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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 e98868 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs 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.


  • 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


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.

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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" - e98868

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (573 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.

2015 Honda CR-V

Installed on a 2015 CR-V. It's well-made and about as unobtrusive as a hitch can be. Stickers peeled off nicely. However the estimate on the instructions of a one-hour install is WILDLY optimistic, it took me 4+ hours including a trip to the hardware store. I'm sure it would have gone faster if I had a both a lift and someone to help. The most time-consuming part was rusted bolt holes on one side above the muffler. I tried cleaning them out with a brush without success. I ended up flooding them with PB Blaster and working the bolts in and out a bit at a time and making sure the threads were clear and not stripped. Something etrailer might add to the instructions is that the flange nuts on the U-bolt are supposed to overlap. I called (on a Saturday) and talked to a nice etrailer rep who confirmed that is correct.


Received hitch a day earlier than promised. Installed on a 2016 Honda CRV. Removed rear trim and hangers for muffler. Cut trim to clear left bracket and installed both trim and hitch together. A little more difficult but it looks great! This is the second hitch I have installed from etrailer, both were great! Including photos of cutout and install.

Have used to haul my two bikes all over the place! Works great! Finish still looks great, it’s holding up fine.
Brian - 08/13/2021


Hitch is exactly how it's described for a 2015 CRV, built great. I've never installed a hitch before and this was a breeze. Instructions were easy to understand, took me a little over an hr by myself. Highly recommended


Love the 2" receiver i bought. 4 hours of hell to install in my garage, but look at me now! the thing works great for my mountain bikes, and i can use it for trailer, or other hitch mount tech. perfect.

Very well. No problems, rock solid.
Steve - 05/27/2021

2013 Honda CR-V

The hitch arrived promptly, and well packaged. I have a 2013 CRV which have the nuts welded into the frame which I thought would make for a quick installation. I only cut 3 sides of the plastic underbody, and then cleaned the screw holes with the brush. Went to test fit the bolts and the muffler side nuts were totally rusted. Tried the brush some more, no luck. Tried a dental pick, no luck. Finally my son used a Dremel with a small wire brush and was able to get both muffler side nuts cleaned. I finally could hand thread all the bolts into the nuts. Once this was completed it only took 20 minutes to install the hitch. We did use the U bolt and nuts bolted to the tow hook to hold the hitch while we bolted it to the frame. It took us 2 1/2 hours, 90% was cleaning the rust from the welded nuts.

I will be securing the cut flap with some aluminum stock and pop rivets, as I feel the duct tape will fail over time.

Note: the two flange nuts for the tow hook are to wide and over lap, so I can't get one flush against the hitch. I plan on replacing 1 or both with grade 8 nuts, washers and lock washers. Waiting for a reply from customer service.

Its been 1 year and the hitch is still looking good. I havent replaced the nuts used on the tow hook. Im only transporting 2 bikes so Im not to worried.
Steve A - 06/22/2021

2013 Honda CR-V

Everything was great until we had to screw the 7/16 nuts and we couldn’t get them to screw them flush . We tried multiple ways and still couldn’t get them flush . Please see picture attached. One sits on top of the other.

2016 Honda CR-V

I bought the hitch & wiring kit for a 2016 Honda CR-V. There is a u-bolt sent along with the hitch that is supposed to secure the hitch to a loop on the floorpan. The lock-nuts sent with the kit have a base of sufficient size that they overlap and interfere with each other when tightened down on the two threaded ends of the u-bolt. I had to grind the nuts down so they wouldn't overlap. Really. Stupid. Problem. There is a piece of plastic trim under the rear of the car that needs to have a hole cut in the driver's side to accommodate the hitch. The directions just say "trim." A template for the dimensions and location of the hole would have been useful.

Thank you for leaving a review! It sounds like the u bolt may have gotten bent and to fix the issue of the overlap, you would need to adjust it back because the nuts should not be overlapping.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 04/29/2022

2015 Honda CR-V

This is my third time ordering from and they always provide a great experience. The hitch came exactly as expected with no issues. I watched the installation video several times and then went to work. Everything they said in the video was exactly as expected. No surprises at all. I even used some of the tips from the other reviews to make the installation even better (I didn't cut out the entire piece from the under-panel, just cut it on three sides, folded it back, attached the bolts to the frame and the folded the under-panel right back into place). The CR-V looks GREAT with the new hitch. My daughter will now be able to load her own bikes and leave the other car to us! Kudos to etrailer!

It works great! My daughter loves it and it is easy for her to use! Installation was easy from looking at the online videos. I even used the trick of not cutting the entire hole off, but instead tucked it back and then used Gorilla Glue duct tape to hold it back in place.
Brad E - 05/16/2021


I bought this to mount on my wife's Honda CRV, following my first purchase two years ago of one for my Jeep Renegade. I was actually able to get the hitch mounted with no extra help, although it is darn heavy and awkward when you're laying on the garage floor. The directions were clear, and the template for cutting the plastic skid shield was dead-on accurate. I only give it four stars because on the of mounting bolts would simply not thread on. Since we only use them for our bike racks, it didn't cause a problem, and when my wife brought her car in for inspection the mechanic was able to get the bolt to thread. In sum, the hitch works great and is super sturdy.

2014 Honda CR-V

#1, the product came very quickly. Was waiting on another company who kept pushing back the ship date.
#2, this product is not hard to install. I have done one before so I knew the basic concept, but I love that a video of how to install is attached to my order.

Will definitely order from etrailer again.

Still working great and so glad I got this!
Chris N - 05/30/2022


Excellent product. This is my third hitch from etrailer and they are always perfect. Easy to install and the videos give great confidence. etrailer is my automatic choice for trailer hitches, bike racks, and assorted accessories. I don't even compare anywhere else anymore because I know their prices will be the best.


This is a god hitch except: The "U" bolt snaped during installation. It was obviously over stressed when it was stamped into shape as the break was at the tangent of the radius where the top of the threads end. etrailer only support was to have me purchase a $xx kit of replacement parts. The "U" bolt is a custom size and not available thru auto parts or hardware suppliers. I had to drill and tap a piece of flat bar to place in the tow hook of my CRV and put hex heads bolts from underneath the tow bar into the flat bar U-bolt replacement along with locknuts atop the flat bar. $xx plus 1 Hr of my time for the fix. More satisfaction then overpaying for a box of parts that are not needed as they would not supply or sell me the bolt as a single item. NOTE: the bolt was not over torqued it was fractured at the top of the last thread during manufacturing and bending/ stamping 7/16 diameter rod in a u shape 1" on center is as tight a radius you can get without fracturing/ overstressing the rod when cold forming it. Makes me wonder how safe this unit is when towing if your U-bolt is fractured and you are un-aware that it is.

The 7 16th bolt has not had a history of fracturing while being installed correctly. I reached out to the manufacturer and they said what may have happened is when torqueing the nuts, equally torque each at a time rather than torqueing one all the way to spec, then the other, as this would increase the load placed on one side and lead to stress.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/30/2021


First, this review is based entirely on the purchase, receipt and installation experience that I had and not one my impression of it as a user (because I can't use it yet...more on that later).

The purchasing experience was excellent. I had questions about the part and its compatibility with a bike rack (which was the sole reason I was buying this hitch). Asking the question was easy, and the response was almost immediate.

I received the product super fast (and free shipping!). It came in sturdy, undamaged packaging which was easy to open and protected the product well. Everything was in the box including installation instructions.

The installation was a bit of a difference story. I consider myself a novice but I wasn't scared to try a DIY for this install based on reading the instructions. One thing I wish I would have done differently, in hindsight, was to spend more time searching for a video on's site. There is a video specifically for the 2016 Honda CRV and I tried to find it but didn't try hard enough. Watching that video would have saved me quite a bit of time on the part where you decouple the muffler from the frame. The instructions suggest 60 minutes install time for a novice. I totally disagree with this. If you're a novice expect this to take significantly more time than 1 hour. Here's something that they don't tell you that you need to know if you're going to tackle this DIY and you're a novice. Your experience will depend heavily on how much damage time and the elements have done to the passenger side bolt hole threads. It's that simple. If your car has spent its life in a place that's relatively dry where it doesn't snow (like the southwest) then you'll probably have no problems. If you live in any place where it snows (like I do) and you've been driving your car around for 5+ years (like my wife has) then count on your threads being completely shot because Honda doesn't care at all about doing even the most basic thing to try and protect those bolt holes. You will not be able to simply spray them with a little bit of chemicals and clean them out with a wire brush. You'll have to use a tap and if you're a novice you'll probably a) lack the tools and b) lack the experience to do that effectively. Case in point, I was able to easily connect the driver side bolts. Why? Because the holes were protected from 5+ years of driving in Minnesota's elements by the plastic covering. The passenger side bolt holes? I had no chance. It was a mess. I could barely tell that they were even threaded. Even the one that is fully covered by the muffler was a mess. I spent hours trying to get those two bolts figured out and ultimately I gave up. It might have gone better if I had a lift (which you won't if you're a novice). So where I've left it, for now, is that I've secured the hitch with the driver side bolts and the nuts on the u-bolt in the middle and I've reconnected the muffler so that I can (I hope) safely drive my car to an auto shop to have a professional complete the installation (ie, install the last two bolts on the passenger side frame). I have no idea how much that'll end up costing me but I hope it's reasonable given that I've done most of the work already.


It fit perfectly and was easily to install, I love it.
Thanks so much!


Our etrailer bike hitch has opened up a whole new world for my wife and me. Our son did the install of the under the car hitch, and the bike rack pops in and out easily enough for storage or travel with our two (even four) bikes. This purchase is a no brainer. Get one, and get out on the trails!


Great service. Spoke with a rep by the name of Justin. We had several questions and he was very helpful. We were a little worried because we live in Mexico and it could not be returned. The hitch was exactly as we needed. Also, he followed up to make sure everything was alright. I would recommend this company anytime.

2013 Honda CR-V

etrailer comes through again. great service, fast shipping and great fits. will recommend your company to everyone and continue to use your products as needed. hitch looks good and the fit is perfect.


I think my experience with e trailer is very good this is my third trailer hitch. Always good and fast delivery and well packaged. My only problem with this hitch for my 2014 Honda CR-V was the flange nuts on the U-bolt for the tow loop. The flange is too wide and they over lap and one bolt won't sit flush. Other than that it looks great.


Shipped and delivered in a timely manner. Took longer than indicated to install but had no real issues. Needed new plastic retainers after removing my originals as they all broke. Very happy with product.


The order and delivery process was seamless. The hitch was exactly what was promised and our local guy installed in in under an hour. The video and tips from other users was very helpful.

Still delighted with the hitch. Still looks like new and rock solid.
Bob S - 01/16/2022

2016 Honda CR-V

Everything was good except the U bolt nuts hit each other when you tighten them. I would suggest a bigger U bolt, so the holes could be further apart so that the nuts won’t hit.


Delivered on time, box was in perfect condition. The hitch, parts and
Instructions were all in great condition.


Great customer service (Michelle)
hitch installed in less than one

Good product, easy to install if your handy
Alex - 04/05/2021

2013 Honda CR-V

The 2 nuts for u bolt to tow hook, edges of flanges touch, needs smaller flange nuts, thanks


Great/quick delivery at fair price; fit perfectly with great instructions!

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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • What Tool Can be Used to Cut Plastic Underbody for Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2014 Honda CR-V
    We actually used a box cutter to cut the underbody plastic when we installed the Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98868 on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The linked instructions just call for a rotary tool so really anything that you are comfortable using, but I don't really recommend using a jigsaw as the cut would look jagged. I have attached a photo from the instructions showing where you need to cut the plastic underbody as well as an installation video of us installing this trailer hitch...
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    The recessed hitch pin hole tech tip simply means that the trailer hitch sits further back under the vehicle than most trailer hitches so you will want to be sure that you have adequate clearance with any of your hitch mounted accessories. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper with the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98868 on your 2015 Honda CR-V is 2-1/4". I have attached a photo of this for you as well. The distance will not...
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  • Will Hands-Free Liftgate Still Work with Trailer Hitch Installed on 2016 Honda CR-V Touring
    You will have to kick to the left or right of the receiver on the # e98868 trailer hitch when it's installed on your 2016 Honda CR-V but the hands-free liftgate feature will still work. Even on the newer CR-V models this style of hitch will work and the only time a new sensor kit is needed is when the trailer hitch crosstube is hidden behind the bumper. Attached is an installation video as well as the written instructions. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer...
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  • What Honda CR-V Model Years Will The Hitch e98868 Fit?
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98868 will fit Honda CR-Vs in the year ranges 2012-2016. Included is a customer picture of how it looks installed and a video resource for additional information.
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  • Can the Under-Panel on a 2013 Honda CR-V be Left Off After Installing a Hitch?
    As the plastic cover that needs the trimming is just there to cover the fuel tank on your 2013 CR-V, you can definitely leave it off. From the install video I included, you can see that nothing really ties directly into this panel.
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  • Does Lower Fascia of 2015 Honda CRV have to Remove to Trim Opening
    It is recommended that you remove the lower fascia panel of the etrailer hitch # E98868 before cutting it per the instructions. It's only 10 fasteners that hold
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  • What Size Bolts Does The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Use?
    The bolts on the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98868 that you mention, are M10-1.25 x 30.
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2013 Honda CR-V Fit a 2000 Honda CR-V?
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98868 is only compatible with 2012-2016 Honda CR-V models. I don't recommend making any changes to the hitch or installation as that could greatly impact its safety and rated capacities. I recommend instead getting the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13314 which is a custom fit the 2000 CR-V.
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  • Replacement Hardware for the Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # E98868
    Yes, you can use the Replacement Hardware Kit part # RHK in order to replace the hardware that is needed to install the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98868. Once you arrive at the product page you will need to enter "E98868" into the hitch number box and then select etrailer from the drop down menu. This is the only option we have for you to receive the correct nuts and bolts needed to install the trailer hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Honda CR-V For Best Clearance for Bike Rack
    The trailer hitch for your 2016 Honda CR-V that will allow for the best bike rack clearance is the hitch part # E98868 which has a distance from it's hitch pin hole to the outer portion of the rear bumper of 3 inches. This beats the Draw Tite you were considering by 1-1/2 inches. So the RockyMounts bike rack # RKY10007 that you referenced measures 12 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the rack. That means that with the hitch dimensions...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for a 2015 Honda CR-V EX
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868 is a confirmed fit for a 2015 Honda CR-V (All Models). Therefore, you won't need to worry about verifying any measurements beforehand. That said, trailer hitch manufactures don't typically release dimensional drawings for proprietary reasons. If you still need specific measurements please let me know and I will see what I can do. If you will be using the trailer hitch for towing then you'll need a trailer wiring harness the T-One Vehicle...
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    Yes, the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10007 will work just fine on a 2013 Honda CR-V with a trailer hitch like the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868. There won't be any issues with folding it up either so you will be good to go.
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  • Troubleshooting Installation of etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2014 Honda CR-V
    When installing the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98868 the flange nuts won't actually touch each other. You can see in the attached installation videos that the u-bolt will be just wide enough to avoid the flanges from touching at all so there won't be any overlapping. If you are experiencing overlapping the u-bolt may have been bent in and will need adjusting. This installs in the exact same way as the Curt # C13119 and I've linked...
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  • Can You Carry a Motorcycle On the Back Of a 2015 Honda CR-V
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    In order to carry bikes on a 2016 Honda CR-V you have a few options, the best one is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mounted bike rack. The reason for this is because it will allow you to carry the most amount of bikes and it will be most versatile. The photo you have attached if of a tow loop and this cannot be used to attach bikes. The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is a great option, in order to use this you'll need the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868....
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  • Install Videos for etrailer Hitch and Curt Trailer Wiring 2016 CR-V
    I attached an install video that shows how the etrailer hitch part # e98868 and the Curt wiring install harness # C56158 on a 2016 Honda CR-V just like yours that will walk you through the entire process as well as links to printed install instructions.
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    In order to tow a trailer with a 2015 Honda CR-V you will need a trailer hitch, trailer wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. I will attach my recommendation for each of these below. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868 Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56158 etrailer Ball Mount Kit part # 989900 In regards to capability, if the towing capacity of the vehicle (check owner's manual) exceeds the loaded weight of the trailer you'll be good to go. It looks like...
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