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  1. Trailer Hitch
  2. Draw-Tite
  3. Class V
  4. 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  5. 13000 lbs GTW
  6. Visible Cross Tube
Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Item # DT45517
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Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45517 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45517

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 13000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1300 lbs TW
  • 17000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1700 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


  • 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
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • 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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 13,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 17,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,300 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,700 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.

45517 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45022

Installation Details DT45517 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45517

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


Super nice hitch easy install, if you have a flatbed like me make sure to grab extra bolts before install as the hitch reuses some factory bumper bolts


I purchased this hitch as a replacement for the factory hitch on my 2009 2500hd silverado. It is noticeably heavier then stock. Maybe 20 pounds more. It fastens to the frame using existing holes which were different then the old hitch. It fits very well and was not difficult to install. I can't wait to trailer with it.
It tucks up nicely under the bumper. I think this is an improvement to the stock hitch. Thank you


Box was pretty beat up. Bolts were missing, called them about it she told me she would get ahold of someone about it but 2 days later I've not heard anything from them. Can't install without them

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/02/2022


I wanted a hitch reciver that would give me the trucks full towing capacity plus and not decrease its angle of departure. This unit filled the bill. Installation had just one unexpected challenge. The width was slightly wider dat the rear leaf spring hangers. I used a floor jack to push the hitch up and a dead blow hammer to move it forward to align the holes for the M14-2X45 coarse thread bolt to the welded nuts. This slightly sprung one the hitches attachment arms toward the center line of the truck. I used a large C clamp on the attachment arms and leaf spring to move it outward alineing the frame's and attachment arm's holes for the M14-1.5X45 bolt.

I wish to thank Maddie for her valuable help in dealing with the order. It was not in stock and delayed due to Drawtite's fabrication timelines. She communicated regulary, provided expert level knowlage and was freindly.


Excellent Hitch and looks awesome! I haul a big 20' Deckover Trailer and upgraded to this larger hitch. It was helpful to have another person help install because the hitch receiver is fairly combersome. Easy install thought. Happy with this product.


Excellent service, value and quick shipping.

fit close to bumper and is less obtrusive than a lot of Class V hitches.

I am a return customer of etrailer, they are a GREAT resource!


Great hitch, easy install. Worth it for the piece of mind.


Installation was a breeze! Everything fit as needed. Since I have hauled a few heavy loads of hay and have been satisfied with the product!


Took me 20 minutes to remove my old hitch and install the new one!! Perfect fit!


After a year it’s still holding up perf ectly.

2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

Shipped same day as ordered. Hitch fit perfectly on 2001 2500HD. I have a Banks 4 inch exhaust and the rear hanger had to be lengthened slightly to provide clearance. Appears very well built, and instructions are a helpful addition.

2008 GMC Sierra

We received our hitch and it was just as pictured. The service from etrailer was great and we received our product within a week. Nick was very helpful answering our questions about the hitch. Loved working with him.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Product looks good and fit well. It was easy to install but the instructions were poor. It ask to take out 2 bolts that didn't need to be removed and gave no written instructions about the forward bolts.
Reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is there were supposed to be two fine thread nuts but I got one fine thread and one coarse thread so I'll have to go to town to get another nut.
Also I didn't know I would have to replace the OEM trailer plug.

2006 GMC Sierra

Good heavy duty product. Installation instructions could be much better. But overall not super hard to install. Make sure you have some large deep sockets to take off the factory Chevy hitch.


Unfortunately I ordered the wrong hitch. Thanks to some help from your staff I was able to order the right one. It fit perfectly and was easy to install. I really appreciated the easy return process. I should have kept track of the people I spoke with needless to say they were all very helpful. Anyway thanks to all.


Installation was straight forward with no issues on 2001 GMC K2500. Has been on the truck for a year and still looks like new. Pull 11000 pound load regularly with no issues.


Well made and easy install.


I would say this is excellent product, I love the way it was so easy to install! The only thing is that it didn't come with all bolts so I just looked around the garage to find some. Other than that, I would reccomend this to anyone!


Hitch fit great and was easy to install.
was shipped quick and I am very satisfied.


Perfect fit super fast shipping thanks to Katie D.
I'm very happy thanks you so much.


It was here the next day when I order the day before Great service


Perfect fit
No problems at all

2005 GMC Sierra

Great Product - easy install - fast shi pping


2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Perfect fit!

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