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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 e98863 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98863

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 600 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
  • Sturdy, square-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: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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.



e98863 etrailer Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" - Matte Black Carbide

Installation Details E98863 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles


Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Fascia door panel must be removed and may not be able to be reattached. No drilling required for installation , Do not cut or splice vehicle wiring. Only use approved T-One or see auto dealer for trailer tow wiring kit






Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98863

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (177 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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2007 GMC Acadia

All the parts were included, the directions were clear, and it was easy to install. It fucntions great. 693526



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2016 GMC Acadia

Product arrived very quickly and installed even quicker, less than an hour was spent putting this on our SUV. We haven't used it yet but the frame is strong enough to hold what we intend to use it for so I have no worries. The hitch cover even fit back over this after it was installed. 679213



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The hitch just arrived today, so I have not had a chance yet to have it installed, but I was very impressed with how quickly it came. Packaging for the product is excellent. 607423



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This hitch is a good buy and came packed very well. I would buy from here again. 533236



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GMC

I ordered a hitch and wiring kit for my wife's 2009 GMC Arcadia Here are the top 5 reason you should buy from Etrailer.com1) Quality Products at affordable prices ( best I could find in a 5 search look ) 2) Walk through videos with tip and trick of the trade makes the job easier3) Customer service top notch4) Shipping was fast and no damage everything I ordered was in the box5) Would not hesitate to buy from again 533237



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2014 Buick Enclave

Arrived on time and came as advertised. Your YouTube video was very helpful with the install. 706540



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Product was delivered quickly and order was exactly as expected and installed as anticipated. Very happy with this hitch and wiring so far. 696951



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The video instructions made the installation on these products a breeze. The quality is outstanding and the price was the best I found in the market. This was one of the best products I've purchased. 715881



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Easy to select/order from their drop-down menu! quick delivery! Free delivery, and easy to install and perfect fit, all the parts and accessories for installation were included! I need to order wiring now, I didn't see was not included. 733066



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Buick Enclave

Fit and finish were just as expected. Installation on our Buick Enclave was a little tight (remove spare tire and muffler hangers) but included instructions were good. etrailer staff was excellent! I had ordered a different model under a deadline and they steered me toward this one so I could get my product in time. 666545



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Really easy install process. It was an exact fit with no modification required. 652089



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Well I just got it today and I haven’t had time to install that you had but I ordered it on Wednesday got it on Friday I couldn’t ask for faster shipping.And I looked around I love the websites for the exact same hitch and I couldn’t beat this price 533506



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The hitch arrived on time as promised in a strong cardboard box. I took it to my mechanic who has a lift. Together we installed it within less than 30 minutes. It was almost to easy. Everything fit perfectly and was a breeze to install. It looks very professional and is mounted to holes provided by the manufacturer of my SUV. Thank You etrailer!!! Love it! 730542



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So far the trailer hitch has been just fine. It is installed, but I have not had to use it much, yet. I did use it on a short travel to test the pulling of my trailer and it did just fine, so far. Thank you for your assistance. 711004



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2015 GMC Acadia

Absolutely love the way this hitch finish looked on my GMC Acadia very easy to instal my husband installed it in about 15 minutes and no need to move the muffler either . We plan on using it for our daughter travel ball equipment to put in our little cargo trailer . 609492



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Still looks great. It's high quality so no signs of metal fatigue as expected. Real happy with how it looks 533623



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This was pretty easy to install. My husband & I installed it together in about an hour. The hardest thing was fishing the carriage bolts through. It's a good thing there are 2 wires included in the kit, the first one broke on us. Other than that, I am very happy with how easy it was to install. The price is a good deal. 533475



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The hitch came in on time. Looks well built. Has great instructions and new hardware. I just have not had a chance to install. But if it's like the last one I bought from them for a nother van. It will be easy. 727142



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Product received on time. Took only 10 minutes to install 4 outside bolts on hitch (2) on each side. When it came to put 2 bolts in by the receiver, there was a 3/8 in. gap between the frame and the trailer hitch. I called and explained my problem and requested (2) new carriage bolts that were 1/2 inches longer than the original . They were sent and I received them 4 week days later. Well satisified. 533371



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2009 Buick Enclave

The hitch fit perfectly and the wiring harness was easy to install. I went to a local trailer rental place and they did the installation while I watched each step of the process. Having the video was most helpful to me as a reference to the work performed. Unfortunately, the cover cannot be reinstalled over the hitch on the 2009 Enclave. Apparently on the 20015 model it can be reattached. 582477


Comments
Weve heard from a few customers although we cannot positively confirm it that if you can get one of the covers for a model with the OEM hitch, it fits. You might try to see if your dealer has one on hand and see if theyll let you try it.
-- Mike L - 11/14/2018

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Buick Enclave

I purchased this hitch for my enclave. the etrailer site allowed me to just enter my vehicle details and it told me which one i need and provided a video and picture of how it worked and looked. Great site, easy to use and the hitch was excellent and sturdy as well. I decided in the end not to put it on as it is in the high 90's here in Florida. Just didn't feel like crawling under the truck. However I did talk to the mechanic shop that installed it for me and they said it is one of the easier after market hitches and wiring kits they ever installed. I used Christian Brothers Automotive in North Port Fl who were just fantastic as well. 532520



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2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Chevy Traverse, Hitch and wiring were delivered in 24 hours, not sure how, but much appreciated. Video with both helped, done in less than 1 hour. That included the need to tap new threads in the welded nuts on vehicle. 572651



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2015 GMC Acadia

Great product!! Installed just like video said and took about 20 minutes. Everything was included I didn't have to purchase anything extra. I would recommend this produce to anyone needing a great trailer hitch. 603035



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Thanks etrailer. Installation went well did not have to lower exhaust or make any cuts/drilling. Wires made for fishing the two center bolts and square washers worked well. The two bolts on both sides above exhaust were a little tight due to limited space, but mounted no problem. Thanks again. 629762



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2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Received the hitch from E-trailer along with the wiring harness to hook-up to the vehicle factory wiring harness. As a matter of fact, I JUST returned from installing the hitch on the 2013 Chevy Traverse it was purchased for. This particular hitch fits four GM products. The fit and finish of the hitch was perfect. All the required hardware was included as well to install the hitch. I have zero problems with the E-trailer product. Now for the vehicle.... the Travers has dual exhaust and four of the hitches forward mounting bolts are directly under the muffler. You have to moisten the rubber exhaust hangers with WD40 or a similar lubricant in order to slip them off which givs you about an extra inch to work with. However, it is still extremely tight working conditions. The 2013 Traverse I worked on had devloped rust in the welded on nuts inside the underbody panel. It needed to have the trhreads run with a tap to clear them and remove the rust. There was not enough room to get a tap inther to run the threads. I ended up spraying Fluid Film up into the nut cavity and threads and using one of the supplied bolts to straighten the threads as best i could. The wire bolt guide supplied with the hitch made inserting and then bolting the two rear carriage bolts a piece of cake, although you will have to use a dremel or other small grinding device in order to open up the rectangular opening in the body panel in order to fit the rectangle carriage bolt holder and the carriage bolt into the opening. So, I give E-Trailer's hitch and their service 5 stars. They delivered a quality, well fitting product. The fact that there is so little room to work under these news acars is not their doing. 597136


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity for 2016 Chevy Traverse
    For your 2016 Chevy Traverse, the mechanic is correct and the dealer salesman is incorrect. The ability to add towing equipment to vehicles without tow packages is the majority of what we as a company do. I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98863 for your trailer hitch which is a fairly easy installation that you can do and save yourself the mechanic costs. If you choose to have them install it for you it should...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness and Towing Accessories for 2014 Chevrolet Traverse
    Certainly, I'd be glad to help with that. In addition to the # e98863 etrailer brand Class III hitch, to complete your towing set-up you'd need the # 118270 wiring harness, which includes the fuses and relays to activate the tow package lighting circuits. You'll also need a ball mount like # 2923 and for a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball, # 19261 or for a 2 inch ball, # 63845.
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  • Connecting a Ball Mount and Brake Controller to a 2016 Chevy Traverse
    If your ball mount is touching the rear fascia on your 2016 Chevy Traverse due to the hidden look of the receiver, like you get with the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863, then you should be able to use a ball mount with a longer shank to get the proper clearance. I have attached a link to our selection of ball mounts that you can filter through but if you can let me know what hitch you have installed, the rear clearance needed, and what rise/drop you need (see attached article)...
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  • Can Bumper Cover be Put Back On 2010 GMC Acadia After Installing Trailer Hitch e98863
    It is highly likely the bumper cover will be able to be put back on your 2010 GMC Acadia after installing the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98863, though there are some occasions which it has not been able to. That said, it is rare the cover will not go back on, as I went through all of the customer reviews for this hitch and the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13424, and there was just one instance of a customer relaying they were unable to get the cover back on. All other mentions of...
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  • How Much Does the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863 Weigh
    The shipping weight of the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98863 is 30 lbs. Since this includes packaging the hitch itself weighs about 27 lbs. When we installed the Curt # 13424 on a 2012 GMC Acadia (which you put in for the vehicle information) the exhaust did need to be lowered a little bit but I think that car ramps should give you enough clearance to install the etrailer.com trailer hitch as it installs the exact same way. I have linked this video for you to check out. Let...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2012 GMC Acadia Denali
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 GMC Acadia Denali and it looks to be 5,200 lbs. If you need a trailer hitch we have the etrailer.com hitch part # e98863 and for wiring part # C56056. If you wanted to do 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 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • How Much Can a 2016 GMC Acadia Tow
    The towing capacity of a 2016 GMC Acadia is 2,000 lbs for models without the factory trailer towing package (V92 Trailer Towing Package) and 5,200 lbs for models with the factory trailer tow package (V92 Trailer Towing Package). If you don't have the factory trailer towing package but still need to tow a trailer, you can do so with a trailer hitch the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98863 and a wiring harness the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118271. Furthermore, if the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2017 Buick Enclave Towing Cargo Trailer
    We have everything you'll need to tow a small cargo trailer with your 2017 Buick Enclave. The first thing you need is a hitch like the etrailer # e98863 which has the 5,000 lb trailer weight capacity you are wanting and is also hidden behind the rear bumper cover when not in use. Then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha kit part # 118270 is the best option as it installs easily and is very reliable. I attached an install video for this and the hitch for you to check out as well. Since you...
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  • What Size Bolts Are Used to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Chevy Traverse
    The Curt # 13424 and etrailer.com # e98863 trailer hitches use M12-1.75 x 30mm bolts for the installation while the Draw-Tite # 75528 trailer hitch uses M12-1.75 x 45mm bolts for the installation on a 2012 Chevy Traverse. I have linked the installation instructions and videos for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations for you. If you happen to need replacement hardware then you can order it with part #...
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  • 7-Way Mounting Bracket for Use with etrailer Hitch on 2015 Chevy Traverse
    I checked your order notes and it looks like you went with the Curt Easy Mount Bracket # C58000 for the 7-way part # 118271 which will work great with the etrailer.com hitch part # e98863 you have installed on your 2015 Chevy Traverse. I attached a link to an install video for the mounting bracket for you to check out when it's time to install everything as well.
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