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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 bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 9" Long receiver tube helps get bike racks and cargo carriers past your spare tire. Durable matte finish resists rust 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 e98856 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98856

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • No Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 400 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 9" Long receiver tube helps get bike racks and cargo carriers past your spare tire. Durable matte finish resists rust 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Overall length of receiver tube: 9"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer e98856 Hitch Dimensional Diagram

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" - e98856

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (220 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. 9" Long receiver tube helps get bike racks and cargo carriers past your spare tire. Durable matte finish resists rust and creates a rugged look.

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2018 Jeep JK Wrangler

I needed a hitch receiver that would fit my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and extend far enough that I could use by Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform bike rack and clear the spare tire. This hitch worked perfectly and was an easy install.


Comments
Exactly what I needed. I have used on many times and could not be more pleased with the hitch
Roger - 10/12/2020


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Thus hitch does NOT work on a 2021 Wrangler Rubicon. The DEF tank prevents installation unless the hitch is modified. Cutting two areas of the hitch with a plasma cutter will make it fit. I specifically asked if this fit the Diesel model before I ordered it. Wasnt happy when I tried to install,


Comments
I will have our customer team teach out to you. If you have a 2021 Wrangler Rubicon Ecodiesel Unlimited 4 door then you will want part # DT78MR
Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
$158.63
instead.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/29/2021


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2021 Jeep Wrangler

So quality of the product is great for the price. However, I'm one of the unfortunate ones for which install took way longer than I expected (this is the 3rd hitch I've installed from etrailer, all different types). Main issue I encountered was issue with the jeep metal bracket that attaches the bumper to the frame. This isn't in the etrailer videos but I knew it would be a potential issue from other reviews folks left for 2021 wrangler. Long-story short, bolts were over-torqued at Jeep factory and I had heck of a time getting one of them off (would have helped if I realized right away it was in mm and not SAE, ugh cheeks bright red in embarrassment) - that is my fault, not etrailer. Other issue which probably tripled my install time is that once you've got the hitch pushed in so that it wraps around the bumper bracket (easy enough with rubber mallet, putting the bolts back through the frame (the jeep bumper bracket has welded nuts for the outside bolts), it was really tricky to line everything up so that you can re-thread the two outside bolts back through the hitch, frame, and jeep bumper bracket (bracket has welded nuts for the outside bolts that you have to use). I finally was able to manually bend the bracket somewhat to get this to all work. Once installed it was great. Plenty of room underneath the jeep without a lift, hitch was not too heavy so didn't need a jack or anything to support the weight while tapping it around the bumper/frame. I used it just fine with bike carrier, but, be warned, I still had to remove spare tire for the Yakima carrier despite the extended length of this hitch. Just needed 2 more inches. I should have measured first and ordered a 2" extension at the same time. Live and learn.



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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Much like the rest of the reviews, I had some issues getting it installed as I had to wedge it in between the bar and the bumper brace. But once I got it in there, and was able to finally get the last 2 bolts in (tough with the muffler), I was more than happy with the purchase. Full disclosure, I am NOT handy, and was able to get this on my 2021 Wrangler 4dr. And now that it's on there, IT'S ON THERE, and shouldn't be going anywhere. Good purchase


Comments
One year later, its still working great. I havent towed anything, but Ive used a luggage tray, loaded up, a few times driving from MA to NC and back, with no issues.
Bryan - 11/03/2021


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Jeep Wrangler

The hitch appears to be very well constructed of heavy gauge steel. I expect it'll easily last the life of my new JL Wrangler Sahara Unlimited. Having installed one of these on each of my previous two JK Wrangler Sahara Unlimiteds I expected this installation to take only 15-20 minutes as well. Despite what I saw on-line this one took quite a bit longer. First off I found no reason to lower or move the muffler. There's adequate room to work around it. Second I found there are two 1/2 inch bolts holding the rear bumper cover in place. Remove and save them. The nuts for them are welded to the rear bumper cover support bracket and the thread on the new bolts supplied with the hitch do not match so you'll reuse the bolts along with two of the new bolts. Next I found that applying grease all over the inside of the hitch made sliding it into place far easier and perhaps prevents future rust. Now the fun part. You'll want a rubber mallet to get the hitch into position. Thankfully the powder coating is tough because it took a lot of 'adjusting' to properly align the hitch to get the bolts through. You'll whack it left to right as well as up and down on the receiver portion to get things lined up. Be patient - the fit is snug. Note that you'll slip the hitch between the frame member and the bumper cover bracket. A small pry bar was helpful. Suggestion - be sure to two outer (original) bolts are in place and lightly tightened before installing the two center (new ) bolts. I used all four of the supplied washers. It ultimately worked out fine. Next the wiring harness...


Comments
Just fine.
Robert - 02/12/2021


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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Once I figured out the alignment of the bolts it was simple. The 2018 JL has two bolts and a bracket that are already there. U loosen, slide the hitch between the bracket. I reused the 2 stock bolts and used the 2 new bolts. Looks great! Total time for install about 40 mins with torque n the bolts. Havent used it yet but will let u know if there are any issues.


Comments
Some models will have existing hardware and a spacer installed in the hitch installation location. If your Jeep has these parts, you will want to remove the bolts and spacer, keeping the bolts for re-installation with the trailer hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 08/14/2019


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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Order was easy. Arrived on time. Relatively easy to install. A small pry bar definitely makes it easier. Used my bent leg/knee to press it up into place while laying on the ground. Took a few tries to get holes aligned. Definitely get original bolts in place before inserting provided bolts for 2 inside holes. Didnt drop muffler. Not enough room to get torque wrench with socket reducer in gap. Tightened hard with regular socket.



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2021 Jeep Wrangler

Took me longer than I'd hoped but not having to pull the muffler was a bonus. It's on bushings that give you just enough flexibility to pry it down and work the bolts thru the hitch and the holes in the frame. I used the tire jack to lift and hold the hitch into place while fixturing but you'll need at least a 6 x 6 or a concrete block underneath (which I used) to get the hitch up to height & keep it place.



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2012 Jeep Wrangler

Fast delivery, well built receiver, and easy installation, I couldn't be happier



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Yamaha

This hitch works great combined with the MaxxHaul 70101. Clears the spare and my Yamaha TW 200 fits nicely. Those are also the recommended tie downs



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Great product. Fits perfect. Some reviews I read on this hitch claim they needed to ream the holes in the jeeps bumper and I thought I would need to also however after looking closely I noticed the the hitch was not fully seated by about 1/8th of an inch. Just enough to not let the bolts go in.The radius in the hitch and the jeeps bumper looked like a good match up. When the hitch went into the brake to bend it the tolerance is real snug. So I put my floor jack under the hitch raised it high enough to lift the rear wheels just barley off the ground then smacked the bottom of the hitch a couple times with a heavy bass hammer all the bolts slide in by hand with no effort. This hitch has a little better weight rating than every thing else I looked at. I would diffinitley recommend this hitch.



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Like mentioned in previous posts, on my 2019 Moab, the two outer bolt holes have an L bracket attached already. The nuts are welded onto that bracket so no need to put a wrench on those. Slip the hitch between the steel and that bracket using the same two bolts (18mm) you just removed as well as two bolts and nuts supplied (3/4”) for the inner holes. Once again as mentioned by others, I didn’t need to move the muffler and the rubber mallet worked great to tap the hitch to line everything up perfectly. Love the matte finish. Great quality.



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Well made, fits perfectly on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I love how it extends out so that an extender isn’t needed for every attachment to fit past the spare tire


Comments
Excellent, I am using it as we speak
Daryl - 07/23/2021


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Jeep

Exactly as advertised. Bolt on to Jeep Willys took about 10 minutes. Couldn't have been simpler and no need to lower the muffler. Hitch is very sturdy, received in good condition with all the parts (four bolts, washers and Nuts).



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This hitch receiver is very well built. It's potentially easy to install on a Jeep Wrangler but not in my case. I was surprised when I read the instructions that came with it and the first thing was to remove the vehicle's muffler to install the bolts. I did figure out how to get the bolts in without removing the muffler but then discovered that two of the eight holes for the four bolts were not big enough and had to be enlarged. With a muffler on one side and a bumper up tight on the other, I wound up having it professionally installed quickly for $[XX] at a hitch shop. So now it's great and I really like it.



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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Great trailer hitch. Easy to install. The video on line was a great help as it tells you how to install and what you might run into as having to clear out the holes that the bolts run through. only added a few minutes to the job. Shipping was fast.



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Received the hitch in the morning, we installed it that afternoon. After watching an installation video from the etrailer website, my husband installed the hitch on my 2020 Jeep Wrangler JLU. It took him about an hour to complete. We bought the extended length hitch. The product fit perfectly and no need to remove the muffler.



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Installation was a breeze, able to do it in my driveway with the jeep at ground level. I did have to buy a 3/4" socket with 3/4" drive since I could not fit my 3/4" torque wrench in there with an adapter.



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2020 Jeep Wrangler

Easy installation and was holding bike rack in about an hour. Great fit



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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Very easy to install once I grabbed the right size wrenches. Jeep though American made has some metric size bolts. The bolts that come with the package are SAE. Very simple installation. Had to wedge it between the bumper plate and use two of the original Jeep bolts as the nuts are welded on.



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I ordered the hitch and it shipped in 24 hours. I received it in 4 days from when I ordered it. Great product and quick shipping.



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2014 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Excellent product and service! I read other reviews for installation on JK Wranglers where they reported that they didn't have to lower the muffler. I had the same experience - installation took 20 minutes max. I bought the receiver mainly for mounting my 1UP USA bike rack and it just cleared the P255/70R18 spare tire. The bikes also clear the spare with the rack down for transport.



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This all went very well. Quick delivery and easy installation. etrailer always does a great job for me.



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Very high quality materials and construction. Extremely easy to install- 10 mins tops.



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2018 Jeep Wrangler

I've purchased a handful of trailer hitches/wiring harnesses over the past 10 years and they have always been awesome!! Quality products and fast shipping every time!! Just recieved a new class 111 hitch & wiring harness for my 2018 Wrangler JL and installed the hitch in less then 10 minutes and the wiring was approximately an hour after watching the video provided on their website. Never been disappointed!!


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