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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 e98849 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98849

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1000 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: 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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (719 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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After wasting weeks working with a national company starting with the letter U , trying to get a new hitch . I found etrailer.com., the price was excellent, part was easy to order with clear pictures and description. I received my hitch in 4 days and installed it myself in 1 hour. Silverado owners check your hitches !!



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Fit great and is still working well after 1 year of use. Huge selling point for me was that this etrailer hitch is Made in the USA! Also installed a new wiring harness and brake controller from etrailer.com. Very happy with customer support and available tech info.



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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!!!!!


Comments
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.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/05/2021


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2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Even though my product was on back order it came faster than E-trailer predicted, it was insanely easy to put on by my self , with no lift. The reason I’m giving it 4 stars inside of 5 is because the bracket for the safety chains is directly below the bumper bolt holes, so I could not get my ratchet in place and properly torque to spec. I did the best I could with a wrench. I would recommend maybe having that bracket welded an inch or so lower to be able to get a heavy duty socket, and or torque wrench to properly do the job. still it was a very easy installation. Would buy this product again.



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2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Replacing an OEM hitch on my Silverado that rusted out completely in 9 years, power coat started to come off after a few years and now dangerous. The eTrailer hitch is heaver gauge material, very good quality, don’t know if the painted finish will protect it any better but at least it is thicker material material that should take longer to rust out.



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Eases hitch I ever put on.I would recommend etrailer for any trailer needs. Thanks again



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It mounted easy enough. I'm very happy with the hitch.It pulling a travel trailer with a distribution hitch across many states in year.



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Chevrolet Silverado

I needed a trailer hitch for my Silverado pickup. This fit the bill, was easy to install and needed no drilling or fitting. Once installed I have used it to haul a loaded 7000 lb GVWR trailer. It worked flawlessly. I recommend this product and would buy it again.



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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed the etrailer class lll trailer hitch to my 2006 Chevy Silverado in approximately 3 hours. Installation was an exact fit and the hitch rest just below and inside the bumper. I am extremely pleased with the product and will continue to do business with etrailer. Customer service with etrailer is A number one and the sales personal are very knowledgeable regarding their products. Thanks again etrailer!!!!!



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Your powder coat is week. Easily scratches off. Had to paint it so it wouldn't rust before I put it on. Had many scratches on it when it came. The hitch itself seems ok. Didn't think to take pics. Using it tomorrow.



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Very happy with the product. Installation was easy, I installed it in 18 minutes from opening the box to finished. The product itself is very well made and fitment was spot on to the existing mounting location on the truck frame. The overall process from ordering to finished install was a very good experience.



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Perfect fit and as good or better than the original equipment hitch.


Comments
Still looks and works great!
Madman16 - 08/16/2021


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The hitch looks like a quality produce. The mounting holes were so exact that it took a little longer than I expected to get all 6 bolts started. So it took me 40 minutes. I could put the next on in 15 Minutes.



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Trailer hitch receiver fit correctly and installed easily. Only negative, the hardware kit for mounting wasn’t exact match. Had to purchase a couple of bolts to finish/ complete installation.



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2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Ordered on Wednesday and arrived on Friday installed on Saturday. Very easy to install, I did it by myself by using jack stands to prop the hitch in place under the Silverado but not having to jack the truck up. I felt like the hardest part of the whole install was getting the recommended torque on the bolts, but thanks to help of a cheater bar. The whole install including lowering the spare tire took 3 hours. I haven't used the hitch as of yet but I'm very confident it will be great! I plan on pulling my 5x8 wire mesh utility trailer. A second person would have been needed if I didn't have the Jack stands.



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2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Well packaged and easy to install. My 2010 Silverado has a non OEM rear bumper so I had to reuse 2 bolts that work with that bumper - other than that everything worked perfectly.



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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.



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I was very happy with etrailer. They provided plenty of info about hitches.product was delivered in a timely manner. Hitch fitment was perfect. Thank etrailer!



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado

I have not installed it yet, but I am very pleased at how fast I received the hitch!! Excellent service !!



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I purchased the Draw Tite trailer hitch receiver from etrailer for my 2007 Solverado. It arrived within 5 days. The install was real easy. I followed the instructions that came with the product and I did not have to touch the spare tire or raise the truck. The hitch receiver fit perfectly, the holes lined up exactly. I did use an electric impact wrench, just make sure you have the correct size sockets with a ratchet wrench & torque wrench. I've yet to test it by hauling something but I will in a few weeks.



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Built well. Hardware doesn’t fit. The square washers just spun because they were too short to reach and grab the frame. The bolts that go into bumper were too big. I went to Home Depot and got new hardware and blue thread lock and torqued to spec in instructions. If your not mechanically inclined then you should go to [online] and pay out the wazoo to have one put on. I would buy again due to price is cheaper than off the shelf at [online]. 4 stars because I had to go get hardware.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you. The hitch manufacturer prefers to have you use the hardware that comes with the hitch for warranty purposes. I suspect that the holes needed to be cleaned out. We have a great FAQ that gives pointers on cleaning out the bolt holes.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/30/2021


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Not a good fit. I did finally get it done but was not easy.hitch has a twist in it that makes it very difficult to get the bolts in.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Your hitch was probably flexed. I will attach a help article explaining this.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/24/2021


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Received my hitch within days of ordering. The hitch is very well built and a great value. The instructions were clear, and all the hardware was included. It was and easy installl. Fit perfect.



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Well engineered and fabricated. Extremely easy installation. Took me longer to figure out how to lower the spare tire than it did to install the hitch.



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Etrailer was super easy to find the hitch we needed and got to us in the two days. I will say I think the shipping prices are a bit much if I’m being honest. Yes you pay for it to get to you quicker but $144 for two days is a bit much on top of the $131 for the hitch. But other than that I’m very satisfied with etrailer.


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • Difference Between Class III and Class IV Hitches for 2004 Chevy Silverado
    Class III hitches that fit your 2004 Chevy Silverado like the # e98849 just aren't made for the same towing capacities as the Class IV hitches like # C14332. You'll notice that the Class IV mentioned here has more bolts that attach it to the truck frame as the most obvious difference. Other than that it's more or less the thickness of the metal used etc.
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  • Fit of etrailer Brand e98849 Class III Hitch on 2010 Chevy Silverado
    The etrailer brand # e98849 hitch which is a confirmed fit for your 2010 Silverado. The hitch installs using 6 bolts, two of which use nuts that are welded up into the holes closest to the rear of the frame as shown in the provided diagram. Two additional bolts are fed downward through the frame and are secured with nuts included with the hitch, and the remaining two bolts are used to attach the flange atop the receiver tube to nuts welded up into the underside of the bumper. It's...
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  • What Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Fits Long Bed Models
    The bed size does not matter for a frame mounted trailer hitch on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, they will all work with both short and long bed models. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 is what I recommend as a pretty basic, no drill trailer hitch. It is rated for 6,000 lbs which isn't the highest for this vehicle but will be plenty for most trailers for this vehicle so there is no need to pay more for a higher rated one.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Yes! The trailer hitch # e98849 is a confirmed fit for your 2002 GMC Sierra 1500! I attached a video of the install process if you want to check it out. If you're using this to tow, you might also want to pick up our towing package with a ball mount # C45036 and wiring harness # C55384.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2004 GMC Sierra
    The etrailer brand Class III hitch you mentioned, part # e98849 is a confirmed fit for your 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 or 2500LD. The hitch has a 6000 lb towing capacity or a 600 lb tongue weight capacity. The tongue weight capacity reprents the maximum amount of downward force from a trailer tongue that the hitch can safely handle. If used with weight distribution, the capacities rise to 10000 lbs towing/1000 lbs tongue weight, but keep in mind, this the the capacity of the hitch, which...
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  • How to install the Etrailer Class III hitch part # e98849 on a 2011 GMC Sierra
    The bolt closest to the front of the vehicle in the photo you sent, once it's removed the hole does not get used with the Etrailer hitch Item # e98849. The hitch will actually use the two rear most holes on each frame rail and the two holes in the bottom of the bumper. The reason one bolt is facing up is because the hole closest to the rear of the vehicle is a pre-existing weld nut that the bolt actually threads into. The bolt facing down will use a spacer block to keep the head of...
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  • Replacement for Factory Trailer Hitch On 2012 GMC Sierra 1500
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 will be an excellent replacement hitch option for the factory hitch on a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. It will provide a direct bolt-on swap with no drilling required. It's rated for up to 10,000 lbs which should be on par with the factory hitch.
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  • Bumper Needed for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS
    The # e98849 is designed to fit the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. If you have an aftermarket roll pan bumper on your SS then you will need to go with # 13932.
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  • Does Installation of Trailer Hitch in 2003 Chevy Silverado Require Drilling
    The holes are already in the frame of your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 for a trailer hitch receiver to be installed, which means you aren't going to have to do any drilling for installation. I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98849 because it is a quality hitch with a matte black finish that is going to hide any potential scratches while also being the most economical option for a trailer hitch on your truck. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver & Brake Controller For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    I recommend getting a 2 Inch Class III Hitch Receiver # e98849. That will be great for what you're planning to tow. It has a 6,000 lb max gross trailer weight capacity. As far as the braking system goes, the best and simplest brake controller on the market is the Curt Echo # C51180. This doesn't require all the wiring that comes with a traditional braking system and is all controlled by your phone. Super simply and easy. I've included some videos for you to watch to get a closer look...
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  • What Trucks Have the Same Hitch Fits as 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The trailer hitches that fit your 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 like our etrailer.com hitch part # E98849 fit a really wide range of trucks. Basically GMC Sierra 1500 or Chevy Silverado 1500 from 1999 through 2013 plus the 1999 through 2004 2500LD trucks from GMC and Chevy. For the price of a new one like the # E98849 and the peace of mind knowing the hitch is brand new and not rusting or otherwise compromised a new hitch would seem like the best and safest choice!
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  • Do Trailer Hitches Fit Multiple Years Of The Chevy Silverado
    A lot of the trailer hitches available for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado fit a span of over multiple years as long as the generation does not change. For example the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 fits 1999 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I would need to know if the 2013 chevy Silverado is a half-ton, three quarter or 1 ton. I would also need to know the bed size and if the truck is a cab chassis model in order to tell you which trailer hitches fit which years.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes Left to Right of etrailer hitch # e98849
    The distance between the mounting holes of the # e98849 from left to right is 35-5/8 inches.
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  • Will the etrailer.com Hitch e98849 Fit a Silverado 2500 HD?
    The etrailer.com Hitch # e98849 is designed to fit the 2003 Silverado 1500 and 2500 LD models, so it will not fit your HD. However, I do have an alternate option available. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13211 will have the same weight ratings of 6,000 pounds towing (10,000 pounds with weight distribution), and 600 pounds of tongue weight (1,000 pounds with weight distribution). This is also designed to fit a 2500 HD with 6-1/2 foot bed and will bolt on with no drilling required for...
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  • Will Hitch From Early 90's Chevy C/K Series fit a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500
    The 1992 Chevy C/K series trucks and the 2007 GMC Sierra, whether it be a Sierra Classic or the new body style would use different hitches, unfortunately the hitch from your older Silverado wouldn't work on your GMC Sierra as the frames were different. For your 2007 Sierra 1500, if you have the Sierra Classic, I'd recommend the etrailer brand # e98849 Class III hitch that you'd looked at which has a 6000 lb towing/600 lb tongue weight capacity or 10000 lb/1000 lb if used with weight...
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  • Fit of etrailer e98849 Class III Hitch on 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
    The etrailer brand # e98849 is a fit for all trim levels of the 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500, including your LTZ. The hitch has a 6000 lb towing/600 lb tongue weight capacity or 10000 lb towing/1000 tongue weight if used with weight distribution. For a higher capacity, the Curt # 14301 has a capacity of 10000 lb towing/1000 lb tongue weight or 12000/1200 lbs if used with weight distribution. I've linked to installation videos and instructions for the hitches mentioned above.
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  • Is The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 13301 A Fit For A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
    While we do have a solution for you, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13301 is designed for new generation models starting in 2007. My recommendation is the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # e98849 for your 2006 Silverado because the matte black finish tends to be more scratch resistant than the glossy finishes like that of the Curt. Included are video resources for both.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Classic V6 Occasional Towing
    We have a great priced hitch that fits your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic that would work really great. The etrailer.com hitch part # E98849 fits your vehicle and has more than enough capacity than you'd need. Your V6 engine would not affect the fit of this hitch either. I attached an install video for more info as well on this hitch. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Lowered 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500
    If you have the stock bumper then the hitches made to fit the stock bumper would work well for you. For that we have the etrailer.com hitch part # e98849 as a confirmed fit. This won't fit behind the license plate though. The roll pan bumper hitches like the part # 13932 might work for this since that's how they install but we can't guarantee they'll work with the factory bumper.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
    There's a chance the Curt hitch part # E-3S would fit your 2010 Chevy Silverado but since this is a universal style hitch that's never been fit tested on your truck we can't guarantee that. We do have hitches for your Silverado though that are a confirmed fit. For example we have the etrailer hitch part # E98849 which has a 6,000 lb trailer capacity and attaches to the truck frame instead for a much more secure mount.
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  • Would Trailer Hitch from 1995 Chevy Silverado fit 2001 Chevy Silverado
    There was a pretty big generation change between 1998 and 1999 Chevy Silverados which meant the hitch manufacturers had to redesign a hitch for the trucks. That means you'd need a new hitch for the 2001 Silverado like the # e98849.
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  • Will Curt C13900 Fit my 2001 Chevy Silverado
    While the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13900 Would fit your Silverado it would require a lot of modifications be made to the truck by drilling into the frame. Instead use the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 which is designed specifically for your 2001 Silverado and will not require any drilling. It is also more economical and has a higher weight capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure that you do not exceed your particular trucks capacity. If for some...
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