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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2"

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Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" part number DT45508 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT45508

  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 2000 lbs TW
  • 18000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2500 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


  • 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
    • Heavy-duty side brackets and electrical mounting bracket also welded on
  • 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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 18,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 18,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,500 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.

45508 Draw-Tite Class 5 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 45297

Installation Details DT45508 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" - DT45508

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for heavy-duty applications, this vehicle trailer hitch receiver is strong, durable and corrosion resistant. Fully welded steel features a black powder coat finish on top of an e-coat base. Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately.


The product is great! HOWEVER, the way the warehouse packaged and shipped the trailer hitch receiver the box arrived torn up and all the hardware was missing. I immediately called customer svc. and was very specific about the parts missing. They assured me it would be shipped right away. Several days later half the hardware arrived. I called customer service again, and asked them to please overnight the missing part because we we were leaving on a trip in two days. Again, customer svc. dropped the ball and did not follow up with me with a phone call on anything that was promised to be take care of. Very disappointed! We missed 3 days of our trip waiting for the final part. That is why I'm giving you a "Average" score.


I got wrong part, the frame width is 34 inches and the hitch you send is like 37.


The hitch bolt slots were undersized (8ea). Due to the weight of the hitch I opened up the slots while the hitch was in rough mounting position. The drop hitch is a very sloppy fit (loose compared to all previous hitch / drop fits). I am concerned there will be a greatly reduced surface area to distribute the drop hitch weight to the hitch. Guess we'll see. If I had known these things I would not have purchased this brand of hitch. I think etrailer was great, did exactly what they said they would do. Just not pleased with the product.

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I wanted to see if you could explain in more detail about what you mean that the hitch bolt slots were undersized. And about your concerns on the surface area with regard to the hitch weight. Would you be able to send pictures?

2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Huge improvement over the factory design on my 02 F350 SRW 7.3 4x4. My last one was bent by previous owner (see pics), I didn’t notice until I smoked all 4 tires on my equipment trailer in a matter of 4 days. Factory was rated for 12.5k, I think 18k rated should NEVER give me any issues.


Good product

2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The product itself looks extremely robust and the instructions were pretty decent. Docked a star due to 2 missing M14 nuts, which are not easy to find, poor shipping packaging (literally wrapped in plastic wrap), and crooked stickers (were they drunk?).


I think it's a great hitch. 5 stars.
box was beat up, the hitch was scatched BADLY in a few spots and two bolts fell out in transportation.

2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

It's been great so far. I'm towing about 18,500 lbs with my F350. It was easy to install, I did it by my self.


Perfect fit and easy installation. Excellent manufacturer and etrailer is an excellent seller. They supply all my truck, trailer and camper needs.


I have been pleased with my purchase. The only thing I wish was that the powder coating was more durable. A portion was either no applied correctly or was damaged during shipping and now has a little rust showing through. I know this is not going to affect the mechanical strength of the hitch and is only cosmetic. I may try to get it re-powdered but then I wont have any of the manufacturer stickers to reapply. I will be sure to follow the link in your email.

Thanks again for checking in on me. I am impressed with etrailer's level of customer service.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Excellent high quality product. One year and 120,000 miles of use pulling a 16’ enclosed trailer with an F350 dually and no issues. The reinforced hitch pin holes are a dream and show no signs of wollering out like my previous hitch.

2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great Product , easy install


Hitch arrived yesterday, installed it last night,1 1/2 hours. Definitely a up grade from the factory hitch



Hitch was installed on a customer’s oilfield truck, still going strong

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Replaced class III with this class V. Installed myself, all went as it should. Shopping online with etrailer was good. easy to find what I was looking for & choose which one best suited me. Have a truck camper and use a 4' extension bar to tow a trailer. Also bought a DeeZee bed mat


great hitch.the vertical plates that this hitch has was a selling point.more connecting points to the truck insure that it is there to stay.easy ordering and friendly person on the other end was pricing by far.will come back if i ever need to..thanks etrailer.


Heavy hitch, will haul the load. Carry 7k lb BBQ trailer with serious tongue weight.

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Item arrived as described and shipping was super fast. The packaging looked like it had recently spent time in Syria, but hey its a trailer hitch so not really a huge concern for damage. I'm sure they do better on anything more delicate. FYI... This thing is freaking stout ! I was planning to install it myself but unfortunately my truck wont fit in the garage and i dont like to show off in front of the neighbors so I'll probably get a second ( and maybe a third ) set of hands on it with me because I don't want to be "that guy"


Great quality. Fits with only a little bit of trimming on the rear bumper.


Excellent fit easy to install took less time than the manufacturers estimated time. Included instructions very easy to follow AND NO MISSING HARDWARE!! This the third hitch we've installed this year on our fleet but our first from This was the first one that wasn't missing any harware and the price was lower than the previous supplier.


Awesome hitch. Very sturdy. Will tow more than my truck can. Very much like how the frame mounts to the side opposed to the factory just on the bottom


Very fast shipping. Installed perfectly with no problems. Excellent customer service from!
Will be towing 10k lb Toy Hauler.

Nissan Titan

Once again a great product and better yet great service and price from E-Trailer. This is our 3rd Titan, they are hard to beat and impossible to damage.

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Product was delivered quickly. It was packaged well and all hardware included w/instructions. Fit perfectly


Great product and shipping was awesome...heavy as hell so can’t say delivery driver likes us but glad I ordered...will be repeat customer!


so far so good!
happy to be able
to haul the weight i need.

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    The Titan Hitch Extender part # RP45292 that you referenced will only fit hitches with a 2-1/2 inch opening. Since your hitch has a 2 inch opening the only way you would be able to use this extender would be to replace your current hitch with one with a 2-1/2 inch opening like the # DT45508.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch for 2002 Ford F-350 That is Compatible With Spare Tire
    I took a look at each hitch for your 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty, and was able to find one option for a Class V hitch that will work with a spare tire, and is near flush with your bumper, which is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45508. This hitch will require you to remove your factory hitch, and in regard to keeping it tight to the frame, the brackets are, but the hitch tube is below the bumper (I'm not sure if by "tight to the frame" you meant you wanted the crosstube to be concealed)....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-350 Dually
    From the sounds of your question, you are looking for a hitch that is compatible with a dually 2019 Ford F-350 King Ranch. For a great option that works for your truck, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45508. This model fits with your truck as long as you have a standard factory bumper. It also allows you to stow a full-sized spare tire. For the installation, you will need to remove and relocate your factory electrical bracket and vibration...
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  • Is There a 3 Inch Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ford F-350
    The largest trailer hitch option we have available for a 2015 Ford F-350 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT45508 which provides a 2-1/2" opening. There are no 3" opening options available for this vehicle. The capacities that the 2-1/2" opening provides will exceed the vehicles capabilities. I would not be able to inform of fit on any factory trailer hitches.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch DT45508 Have Safety Chain Size Requirements
    There isn't a listed safety chain size that the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45508 was designed to be used with but Draw Tite makes their hitches to be as universal as possible with safety chains so if you were having issues with your current hitch this one would fit and work better. The only time we typically see any issues with safety chain loops not fitting well with safety chains is on OEM hitch setups.
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  • Can I Flat-Tow 2011 Jeep Liberty w/1999 Ford F-350 That Has In-Bed Camper Overhanging Past Tailgate
    You will first want to determine if it is acceptable to flat-tow your Jeep. From the research I found, some of the 4-wheel drive Jeep Liberty models may need additional parts or may not be able to be flat-towed. You will want to consult your Jeep dealer or vehicle owners manual to make sure it is acceptable to flat-tow your Jeep. If you find that it is safe to flat-tow your Jeep, there is a way to use your 1999 Ford F-350 with the camper in the truck bed to flat-tow, but you will need...
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  • Draw-Tite Class V Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" item # DT45508 is confirmed to fit the 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually. The factory hitch will need to be removed to install this hitch. It does accommodate the full size spare tire. I have linked the installation instructions.
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  • Replacement Class V Trailer Hitch for 2015 Ford F-350
    The Draw-Tite Class V receiver hitch you'd looked at, part # DT45508 would indeed be a fit for a 2015 Ford F350. The existing hitch would need to be removed, and this hitch would bolt in its place. This hitch would be a great choice for your truck, with all the capacity you'd ever need. The hitch is a fit for vehicles with a full sized spare tire that have a standard bumper. If you click the provided link, you can take a look at the installation instructions.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver Fitment For a 2004 Ford F-250
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45508 as it is confirmed to fit your 2004 Ford F-250 with a standard or step bumper. This Class V receiver has a 2-1/2" opening which has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,000lbs with a trailer capacity of 18,000lbs. By using a weight distribution hitch maximum capacity of the tongue weight increases to 2,500lbs. Be sure to verify with a Ford dealer for the maximum ratings for your F-250. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT32MR...
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  • Draw-Tite Class V, 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch Needed for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2017 Ford F-350 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT45508 which is a fit for all models whether you are replacing a factory hitch or just adding one yourself. It has a class v rating with 2-1/2" opening so you'll be able to take full advantage of the vehicle's max towing capacity. It features a bolt-on fit with no drilling or welding required. In regards to the mounting hole dimensions, these aren't perfectly square on the frame left to...
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    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT45508 for your 2016 Ford F-350 weighs in at 90lbs with all of the hardware.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 that Fits Full Sized 20 inch Spare
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  • 2-1/2" Heavy Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver and Extension For a 2001 Ford F-350
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    We have hitches that will fit your 2002 Ford F-350 but since you have a camper you'll need one that can be used with a hitch extender. For that you'd need the part # DT45508 which is a 2-1/2 inch hitch that would work well with a hitch extender like part # RP45292 to clear past the camper.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch that Fits 2008 Ford F-250 with 20 inch Spare
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  • Comparing B&W And Draw-Tite Class V Trailer Hitches For 2004 Ford F-250/350 King Ranch
    I would be happy to help! Both the Draw-Tite Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45508 and the B&W Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25230 you were looking at for your 2004 Ford F-250/350 King Ranch will stick out from the bumper slightly like you are wanting as you can see in the two included pictures. The Draw-Tite will only work with spare wheels up to 18", where the B&W will work with all full size spare tires so you will need to check which size spare tire is installed under...
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  • Does The Blue Ox Sway Pro BXW2003 Include a 2" or 2-1/2" Shank?
    The Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW2003 you looked at includes a shank for a 2-1/2" hitch, so it'll work just fine with the Draw-Tite # DT45508 you have installed on your '16 Ford F-250. This kit like all weight distribution hitches only includes one set of spring bars and is rated for 1,500 - 2,000lb tongue weight with the trailer loaded. You need to measure the actual tongue weight of the loaded trailer you'll be towing, as it needs to fall in the middle of the range above or you won't have a...
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  • Spare Tire Fitment with Class V Hitch on 2000 Ford F-350
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # C15810 is a fit for the standard or step bumper of your truck. With this hitch, spare tires 20" and larger will not be able to be stored in the original location underneath the vehicle. If you instead go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15410 then your spare tire will fit if you have a 20 inch spare or smaller. If you use the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank Compatible with Blue Ox Sway Pro System
    Yes, the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 10,000 lbs # AMAC1 will work with the 2,000 lb tongue weight of the Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW2000 but it will limit the towing capacity to 10,000 lbs. Your only other option is to replace your trailer hitch receiver. If you go this route, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45508 which is a custom fit for your 1999 Ford Super Duty Truck
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