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

Draw-Tite Max-Frame 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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75073 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75073

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 7500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 750 lbs WD TW

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 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
  • 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: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 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.

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75073

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (56 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.


Really good and sturdy hitch. Took some minor adjustments to the brackets and bumper placement but was able to get it done in an hour or two

2003 Dodge Dakota

To be honest, when the description for my hitch said bolt on, no welding or modification required, I was skeptical. This is one time I don’t mind putting my foot in my mouth. The hitch fits great! Bolted on with simple hand tools (and minimal explicatives). Thanks y’all!


Fast delivery and excellent customer se rvice!


I had a friend that said his hitch had rusted through after 15 years so I took a look at mine (same age) and yep it needed to be replaced. Found had a great price on a Draw-tite hitch and more amazing, an install video on the same year and model truck I own. It took way longer to remove the rusted bolts and receiver from the old hitch but installing the new took about 20 minuites was a breeze and the video gave me the confidence that the job was done right. After two seasons of towing I couldn't be happier. Thanks etrailer


My son just bought a Popup camper. So we bought a draw-tite class lll frame hitch receiver pn75073, a draw-tite brake controller pn5504, a universal brake control wiring kit pnETBC7, and a custom fit wire harness pn118329 for his truck. It took us a couple of hours to install. The instructions were spot on. He hooked up the camper to his truck, and drove off. Worked as advertised. (hope I get to see him soon!!)


It fit like a glove


Fitted perfectly. Me and my son installed it within an hour.


This is the 3rd hitch I've ordered from etrailer. Shipping has always been fast, prices are reasonable,and I've gotten exactly what I ordered. Why trade elsewhere.

2004 Dodge Dakota

Once again came through with fast delivery, best price , and great products. I’ve ordered trailer hitches for two vehicles over the past three years and both times the item showed up in less time than estimated , and was easily installed by just myself and a torque wrench , more or less. The box was nearly obliterated by the shipping company but all the items were there and nothing was damaged so I didn’t bother to complain .

The hitch still looks great and has performed flawlessly
Darrell - 06/01/2019

1999 Dodge Dakota

Hitch arrived in good time. Shipping was just fine.. Got the container opened and all the parts were there. I did the installation out on the front lawn, next time I will make sure I use a level, paved surface..

I did this project alone, no help was available. I used a hydraulic car jack for the lifting, I think I should have made a wood platform to stabilize the hitch on the jack.

Take a moment to inspect the underside. I lowered the spare for more room to work in,, While under the truck bed I noticed a very slight tweek in the left side of the installed step bumper,

Installation would probably have taken just 1/2 hour, but that slight 'tweek' skewed the alignment space on the left side that it took a bit of 'pursuading' to get the upper left portion of the hitch to slide into position. Took about an hour all told..After fitting in place, bolt up was fast and easy,

Side note, this is a 17 year old truck, I think I would spray some penetrating oil on the two bolts that have to be removed from the frame.

All told, basic mechanical skills, other than the truck frame glitch, a very good morning project..

1999 Dodge Dakota

I got my hitch and tail light today. We had it put on my truck in about 25 min. the hardest part was taking the bolt out of the truck frame. It went on as it was made to thank you for a good product. I would buy from you again.

Thanks again for a quality product the hitch went on so easy. works great still looks like new
james s - 04/04/2021

2003 Dodge Dakota

The draw-tite hitch 75073 fit my 2003 Dodge Dakota club cab truck perfectly. No issues with the spare tire, and the wiring harness plugged in easily. I used several zip ties to keep the wiring out of the way, and fed the trailer connector under the license plate where it is easily plugged in when using the trailer. The installation really could not have gone any better.

1997 Dodge Dakota

Installation could not have been easier for my 97 Dakota. I did see in the instructions that other year models would require more time.

One of the reasons I went with this hitch is that it was advertised as being powder coated. I hope this hitch will not flake paint and rust as some other hitches I have owned. I did have to "touch up" a few spots from shipping. It had torn through the box, but was packaged so all the mounting hardware was still fasened securely to the hitch.

I admit I'm a little "OCD", so the "splatter" on the welds, and the decals on "crooked" does bugg me somewhat.

Shipping was fast, and price was very good, as always. Thanks etrailer.


Easy to install. I was able to reach the wiring from underneath truck. Note: Wear safety glasses if under a rusty vehicle. I bought this and the hitch for a [retailer] move. Since then, I have used it for a couple more [retailer] moves. The hitch and the wiring have worked great.

2001 Dodge Dakota

Installation was easy, bolted right up. Shipping was fast, however, packaging could be better, package was all torn up, paint was chipped, and scratched up, had to touch it up to prevent rust. The loop where the safety chain connects was welded off center. Other than that seems pretty good. I haven't towed any thing yet.

Hitch is working great a year later, towed my trailer several times, even towed a vehicle, great product, highly recommended.
Shawn M - 05/09/2014


Like how easy it was to install the hitch, and breakaway switch, however, the only logical way to hook the wires up results in the blue wire from battery box connecting to black wire of switch.

2001 Dodge Dakota

Shipped very fast, packaged very well.. watched video on a 2000 dakota to see installation and when i looked under my truck it was slightly different watched video on a 2001 dakota and that was what mine looked like, 2000 was a split year. this site has been very helpful and this hitch bolted on in minutes very easy. also got wiring kit and same thing very simple to install. overall very satisfied..

2001 Dodge Dakota

excellent product. easy to install. all drill holes lined up. no extra drilling required. the welds cooled straight, no significant warping or twisting when cooled. The videos instructions were spot on . I've used hitches for years, first time I installed one, now I'm an expert.

2002 Dodge Dakota

Decided to upgrade from a Class I bumper hitch to this Class III to increase my the towing capacity of my truck. This hitch was easy to install - a perfect fit at a good price! provided fast service and great communications.


3rd hitch from etrailer, video much more helpful than printed instructions. As others have mentioned removing the old hardware is the most difficult part, impact wrench was a must. About an hour start to finish by myself including wiring.


Very nice hitchThe hitch arrived quickly and was easy to install. It's a custom fit that bolts right up to the truck with no fabrication needed. It also compliments the modern look of my truck. It's not a bulky looking hitch.

2004 Dodge Dakota

I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota and this hitch was a direct bolt-on with no modifications! Fits and looks nice! Also got a great deal on this hitch (free shipping day)!!!

Thanks again, etrailer!!!


Hitch is well made with a good finish. The mounting plate for the wiring connector made for secure mounting. Installation was easy and fast.

2004 Dodge Dakota

Product was exactly as described and fit was perfect on my 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. Having the installation video online was a great. Price was fantastic, so overall I'm very pleased!


Very happy with this trailer hitch. Shipped very quickly to my door and the installation was pretty easy. I will definitely be ordering from this company if I need anything else in the future.

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See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Mounting Dimensions For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch For 2000 Dodge Dakota
    The distance center-to-center for the carriage bolts on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75073 is 8-1/4 inches. The distance center to center for the carriage bolts from side-to-side is 35-3/16 inches and the distance from the inside-to-inside of the mounting brackets for this hitch is 37-1/8 inches. Since this is mounted on the outside of the truck frame, your outside to outside measurement on your frame must be less than 37-1/8 inches. This is a Class llll hitch and it has a 2...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Hitch 75073 Require Drilling on a 1994 Dodge Dakota
    I do have an option for you but all of the trailer hitches for your 1994 Dodge Dakota will require drilling. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75073 that you referenced is a drill free option for 1997+ models only but for your 1994 you will need drill two holes into the bottom of the frame rail on each side. However, this is not as complex of a task as it may seem because the hitch will already be in position when drilling these holes so there is not much room for error....
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  • What is the Towing Weight Capacity of a 2004 Dodge Dakota
    The towing capacity of your 2004 Dodge Dakota is 3,400 to 4,650 lbs. If you were to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 which has a Gross Trailer Weight of 5,000 lbs and a Tongue Weight of 500 lbs your Dakota would be the limiting factor and you would still only be able to haul up to 4,650 lbs. Please keep in mind that the Tongue Weight of your trailer should be between 10-15 percent of the GTW of your trailer.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2003 Dodge Dakota
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab. The hitch is custom-fit for your truck so there will be no drilling required during installation, as the hitch will use existing holes in the vehicle frame for attachment points. This Class III hitch will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have attached an installation video on your 2003 Dakota that you can...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit and Towing Capacity of 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7L V8
    The Draw-Tite # 75073 Class III trailer hitch you'd looked at is a confirmed fit for a 2004 Dodge Dakota. The hitch has a 5000 lb towing capacity and a 750 lb tongue weight capacity. According to information I found online, the 2004 Dodge Dakota can tow up to 6600 lbs for a regular cab 2WD with the 3.92 rear end. Towing capacity is lower for 4WD vehicles and models equipped with the Club or Quad cab. The actual towing capacity will depend on the cab configuration, whether the vehicle is...
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  • What Trailer Hitches Will Fit a 2002 Dodge Dakota
    Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75081, is designed to fit the 1998 to 2003 Dodge Durango. It will not fit a 2002 Dodge Dakota. But we do have hitches that will fit your truck. I have included a link to the available options for you to view. The trailer hitch that is most like the one you referenced is # 75073. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware Kit for Draw Tite Hitch # 75073
    Yes we do offer a replacement bolt kit for the hitches we offer like the Draw Tite part # 75073 that you referenced. You'd just need the part # RHK and you'd be set. On the product page you'd select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the part number of the hitch you have and we'd get you out the parts you need!
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 1997 Dodge Dakota
    I do have a great option for you, however the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75648 that you referenced will not fit your 1997 Dodge Dakota. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Dodge Journey and it will not line up with the frame rails on the Dakota. I instead recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75073 that will line right up to existing holes in the frame rails of your truck for a no-drill installation and features a nice hidden cross-tube...
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  • Can Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver For Older Dodge Dakota be Reused?
    As long as your Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 is in good shape you can get new hardware for it as part # RHK on our site and then resell it. That hitch fits a 1987 - 2004 Dodge Dakota. Attached is an installation video for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Hitch to Fit on a 1995 Dodge Dakota
    The Hitch # 75073 will fit your 1995 Dodge Dakota as long as it does not have the optional rear spoiler or a roll pan bumper. If you plan on doing some towing, you will also want to pick up a wiring harness. The wiring harness that I recommend for your truck is the Tow Ready T-One Harness, # 118329. This harness will simply plug into your tail light assemblies and does not require any cutting or splicing. The final items that you may need to complete your towing set up are a ball mount,...
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  • Curt Or Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver For a 2001 Dodge Dakota?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13280 and Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073 are very similar in their design. Both receivers will attach to the same points on your 2001 Dodge Dakota. There are some slight differences in the construction with the Curt having more curved brackets that attach to the side of the frame. The Curt # C13280 has a tongue weight capacity of 500lbs and 5,000lbs trailer capacity. With a weight distribution hitch the capacity increases to 800lbs...
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  • Will The Draw-Tite Hitch 75073 Fit My 1991 Dodge Dakota With A New Westin Bumper
    Though there will be no issues installing the Draw-Tite # 75073 hitch with your new bumper, there may still be drilling required for the installation. This will go for all the hitches we have available for your 1991 Dodge Dakota as well. With that being said, I couldn't find a bumper when referencing the 64000 part number, so I will mention that this does not fit vehicles with factory or aftermarket lower rear fascia or with a roll-pan or tube bumper. If you meant the Westin Fey Diamondstep...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36235 on a 1995 Dodge Dakota
    According to the installation instructions, you will have to do a little bit of drilling in order to install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75073, on your 1995 Dodge Dakota. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. With any of the available hitches for your truck, there will be some drilling involved. If you decide to go with this hitch, the recommended ball mount is # 36051 and you can use pin and clip # PC2. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter)...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring For a 2008 Dodge Dakota
    The Hidden Hitch 87554 was replaced with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75073. This receiver is confirmed to fit the 1987-2004 Dodge Dakota. For your 2008 Dodge Dakota you will need the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75251. It is a confirmed fit for the 2005-2011 model years. The Class III receiver is capable of supporting 500lbs of tongue weight and trailering 5,000lbs with a standard ball mount. With a weight distribution hitch the weight limit increases...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Dodge Dakota
    I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2003 Dodge Dakota and it looked like the max towing capacity for your pickup when equipped with a Class III trailer hitch is 5,000 lbs. Since all of the trailer hitches available for your pickup are Class III with a max rating of 5,000 lbs (500 lbs tongue weight) and similar install difficulty (per the manufacturers) it really boils down to style. The 2 trailer hitches that are easiest to install are the Curt # C13280 and the Draw-Tite...
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  • How To Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector On a 1999 Dodge Dakota
    Yes, assuming that plug you have found does indeed contain the trailer brake and battery charge circuits you can clip this off and then hardwire in a 7-way for which I recommend using the Hopkins Endurance Quick-Install 7-Way Trailer Connector with Universal Pigtail Harness part # HM47210. I can't tell you what color wires go where though so you will need to test this yourself. In order to complete your towing setup you will need a brake controller, the Brake EVN # TK63VR with the Tekonsha...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 1997 Dodge Dakota
    For your 1997 Dodge Dakota, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75073 which is a confirmed fit and an easy installation on your vehicle. I've attached a video of this installation on a similar truck for you to see the installation. For a silencer, I recommend the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers # 63080. For a wiring harness, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat...
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