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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 2" part number e98861 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98861

  • Class IV
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1000 lbs TW
  • 12000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1200 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 IV
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 10,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,200 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.

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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 IV - 2" - e98861

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (248 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.


While not specifically listed for it, I installed this on a 2005 GMC Savana School Bus Cutaway. The width was perfect and minimal drilling was required. Since it was a modified Savana it did require a one inch cut out be added on the bottom of the massive school bus bumper for the hitch as well as a 13" hitch to provide the needed length. In the end it worked prfectly.


The trailer hitch was top notch, very impressed. Unfortunately, the packaging was NOT. The receiver hitch was shipped loose in the box and the flanges that bolt to the frame of the vehicle busted through both ends of the box. The powder coat was scraped off one side due to this. The hitch needed to either be wrapped better or cardboard added to the box ends to keep this from happening.

The electrical receptacle I ordered at the same time was also loose out of the packaging, inside the box bouncing around with the heavy 4" rise ball mount. I was actually surprised that none of the fasteners were lost due the gaping holes in the box or that the electrical connector wasn't damaged, but fortunately, this time everything was okay.

I think this is a great company with great products, it's just very unfortunate that their shipping department doesn't take as much care in the delivery of those products.


So far I have hauled horse trailers, car trailers, junk trailers and more. This hitch has worked effortlessly with my Express Van to expand my capabilities. Easy to install, I have not had to worry about it ever since. And with a load rating of 10,000 pounds my van will fail before the hitch is exceeded.

After a year, still hauling, still working great.
Isaac - 03/31/2022


Really nice Perfectly......took about 45 minutes to install...Easy......Almost all of the hitch is covered by the plastic bumper, only the very center even shows at all....Looks like a CUSTOM hitch! This went on my 2010 GMC Conversion Van......Look at the final pictures...

No problems at all, Im VERY Happy with your product....quality and Easy to install....Thanks...
Chuck W - 07/09/2020

2000 GMC Savana Van

I remodel RVs, vans, boats, etc for clients and use etrailer pretty often. They are one of the best online stores I use. They ship incredibly fast and have quality products for good prices. They're customer service always goes above and beyond. My experience with them has been great every time. I highly recommend them for all your RV, van, trailer, boat, auto and sporting needs.


great price, and easy installation 1/2 hr. and i was done


Perfect fit, installed in approx 15 minutes and I am very impressed with this product and reason for my repeat business. Thank you for the great service!


Great quality and it included all the hardware for quick install. It fit perfect on a 2016 Chevy Express.


Customer service was great, it was easy to order and my delivery came within two days. When delivery got here the box was really tore up and I was afraid that some of the bolts may be missing to my surprise when I open the box I found at the Bolton instructions have been taped to the hitch receiver and we’re all intact. It only took about one hour from start to finish including raising the van on a jack with jackstands lowering it back down and cleaning up when I was finished. I used tiedown straps to hold the hitch in place while I bolted it as I did it by myself. It’s a little heavy and awkward under the van using a floor jack in a jackstand but all in all everything went well. I’m very satisfied so far and it looks like it’s an excellent product.

2018 Chevrolet Express Van

Even though it was back ordered, it did not take long to deliver. Fit was perfect. Went on easy. Can't wait to pull one of my trailers.


Perfect fit and well made. The coating is high quality, no flaking. Looks to be s as quality product.


great ship times, easy installation, easy operation, no issues after a year. highly recommend for no hassle hitch.


Quality product and installation was a cinch!


Like always, fit perfectly, all hardware easy to use. Great job etrailer! 1 1/2 hrs start to tools put away.

2002 GMC Savana Van

The hitch was shipped out in a timely manner. The quality and finish were high standards. Installation was easy, all holes lined up nicely.


I ordered this hitch for a chevy van and it fit perfectly very easy to install. Fit all predrilled holes simply lift into place and install supplied bolts Very heavy rated and work out just as it should


The hitch came very quickly, easy to install and looks very well made.


Great fit and easy installation

2002 Chevrolet Express Van

The hitch arrived fairly fast and it fit perfectly. The trailer wiring harness was as easy to install but the section where the four-prong plug ends should be 12 - 15 inches longer (this is not etrailer's fault).

2019 GMC Savana Van

It could not possibly have been easier to install.


Easy to install. Works great.


Fits great!

by: 10/20/2021

Easiest I have ever done. Helps to have a helper to hold in place while you start a couple of nuts. Other than that it bolts right up. Fast shipping, great service as always.


Very fast delivery and easy installation. Love doing business with this place..


Solid construction. Installed the hitch “without Hitch”!!

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    Yes, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98861 for your 2004 GMC Savana Van is rated for 10K towing and that's bumped up to 12K if you're using a weight distribution kit. I do also recommend verifying the towing weigh capacity of your van in your owner's manual to ensure it's rated high enough to safely tow the trailer as well. We try to refrain from posting torque specs directly on our site as those can change from time to time if the hardware is updated, but you can find the current...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2020 Chevy Express Van Cutaway Chassis Used for Shuttle Bus
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2002 Chevy School Bus
    We may have a hitch for your 2002 Chevy Express school bus but I can't recommend you use the hitch you mentioned as that is for the passenger and cargo van and not a school bus. The only hitch receiver we can recommend for a bus is a universal application that can be welded on or bolted on, and depends on the outside-to-outside frame width of your bus. A perfect option for a large variety of frame widths is the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 72" Wide # 13703.
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  • What Easy-to-Install Trailer Hitch do You Recommend for My 2021 Chevy Express Cargo Van?
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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van
    Yes, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98861 does in fact fit your 2021 Chevrolet Express cargo van. If you need wiring, we have the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 55540. This is an easy to install wiring harness that plugs directly into your factory wiring harness for quick installation. The reason wiring is needed is, to provide your trailer with turn signals and brake lights, that way you are safe on the road and in legal compliance.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2007 GMC Savana Van
    For your 2007 GMC Savana Van I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 2" # e98861 as it has a very durable matte black powder coat finish to resist chips and scratches, and has a 1000lb tongue weight rating and 10000lb trailer weight rating which is perfect for towing or carrying a bike rack or cargo carrier. Keep in mind this hitch and all of our available hitches will only fit the cargo and passenger models, not the cutaway chassis...
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    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98861 is an excellent option for a 2017 Chevrolet Express Van and will work on both passenger and cargo models.It features bolt-on installation taking most only 30 minutes or so with just common hand tools. In order to tow a trailer you'd also need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118392 which is plug-n-play and the etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches part # 989900.
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  • 7-Way and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Express Van
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  • Is There Class IV or V Hitch that Fits 2014 Chevy Express 2500 Van
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