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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 bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 6" Long receiver sits beneath your bumper so it's out of the way when accessing cargo. Durable matte finish resists rust 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 e98835 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98835

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • No Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • 400 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 6" Long receiver sits beneath your bumper so it's out of the way when accessing cargo. Durable matte finish resists rust 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Overall length of receiver tube: 6"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer e98835 Hitch Dimensional Diagram

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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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98835

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (109 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 6" Long receiver sits beneath your bumper so it's out of the way when accessing cargo. Durable matte finish resists rust and creates a rugged look.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler

This was my second purchase from etrailer and I’m completely satisfied with both purchases. Prices and free delivery was more than I expected The first was a hitch for my 09 charger and the second is a hitch for my recently purchased jeep wrangler. Both items installed exactly as described on the website without any problems whatsoever. If the need arises in the future, I.would not hesitate to reach out to etrailer.com again.



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This is heavy and very well made, installing it on the back of my trailer. Specs are exactly like listed. Read some of etrailer's info about whether you need this one or one with a longer receiver for spare tires (it has a different number). The best thing about ordering from etrailer is that they are very knowledgeable and they vet their products, you never know what you might get from other online sites like [online store] etc... And etrailer's support is excellent if you have questions or need help or advice! These came in just like I expected!



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2020 Jeep Wrangler

I’m always impressed with the quality of ETrailer hitches this is my second one. This one was for our 2-Door 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It was NOT a simple install. I had to use a jack to press the hitch up to for the frame. That being done the bolts and holes were cut perfect. Note the beam at the rear of the Rubicon has a dimple in it that prevents the hitch from easily sliding into place. Had my mechanic son in law not been there to help me with the install i would have had to send it back



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Wow! This was an easy install! The directions say to detach the muffler from the rubber hangar and lower the exhaust for installation, however, that was not necessary on my 2020 Wrangler Sport 2 door. It's a tight fit getting it bolted up and tightened down but I was able to do it in less than 30 minutes. Delivery was super fast! I ordered late on a Monday and received both packages early on Wednesday!



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Very easy to install, takes advantage of the Wrangler full frame, so confident that the hitch will be abke to handle rhe 3500 lb rating of the Jeep.


Comments
I have been towing my 3500lb pontoon boat with this hitch with no issues, quality product!
David J - 05/04/2021


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The trailer hitch bolted up with ease.



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2012 Jeep Wrangler

Very simple to install. The toughest part was getting the nuts on the bolts as they go between the metal hitch and the plastic bumper. That space is tight. Although the video shows using a hex wrench (I couldn't find my set) I used my fingers and a small crescent wrench and that worked just fine. (I have small fingers) Use the hex wrench. The video I first saw showed removing the muffler from its hangs to allow placing the bolts in the holes. Another video I saw on etrailer did not move the muffler and the bolts placed in the holes. I used the latter process and did not have a problem getting the bolts in the holes.


Comments
The hitch has been great as I have had to use it a lot. No problems during this past year
Rodger - 04/14/2020


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Sturdy. We thought we would be able to install it ourselves but we had to have it professionally installed because the muffler had to be removed to install it.



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So easy to install! Look, fits, works p erfect!



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Bolted up perfectly to the Jeep! Light and strong, easy to install.



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Fantastic shipping and updates!!



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2021 Jeep Wrangler

Directions failed to show a bracket mounted on my stock 2021 Wrangler Rubicon that blocked the outer 2 holes. I was able to remove the 2 bolts(that are a different thread then the ones that came with the hitch), and loosened two lower screws attaching the bracket to the bottom of the bumper so I could fit hitch between the stock bracket and the frame. I was able to use the two stock bolts (not sure if they are long enough, but I was able to tighten them down) and attached the two middle bolts that came with the hitch. I reattached the lower bumper screws, and everything seems good! I'm only using my hitch for a bike rack, so I feel safe, and will re-check all fasteners after a few short trips...After reading the directions I initially thought I would not be able to mount the hitch on my jeep, but thought I'd give a heads up to any 2021 Rubicon owners who are looking at this hitch...



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Great fit and finish. It looks like a factory installed hitch. Installation was easy, delivery was fast and efficient. Couldn't really ask for a better product or experience.



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Thank you for sending a great product at a very good price, quickly.



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Great product. Fast shipping.



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The product was great but the installation video I watched before I purchased it showed it installed without moving the muffler. The instructions that came with it told the muffler needed to be dropped.



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Nothing much I can complain about here. It works as it should, and the instructions were decent. The wires were all long enough. The zip ties were a little on the cheap side, but that's pretty insignificant. I found that the factory wiring connectors which had to be unplugged were difficult to unplug. You're supposed to slide a red piece, then push down on the black "lever" to disengage the latch. Pushing down on the black lever wasn't enough, and I had to slide a small screwdriver in there to unlatch it. Once I did that, the two halves of the connector were easy to separate. One of the early steps is removing two plastic interior trim pieces which cover the bolt which holds the tail lights in place. The latch/clip which holds the trim piece in place broke off when I removed the trim piece. I had to use a dab of hot glue when I reassembled everything. I don't know if more detailed instructions could have prevented that or not.



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Easy instal. Holds still when pugging in trailer or putting weather cap on.



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Jeep Wrangler

Quick and easy install for a Wrangler JL. You may need to file some of the factory Jeep welding which doesn't have a consistent bead as others have mentioned. This was installed on a Wrangler JLU and I wished I'd purchased the longer shank version due to where the crossbeam sits and Jeeps having a tailgate spare. This isn't a fault of etrailer and I believe my standard hitch with a 4" drop will still work. I plan to purchase the extended hitch with a 2" drop just to be safe since I'll be towing anything from a utility trailer to a small travel trailer.



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Was easy to install



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I could not believe how quick and easily the installation process was. It took me about 1.5 hours to install the hitch, the wiring assembly and the cable bumper bracket for the 4-pin assembly. I save well over $150 of installation charges if I had taken it out in town to have someone else do this. I definitely would recommend these products to anyone who wanted to install it themselves. Thanks.



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2017 Jeep Wrangler

I ordered a hitch receiver to be installed on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from the place that was installing it, but the one they ordered stuck out about 4” past my bumper. I immediately expressed dissatisfaction with how it looked & pointed out that it was a hazard whenever I open my rear door. I was ecstatic to find this hitch receiver on etrailer.com. I can’t wait for it to be installed tomorrow. Thank you etrailer.com.



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Great, affordable alternative to the OEM hitch. Installation was a bit of a task as there is a weld that this hitch has to straddle. Mine had a few burrs that had to be removed beforehand, and still needed a 3lb deadblow to coax her into the correct location. All in all, good value. I actually like the textured matte finish over the gloss black.



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excellent service as always



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Easy mount, durable finish, holes are well machined allowing easy pin placement.


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  • Difference Between etrailer Branded Class III Trailer Hitches for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    There's a subtle yet important difference between the two. The receiver tube on the # e98856 is right at 3 inches longer than that of the # e98835. This means that most hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks or cargo carrying trays will clear a stock sized spare tire, which is a great feature. There's not much of a price differential between the two, so there's not much reason not to get the # e98856 with the longer tube. As far as strength goes, the hitches actually tie into the...
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  • Best Bike Rack for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I can help you find the best bike rack for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and can say without equivocation that a hitch-mounted bike rack is absolutely the best option because they provide the best stability and security for your bikes. The only thing you need to know is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of your spare tire to get the correct bike rack. For example, when we installed Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98856 on a 2019 Wrangler Unlimited we found...
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  • Dimension of Frame that etrailer.com Trailer Hitch for Jeep Wranglers Fits
    The etrailer.com trailer hitch # E98835 fits a frame that's right at 3-1/4 inches wide. It's specifically designed to fit on a Jeep Wranger JK and JL both the 2-door and Unlimited styles from 2007 to 2020 as long as the Jeep has a standard rear bumper. I've linked the install details as well as an install video for you.
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    When we installed the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98835 you were looking at on a similar 2020 Jeep Wrangler we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the factory sized spare tire measured 11". The Saris SuperClamp HD 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SAR44VR you mentioned measures 12" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the wheel tray, so it will fit this...
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  • Front Mounted Receiver Hitch for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    We sure do! I'd recommend the Curt # C31086 front mount receiver. If your Jeep has a steel skid shield up front, it will need to be permanently removed in order to install the hitch. The etrailer brand rear hitch you'd looked at, part # e98835 is compatible with your Wrangler Unlimited, but if you're using the hitch for accessories like a bike rack, I'd recommend you go with the # e98856 because it has a longer receiver tube so your hitch mounted accessory will sit further back and...
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  • What Hitch and Wiring Harness will Fit My 2021 Jeep Wrangler?
    For a hitch for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler, I recommend the etrailer Hitch Receiver - 2" # e98835. The etrailer hitch is compatible with all Wrangler models and comes with all mounting hardware required for a bolt-on installation. As far as weight capacity, the hitch has a 350 pound maximum tongue weight and a 3,500 pound gross towing rating. In order to confirm whether your vehicle can accommodate this much weight, I recommend confirming your vehicle's weight capacity with your owner's manual....
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-way and 4-Way in 2020 Jeep Wrangler
    You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118786. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product as well. If you don't have trailer brakes you'd just want the # 37185 instead. For a brake controller I would recommend...
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  • Difference Between Curt and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    There is a small difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13432 and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98835 that fits your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which is just the finish. The Curt trailer hitch has a glossy black finish while the etrailer hitch has a matte black finish but other than that everything is equal, including their 3,500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacities, as well as how both hitches install. The two have crosstubes which are hidden, meaning only...
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  • Will etrailer Trailer Hitch Fit 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Altitude Without Drilling/Cutting
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98835 has a bolt-on installation. The hitch uses existing holes in the bumper beam, no drilling or cutting is required. You may have to do some weldnut cleaning if debris has built up, which is outlined in the instructions. It is also possible that you will have to remove excess welding from the cross member should any exist. Any obstructions must be removed from the cross member for installation of the hitch. If you plan on doing some towing,...
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    The 2-Bike rack for bikes with fat tires (up to 5") with the best carrying capacity is the Saris # SA4412B-FB Freedom Platform Rack, supporting 2 bikes weighing 60 pounds each. I realize this is not quite the 2 X 65 pound bikes that you have, but you can remove the batteries when in transit. This rack has a lot of clearance away from the back of the Jeep to allow for your rear mounted standard spare tire. I especially like the three point firm hold this rack has on the bikes. This rack...
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    If you have heavy mountain bikes, you are definitely going in the right direction of a hitch-mounted bike rack instead of a tire-mount rack. Since the current distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the closest part of the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack # KU84FR is 6-1/2 inches, a hitch extender will be your best route for trying to clear your spare tire. If your hitch sits flush with the bumper like the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class...
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