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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24965 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24965

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At 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.

24965 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe - 1-1/4"

Replaces Draw-Tite 24940

Installation Details 24965 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24965

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

2015 Kia Optima

Everything worked just like you would expect. Instructions were easy to perform and the overall install fit as it should. Very happy customer. This product will be used primarily as a holder of a KUAT bike rack. We have a small [retailer] trailer and a log splitter pull around a bit.

2012 Hyundai Elantra

etrailer always has the best prices, the fastest free shipping, and the best customer service. I put my hitch on in my garage in about an hour. All parts there, clear detailed instructions. I am a repeat customer and will always look to etrailer for my next purchases.

Terry - 02/28/2022


Excellent product, used for wheelchair carrier.

2015 Kia Optima

the parts were as described and fit my 2015 Optima perfectly. It is a bit difficult mounting the hitch to bolts that can be pushed back into the frame. it would be good to include at thin push on keeper that could be pushed over the bolts while the fishing wire was attached so bolts couldn't get pushed back into the frame. Otherwise great, look forward to using it with a bike rack.

2013 Kia Optima

The process was simple to order for the vehicle I own. Installation was easy with the videos available.

2014 Kia Optima

Was easy to install following the directions, fits great no issues


Was very strong. Unfortunately, my car was totaled a few months after but the shop too it off for me and it’s still in the addic lol.


Received my hitch 4 days earlier than I was notified it would be delivered. :)
Hitch installed easily, but it had minor damage from shipping (a bracket for the muffler hanger was bent). Rather than return item, I just straightened it.
Overall, great service/product.

Overall, Im happy with the hitch for my Sonata, but I wish it was a little higher. It sometimes drags on the curb ramp when going out of driveways.
DALE - 07/12/2020

Hyundai Sonata

It works good on my Sonata. I can take my bikes wherever I go!

Great. I have 2 bikes I carry on it.
Carlos - 03/13/2022

2015 Kia Optima

I put this hitch on my 2015 Kia Optima. I am a Mechanic/fabricator and I am used to improvising and minor modifications when installing accessories or equipment upgrades. This hitch was a breeze to mount, due to the informative reviews on the website I purchased from I was prepared for the need to enlarge the bolt holes in the frame (to an egg shape or widening slightly) so that the washer/nut would slide up inside, I use an inexpensive hardened steel burring bit not unlike a short drill bit in my makita drill. I also cut off the excess square tubing and welded steel caps in place to give the hitch a cleaner look from the side. It took about and hour to modify the hitch and not much more to install. I use it to haul my two mountain bikes, excellent hitch!

by: 08/05/2021

Trailer hitch arrived exactly when expected. There was no problem installing it. Customer Service was very helpful in determining the correct hitch to order.


Excellent customer service hitch arrived on tine

2018 Hyundai Sonata

Excellent product and customer service.


Took about 45 minutes due to lack of knowing where my proper tools were and I was able to put it on myself using both my knees to hold it up!!

2012 Hyundai Sonata

This hitch is AWESOME! It took roughly 2 hours for me to install it on my 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited, but it fit perfectly and looks amazing! I towed a snowmobile and some other stuff on a 5x8 trailer for 2 hours with absolutely no problems. Would highly recommend for anyone with a Sonata! I probably wouldn't recommend it, but I was pulling around 1400lb with it!!!


The trailer hitch is exactly what I hoped it would be-a convenient way for me to carry bikes with a small hitch behind my car, easy to handle, easy to store and very secure, the installation took a bit of knuckle busting, but that’s to be expected. High-quality product taking my bikes where I want.


I'm so glad that you gave me the opportunity to review your company and my experience working with you. First of all, it was very easy finding the product that I was looking for on your web site. I also wanted to comment on your excellent pricing, and to top it off, you had super fast shipping! Thank you very much.


ordered a small trailer hitch and everything is all good 1 year later. Had it installed locally and 1 year later all is good. not a single issue with



Perfect . Fit perfectly


Great price great product - Christine J was outstanding helping me decide on the right hitch for my Hyundai Hybrid.

The trailer shop who did the install was amazed when I tod them what I paid for it.

Thanks Christine - and etrailer!


Delivered on time, easy to install and fits perfectly.


Fast and safe delivery!


Very good Product


Great hitch, easy to install have bought several from E trailer video of installation is great.

2012 Hyundai Sonata

Great,went well.

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    I spoke with our friends at Tow Ready, who confirm that the Circuit Protected Modulite, part # 119176KIT would work great for your Sonata. The modulite will protect feedback from the trailer back into the vehicle. I can certainly understand you being leery about hooking up to a trailer. After what you experienced, I would be a bit gun shy myself. For install details, click on the provided link. I have also included a link to an install video showing the modulite being installed on a different...
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  • Class I Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Kia Optima
    The hitch I recommend for your 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is the Draw-Tite # 24965. I confirmed with my technical contact at Draw-Tite that this 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch fits your 2012 Optima Hybrid with single exhaust. Since all hitch options for your car have the same 200-lb tongue weight rating, I am suggesting this hitch since its the lowest cost model offered. No drilling is required. To help you with your installation I have linked the written instructions and an article on hitch installation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
    For your 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24965. This Class I trailer hitch is confirmed to fit all models of the 2017 Optima, including your Hybrid Plug-In. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. The hitch will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening along with a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. We do not have any specific recommendations for installers in New York, however any local mechanic or...
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  • Most Cost Effective Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    Yes we do! For your 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24965. The Draw-Tite Sportframe is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. This is currently the most cost effective hitch we have for you. I like the Draw-Tite hitch as it will not require an additional support strap to be used for all non-towing applications like the Curt hitch will. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad...
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  • Does Install of Draw Tite Hitch on 2018 Kia Optima Require Using Hitch as Exhaust Hanger
    When installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 24965 does move the exhaust hanger bracket to the hitch instead of the factory bracket. Your hanger may need to be adjusted slightly if it's hanging lower. If you had a shop install the hitch I'd recommend having them move the hanger or you can bend it up slightly or go with a different size hanger to make up the difference in height.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Draw Tite Hitch 24965
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24965 that you referenced has a 2,000 lb total trailer weight and 200 lb tongue weight capacity. Since I don't know what vehicle you have the best I can recommend is to have you check the owners manual of it and make sure that the lower capacity figure between the vehicle and the hitch is rated higher than the weight of your kayak trailer loaded.
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  • Differences Between Draw Tite Hitches for 2013 Kia Optima
    While very similar there are few key differences between the two Draw Tite hitches that fit your 2013 Kia Optima. The part # 24965 costs less but has a more in-depth install which requires underbody panel trimming/removal. The part # 24853 will install in almost half the time and does not require trimming of underbody. I attached install videos for both hitches as well.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 24940 Fit a 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
    Draw-Tite does not have any exclusions for trailer hitch # 24965 and the 2015 Hyundai Sonata with one exception: models that were built in a Korean assembly plant. These models do not have the proper holes in the frame to attach the hitch. You could have a Hyundai dealer run the VIN to determine which plant it was built in. Any trusted mechanic or RV dealer with a service center could install the hitch for you..
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  • What Size Bolt Goes on Exhaust Hanger for Installing Draw Tite Hitch # 24940 on 2012 Hyundai Sonata
    The bolt that holds the exhaust hanger from the hitch part # 24965 that you referenced is a M8-1.25 x 65 mmGr. 10.9 bolt.
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  • Can a 2011 Hyundai Sonata Tow a Trailer Using the Draw-Tite Sportframe Hitch
    Regarding towing, what the owners manual states is "don't tow a trailer during the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of operation," and "we do not recommend using this vehicle for trailer towing." The Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24965 has a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs with a tongue weight of 200 lbs. The limiting factor will be between the hitch and your vehicle, whichever has the lower towing capacity. Since there is no listed towing capacity, I recommend reaching out to your dealer to see if...
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  • What Size Trailer Hitch is Available for 2019 Hyundai Sonata
    For lighter duty vehicles like your 2019 Hyundai Sonata there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the Draw Tite part # 24965. The 2 inch hitches are reserved for higher capacity vehicles like trucks and SUVs.
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  • Who to Have Install Draw Tite Hitch for 2014 Kia Optima
    Trailer hitch installs like the Draw Tite part # 24965 which is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Kia Optima are pretty simple for qualified mechanics. A specialized mechanic would not be needed at all. Best option would be to find a garage local to you with a good reputation and let them install the hitch for you.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24965 because it will offer the most ground clearance. This will be especially important if you will be using the trailer hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier because it will limit the instances in which the bike rack or cargo carrier has the potential to make contact with the pavement on steep inclines or bumps. The Hybrid model of the vehicle is no different than the...
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  • Does Removing Portion of Heat Shield To Install Trailer Hitch on 2016 Hyundai Sonata Harm Vehicle
    Actually, removing the heat shield when installing the Draw-Tite # 24965 receiver hitch on your 2016 Hyundai Sonata isn't a problem because the hitch itself provides more heat protection than the flimsy sheet metal that the heat shield is constructed of. Removing a portion of or even all the heat shield is a pretty common occurrence when installing a trailer hitch. I've linked the installation video for reference. I've linked the installation video for the # 24965 for your convenience.
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  • Which Draw Tite Hitch Fits 2012 Kia Optima EX
    For your 2012 Kia Optima the Draw Tite hitch part # 24965 is the current Draw Tite hitch fit. The 24940 was the older version of this hitch that fit your vehicle.
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  • Is Curt Stabilization Strap Needed for Platform Bike Racks or Just Hanging Bike Racks
    For Curt trailer hitches that have the warning regarding the use of stabilization strap # 18050 the warning is for any and all non-trailer loads. This would include platform style bike racks. How to attach the strap is the challenge. It doesn't have to be # 18050 just as long as whatever is used is rigid, so you couldn't use a bungee cord or anything with elasticity. Ideally you would attach the strap somewhere on the rack and then to the vehicle up higher than where it is attached on...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Kia Optima
    For your 2018 Kia Optima we have the Draw Tite part # 24965 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. Then for trailer wiring you would want the part # 118453 which is also a custom fit.
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  • Curt or Draw Tite Class I Hitch for 2013 Kia Optima and 2014 Nissan Altima
    I believe you are asking about the difference between the Curt and Draw Tite hitches for the vehicles you referenced as Class I is a reference to the overall capacity of a hitch and is not a brand. In general I recommend Draw Tite hitches over Curt hitches on Class I vehicles as they don't require a stabilizer strap like the Curt hitches do when you carry a bike rack or cargo carrier. For your 2013 Optima you would want the part # 24965 which I attached an install video for. Then for...
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  • What is the Difference Between Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches # 24960 and # 24965
    Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" Item # 24960 is designed to fit 2015 - 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedans and 2012 - 2014 Subaru Impreza Sedan - excluding WRX and WRX STi models. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" Item # 24965 is designed to fit the following: 2011 - 2017 Kia Optima 2011 - 2018 Hyundai Sonata excluding Hybrid 2011 - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016 - 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - excluding Plug-In
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  • Will Full-Size Spare Tire Interfere With Trailer Hitch Installation On 2013 Hyundai Sonata
    The part # 13183 you mentioned is not designed to fit the 2013 Hyundai Sonata you entered in the vehicle information fields. The 13183 is designed to fit Xterra. I spoke with my contact at Curt about the # 13183. They told me that the spare tire is lowered only to make it easier to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13183. They said there should be no problem with clearance when you reinstall the spare tire, and there should be no issue with a full-sized spare either. If you are...
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  • Availability of a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24965 is a fit for your 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited, but it does have a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening. I am sorry, but we do not have 2 inch hitches available for your vehicle. To wire your vehicle for towing, you would use custom-fit T-One vehicle wiring harness # 118433. Hitch # 24965 does not include a ball mount. You would also need a hitch ball if you plan on towing a trailer. You would most likely use a hitch ball with a 1-7/8 inch diameter, like part #...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 24965 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Hyundai Sonata so I would recommend it for you. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Country of Origin for Draw-Tite Hitches 24940 and 24965
    Curt trailer hitches, such as the Class I hitch # C11025 that fits the 2012 Hyundai Sonata (both hybrid and non-hybrid versions) is made in the USA. Draw-Tite # 24965 is manufactured in their plant in Mexico. All hitch options for your 2012 Hyundai Sonata are shown on the linked page.
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  • Bike Rack to Carry 45 lb Bike with a 2015 Hyundai Sonata
    The only way you can carry a 45 lb bike with your 2015 Hyundai Sonata is to use a hitch mounted bike rack since all of our trunk racks can't accommodate a bike that weighs that much. You would need to have a hitch installed like the Draw Tite part # 24965 and then you could use the T2 bike rack part # TH9045 which has the capacity for your bike and would work well. This is one of the nicest bike racks on the market and one of the few with the needed capacity.
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