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Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 41541 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 41541

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Long, side bracket helps distribute weight over larger portion of tow-vehicle frame for increased towing ability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • 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.

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Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 41541

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Excellent trailer hitch. Looks great and went on like a dream. Simple and easy. Had to use a jack to support it while it got bolted on.

2015 Toyota Highlander

The trailer hitch is a perfect fit for my Toyota Highlander. It took my teenage sons less than 15 minutes to install it. You will not know there is a trailer hitch on my car, except you are told, because it is hidden under the bumper. I am searching for a deal on a trailer and will order the Hitch Mount, Balls and Accessories. I will use my trailer to move yard wastes, items like riding or push mowers, household items, bicycles or a boat. I am excited.


The hitch, wire harness and bracket arrived within 3 days of ordering. Took me under and hour in my own driveway to install it all, and I was towing my trailer 10 minutes later. Great service, fantastic price, and the right part every time. (Second time ordering from etrailer, wouldn’t use anyone else!)

2002 Toyota Highlander

Yesterday the new hitch for my 2002 Toyota Highlander arrived around 6 pm. I waited till this morning after the grandkids had gone to school and started the install around 8:45. By 9:50 the install was complete.

2002 Toyota Highlander

This is my 3rd trailer hitch from
super fast and product came free shipping.
Super easy DIY installation, helps to have a spare set of hands. My son and I installed within the hour, I like to take my time and do it right with antiseize grease on threads of bolts.
I would highly recommend eTrailer for your hitch needs.

Tony C - 07/04/2017


it's easy install i love it thankyou Andi A (etrailer employee)
i hope my presentation help some one to get that


Best price and top quality hole alignment was perfect! Very satisfied!

Quality, fit and finish,,, nobody beat this price
Brenda L - 10/31/2021

Toyota Highlander

I ordered a trailer hitch for our Toyota Highlander, along with a wiring harness. I used the suggestions on the etrailer site to choose the proper products. Everything worked perfectly! Easy to install and the exact right products. I was more than happy!


I can't say enough about the product support from! I had to call them after starting to install the hitch on my vehicle because the bolt holes didn't line up and I couldn't get the bolts in on both sides. I did eventually get the hitch on, but with what I consider to be a great deal of effort when you are working in your driveway. It's hard to stretch steel. Thus I am only giving four stars out of five.

My best advice to those who may consider installing your own Trailer Hitch Receiver is:
A) Get a second set of "hands" to help until it's bolted in place and
B) BEFORE YOU ORDER...Take a look at the "My Trailer Hitch Doesn't Fit" article on's website. I am not sure if the link will show up if I post it here and It takes a bit of navigation to find it, so here are the steps:
1) Click on the Customer Service link at the top of any webpage on the site
2) Under "All Help Information" click on "Help Articles"
3) Under "Towing Articles" click on "Trailer Hitch"
4) Click on the last article "My Trailer Hitch Doesn't Fit"

This article is what was emailed to me when I called to let them know that they either sent me the wrong hitch or it just didn't fit due to a flaw in workmanship. Fortunately, I had a floor jack and some 2 x 6 boards that were the correct length. After trying to pry the hangars a bit farther apart using the wood and jack I placed the jack under the center of the hitch to try and bend it upwards to help the hangars spread out against the frame of the SUV. Even with all of this I had to use a big screwdriver as a pry bar to finish lining up the bolt holes on the frame with those on the hitch while, with the other hand, screwing in the mounting bolts and washers. That's hard to do by yourself! Had it not been for this issue installation of the hitch wouldn't have taken long at all. This was my first experience installing a hitch on any vehicle so I hope this isn't where the bar will be set for the future or paying the additional $100 to have someone else install one would be worth it--especially if you aren't flush with "stuff" like me. Don't start this project with a time limit nor zero back-up transportation (another good reason to have someone assist).

I also recommend first timers watch ALL related videos for each item you order--both before ordering and just before installation. These will be emailed to you with your order confirmation and are also available on the etrailer website and YouTube. videos are excellent! Don't watch any generic videos on YouTube unless you are working with custom or non-stock vehicles and/or applications.

With all of this in mind, I am still glad I made the purchase, saved a little cash, and will recommend to anyone with a little more than basic mechanical ability. If you can change your own oil you can probably handle the hitch installation. I also purchased and installed the wiring and will be reviewing the Curt hardwire kit (56146KIT) separately.


My experience with was Fabulous! I got the trailer hitch a couple days after I ordered it. My 2 year old son helped me install it, it was very easy to install. The hitch slid into place perfectly, the bolts that were provided fit perfectly! Getting a hitch from saved me all kinds of time and money.

Thanks George!


Trust me, I am not mechanically inclined but I put this hitch on myself ! Everything lined up and bolted on as stated . I used a cardboard box to hold up the drivers side while I slipped the hitch over the muffler and started the bolts on the passenger side. The heat shield over the muffler caused a little difficulty getting the front bolt in until I used a small pry bar to create a small gap to work the bolt in. I tightened everything to specs, pulled my pry bar out and presto --- installed by myself. If I had another person this would have been a 10 minute job ! Super fast delivery and they even upgraded shipping for free !!! Every business in America needs to take lessons from these guys....did I mention the video on how to put this hitch on . A local dealer charged me over $450 to put a hitch on my other vehicle...............not anymore !


What I liked best about was all the how to videos. I knew exactly what I was getting myself into, right? Everything was going fine,The two back weld nuts were corroded, the left one cleaned up nice but the one under the heat shield was going to need to be taped. Too bad I missed the video on making your own thread tap, I ran to my favorite hardware store and picked up a 10mm 1.25 tap, I thought it was going in a little hard and when the bolt wouldn't thread I knew I had a problem. Turns out the tap itself was miss labeled, it was 1.50 After we figured it out the hardware store gave me 10mm 1.50 bolt, it tighten up nice and all is well! I'm an old guy but I would recommend a second set of hand to lift it in place.

2006 Toyota Highlander

I could not be happier with this hitch and with etrailer!!!! Best experience ever. The hitch was packaged nicely so not all the serious scratches like the 2 others I had to return to Amazon (that in addition did not fit my car frame). Fast shipping from etrailer and they emailed me several times so I knew exactly when it was going to arrive. I also received great advice on the phone from their 800 number. But the best part is that I was able to install this myself on my 2006 Toyota Highlander in less than 45 minutes (without harness)! It looks great too!!! I highly recommend this hitch and definitely get it from I will try to post pictures in a few days.


Your web page was easy to follow and all the accessories required wer on the same page. Your phone staff were very knowledgable and great to work with. Follow up email was right on.
The Class 3 recover I ordered and all other items needed to complete the task wer spot on. Installing was hand and glove.

Outstanding products and support, would recommend to anyone looking for similar products.

Toyota Highlander

I found the shipped hitch to be exactly what I needed for our Toyota Highlander. The installed hitch (very sturdy construction materials) looks very clean and like a factory installation. Your website, information, instructions, and pictures/video were extremely helpful in the installation of the hitch assembly. Your responsiveness to my order was greatly appreciated, and very timely. I look forward to using your services again when the need is there.
Thanks, Bryan Durango, CO

Lexus RX 300

Very easy to install. The instructions were spot on. I was concerned that it would make the back of my RX300 look ugly however, it just looks like it belongs there. I have not had any issues when using my bike rack or towing my utility trailer. Etrailer rocks and so does this product!

2002 Lexus RX 300

Hitch didn't quite fit my 2002 Leuxs RX 300 the bolt holes needed to be elongated by about 1/4 in on the left side. The instructions for the wiring kit referred to instructions that were not included. The product is great, but the installation instruction instructions for the wiring kit left a lot to be desired.


Trailer hitch was in perfect shape, delivered promptly and contained everything necessary to complete the job. Installation was extremely easy for both the hitch and the wiring harness. Saved ~$100 doing it myself instead of paying U-Haul. I'm not sure why I even contemplated having them do the work (of course this opinion might change if I see my BBQ smoker pass me on the highway).


This item appears to be of excellent quality. The installation was rather easy, except for starting the bolts. They took a little working to get them started. But other than that, the hitch looks great.


The hitch was easy to install. It took longer to get it out of the box and get the tools than it did to install it.


Great product at a great price. It took me about 30 minutes to install this, and the hardest part was trying to balance/lift it while I got the bolts started. If I had used a partner or even a jackstand, it might have been 15 minutes. Looks great, easy to install, does its job- what more could you ask for? I guess the only downside is that someone could technically steal the hitch and whatever was bolted to it, but that seems pretty unlikely.

2003 Lexus RX 300

This is a high quality product that serves its purpose well. I have experienced no problems after using it for a year. I will 100% buy from etrailer again. The product quality, customer service, and detailed instructions provided by this site are all top notch.

2000 Lexus RX 300

I had a question, called, --> Amanda Handled, Placed Order on the Spot, Received Sooner than expected, Directions Very Easy, Although, Didn't need. I live with my Dog who actually Installed it, as it was that Easy. Total Time = 22 minutes if you have the "Two Socket's Ready" - Then -Two bolts Out, each side, three bolt's in (each side) used my knee to hold the other side, no Jack required. Do the muffler side First, hand tighten one bolt then other side - Complete All Six and torque Tight. DONE!


Wiring harness works well, but needs frequent cleaning to connect to trailer.


Great product! On time shipping within w few days of ordering. This hitch was easy to install and took about 20-25 minutes. With the recessed look of this hitch, it looks to be non existing. Makes a very clean appearance to your vehicle. Make sure that your heat shield is bent in, so that the side rails of the hitch fits in it's proper location. All in all this was an easy purchase, install, and looks great to boot.
Thanks, Mike C.

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  • Hitch Receiver for a 2000 Lexus RX 300
    I have a solution for you but no the Hidden Hitch you referenced does not fit your 2000 Lexus RX 300. The Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 41541 does fit your RX 300. This custom fit hitch will bolt directly to your 2000 RX-300 with included hardware. It does not require any drilling or welding. I have attached an installation video.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for Draw Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Toyota Highlander
    If you want just the hardware for the Draw Tite hitch part # 41541 we can help you with that. What you will want is the part # RHK. On the product page if you select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the part number of the hitch we will ship you out all of the install hardware.
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    The size and Class of the hitches that are available for your 2000 Lexus RX 300 are compatible with the Yakima RidgeBack part # Y02458 that you referenced. This rack fits 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch hitch sizes that are Class II and up like the hitches that fit your vehicle. For example the 2 inch Draw Tite part # 41541.
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    The standard U-Haul trailer coupler height is 18 inches from the ground to the bottom of the coupler lip. And the height from the top of the Reese hitch you have on your 2003 Toyota Highlander (now part # 41541) to the ground would be 15-1/4 inches so you'd need a rise ball mount that's right at 2-3/4 inches like the Draw Tite ball mount part # 2753 with a 2 inch ball # 63845 and you'd be set!
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    The 23x47 Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 450 lbs, part # M2200, weighs 54 lbs. It installs in a 2" trailer hitch. If you do not have one on your 2003 Toyota Highlander, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2", part # 41541. It is a 2" trailer hitch with a maximum tongue weight of 350 lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight of 3,500 lbs. Please keep in mind, you will have to check your owner's manual for the maximum...
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    If your RX300 has the factory tow package, you can use the Tow Ready # 118245 which will plug into the connector located behind the rear bumper (see linked instructions). If your RX300 does not have the tow package, the trailer connector will need to be hardwired into the existing wiring use the Tow Ready # 119147KIT. I will include a link to the general installation instructions as well as to an installation overview video. You will need to access the rear of the taillight assemblies,...
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    For transporting 4 bikes on your 2002 Lexus RX 300, the best way to go is a hitch-mounted bike rack. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches # HR1400Z. The Sport Rider SE 4 has a maximum per-bike weight capacity of 50 pounds. In addition, the rack comes with keyed-alike hitch lock, frame hooks, and security cable to deter theft of your bikes and the rack. If you need a hitch receiver that is compatible with the Sport Rider SE 4 and your 2002 Lexus...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit For A 2002 Toyota Highlander Trailer Hitch
    We can replace the entire hardware kit however, the bolts themselves are not individually replaceable. The correct replacement hardware kit for the hitch on your 2002 Toyota Highlander hitch will be the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitch part # RHK. As the hardware kits are different for each hitch, you will need to enter the "Hitch Item Number" in addition to the "Hitch Manufacturer" into the drop down menu on the product page. The correct part numbers for the hitch receivers compatible...
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  • Hitch and Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for 2002 Lexus RX 300
    Your best option for a trailer hitch on your 2002 Lexus RX 300 would be the Draw Tite hitch part # 41541 which is a confirmed fit and has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity. As long as the weight of your carrier and bike weigh less than that combined this would be a great solution. Basically you'd have 130 lbs left over for the weight of a carrier like the etrailer # e98873. This carrier only weighs 58 lbs. You'll also need to verify that your vehicle has the capacity for this too.
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  • Suspension Enhancement For A 2002 Toyota Highlander
    I checked both of the trailer hitches that are Class III and are a confirmed fit for the 2002 Toyota Highlander. Both the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41541 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13429 states that its not rated for use with weight-distribution systems. To double check this I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite and they confirmed # 41541 is not designed for use with weight distribution and will not hold up when used for weight distribution systems....
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    To determine which wire, control the turn signals, brake lights, and running lights it is best to use a circuit tester, part # PTW2993, and test each wire to see what function it controls. If possible is it nice to have another person help you with this and operate the turn signals, lights, and brakes. First you must locate the vehicle wiring system. In most vehicles this can be found behind the drivers side cargo area near the tail lights, please consult your owners manual for the...
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