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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 76226 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76226

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 750 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 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 tongue weight: 750 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.

76226 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

Replaces Draw-Tite 75768

Installation Details 76226 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76226

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (59 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.


I love the product that you provided. Advertised with the installation video is what sold me. The BMW dealer could not provide me a 2021 hitch as of yet so this is a great alternative. I was tired of waiting and then found you. Thanks

This is awesome. I have a bike rack and use the hitch continuously without a problem. Great product stjll.
Steve - 04/21/2022


Followed the video reference step by step and had no problems with the install. The one thing I would note is that the rivets provided are a larger size than most off the shelf rivet guns can handle. I looked at all the big box stores for a gun, and eventually made the $5 gun I got at Harbor Freight work, though each rivet required disassembling the gun.
Overall, very pleased with the hitch, and the video covering the installation.

2018 BMW X3

When I placed the order it said shipping was 4-6 days for an additional $xx extra and then I received an email with a delivery date 15 days out. I called and spoke to Paula and idk what sge did but it worked! Got my hitch in time and then went to uhaul for install. Fits like a glove and now we can take our bicycles anywhere. Thank you. Definitely come back for more great products!

2018 BMW X3

An appropriate appliance for our 2018 BMW X3 for hauling a 10-ft. utility trailer, most often used for hauling yard waste or a motorcycle. No complaints. Delivery was pleasingly quick.

2015 BMW X3

The Draw-tite is a well made, heavy duty hitch. The only issue I have during installation was that the fender trim plastic rivets on my X3 were white, but the replacements from etrailer were black. Otherwise, installation went well, taking about 2.5 hrs to complete. Make sure you have the proper tools for removing the fascia.


This trailer hitch was 1/4 of price than dealers , easy to install and very solid. I definitely recommend to purchase through etrailer. Perfect for bike rack!


Quick shipping and excellent customer service. Self installed. Don’t let the 10/10 difficulty scare you off. The installation video shows exactly how to proceed. I would suggest writing the steps down to aid in the reassembly process. The T One custom wiring harness was very simple to install as well. Very glad I made the purchase and saved $ by installing myself.


We are happy with our whole package including hitch, receiver, wiring and ball mounts.


Works great as expected. Easy to remove/install bike rack. Construction/build quality is top notch. Can't beat price from etrailer!!


Just to let everybody know, the reflectors on the 2022 BMW X3 do not need to come off: there are no bolts behind them. Other than that, the instructions were very good and helpful. Straight forward installation, just take your time…


One year on, excellent performance from the hitch without any looseness or issue of any kind. As always, I appreciate the great service from etrailer!


It was exactly what I needed for my bike carrier.

2016 BMW X3

The hitch install on my 2016 BMW X3 went just like the video and written instructions. Was very nice not to have any surprises like so many other installs. Everything fit perfectly.


Little intimidating to do at home but turned out not as time consuming. Two hours total and bumper last removal only tough part. Good call on painters tape to protect panels.

2015 BMW X3

Installed myself. The degree of difficulty involves removing the car body parts & reassembling. I watched a video for installing a Curt Hitch in order to get a better idea of how to take off the body parts. It would be helpful if Etrailer provided better awareness of this video's existance as I stumbled onto it at Youtube. And I would suggest throwing in an extra plastic rivet(s) as I had 1 mis-fire. But all in all the install went smoothly, looks nice & discreet. I am very pleased so far! I plan on using the hitch in combo with my bike rack that carries 4 bikes....if it ever stops snowing.

2019 BMW X3

I had a great experience from ordering to installation. Shipping was fast, instructions were straight forward and quality was awesome! Would definitely order from etrailer again.

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I've now had the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver for a year. This was the second one I had installed on one of my vehicles. I use it mostly to transport road bikes, sometimes over long distances. It has worked as expected - flawlessly. After a year it shows no rust or other degradation. Draw-Title hitch receivers appear to be solidly constructed. I would not hesitate to purchase another should the need arise.


Excellent hitch with extremely fast delivery. I didn’t pay extra for shipping and had it within a week, even though my installer said some people are waiting a month for hitch receivers.

2016 BMW X3

Clean look when installed, surprisingly easy to install. etrailer installation video was very helpful.


The cross bar hitch fits perfectly. It allows me to carry my bikes securely with my receiver hitch set up. Great product at a great price. Thanks!


The hitch works fine and installation was straightforward. I wasn't to keen to slice into the car taillight wiring, but was preferable to paying the dealer hundreds for their module. You should inform customers your trailer light module draws power from the battery and they should pull the fuse when the hitch is not in use to avoid draining the car battery.


Shipped same day, arrived early, perfect fit. Previously ordered Curt hitch but it does not fit my 2018 X3 30i. Draw-Tite slid right in, although prep of BMW was complicated. Looks great, barely noticeable on my X3. Done in 3 hours, kick tailgate still works.


Great product - the video was very helpful. I use the BMW X3 to haul the trash/recyclables, yard waste, etc. There have been no issues with the hitch.

2017 BMW X3

I received awesome customer support from Initially I ordered the wrong part by accident but they came through for me by getting me the right part and refunding the cost of the old part. The new one fit great and works like it was intended. Super happy with these guys!!

2017 BMW X3

The trailer hitch is well made and fits perfectly. The installation instructions were detailed and accurate. This was important because it was a difficult process. Allow more time than stated. etrailer did a great job.

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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW X3 For Carrying 4 Bike Rack
    For a hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your 2017 BMW X3 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 which will work well to carry a Thule 4 bike rack. This hitch has plenty of capacity and clearance so that is why I would recommend it.
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  • Draw Tite Hitch for 2016 BMW X3 and Where to Have it Installed
    Hitch installs are pretty basic for most qualified mechanics compared to the stuff they have to install on a regular basis. Any qualified mechanic in your area with a good reputation would have no problem with a hitch install. The Draw Tite part # 76226 you mentioned is a confirmed fit for your 2016 BMW X3 and would be a great option confirmed as a fit.
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch # 76226 Fit 2020 BMW X3E Hybrid
    I checked with Draw Tite and their hitch part # 76226 is designed to fit all sub-models and styles of the 2020 BMW X3 so it would fit your hybrid model as well.
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  • Hitch that Fits 2022 BMW X3 M Sport
    For your 2022 BMW X3 M Sport the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 is a confirmed fit as we have verified with them that it fits all models of the X3 including the M Sport. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • PDC Sensor Malfunction with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76226 Installed on a 2016 BMW X3
    Although the installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 on your 2016 BMW X3 is pretty involved, anyone who works with vehicles on a regular basis should be able to perform the installation without much issue. If you check out the attached instructions it looks like on step 8 the sensors would need to be disconnected. It sounds like they may have just forgotten to connect it back together. I would verify with the shop that did the work to see if they did, in...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 BMW X3 Fit Other Vehicles
    That would completely depend on what your next vehicle is. The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2017 BMW X3, part # 76226, is designed specifically for the X3 from 2011 to 2019. It may work on later model years of the X3 but that all depends on what kind of changes BMW makes to it. Trailer hitches designed for one vehicle should never be installed onto another. Also, when moving a hitch to another vehicle new hardware should be used. You can purchase the exact replacement...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for my 2016 BMW X3 to Haul an Airstream Bambi.
    You have the option of removing the factory hitch and installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 this allows for up to 5000 GWVR and a 750 lb tongue weight rating which is plenty for the camper. I must insist though that you see what your vehicle is rated for. Hopefully it is rated slightly higher than the factory hitch and can handle the weight of your desired camper. If it is not rated higher then you should look at a different camper with lighter tongue weight...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 is what I recommend for a 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e. I checked with Draw-Tite and was able to confirm fit for you as well. This is a bolt-on hitch option with no drilling required and it has a hidden design so only the receiver tube will be shown.
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  • Recommended Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2020 BMW X3
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76226 is what I recommend for a 2020 BMW X3. It features a hidden design so only the receiver tube portion of the hitch will be shown and there's no drilling required for install. It has a class III rating with 2" receiver tube that can be used for towing or bike racks and cargo carriers. I have attached an install video below. I wasn't able to cross reference the part number in question unfortunately.
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  • Trailer Hitch with Highest Tongue Weight Capacity for 2017 BMW X3
    We don't have a way to safely recommend you exceed the tongue weight capacity of a vehicle. I wish there was a way, but if you have a hitch like the Curt Class III # C13316 that has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity and your trailer has more tongue weight than that then there's nothing we can do. The Draw Tite hitch for your vehicle part # 76226 has a higher tongue weight rating at 750 lbs.
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  • Why do Exhaust Hangers Need to be Removed to Install Curt & Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2018 BMW X3
    Really good questions, and I did some digging into the installation of both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13387 and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76226 that fit your 2018 BMW X3. In regards to why the exhaust hanger nuts need to be removed (on both the driver and passenger side) the reason is these are part of what is holding the bumper beam into place. Since the bumper beam needs to be removed in order to install the hitch, these nuts need to be removed in order to get the beam...
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  • Recommended Hitch for Carrying Bike Rack on 2020 BMW X3
    For your 2020 BMW X3 30i, I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13387. The installation is probably beyond the reach of the typical do-it-yourself-er, because the rear bumper and fascia need to be temporarily removed. I'll link to the installation instructions and an install video. A rivet gun for plastic rivets will also be needed, so this is probably best handled by your favorite mechanic unless you're super handy. The Draw-Tite # 76226 you'd looked at would also fit, but in...
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  • Bracket for my 4-way and 7-way Connector on my 2017 BMW X3 with a Hidden Crosstube Hitch
    With the design of your hitch and the cross tube being completely hidden the Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 4- or 5-Way Flat and 6- or 7-Way Trailer Connectors part # C58000 is a great option. It will attach to the receiver tube opening and allow you to attach both your 7-way and 4-way without any modifications to your vehicle. I've linked a video for you showing how it attaches to the hitch for you.
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  • Comparison Between Curt C13316 and Draw Tite 76226 Class III Hitches for 2015 BMW X3
    Both the Draw-Tite # 76226 and the Curt # C13316 are fits for the 2015 BMW X3. Both hitches are pretty much on par as far as quality goes. The Draw-Tite does have a higher tongue weight and towing capacity as you mentioned, but you'd be limited to the 3500/350 lb rating of the vehicle, so the difference in capacity is pretty much a moot point, as the capacity of the vehicle will always take precedence. Neither hitch would damage anything as long as the vehicle's weight capacity is observed. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X3
    The hitch you would want for your 2014 BMW X3 would be the Curt Hitch part # 76226. This hitch has been confirmed to work on your vehicle and does not require drilling. The # C11174 that you referenced would not fit your vehicle so I would not recommend it for you. For trailer wiring you would need to contact a BMW dealer. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 BMW X3
    All of the trailer hitches that are a confirmed fit for your 2017 BMW X3 do require some trimming of the lower body panel. The most popular option is the Draw Tite part # 76226 which would be a great option. It's a 2 inch hitch (the most popular size) with plenty of towing capacity at 4,000 lb trailer weight. I attached a picture that shows where it would need to be trimmed. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 BMW X3
    For bikes that heavy I would not recommend a trunk mounted bike rack for your brand new 2018 BMW X3. Biggest reason is that none of our trunk mounted bike racks have higher capacities than 35 lbs per bike. Second being that even if you could carry that much weight it would most likely damage body panels of your vehicle. The best option is a hitch mounted bike rack as they are rated higher and offer a much more secure way to carry the bikes. I really like the Saris SuperClamp EX part #...
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  • Ball Mount and Wiring Recommendation for Draw-Time Class III Hitch for 2019 BMW X3
    For your 2019 BMW X3 the Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and would work well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 BMW X3
    I found the picture you mentioned. In it the BMW X3 has the Draw Tite part # 76226 installed. For a bike rack I really like the Saris SuperClamp EX part # SA4025F. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 35 lbs. The biggest drawback to platform bike racks has always been the weight of them, but with this rack you get the best of both worlds. The preferred attachment style with the lighter weight that makes for easy install/removal. Check out...
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  • 2020 BMW X3 Concealed Trailer Hitch and No-Splice Wiring Recommendation
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 76226. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. The hitch's crosstube is hidden behind your rear bumper, retaining the factory look of your 2020 BMW X3. I attached a photo for reference. The trailer wiring harness I recommend is the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT because it doesn't require any of your vehicle's factory wires to be cut or spliced....
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  • Recommended Hitch with Confirmed Fit on 2020 BMW X3
    Yes. The Draw-Tite # 76226 has been confirmed as a fit on the 2020 BMW X3 and will provide you with a concealed cross tube that is well hidden behind the bumper, so it's going to be hardly noticeable once it's installed. If you're going to be towing with this hitch, you will also need a wiring harness. I recommend using the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness # 119250KIT because it doesn't require any of your vehicle's factory wires to be cut or spliced. It uses sensors that...
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 76226 Fit 2020 BMW X3 M Sport Body Package
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 76226 is a fit for your 2020 BMW X3 and comes with everything needed to carry a bike rack with it. To tow with it you'd need a trailer wiring kit like the part # C59236 which I attached an install video for on a similar X3. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • Hitch that Fits 2020 BMW X3 that Allows Hands Free Liftgate to Function
    Do you have a 2021 BMW X3? Or do you have a different vehicle?
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  • Hitch Lock for Draw Tite Hitch 76226 that Fits 2019 BMW X3
    If you have a hollow shank ball mount or hitch accessory you could use the part # 63232 which is a lock and anti-rattle device in one. Or for just a standard hitch lock we have the part # BD580402.
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