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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Item # DT45508
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Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45508 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45508

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 2000 lbs TW
  • 18000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2500 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


  • 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
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • 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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 18,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 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.

45508 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45297

Installation Details DT45508 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45508

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


The product is great! HOWEVER, the way the warehouse packaged and shipped the trailer hitch receiver the box arrived torn up and all the hardware was missing. I immediately called customer svc. and was very specific about the parts missing. They assured me it would be shipped right away. Several days later half the hardware arrived. I called customer service again, and asked them to please overnight the missing part because we we were leaving on a trip in two days. Again, customer svc. dropped the ball and did not follow up with me with a phone call on anything that was promised to be take care of. Very disappointed! We missed 3 days of our trip waiting for the final part. That is why I'm giving you a "Average" score.


The hitch bolt slots were undersized (8ea). Due to the weight of the hitch I opened up the slots while the hitch was in rough mounting position. The drop hitch is a very sloppy fit (loose compared to all previous hitch / drop fits). I am concerned there will be a greatly reduced surface area to distribute the drop hitch weight to the hitch. Guess we'll see. If I had known these things I would not have purchased this brand of hitch. I think etrailer was great, did exactly what they said they would do. Just not pleased with the product.

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Jenny N.


I wanted to see if you could explain in more detail about what you mean that the hitch bolt slots were undersized. And about your concerns on the surface area with regard to the hitch weight. Would you be able to send pictures?

2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Huge improvement over the factory design on my 02 F350 SRW 7.3 4x4. My last one was bent by previous owner (see pics), I didn’t notice until I smoked all 4 tires on my equipment trailer in a matter of 4 days. Factory was rated for 12.5k, I think 18k rated should NEVER give me any issues.

2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The product itself looks extremely robust and the instructions were pretty decent. Docked a star due to 2 missing M14 nuts, which are not easy to find, poor shipping packaging (literally wrapped in plastic wrap), and crooked stickers (were they drunk?).


I think it's a great hitch. 5 stars.
box was beat up, the hitch was scatched BADLY in a few spots and two bolts fell out in transportation.


Perfect fit and easy installation. Excellent manufacturer and etrailer is an excellent seller. They supply all my truck, trailer and camper needs.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Excellent high quality product. One year and 120,000 miles of use pulling a 16’ enclosed trailer with an F350 dually and no issues. The reinforced hitch pin holes are a dream and show no signs of wollering out like my previous hitch.

2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

It's been great so far. I'm towing about 18,500 lbs with my F350. It was easy to install, I did it by my self.

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Replaced class III with this class V. Installed myself, all went as it should. Shopping online with etrailer was good. easy to find what I was looking for & choose which one best suited me. Have a truck camper and use a 4' extension bar to tow a trailer. Also bought a DeeZee bed mat


Great quality. Fits with only a little bit of trimming on the rear bumper.

2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great Product , easy install


great hitch.the vertical plates that this hitch has was a selling point.more connecting points to the truck insure that it is there to stay.easy ordering and friendly person on the other end was pricing by far.will come back if i ever need to..thanks etrailer.

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Item arrived as described and shipping was super fast. The packaging looked like it had recently spent time in Syria, but hey its a trailer hitch so not really a huge concern for damage. I'm sure they do better on anything more delicate. FYI... This thing is freaking stout ! I was planning to install it myself but unfortunately my truck wont fit in the garage and i dont like to show off in front of the neighbors so I'll probably get a second ( and maybe a third ) set of hands on it with me because I don't want to be "that guy"


Hitch arrived yesterday, installed it last night,1 1/2 hours. Definitely a up grade from the factory hitch



Hitch was installed on a customer’s oilfield truck, still going strong


Heavy hitch, will haul the load. Carry 7k lb BBQ trailer with serious tongue weight.


Excellent fit easy to install took less time than the manufacturers estimated time. Included instructions very easy to follow AND NO MISSING HARDWARE!! This the third hitch we've installed this year on our fleet but our first from This was the first one that wasn't missing any harware and the price was lower than the previous supplier.


Awesome hitch. Very sturdy. Will tow more than my truck can. Very much like how the frame mounts to the side opposed to the factory just on the bottom

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Product was delivered quickly. It was packaged well and all hardware included w/instructions. Fit perfectly

Nissan Titan

Once again a great product and better yet great service and price from E-Trailer. This is our 3rd Titan, they are hard to beat and impossible to damage.


Very fast shipping. Installed perfectly with no problems. Excellent customer service from!
Will be towing 10k lb Toy Hauler.


I have been pleased with my purchase. The only thing I wish was that the powder coating was more durable. A portion was either no applied correctly or was damaged during shipping and now has a little rust showing through. I know this is not going to affect the mechanical strength of the hitch and is only cosmetic. I may try to get it re-powdered but then I wont have any of the manufacturer stickers to reapply. I will be sure to follow the link in your email.

Thanks again for checking in on me. I am impressed with etrailer's level of customer service.


Great product and shipping was awesome...heavy as hell so can’t say delivery driver likes us but glad I ordered...will be repeat customer!


so far so good!
happy to be able
to haul the weight i need.


This hitch has surpassed my expectations


Works great, great price

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  • How Much Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch DT45508 Weigh?
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT45508 for your 2016 Ford F-350 weighs in at 90lbs with all of the hardware.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch DT45508 Have Safety Chain Size Requirements
    There isn't a listed safety chain size that the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45508 was designed to be used with but Draw Tite makes their hitches to be as universal as possible with safety chains so if you were having issues with your current hitch this one would fit and work better. The only time we typically see any issues with safety chain loops not fitting well with safety chains is on OEM hitch setups.
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  • Draw-Tite Class V Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" item # DT45508 is confirmed to fit the 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually. The factory hitch will need to be removed to install this hitch. It does accommodate the full size spare tire. I have linked the installation instructions.
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  • Largest Spare Tire Compatible with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver for Ford F-250
    In regards to the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT45508, the distance from the inside of each side plate is 37-1/2" per Draw-Tite. I can't say for sure what the largest spare tire size that can be used is but you can use this info to determine this for yourself.
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  • F-350 Super Duty with the utility bed and step bumper
    Utility beds make things complicated. I wish we had a hitch that would fit but it could potentially interfere with your utility bed so best option would be to contact manufacturer of the utility bed and see what they recommend.
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  • Replacement Class V Trailer Hitch for 2015 Ford F-350
    The Draw-Tite Class V receiver hitch you'd looked at, part # DT45508 would indeed be a fit for a 2015 Ford F350. The existing hitch would need to be removed, and this hitch would bolt in its place. This hitch would be a great choice for your truck, with all the capacity you'd ever need. The hitch is a fit for vehicles with a full sized spare tire that have a standard bumper. If you click the provided link, you can take a look at the installation instructions.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-350 Dually
    From the sounds of your question, you are looking for a hitch that is compatible with a dually 2019 Ford F-350 King Ranch. For a great option that works for your truck, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45508. This model fits with your truck as long as you have a standard factory bumper. It also allows you to stow a full-sized spare tire. For the installation, you will need to remove and relocate your factory electrical bracket and vibration...
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  • Load Carrying Capacity of Draw-Tite DT45508 Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty Pickups
    The weight carrying capacity of the Draw-Tite DT45508 Trailer Hitch is 18,000 pounds towing and 2,000 pounds tongue weight capacity. With weight distribution the trailer weight capacity remains 18,000 pounds and the tongue weight is increased to 2,500 pounds (see link). This is a bolt-on application and requires relocation of a factory electrical bracket and vibration damper on vehicles so equipped. Hitch is a fit for trucks with the HD suspension only.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2017 Ford F-350 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT45508 which is a fit for all models whether you are replacing a factory hitch or just adding one yourself. It has a class v rating with 2-1/2" opening so you'll be able to take full advantage of the vehicle's max towing capacity. It features a bolt-on fit with no drilling or welding required. In regards to the mounting hole dimensions, these aren't perfectly square on the frame left to...
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  • Will Camper Tie Downs that Attach to Factory Hitch on 2000 Ford F-250 SD work on Aftermarket Hitch
    On your 2000 Ford F-250 SD, the camper tie downs used for the factory hitch will usually be different than the tie downs used for an aftermarket hitch like the Draw-Tite Class V 2-1/2 Inch Hitch, part # DT45508. The front camper tie downs will be the same since the attachment of the front tie downs is to the frame. I checked the Torklift brand camper tie downs that we carry and it list the rear tie down for the factory hitch as being different than the rear tie down for the aftermarket...
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    I took a look at each hitch for your 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty, and was able to find one option for a Class V hitch that will work with a spare tire, and is near flush with your bumper, which is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45508. This hitch will require you to remove your factory hitch, and in regard to keeping it tight to the frame, the brackets are, but the hitch tube is below the bumper (I'm not sure if by "tight to the frame" you meant you wanted the crosstube to be concealed)....
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver Fitment For a 2004 Ford F-250
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45508 as it is confirmed to fit your 2004 Ford F-250 with a standard or step bumper. This Class V receiver has a 2-1/2" opening which has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,000lbs with a trailer capacity of 18,000lbs. By using a weight distribution hitch maximum capacity of the tongue weight increases to 2,500lbs. Be sure to verify with a Ford dealer for the maximum ratings for your F-250. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT32MR...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 that Fits Full Sized 20 inch Spare
    The Curt Hitch part # C15810 and the Reese part # DT45508 both are a fit for your 2015 Ford F-350 and appear to be very similar but the Reese does say that it will fit with your full sized spare unlike the Curt. Although the hitches seem to have similar dimensions the Reese has a crosstube that is located further towards the rear of the truck which allows more room plus it hangs a bit lower too which gives more room for a spare to fit. When used with a weight distribution system this hitch...
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  • Determining Hitch and Weight Distribution System Needed for Towing Heavier Trailer with Ford F-350
    The factory trailer hitch on your 2016 Ford F-350 features a towing capacity of 12,500 pounds so there's no particular reason to replace it with a larger unit if you don't plan on towing anything heavier than 10,000 pounds. A higher-rated hitch is just going to give you a bigger safety margin but the existing hitch on your truck is still more than capable of pulling the type of trailers you mentioned. As with any towing setup you will still just want to verify the limits on the truck...
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  • 42 inch Long Hitch Extension Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250
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  • Hitch and Extender Recommendation for 2002 Ford F-350 with Truck Bed Camper
    We have hitches that will fit your 2002 Ford F-350 but since you have a camper you'll need one that can be used with a hitch extender. For that you'd need the part # DT45508 which is a 2-1/2 inch hitch that would work well with a hitch extender like part # RP45292 to clear past the camper.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch that Fits 2008 Ford F-250 with 20 inch Spare
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  • Is There a 3 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ford F-350
    The largest trailer hitch option we have available for a 2015 Ford F-350 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT45508 which provides a 2-1/2" opening. There are no 3" opening options available for this vehicle. The capacities that the 2-1/2" opening provides will exceed the vehicles capabilities. I would not be able to inform of fit on any factory trailer hitches.
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  • Draw-Tite Class V, 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch Needed for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
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  • Spare Tire Fitment with Class V Hitch on 2000 Ford F-350
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # C15810 is a fit for the standard or step bumper of your truck. With this hitch, spare tires 20" and larger will not be able to be stored in the original location underneath the vehicle. If you instead go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15410 then your spare tire will fit if you have a 20 inch spare or smaller. If you use the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V...
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    For your 2014 Ford E-450 RV Cutaway Chassis you will need to use a universal receiver like the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Service Body Trailer Hitch Receiver. This receiver is available with 7" Brackets # 41990-07 or 16" Brackets # 41990-16 depending on the height needed for the rear of your motorhome. There is not a custom fit receiver for the cutaway chassis as frame changes and is not the exact same for every motorhome made.
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