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

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

Item # DT65MR
Our Price: $255.30
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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Great price Highlander trailer hitch and expert service. Toyota Highlander, 2018 trailer hitch by Draw-Tite are available from For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" part number DT65MR, or order online at
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2018 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2"

  • Class IV
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 900
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW

Fully welded Toyota Highlander 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 is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Long, side bracket helps distribute weight over larger portion of tow-vehicle frame for increased towing ability
  • 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)
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class IV
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 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.

76439 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2"

Replaces Draw-Tite 75896

Installation Details DT65MR Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
8,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch will also fit Hybrid models. No drilling required for installation , Trimming or removal of underbody panel required for installation , Tow hooks, if present, will be permanently removed , Hitch may interfere with the Hands-free Liftgate sensors and functionality may be very limited or possibly lost.

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" - DT65MR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (33 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.


After having our hitch installed on our 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum that we bought on and after reading all the reviews for it we were very surprised at how it looked after and would like others to know so they don’t make the same mistake we did. DON’T go by reviews alone ( read the fine print ) in this case the words “visual cross tube” we missed and even after discussing with phone sales person stating how happy we’re going to be with the clean look…again just basing that on other reviews from people with the same year and model we were very disappointed with the overall result. Also the sensor for closing the lift gate by foot no longer worked as well and was a surprise also as many reviewers with same vehicle we’re reporting it did work. Get what you pay for I guess buyer beware.

Thank for your review. This Draw-Tite hitch for the 2020 Toyota Highlander does have a visible cross tube. If you would like a hidden cross tube, I recommend the Curt hitch part # C99FR that fits the 2020 Toyota Highlander as long as its not the XSE model. In regards to compatibility with the hands free liftgate feature, what we have found is that it will limit use to placing your foot on either side of the receiver tube but it should not completely restrict use.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/27/2021


This model receiver protrudes from the bumper by 2-3". It does allow for the spare to remain in place without modification however. I have seen other brands that are flush with the bumper so that they are not a knee hazard, but not sure how the spare would fit them. Very happy with ease of installation and quality of construction.

2020 ToyotaHighlander

If it had been available. I would have or eferred the hitch that did not require installing a bracket to lower the exhaust. I don’t like the look of the lowered exhaust and I think the exhaust is louder.


overall it installed ok -it was bent in about 2 and i had to spread it out ,wasn,t easy ,and had trouble lining up bolts from it being bent , but fits and looks good

This flex often happens in shipping. With the help of this article, you can get it in position for install:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/15/2022


Fast shipping on hitch for my 2022 Toyota 2022 hylander . Hitch was was perfect fit and install was easy thks


Excellent customer service , great price on time delivery
Perfect fit on my 2021 Toyota Highlander
Quick and easy install

2020 ToyotaHighlander

It installed real well it fit the vehicle just as you described it. It is visible but my husband said I needed this model.


Easy install. Videos are so helpful, that anyone can do this install after watching them


I was a little disappointed when I opened the box. There were several areas that the paint was chipped showing bare metal. I painted the spots to prevent rusting. I did call etrailer just to let them know. Better wrapping would solve this issue. The hitch did install without a (hitch) ha ha. Installed in less then one hour. It looks great on my SUV. Thanks etrailer.


holes didnt line up easly , lot of black paint chipping off. trailer hitch more visible than photo shows.

It sounds like that the hitch may have arrived flexed. I do have an FAQ that can help with installing a flexed hitch. I would also recommend using a rust resistant paint to prevent rust from occurring.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/19/2021


Easy install/excellent, easy to follow instructions. Good product.


This hitch is great and easy to install on your own.i just installed it took about 2 hours to complete using the video on the site. I definitely made a good choice!!


smooth ordering. installation resources were helpful.

2017 ToyotaHighlander

Great hitch and speedy delivery. Well done!

2021 ToyotaHighlander

Quick shipment. Easy to install - website had many videos for install hardware for my specific vehicle.


Muy buen servicio


Thank you for the great customer service and amazing product!


Great service








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