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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Item # 24914
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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number 24914 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 24914

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • 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
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • 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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24914

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (163 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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This is the only hitch receiver I could find for my Mazda 3 hatchback. I had it professionally installed, as any hitch receiver is not an easy DIY installation on a Mazda 3 hatchback.

I would give it 5 stars for discreetness and towing capability, but for one massive issue: the plate above the hitch pin hole, in combination with the chain loop below, makes it almost impossible to get a the clip on a typical, bent hitch pin properly locked. While I was moving cross-country, not only did my hitch pin clip come out of the pin, the entire hitch pin came out of the ball mount without me realizing it. Thankfully, the friction between the ball mount and the hitch receiver kept the trailer attached to my car the entire trip while I was none the wiser.

I would strongly encourage anyone looking at this receiver to get a hitch pin that isn't bent. This will be a fantastic receiver for you.

I equally encourage Draw-Tite to modify the receiver to resolve this safety issue.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

11/9/2022

I wanted to let you know that we do carry a few hitch pins that are straight, versus bent on one end. They are part # 325-GH-096 and part # GY39FR on our site.



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Finally got around to installing our hitch. Instructions were clear and simple to follow if your mechanically incline. I am. Can see others maybe strugling. Could have used a third hand during install. Wait, I did. My 12 year old daughter gave a hand and learned something at the same time. Overall, this is a well made product. Thank you

Michael

12/22/2023

Great



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2014 Mazda 3

This hitch is just what I wanted for my 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback. Finding the right hitch was easy on eTrailer, and from placing my order it was about a week until the hitch arrived. The assembly kit and instructions were well organized, clear, and easy to understand. The included guide wires for getting one of the pairs of bolts positioned correctly in the frame are essential; I really don't know how those bolts could be put in place without them. I will say that I found it necessary to drop the exhaust in order to slide the hitch in next to the frame rails. A little soapy water and a crow bar make that easy enough, just be sure to support the exhaust system with a strap before popping off the rubber isolators. I'm using the hitch to mount a 1up bike rack with a 1.25" mount, and it works perfectly.

Brent

5/25/2022

My hitch is still working great a year later. I've checked the tightness of the bolts a couple times, with no evidence of them loosening up over time. This has been a great product for carrying my bike around on an easy-to-access hitch rack.



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Mazda

I bought it for my Mazda and it works out great! Perfect fit! I watched the linked video and was able to install it myself even though it would be much easier with 2 people. Couldn’t have asked for a better hitch.

Charles

8/1/2023

Still going strong and haven’t had an issue. I only use it for a bike rack on my Mazda 3 but I do leave the rack on it 90 of the time with no issues.



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Overall very pleased. Few small chips. Like the packaging, needed one more cardboard wrap anchor. Unpacking was simple. Put my Mazda 3 hatchback on my rhino ramps. Used the box as my floor mat. Removing the muffler anchors was easy. Soapy water is your best friend. Had to watch the 2017 video. Found out the carriage bolt nuts had been sprayed over with sound deadner/rust inhibitor. So finding them was the first semi challenge. I highly suggest you try the bolts in the nuts on the frame (not the carriage bolts). This will allow you to semi clean out the threads and just be sure. Rest of installation was easy, except putting the muffler anchors back on. Highly suggest doing the lower/closest to bumper first then the uppers. You will need an extension and a deep socket to make life easier for tightening the carriage bolt nuts. I also recommend lock Tite since it’s just an added 3 second of time and added security. The chips I just painted over to prevent rust. Did this all solo and depending on your set up 30 minutes to 1 hour to install. The extra time is for reinstalling the anchor mufflers. From the time I ordered till arrival was 3-5 days. Overall price just a couple dollar more than Amazon. I previously purchased a trailer receiver for my older car and found etrailer very fast and great in customer service. Highly recommend them.



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We use it to mount a bike rack large enough for 2 bikes and use it most every weekend. Works every time. No issues.

Will be buying another hitch for a new vehicle purchase soon.

Jeffrey

6/15/2023

Still working great.



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2018 Mazda 3

Overall a good purchase and experience from ETRAILER. The hitch arrived somewhat loosely packed and there was some minor scratches and chips. Not a deal breaker, but I think etrailer buys a pallet of these hitches and repacked them, so the fault is not on the manufacturer. It took some time to figure out which holes to fit the bolts to and getting the hitch into position is TIGHT! I ended up removing the muffler which gave me a lot more space. The real issue was the hitch was slightly bent and would not fit between the frame rails. A quick call to etrailer and they advised how to proceed, shout out to Molly S. for the help. The hitch fit great with zero interference and a quick coat of black spray covered up the minor damage. Very happy with the fit and customer experience!

Victor K.

8/24/2019

Zero issues a year later!



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I used the trailer hitch for approximately 6 months before it suddenly became lose and wobbly. I reached out to etrailer and they helped me locate the part, a missing screw and washer, which I was able to get at Home Depot. Otherwise, no problems and a solid piece.



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Easy install with the rear wheels on ramps. Only tip would be to take the exhaust off the bottom hanger hole on the furthest back right rear hanger. When the hitch is on the top part of that hanger is very difficult to reach to reinstall.



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2019 Ram 2500

I ordered this product because I was moving cross country and wanted to trail a 4x8 cargo trailer behind my Mazda3 hatchback. I purchased this trailer hitch receiver with the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector and the whole package took my boyfriend and I a couple hours to assemble. The move cross country took us from Colorado, east and up into Canada, and back south into New England - over 2500 miles. This was in March 2019. We had no issues and I still have the trailer hitch and wiring in my car. I use it occasionally for our trailer hitch bike rack, and will be ready to tow again if needed in the future!



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Overal fit and finish was excellent. A couple of minor paint chips from shipping. This is a pretty beefy piece, so while you can install it by yourself, I wouldn't recommend it.
One tip and one revision to the instructions on a 2017 Mazda 3.

Tip: go buy a tool for removing exhaust hangers. About $20 at [auto store]. It will save your sanity and halve the time the job takes.

In the instructions step 5 is to insert the m12 bolt and step 6 is to put the exhaust back. The 2017 has two sets of hangers each side, and the one on the muffler is not accessible once the m12 bolt is in place. Loosely install the carriage bolt nut, then the exhaust hangers, then the m12 bolts.
I'd also suggest removing the exhaust hangers completely, as reinstallation is much easier when you push the hanger on both pins simultaneously.
You need a 19mm short socket and a 11/16" deep if you're using socket wrenches.



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Mazda Protege5

My second hitch purchased from etrailer for a Mazda hatchback (first '02 Protege5, now '15 Mazda3). Both good experiences.

Very easy hitch install, the inclusion of the fish wires for the frame hanger bolts is a stroke of genius. Don't be afraid of the exhaust isolators, just spray some soapy water and support muffler with a jack or strap. If you can change a flat tire then you can work a wrench well enough to do this in an hour.

'14-15 Mazda3 has a couple of things making wiring easy to integrate. There's a grommet in the left rear quarter floor that's perfectly placed. Just trim some electrical tape to allow an opening, clip the new connector near the lighting adapter & reconnect inside after fishing from outside. I ran power neatly along driver's side rocker & out through the firewall. It's both easier and less vulnerable, just fish one more wire through the mass that exits above the driver's left foot. (Just DO NOT use anything sharp, you don't want to nick any wires and short something out). Finally the battery on my car already had several open connections to use right at the positive terminal, each protected by a fusible link no less! (See photo.) All I needed to add was an M6 stainless nut to connect the new wire.

Only a couple of minor downsides:

Aesthetically this is one of the uglier installs, mostly because the 3's huge muffler is right against the rear valence, leaving no room to tuck anything out of sight. My Protege5's hitch was entirely hidden except for the receiver. Here, unless you're willing to butcher your bumper cover (assuming there's a hitch made to fit that way) you're stuck with what you see in my picture. I saw the round-tube alternative on another similar car and it looked a little better, but that one requires support straps for a rack with any carrying capacity.

Design-wise I ran into one surprisingly annoying thing the first time I went to insert my drawbar. The hole in the receiver for the hitch pin is set really close to the hitch frame, and there's a gusset plate on top, which leaves basically no room for the clip that secures the pin. My existing clip didn't fit at all until I ground the ends a little. The clip that came with the new hitch sort of fit, but only jammed up against the hitch so hard that it scratched right through the protective powder coat. Weird in a product from such an experienced manufacturer, but easy to rectify.



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Super fast an easy to install. My husband was injured when we received our hitch so I decided to install it so we could hook up our bike rack. He helps find the holes that were coated over the frame, but other than that I handled every part of the install. The hitch is lightweight enough that one person can handle it and once you find the holes it goes quickly. The manual is very helpful for determining where the frame holes are despite not being able to easily see them. This took me less than a half hour to install and has handled excellently over the last year holding both our bike rack and hauling our utility trailer.



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2017 Mazda 3

Installed on a 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback. It took about an hour and a half to install by myself. I did not drop the exhaust as I was able to just force the hitch into place by pulling the exhaust down and stretching the hangers a little. It took a while to wiggle it into place, but I think it was still easier than dropping the exhaust. Once installed, it looks and functions great. I paired the hitch with the Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack.



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2017 Mazda 3

I'm a novice user, never had hitch rack before. I used to carry my bikes on a roof rack, or once with strap-on trunk rack. Both methods damage the car paint. This time I decided to go with hitch mounted bike rack. I have new Mazda 3 hatchback 2017. I called my Mazda dealer service department, but they said that Mazda do not provide a hitch receiver for my model. By chance, I stumbled on etrailer site and found that such receivers exist. Site is informative and has good video reviews of their products, including impressive tests footage. That assured me in quality of their products and services. Etrailer recommended to me hitch receiver model 24914. Manufacturer description and customer reviews were very helpful to assess scope of work needed to mount the receiver and how to locate hidden mounting holes. Some users would report 30 min do it yourself installation job.
Named receiver was in stock and I got it in four days Ground from Mid-west to NJ. I was greatly impressed with packing job by etrailer, part was safely secured inside the shipping box resulted in no scratches on the part paint, good job shipping department!
It was raining here, so assembly from the wet ground was not an option. First, I went to the local professional hitch company. They gave me quote of $74 and hour wait time, but scheduled for the next day. I stopped to get gas and noticed a free bay at gas station mechanic. I asked him to help me to mount my receiver, he was very friendly and my car went up on a lift. I immediately found hidden behind coating horizontal mounting holes, then we eased in the receiver to see an interference with exhaust box and pipes. It went in easy, no exhaust dismount was needed! :) The receiver kit had special steel wire guide wires, I threaded them to the vertical carriage bolts and mechanic in no time pulled bolts and plates into the mounting holes. All four bolts were tightened in no time. It took us 15 min to fully mount the receiver, thanks to good, informative manufacturer instruction sheet and exhaustive customer reviews, thank you reviewers! Mechanic even refused to charge me for the job, but I slipped some candy money to him anyway.
The receiver has an ample clearance (~an inch) to the exhaust ( see pic), I hear no rattles while driving around. My car is snow white, I was afraid, that black receiver will clash, but installed, it is recessed and doesn't stick out at all (I only have pic with rack attached to receiver, sorry).
I'm very happy with etailer services, and greatly admire ingenuity of the receiver manufacturer who figured out how to design a complex part and the product quality which fits like a glove!
I attached three pictures:
Two receiver attachment points on one side
Clearance between receiver and left exhaust pipe
Receiver with 59400 etrailer bike rack mounted



by:

Perfect fit, easy installation. Between the included instructions and online video, it was a quick process. I bought it to use with a bike rack and it’s been great.

Phil R.

1/14/2021

One year in, still very happy with my hitch. Zero movement, still looks new. Hold my bike rack very securely. After seeing mine, a friend got one for his car too.



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I haven't used the hitch yet but I have installed it and the first thing that needs to be stated is that I did NOT have to mess with my exhaust to install this hitch. It just rolled right into place.
Job one was to peal away the tape that covers the horizontal bolt hole and to remove a little of the coating in the rear corners where the arm will bind up if that extra coating isn't removed.
The rest of the install went smooth as can be so I don't see much point in explaining the install further.

FWIW The 1 1/4 x 2" adapter with a 4 1/2 raise PN 70355 won't fit this hitch (The stop won't allow the insert in far enough for a pin to secure the adapter.) I'll be talking to the nice folks at etrailer about how to proceed.




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2017 Mazda 3

This hitch fit my car ('17 Mazda 3 Hatchback) perfectly. The car was apparently designed to accept a hitch which surprised me as my owners' manual says the car is not rated for towing at all. But it had bolt holes and everything ready. The videos eTrailer has helped me, especially the explanation of how to fish the carriage bolt and plate up into the frame and out the correct hole.

I don't have a trailer to pull but I bought the hitch for my hitch mounted bike rack.



by:
Mazda

This hitch fits well and and is very sturdy on a 2018 Mazda 3 HB Sport. I purchased this over the Curt model because it uses the factory mount points for 2 of the 4 bolts. It also does not require a stability strap for non-trailer loads. Install was easy with just one person and a floor jack to hold the hitch. I did end up having to drop the exhaust but it took minutes with white lithium grease and a long screw driver to remove the exhaust hangers. With 2 people it may be possible to install around the exhaust but I was not successful. I also took other reviewers' advice and pushed it as far towards the front of the car as possible before tightening the hardware. So far I have not heard any rattling. Works great to hold a bike rack and cargo carrier securely.



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2017 Ford Edge

Receiver fit my 2017 Mazda 3 GT perfectly. Instructions were well written, and the parts were built to the right dimension. Although the instruction says to drop the muffler, I was able to install the receiver by pushing on one edge of the bumper cover. Install time was just over one hour using hand tools and working on the garage floor (no lift).

The only con is that the receiver is not as hidden as I hoped for. It would be nice if it was more recessed with a detachable hitch tube (is that what it's called?).



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Fit great. Had a local shop install this with a wiring kit for $[XX] and towed a uhaul 800 miles for a move.



by:

My etrailer experience has been very positive. Before placing my order for a hitch, I had questions about the product. I received very timely answers from the knowledgable staff. I placed my order and received the hitch 1 day sooner than estimated. The easy to follow instructions allowed the hitch to be installed in less than 45 minutes. I think it could actually be done in less than 30 minutes.



by:
Mazda

2018 Mazda 3 5-door

I read some customer's
reviews prior to this purchase, and even chatted up with customer service to clarify the correct part number. Just so happens that the hatchback and sedan is 2 different part numbers, and customer service was very helpful in making sure that the part number I had in the cart was the incorrect model for my vehicle.

Install was a little confusing until I went back and watch videos from their site. It wasn't all that difficult installing as an individual. Unlike others, I raised the back end up just high enough for 2 clicks on a 2 ton jack stand, and it just so happened that a 5-gallon bucket on it's side with the center of the hitch laying on the bucket was just about the right height to line up bolts on one side without too much drop on the other side.

No scratches on the paint from shipping, even still had the dust on the hitch from sitting on the shelf for a period of time.

Overall, great fit, great look and great customer service.

I'm going to be hauling a single axle 12 foot trailer rated at 2,000LB load, with a Yamaha 950 V-Star (700LB), and I'm sure that I will have no trouble with hauling this around for a little bit.



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I’ve owned it and used it for a year now. I mainly use it for a bicycle hitch rack and it works great. It was super easy to install and I’ve had zero issues with it.



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Great purchase overall. Shipped the morning after order placed and arrived a couple days later in perfect condition. Install went smooth after watching video. Paper instructions are misleading about which frame hole to use for pull-through bolts so I had to move them. Total 2 hrs install time working alone with no lift and not hurrying. You do need to lower exhaust which took some muscle to remove from hangers. Video has good tips on how. Attached pic shows a little rust but that's fom my bike rack - the hitch finish was perfect.


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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grand Touring S
    We have the Curt hitch part # C11377 which is listed as a fit for your 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback Grand Touring and we also had a customer come back with your exact vehicle who told us it fit and worked well.
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  • Hitch Receiver Options for a 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback
    There are a pair of hitches which are a confirmed fit for your 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback, but unfortunately none of them are 2" hitches. The hitches which fit your vehicle are the Draw-Tite # 24914 and Curt # C11377, each of which are Class I, 1-1/4" hitches. Of the two, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 24914 because it will not require the use of stabilization straps when using accessories such as a bike rack.
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  • How To Lock the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack
    In order to add locks to the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack part # TS01B the best option is to use the Cable Lock and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Rack part # ATSCLK11011 as this gives you both a lock for the bike rack and the bike which uses the same key. The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack will work perfectly with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24914 on your Mazda 3 Hatchback.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatchback
    For your 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback either the Curt Hitch part # C11377 that you referenced or the Draw Tite hitch part # 24914 would work well for you. I personally like the round tube hitches because I believe they are less visible than the square tube hitches, so I would go with the Curt hitch. You are right, the LED taillight consideration is actually for the trailer wiring and not the hitch. But since we connect the hitch and the trailer wiring fitguides so that on the product page of...
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  • Would the Exhaust of a 2016 Mazda 3 Melt Bike Tires when Using Swagman XC S64650
    The distance from the hitch pin hole of the Swagman bike rack part # S64650 to the nearest wheel hoop is 10-1/2 inches. The shank of this rack also has a rise of 4 inches built into it. The tires of your bikes would be far enough away from the exhaust that you wouldn't have any problems. With this bike rack we have not had any issues with exhaust so I can confidently say you will be fine. If you do not have a hitch already you would want the Draw-Tite part # 24914 which has been confirmed...
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