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

Yes, if you:

  • Like that the matte finish blends in with your bumper and offers the added bonus of better rust protection than competitors
  • Haul a trailer that is pretty tall or heavy for your RAV4 and need sway control to keep it from swaying
  • Plan to install this by yourself - because this is only about 35 lbs, it's one of the easiest to lift into place

No, if you:

  • Have a steep driveway where a bike rack or cargo carrier might scrape the ground
  • Don't have the patience to correct a possibly bent bracket - a common issue with this hitch
  • Might get annoyed by seeing the cross tube every time you look at the back of your RAV4
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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98864 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98864

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 525 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98864

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (1027 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.

by:
2018 Toyota RAV4

Excellent product. I am a 68 year old woman with no jack and I installed the hitch by myself. So don't be scared, you can do this. Took me a few minutes, blocked it up and then installed with a torque wrench and also installed the bracket for the wiring connector. The wiring was pretty easy also. I did watch videos. They were great.


Comments
Great quality and price
Debby - 06/02/2022


by:

Timely delivery. Almost lined up perfectly with the factory mounting holes. However, I had to remove about 1/16 in of metal with a power reamer from the right rear bolt hole to allow the bolt to engage the threads properly. The hitch is very robust and it's capacity exceeds the weight and towing limits of my vehicle (2012 Rav 4). Overall I am pleased with the unit and will continue purchasing products from this company


Comments
Thank you for your review. It sounds like your hitch was a little flexed. I am glad it worked out but here is more info about flex:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/16/2021
Comments
The only thing Ive done with the hitch so for is to mount my bicycle rack. I did wire up the harness for the lights found that it took longer than installing the hitch.
John - 06/15/2022


by:

Great receiver hitch. Was able to install by oneself with the rear of the Rav up on wheel ramps and with the help of a 2 x 8 and car jack. Did have one glitch however. Had to use a prybar to line up holes on exhaust side not a big deal. Overall very happy with end result.




by:

Very satisfied. Nice finish. Came undamaged. Perfect fit for my 2011 RAV4. Good instructions. No cutting or alterations required, other than unbolting and removing left rear tow hook, which is to be replaced by left mounting point of receiver. Was able to do alone, with help of a cooler to support opposite side as I secured first bolt. Be sure you have an 8” plus extension for your socket to give room for ratchet and torque wrench. Also, a ratchet strap should be used to support exhaust, which must be slipped off of hanger to gain access to right side bolts.


Comments
Hitch still works great. The finish still looks good after one year in Minnesota.
David - 09/22/2021


by:
2011 Toyota RAV4

It's on the car, I like it, and I'm not sending it back. That's the good part. The not so good? Like so many people say, the holes didn't line up, and I had to work through it. etrailer says if it's bent, and the holes don't match, you can bend it to fit. I needed only about 4mm. I was willing to try. I started with boards and a jack. Sure enough, I could push the arms apart pretty easily. But as soon as I relaxed the jack, they went back to their un-fitting shape. I tried again, pushing further. Still the same. That steel is dang strong. Next I tried the angled-boards-and-sledge technique. Same result: I could spread the arms, but they wouldn't stay spread. I tried wedging in an open stairway, but quickly realized the hitch was stronger than the stairs. I tried prying it under the car, but my pry bar couldn't find anything solid to push against. The gas tank? Not on your Nelly. I tried other things, trying to stay patient, no success.

So how did I get it on? If I couldn't move the hitch to make it the right shape, I needed to move the holes. Chainsaw round-file to the rescue. It took only about 10 minutes to make each of the two rear-most holes a few millimeters longer. Then under the car once more and -click- onto the frame. Done. Only three hours. Success... I guess.

Note: once I started filing I realized the back two holes are farther from the edge of the steel than the front two holes. 10mm vs 7mm to be precise. When I finished filing, they were more like 8mm vs 7mm. That made all the difference. I assume etrailer has a reason for spacing the holes this way but in my case it would have been better if they had just made all four holes 7mm from the edge.

It's done. I ain't complaining. Just glad I had round files and my brain didn't take more than a couple hours to figure out a workable solution.


Comments
I really enjoyed reading your review. I am sorry that you went through so much trouble for what is called, flexed hitch. Here is a whole help article about it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/21/2022


by:

Etrailer has great service and great products. I have bought several receivers from them. This one had some reviews saying it could come bent and the mounting holes would not line up until you bent it back to widen the spread.

I thought “no way” that thing is too beefy to show up bent. I was wrong. It showed up bent. I decided that since I will have only about 200 pound max of bikes on there, I slotted the holes on the drivers side and it easily mounted right up. It’s 1/4” plate, so I’m sure there is no structural loss for the load I plan to carry.

For the price, it’s a great product.


Comments
Thank you for your review! What sounds like is happening is that the hitch may have become flexed in shipping. We have a help article that I linked below for future reference. It talks about a few difference ways to straighten out a flexed or bent hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/15/2021


by:
2017 Toyota RAV4

Me gusto el equipo, es resistente, perfecto en su fabricación y la pintura lo hace pasar desapercibido. Su tamaño es genial, perfecto. Mi Rav4 2017 Luce genial con esa nueva pieza, lista para llevarme con mis bicicletas a las montañas de Pensilvania




by: 04/15/2021
2016 Toyota RAV4

Unfortunately did not fit my 2016 Toyota Rav4 hybrid. Wasted too much time and ruined my plans for the weekend.
Hitch was overall too narrow (by 1/2 inch) for vehicle frame.
Perhaps faulty product or slightly bent? Regardless, the bolt holes on both sides didn’t have adequate room, see photos.
Will return for refund.

I have experience working on USAF aircraft, so it would have been an easy install had the hitch fit properly.


Comments
Hi Nathan, Thank you for your feedback! This hitch is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. Trailer hitch receivers can flex during shipping due to the ears of the hitch being made out of mild steel. The mild steel is used to help absorb vibrations from the trailer to the tow vehicle. The ears can be flexed back into shape without compromising the hitch. I have attached a helpful article that goes into detail of how to flex the hitch back into shape.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 04/19/2021
Comments
Thank you for your review. It sounds like your hitch receiver was slightly flexed. Here is more info about it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/06/2021


by:
2015 Toyota RAV4

Great product and very sturdy! Was a bit small when we received it but I wedged the end up under a fire hydrant and bent it into place. Wasn’t too difficult and it fit very snug. Make sure you have a vise or way to bend this thing back into position.


Comments
The mount is still working great! We towed a trailer close to my RAV 4 towing capacity from California to Kansas. I am still very pleased with my purchase.
Jeffrey - 07/17/2022


by:

Great instructions, great quality of product, fit perfectly with no need to tweek anything (which can be needed after shipping). Took about an hour to install - you will need a helping hand for a bit to get it into place.

My wiring harness was running late but e-trailer notified me right away and split up the shipping so I could at least get the hitch installed. Super impressed by the customer service.




by:
2017 Toyota RAV4

The hitch arrived quickly and packaged well. The video for my vehicle was spot on. I didn't have anyone to help so I put it on an ice chest and it rolled right under my car. My only problem is that it was about 1/4" too narrow to fit the car's frame. I cut a 2x4 piece of wood to the size I needed and hammered it into the hitch to spread it to fit. This made me a little uneasy but worked out okay. My Yakima bike rack fits great.


Comments
It sounds like your hitch receiver was a little flexed and what you did to fix it is perfectly fine. Hitch receivers are meant to flex with the vehicle. Here are more tips on how to fix a flexed hitch:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/05/2022


by:
2022 Hyundai Tucson

Easy assembly, looks great!

Its my
mom's car 2016 Rav 4. I bought it and installed it for her. DIY in less than 30 minutes.




by:
2018 Toyota RAV4

I just had the hitch installed on my RAV4 and it couldn't have been an easier process. Ordering and arrival of my purchase was easy and quick. I have already put my bike rack on and everything is working well. I would highly recommend!




by:

I did not have an extra set of hands to install the hitch. So I used a little DIY ingenuity to prop up the hitch and line up the holes. Sounds simple but it wasn't. The holes did not line up perfectly but I was able to wedge a pry bar to line up the bolts and screw them in by hand then I used my driver and tightened the bolts up without stripping any bolt or hole. The hitch construction looks great.




by:

very pleased with this heavy duty hitch well constructed and made to easealy install with few tools. hitch is designed to fit your vehicle with little to no disasembley of vehicle parts.




by:
2021 Aston Martin DB11

This was a pretty straight forward installation. The bolt holes lined right up for the most part. The holes closest to the actual hitch receiver were a little tight (not spread far enough apart from each other). I used one of the bolts that came out of the factory rear tow out point in one of these mounting holes to overcome the alignment problem. Other than that - I am completely satisfied with this Hitch.




by:
2010 Toyota RAV4

We have only used this to attach a bike rack to our car--I'm pretty sure we are underutilizing it and so can't give a reasonable review. 5 stars because of buyer experience. Our mechanic told us attaching to our 2010 RAV4 was trivial. We haven't had any troubles.




by:
Toyota RAV4

This works well for my Rav4. I installed this to use a hitch bike rack. This rack hasn’t shown any signs of rust/wear or tear after a year.




by:
2013 Toyota RAV4

Perfect for a 2013 Rav4! This hitch looks solid and is very well made. Installation is simple and instructions spot on. On older vehicles be sure to chase the threads on the frame. In this case a 12mm/1.25 tap worked perfectly.
Only issue, as often mentioned, was bent ends during shipping. These were easily bent back out with the cars jack and various woods lengths.




by:

I bought 2 hitches from etrailer and one of these rubber covers for each one. I love them! They fit perfectly and look great. Don’t mind advertising for etrailer as well, because I’m very satisfied with their products.




by:

I'm happy with this product and etrailer's support of the installation process. Watch all the installation vidoes, and read the negative reviews to understand some of the finer points of the install process. The provided bolts *do* work, but they are an *exact* fit (need to be exactly aligned to get them to seat) and don't ignore the "clean out the holes" step - too bad the vehicle OEM doesn't seal the unused holes - mine had 5 yrs of grime that needed to be cleaned out. I was also happy that I had access to a lift to help with the installation - it would have been tough to do from the floor lying on my back.


Comments
We do have a great FAQ on cleaning out the bolt holes before installing a hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/25/2022


by:

The hole for the ball mount is a loose fit and it seems that it is a little oversized. The ball mount fits fine in my other hitch receiver on my other truck. Loose fit lots of noise when stopping and starting(clunk-clunk)


Comments
You can use the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2 Hitches - 3-12 Span Part # 63232
Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span
$40.99
to help reduce the noise.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/23/2022


by:

Hitch arrived 3 days sooner than expected. Nice job by etrailer fulfilling the order.
Package in fine condition with no marring of the hitch.
Easy install in about 30 minutes.
Etrailer has been very, very good to me over the years.




by:

Both the harness and the hitch worked exactly as specified and are doing a fine job on our 2018 RAV-4. EHitch is to the trailering situation as Crutchfield is to Home and Auto audio.




by:
2008 Toyota RAV4

Very satisfied overall. Shipped within a few hours of placing the order. Excellent email communication from order placement, shipping, and after receiving the hitch. Received updates from real people, and not the typical unattended do-not-reply email address. Nice looking, heavy duty etrailer branded hitch with super-tough matte black finish. Straightforward to install by myself using existing factory attachment points. I recommend the eTrailer branded hitch, and I will definitely plan to purchase from etrailer again in the future.



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