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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 e98840 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98840

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 900 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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 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.


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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 E98840 Installation instructions

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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.com Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Honda Pilot

Today on a 2019 Honda Pilot we're gonna be taking a look at, and I'm going to show you how to install the etrailer.com Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver.This is what our hitch looks like on the back of our vehicle, and you can see the cross tube is completely hidden behind our bumper fascia. It's gonna help maintain a nice clean look on the back of the vehicle.This is going to be a Class III hitch, so it's gonna work great with all of your Class III accessories. It's going to give us a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening with a reinforced collar to give us a little extra stability on our receiver tube.Our hitch pinhole's going to be 5/8" in diameter. It's going to use a standard 5/8" hitch pin. It does not come with a hitch. However, it can be found here at etrailer.com.We're going to have rolled steel safety chain loops.

You can see it has plenty of room for different size safety chain hooks. One thing I like about this hitch, I really like about this hitch, is the finish. It's gonna have a triple carbide black powder coat finish unlike some of the others that may only have a single coat. This one's really gonna hold up well against chipping, scratching and rust and corrosion.As far as weight capacity's go, we're gonna have a 900 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. 6,000 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included.

You can use weight distribution with this hitch. Tongue weight's going to stay the same at 900 pounds. Trailer weight's gonna go up to 8,000 pounds.I always recommend checking the owner's manual of your Honda to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight, and then pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.As far as the installation goes, it's a very simple installation. You're going to use the existing weld nuts in the frame rails. It's gonna come with all the necessary hardware.

One suggestion I would like to make is to have an extra person to help lift the hitch into place.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessory you might need, such as a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier.For the center of the hitch pinholes to the outer most part of the bumper, it's gonna be about 3". This number is important for any of your hitch mount accessories that may fold up against your vehicle.From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, it's gonna be about 15".Now, let's show you how to get this installed.First thing we need to do to start our installation, go ahead and remove your spare tire. We're gonna be using three existing weld nuts in the bottom of each frame rail. That's a good idea, because these are open to the elements. Go ahead and spray some lubricant in there.

Use a nylon tube brush and clean the threads. What we don't want, is we don't want our bolts to cross-thread and cause an issue with those weld nuts.Now with an extra set of hands, we're gonna raise our hitch into position. We're gonna take our hex bolt, conical washer. You're gonna make sure that the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. We'll get one installed each side to hold our hitch in place while we install our remaining hardware.Next we'll take a 22 millimeter socket. We're gonna tighten all of our hardware and then we're gonna torque it to the specifications in the instructions.Once you're done installing your hitch, you can reinstall your spare tire and you're ready to go.That'll do it for looking at an installation on an etrailer.com Class III trailer hitch receiver on our 2019 Honda Pilot.


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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98840

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (410 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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Good quality hitch - takes a beating during shipping though, and mine had a 'dent' on the bottom corner of the receiver. Overall it shouldn't affect the performance of the hitch, it's just a cosmetic issue. Installs in 30 minutes or less. Helpful hint that I didn't learn until AFTER I installed it by myself was to use long zip ties to temporarily hold the hitch up on both sides while you work in the bolts. Overall very satisfied w/this hitch and look forward to putting it through it's paces. 534934



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2019 Honda Pilot

Just received the hitch last night and did unpack it from the box. I will be installing very soon. My first impression is that it is very well manufactured. The gauge of steel, welds and paint job all look very good. I am sure this hitch will work great. The only criticism I have is that one end of the hitch was poking thru and hanging outside of the box as it was delivered. Otherwise I think the value overall is super. Thanks! 595789


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Receiver has worked out very well. It gets used quite frequently, using it to pull large utility and boat trailers. I am very pleased with its performance.
Richard - 01/09/2020

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2019 Honda Pilot

This is the second etrailer hitch we've put on our vehicles and both times the products have been great and easy to install! 595232



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2017 Acura MDX

A little more difficult to install than I had anticipated. Unless the hitch is tipped down and slid up behind the exhaust pipe hangers, it will not go into place. I mounted it by my self and it rubbed the exhaust hangers until secured in place. If the portions that fit flat on the frame were notched slightly, this would not have been a problem and would have swung into place much more easily. I believe that this would still have been a problem even if I had a helped on the install as the hitch is wider than the rubber bushing on the exhaust hangers. That said, it is a heavy duty well made product and looks great on my 2017 Acura MDX. 535122



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Hi I tried the mounting bolts and they seem tight. the car is new and screw threads are clean. I will try to clean then anyway. my question is are the threads standard for the bolts . I only threaded by hand . the bolt did about 1 1/2 turns before needing a wrench 670351


Comments
The hardware that is included should be 6 of the M14-1.5 x 40 Hex Head bolts. With the conical tooth washer in place they should be installed and torqued to specifications in the instructions with a torque wrench. It should take a wrench and pretty good force to get these installed. Cleaning the weld nuts is a good idea regardless of the age of the vehicle, there still may be some mild road debris, or potentially some paintpowder coating in the vehicle weld nuts from the factory. Here is a link to the installation instructions and one of our videos for your reference:
-- Rachael H - 08/08/2019

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Thanks for getting back to me the hitch is in place . The hitch mount make the spare tire offset from being flush to underside of car. The tire is stable . Ill drive around and see how it goes.
-- comment by: Kevin - 08/08/2019

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Shipping fast and very good service. Th anks 535176



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2016 Acura MDX

Looks like a great product so far on my 2016 MDX. Installation was easy and worked out just like the video showed. I held the hitch in place while my wife threaded in the first couple of bolts. The hitch looks great with only the receiver itself exposed -- everything else is hidden under the body of the car.The only minor issue was the final torquing of the bolts on the passenger side. I was using a beam-type torque wrench and the exhaust pipe interfered with the extension bar I needed to get a clear path. you may have to "un-hang" the exhaust pipe to get an unimpeded path for torquing. I was able to tighten the bolts, but I have no idea if they are torqued to spec. Not too worried as this hitch will be used only for bike racks. 534944



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2014 Acura MDX

Fits perfect. Easy installation. I did need a helper to install due to the Wieght. I was able to do it without lifting the vehicle. 672265



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2018 Honda Pilot

Just installed e98840 on 2018 Honda Pilot. Fits great. Matte finish works great with lower plastic of bumper. Although box was a bit rough on delivery the hitch was in perfect condition. Also very quick shipping 551237


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Hitch has worked out well after 1 year
Andy - 08/08/2019

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Honda Pilot

Easiest hitch I ever put on. I remember putting on an oem hitch years ago and it was a bear to install, not to mention the size of it. The etrailer hitch was a cinch. An extra set of hands makes it a lot easier to thread bolts at the same time. Thread the middle one first and you can let it hang for a second while you thread the rest. The 17' Honda Pilot required me to undo tailpipe from hanger in order to get my torque wrench and socket up into the right passenger side rear. Not to mention dropping the spare. Other than those two things it was very easy for a diy'er. I noticed the instructions mentioned warranty provided by curt. Perhaps they making these specifically for etrailer? The power black is nice against the white paint and black bumper. It conceals nicely and would recommended over the two options available. It will be mostly used for bike rack. 611195



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I've ordered two hitches from etrailer in the last two months. The first took about two weeks for delivery, the second arrived within a couple of days. etrailer could improve their shipping cartons. The boxes both arrived in were heavily damaged in shipment--carton torn and steel exposed. I alerted etrailer on the first, and requested an RMA. They tried to talk their way through the carton situation, and issued an RMA after a bit. Because these are heavy duty steel hitches, I decided to attempt the installation anyway. I took both to mechanics for installation. My first installer couldn't install--I think he just didn't want to spend mess around with this and gave up. The second mechanic did fine...so I suspect these are pretty easy to install. Over all, the ordering process was easy, and the price seemed reasonable. Expect the hitch cartons to be damaged...but the hitches are steel, so should be ok to install. 534936



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heavy but sturdy, ready to haul 664275



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2018 Honda Pilot

Wanted a trailer hitch on my 2018 honda pilot. A honda install was very costly and The trailer rental place was a long wait or dropoff. I installed it myself with the aid of two 5 gallon buckets. The hitch fit perfectly. Dry fitted the bolts before the install to make sure everything would snug up. I snugged them up with my torque wrench to the rating mentioned in the instructions. Took about an hour. Would be easier with some help. I still have to install the wiring, but waiting for the tester to arrive. 556388


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Havent really used it. Wow a year later and still havent installed the electric..
Charles - 08/22/2019

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Honda Pilot

Product received undamaged. Very easy to install on the Honda Pilot EX. As noted in the instructions job goes much easier with two people. If installing in your garage or driveway I would recommend using a floor jack to assist. It is a bit heavy and the jack will hold most of the weight and keep it in position as you maneuver it into place. 535175



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2019 Honda Pilot

2" Hitch receiver for a 2019 Honda Pilot. I received my order promptly. Box arrived in great condition. The hitch itself has a very nice powder-coated finish. The installation on a 2019 Honda Pilot tucks in nicely behind the bumper so only the actual receiver itself is visible. The installation was very simple (6 bolts). Simply lower the spare tire down and out of the way. I would definitely recommend having a second set of hands to hold it in place (it's heavy). I was able to actually use a floor jack to be my second set of hands and hold it in place while I bolted it in the place. The installation took me about 10-15 minutes and it looks great. This is a great alternative to the OEM factory hitch for the money. I did not run any electrical wiring or have a transmission cooler installed as I am only intending on using this to install a hitch-mount bicycle rack. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it for your vehicle. 696142



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Acura MDX

I ordered this hitch on Wednesday at noon and UPS delivered it by 3pm on Friday. Package was somewhat damaged but did it's job as the product arrived in perfect condition. The videos were very helpful and made me confident enough to install myself even though I am not very handy and save the cost of paying a local installer. Would be much easier if I had a lift as we just did it on garage floor which was a little cramped. Easy to hand tighten and hold in place on both sides using two people and then tighten with tools. Highly recommend two person install. Waiting for my Yakima bike rack to arrive but overall great website, videos, shipping, email communication and product experience. Sturdy, heavyweight product with nice black finish at a fair price with free shipping. What more could you ask for! Blends in nicely on my Acura MDX. 535180



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Trailer hitch and accessories all came in one box right on time. Box was a little mangled, but no damage to the hitch or other contents. Easy to install, but I did have to go up to the limit of my old manual torque wrench.I did have to use my imagination to get the connector mounted right. I ended up having to make an extra bend in the no-drill mounting bracket and that worked like a champ! For my infrequent, light-towing purposes I could have probably gotten away with a four wire harness, but the 118274 harness was *very* easy to install. I didn't get a nice "click" when installing the white wire into the connector, but all of the rest were good. I hope the white one stays put.Would highly recommend for anyone that's even a little handy. 535155



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2016 Honda Pilot

I just bought a 2016 Honda Pilot and I can't believe this hitch is already in production and ready for delivery in just a few days. And although this hitch is strong enough to pull a big trailer or boat, I plan to use it for my bike carrier only. The price is amazing too. I asked the dealer if they could install just a hitch and was told, "No. You have to install the wiring harness as well." Total cost? $580 plus tax and installation fees of about $225! I'm impressed by the near invisibility of the hitch. On most cars I see with non factory hitches most of it is hanging below the bumper and you can clearly read it's manufacturer's name in bold letters. Not a Good look! Lastly, when UPS driver brought the box to my front door I thought it had fallen off the truck somewhere down the road. The box looked like it had bounced down the road for about a hundred feet. Not to worry. Even the driver was impressed that the hitch had neary a scotch and was ready for immediate installation. 534954



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and a half. Realatively easy solo install for a 62 year old man. 45 minutes including prep. 17"spare barely fits but is okay. tolerances tight but all good. Packaging could be a little to much better. 597045



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2016 Acura MDX

Product is excellent quality from what I can tell. Fit was very precise into existing setup provided by Acura. Very easy to install considering it weighs 40+ pounds. Hardest part was cleaning the existing threads in the frame. Since my car is 3 years old I really worked to clean out the threads with PB Buster which took longer then the install. Really like that you can only see the hitch. Packaging was good. 544608



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2017 Acura MDX

Solid piece. Nice and sleek too. Happy that I’m able to tow Things such as a bike rack. Easy installation as well 802556



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Product was as advertised and installation was as shown on the etrailer site. Very happy with purchase and experience. Would definitely recommend to others. Quality product. 798997



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Great product, fast shipping, excellent trailer hitch and tucked right under the bumper. Hesitant getting a non-OEM hitch but I am so impressed with this one. Highly recommend and fits perfectly on my Acura MDX 798638



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2018 Honda Pilot

Ordered on Sunday, shipped on Tuesday, received on Friday. The box took a beating which is to be expected when shipping iron. No damage to the contents which included the wiring harness. If you are installing it alone as I did, do yourself a favor and drop the tire and get it out of the way. Twenty-four inch tie wraps will hold up the front end until you get a bolt started. Perfect fit, just what I needed. 796277



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Great product. Perfect for what I needed. Great customer service and on time delivery. Thanks! 795367


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