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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"

Item # e98845
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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 e98845 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98845

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 400 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • 400 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 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" - e98845

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (370 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.

2018 Dodge Journey

My dad hooked this up to my SUV so we could have more space when we go on vacation, and it looks pretty good. I cant wait to hook it up to my cargo trailer in a few weeks.
He seemed to have it full installed within a few hours, if that.


The rating is for the order Processing.
ordered the wrong hitch and canceled it with in a half hour.
I did not know there would be a email to confirm the cancel,
I did see in the 10 minutes to confirm the cancel, was unable to cancel.
I asked for a return slip and was told I could not get one until the shipping label was created.
I requested a return before it shipped and was asked if I had tried to install it, I did not even have the hitch.
Was charge $[XX] was refunded $[XX].

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.


Wow I am so sorry to hear it has been so chaotic for you! I see our customer service team is still working with you on this, and I know they will take care of you.


With the video, it was pretty easy. I did it by myself. I recommend getting help to line the carriage bolts up and don’t forget to undo the plug that’s in the video. Hardest part was undoing the muffler hangers.


This is a great option for someone who wanted an easier install instead of cutting the fascia for a concealed hitch. It does hang down a bit lower than the other options but it does not scrape the ground at all from my experience. The hardest part of the whole install was getting the rubber exhaust hangers loose. It took a lot of prying with WD40 because there were 3 rubber hangers on each side of the dual exhaust Dodge Journey. Once we got it loose we kept the exhaust from hanging with jack stands however a strap would have worked just as well. Then I used a floor jack to keep the hitch in place to tighten the bolts. Now we can take our bikes to Minnesota this summer!

Heather A.


Still love it, never bottom out and easier to install compared to the other options.


The quality of this hitch is the best has a nice flat plate where all joints come together with excellent welds it took me about one hour to install with the help of one jack stand and having single exhaust really helped


We purchased this T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector to wire up our 2018 Dodge Journey, along with an hitch. Just like everything we've ever bought from etrailer, it went on with ease and worked the way it should. The instructions were clear and nothing needed to be fabricated to install. We will continue to buy from etrailer, and always appreciate the fast shipping.


Was a little bit of a pain to install. Exhaust was a problem. We use it just about every weekend. Bought a carrier basket then a utility trailer.


This is the second trailer hitch I have purchased from etrailer because of engineering, quality and ease of installation!

Kevin N.


Appearance is still great, now to hook up trailer lights.


Great equipment! Receiver was easy to mount, well made, and performed well over the last year. I'd buy again if I ever needed another.


I watched the video how to install It was very easy my dad was very skeptical he thought it was going to be like an all day job. The video was very descriptive and really helped out a lot if you didn't have this video you would be clueless how to do the install. This definitely helped me out a lot I moved out of my house and sold it and build a new one and this helped us move stuff by just getting people's trailers and borrowing it so at the time this is the only vehicle I had to tow stuff with. The quality of the material is very good and the shipping was awesome too I actually got upgraded to have better shipping.


Everything as the site promises Follow the instructional videos and take your time
My son installed the hitch in the driveway with a few ramps in a couple of hours - yes the exhaust straps take time and you have to shimmy the spare a bit but it fits - finished product looks great


Easy install. Good price. Fast shipping. Superb customer service. Quality product.



Still love it. Would definitely buy another.

2018 Dodge Journey

Product arrived all full of scratches and some chipped paint due to the scuffs. I was going on a road trip and had to install anyways because I needed to use my cargo carrier. If it weren't for that I would have asked for a refund

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I can understand your disappointment with the finish on the hitch. Sometimes this happens even when we do our best to package the hitches so that they will arrive in good condition. I know you have already installed the hitch however I recommend touching up the affected areas with a rust resistant paint like Rustoleum. I will also have our Customer Service team contact you.


Very fast shipping easy to install hitch and wiring with great instructions. I’m not a mechanic or fabricator and was able to install with no help in just a few hours. Saved me lots of money on an install, everything fit perfectly and looks factory. Very high quality. Thank you etrailer!


The hitch has been fantastic and used for a bike rack and luggage shelf. Great quality and value.


Good quality, strong, very pleased with the product, would recommend, exact fit brings all the hardware and instructions, great customer service

2017 Dodge Journey

Definitely coming back to order here again the product was well built and box very nicely

2019 Dodge Journey

Great hitch receiver! However packaging was minimal. Hardware came loose in box and box had holes. Luckily none fell out of package. Vehicle wiring kit works great but two of the plugs that accept original tail light wiring were poorly made, they plugged well together but would not click as the latch was made sloppy and slightly mismatched. But everything lights up and working.



Still working as it should.

2015 Dodge Journey

Installed yesterday, in my driveway and I am very satisfied with the hitch and wiring kits, as well as the instructional videos from etrailer. The only complication was a wiring hardness mounted on the driver side read bumper cover, that I had to relocate.

2016 Dodge Journey

Shipped fast and easy install. Wish the wheels were an inch or 2 wider (for bike rack) to better support fattire bikes. But still solid and holds well.

2018 Dodge Journey

Great product. A pain in the butt to install but awesome quality.


I like it a lot, looks awesome in my Journey.. I feel like I'm driving a more complete car now. Real happy with my experience buying at etrailer

2019 Dodge Journey

Very great product, easy install on a 2019 journey. Only pain was dealing with the exhaust hangers and limited space to get to them. Had it installed in 40 minutes, very home mechanic friendly and I'm a mechanic so if you have slight knowledge on cars you're good to go.


If I had to get another hitch I would get another trailer hitch it fit perfect and is holding up very well...I have no complaints it is a very well constructed hitch would recommend to anyone!!!


The hitch receiver was mounted by my local U-Haul dealer and has been trouble free since installation. I have pulled my 10 X 8 trailer with both cargo and my 2018 Road Glide from VA to Daytona Beach, FL a few times the past 3 years. I highly recommend this!

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    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76225 is a confirmed fit for the 2015 Dodge Journey SXT AWD. It is the only trailer hitch we carry from any of our manufacturers that currently is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite to confirm the fit.
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    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98845 is what I recommend for a 2020 Dodge Journey. It fits all models and options such as AWD. It's a bolt-on option with no cutting or drilling required. It has a class III rating with 2" receiver tube opening. It will be great for towing or other hitch mounted accessories like bike racks such as the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike part # TH934XTR and cargo carriers such as the 24x60 etrailer Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches part...
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