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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 675 lbs 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 76144 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76144

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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



76144 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame



76144 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 76144 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Jeep Compass

2017 - 2017 Jeep Compass New Body Style



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Jeep Compass

Rob: Rob here at etrailer.com, and today you're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite Class III custom fit trailer hitch receiver on our 2019 Jeep Compass. So here's what our hitch is going to look like once we have it fully installed. The cross tube is going to be visible sitting down right below the bumper, but it kind of goes back at an angle so it's not as visible. But the main thing we're going to see is that receiver tube sticking out. And since it is a class III, it's going to give us that two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, which is going to give the widest variety of options when it comes to accessories. But regardless, we're going to use it to carry bikes with us, to go to the trail, tow a trailer, or maybe put a cargo carrier in there.

All of our accessories, you're going to mount through the hitch pin hole here on the side.And our hitch is going to accept a standard 5/8ths pin and clip. Now these do not come with the hitch, but you can pick them up here at etrailer.com, along with some locking devices and anti-rattle devices to make sure your accessories are secure and they're not going to be making a bunch of noise when you're driving down the road. Now I know some of you may be wondering what that secondary hole towards the opening on the receiver tube is for, and that's going to be exclusively for the J-Pin stabilization device.Now the way this is going to work is we'll take the threaded end, put it into the hitch pin hole, and that hook is going to go into the secondary hole towards the end of the receiver. We'll take the nut that comes with it and we'll tighten it up. And what that's going to do is it's going to apply pressure to the side of our accessory pushing it against the side of the receiver tube so it doesn't have any room to move around and make a lot of noise.Now our J-Pin is also going to be a locking device, so it is going to keep would-be thieves from messing with your accessories.

So it's not only going to be secure in the receiver, but it's going to be secure locked to it. Again, this is going to be sold separately, but you can find it here at etrailer.com. Now obviously if you are towing a trailer, you need a spot to hook up your safety chains and our safety chains, we have plate style welded to the bottom of the receiver tube, and as you can see, even with some of these smaller hooks, we should still have plenty of room to get them hooked on or take them off.Now just to the left or towards the driver's side of our receiver tube, Draw-tite went ahead and added a bracket here. And that's going to be great for any kind of electrical accessories. If we want a mount up a four pull wiring, hook up our trailer.

Maybe we need a five, six or seven way. Either way, it's going to be a lot easier to mount your wiring here so it'll be ready whenever you want to tow.Now, even if you're not going to be using your hitch for towing, if you're going to be using them for more recreational purposes, like a bike rack, you still want to make sure that it can handle what you're going to put it up to. So as far as the weight ratings go, our hitch is going to have a 675 pound tongue weight. That's going to be the maximum downward force at the end of the receiver tube here. And to put that in perspective, you'll be able to carry four if not five bikes on a rack.

It'd be able to get you and your friends to and from the trail, or if you're using a cargo carrier, you're really going to be able to maximize the carrying capability of it because we're going to be able to maximize the full potential of those really large ones.Now as far as the gross trailer weight rating goes, it's going to have a 4,500 pound rating. That's how much you can pull. But that does include the trailer and everything loaded on it. So you do want to keep in mind to double check your Compass' owner's manual because that's the rating for our hitch and we don't want to exceed the manufacturer's rating of our car.Now I'd like to give you a few measurements and these are going to help you whenever you're looking for accessories for your new hitch, like a ball mount, a bike rack, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is going to be right about four inches. Now that measurement is going to help you when you're looking at folding accessories to make sure you have enough room and they're not going to come in contact with the rear bumper.From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, it's right about 12 inches. That measurement's going to help you out when you're looking for a ball mount so you can find the appropriate rise or drop and match it up to your trailer. But at that height, I would also recommend a bike rack or a cargo carrier with a raised shank. That way we get a little bit more ground clearance out of it and we don't have to worry about bottoming out. But now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and gone over some of the features, let's walk through the installation together.To begin our installation, we want to lower our muffler down, so we're going to come just forward of the muffler. We want to put a support strap up. That way when it does come down, we don't cause any damage. Find a solid point on the frame somewhere and I'm going to tighten up the strap. Then we can always loosen it up to lower down some. But we'll come to each side of our muffler and if we look up against the frame, we're going to have this rubber isolator attached to a bracket that's bolted to the frame and that's what's going to be holding the muffler up. There'll be one bolt on each side, so we'll grab a 13 millimeter socket and pull each bolt out.Now you do want to hold onto the hardware because we are going to reinstall it. I want to slowly lower my muffler down. Just loosening up that strap so I have plenty of room to work with between the muffler and the frame here.Now if we come back to the bracket that our muffler was bolted to the frame with, you'll notice that if we go just to the outside of where that bolt hole is, we'll have these two tabs and kind of like a little ear that sticking off to the side. Well we need to cut that tab off to where it's going to be nice and flush with this end here. So I'm going to use a rotary tool and just cut it nice and clean and flush and then we'll do the same thing on the other side.With this side cut off we're going to repeat that same process over on the other side of our Jeep. Now I'm going to come back a little bit of spray paint. I'm going to spray the bare edges there, hopefully preventing any kind of rust or corrosion. And when you do spray, you want to be extra careful not to get any over-spray on your car. So I'm just going to use this paper towel to kind of catch everything.We're going to go back and we're going to paint up all the surfaces that have any exposed metal. So we come to our frame rail, the very bottom will have a hole with a sticker covering it up at the very back and then on the side, on the outside of the frame, we're going to have two more holes that are covered up with stickers. You need to pull those off. You can get a screwdriver, trim panel tool, whatever you have, they can get underneath that sticker enough to where we can peel it off and expose the hole. You want to do that for all three locations and on both sides.Now if we look towards the back, we're going to have this seam tape or seam sealer on there. We need to scrape off the excess so our hitch can sit nice and flat. I find it easiest to use a putty knife. We'll just go in and start peeling away some of that excess sealer so we can get it to where it's pretty close to flush with the frame. You're going to want to do that on both sides. Just take your time. It is a little tough to cut through, but it should be able to do it with a putty knife or if you just use a razor knife, you just want to be careful when you're peeling all this away.If we move back to our furthest rear hole by the bumper here, this is going to be our access hole in order to get all of our hardware in place. But if we grab one of our carriage bolts, we can see that it's not going to fit inside the frame and neither is this square hole spacer block that we're going to have to put in there, so we need to enlarge this hole right here, just big enough so that the block and the bolt can fit inside. Now you can use a file or a drill bit, whatever you have available to enlarge it. I'm going to be using a step bit and periodically checking to make sure that the bolt fits and only drilling enough to get it big enough. Now that we know that our bolt can fit through and the square hole spacer block can fit through, we're going to go ahead and drill out the other side and don't forget to put a little bit of paint here to protect the metal.Now we're going to come to the forward most hole or mounting locations. We'll grab our pull wire, we're going to put the coiled end in and we're going to feed it into that hole and we want to push it towards the access hole so that coil then can come out and once it does come out, what I like to do is I'll put a small bend on the coiled end and I'll put a small bend on the tail section end. That way there's less of a chance of my cable getting pulled all the way through the frame because we want both the tail and the coiled end sticking out. We'll grab a hole spacer block and slide it over the coiled end of our wire. We're going to push it into the frame.Then we can grab our carriage bolt and we're going to thread it onto the end of our wire. Then we'll push it into the frame along with the block and we'll pull on our pull wire until we can get the bolt to come out. Now you want to go ahead and leave your pull wire attached and I'm just going to drop my bolt in just to where the edge of it is right at the edge of the frame here and we'll repeat that process for our rear mounting hole.Now for our third mounting hole, we're still going to need to put some hardware here, but it's going to be a little bit different. This time we'll take our pull wire with the coiled end and before we feed it in, we'll slide a square hole spacer block on and then we'll thread on our carriage bolt.This time we'll push our carriage bolt in first, followed by our spacer block. Then we're going to pull back down on the bolt until it drops through the frame. Again, I like leaving my pull wires attached because there's less chance of pushing the bolt back in the frame and even if it does, you can just grab the pull wire, and pull it back out. But we're going to do that exact same process in the same locations on the other side of the frame.Now with an extra set of hands we're going to lift our hitch up. I like to get it in behind the muffler far enough that I can start feeding my pull wires through. You want to go from the top down or from the inside out. You might have to pull out on your spacer just a bit.Once you have your pull wires going through your hitch, you want to line up the holes so the hardware will come through. You remove one of the pull wires and one of our bolts. I'm going to grab a conical tooth washer. The little teeth on there, you want those to be facing up towards the hitch. We'll slide that over our bolt and then we're going to secure it down using a hex nut. It will be the same combination of hardware for each one of our mounting locations, so we want to get at least one nut on each side to hold the hitch up and we can work on getting the rest of them in place.Now if you're having trouble getting the bolts on the side and getting access to them, what we can do is we can actually get access from the outside of our wheel well. So we're going to grab an eight millimeter socket and we're going to have a few bolts that are holding the liner in place. I just want to pull those out real quick. Now if we look inside directly behind the rear tire here, there'll be a little kind of a cubby hole there. It's going to have a 10 millimeter nut. We want to pull that out as well. That should give us plenty of room to where we can grab our wheel well liner. I'm just going to peel it back a little bit and we can actually see our hitch if we look inside the hole, making and a lot easier to grab that pull wire and get our bolts to come through. You just may have to life up a little bit to get the hitch to pivot and get our bolt to come through. We can put our hardware in place.Now with these bolts on the side you want to be extremely careful not to push them back in. So I like to put the washer in place. Then I'll kind of push against it with my finger to trap the bolt and will prevent it from moving around too much so we can get the nut started.Now whenever you lift your hitch up, you want to make sure that your tailpipe on the passenger side is on top of the hitch and it fits in this little cutout here. It will be hitting the hitch most likely when you put it up, that's okay because it is going to raise back up once we put the bolts back into the hangers. But you want to make sure it is on top because it's going to be very difficult to try to lift it above the hitch because of the angle of the hitch right here.I'm going to come back with a three-quarter inch socket. I'm going to tighten up all my hardware.Now you want to come back with a torque wrench. I'm going to use a three-quarter inch socket, a long extension, and a swivel and I'm going to torque all my hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions and that extension and swivel will just make it a lot easier to get access to those bolts from the side of the frame here.And you want to make sure you go back and repeat that for all your remaining hardware. With our hitch torqued down, we can lift our exhaust back up and we can put the bolts back into the hangers to support it. Grab our 13 millimeter socket and tighten everything up.Finally, we can put all the fasteners back into the wheel well liner and secure everything up.Once you have all your fasteners back in place, that'll finish up your installation and your look at the Draw-Tite Class III custom fit trailer hitch receiver on our 2018 Jeep Compass.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76144

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (18 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.

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I just have to say that I am sooo please with the way this whole experience went. From ease of purchase to quick delivery to graphic step by step instructions. The hitch fits like a glove on my 2019 Jeep Compass. Plenty of space, it fit perfectly, sits higher than the exhaust and transfer case. I would recommend this to anyone. Best regards, MM 667627



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2018 Jeep Compass

Trailer hitch installed on my 2018 jeep compass. Hope you show this, I couldn't find a picture of one before I ordered mine 489467



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2017 Jeep Compass

Nothing against etrailer, but I was really disappointed in the time spent installing the hitch. Using a die grinder to enlarge the last hole to feed all of the bolts in resulted in 3 trips to the hardware store because the steel from the frame rail kept chewing through bits. I'd really like to know what bit they used to open the whole quick enough to get the whole install done in 50 minutes. Once the hole was enlarged the install was very easy, but I spent 95% of the install time on the holes. I ended up using a sawzall with a metal blade to cut a slit in the hole to allow the bolt head to slide in. It took all of 5 minutes to cut small slits compared to what the directions recommended with a die grinder. 397926



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2018 Jeep Compass

Great product!! It withstood the fact that the box it came in was totally destroyed before it got to me. I had it installed by a local auto-body shop which took 2 hours. They said this was due to the fact that the exhaust need to be disconnected. So far very happy with this product. 644714



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2018 Jeep Compass

Purchased the Draw-Tite 2” hitch. Shipping was fast and free which was great. Brought it to my local hitch/muffler shop for installation. They installed it in about 40 minutes for a very reasonable rate. I bought this hitch so I can use my rack for my mountain bikes. I got tired of using the detachable trunk mounted racks. I would definitely buy from etrailer.com again. 578666



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2018 Jeep Compass

Easy assembly, good quality. 698605



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2018 Jeep Compass

No problems so far 694943



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2019 Jeep Compass

product was received pronto. box was a little banged up but hitch was not harmed. 2 sets of bolts were missing, but were very promptly replaced. when I called about the parts I was treated courteous and helpful. It was a pleasure doing business with your company 682617



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2018 Jeep Compass

Great product without a doubt. We bought a 2018 Jeep Compass and plan on pulling my utility trailer with furniture from FL to PA and this should do the job. I liked the fact that it used bolts at orthogonal angles to hold the receiver in place and I was impressed with the overall studiness and workmanship. However, the installation instructions (I know, not from etrailer) were atrocious. The thought of actually drilling into the frame to make a hole bigger is just...wrong. Thankfully, I found a YouTube video from a guy that did the install by taking off the facia bumper and then actual aluminum bumper underneath, exposing the inside of the frame and making the install of the actual receiver much easier. I will say that the overall process was not pleasant as the clips that hold the outer bumper facia were a pain to release. Otherwise, this was a great product but I learned that I definitely want a receiver already installed the next time I purchase a truck, SUV, or crossover... 667489



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2006 Nissan Xterra

The hitch was just as described and fits well. The instructions were clear and accurate. The light kit was easy to install and works great. Thank for the quality products. 666901



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2018 Jeep Compass

Everything went great, from shipping to install. Would definitely use again. Thanks 665225



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2018 Jeep Compass

Bought a hitch for my 2018 Jeep Compass fit up was excellent pain is holding up good even after a harsh Pennsylvania winter. 644568



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Jeep Compass

Pros: Hitch is very function. Works great for our double bike rack which was why we purchased. Cons: Stated time estimates for installation are way off. Much closer to 90 minutes, not 40 or 50, due to fishing of the bolts. Really a tough process. Worse, and this is Jeep not Draw-Tite, was several hours to enlarge the frame holes on our Compass. Might be a bigger project than some do-it-yourselfers care to take on. 638768



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Thanks works great 635726



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Used it for a year now, and it's very strong and absolutely no wear on it yet....Highly recommend it... 602053



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2017 Jeep Compass

Unfortunately the install was more than we could manage and we were never able to get it installed. 559751



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Hitch is great, but instructions make you cut you frame, which is not needed. I'll be making a video on YouTube which provides an easier way to do it shortly. 477718



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2017 Jeep Compass

Very difficult install compared to last 3 cars product arrived scratched 426576


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