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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 e98849 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98849

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1000 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.


  • 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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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.

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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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98849

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1172 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.


Got both items in 3 days and they went on without a "hitch". The trailer connector socket is very easy to install also! They both look awesone!!



Product is performing as expected, no issues at all.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Wayne That's great, thank you!

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The hitch receiver that I ordered was in stock and arrived at my house quicker than I expected. Removing the old hitch and installing the new one took about half an hour. The included hardware worked perfectly.

Rob B.


Ive been using this hitch for about a year and it has lived up to my expectations. The safety chain holes are big enough for my chain hooks to hook in them easily. My original equipment hitch was difficult to hook them into.


The class 3 hitch is very nice. Beautiful welds and finish. Very solid and heavy duty. I'm really happy with the hitch.

The issue I had was I'm a DIY'er, emphasis on the "Y". So when it came time to install, I found myself under the truck, holding he hitch up with my knees as I fumbled around trying to get a new bolt into the welded on nut. I ended up using the original bolts to secure the hitch, then swapped the old bolts out for the new one by one.
The reason this worked was a chamfer on the old bolt. Made it very easy to find the threads and start the bolt. Attached is a picture. Overall the bolt looks pretty good after being under the truck for 15 years.

As I said the hitch itself is well made and I am very satisfied with what I bought. Maybe you can consider a slightly different bolt.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Great products and customer service if I ever need anything for my truck or trailers this is where I will be had to replace my old receiver off my 06 silverdo couldn't hav been easier


It's an exact fit. I was able to install it on my own in 20 minutes. It is heavy, so be prepared to have a freind nearby because most of the struggle you'll have is threading the bolts, but my tip is to get one started under the bumper, then move on and repeat that until they're all started, then proceed to tighten it all down.
DO NOT FORGET to torque them down after tightening.
The picture I uploaded with this review shows it looks totally stock.

I absolutely recommend this hitch, eTrailer had the best price both for the hitch itself, AND for shipping.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado

Installed on an ‘07 Silverado - 2WD, 4.3L, V6. Handles my boat & trailer great! Put it to the ultimate test on an 8hr. move to TN, pullin my brother’s fully loaded, 7.5’ x 16’ dual axle trailer - No problems!

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

The hitch for my 2007 Chevy Silverado arrived in perfect condition. The instructions were very clear, informative and easy to understand. However, I happen to have a triple by-pass, four stents, an aorta pig valve, a pacemaker, and have been cautioned against over-exertion, so I opted to let my mechanic handle the actual installation. The end result looks Great! I plan to mount a wheelchair lift on it. The wheelchair and carrier together weigh in at 430 lbs. The hitch is rated to handle a maximum tongue weight 500 lbs., so I think I'll be safe if I don't hit the speed bumps too hard.


Shipped on time, product fit as expected and came with necessary hardware. Very simple install.

2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Very easy install hardest part was removing the spare tire did it by myself and I'm 70 years old. No issues with this receiver.



After a year still looks new. Will probably out live the truck.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado

works great was fast shipping good heavy duty etrailer is the place to buy great stuff



works great well made still looks good


Was delivered quickly. Easy ordering and good customer service when I called. The hitch fit as described.
However, 4 of the six bolts supplied did not fit the attached nut on the frome as directions stated. Needed to find the correct threaded bolts witch cost me timecand delay of installing. Would have given 5 stars if bolts fit.
Thank you

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


It is not unusual to hear that the bolts are not a fit when it comes to weld nuts in the frame. As long as the bolts are M14-2 x 40mm size then they are the correct sized bolts. With older trucks what often happens is that the bolt holes have a lot of grime and road debris build up. You will typically have to really clean them out using a cleaner like PB Blaster and a wire brush. Most of the time this will have to be done more than once. We do have a good FAQ that can help. Please see the link below:


Fit was perfect. I didn’t need to drop the spare tire as shown in video. My truck also required 1/2” bolts on the bumper instead of the M14 bolts supplied…. But I had some from another trailer project so it was no big deal.

You can never go wrong with their price and delivery…. Always cheap…always fast!

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


You mentioned that the M14 bolts seemed not to be a fit and I wanted to ask you if you had cleaned out the weld nuts? Due to the road debris that builds up in the weld nuts, often the supplied hardware seems like it will not fit when it will.



Hey Jenny…. Definitely cleaned the holes out. I repair overhead cranes at a nuclear facility… so I know all the tricks.. LOL. The M14’s didn’t even start in the threads. I had some other 12” bolts laying around and I could screw them in by hand no problem with ZERO play… and able to get the correct torque. To me it wasn’t an inconvenience at all… everything else fit perfect. Thanks for the follow up!



No issues at all! Finish is still good which is nice seeing I live in New England and tow in salt water. Still buying all my trailer parts from you.

2008 GMC Sierra

the hitch arrived on time and in excellent condition, but i wouldnt expect less from etrailer! the hitch itself is exactly what i expected, very stout and well made, nice welds, finish and fit perfect. the two bolts that that tie the hitch in to the bumper mount were the wrong size but a quick trip to the hardware store fixed that little problem. it took me forty five minutes to install, not bad for a sixty nine year old old guy! thanks etrailer!

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Very high quality piece of equipment, i would probably be a good judge of this. I’m a commercial HVAC mechanic of forty years. I am actually impressed, especially for the price. Thx. I couldn’t have picked a better hitch for my older 2003 Silverado.



this hitch is still working great. The paint is still 100 intact and the post still slides like new. Very impressed over a year later


Hitch is great, the Tube is sealed and less likely to rust out in the same was as the original. Finish is holding up, and install went great.


Fits perfect, no drilling, works as it should and arrived when it was supposed to. Couldn't ask for better.Took 45 minutes to install hitch and wiring harness start to finish.


Once I got the rusted factory hitch off my GMC , installing the new one was very easy, I did have to use some of the original factory bolts, some of the ones in the bag didn’t fit

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Perfect fit for my rust bucket 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500. Install went without hiccup

Dave G.


Perfect fit for my 2008 silverado 1500


Purchased this hitch a year ago, first off installation was very easy the hitch fit perfectly and installed within 30 minutes, have used it several times and actually pulled a 20 foot flatbed trailer loaded with people for our 4th of July parade with no issues. Highly recommend this hitch, service and delivery were outstanding.

Chevrolet Silverado

Easy to order, delivered one day early. Fit my Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as stated.
I ordered a class 3 hitch and that’s what I recieved. Nothing to do with trailer or the product I recieved but I think the original factory installed hitch was a class 4.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Hitch was delivered on time, bolted right up, however the paperwork that got sent was for a subaru and my truck is a silverado,had it done within 20 mins by myself and didnt even have to drop the spare tire. overall happy

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


That sounds like a mistake on our end with the paperwork, as this hitch receiver does not fit a Subaru.

2008 GMC Sierra

Great service. Hitch arrived fast


I got this for my 2012 GMC Sierra and it fit great all mounting holes lined up and it's well made. I use to haul my mountain bike in bed of the truck. I now have a shell on it and use it for a weekend get away camper. Mounting the hitch I now use a Thule T2 XT Pro hitch mount bike rack and it makes an awesome set up.


Great hitch very easy to install and great quality. Also tucks good and looks great.

2009 GMC Sierra

Receiver/hitch was as advertised only reason for 4 star is bolts were too short that came with so I had to purchase more. The garage that installed said the 4 bolts supplied to bolt to frame were too short. They had to use my OEM bolts from old hitch (see pics). No worries. I'm happy with product. GO BILLS!!!!!

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I will have our customer serviced team reach out to you. The hitch manufacturer prefers to have the hardware that comes with the hitch used due to warranty purposes. It could have been that the weld nuts needed to be cleaned out. I do have a FAQ that can help with that.

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