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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98844 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98844

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW

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
  • Stylish, round-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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 lbs
  • 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" - e98844

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1009 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.


It took me about three hours to fully install the hitch. The hitch itself took me about an hour (including getting all the tools). It was a little harder installing it from the garage floor. A note for anyone using a floor jack like I did; they should be sure to remove the spare tire and secure the hitch to the jack before lifting. The hitch fit perfectly and it wasn't as hard as a person would think. The time consuming part was cutting the plastic and re-installing it. I'm 73 years old and that should say it all. I will recommend to others. Thanks for the great product!


Purchased this hitch for my wife so she can attach our bike rack to her Highlander when she travels. Very quick delivery. Very well made. Really like the matte finish, matches perfectly to the matte finish on her bumper, looks factory installed. Can’t beat the capacity numbers, will handle anything her vehicle could tow. Took about an hour to install, not bad at all. Lowest price I could find. Totally satisfied, great product and company!


The product itself seems to be made well. The problem is with the shipping. My box came with 2 large holes and the ends of my hitch were all banged up. I get that it’s going under my car and going to get all banged up but you would expect better packing on a heavy object.

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-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/06/2022

2018 Toyota Highlander

Thei instructions were very easy to follow. It took about an hour to install. I used jack stands to hold it in place while I installed the bolts. It is a great product

2015 Toyota Highlander

Packaged delivered several days early. Install was not difficult, required 2 sets of hands to lift and temporarily secure the hitch. I installed in my garage on the ground. One will need to purchase or loan a torque wrench that can handle 86 ft/lb. Looks great and was a custom fit for the vehicle.

Hitch is working out great. We use it to carry a bike rack. Easy to install.
Jereme - 11/01/2022

Toyota Highlander

Trailer hitch works very well. Attached to my Toyota Highlander pretty well. Had to cut away some of the plastic to make it fit. Also, the receiver hitch wobbles around a little bit and makes some noise. Needed to get a hitch stabilizer. But all in all, really solid and does well.

2015 Toyota Highlander

This etrailer hitch is easily equal or better than the big name brands I’ve had on other vehicles. Fit and finish are very good, and installation was really straight forward. Instructional video showed the process really well, so if you can turn a wrench and follow directions you can install this hitch. This model feels unobtrusive on the back of my Highlander, really doesn’t stick out too much at all. I appreciate the matte black finish, it blends well with the lower bumper. Can’t speak to the longevity of the finish, it’s only been on a day. Overall, I’m pleased with the hitch, and very happy with the price. Shipping was fast, I have no complaints.

After a year, my opinion remains unchanged. The etrailer hitch is still a great option. I still recommend it, and when I need another hitch, it’ll probably be another etrailer model.
Dominick - 08/29/2022


Quick delivery, exactly as described! Installed easily from the provided instructions.


Came like a week early.

has the best support in the industry and the best prices.

I can't say enough good things about this company


Hitch fit perfect. Took about 20 minutes to bolt hitch to frame. About 45 minutes to remove and trim plastic cover. If you’re working alone recommend using floor jack to hold in place while installing bolts


This hitch is bombproof. After one year it is still super solid. It is low profile and looks great. I’ve pulled several things with it but mostly use it for my bike rack and cargo tray. It was a lot of work to install but the instructions were detailed and accurate for my vehicle. I would definitely buy it again.

Still works great. Still solid. Would definitely buy again.
Chris R - 08/03/2021


I utilized my son who had installed a trailer hitch 7 months earlier. With the you tube videos it took less that an hour on a chilly Saturday morning.The installation looks great.

2016 Toyota Highlander

Very Good seller. Highly recommended.
purchase etrailer Traielr Hitch Receiver for our 2016 Toyota Highlander, for perfectly. thank you

2019 Toyota Highlander

Very simple to install. I did in my driveway without dropping spare. Had a little help holding up side while installing bolts on other rail. Only tough bolt to put in was one right above muffler. Very happy with the way it fits and looks. Highly recommend

2014 Toyota Highlander

Overall excellent. Couldn't be any happier with the install. All the bolts lined properly like, it's factory made. Great product by etrailer and would 100% re-buy again.

2017 Toyota Highlander

Product is excellent. Customer service, payment, shipping and delivery are as bad as it gets. Needed this hitch within a week so selected expedited shipping. Ordered on a Thursday and shipping estimate was for the following Tuesday. etrailer called me on Friday evening and said they forgot to collect tax so order was not processed until Friday evening. I requested fastest shipping possible to keep original delivery of Tuesday (since the mistake was on etrailers end I figured this was a reasonable request). etrailer ignored my request and indicated that hitch would arrive Wednesday. With expedited shipping to Denver, CO the hitch had two stops in Missouri, one in Spokane WA, one in Missoula, MT and then to Denver. The order I placed on September 15 finally arrived on September 24 with "expedited shipping". I requested that etrailer delay shipping to Monday the 26th because we were going to be out of town. etrailer told me to find a friend or neighbor to get package off of my porch or call UPS myself to deal with it. When the package was finally delivered 9 days after I ordered it, the box was destroyed and hitch was scratched up. (see picture). Anyway, expect a good product and bad customer service. I'm sure etrailer will respond to this review with some sort of defense on what happened......


Fit as it said it would. Video was on the spot. For someone like me and no garage, laid on my back in driveway and successfully put it on.
Price I couldn’t find any better. Shipping to my house was awesome.
If I had to buy another for other vehicles Etrailer is my first stop!!


etrailer does a first-class job at providing excellent products and service! I had been putting off installing a hitch for the longest time, but after watching comparison videos, I went with the etrailer branded option and a light kit, as my Toyota did not have factory towing package. The videos made it super easy, and customer tips for how to support the awkward 50 pound steel hitch, made installing it myself almost a breeze. Will highly recommend etrailer to anyone else looking for great products and help along the way!


The etrailer hitch was very easy to install and works great. I installed it myself without a car lift or a pit. I did use 2 steel ramps for more clearance while installing. Light harness purchased with hitch was also very easy to install by plugging into vehicle harness. I now need to install a hitch on my mother-in-law's vehicle after she viewed mine.


Installed in no time. Great instructions. This hitch was installed in a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.


Third Hitch that I have bought from e trailer. It was well made for their brand not difficult to install. Using for a bike rack. What amazing is how fast we get the product. Wish other companies were this prompt.

Toyota Highlander

The website gave me the perfect fit for our Highlander. Shipping was fast and arrived on time. Installation was a breeze with the hitch and wiring harness. Great overall experience. FYI…I installed this entire system by myself in under an hour.


Perfect fit, and excellent customer service…. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Toyota Highlander

Direction online prepared us how to assemble which made the job very easy. Anyone should be able to assemble.


The hitch was shipped in a box with no reinforcements. It was heavy and awkward so it traveled being thrown around and came to me falling out. I had to pay the $ shipping it back because customer service refused to and drag back to UPS after taping it all back up. Parts were most likely missing but I was not going to mess around trying to figure it out so I shipped it right back. I reached out and they said I’d have to pay for it. Ship it right the first time and you won’t have an unhappy customer!! That’s why I just stick to other online retailers no worries, boxed correctly, no questions and no paying for shipping.

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See what our Experts say about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • Are Bike Racks Available For 1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    You are correct that the bike racks we offer are designed to work with hitch receivers that have either 1-1/4 or 2 inch openings. I spoke with one of our other Experts who said a hitch that had a 1/2 dimension was used several years ago on some vehicles, but are no longer used. I have attached a photo of one of those hitches. The photo was provided by a customer so I do not have the dimensions for the receiver opening. We do not offer any bike racks that would fit a receiver shaped like...
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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98844 Fit 2015 Highlander LE Plus
    Yes the etrailer hitch # e98844 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Toyota Highlander LE Plus.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Install Hardware Require Re-Torquing
    Since hitch bolts are torque-to-yield like with the etrailer hitch part # e98844 that you referenced it is not required that you retorque the hardware. Just one to spec and you're good.
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  • Recommended Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    I recommend using the etrailer # e98844 which will give you the 2" receiver you're looking for, so it's ideal for carrying a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessories. This hitch is confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Toyota Highlander. I've gone ahead and linked an installation video of this hitch and our entire selection of bike racks that will fit in 2" receivers in case you don't already have one.
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  • Will etrailer Brand e98844 Hitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander Work on Any Vehicle
    A trailer hitch like the Class III etrailer brand # e98844 hitch is vehicle specific. This hitch in particular works with 2014-2019 Toyota Highlander models. There are some so-called 'universal fit' or 'multi-fit' hitches out there, but they'll typically be much more visible on the vehicle than a vehicle-specific hitch would be and won't be as aesthetically pleasing. Multi-fit hitches aren't inexpensive either, so you really won't save much in the way of money by going that route. If...
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  • Tools Needed for Installing etrailer Brand e98844 Trailer Hitch on Highlander 2015 Limited
    If you click the provided link, you can see an install video showing the etrailer brand # e98844 being installed on a 2015 Toyota Highlander like yours. According to the linked installation instructions, you'll need the following tools: • Ratchet • Torque Wrench • 10mm socket • 17mm socket • 19mm socket • 1/2 inch socket • 6 inch extension • Flat blade screwdriver • Rotary Tool or sharp utility knife • Safety glasses As you can see from the video, the installation isn't too involved....
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  • Does Weight of Trailer Hitch Affect Vehicle Towing Capacity
    The weight of a trailer hitch does not affect the payload capacity of a vehicle. We've asked our hitch manufacturers about this is in the past and they have told us that essentially the hitch becomes part of the frame so it's weight does not affect any of the weight capacities of the vehicle. This hitch part # E98844 that you referenced weighs 43 lbs. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Would A Trailer Hitch that Fit a 2013 Toyota Highlander Also Fit a 2015 Model
    There was a generation change between the 2013 and the 2014 Toyota Highlander so you'd need a new hitch for your 2015 model as the one you have from the 2013 will not fit. So for that we have the hitch part # E98844 which does fit, has a 2 inch opening, and plenty of towing capacity. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Toyota Highlander LE Plus 2019 FWD Trailer Hitch
    We have multiple great hitch options that will fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander LE but I recommend our hitch # e98844 that comes in a more durable matte black finish. The cross tube is more visible but the etrailer is designed for higher capacity towing though you really can't tow more than your vehicle allows with either option. Included are video resources and attached customer install images to help inform your decision.
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  • Spare Tire Location for 2019 Toyota Highlander
    The spare tire for a 2019 Toyota Highlander is stored under the vehicle. If you check out the attached installation video for the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 you can see the empty location under the vehicle where the spare tire should be. The reason it isn't picture is because the full sized spare with the aluminum rim will need to be removed when a trailer hitch is installed. If you're looking for a way to still transport your full size spare with the aluminum rim without...
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  • Should Undercoat on Frame Be Scraped Away Before Installing Hitch
    When installing the etrailer # e98844 on your 2020 Toyota Highlander, you'll need to scrape the undercoat so that the mounting flange of the hitch and the vehicle's frame member are in direct metal-to-metal contact. If this isn't done, the bolts won't torque properly and will not stay tight. The hitch can move slightly, eventually causing the undercoat material that's become sandwiched between the hitch and the frame to deteriorate and abrade away over time which will cause the hardware...
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  • Correct etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Toyota Highlander
    The correct etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Toyota Highlander is part # e98844.
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  • Installation of Hitch Receiver on 2015 Toyota Highlander
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 is a custom fit for your 2015 Toyota Highlander so it is an easy installation with just 6 bolts. There is no drilling required and installation time is estimated at 50 minutes. There is some under panel trimming required for this installation, but there is not trimming of the fascia. This is outlined in the attached photo and included in the installation time. Please also see the attached video installation. If you want to use this hitch...
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  • Does etrailer Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited
    It sure does! I can verify that the etrailer hitch does indeed fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited; the correct hitch is the following: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 I wanted to mention that if you plan on doing some towing with this hitch and your '19 Highlander, and also need a 4-flat wiring harness, the correct fit is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118449.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Rusted on 2017 Toyota Highlander
    The rust on your hitch definitely seems extreme for the three year time period you've had it on your 2017 Toyota Highlander. That said, rusting is a direct reaction to oxidation and even without using it in winter weather it can still happen. This can occur starting with small scratches on the protective coating from natural road debris and then it being in moisture of some kind. All hitches can start to rust at some point, and the best way to prevent it would be to check every once in...
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  • Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Cargo Carrier part # e98874 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a folding cargo carrier to use on your 2014 Toyota Highlander as long as you had a hitch installed like the part # e98844. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    We do have an etrailer hitch for your 2018 Toyota Highlander, part # e98844, which fits both the Hybrid and gas models. This installs without drilling and it fits with a full-size spare tire so long as it is on a steel rim. The linked installation video, instructions and help article will show you the mounting process. As you'll see in the linked photo this hitch has a very clean appearance once installed. The etrailer hitch # e98851 which fits the 2003 thru 2008 Honda Pilot does also...
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  • Is The Trailer Hitch the Same for a Toyota Highlander and Sienna
    The trailer hitch for a Toyota Highlander is not the same as a trailer hitch for a Toyota Sienna. The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2017 Highlander is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98844. The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2007 Sienna is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98837.
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
    Yes, the Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98844 is confirmed to fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum. This custom Class III hitch will use existing holes in your Highlander's frame for a completely no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and it features a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds. I also really like the unique matte black finish on this particular model. I have attached an installation video on the 2018 model Highlander that you...
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  • Will etrailer Trailer Hitch e98844 Fit A 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited?
    It sure will! The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844 you were looking at is designed to fit all models of the 2019 Toyota Highlander including a Limited model like yours as you can see in the included picture of this hitch installed on a customers Toyota Highlander Limited. If you will be towing a trailer with your Highlander you will also need a vehicle wiring harness # 118449, and a ball mount, hitch ball, and hitch pin and clip which can all be found in the etrailer Ball Mount...
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  • Does etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98844 Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE?
    I have some good news! The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98844 you were looking at is indeed confirmed to fit your 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE. The # e98844 has a tongue weight rating of 900lbs and a trailer weight rating of 6000lbs making it a great option for carrying a bike rack, a cargo carrier, or for a ball mount to do some towing. Keep in mind that the # e98844 will not fit with a full sized aluminum spare wheel due to the...
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  • What Hitch Is Recommended For A Toyota Highlander Carrying A Bike Rack
    If your only purpose for the hitch is a bike carrier, I would narrow down your choices to two hitches. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13200 and Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98844. Both are solid options that provide the same 2" of clearance from the top of the receiver to the farthest point of the bumper on your 2014 Toyota Highlander. Both provide a low profile, hidden appearance and so the key difference is for preference for the matte finish of the etrailer hitch or...
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  • Comparing etrailer and Curt Class III Trailer Hitches for 2018 Toyota Highlander SE
    You have spotted the one and only difference between the etrailer Class III Trailer Hitch # e98844 and the Curt # C13200. Absolutely everything except the finish is identical on these trailer hitches, including how they install and where they sit in relation to the rear bumper on your Highlander SE. I personally like the matte black finish on the etrailer # e98844. It tends to match the aesthetics of the vehicle a little more and is also less prone to visible scratches. I have attached...
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  • Best 4-Way Wiring Harness for 2018 Toyota Highlander
    The best wiring harness for your 2018 Toyota Highlander is the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118449. That is assuming you do not have the factory tow package. When it comes to wiring, we have found Tekonsha to be the most reliable. This plugs into existing wiring, providing you with a 4-way to power a trailer's signal lights. If you do have the factory tow package you need the Curt # 56042 instead. There is no option for a Tekonsha wiring harness if you have the factory tow...
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