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

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

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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 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98863 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98863

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 600 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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
  • 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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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 Technical Support

At etrailer 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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Installation Details E98863 Installation instructions

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Video of etrailer 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 - 2015 Chevrolet Traverse

Jake: Hey guys, Jake here with eTrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install this eTrailer hitch. It's going to be going on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. Let's go ahead and get started. The hitch is going to have a two inch by two inch opening, which is going to be great for those two inch hitch accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers or smaller trailers. The hitch is going to have a nice black, powder coat finish, which is going to help resist rust and corrosion and give it a nice, clean, finished look.In our hitch, we're going to have a standard 5/8ths inch hitch pin hole to be able to use those hitch pins to secure any accessory you might put in your hitch.

We're also going to have these nice hook loops to be able to easily fit, with our pin, our hooks to be able to attach our safety chains. With this hitch, you are going to have a tongue weight rating of 500 pounds. A trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds. Now, the weight distribution, you're going to bump that up to 600 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds trailer weight. You're going to want to make sure that you check with your owner's manual of your vehicle, to make sure your vehicle can handle that weight.Now, a couple of measurements for you guys so you know what you're getting.

From the ground to the top of the receiver tube is going to be able 18 and half inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper, it's going to be about five and 1/4 inches. On your Chevrolet Traverse, you're going to have this removable panel that you're going to have to take out in order to get your hitch in place. A lot of hitches will stick out past, in order to give you a little bit more clearance for your accessories but in this case, our eTrailer hitch, what I like is that it sticks back in there enough to where you can replace your panel and give your vehicle that nice clean look when you're not using that hitch.Well guys, now that we've gone over some of those features, let's go ahead and pull it in the garage and show you how we got it installed. To start our install, you're going to need to remove this panel here.

We'll start by turning these two tabs and pull down. We'll set that to the side. Now we need to lower our exhaust. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to take a strap and hook it on a couple of different contact points here, just to hold our exhaust when we loosen it from the exhaust hanger. There we go.

Now we can remove the exhaust from the hanger. Start by spraying it with some grease just to help it come out a little bit easier. Then we'll take a pry rod or a screw driver and push that hanger off the end, just like that.There is another hanger over on the side. There you go. Now we can lower our exhaust to access these two bolts. Now we're going to take some lubricant and clean out our bolt holes. Take a wire brush and run it in and out until our threads are plenty clean. To get our carriage bolts in place in these rear two holes, we're going to need to take our two components here, our square black and our carriage bolt. Thread your carriage bolt on your fish wire, then take it. It helps to put a little bit of a bend in it so that you can slide it up, into place and down through that round hole. Then you'll take your block, slide it up into the frame and then to get your carriage bolt into place, going to slide that over, slide the head in through first. There we go.Okay. Watch it flip around. Now we'll do the same for the other hole. Now, with an extra set of hands, we can go ahead and get our fish wires run through our holes and lift our hitch up into place. We'll thread our bolt through with our cenacle tooth washer facing the hitch. Here's an example of that cenacle tooth washer on our bolt. We'll thread it up, into place. We'll loosely install of of our hardware by hand. We can take our flang nut, place it on our bolts, back by the receiver. Now we'll go ahead and tighten down our hardware with a 19mm socket. Then you want to torque down all your bolts to the specifications in your directions. Now we'll take our exhaust hangers and replace them. With that lubricant on there, it should be no trouble at all getting those back on. Once you remove your strap, you're ready to hit the road. With all that being said, that's going to do it for our look and installation of our eTrailer hit on our 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.


Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98863

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (164 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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2007 GMC Acadia

All the parts were included, the directions were clear, and it was easy to install. It fucntions great. 693526



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2016 GMC Acadia

Product arrived very quickly and installed even quicker, less than an hour was spent putting this on our SUV. We haven't used it yet but the frame is strong enough to hold what we intend to use it for so I have no worries. The hitch cover even fit back over this after it was installed. 679213



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This hitch is a good buy and came packed very well. I would buy from here again. 533236



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2014 Buick Enclave

Arrived on time and came as advertised. Your YouTube video was very helpful with the install. 706540



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Product was delivered quickly and order was exactly as expected and installed as anticipated. Very happy with this hitch and wiring so far. 696951



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The video instructions made the installation on these products a breeze. The quality is outstanding and the price was the best I found in the market. This was one of the best products I've purchased. 715881



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Easy to select/order from their drop-down menu! quick delivery! Free delivery, and easy to install and perfect fit, all the parts and accessories for installation were included! I need to order wiring now, I didn't see was not included. 733066



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GMC

I ordered a hitch and wiring kit for my wife's 2009 GMC Arcadia Here are the top 5 reason you should buy from Etrailer.com1) Quality Products at affordable prices ( best I could find in a 5 search look ) 2) Walk through videos with tip and trick of the trade makes the job easier3) Customer service top notch4) Shipping was fast and no damage everything I ordered was in the box5) Would not hesitate to buy from again 533237



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Buick Enclave

Fit and finish were just as expected. Installation on our Buick Enclave was a little tight (remove spare tire and muffler hangers) but included instructions were good. etrailer staff was excellent! I had ordered a different model under a deadline and they steered me toward this one so I could get my product in time. 666545



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Well I just got it today and I haven’t had time to install that you had but I ordered it on Wednesday got it on Friday I couldn’t ask for faster shipping.And I looked around I love the websites for the exact same hitch and I couldn’t beat this price 533506



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Really easy install process. It was an exact fit with no modification required. 652089



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The hitch arrived on time as promised in a strong cardboard box. I took it to my mechanic who has a lift. Together we installed it within less than 30 minutes. It was almost to easy. Everything fit perfectly and was a breeze to install. It looks very professional and is mounted to holes provided by the manufacturer of my SUV. Thank You etrailer!!! Love it! 730542



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So far the trailer hitch has been just fine. It is installed, but I have not had to use it much, yet. I did use it on a short travel to test the pulling of my trailer and it did just fine, so far. Thank you for your assistance. 711004



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Buick Enclave

I purchased this hitch for my enclave. the etrailer site allowed me to just enter my vehicle details and it told me which one i need and provided a video and picture of how it worked and looked. Great site, easy to use and the hitch was excellent and sturdy as well. I decided in the end not to put it on as it is in the high 90's here in Florida. Just didn't feel like crawling under the truck. However I did talk to the mechanic shop that installed it for me and they said it is one of the easier after market hitches and wiring kits they ever installed. I used Christian Brothers Automotive in North Port Fl who were just fantastic as well. 532520



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Item worked perfectly. Delivery was great. Would recommend etrailer.com for all your trailer needs. 533399



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The hitch just arrived today, so I have not had a chance yet to have it installed, but I was very impressed with how quickly it came. Packaging for the product is excellent. 607423



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Still looks great. It's high quality so no signs of metal fatigue as expected. Real happy with how it looks 533623



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This was pretty easy to install. My husband & I installed it together in about an hour. The hardest thing was fishing the carriage bolts through. It's a good thing there are 2 wires included in the kit, the first one broke on us. Other than that, I am very happy with how easy it was to install. The price is a good deal. 533475



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The hitch came in on time. Looks well built. Has great instructions and new hardware. I just have not had a chance to install. But if it's like the last one I bought from them for a nother van. It will be easy. 727142



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2009 Buick Enclave

The hitch fit perfectly and the wiring harness was easy to install. I went to a local trailer rental place and they did the installation while I watched each step of the process. Having the video was most helpful to me as a reference to the work performed. Unfortunately, the cover cannot be reinstalled over the hitch on the 2009 Enclave. Apparently on the 20015 model it can be reattached. 582477


Comments
Weve heard from a few customers although we cannot positively confirm it that if you can get one of the covers for a model with the OEM hitch, it fits. You might try to see if your dealer has one on hand and see if theyll let you try it.
-- Mike L - 11/14/2018

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Product received on time. Took only 10 minutes to install 4 outside bolts on hitch (2) on each side. When it came to put 2 bolts in by the receiver, there was a 3/8 in. gap between the frame and the trailer hitch. I called and explained my problem and requested (2) new carriage bolts that were 1/2 inches longer than the original . They were sent and I received them 4 week days later. Well satisified. 533371



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2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Chevy Traverse, Hitch and wiring were delivered in 24 hours, not sure how, but much appreciated. Video with both helped, done in less than 1 hour. That included the need to tap new threads in the welded nuts on vehicle. 572651



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2015 GMC Acadia

Great product!! Installed just like video said and took about 20 minutes. Everything was included I didn't have to purchase anything extra. I would recommend this produce to anyone needing a great trailer hitch. 603035



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2015 GMC Acadia

Absolutely love the way this hitch finish looked on my GMC Acadia very easy to instal my husband installed it in about 15 minutes and no need to move the muffler either . We plan on using it for our daughter travel ball equipment to put in our little cargo trailer . 609492



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Thanks etrailer. Installation went well did not have to lower exhaust or make any cuts/drilling. Wires made for fishing the two center bolts and square washers worked well. The two bolts on both sides above exhaust were a little tight due to limited space, but mounted no problem. Thanks again. 629762


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity for 2016 Chevy Traverse
    For your 2016 Chevy Traverse, the mechanic is correct and the dealer salesman is incorrect. The ability to add towing equipment to vehicles without tow packages is the majority of what we as a company do. I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98863 for your trailer hitch which is a fairly easy installation that you can do and save yourself the mechanic costs. If you choose to have them install it for you it should...
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  • Connecting a Ball Mount and Brake Controller to a 2016 Chevy Traverse
    If your ball mount is touching the rear fascia on your 2016 Chevy Traverse due to the hidden look of the receiver, like you get with the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863, then you should be able to use a ball mount with a longer shank to get the proper clearance. I have attached a link to our selection of ball mounts that you can filter through but if you can let me know what hitch you have installed, the rear clearance needed, and what rise/drop you need (see attached article)...
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  • Can Bumper Cover be Put Back On 2010 GMC Acadia After Installing Trailer Hitch e98863
    It is highly likely the bumper cover will be able to be put back on your 2010 GMC Acadia after installing the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98863, though there are some occasions which it has not been able to. That said, it is rare the cover will not go back on, as I went through all of the customer reviews for this hitch and the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13424, and there was just one instance of a customer relaying they were unable to get the cover back on. All other mentions of...
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  • How Much Does the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863 Weigh
    The shipping weight of the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863 is 30 lbs. Since this includes packaging the hitch itself weighs about 27 lbs. When we installed the Curt # 13424 on a 2012 GMC Acadia (which you put in for the vehicle information) the exhaust did need to be lowered a little bit but I think that car ramps should give you enough clearance to install the etrailer.com trailer hitch as it installs the exact same way. I have linked this video for you to check out. Let...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 GMC Acadia Denali
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 GMC Acadia Denali and it looks to be 5,200 lbs. If you need a trailer hitch we have the etrailer.com hitch part # e98863 and for wiring part # C56056. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • How Much Can a 2016 GMC Acadia Tow
    The towing capacity of a 2016 GMC Acadia is 2,000 lbs for models without the factory trailer towing package (V92 Trailer Towing Package) and 5,200 lbs for models with the factory trailer tow package (V92 Trailer Towing Package). If you don't have the factory trailer towing package but still need to tow a trailer, you can do so with a trailer hitch the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98863 and a wiring harness the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118271. Furthermore, if the...
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  • What Size Bolts Are Used to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Chevy Traverse
    The Curt # 13424 and etrailer.com # e98863 trailer hitches use M12-1.75 x 30mm bolts for the installation while the Draw-Tite # 75528 trailer hitch uses M12-1.75 x 45mm bolts for the installation on a 2012 Chevy Traverse. I have linked the installation instructions and videos for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations for you. If you happen to need replacement hardware then you can order it with part #...
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  • 7-Way Mounting Bracket for Use with etrailer Hitch on 2015 Chevy Traverse
    I checked your order notes and it looks like you went with the Curt Easy Mount Bracket # C58000 for the 7-way part # 118271 which will work great with the etrailer.com hitch part # e98863 you have installed on your 2015 Chevy Traverse. I attached a link to an install video for the mounting bracket for you to check out when it's time to install everything as well.
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