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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 e98850 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98850

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 5500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 550 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.


  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 550 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" - e98850

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (449 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.

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Took me only an hour to install. The four washer/spacers/shims were difficult to get aligned with the bolt holes.
The right side brackets was bent, probably during shipment. I did get it bent back in place. Took a large bench vice and some leverage to get bracket back in its original position.
Other than these 2 issues, this install was a clean and neat project for the 2009 Toyota Tacoma.

It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/26/2022


Quality product received super quick. The hitch fit right up nice. Will do business with again. Thanks so much.


One year follow-up: The product works as advertised. No problems at all over the last year. Installation was simple and straight forward. You can install this by yourself; however, I recommend you get and extra set of hands. One person to hold the hitch level while do a final tightening of the mounting bolts. Overall I'm very happy with the product.

No complaints at all. The hitch has performed perfectly in use. After 2 years of use I see no problems and the finish is holding up well. Very satisfied.
Tom W - 12/19/2022


Installed today Video instructions were flawless Will install the light kit tomorrow So here’s the skinny. I’m 59 yo, it was 98 degrees out today, and I finished in a couple hours with the help of a floor jack. I would absolutely recommend an extra set of hands and a lift if available. But hey if I can crawl around on the concrete so can you


The look, strength, and quality of the hitch look good. The two end plates arrived bent. The two end plates also did not seem to be clocked to the same position. I could not start all of the bolts unless I left them all quite loose. Even so, some of the bolts drug on the sides of the factory holes in the hitch. Spacers between the bumper and the bumper bracket were too small to position easily, especially for the two rearmost bolts. I had to hang the spacer from a fine wire to position it so I could start the bolts. Although I had all of the tools that were shown on the installation video the installation proved challenging.

When a trailer hitch is manufactured, softer steel is used in the mounting flanges as opposed to the harder steel used in the crossbar and receiver tube. This allows the hitch to flex along with the vehicle to a certain degree. This flexibility can also allow the hitch to get slightly bent out of position during shipping and handling. Luckily, its very easy to fix this if you know a few tricks as shown in the linked article.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/26/2022


Product excellent! Customer service excellent! What they don't tell you is the hitch might appear to be too small because the end of the brackets can bend inwards which means it won't fit until you find a way to bend them back out to the proper width. This is not impossible (they explain it all in the FAQ's on their web site,) but it's a pain and something you really shouldn't have to do. I believe it came from the factory in this condition because the packaging was pristine when the hitch arrived. The manufacturer could easily solve this problem by putting a rod between the two bracket ends to maintain the correct width.
This is the only reason I gave a 2 star instead of a 5 star rating.

2006 Toyota Tacoma

Nice solid hitch receiver. Not difficult to install.


etrailer sent the wrong hitch which I did no discover for a couple of weeks when I was ready to install. A single brief, friendly call solved the problem and I had the correct hitch in a few days. The hitch fit perfectly and is quite stout.

Everyone makes mistakes, but few companies deal well with them. Many others could take customer service lessons from etrailer.


Installed on my Tacoma. No alterations or adaptation needed. Correct hardware included.


I watched the videos before installing which made it super simple. I was able to install by myself with the help of a floor jack, but a set of helping hands would do wonders!


It works well and is very sturdy. I wish there was a place for the 4 pin connector to be attached to!

You mentioned that you were looking for place for the 4 way to be attached to. Since the receiver cross bar is a bit recessed under the bumper, I recommend a magnetic holder like part # 306-X6019
Eclipse Magnetic Mounting Bracket for 4-Way Flat Trailer Connectors
or one that attaches to the receiver opening like part # C58001
Curt Easy Mount Bracket for 4- or 5-Way Flat Trailer Connector - 2" Hitch
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/03/2022

2015 Toyota Tacoma

This was less money so I got it being that it was rated for the same towing and weight as the other hitches .
The instructions and hardware that all came in the box were on point . The ears were slightly bent inward and I was told by customer service that it’s normal - the steel needs to flex with the truck or it would break . I don’t know about trucks flexing but when the customer service agent told me - bend it out and if you ruin it ... we have your back and will send a new one out right away .... man , I bent it with my floor Jack and a pipe ... took like 10 minutes for me to cut a pipe and get the Jack and hitch lined up all by myself ... once that was done man this thing fell into place ! All good , easy as a bolt on part can be . I have no lift ... I installed it alone laying on my back in my garage so it’s possible for sure for anyone to do if you have some mechanical skills . A partner would have been awesome .... but it’s done and I’m happy with the hitch . The bracket that braces the receiver is a rectangle steel plate . I am not happy with the sharp corners on that plate , so I’ll be just barely hitting them with a file and some touch up paint or something to protect the steel . No big deal at all .
The fact that I had to bend it and file it are the only reasons it got 1 less star . As for how it works towing , I should be towing at some point soon so I can update . I would buy this again for sure at this point .

One year on this hitch and it’s fine . All good still . No complaints whatsoever
Scott - 01/03/2022
It’s been a year now , and I will say that this hitch was a kick ass purchase . I felt like an idiot having a Tacoma without a hitch on it , like not even worth having a truck unless I can tow a trailer . I out the hitch on and really it’s just been a great purchase . I have absolutely no complaints . I was kind of worried about installing it myself …. And just said f- it I gotta have a hitch ! I just took my time and it was no big deal . I highly recommend it .
Scott - 01/03/2022


Had to really work to get the one side straightened out enough to fit onto my frame. Plenty of cuss words and bloody knuckles but it finally fit. 100% bent on delivery. This steel is strong enough that it wouldn’t “flex” during shipment. Likely a production line issue.

Toyota Tacoma

Overall the product was fairly straight forward to install and is very sturdy. I give the Hitch 4-stars because I struggled to actually get the last of 4 bolts to bolt to the frame. I am not entirely sure that it was slightly misaligned or that that the bolting one side causes the hitch to sit a little lower on the opposite side until all bolts are tightened up. Overall a great hitch for the Tacoma. I have towed slightly more than the Tacoma is supposed to tow on a utility trailer without problems.


Correct fit from my Toyota Tacoma zero issues, quality hitch and parts. I have purchased two hitches and related wiring from etrailer and like getting my parts from them. There order process and support are top notch so I like buying from them.

Ford Flex

Good product. Had to flex the hitch to get the bolt holes to line up. Customer support suggested that to me.


Heavy duty, looks great. Easy to instal l.

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Hitch was mostly an easy install. Did it myself, took a little maneuvering, but no problems.


Perfect fit, able to install by myself by supporting the trailer hitch receiver with a jack and blocking. My only trouble was loosening the old rusty mounting bolts on my 10 year old salt-encrusted truck


Got this hitch a year ago to mount a hitch-mounted bike rack on the back of my pickup - installation was very easy, and the hitch continues to be in excellent shape.


This is a great product that was super easy to install. I had it wired up in less than an hour. Anyone could install this wiring harness.


it arrived quickly and fit perfectly on my 2006 Tacoma


This was delivered 2 days earlier than expected! Easy installation!! Took 20-30 min at most . Getting ready for a days travel I’m confident in the design!


Great item. Install was quick and easy. The instructions were great and user friendly. Will use e-trailer again when the need arises. Thanks!


Timing was great and packaged well

Superb !!!! The hitch is used often and has held up well. Installation, instructions and the price met my needs
Ernesto - 11/17/2022

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    Yes, our etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98850 is perfect for your 2011 Toyota Tacoma as it fits all Trim levels. I feel that our hitch having the Matte Black Finish also looks better than the other Gloss Black hitches. While you're replacing the hitch you will want to replace the 7-Way RV-Style Trailer Connector # 85219. This will ensure that any worn or damaged terminals within the connector are replaced and you don't have connection issues with your trailer.
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