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

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

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2012 Kia Rio - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Kia Rio 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.


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.

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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.

24883 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

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Installation Details 24883 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24883

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle 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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2013 Ford Flex

This Class I hitch was fairly easy to install on my 2013 Kia Rio Hatchback. I was able to prop it up with some 4x6's and a couple of 3/4" plywood scraps, without jacking the car, which helped while aligning the frame bolts. It feels pretty solid when I put my body weight on it after all bolts were torqued to specs. I don't know how well it tows. I'm using it with a Kuat Sherpa two bike rack. There is a little flex with the second bike attached but I think that's more from the rack than the hitch. I may investigate using some webbing straps from the rack to the vehicle to minimize the flex.

Very pleased with my hitch and bike rack setup. Would definitely recommend this product.
Paul D - 06/03/2019

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2012 Kia Rio

Been using this trailer hitch to pull my sailboat, no problems at all.

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2012 Kia Rio

This couldn't have been easier to install. Why? Because the instructions actually made sense! Not a typical Engrish document, these were well-detailed, grammatically-correct and the photos really made all the difference. Now we can use the hitch for our bike rack, allowing us to use the smaller car to haul the bikes, not the big pickup truck. Thanks!

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2013 Kia Rio

Great product, i missed it by a day, but UPS brought it in the next day. Pretty solid, it's not difficult to install even if you don't have the car lifted. The instructions are very clear, my only comments are, the holes on the body were smaller than the metal plates that came in, but just made the holes a little bigger by bending them with a hammer. There is a plastic cover on the driver side that needs to be removed, the instructions say that has to be given back to the customer so it's not meant to be used after, however you can install it back in, no problem or interference. Also the exhaust does not have to be removed, you can manipulate the hitch, the muffler would shift out of it's way since it's held by rubber. Now i have to decide what rack to use for my bycicle, i'm switching to hitch mount since roof rack consumes 20% more fuel on this little car (RIO 5Door).

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2013 Kia Rio

Just as advertised. Staff keep me posted via emails as to the status of my order being shipped. Arrived when they said it would. I have a 2013 Kia Rio EX Hatchback. The trailer hitch fit just like it was supposed to. The hardware that came with the hitch was great as well. I am fortunate to have a buddy that owns an auto shop so I was able to do the installation on a lift. Installing the hardware on the lift was a snap. The wiring was more of a pain. But not because of the wiring kit. The pain was removing back panels in my car to get to the existing wiring. Once I had access, the wiring kit was plug-n-play for the most part. I assume because of the way the Kia is made that adding more elect. load to the brake/blinker lights in the back was not recommended as the wiring kit came with a long wire to run + positive power direct from the battery. Again, no fault of the wiring kit as it came with everything that I needed for installation. Would recommend to others and would buy again.

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Fits well, crossbar is hidden, pretty easy install.

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2017 Kia Rio 5-Door

great service, great price

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2015 Kia Rio

Putting this thing on was easy and the customer service is top notch. Thank you

Still very happy. Thank you
Brian - 01/31/2018

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Box was rather oversized, but all in great condition, and as ordered. Fast shipping.

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Easy install. Working well on my Kia Rio for pulling a small trailer. Holding up good. God bless you. Jesus is our hope for the future !


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Will Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Kia Rio Void the Warranty
    When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24883. This does not come with a ball mount. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use...
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  • Class I Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24883 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Kia Rio. If you are planning on doing some towing use the following parts to complete your towing set up: Ball mount # 3593 Pin and clip # PC2 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 2 inch ball # 19258 Trailer wiring # 118570 For install details and some product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Is Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24883 Hidden Behind the Bumper on a 2013 Kia Rio
    When the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24883 is installed on a 2013 Kia Rio only the receiver will show at the bottom of the vehicle. The cross member will be hidden. The hitch is designed with the receiver welded to the bottom of the cross member so the rest of the hitch is hidden. I have included a diagram from the instructions to give you a better idea if what this will look like. If you are planning on doing some towing use the following parts to complete your towing set up: Ball...
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  • Receiver Hitch Options for the 2012 Kia Rio 5
    We have several hitches that are available for your 2012 Kia Rio 5, but all are a Class I hitch that offer a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. There is not a 2 inch option available for this vehicle. I have included a link to the hitches for your vehicle, and you can select from the Vehicle Style drop down menu for your specific Rio 5. Please note that Class I hitches are the lowest rated hitches that are available for vehicles, you will want to check with your owners manual or with your...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reciever For 2013 Kia Rio Hatchback
    For your 2013 Kia Rio Hatchback, I can confirm the fit and recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4", # 24883, for your vehicle. This is a nice powder coated hitch that will require no drilling for installation. If you will be doing any towing with this hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Drawbar 2-1/8" Rise or 2-3/4" Drop 2000# Kit , # 3593. This ball mount does not come with a hitch ball, so I recommend the 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 or the...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite 24883 on 2015 Kia Rio Hatchback
    The procedure is actually simpler than you think. Take one of the pull wires and thread it onto the carriage bolt. then, feed the end of the wire through the spacer. You'll then push the bolt, then the block up into the hole in the underside of the frame member. Once both the bolt and block are up into the frame member, gently (Gently!) pull the wire so that the bolt threads into the block and the threaded end of the bolt comes back out the frame hole. With your fingers, give the end...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24883 Work for 2014 Kia Rio
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24883, will work for your 2014 Kia Rio as long as it is the 5 door hatchback. If you have the sedan you would need part # 24884 instead. Both are a Class I hitch and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you are still in the market for a cargo carrier, check out the link that I have attached which includes those compatible with the Class I hitch. One option is the 17x46 Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18145. This carrier receives great reviews...
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  • Does this Wiring Harness for my 2013 Kia Rio 5 Connect to the Battery?
    You are correct, this wiring harness # C56157 does not need to connect to the car battery, confirmed by Curt and the installation instructions for this wiring harness. This harness draws power directly from the vehicle taillight circuits and plugs right into your 2013 Kia Rio's taillights. The installation process for this wiring harness is quick and easy. I have attached the installation instructions for this harness for you to check out. If you are also looking for a trailer hitch...
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