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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 e28ZR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e28ZR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 600 lbs 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

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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.



13419 etrailer Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" - Matte Black Carbide

Installation Details E28ZR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2019 - 2022 Ram 1500 with Class III tow bumper



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 Class III Trailer Hitch Installation - 2022 Ram 1500

Hello neighbors. It's Brad here etrailer, and today we're taking a look at the etrailer hitch receiver on a 2022 Ram 1500. Having a hitch on a truck seems like it goes hand in hand. It allows you to be able to tow trailers or actually just load up accessories whenever you need to. And the great part about newer trucks is a lot of them will come with a bumper reinforcement bar that allows you to bolt up a receiver hitch, and that's what this is here. It's not a full hitch, it just simply bolts up to the factory mounts.

And this is a great way to have a hitch installed within just a few minutes. Now, this is gonna be a great addition, and Vena class 3, it actually has decent weight capacities. Your gross trailer weight rating is gonna be 6,000 pounds which is gonna be the weight of the trailer plus the accessories loaded up on it. You also have a tongue weight rating of 600 pounds and that's the downward pressure on the receiver tube opening. So a lot of your suspended accessories like your bike racks or cargo carriers pushing that weight on, you have up to 600 pounds, so a decent amount.

Now, if that weight rating is too low for your application, you're planning on doing some heavier towing, then this might not be for you. We have other options available for the Ram that will work great and really bump up those numbers. Now, those are gonna be a little bit more of an install but we have those options here at etrailer and you're gonna be having nearly three times the amount of towing capacity. Now, if you are looking for a higher towing capacity, some of the ones you might wanna look at would be the Draw-Tite or CURT class 4 and 5, and that's really gonna bump it up to a much higher towing capacity. And it's gonna be a little bit more for your work trucks or towing heavier trailers.

But this one, if you're not planning on towing a large trailer or a boat or camp or anything along those lines, this is gonna work great for everything else that you'll need. Now, taking a closer look at the hitch receiver, you're gonna see it has a five eight hitch pin hole here. Now it does not come with a hitch pin clip, but this is gonna be required to put your accessories in place. And a lot of times your accessories will actually come with these, but if you wanted to pick up a locking one, we have a bunch of ones available here at etrailer, that way, when you load your accessories up you can lock it in place, and it's not gonna have your accessories walking away in the hands of someone else. Now at the gate, you're gonna see also that this is a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening.

So that's gonna be a pretty common size for a lot of different accessories. There's also a reinforced collar here for a little bit of heavier duty protection as well. It has a nice carbide black powder coat finish, so it's gonna be looking really nice over the years, even when it hits road, grim and salt it's gonna prevent that rust and corrosion from occurring. It also has a rolled style safety chain loop here which is definitely large enough to be able to hook up your trailer with standard size hooks or even a larger Clevis style, there's no problem to be able to hook up to it. Now, a few quick measurements here, we're gonna measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point of the rear bumper. And that's gonna put us right at about two inches and that's kind of important for your fold up accessories like your cargo carriers or bike racks, make sure it doesn't hit your bumper but seeing that this one's almost flush you shouldn't have any issues there. Now we do wanna measure our ground clearance as well. So from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground we're looking at about 19 and a half inches and that's gonna be plenty to where your hitch will never really make contact with the ground, but when you load up your accessories like your suspended ones, say a bike rack or cargo carrier, a lot of times you need to be cautious when you're going up an incline or on some rough pavement as it can be closer to the ground. So something to keep in mind when you have those loaded up. Now, as far as the installation goes, it's actually really easy. There's gonna be three bolts that will be putting in place. Now the top bolt does require a pretty high torque setting with a torque wrench, and you may need to be renting a torque wrench or finding someone that has a very large one in order to get this torque down, but other than that, the installation's extremely simple. And we're gonna take a look at that now to get your hitch installed. Now, if you're looking to add a receiver hitch to your vehicle, this is gonna be a great option because if you have the factory reinforcement bar this is gonna be a quick, easy installation and you're gonna be able to use your hitch pretty quickly. It's not very difficult to do. In fact, it's just three bolts. So let's go ahead, we'll get started on this. So to get started, I'm actually gonna grab our receiver tube opening here and we're gonna take our large bolt, and what I'm gonna do is actually start to hand thread it in and you'll notice pretty quickly that it is pretty tight. In fact, I can't hand tighten it anymore, and the reason being is when this is powder coated, sometimes that powder coating will getting threads causing it to kind of be a little bit thicker than it needs to be. So to make it easier, once this is actually getting installed, I highly recommend taking a half inch hex bit here and putting this down. Now it's gonna bottom out, it only has this much to move, so just kind of running that through there should clean out those threads, making it a lot easier for us. You may have to repeat this process a few times but we should be able to at least get it back and forth a few times in and it's gonna make it so much easier when we put this in place on the truck. Now we're also gonna take our bracket here and do the same with our hardware. Again, just to kind of get some of this cleared out, you can actually see the powder coat in the threads so this is gonna make it a lot easier. So this is gonna be a three quarter inch bolt. So just with an impact or even putting this in a vice with the wrench, just run through the threads real quick. So now we can actually start putting the hitch on the truck. We'll go ahead by removing this cap. And we're gonna see this hole is gonna be good size to drop our three quarter inch bolt on. So I have our truck here up on a lift and it's mostly just to help you guys see at home how we're doing this but this is gonna be an install you'll be able to do in your driveway or in your garage. So let's continue along here and get this installed. So take your bracket. We're gonna have weld nuts on one side that needs to face up and we're just gonna slide it in here. And now we can actually take our receiver tube here, and this is going to slide under, and we're gonna be hand tightening the bolts under into those weld nuts. Now grabbing your bolt and a conical tooth washer, we're gonna be using those to just hand tighten in we don't have to get too crazy yet. And the conical tooth washer, the teeth here that needs to face towards the actual metal, so just feed this onto your bolt and you can do that for both of them. And then you're simply gonna just take the receiver and we're gonna just slide it up here, I'm gonna take my bolt and start to thread it in to that bracket. Go ahead and put the other one in place as well. So now for this portion, you're gonna want to get a half inch hex bolt here. Now an Allen wrench is gonna get it somewhat tight but we are gonna be torquing this down to a pretty high torque setting later on. So I suggest picking up one of these if you don't have one already, and also we're gonna be also needing a torque wrench that's gonna be pretty large. So if you're renting a torque wrench that can go up to those specs, you're gonna wanna pick one up that has aim diameter here or size so that way you have it ready to go. But for now, I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna tighten this down. And this is where pre threading that in there and getting that powder coat out really makes a big difference. You can have to kind of get some movement on it rather than fighting it. So now you're gonna need that large torque wrench as I was talking about. The torque setting is rather high. So check the instruction manual and see what kind of torque wrench you need to get up to that torque setting. And generally you can rent them in an auto parts store. This isn't something that normally people have in the garage or you could possibly find a heavy duty equipment shop that maybe let you borrow it for a little, but this is an important step. So now we'll go ahead and get this torque to spec. And this is important because it's gonna make sure that it's gonna be tight enough to not loosen up over time but also it's not gonna be too tight to where it's gonna put too much on the threads. There we are. So at this point, you can actually take your cap, put that back on. And now I'm gonna go to the bolts underneath here with my three quarter inch socket, get these tightened down. And now we'll come back with our torque wrench and get these torque to spec as well. Now these torque settings are gonna be quite a bit less than the previous top bolt. So just make sure you check to the instructions to get the proper tour setting for these. So now all that's left to do is load up your ball mount or any of your accessories in your hitch and start using it. And that was a look, an installation of the etrailer hitch receiver on a 2022 Ram 1500..


Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e28ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 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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Fit well, easy to install. Make sure you have a very high quality 1/2" hex driver - I used one from an impact set - and a beast of a torque wrench as this requires 320lbs of torque!



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2021 Ram 1500

Great product fit perfectly



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2019 Ram 1500

Excellent product for the money and very easy to install would recommend this product to anyone



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hitch was delivered promptly. Hitch was not manufactured correctly. Rib around back of 2" tube was 3/16 out of oerpendicular with center bolt making installation impossible. Center bolt would not tighten . I will be returning for a replacement



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Got it yesterday



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2022 Ram 1500

Very pleased, excellent quality, very reasonable price and fast shipping! What more could a guy ask for?



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2021 Ram 1500

No ALLEN to tighten top bolt...drove 40 miles to daughters house and had nothing to tighten it down...


Comments
A 0.5 inch Hexbit Socket is needed for installation, as mentioned in the directions.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/07/2022

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Very happy with that purchase.
It fit
great and I am very satisfied.



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Bolted up as it should!



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2019 Ram 1500

Easy install and solid product!



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2021 Ram 1500

Arrived quickly. You will need a 1/2 in. allen socket capable of 320 Ft lbs. Haven't installed yet but seems perfect.



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easy to install



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Good quality. Not an exact fit



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