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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Call etrailer.com at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Tesla trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products for your Tesla Model X 2017. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part 76143 from Draw-Tite can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 500
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.

76143 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

Item # 76143

Installation Details 76143 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Underbody panel and fascia will need to be trimmed. No drilling required for installation , Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed , Requires temporary removal of bumper/fascia during installation , Installation requires permanent removal of the impact structure or bumper beam; hitch replaces it for support and safety

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76143

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Super easy to install and the best part did it with my son so we got our hands dirty together 816402

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2016 Tesla Model X

This is overall an excellent product, at a reasonable price, with some of the most outstanding customer service and product support you could imagine. I received my tow hitch installation kit for my Tesla Model X on time and just installed it and tried it out. Shipping was fast and accurate, and everything arrived very well packaged and in perfect brand-new shape. I followed the installation instructions and installed it in just under 4 hours myself. The instructions were mostly clear and accurate. On a couple of occasions (such as the location to cut holes in the plastic undercarriage trip), measurements were off, and I wish there were more details (such as "remove plastic trunk lid bump stops"--how do you do this? Took me a half hour of google searching and watching various youtube videos, and even then I could not figure out how to get it off--but it turned out I didn't even need to remove it in the first place). In the end the tow hitch fits perfectly and is quite solid and strong. One thing I am NOT wild about is the fact that it replaces the existing metal molded bumper protector, but it does not wrap all the way around the sides like the existing protector did. Therefore, while I am confident I will have complete rear-end collision protections with this installed, it does NOT cover the area at the rear quarters of the car (in the case of a rear left or right 45 degree collision). Extensive damage to the body and delicate electrical components, especially on the left side, could result. However, it's a small area (8-10 inches at most) that is not covered on each side, so it is still a risk I am willing to take, and I am choosing to keep the trailer hitch kit installed. So far, I am quite impressed with the product and with the eTrailer team. They are VERY responsive to emails, whether customer service, purchase order, shipping, installation, or technical questions, and usually have spot-on correct answers for you in quite short notice. Highly recommend this online retailer. 786353

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Great product for the price! Instructions were crystal clear and we were able to complete in our driveway in 90 minutes! 670788

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We purchased the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver to fit our Tesla Model X and carry two 60-pound, fat tire e-bikes on a Thule bike rack. I did not feel comfortable installing the custom fit hitch myself; therefore, I had my favorite body shop do the installation. With their experience and the printed directions from Draw-Tite for a Tesla installation, they had no problems. Most of all, the hitch is very inobtrusive – especially with the rubber tube cover – part no. I-728 661212

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2017 Tesla Model X

Straightforward install. Works better with most trailers than the stock hitch & doesn't require safety chain extensions. Haven't noticed an efficiency drop compared to the stock hitch when not in use. 543127

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2017 Tesla Model X

Fast shipping! Nice product, fits really well on my model x. Not an easy task to install but installation instructions were really helpful. 525435


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Recommendation for Having a Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2017 Tesla Model X
    Typically a trailer hitch can be installed by anyone who is comfortable with working on vehicles, but considering the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76143 has been rated as a 10 for difficulty I would recommend that you be pretty mechanically inclined. If you have a trusted shop near Seattle then they should have no problem with the installation as they have more equipment than the average guy installing a trailer hitch. I have linked the installation instructions for this...
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  • Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Towing Capacity of 2018 Tesla Model X
    It is possible to upgrade the hitch on your 2018 Tesla Model X with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit part # 76143 which rated for 5,000 lbs gross towing weight however you are only as strong as your weakest component and in this case that would be the vehicle itself. I took a look at the online owner's manual for the 2018 Tesla Model X and according to Tesla the loaded weight of a trailer towed by the model X with 245/45R19 or 275/45R20 tires should never...
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  • What are Towing Capacities of Draw Tite Hitch # 76143 for 2017 Tesla Model X
    The hitch part # 76143 by itself has a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs and trailer capacity of 5,000 lbs. If your 2017 Tesla Model X had a lower towing capacity you would be limited to the lowest capacity of the setup. The hitch manufacturers design their hitches and then rate them for capacities separately from the vehicle. This hitch is also not rated for weight distribution. If your trailer weighed 4,800 lbs it would be 200 lbs underneath the capacity of the hitch so it would...
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  • Towing Capacity for Draw Tite Trailer Hitch that Fits 2018 Tesla Model X
    Aftermarket trailer hitches will typically have higher towing capacities than the vehicles they fit. Reason being is that they design the hitch to fit the vehicle, make it as strong as they can, and then independently test the hitch from the vehicle for capacity. So what this means is that you are still limited by the capacity of the vehicle even when using a hitch with a higher weight capacity. Basically what would happen is the vehicle frame would fail before the hitch which is why you...
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  • Installation of Aftermarket Hitch on 2016 Tesla Model X With Factory Hitch
    The Draw-Tite # 76143 that fits your 2016 Tesla Model X is not designed to be installed with the factory hitch. To install the Draw-Tite you would need to first have your factory hitch removed, and then the Draw-Tite installed; this hitch has been rated as a difficult install (a 10 on the 1-10 scale Draw-Tite uses) so I strongly recommend having professionals install the hitch. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring...
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  • Installation Instructions for Draw Tite Hitch for 2016 Tesla Model X
    On this page I have linked the install instructions for the Draw Tite hitch part # 76143 which is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Tesla Model X. The instructions are very detailed! Look for the section labelled "Featured Help Information".
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installation Void Warranty of 2017 Tesla Model X?
    Installing a hitch like the Draw-Tite # 76143 will NOT void the warranty of your 2017 Tesla Model X. The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act protects you and allows aftermarket parts to be installed without warranty issues unless the install or part caused a problem. But the simple act of installing a hitch or other aftermarket part does not void the warranty. As for where you can get it installed, many customers choose to do this themselves as it is a complete bolt-on installation and no...
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  • Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for a 2018 Tesla Model X
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76143 is an excellent option for a bike rack and your 2018 Tesla Model X. The hitch has a 2 inch receiver so it will be compatible with your bike rack. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Can I use Weight Distribution Hitch on 2017 Tesla Model X
    When a hitch notes that it is not rated for Weight Distribution it means that it cannot be used with any type of WD setup on your trailer. We currently do not have a hitch available that will fit on the 2017 Tesla Model X that allows for use with weight distribution systems, but you typically will only need to start thinking about WD if you're towing a trailer that weighs more than 50% of your tow vehicle. Depending on the trim package, your Tesla will weigh between 5100 and 5500-lbs. In...
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Draw Tite Trailer Hitch for Tesla Model X
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 76143 that you referenced has a tongue weight rating of 750 lbs. Based on only the hitch's capacities this in theory could carry a bike rack that weighs 750 lbs. But you also have to consider the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle as well and go by whichever is the lower rating as that's the weakest link.
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  • Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2017 Tesla Model X with Hitch Installed
    The best solution we have to carry cargo and a bike rack with a 2017 Tesla Model X that has a hitch installed like the Draw Tite part # 76143 is with a combination bike rack and cargo carrier like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 which is a 2 bike rack that has a cargo carrier that mounts behind it. I attached a review video for this for more info as well. There aren't any trunk mounted bike racks that fit your vehicle.
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  • How to Choose Correct Ball Mount for Draw-Tite Hitch on 2017 Tesla Model X
    To choose the correct ball mount you'll first need to measure from the ground to the top inside of the Draw-Tite Receiver # 76143 with it installed on your 2017 Tesla Model X, and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler with the trailer sitting level on level ground. Since the hitch receiver sits fairly low I'd imagine that your trailer coupler will be higher so you'll need a ball mount with a rise like the 2-3/4" rise ball mount that comes with the etrailer Ball...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Tesla Model X Have Restriction on Rise or Drop
    There is not a restriction associated with a ball mount's rise or drop for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76143 that fits your 2020 Tesla Model X. For a ball mount the one with the most rise we offer is the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 10-3/4" Rise, 12" Drop # AMSC12. For 1-7/8" or 2" hitch balls with this mount you'll need the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set # 901b; for a 2-5/16" hitch ball you'll need part # C40007. And for a hitch lock to secure the...
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  • Lightweight Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2019 Tesla Model X
    The etrailer cargo carrier part # e98991 is a lighter weight carrier due to it being made mostly out of aluminum. For a lighter weight option for your 2019 Tesla Model X with a hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76143 installed this would be a really great option. It weight just under 30 lbs. For a hitch lock that doubles as an anti-rattle device the part # 63232 would be a great option as well. This holds the shank of the carrier to the hitch tube so that movement and noise is removed....
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  • Weight of the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack Part # S63380
    The Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack part # S63380 has a shipping weight of 35 lbs which means the actual weight is around 30 lbs. In order to use this bike rack on your 2017 Tesla Model X you will need a trailer hitch and for that I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76143 if you do not already have one.
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