Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2005 Honda Element

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I am purchasing the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4inch - 24720. Several questions: 1. Is this the right one for a Honda Element 2005 4WD? I am wondering why it wouldnt be 2. I am planning to pull a Uhaul trailer: do i need a drawbar, a ball, wiring? Thank you!

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Yes, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24720 is a fit for your 2005 Honda Element with 4WD. However, this hitch only has a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening and since you plan to be towing a trailer then I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75659 because it has a 2" receiver tube opening.

As you mentioned you will also need a trailer wiring harness and ball mount/hitch ball. For a trailer wiring harness I recommend the Hopkins Tail Light Converter Kit part # HM48925 as it is one of the most cost effective options we have for you. Then for the ball mount/hitch ball I recommend the Ball Mount Kit part # 989900 which comes with two different ball mounts and hitch balls that will accomodate most trailers.

If you need help installing the hitch I have attached an install video for you.

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