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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Chevrolet Express Van's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2"
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Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Express van, we will be installing the Curt class four trailer hitch receiver, part number 14090. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see it's nice and tucked up underneath our bumper cover here. It's also recessed back behind our bumper so when we're going to load cargo into the back of our van we don't have to worry about running our shin or knee into the back of the hitch hurting ourselves. Now, this hitch has a nice high gloss black powder coat finish throughout it's entire construction. It will provide us with many years of rust free and corrosion free service. Welded onto the bottom of our hitch on the frame here and the receiver, we have our safety chain plate with the loops here to connect our safety chains to. At the side of our receiver, we have our industry standard five eighths of an inch diameter hitch pin hole here to secure whatever hitch mounted accessory we may have.
At the end of our receiver, we have a nice welded on collar here to improve the looks of our hitch and that gives us some added strength. Now this hitch has a one thousand pound max tongue weight rating and a ten thousand pound gross trailer weight rating. If we're using weight distribution with our trailer, the max tongue weight rating increases to twelve hundred pounds and a max gross trailer weight rating increases to twelve thousand pounds. You'll want to consult with the owner's manual of your Chevrolet Express and see what the vehicle is rated for. You don't want to exceed the capabilities of the van itself or the hitch itself. You want to go by whatever number is less. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessory you may need such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.
You're look at about four inches from the center of hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper and about eighteen inches from the ground to the top of the class four two inch receiver opening. Here's the installation hardware that comes with our hitch. We have six of these spacer blocks here and six carriage bolts. These blocks will sit inside our frame, the bolt will drop through it and be held in place. Once we have all six of these in place, we'll raise the hitch up and we'll secure it with six flange nuts. Now that we've gone over what's included with the hitch, let's get the hardware installed and then we can install the hitch. Okay so we're on the driver's side frame rail of our vehicle.
These two holes that are on the back, we'll be using those and they'll be using the rear most hole here towards the front. Take our plate, drop a bolt on down, stick it inside the frame rail, do the same for all three of those locations and repeat the same process for the passenger side. Okay with all of the hardware in place, we'll grab an extra set of hands, we'll raise our hitch on up in position and secure it with the flange nuts. Okay with all of our hardware in place on our driver's side, we'll make sure we have all of our hardware in place on the passenger side. Okay we'll snug down all of our hardware with a three quarter inch socket. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the specifications found in the instructions.
We'll repeat the same process on the other side and that completes our installation of the Curt class four trailer hitch receiver, part number 14090 on our 2017 Chevrolet Express van.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (50 Customer Reviews)This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
by: Ron M05/17/2014
On the positive side, the workmanship of the Curt hitch is flawless, and it fits my vehicle perfectly. On the negative side, I wasn't entirely impressed with the installation kit. As a manufacturer, it's probably not possible to cover every possible contingency the end user might encounter during installation, so maybe it is a little unfair to expect no trouble. Nevertheless, I was a little bit surprised when the "square hole spacers" included in the Curt installation kit, those 1/4" x 1.5" x 2" stamped steel deals that receive the carriage bolts, and whose dimensions are calculated such that the spinning spacer will interfere with the vehicle's frame webs (the vertical part of the frame cross section) enabling the installer to tighten the flange nuts without having to get a wrench on the bolt, were 1/4" too short and, you guessed it, spun! I guess the idea is that it should be easier for the installer to use the carriage bolt / square hole spacers than it would be to get a wrench onto a standard hex bolt. Of course, the spacer would have to be long enough to prevent the carriage bolt from spinning. Oh well, I was able to jamb a piece of steel in the gap between the frame web and the spacer and eventually get all six flange nuts / bolts tightened. The powder coating, under load from the the serrated bases of the flange nuts, peeled immediately. I have a nice new Chevy Express van, and I'm sure that the first rust stains on my driveway will be from the now-bare metal around the six mounting points. Oh well, maybe I'm fooling myself. I guess I would rather have an installation that I never had to recheck, never had to re-torque the bolts, and never had to worry about my hitch falling loose and my trailer passing me up at the next 4-way stop. If a little rust shows up on my driveway three years from now, so be it. Good product, and I would buy it again. But for a couple of extra bucks for higher quality powder coating, and a little more attention to the installation kit, Curt would have a first class product. 131110
by: Jeremy P.07/30/2015
My Chevy Express is a 3500 series so I needed a Class IV hitch to tow heavier loads. This hitch weighs just under 50 lbs and was almost too easy to install. Save yourself the money and install this yourself. Curt is known for manufacturing solid well built hitches. You can't go wrong with this hitch! 215440
by: Harry Best (Skip)06/11/2013
The product is great but the experience of ordering, customer service, shipping, and technical support were outstanding. The online ordering was easy and worked well. The shipping was spot on and everything arrived in a box that was incredible. I was worried that the hitch would be shipped loose on end up banged around but the box was perfect. I also found that the videos online were very helpful. I was worried that the wiring would be difficult but the video made the installation a snap. In the future, if we find a bigger trailer, I will be ordering a brake controller and I will surely be ordering it from etrailer. Keep up the good work and thanks for making this installation work out so well. 84131
I ordered this for my ’08 Express 3500 Van that came from Chevrolet with an OEM heavy duty hitch receiver, option Z82. The van is rated to tow 10,000 lbs but the receiver Chevy supplied is rated for 4000 lbs, 10,000 with weight distribution. 4000 lbs? That’s WEAK! So I ordered this Curt hitch receiver to replace it. I removed the Chevy receiver and had this one on in about 20 minutes. It fit perfectly using the existing holes in the frame. It sits about a half inch higher than the Chevy receiver but there are no clearance issues. I also ordered the Pollak GM Replacement 7-pole socket, mounting bracket and long no-drill bracket to complete the installation. Shipping was FAST! 63441
by: Mark G01/07/2015
Product fit perfectly Thanks for your help with our trailer and hitch needs 168032
by: Martin M04/26/2013
The product was made so much better than I was expecting. Powder coating is terrific. All the parts I ordered came correctly and well packaged. Free shipping and was delivered in New England from the South in a few days. Etrailer supplied tracking numbers etc to follow the shipment. After opening the package and making sure all the parts ordered were correct and everything was there I placed all the parts out. Then put the hitch in place put one bolt in to hold....before I knew it within 30 mins the whole hitch, ball and wiring harness was installed. The step by step instructions made it so easy. 78039
by: Tim F05/27/2014
I finally had a chance to install this hitch on my 2002 Chevy 3500 Express Van. It was on a Sunday afternoon and I had to do it by myself. It could not have been easier!! I blocked up the hitch on 2) 6x6 timbers and then lifted one side up at a time. The mounting holes lined up perfectly and the bolts were long enough for me to get one started, on each side, one handed. So much better than other hitches I have installed. I would recommend to everyone. Thank you for a well made and easy to install product. Tim 132502
by: Scott L.06/08/2015
Great fit and solid unit. Replaced an existing hitch that ws poorly made. Easy install and looks good on the van. Does not extend beyond the back of the bumper so no more painful shin hits. Use the shipping box to slide the hitch under the van to avoid scratching the paint on the hitch and raise it to make the install a one person job. Could have bought the lighter duty hitch from the same company due only pulling a small trailer, but over rating never hurts except for the additional weight. 201589
by: Michael H.01/20/2017
The Curt hitch receiver was easy to install. Instruction that were included were easy to follow. All predrilled holes aligned making a one person install very simple. It took me 45 minutes to complete the install. Construction of the Curt hitch receiver seems to be very well made and of heavy gage steel. I am very pleased with this product. I will be using the curt receiver hitch in my business to pull an eight foot box trailer or a sixteen foot flat bed trailer. 334121
by: Mike W02/06/2017
Couldn't be happier with this product. Holes lined up perfectly, all parts were there when I opened it up and with a little help, had it mounted in under 5 minutes. (Highly suggest you get a cordless impact driver and a deep well [spec] socket before you start. Makes all the difference getting it mounted fast.) Heavy duty construction and streamlined. We are happy with it. 339157
by: Byron K07/29/2016
Seriously? I had read where 2 guys could put this on in less than 30 minutes. Opening the box, getting tools out, putting hitch onto my 2001 GMC Savana, throwing away the box and putting tools away. 20 minutes with the only "helper" being my 5 year old grandson. Arrived quickly, best price I found, easy to install. What else you got that I need etrailer.com? 277599
by: Steven S.02/01/2017
This is my third item that I purchased from etrailer and have nothing but great things to say about this mail order company. One of the three had to be returned only because it didn't work in my application and it was taken care of with no questions asked. I will purchase from them when the need arises again. 337560
by: Rick H02/02/2017
The hitch was a breeze to install, maybe 30 minutes and that was scraping some excess undercoating off so the hitch would install better. I also ordered the wiring harness that plugs into the factory wiring harness and it was also very easy, would highly recommend them. 337998
by: jeffrie h.06/28/2015
VERY EASY INSTALLATION. ..THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PROMPT DELIVERY. 207840
by: Duke, R01/16/2017
Great heavy duty hitch! Easy installation and does what it is supposed to with no problems. Took less than 30 minutes to install. I use it to haul 12 foot dump trailer that is usually loaded with 1 to 2 tons of material. it performs perfectly. 332969
by: Bob G.09/15/2012
All items are installed.The hitch went on perfectly. Everything is working great. Thanks for all your help, especialy John for his patience and helpful instructions. You all are doing a great job, Bob 54809
Just got the hitch today, it was easy to install, less than a half an hour. Hooked the trailer up and pulled it around for awhile. No problems so far. I'd recommend this to a friend. 105891
by: Ernie S07/10/2014
Product arrived quickly and was exactly as expected. Installed easier than I thought. Wiring kit worked out perfect. Thank You for all your help 140617
Hitch appears well made. Fit perfectly. All hardware was included, and installation was a breeze. Etrailer's customer service is terrific. 198936
by: Jeffery M01/05/2015
Got my hitch on Friday at about 3 and had it on ready to tow within 30 minutes. Fits perfectly. Erika W. was great help. Thank You very much! 167770
Fit like a glove. Very easy to install. Used a floor jack and a piece of plywood to hold it in place while bolting it on. Ready for towing. 124835
GOOD PRICE...SUPER FAST SHIPPING...HITCH BOLTED RIGHT UP IN LESS TIME THAN THE INSTRUCTIONS SAID. I WILL FOR SURE USE THESE GUYS AGAIN!! 159020
by: Derek H.12/31/2012
Just as advertised. Installation was a snap. Match to frame, insert bolts, torque them down. Easiest hitch install I've done. 62296
by: Riick D06/18/2013
Fast shipping, good packaging, great product. Easy installation and quality product. Everything fit without modification. 85153
by: John Brutosky12/09/2013
It took me no more than 15 minutes to bolt up the hitch,the wiring was also just as easy,thanks for a great product. 109606
by: George T.08/07/2016
Perfect fit. Easy install. Need to get another one for another vehicle. Will get it from etrailer.com for sure. 281005
by: bruce s04/21/2015
very happy with the hitch. very happy with ease of install and your quick and professional service. thanks 187117
by: George J.01/22/2015
It was awesome so easy and simple way to buy this item trough etrailer.com it is so convenient, excellent! 170880
by: jim m02/23/2016
Very good product. Fast delivery time. Second hitch purchased. Great group of people to work with. 238515
Easy install. No helpers and did it on the garage floor in 20 minutes including the wiring. 212242
by: Jamie H.08/12/2015
Bolted in place perfect wiring harness was perfect also thanks for the awesome product 218643
Only place i go for my tailor hitch and wiring needs. Fast and Quality products. 323630
Easy to install with simple hand tools. Took less than 10 minutes with two people. 84503
Nice description on Y-Tube, got the right material , nice shipment as well 271637
by: Dave B09/29/2016
It was easy to install and a year later I don't see any visible rust. 301552
by: Carl L09/21/2016
Easy Install Works - As Designed - Still Looks New After a Year 297346
Just what I needed at a fair price. Thanks etrailer.com ! 279859
by: Marv K.10/01/2014
My hitch fit beautifully and was easy to install. Thanks 153898
by: Bruce E.05/19/2015
Great quality hitch, went on in less then 15 minutes. 194286
by: Scott D.04/07/2015
Quick install. Bolted right up ! Well built product. 183972
by: Jarad W12/05/2012
Reasonable price and was delivered ahead of schedule 60748
Nice receiver hitch, a few minutes to i nstall. 228300
by: Randy Y10/29/2012
Super Fast Shipping on a great product. 58279
Super fast shipping! Easy to install. 207583
by: jim myers02/09/2017
Good product. Have had no problems. 340184
by: Tom C05/05/2015
Quality Product Easy installation 190208
by: Larry P.12/19/2014
Installed in less than 30 minutes!! 166247
by: Sean B06/18/2015
Fit perfect and simple install. 204480
by: Mario Nieto02/03/2014
Was ease installation 115519
Great job again 325029
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