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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 # e98843
Our Price: $194.94
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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 e98843 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98843

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 750 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 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 E98843 Installation instructions

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98843

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (747 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.


Product is good but shipping poorly packed. It came with both sides of the packaging broken open and the hitch hanging out. Scratched up down to bare metal. Also the decals the put on for the hitch rating fell off in shipping

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


Yikes! You will definitely need to cover up the scratches with a rust-oleum type of paint. I have a link below for your reference.


The quality of the hitch is excellent, 5 stars. We ran into a slight issue with our 2019 Kia Sorrento LX in Minnesota, where the drivers side M10 bolt hole is rusted and we’re unable to get that particular bolt to thread in. We will re-thread the hole and it’ll be fine, just one of this unforeseen problems you run into when doing your own maintenance on a vehicle. The hitch though, is great so far. Perfect fit for the vehicle. If I had one complaint I’d say I wish the bolts were physically labeled better or being able to figure out the difference between 1/2” and 7/16”, I mean logic told me that 1/2 is bigger, but some people might not know the difference!


The trailer hitch is outstanding except for one problem. When you mount cannot access the bolt to lower the spare tire. You have to use a wrench because the hitch is in the way.



The product is great other than always having a 11mm wrench on hand to get the spare wheel off because the hitch is in the way of the rotating thing to lower than wheel.


Easy install. Great product. I use this hitch with a Kuat bike rack and it's solid. I would buy it again! I had very little help installing with 2 friends. The most challenging part was aligning bolts with the frame but this was expected and we completed the task within an hour.



Still great. Solid.


box has been penatrated by hitch multiple places, and where ever box is penatrated, hitches powdwer coating is chipped off!
I am not a powder coater to fix! to just paint to repeir will look like CRAP on this $40k car!!


Really happy with the quality of the hitch. Installation wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be everything lined up great. I highly recommend watching the etrailer installation videos before installing the hitch and wire harness. Great products and arrived earlier than expected. If I need another hitch in the future it will come from etrailer.


Use it all the time. I was rear ended a few months ago and the hitch saved my car from serious damage. It also passed inspection after the collision and is still holding strong!

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Product look decent. Packaging and shipping needs major improvement to prevent scratches and chips of coating. It might have better protected the side of the hitch receiver if it was wrapped or secured to the box like the middle part.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


Im sorry to see that your hitch has received some scratches on it due to shipping. This does tend to happen and when it does, we recommend using a Rust-oleum type paint to cover up any scratches and prevent corrosion in the future during use. I have a link below for your reference. I have also sent this information over to our Customer Service Department for them to get into contact with you.


This hitch is exactly what I needed for my E-Bikes. It was easy to install and looks great. I researched hitch receivers online and this was the best rated, and for good reason.



Great! Super good hitch that carries two E-bikes. Bikes are easy to load, stable during driving and easy off.


I’m completely satisfied with my hitch receiver. It fits perfectly as described and it looks great!!!



I am truly happy I bought this hitch receiver for my SUV, just unhook my trailer from my vehicle. Now o can use my SUV to pull my trailer when my pick up isn’t available. Thanks e trailer for a great product!!!


Great product. I am fairly handy but anyone that can use a wrench and follow instructions can install this hitch. Looks great and works as advertised!


Both the hitch and the wireing kit wher easy to install and work great . The first wireing kit was not the right one for my car but I sent it back with no problem and with instruction's the right one instaled just fine .


had one hole a little off, front right rear, hard to tell if from hitch or frame of vehicle. had all bolts loose and was able to get all in and torqued.


Hitch fit perfectly and associated installation video gave me the confidence to do the install myself.


Have had the hitch for a year and use it regularly to tow my fishing boat (and several U-Haul trailers). Easy install from good instructions and it looks as good now was when first installed. The paint is not showing any wear.


Seems very well made. Overall experience with ordering was simple. The service rep was knowledgeable and polite. I have not yet installed the hitch but the instructions seem easy to follow. My only concern was the packaging. The hitch just came in a heavy duty cardboard box. With no additional padding so to speak around the hitch. I did expect that though and I asked the rep how it was going to be packaged before I ordered. No damage was done during delivery. Anyway great hitch it’s not for show so who really minds of there are a few scratches here and there. Can’t wait to install and use it. Thank you.

2016 Kia Sorento

Installed direct to my 2016 Kia Sorento with no drilling. You have to remove the muffler and the heat shield above the muffler, but they were easy to remove. There are three studs to hold the heat shield, and one almost touching the hitch so I had to cut a slot in the heat shield to slide it over that stud, and I couldn't reinstall the nut on that stud, but the other two installed fine. I installed it by myself, so it can be done, but a helper will make it easier.


Unit fits fine but does block the spare tire mechanism just enough that it can no longer be lowered with the supplied wrench from Hyundai. I will have to purchase a 7/16 gear wrench in order to lower/raise spare tire.

Bag of hardware was not properly protected and the rough handling during shipping managed to rupture bag. Large bolts still in box but 2 nuts, 2 washers, and 1 smaller bolt were missing. The shipper had managed to wear holes in the cardboard box which allowed hardware to escape. The bag is very thin plastic and the weight of the larger bolts broke it open. Could easily be avoided by taping over entire hardware bag. Would have saved me a tripped to the store to finish the install.



Unit is working out just fine.


Quality product! The instructions were clear, accurate and complete with torque specs for the bolts. The installation video, that was shot on my exact car, told exactly what would have to be moved to install. The hitch is well engineered to fit over and under exhaust etc. and to line up perfectly with the bolt holes in my frame. With help to lift, it was installed in about a half hour. The textured finish looks great too. Great product, pro-active customer service, good price and prompt shipping. Highly recommend this company


Just recieved it. Package a little damaged but product was intact. Looks good. Feels like a quality hitch. Can't wait to try it out.

2018 Kia Sorento

I was supper impressed buy the deliver time! The box was open on one end, but all parts were there! I’m using this hitch to allow me to take my scooter with me on the car! I reached the point I can hardly walk thanks to Agent Orange and 3 trips to Viet Nam! As soon as we finish watching the grandkids we are back to San Antonio where I’m finally going to go back to the VA and ask for help. So until then I really appreciate you getting the hitch so fast!


Took 25 minutes to install hitch in son's shop. No bending, fitting or fussing was needed and it is solid and strong. Great job, ETrailer!!

2017 Kia Sorento

This is the second hitch that I have ordered from etrailer. I giving it a 5 star because it did fit. When I opened the box there were places that were wore down to the bare metal. I had some flat black spray that i used to cover the metal. I think it could packaged better. It should have in great big letters that all "BOLTS ARE NOTE SAME". I failed to see that the bolts were different dia. going through the frame. I got one stuck and cost me a lot of time. This is my fault! I couldn't get the rubber muffler hanger off the right side. After I removed the wheel it was easy. Steering is easier to turn, you can tell the weight has changed on the car. I might try to find some small rubber spring bumpers for the rear coils. Just like to feel the front wheels with more contact to the road. My last hitch looked good til I sold my car and hope this one is the same.

Etrailer Expert

Victoria B.


When your trailer hitch has paint that has flaked off, covering the bare spots with spray paint is a great idea and what we recommend. Ive attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2018 Sorento. Around the 5:55 mark our installer calls out to use the smaller size carriage bolts on the passenger side. Your tip of taking the tire off to get better access to the muffler hanger is also a great suggestion. Finally, I checked our fit guide and unfortunately we do not currently have any suspension enhancement designed to fit your 2017 Kia Sorento.


I have worked on cars off and on for 30 plus years and I have never had an installation go any smoother... Partially because of the great videos for installation. Have yet to use it yet... But the quality and installation is 5 stars!


received the hitch and custom wiring harness. everything fit perfectly, instructions and videos were on the money. This is my third purchase from Their prices and products are the BEST. keep up the Great job!!!!!



Hitch has worked with out any issues. Purchased a new travel trailer using a WDS. Also purchased Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional. Installed it and works great. If your tired of looking on line for towing accessories just go to etrailer. They haven’t let me down.

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