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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 DT45505 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45505

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

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.


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
    • 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 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: 2-1/2" 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.


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.



45505 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45005

Installation Details DT45505 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" - DT45505

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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.

- DT45505
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1993 Dodge W250

Installed on a 93 Dodge w250. It fit fine, and I followed the directions to the letter, but it sits about 2.75 inchs farther forward on the frame than the old hitch or the hitch on my 88 and 92. I presume this puts it in a stronger part of the frame. The only problem i can see this causing is more bumper rash when backing up and connecting. 37997



- DT45505
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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup

The receiver fit great on my 96 Dodge Ram 3500. It was easy to install without making any modifications. The 2.5" opening allows me to use a 34" hitch box extension so I can tow my boat while hauling a slide in truck camper. 311079



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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Best Class V Hitch for a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
    Good question. No the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part # DT45513 will not fit on your 1998 Dodge Ram 2500. You will instead want to use Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part # DT45505. This will be a direct bolt on application and will include all the hardware you need to complete the installation. If you are okay with a 2" opening on the receiver tube instead of the 2.5" I would go with Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Will Draw-Tite 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Fit a 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually with Step Bumper
    A roll pan bumper will not have any sort of step on it. A regular bumper will have that center "step" where the license plate sits. It sounds like you have a standard bumper so you would not have to worry about that at all. I have linked a help article that shows drawings of different bumper styles. Some of the fancier trim models of the later Rams might have come with a roll pan bumper, such as a Rumble Bee or some version of the Sport. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit #...
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Fit on 1986 Dodge D350 Cab and Chassis
    For your the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45505 is designed to work well with your truck. I reached out to the manufacturer to confirm the fit on your cab and chassis dually model. You may also want to consider the etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2-1/2" Hitches - 3-1/2" Rise or 5" Drop - 18,000 lbs # EBMK25518 and wiring harness # 118317 for a basic 4-way flat trailer connector. If you plan on towing large trailers with electric brakes you may also...
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