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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 this 2013 Acura RDX, we're going to install part number C13130 from Curt. First we'll go underneath the vehicle and show you where attachment points are. There's a threaded hold at the very end of the frame and an existing hole going up towards the front. This will be the same on both sides. Next we'll show you the hardware that works with the hitch. On our threaded hole in the frame, it will have a metric bolt and it will get a conical-tooth washer. Make sure your teeth on the conical-tooth washer always face towards the hitch. For the open hole going up towards the front of the vehicle, we'll get a handle nut.
As you can see here, we can bend the handle any direction we need to put it into place. Then we'll get a 1/2-inch bolt and another conical-tooth washer. This will be the same on both sides of the hitch. In some cases, the weld nuts may need to be cleaned out due to the amount of debris built up over time. To clean these out, we'll spray them down with penetrant or lubricant and use a tube brush, part number 814092. Once you have it cleaned out, we'll use one of the hitch bolts to make sure we can thread it in okay. Once we get that accomplished, we'll get an extra set of hands and lift the hitch up and in position. We'll thread the bold into the weld nut just enough to hold the hitch in place. Then we'll install the handle nut and its accompanying bolt.
There's an access bolt right in front of the hitch that you can use to run the handle through. You definitely want to leave the hitch loose so you can move the hitch back and forth to line up the handle nut with the bolt. Once we have everything loosely installed, we can tighten down the bolts, and then torque them down as specified in the instructions. In just a few steps our hitch is already installed, and it's ready to go. With that, that will finish our install of part number C13130, the Curt 2" Trailer Receiver Hitch Receiver, on our 2013 Acura RDX. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (63 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.
Acura RDX 2013 -hitch self install ~45 minutes 1) Make sure you have the 19mm socket , extender 6" or longer adapter and calibrated torque wrench. The location of the bolts is a bit finicky in the rdx and these tools help a ton if you are doing it by yourself 2) Especially if you are doing it yourself get some zip ties very long ones from home depot to hold the hitch in place temporarily (double the zip ties at each location so it doesn't snap). This thing is quite heavy and suggest you do it carefully and take the time to gently raise the hitch with some support boxes (have to do it at an angle and slide the hitch into place to align with the bolt holes due to the bumper on the way). Some have mentioned to bend the bumper , but I did not do that. raising the hitch carefully at an angle and sliding into place to align with the bolt terminals then zip tie and start to secure with the supplied bolts 3) And oh the washer has a teeths which needs to face towards the hitch .THIS is IMPORTANT Overall looks excellent very clean finish , I am curious to know how corrosion resistant the assembly is over time ... Thanks to folks at etrailer for excellent communication and the website layout is helpful to find recommendations and accessories 139541
by: Daniel M.06/29/2013
It was easy to put on. Took me ten minutes. Really. One problem. The 3/4 blot and nut would not tighten completly. So i loosened it thinking it was striped. But, it was not and the nut popped out if the sliver holder and was lost in the frame. I got it but it was a pain. 86761
by: Rick C.10/05/2013
Just finished installing hitch on 2013 Acura RDX. Hitch was easy to install and fits perfect. Looks well built - I'm very happy with it. I read a couple of reviews on this site before starting that were very helpful. First thing I'd pass on is that someone suggested that if installing by yourself, use a heavy zip tie to hold one side in place while starting bolt on opposite side, then cut zip tie and install bolt on that side. That worked perfect, wouldn't have thought of that myself. Other advise is to look at you tube video that etrailer produced showing how to do the install on 2013 RDX. VIdeo is short but was very helpful - wish they made a similar video for wiring harness for 2013 RDX - that was a bit more difficult to figure out. 102693
by: Steven J03/09/2015
Hitch is great. Perfect fit. Would normally be very easy to install. One issue during installation: The nut on the "handle nut tab" (see step 3) was welded slightly off center. The nut broke free of the handle while tightening. Luckily my girlfriends dad was able to back off the bolt and fish out the nut with a bent paperclip. Also luckily my girlfriends dad had the welding equipment and know-how to re-weld the nut to the handle. This added substantial time and hassle. Installation would have taken 15-20min without the problem. I'm sure etrailer or curt would have sent another nut tab assembly but this of course would have taken time. 177580
Got it today. Installed it. Perfect. 3rd hitch from this website and not dissapointed. 100801
by: L Rafael02/07/2015
Heavy-duty solidly built bike hitch. Holes lined up just right to frame of my SUV (2015 RDX). Took me (a senior) about 35 mins to install, I just followed instruction sheet and UTube video. Now I just have to decide on a bike carrier. 172819
by: Mark Brown03/01/2014
I have not been able to tow anything with the newly installed reciever at this time. I'm sure I will be happy with it. The reciever went on very easy and it seems to be of very good quality. I would like for there to be a bracket installed for the trailer lights plug to mount better. I simply "ziptide" the plug to the side of the reciver near the safety chain hooks. That will work ok, but could be a little better for a high end vehicle (2013 Acura). Etrailer did an excellent job shipping (free) fast and easy! Thanks guys! 118123
Good price and quick shipping. I haven't had a chance to use it yet since I haven't received my bike rack yet. Easily installed on my 2013 Acura RDX by one person (me) using a couple tips I found on the acura forum. 1) use a couple heavy zip ties through the non threaded holes furthest from the rear bumper to hold the hitch In place. 2) put an inverted bucket under the receiver. This makes it easy to install the two threaded bolts. Then cut the zip ties off and install the other two bolts. Took about 20 minutes. 79433
by: Cathi N.10/08/2013
Received the Curt Trailer Hitch for our Acura RDX. We will be using the hitch for our Bike Rack. Had ordered the exact hitch on another site and even though they showed it was in stock and my credit card was charged, it turned out it was on backorder. After waiting over 3 weeks I called etrailer and I had my hitch in 4 days. Their Customer Service was Fantastic! The hitch shipped the same day I ordered it and shipping was Free. The price was also less than the other site. I highly recommend ETRAILER.COM 103070
by: Chip M.10/08/2013
Ordering the hitch was easy by phone and questions were answered to my satisfaction. Within 2-3 hrs I received an email stating my order had been filled, was already shipped, and I should receive in 2-3 business days. Hitch was received in 2 days! Including time to set up ramps to back my RDX on (per suggestion of another customer), I'm certain installation was complete within 15-20 minutes, as stated by other satisfied customers. Plan to use the hitch later this week. Very satisfied customer! 103079
So far so good. Very easy to install, although you'll want to make sure you have a good torque wrench with a long handle (it takes some muscle to torque the back two bolts to 110ft/lbs). I will be using this hitch primarily for a bike rack, but could eventually put it to use towing a small sailboat. Also worth reiterating that even though this hitch is rated at 4000lbs the Acura RDX is rated for only 1500lbs - sales person at Acura dealership told me the brakes are the limiting factor. 145693
Hitch was delivered quickly in bullet-proof packaging. I was both surprised and impressed by the heft of the hitch. Much more substantial than the one it replaced. Installation was easy -- instructions included step by step color photos of how to install in my model car. The hitch is super solid and unobtrusive -- just what I was looking for. 162905
by: Dale G08/20/2014
The customer service was outstanding. I called one night at 7pm and the lady on the phone told me she would have the hitch shipped out that night. The hitch arrived 3 days later. Took a look at the hitch and it was very well made. Installation took about 30 min. An extremely easy install. Bolt up up without having to readjust anything. 147707
by: Joe C04/24/2014
I installed this on a 2013 Acura RDX; the fit could not have been any better..perfect fit! Barely noticeable when looking at the back of the car. Easy install if you follow the instructions and clean the threaded openings for the screws. Took me about 30 minutes and I used jack stands to hole the hitch in place while securing the screws. 127050
It seems sturdy but I have yet to use it. The only problem was with installation. There are a total of four (4) bolts. Two (2) are metric and two (2) are us std. This slowed me down becase the us std will not fit in the car frame. All the bolts should be the same to idiot proof it. A phone call straightened out my situation. 72203
by: Ron Reif11/08/2014
Service was excellent and hitch was all it was represented to be. While I elected to have it installed for me, installation was quick, easy and only about $42 through my regular auto repair shop. I am very happy with the whole experience. 159966
by: Dave O11/06/2014
Hitch arrived on time and bolted up in 10 minutes on my 2015 Acura RDX. 159692
by: Tom M.08/26/2014
This hitch far exceded my expectations. Salesgirl was way more than helpful. She actually pointed me in a different direction than the one I was looking at ( less expensive--better quality ). The holes matched up perfectly. Very satisfied with Curt and etrailer.com. 148558
by: Chuck M.09/03/2013
I had a friend help me install the hitch. We used wheel ramps to get a little extra room under the RDX and an inverted five gallon paint bucket to rest the hitch on while we started the bolts. Start to finish less than 20 minutes. Just as advertised. 97909
After discussing our needs with Patrick from etrailer, we ended up ordering a Curt Class III hitch. The hitch arrived quickly -- 2 days after the order was placed. It was installed the next day, and everything works well. 66848
by: gary w11/11/2013
very easy install. accurate directions. used a Curt hitch on my 06 rav4 as well. no issues, but it did rust badly over time in our road conditions (Michigan - road salt, mud, etc.) I will undercoat this one. 106954
by: Ed F07/18/2013
Best order experience ever!! Product received 2 days after order placed. The greatest part was the full page color installation instructions!! Made the trailer hitch installation a breeze!! Highly recommend!! 90222
by: Bob V.07/02/2014
Vary satisfied. Hitch is well made and was vary easy to install. Packing info. and info. on your web site was vary informative and useful. I would highly recommned your company and this product. 138775
Great quality and it was easy to install. Only recommendation is to make all the bolts the same thread. Trying to hold up the hitch by yourself and grabbing the wrong bolt just doesn't work. 133596
by: Kenny H.07/12/2013
3rd purchase from etrailer, this one was as easy and seamless as the others. Installed in no less than 20 minutes, super easy, and went exactly as the video and directions indicated. 89276
This is the second or third hitch ordered from etrailer,seems to be a quality product,very easy install,a second pair of hands would make it a 10 minute job. 142225
by: John G04/30/2014
Fits well and is an easy install. 2 people and a floor jack help make it a 15 minute job. Etrailer gets a 10! Excellent tracking and customer communication! 128190
by: Lucrecia F.11/07/2014
My husband put it on by himself and it only took him about 30 minutes, I didn't hear any expletives, and he said it was a fairly easy job. Perfect fit. 159890
easy to install. Installed by myself, would had been easier with two people. Once you get the first bolt in, the install is quick. Took about 30 minutes. 153291
by: Jeff M.07/19/2013
An ingenious and accurate install system that took only about ten minutes to install. I also appreciated the prompt service and follow up communications. 90435
Very straightforward installation with provided instructions, a quality part that fits like a glove. Thanks for the fast order processing and shipping. 124075
by: G in H-Town04/01/2014
The product came as expected and it was easily installed. etrailer.com has excellent videos and are very knowledgeable about the products they sell. 123240
by: high utility- low effort - economical09/28/2013
great product - light trailering and carrying bikes - easy to install - i highly recommend the youtube video very reasonable price 101868
by: Richard J. L.11/14/2013
Very good product. Perfectly designed. Fits like a glove. Looks and functions outstanding. Installation instructions - perfect. 107364
I am happy with this hitch. Looks nice on my RDX, and best part I was able to install it by myself. It took me 30 min 93785
Fast shipping, great quality product for the price! Took me 5 minutes to install with a friend to hold it in place! 131615
by: Denis M.07/17/2014
Arrived quickly and was extremely easy to attach. Took 15 minutes with an extra pair of hands (it's quite heavy). 141820
This site had the best price for my hitch. The hitch took only 2 days to arrive with standard shipping. A+ 136442
by: Mark W.03/20/2014
Took about 10 minutes using a jack to support hitch. Video's are a big help with suggestion of using jack. 121489
by: David R03/11/2014
Great service with a speedy delivery even in poor weather. Easy to install. Looks great! Fairly priced. 120288
Great product and super easy to install ! Great customer service as well ! Highly Recommend this site ! 127844
by: Sean M06/20/2014
Thanks Patrick, I installed this past weekend. Took about 30 minutes. Instructions were great! 136713
by: Joe F.07/08/2013
Good product, easy to install, great communication from the order to delivery, highly recommend. 88317
The hitch arrived early, it fit the Acura RDX beautifully. Easy to install. I'm very pleased. 64895
by: Matt H.07/10/2014
Very straightforward installation, took 15 min with a socket wrench. Good quality. 140692
Very easy to install. I recommend having two people, those extra hands help. 142714
by: Chad G08/26/2014
Fantastic experience! Super fast shipping and product is exactly as expected! 148646
by: Jeff G03/28/2014
Great product, arrived quicker then expected, excellent customer service. 122690
An easy product to install in an Acura RDX - the price was great also. 154687
by: Scott S.05/06/2014
Fit perfectly, bolted right on! Great delivery from etrailer, Thanks!! 129089
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