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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75251 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75251

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 800 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.


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
  • Easy, 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 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 Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75251

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (57 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.

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2011 Dodge Dakota

The trailer hitch is great, fits perfectly! My only complaint is the packaging, the box didn't hold up to shipping, fortunately all the bolts and washers were taped to the hitch and were not lost



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Easy install, bolted right on. Came packaged well and the included instructions are foolproof, even better, there’s a video on how to install specifically for my truck. 10/10 support, shows etrailer cares about their customers and making sure you get what you need. 100% buying from here in the future. Precision fit and good finish, welds look sturdy and aren’t your average mass produced looking beads.



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Easy no drill install. The hardest part was getting the original bolts out of the truck. Once they were off it was easy. I went with the heavy duty hitch because I will be towing a 3500lb camper with the weight distribution set up. There is a more light weight option but why limit my truck to 5000lbs, I can tow at the full 8000lb capacity with this hitch. With a trailer hitch you never know what you want to tow, why go lightweight and not have your towing capacity available.



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2008 Dodge Dakota

This is my 3rd trailer hitch from etrailer.com. Great pricing, quick delivery, and the hitches they offer are well made. This hitch is for my 2008 Dodge Dakota. A little difficult to install by myself (truck's bumper was tweaked), but I succeeded, and in less than an hour. The only minor fault I found was the decals installed by Draw-Tite. Their name as well as the weight spec decal are installed upside down. See photo. But of course, that doesn't effect the way the hitch works. I'm very happy with my purchase.



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2008 Dodge Dakota

Great product, installed the receiver hitch today, took about 2 hours. Installed it by myself using a floor jack. Had watched the installation video twice. Fit was perfect on my 2008 Dodge Dakota. Best price.



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2013 Dodge Dakota

Short story - Great experience overall, great price, quick delivery, perfect fit for my 2005 Dakota pickup, very helpful installation vídeo. Longer story: The bumber hitch on my Dakota was listed at 2,000 lbs with 200 lbs tongue weight which wasn't enough to pull the trailer I planned to rent, so I needed a 5,000 lb receiver-style hitch. After poking around on the internet looking at various brands, specs, and suppliers, I ran short on time and decided to order from etrailer because they had the best price AND because they had helped me before via email with a question about a Thule rack. The fact that they had helped me previously even though it was clear I would not buy anything left me feeling like they were good folks. I chose to pay extra for 3-day delivery on my hitch and it showed up in only 2 days (maybe because I'm only two states away). After reviewing their installation vídeo twice (not sure whether other distributors offer this kind of vídeo), the install really was a breeze. Everything lined up perfectly and it took less than 30 minutes but I'll say it was VERY helpful that I had a second person to help lift the hitch and hold it in place until one bolt was inserted on each side. It would be very tricky to do by yourself. One of my concerns was whether I'd be able to break loose the existing mounting bolts on my 13 year old Dakota but surprisingly, they came out very easily and it was a cinch re-inserting them once the new hitch was in place and I did not need to put the truck on a jack to do the install. Last point, my 3.7Litre Dakota had a tough time pulling that heavy trailer over Hoosier Pass in Colorado at 10,000+ feet, but once I got down below 6,000 feet it had sufficient power and towed just fine. Next time I need trailer supplies I probably won't poke around too long before buying from the etrailer guys.


Comments
Hitch still perfect and I consider etrailers support among the best Ive ever experienced.
Stuart P - 04/17/2019



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Easy to install and seems very well bui lt.



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It worked great for my needs. Was easy to install



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2008 Mitsubishi Raider

My hitch arrived in only two days and was easy to install.GREAT JOB.



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2006 Dodge Dakota

I haven't actually pulled anything with it yet... but install wasn't terrible. Took much longer than the estimated 30 mins, but that was because one of the 4 bolts didn't want to budge... took me a couple hours to finally get the bolt out. Once all 4 bolts were removed, installation was pretty straight forward. It probably didn't help that my truck is a 2006 and I'm sure those bolts had never been touched in the past 13 years.


Comments
Great
Nathaniel - 06/19/2019



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Best hitch we ever purchased.



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It fits very good and easy to install. Except the name decals are on upside down. And the hitch is slanted down in the back but not sure if it’s the hitch or the bumper needs to be adjusted up.



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2006 Dodge Dakota

Fit well and performed perfectly for an 800 mile trip.



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Great product easy to install



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2005 Dodge Dakota

This was a perfect fit for my 2005 Dodge Dakota. It was incredibly simple to install. The longest part was me getting the old rusty bolts to break free on my pickup, which has nothing to do with the hitch. This model is definitely the way to go!



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Good quality product, perfect fit, and fast shipping!!



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2005 Dodge Dakota

Very happy with the trailer hitch receiver. It was listed at a great price and shipped in just two days! Thank you



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2010 Dodge Dakota

So easy to install,I'm a 60 year old lady didn't do it by myself no tools , my friend Darryl had all the tools needed so I helped him. We live in Louisiana, it's not here in June,we took two beer breaks,one smoke break and still got it done installed in 2 hours. EXCELLENT PRODUCT!! I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!!!!! THANK YOU . AND IT CAME IN THREE DAYS !!!!



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Dodge

Easy to install - perfect fit for my 05 Dodge truck



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Work great, easy to install.


Comments
Work out great, no trouble installing
Harrym - 10/10/2020


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2006 Dodge Dakota

Great receiver. Arrived very fast and installed easily. It’s the second receiver I have ordered from trailer and love them both! And at a great price. Built tough and will order another if I ever have the need. Thank you



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Purchased a can of BP Blaster penetrating spray the day after I ordered the parts. I sprayed the weld nuts several times while waiting for the parts to arrive and it seemed to help loosen them up. My order arrived on time and I installed the hitch the next morning. I installed the hitch by myself ( I'm 67 years old), and while I admit that an extra set of hands would have been very helpful, the install was easier than I anticipated. I had all the parts I needed, the instructions were easy to follow and the online video was very helpful. I purchased the hitch in order to tow a trailer with a ton of wood pellets, instead of getting 1/2 a ton at a time (the capacity of my truck). Hopefully these products will solve my problem, only time will tell.



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2011 Dodge Dakota

Every time I order from eTrailer everything comes out perfect. Excellent pricing, and fast shipping. Couldn't ask for anything better.


Comments
After 1 year, still going strong. Great product, great service.
Curtis J - 06/27/2019



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2006 Dodge Dakota

Very pleased with the product and the timely manner it was shipped. Arrived a day early. I ordered from etrailer with confidence as i am a repeat customer and have never been disappointed. Would not hesitate to order again.



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I'm sure the product will be fine once I get it installed. The box it was shipped in was made from a friable cardboard and was delivered with a gaping hole in the side. Fortunately the small parts were attached to the trailer hitch with plastic film.


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    Since you haven't purchased the Expedition or the travel trailer yet it would ideal to find one with the tow package included. You will know capacity from the get go vs. adding a hitch and other components after the fact. It's important when looking at your towing capacity to be considering gross trailer weight rating including the weight of contents inside your travel trailer and the weight in your Expedition behind the axle to arrive at a maximum, not just the dry weight of the travel...
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  • What is the Difference Between Max Carrying Capacity and Weight Distribution Capacity
    Absolutely, I am here to help! The max carrying weight of a hitch is how much the hitch can pull if you were to just hook your trailer up to the hitch and not use a weight distribution system. The Gross Trailer Weight or GTW of this hitch is 5,000 lbs. and the Tongue Weight or TW of this hitch is 500 lbs. The GTW is how much weight the hitch can pull behind it and the tongue weight is the downward force that the tongue of the trailer applies to the hitch of the tow vehicle. So the hitch...
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    When in doubt you should check with a local Ford dealer and they'll let you know exactly what your truck can tow. From what I found online it looks like your 2015 Ford F-150 with a 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine has a capacity of 8,500 lbs. Not to confuse you more but the trailer hitch installed on the vehicle will sometimes have a different capacity as well. So your hitch has 5,000 lbs total trailer weight capacity weight carrying and 10,000 lbs weight distribution capacity. That means that...
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  • Should a Weight Distribution Head and Ball be Tilted Forward or Backward when Towing a Trailer
    The angle of the ball on a weight distribution system is different for every vehicle/trailer set up. You will want to angle the head unit with the ball on it so that the spring bars are level with the trailer frame. The trailer should be loaded and ready to tow when you set up the system to get the angles correct. It does take some fine tuning to get it just right. I have included a link to a video that should help you.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2005 Dodge Dakota
    For your wife's 2005 Dodge Dakota, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75251 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. As long as you do not have a factory trailer hitch then this option will work well for you. I have attached an install video of this hitch as well as a photo of what it will look like once installed. The install video is on the same generation Dodge Dakota so it will be the same as your 2005. If you can tell me what you...
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    Unfortunately I don't have enough info on your 2006 Chevy 1500 4x4 to give you the definite answer. I would need to know if you have the standard wheel base and what motor you have. The good news is you can easily determine your specific towing capacity. You simply need to looki at the tag inside your driver's door jamb. Then you will need take your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and subtract that by the the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your truck from the (GCWR) that will...
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    For your 2006 Dodge Dakota, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 75251 does not have any clearance issues with the spare tire. This is a very nice square tube receiver with powdercoat over e-base for superiour rust protection. This receiver has two holes, so it is compatible with the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201 you asked about. If you will be using this hitch receiver for towing, I recommend using...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2008 Dodge Dakota
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    On a 2005 Dodge Dakota the Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75251, will have a 5000 lb towing weight capacity and can be increased with the addition of a weight distribution system. The towing capacity of your Dodge Dakota is listed at 7000 lbs, so the towing capacity of your vehicle (7000 lbs) is what will be the maximum weight capacity you will be able to tow with an additional weight distribution system added to your hitch. You will want to verify the towing capacity of your...
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