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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 e98849 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98849

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • etrailer
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • 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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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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Installation Details E98849 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
1,000 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Trimming of the fascia may be required for hitch installation. Check fit first, per instructions, to see if necessary

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98849

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (971 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.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

The hitch for my 2007 Chevy Silverado arrived in perfect condition. The instructions were very clear, informative and easy to understand. However, I happen to have a triple by-pass, four stents, an aorta pig valve, a pacemaker, and have been cautioned against over-exertion, so I opted to let my mechanic handle the actual installation. The end result looks Great! I plan to mount a wheelchair lift on it. The wheelchair and carrier together weigh in at 430 lbs. The hitch is rated to handle a maximum tongue weight 500 lbs., so I think I'll be safe if I don't hit the speed bumps too hard.

2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Very easy install hardest part was removing the spare tire did it by myself and I'm 70 years old. No issues with this receiver.

After a year still looks new. Will probably out live the truck.
Brian - 12/31/2022


Got both items in 3 days and they went on without a "hitch". The trailer connector socket is very easy to install also! They both look awesone!!


The hitch appears high-quality and heavy duty. All of the bolts fit well, you do need to clean the threads. It’s a 20 to 30 minute job for anybody with an impact wrench. I would suggest having someone help you hold it in place for the first couple bolts. Shipping is very fast.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Hitch was delivered on time, bolted right up, however the paperwork that got sent was for a subaru and my truck is a silverado,had it done within 20 mins by myself and didnt even have to drop the spare tire. overall happy

That sounds like a mistake on our end with the paperwork, as this hitch receiver does not fit a Subaru.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/02/2022

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Quality product. Fast shipping.
installation if you have the tools and 30 minutes not counting removal of your old rusty one. A ratchet and sockets works fine. Power tools can speed it up.

2011 GMC Sierra

Great product and fitment worked superb on my GMC Sierra ! Easy installation

2022 Ford F-350 Super Duty

What a breeze to install! Well built, fit perfectly. Took less that the estimated time by etrailer. Looks sharp on the truck.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

From a retired Operator Engineer supervisor,this hitch receiver is a good looking, HD product that fit the application perfect. Thank you, etrailer, for the attention to detail, service, and support.
Happy trails...


this hitch did not fit per the instructions. I am going to have to modify it to use all the bolt holes and give it the strength for tongue weight.

I have confirmed that this hitch is only a confirmed fit for the 2004 Cheverolet Silverado 1500 and 2500 LD models. The 2500 HD is not a confirmed fit for this hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 12/01/2022

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The hitch receiver that I ordered was in stock and arrived at my house quicker than I expected. Removing the old hitch and installing the new one took about half an hour. The included hardware worked perfectly.


Quick install, fit and finish are #1.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Hitch delivered right on time. Installed in less than a half hour and we went right back to pulling trailers. Excellent company to deal with.

2009 GMC Sierra

Receiver/hitch was as advertised only reason for 4 star is bolts were too short that came with so I had to purchase more. The garage that installed said the 4 bolts supplied to bolt to frame were too short. They had to use my OEM bolts from old hitch (see pics). No worries. I'm happy with product. GO BILLS!!!!!

I will have our customer serviced team reach out to you. The hitch manufacturer prefers to have the hardware that comes with the hitch used due to warranty purposes. It could have been that the weld nuts needed to be cleaned out. I do have a FAQ that can help with that.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/05/2021


Perfect fit. Easy installation with clear and simple instructions. Great product. Shipping was fast and packaging protected item. I would highly recommend as the go-to for any trailer needs!

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Heavyweight hitch, this is solid. Far better than [online] hitches and the price was fantastic. Easy to install. Directions and diagram was easy to understand. Hardware was included and quality. Fit exactly as described. Great company with great products and value. Fast shipping with tracking!!! Thanks etrailer


REALLY solid build, excellent fit and finish, and very sturdy towing. Only issue I had was with the supplied bolts which replaced the ones removed from the frame rails when mounting. The supplied bolts were particularly difficult to tighten down, to the point U thought I was cross-threading them. I ended up reusing the stock bolts for the time being and will go to the hardware store to pick up replacements. Aside from that small issue, the hitch is excellent.


Fit was perfect. I didn’t need to drop the spare tire as shown in video. My truck also required 1/2” bolts on the bumper instead of the M14 bolts supplied…. But I had some from another trailer project so it was no big deal.

You can never go wrong with their price and delivery…. Always cheap…always fast!

You mentioned that the M14 bolts seemed not to be a fit and I wanted to ask you if you had cleaned out the weld nuts? Due to the road debris that builds up in the weld nuts, often the supplied hardware seems like it will not fit when it will.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/11/2022
Hey Jenny…. Definitely cleaned the holes out. I repair overhead cranes at a nuclear facility… so I know all the tricks.. LOL. The M14’s didn’t even start in the threads. I had some other 12” bolts laying around and I could screw them in by hand no problem with ZERO play… and able to get the correct torque. To me it wasn’t an inconvenience at all… everything else fit perfect. Thanks for the follow up!
-- comment by: Andy - 07/11/2022

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Fast/free shipping. Exact fit on my 08 1500 Silverado. Hardest part was not getting rust in the eyes while taking the old one off. Easy instructions.


Great service and quality part's at a reasonable price. So glad I ordered from etrailer.If I find another product I need I'd get it from you hands down Thank you all.


works great was fast shipping good heavy duty etrailer is the place to buy great stuff


Really happy with the hitch receiver. Bolted right up with no issues. Would definitely recommend this product!

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Decent price, quick shipping and a solid well built hitch! Came with mounting hardware


Prompt shipment, perfect fit, appears to be well made (thicker steel than the rusted out hitch I replaced).

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Perfect fit for my rust bucket 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500. Install went without hiccup

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  • Do Trailer Hitches Fit Multiple Years Of The Chevy Silverado
    A lot of the trailer hitches available for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado fit a span of over multiple years as long as the generation does not change. For example the Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 fits 1999 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I would need to know if the 2013 chevy Silverado is a half-ton, three quarter or 1 ton. I would also need to know the bed size and if the truck is a cab chassis model in order to tell you which trailer hitches fit which years.
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  • What Trucks Have the Same Hitch Fits as 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The trailer hitches that fit your 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 like our hitch part # E98849 fit a really wide range of trucks. Basically GMC Sierra 1500 or Chevy Silverado 1500 from 1999 through 2013 plus the 1999 through 2004 2500LD trucks from GMC and Chevy. For the price of a new one like the # E98849 and the peace of mind knowing the hitch is brand new and not rusting or otherwise compromised a new hitch would seem like the best and safest choice!
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  • Does Installation of Trailer Hitch in 2003 Chevy Silverado Require Drilling
    The holes are already in the frame of your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 for a trailer hitch receiver to be installed, which means you aren't going to have to do any drilling for installation. I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98849 because it is a quality hitch with a matte black finish that is going to hide any potential scratches while also being the most economical option for a trailer hitch on your truck. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well...
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes Left to Right of etrailer hitch # e98849
    The distance between the mounting holes of the # e98849 from left to right is 35-5/8 inches.
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  • Replacement for Factory Trailer Hitch On 2012 GMC Sierra 1500
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 will be an excellent replacement hitch option for the factory hitch on a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. It will provide a direct bolt-on swap with no drilling required. It's rated for up to 10,000 lbs which should be on par with the factory hitch.
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  • Fit of etrailer Brand e98849 Class III Hitch on 2010 Chevy Silverado
    The etrailer brand # e98849 hitch which is a confirmed fit for your 2010 Silverado. The hitch installs using 6 bolts, two of which use nuts that are welded up into the holes closest to the rear of the frame as shown in the provided diagram. Two additional bolts are fed downward through the frame and are secured with nuts included with the hitch, and the remaining two bolts are used to attach the flange atop the receiver tube to nuts welded up into the underside of the bumper. It's entirely...
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  • What Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Fits Long Bed Models
    The bed size does not matter for a frame mounted trailer hitch on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, they will all work with both short and long bed models. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 is what I recommend as a pretty basic, no drill trailer hitch. It is rated for 6,000 lbs which isn't the highest for this vehicle but will be plenty for most trailers for this vehicle so there is no need to pay more for a higher rated one.
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  • Will the Trailer Hitch Off a Chevy C10 Fit a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500
    I do have some great trailer hitch options for a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado but you won't be able to use on off a C10. Instead, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98849 which is a direct bolt-on fit. It has a 2" opening with 6,000 lb weight capacity great for towing.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit For 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500
    A hitch from a 1998 Suburban will not fit a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500, so you'll need a new hitch; the correct fit is the following: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98849
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  • Does etrailer Hitch # e98849 Fit 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Stock Bumper
    The stock bumper of your 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 is not a deep drop bumper so the etrailer hitch part # e98849 is a fit for it and would work well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Lowered 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500
    If you have the stock bumper then the hitches made to fit the stock bumper would work well for you. For that we have the hitch part # e98849 as a confirmed fit. This won't fit behind the license plate though. The roll pan bumper hitches like the part # 13932 might work for this since that's how they install but we can't guarantee they'll work with the factory bumper.
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  • Would Trailer Hitch from 1995 Chevy Silverado fit 2001 Chevy Silverado
    There was a pretty big generation change between 1998 and 1999 Chevy Silverados which meant the hitch manufacturers had to redesign a hitch for the trucks. That means you'd need a new hitch for the 2001 Silverado like the # e98849.
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  • How to install the Etrailer Class III hitch part # e98849 on a 2011 GMC Sierra
    The bolt closest to the front of the vehicle in the photo you sent, once it's removed the hole does not get used with the Etrailer hitch Item # e98849. The hitch will actually use the two rear most holes on each frame rail and the two holes in the bottom of the bumper. The reason one bolt is facing up is because the hole closest to the rear of the vehicle is a pre-existing weld nut that the bolt actually threads into. The bolt facing down will use a spacer block to keep the head of the...
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  • Bumper Needed for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS
    The # e98849 is designed to fit the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. If you have an aftermarket roll pan bumper on your SS then you will need to go with # 13932.
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  • Fit of etrailer e98849 Class III Hitch on 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ
    The etrailer brand # e98849 is a fit for all trim levels of the 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500, including your LTZ. The hitch has a 6000 lb towing/600 lb tongue weight capacity or 10000 lb towing/1000 tongue weight if used with weight distribution. For a higher capacity, the Curt # 14301 has a capacity of 10000 lb towing/1000 lb tongue weight or 12000/1200 lbs if used with weight distribution. I've linked to installation videos and instructions for the hitches mentioned above.
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  • Will the Hitch e98849 Fit a Silverado 2500 HD?
    The Hitch # e98849 is designed to fit the 2003 Silverado 1500 and 2500 LD models, so it will not fit your HD. However, I do have an alternate option available. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13211 will have the same weight ratings of 6,000 pounds towing (10,000 pounds with weight distribution), and 600 pounds of tongue weight (1,000 pounds with weight distribution). This is also designed to fit a 2500 HD with 6-1/2 foot bed and will bolt on with no drilling required for...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2011 GMC Sierra
    We do have front hitches for your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 but the etrailer item # e98849 is not one and it will not fit on both the front and rear of your truck. Instead you will want the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 31322. This front mounted hitch is confirmed to fit only the 1500 models of the 2011 Sierra. It has a 500 lbs vertical load limit and a gross trailer weight of 5,000 lbs. I have linked an installation video below.
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  • Difference Between Curt & etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
    Good question, and there is just a single difference between the Curt and etrailer trailer hitches that fit your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500, which is the finish. The Curt has a glossier finish than the matte black finish of the etrailer hitch, so you can choose which you prefer: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98849 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13322 The matte black finish is nice as it hides the inevitable dings, scuffs and scratches better than the glossy finish, so that's the...
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  • Would Trailer Hitch from 2011 Silverado 1500 also Fit 2018 Model
    The 2011 and 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 models were different enough that the hitch fits had to change. So for example, the # e98849 fits the 2011 but not the 2018 and the # e98860 fits the 2018 but not the 2011.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
    There's a chance the Curt hitch part # E-3S would fit your 2010 Chevy Silverado but since this is a universal style hitch that's never been fit tested on your truck we can't guarantee that. We do have hitches for your Silverado though that are a confirmed fit. For example we have the etrailer hitch part # E98849 which has a 6,000 lb trailer capacity and attaches to the truck frame instead for a much more secure mount.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 With A Roll Pan Bumper
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a roll pan bumper I recommend The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2 inch # e82AR which is confirmed to fit your vehicle. This trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation with no welding required. It has a matte black powder coat finish over a protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Classic V6 Occasional Towing
    We have a great priced hitch that fits your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic that would work really great. The hitch part # E98849 fits your vehicle and has more than enough capacity than you'd need. Your V6 engine would not affect the fit of this hitch either. I attached an install video for more info as well on this hitch. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver & Brake Controller For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    I recommend getting a 2 Inch Class III Hitch Receiver # e98849. That will be great for what you're planning to tow. It has a 6,000 lb max gross trailer weight capacity. As far as the braking system goes, the best and simplest brake controller on the market is the Curt Echo # C51180. This doesn't require all the wiring that comes with a traditional braking system and is all controlled by your phone. Super simply and easy. I've included some videos for you to watch to get a closer look...
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  • Is The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 13301 A Fit For A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
    While we do have a solution for you, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13301 is designed for new generation models starting in 2007. My recommendation is the Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # e98849 for your 2006 Silverado because the matte black finish tends to be more scratch resistant than the glossy finishes like that of the Curt. Included are video resources for both.
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