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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 76227 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 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
    • Uses existing hardware
  • 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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 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.



76227 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

Item # 76227

Installation Details 76227 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76227

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (412 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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I am first time installer... It was straight forward to install and instruction was complete and clear. Great service and product. I am happy! Thank you!


Comments
It still woks well
Serguei F - 12/08/2020


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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Super low profile and love the look of this hitch on the Subaru. The hardest part of the install was the removal and installation of the bumper, everything else was fairly self explanatory from the video instructions on etrailer.com.



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Subaru

Thanks to etrailer's incredibly helpful video and excellent products, my Subaru is styling with a new hitch and electrical. I'm not much of a do-it-yourself kinda guy when it comes to vehicles and this was actually a pretty fun project with no drilling, cutting or other invasive procedures that I probably would not have enjoyed. Buy the right one and just go for it!



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Excellent product and even better customer service. I love that we received an email with an instructional video link specific to our vehicle. Took 2 hours to install. The hardest part was getting the bumper back on because the crossbeam sticks out about 1/4” more with the hitch. Requires 2 people for removing and reaffixing the bumper so as to not damage it; also requires 2 people when putting the hitch and crossbeam back on (definitely need that extra set of hands for ease)! Overall, a smooth installation. Be sure you have a 14mm deep-well socket with 8” (min) extension and a pair of tin snips. Don’t hesitate! Buy this today! :) Enjoy!!



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The hitch arrived in two days, as promised. Installation was as easy as the video shows. I was a little hesitant to pull the bumper skin off my Subaru, but it went off and back on no sweat. Total installation time, including the wiring harness, was under two hours. No special tools or skills are required. I was going to bring it to a shop to install, but I'm glad I did it myself. It really couldn't have been easier. The installation video was extremely helpful. Just take it step by step, and you shouldn't have any problems at all.


Comments
Normal, occasional use for over a year and everything is still looking and working like new. No issues.
Paul G - 07/13/2020


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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Great hitch and was an easy install. The video on the site is great and the only thing I ended up needing to reference in the instructions was the torque required on the bolts. I ended up cracking one snap on either side of the fascia on the tail light mount when removing it but that happens and it went back on snugly, it would have been repairable with super glue if I thought it needed it. The instructions call for a utility knife when cutting the fascia, but I found that difficult and ended up using a hack saw and wire snips. Definitely use tin snips if available as recommended in the video. I'm no professional, but I was able to get it installed and back together in about 45 minutes after watching the video right before. Great instructions and a great product!



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hitch came without dings or scratches. I put it on my Outback myself in about 2 hours, though I wasn’t trying to be quick. I like the way this one mounts as opposed to the one with the visible crossbar that I had that on my old 2013 outback. The other reviews are correct in that the hole the directions tell you to cut out would be off center and too big, depending on the model year of your Outback. For my 2018, the inside of the bumper fascia had two molded in score lines for the OEM hitch. I just used that as a starting point and was all set.



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2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

Overall the installation was more difficult. You have to know where all your plastic fasteners are located. I own a 2013 Suburu Outback 3.6R. Tips for a 2013 Suburu Outback 3.6 1) There is a fastener located at the start of the bumper on both sides. 2) Installing the bumper back didn't quite fit on the driver side because of a square cover on the bumper I had to trim that got in the way. 3) Have extra plastic fastener in case the original snaps



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Delivery was on time and the video was really helpful. My only glitch was that my Outback had factory installed trim around the wheel wells. I had to loosen those before I could begin the rest of the removal process. Pictures included. I really appreciate the follow up and great service.



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Just finished installing this on my 2019 Outback. As others have said, following the video made is pretty easy to do. I wanted to leave the middle attachment point instead of cutting it out like they show in the instructions and the video and was able to do so without much trouble as the attachment point is not on the center line but off to the side a little. I used some of the boxes cardboard to make a template to get the hole just right and then traced that out on the plastic (the hole in the cardboard is where the mounting hole is on the bumper fascia.


Comments
Ive had the hitch on my car for a year now and it has not had any issues and is not rusting. I use it at least onceweek sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. I use it mostly with a Rhino Rack T-Load to get my Hobie Pro Angler kayak up on top of my car but also use it to pull my Sylvansport trailer when I need to haul both of my Hobies. I recommend this hitch to people all the time.
Kevin - 09/01/2020


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The install videos were a great help as I've never installed a hitch before. I did break one plastic trim pin ($3 @ dealer) during removal. Otherwise all went well. After reassembly, the added thickness of the hitch mount caused the rear sensors in the back bumper to activate when backing up until everything settled in. Used the hitch to tow a heavily loaded [trailer] 5' x 8' from CA to VA and CT, almost 3000 miles, with no problems. I would strongly recommend getting a "hitch tightener" that clamps the drawbar to the receiver so it won't bounce around on rougher roads. I installed one after arriving in VA and before going on to CT. HUGE difference in how the trailer felt as it took up the slop in the drawbar/receiver connection. I can recommend this product.


Comments
I havent used the hitch since pulling a heavy trailer, including a piano!, from CA to VA. The hitch is rust-free except for a bit of wear INSIDE the receiver where the drawbar rubbed during towing. Another reason to get a hitch tightner. One minor side benefit of the hitch, there are a lot of white SUV, many of them Subaru Outbacks, where I live and it makes it easier to find my parked car in a sea of adjacent white SUV. Almost no one has an unobtrusive Class III trailer hitch. Makes my car easy to spot from the side when I cant see the license plate!
Mike G - 02/06/2021


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I've had the trailer hitch receiver installed for about a year now and love it. I did the installation myself on a 2016 Subaru Outback. Followed the video steps and had no problems. Saved several hundred dollars by skipping the dealership install. Great experience and superior product.



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2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

I ordered my hitch and got it just 4 days later. I backed the car into the barn out of the sun at 9:45 and had the hitch installed and the car back on the road by 11:30 by myself. The hardest part was getting the clug clips out because of the dust and mud. Putting the bumper cover back on was time consuming, too, but I wanted to make sure everything fit correctly. I even located and replaced a missing plug to make sure all holes were filled. Installing the Tekonsha wiring harness went as per instructions, except I had to remove one cargo hook to allow the fender cover to lift enough to gain access to the vehicle harness. I ran the trailer plug under the interior padding and under the door gasket and will secure it to the hitch receiver with tie wraps. Looks good on my 2013 Outback 3.6R imited (don't mind the dust from the barn floor).


Comments
We dont tow often, but this hitch allows us the flexibility to tow a small trailer and UTV when we need to go outside the county. It is an excellent investment and does not hang out in the way.
Bob - 08/29/2019



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I purchased the Draw-Tite Max Frame Hitch Receiver for my 2017 Subaru Outback. The people at Etrailer were great to deal with and helped me to make my choice in purchasing the correct hitch receiver for my Outback. I wanted a hitch that was like a custom fit and the Draw-Tite Max is the one. The instructions were easy to understand and it took about an hour to install. The service from Etrailer was great and they were always there to help me with my questions. I also purchased the Hopkins Plug in simple wiring harness which was very easy to install.


Comments
Looks great and works great . One great hitch.
Larry S - 07/30/2019



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Got this hitch early this year, had it attached by my mechanic cause I figured he had more tools than I do. I just recently got a bike rack for it and all I can say it that it’s rock solid! Through rough gravel roads I’d peek in the rear view mirror and the bikes are solid back there. (A testament also to the 1Up rack. What I also love about it is that since it’s attached to the inner steel bumper, it’s practically invisible except for the receiver. A great product at much less cost than a hitch from the dealer.



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excellent product. accompanying installation video was spot on. as a layperson, had a set of ryobi power tools and a torque wrench and a fellow layperson. total install time took just over an hour. memorized install video, and there were no surprises. excellent product and the install videos are extremely helpful. planned use is towing a malone roof rack on wheels style trailer



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

I have recently ordered, received and installed a trailer hitch and roof rack for my 2018 Subaru Outback. Shipping was in good time, order was correct and installation was easy. Great instructions and how-to videos online were very informative. Etrailer will be first on my list when I need something for my cars.


Comments
No problems at all with my hitch.
Lance - 07/19/2019



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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

Wanted a low profile tow hitch receiver to use primarily for recreational purposes. Product came in earlier than expected and installation video was very helpful. Would definitely recommend it, now it's time to buy a bike rack!



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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

I bought the 76227 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver to carry our bike rack and 2 bicycles on my 2016 Subaru Outback. After checking with my Subaru Dealer and learning that it would cost about $1000.00 to have them install a hitch I decided to shop around. My criteria were a follows: *I wanted a hitch I could install myself. *I wanted a hitch that came with good install instructions. *I wanted a hitch that would not require modification of the car. *I wanted a hitch that would be hidden except for the 2" receiver. *I wanted a hitch that would not decrease the Subaru's ground clearance. After looking around, talking with others and doing online research I chose to order my hitch from etrailer.com. One thing that really sold me on etrailer.com was the great installation video they have online. I brought my laptop out to the garage, followed the instructional video and had my hitch installed in a bit more than 2 hours. No problems were encountered. One suggestion I would make is to stop by the Subaru Dealer and buy the push pins that hold the bumper fascia in place at several locations. I found that they didn't always come out cleanly and were often difficult to reuse. It cost me about $16.00 and was well worth it. I wish I'd had them at the time of installation which would have saved me having to lie down on the garage floor a second time. I definitely recommend this hitch and etrailer.com if you want a hitch for your Subaru Outback. I'm sure that if you have another make of car your experience would be just as satisfying.



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring install - fairly straightforward. The instructions could use more detail on how to take down the bumper cover (had to watch an additional youtube video), which ended up being the hardest part. Don't miss the parking sensor connection if you have them. I needed to make the cut out about 1" bigger in each dimension in order to fit the bumper cover back easily. I also broke about 3 of 9 clips that hold bumper cover, it would be nice if they included spares. You technically don't need the 10 mm socket as those bolts also have phillips heads. They actually have all the documentation wrapped in the hitch receiver, which I didn't find until I finished the job.



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2005 Acura TL

Purchased the Draw-Tite trailer hitch in May 2019 to put on our 2018 Outback and couldn't be happier. The install definitely took some close attention and a bit of know-how, but with the directions and instructional videos we made it through and love the end product. Ordering, shipping and support were all top notch!



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

I want the least obtrusive hitch and that is exactly what I got. The installation took 1-1/2 hours and the videos were invaluable. I watch step by step while working. One person cad do everything except removing and reinstalling the plastic bumper covering. The price was fair and the delivery excellent.


Comments
Great product!
Robert - 01/12/2021


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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

I knew when I started reviewing hitches on etrailer.com that this is where I was going to buy my hitch. The product selection and installation videos were incredible! I installed the hitch in 2 hours by following the installation video exactly. My 4 bike rack is ready to roll!



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

The video really made this easy to install. Receiver is actually flush with bumper. No damaged shins here!



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Although the box was in very good shape when it arrived, the hitch has some minor scratches on the square tube. Since it will be hidden under the bumper cover, it was not a huge concern. I cleaned it up and gave it some black touch up paint to prevent rusting in the future. The installation itself went exactly like the instruction video from the web site. To me the suggested 2-hour installation time is a bit optimistic. I consider myself as having average D-I-Y skills, comfortable with most home repairs. The installation took me about 3 hours. Granted I was going slowly to avoid breaking any tabs/clips from the bumper cover. I also had to pause and refer to the video every so often. Overall it was a very satisfying experience. I would definitely suggest doing the installation when it is warm outside (60+) so the body clips and tabs are a bit more forgiving.


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