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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 # e98853
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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 e98853 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98853

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 525 lbs 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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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" - e98853

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (492 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.


I love this hitch. It installed super easy using the video provided by etrailer. Bent the tabs as they recommend and didn’t need to remove the bumper. For the past year I’ve been hauling around bikes on my tow hitch bike rack and gear in my tow hitch mounted cargo box on the back of my sienna. I can carry so much stuff. I just returned from a month long trip to Maine with my cargo box and it was amazing, I was able to bring everything I needed. I love the way the hitch looks I and love how versatile it makes my sienna.


Installed this hitch over the weekend, the hitch and hardware are top notch and the install was easy, looking forward to many years of service!

2019 Toyota Sienna

I’d give it 5 stars, but one of the bolts that came in the package wouldn’t thread into the frame. I tried all 6 spots and it was definitely the bolt. All the other bolts worked in each spot. I had to run to the hardware store to buy a new bolt. Thankfully they had the specs listed in the directions. Everything else was great, just bummed about the one messed up bolt. The bolt from the hardware store went in just fine, it was 5mm longer but that didn’t appear to matter.
There is a picture of the bolt, it looks fine but it simply wouldn’t thread. It wouldn’t thread into the little thing at the hardware store either they have next to the bolts to make sure you have the correct size.

2015 Toyota Sienna

Installed in a matter of a couple of hours by myself. I used a QuickJack to raise the car up. Otherwise, I would have had a time getting under there. Also used a floor jack with some 4x4s to raise the hitch in place, and then secured with a tie down before getting the 1st couple of bolts in. The image for the cutting of the undertray is not very accurat; you'll need to cut more than shown. Hauled my dirt bike with a HF carrier and had no issues. Definitely recommend this hitch and believe it was worth the extra work to install the hidden version.

No complaints. Still glad I went with the hidden version, both for aesthetics and ground clearance issues. Will probably get another for one of my other vehicles at some point.
Jared - 07/26/2022


I was looking for a hitch so that we can haul more luggage on family vacations. After some research I chose this hitch because of how hidden it is under the vehicle. Installation was great. I watched the video and then was off to the races. I was able to get it on without undoing the exhaust from the hanger. The service from etrailer was great. Shipped fast and the quality looks great.


This hitch was bought & installed on our 2020 Toyota sienna XLE AWD.
It was shipped and received at my house very fast, impressive. It came well packed with no damage.

My install was a little different than the paper instructions. My under body panel looks different than the instructions but I just held it up and cut out what needed to be removed & it looks great!

If you have one of these vans it’s well worth the money and time to install one, it sits 1 3/4” in from the bumper face. It’s very nice hitch!

A year later and its great! Absolutely seamless, I forget it’s there. Walking past, getting groceries or the stroller, I don’t even think about it until I need to tow. I have zero regrets in buying it.
Marc - 08/23/2022


This worked out great! I absolutely love that they provide a video of how to install it and shows what you need, need to do, and what you'll run into. You'll need to at least pull your car onto a ramp to lift it off the ground so you can get under enough to work on it. The under panel was easy to take off and the hitch receiver was easy to line up and bolt on. It was a little tricky to cut out a notch in the under panel so it lined up just right to look clean and tight. Which was easy to cut with some tin snips. The final look is really clean and you can hardly tell it's even there, but it works great!

2017 Toyota Sienna

The Package said a pro can install this in an hour, I am no pro but this only took me about 45 minutes to install from start to finish. Great fit and very sturdy build quality! It said to lower the exhaust to get the part in. I was able to slide it in without lowering the exhaust and complete the install by myself, well I had the assistance of my 3 year old.

10/10 would buy again.


Fully satisfied with the product

Very well
Jesher - 10/05/2022
Still looking good, the last time I checked. Though the van has changed ownership now.
Jesher - 06/24/2023

2018 Toyota Sienna

Nicely made and it bolted right up to my 2018 Toyota Sienna.
The video installation instructions were easy to follow.
I like that most of it is hidden out of view.
I recommend it to everyone.

The hitch is excellent and is just what I wanted. Out of sight and very clean looking. I am glad I bought the version that is mostly hidden by the rear underbelly tray or whatever Toyota calls it.
James - 07/29/2023


I love this hitch. I love the fact that it is all hidden under the fascia and only a receiver piece is visible. I look at other Siennas and see other hutches just hanging out and I quietly chuckle. The only thing I did not do during the install was to put the thread locker. I have towed my jetski for several months and nothing is loose. If I get more free time, I might take out the bolts one at a time and might add a thread locker and use my newly acquired electric impact gun. I used a 1/2 " ratchet from Harbor Freight to tighten the bolts. Very happy esthetically and functionality. The price was decent.

2017 Toyota Sienna

4.5 stars. I had a bit of trouble getting this installed, I could only get 3/4 bolts in at the same time. I took it to a local shop where I was going to buy a rear cargo box, and they were able to bolt it for me for free in about 10 mins. It looks great, and works great. I have a steep driveway, and the hitch does tend to bottom out, but that's a problem for me, not a problem with the hitch.


One Year Later: Super. I am old and arthritic, but I installed it myself with help from my son on the very last step. No problems at all during the past year.

Year two completed: we have driven halfway across the country eBiking in every state we passed multiple times. Easy to use and works perfectly.
Joseph C - 07/09/2023

2017 Toyota Sienna

High quality product and easy to install after watching the video on the product page. Took my wife and me about 1.5 hours to install and it looks factory installed with nothing showing but the hitch receiver once finished.

2017 Toyota Sienna

Best deal I found. Most of the hitch is hidden under plastic guard under the rear bumper. Other brands are more of an eye sore. Installed on 2017 sienna.


One year later I'm extremely pleased with this purchase. I often chuckle when I see stock hitches and the whole thing is visible while mine is neatly tucked under with everything hidden except for the 2" receiver. 10/10 have recommended etrailer on many occasions to friends and family for their service and know-how. Since installing my hitch I towed a pop up camper 1500+kms and do frequent trips to the dump or my local dirt and gravel yard for supplies. Love it!


I have been really impressed with this hitch. It went on exactly how the instructions explained to put it on, with no surprises. There was even a video for our exact vehicle. It was probably the most straight forward installation I've ever done.

A year on, and the trailer hitch works just fine, I dont even think about it. Fantastic
Daniel - 04/24/2023


It fit my toyota van perfectly. The rear height is low on the van so the close profile helps it clear curbs. The install video is excellent except you could show using a stick through the receiver to balance it better when raising it up with a floor jack.

Toyota Sienna

The low profile was the best choice, especially on the Sienna. It was a bit of work since I had to remove the bumper cover and the zillion plastic clips and screws but definitely worth the extra work.


The hitch is great. Good welds, great powder coat and good thick steel leading to a heavy a quality piece of hardware. To repeat it is heavy and if you decided to install it laying on your back with just yourself it is a struggle. I was able to get it installed in about 2 hours with no help, but having another set of hands to help line it up so the bolts can go it would probably cut the install time in if you have a neighbor that owes you a favor call them over! I would not hesitate to buy this because the fitment looks great and the engineering is design so you really don't have to disassemble much on the vehicle so even those with the most basic of DIY knowledge could do this install but lifting the rear or the vehicle for more room would also be very helpful. Great product, great instruction and great experience! Thanks!


This hitch was easy to install and the directions were great. This is a great addition to our Toyota Sienna and perfect for ou bike rack.

2017 Toyota Sienna

Great product! Installed just like shown in the video. I did cut the cover slightly different than instructed (see photos). The angled cuts allowed me to keep some of the cover over the hitch to minimize salt-splash in the PA winters. I also kept the bottom cover off until I finished installing the trailer lights (nice to do both at the same time). I was able to get space by jacking the van and putting it on jack-stands. Using stools and wood blocks helped put the hitch into place while I was putting on the nuts.


Very impressed with this hitch. The square receiver is the only part that shows. Rest is hiding under the factory vinyl cover. This also gives you more ground clearance.


For a while, I was going back and forth on whether I wanted to get this hitch or the slightly less expensive one that is not hidden. After watching the installation video with the tip about bending down the tabs on the floor pan so that I could install this without removing the entire bumper, I decided on this hitch. And I am VERY glad I did. The installation on this was just fine once I did the trick to not have to remove the bumper. A friend helped me and we got this on my Sienna in less than an hour. Now the only thing that is visible on the back of the van is the hitch receiver itself. Very nice, clean-looking result.

2014 Toyota Sienna

Receiver went on without a hitch (see what I did there) :) Nice install video.
Instruction say cut 4" wide and 7" deep into platic guard. That was too aggressive on my 2014 Sienna. Check out my pics. I could have cut 2.5" less deep and about 1" less wide. So maybe try 3" wide x 4.5" deep.

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    The best trailer hitch available for your 2020 Toyota Sienna is the Class III # e98853 because of its hidden crosstube design and unique matte black finish, which gives the receiver a rugged look and is less prone to scratches. Because the 2" receiver on this hitch drops down below the crosstube, the entirety of the tube sits behind the rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible. I have attached a couple images of the hitch installed on the 2019 Sienna so you can see exactly...
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    When installing the Class III Trailer Hitch # E98853 on your 2011 Toyota Sienna you will need to trim a small portion of the underbody panel to allow room for the receiver but the panel itself will be re-installed after the hitch is in place. I have attached a couple of images to clarify this; one of the underbody panel with the hitch installed on a 2011 Toyota Sienna and another from the installation instructions that show exactly what will be trimmed. I have attached the...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Sienna
    The best trailer hitch for your 2018 Toyota Sienna is the Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98853 because of its concealed crosstube design where only the 2 inch receiver is visible, the unique matte black finish that provides a rugged look, and the fact that it is made right here in the USA. This particular hitch simply offers the best combination of appearance, strength, and cost for your Sienna. The Class III receiver features a 3,500 pound towing limit and a 525 pound...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2020 Toyota Sienna
    For your 2020 Toyota Sienna I highly recommend the Trailer Hitch # e98853 because of its hidden-crosstube design and unique matte black finish that matches the Sienna well and is less prone to scratches. This Class III hitch will line up to existing holes in the vehicle's frame rails for a bolt-on (no-drill) installation and it's drop-down 2" receiver keeps the crosstube tucked behind the rear bumper. This allows for a sleek, factory-like appearance that I especially like...
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  • What Does Underbody Trimming Consist of With etrailer e98853 Install On 2020 Toyota Sienna
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98853 is a great choice for the 2020 Toyota Sienna but it does require some under body trimming during installation like you mentioned. The under body panel will need to have a 4" by 7" rectangle trimmed into it to install the hitch. I have attached a a trim diagram for your reference. Besides the under body panel that needs to be trimmed this installation is pretty straight forward, I have also attached a video and the installation instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Sienna for Exhaust Clearance
    The hitch part # E98853 would be an excellent choice for your 2019 Toyota Sienna in terms of exhaust clearance. I attached a picture of the hitch installed and you can see that it easily fits with the exhaust with room to spare.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch For 2020 Toyota Sienna
    The best trailer hitch option for the 2020 Toyota Sienna is Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98853 because it is a concealed cross tube option so the only portion of the trailer hitch that will be visible once installed is the receiver opening. The other great thing about the hitch is the matte black finish compared to the other trailer hitch options that have a glossy powder coat. In my personal opinion the matte powder coat looks nicer. I have attached a photo...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Sienna Limited Premium
    For your 2019 Sienna Limited Premium, I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98853 which is a custom fit so no drilling is required. It has a class III rating and comes with a 2" receiver tube opening. This hitch also has a concealed design which means the only portion of the hitch that will be visible is the receiver tube opening. In addition to this, it has a matte finish therefore the receiver tube opening will blend in more with the vehicle when compared to other...
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  • Does Hitch # E98853 Fit 2011 Toyota Sienna SE
    Yes, the hitch part # E98853 is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Toyota Sienna SE model. I attached an install video for this hitch on a similar 2011 Toyota Sienna for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch With Best Ground Clearance for a 2021 Toyota Sienna
    The trailer hitch with the best ground clearance for a 2021 Toyota Sienna is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98853. It sits directly under the painted bumper fascia which will put the receiver tube about 10"-11" from the ground. It's a great option with hidden design so it will make for a very factory-like appearance. I have attached a photo below as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch with Best Ground Clearance for a 2015 Toyota Sienna
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98853 offers the best ground clearance for a 2015 Toyota Sienna. It will sit about 10-1/2"-10-3/4" from the ground when measuring to the bottom of the receiver tube.
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  • Does the 2019 Toyota Sienna LE Trim Come with an Upgraded Radiator and What's the Best Hitch for It
    The heavy-duty radiator for the 2019 Toyota Sienna is standard for those models with the factory towing prep package. It looks like the LE trim has the prep package as a standard, but I could not confirm this 100%. Your best bet is to call your local Toyota dealer and find out if your model has the prep package. If you have it, then you have the heavy-duty radiator and cooling fans. If you're looking for a hitch to use with that prep package, I recommend the etrailer Class III Hidden Tube,...
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  • Mostly Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2017 Toyota Sienna
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  • Does Hitch Receiver Tube of etrailer Hitch # e98853 Taper Narrower
    The hitch tube of the etrailer hitch # e98853 that you referenced does not taper at all. It is 2 inch by 2 inch all the way through it. That said if you are worried about corrosion your best option would be to keep the hitch opening as clean as possible. Any type of hitch cover may cause moisture to accumulate and potentially cause more corrosion.
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  • Recommended Hitch With Best Ground Clearance for 2015 Toyota Sienna
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Trailer Hitch # E98853
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98853 that you referenced has a tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds (and a towing weight limit of 3,500 pounds). There was a short time where the stickers that came on this particular hitch were incorrect with regards to the tongue weight limit, showing the lighter spec that you mentioned. This has since been resolved and included stickers are now accurate. Basically the tongue weight capacity on this hitch has always been 525 pounds but for...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch with Hidden Crosstube Fit 2015 Toyota Sienna SE Model
    Yes! All of the trailer hitch options that have a hidden crosstube for your 2015 Toyota Sienna will fit just fine with your SE model. Out of the linked selection I recommend going with the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # e98853 because it has a matte black finish that not only looks more durable, but it also does a much better job at hiding any scratches that would occur from road debris than the classic gloss black finish on the other options. I have attached a video of...
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    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98853 is what I recommend for a 2020 Toyota Sienna (All Models). I checked with the manufacturer and verified that there will be no issues on a Limited Premier with AWD. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver offers bolt-on installation and it has a hidden design for the best overall appearance.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Sienna
    The etrailer hitch part # e98853 is the best trailer hitch option for your 2017 Toyota Sienna as it's mostly hidden, has the best towing capacities, and has a matte finish which makes it a little less visible as well. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Is etrailer Brand Class III e98853 Hitch Shipped With Installation Hardware
    The install hardware and install instructions for the etrailer brand # e98853 Class III hitch can be found in a plastic bag that's placed in the square receiver tube. You should have received 6) M12-1.25x40mm hex bolts and 6) conical toothed washers. If they can't be found in the receiver tube, let me know and we'll get that taken care of for you.
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  • What Size Of Box Will The Hitch e98853 Come In?
    The last # e98853 hitch we shipped weighed right at 45 pounds. The size of the box can vary slightly, but it looks like the largest one we ship it in will measure 58" long x 8" deep x 26" tall. As a side note, this will definitely fit a 2015 Toyota Sienna and I included an install video for you to check out on your flight as well. However, if you are taking the hitch over-seas I cannot confirm fitment on vehicles that are produced outside the US. Just something to be aware of.
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  • Does etrailer Hitch # e98853 Fit 2017 Toyota Sienna
    Yes the etrailer hitch part # e98853 does fit your 2017 Toyota Sienna SE.
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  • What Local Installers do You Recommend to Install My Hitch for Me?
    Yes! In order to find a local installer for the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - 2" # e98853 for your 2015 Toyota Sienna, there is text underneath the product photos/videos that reads "Need help with installation? Locate installers near me." I went ahead and attached a photo that shows where this is located. From that link, you can find local installers that we recommend near your zip code.
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  • Is There a Hitch for 2012 Toyota Sienna that is Rated for Weight Distribution
    While we do have a similar hitch that fits your 2012 Toyota Sienna that is rated for weight distribution the part # E98853 is not. Instead the most similar hitch we have that is rated for WD is the Draw Tite part # 76112 which has better towing capacities but also has the same hidden crosstube which gives it a more concealed look. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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