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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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 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
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1200 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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   (187 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.

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Really nice hitch.......fit 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...


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


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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.



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



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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).



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This thing is beefy! As good of quality, fit and finish as any of the other hitch’s I have Installed and used over the years. Etrailer ordering and shipping is excellent as always.



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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.



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Hitch came really quickly, free shipping took 15 minutes to install bolt holes lined up perfectly i was very please. Not a single problem. Rare these days



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Fit and finish were perfect. Bolted right up with no problem.Good strong hitch



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It fit perfectly installation was a breeze and arrived in a relatively short amount of time thank you very much



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Great quality and easy to install. Gave my new work van the extra versitility of trailer towing capacity.


Comments
Still works good when I use it.
John N - 03/06/2021


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



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2018 Chevrolet Express Van

I received my hitch today, and had it installed within about 15 minutes. The only challenge was that a few of the rectangular washers slipped when I tried to tighten the bolts - even after cleaning the mating surfaces; crafting a few "washers" out of 50-grit sandpaper solved the problem. After installation, I used my label maker to conspicuously note the torque specs for future reference; you might want to consider adding such a label directly to the hitch for future customers.


Comments
No worries all is well. I crawled under our van with a torque wrench, and it was handy to have a label that specified the torque right there where I could see it.
Paul - 01/26/2020



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2010 Chevrolet Express Van

2 issues: The square washers that restrain the carriage bolts inside the frame are too small for the middle set of bolts. They turn inside the frame and I couldn't torque them properly. The receiver fits for the most part but needed some massaging with a pry bar to get the forward bolts to line up with the frame. Despite slotted holes, the forward-most passenger mounting hole was about 1/4 off toward the center of the van.



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2019 GMC Savana Van

From the time I opened the box and the hitch was fully mounted was about 30 minutes. Did it by myself.



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Very high quality, solid and not easy to scratch, good instructions, super easy installation (less than 30 minutes with no prior experience!)



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2009 Chevrolet Express Van

Took ten minutes to install and fit perfectly on my 2009 Chevrolet Express 3500



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Best fitting hitch I ever installed. Strongly recommend it if you want the job done right.



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I am happy, because etrail has the requirements that I expect. I recommend it.



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Very happy and super easy installation!



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Nice, heavy duty steel construction. Great looking product



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2011 Chevrolet Express Van

Rcvr. fits perfectly. Easy installation.



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Tow receiver has worked great. No issues. Solid and easy install!



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Good easy install



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2019 Chevrolet Express Van

Great price for a Class IV hitch. Easy to install. Metal plates which go inside frame rail are a bit short and do not keep bolt from turning. Looks great and does a good job.



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I ordered a hitch, wiring harnesss, and a 5 pin harness adapter. Received product faster than expected. Installation was easier than expected because of the very accurate videos. I spent more time gathering my tools than actually plugging in the wiring harness. Hitch was installed in 10 mins. Took me longer to get the hitch out of the expertly packed box. I believe the success of etrailer is that they heavily research products and only offer quality, consumer forward items to us, the customers. I had an above average experience. Thank you!


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  • Dimensions of Trailer Hitch for 1997 GMC Savana Van
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98861 will fit your 1997 GMC Savana so long as it is a cargo or passenger van model; if you take a look at the photo of the dimensions of this hitch you can see that the bolt holes are also 40" apart like you said yours were. I have added a link to a video of a similar hitch, the Curt # 14090, being installed on a '97 GMC Savana which you can use as a guide for your installation. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power...
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  • What Hitch do you Recommend for my 2020 Chevrolet Express Van?
    For a basic everyday type of hitch the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98861 is the way to go it offers the 2" x 2" receiver tube opening and has a very nice matte finish that looks great. If you're going to be maxing out the Express's towing capacity I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15320 this has the same 2" x 2" receiver tube opening and is best suited on the 2500 and 3500's doing some serious hauling. As far as wiring the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 1997 Chevrolet Express Conversion Van
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 1997 Chevrolet Express Van is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98861 which should be a direct bolt-on fit though keep in mind it is designed to be used with a standard rear bumper. This trailer hitch has a 10,000 lb gross trailer weight rating and 1,000 lb tongue weight rating which will be plenty. If you don't already have a trailer connector, you'll need the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C55335 which is plug-n-play then...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Express Van 3500
    We have a higher capacity trailer hitch that fits your 2018 Chevy Express 3500 with the part # e98861 which is rated for up to a 10,000 lb trailer. The type of brake controller you are looking for is the Redarc Tow Pro Elite part # RED44FR which puts a small dial on the dash like you are wanting. This the best controller that installs like this and honestly rivals all controllers as well in terms of performance an reliability. I know you said you found a connector under your floor mat...
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  • Wiring Harness and Brake Controller for 2009 Chevy Express Without Tow Package
    I'd be happy to give you a list of all the parts you need to hook up your trailer with electric brakes to your 2009 Chevy Express van. You probably do have a hitch but didn't specify it so just to be thorough I'll give you the one that fits, which is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98861. As for the wiring and brake controller, here is exactly what you need: - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118392 - Universal Installation Kit for Trailer...
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  • Easy to Install Trailer Hitch for 2020 Chevy Express Cargo Van
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98861 is the one I recommend for your 2020 Chevy Express cargo van. When it comes to installing this hitch, it really doesn't get much easier than this. All you'd need to do is raise it and line it up with the existing holes in the van's frame. From there, just install the hardware and torque to specs. As mentioned, this hitch utilizes the vehicle's factory frame holes so there is zero drilling required. I've attached an installation video for you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Chevy Express Van Passenger Model
    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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  • Parts Needed To Tow with a 2017 GMC Savana 2500 Van
    If the trailer you will be towing with your 2017 GMC Savana 2500 Van has brakes then yes, you will need to use a 7-way wiring harness and brake controller in addition to the trailer hitch, trailer wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. These will be the only requirements to tow the trailer but you may also be interested in a transmission cooler to help prolong the life of your vehicle's transmission. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part #...
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    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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    Trailer hitch fits are very specific to make and model of vehicles. It's very often that a hitch for a vehicle will only fit for a handful of years before the manufacturer of the vehicle changes enough of it to require a new fit. So you'll need a new hitch for your 2008 Chevy Express 1500. For that we have the etrailer.com hitch part # e98861 which has plenty of towing capacity and will bolt right up to your van frame.
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2020 Chevy Express Van Cutaway Chassis Used for Shuttle Bus
    Buyer's products offers the # 3371801102 which is a fit for the 2020 Express Cutaway Van Chassis, as opposed to the # e98861 which is a fit for the cargo/passenger vans only. The hitch has a capacity of 12K towing/ 1200 tongue weight and isn't intended for use with weight distribution. The hitch offers 6-1/2 inches of drop, to conclusively determine if it'll work on your Shuttle Bus, you'll want to measure straight downward from the frame member at the bumper to determine if the hitch...
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    The etrailer Trailer Hitch, part # e98861, is only compatible with the standard 2006 GMC Savana Van, not the cutaway like your Blue-Bird Micro Bus. Unfortunately, there are no custom fit hitches for your bus. Therefore, your best option is to use an RV Universal Hitch, like part # C13702. This Curt hitch is expandable so it can be bolted on or welded to a range of frames from 18 - 51 inches with a gross towing weight of 5000 pounds. I've linked to a video review of this hitch for you...
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  • Class IV Hitch For A 2019 Chevrolet Express Van
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  • What Hitch and Wiring Harness Do I Need for Towing an 8000 Pound Camper on a 2007 Chevy Express Van?
    For towing an 8000-pound camper on your 2007 Chevy Express 2500HD, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 2" # e98861. The etrailer hitch has a gross trailer capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum tongue capacity of 1,000 pounds. Since you have a 2007 Chevy Express without a towing package, the only plug and play option we carry is a 4-pole connector, but you can convert it to a 7-way. For this route, I recommend the T-One Vehicle...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2006 GMC Savana 3500
    We sure do! I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class IV - 2" # e98861 which is confirmed to fit your 2006 GMC Savana 3500 as long as it is not a cab and chassis model. The # e98861 has a 1000lb tongue weight rating and 10000lb trailer weight rating which gets bumped up to 1200lb tongue weight and 12000lb trailer weight making it a perfect option for towing a trailer, and carrying a bike rack or cargo carrier. If you are planning...
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