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  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 525 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. Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number E98855 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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etrailer Trailer Hitch - E98855

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.


  • 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
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 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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At 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.

e98855 Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" - Matte Black Carbide

E98855 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details E98855 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Honda Odyssey

Video of 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 Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Honda Odyssey

Speaker 1: Today on our 2019 Honda Odyssey, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number E98855.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. You can see a cross tube is visible, however it has a round tube design so it fits really well with the contour of the vehicle. It's not going to hang down really, really low from the bottom of our bumper fascia. The receiver tube is going to sit inside the outermost edge, so we're not going to have to worry about hitting our legs or shins on it when we're loading and unloading the back of the vehicle.It's going to be a class 3 hitch. It's going to be 2" by 2". We're going to have a 5/8" hitch pinhole, which is this hole here.

The hitch does not come with a hitch pin and clip, however you can find it here at Our receiver tube's going to have a reinforced collar, give us a little extra stability. We're going to have plate-style safety chain loops. You can see here, we're going to have plenty of room for different size hooks.One thing I really like about this hitch is inaudible 00:00:59 going to have a triple carbide black powder coat finish, so it's really going to hold up well against chipping or scratching, and reduce the risk of any rust or corrosion.Now, as far as our weight capacities go, we're going to have a 525 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube, and a 3,500 pound max trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. I do recommend checking the owner's manual of your Odyssey to make sure your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight.

You want to go with the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.Now, you can use weight distribution with this hitch. Tongue weight is going to stay the same, however, your trailer weight is going to go up to 5,000 pounds.Now, let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper will be about three inches. From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube will be about 13".Now, let's show you how to get this installed. To start our installation, your directions are not going to tell you this, but to make your installation a little bit easier, this extra step is going to help.

We're going to lower our exhaust, because we're going to have two weld nuts and a hole over here in our frame rail that we need to access to put our hardware in. So, how we're going to do this is we're going to take a strap. You can hang it from anywhere you can secure it on the back of the vehicle. I like to go from the springs because they're easily accessible.Then we're going to have a rubber hanger here, and we're going to have a rubber hanger back here. We're going to take some silicone lubricant, and we're going to spray down our hanger like that.

We'll take some channel locks. If you have a pry bar, a pry bar works too. Channel locks don't work all the time because of the spacing. Just like that. And then for this one back here, we'll take our pry bar, we'll wedge it . find somewhere to wedge it here. We'll just start working it off. Just like that. Then, we'll take our strap and loosen it up a little bit.What we don't want . we have another hanger up there. What we don't want is we don't want this to rest on itself. We want to support it so it doesn't mess with the exhaust pipe up ahead of it.Next, we're going to have our exhaust deflector. Two push pin fasteners here on the outside. Take a flathead screwdriver inaudible 00:03:33 the center. Once you get the center out, you want to make sure when you pull this out, we get the base with it. If the center does come out, you can always put it back in. Just make sure you pull off the base, too. There.Here on our driver's side, we're going to have one, two, three, four more push pin fasteners we need to take out. We'll take a 10 mm socket. We're going to have a bolt right here, and then we're going to have a Phillips head screw right here on the inside of our fender well.Once you remove your screw, you remove your panel and we'll set it aside. Next, we're going to have a weld nut, a weld nut, and an open hole in our frame rail. It's going to be the same on both sides. We're going to start with this one here. We're going to have a pull wire. You're going to take one of your carriage bolts and you're going to have a space block.Put the spacer block on, thread on your carriage bolt, slide the head of the carriage bolt in the hole first, and then your spacer block, and you're going to pull it back down through. Do the same thing on the other side of the vehicle.Now we'll set our hitch into place. We're going to utilize our exhaust to hold our hitch on this side while we put our hardware in on the other side. If you have an extra person, it's always better to have an extra person help hold your hitch in place until you get that hardware in.Over here, we're going to take our pull wire, put it through the corresponding hole. We'll raise our hitch into position. We're going to take a hex bolt, conical tooth inaudible 00:05:26. I'm going to make sure that the teeth are facing towards the hitch and we're going to thread it into one of the holes. Then we're going to do that same thing on the other side of the vehicle.Now that we have a bolt on each side holding our hitch in place, we can install our remaining hardware.For our bolt with our pull wire, after you remove the pull wire, you can see that this bolt moves. To make it easy, if you take your finger, push it against the hitch, it'll help hold it in place while you get the nut on. And you're just going to repeat that process on the other side of the vehicle.Next, we'll take a 19 mm socket and we'll tighten all of our hardware.Once you have all your hardware tightened, you can torque it to the specifications in the instructions, and repeat that for all remaining hardware.Once you have your hardware torqued down for your hitch, you can reinstall your exhaust. Once you've got your exhaust back up, you can remove your strap. Once you have your exhaust back in place, you can reinstall your exhaust deflector.As far as your panel for the driver's side, it tells you to leave it off, but gives you the option to reinstall or to trim it and reinstall it. However, it does not give you any directions on what to cut, so, that's going to be completely up to you on trimming it and putting it back in.That'll do it for a look at an installation on an Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number E98855 on our 2019 Honda Odyssey.

Customer Reviews Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - E98855

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 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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Great product and easy to install. Took me less than 30 minutes to complete the job. Thanks etrailer. 633701

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2018 Honda Odyssey

The hitch was easy to install, by following their video instructions. Very well constructed and painted. Looks very good on my new van. 633842

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2018 Honda Odyssey

30 minute install 558168

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2019 Honda Odyssey

Third hitch I have purchased from etrailer. Great products, great price and fast delivery. Their videos make installation a piece of cake. This fit perfectly on my 2019 Honda Odyssey. 609814

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2019 Honda Odyssey

Product came as advertised and ordered and on time. Even though there was a tear in the packaging, etrailer personnel thought ahead and securely fastened the extra part to the hitch thus avoiding in falling out thru the tear. Definitely due business with them again. 569733

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This is my second hitch receiver I’ve purchased here. Both were delivered fast, in great shape, easy to install, and work great! 568143

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2019 Honda Odyssey

1. Written instruction not very helpful 2. Video was very helpful and instructive. You should include a link to the video with the hitch. 3. I was not able to remove the exhaust hanger, but was able to install the hitch without lowering the exhaust. 4. The fishwire was either the wrong one or was poorly made. It was too loose on the bole and pulled off; also, was too large to fit through the hole in the spacer. I was able to install the carriage bolt using electrical tape. 5. The hitch should be designed so that the cross bar was closer to the bumper, which would result in greater ground clearance. 586304

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Arrived sooner than expected, and was able to put on by myself in 20 minutes. Will be trying it out this weekend. Ps. You do not have to drop exhaust to install. 660627

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2019 Honda Odyssey

put hitch on this morning and went very well. Instructions on web much better than ones included in package. Have not pulled anything yet, that in the future 581539

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Good prices.....complete delivery....this is my 3rd hitch from etrailer in 5 years..... always a pleasure to do business with them. 536459

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Very sturdy unit easy install 654602

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Fit perfectly and the YouTube video instructions matched perfectly. 647693

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2018 Honda Odyssey

Quick delivery and quality product. Did the install by myself, with no lift, in under an hour. 646815

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Honda Odyssey

Easy install following the video instructions. Backed the Odyssey up onto ramps and had plenty of room to install the hitch. The only issue was the printed directions gave torque specs for 7/16 and 12mm bolts but my van had 17mm and 19mm bolts. 627984

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This trailer hitch met all my expectations - a high quality product that matched my vehicle perfectly. I installed it by myself in less than an hour with no problems. The on-line installation video was particularly helpful. The hitch will be used to support a bicycle rack. 612874

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2019 Honda Odyssey

Excellent directions & diagrams Online etrailer videos on hitch selection choices and installation are excellent, also. 601892

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Good price, fast shipping, exact fit. The on-line instructions made installation easy. I highly recommend these guys. 536458


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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Honda Odyssey with the Best Ground Clearance
  • We carry four 2 inch trailer hitches that fit the 2019 Honda Odyssey: Draw-Tites # 76170 and # 76171, a Curt # C13370, and one from us # E98855. All of them are basically the same design except for the Draw-Tite # 76170. When we installed it on a 2018 Odyssey it was an inch lower than the other three, which were all the same. Of the others that have more clearance I recommend the hitch, # E98855. Since they're all very similar and this one is less expensive I see that...
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  • Recommendation for Trailer Hitch Receiver from Comparison for 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • The 2 inch hitch options for your 2019 Honda Odyssey are similar and yet different. The Draw-Tite # 76171, # e98855, and Curt # C13370 all have an exposed crosstube but are far easier to install. The EcoHitch # 306-X7372 and the Draw-Tite # 76170 both have the hidden crosstube for better ground clearance but they will require more time and energy to install. Based on the capacities and design of the hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 76170. This will work well for...
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • The hitch and wiring kits for a 2019 Honda Odyssey are the same as the 2018 models. The hitch part # E95588 is a fit for either. The other hitch I would recommend though is the Draw Tite part # 76170 as only the hitch opening will hang below the rear bumper which makes it the least visible. For wiring the best option is the T-One kit part # 118753 which is a custom fit and the brand we offer that has the most reliable converter boxes. If you wanted to do some towing...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • The Honda Odyssey had a change between model years 2017 and 2018, so a trailer hitch from a 2015 Honda Odyssey will not fit a 2018 model but would fit up to a 2017 model. For your 2018 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver- 2" # E98855 which is made by Curt and has a nice matte black powder coat finish. This will mount using the 4 existing weld nuts and the 2 access holes in the frame. This is nearly identical to the Curt # C13370 which has a glossy black...
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  • Best Hitch for Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier on 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • I recommend the etrailer 2-inch hitch # e98855 for your 2019 Odyssey because its design makes it the best choice for use with hitch cargo and bike carriers. This hitch's high tongue weight capacity of 525-lbs and its easy no-drill installation make it my best suggestion for you Honda. The linked photo shows it installed. If either you cargo carrier or bike rack are designed only for the smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitches made for the Odyssey you can still use them in this 2-inch hitch...
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  • Comparing the Different Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • I have listed the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper on all of the class III trailer hitch receivers we have for your 2019 Honda Odyssey below: Trailer Hitch Receiver - part # E98855 (3") Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - part # C13370 (3") Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - part # 76171 (4") Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - part # 76170 (4-1/2") -See Photo Therefore, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch with Installation Video for 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • There is a great hitch for your 2019 Honda Odyssey that has an installation video so you can see just how easy it is to install, the Trailer Hitch # E98855. This hitch is easy to install and does not require any drilling into the frame of your '19 Odyssey. I have attached the link to the installation video of this hitch for you to check out as well as a link to the written instructions. The Trailer Hitch # E98855 is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver and...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 5-Bike Rack for 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend going with the Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98855. I like this hitch for your particular application because the receiver won't be tucked too far behind the rear bumper to cause any interference issues between it and a mounted rack. Its matte black finish also adds a unique rugged look that isn't present on other options. It has a 525 pound tongue weight capacity and will be a simple bolt-on installation. I have attached an installation...
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  • Does Thule T2 Pro XTB Bike Rack Lock?
  • The hand knob on the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT has a lock cylinder on it. So once you put the T2 into your 2018 Honda Odyssey's 2" hitch such as # e98855 and the Auto Pin goes through the hitch pin hole and shank it cannot be removed. You will need to use the key that comes with in order to loosen the Auto Pin and unlock the T2 from your hitch.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 3 Bike Rack on 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • For your 2019 Honda Odyssey I highly recommend the Class III Trailer Hitch # e98855 because it offers the easiest installation, features a unique black matte finish for a scratch-resistant and rugged appearance, and is made right here in the USA. It has plenty of capacity (525 pound tongue weight limit) for a loaded 3-bike rack and the bumper clearance when we installed it on this vehicle leaves more than enough room for the Kuat Transfer # TS03G to work perfectly. I have...
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  • Is the Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # E98855 Easy to Install on a 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • The Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98855 will be super easy to install on your 2018 Honda Odyssey even for a beginner. It is rated at a 3/10 in regards to installation difficulty which will take around 30-60 minutes give or take. There is no drilling or trimming required, you just need to loosen the underbody panel, lower the exhaust, install the hitch, raise the exhaust back up, and reinstall the underbody panel. You will have no problems doing this with a set of jacks and jack stands....
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  • Installation Video and Instructions for Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver E98855
  • We do have installation videos for some of the hitches that fit your 2018 Honda Odyssey but just not for the specific Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98855. However, since this hitch's design is very similar to the Curt # C13370 you can refer to the linked install video we do have for that item. Since all hitches use the same mounting points on the vehicle most of the installation process will be identical. A helpful hitch installation article is included for you too along with the...
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  • What Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Honda Odyssey EX Has The Most Concealed Look
  • Correct, the actual cross tube portion of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76171 is recessed more so than the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13370 or the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98855. The Draw-Tite hitch however does become less recessed as you get closer to the receiver tube opening. To give you a better idea of this, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper is 4" with the Draw-Tite hitch and 3" with...
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Bumper of etrailer Hitch on 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • The distance between the hitch pin hole and the bumper of etrailer hitch # e98855 is approximately 3 inches. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling into your 2018 Honda Odyssey's frame is required. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118753. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which is for 2” hitches and may fulfill your...
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  • Maximum Tongue Weight Capacity of 2019 Honda Odyssey With Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack
  • The tongue weight capacity - or the most a bike rack and loaded bikes can carry - is going to depend on the specific trailer hitch. For your 2019 Honda Odyssey the best hitch to use for a bike rack is the Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98855 which has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs. The etrailer hitch # E98855 is the best option to use a bike rack because it offers the best bumper clearance with a distance of just three inches from the hitch pin hole to the bumper, as you...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch on Honda Odyssey That Was Totaled be Used on New Odyssey
  • No you cannot transfer a trailer hitch that was on your totaled 2008 Honda Odyssey to a 2018 Honda Odyssey. The integrity of the hitch could have been compromised and it could potentially be dangerous. Instead you will need a new hitch and a great option is Trailer Hitch # E98855 which fits an '18 Odyssey and is a complete bolt-on installation that will not require you to drill into your new van's frame in order to install.
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