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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 75742 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75742

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 675 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.


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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 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" - 75742

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (820 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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Honda

This trailer hitch fit my 2014 Honda CRV perfectly. At 79 years old, I self installed the hitch with no assistance. The video on the etrailer web site made the installation simple. It is explicit and includes many time saving tips. The completed installation looks like a factory accessory. I am 100% satisfied from order placement to towing. Thanks etrailer.



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2016 Honda CR-V

I have a 2016 CR-V and the Draw-Tite hitch installed without problems. As suggested by other reviewers, instead of cutting a rectangle out of the appearance panel under the rear of the car I cut three sides (leaving the fourth side as a 'hinge'). I used an oscillating saw which provided more control than using a utility knife. The video did a good job of showing how to install the hitch. Don't forget to tape the flat washers on top of the hitch over the rear-most hole on each side. After cleaning out the threaded attachment holes in your car run one of the bolts in and out to be sure it runs freely. I rested one end of the hitch on top of the loosened muffler (as the video shows) and used a jack to support and raise the hitch until it was high enough to reach the U-bolt which I attached loosely. I snugged down the two bolts on each end, then started tightening the U-bolt nuts, moving back and forth. On my car tightening the U-bolt nuts pulled the hitch up by about 1 inch before it was tight against the tie-down loop that the U-bolt goes through. Then I used a torque wrench to tighten all the nuts to spec. I then put a couple of pieces of aluminum roof flashing above the 3-sided flap of appearance panel, drilled a few holes and used pop-rivets to attach the flap to the flashing, closing out the hole. For the wiring I ordered the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, Item #118561. The installation video was very helpful, but the built-in wiring connector on my car was behind the upper trim panel (almost to the window) not behind the lower trim panel as shown in the video. It took quite a while to get all the wiring in place, routed so the trim panel supports and attachments wouldn't hit it. The lower trim panel actually has a small rectangular cut-out at the bottom for the 4-pole flat connector to slide through to allow the connector to be stored beside the spare tire. If you forget to install the extra fuse in slot 10 of your under-dash fusebox then the running lights on your trailer will work but the turn signals and brake lights won't.


Comments
Its been a year and Ive used my trailer hitch many times. I really like the Draw-Tite feature that keeps the hitch from rattling in the receiver. The rubber hitch cover does a good job of keeping most of the crud out of the receiver. Im very satisfied with all the products I received.
narider - 11/19/2021


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2016 Honda CR-V

Perfect fit! Installed it MYSELF in about an hour today … because I am over 70, otherwise it’d be a 30 minute job. :) Looks great, too. UPS delivered right to my garage door. Had a cup of coffee, and got to it. The video makes the whole thing a snap to install on my CR-V. Note: It occurred to me that instead of cutting out the complete rectangular hole in the panel underneath, it might look better if I cut only the 3 sides toward the rear of the car, leaving the flap attached. I did the installation, cut off another 1/4” off the passenger side of the flap, and pushed the flap back up in place, “closing the wound.” Miraculous! The vertical metal flange goes straight up thru panel, with no discernible hole!



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Great! Arrived on time, the afternoon before a big cycling trip. Hitch was packed well, no surprises. Installation was super easy minus the Honda CR-V part which involved lots of plastic and their clips. Fit well and no issues including the 1000 mile road trip. The plastic I needed to trim (splash guard underneath), my box cutter was perfect.



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Love etrailer and their amazing products. I just bought my second hitch receiver from them and got it installed with ease. The instructional videos are great and line everything out perfectly. Thank you for all y’all do!



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Summary - Great hitch, don't expect to have this done in under and hour if doing by your self, get a proper size tapered tap to augment the wire brush listed as a required tool in the instructions. 1. Installed on 2012 CRV that had lived most of it's life up north in the land of winter long snow/ice, and rock salt road treatment. Installation time about 4.5 hours (coffee breaks not included). Installed by one person (me, intermediate DIY mechanic, first time installing trailer hitch) in home garage so car was not on lift. Installed product rated 5 star star by several neighbors who have (and utilize for towing and/or bike racks) 2" trailer hitches that came with their newer cars/trucks. 2. Product quality (design, welds, fit ,... excellent (5 stars). Product packing quality excellent - no missing parts or damaged components (5 stars). Instructions (written and video) were a bit deceptive on how easy this thing is to install and need significant improvement in several areas (2 stars). - Instructions/video should stress the need for two people for when actually mounting the hitch and getting the first couple of bolts in. (I used a combination of zip ties (used for safety only), plastic tool cases, and hydraulic jacks to hold-up and jam-up) and jam hitch into proper position to be able screws in. (Time added about 1 hour of time vs having second person). - Instructions should at least mention that a tap (tapered M10-1.25 tap, verify size before using - shops will use these to get job done faster. (Be careful with these to avoid stripping/damaging/cross threading bolt holes in car rails) to clean out rust/crap in factory machined holes where the supplied bolts need to go...especially for older cars. There total rust pits, especial the two above the muffler. (This would have save me ~2 hours) . Cleaning the threaded holes with various sized wire brushes, qtips, cleaning pad (think gun cleaning kit) and wd-40and the some "bore cleaner". This would have save me about 1.5 hours. Had to slowly work each bolt in/out a little more (wiping rust/crap of bolt and out of predrilled holes each time) before I could get a bolt hand threaded in/out of each of the 4 holes. - I had the watched the video a week before doing installation. I should have kept laptop or tablet handy to know exactly where to make the 4.25 x 8.5 cut out - it was very clear on video since panel was identical to what I had. The drawing on the paper instructions were ambiguous at best. The actual video showed the plastic panel cutting and the panel in the video was identical what I what I had. End result - I was off a bit and ended up with a someting closer to a 5 x 9.5 cut. Didn't measure final final dimension, installation time impact was minimal. - Could not a get a straight shot on front right bolt for precise 38 ft/lb torque due to muffler being the way (used a swivel/universal at slight angle - adjusted setting for estimated angle and short entender). Maybe it can be done if you have a second person that can push muffler/exhaust a bit more out of the way. All for now. Happy with the end result. Took much longer to install than expected. I would recommend if time is an issue for you (I am retired) then pay the $75 bucks (or whatever) for shop installation.


Comments
No problems after 1 year of light use
Matt - 09/12/2021


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2015 Honda CR-V

I had the 1-1/4' version of this hitch for about 5 years - since I have owned the vehicle. I purchased a Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack which needs a 2" (on our other car). But I wanted to be able to use the rack on our CR-V as well. So i removed the 1-1/4" hitch and sold it on facebook to someone in our cycle club. Also sold my Hanging style Thule Bike rack.. WRT to the hitch installation, I already had the hole in the underbody trim. All I have left to do is get some Black "Duck" tape to cover the hole. The tape I had previously held up for 5 years. I was also familiar with the isolators for the muffler which you have to remove. There are two isolators, and ideally, you need to disconnect from the muffler, not the body for this to work, especially for the one that is through the hole of the hitch... However it is difficult to remove just that connection. So I suggest, remove that isolator from the body connection, and then you can get if off the muffler easier and then put back on the body. The outer isolator just needs to be disconnected either from muffler or body so the muffler can drop down enough for installation of the front M10 bolt. Important note: If you only disconnect the inner isolator from the body, and leave connected to the muffler, once you get the hitch in, you won't be able to connect the inner isolator to the body... If you read other reviews you will see that people had to remove the hitch in that situation - an unnecessary do-over. The other thing I did so that I could install by myself was sit on the ground, with my legs under the car. I put the hitch in my lap and got it in place using my legs (thighs) and was able to connect the U-bolt and get the two nuts (washer and lock washer as well) in with some turns and that supported the hitch enough so I could put the M10 bolts in. You should use a torque wrench if you have one. The M10 bolts required 38 Ft-lbs which is pretty substantial. Unfortunately there is no way to fit (my) torque wrench to get the M10 bolt that is over the muffler. After doing the other 3, I had a good idea of the torque to be applied, using the socket wrench that fit in there. The U-Bolt nuts were only 30 FT-LBs. The hitch looks great.. WRT to E-Trailer - they are the GO-TO.. I cannot speak more highly of this company. I have used them for years. This product was ordered Monday and received Wednesday.. If you have any questions, call them, they answer the phone and their videos are outstanding... If I worked for or owned a company, I would want them to be like E-TRAILER!



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We did ourselves in my driveway. The only challenge we faced is cleaning weld bolt on passenger side. Everything is perfectly aligned.


Comments
Product is sturdy and using bike rack all round this past year. Not a single issue on hitch.
Shital - 07/03/2021


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Great fit, love the quick shipping!!!!!!!! I cut out 3 sides then wire tied it and and sealed with silicone !



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2013 Honda CR-V

Fast shipment and quality product. I was very impressed with the heady duty quality of this trailer hitch. This thing will last forever and it was a perfect fit for my 2013 CRV. The holes lined up perfectly, no drilling or any other adjustment necessary. I would take a picture and send it in if I had one on those smart phone but I don't. By the way, I'm 81 and installed it myself. Thank you for a real positive experience


Comments
After one year of use, the trailer hitch is perfect. There have been no issues with it. I highly recommend this trailer hitch.
Joe - 10/19/2021


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2014 Honda CR-V

This hitch was very easy to install on my 2014 Honda CRV. It fits great under the back and is nicely hidden. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. My only comment with regards to the instructions is that It is critical to actually measure the area to be trimmed on the Appearance Panel as the diagram provided on the instructions could be misleading based on the holes and ridges in the appearance panel. Measure twice (or 3 or 4 times in my case) and cut once! Based on some other reviews, I also cut only 3 sides on the trim area so I could close it up by drilling a couple of holes and using zip ties. The removal and trimming of the Appearance Panel took the most amount of time for me as I did not want to make a mistake and wanted to end up with a good looking installation which I think I have accomplished. I installed this hitch so I can use a hitch mounted bicycle rack to haul our bicycles to nearby bike paths in our state. I highly recommend etrailer.com! The site is easy to navigate and has so much helpful product information and videos, both installation and product reviews! This is a great and valuable resource that I can't say enough good about. My order was processed promptly and I received my hitch sooner than I expected. It was well packaged and arrived in great condition.


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1 year later and the hitch has been working great! It is so nice to have the hitch on my CR-V to carry our bicycles on. The hitch still looks like new on my CR-V. This was a great purchase!
Bruce V - 06/26/2018



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Wow, what a great hitch. My wife and I plan on towing our bikes with this hitch. We already had a Thule bike carrier that fit onto the 2 inch hitch we have on our Chevy Silverado but sometimes we don't always want to take the truck. We looked at bike carriers to place on the CRV but they all seemed flimsy compared to what we had. As such, we chose to install the hitch. To start things off the price was excellent and I received the item within 2 days of ordering. I also received an email from the company indicating that if I had any issues, to please contact them immediately. A friend and I reviewed the online video (make sure you do this!!!) to install the hitch and moved forward with the process. Following the video and the instructions included with the hitch. we had everything installed within 90 minutes. Just some tips we would include: 1) make the cut into the underside CRV plastic larger than is shown, especially the width. This will allow you to easily place the trailer hitch into position. 2) You do not need to cut a 4 sided hole. Cut 3 sides and bend the plastic toward the driver so that it can be patched very easily with duct tape. I chose to spray paint the plastic and duct tape black but this is not necessary as it is not seen. 3) It was a little difficult to get the muffler hangar back into position once the bolts were tight. We had to loosen the bolts and push the hangar bracket through the hole in the hitch to get this accomplished. 4) We backed the CRV onto 2 small car ramps to allow us the ability to crawl around under the CRV much more easily. I highly recommend this. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it to anyone contemplating attaching a hitch to their CRV. I am not a "handy" person but was able to do this without any issues and no one getting hurt!! You can do it!!!


Comments
My wife and I used it to carry our bikes on a trip from St. Louis to Palm Springs last summer. It worked great and we plan to use it for the same bikes on our trip to Colorado. Thanks for the excellent product!!
John W - 01/26/2018



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2014 Honda CR-V

I purchased this last year for my wife's 2014 CR-V to attach a Thule bike rack so she didn't have to put the seat up/down and lug her bike in/ out of the back every time she went to the bike trail. It is very much as expected, very sturdy with solid attachment. Getting the muffler hangars on/off was a chore that took up most of the installation time, but other than that, installation was fairly simple. I used a Dremel to make quick, relatively clean cuts, then snipped the cut a bit wider where the bracket fit through, and finished it by drilling holes and putting in cable ties to keep it closed (pictures attached).


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Absolutely no complaints. Hitch still looks like new and hasnt required any adjustment/tightening since I put it on. Very, very pleased. So nice to be able to buy a quality product that performs as expected.
Mark - 06/25/2019



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The hitch has been a great addition to my 2015 CRV…i primarily use it for my bike carrier and leave it on all spring, summer, and fall. Installing it was a bit tedious but that was due to not having the right tools, doing it solo, and some prepping (I.e. cleaning the holes to bolt). Once it’s in, make sure to torque it to spec and should be good to go! Love the hitch and it has been a great addition to the car.



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Haven't used the hitch receiver yet, however, it was pretty easy to install. The instructions were easy to read. All parts came as described. The installation instructions that come in the product package are more detailed than online. The online instruction video has no sound on my computer, which is probably why they include the script. Customer service is ver good. The answered my questions the day of asking them. Good transaction overall. Like I said, I haven't used the hitch receiver yet (I need to buy a trailer first), but it is heavy and sturdy. I figure the pic will help give you an idea of what to do when cutting through the plastic undercover to install the unit and leave the cover on.


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Ive had and used a trailer for about 2 months on my CRV. No issues what so ever. Everything is working well. Customer service is still excellent-I recently called to check what I ordered and what the hitch could tow, and got immediate response. Great purchase. One suggestion: perhaps some instruction on how to properly attach and load a trailer to such a hitch, as it would help prevent any mishaps from misuse of the hitch itself. Heightweight/and positioning of trailer load on the trailer is important so as not to overload the tongue weight on the hitch. thanks.
jim p - 11/01/2014

Thanks for the feedback and reply. Happy to hear you are pleased with your hitch on your CR-V. Please keep in mind that you will need to check the tow rating of your CR-V, and it is rated lower than the tow rating of the hitch you will need to abide by the lowest rated component of your towing system. I have included links to several of our helpful articles that you might find helpful regarding loading your trailer, the tongue weight, and choosing the correct height ball mount for your trailer.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 11/3/2014


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This could help prevent rusting in the long run (Minnesota winters get salty). The product itself is very sturdy. All the pieces were accounted for. I have absolutely no experience working on cars and I successfully went through the steps to attach the hitch onto my 2013 Honda CRV. The two most difficult parts during the process was lowering the muffler. The rubber take some muscle maneuvering to successfully lower the muffler. The second most difficult part was getting the hitch screwed into place. It is rather heavy (very sturdy). You definitely need someone to help hold the hitch up for you while you secure it into place with the bolts. Side Note: I recommend screwing the bolts into place a little bit before attempting to screw them in while someone is holding the hitch in place for you to do so. If you have an older car there could be some rust built up by the muffler. The threading was stripped so I had to drill and re-thread the hole. It took a lot of WD40 and I also gently used a small file to help get rid of an extra corrosion. Good luck! I would recommend this product to a friend.



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2014 Ford Edge

As always the eTrailer product was a good value and especially appreciate the video instructions. The one weakness / minus was the directions for cutting the plastic panel. While the diagram matched the actual part the cut out based on dimensions didn't fall where it was pictured. Also providing a dimension from a curved edge left it very ambiguous as to where it should be. Had to recut in place during hitch install. Otherwise a nice hitch and good fit.



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Five stars to etrailer and their representative, Noah, who made sure we got what we wanted in a timely manner. Our order was delayed because only one item was not in stock. Once Noah explained that we should choose another hitch for our C-RV (which we did for about the same price), our order was on the way with UPS 3 day Select. Not only are we happy with Noah’s outstanding customer service, the hitch went on our C-RV without a “hitch”. It fits perfectly and looks like it was always there.



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2014 Honda CR-V

It took about an hour to install this on our '14 Honda CR-V. Installation was straightforward. I watched the installation video first. I opted to cut an access hole in the bottom plastic cover instead of just removing it as this is a permanent installation. The measurements were about 1/2" off. In my case, I had to trim an additional 1/2" from the side of the cut-out that is toward the center of the hitch. After that, the holes lined up fine.


Comments
Still works great.
Sid L - 04/06/2015



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Item received in two days. Well packed and no issues. Fit and finish was great. Nice product at a great price. Instillation took about 30 min.


Comments
2013. CRV. The tapped holes in the body of the vehicle needed to be cleaned. I used the correct metric tap to remove the rust. Bolts WERE THE CORRECT SIZE. Cut the panel as described and everything went on perfectly. Also installed the wiring harness I bought. Quite the process to remove the plastic panels but everything works great. Traded the vehicle this past week and the dealership loved how nice the hitch looked. Great product and great service. Thanks etrailer.
Michael - 04/04/2021


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I am very pleased with this hitch receiver. It is very robust and was pretty straight forward to install. It is either a 2 person install job or a creative 1 person job. I made use of a jack stand to help keep the receiver up against the car's frame while I worked on it. I use it to mount my bike rack. Will definitely come back to etrailer.com for my next hitch receiver.



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Volvo Cross Country

The hitch is used primarily for a bike rack and works great. I travel cross country with my bike and I’ve never had any problems with the hitch.



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2015 Honda CR-V

Great quality and very quick shipping. All the hardware was included and easy to install. Since my car was older, I had to use thread taps on 2 exposed rusty frame threads on passenger side. Great product and I would recommend. The video was extremely helpful.


Comments
Great product.Still works good and no issues since we purchased it.
Bob G - 08/29/2021


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2008 Honda Odyssey

The weather and my schedule finally cooperated enough for me to in stall my Trailer Hitch this weekend. I actually installed mine and also I mentioned a week ago to a friend of mine about your trailer hitches and we installed one on his Honda Odyssey at the same time. We started in the morning and had both completed by noon (his van was a 2008 so we had to use a tap to clean out the treads and that took a long time). The following is what I ordered: 1 T-one Vehicle Wiring Harness 1 Curt Led 4-way Flat Connector Tester 1 Draw-Tite Max-frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III - 2 First let me thank you for your quick links to the YouTube videos. They were extremely helpful. Draw-tite Max-frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III Installation: The YouTube video was again extremely helpful and the technician's suggestion of leaving the plastic under body panel in place was an excellent idea. The only deviation from the instructions/video I made was to not remove the cut out section of the under body panel but to only cut it along the rear and side edges. I then folded it forward and taped it, and the insulation in place to keep them out of the way while I installed the hitch receiver. Once the hitch receiver was in place I bent the small piece back into place (triming a small piece away from the edge that contacts the hitch receiver and then drilled two small holes and zip tied it into place. I took it on a test run with my motorcycle trailer and it worked like a CHAMP!! My wife was a bit concerned at first about having a hitch sticking out at the rear of her car but was VERY pleased at not only how it looked but also how the receiver is recessed such that it does not protrude past the bumper. Thanks again



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2015 Honda CR-V

2015 CR-V Ex-L There were a couple things that made the installation more difficult than it should have been. This could be far easier with more explicit instructions. Straight away, the measurement for cutting out the appearance panel requires a little guessing. Because of the curvature of the panel, an accurate measurement would require a reference point for where, along the curve, to begin the 3" starting point. The instructions didn't provide this accuracy. I guessed correctly, and it turned out good. I've included a photo of my final cut out. Hopefully this can save someone a bit of time. I will also mention that it's *not* necessary to remove the entire appearance panel. The thought of doing that was overwhelming, and glad I did not go down that road. And, it is not necessary to cut all 4 sides of the panel dimensions. Just do 3 and fold it out of the way...then you can fold it back over to seal up the area, after the hitch is in. Much neater job and leaves the area protected from whatever stuff can get up in there if the cutout is removed completely. One other instruction that was unclear, is the extra washer that goes above the attachment angle of the hitch. The instructions say: Tape (item 7) flat washer to rearward weld nut location on both frame rails. This should have said, there are 2 washers that need to be placed between the hitch and the threaded bolt hole in the frame, at the location furthest to the back of the vehicle. 1 washer per side. The location toward the front of the vehicle does not need this washer due to _ _ _ _ ? I would help to know why it's necessary to have this washer only on 1 bolt hole per side. It would allow the the installer a bit a confidence knowing the reason why there's only 1 per side. Without knowing the reason, I'm still wondering why it is necessary to cause the hitch to be mounted with the slight angle that this extra washer causes. The muffler hangers were a bugger to get off. You really have to leverage your body in a full extension, while laying on your back, and manhandle those things. It *does* help to squirt a bit of WD inside the place where they slide on/off the stem. I used a large flat head driver to persuade the first one off, then it was mostly a matter of pulling/pushing the muffler to get the hanger free. I used a rolling car jack to hold the hitch in place while bolting it up, and that worked great....it balanced on the center, with a little padding underneath, quite stably. With all the running back and forth to watch the install video, then reading and re-reading the instructions, and measuring multiple times, this job took me every bit of 2 hours.


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  • Does the Draw-Tite 75742 Fit on a 2016 Honda CR-V
    Yes. The Draw-Tite # 75742 is a confirmed fit on the 2016 Honda CR-V, as is the Tekonsha # 118561 you were looking at for a wiring harness. This will give you most of what you need for a complete towing package, but you also may want to consider a ball mount kit like the # EBMK4 since it'll allow you to cover a few different trailers you may encounter. I've linked some review and installation videos of these parts for you to check out, as well.
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    For your 2014 Honda CR-V we have two hitch sizes available. The smaller and very light duty 1-1/4 inch size and the much more popular and versatile 2 inch size which has higher towing capacities. I would say that you will want the 2 inch size as whenever available they are the way to go. So that narrows down the options a bit and it comes down to which 2 inch hitch? At this point you have two very distinct options. The mostly hidden but longer to install EcoHitch part # 306-X7297 which...
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    The procedure for installing the Draw-Tite Class III Receiver Hitch # 75742 hasn't changed from the 2013 to the 2016 model. Each model year, Draw-Tite evaluates the hitch fits and will illustrate any changes in the instructions, which you can see by clicking the provided link. The underbody panel can be complete removed, and left off or you can trim it using the dimensions shown in the installation instructions. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll need the following items...
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
    Only the Curt hitches require the use of a stabilizer strap like the # 18050 when carrying a bike rack, so because of that the Draw-Tite part # 75742 that you referenced would be your best option as it does not have the requirement and it is a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video for you to check out. This rack would work well with the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR. Check out the review video I attached that shows the rack demoed on a similar 2013 CR-V.
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  • What is the Size of the Bolts that Attach to My Frame from the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75742?
    The bolts that come with the Draw-Tite # 75742 for your 2014 Honda CR-V are 10mm bolts. These are the hex bolts M10X 1.25X 30. I went ahead and attached the diagram that shows these bolts in the instructions and where they install. They are item #1 in the diagram.
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  • Appearance Panel Trimming for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75742 for a 2013 Honda CRV
    The drivers side bolts will not bolt through the appearance panel. There will be an 8-1/2 inch by 4-1/4 inch cutout in the appearance panel for the drivers side bolts. This cutout will give you enough room to bolt the hitch on and leave the appearance panel in place. There will be some insulation type material on the backside of the appearance panel, but you can just cut through that material as well. Check out the photo that I attached that shows the orientation of the appearance panel....
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2013 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75742 is a stronger hitch for your 2013 Honda CR-V. It is rated for 675 lbs tongue weight and 4500 lbs towing. The Curt hitch # C13119 is rated for 350 lb tongue weight and 3500 lbs towing. I do want to point out that these hitches are rated independently from your vehicle even though they are made specifically for your vehicle. You will need to abide by the factory towing capacity of your vehicle which can...
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  • Parts Needed To Mount 4-Way On Draw-Tite Hitch for 2013 Honda CR-V
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75742 is an excellent option for 2013 Honda CR-V. In order to secure a trailer connector to this like the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118561 which is what I recommend you will need a series of brackets, the No-Drill Mount for Electrical Mounting Bracket part # 18140 which attaches to the hitch and the Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat part # 18144 which attaches to the trailer connector and the bracket above. There are no pre-drilled...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2013 Honda CR-V
    I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2013 Honda CR-V and it states that the maximum weight of a trailer and its cargo can be 1,500 lbs so please keep that in mind. There is a hitch that will do the job for your vehicle and you'll also need a 4-flat connector, ball mount and hitch ball. For a hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75742 which is a 2" hitch that is a complete bolt-on installation so there will be no need for any type of drilling into your CR-V's frame. To add a 4-flat...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
    A hitch from a 2007 Honda CR-V would not work on a 2015 Honda CR-V as there was a generation change that called for a new design for the trailer hitch. You would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 for your 2015 CRV. This hitch has a 525 lb tongue weight capacity as well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Honda CR-V AWD
    The Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame # 75742 that you referenced is the strongest trailer hitch available for your 2014 Honda CR-V so it is the best all-around option whether your CR-V is a 2WD or an AWD. The only other option that would be worth checking out is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7297 which is also a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver. This trailer hitch has a hidden crosstube which gives it much more of a clean look after the installation. When...
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  • Does the Rear Appearance Panel of a 2014 Honda CR-V Have to be Removed to Install Hitch
    There are two options you have when installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75742 like you have noticed. You can trim the panel and reinstall it or you can simply remove it. I wish the installers had decided to trim the panel and reinstall it but the customer who owned the vehicle may have requested them not reinstall it. I would say that the best way to do it would be to trim and reinstall the panel, which the installation instructions I attached to the right do detail how...
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  • Cut Out Dimensions for Appearance Panel for Hitch Install on a 2015 Honda CR-V
    The install instructions use to say to measure 17 inches from the top corner to make the cut, but several customers have told us that it was a better fit to use 16-1/4 inches instead and now the install instructions have been changed. Aside from that the measurements in the install instructions that I attached are accurate. Check out the install video I attached as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
    Draw Tite and Hidden Hitches are made by the same company so they are the same. All of the hitches confirmed to fit your 2015 Honda CRV will be the same distance recessed behind the rear bumper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper measures 2 inches on all of the hitches. They all are going to be about the same in terms of visibility. The cross beams of the hitches will be in the same general area on all of the hitches so none of them would be noticeably...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Honda CR-V
    We offer three Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper on a 2015 CR-V is 2 inches. The Curt part # C13119 has the same measurements from the pin hole to the back of the vehicle but I like the 75742 because it has more towing capacity than the Curt hitch. I have attached...
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  • Mounting Hardware for Draw-Tite 75742 Hitch on 2016 Honda CR-V
    The hardware used to mount the Draw-Tite # 75742 are hex bolts with measurements M10 X 1.25 X 30 CL8.8. You can also get this hardware kit by putting that hitch model number on the page for our Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK and receive the correct mounting kit that was damaged during install. As a note to address the question about the differences in mounting hardware, it does appear that both of the Draw-Tite hitches- Class II and Class III use the same mounting hardware.
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  • Where are Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receivers Manufactured 2013 Honda CR-V
    All of the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers are made and manufactured in Mexico. For a trailer hitch receiver made and manufactured in the U.S.A. you would want to use a Curt hitch. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75742 is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Honda CR-V. For a Curt hitch that also fits your 2013 Honda CR-V, I reccomend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13119. I have attached an installation video of each hitch installed on a similar 2013 Honda...
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  • How to Lower Muffler to Access Mounting Holes for Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2014 Honda CR-V
    To lower the muffler on your 2014 Honda CR-V you can slide the bracket out of the rubber holders. You'll likely need some lubricant to loosen them up. See the video I've attached of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75742 being installed. If you skip ahead to about the 3:50 mark you'll then see the muffler being lowered.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Honda CR-V
    For your 2014 Honda CR-V 2WD, I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75742. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in the CR-V's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 675 pound tongue weight capacity along with a 4,500 pound towing weight capacity. I also recommend checking the owner's manual for your vehicle for its specific capacities, as this will likely be...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V for Carrying Bike Rack
    For carrying a bike rack the Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 would be the best option. Unlike the Curt hitch for your vehicle this one does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. It's also a 2 inch hitch which is the most popular hitch size we offer and has the best capacities.
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  • Best Bike Rack Solution for 2015 Honda CR-V
    If you are concerned at all about a trunk rack damaging the paint of your 2015 Honda CR-V (and I don't blame you as it's a newer vehicle), you be much better served with a hitch bike rack. It won't touch your paint, it is much more secure in how it mounts, much harder to steal, and much easier to install remove. That being said the hooks of the trunk mounted bike racks are rubber coated. You'd need a hitch first. For that you'd want the # 75742 which is a fit and priced great. The...
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  • Hitch Pin Hole Size on Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75742 for Honda CR-V
    The Class III Draw-Tite # 75742 trailer hitch, which is a fit for Honda CR-V's from 2012-2016, has a standard 5/8" diameter pin hole opening to fit a pin and clip such as # PC3.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75742 Stick Out Passed the Bumper on a 2014 Honda CR-V
    With Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742 installed on your 2014 Honda CR-V the face of the receiver will be almost flush with the rear bumper. It won't stick out quite as far. Take a look at the picture I have included. You can see that the receiver is recessed a fraction of an inch back from the bumper.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CRV Carrying a 4 Bike Yakima Rack
    For a hitch that would work great with a Yakima 4 bike rack I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75742. This is a great hitch with plenty of capacity that will carry your bike rack and bikes easily and will be largely out of plain sight when not in use. Check out the install video I attached for more info. There will be info there on how to trim the rear fascia as well. I also attached an image that shows where the trim panel will get trimmed.
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch # 75742 Come with All Needed Install Hardware
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 comes with all needed install hardware. I attached a picture that shows all of the included hardware as well.
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  • Comparison of Curt Hitch # C13119 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 75742 on 2013 Honda CRV
    The comparison of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # C13119, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75742, for the 2013 Honda CRV is very similar. The tongue weight difference of 350 lbs for the Curt and 525 lbs for the Draw-Tite would be one of the biggest differences. Also, if you will be using the hitch to haul a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty on the Curt hitch does require the use of a stabilizing strap like the Curt Support Strap,...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2014 Honda CR-V
    Honda did not offer a towing package with a 7-way trailer connector for the CR-V, so using a 4-way to 7-way adapter is the best option. You will first want to install a wiring harness with a 4-way connector like part # C56158. This will provide all of the trailer light functions. I have attached the installation video and instructions for you to check out. Next you will want to install a 7-way adapter. If you do not need all of the additional functions that a 7-way trailer connector...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch for a 4-Bike Rack on a 2016 Honda CR-V
    Good question! First let me recommend you a hitch; I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75742 trailer hitch over the Curt # C13119, because with the Curt hitch they require you to use a stabilization strap with any non-trailer loads. These "non-trailer loads" are items like bike racks and cargo carriers etc. If you do not use a strap like the # 18050 it will void the warranty. You are correct, either one of these hitches would be sufficient in transporting a 4-bike rack and bikes to and fro....
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  • Maximum Towing Capacity and Tongue Weight of a 2013 Honda CR-V
    The owner's manual I found online for your 2013 Honda CR-V states that the towing capacity is indeed 1,500 pounds. For the tongue weight the manual then states that it should be no more than approximately 10 percent of the trailer's weight. This means the maximum tongue weight for your Honda is approximately 150 pounds. Since I used an online version of the owner's manual you should verify with your printed copy that it says the same. Adding a trailer hitch receiver, like the Draw-Tite...
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