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 Tow power 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.

Product Features:
  • Solid all-welded construction for maximum strength and safety
  • Metal shield black powder coat finish resists rust
  • Includes OEM style unbreakable receiver plug
  • Tongue weight capacity is 500 lbs
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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 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (23)
  • Durable (19)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Can withstand use (10)
  • High-performance (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Trucks (18)
  • Truck (12)
  • Large cars (3)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (12), Truck enthusiast (11), Auto enthusiast (10), Mechanic (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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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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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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    It looks good only if it fit what is say

    By ramjet

    from Pa.

    About Me Mechanic

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    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
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            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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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Did not fit my car.

            By Big foot

            from Americus, GA

            About Me Mechanic

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            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 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              wrong fit

              By rick

              from wi

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
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              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

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                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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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                good hitch doesn't fit with stow and go

                By Bret

                from Wi

                About Me Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

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

                Good hitch. Website asked if van had stow and go it did but did NOT FIT. Update product selection tool.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                look before you leap

                By ben

                from elk river mn

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

                your hitch was packaged wrong having 2 left side brackets instead of 1 right & 1 left. Also had to do alot of drilling because the holes didn't line up ended up taking 3 days to finally mount the hitch. I dont think I will be a consistant customer.

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Multiple application hitch

                By John

                from Lancaster, NY

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

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

                  Reese always makes durable hitch products. A little different being a multiple application hitch, but still a strong hitch.

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                  • Q:

                    I have a 1999 S10 STEPSIDE bed will this hitch work on my truck? The bumpers are lower because of the license plate location.
                    Asked on 3/21/2014 by Dino from Tampa Fl.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Dino, good question! This part is an exact fit for your 1999 Chevrolet S10 but it fits only for standard side beds. The towing hitch to fit stepside bed for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest you to visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability for this part.

                      Answered on 3/21/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    hello my frame is 66 center to center will it fit how do the bolts mount to the frame do I drill holes then use self taping bolts ??
                    Asked on 3/14/2014 by greg from pocatello idaho

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Greg! I'm glad to assist you! This towing hitch can have up to 42 - inch width. Currently, we do not have a hitch that is 66 - inch wide on our website. I would suggest that you visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Hi I have a 1998 Chevy s10 Stepside my question will this fit on my truck
                    Asked on 2/9/2014 by Todd from Cartersville

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Todd, glad to help you! This part is an exact fit for your 1998 Chevrolet S10.

                      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this work with a 2002 Nissan Frontier 3.3L Long Bed? I have purchased other hitches to find that they only fit the short bed. Your vehicle questionnaire did not specify bed length.
                    Asked on 1/31/2014 by Eric from America

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Eric, glad to assist you! This part is an exact fit for your 2002 Nissan Frontier 3.3L Long Bed.

                      Answered on 2/2/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the maximum width this hitch can be installed at? I have 72" center to center on the frame rails.
                    Asked on 12/17/2013 by Reggie from Tucson

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Reggie, great question! The installation instructions for this multi-fit towing hitch has been sent to the email address provided for your kind reference.

                      Answered on 12/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I am in need of a hitch because I need to move across the country and my 2011 Ford Edge Limited is not listed as a compatible car for towing behind a moving truck, so I guess I need to tow my stuff instead, but I have ZERO experience installing anything in a car, let alone something like this. Would AAP install it for me or at least help? Thanks in advance! :)
                    Asked on 11/1/2013 by Cassiy

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Cassiy, my answer to your question on the Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight -part# 37042 is that unfortunately, we do not undertake any repairs at our stores at this time. Our stores can only install new batteries which are purchased at our store and we offer FREE Wiper Installation with purchase, FREE Oil & Battery Recycling.

                      Answered on 11/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    This item is listed as compatible with my 2012 Ford Edge (non-sport model). However, the instructions for installing on 2012 Ford Edge is not included. I cannot find the installation anywhere, including the MFG website.
                    Asked on 8/25/2013 by Brad from Ft. Lauderdale

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      This is NOT an exact fit for Ford Edge. Very displeased with Advance Auto for listing this as exact fit.

                      Answered on 8/27/2013 by Brad from Ft. Lauderdale
                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Sorry for the inconvenience caused. The installation instructions for this Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight -part# 37042 has been sent to the email address provided for your kind reference. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 8/26/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this fit my 2010 Dodge Nitro?
                    Asked on 7/9/2013 by woody from La Crosse, WI

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight - Part No. 37042 is an exact fit for your 2010 Dodge Nitro. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 7/9/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this fit a 1999 dodge Dakota regular cab 3.9Liter 4x4 and does it come with bolts
                    Asked on 6/21/2013 by BeetleJuice

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this Reese Class III Multi-Fit Towing Hitch, 5,000 lb Gross Towing Weight, 500 lb Tongue Weight -part# 37042 is an exact fit for your 1999 Dodge Dakota and does not include installation hardware. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 6/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this hitch include instalation hardware?
                    Asked on 3/2/2013 by tillie from tennessee

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Sorry, this Reese Hitch Multi Fit - Small Pickups - part# 37042 does not include installation instructions. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 3/2/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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