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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 # e44AR
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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 e44AR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e44AR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 750 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: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 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.


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.



e44AR etrailer Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" - Matte Black Carbide

Installation Details E44AR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles




No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Hitch may interfere with the Hands-free Liftgate sensors and functionality may be very limited or possibly lost.





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Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e44AR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (82 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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2022 Honda Passport

Etrailer has a great website which is easy to use. Plus the instructional videos make what seems a daunting job, really easy. I use Etrailer for all of my hitch needs and the service and turnaround time is second to none. I think the hitch that I just received arrived at my home about 3 days after I ordered it. Top notch company and service and I highly recommend to anyone needing a hitch or related equipment.

Scott

10/24/2023

The hitch is holding up great. Still looks new. Easiest hitch ever to install!

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

11/10/2023

@Scott Glad to hear your etrailer # e44AR receiver hitch is working well for you!


by:

This etrailer hitch is great,but heavy for an 81 year old. So I used a jack as pictured. Along with C- clamp and counter balance to get it placed under my Passport correctly. But I got it in. My grandson helped me torque it the next day. Any way perfectly fit my 2022 Passport. And looks very good.



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Ordered the hitch receiver and cover just a few days ago and received it yesterday. Super quick free shipping! I was able to install it by myself using a couple of crates for support. Super easy and quick install, only took about 30 minutes total. I showed it to a neighbor who does a lot of welding and he commented on how nice the welds are on this product. Highly recommend the etrailer brand!



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2020 Honda Passport

It took me 30 minutes since I was working by myself with a floor jack
The hitch came in good shipping box.



by:

The ordering process was incredible. Tracking the package was even more enjoyable. The graphics showing where the hitch was located is fantastic. But best of all YOU. Your follow-up and concern for my well-being was the best ever experienced! It was so incredibly easy to order and receive it. I am so ecstatic about it, I have told all the repair shops here about it. The whole installation only took less than 20 minutes. It was so pleasurable that I have and want to buy more things from you. All the best!!



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Had some trouble with the 6 holes .
Had
to rotary file the holes a little.
Finish was not great, paint was scraped in 3 places.
Other than that, it’s a really sturdy hitch!

Michael A.

11/7/2023

Great



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I ordered the hitch with the suggested mounting bracket for the wiring harness. The bracket wasn’t even close to fitting. The hitch had nothing to mate to the harness and the harness mount is useless. I thought etrailer test fit but in this case the recommended bracket and hitch were incompatible.



by:
2024 Honda Passport

Super easy installation in about 15 mins with a pair of jack stands to assist.



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2020 Honda Passport

I have a 2020 Honda Passport and this trailer hitch receiver is really easy to install. I installed myself using a floor jack. Installation took me about 30 minutes. Initial placement took about 20 minutes. Extra 10 minutes was to Loctite and secure each bolt (6) with a torque wrench. Installation video was very helpful.



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Honda Passport

Solid piece first class fit and finish. Easy install 30 minutes on a 2021 Honda passport.



by:

Couldn’t be happier, very simple install, 6 bolts and done. Took me a bit to hook up wire harness inside panel on 23 Passport, tough angle to harness hookup, not sure that had anything to do with you all tho.



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Toyota Highlander

Trailer hitch is robust & eTrailer's installation video was excellent. Spent more time preparing the weldnuts to clean out surface rust than bolting up the6 fasteners. Would be helpful if automakers plugged the threaded holes for trailer accessories to keep them clean until used (Toyota did this on our Highlander)



by:

Quality was good. Arrived in a timely manner, at a fair price. Installation went very well. Installed appearance was very good.

On the negative side. The receiver is sloppy and noisy going down the road.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

6/16/2023

What I would recommend for the noise would be to add an anti rattle device when using accessories in the receiver. If your accessory is solid you can use part # e99007 or if the accessory is hollow then you can use part # 63232. Both can help minimize movement in the receiver.



by:

This hitch fit our Honda Passport perfectly. Took only 10 minutes with 3 people and correct tools to install this. Needed it for bike rack to transport heavy eBike.



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Perfect fit.



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I have been using it a lot to move stuff from one town to another a couple of hundred miles apart and have not had any issues.



by:

Great hitch but came with one missing washer. I had to go buy one at hardware store and couldn’t find exact match.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

7/3/2023

Sometimes the hitch hardware is unique. I will have Customer Service team reach out so that can we can have the washer sent out.



by:

Excellent product. Exact fit with no issues. Took about 15 minutes to install. My only complaint is the packaging. It was just loose in the box, and the finish on the hitch was a little scuffed up during transit. Nothing was through the powdercoat, however, and there was nothing you would see after installation.



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this thing is heavy and sturdy. the bolts are huge. the instructions are straightforward. I am having my mechanic install it because it's just easier that way but with 2 people you could get it done.



by:

So simple if you have a metric set of tools anyone can install this, mind you I installed on a three year old car that lived in Wisconsin, the threads were a little rusty on the car, but some penetrating oil and it went right on



by:

Product fit and installed exactly as specified. Delivery was fast.



by:

THE ITEM WAS DELIVERED BEFORE EXPECTED DATE - GREAT WORK AND CUSTOMER SERVICE



by:

It fits perfectly. Only the receiver is exposed.



by:

Easy install and no issues with product, I highly recommend a stabilizer to prevent wobble.



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Honda Pilot

Excellent quality, easy install. Installed on my 23 Passport. Included instructions were for Pilot. Slightly different access but etrailer Visio was spot on.


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