How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021)


Adding a trailer hitch to a Jeep Wrangler requires only a few tools, a Draw-Tite 76104 trailer hitch, and a short amount of time to complete the installation. This trailer hitch and installation process will work for the Jeep Wrangler model years 2007-2021.

Follow these basic steps to begin hauling trailers and other kinds of hitch-mounted accessories for your Jeep Wrangler today.

Tools needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench 
  • Exhaust Removal Pliers
  • ¾in or 18mm Sockets
  • ¾in Open End Wrench 

Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021) hitch installation steps

(Optional step)

If the clearance between the muffler and the cross member is less than three inches then you will need to lower the muffler with exhaust removal pliers.

If there is a weld slag then remove it before installation. 

1. Raise hitch into position

Raise the hitch into position and align with the existing holes in the cross member. 

2. Secure the hitch to the frame

Install the four bolts and install the hex flange lock nuts. Make sure the conical tooth washers are teeth-side against the hitch.

3. Tighten and torque hitch

Tighten with a wrench and socket until firmly in place. Set your torque wrench to 75 foot-pounds and tighten all four fasteners.

If you lowered your muffler, raise it now.

You should now have your trailer hitch installed on your Jeep Wrangler.

Whatever vehicle you drive, we have a trailer hitch that will fit your needs. Don't have enough time to do the installation yourself? Schedule a professional trailer hitch installation and we'll do the work.

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How much does it cost to add a hitch for a Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021)?

The price range of a hitch for a Jeep Wrangler is around $120 and U-Haul carries several different classes of hitches and offers different sizes to accommodate both 1¼ to 2-inch receivers. U-Haul offers both installation services at local U-Haul service centers and will ship your hitch to your home.

How much does it cost to have a hitch installed on a Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021)?

Installation costs are normally under $100 but you should check with your local U-Haul Moving Center® as prices can differ based on location, the hitch model you are installing, and your vehicle. All U-Haul Moving Centers can install a hitch to your vehicle and with over 1,500 U-Haul centers throughout the country, you can have your hitch installed and be back on the road in no time.

All trailer hitches sold and installed at a U-Haul Moving Center® come with the option of a lifetime warranty plan guaranteed to replace your hitch with no limitation for any damage, including collision, corrosion, accidental overload, jackknifing, and vehicle theft.

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How long does it take to install a hitch on a Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021)?

Installation takes anywhere from 1 to 2 ½ hours depending on the hitch being installed and your vehicle. We recommend making an online appointment from our website to accommodate your busy schedule. In addition, U-Haul service centers offer an extensive line of towing accessories (Ball mount, Hitch ball, Pin, and Clip, Wiring) to help you safely tow your boat, camper, or trailer

Do you need a wiring kit for Jeep Wrangler (2007-2021)

If you are planning to tow a trailer or camper with brake lights, running lights, and turn signal, you will want a wiring kit to power the lights on your trailer. The most common lighting harness comes in a 4 pin and 7 pin connector. The 4- way connector has basic lighting functions (running lights, brake lights, turn signal) while the 7-way connector adds a 12-volt circuit, circuit for electric trailer brakes, and reverse lights. U-Haul offers both 4-way and 7-way connectors. Find out which option is best for your Jeep Wrangler.

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