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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 e98855 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98855

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 525 lbs WD 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.


  • 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


  • 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: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 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" - e98855

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (295 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.

2022 Honda Odyssey

2022 Odyssey. Installed it by myself in my driveway, took less than an hour. I deviated a little from the excellent video: drivers side, i didn’t completely remove the splash guard, i removed the first 3 fasteners and used a pair of aviation snips to cut away the part that was in the way. At first i didn’t drop the tailpipe, it seemed too difficult. And I was able slide the hitch bracket over the pipe and rest it there while i did the drivers side.

I had a problem getting the 4 bolts started because the fit was so close, so i used a grinder to make a small chamfer on the end of the bolts so they aligned with the holes more easily.

I really struggled to get the bolts in place above the tailpipe, so finally i dropped the pipe. It was easier than i thought, and putting it back on the hanger was a piece of cake.

The other thing i did differently was to add a smear of loctite on the bolts.

Overall i am very happy with the hitch.


The installation was very easy. Instruction videos were great. Install took about 30 minutes.


Nice looking, visible only from behind. Heavy. Somehow easy to install. Driver side, no problem. Passenger side needs more explanation how to tie the bolts without removing the exhaust. (I use only flat wrench on this side). 90 minutes job without jacking my van. Only need 2 people for the 1st bolt. Need to try with cargo carrier.


Hitch works well once installed. The welding on the hitch must have sprung it, to get the 2nd set of bolts in, I had to pull it into alignment with a come along as they were about 80% aligned but just dar enough off. One of the bolts also had a significant burr on it that cross threaded the frame nut. Needed to go to the hardware store for a tap to fix the threads.


I am pleased with the receiver and the transaction. I installed on 2023 Odyssey by myself in about an hour. The video instructions were mostly in line with what I experienced. I had to make a small modification to the driver side splash guard to accommodate the receiver. This required me to cut about 1/4" slot out of the splash guard in order for the plastic rivets to line up. I used a utility knife to make the cut. Overall it is a pretty straightforward install. I do not plan to tow with this but rather attach cargo racks, bike racks, etc. I am pleased with the product and shipping time was very quick given the size/weight of the box. Thank you!!


Hitch and wiring harness fit perfectly. Both were easy installs.

2018 Honda Odyssey

Perfect for what I needed it for! Worked perfectly on my 2018 Honda Odyssey, to allow the use of a hitch-mounted cargo basket. Install was straightforward, and couldn’t be easier after watching the videos. I would not hesitate to buy this again if needed.


The hitch receiver itself was fairly easy to install and exactly what we were looking for. Our only complaint was the way the hitch receiver was packaged. The box was big enough, but there was no styrofoam inside, which caused the end of the hitch receiver to puncture through the box during delivery and get banged up. Luckily it did not affect our ability to install it onto our vehicle. If the packaging was more secure, I would have definitely given 5 stars.


Product arrived within 4 days after ordering late Friday afternoon during Quarantine season. Packaged well and no damage to the paint was found on the hitch. I installed the receiver hitch on my 2019 Honda Odyssey with my 14 year old son without issues. I bought the hitch specifically to put on a 2 bike rack. The etrailer video installation instructions available on onlinefor this exact hitch for the 2019 Odyssey is extremely helpful and spot on. Very happy overall with the experience and product.



It’s been a year and hitch works great for my Kuat 2 bike carrier. The 2 inch hitch is solid and stable for my mountain bike carrier. Paint still looks brand new on the hitch matte black. Would purchase again.

2020 Honda Odyssey

I cannot tell you how easy it is to install these types of hitches! it took me 45 min to locate, install, and tighten everything. The piece is not so heavy that you can't do it yourself.

2022 Honda Odyssey

Really easy to install! Took about 25 minutes after watching the video. Looks good and will be a great help when it comes time to move!


we've always had good service and dependable products from Etrailer

2019 Honda Odyssey

The hitch fit, no tears, very good video on the internet by you folks. It looks very well made. It took me 30 minutes to do it from start to finish. Genius idea on the spring to hold the third screw. Would certainly purchase from you again. Thank you.





Works well as expected. Relatively easy to install myself thanks to the how-to videos from Would recommend.


I'm glad that I came across the etrailer website and purchased the trailer hitch for my Honday Odyssey 2019. The hitch is attached to the car snuggly and looks neat on the car. It looks very sturdy but weighs only 36 lbs. A couple of notes for future buyers:

* As mentioned by some other reviews, it does seem to be the case that the sensor for the hands-free trunk opening (i.e., by swinging your leg underneath the back of the car) is blocked by this hitch. I personally don't use that feature a lot so I'm not bothered by this.

* Although I see myself as a pretty hands-on person, the installation is clearly beyond me. I cannot even take down the panel due to the extremely tight hex screw on the car. I also cannot imagine myself lifting up this hitch and fit it to the car while lying down on the ground, with just < 1 foot of clearance. I had it installed in a car body shop with a reasonable price.


Once we figured out what we were doing by watching videos, it was fairly easy. On the 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite specifically, you have to remove the underside panel by the push buttons and it’s also connected to the wheel well with a screw. As for the opposite side, taking the exhaust off would make it a lot easier to get those bolts on. We have not used it yet with the cargo carrier but we will soon. It also arrived a little scratched up but I’m sure that happens during the shipping.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I will have our customer service team reach out to you.


Install was relatively easy. Clearance (minor scrapping) is an issue at times driving off of inclines. Probably wouldn't be an issue if the Honda Odysseys of this generation didn't have such a sag in the rear.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


I would lightly sand the rust away then paint with anti-corrosive paint. For more tips see the attached article:


Great fit. Easy installation. I appreciate the clear instructions on paper and in the video.


Directions and videos were spot on with what had to be removed. Installation was very easy and straight forward. I installed the hitch alone in my driveway in maybe 15min. Looks great, looks well put together and sturdy, only negative comment I have about it all is the bolt holes on the hitch are slotted (which I assume would be to give you some play as far as lining it up on the vehicle) but the hitch fits fairly tightly on the outer edge of the slots so there is no room left to center the hitch. It is where it is! Overall not a big deal by any means!

2019 Honda Odyssey

The trailer hitch receiver arrived on time and was easy to install. The instructions were excellent and the hitch receiver looks great! Can't wait to put in the bike rack and take the family for a bike ride!


The hitch came quickly and well-packed. It was a little cumbersome to install due to the size and weight, but the holes aligned perfectly. We have used it since for a bicycle hitch and would highly recommend it!


Delivery was on time. Fitment was perfect and a solid hitch/receiver



The hitch has worked as expected. It is a solid piece of metal that has held up. It was pretty easy to install. Only had to remove a single piece of plastic panel from underside of the 2020 Odyssey. Installation instructions from eTrailer were spot on.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Keith We're glad to hear that you're happy with your # e98855 hitch!

2023 Honda Odyssey

Needed this Hitch Receiver for a 2023 Honda Odyssey Mini Van for a vacation next week. I paid for two day shipping and was worried as it was July 4th week. However, July 4th was a Tuesday. I bought it online on Wednesday and had it Friday afternoon. EXCELLENT! So now I can install it over the weekend and be ready for our trip to Florida next week

2022 Honda Odyssey

Was able to manage installing by myself with a few jack stands holding up either side. Seems solid and easy install. Videos super helpful for novices.

Honda Odyssey

We bought this one year ago and have used it with a flat basket type cargo carrier to haul our huge cooler or similar items on long trips. The Hitch Receiver has worked very well with no issued whatsoever. Only thing that was difficult was the install on our Honda Odyssey, best thing would be to use a lift or something to have the rear end off the ground. Once installed it has been perfect and the finish is holding up well so far.

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  • Difference Between GTW For etrailer Trailer Hitch For Honda Odyssey
    Sure can, and you're right that the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 does have two GTW (gross towing weight) capacities. One capacity is 3,500 lbs, and that is for towing without a weight distribution hitch; it also has a 5,000 lb capacity, which is for towing with a weight distribution hitch. So, NO weight distribution hitch it can tow up to 3,500 lbs. WITH a weight distribution hitch it can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda Odyssey that Allows Use of Hands-Free Liftgate
    The etrailer hitch part # e98855 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Honda Odyssey and will allow the use of the hands free liftgate as well but you'll have to kick to either side of the hitch opening. So you would not need to but a separate wiring harness.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit on 2023 Honda Odyssey
    There is indeed a trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2023 Honda Odyssey, which is the following part number: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 The # e98855 will give your '23 Odyssey a 2" hitch with a strong 3,500 lb towing and 525 lb tongue weight capacity. It also has a unique matte black finish which hides the inevitable dings and scratches better than hitches that have a shiny, glossy finish.
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  • Actual Ground Clearance of etrailer e98855 On 2018 Honda Odyssey
    You are correct that the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 has measurements from the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube of 13". The Curt # C64NR has a 13-1/2". These measurements depend on the specific car's tire size and condition, and cargo in it. Two of the same cars can measure differently.
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  • Towing Capacity of Trailer Hitch on 2018 Honda Odyssey
    The towing capacity for hitches and the vehicles they fit are oftentimes going to be different. For example, your 2018 Honda Odyssey has a 3,000 lb towing capacity but the etrailer # e98855 Class III hitch has a capacity of 3,500 lbs. This is what the hitch itself is capable of towing, but not the vehicle. You are always going to want to go by what your owner's manual says in regard to capacities.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2019 Honda Odyssey
    You do not have to trim any type of fascia on your 2019 Honda Odyssey when installing the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855. As you can see from the linked video install of this hitch on a '19 Odyssey, there is a plastic panel on the driver's side of the frame you will need to pop off to install the hitch, but you can leave that off and do not have to trim it and re-install it. Just keep it around and since you plan on removing the hitch you can re-attach that panel when you do that.
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  • Can Trailer Hitch on Honda Odyssey That Was Totaled be Used on New Odyssey
    No you cannot transfer a trailer hitch that was on your totaled 2008 Honda Odyssey to a 2018 Honda Odyssey. The integrity of the hitch could have been compromised and it could potentially be dangerous. Instead you will need a new hitch and a great option is Trailer Hitch # E98855 which fits an '18 Odyssey and is a complete bolt-on installation that will not require you to drill into your new van's frame in order to install.
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  • Is the Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # E98855 Easy to Install on a 2018 Honda Odyssey
    The Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98855 will be super easy to install on your 2018 Honda Odyssey even for a beginner. It is rated at a 3/10 in regards to installation difficulty which will take around 30-60 minutes give or take. There is no drilling or trimming required, you just need to loosen the underbody panel, lower the exhaust, install the hitch, raise the exhaust back up, and reinstall the underbody panel. You will have no problems doing this with a set of jacks and jack stands....
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  • Hitch Pin Hole To Face Measurement For The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855
    The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the receiver tube on the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 is approximately 2.5".
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  • Will the Hitch for a 2010 Honda Odyssey Fit a 2018 Model?
    There was a change to the Honda Odyssey that was started in 2018, so you would need to go with a new hitch. That being said, the # e98855 will fit your 2018 Odyssey and I included a video of an install we did on this specific year as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite and 2018 Honda Odyssey XL
    Absolutely. For your 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite with hands free liftgate and your 2018 Honda Odyssey XL the same hitch receiver I recommend will fit both vehicles. My recommendation is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98855. This is a great option that offers the 2 inch receiver that makes many more ball mounts, bike racks, and other accessories an option. This will limit the Hands-free Liftgate sensor to areas away from the center...
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  • Does Hitch for 2018 Honda Odyssey Still Allow Handsfree Liftgate to Open
    All of the trailer hitch receivers that fit your 2018 Honda Odyssey may interfere with the handsfree liftgate. Usually, it only requires you to place your foot to the side of the receiver opening for the sensors to work. I've attached a video of the etrailer hitch part # e98855 that we installed and while it's recommended to purchase parts from Honda so the sensors can be moved you most likely won't have to go that route.
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  • Best 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness for 2023 Honda Odyssey
    The best 4-flat trailer wiring harness for your 2023 Honda Odyssey is from Tekonsha: - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118781 The # 118781 harness is the best because we have found over time that Tekonsha makes the most reliable trailer wiring harnesses in the industry. This harness also has the highest amp ratings, which means it gives your Odyssey the best prevention against any potential shorts.
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitch Recommendations for 2020 Honda Odyssey
    We have several hitch options for your 2020 Honda Odyssey but the two big options you have are a hitch with a concealed crosstube like the part # 76170 and ones with a visible crosstube like # e98855. Once installed the best choice is definitely the concealed crosstube # 76170 as it looks better overall and also gives you the best possible ground clearance. The only advantage the visible crosstube hitch would have is an easier install. I attached install videos for both for you to check...
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  • How To Determine If Factory Towing Package Is Installed On A 2022 Honda Odyssey
    On your 2022 Honda Odyssey, you'll want to go around to the rear of your vehicle and bend down towards the ground. From here inspect the area for what looks like a trailer hitch receiver. You may also, see a 4 way trailer connector mounted near the receiver. If you do not happen to have a factory towing package, and are interested in adding a hitch, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855. This hitch has a maximum GTW of 3,500 when not using a weight distribution system,...
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  • What Is The Easiest Hitch To Install On A 2022 Honda Odyssey?
    If you want to go with the easiest Class III hitch to install on you 2022 Honda Odyssey, you will want to go with the # e98855. This is rated 3 out of 10 on our difficulty scale for hitch installs and will require no drilling for said install. The hands-free liftgate sensor areas may be limited to areas away from the center where hitch receiver opening is located, but it will not be lost. I included an install video for you to check out as well. The Tekonsha T-One Vehicle...
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  • Is Sensor Relocation Kit Required for Installation of Draw-Tite Hitch on 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite
    Like all hitches, installation of the Draw-Tite # 76170 will interfere with the kick sensor on your 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite. Following the installation you can check to see if it is still working. Typically you will be able to use the hands-free liftgate feature by placing your foot on either side of the receiver. If it is not working, or not what you want to do, you can use a sensor relocation kit from Honda. Based on my research you will need the Honda part number 08L91-THR-100A. I...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Draw-Tite # 76170 and etrailer # e98855 for a 2021 Honda Odyssey?
    There are a few differences between the Draw-Tite # 76170 and etrailer # e98855 for your 2021 Honda Odyssey. The first difference is that the # 76170 has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds and a gross towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. The # e98855, also, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds and a gross towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. However, the etrailer hitch can be used with a weight distribution system which increases its towing capacity to 5,000...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 5-Bike Rack for 2019 Honda Odyssey
    Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend going with the Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98855. I like this hitch for your particular application because the receiver won't be tucked too far behind the rear bumper to cause any interference issues between it and a mounted rack. Its matte black finish also adds a unique rugged look that isn't present on other options. It has a 525 pound tongue weight capacity and will be a simple bolt-on installation. I have attached an installation...
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Bumper of etrailer Hitch on 2018 Honda Odyssey
    The distance between the hitch pin hole and the bumper of etrailer hitch # e98855 is approximately 3 inches. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling into your 2018 Honda Odyssey's frame is required. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118753. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which is for 2” hitches and may fulfill your towing...
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  • Can I Use the RockyMount BackSwing on a 2021 Honda Odyssey
    I can understand the concern and you're correct that the 2021 Honda Odyssey doesn't have the best ground clearance, but it's not going to keep you from carrying a bike rack on your trailer hitch. I've seen a lot of our neighbors that have carried bike racks on the hitch they've installed on their Odyssey without experiencing any major problems. A hitch like the etrailer Trailer 2" Hitch Receiver # e98855 has 14" of clearance from the top of the receiver opening to the ground; on the...
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  • Curt vs. etrailer Trailer Hitch For 2024 Honda Odyssey
    Only one difference exists between the Curt and etrailer trailer hitches for your 2024 Honda Odyssey, and that is the finish. The etrailer hitch has a matte black finish, while the Curt hitch has a glossy black finish, so you can choose which you prefer. The hitches that fit your '24 Odyssey are the following part numbers: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13370 The matte black finish does hide those inevitable scuffs and scratches better than...
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  • Best Hitch Option and Wiring Harness for 2022 Honda Odyssey
    I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver, # e98855 for your 2022 Honda Odyssey. When installed on the Odyssey we found that the Draw-Tite model fits up behind the rear bumper a little better than other options, this provides a better appearance and it is less likely to be bumped against someone's shin too. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver, # e98855 has weight capacities of 3,500 pounds towing and 525 pound tongue weight. Always refer to your vehicle specific owner's manual for...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2022 Honda Odyssey Elite
    I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98855 which is confirmed to fit all models of the 2022 Honda Odyssey. This includes your Honda Odyssey Elite. This is a custom-fit Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that will work well for towing with your van. It features a matte black powder coat finish that protects from corrosion and helps to hide dirt and dings better than a glossy finish. This hitch is made in the USA. Since you will be towing you will also need wiring. The Tekonsha...
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