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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"

Item # e56AR
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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 e56AR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e56AR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs WD TW

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 GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • 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" - e56AR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (8 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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2005 Ford Escape

Hitch lined up nicely for my escape. Was shipped fast and the tracking on-site is very nice! Installation went pretty smooth. Highly suggest watching the video. For instance on my year the holes that the bolts are fed through needed enlarging. Only complaint was it would have been nice to have 6 wires for feeding the bolts instead of 4 but I just did. Side at a time. Overall very happy.




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Installed in under 45 minutes with just a creeper and some simple hand tools. Didn’t have a Jack or anything but was able to hang it in place and then run bolts through. High quality good looking hitch!




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2012 Ford Escape

Good experience.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


The product arrived this is the second time I have ordered from them and the shipping box was torn and had holes in it!!! The trailer hitch was starched but it a hitch not a big deal, but you would think they would use a heavyer grade of box.


Comments
Im sorry to see that your hitch has received some scratches on it due to shipping. This does tend to happen and when it does, we recommend using a Rust-oleum type paint to cover up any scratches and prevent corrosion in the future during use. I have a link below for your reference. I have also sent this information over to our Customer Service Department for them to get into contact with you.
Katrina B - 10/10/2022


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


After much research about hitches for my 2008 Ford Escape I settled on etrailer because of the detailed information concerning installation. I am visually oriented so having video to guide me was a huge help! In just an hour I had the hitch done! I need to use a small trailer from time to time and the car had no hitch on it. This will help me when I need to make a trip to the dump, haul off spring clean-up and get my Pelican boat to the lake. If their were ten more stars to click on I would click on number 10 for sure!


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Still looks brand new even after a North Idaho winter with all the road salt.
Randal - 07/14/2020


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Installation was easy and the finish looks great. The only thing I would mention is that the instructions say a 2007 and later model year mariner/escape/tribute should have open ended frame rails and mine were sealed but a few minutes with some large drill bits took care of my access problem


Comments
I got it to use with those extra cargo carriers. it was pretty easy to install into the car even by myself. Ive used the rack several times and when its not being used I bought a logo hitch cover that I really like for the extra advertising space instead of bumper stickers. Ive debated towing a trailer with it but I dont have one and I havent yet purchased the lighting wire harness.
Marsolca - 12/12/2017


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


You guys are the Best! We install hitches for our customers all the time and your product is WONDERFUL! thank you for all of your hard work.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Thanks for the shipping upgrade and prompt delivery. The Curt hitch and wiring harness went on with ease just as advertised. I installed the hitch and wiring harness in my garage with the help of my 11 year old son (see attached photo). The video on etrailer.com was a terrific help. I am already looking for things to attach to my new hitch on etrailer.com. You have my business, and I will certainly pass along your web site to all in need of parts.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


I'm not a heavy user. Just got this for a bike rack and cargo rack. It is a great product. Paint is excellent. Very solid hitch with an excellent fit. I also put a Curt hitch on my Chevy Astro years ago so I'm a happy return customer. Website is great with installation details.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Just completed the hitch install. It was very easy, had a little trouble around the exhaust but no big deal. Very nice hitch and shipping was fast. I will definitely recommend etrailer to anyone needing a hitch.


Comments
Had about a year now. Hitch is solid and no problems
Jeffrey M - 03/27/2018


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


This is the 2nd Curt hitch I have installed in the past two years, the other being on my 1996 F150. This one (13650) I installed on my 2008 Mercury Mariner, and I continue to be impressed with Curt products. Everything lined up perfectly and the hitch went on easily, looks great, and is way more heavy duty than anything I would ever need on a Mariner. No drill required on this one, leave it in the toolbox. I would recommend Curt hitches to anybody. My only complaint is, and this happened with both this hitch and the one I installed on my pickup, is they show up looking like they were dragged BEHIND the FedEx truck instead of inside of it. I was able to spot-paint the areas that were dinged/scratched down to bare metal, but it was very close to being returned/exchanged based on my opinion of what's acceptable. Other than this issue, it's a great product.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Super easy installation and quality product. Took around 45 minutes working slowly and watching etrailer's YouTube installation videos.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Great product easy to install the video on the web page was a lot of help. Very fast processing and shipping I will buy from etrailer.com again.


Comments
Its working out great I never dreamed we would use it so much.
Tim W - 04/25/2016


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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


I installed this receiver on our 2012 Ford Escape XLT 4x4. Everything lined up perfectly. There was no interference from the the exhaust hangers. The fish wires worked great. The hardware slipped in easily from the end of the frame rails. I think it took a whole two beers from setup to cleanup to leisurely install this hitch.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


This is a great place to order from. You can actually talk to a person.
I ordered a hitch for my 2007 Ford escape. It fit perfectly took about an hour to install including wiring harness.
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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Etrailer is doing things right with fast shipping and accurate information. This CURT hitch and T-one wiring harness was quick and easy to install.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Install was fairly easy and straight forward. Like some other reviews, using the spacer on the passenger side did not allow the side holes to line up with the frame even when tightened, so I removed it and all bolts tightened just fine. The 2 in receiver will give me the added confidence for a loaded bike rack and utility trailer.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Very easy to do took less than 40 mins ( I did remove exhaust pipe from hanger for the install, just use some spray lube easy off, easy on) It was nice to have 2 bolt springs , one of mine got hung up & broke but having 2 in kit really helped.
I also removed the spare tire for the install was easy to do & made it easier to put on but not necessary.
I even used the box it came in to lay on the ground to do in my driveway, so easy to do without putting on a lift.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


I don't like to buy products on line but I did it when I needed a hitch for my excape. The hitch showed up in 3 days with regular shipping that was free. I do not have a garage or many tools I I hope it fit correctly and would be easy to install like the add said. It fit like a glove and was installed in a hr. I will tell anyone I know needing trailer products to give etrailer.com a try .




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


The perfect fit took 30 min even with opening the access hole
always buy from etrailer.




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Review from a similar Trailer Hitch 13650 in Trailer Hitch


Instructions say installs in 30 mins for professional and 60 mins for diy'er. Wrong. This is only true if you want to enlarge a existing hole large enough of pass through the bolt and brackets by grinding the metal unibody frame. I don't like grinding because latter it will rust. Even if you paint the spot latter it's better to find another way to pass through the harware. I removed the bumper and brackets to avoid grinding. This is why I'm a diy'er, because a shop probably would not repaint the exposed metal.



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  • Replacement Installation Hardware For etrailer Receiver e56AR on a 2008 Ford Escape
    The Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK will give you the hardware you need for the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e56AR on your 2008 Ford Escape. When ordering the kit you will need to include the hitch manufacturer and hitch number to ensure you receive the correct hardware for your receiver. If you are installing this on a different vehicle than the original we also have the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118551 to give you a 4-way flat connector.
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    The best way to tow your Kawasaki Ninja with your Ford Escape is going to be with the etrailer Trailer Hitch item # e56AR. This hitch is custom fit and bolts to your Escape with included hardware. It is confirmed to fit the Hybrid model Escapes. I recommended this hitch because out of the available options this will be the best one for your application. It has plenty of capacity with 3,500 lbs gross towing weight and 350 lbs tongue weight. Tongue weight is typically 10% -15% of your trailer's...
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  • 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Towing Uhaul Trailer from LA to NY
    I would be happy to confirm that the following parts you have referenced are compatible with your 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 75751 Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534 T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector item # 118551 I do have an alternate suggestion for a hitch though based on current stock levels (11/8/22). For a hitch with identical capacities and installation method you will want the...
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  • Can 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Adapter Be Used for 4-Bike Rack on 2012 Ford Escape
    Will the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z physically fit a 1-1/4" receiver by using an adapter like part # e43YR? - Yes. Do I recommend using these parts together? - No. When you use an adapter like the one mentioned above it reduces the weight capacity of the hitch by 50% so you will basically be using up a lot of the weight capacity of your hitch with the 4-bike rack alone since it weighs 91.5 lbs (99 lbs when used as a 2-bike and cargo carrier). The best option for your application...
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