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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Product Expert Kathleen M

Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Feel reassured by getting the most overbuilt hitch for hauling your camper
  • Hate running your wiring out the back hatch and want a welded-on bracket to make it easy to attach right by the hitch

No, if you:

  • Might get annoyed by seeing the cross tube every time you look at the back of your RAV4
  • Have a steep driveway where a bike rack or cargo carrier might drag the ground
Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75235 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75235

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 675 lbs TW
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 675 lbs WD TW

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • 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
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 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. Technical Support

At 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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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75235

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1197 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Great product. It was as easy to install as was stated, IF, you have the proper tools and the car lift. I had to do it at ground level. It took me an additional 15 minutes to figure out how to do it right.

I had to lift the RAV4 about 6 inches to get under it with plenty of room. (See photos) I sprayed the bolt holes with WD-40 to ease the threading. I used two jack stands to steady the receiver. After inserting the first bolt, the rest went smooth. Glad I did it instead of paying the rv place to install it. I did have to trim the plastic cover on the driver's side before putting it back on.

I have an Intech Chase and pulled it up and down mountains without any issues to the receiver. I will check the torque on the bolts before headed out this years just fire pace of mind. Otherwise, still a great buy.
Greg - 02/27/2022

2012 Toyota RAV4

Product is as advertised! Very pleased especially liked the heavier tongue and towing limits. I put this on by myself laying on the ground in about 35 minutes. Easy. We use this for a bike rack on a 2012 Rav4 limited. Package arrived as promised undamaged. Thanks.

Follow up...Never had an issue with this hitch. Traded this vehicle and ordered another hitch for the replacement vehicle.
Per - 04/25/2022


Price from was fair, shipping was fast and the hitch feels like it was built like for a tank.

Weve had the hitch on our RAV4 for a year now. It has worked perfectly and still looks brand new. If I need a trailer hitch for a different vehicle, Im ordering from!
Keith - 05/31/2022


the mounting holes on my car are rusted. I used a 12mm 1.25 tap
At first I thought to return, but everything turned out to be fixed. installation time 20 minutes.


Dear etrailer,
May I begin to say that
the moment I placed my order, in less than thirty minutes Herb ([email protected]) immediately wrote me back with a confirmation, tracking link, and a friendly thanks. Next, I watched the installation and wiring video twice that you provide on your website while waiting for the unit to arrive. Outstanding for I felt as if I had a personal teacher as I watched. I also found out by watching that I needed a tool to remove the rear door panel which I did not have. Again, nice job. It's always annoying when you find out as you are installing that you need some "special tool" if you know what I mean. So I went to my friendly Auto Zone and picked one up. I then watched as my new trailer hitch moved across the a few states to show up three days later at my door. The same day it arrived Patrick Breedlove wrote me an email stating I should have received the hitch and if there were any questions, give him a call. So, before even starting to install, I felt I had your company and the personnel covering my back. Because I watched the video, I literally installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. Then installed the custom wiring harness in about an hour for I wanted to make sure the power wire was secure and I had to lay on my the stones. Slowed me down a bit. So, may I say if there was a rating greater than "EXCELLENT", you would have it! Awesome people, product, and service!
God bless you all and keep it up!
Kirk C.

Can you believe that I received an email from a person at Etrailer asking if the Draw-Tite trailer hitch I purchased over a year ago is still performing to my satisfaction. Yes, it has been over a year since I installed my hitch on my Rav4. It has proven to be a very good product. No rust, no chipping, lights continue to work and the harness is durable. I would recommend this company and hitch to anyone considering one. Awesome company, service, and now follow up!
Kirk C - 02/21/2015


This whole process couldn't have been easier. I ordered the hitch and about an hour later ordered a bike rack to go into the hitch. An hour after that, I decided I wanted a 4 bike rack, instead of 2. Cathy T was super helpful in cancelling/placing my new order and knew exactly what she was talking about while suggesting the proper lock. Everything arrived right on time and was really easy to install. I do suggest using ramps to raise the vehicle a bit, although it wouldn't have been necessary. Also, it doesn't hurt to have a few cold beverages nearby, and a buddy to help when needed. Seriously though, this was pretty simple to do and it's going to be super functional and I think it even looks pretty good. The prices were fair, shipping was fast, install was easy, and Cathy T was great. A+ for everyone involved. Thanks!

Thanks for the follow up. Ive since traded that vehicle in and got a truck with a factory hitch. I was, and still am very happy with my experience with etrailer and will use your business again in the future.
TommyB - 06/28/2018

2009 Toyota RAV4

Fulfillment of my order for a "Class III Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch" was exemplary. Delivery of order was three (3) days ahead of original date. I took advantage of the low price matching guarantee and was rewarded with a 110% of difference refund. Knowing that I don't have to worry about getting the lowest price for an item, will have me doing more business with etrailer. I had some load questions which were promptly answered leading me to a decision on my purchase. Service, prompt delivery, and low price guarantee....what more can you want?

2017 Toyota RAV4

The install was extremely quick and easy on our 2017 rav4. 0 clearance issues, we only use it for a cargo rack and bike rack but have had no issues.

Trent - 03/25/2022


I bought this so I could use a platform bike rack on my car. Install was easy once I learned how to clean out the rusty threads where the hitch mounts on my car frame. etrailer helped through that process. 1 year later and it's secure and working great!


So far so good. Fits perfectly.


I had my trailer hitch installed in September 2019 and as of now (October 2020) it has not had a single issue. I installed a Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack Add-On onto the hitch and the bike rack and hitch are best pals now. Hitch is hella sturdy. No movement, strong as ever. I received a recommendation for this hitch and now it's my time to pass the rec along.

Ive had no issues with the hitch. Its sturdy and hadnt budged. Love it and glad I got it.
Rachel - 10/29/2021

2018 Toyota RAV4

Used this hitch for a bike carrier on my 2018 RAV4. It was easy to install, the instructions were very straight forward. A good design that does the job I was able to install in less than an hour. I would recommend this hitch. As for etrailer, you couldn't find a better company to do business with. They stand behind what they offer. All around 5 stars.

A year later and the hitch is holding up and doing its job. No complaints.
Jim K - 11/08/2021

2007 Toyota RAV4

This review is a little about the hitch, but more about the installation process in hopes of helping others and saving them some additional money.

First of all, we bought two hitches: 1) 2004 Toyota Sienna = Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Item # 75237 and 2) 2007 Toyota Rav4 = Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # 75235.

Both frames arrived in excellent condition despite one of the boxes being damaged in shipping. They are obviously well built and meant to fit the specified vehicles. understands how to match vehicles and hitches. Both hitches fit perfectly and no alterations were needed for the hitches. We just finished installing them yesterday and look forward to using them with our new bike rack.

Installation hints:

1) Make sure you have everything (tools, lubricant, brush, etc) ready and organized before you try to install your hitch. In my case, I was missing some tools I thought were in the garage and had to make other arrangements. The installation time in the etrailer videos (extremely helpful) is only accurate if you have everything prepped and you don't have any problems with the weldnuts (see #2 below). The actual installation is surprisingly straightforward and could be completed in close to the estimated time.

One item you will need, that you might not have, is a torque wrench. Here's the first money saving tip, check with your local auto parts store, to see if they participate in a tool loaner program. Basically, you pick up the tool from their store and pay a deposit (which is the price of the tool), use it, return it, and get your deposit back. While many guys are looking for excuses to buy more tools, I opted to borrow a torque wrench as I don't see myself needing one in the future. If I do, I know where to borrow one :)

2) If your vehicles are a bit older, or if your vehicles operate in wet or snowy areas, there's a very good chance the vehicle weldnuts (threaded inserts - this is where the bolts will thread into) will have dirt, grime, and rust built up in the inserts. I strongly recommend taking the time to make sure your bolts will go into the weldnuts before you mess with the hitch installation.

The weldnuts on our 2007 Rav4 were in great shape and only required me to spray in some lubricant (Sea Foam Deep Creep) and clean out with a wire tube brush (Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2" Item # 814092 If I hadn't done this simple step, I wouldn't have been able to get the bolts to thread. Once I did this, the install was simple. I didn't spent much time doing this.

Our 2004 Sienna was a different story. Besides being 3 years older, it also came from an area with more snow and they likely salted/treated the roads which contributed to the problem. Using the lubricant and brushing out several times was not sufficient to get the weldnuts clean enough. The good folks at the auto parts store listened to the description of the issue I was facing in this installation project. The gentleman helping me said something like, "It sounds like you need to chase the threads to clean them out. We have a thread restorer kit in our tool loaner program." (see two screen shots from their website). I knew what a tap was, but hadn't heard of a thread chaser. I was able to use the thread chaser to clean out all of the junk built up in the weldnuts. In my case, this was a major project as they were in bad shape. I was also being cautious as I didn't want to mess up the threads. Some of the weldnuts required me to go part way in with the thread chaser, bring it out and clean it, relubricate the weldnut and chaser and go again several times. Some of the weldnuts were less problematic. In short, if you run into this issue, see if you can borrow this kit. The thread chaser is designed to be used with a socket and socket wrench. Always start the thread chaser by hand to ensure it isn't cross threaded. Once you're certain it's in the correct way, start slowly with the socket wrench or a drill with socket adapter. The instructions that come with your hitch will provide the specs on the bolts. In our case it the bolts were M12 x 1.25 (I think M12 has to do with the diameter of the bolt and 1.25 refers to the thread pitch (or spacing).

3) Torquing the bolts to spec. The bolts are in an awkward place to work with and torquing them to specification can be a challenge. The Rav4 process went well and I was able to complete this step on my own. Perhaps I was worn out while working on the Sienna or having trouble with the torque wrench, but I finally gave up to seek help. I didn't want to break the bolts! I ended up stopping by the shop which services our vehicles and they torqued to bolts to spec. Because we take our vehicles there on a regular basis, they didn't charge me to take care of the 6 bolts.

In conclusion, if you prepare for the install by getting everything ready and your weldnuts are in good shape, this is not a difficult installation project. One of our hitches had 6 bolts and one had 5 bolts. Not rocket science. If your weldnuts are full of junk, try the steps I've mentioned above. Good luck.

2017 Toyota RAV4

I purchased this for my 2017 Rav4 Hybrid. I watched the video, very clear instructions, but be warned it's not QUITE as easy to install as in the video, especially if you don't have some of the specialized tools. That said, I was able to knock it out successfully in about 2 hours, including finding the 3 bolts the dog carried off while I was under the Rav4... Watch the video and do what they say and you'll be fine. Here are a few things I found that weren't clear in the video. First, when removing that plastic cover on the driver's side (first step), the plastic clips are pretty cheap. I broke the head off of one and had to man-handle the thing to get it off. Be careful not to break the heads and it will go quicker. Next, those bolts holding the tie-down hook are in REALLY tight, and there's not much room to get leverage using a standard size socket wrench. I was able to break them free eventually but it was tough. The right tool would help here... My biggest snag was getting the exhaust off of the rubber support. I thought I had some WD40 but turns out I didn't, so it would probably be easier if you use that like the video says. Also the rod that the rubber sits on has a knob on the end that is larger than the hole (so it doesn't come off of course), but this makes it hard to get the rubber off the metal rod. I was sure I was going to tear it but just push hard it will make it over the knob. I actually used a weeding tool to push it off. Once I got the exhaust free it was smooth sailing. When positioning the hitch and getting the first bolts in don't even try to do it yourself (I did...); an extra set of hands is definitely needed. Also the instructions say to use a 19mm socket for the mounting bolts, but the bolts I got were actually 18mm. Don't think that matters. All in all installation was not too bad!

2010 Toyota RAV4

Etrailers did a great job informing us about the tracking of our hitch. The box did arrive damaged, and we would suggest more packing in the box. Nothing was missing. We needed a starter tap to clean out all the threads in the frame nuts. After we cleaned the threads, installation was relatively easy.

2018 Toyota RAV4

Bought this to tow a 2990 LB GVWR trailer behind our 2018 Rav4 Adventure. It does it’s job by far with ease. Took 20 minutes to install the hitch on the car, a few hours to run the wiring kit (tricky going through the firewall with the power wire) I would recommend this product!

2015 Toyota RAV4

I love this hitch, great price, great hitch. Easy to install and etrailer’s installation video was perfect, easy to follow. I also got the wiring harness it installed easily and they both work great. I highly recommend etrailer and will look to them again when I need anything further

Toyota RAV4

We haven’t had any problems since ordering online with etrailer. I didn’t know anything, yet with the help of their knowledgeable and patient sales staff I had all my questions answered. I decided to size up and go with the next weight class because my RAV4 has a 6 cylinder engine and our Hiker trailer at just under a thousand pounds is our first camper. This way we’re all set in case we want to upgrade or we sell the vehicle it’s all set with a hitch that will tow at capacity. We can’t wait to get camping.

Perfect. My recommendations stand.
Maryb - 05/04/2021

2015 Toyota RAV4

we have been very busy biking!! The hitch was mounted on my 2008 Toyota RAV4. My husband removed the tie down plate on the drivers rear, then went to a friend who has a lift. They had the hitch on in about 15 minutes. The hardest part was the three holes that had to be tapped and threaded to receive the bolts to hold the hitch.
It took about 15 minutes to install the bike carrier.

We are very pleased with both items.


Easy install, looks great on the vehicle. Only negative would be to put the receiver in better box, since it was out of the box on one corner but everything was still in the box and receiver was not damaged.

2018 Toyota RAV4

Purchasing this DrawTite hitch for my 2018 RAV4 XLE has been a stressfree, happy experience. Etrailer provides plenty of product information, maintains excellent communication throughout the purchase/shipping experience, along with first class product and reasonable price. I installed the hitch in about 25-30 minutes by myself, no sweat! No drilling, missing parts, or unforeseen problems. I backed my RAV4 up a pair of ramps to raise the rear of the vehicle. This made the installation, a piece of cake. My vehicle had the plastic underbody panel in the left rear corner which I removed for hitch installation. However, I trimmed a small piece off of it and reinstalled it after hitch installation. My experience could not have been any better!


Was shipped same day as ordered! Fast shipping, I had it within 4 days. The online video was fantastic help for install, as well as the picture instructions it came with.


The hitch arrived on time with the electrical hook up. The install went very well except for having to tap out the weld nuts in the frame. Tough going there but once done made the install very easy. The electrical install was a little more difficult. Not a lot of room to work with and the two sided tape did not work very well. I think if the wires for the black box were longer so that it could be placed more towards the bottom would be much better. I was working on a garage floor so running the power wire to the front of the car was not easy. I'm sure I did not put it as easily or as exactly as the video showed. Thats the only reason for dropping a star. That part is not really explained very well. Good news is everything worked first time out.

It sounds like the weld nuts did need to be cleaned with a wire brush. I have attached a helpful article for that. It is easy to run out of length of the black power wire. I have attached an article about how to run that power wire.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/12/2021

2007 Toyota RAV4

I haven't used it yet, so my review is based on shipping and mounting experience.

The hitch came in a torn box and the hitch doesn't have any additional packaging (like plastic wrap or whatever). Because of this the hitch got scratched during its transportation. So I had to buy paint and spray out damaged places to prevent rust.

The rack has pretty decent instructions on multiple languages, which is good and has all the necessary hardware.

During the mounting everything went pretty good, even though I was doing it alone. except for one hole. I don't know whether I did something wrong, or the geometry of the hitch wasn't perfect, or geometry of my car, but I struggled to align a mounting hole with a car hole to be able to secure with a bolt. And yes, I tried to lose other bolts to adjust the position, but it didn't help.

Also since my car is pretty old, I had to repair threads in advance, to avoid problems during the actual installation. I would recommend that everybody should try to use a bolt without the hitch to check a thread in every hole before installation.

Long story short - it is a decent hitch for the price. The steel is thick and painted very well. 4 stars just for packaging and my straggling with 1 bolt

Its been a year since I installed the hitch, and I must admit that I am pretty happy with it. No rust, works like a charm!
Alex - 06/30/2020


Very easy to install with the videos on etrailer. Looks great and I feel a great value. Etrailer rules!

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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch for 2017 Toyota RAV4 Interfere with Hands Free Lift Gate
    For the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75235 that you referenced it's going to block a portion of the sensor but what you can do is kick your foot to either side of the hitch tube and the liftgate will open like normal. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch On 2012 Toyota RAV4 When Brackets Do Not Line Up With Vehicle Frame
    At times when shipped, the mounting brackets on a trailer hitch will shift a little and need to be coaxed for alignment. Unfortunately there is no easy way to align the holes. Our installers will use a small rod to insert through the hole in the bracket and line it up with the mating hole on the vehicle frame. Sometimes another person will help with inserting the hardware while pressure is applied. You do not want to beat on the hitch with a hammer to try and get it to bend to shape,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Toyota RAV4
    Toyota Corollas as RAV4s are very different vehicles and because of that they do not share the same hitch fits. For your 2011 Toyota RAV4 what you would need is the Draw Tite part # 75235. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Toyota RAV4 for Yakima Bike Rack
    For your 2016 Toyota Rav4 the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 would be your best choice for a hitch for carrying your Yakima DoubleDown. This hitch will fit well and work great with the bike rack plus has the best price so it's the hands-down best option. I attached an install video as well.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Hitch on 2017 Toyota RAV4
    When installing the Draw-Tite # 75235 on your 2017 Toyota RAV4 there will be some trimming of the fascia or complete removal of the underbody panel required during installation. I wouldn't attempt to install this hitch without an extra set of hands, but overall the process isn't too difficult if you've got a good socket set and a torque wrench. You won't need to purchase any additional parts to complete the installation since it comes with all of the hardware included. When it comes to...
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  • Does The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver 75235 Fit A 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE?
    I can definitely understand the confusion. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75235 you were looking at was made to fit all models of the 2016 Toyota RAV4, including your 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE model. The # 75235 will not require any drilling or welding, and will bolt up directly to the existing mounting holes in your frame. You will need to remove the two side trim pieces underneath the vehicle as they are placed exactly where the hitch needs...
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