2017 BMW X3 do require some trimming of the lower body panel. The most popular option is the Draw Tite part # 76226 which would be a great option. It's a 2 inch hitch (the most popular size) with plenty of towing capacity at 4,000 lb trailer weight. I attached a picture that shows where it would need to be trimmed. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation 2022 BMW X3
    For your 2022 BMW X3 M40i the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 is a great option. This hitch has great towing capacities and is mostly hidden since only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper which allows better ground clearance as well. If you needed trailer wiring the Tekonsha kit part # TK77FR would be a really great option as it installs easily and has a very reliable converter box.
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