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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 e98844 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98844

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 900 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • 900 lbs WD TW

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: 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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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98844

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (707 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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This hitch is bombproof. After one year it is still super solid. It is low profile and looks great. I’ve pulled several things with it but mostly use it for my bike rack and cargo tray. It was a lot of work to install but the instructions were detailed and accurate for my vehicle. I would definitely buy it again.


Comments
Still works great. Still solid. Would definitely buy again.
Chris R - 08/03/2021


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2017 Toyota Highlander

Great hitch. Installation was a breeze - I didn't need a lift, or a jack, or anything. Drop the spare tire, take the flashing off, pull the hole plugs, muscle the hitch up, hand tighten, then torque. Cut the flashing (the directions were totally accurate) and reinstall. Super simple. It looks sharp (although I may remove the etrailers sticker, as it's kind of tacky), and hopefully performs just as well as the hitches that cost twice as much. If there are any issues noted when using the hitch I will update this review.



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Easy bolt on installation. The etrailer install videos gave me an idea of what I was up against before the hitch arrived. The hitch looks to be of great quality, and it fit perfectly with no issues. I like the fact that it is painted satin black to help it blend in with the bumper cover.



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2017 Toyota Highlander

Excellent service, received the hitch in two days. Took my time with the install because I was doing by myself on floor of garage. Two jack stands positioned under for weight support of hitch acted as second set of hands. I read a review where an installer left passenger side exhaust deflector flap on instead of trimming and that worked for me too. Just push upward with hitch and you get to retain most of it's function. The sturdiness and look of the hitch is great. This is my second hitch from etrailer and would not hesitate on another purchase.



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2018 Toyota Highlander

I really like the web site. Being able to watch installation videos, download the installation instructions, and read about past customer's installation experiences really helped me feel comfortable in tackling the job myself. I just received the hitch this morning. My only criticism is the poor shipping container for the hitch. It wasn't strong enough for the hitch and arrived broken and completely open on one side. It looked like the hitch had fallen out of the box at least once and had several scratches on it. It's a hitch! The scratches wouldn't have bothered me except they were deep enough to go to bare metal. That's going to lead to rust. A lot of rust if you don't paint over those areas. Customer service understood my complaint and offered to credit me for a bottle of touchup locally or to send me a bottle. It would be nice to have the hitch better protected for shipping. Or, maybe they could ship a 1/2 ounce bottle of touchup with the hitch?



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After watching an installation video online for this product and following the easy to read instructions that come with the hitch, it was a relative easy install with the right tools even doing it by myself (use a short stool to prop up one end up while you mount the first 3 mounting nuts on the exhaust side).



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This was my first DIY project on my car back in March when everything was shut down. My 12-year-old son and I install this on my 2016 Toyota Highlander and the hardest part was cutting the plastic casing of the car to fit around the hitch face. The hitch itself was a piece of cake to install and I can attest to driving thousands of miles carrying for heavy bikes attached to this with no issues.



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The video instructions were great! The 3 dremel cuts, and the installation worked great, check out the pics!


Comments
Still works like a charm after a year of use. Awesome product.
Alan L - 10/05/2021


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2016 Toyota Highlander

The hitch arrived in great shape and it took no more than 30 minutes to get it bolted onto the Highlander. I used Locktite on the bolts as a precaution but, in retrospect it was probably not necessary because the specified torque is very significant. I am very happy with the product and it's appearance.


Comments
Great receiver hitch, very durable finish. Since its on a Highlander hybrid it doesnt get subjected to massive loads,certainly no more than the vehicles recommended max of 3,500 lbs. It is the most aesthetically pleasing receiver I have ever seen on a Highlander.
Mike - 09/16/2021


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At 81 1/2 years old, I didn’t want to lift even half of the 44 lbs from under the car, so I mounted a 15” board on a dolly which allowed positioning laterally as well as vertically to easily line it up. My daughter (half my age) drove the six bolts home.



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by: 06/27/2021
2018 Toyota Highlander

Great video instructions on etrailer. I would recommend to all.



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2016 Toyota Highlander

This is a quality product. The installation was very simple and everything lined up. The video on the installation was very helpful and a bit of a surprise. Most companies will not go the extra mile. This just shows you how much etrailer values their customers. Thank You!



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2017 Toyota Highlander

The trailer hitch arrived a day earlier than expected.The box was damaged but the hitch did not have a scratch.The instructions were very clear and to the point. The rear tow hitch on the right rear was replaced on the left rear side due to the welded tab on the trailer hitch.The cutting of the undercarriage plastic was simple. Highly recommended the product. Hector....


Comments
Not a single issue, works great.
Hector - 12/26/2019



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etrailer does a first-class job at providing excellent products and service! I had been putting off installing a hitch for the longest time, but after watching comparison videos, I went with the etrailer branded option and a light kit, as my Toyota did not have factory towing package. The videos made it super easy, and customer tips for how to support the awkward 50 pound steel hitch, made installing it myself almost a breeze. Will highly recommend etrailer to anyone else looking for great products and help along the way!



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2019 Toyota Highlander

Fit like a glove on my 2019 Highlander SE. Installed by myself. Just dropped the spare tire, took the hitch out the box and placed the box under my car. Then placed the hitch on top of the box and placed some cornhole bags under the drivers side to raise it up. I then lifted the passenger side up first and got one bolt in, then moved to drivers side and lifted it up to get one bolt in. from there I was able ot get all the bolts in the get them to 86lbs with a torque wrench. You do not need to make any cuts to the passenger side plastic cover as it will go back on with the hitch installed. I did not cut the drivers side pastic piece as much as they did in the installation video. It looked to be a bit much in the video. I was able to make a cut to fit the hitch and still use all the bolts to attach the plastic cover. I uploaded pics of the install. I really like the flat black look as it matches my bumper perfect. I cold have went with them OEM Toyota Hitch but honestly I do not like the hitch poking out the bumper an additional 4 inches as the OEM one does. I think this one looks clean and is a fair price. Toyota wanted 650.00 to install a Curt hitch with a 7 pin harness. I can do that for less than half the price. They also wanted 1200.00 to install factory hitch with 7 pin harness. Thank you etrailer.



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3rd hitch purchased from etrailer. I'm gifting a sailboat to my sister and purchasing a hitch for there suv. Im not even going to bother to check any other sites.



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2019 Toyota Highlander

These guys have their act together. No issues at all and was kept informed all through the order and delivery. Install tip for the COVID era is borrow your neighbor's floor jack and use that to support the hitch. I had my own and it worked out well. They only got 4 stars for omitting the passenger side rear under body plastic panel trim steps. Pretty easy to figure out on your own though.


Comments
Great. No issues and i self installed. No wiring - just the hitch
Matthew D - 06/27/2021


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10/10 recommended and we told neighbors to get one for their sons jeep. Easily installed, easy instructions, easy wiring harness. We just put the toe package on my highlander 3 weeks ago. Love it.



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2015 Toyota Highlander

This model worked just fine for my 2015 Toyota Highlander. -Online video much more helpful than written instructions included with the package (you could reference 2016 or 2015 videos at etrailer website). -Really helpful to have more than 1 pair of hands when bolting to the frame. I had myself and a small jack to raise the whole thing. - For the trimming of underbody plastic panel, a Dremel saw works really well. I ignored the video instructions and cutout a much smaller piece from the panel (after placing over installed receiver) and it worked just fine. - Overall, installation is straight forward. About 1 1/2hrs for me after getting my tools positioned.


Comments
After a year, the hitch is working well. I am primarily using for hauling bikes and no problems at all.
David - 12/01/2020


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2017 Toyota Highlander

Really solid hitch but still unobtrusive. It barely sticks out from under the bumper so I won't bang my shin on it. Easiest install for a hitch I have done. It bolts into existing holes and the holes either had plugs or bolts already in them so I didn't have to clean the threads. The matte finish works well with the matte plastic on the bumper.



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2015 Toyota Highlander

This etrailer hitch is easily equal or better than the big name brands I’ve had on other vehicles. Fit and finish are very good, and installation was really straight forward. Instructional video showed the process really well, so if you can turn a wrench and follow directions you can install this hitch. This model feels unobtrusive on the back of my Highlander, really doesn’t stick out too much at all. I appreciate the matte black finish, it blends well with the lower bumper. Can’t speak to the longevity of the finish, it’s only been on a day. Overall, I’m pleased with the hitch, and very happy with the price. Shipping was fast, I have no complaints.



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The hitch was delivered in 2 days. I installed it in an hour. I like that it's a tubular bar instead of the usual block of metal. Also liked the fact that it's bolt on using existing fittings instead of drilling new holes or welding. You have the choice of removing or modifying the plastic cover on the driver side so it fits. Only had to cut out about a 1 inch wide strip from the plastic to modify it so still able to use the cover as intended. The other nice fitment is that it only protrudes past the bumper by about an inch tops. So walking into it not really an issue. Have no intention of towing anything but wanted a nice hitch for a lateral bike rack instead of hanging them on the vehicle door. This hitch will work nicely while looking good. I highly recommend the custom hitch.



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2017 Toyota Highlander

This is the second time that I have bought product from eTrailer - and each time has been a huge success. The Web site is great, the selection very helpful and then support info on YouTube and in other documentation makes it easy. It will be used to tow a 5 x 10 box trailer and also a flat, landscape trailer. I can't recommend eTrailer more highly.


Comments
One year later this trailer hitch continues to deliver. I have bought two from eTrailer and would certainly buy from them again. First rate.
Steven L - 06/30/2021


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2019 Toyota Highlander

Installed on a 2019 Toyota Highlander. Well made, fit perfect after doing some minor trimming of the cheap plastic crap Toyota installs on these new vehicles. Took about 35 minutes with help from my son to hold it up so I could get the bolts started. I did remove the spare tire and unbolted the rear exhaust hanger for more working room but everything went back in place afterwards. I did have to cut the edges of a metal bracket on the passenger side frame because the hitch use that same hole and mounts over the bracket. I plan to use the hitch to mount a cargo rack for camping supplies. I am pleased with this product.



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Let's say a pandemic sweeps the world and you find yourself thinking, "You know...I'm going to drive to my remote vacation destination that happens to be about 3 U.S. states away, instead of fly!" Then, your wife wants to take the 2015 Highlander instead of the pick-up truck and you think, "How are we going to fit all our stuff in that, plus the entire family, and the animals?". This solution worked out very well. The weekend before vacation, I followed the great video instructions and installed this fairly easily, with a little help from a skateboard "wingman" as you'll see in the picture. (If it helps your decision, I'm a computer nerd by trade, not an auto mechanic, although I'm not afraid to try mechanical stuff.) The bolts and holes lined up perfectly. I highly recommend this hitch receiver. (I'm going to add a review for the rack you see in the picture also.)


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    While we do offer outstanding trailer hitches for your 2019 Toyota Highlander LE Plus, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98844 will not work because the width of the aluminum rim on your full-size spare is simply too wide to allow this hitch to fit. It is likely that none of the reviews mention this because those that have that rim, which I believe is standard on the LE Plus, have gone a different direction in their choice of trailer hitch, which would be the options from Draw-Tite. Both...
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    To choose the correct hitch for your Highlander, you'll need to know if you have a hybrid model and if your vehicle has a full sized or a compact spare tire. Then, you'd decide whether you prefer a hitch that's pretty well concealed behind the bumper (except for the receiver opening) or if having the hitch visible from the rear doesn't bother you in the least. Here's a run-down: Let's start with the etrailer branded # e98844. This hitch won't be concealed and will fit hybrid models...
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  • Will etrailer Trailer Hitch e98844 Fit A 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited?
    It sure will! The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 you were looking at is designed to fit all models of the 2019 Toyota Highlander including a Limited model like yours as you can see in the included picture of this hitch installed on a customers Toyota Highlander Limited. If you will be towing a trailer with your Highlander you will also need a vehicle wiring harness # 118449, and a ball mount, hitch ball, and hitch pin and clip which can all be found in the etrailer Ball...
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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98844 Fit 2015 Highlander LE Plus
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    If you click the provided link, you can see an install video showing the etrailer brand # e98844 being installed on a 2015 Toyota Highlander like yours. According to the linked installation instructions, you'll need the following tools: • Ratchet • Torque Wrench • 10mm socket • 17mm socket • 19mm socket • 1/2 inch socket • 6 inch extension • Flat blade screwdriver • Rotary Tool or sharp utility knife • Safety glasses As you can see from the video, the installation isn't too...
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    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75896 is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Toyota Highlander and does fit with your steel spare stored underneath it. The etrailer hitch part # E98844 also fits too since your spare is steel. The magnet test you performed proves it is steel since it wouldn't stick to aluminum. The aluminum wheel spare is just too wide which is why they don't fit. I attached install videos for both hitches for you to check out as well.
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  • Will etrailer Brand e98844 Hitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander Work on Any Vehicle
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    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 referenced in your question is almost flush with the rear bumper but the receiver collar will indeed protrude just a tiny bit. If your main concern is a hitch that sits completely flush with the rear bumper on your 2019 Toyota Highlander then your best option is with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7250. Not only is the receiver flush with the bumper but this particular hitch features a hidden-crosstube design where...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch from 2018 Toyota Highlander Fit 2020 Toyota Highlander
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    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 is a custom fit for your 2015 Toyota Highlander so it is an easy installation with just 6 bolts. There is no drilling required and installation time is estimated at 50 minutes. There is some under panel trimming required for this installation, but there is not trimming of the fascia. This is outlined in the attached photo and included in the installation time. Please also see the attached video installation. If you want to use this...
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  • Will etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
    Yes, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 is confirmed to fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum. This custom Class III hitch will use existing holes in your Highlander's frame for a completely no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and it features a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds. I also really like the unique matte black finish on this particular model. I have attached an installation video on the 2018 model Highlander that...
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  • Should Undercoat on Frame Be Scraped Away Before Installing Hitch
    When installing the etrailer # e98844 on your 2020 Toyota Highlander, you'll need to scrape the undercoat so that the mounting flange of the hitch and the vehicle's frame member are in direct metal-to-metal contact. If this isn't done, the bolts won't torque properly and will not stay tight. The hitch can move slightly, eventually causing the undercoat material that's become sandwiched between the hitch and the frame to deteriorate and abrade away over time which will cause the hardware...
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  • Best 2-Inch Hitch For A 2019 Toyota Highlander
    I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 as a solid choice for either towing or carrying accessories like a bike rack. The attractive matte black finish is more scratch-resistant than the glossy finish alternatives and blends in well with the rear undercarriage of your 2019 Toyota Highlander as you can see from the included customer photo. If you're in the market for a hitch mounted bike rack as well, the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Platform Rack # KU74FR is a very popular...
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  • Installation of etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2019 Toyota Highlander
    Hello! I'd be happy to help answer your questions about the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 so you can be confident to purchase it for your 2019 Toyota Highlander. It will fit with a full-sized spare tire as long as the spare does not have an aluminum wheel. The aluminum wheel is too wide so if that's what you have it unfortunately won't fit. You will need to trim or remove the underbody panel but that isn't too difficult and it is the only kind of modification you will...
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  • Spare Tire Location for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    The spare tire for a 2019 Toyota Highlander is stored under the vehicle. If you check out the attached installation video for the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 you can see the empty location under the vehicle where the spare tire should be. The reason it isn't picture is because the full sized spare with the aluminum rim will need to be removed when a trailer hitch is installed. If you're looking for a way to still transport your full size spare with the aluminum rim without...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Toyota Highlander for Carrying Thule Apex 5 XT Bike Rack
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  • Does Weight of Trailer Hitch Affect Vehicle Towing Capacity
    The weight of a trailer hitch does not affect the payload capacity of a vehicle. We've asked our hitch manufacturers about this is in the past and they have told us that essentially the hitch becomes part of the frame so it's weight does not affect any of the weight capacities of the vehicle. This hitch part # E98844 that you referenced weighs 43 lbs. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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