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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98836 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98836

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed 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.


  • 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


  • 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 E98836 Installation instructions

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98836

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (346 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.

Jeep Patriot

This hitch bolted on to our Jeep Patriot with no problems or need to alter in any way. We attached a bike rack heavy enough for our two ebikes and hauled them from Illinois to Florida. Then we removed the bike rack and backed up to our 8 foot box trailer full of stuff to move it around the yard so we could mow under it. You would never even know anything was attached to the car.
I would highly recommend this hitch to anyone who owns a jeep Patriot. It is a perfect fit.



I havent had much need for it except to keep moving the trailer around to mow. The hitch still look like new. No rust.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Thomas Glad to hear it's working well for you!


All the boats and utility trailers I've been pulling have showed up where I've gone right behind me.Can't ask for more. Thanks E Trailer.



Kinda like a rabbit with a bass drum.


Pretty straightforward install. Great video on how to install and what to remove. Said 3-5 day shipping. Arrived next day! Highly recommended. Installed on a 15 Jeep Patriot.


USA made product. Fit well, no modifications needed. Images of the installation process attached.



this hitch works well - just like any other quality hitch


Package was only delivered this afternoon. Have not opened yet. Box has been damaged so I do not know if nuts, bolts and washers are in it. I hope all is there. Can not wait to get it on my vehicle.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


Just in case everything was not there I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.

Jeep Patriot

Previously watching the instructional video was a great help.
Fitment only required an hour. (I am a mechanic myself) and the only thing modified was the square I had to cut as per instructions. It is SOLID!
My Jeep Patriot now has a place to put a recumbent bicycle rack.

2014 Jeep Patriot

Fit perfectly on existing mounting holes. Had to do a very minor trim on the rear panel. You do need to remove the rear panel on the Jeep Patriot to install but, it's not hard at all. Very happy overall as I am always with eTrailer.

2015 Jeep Patriot

Quality product that was installed with no problem by a local body shop. One hour installation charge. Minimal cutting of trim on my 2015 Patriot.


Fit like a glove and well painted to prevent rust. Your installation video was a great help and easy to understand.

2016 Jeep Compass

Great service, price, and the video on installation was wonderful.


I installed this hitch on my 2017 Jeep Compass. Followed the instructions and video , i did remove the nuts and dropped the charcoal canister ( it made it easier to install the drivers side bolts). I like the one piece construction and the black finish looks great. I use a cargo carrier and utility trailer.

Bob S.


Still completely satisfied . The finish sill looks good no rust or pealing


Fits as advertised. Couldn't get the muffler to come down but three of us got it into position. It bolted on properly. Noah was a big help in putting the complete order. Bike rack is on back order but I'm looking forward to it and the pin lock coming in the mail soon.



Pin lock useless, no size available. You’ll have to bolt it securely to the hitch receiver and hope it deters thieves from stealing everything. you’ll need to have bike locks if don’t want a thief taking them off your rack.


Awesome easy to install exact fit first try

2017 Jeep Compass

after mounted the angle was not level with compass , causing hitch haul for mobility scooter not to be level


Part of a packaged deal.

2014 Jeep Patriot

The product I purchased will be very useful with my my bike rack, to which I have needed to use for a long time, instead of trying to fit my bikes in the back of my Jeep; risking damage to them. Thank you so much for sending such a great product in such a timely manner.

2012 Jeep Patriot

Excellent quality. For a 73 year old guy with a brain injury and Parkinsons, it took me a little longer considering I was working in my driveway in 35 degree weather and off and on rain showers. However, it fit my Jeep perfectly, just as advertised. As soon as I finished the installation, i hooked up my boat and took a test drive, it worked great!


I think your product is pretty good. And my order was processed timely and correctly. But, I did have to add 1/4" of shim on one side of the hitch receiver to get a really snug fit. Without the shim, I was unable to torque the nut/bolt to draw the receiver tightly to the frame. But all fits nice now. I've hauled my motorcycle on the etrailer motorcycle rack and had no problems.


good instruction on installation, will need 4 hands however while getting the first bolt started


After considering having this hitch mounted for me, I decided to try it myself during this Covid-19 year when I was marooned at home anyway. The instructional video was a must. I got the exhaust hung out of the way, the heat shield out, and the little black box removed. At 69 years old, I couldn't quite lift the hitch into place but my young neighbor muscled it in while I put the bolts in and we were good. Used a hack saw blade to cut the bumper plastic and it looks better than the last job done by a dealer.



Still dandy and solid


Assembly went well. It is solid, It is used for a carrier rack only, so far.


This is my second hitch ordered from etrailer another big win easy-to-install look great fit well I'm very happy with the etrailer products


Pretty easy to install. Dropping the exhaust is annoying, but its not that bad. Using some sort of penetrating oil helps a ton! Using that, the rubber brackets slide right off. I did this by myself and it took me about 90 minutes. I'm sure if I had help I could have done it in under an hour.



No complaints. Nothing has loosened and it’s worked great

2013 Jeep Patriot

1 hour 45 minute install by myself nice kit cant wait to go fishing!!!!

2015 Jeep Compass

I purchased a newer vehicle and needed a trailer hitch and wire harness to pull a utility trailer. I researched and eTrailer offered the best prices. It was free and fast shipping. It is a great product, both easy to install and they help by offering video for your products. I would highly recomend eTrailer and their products.



GREAT! I highly recommend

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