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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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • 2000 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 18000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2500 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45509 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45509

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: 18,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 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.



45509 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

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DT45509 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DT45509 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2015 Ram 2500 with factory hitch

2010 - 2015 Ram 3500 Pickup with factory hitch

2016 - 2018 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with factory hitch

2003 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 - with factory hitch

2016 - 2019 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with factory hitch

2016 - 2018 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with factory hitch

2016 - 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with factory hitch



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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45509

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 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.

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Perfect fit,excellent upgrade that looks factory installed! If you want a heavy hitch that sits factory height this is it. Can’t beat the price either. 617284



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Dodge Journey

Serious piece of equipment. Should do the job and then some... Would've been 5 stars if wasn't chipped and scratched during shipping. Needed better protection for powder coating to withstand the journey. Easy enough to fix with a can of paint. 356858



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fast delivery... Good strong built hitch... Would recommend... good communication... Thanks George... will shop again with these people!! 526279



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This hitch is as strong as anyone will ever need, I was impressed by the quality of materials and workmanship and fitment. Coming from a fabricator, the pricing from etrailer.com can not be beat. The shipping was fast as well. Very pleased with my purchase. 399814



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Hitch seems to be quality. There are only 4 M14 nuts and 4 conical washers supplied. For my truck I needed 6 of ea. Will have to touch up paint on hitch(the only area missing paint is what you can see when looking at truck.) Two bolts behind tag needed to be longer and have washers. Also used shims under rear bed bolt where hitch previously was. ‘‘Tis should be addressed by draw Tite . Etrailer was great 486535



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This hitch is a beast .install was easy only issue is make sure after removing the factory reciever you bolt the bed back down it covers the 2nd from the rear bed hold down bolts. I left my bolts out be cause the hitch would need to be removed to pull the bed off for fuel pump service .other then that this hitch is impressive! 452013



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The hitch arrived today. It looks great just like pictured. Looks very well built and could pull anything. I have not installed yet but looks like it should fit just fine. This hitch is an upgrade from the factory hitch on my truck which was only rated at 10,000 lbs. Order arrived earlier then promised which is always nice. 633886



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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

delivered sooner than i thought. priced fair 485655



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2011 Ram 2500

This hitch fit perfectly and was the perfect addition to my truck and works perfectly glad I chose this for all of the hauling I do. 425496



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

EXACTLY as ordered and got here EARLIER than expected. GREAT PRICE! 415308


Comments

Product working GREAT! Lots of people asking where I got it also.

D.F. - 08/07/2018

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- DT45509
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Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2007 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab DRW 4x4- Fit like a glove. I did purchase grade 8 hardware rather than reusing the stock bolts. 6x5/8" bolts fit perfectly in the large pre drilled holes. Hardest part of project was getting the old hitch off. The new hitch looks better on the back of the truck. It's more "tucked in" compared to the old. Great price and quick shipping. Thanks 370764


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  • Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ram 3500 that Replaces the Factory Installed Trailer Hitch
  • For your 2012 Ram 3500 with factory trailer hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Class V hitch # DT45509. The factory hitch will need to be removed so this hitch can be installed. Once installed the receiver will be right up under the bumper in the same location as the stock hitch was. All of the other options require mounting a hitch so that the receiver will be below the factory receiver and you will lose the ground clearance. I also recommend etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2-1/2" Hitches...
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  • Replacing Factory Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Ram 3500
  • Your best option is going to be Draw-Tite hitch # DT45509. This hitch requires removal of the factory hitch on your 2016 Ram 3500. It is rated for 2,000 pounds tongue weight and 18,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 2,500 pounds tongue weight and 18,000 pounds gross trailer weight. The available Curt hitches will all sit low whether you remove the factory hitch or not. The Draw-Tite hitch will be tucked up beneath the bumper like the factory...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch Reducer Sleeve for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT45509
  • For a 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch reducer sleeve that fits Draw-Tite trailer hitch # DT45509 use # 58102. I have linked a video review of this reducer sleeve for you.
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  • Highest Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500
  • The highest capacity trailer hitch for your 2018 Ram 2500 we offer that will give you only a single hitch tube would be the Draw Tite part # DT45509 which has a towing capacity of 18,000 lbs. This requires removing the factory hitch. The Torklift part # TLD1109-30 that you referenced does have a much higher capacity at 20,000 lbs but it installs below the factory hitch and gives you the stacked, double hitch opening. It's only option for this high of a capacity.
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  • Hitch Reducer Sleeve to Allow Use of 2-Inch Hitch Accessories in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch Opening
  • Higher-capacity pickups like a Ram 3500, Silverado 3500 or Ford F-350 often have 2-1/2-inch hitches available. For the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 we offer Draw-Tite 2-1/2-inch hitch # DT45509. If you have a 2-1/2-inch hitch and wish to use 2-inch hitch-mount accessory items such as a ball mount like # C45310 or cargo carrier like # C18153 all you need is a hitch reducer sleeve to drop the size of the hitch opening down to 2-inches. We have many such items shown on the linked page, including...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Replacement for 2010 Dodge Ram With Factory Hitch
  • Sorry to hear about the collision but you are doing the smart thing by replacing the trailer hitch in your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500. We do have exactly the hitch you need as a replacement, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45509. This is a Class V trailer hitch that is a replacement for your factory hitch; it has a 2-1/2 inch receiver with an 18,000 lb towing capacity and 2,000 lb tongue weight capacity. If you take a look at the accompanying photos you can see that the Draw-Tite...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500 that has the factory hitch I recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 as it has a very high towing capacity of 18,000 lbs, has a 2-1/2 inch hitch opening, and will replace your factory hitch. I attached a picture of a review that a customer left us for this hitch that speaks for itself!
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory Hitch
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 with a factory hitch the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 is a confirmed fit whether you have a long or short bed and has high towing capacities so it would be the hitch I would recommend for you. It has a 2-1/2 inch opening and has 18,000 lb trailer towing weight capacity. You will have to remove your factory hitch to install this hitch.
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  • Does Factory Hitch and Cross Member Get Removed to Install Draw-Tite Hitch on a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # DT45509 on your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 you would remove the factory hitch and the bumper structure it is attached to. This is mentioned in the instructions which I have linked for you. The new hitch will take the place of that bumper structure that the factory hitch is welded to. The recommended ball mount kit for this hitch is # EBMK25318. It comes with a ball mount with a 1-1/2 inch rise or 3 inch drop, a 2-5/16 inch ball, and a storage bag.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch part # DT45509 Fit 2011 Ram 2500 with Factory Hitch
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ram 2500 with a factory hitch and will fit the frame dimensions you listed because that is the frame size it was intended for. This hitch will fit and work great for you. It has towing capacities of: Maximum gross trailer weight: 18,000 lbs Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 lbs
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch DT45509 Replace Factory Hitch on 2007 Dodge Ram 2500?
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite # DT45509 will take the place of the factory hitch on your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500; it will require the removal of that hitch in order to install. This is a 2-1/2 inch hitch with a towing capacity of 18,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. I've added a link to the installation instructions of this hitch for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Trailer Hitch
  • For your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45509. This hitch has the added attachment points to give your truck the structure it needs. This will save you from welding any cross brace onto your truck or living with the stacked look you don't like.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Hitch
  • For your 2003 Ram 2500, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45509 is a fit with the factory hitch. The bed does not need to be removed but you will remove 6 bed bolts and then use a 2 inch wood block between the frame and the bed. There is some drilling involved with this installation. I've attached the installation instructions to assist.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Increasing Capacity of Trailer Hitch
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45509 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2016 Ram 3500 as long as it has the factory trailer hitch (which will need to be removed). As you mentioned, the 2,000 pound tongue weight capacity on the hitch increases to 2,500 pounds when used with a weight distribution system. It is still a good idea to check the owner's manual for your Ram to make sure it can handle this type of load, as you will still be limited by your weakest component...
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  • Why Do Trailer Hitches Have Higher Capacities when Used with Weight Distribution System
  • Weight distribution systems are designed to help distribute the tongue weight of the trailer to the front axle of the tow vehicle, in doing so they also can increase the towing capacity of a vehicle. That's the case with the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 that you referenced. When you use a weight distribution system with this hitch you get higher towing capacities. For more information on weight distribution systems check out the FAQ article I attached. The best way to pick out a weight...
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  • Torklift Talon Camper Tie-downs Compatibility with 2012 Ram 3500
  • Your Torklift Talon mounts will not be compatible with an aftermarket hitch like the Draw-Tite Class V # DT45509. You would use the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs - Rear # TLR3500 for that application. To utilize your TorkLift Talon Tie-Downs # TLR3503A, you would need to use the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers # TLD1101 on your truck as the trailer hitch receiver.
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  • Hitch Extender and Class V Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ram 2500 with Torklift Tie Downs
  • While we don't have a super cheap or easy way to accomplish what you are looking to do I can give you a solution that will work. First you'll need the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45509 installed so that you can use the Elite hitch extender part # RP45018 which can be used at lengths between 41-48 inches. At it's max length it still has a 4,000 lb capacity so your 3,000 lb trailer would be adequate as-is. You will need to change from the factory hitch rear tie downs you have now of part...
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