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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 e98843 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98843

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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.


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
  • Stylish, round-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 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.


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (490 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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Excellent hitch and fits my 2020 Kia Sorento as expected! The packaging is pretty good. The outer carton was a little damaged, but the hitch was secured inside. Everything assembled easily thanks to the detailed videos. I actually didn’t use a lift or jack as I had enough room to maneuver under the Sorento. But the majority of that was due to the videos that explained step by step what to do and what to expect. I’m very pleased with this hitch in both quality, and appearance.



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I choose etrailer receiver for the matte finish over a gloss so it is not as noticeable under rear of Sorento. The quality of receiver is great with good welds and double heavy plates for stronger hitch connection. Install was fast following the video provided on site. Took less than hour to complete it with harness. Eager now to tow with my Sorento.



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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

I bought this for my 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe (base model) to tow a light flatbed trailer and also to attach my bike rack to (see photo). This was an easy install. I recommend watching the video that etrailer has posted, and to get the tools recommended - especially the strap to hold the muffler up and the pry bar to get the muffler rubber mounts off. You'll also definitely need someone to help you because it's pretty heavy and cumbersome to to slide into place. I can tell the hitch receiver was built with quality materials and craftmanship. You'll need longer zip ties if you end up purchasing a wiring harness in order to strap down the long cables. Definitely worth buying.



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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2 of the carriage bolts in the package were wrong. They were too large in diameter for the hitch. I had to bike to a hardware store to pick up the correct bolts. So before removing the exhaust on your Hyundai, you might consider picking up 2 more of the smaller diameter carriage bolts, washers, and nuts or contacting etrailer.com. (4.5" - 5" length works). You can test to see if the carriage bolts will fit in your trailer hitch before installing. The hitch itself fits perfect on a 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe. It's not as quick of an install if you don't have any type of lift but it doable. So far it's a great hitch!


Comments
Thank you for the information! etrailer.com can not recommend using other hardware for this hitch receiver and it sounds like you received the wrong kit! Customer Service will contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/11/2021


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


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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.
Stuart - 05/25/2020


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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

UPS beat the box up but the hitch was ok. Installation was just as the videos described. Looks great and seems to be high quality.



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2018 Kia Sorento

eTrailer shipped the hitch very quickly and well packaged. After watching their installation video for my 2017 Kia Sorento (the videos were for 2016 and 2018 but the process is identical), I found the installation to be a simple straightforward job easily completed by me alone. All the holes lined up well and the hardware appears to be high quality. This hitch is exactly what I needed to be able to easily attach a bike rack to the back of my SUV without impacting the spoiler.


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My primary reason for putting this hitch on my Kia Sorento is to attach an easily removable bike rack. I have used it many times over the course of the past year and it works exactly as I had hoped. No regrets with this purchase whatsoever.
Robert - 07/12/2021


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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

I really like how the hitch looks on my 2020 Santa Fe. This is the 3rd or 4th vehicle I have added an etailer hitch to and they have been great. One thing to be prepared for is a small heat shield above the exhaust. The instructions and video did not mention removing this during installation. The shape of this piece caused the passenger side thru-bolt to be very difficult to get through. Consider removing the heat shield and then replacing it after the hitch is in place. It has three small nuts to hold it in place.



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Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Trailer arrived per the estimate delivery time. The installation was approximately one hour - the website video instructions made the installation a breeze. From ordering to installation, etrailer made the job easy. For now, I’m utilizing the hitch receiver to transport bicycles.



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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.


Comments
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.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 11/05/2019


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Craftsmanship was very good. Instructions were sufficient. Fit was good, but difficult to install using jack stands. Although, I did miss one of the exhaust hangers, so I fought with the exhaust more than I needed to. Had to grind of the tip from one of the bumper fit pins. Hitch function is great.



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2017 Kia Sorento

It was easy to install came in 3 days before promised price beat Uhaul by 75.00 plus I had waited 3 weeks after ordering from Uhaul before they told me it was on back order from now own etrailer is my go to store for hitches and assereys



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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Excellent service! Delivered product on time and it was a perfect fit. I bought the Etrailer hitch after comparing it to the Curt Hitch. Its the same hitch except the Etrailer is flat black vs. the Curt which is gloss black. I like the Etrailer because it is much less noticeable when not in use. I'm completely satisfied with the hitch and the service i received. I added the plain plug for a smooth finish.



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Installed myself in about an hour. With the help of my floor jack it was very easy. Would have been easier with two people. Watched videos on installation. Very straight forward. Going to carry a luggage rack for musical equipment ( mic stands, music stands, sign rack ect.). Wish I took pictures of installation.


Comments
Working great! Also using with a bike rack and occasional rental trailers
Anthony - 07/18/2020


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2019 Kia Sorento

I recieved my trailer hitch and there was damage to the powder coating customer service told me to get some paint and touch it up. Don't remember seeing anything online that my hitch would be damaged to go buy paint before I get it.



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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Shipping was quick and installation was as described. I installed the hitch using jack stands to support the weight, getting help would have made the task go quicker. The hitch will be used for a bike rack and was utilized successfully over the weekend.



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fit excellent-appearence good-video helpful install hard for 1 old person--to do again would have wired 1 side up and used floor jackto lift- i strapped hitch to floor jack, got it done but hard-passenger side bolts did not clear heat shield, dented shield with hammer-bolts went in on drivers side there was a long spear object sticking out hat made it impossible to put socket on bolt, used wrench with pipe to torq



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Love the convenience of having the hitch and bike carrier to take our bikes wherever we go. It’s durable and easy to use! Thanks etrailer for the great product!



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Hyundai Santa Fe

The etrailer team came through in a clutch! Small window to get a towing system on my Santa Fe. Super Grateful!



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The hitch is very solid, and goes on quickly and easily. How easy depends on the tools you have at your disposal. I had a lift and other equipment to hold the hitch in place while securing it. Most of the time was spent just reattaching plastic nuts on the bottom of the KIA. You have to lower the spare tire on the KIA, as well as remove the plastic box on the left side, this allows you room to thread the side bolts and tighten them. I bought this hitch so I could use bike racks with a 2" receiver for maximum strength. I'm very happy with it.



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Honestly it was fairly easy to assemble. Instructions were spot on! Thank you guys so much



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I was worried the trailer hitch would not line up with the exist holes in the frame of my SUV. But it lined up perfectly. Installation took about 90 minutes in my garage. The hitch is well made, heavy and looks great. Does not look like after market.



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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Quality of hitch is very good, installation was just as video described, not too difficult except the front muffler hanger is difficult to detach without the right tool. I installed it by myself but it would be helpful to have an extra set of hands when it's time to lift the hitch into place...it is heavy and awkward and the space is tight. I used a jack to support one end during the process. Total time just over an hour.



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I installed this hitch on my 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. It was the easiest install I have ever done. All holes lined up perfectly. Printed out the directions and watched the video a couple of times and all went perfectly. Very solid. Will use for mounting a double bike rack and a cargo platform. Thank you etrailer!



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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The trailer hitch was installed by my mechanic and his helper to lift it up in place to secure hitch. Most definitely need car up on rack since the exhaust system must be dropped. Took about 45 minutes for install. Looks good and I placed bike rack into hitch. It is a quality product.


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