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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 e98870 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98870

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 400 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.


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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 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" - e98870

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (215 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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Good quality metal. Needed tow hitch for SUV I just purchased. Went on pretty easy. Video helped alot. My 2013 Ford Edge SEL has three exhaust hangers instead of just the two at back. Would have give five stars, but the hitch itself was bent slightly on one side. Had to do a little drilling out one of the holes to get it aligned. Other than that, it's a well make product.


Comments
Thanks for your review! Sounds like you encountered a common problem where the hitch gets flexed in shipping. I wanted to share a link to an article with tips and tricks to help straighten a flexed hitch for future reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/28/2021


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2014 Ford Edge

Just completed my installation which took about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The hardest part was feeding the fish wires and pulling the spacers and bolts back through. Once I realized to put the spacer into the frame hole then to feed the bolt through, things sped back up on the installation. It was also nice to use existing holes in the frame which meant that I could not mess up the holes as well. I'm really proud of the installation and can't wait until I put the bike rack into it and take off with our 2 bikes attached securely. Thanks for the great product, easy installation guide and video.


Comments
The trailer hitch has been great. Now we are able to use a bike rack on my truck along with the wifes car. This hitch is sturdy and rides like a champ on the car. Glad that I purchased this hitch due to the easy installation the the great quality of the hitch.
James - 09/22/2020


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2013 Ford Edge

Great product at a great price, shipped to my door in 5 days. Came with all required hardware and fish wires! Great instructional video. All combined makes me feel company cares about its customers. I am average joe with NO LIFT. Backed vehicle up on 6x6's, DID NOT drop exhaust system, followed rest of directions. If you are doing it alon as I was, leaving the exhaust up did not make it harder but in fact helped! Product actually rested on top of exhaust dress up tips making it possible to attach one side and then move to the other. Exhaust was my extra person. Highly recommend.



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Service via chat was outstanding and they patiently helped me learn to read and follow directions. :-) After learning to read in instructions, the hitch went onto my 2014 Ford Edge SE without a hitch (sorry). Added the large Curt 20 cuft carrier and a cargo bag and we were totally good to go from Houston to the Rockies. The installation videos on the etrailer website really helped sell me on the DIY route. Two trips so far and I couldn't be happier. We have the cargo capacity of our old van but with much better handling and gas mileage. Even with the cargo bag fully loaded there is no interference with brake light or license plate visibility.



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This Class III receiver hitch was as advertised and easy to install, even on my garage floor without a hoist, just a floor jack and of course, jack stands for safety. I chose the e98870 because it hangs below the rear valence so I could attach my 7-way connector with a Curt 57202 no-drill clamp-on bracket. The video instruction is invaluable! Ordered on Sunday evening, received on Friday by noon. Etrailer rocks!



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The order process was very easy and the video review helped me decide on the etrailer model. Delivery was extremely fast and very well packaged. Installation went just as the included instructions directed and took approximately 2.5 hours. Would highly recommend etrailer to anyone.



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So far no problems at all. I only use this to put my pontoon in and out a few times a year ( I don't have to tow very far). I was very pleased with ease of installation.



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Good step by step instructions with the hitch made the installation fairly easy. I installed the hitch by myself on my garage flooring a couple of hours. The only difficulty I had was with the last two bolts. There were 4 fish wires to install 6 bolts. Be carefully taking the fish wires off the first 4 bolts because they are hard to unscrew off the bolts once the bolts are in place. They tightened on the bolts as you the to unscrew them. If you pull the off they you can stretch the spiral thread on the fish wires and they are difficult to use on the last two bolts. Having a piece of wire hooked at the end made it easier to hook the end of the fish wires and pull them down through the bolt holes in the chassis. Overall, I’m pleased with the product, good price, fast delivery and good installation instructions. Watching the installation videos online helps too.



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2015 Ford Edge

EXCELLENT. The bolt fishing wires were extremely helpful. Zero complaints. took me about an hour and 15 minutes, dealer wanted 3 hours to start. and said a class 3 hitch didn't exist for the Edge. Nicole was a great Help, followed up on a phone call to verify it had shipped. extremely satisfied. pic had bike rail installed on e-trailer hitch, used to haul a lightweight vintage motorcycle this weekend. Thank you again.



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2008 Lincoln MKX

Arrived sooner than expected. Product is well made and a good fit. I’m 70 years old installed in a couple of ours with no lift. Wiring took a little longer but not to bad to install everything fit fine. I will be using the hitch to haul a single axle trailer with a Harley Ultra Classic.



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Not only were there videos and instructions on installing them super clear; it turns out that the mechanics really needed me to be familiar with that guidance-and when they saw the video; it greatly expedited their execution.



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The product is great. I haven't installed it yet but the instructions are detailed and easy to follow. I shouldn't have any trouble with the installation.



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The trailer hitch went on as advertised and flawlessly. I like the fact there are 6 bolt attaching the hitch verses 4 bolts which the other hitches.



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2013 Ford Edge

Appears to be a good product. The mechanic that installed for me thought is was a very good product also. Easy to order and shipped and received in two days. Everything went well with the order.



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I have used etrailer for almost 4 years and they have always delivered the product, fast and at a fair price.



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2014 Ford Edge

Easy installation and with etrailer having videos it makes super easy.



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The fish wire system was absolutely awesome. I didn’t really think it would be so easy. I’m absolutely impressed by the ease of use and the simplicity of the installation. The fit and alignment of the product was perfect. Thanks



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Excellent product. Very easy to install yourself. Price was excellent. I would definitely purchase again.


Comments
Great! No issues, highly recommended!!
Albert W - 04/28/2021


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Great looking hitch, attached easily. Hardest part was removing exhaust hangers from rusted pins and then getting leverage to torque the bolts to specified lb ft. It was a fun project.



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Was very easy to install. All the hardware came with it and I was able to do it myself.



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2010 Lincoln MKX

Quick to ship, packaged extremely well, nice finish and super instructions. And, if you're tripped up by the paper instructions there's a video that shows all the steps. A few tips/FYIs from my experience on our 2010 MKX- the exhaust has to drop pretty low to get the hitch in place, I jacked the vehicle way up and used my tall jackstands to support it. Then supported the exhaust with a short jackstand, was able adjust the height as needed throughout the install so it didn't just hang, used a floor jack to position the hitch, worked perfect for a support while I ran the fishwire through the mounting holes and then raised it up into place to put the nuts on. The rearmost seam of the mufflers sits very close to the backside of the installed hitch and one side would hit when I shook the exhaust. Ended up dropping the one side again and bent the seam down with an adjustable wrench to gain more clearance, 1/4" is plenty. I also did some extra trimming on the heat shields as the middle hole for the hitch mount is partially covered by the shield, you'll see where when you go to pull the shield, easy to trim when you take the tab off, basically just cut into the rear shield mounting hole in a "V" shape to make room for the hitch bolt.



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Arrived timely. Installed easily. Note, I did not drop the exhaust. Leaving it as is allowed in my opinion for an easier one person install, as the exhaust served to help hold the hitch in position. Also, I did not purchase a 17/32 drill bit since it would only be used for this install. a standard 1/2 bit worked fine.



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2015 Lincoln MKX

I received my package promptly! I am excited to give this trailer hitch to my father-in-law for Christmas! I have heard wonderful things about this company and plan on ordering again in the future.



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2011 Ford Edge

Well packed. I like that the hardware was taped to the hitch within the box, along with the wiring harness and ball hitch that I also ordered. Installation went smoothly due to well written instructions. The hitch will get light use with the first load being a 350 mile trek with a rental trailer containing a bedroom set and some odds and ends for our upcoming house move.



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Ford Edge

The hitch that I put on my Ford Edge has been so helpful. Though I don't pull anything very heavy, I have used it for different things such as a utility trailer loaded with a zero turn, a boat trailer, and a hitch cargo carrier fully loaded. I have had no issues and it has worked well. With the order came clear, easy to follow instructions.


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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98870 Come With Fishwire for Installation
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98870 does come with fishwire to pull the bolts through the frame so that is not something you have to purchase separately. It also comes with the bolts and spacers you need so it includes all the necessary hardware. This hitch is a fit for 2007 - 2014 Ford Edge and 2007 - 2015 Lincoln MKX vehicles. I have added a link below to a video install for you to check out as well if you'd like of the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98870.
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  • Towing Capacity of 2013 Ford Edge 3.5L AWD Without Tow Package
    According to page 249 of the owner's manual for your 2013 Ford Edge, the 3.5L V6 has a max towing capacity of 2,000 lbs without the tow package but 3,500 lbs with the tow package. I'm not sure what all comes with the Class II Trailer Tow Package so you will need to confirm that it is safe for you to tow up to 3,500 lbs with your local Ford dealer. Since this is the case this means that even if your trailer hitch has a 4,000 lb towing capacity, like the etrailer.com # e98870, you are...
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    While I can certainly understand trying to find the most cost-effective viable solution to carry bikes with your 2012 Ford Edge, a bolt-on bumper hitch like the Curt # E-3S is only designed to fit on trucks with step bumpers as it will bolt directly onto those. There is a cost-effective solution for your '12 Ford Edge, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98870 which will give you a 2" hitch receiver so you can carry a bike rack, whether it is a cost-effective option like the Swagman Trailhead...
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    For your 2014 Lincoln MKX the hitch I recommend is the etrailer hitch part # e98870 as this is a USA made hitch with more than enough capacity for your vehicle, is priced great, and only has the hitch opening hanging below the rear bumper which means it's mostly out of plain sight. The best trailer wiring option is the Tekonsha kit part # 118519 because it's easy to install and comes with a very reliable converter box. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as...
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  • Troubleshooting etrailer.com Hitch # e98870 Where Bolt Holes Dont Line Up with 2013 Ford Edge
    Sometimes trailer hitches will get bent in shipping which causes the bolt holes not to line up when you go to install it. Due to the design of the mounting flanges on the # e98870 I suspect the issue is this. So what I would do first is check out the hitch looking for any creases in the metal or paint flaking (if you find this the hitch should not be used) and if that checks out see if there's a way to bend the hitch back carefully to allow it to fit. Check again for creases and paint flaking...
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  • Will etrailer.com Trailer Hitch fit 2010 Ford Edge With Factory Hitch
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98870 will fit your 2010 Ford Edge with the 1-1/4 inch factory trailer hitch. The manufacturer has confirmed that this hitch is designed to fit under your Ford's factory hitch. Keep in mind this is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver that this hitch has a 400 lb tongue weight capacity which is the maximum amount of weight your dad's mobility scooter and lift would be able to weigh. It is also recommended you use Cam Buckle Stabilizing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Confirmed To Fit 2009 Ford Edge
    There is a trailer hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2009 Ford Edge, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98870, which fits both Sport and non-Sport models of '09 Edge (the hitch part 87492 you referenced is only a fit for certain model year Dodge vans). You are correct that no welding is needed to install Trailer Hitch # e98870 and the installation hardware does come included with the hitch; additionally, I have added a link to the installation instructions and an installation...
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    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98870 and Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75992 are both great options for a 2010 Ford Edge, neither require the support strap. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver because it has a hidden design. In regards to installation, you will need to drill two total holes to properly install either hitch as per the instructions.
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring, Brake Controller, and Battery Charger for 2011 Ford Edge
    For your 2011 Ford Edge, if you don't already have a trailer hitch receiver I recommend starting with the # e98870. Then for your wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118515 and then using the # ETBC7 wiring kit to get your 7-way. Then use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 for the trailer brakes. For the power to charge your battery and power the small refrigerators, you will want to use the Redarc In-Vehicle...
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    I'll gladly walk you through my top recommendations for the best and easiest towing components to install on your 2011 Ford Edge. When it comes to the trailer hitches we have available for your 2016 Ford Edge, they all pretty much install the same way. However, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98870 because it fits both the Sport and non-Sport versions of the Ford Edge so it will fit your vehicle without a question. It features a superior matte black powder coat...
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    We do have trunk mount bike racks that fit each of your vehicles and I have a solution for you to use only one rack but none of the trunk mount racks we carry are confirmed to fit both the 2017 Honda Odyssey and the 2014 Ford Edge. The only 2-bike rack that's confirmed on the Honda is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top, part # HRF2, which is my favorite to recommend for any vehicles with a hatch or spoiler. So it's a great option for your van. Unfortunately, there's something keeping...
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  • Best Vehicle Wiring Harness For 2011 Ford Edge
    For trailer wiring confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford Edge I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118515 as it is a favorite of our installers due to its quality, and we have found them to be extremely reliable over time. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98870 you mentioned is a fantastic choice for a hitch, and its 400lb tongue weight rating and 4000lb trailer weight rating will be perfect...
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