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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2013 Ford Edge, we'll be installing car hitch part number C13067. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch so it's a ball mount, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is four-and-a-half inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 3/4 inches. Now let's go ahead with installation.
First before we can install the hitch, we'll need to lower the exhaust to gain access to the frame rail. Before lowering the exhaust, we're going to put a safety strap underneath so that we can safely lower the exhaust without damaging it. Next, we'll take some spray lubricant and spray the three rubber exhaust hangers. There is one on each side of the muffler and just one forward of the muffler behind the rear axle and then use our pry bar to remove the rubber isolator from the metal hanger. Now we'll go ahead and use safety strap to safely lower the exhaust.
Next we'll need to remove the heat shield. Here on the driver's side we'll remove the two frame rail fasteners. We'll remove the plastic tab or wire holder just behind the rear bumper that goes to the heat shield and then the center fastener. We'll tilt it down and then pull it out. As you'll notice there is a tab that goes up into the frame.
Now I'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side with the exception of the wire hold-down as it doesn't have one. Next, we'll go ahead and cut off the tab that goes up into the frame for each heat shield as this will be an attachment point for our new hitch. Now we go out and point out the attachment points. We have the forward attachment point that the tab was previously in, then our center attachment point and we'll be drilling out the rear attachment point. Now we'll go ahead and put the hardware in the frame for our forward and center attachment points.
We'll be using the half-inch carat bolt, half-inch block and half-inch plunge nut using the half-inch pull wire to pull our bolt and block into position. Note that the forward and center attachment point bolts will be shorter than the rear attachment points. We'll go ahead and take our bolt leader beat it through the attachment point not the end of the frame. Then we'll slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. We'll fit the block and then the bolt into the frame and pull them into position. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with the center attachment point here on the driver's side and the forward and center attachment points on the passenger's side leaving our bolt leaders in position as this will assist us to fit the bolt leaders through the hitch and up into position without pushing our hardware back up into the frame. Now it's a good idea to go ahead and reinstall the heat shield. As you reinstall you'll need to test-fit to make sure that they're clear the bolts coming through the frame. As you can see here it's making contact with our center attachment point so I'll go ahead and take out a paint marker, mark out the areas that will need to be trimmed and then use a pair of tin snips to trim it out. Note the frame rail attachment bolts will not get reinstalled as the heat shield will get sandwiched between the heat and the frame. Now with that done, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the driver's side. Now it's a good idea to go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch as you install the fasteners. Remove the hitch up over the exhaust and fit the pullwires into it. Put the hitch up into position and remove the pullwire and install the plunge nut. We'll not take our drill bit and mark the center of the hole with the rear attachment point by taking our half-inch drill bit, we can mark the center of each attachment and then use this smaller pilot bit to make the initial hole stepping up to a larger bit until we get to our final size. Now with both holes drilled out, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process of using our pullwire to pull our hardware into position. We'll install the block, the longer carriage bolt and then beat them into the frame and pull them into position. Once into position we'll remove the pullwire and install the plunge nut. Now with both fasteners installed, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we'll go ahead and tune all six attachment points to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with the hitch secured towards specifications, we'll go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. That completes the install of our car hitch part number C13067 on our 2013 Ford Edge. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (65 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: Edward N.04/15/2015
Ordered this product and installed in my garage with basic tools, by myself. The instructional videos online are spot on, to the point, and very easy to follow. Shipping and packing came as promised with no issues. I will for sure use this company and its products again. Thank you George 185319
My Curt Hitch for my Lincoln MKX arrived a day early and I installed it the next day. It was rated 7 out of 10 for difficulty, but I had no problem installing it all by myself. Working with my MXK on a set of ramps, and on my back laying on 15 year old creeper I was able to get the job done in a couple of hours. The on line help video was exceptional and I knew exactly what I had to do after watching it. I used a jack and a 2 by 4 to support the exaust instead of a strap like they showed in the video and it worked fine. I'll be 60 on my next birthday, and I must admit I'm a little more mechanically inclined than most, but I don't turn many wrenches these days. If after watching the etrailer video you think you can do it, then, by all means, dont be afraid to try it! It's a piece of cake! 120801
by: Jose R03/16/2015
The C13067 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Installation went smoothly on my 2013 Lincoln MKX. The Time estimated for the installation video seemed a little short for me. It took me like three (3) hours to finish, was challenging but it got done. But also I did it alone (in the video there are two guys).. the online help video was great and I knew exactly what I had to do after watching it. Torqueing the rear bolts to spec felt like I was crushing thin metal together but they eventually torqued perfect fit. The fish wires to pull the bolts through the frame are genius and made an impossible task simple…. after you get use to them so be patient. The hitch is pretty invisible and what you can see looks like it was a Lincoln MKX OEM install and I have to say that also it look nice, very good finish!! The hitch arrived quickly and is very well built. Definitely a quality product. Best price for a quality setup without a doubt. I email then about my UPS tracking Number and they answered in hours. Definitely I will buy from them again many thanks eTrailer.com !!! 178755
by: Steve C05/15/2014
Installation went very well on my Lincoln MKX, good fit and great instructional video. It was a great idea on your part to tape the hardware and wiring kit to the hitch. The box arrived with one end torn open, but no problem since everything was securely taped together. Delivery was 1 - 2 days sooner than I expected. 130752
by: Gary C.10/17/2012
Great Price! Shipping was super fast. I ordered on Tuesday at 2pm and the hitch was sitting in my garage on Thursday by noon. Installation was easy thanks to the how to video on your site. I was a little apprehensive about having to lower my exhaust and drill two holes but it was smooth and easy. The fish wires to pull the bolts through the frame are genius and made an impossible task simple. The Curt hitch looks great on my 2010 Ford Edge. I towed my boat with it the next day and it was smooth sailing. 57483
This product is "stout", heavy and well made. I opted to install it in my garage by myself using ramps and closely following the instructions. They are 'spot-on'! I call this my Ben-gay project because I'm sure I'll need some rubbing after this install. I have done this before, but that was many years ago. I am now 70 and was convienced by another reviewer, who was 60, that it could be done albeit at a slow pace. It took me 4 hours and lots of muscle to get finished. It can be done alone but a helping hand is advised. 110 ft pounds of torque is quite a challenge also because of the position you are in without a lift. Ingeneous fish wires for the plates and screws took a little trial and error, but was a snap after the first one. It looks good and seems as solid as a rock. I will put this to the test as soon as I recoup and install the wiring kit I also ordered-which I will review. Great product! 193372
by: Jim C12/25/2014
Good video on installation. Made it very easy. Super service from etrailer. 166918
by: Cornie D.03/22/2012
I'm sending you some pictures of the hitch installation on my 2011 Ford Edge 34740
by: Chris F.05/19/2015
Received hitch in good condition. Heavy and looks well made. Instructions along with video made install procedure straight forward for my 2011 Edge. No problems lowering exhaust (used a floor jack) or removing/modifying heat shields. Took some time to fish bolts and brackets through frame rail. Not very much room at all between bumper mounting brackets and openings of frame rails. At times had to go more by fell than sight. I had help to bolt hitch to car. I highly recommend having help on this step! Drilling holes in frame actually went easier than expected. Fished the bolts through to new holes. Tightened all bolts specification. Took me around 2 1/2 hours to install. Very pleased with the way the hitch looks...very clean looking install. 194377
by: James F.08/20/2014
The installation of this receiver was straight foreword, as shown in directions and video. It only took me about ten minutes longer than video said it would take due to using a jack and stands, since I do not have a vehicle lift in my garage. My only complaint is how large the receiver opening is. This makes for a loud tow of my tilt bed trailer when it is empty, as the trailer is very center balanced. After complaining to a few friends of the noise, they all said that Curt receivers have larger openings than other receivers to make it easier for draw bar installation and removal. However, I chose the free shipping and was upgraded to the 3-5 day ground for free and had all of my components after 3 days. 147681
by: Brian D.02/20/2015
The hitch arrived quickly and is very well built. Definitely a quality product. Install was more difficult than anticipated though. The instructions are fairly well written but the key part that was left out was how little room there is to fish the wire and bolts into the frame rail. The bumper support covers 80% of the opening of the frame rail and unless you want to take the bumper off you'd better have some patients or some beers. The 2 holes that you drill and put the bolts in are the most difficult due to the hitch taking up what little room there was to begin with. But once past that everything went smooth and looks awesome. Best price for a quality setup without a doubt. 175509
by: Dan F.07/19/2012
This is the first Curt hitch I've installed; my experience is with other brands thus far. I was very impressed by the quality of most of the welds, the coating on the hitch, and the hardware kit. Additionally, fishing bolts through a frame is typically time consuming and frustrating - but the fish wire that came with this kit was simply awesome. The Ford Edge doesn't have a lot of space for a hitch, and thankfully the fit of the Curt hitch was excellent and provided around 3/8" - 1/2" clearance to the exhaust system. etrailer.com had the hitch on my doorstep 2 days after I ordered! Very impressed overall with the transaction and the product. 48514
by: Mark W10/25/2013
I was concerned about how this was going to fit on my 2013 Edge Sport, but it went in really well with a very minor trim on the lower plastic. I don't imagine it will ever be removed, so I went ahead and trimmed the plastic for it pushed it up a good 2 inches and I didn't want to risk deforming it elsewhere. It is a really a great hitch, installed easily, probably overkill for this vehicle, definitely a solid unit. 105167
Very good hitch. Fairly easy to install if you watch the videos on the website, but I would say it would be pretty hard to install without a second person. Once you figure out where everything goes and how it goes, it isn't too bad. Dealer quoted me $745 for parts and install on both hitch and lights so a few hours was well worth saving $500. Would definitely order from etrailer.com again. Package arrived quickly with follow-up email to check on thing from them and the videos made the install much easier. 116167
by: Greg M. FL04/14/2014
Fast Service, reasonable price and perfect fit. Only hassle, was drilling 2 1/2" holes in the frame. This is not easy with the average home drill. I had to step up one bit size at a time. Took about six bits to get up to 1/2". Other wise the installation was easy and straight forward. etrailer.com has great products at reasonable prices that are delivered promptly (2 to 3 days). The diy videos and support are great. Don't waist your time trying to save a few dollars, like I did, by going to Autozone. 124850
I'm really happy with this hitch. I have a 2011 Edge Sport and was initially concerned about how this would work out. I did not have to trim the fascia to install the hitch, as I just deflected the fascia upwards. With design of the center section having a non-shiny black texture with fins, it looks okay to have the gentle upwards curve in the middle. The rest of painted fascia is not deflected. Best part is I can take off the hitch when I turn in my lease and have no damage to the facia 12803
Great hitch it fits my 2010 Ford Edge perfectly, I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, but it's already installed and ready to go, the installation was easy with good instructions. One thing for you etrailer, you might want to package your products a little bit better because one side of the hitch came bent, I had to use a rubber hammer to get it to the right position and then I was able to install it. I know you are shipping steel products but they are not unbendable. 147415
by: Barry J03/16/2015
The shipment was delivered as promised and the installation process was as advertised. It takes some maneuvering to slide the bracket and bolt into the frame (you have to slide each part in separately on the pull wire) but once you figure it out the process goes pretty quickly. Make sure you watch the installation video. It really helps! 178380
by: Doug B.09/03/2014
Hitch was very easy to install and looks great on the car! Included with the kit came a really slick way to install the bolts. Very impressed with everything! Took less then a hour with car up on lift. Now if you had to do this on the ground I think things would be a little tougher but still totally doable! 149895
by: Bryan R04/23/2014
The installation went smoothly on my '08 Edge. The passenger side seemed more challenging but it got done. Torqueing the rear-most bolts to spec felt like I was crushing thin metal together but they eventually torqued. The hitch is pretty invisible and what you can see looks like it was an OEM install. 126765
by: Rob O.10/06/2012
Quick delivery. Easy install. Took longer than expected though, as I do not have a vehicle lift and spent this time on my back. Love the instructional videos on the website was a big help. Looks great. Now I just have to install the electrical harness 118551 and I will be ready to tow!! Thanks Etrailer. 56594
by: Nick N.04/12/2015
Ordering from vender, delivery time and product were all excellent. I received the hitch within a week, and it took about an hour and a half to install. The instructions on the Curt hitch were spot on and made it easy to install. Hitch looks like is was a factory installed hitch. 184779
by: Travis H.09/18/2013
Everything went good with the install, but shows in video that you use one of the off centered holes and it was the two holes that were inline with each other so I had to fish the rear bolts back out and refish back in the rear center hole. That was on a 2010 Ford Edge SEL. 100453
by: R. Johnson05/03/2013
I haven't used the hitch yet but instalation was very streight forward. The instuctions included with the hitch are very easy to follow. The hitch construction is very good and sturdy. I would recomend this hitch and etrailer.com to anyone looking for this type of product. 78817
by: Brian M04/09/2015
Overall great product, great price. Love the how to videos. Made install easier. The only downside is the bolts that came with the hitch were too big. The head of the bolts were too big to fit in the frame hole when fishing it through. Had to grind them down a bit. 184456
by: Stephen deane12/26/2012
Product was just as described. It did bend in shipping. I'm sure UPS wasn"t very gental with it. It installed very nicely and does the job. Super fast shipping from you guys was awesome. Thank you so much. Price was also great...Would recommend you guys any day... 61964
by: Len S.07/15/2012
The hitch fit great...It will take longer if you have to have to do it on your back and not a lift....They say to use a 17/32nd drill bit but a 9/16th works a little better...Overall I am happy and I did order the light kit...THANKS AND i WILL ORDER WITH YOU AGAIN 48036
This was perhaps my best shopping experience ever, including online and store visit shopping. I had a tracking number less than 3 hours after my order, and I had my order in 2 days. Product was exactly as described and easy to install. Thanks, Etrailer.com!!! 66682
by: Ben Davis08/16/2014
Marcia was friendly and knowledgeable. She confirmed what I researched on the website. I was very happy with my previous 11/4 receiver; but I needed a 2" receiver for a boat. My installer had it attached to my car in 30 minutes. Very happy. 147030
by: Mike V04/24/2015
Very happy thus far with etrailer.com and their delivery of the purchased products. Cost and quality are very good. Haven't installed it yet , but if it goes as easily as shown in the installation videos, I will be VERY satisfied. 187868
by: Rick C.01/19/2015
Correction to my previous email on the installation of the trailer hitch on my Edge. I stated the drill size stated in the directions was too small for the supplied bolt. I was wrong; 17/32" is larger, not smaller, than 1/2". 170399
I got the hitch way faster than I expected. Everything was perfect. I already installed hitch on my wife's truck the day it arrives and got to use the bike carrier that I needed the hitch for. thank you. 117345
by: Shawn H.06/17/2015
Fit perfect and clean install. The instructions that came with it could use updating but the video was great. I will definetly be a repeat customer. Free shipping that came a day early was also a bonus. 204066
by: Greg Capoferri03/10/2014
Very fast delivery, ordered on a Tuesday morning and received the hitch on Thursday morning. Great product! Had no issues during installation, took about 35 minutes to install. 2008 Ford Edge. 120032
by: Chris F08/22/2014
This hitch is great and the instructions were spot on. I installed it in about an hour and by myself. The staff at etrailer.com was great and I got my package in 2 days with free shipping! 148143
by: Frank D.06/04/2015
All parts were included as advertised. Installing the hitch was fairly easy thanks to the excellent online video provided on etrailer.com's website. Highly recommend this product. 200614
by: Jim V05/05/2014
This Hitch C13067 Fit like a glove on my 2013 ford Edge. Installation was easy to do and only took an hour to complete. know on to the wiring for trailer lights and electric brakes. 129015
by: Don Gray01/09/2014
I have purchased two products at two different times and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this company. Great service great products! 112381
by: Carol F.04/30/2015
We haven't used it yet, have gotten it installed.............looks great..........doesn't interfere with the back up camera........... THANKS 188930
by: John Deming10/27/2013
Installed today by a very good friend. He did a super job and I am very pleased. The product itself looks to be fine and well constructed. JPD 105350
by: John Griffin04/30/2013
East to install, directions quite adequate. Took 3 1/2 hours and I am not a mechanic. Installed it by myself, on the garage floor. 78494
Easy time to install. and easy setup. Fast shipping. Installed the product in time quoted. Now have to figure out on what to pull. 52808
by: Nick S09/27/2012
Thanks for the prompt delivery and all the emails notifying me of the status of my order. Hitch is beautiful highly recommended. 55892
by: Paul M.12/18/2014
What a nice hitch and GREAT eTrailer instructions, all so well laid out and easy to follow. eTrailer is the best! 166183
by: Ken H06/18/2014
Very good product and easy install. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a hitch . 136487
Quality Made in USA product. Easy to follow installation instructions. Will recommend to others. 137282
by: george 0.08/03/2013
Quality products and great support. This is an excellant company to deal with. Thanks 93068
by: ken w04/07/2014
I took a picture and sent on the site listed on e mail. Everything went real well. 124080
by: Rob B.06/12/2015
product was easy to install directions were very easy to follow and very detailed 202849
by: Eric lane11/09/2014
Super easy to install ....directions were spot on...very nice product....thanks 160039
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