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  1. Trailer Hitch
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  4. 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  5. 12000 lbs GTW
  6. Visible Cross Tube
Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

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Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45502 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45502

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1200 lbs TW
  • 14000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1700 lbs WD TW

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


  • 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
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • 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
  • 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


  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 12,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 14,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,700 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. 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.

45502 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45002

Installation Details DT45502 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45502

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.

1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty

Great product that I know is sturdy. Had a small installation issue. Apparently when it was made it wasn't formed properly. When installing it on my 97 f250hd I had to use a bottle jack and a 2x4 in between it to push the bolt holes inline with the truck frame by a good 2 inches. Not to complicated but for a moment it made me think I was sent the wrong item. Other issue I had was the video instructions did not pull up after scanning the Qr code on multiple phones. Great product and would buy again just wish it lined up properly.

It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/29/2022


The hitch was great and what I wanted. Four of the small holes lined up good and had to drill the other four holes. The only down size was the big hole that was too clear a ribbon on the frame on either side was a half inch off front to back so I had to modify a little bit to mount flat to the frame. Overall that took the most time and the rest was easy to install.


Got my reciever delivered on time and in good shape. Product was easy to install and had all mounting hardware. Will shop here again for my trailer needs.

1997 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Perfect my current 1997 Ford F250 HD build. 460 E4OD 4wd with 4:10 1 ton axles


Works great! No problems!

1996 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great piece of equipment for my 1996 F350 7.3

1996 Ford F-250 and F-350

Great hitch and fit great with a Tommy Gate (needed it to drop low enough to clear.) It needed either a little trim or in my case I just moved it forward about 3/4". If you follow the rivet as a guide, it is very easy to get this in the right spot for install and you will need to drill some holes. Wish it was 2" versus 2.5". Not very many options for hitches that allow you to retain the spare tire and drop far enough. Etrailer had the best price and quick delivery.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Installed on my 1994 F-350 dually. Used in my stump grinding business to tow a 24ft deck over tilt bed trailer loaded with a tractor and stump grinder. Loaded trailer is 11,000 lbs. Very happy with this hitch.

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Well made hitch. Great product! Very heavy and all welded construction.
Drilling is required for the hitch to mount to the frame of the truck. (94 F250 in my case)

Had some issue with hitch being bent when it was delivered, However etrailer made good on the damaged product.

1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty

great product and great service


I ordered a reciever that was very large and heavy. I was extremely amazed on how fast I recived it. I got my new reciever in 6 days from the time that I ordered it. Super happy and super impressed. The box was damaged, but me reciever and all the parts were in there secure. Will be oredering all my supplies from Thank you for the very speedy delivery.

1995 Ford F-250 and F-350

Product is great and Instructions were very thorough. When package arrived the box was distroyed and I was scared something might be missing but everything was there. Great product

1996 Ford F-250 and F-350

The hitch fit great and the communication from etrailer was great kept me updated throughout the purchase till delivery. They are now my go to for trailer needs awsome co.


Great product real heavy duty would buy again if I get another truck easy instal took me about an hour with drilling all the holes


Items came very quickly, everything ordered was in the box. All items fit correctly on my vehicle. Overall a great experience.


Easy install & works great


Very good product and very fast shipping. Thanks so much

can i still put my spare tire under the truck with this hitch?
-- comment by: Jeremy C - 04/12/2014

So long as it is a factory sized spare, you will be able to re-install the spare.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 4/14/2014




1994 Ford F-250 and F-350

1988 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350




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