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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 e98850 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98850

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 5500 lbs WD GTW
  • 550 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
  • Sturdy, square-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: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 550 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" - e98850

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (550 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.

2007 Toyota Tacoma

The first hitch didn't fit my Toyota Tacoma (brackets angled in) and the second hitch they shipped also didn't fit (angled out). I can't tell if it was bent in shipping or manufactured wrong. The box was damaged but the hitch didn't show any scars. I don't think a customer should need to bend a product as was suggested by customer service. I think at minimum it should be more protected during boxing. see annotated photo showing 2nd hitch.

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Nice solid hitch receiver. Not difficult to install.



Still working excellent with no issues towing a 15 foot boat.


The hitch is of good quality and it fit perfectly. I found that the best way to install the hitch is to remove the rear bumper entirely. All the mounting bolts need to be removed anyway and the two on the bumper are hard to get to and probably were in there since my 2007 truck was new. Much easier to remove all the bolts with the bumper off and the hitch is easy to install with no bumper in the way. Finished install looks good with very little of the hitch showing except for the receiver. PS I'm a pretty good DIY type and it took 4 hours to install this hitch.


The hitch fit well. No bolts washers or spacers were include. Went to local ace and got bolts, not cheap.$4.99 ea Had my own washers but not spacers. I will find spacers and reinstall.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina D.


Awe man, I am sorry that the hardware wasn't there. Lets see what we can do for you since you already got replacements.

Toyota Tacoma

It’s built very well. The Tacoma frame tappers towards the bumper. Extremely tight fit, rubber mallet is helpful.
But it fit, I’m happy.


Very fast shipping. Packing box was torn in a couple of places, but no damage to the product and no lost parts.

2007 Toyota Tacoma

Awesome product and super fast shipping! Very happy with purchase.


Quality products, installation was well explained and accurate. Competitive pricing & quality products-- highly recommend ETRAILER!

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Took me only an hour to install. The four washer/spacers/shims were difficult to get aligned with the bolt holes.
The right side brackets was bent, probably during shipment. I did get it bent back in place. Took a large bench vice and some leverage to get bracket back in its original position.
Other than these 2 issues, this install was a clean and neat project for the 2009 Toyota Tacoma.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed.


Fully recommended for all use. Thoroughly impressed.


The perfect solution for my towing needs. A high-quality product delivered by a fast reliable service at a great price.


I haven’t seen the product yet, because I’m currently deployed. However I am already going to give it a 4 star review just based on their customer service. It’s been remarkable. Really feels like less like a massive corporation and more of a small business that actually cares.

2006 Toyota Tacoma

One pretty aggravating problem. Included instructions said to add four metal spacers, 2 to each side. Adding the spacers was a pain and when I went to add the bumper it turned out to be wrong and I had to remove the hitch receiver and remount it without the spacers in order for the bumper to fit.


Excellent product.


Perfect fit easy install solid construc tion


It works as it should. No complaints


Once the receiver was finally installed, I was happy with it. Getting it installed took 3 days of working out rusted bolts and cleaning bolt holes. Like a few people have mentioned, the hitch arrived bent. Ended up using a storm drain/curb to bend it straight. Made for a difficult fit but it worked. The one tip I'd give for people doing this solo, is to use heavy duty zip ties through the horizontal bolt holes. Lift up one end, get the zips started. Then put one on the other end. Goal is to get it all up and close enough to get one bolt started. Tighten the ties as you go along. After one bolt is in, cut out a tie on the opposite side, replace with a bolt. Repeat for the last two. Laying on my back, I used my knee to push up on the bumper to help align everything. It worked much easier than trying to muscle things up. Didn't have a jack tall enough or stabile enough to hold the receiver up while bolting it in.


Sturdy and fit like a wet glove. Small parts kit helped in the installation and the delivery was relatively quick considering the size and weight.

Bob W.


It continues to be stable and works as it should. There have been no problems at all.


Received it damaged. etrailer made excuses. Had to pay garage extra to have it repaired and installed. Bad business.


Installed today Video instructions were flawless Will install the light kit tomorrow So here’s the skinny. I’m 59 yo, it was 98 degrees out today, and I finished in a couple hours with the help of a floor jack. I would absolutely recommend an extra set of hands and a lift if available. But hey if I can crawl around on the concrete so can you

2007 Toyota Tacoma

Great product! Fast and timely shipping. Only issue is side brackets flexed due to shipping and it was short by a 1/4 inch for me to bolt on frame. Resolved it by using a bottle jack and 2x4 and flexed the side brackets out to the correct fit. Very sturdy and strong and secure to pull my 21 ft boat.


Quality product received super quick. The hitch fit right up nice. Will do business with again. Thanks so much.

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Great product!, Quick shipping!
easy to install and it fits perfect on my 2013 Tacoma


Had to really work to get the one side straightened out enough to fit onto my frame. Plenty of cuss words and bloody knuckles but it finally fit. 100% bent on delivery. This steel is strong enough that it wouldn’t “flex” during shipment. Likely a production line issue.



Solid. Holding up very well. Tows my boat great up to northern Michigan and back to ohio.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Tim We're happy to hear that your # e98850 etrailer brand receiver hitch is working well!


it arrived quickly and fit perfectly on my 2006 Tacoma



It is perfect. Still works like the day it was installed.

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