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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # 75118
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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75118 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75118

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At 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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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75118

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Great Hitch, very easy to install by oneself. Outstanding Customer Service

2001 Ford Escape

Great product, great price, was easy to install, put it on the same day I received it. Used it the very next day. Installed it on my 2001 Ford Escape. I will buy again for my next tow hitch.

2003 Ford Escape

Speedy delivery. Good customer service. The hitch went on easily with the help of the instructions and how-to videos. This was my first hitch install and I was done in 30 min. Highly recommended!


Easy to install and high quality

2004 Ford Escape

very sturdy product

Ford Escape

This is a great product, it is well made and fits perfectly. My order arrived in good time and everything was in good condition. The installation is fairly easy, the hardest part was fish wiring the bolts and plates into the frame. On my Ford Escape, the rear bumper is very close to the end of the frame so there is not much room to work with. Once the bolts were in place, it was easy. I ordered the wiring kit and that was a simple installation. One tip for the wiring kit - don't read the instructions that come with it, instead watch the video on this website, it is much clearer and easier.

I did order 2 locking hitch pins and they both came with the same key number, which is great. Either the person picking the order made sure they were both the same key or we just got lucky!

If you want a good quality hitch at a great price, you can't go wrong with this one. It looks great on the car and we are already towing the boat with it.

Brian K.


Still working great, no problems. Great product and outstanding service from, what more could you ask for!

2004 Ford Escape

Was fairly simple to install, I was very impressed with the build quality based on the price point. I have used it several times towing and have no complaints! Highly recommend!

2003 Ford Escape

Intend this for my "03 Ford Escape
was quick - and free.
The hitch is solid.
Problem is...the "receiver" is 2" and the bar and ball saved from my older Escape is Inch and a quarter (or is it inch and a half?)
Yes, there is a 2" bar - but it's over $40 plus shipping.
I wish this had been clear when I ordered.

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Mike L.


We do indeed mention several times on the product description page that this hitch features a 2 inch receiver opening.


Great fit. Directions decent


First time buying a hitch, I felt I got my moneys worth, very easy to install and very sturdy. Looks great to!

2004 Ford Escape

Service from was beyond EXCELLENT. I received notice of shipment within hours of placing the order. They even upgraded the shipping to 3-5 days without any extra cost. I ordered the entire installation kit... hitch, receivers and wiring for my 2004 Ford Escape. The hitch installation was a bit on the tricky side only because you have to fish the bolts up through the frame. Once they were in place bolting up the hitch itself was a piece of cake. 5 stars for customer service.

2003 Ford Escape

Ordered this hitch for my 2003 ford Escape. Placed order Sunday eve standard shipping and received wed. Very happy with the product. Drove the rear wheels up on ramps and installed in about 35 min. Slightly difficult by myself but is possible if you hold one side with you foot! I ordered the bolt guide wire which was to lose but twisted it to tighten the spring end so there was no chance of the carriage bolt getting stuck. The wiring loom was plug and play. Whole install hitch and wiring took 1 hour with the help of you tube video.

2002 Ford Escape

I purchased my hitch and it arrived in the time frame that was estimated on their site. The printed instructions are the only part of the packaging that was disappointing, as the print was small and the diagrams were very light and not easy to read. I gave up on the paper and went to YouTube where i found an extremely helpful video for a 2002 Ford Escape. I did the install myself and it took about an hour. Otherwise the hitch is a homerun and I'm very pleased with your product and service. I would highly recommend your company to anyone in the market for a hitch.
Thank you!

2003 Ford Escape

I was surprised how easy it was to install the trailer hitch and the wiring harness.
It has worked great and saved me over $150. The pictures really helped.


Arrived fast and installed easily - almost like I knew what I was doing! I found that inserting the fish wires backwards then installing the plate and bolt was easier for me.

Gary T.


Works great! Good product fits well - easy to install. Came with everything I needed except the muscle!

Mazda Tribute

Shipped quickly. The install went very smoothly. I did get a pleasant surprise with this unit. Our Mazda Tribute had the factory 1 and 1/4 inch receiver installed so I thought I would need to remove it before installing this 2 inch. The instruction sheet showed installing the 2 inch under the factory hitch and that made the install process much easier. Also the kit included the 7/16" bolt leader (4 ea) so I didn't really need to purchase the one I bought with the unit. The hitch looks and works great.


Arrived on time. Checked for parts all there. Installed it myself took 1hour and 30 minutes start to finish. A perfect fit very pleased with it. Would highly recommend the product and the company I purchased it from


Install was so easy! I had never installed one and was a little nervous at first, but I was amazed by how well it went. I pull a pop up camper and a utility trailer quite often, very pleased with this hitch!

2002 Mazda Tribute

This was awesome to install and worked quite well on a 1000mile trip with over 300 pounds of tongue weight on it. I haven't done the light install yet but the trailer hitch went on beautifully, shipping was awesome as well! So quick to get it. I was pleasently surprised.


I installed the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer hitch receiver in my Ford Escape 2002. It was very easy to install and high quality product.

2003 Ford Escape

Product is solid and arrived very quickly. I'm satisfied with the purchase overall, but fishing wires should be longer. Other reviews mentioning how these are too short are extremely accurate. It's almost impossible to pull the blot through with this line without removing your bumper on a 2003 Ford Escape (which has no heat shield to remove and modify btw). I had to use pliers to twist two of the fishing lines together to make feeding the bolt through manageable. Bottonline is that the hitch is great, but the included fishing lines should be longer to make installation easier for the consumer.

2003 Ford Escape

The check-out process and shipping experience was positive. I believe the hitch receiver came within about 3-4 days after ordering it (no special options for shipping were selected). It seems really solid and all necessary pieces of hardware are intact. It has been confirmed that it is the proper match to my 2003 Escape. Just debating on whether I want to cough up the money to pay U-Haul to put it in or wait until the everlasting MI winter finally graces us with some warmer weather so I can install it at home or have someone do it here. All in all, a positive experience. I'll get back to you once it is actually installed and utilized for a user review.


The Draw-tite hitch mounted perfectly. The installation was very straight forward and took about 45 minutes (one person) and would go faster and be easier with two people....but it can be done solo. It should be noted that bolt leaders are required for installation of the mounting them with the kit as it will really save time!!

The quality of the hitch is top notch. For the hardware, you may want to screw the nuts onto the bolts once or twice to clean up the threads, as a couple were a little rough for me. Other than that there were no problems or issues.

Overall a great Quality item and price...shipping was FAST and FREE...can't get better than that!!!

2003 Ford Escape

Excellent product. Exact fit. Pre drilled holes made it easy for this 67 year old woman to install. Good quality. I also ordered the light kit for my 2003 Ford Escape. Easy to install with provided instructions.


I found etrailer parts on Google search engine and look at the products call the order manually was shipped the same day receive it the next day install the hitch and wiring harness has described install perfect was an exact fit extremely pleased next time I need trailer parts or trailer hitches I will order from this, Company extremely pleased
Dave Owen

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  • Vehicle Models and Years the Draw-Tite # 75118 Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver # 75118 is a confirmed fit for the following vehicles and model years: 2001 - 2004 Ford Escape 2001 - 2004 Mazda Tribute
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  • What are The Towing Capacities for Trailer Hitches for 2003 Ford Escapes
    The Class III 2 inch hitches available for a 2003 Ford Escape have a gross towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, meaning that the trailer and everything on the trailer must weigh less than 3,500 pounds. But you also have to factor in the towing capacity of the vehicle, if it is less than the hitch capacity, you must go by the vehicle capacity. The 2 inch hitch I recommend for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75118. The Class I trailer hitch available for your Escape...
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  • Hitch and Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2002 Ford Escape
    There are no weight distribution systems that are designed to work with a 1-1/4 inch hitch like what you have on your 2002 Ford Escape, but I do have a solution for you. You will need to replace your hitch with a 2 inch hitch like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75118. With this hitch you can use a WD system. You can not use a WD system with a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter either. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75118 Fit My 2005 Ford Escape
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Ford Escape, 2004, item # 75118, is designed to fit the 2004 Ford Escape, and will not work on the 2005 model. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch for the 2005 Escape, item # 13650 is designed to fit your vehicle. The frame design was changed for the 2005 model year. I have a video for you to review and a link to all of the hitches available for your vehicle below.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 75118 Fit 2003 Mazda Tribute With Full Size Spare Tire
    The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75118, will fit your 2003 Mazda Tribute V6 4WD. The installation instructions do not mention any interference with the spare tire. I looked up the Mazda Tribute and the spare tire seems to be located in a spare tire well inside the vehicles rear cargo area. It does mention that minor heat shield modification may be required. I am including a link to the installation instructions that will show you where the hitch will be installed and a video...
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  • What Tool Should be Used to Trim the Heat Shield for Trailer Hitch Install on a 2001 Ford Escape
    Trimming the heat shield to install a trailer hitch on your 2001 Ford Escape does not require a special tool. If you have some tin snips/aviator sheers that is all you will need. If you do not have any you can get some pretty cheap at a hardware store or you might be able to borrow some from an auto parts store or any place that loans out tools. Maybe a neighbor has some you could borrow since these are common tools. I have linked the instructions and a video that shows a typical installation...
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  • Will a Factory Trailer Hitch from a 1998 Ford Explorer Fit a 2001 Ford Escape
    A factory trailer hitch from a 1998 Ford Explorer will not fit on a 2001 Ford Escape. Trailer hitches attach to the frame and the Explorer and the Escape are built on two different chassis. They also have different bumper designs which would interfere with the trailer hitch. If you want to add a trailer hitch to your 2001 Ford Escape, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch, # 75118. This hitch was designed to fit the 2001 Escape and it has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver....
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  • Recommended Class lll Trailer Hitch For 2001 Ford Escape
    I checked with Curt and they only list the # C11106 as a fit for your 2001 Escape. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you need a 2-inch receiver on your Escape I recommend part # 75118. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver.
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  • How to Determine the Correct Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer with a 2004 Ford Escape
    You would not necessarily need a ball mount with a rise. It all depends on what is needed to make the trailer and vehicle as level as possible when the trailer is connected to the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75118. The recommended ball mount is # C45010. It has a 3/4-inch rise and 2-inch drop. There are 2 measurements you will need to take in order to determine the correct ball mount and rise or drop that will be needed. First, park your 2004 Ford Escape on level ground. Then you would...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Ball Mount, Ball, and Wiring for a 2002 Ford Escape XLS
    Draw-Tite hitch # 75118 will fit your 2002 Ford Escape XLS. It is the most popular hitch option for your vehicle. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 118343. I have linked instructions and a video for the wiring as well.
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  • What Is the Length of Hidden Hitch 7/16-inch Bolt Leader # 80103-1
    The overall length on the Hidden Hitch 7/16-inch Bolt Leader, part # 80103-1, is 24 inches. The fishwire is a very thin, flexible wire that can be twisted or bent into different positions. I am including a link to a video that will show how to use a fishwire when installing the # 75118 hitch on a 2004 Mazda Tribute. The Mazda Tribute is the same vehicle as the Ford Escape. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the # 75118 hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution for a 2004 Ford Escape with Factory Tow Package
    I checked the owners manual for the 2004 Ford Escape and it doesn't have tongue weight capacity information for the vehicle itself. Based on the wording in the manual it would appear that the tongue weight can be as high as 525 pounds (if the Escape is a model with the 3,500 pound gross trailer weight capacity). I recommend speaking with someone at a Ford dealer to verify this figure. When using weight distribution with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75118 the hitch is rated for 500 pounds...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2003 Ford Escape
    I do have a solution for you, however the 90635 trailer hitch you mentioned is a Hidden Hitch product that is no longer in production. For your 2003 Ford Escape, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75118. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch were/are owned by the same parent company, so this hitch is very similar and will install in the same manner on your vehicle. This is a very nice Class III hitch that will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing capacity of 3,500...
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  • 2 inch Draw Tite Hitch that Fits 2011 Ford Escape
    For your 2011 Ford Escape we have a 2 inch hitch from etrailer with the part # e56AR but the # 75118 fits older models of the Escape and would not work for you.
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  • Best Trailer Wiring Harness for 2003 Ford Escape
    The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2003 Ford Escape is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118343 because of its reliability and ease of installation. This harness does not require running a hot lead to your Escape's battery, unlike other wiring harnesses for vehicle, which is going to make it much simpler to install. I have added a link to a video install for you on a 2003 Ford Escape of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118343. If you...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 2009 Ford Escape Fit a 2001 Ford Escape
    No, the 2001 and 2009 Ford Escapes require different hitches due to differences between the platforms each of those generations is built on. For a 2001 Ford Escape I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 75118. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. I have included a link to a video showing installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Escape To Transport Motorcycle
    The highest capacity hitch we carry for your 2004 Ford Escape would be a Class III hitch like the Draw Tite hitch part # 75118 which has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity which would not be enough for your 460 lb motorcycle plus carrier. The only way your Escape will transport your motorcycle is if you use a trailer instead of a carrier. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2004 Ford Escape without Factory Tow Package
    Trailer wiring harness # 118343 only fits up the 2001 to 2003 Ford Escape and will not fit the 2004 models. The only trailer wiring harness we have listed for the 2004 Ford Escape without the factory tow package is the hardwire kit # 46255 that does require splicing into the vehicle tail light wiring. For a trailer hitch the most popular option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75118. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend...
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  • Does Trailer Wiring Harness For 2003 Ford Escape Without Tow Package Require Upgrading Lights
    For your 2003 Ford Escape without the factory towing package, you will not have to do any upgrading of your vehicle's lights to install and use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118343. This harness will work perfectly as is without any type of modification to your Escape's lighting. The only thing I recommend adding is mounting brackets, the No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket # 18140 with Mounting Bracket # 18144. These will allow you to...
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  • Which etrailer Hitch is a Fit for the 2007 Ford Escape
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75118 would not fit your 2007 Escape. It is a fit for older models but in 2005 they redesigned the Escape so a new hitch had to be made to fit it. Instead you would want the # e56AR which is a fit for your 2007 Escape. I attached the installation instructions for you to check out as well. If you look at the pictures of the two hitch you will see that the # e56AR uses totally different bracket designs and sticks out further to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Parts Needed To Add Tow Wiring to 2003 Ford Escape
    To add a wiring harness and trailer connector to your 2003 Ford Escape you will want to start with the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118343. This wiring harness will plug into your vehicle's existing wiring behind the driver and passenger side tail lights. The wiring harness will not interfere with your vehicle's wiring and will not need to be removed. Once installed, this wiring harness will provide you with a 4-way flat trailer connector at...
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  • What Will I Need to Tow a 1600 Lbs Camper Trailer Behind My 2003 Ford Escape With a Tow Package
    If the 2003 Ford Escape already has a hitch installed, then the Curt hitch for a Ford Escape part # C13506 will not be needed. The Curt hitch is designed for a vehicle that does not have a hitch already installed on the vehicle. Both the Curt hitch and the factory hitch have the same tow capacity of 3500 pounds. The Curt hitch has a 2-inch opening, and the factory hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. The owner's manual for a 2003 Ford Escape lists the trailer weight range allowable...
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatible with 2001 Ford Escape and 2008 Ford Escape
    A trailer hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13506 is a fit for a 2001 Ford Escape. This will only fit Escapes through model year 2004. For your 2008 Ford Escape I recommend the etrailer - Matte Black Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # e56AR. This will fit 2005 to 2011 models.
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware Kit for 2001 Ford Escape
    You can get a replacement hardware kit for your trailer hitch on your 2001 Ford Escape with the # RHK but you will need to put the manufacturer of your hitch and the appropriate hitch into the fields on the page. Once we receive that, we'll match your hitch and send you out all of the replacement hardware that would normally come with that particular hitch. The hitches that are designed to fit your 2001 Escape are listed below by their manufacturer. Draw-Tite: # 75118 Curt: # C13506 Curt...
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