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

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draw-tite trailer hitch custom fit sportframe receiver - class i 1-1/4 inch
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draw-tite trailer hitch 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
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
Call etrailer.com at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Toyota trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products for your Toyota Matrix 2007. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part 24812 from Draw-Tite can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.



2007 Toyota Matrix - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Matrix 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 Toyota Matrix
  • 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.



24812 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

60898 Hidden Hitch Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver



24812 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 24812 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



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Center fascia will need to be removed on XR and XRS models. No drilling required for installation




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Toyota Matrix

Today we are going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix. This installation will also apply for Draw-Tite part number 24812. Okay we are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the driver-side frame rail here. As you can see at the bottom we have got three existing weld nuts. Those are going to provide our three attaching points for the trailer hitch. That is going to be the same over on the passenger side. It may be necessary to clean the weld nuts out prior to putting the hitch up into position on some models that have seen a winter or two where there might have been some road grime or corrosion built up.

On this particular vehicle our weld nuts are in good shape so I am not going to clean them out before starting the hitch installation. You are going to be attaching each one of the weld nuts using the 12 mm bolt along with the conical tooth washer. Over here on the passenger side you can see we have got the exhaust coming out. We do not need to lower the exhaust but we do need to put the arm of the hitch up and over the exhaust tube here when we go to put the hitch into position. Okay now that we have got the hitch up into position, we can go ahead and torque it down. You will want to check with your directions to verify the appropriate torque rating for each individual bolt. And now that we have got all of our bolts torqued down our installation is complete. This will complete the installation of Hidden Hitch part number 60898 on a 2009 Toyota Matrix.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24812

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (126 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Matrix 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: Joseph W.07/12/2011


Here are the pictures of the hitch just installed this morning on our 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The hitch was very easy to install and we're very satisfied with the quality. Even at 80 years of age, I was able to do the majority of the wiring myself, but did have my step-son do the last wire that had to go underneath and up to the battery. He also bolted on the hitch. He is a mechanic by trade and was impressed with the ease with which the hitch fit and bolted up. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase and will recommend your company to others. 19255



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by: Michael P.03/31/2014


I recently decided to buy a trailer hitch for my 2003 Toyota Matrix XR. After searching everywhere, and a million phone calls, I finally found exactly what I was looking for on etrailer.com. I found the customer service to be some of the best I have ever dealt with. I was even contacted personally by Cathy T to help answer some questions I had about my purchase. I received my order in about a week. The installation required very little mechanical knowledge. had to tap the rusty bolt holes in the frame of my car, but after that it was very simple to install. Along with the plug and play wiring harness I ordered, the total installation time took well under an hour, and I was literally towing my trailer home an hour later. Id highly recommend etrailer for the quality of product for the price, and the excellent customer service. 122918



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by: Bob E.07/29/2016


Very easy installation on my 2003 Vibe GT. Actual installation was less than 30 min, I spend more time collecting my tools and getting the car up onto the ramps than I did installing the hitch. My southern vehicle did not have any corrosion issues with the bolt holes, 30 sec on each with a wire brush in my drill cleaned them out just fine. The receiver sticks out a bit farther under the bumper than I would have liked, but it does not cause any problems for me. 277534



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by: Patrick08/06/2016


Again, never question the internet, I have a 2005 Matrix RS, so the age of the car should of told me to buy a tap to tap the frame rails, I didn't buy one and had to wait a week to install because you cant get that M12 x 1.25 tap locally. Other than that it all went very well. The 24812 does make you trim the fascia a bit and the other places too. But I prefer that because the hitch is off the ground more. From the install instructions (Note: Toyota Matrix XRS & XR Sport models have added center fascia that must be removed for hitch installation) Heather at etrailer is the best, I ordered 3 of these by mistake and she cleared it up and got me a discount to boot. Thanks Heather. I will be coming back to etrailer for my X3 hitch, little bit bigger job. I included a picture and that scratch on my bumper was already there. Thanks to my Daughter!!! 280700



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by: Ben06/14/2017


Very easy to install. The only "specialty" tool need is a torque wrench.92 lb ft for all six. But only one down side. The mount for the hitch contacts the bumper (shown in photos). But I can trim the pices of bumper off that it touches. Only reason it not five stars. Going on vacation soon and wanted to bring the bikes along. 394241



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by: WisconsinJohn08/18/2017


I have bought 2 tow bars from etrailer.com, one for my 2006 Ford Focus from like 5 years ago, and another for my 2004 Pontiac Vibe this past fall. Both arrived on time and were super simple to install. I had trouble installing my Pontiac Vibe tow bar, but that was because the mounting holes on my car were a bit rusted over. I called customer support who walked me through cleaning those out, and I got it installed right away then. Their wiring harnesses are also super easy to install and the directions are clear and concise. I highly recommend etrailer.com for any towing bar and wire harness needs. I now can tow my sailboat wherever I want to go! 424224



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by: Harry P05/06/2015


This is the second e-trailer hitch that I have purchase and installed. Hitch came with all required parts and was installed in about two hours. Expanded time on install was caused by the piece that had to be removed prior to install. Hitch itself took about 1/2 hour to install. Complete instruction were included as to how to install. Love these products. With minor modification put the center back on. 190894



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by: Brad02/24/2010


Great price for a good product This was purchased for a 2005 pontiac vibe. Unfortunately, it has had 5 solid years of rust build up on the threads where the 6 bolts go into. I highly recommend using some sort of tap kit to freshen up the threads. I tried wd-40, rust dissolver, and pure muscle to try and get these bolts into place. Each of the six bolts took me about 30 minutes a piece because I was basically cutting new threads with shear force. A cylindrical wire brush may have also been helpful. Once I got the holes rethreaded, installation was a snap. Makes for a good work out, and I'm feeling it days later! I can't comment on the other features of the hitch because I haven't used it yet. 2742


Comments

I had the same problemI HIGHLY recommend getting the wire harness at the same time as the hitch

-- comment by: tom - 03/19/2015

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by: Phil O07/21/2014


I've had the Draw-Tite hitch for a few months now and have nothing but good comments to say regarding the product. I have a 2010 Toyota Matrix and will primarily use the hitch for a bike rack, and have already made a 1000+ mile trip from Milwaukee to Niagara Falls with 2 bikes mounted without issue. The only issue I had with installation had nothing to do with the product itself, but the amount of rust that had developed from not using the pilot holes where the hitch's bolts were to be mounted. What should have been a 20-30 minute installation ended up taking 2+ hours because I had to tap the holes to make the threads usable again. After tapping the holes, installation was a breeze and the hitch is solid as can be. I'd definitely recommend this product! 142452



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by: Nora09/08/2015


I am really happy with this hitch. It does not stick out. My car was a little rusty, so I had my mechanic install it. 224495


Comments

Still great, I only use my hitch for the bike rack, and Im thinking of gettinga storm trooper hitch cover. That is all

Honor D - 09/07/2016

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by: Kirk S.07/12/2017


Hi, Here’s my Toyota giving us more space for camping trips thanks to your product. 404789



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by: James B01/14/2013


My whole experience was great with one exception. My car has 5 years of New England winters on it already and the factory welded-in nuts had a surprising amount of corrosion and dirt that made it very hard to crank in the bolts. I needed a 2 foot pipe extension on the socket wrench in order to have enough leverage to get those bolts home. If your car has some years on it, seriously consider asking for help from a friend with pneumatic tools. The website, products, and online videos are all excellent. The etrailer shipping department went out of their way to get me a fast delivery. Superior customer service. I will recommend them to friends. 62980



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by: Charles D.02/28/2012


I purchased a hitch and wire harness for my 2010 Pontiac Vibe from your company and couldn't be more delighted with the product and easy installation. I'm 64 years old and had no problems at all.( I did view the installation video ) I believe I spend more time running the power from the battery than the hitch or harness. Everything works great and because of the harness plugs ( not crimp on connectors ) I expect no future problems. In this world, It's not to often the advertising matches the product. Your company is the exception!!! Keep up the good work. Great products and honest representation. Thank you!!!! 32731


Comments

thevideo wasEXCELLENT

-- comment by: tom - 03/19/2015

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by: Scott O08/17/2013


etrailer is my new hero! Waited until the last minute to get our car set up to pull a trailer on our trip. The materials arrived the day I was told it would! The directions and insights on the website guided me through the process. Two major problems: first my 2006 vibe's mounting holes were very rusted. A hint from eTrailer's website about making a tapping screw worked like a miracle. The second problem happened when my wiring directions got lost during my rushing around. The video help found on the website saved the day. The video helps were very easy to use! We are now off on a great trip thanks to eTrailer! 95608



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by: Darrell K.11/09/2017


I have experience with Draw-Tite products and am well-satisfied with them; so, choosing that brand of hitch was not an issue. I have had NO experience with e-trailer.com; but, this transaction has made me a fan! I am unlikely to purchase another hitch in the future, as this one was installed on a newly-purchased vehicle which I expect to keep a long time. Still, the installation process was easy and direct; no instructions needed! I will keep you folks in mind in the event I need accessories, as I am VERY impressed with the obvious emphasis you place on customer service and customer satisfaction. Great experience! 450398



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by: Matt M.08/14/2016


The product arrived as expected and in good condition. The kit takes 15 minutes to put on once you have the weld nuts cleaned out. WD-40 and a wire brush were not sufficient to clean out the weld nuts. I bought a M12 x 1.25 tap. I ran this through each nut once and it allowed for easy threading of the bolts. It would be nice if the tap was included with the hardware or offered as an option to buy. Unless the car is brand new, the tap is what is needed to make this a quick and stress free install. Despite having metric and English tap sets I had to special order this not so common tap to do the job. 283805


Comments

Still working fine. No issues

Matt M - 08/14/2017

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by: Ed05/06/2016


Great product and price. It took awile to install as the car was nine years old and the welded in nuts were a little corroded and filled with road dirt. Once cleaned out the hitch installed in just a few minutes. I could not be happier with the finished product unless the receiver could have been a 2" model to fit my bike rack. A 1 1/4 to 2" receiver was purchased after market. 248746



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by: B.W.05/04/2015


Great folks and fast shipping prevail! I almost got caught up in trying to piece the parts together from other sources to save a few bucks, but after reading so many stories of other people who tried that route and encountered problems like missing pieces, wrong size bolts, and little to no customer service, I decided go to the safe route and use etrailer. I'm glad I did, because the costumer service is outstanding, just like their do it yourself videos. Their prices were actually very reasonable, especially considering it gets done right the first time. 189745



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by: B.W.05/04/2015


Great folks and fast shipping prevail! I almost got caught up in trying to piece the parts together from other sources to save a few bucks, but after reading so many stories of other people who tried that route and encountered problems like missing pieces, wrong size bolts, and little to no customer service, I decided go to the safe route and use etrailer. I'm glad I did, because the costumer service is outstanding, just like their do it yourself videos. Their prices were actually very reasonable, especially considering it gets done right the first time. 189744



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by: Steve H.05/07/2012


2003 Matrix XR The hitch was delivered quickly and it installed easily as described. I had to tap the weld nuts on the frame prior to installation. The edges of the hitch push slightly on the molded plastic fascia of the bumper but no trimming of the bumper was required. Looking forward to getting a hitch-mounted bike rack! 39644


Comments

Im planning to buy one to I got xrs what kind you got its ok not to trim spoiler thx

-- comment by: Rey - 11/21/2012

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We have sent an email to the original reviewer. If he has anything to add, he can come back and follow up.

-- Patrick B - 11/26/2012

Comments

Rey: i have an XR. i think with the extra trim on the XRS you might have to cut the plastic - I cant be sure but I think so.cheers

-- comment by: Steve H - 11/28/2012

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Thanks for the info!

-- Patrick B - 11/28/2012


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by: Mike Muczynski03/24/2016


fit perfectly. also had ball hitch and trailer light hook-up for my vehicle. Shipped quickly, no damage. I did have a local shop install this, but would not have been necessary if it had been a new vehicle. The slight re-positioning of the older exhaust broke a part of the exhaust. The local shop that did the installation thought these were better and a better deal than what THEY had initially considered. This hitch and receiver has hauled my 12' Jon boat dozens of times for great fishing fun. THANKS for a good, quality product. 241551



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by: Larry K05/06/2014


I put penetrating oil on the car's threads right after I ordered the hitch. I recommend wearing safety goggles when installing to prevent grit from underneath your car from falling into your eyes. Installation was simple. I used the muffler to hold up the right side while I threaded bolts on the left side. After the left side was loosely bolted in place I pushed the hitch up on the right side and hand treaded the right bolts. After that it was a matter of drawing up the 6 bolts. It was installed in less than 30 minutes. 129218



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by: Dwight06/02/2014


I appreciated the videos and other users' input. I definitely needed a tap to clean out the rust in the nuts that were welded into the body at the factory. Once they were cleaned out, installation was a breeze. The fit and finish on the hitch are very good. The holes in the hitch lined up perfectly with the factory holes for a hitch. I pulled a small closed rental trailer with no difficulties. The lighting harness worked right away. The hitch was delivered in less time than I had anticipated. Overall, an excellent experience. 133846



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by: Guy F09/12/2017


Easier to install than I though 2006 Toyota Matrix XR. Didn't have to jack it up to install. Also installed the T-One wiring harness only tool needed is a drill with a Philips #2 for the ground wire Had to remove the lower trim in the back but it looks like it won't be missed. bolts for it are 10mm. 431408



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by: Kevin A03/16/2017


Fits perfect,arived in four days. Install looked super easy, but was very difficult because of rust/scale build-up in factory weld nuts inside frame. Had to go buy 12MM X 1.25 tap to cut/clear threads so bolts would start on all six holes. etrailer should strongly recommend and/or provide tap with all hitches for this as 95% of all vehicles over 3 years old have same issue. Including tap in hitch would bring customer support to very high level for minimum investment. My tap cost 8 dollars. 353441



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by: Brien G.03/23/2012


The package arrived yesterday and I was very pleased with the shipping time. The instructions are very easy to understand and the illustrations are very helpful. I have watched your videos on line and feel that installation should take less than 20 minutes. The hitch is very sturdy and should have no trouble handling our trailer. Thank you for a great product. I will recommend you to my and friends and for any future items I need. 34861



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by: Chris08/04/2016


I purchased this for a 2006 Toyota Matrix. I thought I could do the install myself, but I need a tap and eventually asked my mechanic to do the install. The first trip was a few weeks ago, and all went well. The car originally had a cosmetic molded plastic fascia that was ripped off in a parking lot, so I can't tell if any trimming would have been required...seems like it would have been necessary. Very easy transaction. 279830



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by: Victor06/08/2016


If your car isn't brand new I highly suggest getting an M12 1.25" tap, without it I would never have been able to put the bolts in. They were far too rusted and filled with gunk. Otherwise the product itself works as it should and is a pretty good deal. For etrailer.com I would just include an M12 1.25 tap as most people have brought this same issue up. Up the price a couple bucks and you can break even on it. 258879


Comments

So far so good, after one year of use everything seems to be working perfectly fine.

Victor A - 06/09/2017

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by: Jessica H12/27/2016


The trailer hitch was well made and a perfect fit with the bolts provided. The delivery was fast which great packaging. The ordering process was easy. Thank you folks for being a great company! If I or a friend ever need any trailer hitches or supplies,.. I know I will be ordering from you! Again, Thank YOU! ps,.. Thanks for the installation video,.. as a handy woman,.. it made it that much easier to install. 328276



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by: Dave H01/10/2017


I was very pleased with the overall service and efficiency of your service. Ordering was easy, and delivery was quick. Although I haven't had the opportunity to install the trailer hitch, the quality looks to be superior and the packaging was incredible. The overall value of your product and service was excellent. I'm very pleased and it would be a pleasure to do business with you again. Thank you 331434



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by: Tim S.09/12/2011


Hitch was easy to install. Holes in frame were quit rusty and had a hard time getting them in. Maybe etrailer could include a tap with their kits? If you take one of the bolts and cut a groove on one side about 1/2 inch up from the end, it will act as a tap to clean the threads out. (Thanks Ryan for this idea!) Wiring was easy too. This is my second hitch from etrailer and will be back, should I need another. 23846



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by: Jim B03/08/2011


I was amazed how quickly the hitch was shipped out and how quickly it got to me. The instructions were clear and it went on quite easily with the exception of the nuts on the vehicle being rusty. It took a bit to get the bolts screwing into them. It would be a good idea to use a tap on them first. The wiring harness connected easily too. The whole job was done in a very short amount of time. 8768



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by: Greg H.05/14/2012


Was able to receive courteous service over the phone in receiving and right product for my car. The shipping was free and quick....received hitch in two days of order. Very easy to install. I was very impressed with the quick and courteous service that I received and will return to this company for future orders and would recommend using this company to anyone. Very impressed!!!!! 40378



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by: Kevin n08/05/2016


The product is very sturdy and installs neatly around the muffler. I didn't have rusted holes so the six bolts went in easily with just cleaning beforehand. I didn't make sure the spacing was even before I tightened but would recommend others do. Overall, amazingly easy compared to spending a half day with a welder, as I have had to do for a hitch with a different car. 280272



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by: Owen06/24/2017


The hitch fit like a glove. I would refer them to anyone needing a great product. The service women that worked with me to make sure that the hitch was the one for my car and the light harness and receiver was right which I picked the wrong one and she helped me get the right one. Her name is Donna and she the best customer service person I ever worked with. 398633



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by: John I03/01/2011


I was totally shocked on the free up grade in my shipping. i got the product just 2 days after placing my order. it came really fast i did not plan on getting it for a week i have not had time to install it yet but im sure it will fit my needs. thank you for your fast processing i love it and if i need anything else i will be ordering from you again. 8137



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by: Pat B.06/10/2013


The product was great, fit perfectly, and bolted up just fine. The only problem I ran into was very rusted mounting holes on my car. It is 8 years old and located in northern Minnesota before I installed the hitch so they saw many salty winters. Instal took about an hour and a half, but if the holes were clear it would have been less than 15 mintues. 83932



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by: Allen D11/09/2014


It was just as advertised, and phone support was good. The on-line tracking was accurate. I did have a false confirmation on the first hitch I ordered, then I missed the backorder notice until close to my due date, so that was a scare, leading to tension on moving day because one threaded hole on my frame needed re-tapping. 159995



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by: Michael W.07/20/2015


I ordered a hitch for an Pontiac Vibe. Prices were the lowest I could find. The hitch was shipped the same day it was ordered. I paid for 2 day shipping which was very inexpensive. Hitch arrived on time as promised. I will definitely use etrailer.com for future purchases and I have already recommended the to other people. 213056



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by: Tyson H.07/31/2017


When I received this hitch I was frustrated because I thought that I had been sent the incorrect bolts for my Vibe. When they say to clean out the weld nuts, they mean it. I ended up needing to buy a tap and tap out the threads on my vibe for them to fit. This is a great company with great products. I recommend them! 413023



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by: Patrick M08/27/2015


Installation took less than 10 minutes thanks to the 2007 Vibe having pre-drilled and threaded holes for the hitch. 222066



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by: Tim B.08/16/2013


Great hitch ...everything provided . Only problem was cleaning the rust out of the 6 holes in my car ! What worked best for rust removal ... 1/2 " wire brush used in copper plumbing .... cut off the handle , attached to drill motor and good bye rusty threads ! Would do it again , great support , great product ! 95368



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by: Murph08/08/2017


We had our mechanic install it and we're glad we did because he had to change a number of things to make it fit properly. He also bought new bolts because the ones that came with it were not the correct ones. He did get it installed (4 hours) and it is sturdy, so other than installation, we're pleased. 417740



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by: Ken H.08/15/2015


Great hitch! It is "hidden" in that it doesn't stick out to injure your legs as you walk past forgetting that its there.....unless of course the ball/tongue is installed. It worked well to carry the trailer loaded with my ATV this week. It's install (easy) on my Pontiac Vibe is solid and strong. 219492



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by: Davio04/16/2017


Very easy to install. But there might be more tips in the installation instructions about cleaning the threads inside the welded nuts on the car. I cleaned the threads but the bolts would not go in. I had to get a tap and run it through to clean out the rust. Then the bolts went in easily. 368191



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by: Michael A.05/05/2015


Install was pretty easy. I was able to get all the bolts on but I needed to drive up to the car shop to have them tighten them (cost $15). Although, it's in the right bolts, it appears slightly off center in relation to the bumper but I don't think this will cause any structural problems. 190395



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by: Chuck J09/08/2016


I ordered my trailer hitch on Sunday and it was delivered on Thursday. After cleaning the rust out of the mounting holes on the frame rails I installed the hitch. Installation took only fifteen minutes. My first time dealing with etrailer.com. It will not be my last. Very satisfied. 292576


Comments

just a trailer hitch. Does what it was designed to do. Still working fine. Thanks for checking.

Chuck J - 10/17/2017

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by: Rob M.10/14/2010


Great quality, easy to install I just installed my hitch on a 2004 Pontiac vibe and I'm very pleased with how easy it was to install and it's not very noticeable from the back. I would also like to thank Etrailer.com for the fast response to my order and great customer service. Thanks! 3515



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by: Paul D07/08/2013


The hitch was everything as expected. The videos were a great tool for knowing what I was getting into. The New York State salt had done a number on my hitch mounting points however so I had to retap the mounts with a M12X1.25 tap before I could get started with the installation. 88079



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by: Rob N.06/25/2011


Communications from etrailer were excellent. Items packed to insure safe arrival. Installation was as described. As was told, the most time consuming part of the project was cleaning out the threads of the weld nuts on a two year old vehicle. I would highly recommend etrailer. 17898


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • The Curt Class-II hitch # C12221 has a higher weight rating and would work with your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS. Draw-Tite # 24812 is a Class-I hitch where as the Curt # 12221 is a Class-II. The Class-II hitch will have a higher rating than Class-I. But keep in mind the maximum towing weight capacity of your 2009 Toyota Matrix is 1,500 pounds per the Toyota Matrix owners manual. Per Curt instructions, the fascia might have to be trimmed on models with lower fascia but I pulled the Curt hitch...
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  • Bolt Sizes for a 2006 Toyota Matrix Trailer Hitch 24812
  • All of the hitches available to fit your vehicle are Class I hitches. The most common hitch, 24812, was one which fits with or without the rear fascia. The bolts for that hitch are M12 x 1.25 x 40mm. We offer replacement hardware kits part number RHK. I have included a link to the most popular hitch for you 2006 Matrix and to our hardware kits.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Receiver Hitch for 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • There are no 2 inch hitches available for a 2009 Toyota Matrix, however we do have a solution for you. We have 1-1/4 inch hitches for your Matrix and a nice adapter for making your 2 inch bike rack work with 1-1/4 inch receivers. First you will need a hitch. The Draw-Tite, part # 24812, has a high customer rating and would work just fine for a bike rack and includes a pin and clip. We even have a video of one of these hitches being installed on a 2009 Matrix, I have added a link to it. Since...
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  • Trailer is not Level When Towing with Recommended Drawbar
  • The instructions (see link below) state that the drawbar must be used in the rise position only, for your Pontiac Vibe. Drawbar 3593 has a rise of 2-1/8 inches, and only the drawbar recommended for a Class I hitch should be used. The manufacturer tests for crash safety on Class I and Class II hitches and their recommendation should be followed. If your drawbar is in the correct position and the trailer is still not level you may need to haul that particular trailer with another vehicle....
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  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS Without Any Trimming Of The Rear Fascia
  • On the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24812, it will fit on your 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS with the lower rear fascia. The rear fascia has a center section that will have to be removed when you install the hitch. It is not hard to remove that section because it is made to be removed for a trailer hitch installation. Also needed for towing would be the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 3593, and either the Tow Ready 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19256, or the Tow Ready 2 Inch Hitch Ball, # 19258. The...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Matrix and Converting 2 inch T2 Bike Rack to 1-1/4 inch
  • The thing about hitch adapters/extenders like the part # MT70355 that you referenced is that they reduce the capacity of the hitch they are used on by 50 percent. The hitch you referenced part # 24812 has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs so it would only have a 100 lb capacity with that extension. The T2 part # TH9044 that you referenced weighs 60 lbs so you would only have 40 lbs of capacity for bikes with the setup you referenced. Your best solution would be to convert your Thule...
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  • Size and Thread Pitch of Attachment Bolt for Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 for 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Draw-Tite Class I # 24812 hitch attaches to nuts welded into the frame of the vehicle using M12 X 40mm bolts which have a 1.25 thread pitch. If the weld nuts in your frame are corroded or clogged up with road grime, before resorting to chasing them with a tap, you can try cleaning them using some spray lubricant like WD-40 and a wire brush like the one on a battery terminal cleaner # DW00254.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Toyota Matrix XR
  • Currently, there are 2 trailer hitches that will fit your 2005 Toyota Matrix XR. One Class-I # 24812 (Draw-Tite) and one Class-II # C12013 (Curt). With that said, they are all good products but I would most certainly go with the Class-II Curt hitch # C12013 because it will provide a higher tongue weight capacity of 250 pounds and Class-II will work with Class-1 and Class-2 accessories. As a result, giving you more options to choose from. With the Curt trailer hitch, if you plan on adding...
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  • My Draw Bar Will Not Fit All the Way Inside My Draw-Tite Hitch 24812 on my Pontiac Vibe
  • The stop inside the hitch is not to force customers to purchase certain brand products, but to ensure that a Class II draw bar is not inserted into a Class I hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch you have, part # 24812, is a Class I hitch so if the welded stop inside is preventing the draw bar from going all the way in, you have a Class II drawbar. The recommended draw bar for this particular hitch is part # 3593. This draw bar will fit your hitch and will be at the proper height for trailers...
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  • Will the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack # S64650 Fit in Class I Hitch on a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR
  • The Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650, does work with Class I hitches. You can rest assured because the 2009 Ford Focus that is pictured with this rack installed is one of my good friends vehicle and it works great on his car. We installed the Class I hitch on his vehicle which is the only size avalable for the Focus at this time. I checked the manufacturer instructions (see link) and see no mention of the rack not fitting in a Class I hitch. If you need a hitch for...
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  • Is Heat Shield Modifcation Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # 12221 on a 2008 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Curt hitch # 12221 is only a fit for the 2008 Pontiac Vibe GT models. Heat shield modification is only required for installation if the heat shield interferes with the hitch installation area. If you do not have a GT model, then heat shield modification would not be required. I would recommend the Draw-Tite model # 24812, as this hitch does not require heat shield modification, and it includes a pin and clip, which would be required if you plan to tow a trailer. Ball mounts are...
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  • What Draw Bar Fits Draw-Tite Class I Hitch Part # 24812
  • The Draw-Tite Class I hitch you were looking at, part # 24812 uses a 1-1/4 inch receiver. A class I hitch usually has a stop welded into the receiver tube or a detent punched into it to prevent a class II accessory from being used. If the draw bars you have were intended to be used in a class I hitch, they will work. Keep in mind, Draw-Tite recommends only using the part # 3593 draw bar. If the draw bars that you have measure any longer than 1-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2007 Toyota Matrix XR
  • All available hitches made for your 2007 Toyota Matrix XR include both Class I and Class II types in the 1-1/4-inch size. All are shown on the linked page. You'll notice all three options, parts # 24812, # C12221 and # C12013, share a very similar overall design; this is due to all of them using the same mounting points on the car's frame. This means that there will not be much if any difference between the installations. Ground clearance will not be markedly better or worse with any hitch. If...
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  • Installation of the Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch On a 2004 Toyota Matrix
  • Yes the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 24812 is a bolt on style hitch and does not require drilling. You will use existing weld nuts in the vehicle frame to attach the hitch, as you can see by clicking on the provided instruction link. I have listed some items you may need to complete your towing setup below. Hitch Ball # 19256 or # 19258 Hitch Lock # RH2-XL Ball Mount # 3593 You can see other available accessories for your Matrix by clicking the provided link....
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Matrix S
  • We do know that on the Toyota Matrix XR and XRS versions there is fascia trimming required to install trailer hitch # 24812, but not on S models. I have included a couple of links showing installation for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing the recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can use hitch pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch # 24812 Fit the 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch, item # 24812, will fit your 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS. The rear fascia on your car has a center section that will have to be removed to install the hitch. The fascia will not be reinstalled. Some items you may need to complete your towing set up, with these hitches, are listed below. Drawbar # 3593 Hitch Ball # 19256 or # 19258 Hitch Lock # 5200 Wiring # 118386
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  • Difference in Class I and Class II Ball Mounts and Can They Interchange
  • The correct ball mount or draw bar for the Hidden Hitch Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24812, on your 2010 Toyota Matrix will be Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part # 3593. When towing with a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, the ball mount that is recommended by the hitch manufacturer should be used. All Class I and Class II trailer hitches are tested and rated with the specific ball mount for that hitch. Using a ball mount that is not recommended by the manufacturer will void the warranty. A...
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  • What Trailer Hitch And Hanging Bike Rack Will Work On a 2009 Pontiac Vibe
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the car dealer on the towing weight capacity of your 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The tongue weight capacity will be 10 percent of the towing weight capacity. I would recommend the Draw-Tite 1-1/4 Inch Class I Hitch, # 24812. This hitch is a simple bolt-on application. Even though the hitch has a 200 lbs. tongue weight capacity you will be limited to the lowest tongue weight capacity in your towing system, either the vehicle or the hitch. I...
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  • 2008 Toyota Matrix Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Only the larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs will have the higher capacity 2 inch hitch available. The 2008 Toyota Matrix is a lighter duty vehicle so it only has 1-1/4 inch hitches available for it like the # 24812 which is a custom fit. You'd need to also go with a bike rack designed for this hitch size. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite,...
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  • Is Hardware Included with Draw-Tite Hitch 24812?
  • Yes, all the necessary hardware and instructions are included with all of our hitches.
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  • Correct Towing Capacity of Curt Hitch for 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • The correct capacity for Curt hitch # C122343 is 2000 lbs towing and 200 lbs tongue weight. I took a look at the owner's manual and it states that your 2004 Pontiac Vibe has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, which is the weight you would need to go by. That hitch does come with a drawbar and pin and clip, though if you are looking to tow you will also need a 4-flat connector, which you can add with T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118458. For a 1-7/8" hitch ball you would need #...
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  • Why is Draw-Tite Hitch a Class I and Curt Hitch is a Class II for a 2006 Pontiac Vibe
  • Hitch manufacturers determine the Class rating for a given hitch. The amount of hardware used to install a hitch isn't a factor. With that said Curt decided that hitch # C12234 will be fine to use with Class II accessories and gave it a Class II rating. Their hitch for the 2006 Pontiac Vibe GT models, # C12221, is also a Class II but it has been tested and rated for a higher tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacity 250/2500 pounds. If you are using the hitch for a bike rack or...
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  • Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Matrix
  • The Yakima StickUp is a now discontinued bike rack that can only fit Class II and up hitches. The hitch part # 24812 that you referenced is a Class I hitch so while it would fit your 2003 Toyota Matrix it would not work with the StickUp. 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Toyota Matrix
  • All of the hitches for the 2006 Toyota Matrix XR are going to have about the same ground clearance. The best one in my opinion though is the Draw Tite part # 24812 as it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack like the Curt hitch does. Since this hitch requires total removal of the rear fascia on the XR models that means the hitch would sit up the highest of the ones available.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24812 For a 2009 Toyota Matrix Come with a Trailer Wiring Harness
  • The trailer wiring harness for the 2009 Toyota Matrix, # 118460, does not come with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24812. We include related products on the right side of the page and if you have entered the year, make, and model of the vehicle in our fit guide to look at hitches, the correct wiring will also appear along with the recommended ball mount and balls, but all items are sold separately unless indicated on the product page. The recommended ball mount is # 3593 and you can...
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  • Is Fascia Trimming and 7-Way Adapter Required for the 2009 Toyota Martix XRS with # 24812 Hitch
  • I did some research and from what I can see on the 2009 Toyota Matrix the rear fascia is very similar on the S and XRS models. You may find that there is a part in the center of the fascia that needs to be removed on he XRS and XR Sort models, but no trimming is required, this part should snap out of the rear fascia, if your vehicle has it installed. The Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle End Trailer Connector, item # 30717, can be added to your vehicle with the addition of the Tow Ready...
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install Draw-Tite Class I Receiver on 2010 Toyota Matrix S
  • According to my contacts at Draw-Tite, no fascia trimming or other modification is necessary for installing the Class I Receiver, part # 24812 on your 2010 Matrix S. On the XR and XRS models, trimming would be needed. To see the installation details, click on the provided link.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for an All-Wheel-Drive 2003 Pontiac Vibe
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24812 that you referenced is confirmed to fit all models of the 2003 Pontiac Vibe so it should work very well for you. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following items: Trailer wiring # 118458 (install video attached) Ball Mount # 3593 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 2 inch ball # 19258
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  • Hitch and Ball Mount Compatibility on 2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • Your 2010 Pontiac Vibe can be fitted with either of two hitch classes, either a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch or a higher-capacity Class II type (also 1-1/4-inch size) depending on the version of the Vibe you have. For reference the hitches we offer for your Vibe are linked at right. It sounds like you have a Class I hitch and a non-compatible Class II ball mount. Some Class I hitches have a stop inside the tube to prevent use of ball mounts that are not rated Class I. We do not...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Toyota Venza and 2004 Toyota Matrix
  • Because of the upper spoiler-trim piece on the Venza, the trunk mount bike rack I recommend for your 2013 Toyota Venza and 2004 Toyota Matrix is the Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top 3 Bike Rack for Vehicles with Spoilers # HRF2-3. This bike rack is designed to take any weight, that more traditional trunk mount bike racks would place on the spoiler, off of the spoiler by moving the attachment points of the straps on the rack up higher. The # HRF2-3 can carry 3 bikes and has a weight capacity...
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