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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
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 500 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 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 E98863 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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etrailer Trailer Hitch - E98863

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: 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.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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E98863 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details E98863 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2016 GMC Acadia

2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

2008 - 2017 Buick Enclave

2007 - 2010 Saturn Outlook

2009 - 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Limited




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 - 2015 Buick Enclave

Speaker 1: Today on this 2015 Buick Enclave, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the etrailer.com Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number E98863.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One of the great features about this hitch is that when we're not using it, we can easily reinstall our fascia cover here. Will just snap back into place and our vehicle won't even appear like it has a hitch on it.On the side of our receiver you'll find our 5/8" diameter hph. We use a pin and clip to secure our accessories. You can pick up one of those separately at our website. It's part number PC3.Welded to the bottom of our hitch and the receiver are our plate style safety chain loops.

What's great about these is that if you have a large diameter safety chain hook, such as this one, you can still easily clip on and remove it.This hitch features a 500 pound max tongue weight rating. Which is the amount forcing down. And a 5,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can pull. It does support the use of weight distribution and when we're using that with our trailer the tongue rate rating increases to 600 pounds and the trailer weight rating increases to 6,000 pounds.You want to make sure that you do consult with the owner's manual on you Enclave, and not exceed what the vehicle's rated for. Go by whichever numbers less.

One of the things that I really like about this hitch, that sets it apart from others out there, is that it has a nice carbide powder coat finish, which is very appealing to look at, and is also very rust, corrosion, and scratch resistant.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 caribou carrier. You're looking at about 19 inches from the ground to the top of the two inch receiver opening, and about four inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper.Now that we've gone over some features, I'll show you how to get it installed. To begin our install, we'll find ourselves at the center of our rear fascia. There's a door that we need to remove.

We'll twist our fastener that we find at each corner, 90 degrees, and we'll pull straight down, and it'll come off.Behind that panel we'll find two attachments points, here and here. Now with some applications you'll have weld nuts where these holes are, and the hitch will be held in place with a bolt in this area. If you don't have weld nuts, we'll use a fish wire, we'll go ahead and fish wire ours through now. So we go through the hole and then out the side of the bumper beam that's closest to that hole.We'll place on our block. inaudible 00:02:57 that inside the bumper beam and we'll thread on our carriage bolt.

Place that inside as well, then we can pull our bolt through the hole, and remove our pull wire. Keep in mind everything we do on one side, we'll do on the other.Now with each one of our frame rails, we'll have two more attachment points that go vertical and these are right above our exhaust. So in order to make it a little bit easier for us to get to, we're going to lower down our exhaust a little bit.Now in order to lower the exhaust, we'll have a hanger on each one of our mufflers on both sides. We'll take some spray lubricant and lubricate it up a little bit. Sometimes you can just grab them and push them off.We don't have to worry about the exhaust dropping down too far, because the bumper with it's exhaust cut-outs will catch the exhaust. Now, we'll take some spray lubricant and spray our weld nuts. And we use a wire brush, which we have available at our website, it's part number 814092, to help clean out our threads.This will remove any loose dirt or debris, or minor rust which will prevent our bolts from going in smoothly. Now with an extra set of hands, we'll raise our hitch into position over our exhaust, and we'll raise it up to our carriage bolts, and we'll secure it in place with our flange nuts. This will help hold it in place.Now we'll take our bolts and our conical tooth washers, the teeth of the washer will face away from the bolt head, up towards our hitch, and we'll secure our hitch into the frame rails using these bolts.I'll just get 'em started a few turns by hand. Now we'll tighten down all of our hardware. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we can raise our exhaust back up and reinstall our hangers.And that completes our look at in showing you how to install the etrailer.com class three trailer hitch receiver, part number E98863 on this 2015 Buick Enclave.


Customer Reviews

etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - E98863

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (116 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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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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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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delivery was prompt. product is as described. the hitch installation was as simple very satisfied 533294



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



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I needed my products quick but 3 days ordered to door step is way more than anyone could ask for. Also the instructional videos are great and easy to understand. Look for me in the future, I will be a repeat customer. 532824



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The products, the service and the expertise; all top notch at etrailer.com 533306



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It worked better than i thought no noise or vibrations. 532565



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2016 Buick Enclave

Good product 577058



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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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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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Excellent service both at dealer and de livery. 532856



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Easy install muffler was still in the way even though I lowered but not bad have a friend help lift into place little heavy for one person all in all definitely recommend product. Shipping was quick and packaged nicely 533618



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2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Received the hitch from E-trailer along with the wiring harness to hook-up to the vehicle factory wiring harness. As a matter of fact, I JUST returned from installing the hitch on the 2013 Chevy Traverse it was purchased for. This particular hitch fits four GM products. The fit and finish of the hitch was perfect. All the required hardware was included as well to install the hitch. I have zero problems with the E-trailer product. Now for the vehicle.... the Travers has dual exhaust and four of the hitches forward mounting bolts are directly under the muffler. You have to moisten the rubber exhaust hangers with WD40 or a similar lubricant in order to slip them off which givs you about an extra inch to work with. However, it is still extremely tight working conditions. The 2013 Traverse I worked on had devloped rust in the welded on nuts inside the underbody panel. It needed to have the trhreads run with a tap to clear them and remove the rust. There was not enough room to get a tap inther to run the threads. I ended up spraying Fluid Film up into the nut cavity and threads and using one of the supplied bolts to straighten the threads as best i could. The wire bolt guide supplied with the hitch made inserting and then bolting the two rear carriage bolts a piece of cake, although you will have to use a dremel or other small grinding device in order to open up the rectangular opening in the body panel in order to fit the rectangle carriage bolt holder and the carriage bolt into the opening. So, I give E-Trailer's hitch and their service 5 stars. They delivered a quality, well fitting product. The fact that there is so little room to work under these news acars is not their doing. 597136



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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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GMC Acadia

Installed on our Acadia to pull a small utility trailer. Came with everything I needed and fit well. I had to use the fish wires to get a couple of the bolts installed and was skeptical at first but they worked well. 533267



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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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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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Easy install, dropped the muffler from the hangers and installed. The fish wire for the carriage bolts worked awesome! 533517



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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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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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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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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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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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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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Correct parts for my application and installation. Delivery was quick as was the installation. I will use them again on future vehicles when needed. 656957



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



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Works great. Delivered quickly 634397



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Can not believe I received this item in TWO days from when I ordered it! 633433



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Looks great. Easy install on my 2012 Traverse. Took my son and I about 30 min to install it. I was even able to replace the hitch cover once it was installed. 617267



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I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook I got the hitch in the mail today. Installed the hitch in less than an hour. When installing the hitch use jack stands to hold up the hitch and the exhaust. And when taking out the exhaust hangers use a lubricating oil, like what it said in the video. If in the future i were to buy another vehicle and it didn't have a hitch i would buy it from etrailer. 616916



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I couldn’t ask for any better service.within 18 hrs I ordered,recieved,and installed my hitch.easy installation ,great instructions.the fish wires made it easy to get bolts installed.great job Brandon . 611995



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My purchased this evening arrived before 8p.m. as promised. The hitch receiver n lighting harness n accessory installation hareware were complete as ordered. Great service etrailer! 600322



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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

hitch is great. Everything needed for install was included. Took less then 30 mins to install. I could not be more satisfied! 572963



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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

It was an excellent choice to go with your company fast easy and well the price was right 542708



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2017 Buick Enclave

I purchased this product to install on my 2017 Buick Enclave as we were going on vacation to the beach and the vehicle was not equipped with a hitch so we could use our rear rack that requires a hitch receiver. I watched a video online and that made this product was very to install. Probably took less than an hour. Very satisfied. 533792



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Chevrolet Traverse

Easy to install and works great. The Traverse plastic cover will hide the hitch when not in use. Would definitely recommend this product. 533586



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Easy install and video made it easy. 533501



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Hitch and hardware fit very well and instructions were very clear. It didn't take long to install. I used a 5 gal bucket to help hold it up while installing, which made it much easier. Thanks much. 533449



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Ordered Friday Evening. Arrived as ordered Tuesday. Installed in 1 hour. Perfect Fit.Very Impressed 533373



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Easy to install! Very clean setup! I liked the provided wire to fish the bolts through the frame rail. 533372



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Heavy duty. Had no problems installing it by myself on the ground. 30 minutes tops. 10 minutes? to drop and reattach muffler. 20 minutes for the hitch. WATCH the install videos if you're a beginner. 533369



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Took me about 30 minutes to install. The Mufflers in rear are close but i was able to get my hand in to get started. very easy but it is kinda heavy to hold up by your self. looks great, can put the OEM cover on over the hitch when not in use so cant even see it has a hitch. Recommend! 533293



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Great product great shipping time. Overall happy. Thea I you 533289



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Just finished installing went quick and easy. Everything worked perfectly and the receiver was better than any other I shopped for. Will definitely buy from this site again. 533263



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Good product for a great price 533260



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Perfect Alignment! All the bolt holes lined up correctly, easy to install even for someone who doesn't do things like this very often. It's great that the bumper cover goes back on to hide the hitch when not in use and the entire assembly in completely concealed. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Great Product! Highly recommend. 533240



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2016 GMC Acadia

I initially was going to have a hitch/wiring installed on our 2016 Acadia by a company. After watching the installation videos on the etrailer website, I decided to try the install myself. It took less than one hour all by myself and I saved over $200 by not using a third party to install it! 533232



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Install was as easy as it gets, you need extra time to clean out thread holes, I don't recommend using an impact gun to run bolts in , chances are you'll snap the bolt because of the rust and crud in the threads, run the bolts in and out like a tap. The carriage bolt install wire worked gods however it was a bit short I just taped the other on to it there was two shipped. Great setup, well made the welds were very nice . We went to the Outer Banks , I needed the hitch for luggage rack . Thanks again for speedy delivery!! 533213



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Came with all necessary components and was able to put the plastic fascia back on to cover up the hitch 533192



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So easy to install... the step-by-step instructions plus etrailer.com videos make installation a breeze. Hitch performs fantastic. Very happy with purchase and price. Thanks etrailer! 533171


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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