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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"

Item # e43AR
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e43AR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e43AR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 400 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
  • 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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 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

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 E43AR Installation instructions

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e43AR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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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Top Shelf. Received lightning quick, hitch already installed.
Built to last and Made in USA! Thank You




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These Great Folks REALLY do care! So helpful in EVERY aspect, Great products at great prices! I will ALWAYS do business with etrailer for EVERY need they can fulfill




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Jeep Wrangler

Easy to install. Looks good on my Jeep Wrangler.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Easy install and quick shipping
Only
problem is the tailpipe rattles against it
Pro tip: mount the trailer plug in the hollow, stock bumper easy to do as well


Comments
Very pleased with the ease of install. I recently removed the hitch to address some surface rust on my frame and re-install was just as easy. Only issue I have is that my exhaust tailpipe rattles against the hitch so I will need make some adjustments to my exhaust
Matt - 03/14/2022


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Hitch was received quickly in secure packaging with all parts intact. Price was competitive and all inclusive. Etrailer can be trusted with your purchase.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


This hitch receiver is very well built of high quality materials. Perfect fit, all parts were included and it came with accurate, easy to understand instructions. I added the reflective strips after the fact. They were not included with the hitch. I couldn't be happier.


Comments
Im very pleased with the hitch. I haul a small utility trailer occasionally and havent had any problem at all. Finish is holding up well and no signs of corrosion at all. Great product from a great supplier. Thanks Etrailer.
Alan C - 04/13/2020


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


I can't believe it's been a year already! I meant to leave a review in early 2019 about how easy the install was on my 2004 Wrangler Sport TJ, how clear the instructions were, how quickly the order shipped, and how competitive the pricing was ... but a year goes by quickly with a Jeep!

In the last year I've pulled trailers loaded with mulch and more, multiple boats, and even one of those hitch racks for the cooler. This hitch has never missed a beat.
Probably the best testimonial I can give is the stump extraction: I removed about a dozen ornamental bush stumps with a 2" tow strap loop and a chain -- piece of cake!

If you're on the fence, don't think twice. This hitch will bring a whole new sense of utility to your Jeep for years to come.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Great product and great service. I would give this product and this company a 5 star rating in all categories.
1- Web site 5
2-Customer service 5 - Thank You - George J
3- Product video 5
4- Installation video 5
5- Delivery 5
I priced out a complete receiver hitch installation kit from a local dealer and was quoted $310.00 Purchased the receiver hitch for my 2004 Jeep Wrangler from etrailer for much less than that and my son and I did the install in less than 30 minutes.
I shop on line for just about all purchases (107 in the last six months) This company is at the top of my list on all aspects of on line orders.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


I needed a trailer hitch for a small utility trailer and a bike rack. I was hesitant about ordering a hitch as the dealer had replaced the factory bumpers with tubular ones. I had read that this is sometimes an issue with clearance for the hitch. However, in a response to an earlier question on the site, etrailer had responded how much clearance was needed and where to measure from on the frame. I measured and had 1/4 inch to spare so I went ahead and ordered. It fit using the factory holes, and the reverse fishing technique as described in the directions worked perfectly and it was installed within a matter of minutes. Very pleased with the hitch and highly recommend it!




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Great product, easy installation.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Vehicle: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport This is a two part review. The first is etrailer and their service. This was my first experience with them and I am IMPRESSED. I placed the order Tuesday night at 8:30 and it was delivered at 12:30 Thursday afternoon. Their communication is excellent. Their website is fantastic for tracking the shipment. I found myself checking it more often than I should have just to watch the progress on the map.

Part two: the receiver. Everything was right, nothing was damaged, everything fit, everything worked the first time. The packaging was good. The Curt receiver is solid with good welds and good paint. The holes lined up. The instructions were good enough. Oh yeah my only complaint is the carriage bolt heads were a little to big to fit through the hole in the frame. I had to cut maybe 1/8" off one side. Other than that you need to have a little patience in fishing the wire down through the frame. The first one took me at least 20-30 minutes and some serious words. The second one went though the first try and took 2 minutes.

This receiver is bigger than is needed for my Jeep but it keeps the hitch the same size as our truck and as long as I don't try to pull 4000LBS with it, oversize won't hurt. It was only $20 more for the 2".

All in all I'm very happy with the purchase and with etrailer.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


I read multiple reviews on ordering the right trailer hitch for my 2005 TJ, and decided based on the reviews that etrailer was the way to go. Installation from their videos looked simple and straightforward, and the overall reviews wee great. I ordered the hitch on a Tuesday, set it up for 3-5 day delivery, and it arrived Monday afternoon. I was hoping for a Friday delivery so I could install it over the weekend, but I didn't get my order in quick enough. Regardless, the product showed up on Monday and was very simple to install. The fishing method worked perfectly, and I had the entire hitch installed and torqued down within 30 minutes. I would highly recommend this company and this hitch. I'm attaching a picture (sorry I peeled off your stickers, I just wanted a cleaner look).




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Great quality and easy to install as per instructions. Thanks for a good product and helpful videos. The wiring harness was even easier to install (except for accumulation of dirt in my face from the covers.) use of safety goggles might be a good tip. My bumper is hollow on the back. Actually a piece of U channel, so after glueing a magnet to the plug I can hide all wiring out of sight behind it.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Very well built, easy installation with clear instructions and quality hardware.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Installed on a 2004 jeep wrangler. Installation was really easy and fast. Etrailer videos made installation a breeze. Installed by myself, only hard part was lifting hitch in place and catching the bolt, but I was able to lift one side into place and balance the other side on my knee. After that just install the rest of the bolts and make sure you have a 1/2 torque wrench that can tighten to 110 ft lbs. I highly recommend this hitch!




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Product came in a timely manner. Bolted right up to the frame. No hassle and straight forward installation instructions. Looks good and holds my Thule t2 pro xt rack very snuggly.

Will recommend.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Product came in a timely manner. Bolted right up to the frame. No hassle and straight forward installation instructions. Looks good and holds my Thule t2 pro xt rack very snuggly.

Will recommend.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Perfect fit. Quality product from Curt. How-to installation video by etrailer.com team clear, concise, and spot on. About 30 minutes to install.

All products ordered were in stock and shipped same day. Really like the comprehensive tracking page that shows progress on map, lists how-to videos, and other information about your products (all in one place).




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Needed a hitch for my 05 Unlimited Rubicon that didn't bolt from the side of the frame. This was perfect! 4 bolts, super simple install, and it looks great! I would recommend this hitch to anyone with a 1997-2006 Jeep TJ or Unlimited.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Ordered and received hitch for my 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Well packed and shipped quickly. Arrived with some welding slag particles in the box- not a problem- the welds looked good deep and clean, powder coating was perfect. Instructions were clear and concise and came with all of the hardware including some nifty spring/thread holders for the carriage bolts allowing them to be installed inside the frames. I initially had some trouble positioning the entire unit for bolt-up (I was working alone and had to rig up two rope slings to hold it up-tricky) - I thought that there might be some problem with fit of hitch to frame because it didnt seem to want to go into place. All of a sudden with a little pushing and coaxing the entire unit "clunked" into place. The mount angles were perfect, bolt holes lines up perfectly. All of the difficulty that I had experienced (not really that much) was because this is a PRECISION fit for the vehicle. I bolted and torqued everything down without an issue. Pulled my boat on the trailer later in the day, rechecked the torque and have had no problems. Now on season two, no rust, no problems. Absolutely would recommend without reservation. to anyone who needs a good, fairly low profile hitch for a Jeep Wrangler.

Trailer lighting harness kit which plugs into the passenger side taillight connector purchased at the same time installed in about 3 minutes and is excellent too.


Comments
So far no problems to speak of, some wear and tear of the powder coating inside the hitch receiver to be expected Ive been squirting some spray protectant into there from time to time when I remember to... Hitch still strong and looks good. Weve done a lot of trailering since COVID and this thing has held up well. Still highly recommended.
Adrian L - 07/09/2021


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


This hitch is a quality product. It looks good and was easy to install.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Hitch was delivered faster than I expected. Ordered on Yuesday and delivered on Friday. I took the time to make sure the bolts were already freed up from the rust on my Wrangler so when I installed the hitch it actually only took 10 minutes.

Was towing the jet ski 30 minutes later.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Put on my jeep 97 SE TJ. Great paint, easy installation every thing required was in the kit. 10mins to put together. Super fast delivery.


Comments
Install on a 97 Jeep wrangler a year ago in Iowa winters and no rust. Use it more of a anchor when I get stuck. Tough as nail no bends or wear.
Jared - 02/01/2020


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


Great pricing at etrailer and great selection. I had my hitch and wiring harness in a couple of days after ordering them. I installed it the same day I received it. Very easy to install; took less than an hour to install. Very pleased with the quality of Curt trailer hitches. No issues with my order; thank you very much etrailer !




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13408 in Trailer Hitch


13408 Class III Hitch Wrangler - quality product; easy to install; looks great on the Jeep; excellent price & quick delivery.



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