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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 e98857 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98857

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • 400 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.


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: 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


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" - e98857

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (621 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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For an open box item, youd think it was brand new! Came with all the hardware and I installed it in about 10-15 minutes. Torque specs were included with directions as well. A great purchase, Im very happy. Thank you!




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2008 Lexus RX 350

High quality hitch and super easy bolt-up installation on my 2008 Lexus RX350.




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2005 Toyota Highlander

Well I'll start with this. I ordered one trailer hitch for one car. I spoke with a representative on the phone and ordered it to him so I could avoid any mistakes on the internet.. even though I talk to a live person and they confirmed the one order.. they shipped me three and charge my credit card and additional $[XX]. And now I'm out $[XX] because I have to wait for their process in returning money which could be a while.. they were able to take my money real fast now I'm unable to get my money back which I need I'm out $[XX] and I have other bills to pay. So even though I ordered it with the live person it still got screwed up.. so that's why the poor review.


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Thank you for reaching back out. I will make sure our customer service team sees and reviews your information.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/19/2022
Thank you for reaching back out. I will make sure our customer service team sees and reviews your information.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/19/2022


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2005 Toyota Highlander

Even though I talk to a live person on the phone to make sure the order was correct I was still shipped three trailer hitches for one car. I only ordered one and it's clear that I ordered one yet I was still shipped two extra and now they charge my credit card $[XX] and now I have to wait for them to do their process but they were real quick and taken their money when I ordered it now I'm out $[XX] and I have to pay some bills and who knows how long it's going to take to get my money back in all the trouble I have to go through.. but you're able to check up on me with the review but not check up on me with the order
. That's why the bad review no communication.


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Thank you for reaching back out. I will make sure our customer service team sees and reviews your information.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/19/2022


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Positive aspects of the purchase for etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2".

Lower product price for a higher quality product made in the U.S.A.
etrailer's web site was abundant with information for folks that prefer to " Do It Yourself ".
Product shipping was absolutely free and arrived earlier than the projected delivery date.




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This hitch went on exactly as shown in the video specifically for my car. I’ve been using it with absolutely no trouble and it’s hardly noticeable. The eTrailer team and the receiver far exceeded my expectations! I’d had reservations about lower fuel economy, appearance, difficulty and expense. However my brother’s great experience with eTrailers for one of his vehicles encouraged me and I’m very glad I did. My experience was great as well. My fuel economy has decreased less than one percent, the appearance is unobtrusive and the price was very reasonable. As to the difficulty, my wonderful brother put it on using two floor jacks and made it look easy. He said it was exactly right for my car’s bolt spacing.




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2005 Toyota Highlander

All the bolts lined up perfectly. Just had to remove the left and right tow hooks before installing the hitch on my 2005 Highlander. The installation video was excellent. The hitch arrived without any damage. Will enjoy using it to carry two ebikes without any problem.


Comments
Replacing the spare tire could not be accomplished without deflating it. Fortunately for me I carry a battery air pump that can inflate the spare should I need to use it. Other than that, it has been excellent. I just recently used the hitch to carry two ebikes from Florida to Arizona and back without any problem.
Robert - 08/13/2022


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2005 Toyota Highlander

Hitch easy to install. Extra set of hands helps. Fits perfectly. Fast shipping




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Toyota Highlander

Dealing with etrailer was awesome from start to finish, would definitely recommend. We had questions about what hitch to put on our old highlander and etrailer was prompt at getting back to us on the old school phone to talk us through ordering everything we needed. The hitch arrived promptly and looks great and we were advised on all the correct lighting package to go along with it.




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2006 Toyota Highlander

Not too bad to install. Didn’t have to remove spare tire.




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2016 Toyota Highlander

The bolts are not the correct size, they are too small for the factory holes. It appears that the tow bar holes do not match up either.
This does not seem to be the correct tow bar for my vehicle.


Comments
It sounds like your hitch is flexed in shipping. This happens enough that we have an article explaining a few ways you can straighten it out. I have attached a link to that article.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 11/01/2022


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2007 Lexus RX 350

When I first opened the box and saw how sturdy and heavy this received was, I thought maybe I was in over my head doing the install myself. However, I was able to easily balance the receiver on a spare tire/wheel I laid on the ground in the middle/back of my vehicle. That allowed me to easily lift the unit high enough t get a bolt started the muffler side, then it was a simple matter of installing the rest of the bolts, it took me no more than 20 minutes, including removal of the old tie-down brackets. I towed with it today, everything is great. I also learned that my 2007 Lexus RX350 came pre-wired for a trailer, all I had to do was tear off some interior trim, the wires were clearly visible, I cut off the proprietary connectors and sliced in a 4-wire cable. I'm not sure if they call come this way.




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Installation was straightforward. Paint has held up well after one midwest winter.




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2006 Lexus RX 400h

Absolutely loved buying through etrailer.com. Fast delivery excellent directions. Especially loved the [video] instructions specific for my car. Thanks so much for making the installation of our tow hitch assembly so easy.




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Perfect fit, exactly what I needed.




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Easy set up for DIYers, just follow the instructions/video! I was by myself so installing it I used a floor jack to lift the hitch up to where it was supposed to mount.




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Super easy installation on both receiver and harness.




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Order came on time. I appreciate the follow-up to my inquiry on why my hitch did not come with hardware. And yes, I found it.

Thank you, etrailer!




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First delivery was not to spec dimensions. Sent it back after several calls they shipped a new unit quickly that worked. The frame seems heavier than my non-trailering needs.




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Lexus

Very well constructed. Design is well thought out and it looks pleasing after install. I was able to get it installed on my Lexus in about 40 minutes. The receiver was thoughtfully packed to avoid scratches in shipment.




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2009 Lexus RX 350

This hitch is very well built and everything about it indicates it is strong. The installation is simple, rugged, and straight forward. It took longer to clean the existing threads with a tap than to install the hitch, it is that easy to put on. You could spend more money but will not get a better hitch.




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A perfect fit which looks like original equipment and easily installed.




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Lexus

The trailer hitch was for my wife’s Lexus car. I have to say that it was the easiest hitch that I have ever installed on any of my other cars. I did it by myself and was done in lest than an hour.




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2005 Toyota Highlander

Great! Fast shipping! Even came a day earlier than expected! This hitch seems very sturdy and was relatively easy to install. I did it by myself using a few Jack stands to hold it into place then tightened the bolts up. Torqued to [xx] ft lbs per the instructions.




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Toyota Highlander

Bolted up perfectly to frame (2004 Highlander). Using it currently for in hitch yakima bikerack.



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