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

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 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 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36493 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36493

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 300 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36493

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (233 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.

by:
Pontiac Trans Sport Van

First off I'd like to thank the previous reviewers that mentioned that they had gotten the wrong size nuts in the bag of installation hardware. On inspection PRIOR TO BEGINNING I too had the wrong size nuts so it was simply a matter of a quick run to the hardware store beforehand. So, CHECK YOUR NUTS BEFORE YOU START!!
This is the 2nd time I've bought a hitch from trailer.com & as usual the parts arrived quickly & with little to no damage in transport. The installation went exactly as shown in the great video only I chose to drill the access hole from the inside the trunk area rather than underneath as another reviewer mentioned. I feel there will be less of a chance of rust developing in the frame using this method. I happened to have a couple of plastic plugs left over from something & used them to plug the 1 1/8" holes after a little touch-up paint on the bare metal. BTW, save those rubber plugs!! You may need them for a future job!
Go the Mrs on a creeper to help me get it in place. The funniest part was watching her get up & off that wheeled beast. Did the job in the garage with just the rear end on jack-stands in 2 hours taking me time.


Comments
Didnt see it in the review but if I missed I apologize...what make model / year was the car you installed this on? I have a 2015 and am hoping I can drill the feeder holes from the trunk as well. Thanks in advance.
-- comment by: brian f - 07/22/2015
Hey Brain F,Mine was a 2013 Outback wagon 2.5. Dont know if the interior is the same as a 2015. My sister-in-law has a 2015
-- comment by: Chris B - 07/24/2015


by:
2018 Subaru Forester

I've bought two of these hitches: one for a 2014 Subaru Forester, and now a 2018 Subaru Outback. A local automotive dealer had no problem installing either hitch as etrailer provided an excellent online video of the installation. I tow a 12' kayak on a small trailer (note photos) and never had a problem. etrailer ships promptly with no hassle and have always got it right.z


Comments
The hitch is ideal for the 2018 Subaru and the kayak trailer I tow with it. Never had a problem.
Douglas D - 10/01/2018


by:
2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Two hours from box to hitch. This was my first time installing a trailer hitch. The instructions were straight forward, and after watching the video once, I used the paper instructions that came with the hitch. It took me two hours to complete the install and mount bikes on a rack inserted into the hitch. I have used this configuration several times since and it works great. This is an AWD vehicle, and I use it accordingly. The hitch mounts close to the rear bumper and does not interfere with ground clearance.




by:
2012 Subaru Legacy

Over all I could not be any happier with my hitch / cargo basket buying and install experience. A huge thank you to Chris and George on the etrailer team. All of my pre-order questions were answered promptly, and everything arrived as scheduled. The boxes were a little banged up, but after reading the reviews, that was to be expected.

The install of the Class III hitch on my 2012 Legacy 3.6 could not have gone smoother. The videos really help to set expectations, and lets you know exactly what you need to do. My Legacy 3.6 has a dual exhaust set-up so there was a little more work involved with dropping the exhaust and another heat shield needed to be trimmed, but other than that the instal is exactly the same as the video that shows you how to instal the larger Class II hitch.

A few tips, when dropping the exhaust, you will need remove the rubber hangers that support each muffler and the next rubber hanger located right before the exhaust splits from one pipe into two. This will allow you to lower the exhaust far enough out of the way. I had the car supported by jack stands and used a small jack to support the exhaust (see picture). As for drilling the access holes, I did it from under the car and had zero problems. All said and done from the time the car was put on jack stands to the time it was ready to be lowered was exactly two hours. Again, zero complaints!

Thank you etrailer!
-Sean




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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Had a local tire shop install the hitch, much easier with a lift. No problem, just about 1.25 hours including the wiring, so very reasonable. Looks great, and everything fit well. Added caulk at the gasket to help seal the trunk. This is a Class II hitch, so adequate for my small utility trailer. Ordered the Hitch and the Wiring Harness, plus the bracket, then found I needed a "Universal Adapter" to mount it, but it was shipped fast and the shipping refunded, so I am quite happy with the customer service and instructions.




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2014 Subaru Legacy

This is my third Draw-Tite hitch from e trailer. The others have held up well. The install is as easy as it appears in their videos. However, this time I didn't drill into the frame to install the bolts. I had to replace the bumper cover on the car so while I had the old one off, it was only 8 nuts to remove the bumper and get access to the channel in the frame. The fishing wire was even long enough to reach the front holes.
On past installs, I always took the time to paint the drilled holes to prevent rust.


Comments
This has been used mostly with a 4 bike rack to take the family biking. No issues. This year we will be towing a trailer on vacation.
Steve G - 04/15/2015


by:

While I wouldn't go so far to say that installation was "easy," the instructions were clear and the level of effort for installation was reasonable. My car's chassis (Subaru Outback) required that existing holes be made larger to accommodate the rack's hardware. Therefore, I needed to purchase a metal step bit. The rack itself is high quality, and there is no sway when mating to the 1 1/4" tongue on my bike rack. It's been over a year and there is only a little bit of minor rust (where I backed into a parking stone). The hardware/mounting has not loosened or shifted. I'm very happy with it.


Comments
Your weld nuts may have been caked with corrosion or debris causing you to have to drill the holes larger. We have a help article with tips on how to clean this up. Also, I would cover bare metal and file any rust, then cover with anti-corrosive paint to ensure that it does not grow. There is a help article about this as well.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/24/2021


by:
2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

This is a well made product, but it could use better packaging. (A few nylon ties holding things in place would be nice). I was a little worried when it arrived at my office in a very beat up box with a huge hole. The receiver had suffered some scratches, but a little glossy black touch up paint and undercoating spray covered any exposed steel. I removed the muffler and used the "inside trunk method", enlarging the pilot holes in the rear deck with a 1-3/8" step drill bit. After removing the carpeted cargo area covers, expose the pilot holes by using an upholstery tool to carefully remove the plastic plugs holding the Styrofoam trunk material in place. The pilot holes in my 2013 2.5i Limited Outback were covered by round black stickers. Use a little cutting lubricant when using the step drill, and a Dremel tool for smoothing out rough edges. The blocks and bolts were easily placed in the frame, being pulled almost straight down into position with the pull wires from below. With a little help from my wife, this hitch receiver was bolted to our car's frame and it was a perfect fit. I kind of wish I drilled a hole in the heat shield instead of trimming it, but no one is going to notice that when its hidden above the muffler. After a little cleaning, the trunk holes can be covered with Gorilla tape or plugged, if you can find blanking plugs with flat tops. Re-install the trunk foam, plastic plugs and cargo area covers. Mounting a bike rack will be a piece of cake with this receiver.




by:

This hitch was easy to install and came with perfect instructions. We don't haul heavy stuff so this hitch has been perfect for our Subaru. etrailer was helpful on the phone and delivered everything in a timely manor. Its a great buy and looks to be the last hitch we will need.




by:
2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

This my etrailer hitch installed on my 2017 Subaru Outback.

A little concerned on the distance the hitch is under the car not allowing enough clearance to bumper when the ball and receiver is in place.


Comments
Ronald,Thank you for your review. If you are worried about the ball mount clearing your bumper I would recommend getting a longer ball mount. I am not sure what rise or you will need to be level with your trailer. An example of a longer ball mount is part #40330. This ball mount offers 8 inches of length with a 1 inch rise, a 2 inch and up to 16K of towing capacity. The ball hole diameter is 1-14 so you would want to make sure the shank of your ball will fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/10/2018


by:

Good product at a good price. Arrived damaged (scratched) because it was is heavy and was packed in a cardboard box without much padding. A little bit of black spray paint took care of that. I've installed hitches before, but on the Outback it looked tricky so I had a local garage install it for $75. I later bought the wiring harness and installed that myself.


Comments
Update after a year: the hitch is fine - no rust, no problems
Alan - 07/10/2021


by:
2016 Subaru Legacy

The search for the correct hitch for my car was very easy using the etrailer.com website. My order was processed quickly and the three day shipping was much faster than I had expected. I intend to use this hitch only for a bike rack on my Suburu Legacy so the inconspicuous size is important to me.




by:
Toyota Tacoma

This hitch has worked well for me. We use to for transporting our bicycles. We moved across the country from Washington, DC to Tacoma, Washington. The hitch fits well. I added some reflective tape for added visibility.




by:
Subaru Legacy

The hitch arrived in a timely manner. The instructions along with the online video were excellant. The entire install time was @ 3hrs. Mostly because I did this with car ramps, not a car lift.




by:
2015 Subaru Legacy

I ordered this hitch for my bike rack. I had it installed at the Subaru dealer. It fit perfectly, looks good on my car (barley visible), and it works great. It serves the purpose I bought it for wonderfully.




by:
Subaru Outback Wagon

I purchased based on prior hitch ease of installation and video instructions for this hitch. Perfectly engineered and all the parts (just need to purchase hole drill - recommend). Video shows 2 person install on a lift. With the road clearance of the Subaru Outback I was able to install without jacking. Didn’t have anyone to help, used a paint can to prop while I began fastening. Everything went as described, about a 2 hour job. Definitely recommend!




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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

I'll start with the wiring. SUPER easy took literally 7 minutes. The exhaust hangers were a little tough to pull off the rest was cake. I opted to punch a hole in heat shield rather than cut it.
Everything lined up perfectly. Good products should and do go together smoothly.




by:

I was expecting to spend an entire day with this. It took 2 hours and was easy to completely install using the provided instructions. This is the second trailer hitch purchased from you.




by:

Installation was straightforward and uncomplicated. Be patient when looking for the trailer wiring plug. It's buried somewhere behind the driver's side passenger seat in the sidewall. Just be patient so you don't rip the covering.

The hitch installs easily and I found modification of the exhaust heat shield to be a very simple process with tin snips and a razor knife (reminder: the heat shield is very thin metal)




by:

I’ve ordered three hitches and all have been perfect. This one is great. I use it with a One Up bike rack and have pulled a trailer. Great quality.


Comments
Third etrailer Hitch & Good as Gold
Mark K - 06/15/2021


by:
2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Solid construction and good fit and finish. The box it arrived in was pretty beat up. And the arms that reach forward along the frame were pushed together a bit. So I got one side bolted up and wedged a screwdriver handle between the spare tire well and the other arm to clear the bolt and assemble. Other than that, the installation went fine. To install the bolts, I removed the cargo area carpet and related parts, then enlarged holes that are directly above the hitch mounting holes. Primed the bare metal after I was done, and covered the holes with duct tape. The pull wires are a very helpful thing to have for getting the mounting bolts into place. Thanks for including them.
And the trailer wiring adapter fit perfectly. Its kit did not include the double sided tape referenced in the instructions, but I have some in my stash of home repair stuff.




by:
Subaru

The hitch was shipped and received in an expedite manner. The box as always was manhandled by UPS but the hitch itself was safe. Hint to shipping (bubble wrapping the hitch would help avoid scratch damage).
I opted to enlarge the front hole present in the trunck area from within as the easiest way to pull the bolts through. Least amount of body damage without pulling the bumper off. The top sheet metal is much thinner than the bottom rail and there is a hole already directly above the front hole the bolt will travel through. In fact there is a hole directly above the rear bottom bolt hole as well but I opted to leave it alone and use the bolt threaders for these. A simple rat tail file and half moon rasp and about ten minutes was all that was needed to enlarge these two holes. Gorilla tape sealed them back over after it was finished. I noted that the 3 inch front bolt spacer fit perfectly perpendicular to the rail but the rear one did not so it sits parallel with the rail. This should not be an issue however because the rail at this point is double walled. I installed this hitch by myself in about 2 hours taking my time. I would also like to point out that instead of cutting the heat shield I decided to mark the position of the rear trailer bolt to the shield with a little grease on the bolt and drill a 1 1/4 inch hole in the heat shield over the marked spot with my hole saw. This worked out much cleaner than cutting the entire shield and was much easier than using snips.
Over all quite an easy job. The only regret I had was not buying some undercoat while I had the heat shield off to add to what Subaru does not coat bit If the weather warms up the muffler will come off with just as much ease as before. The real test will be attaching the bike hitch and bikes.




by:
2017 Subaru Legacy

Installation took longer than expected and I only had one trip to the hardware store for a socket I held the hitch in place using a strap

I pushed one of the bolts almost inside the frame but was able to grab it with a magnet tool

It’s on and we are ready for summer




by:

Quick service and products always seem to get shipped immediately. Great turnaround form order to my door.




by:

I have put a trailer hitch receiver and wiring from etrailer.com on all three of my families vehicles. They always arrive quickly and as advertised, install easily, and meet my expectations for holding up over many years of hard use. A satisfied customer.



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