etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 900 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • 900 lbs WD TW
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number E98840 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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etrailer Trailer Hitch - E98840

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


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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.



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E98840 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details E98840 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 Acura MDX

2016 - 2019 Honda Pilot




Video of etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"


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




Video Transcript for etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Pilot

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot, we will be having a look at and showing you how to install the etrailer.com class III trailer hitch receiver, part number E98840.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. The first thing you will notice about this hitch is that it is completely hidden behind a rear fascia. The only part that you'll see hanging down is the actual class III 2 by 2 inch receiver opening itself. One thing many of our customers ask when they're purchasing a hitch for their Pilot, since they're planning on using it with a bike rack or cargo carrier is that when they have that installed on the hitch, what's going to happen with the back-up sensors Well, if you do have that installed, as soon as you put your vehicle in reverse, your back-up sensor will go off. But as soon as you put your vehicle back in drive, the alarm will go off and there will be no warning messages at all on the dash.One thing that does set this hitch apart from others on the market is its finish. It has a matte carbide powder coat finish, which we found has been very scratch and rust-resistant when you're comparing it to a standard gloss black or flat black powder coat finish.

On the side of our receiver, you'll find our industry standard 5/8 of an inch diameter hitch pin hole to secure your hitch mounted accessories with the pin and clip. We have a pin and clip available for you separately on our website.Welded onto the bottom are our rolled steel safety chain loops. Now, what's nice about these, even though they aren't the largest opening, they'll still accept a very large safety chain hook like this one without any problems. You can easily clip it on and clip it off. On the back of our receiver, you'll find this collar that's welded on.

What's nice about this collar, not only does it help give us a nice finished look, but it does help improve the strength of the receiver opening.This vehicle is equipped with a spare tire that resides underneath the back of it. You don't even have to worry about removing the spare tire in order to get the hitch installed. You'll still have full access to your spare, should you ever need it. As far as weight capacities go, this hitch features a 900 pound max tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 6,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating. It does support the use of weight distribution and when you're using that with your trailer, your tongue weight rating remains the same at 900 pounds, but your max trailer weight rating increases to 8,000 pounds.

As always, you want to make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your Pilot and not exceed what the vehicle's rated for. Go by whichever number is less.Now, for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. You're looking at about 14 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening and about 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how easy it is to get installed. To begin our install, we're going to point out the well nuts in our frame where our hitch is going to be secured to. When you look straight up on the drivers side frame rail, you'll find three well nuts that go straight up into the frame rail.

Our passenger side's the exact same way. Now, it's a great idea to spray a little lubricant inside your threads, then use a wire brush, part number 814092 on our website, to clean out your threads. You'll want to do this at every location. This will just help remove any loose dirt, rust, or debris.If you look up by the passenger side, you can see it's just a mirror image of the drivers side. The hardware we're going to be using is this bolt here and a conical tooth washer. The teeth of the washer will face away from the bolt head up towards the hitch. It's the same for every location. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll raise our hitch into position and we'll secure it with our hardware. With all of our hardware now started, we can tighten it down. We're using a 22 millimeter socket.Now, we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. And that'll complete our look at and showing you how to install the etrailer.com class III trailer hitch receiver, part number E98840 on this 2016 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - E98840

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (323 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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Honda Pilot

Easiest hitch I ever put on. I remember putting on an oem hitch years ago and it was a bear to install, not to mention the size of it. The etrailer hitch was a cinch. An extra set of hands makes it a lot easier to thread bolts at the same time. Thread the middle one first and you can let it hang for a second while you thread the rest. The 17' Honda Pilot required me to undo tailpipe from hanger in order to get my torque wrench and socket up into the right passenger side rear. Not to mention dropping the spare. Other than those two things it was very easy for a diy'er. I noticed the instructions mentioned warranty provided by curt. Perhaps they making these specifically for etrailer? The power black is nice against the white paint and black bumper. It conceals nicely and would recommended over the two options available. It will be mostly used for bike rack. 611195



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and a half. Realatively easy solo install for a 62 year old man. 45 minutes including prep. 17"spare barely fits but is okay. tolerances tight but all good. Packaging could be a little to much better. 597045



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2019 Honda Pilot

Just received the hitch last night and did unpack it from the box. I will be installing very soon. My first impression is that it is very well manufactured. The gauge of steel, welds and paint job all look very good. I am sure this hitch will work great. The only criticism I have is that one end of the hitch was poking thru and hanging outside of the box as it was delivered. Otherwise I think the value overall is super. Thanks! 595789



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Shipping fast and very good service. Th anks 535176



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Honda Pilot

Product received undamaged. Very easy to install on the Honda Pilot EX. As noted in the instructions job goes much easier with two people. If installing in your garage or driveway I would recommend using a floor jack to assist. It is a bit heavy and the jack will hold most of the weight and keep it in position as you maneuver it into place. 535175



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2019 Honda Pilot

This is the second etrailer hitch we've put on our vehicles and both times the products have been great and easy to install! 595232



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2016 Acura MDX

Excellent and easy service with install at a local garage! 556846



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2018 Honda Pilot

Wanted a trailer hitch on my 2018 honda pilot. A honda install was very costly and The trailer rental place was a long wait or dropoff. I installed it myself with the aid of two 5 gallon buckets. The hitch fit perfectly. Dry fitted the bolts before the install to make sure everything would snug up. I snugged them up with my torque wrench to the rating mentioned in the instructions. Took about an hour. Would be easier with some help. I still have to install the wiring, but waiting for the tester to arrive. 556388



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2017 Honda Pilot

We the help of a neighbor. I was able to install in about an hour. Only gripe is that bolts need 7/8" socket which doesn't come in standard sets, so I had to make a trip to the hardware store. Overall very satisfied!!!! 546175



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2016 Acura MDX

Looks like a great product so far on my 2016 MDX. Installation was easy and worked out just like the video showed. I held the hitch in place while my wife threaded in the first couple of bolts. The hitch looks great with only the receiver itself exposed -- everything else is hidden under the body of the car.The only minor issue was the final torquing of the bolts on the passenger side. I was using a beam-type torque wrench and the exhaust pipe interfered with the extension bar I needed to get a clear path. you may have to "un-hang" the exhaust pipe to get an unimpeded path for torquing. I was able to tighten the bolts, but I have no idea if they are torqued to spec. Not too worried as this hitch will be used only for bike racks. 534944



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Good quality hitch - takes a beating during shipping though, and mine had a 'dent' on the bottom corner of the receiver. Overall it shouldn't affect the performance of the hitch, it's just a cosmetic issue. Installs in 30 minutes or less. Helpful hint that I didn't learn until AFTER I installed it by myself was to use long zip ties to temporarily hold the hitch up on both sides while you work in the bolts. Overall very satisfied w/this hitch and look forward to putting it through it's paces. 534934



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2017 Acura MDX

A little more difficult to install than I had anticipated. Unless the hitch is tipped down and slid up behind the exhaust pipe hangers, it will not go into place. I mounted it by my self and it rubbed the exhaust hangers until secured in place. If the portions that fit flat on the frame were notched slightly, this would not have been a problem and would have swung into place much more easily. I believe that this would still have been a problem even if I had a helped on the install as the hitch is wider than the rubber bushing on the exhaust hangers. That said, it is a heavy duty well made product and looks great on my 2017 Acura MDX. 535122



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Bolted right on. No issues. 556833



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2016 Acura MDX

Product is excellent quality from what I can tell. Fit was very precise into existing setup provided by Acura. Very easy to install considering it weighs 40+ pounds. Hardest part was cleaning the existing threads in the frame. Since my car is 3 years old I really worked to clean out the threads with PB Buster which took longer then the install. Really like that you can only see the hitch. Packaging was good. 544608



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Acura MDX

I ordered this hitch on Wednesday at noon and UPS delivered it by 3pm on Friday. Package was somewhat damaged but did it's job as the product arrived in perfect condition. The videos were very helpful and made me confident enough to install myself even though I am not very handy and save the cost of paying a local installer. Would be much easier if I had a lift as we just did it on garage floor which was a little cramped. Easy to hand tighten and hold in place on both sides using two people and then tighten with tools. Highly recommend two person install. Waiting for my Yakima bike rack to arrive but overall great website, videos, shipping, email communication and product experience. Sturdy, heavyweight product with nice black finish at a fair price with free shipping. What more could you ask for! Blends in nicely on my Acura MDX. 535180



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etrailer rocks! Paid for (discounted) 2 day shipping so I would have the tow hitch in time for our family trip. Showed up on time and well packaged with bolts and instructions. Very heavy duty. Took about 20 minutes to install with the proper tools. You need a 22mm socket for this particular hitch, which is bigger than normal( I had to run the hardware store). And a torque wrench and somebody to help you hold the hitch so you can get the bolts started. Other than that, it could not have been any easier. 535179



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I've ordered two hitches from etrailer in the last two months. The first took about two weeks for delivery, the second arrived within a couple of days. etrailer could improve their shipping cartons. The boxes both arrived in were heavily damaged in shipment--carton torn and steel exposed. I alerted etrailer on the first, and requested an RMA. They tried to talk their way through the carton situation, and issued an RMA after a bit. Because these are heavy duty steel hitches, I decided to attempt the installation anyway. I took both to mechanics for installation. My first installer couldn't install--I think he just didn't want to spend mess around with this and gave up. The second mechanic did fine...so I suspect these are pretty easy to install. Over all, the ordering process was easy, and the price seemed reasonable. Expect the hitch cartons to be damaged...but the hitches are steel, so should be ok to install. 534936



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Trailer hitch and accessories all came in one box right on time. Box was a little mangled, but no damage to the hitch or other contents. Easy to install, but I did have to go up to the limit of my old manual torque wrench.I did have to use my imagination to get the connector mounted right. I ended up having to make an extra bend in the no-drill mounting bracket and that worked like a champ! For my infrequent, light-towing purposes I could have probably gotten away with a four wire harness, but the 118274 harness was *very* easy to install. I didn't get a nice "click" when installing the white wire into the connector, but all of the rest were good. I hope the white one stays put.Would highly recommend for anyone that's even a little handy. 535155



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2018 Honda Pilot

Just installed e98840 on 2018 Honda Pilot. Fits great. Matte finish works great with lower plastic of bumper. Although box was a bit rough on delivery the hitch was in perfect condition. Also very quick shipping 551237



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2016 Honda Pilot

I just bought a 2016 Honda Pilot and I can't believe this hitch is already in production and ready for delivery in just a few days. And although this hitch is strong enough to pull a big trailer or boat, I plan to use it for my bike carrier only. The price is amazing too. I asked the dealer if they could install just a hitch and was told, "No. You have to install the wiring harness as well." Total cost? $580 plus tax and installation fees of about $225! I'm impressed by the near invisibility of the hitch. On most cars I see with non factory hitches most of it is hanging below the bumper and you can clearly read it's manufacturer's name in bold letters. Not a Good look! Lastly, when UPS driver brought the box to my front door I thought it had fallen off the truck somewhere down the road. The box looked like it had bounced down the road for about a hundred feet. Not to worry. Even the driver was impressed that the hitch had neary a scotch and was ready for immediate installation. 534954



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Acura

I received the product in 2 days. Installation was easy, just 6 bolts. I spent more time trying to interpret the Acura instructions to lower the spare tire. The construction of the hitch is sturdy. I have not used it yet, but I am confident it will be capable for my needs.This hitch does not integrate into the bumper like an OEM hitch so it is a little lower and not as attractive. However, it is not bad looking and cost less than 1/5 of the OEM hitch.I ordered online and there were very good tools for determining the best hitch for my needs. I also, received a follow up email after I received the product with additional information and an offer to answer any questions via phone. 534981



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2019 Honda Pilot

Quick delivery and installed very easil y! 662463



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Looks great 661869



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2019 Acura MDX

Very well made, mounted up perfectly. I watched the video to get it installed and it worked perfectly, bolt holes lined up just fine. A couple of notes about my install on the 2019 Acura MDX that weren't mentioned in the video: 1) The towbar is heavy enough that you'll probably need help lifting it up to the mounting holes while you get it into place. Not a one man job (I did it alone, but took some creative thinking and a floor jack). 2) On this particular car, you'll need to pry the rubber portion of the muffler mount about 1 inch to the side, to get the towbar mount brackets past that... no big deal as they are very flexible, so no need to remove them, they can just be moved out of the way for a second. Great product! 659736



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Wiring harness was vehicle specific and was a very easy installation following the provided video. Delivery was prompt and harness along with hitch assembly was properly boxed. 660151



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2019 Acura MDX

This hitch was a perfect fit for our 2019 Acura MDX hybrid. Although the MDX hybrid is not rated for towing, it is already prepped to receive a hitch. We won't be towing anything, but installed this to carry our bikes. Therefore didn't need the harness for lights and brake controllers. This was a simple install and all parts and instructions were included. Our MDX is essentially new, so the mounting nuts, which are factory install and pre-welded to the frame, needed no cleaning. If dirty, a simply wire brush and a few spritzes of water should clean those out. Overall, it took about 10 minutes to unpack and install. My 16yo son and I picked a side, slid under the car, supported the hitch (about 50 lbs.) on our knees and screwed in the bolts. Once torqued to spec, the hitch was rock solid. Overall, this seems to be an excellent product, perfect for our limited needs. 659171



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2018 Honda Ridgeline

This product is well-coated and professionally constructed. Perfectly fit on all existing holes in the frame. I have ridgeline with built in hitch on it but when we travel to Toronto the kids prefer to use the SUV so this really helps me carrying my bikes. 656296



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2014 Acura MDX

Product came quickly and as advertised. Was able to hook up the hitch and lighting in less than 60 minutes. Hitch is very solid metal. Would definitely do business with etralier.com again. 657040



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Great website---lots of "help" videos 655386



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I was surprise how fast the trailer hitch/receiver came in....well packaged and unblemished when it arrived.....the hitch is awesome, well built and designed, no skimping here....I am 74 years old and my wife 70 so we're still young, it only took us a half hour to get it on and done. It fit perfectly to the car, with all hardware included.... 654840



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Quick delivery and easy installation. 654739



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Much easier to install than expected, everything aligned perfectly, instructions were written clearly and precise. Easy enough for a novice to install! 652900



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2016 Honda Pilot

Quality product all around. Very happy. 650753



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2019 Honda Pilot

Excellent fit and good price 643574



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2019 Honda Pilot

The hitch and wiring harness arrived on the third day after placing the order, which is amazing. The contents were in perfect condition although it is hard to believe this could be possible considering the condition of the box it was in? The box looked like it had fallen off of the truck and run over by a few 18 wheelers. The packaging isn't good enough to ensure acceptable delivery condition of a trailer hitch weighing 49 pounds. It is too heavy so it bounces around in the box slowly destroying it during the who cares delivery process. So while the product is perfect, you are taking a chance as to its installation. Also the installation instructions for a 2019 Honda Pilot do not agree with what is available on U-Tube. I have installed the hitch by myself although the instructions state an assistant is necessary (only because I gots skills) and used a floor jack to lift it in place. But I have yet to figure out how to install the four pin wiring harness. It is probably because I don't have skills in this area or possibly the instructions are not very clear. The U-tube video is much better than the instructions in the almost destroyed box. Having said all of this, the hitch itself is wonderful and I highly recommend it. 642788



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Acura

Easy install. Looks good on the Acura....not too obvious. Good solid product. 642659



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Product came exactly as described; fast shipping; perfect condition; easy install! 640559



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2019 Honda Pilot

Installed 2019 Honda Pilot - a perfect fit. This is the third or fourth through Etrailer over the years and I recommend them to all my friends!! Looks good on the Pilot. Tucks under perfectly. 638920



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2018 Honda Pilot

We are very please with our hitch and cargo carrier we purchased from etrailer. It was very easy to install on our Honda Pilot. I’m so glad we purchased from this company. They have super fast shipping and great customer service! I would definitely buy from them again! Thank you etrailer.com! 638457



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Absolutely easy to install. Love it! 637357



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2017 Honda Pilot

I installed this on my 2017 Honda Pilot Elite trim. Shipping was fast and the product was extremely simple to install. I did not need to remove the spare to install it as the hitch installed perfectly between the tire and bumper easily. The coating is a matte finish which is nice as I prefer it vs. a polished finish. The install took under 30 mins by myself. I'm using this for a bike rack and luggage carrier (I also bought the etrailer e98874 24x60 Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Tilting - 500 lbs) with this order. 636329



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The trailer hitch that I purchased was a perfect fit. I found it to be well constructed and more easy to install than I thought. I would recommend Etrailer to anyone in need of this type of equipment. 635342



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2019 Honda Pilot

Item is as described and very easy to install. I did myself in 20 minutes. 634457



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This is their own branded trailer hitch and I like the finish better than the name brands. It's very well built with perfect welds. It took 10 minutes to install it by myself in my driveway without a lift. Really, 10 minutes. It took another 10 minutes to install the lighting controller. The price was comparable with the big names and big internet sellers like A*****. What sets these guys apart is the service and support. They provide an abundant of information to help you make a decision/choice, excellent instructions and videos, and excellent service if you need to talk to someone. I knew how to install the hitch and lighting controller before it arrived at my house. Oh yeah, shipping was only a couple of days. 634364



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2019 Honda Pilot

Like to matte finish....matches car well. Easy to Mount... didn't have to remove spare either 633469



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2019 Honda Pilot

Great hitch, well crafted, perfect fit with helpful instructions. All fasteners included. My 2019 Honda Pilot is ready for adventure 617343



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This is my third hitch I've ordered from etrailer. Great product. We'll built with quality finish. No fitment issues. Install time was less than 30 min with the help of my 9 y/o son. Only problem was the packaging. The box had multiple rips with parts of the hitch sticking out. Some scratches to the finish but nothing visible after installation. Luckily the hardware was taped securely in the receiver or it would have been lost. 616947



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The trailer hitch receiver arrived in perfect condition. This time I used 2 floor jacks on wheels which allowed me to maneuver the hitch around the spare tire without dropping the tire. Holes all lined up. Appreciate the belleville washers as they keep bolts tight. 612413



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Talk about heavy duty! Took about 25mins. to install including dropping the spare tire and putting it back. I used a floor jack to hold one side up while I started bolts on one side. Very impressed all the bolt holes lined up on the body of the car. 611579



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2010 Acura MDX

I received the etrailer hitch about the same as many others - that is, the box had a hole torn in it, but there was no damage to the product. (I'm not sure how this product could be shipped without tearing the box unless the box was double or triple thickness.) I watched the videos a couple times and then set out to install the hitch. I am 69 years old and was doing this alone on my garage floor with the MDX on the garage floor - not jacked up. It would be MUCH easier if you had two people and had the vehicle in the air on a lift to get to things easier. 2 people would make it a 20-30 minute install, however, it took me 1 hour to install the hitch. Used a small floor jack to raise the hitch and two jack stands to hold it in place while I got the bolts started. I didn't have a torque wrench that goes to 139 lbs, but a neighbor did, so solved that issue. The Tekonsha wiring harness was also an easy - 10 minute or less install. Very happy with the products and would recommend to anyone. Hitch fits great and looks good. Now, I just need to buy that utility trailer so I can use the hitch. 610229


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  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot I really like the etrailer.com Class III Trailer Hitch, # E98840, because the hidden design gives it an inconspicuous OEM look without sacrificing any towing or tongue weight capacity. It is also the only trailer hitch for your vehicle with the matte finish which keeps your hitch from sticking out like a sore thumb. This hitch is compatible with most hitch accessories on the market and I've attached links to our hitch accessories for you to check out if you...
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  • Fuse Location for Installing Trailer Wiring on a 2018 Honda Pilot
  • I would be glad to help! When installing the Curt T-Connector # C56291 on your 2018 Honda Pilot, it looks like the location for the included fuse is the number 2 location in the fuse box that is located near the brake fluid reservoir (near the driver's side under your hood). If you check out the linked installation video on a 2017 Pilot you can see this being done. If you don't already have a trailer hitch and a hitch ball kit then I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2018 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot the best hitch option is the etrailer.com hitch part # E98840. I recommend this hitch because it has a concealed cross tube which means it will be mostly hidden and because it is made in the USA. Check out the install video I attached for more info on this as well. For trailer wiring you'd want the part # 118760 for a 4-way or the part # 118286 for a 7-way. These are our most reliable options we offer due to the these kits having the best converter boxes so...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2019 Honda Pilot to use with Bike Rack
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2019 Honda Pilot is the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98840 because it has excellent ground and bumper clearance for use with accessories like bike racks. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver which is going to give you far more options to use accessories than a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The hitch is a bolt-on installation which does not require drilling into your '19 Pilot's frame to install, is made in the U.S.A. and...
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  • Is etrailer.com Logo Visible on Trailer Hitch
  • We put stickers on everything we take pictures and shoot videos of. Sometimes they're more obvious than others but they're always there. It's not specifically for branding it's actually to help protect ourselves from getting our pictures stolen and used on other websites. So unless you're using the exact hitch you buy for a video or photo shoot it won't have the stickers on it. The etrailer.com hitch you're looking at, part # E98840, is very concealed. The only part that's visible...
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  • How Does 7-Way Typically Attach to 2019 Honda Pilot with etrailer Hitch Installed
  • Due to how the etrailer.com hitch part # E98840 installs and how the rear fascia covers most of the hitch you'd have to use a 7-way bracket like the part # 18138 attached to the lower portion of the rear fascia. I attached two pictures. The first picture shows how this bracket attaches to a lower fascia on a truck, and the second shows how the hitch # E98840 installs and the available area to the sides of the hitch tube that this bracket could install onto.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Honda Pilot to Carry a Bike Rack
  • When comparing the different trailer hitch receivers that fit the 2019 Honda Pilot you're really splitting hairs. There's so much similarity between them. They install in the same fashion and have identical capacities. They also have about the same bumper clearance. Even the price is basically the same. The Draw-Tite part # 75225 has the safety chain loops hanging below the receiver which reduces ground clearance so it's my last choice. Between the other two I'd go with the etrailer.com...
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  • Will an Aftermarket Trailer Hitch Install Behind the Bumper Cutout on a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The factory trailer hitch is the only option that allows for the receiver tube opening on a trailer hitch to exit out of the rear bumper cutout for a 2016 Honda Pilot. The factory trailer hitch is also going to be far from cost effective so if it does not bother you to have the receiver tube hang down below the bumper (see photo) then the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98840 is a great option for you. It will also be much easier to install than the factory trailer hitch and...
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  • Will etrailer.com Hitch # e98840 Fit 2018 Acura MDX and Allow Spare Tire to Reinstall
  • The etrailer.com hitch part # e98840 you referenced which fits your 2018 Acura MDX will allow the spare you have to fit easily. The spare needs to come down during the install process but it easily gets reinstalled once that is complete. We had a customer come back and tell us that the 17 inch diameter spare like what you have was able to be reinstalled. Also check out the picture I attached that shows the spare mounted with the hitch mounted as well.
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  • Comparing OEM Trailer Hitch to Aftermarket Hitch for 2018 Acura MDX
  • For your 2018 Acura MDX the aftermarket trailer hitch that will be most similar to the OEM/factory unit is the etrailer.com Class III Hitch # e98840. The primary difference between the OEM hitch for the Acura MDX and an aftermarket model is their physical appearance from behind the vehicle. The OEM hitch will actually protrude out through the lower bumper fascia for a more hidden design while any aftermarket hitch will sit just below the bumper. While it doesn't come out through...
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  • Mounting Bracket and 7-Way Wiring Harness for 2017 Honda Pilot
  • The etrailer.com Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98840 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda Pilot. In order to mount a 7-Way round connector to this hitch, you can use the Pollak Mounting Bracket # PK12711U. This bracket includes the needed hardware to install the bracket directly to the hitch crosstube. You can also add the No-Drill Bracket # C57202 to it for a no-drill installation. I have attached a short video demonstration so you can see exactly...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Honda Pilot Block the Hands Free Liftgate
  • I cannot speak specifically to the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98840 or your 2019 Honda Pilot which this hitch is a fit for but I can say that most of the time, the trailer hitch will work just fine with the hands free liftgate sensor but you need to place your foot of either side of the receiver tube opening in order to activate it. It almost never completely interferes with this feature. I have attached a sample install video for you as well.
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  • Where is Connector for Trailer Wiring on a 2017 Honda Pilot
  • There is a connector in all 2017 Honda Pilots in the rear cargo area on the driver side, behind a storage compartment to plug in a trailer wiring harness, like the Tekonsha # 118760. Look at figures A, B, C, and D in the install details I've linked for you. In addition everything you need for trailer wiring is included with the # 118760 harness. If you're also looking for a hitch I recommend the etrailer.com, part # E98840. It's a great quality hitch with a black matte finish. I've...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2018 Acura MDX
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend for you to install on your 2018 Acura MDX is the etrailer.com # E98840. This gives you a clean looking installation where only the receiver is showing and it has a matte black finish that is durable and does a better job at hiding dinges and scratches than the glossy finish that other trailer hitches have. Then for a bike rack I recommend the Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT. This is a platform bike rack that secures bikes by their wheels just like you mentioned....
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Trailer Hitch that Fits 2018 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2018 Honda Pilot we have the etrailer.com trailer hitch part # E98840 that you referenced as a confirmed fit which has towing capacities of 6,000 lb total trailer and 900 lb tongue weight. This rating was determined after they designed the hitch to fit your vehicle so it has a capacity independent of the vehicle. What this means is your overall towing capacity will be limited by the vehicle and not the hitch since your vehicle has a lower capacity. I'd verify the towing capacity...
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