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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit 24896
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2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit class i sportframe receiver - 1-1/4 inch
2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit sportframe receiver - class i 1-1/4 inch
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2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit class i in use
2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite class i 24896
2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit in use
2015 ford c max trailer hitch draw-tite custom fit sportframe receiver - class i 1-1/4 inch
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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
Draw-Tite trailer hitch for your 2013 Ford C-Max are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Ford trailer hitch. Expert service, and cheapest trailer hitch price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products. Order your Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24896 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



2013 Ford C-Max - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Ford C-Max trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Ford C-Max
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.



24896 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60318 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24896 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24896 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch is compatible with the Hands-Free Liftgate option. Drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Heat shield must be modified or trimmed for hitch installation





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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24896

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Ford C-Max trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Sam02/10/2013


The product was well constructed and perfect for a receiver-type bike carrier, however, it came without directions (I downloaded them from the website) and the plastic spacers that separate the hitch from the frame (had to call service to send them to me). Installation was moderate - there wasn't much room to drill 1/2" holes into the frame since the hitch crossbar got partially in the way. Otherwise, I would have rated it excellent. 65597


Comments

Use it a lot. No issues. I like the fact its out of the way - mostly under the vehicle.

Sam - 08/11/2014

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by: David04/11/2013


This trailer hitch kit fit perfectly with my 2013 Ford C-max. The entire assembly is very well constructed, and the parts kit made attachment to my car very easy. The instructions were easy to follow. 75397



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by: Tom C.04/30/2015


I have not installed this particular hitch yet but I have purchased others from Etrailer with perfect results. I know I can expect the same with this one. Cathy T was extremely helpful with this order and was able to make a couple of money saving suggestions for me. Delivery was as promised with excellent communication throughout the transaction. Etrailer rocks! 189107



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by: Alex T.05/24/2017


This has worked great on my 2016 Ford C-Max. The installation went smoothly, although there are some moments when you're tightening some bolts in very tight quarters. It has been completely trouble-free for the last year. I've carried two bicycles on a rack across the country several times now with no issues at all. 384259



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by: Tom07/22/2017


Hitch seems fine- just for carrying a bike hitch rack. The installation instructions were a bit sketchy and not totally correct. For instance, the mount on the passenger side had to be tapped- Ford doesn't tap this at the factory. And while the installation can be done by one person two make it much easier. 409089



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by: Jerry Palmer06/17/2016


Hitch was delivered quickly in a very heavy duty carton. It fit perfectly and was installed in 30 or 40 minutes. The Hands Free function for the hatchback works perfectly, just as E trailer told me it would. I couldn't be more pleased with Etrailer. Thanks 262186



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by: Michael M05/02/2013


Product was easy to install. The foot operated rear tailgate opener sensor even works well with the hitch installed. Great product. 78687



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by: Doug M09/22/2016


Good instructions and all the parts and hardware were there. Got it installed the same day I received it. 297669



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by: bebe07/25/2013


Install almost invisible, very easy to install. 91556



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by: Ed S.05/14/2013


Product as advertised, Prompt shipping 80148


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  • Recommended Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack for Class II Hitch on 2013 Ford C-Max
  • The Draw-Tite 1-1/4-inch Class I Trailer Hitch # 24896 is a confirmed fit on your 2013 Ford C-Max, as is the higher-capacity 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch from Curt, part # C12092. Since both hitches are priced very similarly and since both install in the same manner I do suggest the Curt hitch instead, so long as you do not mind the warranty requirement of using a support strap # 18050 when using a bike rack. If you don't care to bother with this, then the Draw-Tite hitch is a fine choice...
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  • Will a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Fit a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi
  • After contacting the manufacturer they have confirmed that the Hidden Hitch # 60318 is compatible with all 2013 Ford C-Max trim packages and styles, which includes the Energi. It is strongly advised that you check with your vehicle owner manual to ensure that your vehicle is capable of towing or carrying cargo/accessories via a trailer hitch. As well as checking what the specified weight limitations are for your 2013 Ford C-Max Energi. Please keep in mind that # 60318 is rated...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Block Hands-Free Liftgate on a 2015 Ford C-Max
  • It is possible that Curt trailer hitch # C12092 will block the sensor for the hands-free liftgate on the 2015 Ford C-Max. In some cases it will just limit the coverage area of the sensor. Ford must angle that sensor differently amongst vehicles because some people seem to have trouble and others do not. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24896 is supposed to work with the hands-free liftgate. We had a customer install this hitch and come back and tell us that the sensor was not affected in any...
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  • Can 2014 Ford C-Max Tow A Trailer With A Canoe
  • I checked the owner's manual and on page 182 saw that the powertrain is not designed for towing and that you should never tow a trailer with your 2014 Ford C-Max. I cannot recommend a hitch that would allow you to tow. We do offer trailer hitches that are designed to fit your vehicle but those are intended to be used with accessories like bike carriers or cargo carriers and not intended to be used for towing. The hitch we offer for your C-Max is the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 24896. This...
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  • Will Curt Hitch for Ford C-Max Affect Hands Free Liftgate Operation
  • It is possible that Curt trailer hitch # C12092 will block the sensor for the hands-free liftgate on the 2016 Ford C-Max. In some cases it will just limit the coverage area of the sensor. Ford must angle that sensor differently amongst vehicles because some people seem to have trouble and others do not. At worst you would just have to kick your foot on either side of the hitch instead of in the middle. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Ford C-Max
  • For a trailer hitch that fits your 2015 Ford C-Max SEL and that is compatible with the Hands-Free liftgate I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24896. This is a Class I trailer hitch so any accessories that you use, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, must be rated for use on a Class I hitch. Also, for bike racks, you are limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum on a Class I trailer hitch. If you plan on towing first consult the vehicle owners manual to make sure you can do so with...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Ford C-Max
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24896 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford C-Max so I would recommend it for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Recommendation to Transport Kids Motorcycle with 2017 Ford C-Max
  • There are two available trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit the 2017 Ford C-Max. Both options, the Curt Class I # 24896 and the Curt Class II # C12092, will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I recommend going with the Class II # C12092 as this will offer higher tongue and towing weight capacities. I also recommend checking the weight capacities on the vehicle itself as listed in the owner's manual or by asking a local dealer. Please note that Curt requires that all non-trailer...
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  • Installation Instructions for Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2015 Ford C-Max
  • I have attached a link to the installation instructions for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24896 for you. Installation requires the exhaust system to be lowered by removing the driver's side exhaust hanger. Part of the heat shield will also need to be trimmed. You will also need to drill a 1/2 inch hole in the frame. We estimate installation time around 40 minutes.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a P38 Lightning Recumbent Bike and 2013 Ford C-Max Energi
  • Your P38 Lightning recumbent bike will fit on certain platform style bike racks such as the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000R. This rack was specifically designed for recumbent bikes with long wheelbases and large seats. Even with the extended hooks it is possible that they may not reach all the way across the seat. If that happens you can place the bike so that the hook comes down more in front of the seat at the frame. This rack is compatible with 1-1/4 inch Class I and II hitches...
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  • Using a 2 Inch Bike Rack with a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Ford C-Max
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2013 Ford C-Max, including Draw-Tite hitch # 24896, will have a 1-1/4 inch receiver. There is a way to use a 2 inch accessory with a 1-1/4 inch hitch though. You would need to use an adapter, # HTAD. However, the use of an adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. Because of this I recommend going with the hitch that has the highest tongue weight capacity available for your vehicle. And that is Curt hitch #...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Ford C-Max and Two 58 Pound Electric Bikes
  • There aren't any Class III, 2 inch trailer hitches for the 2013 Ford C-Max. But there is a Class II, 1-1/4 inch available, # C12092, and a Class 1, 1-1/4 inch # 24896. There are several bike racks that can accept two 58 pound bikes and are also compatible with the available trailer hitches for your vehicle. The Kuat NV # NV12G is one option. It has a capacity of 60 pounds per bike. Another option is the Saris Freedom # SA4412B and the SuperClamp EX2, # SA4025F. Both of these racks...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch for 2014 Ford C-Max Require all Hardware be Used When Used with Bike Rack
  • When It comes to installing trailer hitches we always recommend you use all of the included hardware otherwise the warranty of the hitch would be voided. This would be especially true on a Class I hitch like the Draw Tite part # 24896 that is recommended for your 2014 Ford C-Max. I do recommend this hitch for your vehicle over the Curt as it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does when used with a bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed...
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  • Would Installing a Hitch on a 2014 Ford C-Max Interfere with Foot Sensor Tailgate Operation
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 24896 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford C-Max and would still allow you to use your foot sensor for opening the tailgate. We had a customer install this hitch and come back and tell us that the sensor was not affected in any way.
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