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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e39AR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e39AR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e39AR

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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2011 Honda CR-V

Overall good experience with etrailer.com and with the install of this hitch. First the not-so good. Hitch arrived w/o mounting hardware and instructions. There was a tear in the box so its possible it fell out. etrailer responded the same day and sent out the hardware. The hitch itself did have some scratches on it, some down to the metal. I've done a few of these inexpensive hitches in the past and have found the powder coating doesn't hold up well if you live in the rust belt (New England) so prepare to wire brush it and coat it with Rustoleum once a season.

Now the good. Installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. All the holes lined up and the hardware was the proper size. The hitch is sturdy and is a perfect fit for my 2011 CRV.

I do have a couple of install tips. If you're not familiar with dropping the muffler it can be tricky. I had to look it up. Basically spray some soapy water on the mounts and work them off with your hands and a screwdriver. I was able to rest the muffler w/o having to support it. The nut threads on my car were rusted and I could not thread the bolts in. I picked up a tap on [online vendor] for $[XX] and tapped the threads on all 4 bolts to fix that problem.




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Great product great price great service EZ install and wiring too ! Thanks again.




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Installation was easy, hitch seems solid (haven't used it yet). Packaging was sub-par, there were scratches on the hitch when it arrived, but, it's a hitch, so I'm not all that bothered by it.




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Honda

As advertised. Product came in perfect condition and delivered in two days. Perfect fit in our 2011 Honda CRV. Install instructions and videos were spot on. After dropping muffler and managing to get the hitch in place all it took was 6 nuts/bolts. About 60 minutes all in.




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THE QUALITY OF THE UNIT ITSELF SEEMS OUTSTANDING, BUT I ONLY GAVE A 4-STAR RATING BECAUSE THE FINE POWDER-COATING YOU ADVERTISE WAS SCRATCHED AND/OR WORN DOWN IN SEVERAL PLACES, THUS EXPOSING THE STEEL TO THE ELEMENTS AND RUST. I HAD TO PAINT IT WITH RUSTOLEUM. PACKAGING WAS VERY INADEQUATE.




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It was a pain to get my muffler off but the actual installation of the hitch was fine. This is a 2 person job. I would not recommend installing this yourself




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Installed on a 2007 CR-V. Great fit and finish, and is more affordable and was easier to install than the other brands in which the bumper needs to be removed. Lori and the whole team have the best customer service/support that I have experienced in years. Thanks!




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They did what they said they would do, thanks




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2010 Honda CR-V




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


MONEY WELL SPENT! It fits beautifully and holds solid. We got it for our hitch mount bike carrier and it is awesome for carrying our mountain bikes. Thank you so much for making this available.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


The product was delivered without any kind of packaging, so there are chips in the protective anti-rust coating that go all the way down to the metal. However, I had this same issue with the one I ordered from Home Depot and returned. The fasteners used to attach the U bolt are either too large, or the holes in the hitch receiver are too close together on mine so for anyone about to install this, make sure yours fit before you get everything else attached to the car. I decided to just deal with the issues because this is the second one I?ve ordered and I needed it to move out of state. Overall, I have it attached to a cargo carrier and it seems to do the job. etrailer definitely delivered way faster than Home Depot, but again, with no protective packaging.


Comments
Would you be able to go into more details as to how the U bolts didnt fit? It is important to make sure everything is installed and tightened down to the manufacturers specs for safety.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/04/2022


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


This hitch was easy to install (I did have another helping me to hold things in place) and has worked very well for me. I have a 2007 Honda CR-V and haul a utility trailer (5x8) on it with loads of mulch, my lawn-tractor, and/or bigger things from the hardware store that don't fit in the car. Furthermore, the company seems genuinely interested in keeping customers satisfied by checking in with them before delivery, after, and then even a year after. Good company, good hitch!




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Thought about paying to have this installed, but instead decided to invest in a torque wrench with money saved from doing it myself. The video estimated 60 minutes for a novice, and the instructions that came with the hitch said 90, so naturally, I figured it would take me 3 hours or so, which was pretty close (a little less, I think, but this doesn't include the time I spent getting the weld nuts in shape). The video was extremely helpful. My biggest problems were getting all the holes in the hitch to match up with the weld nuts in the bottom of my C-RV at the same time (had two sons helping me get it into place); getting a bolt or two started with the hitch in position; and using the torque wrench on one of the bolts above the muffler (the once closest to the front of the car) because of having next to no room to operate the wrench in (I could only turn the wrench a tiny bit at a time before running out of room for the wrench handle). Fortunately, I had cleaned out all the weld nuts (also a painstaking process; I almost gave up) before I even ordered the hitch, or who knows how long I would have been there. Without the videos, I may have never gotten this done by myself (may not have even attempted it), so I saved money and now have a torque wrench to boot!


Comments
It is still holding up strong. I use it for a bike rack and just made my second round trip between Maryland and Rhode Island with a bike with no problems. Still 5 stars.
Hans - 07/17/2020


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Nice looking and fitting hitch for my 2011 Honda CRV. The price was the best that I could find. Shipping was quick too with no damage.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


The detailed product installation videos that etrailer.com has on their website are a big help, and a good reason to buy from them over some other company.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


I'm using the item for a bike rack. It has been working fine for that purpose.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


It took a bit longer than expected. Muffler removal was tricky, first time doing that. Had my grandson working on it. The hitch was a snug fit but once in place I’m very pleased with it.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Installed in about 40 minutes, as advertised. No jacks, no extra set of hands. The install video was spot on. Not much of a tool guy, so my standard socket set didn't include the required 17mm and 11/16 sockets. Quick trip to Lowe's.
The only "con" - the hole for the hitch receiver pin is too close to the horizontal tube. My Yakima bike rack included an anti-rattle receiver bolt lock that hits the tube and prevented me from threading the bolt. Three options - order hitch #87440 instead. Use a standard pin. Or order a low profile threaded replacement bolt #Y8890200. I went with the latter. Works perfectly.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Overall, a very good product. Shipping was quick and it arrived in good shape. When installing, I had to loosely insert the two bolts in the larger
end, then apply significant lateral force to line up the two at the other
end. The U-bolt holes were just a bit off, so the nuts do not
tighten down flat against the plate. I'll check them occasionally to make
sure they stay secure.


Comments
I spoke with my contact in the Tech Services department at Curt, who tells me that they see this occasionally on that generation CR-V. The trick is to loosen the side bolts to provide yourself a little wiggle room. They you should be able to properly torque the u-bolt. Then, tighten the side bolts.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/24/2018


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Hitch arrived in good condition sooner than I expected. The installation video and instructions were very clear. I suggest after cleaning the nuts welded to the underside of the vehicle to run the bolt through them prior to installing the hitch. Be careful to not cross thread the bolt, I did and had to drill out and re-tap the nut for a larger size bolt. I was able to install by myself with car on the driveway. I strapped the hitch to a floor jack which made it easy to handle and get in position single handed. Very pleased with the hitch.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Extremely easy to install because of the excellent tutorial video!
We have a Honda CR-V 2011.
We 'rented' a torque wrench from AUTOZONE for a $100.00 deposit which was returned when we handed the wrench back.
I happened to have a brush as described to clean the screw holes with, stored under my kitchen sink. Never used it because it was a bit harsh for kitchen use. I picked it up at a tool store years ago because I love tools! Came in handy today!
I was the assistant to my husband's muscle power. First time ever, I crawled under a car to hold the hitch in place while hubby put the hardware in place.
From start to finish, 45 minutes!
We saved ourselves 600-800 dollars to buy it through the car dealership and have them install it. So grateful we found etrailer.com.
We also bought a light harness and that took an hour to install, it would have gone faster if we hadn't hastily screwed in the screw forgetting to put the ground wire in between the screw and car wall... lol
The hitch was installed without a hitch, no pun intended lol!




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Great hitch that fits well. Took some work to clean out the mounting location in the car, but that has nothing to do with the hitch itself.
Very sturdy and looks good




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


I originally wanted to get the Max-Tite hitch, but they were sold out at the time. This hitch works fine for my needs (bike rack). The hitch itself was pretty easy to install. The videos posted here made my DIY life easy. 80% of my project was dealing with the corrosion and rust of the weld nuts. I’d recommend anyone trying to DIY this to check your corrosion and bust it with PB Blaster, a battery terminal wire brush, and/or a 10mm thread tap (which is what I needed to do). The extra rebate offer was icing on the cake for this hitch and the customer service at etrailer was excellent. Will shop here again if I need accessories.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13555 in Trailer Hitch


Well...I cannot say enough good things about the etrailer crew. The customer service is second to none. Fast shipping and the order follow up, is a lesson other companies should be paying attention to. The installation videos cant be beat. That being said, I am a gear head and a metal working guy for my day job and I must say...this install kicked my butt. I would highly suggest picking up a M10-1.25 metric tap and chase the mounting holes. Only need to do 4...make sure you take your time to not cross-thread. I was fortunate enough to salvage them. (Illinois is not nice to metal). This took me 6-hrs and a lot of four letter words. The hitch is well made, but seemed to be a bit torqued and required some "muscle" to get it into place. Pay attention as well to the washers correct direction. Once in place looks great and holds our new bike rack (etrailer) great. Not to scare you off, but just be prepared.



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  • Will The Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring From a 2005 Honda CR-V fit The 2007 CR-V?
    You will need a new etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e39AR for your 2007 Honda CR-V. The design of the receiver has changed from the Receiver # e69AR which fits your 2005 CR-V. You will also need a new T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118427 as the factory side connector this connects to has also changed.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Honda CR-V
    Of course! I recommend using the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e39AR for your 2011 Honda CR-V because it's a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver plus it has the clean looking matte black finish. The 2" receiver means you have access to more accessories and the matte black finish looks cleaner and is more durable than the standard glossy black finish we see on all of the other hitches. Then for a bike rack I really like the Kuat Transfer V2 # KU84FR because it's compatible with a wide...
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  • Trailer Hitch Weight for a 2011 Honda CR-V
    I'd be happy to help! All of the hitches for your 2011 Honda CR-V weigh relatively the same when it comes to the different classes, and while the Class I hitches definitely weight lighter I recommend using a Class III hitch since they have a 2" receiver and can handle a wider variety of accessories. Out of the hitches listed below I recommend the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75547 since it's a Class III hitch with a weight of about 27 lbs. Here are the rest of the hitches: Class I Draw-Tite -...
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