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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 or call 1-800-496-5010 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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" - e98870

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (306 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.

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.

Jeff - 06/07/2022


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.

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
Working great after a year. Ive used it at least ten times. Will surely outlast the vehicle!
Steven - 05/14/2022


This is my 2nd etrailer hitch in 4 years. Your products and people just get better.

This one was like the last, another great fit and easy to install on my 2013 Lincoln MKX thanks to another excellent install training video.

Your customer service team were helpful and in the “tops” of any that I have recently encountered.


Installed this hitch receiver on my 2013 Ford Edge, took approximately 1 1/2 hours or so (plus an additional 1 1/2 hours for the wiring harness installation), the installation video provided by made the install really easy. The product itself is excellent quality and bolted directly to my vehicle without any major modifications needed. The shipping was fast and’s customer service is outstanding! I’m extremely happy with purchase and will definitely be recommending to my friends and family.

2013 Ford Edge

Perfect kit. Could not ask for more. Comes with everything you need hardware wise.

2013 Ford Edge

It was damage in shipment left mount got bent

It looks like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed. If the brackets are off by more than 0.50 inches then it will need to be replaced.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/27/2022

2014 Ford Edge

Perfect fit, hitch is well made. The install was straight forward with clear instructions and a helpful video. Fish wires for the attachment bolts and brackets were a bit challenging as was drilling the rear frame holes, but that was mostly due to installation being performed on my garage floor vice a shop lift. Total time as approximately 1 1/2 hours. Reasonable price, quick delivery, highly recommend.


The hitch and the wiring harness went on the vehicle just like your utube videos showed. This is the second etrailor hitch and wiring harness i have installed on my personal vehicles, and I have to say that I am a fan. Thanks for having a great product and superb technical instructions to go with it.


Simple installation. Great video tutori al!


Was shipped promptly. Fit and finish are very good. Fit was exact to my vehicle. Installation went quickly and I was ready to tow in no time. Highly recommend product. Thanks etrailer.


Fantastic hitch. Perfect fit for an 09 Edge. Installation was not difficult, but be prepared to have your patience tested a little. There will be tight and challenging places to drill and get the bolts into. Particularly is this true within the vehicle's unibody frame. While there are bolt stringers included, it's one of those types of jobs you can't get any body appendage into, yet need four arms and three hands to do. But it is made to fit, and fit it does. Would purchase again.


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!


The hitch fits perfect. The wires for fishing the bolts through the frame were a GREAT asset, should be included in all hitches!


Fit was great. The video link from Etrailer was an excellent resource. The biggest pain in the butt was fishing the carriage bolts through the frame, especially the back two you have to drill for. Helps to have an extra pair of hands to pull back on the plastic bumper while you’re under the car pulling the wire through. There’s just not enough room for a grown man’s hands to fit once the hitch is in place to fish the last two carriage bolts in to place. It’s definitely a two person job between that and lifting the hitch in to place and bolting it up.


Second order in less than 6 months! Shipping was on time, fast and as promised. Installation was easy after viewing the installation video.

2013 Ford Edge

Bought this for my wife's 2013 Ford Edge. It fit perfectly. Instructions were pretty easy to follow. Took about 1:30 to get it all on. Took a little bit of time to figure out how to snake the bolts through the frame, but once I got that, it went fairly quickly.

Ford Edge

Installed it on a edge sport Super easy install under a hour. When I trade this car I’ll be back on e-trailer buying another one.

2009 Ford Edge

everything was fine just missing 2 fishing wires. Please let me know how i can get them sent to me.

Customer Service will ship them out right away.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/24/2022

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.

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


I ordered an etrailer trailer hitch last year to accommodate a hitch mount cargo carrier to carry all our "STUFF" for our family vacation. The hitch is made of quality materials and was super easy to install. I give it 5 stars!


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.


The delivery was very quick and right in line with the estimated delivery date. After watching the installation video on your website installation was very easy. I was able to install it by myself in about an hour.


I am really pleased to get another opportunity to follow up my initial review, a year later. I wish I could give this hitch (and my entire experience on 6 stars! The customer service folks were great with taking the uncertainty out of the purchase, so I know for certain I actually got just what I needed. The follow up was spectacular, and of course, the hitch. It has been perfect for what we needed! Safe, secure, and was really battle tested! In the course of 72 hours we went from 4 inch snows in the upper plains, to wet snow in the Ozark Mountains, to the Smokey Mountains, to Florida sun and (literally) sand, and then back through the same a few days later! Fast forward a year later, the hitch is still perfect. Seriously, couldn’t be happier with the whole experience, and I’m not usually a very charitable poster.


Easy to find what I wanted. Shipped in a timely manner. Now I am waiting for my son to bring his vehicle so I can install the hitch. This will be my third installation.


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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting 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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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98870 Fit 2014 Ford Edge SEL
    Yes the etrailer hitch # e98870 that you referenced does fit your 2014 Ford Edge SEL.
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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 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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  • Is a Support Strap Required for the etrailer or Draw-Tite Hitch On a 2010 Ford Edge
    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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  • Will Trailer Hitch fit 2010 Ford Edge With Factory Hitch
    The 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 Strap...
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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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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2016 Acura RDX 2015 Toyota Highlander 2013 Ford Edge
    For your 2015 Toyota Highlander the best trailer wiring harness is the Tekonsha part # 118449 as it installs the easiest and has the most reliable converter box. For the 2016 Acura RDX you'd then want the part # 118569 and the 2013 Ford Edge # 118515. For the Ford Edge the etrailer hitch part # e98870 is the way to go. It has great towing capacities and also has a mostly hidden appearance as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2014 Lincoln MKX AWD
    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 well....
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  • Complete Tow Package Recommendation for 2011 Ford Edge
    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 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 finish...
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  • Best 4-Bike Hanging Rack for a 2012 Ford Edge
    It sounds like you are interested in a hanging style bike rack. If that is the case, the best option for this with the features you are looking for is the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR. The Hitching Post has anti-sway cradles built-in so don't have to worry about the bikes coming into contact with one another or the vehicle. It also has an anti-rattle hitch pin so there will be little movement in the bike rack itself. The Hitching Post has a tilting feature so you can get into...
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  • Will the Reese Towpower 44645 Trailer Hitch Fit a 2006 Ford Escape
    The Reese Towpower 44645 Trailer Hitch is designed to fit a Ford F-150. This hitch will not fit your 2006 Ford Escape. For a hitch that is confirmed to fit your Escape, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650. This is a custom fit Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. It features a gloss black powder coat finish and a limited lifetime warranty. If you plan on doing some towing, you will also need wiring to power your trailer's signal lights. If you do not have the factory tow...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2 inch # e89YR is confirmed to fit your vehicle. This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Ford Escape's frame with no welding required. It has a matte black, powder coated steel which is durable and corrosion resistant and it also creates a rugged look. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Ford Edge
    Yes, I recommend the Class III Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75992 for your 2014 Ford Edge. This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Ford Edge's frame, no welding required. This has a maximum gross trailer weight of 4,000 lbs. and a max tongue weight: 400 lbs. and it can be used with a used with weight distribution system. You will want a trailer brake controller installed in your 2014 Ford Edge for towing the R-pod 178. If you do not already have a flat...
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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 # e98870, you are limited...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ford C-Max
    The best hitch for your 2016 Ford C-Max is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 306-X7200. This hitch has a 2" receiver which will give you the most options for accessories and the highest capacity available for your Ford. In order to tow with this hitch you will also need a wiring harness item # 119190KIT and a ball mount kit item # C45534.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford Edge to Use Bike Rack
    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 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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  • Bike Rack for 2 Bikes on a 2017 Honda Odyssey and a 2014 Ford Edge
    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 it...
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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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