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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 GMC Acadia'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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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2008 GMC Acadia - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your GMC Acadia'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
  • 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.



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Installation Details E98863 Installation instructions
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 for hitch installation and may not be able to be reattached. No drilling required for installation






Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (240 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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2012 Buick Enclave

Etrailer does it again! Always timely delivery, always a great fit, and always ways to make putting the hitch on easy. Thanks for the wires to pull the carriage bolts through the frame and the nice instructions (including video for my vehicle type). When I need some hitch parts this is the place. Hitch and wiring purchased for 2012 Buick Enclave.


Comments
Great!
Jeff - 09/10/2020


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I ordered the car hitch for my Buick Enclave and it was delivered sooner than I expected. It is a well built hitch and it took me and a friend to install it in just a few minutes. It fit like a hand in a glove, very well aligned. I recommend etrailer for you hitch and trailer needs. A 5 star company.



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Submitted the update. Great product, thanks for the followup. I ended up getting a second hitch to go on my wife's SUV so I could move the bike rack over to use on family trips.



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Everything worked well and only took me about 45 minutes to install not counting watching the video which I did before purchasing. Very solid steel frame. I am primarily using it for bike rack and small trailers. The wire that comes in the kit to pull the carriage bolt and washer through the tube was awesome. I did have to jiggle it a little bit at first to get it to slide through.



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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

The hitch receiver fit just fine on my 2017 Traverse. I found that I needed to rotate the plastic spare tire shroud just a little bit in order for the hitch to sit flush on the frame over the bolt holes. The shroud has a plastic buckle that was positioned right at the center of the rear bumper which was getting in the way. I also lowered the exhaust by removing the two rubber hangers at the muffler and the next hanger up the exhaust as shown in the video which really made it easier to access the bolt holes. My Traverse required the carriage bolts because it didnt have the weld nuts in the center. The included fishing wires worked great and allowed me to position the carriage bolts with ease. I was able to install the receiver by myself without lifting the vehicle in about 45 minutes. I am very pleased with the product.


Comments
After initial install I used the hitch receiver to transport 5 bikes using a hitch mounted bike rack 400 miles on vacation. I have also used it for other trips since then as well. The hitch has held up just fine. My Traverse has the removable fascia in the bumper that I use to hide the hitch when not in use. Definitely a good investment for sure.
Brian - 02/08/2021


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2016 Chevrolet Traverse

At age 71, I installed this high quality piece of hardware (that was a perfect fit) on my 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. Unlike some of the "Handyman Heroes" reviews who claim to have installed theirs in only 20 minutes, it took me about 90 minutes. However, using jack stands and working flat on my back, I followed the directions and lowered the exhaust so that I could properly torque all the fasteners. It went well and was easy to do with the great "etrailer" directions, a good video, and a complete kit of all the necessary parts. Regards



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2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Install was very easy even by myself. Definitely had to remove 3 of the exhaust hangers and drop the muffle down onto a jack stand to get access to the bolts on the passenger side but that was not difficult. The fish wires for the center bolts worked great. Only trouble I had was cleaning out the holes on the drivers side. It took a lot of WD40 and an old brush to clean the holes out until I could get hit wbolts to thread all the way in. My wife is very excited to get the bike carrier installed and loaded up. Would definitely recommend this to others.



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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.


Comments
Works just fine so far. We will use it again next week behind our 2014, GMC Arcadia.
Bryant H - 10/10/2020


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The trailer hitch fit perfect as described! Great product the installation video was very helpful and made the installation easy, it took less than an hour to install. I'm very satisfied!!!!


Comments
I purchased hitch a year or so ago. The installation was very easy as there video was very helpful. It was a great purchase and I was able to save over $200 by using there videos to help with the installation and the price was very reasonable!
Steven - 02/27/2021


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Very pleased with the trailer hitch we ordered from etrailer, It was very easy to install on our 2009 Saturn Outlook. Looks great



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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.


Comments
After a year of use, I inspected the mounting hardware and overall integrity of the hitch and everything is solid with no sign of corrosion. I am very happy with this purchase and its quality!
Edgar - 10/06/2020


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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.



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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 .



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Installed this hitch in less than 30 minutes. WOW! Came with a spring wire to fish 2 of the mounting bolts into holes which I think were the greatest invention yet. Never thought mounting a hitch would be so easy. They even provided videos to help.



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This is a great trailer hitch. We get a lot of use out of it and have had for one year at this point. The tilt is especially helpful for when you have to get into the hatch/trunk area of my SUV. Very easy to attach to/from my car that even my 12 yr old can do it alone. Recommend using a tension bar crossbar adaptor for any bikes that do not have a straight bar on the top of the frame (ie. women's or kid's bikes that have a diagonal bar). If you don't have one for each bike, it's tight to get it on the end of the trailer.



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2008 Saturn Outlook

I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook I got the hitch in the mail today. Installed the hitch in less than an hour. When installing the hitch use jack stands to hold up the hitch and the exhaust. And when taking out the exhaust hangers use a lubricating oil, like what it said in the video. If in the future i were to buy another vehicle and it didn't have a hitch i would buy it from etrailer.



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This tow hitch is perfect for our GMC Acadia Limited! It was easy for my Father and Husband to install within a half hour. It has been a god's send in getting our luggage box on and off easily for many family trips. Oh and the price was amazing and the cheapest we've found around.



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2012 Buick Enclave

I installed this hitch by myself. using a hydraulic jack to ease it up under and up to position. Note: loose and drop spare tire, it helps in the giving enough space to work. Loosing the exhaust was not necessary as long as you use a ratchet enclosed wrench.



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I order this on 3/24 and received it on 3/26 super fast delivery which was awesome! I watched the Installation video which made this a very simple job for myself it only took about 25 minutes to install. This is on a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and everything looks great!



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Super...start to finish! New customer, will continue to be a customer. Ordered on the 5th...on my front porch on the 8th. Install went just as shown. Great find for me.....etrailer.com



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2014 Chevrolet Traverse

I was a little skeptical about going this route but I'm really glad I did! Everything was easy to install and everyone was really helpful when it came to answering my questions. Everything shipped properly and showed up quickly. I definitely recommend getting one of these hitches!!



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GMC Acadia

Good quality material. Easy to install. My Acadia did not come equipped with a hitch and this fit up perfectly to the factory holes.



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2011 Buick Enclave

Hitch looks good, and went in easyish. One man installation and did not drop exhaust.I'm over 70, so it can't be that hard. However, very disappointed in that the body panel did not fit back in place. Photos on web site claim it did, but no. That should be taken down as it is misleading.


Comments
Great, no issues and works as expected.
Alan - 08/16/2020


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2012 Buick Enclave

etrailer has the best customer service and shipment tracking of any online retailer that I’ve used, including Amazon. The products have always been top quality.



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It wasn't as difficult that I had thought that it would be. Thank you Sarah for your assistance. It was easier with 2 people. I will definitely recommend your products to my Friends. Thank You Again


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • 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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  • Best Hidden Hitch And Wiring For 2014 GMC Acadia
    Our etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98863 hides behind the plastic cover and is a fairly easy install! I'll include a video to show you how you can install it yourself. The wiring will be just as easy if not easier! Since you do not have the factory tow package, you'll need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector Item # C56245 . This kit includes the fuses and replays to activate your tow package along with all the wiring you'll...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2013 GMC Acadia
    To add a trailer hitch to your 2013 GMC Acadia I recommend using the etrailer # e98863 which will give you a nice 2" hitch that's perfect for towing. You could use the Draw-Tite # 75528, but we've found that our powder coating is a bit thicker than the Draw-Tite, which helps protect the hitch from rust and chips in the paint; this means a longer lasting hitch over time. For the wiring you can go two directions depending on whether or not you will be towing a trailer with brakes. If...
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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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  • Can the Rear Fascia Door Be Re-Installed On a 2016 GMC Acadia with etrailer Hitch
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98863 is what I recommend for a 2016 GMC Acadia as it will allow you to re-install the rear fascia door. The rear fascia door is the plastic cutout panel in the rear bumper that gets removed to show access to the hitch. There are some hitches that once installed do not allow you to reinstall this to cover the hitch but the above does so that is what I recommend.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2015 Buick Enclave
    We do have all of the parts you're going to need, so never fear! For a hitch I recommend using the etrailer # e98863, which has a nice, durable powder coating that will hold up to the rigors of towing. This is a custom fit hitch so there's no need for drilling to install. You'll also need a wiring harness, so I recommend using the Tekonsha # 118271, which will give you the 7 way plug you need to tow your trailer with brakes. For a brake controller I recommend using the Tekonsha...
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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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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver From 2013 Chevy Traverse Fit Honda Pilot?
    The # e98863 is not compatible with a Honda Pilot. It is only compatible with the following: *2007 - 2016 GMC Acadia *2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited *2008 - 2017 Buick Enclave *2007 - 2010 Saturn Outlook *2009 - 2017 Chevrolet Traverse *2018 - 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Limited You may be interested in the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98840 which is a fit for 2016-2020 Honda Pilot models.
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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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  • 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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  • Is Towing with 2015 Chevy Traverse Safe If Towing Under Weight Capacity
    As long as you stay under the towing capacity of any vehicle including your 2015 Chevy Traverse you will be totally safe and not have to worry about any damage in the short term or long term. You'll need a hitch like the # e98863 installed, trailer wiring like part # C56181 and a ball mount kit like # 989900 and you'd be set.
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