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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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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000
  • etrailer
  • No Cross Tube
  • 600
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Dodge Ram Pickup'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
  • 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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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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Installation Details E98852 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98852

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (782 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.


It is an amazing hitch functions extremely well. Here is the drawback. The nut is to tall. When Installed installed the cover for the hole the the nut goes in the cover just pops off every time.

2017 Ram 1500

Very good hitch, easy to install, took under 30 minutes once I got the 1/2" hex socket

Its been a year now since installing the hitch and it works perfectly, pull a trailer with it every weekend.
James M - 05/24/2022


Fit and finish is excellent. All hardware you'll need is there with instructions. I would recommend watching the etrailer video for valuable installation tips on phishing wire through your bumper..
Great hitch but most of all great people there at etrailer!

Hitch performs great and great quality!
Martin - - 05/10/2022


Excellent fit. Simple, quick installati on.

Outstanding product, with easy installation. Absolutely no issues with the hitch receiver I purchased and installed.
Bryant - 01/25/2022


EZ install. First, discard included instructions.
There is a better way. I came up with techniques to easily fish wire. Dont mount hitch yet, as per instructions. Find a semi-rigid "pull" wire about 2 feet. Tape one end to the "threaded" end supplied wire in kit. Fish the plain end of "pull" wire into outlet hole and out other end. Now thread bolt onto kit wire. Fish kit wire back thru and pull bolt out of outlet hole, and into hitch holes until bolts are protruding from hitch mounting holes. (Rest hitch on top of tall bucket) Tip #2. Dont completely removed threaded wire from bolt; pull/unwrap wire from bolt exposing 2-3 threads. (This prevents bolt from falling into hole). Start bolt onto these 2 threads,than completely remove kit wire. Tip#3. Leave both bolts loose, now place hitch in place (may need a helper here) insert main bumper bolt, tighten all bolts.

I think you meant to say discard the included instructions when it comes to the fish wire? The instructions do have specs that you will need as well as other info for the installation so you want to make sure you hang on to the instructions.
-- Etrailer Expert Jon G - 04/15/2021

2022 Ram 1500 Classic

Thanks for everything. Git it in 2 days. Ship out same day orders.


I have used this heavily over the last year of having it and I can't say enough good things about it. Installation while a little difficult at times was easy. From different sized loads and trailers this item had held up without even 1 issue to this date. Would recommend to everyone.


Very easy to install, make sure you see the installation video. I recommend removing spare tire. Video says remove if you want but not necessary. It is necessary to get socket and wrench in. Other than that its a 20 minute project. Very happy with the quality of the hitch. Looks great too.


Bought 1 year ago.. Pulled a trailer and a boat. No problems. Great customer service.


My new 2019 Ram Warlock was not hitch equipt when purchased. This product was easy to install using the stock mounting holes which required no drilling. Great product!

After one year of use, the hitch is still tight as a tick, and serving me well.
James - 02/07/2022


I give etrailer itself 5 stars. As to the hitch, IF they fixed #1 below... would give it 5 stars.

Seems to be a better quality item than any i have seen, and I would order again if I needed one. Most are just sprayed with paint and waiting for rust city... this one seems to be powder coated or similar, the bolts and hardware are better than some i've seen and it took longer to get the jack out to lower the tire than it did to install.

1. I grew up in a family of mechanics...I have a LOT of tools, but not one that can fit the top bumper retainer screw (it's a big bolt with a flanged head and an opening for a massively large hex wrench.

Minus 2 stars for not including a simple inexpensive hew wrench that fits. 99.999% of people would never ever own this. OR redesign the hex opening to instead just fit a standard ratchet head.... simple as simple can be. Why minus 2 stars... well spending a chunk of my day driving around to buy a tool to install that i will NEVER use again is a complete waste of time and money.

2. You have to be really careful on the wire pulls... easy to damage your eye as the spring wire flies all over the place during installation. This is the same for any of these... I bent the end of the wire with a needle nose after i fished it through.

3. There is no mention to retain the bolt while removing the wire pull... bet lots of folks end up dropping into the bumper tube. PS- there should be one extra wire pull included as they are a 'one and done' item- and if you screw up... you are done. Recommend someone new to this watch a video on[line]... they all install about the same regardless of make.

2007 DodgeRam Pickup

I received my receiver hitch right on time. Very good quality (heavy), I like the perfect fit and instructions to install worked great!
And the price is cheaper than any of the truck accessory stores around me.
Thanks etrailer!

DodgeRam Pickup

I am very pleased. It fit my Ram 1500 to a T and has performed well. Your quick service and reliability on RV Products serves you well!

2015 DodgeRam Pickup

Great hitch. Super easy to install. You don't have to be a super mechanic. Took me about 15 minutes. Having the right tools helps. I didn't feel like lowering my spare tire so I just used a regular wrench to secure the rear bolts. Installed on a 2007 Dodge Ram. A+++


The hitch fit perfect and the service that I had received from etrailer was awesome. Fast shipping. I couldn't be happier.


Got it pretty fast and only took about 20 minutes to install very easy installation and seems to be made with excellent quality very pleased with product


Great product, super fast shipping and had it installed in about 5 minutes once I found a 1/2 hex driver. I didn’t own one but was an easy find at the local parts store.


I watched the video before installing the hitch. I was somewhat skeptical about how easy the guy on the video made it look to fish the hardware through but it really was that simple and quick. I was able to complete the installation in less than 15 minutes.

2019 DodgeRam Pickup

Strong as an ox.. Hooked it right to my 2019 Ram and pull 4wheelers and fully loaded down
trailer through some serious terrain.. Out performed what I expected by 100 times. Highly recommend no need to buy expensive set ups


Great quality and relatively easy to install, especially for a novice like me. The only hard part was locating a torque wrench that could handle 320 ft lbs. Otherwise, it was a piece of cake!


Works great easy install just might need to torture bolt more to hold the truck hitch better.

It is still working outstanding and I even added back up light kit to it only issue is big bolt came out but works Amazing
Michael - 10/27/2021


Easy to install. Videos were very helpf ul.


Great customer service and fast delivery!! Mounted right to my truck with no issues.

Best investment made to my truck. No issues pulling a utility trailer with SxS or camper! Loving it!
Steve - 05/13/2020

2015 Ram 1500

Fast shipping very easy install took me 20 mins. Hitch reciever is def good quality

2021 Ram 1500 Classic

Product was shipped next day and arrived in 2 days. the hitch looks great and as solid and as good if not better than any of the other hitches.I think service was great. Thank you, and will use you on more of your products.

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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • What Mounting Hardware Comes with the etrailer Trailer Hitch for 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 comes with the bolts, flange nuts, square spacers and fish wire required to mount this trailer hitch to the frame of your 2003 Dodge Ram pickup. I've linked an installation video for this hitch, as well. Below you will find the complete list of hardware included with this hitch. (2) 1/2-13 x 1 1/2 CARRIAGE BOLT (2) 2 CM-SP4 .250 x 1.50 x 3.00" SQ. HOLE SPACER (2) HFN 1213 HEX FLANGE NUT (2) 1/2" x 30" FISHWIRE (1) 3_4 - 10 x 3.25 FHSCS FLAT...
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  • Will Bumper Cap Fit Back on 2019 Ram 1500 Classic With etrailer Trailer Hitch
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 is a fit for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, so you do have the right hitch for your truck. It is rare that the bumper cap can't go back on easily, but the space between the cap and your bumper is definitely evident in the photo you sent. What has worked for some people is to try re-installing and changing the order in which you torque down the bolts to get the hitch to seat a little bit differently and allow the cap to sit down. You can also try...
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  • Max Weight Capacity for etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2020 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock
    When trying to figure out the maximum towing capacity on a vehicle such as your 2020 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, you are limited by the lowest rating between the trailer hitch receiver and the vehicle. From some research I did online I found that with the specifications you mentioned, and depending on bed length and if your truck is 2WD or 4WD the maximum towing capacity listed is between 4550lbs and 4360lbs. While the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 allows for a maximum gross...
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  • Will the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    Yes, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98852 is a fit for a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. It's a direct fit with no cutting or drilling required. It does indeed come with all the required hardware for installation.
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  • Will etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98852 On 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock Be OK Towing Ski Boat?
    Thank you for purchasing the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98852 for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock through us! The # e98852 you purchased has a 600lb tongue weight rating and 6000lb trailer weight rating if not using a weight distribution hitch, or a 1000lb tongue weight rating and 10000lb trailer weight rating if using a weight distribution hitch so as long as your 18' ski boat does not exceed those ratings you will be just...
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  • Does etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98852 Fit A 2017 Ram 1500?
    As long as your 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab does not have a factory trailer hitch receiver the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 you purchased will fit perfectly. The # e98852 has a 600lb tongue weight rating and 6000lb trailer weight rating or a 800lb tongue weight rating and 8000lb trailer weight rating if using a weight distribution hitch making it a perfect option for towing a trailer, carrying a bike rack, or carrying a cargo carrier. I included a video of the # e98852 for you...
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  • Troubleshooting Cap Not Fitting Over Bolt After Hitch Installation on 2020 Ram 1500 Classic
    The cap should fit back on after installing the # e98852 on your 2020 Ram 1500 Classic. Not only should it fit, it should fit fairly easily. This is rare but it has happened to a few people. What I recommend, and what worked for them, is loosening the bolts and adjusting the order you torque them down. This may allow the hitch to seat differently which will let you get the cap back on. The other thing you can try is working that top bolt in and out to see if you can get it to seat further...
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  • Mounting Hole Locations on Back Plate of etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 measures 7-3/4" from center of hole to center of hole on the back plate. The holes are 1-1/2" to the center of the hole from the top of the receiver on the back plate(see image).
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic and New Body
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98852 is only a fit for 2019 Ram 1500 Classics that do not have a factory hitch. If you do not have a 1500 Classic and instead have the new style of 2019 Ram 1500 then the trailer hitch that will fit is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41913 which is a Class V hitch with a 2 inch receiver. I have added a link to a video of the hitch being installed on a Ram 1500 so you can see how it is done as well as links to the installation...
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  • Cost Effective Trailer Hitch for a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500
    The rear bumper support tube is not present on a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 therefore you cannot use the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98852 or one similar for that matter. Instead, you will need to use a frame mount trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75101. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver installs using pre-drilled holes in the frame. It comes with all of the hardware required to do so. I have attached a copy of the installation...
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  • Difference Between Curt Trailer Hitch # 13333 and # e98852
    Have no fear. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13333 that you ordered is a perfect fit and will work great on your 2017 Ram 1500. It will line right up to existing holes in the truck's frame rails for a simple no-drill installation. There are quite a few hitches available that are designed to fit your truck and the Class III Hitch # e98852 that you also mentioned just happens to fall within this group. This is pretty much identical to the hitch you purchased but with a...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ram 1500 Express with Enough Towing Capacity
    Since your 2017 Ram 1500 Express has a towing capacity of 4,470 lbs since it's a V6 engine model the trailer hitch part # e98852 would easily give you enough capacity to match what your truck is capable of as it has a higher towing capacity than that. This hitch is also super easy to install and is priced great too. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ram 1500 Classic
    For your 2020 Ram 1500 Classic the etrailer hitch part # e98852 is a really great option that installs easily and looks great. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Can Fit 2019 Ram 1500 with Towing Bumper
    We have the etrailer hitch part # e98852 that we have installed on a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic that had the factory tow bumper like you can see in the attached picture. This would work well for you and would install very easily.
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  • Replacement Hardware for etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver e98852
    To order replacement hardware for the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 you just need the part # RHK. Just fill out the box and select etrailer in the drop down menu and we will send you all of the hardware that comes with the kit, including the fishwire.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
    Sounds like you are looking for a trailer hitch that fits your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman which we have options for that like with the etrailer hitch part # e98852 which would work great. There is no fit exclusion for this hitch for the Tradesman models.
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  • Is There a Bolt-on Trailer Hitch for 3-1/2" Rear Bumper On Trailer
    The bumper mount trailer hitch options we offer are all designed for the most part to fit a standard 4" x 4" square bumper, the Curt RV Bumper 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E-100 for example. That said, I am not aware of any bolt-on trailer hitch which fits a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" bumper so if this is what you have your only option is one that mounts to the frame, the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver part #13703. These options will both work great with a bike rack.
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  • What Size Bumper Bolt for Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Ram 1500
    I'm not sure what trailer hitch you have installed on your 2015 Ram 1500 but the Trailer Hitch # e98852 uses a 3/4-10 x 3.25 bolt while the Draw-Tite version # 75662 uses a 3/4-10 x 3.5 bolt. This means that you need a 3/4-10 with at least a 3.25 length. I have attached installation videos for both that you can check out. If you have a different trailer hitch that we carry just let me know and I can help you find out what exact bolt you need.
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    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that as long as your 2005 Dodge Ram Rumble Bee Edition does not have a factory trailer hitch already installed then you can use hitch # C15809. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view as well plus an install video too.
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  • Differences Between etrailer e98852 and Draw-Tite 75662 Class III Hitches for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    The etrailer brand # e98852 and the Draw-Tite # 75662 are almost identical. The capacities are the same, they'd both install in the same manner and they're very similarly priced. There are a few differences. The biggest difference is that the etrailer # e98852 hitch itself is manufactured in the USA, while the the Draw-Tite model is manufactured in Mexico. Other more minor differences- the etrailer hitch uses a matte powder coat finish, while the Draw-Tite coating is a bit more glossy....
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13333 requires the following hardware. Flat-head socket bolt, 3/4"-10 x 3-1/4", grade 8 Qty. 1 Carriage bolt, 1/2"-13 x 1-1/2", grade 8 Qty. 2 Square-hole spacer, 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 3" Qty 2 Serrated-flange nut, 1/2"-13 Qty 2 All of this is available if you order the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK and enter the Curt 13333 in the appropriate fields when ordering.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic for Small Utility Trailer Towing
    For a light duty towing application for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic without the towing package the hitch you'd want is the part # E98852 because it's an easy install, has more capacity than you'd need at 6,000 lbs trailer weight, and has a great price. Since your truck has a factory 7-way and a small utility trailer would require a 4-way the wiring kit you'd want is the part # C55384 which installs in line with the 7-way and gives you a 4-way. Since you wanted to do some towing...
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    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2005 Ford F-150 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13352 which requires drilling or part # 13357 which does not require drilling. These are the two most cost effective options we have for you. They are designed specifically for a 2005 Ford F-150. Unfortunately, there would be absolutely no way to use a trailer hitch for another truck such as the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98852 because trailer hitches are designed for exact vehicle...
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