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

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

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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 DT45519 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45519

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 2000 lbs TW
  • 18000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2500 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: 18,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 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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Installation Details DT45519 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45519

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (28 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.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

It shipped fast! Fits perfect. But I didn't recieve any of the hardware. I reached out and they said they would send the hardware but still haven't seen it.

We will definitely have the hardware sent out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/13/2022

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Heavy duty as expected, fairly easy to install on a 2006 Chevy crew cab dually 4-wheel drive diesel. Note this receiver puts the hitch pin exactly 1 1/2" higher than on the stock hitch which was used on the majority of G.M. trucks of this era, 1/2 , 3/4, & 1 ton. Really got here fast( 2 days) but hitch & box had some minor damage. Only reason for 4 stars is diff. in hitch height ( which I was informed of but didn't think it would be that much) & had to re-drill mount for Reese 85219 trailer connector.
Intend to order more stuff from etrailer as needed, quick delivery & decent price.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2 1/2 inch Titan Class V hitch is the biggest, baddest hitch I've ever seen and I've been trailering for 25 years! I was maxing out the weight limits on my factory installed hitch and this bad boy will handle anything my truck is capable of hauling. My truck is an '03 Chevy Silverado 3500 Crew Cab Dually with the Duramax diesel engine and it only came with a hitch that carries 7500 w/o weight bars and 12,000 with bars. The Titan carries 18,000 lbs!! Awesome! Install time was under an hour with no problems to speak of. Check out my pics. One has the hitch installed, the other is a side by side shot of the old hitch and the Titan.


Draw tits makes a great hitch this is very heavy duty I pull a 16000 lb load with this hitch. This is my 2nd hitch the first one rusted out after 15 years

great hitch not my first HD hitch pulls my 16000 pound boat no problems.
Craig - 09/04/2021


Just installed this receiver on my 2003 Chevy 2500HD and it’s a beefy hitch. Install was about and hour but I pull 14k pounds 3 times. Huge upgrade from the factory hitch and I highly recommend it.


Installing this hitch was easier than expected, I did have to do a little modification to the truck mounting holes but no biggie, anytime you install aftermarket hitches it seems that a little modification is to be done. Overall this was pretty straightforward, design is perfect for my application. 2006 Chevy HD 2500 4x4.


works perfectly, fit perfectly


Installing was easy, a little heavy, but that’s what I expected with an 18k, 2 1/2” receiver hitch. Will tote all a one ton needs to pull, or should pull!


Absolutely impressed with Courteous, Helpful and easy to talk to staff made the ordering process comfortable for me. i would and have recommended them to anyone. The hitch was everything I hoped it would be, massive,strong and fit better than factory unit. Thank you E-Trailer!


This is the baddest hitches I have ever seen. The install was very simple and quick, make sure you have a friend help it is a little heavy. If you pull a trailer like I do every day this is a must have. Look at the photos posted below by another person and you can see the size difference in the hitches. You will be very pleased you upgraded.


great hitch for heavy weight

Kenneth P - 03/24/2021

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed this myself in a couple of hours fit like a glove and will never have another factory hitch again! It pays to go strong or stay home!
Everything I have purchased through etrailer has been of the highest standards and the support of the staff is super! Go etrailer!


The customer service was great ! The hitch is seriously stout !! Pretty easy to install and much more heavy duty than the factory hitch that came on my Chevy dually . Seems to be a good solid product . My only complaint was the instructions I found them to be less than great and the extra hardware made it a bit confusing .

2002 GMC Sierra

Awesome product, very heavy duty just what I needed. The finish is holding up well after one year of use in New England (no rust).


Great fit. Bolted in place with little effort. Instructions could use a slight tune up. No missing parts.


very high quality great fit and fast install .


Exactly as advertised. Installed easy. Instructions are sketchy but strait forward.


Old one came off and new one bolted right up about 1.5 hrs done fast shipping and awesome staff I would recommend them to any one


very easy to install and has worked gre at.


Very nice product will have no problem pulling anything.


2005 GMC Sierra

fit great. super sturdy. took OE off and this bolted right in place. perfect!


It was everything they said it was..good product for your money

2005 GMC Sierra


One big bad hitch. Fast service. Great price. What more do I need.

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See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45519 that you referenced is the correct fit for your 2009 Chevy Silverado with a 42 inch wide frame.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch DT45519 Fit 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45519 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed truck!
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch With Best Ground Clearance for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Classic
    Ground clearance is generally not a problem on full size trucks like your 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500. With that said the 2-1/2 inch hitches for the truck do hang fairly low. The Draw-Tite hitches # DT45519 and # DT45517 fit a little tighter to the rear bumper than the other options but only just.
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Best Ground Clearance
    We haven't had the chance to install the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15703 on the 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 so I don't have exactly how far beneath the bumper the receiver will sit, however I did go out to our warehouse to take a measurement that will help you determine this. From the front bracket where the hitch will attach to the frame rails of your Silverado to the bottom of the receiver there is a distance of 9-3/4 inches. You can take this measurement down from the bottom...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes of Draw-Tite Hitch DT45519
    By mounting hole dimensions I assume you are asking about the distance between them, and that distance is 39 inches for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45519. That is the same distance between the mounting holes as the similar hitch from Curt which also has a 2-1/2 inch receiver and fits a 2007 Chevy, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15703. I have added links below to the installation instructions of both hitches for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Hitch for a 2006 GMC Sierra Short Bed
    The Draw-Tite # DT45519 is designed to be used on the 8 foot bed models of the GMC Sierra and will not fit the short bed models. That being said, we do have Class V hitches with a 2 1/2 inch receiver options available for your short bed truck. The Draw-Tite # DT45517 is designed for short bed trucks and has a 13,000 pound towing capacity and 1,300 pound tongue weight capacity. This is upped to 17,000 pounds and 1,700 pounds, respectively, when a weight distribution system is used. The...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Titan Trailer Hitch Fit a 1986 Chevrolet K3500 With an 8 ft Bed
    The highest capacity trailer hitch that we carry for your 1986 Chevrolet K3500 with an 8 ft bed is the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch, # 41947. The Titan trailer hitch # DT45519 that you referenced is designed to fit some GM trucks from 2001 to 2010 and will not fit on your truck. The Draw-Tite Ultra Frame trailer hitch is a class V hitch with a 15,000 lbs gross trailer weight capacity and a 1,500 tongue weight capacity. Those capacities increase to 16,000 lbs and 1,600 lbs when...
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  • Using Curt 34 Inch Extension on 2003 Chevy Silverado with Factory Hitch and TorkLift Tie-Downs
    I do have a solution for you; however, it will require some changes to the existing components on your truck. The Curt Hitch Extension # C45048 that you referenced does look to be your best option for getting the extension you need to tow a trailer with your Chevy Silverado and Lance Camper. As you mentioned, this does require you to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver on your truck. Also keep in mind that when used at its max 34 inch length it has a maximum trailer weight capacity of 4,500...
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  • How to Extend a Class III, 2 Inch Trailer Hitch at Least 24 Inches
    The longest hitch extender for 2 inch hitches is 18 inches long, # C45796. If you use it with a long ball mount, # C45230, it would provide and overall extension of about 29 inches. Please note that the use of an extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent at least. If you were to use the ball mount only it would not reduce the tongue weight capacity. But by using an extender it does reduce the capacity.
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  • Hitch Extender to Tow a Trailer with a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 with Truck Bed Camper
    First you will need to determine if the trailer hitch on your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 is a 2 inch or 2-1/2 inch. Just measure the opening width to determine the size. I am assuming that the tailgate is down and/or the camper overhangs the back of the truck thus the need for an extension. I recommend an extension that is long enough to where the face of the receiver is flush with or a few inches recessed under the rear most part of the truck or camper, whichever extends out the furthest. If...
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  • Using Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension on 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
    It sounds like your Lance camper overhangs the truck bed so you need an extension of some kind. There are a couple of possible solutions. Many extensions will reduce the tongue weight capacity of a trailer hitch by 50 percent. However if you were to use a long ball mount, the capacity is not nearly as affected. A ball mount like # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I have linked a video review for you. I have also linked all...
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  • Hitch Extender to Tow a Trailer for 2011 Ford F-450 with 2017 Mammoth Camper in Bed
    You might not need a hitch extender. It is possible that a long ball mount will have the length needed to provide clearance for towing the trailer. Ball mount # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it has a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop. It fits a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver so if you have the factory 2-1/2 inch receiver you would also need to use a reducer sleeve such as # C45405. A...
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