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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"

Item # DT84MR
Our Price: $265.60
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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 III - 2" part number DT84MR, or order online at
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2018 Toyota Highlander - Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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 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
  • 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" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 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.

76336 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

Replaces Draw-Tite 76156

Installation Details DT84MR Installation instructions

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch will also fit Hybrid models. No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation , Undercar trimming required (not fascia) , Underbody panel(s) and/or fascia must be temporarily loosened or removed. Trimming may be needed to reattach panel or fascia.

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - DT84MR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (252 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.


We are pretty happy how the hitch turned out. You have to overlook the shipping part as it appears a common issue to have broken boxes, after all this thing is about 50 lbs, but the parts a product was undamaged.
I sprayed painted the hitch with a matte black as it got scuffed during shipping, and I honestly like it better that way.
Installation was pretty straight forward and the fit was spot on. We already used the hitch to transport bikes on a KUAT Sherpa 2.0 rack on a 10 hour round trip with no issues.
As far as looks, it looks great. The cross-bar is hidden and unless you are looking hard, you would not even tell is an after-market hitch. The receiver protrudes maybe 1.5 inches and there is no risk of hitting the legs when loading or unloading. Another reason why picked this one over the Hidden EcoHitch besides price is this one has a mounting bracket if we ever need to add the wiring harness.
We are very pleased with the product and the etrailer service. We are looking forward to many more bike trips.


The hitch was easy to install, but for some reason the "tube" points slightly toward the passenger side of the vehicle. We loosened the bolts and tried to straighten it, but the holes in the hitch were all directly over the holes in the vehicle's frame, and no adjustment was possible. Thus far we have used the hitch only with our bike racks, and have had no problem.

Typically hitches will have a 2 to 3 degrees variance in how straight the receiver will be. When used to tow a trailer it will not be noticeable.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/19/2022

2017 ToyotaHighlander

Installation was easy, after viewing the video links posted. I made some miner changes on my installation. I used a hot gun and manipulated the exhaust flap, so it stayed fully intact. Also reinstalled both splash guards with some miner modifications to them with my Dremel.


The availability and shipping of the product even during Covid was awesome! They delivered as promised. We had it installed and no issues there. We really wanted a hitch that was flush and not seen or sticking out and this is perfect! We love it! Used for a bike rack currently and even being flush mounted, the rack with four adult bikes does not come close to the car. Perfect!


Really great Hitch, that tucks up under the vehicle body, makes it look like a factory install. Super impressed with the Hitch fit ent! Highly recommend this Draw-Tite Hitch and etrailer with their fast delivery


It fit my 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited like a glove. The correct part for a 4 pin wiring harness [with factory tow package] is:


The trailer hitch was an excellent purchased for my needs. The installation instructions were easy to follow and the hitch installation took me about 30 minutes to instaIl to include cutting and trimming the plastic to fit. It’s fit the original manufactures mounting points perfectly . It looks great on my 2021 Highlander. It’s very secure and safe.

2019 ToyotaHighlander

Installed this on my 2019 Toyota Highlander and could not be more pleased. Very sturdy, straight forward to install and best of all it looks great because most of the hitch is hidden from view.

2021 ToyotaHighlander

Perfect addition to our Highlander -- now able to carry two e-bikes with ease. Hitch arrived promptly and well packaged. Install video and instructions were very clear and easy to follow.


Easy to order and choose the best hitch for our application. Install was very easy to follow with the help of the video; I highly recommend etrailer!


These folks were very helpful and even replace parts that were lost do to ups damaging the box. They helped with ordering to make sure the parts were correct for my Highlander. The hitch fit perfectly. Will buy from these folks again. No photo’s as this vehicle wiring runs along an long covered area and couldn’t get a clear picture. Many thanks.


This is my second etrailer purchase and I continue to love their pricing, reliability, accuracy and service. The site description of their items are accurate and have steered me correctly for two different hitch options for two different vehicles.


Your website did not adequately specify the right vehicle for the wiring harness after I had ordered the hitch. Consequently I am spending 3 days trying to find the right wiring kit. Not very happy with the execution by your company.

I am sorry to hear that the harness will not work for you. I see that the harness is meant to be used with a 2020 Toyota Highlander that has the factory package. For the 2019 Toyota Highlander I do have a few options that I can recommend. If your Highlander does have the factory package, then part # 56042
Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
would be the best fit. If your Highlander does not have the tow package, then you would need part # C56217
Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector
for a 4 way or if you want a seven way it would be part # 22119
Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter - 7 Way Trailer Connector
. I will have our customer service team send out return instructions for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/15/2022




I like how this hitch fits very neatly under the rear bumper and is barely noticeable like other's I have seen. Video instructions on etrailer were spot on. Only issue I had was the two bolt flanges needed to be spread a bit to get the bolts to start. Had to lay on my back and push with my foot when someone else threaded the bolt, but nothing I'm not used to on a project like this.

2020 ToyotaHighlander

The delivery was fast.. the box was damaged in multiple places.. Thanks to good packaging, the contents were undamaged .. no scratches. The finish looks very good. I plan to install it next week.

After having it for a year and using it lots... for my tent trailer and garden trailer Im very pleased. I highly recommend this hitch
CROOKS - 05/17/2022


The hitch was great. All holes lined up perfectly with the tapped holes in the vehicles frame. I installed it myself, no additional help. The online installation video was a great help. I will be ordering the electrical connector, and that online video looks teriffic, too!


Easy install (I had access to a lift and has been working fine.
Easy to follow instructions for the hitch and wiring kit I purchased separately from etrailer.
Just wish it had a "cleaner" way to run the lights. I zip tied them to the hitch. But I suppose that wasn't really an issue.


The service was very good.The hitch came in 2 days.It took my son in law 20 minutes to put it on.Very happy with this product.

2021 ToyotaHighlander

The Draw tite Max frame hitch was easy to install. BUT The tips of the open end were compressed to 38 1/2 inches. The bottom U end was 39 inches. I removed the hitch and had to bend the fork end out to 39 inches. Please take measurements before you start the install. Use U haul video on You Tube for installation advice. 6 minutes and 15 seconds video.


It was as easy to install as stated. This is a 2021 Toyota hybrid platinum. We ordered the wiring harness too. Watched the supplied video and that made it easy as well.


Excellent instructions,installed without a hitch(pun intended).

no problems
Roger A - 10/06/2022

2019 ToyotaHighlander

We have a 2019 Toyota Highlander and had a very difficult time finding a hitch for it - this was during the height of the pandemic and add to that the supply chain issue. Our dealer couldn't find one and other local places were trying to track it down for months. Finally found this one on etrailer and it worked perfectly!

2020 ToyotaHighlander

The hitch arrived with the separate wiring harness and mounting bracket well wrapped and separated. I installed all parts on our 2020 Highlander alone in about 3 hours, which included removal of the plastic underbody panel and cutting the access holes for the hitch. I chose this hitch so that we could continue using our full size spare tire without interference. Everything fit just as described in your excellent videos. I’d suggest ordering a torque wrench from etrailer along with the hitch if you don’t have one already. Very happy with the results. Thanks for your website, videos and great service.

2021 ToyotaHighlander

Perfect fit little bit of effort needed align the holes, miss-align about 2-3millimeters, overall neat design only hitch lip (square) visible outside. I love the video instruction in the website. I did DIY with floor jack and jack stands. I took time (not a pro) (~3hrs) easier than I thought. Nice if they can provide custom made socket to passenger side plastic cover, as we have to leave it without a screw.

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