Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight
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Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight

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The REESE Towpower class III multi-fit towing hitch is designed to fit popular sport utility vehicles, vans, light pickup trucks, and passenger cars. Many applications are no drill for fast and easy installation. Easily installs in under 45 minutes.
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Attachment Location:Rear
Class:III
Drilling Required:Yes
Finish:Black Powder Coat
Maximum Gross Towing Weight Carrying:5000
Maximum Gross Towing Weight Distributing:6000
Maximum Tongue Weight Carrying:500
Maximum Tongue Weight Distributing:600
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Mounting Type:Frame
Position:Rear
Receiver Size:2 in
Type:Vans, SUV's, and Truck

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ReeseClass III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight
 
3.3

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (25)
  • Durable (22)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Can withstand use (10)
  • High-performance (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (10)
  • Incompatible (6)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (20)
  • Truck (12)
  • Large cars (5)
  • Small cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (14), Auto enthusiast (11), Truck enthusiast (11), Mechanic (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Reese Class III works great.

This model will fit several vehicles, I read thru the instructions and pre-assembly leaving hardware finger tight until final assembly helped during installation. Took about two hours using air tools. Instructions were very...Read complete review

This model will fit several vehicles, I read thru the instructions and pre-assembly leaving hardware finger tight until final assembly helped during installation. Took about two hours using air tools. Instructions were very accurate for my 2001 Ranger XLT. The bumper now sits about 1 1/4" lower than stock height as the hitch brackets must go between the frame and the bumper brackets. Using the dropped spare tire as a support it was easy to lift the heavy cross bar into it's final position. Only missing two 1/2 lock washers for the 6 knurled bolts to side brackets to complete. I had these in my extra hardware supplies from the garage. I can now mount my 3K lbs electric winch to a 2" receiver bar for frame strong pulling applications. I can safely pull our CC 2554 lawn tractor and trailer without worry. The bigger towing jobs are now left for our F250.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product overall

When installing on my 1998 Astro Van it took a little longer than the 45 minutes stated to install. It might be easier to install on other
vehicles but not this one....Read complete review

When installing on my 1998 Astro Van it took a little longer than the 45 minutes stated to install. It might be easier to install on other
vehicles but not this one. Ease of attachment and access to tightening the bolts made the job a lot harder, therefore longer to install. Custom fit hitch might be better for this particular vehicle.

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3.0

Put on 2001 Mazda Tribute (Ford Escape)

By Trollrx

from Rochester NY

About Me Auto Enthusiast

3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

    Very heavy duty and fit well enough. I did have to cut the exhaust shield over the resonator to install it on our '01 Tribute. Instructions are good but fishing all the anchors into the frame is kind of a pain. Only real problem is it sits so low. We had to use a 4" rise ball mount just to be level. I'd go with a vehicle specific one next time, but it has been installed for 7 years now and no problems.

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    • No

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Would Buy Again

    By Puppy Harley

    from York, PA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

      Great pproduct, easy to install and will fit multiple vehicles.

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      4.0

      Solid hitch,easy to install

      By Mister K

      from St. Petersburg, Florida

      About Me Casual Driver, DIY Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy installation
      • Good instructions
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

        I looked at a number of different hitches before I settled on this one. Initially, I was hesitant because it is a multi-use style hitch that can be adjusted for installation on many different vehicles. I had heard comments that they aren't as good as the single vehicle type. However, I was impressed with the heavy frame and hardware. The instructions were easy to understand, and I only had to drill a few holes for the mount. I followed the torque recommendations from the instructions and the finished install is just a solid as a custom hitch. Trailer hitches really aren't things of beauty, but it looks pretty good, too!

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great hitch

        By Babydriver

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, I Prefer To Do My Own

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High-Performance
        • They Provide Lots Of Bolt
        • Versatile
        • Very Adaptable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

          It's very adaptable, but you have to know what you are doing. I've used this same model on 2 Bronco II, and a Cherokee. On some models, you have to drill some holes. On this one, It didn't matter because the factory bolts broke when I tried to remove the nuts; I had to drill all the holes. NOT the fault of the hitch; these are great hitches. If any of the factory bolts snap off, this is the one you want because it has plenty of alternate holes that you can use...

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No problems installing directions good

          By MikeRMS

          from Hagerstown, MD

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good product

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

          Good product no problems installing directions were a little confusing had to read over several times to figure out my fit on truck.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          It looks good only if it fit what is say

          By ramjet

          from Pa.

          About Me Mechanic

          Ask me a question

          Level 2

          Pros

          • Thick Metal

          Cons

          • Incorrect Application

          Best Uses

            Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

            this product WILL NOT fit a 07-12 silverado/it says on box it will

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            reese is the only brand that that i no

            By mr t

            from ocala fl

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

                  i can hook and tow almost anything

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                  • No

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                  (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Did not fit my car.

                  By Big foot

                  from Americus, GA

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Did Not Fit My Car
                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

                    This hitch claimed to be an exact fit for my 2011 Ford Edge, it did not fit. I had to modify how it attached to my car and drill six large holes in 1/4" steel. I think it's strong enough for my use, but it was not as advertised and was very difficult to install.

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                    (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    wrong fit

                    By rick

                    from wi

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Price

                    Cons

                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

                      they didnt say it didnt fit van with stowandgo seating had to buy a hitch that is twice as much

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                      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      multi hitch

                      By BeetleJuice

                      from Henrietta,Ny

                      About Me Truck Enthusiast, Truck Savy

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Sturdy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Directions Hard To Follow

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight:

                      The directions say 30-45 min to install not the case, it also says that drilling is required but not the case for some trucks. Extra bolts for some vehicles which is nice in case you lose some during installation and it def takes two people or you could use a floor jack if you have one handy to hold it in place while your fighting down the bolts.would req having safety glasses on or wear glasses.I have used it more times than I can think of.I just used it to pull my fathers trailer and the hitch worked like it should no bending,no stress. Wish it came with the ball and receiver but had one laying around.

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                      • Q:

                        will this hitch fit my 2000 chevy c 2500 2x4 truck
                        Asked on 12/21/2014 by dozer from Beaver Pa.

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Dozer, I'm happy to assist you! This product is compatible for your vehicle, and 37042 is the correct part number.

                          Answered on 12/22/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        will the class III multi-fit towing hitch, 500 lbs gross fit a 1987 buick regal
                        Asked on 10/29/2014 by akricano

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Akricano, I'm happy to help you! This will not fit your vehicle. However, we do offer an exact fit hitch #36104, but this product not capable of weight distribution. I recommend you to consult your vehicle's owner's manual for actual weight capacities.

                          Answered on 10/30/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Does Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight, fit a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (Limited) V8
                        Asked on 10/27/2014 by Rick from Plantation, FL

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Rick, I'm glad to help you! This will not fit your vehicle. However, we do offer an exact fit Reese Hitch #44542 for 2007 Ford Explorer models with 1-1/4 inch receivers.

                          Answered on 10/28/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Will this fit on a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE
                        Asked on 10/19/2014 by Alex from United States

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Alex, this part does not fit your 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE. The exact towing hitch for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                          Answered on 10/20/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this product fit my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI? This site doesn't allow me to specifically pick that vehicle. Thank you!
                        Asked on 10/13/2014 by Dia from Austin, TX

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Dia! This is for small pickups, some vans and some SUV’s. It will not fit a Volkswagen. However, we do offer an exact fit hitch #24866 for your vehicle online.

                          Answered on 10/14/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Would this fit a Kia Sorrento 2014 LX - 4 cylenders? If so, Would you guys install it? How much would the installation cost for zipcode 33165?
                        Asked on 9/29/2014 by Ernesto from miami, fl

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Ernesto, this part is not an exact fit for yourt 2014 Kia Sorrento. The exact multi-fit towing hitch for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. In our stores we do free electrical testing on your battery, starter and alternator to make sure your power is absolute and free wiper installation with purchase. Also we do free oil and battery recycling.

                          Answered on 9/29/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this fit 2011 dodge nitro?
                        Asked on 9/11/2014 by shima from keene,tx

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Shima, this part is not an exact fit for your 2011 Dodge Nitro. The exact multi-fit towing hitch for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                          Answered on 9/12/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this fit a Nissan pathfinder 2013
                        Asked on 8/29/2014 by Albert from Miami, florida

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Albert, this part is not an exact fit for your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The exact multi-fit towing hitch for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                          Answered on 8/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this fit a 2000 grand cherokee
                        Asked on 8/18/2014 by brandon from United States

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Will this fit a 1995 Toyota Corolla?
                        Asked on 8/12/2014 by Karmah

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Karmah, this part is not an exact fit for your 1995 Toyota Corolla. The exact towing hitch for your vehicle is currently unavailable online.

                          Answered on 8/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
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