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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 (34 Customer Reviews)
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
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
by: Cornie D.03/22/2012
I'm sending you some pictures of the hitch installation on my 2011 Ford Edge 34740
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 facia12803
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: 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 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
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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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 AGAIN48036
by: Al m03/18/2012
A good product I'm very happy with it 34283
by: Eric M.04/17/2014
Awesome product ... Easy to install and great customer service!!125855
by: Jay Z04/07/2014
Material arrived in great condition. Very fast shipping. Would recommend!124243
by: ken w04/07/2014
I took a picture and sent on the site listed on e mail. Everything went real well.124080
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: 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: 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
Fit was great! Shipping was fast 100933
by: george 0.08/03/2013
Quality products and great support. This is an excellant company to deal with. Thanks 93068
Fast shipping hitch was really nice and I'm happy with the timing and Product83191
by: David Cruz05/29/2013
Excellent product, great video on how to install. 82421
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
by: William James04/27/2013
Excellent product and very easy installation instructions.78108
Has yet to be install. Looks great. 70234
Directions were great and easy to insta ll Thanks65239
by: Gerald Ekegren10/17/2012
looks like it will work great. It will be installed at the end of Oct.57434
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: Denny H09/04/2012
Ordered a hitch had it two days later good customer service.53937
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
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