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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch

(88 reviews)

Code:   C13130



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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13130

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not intended for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Acura RDX - Curt

Today on our 2015 Acura RDX, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class III 2-inch Trailer Hitch. Part Number C13130. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, like most hitches that work on this vehicle, it's going to be a really nice, clean look. You get your tube that comes out. It's about flush with the magnum upper, maybe inset about an inch to the end so you're not going to have to worry about bumping your leg or anything like that. Now, compared to some of the other hitches, this one does offer a higher tongue weight capacity at 600 pounds. Gross trailer weight capacity is going to remain at 4,000 pounds, but, of course, we need to consult the RDX's owner's manual to make sure those are allowable.

If not, you'll go off of whichever of those numbers are the lowest. We're going to have a 5/8 hitch pin hole that'll allow us to connect any of the anti-rattle devices, standard hitch pins and clips. Whatever we need. Most accessories are going to work there just fine. Safety chain connection points down here at the bottom for firming up a bike rack, securing bikes, or also connecting your trailer safety chains. Now, a couple of measurements that'll help you in selecting your ball mount bike rack or cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receive tube opening. We're looking at about 13 1/4 inches.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper is around 3 1/2. To begin our installation here in the rear of the vehicle, there are going to be two holes. There in the very back of the frame right here. They're threaded or there's a weld nut. You're going to use your M12 bolt and that's going to thread right up inside. You have one here in the driver's side and in the same location on the passenger side.

Now, in front of that, there's going to be a smaller hole right here. We're also going to put a bolt through that by placing a handle nut right over the top through this larger hole and then threading it in. Now, we're going to raise our hitch up into position. You'll want to tilt your hitch kind of up and rotate it up into position. You can see the weld nut here at the rear that we're going to use for mounting on the passenger side. You want to be sure that that conical toothed washer is facing in towards our hitch.

We'll run that in there pretty far so it will support this side, then we can head to the other side and take care of it. Now, our rearmost hole, as you can see, that's going to line up with the back hole on the hitch. What we'll do is take one of our handle nuts. Put just a slight bend in it. It's going to go right in the hole. Then, we'll guide it over the two holes that line up here, then we'll use one of the 1/2 inch bolts and thread that right in. All right, that side is started. Let's go get the passenger side done. Now, with everything started, let's take a quick look to be sure we have our hitch centered. That looking good. Let's snug down each of our bolts. Then, we can head to the other side and take care of it. All right, now let's refer to our instructions, find out what our torque specs are and torque each bolt down to specification. That'll complete today's installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number C13130, on our 2015 Acura RDX. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13130

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (88 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.

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by: Jim07/18/2015

Meets or exceeds all of my expectations. Install was even easier than I thought it would be. The dealer wanted $1059 for a hitch (with harness) installed. You have to be kidding me. Since this will only be used for a bike rack I didn't need a harness anyway. First, this hitch wasn't listed on the 2016 page for the RDX but since I didn't think the mid-model refresh really changed anything structurally in the back of the vehicle I ordered it from the the 2015 page. As I hoped, it fit perfectly, just like the 2013-2015. When I ordered the only hitch listed for the 2016 RDX was an 1 1/4" model and I wanted the 2" model. The install went even better than I though it might. I did the work by myself and saw were some others had used zip-ties to hold up one side while working on the other. I found that wasn't necessary for me. I was able to lift the hitch up to the approx. position and hold it there with one hand while I threaded the M12 screw into the factory weld nut with the other. Then I scooted over the other side while still holding up the hitch and threaded the other M12 screw in. From there it was just like the video show. By the way, the videos are absolutely a great way see how to do the install ahead of time. It makes things so much easier to watch somebody do the install while explaining what they are doing instead of having to read through installation instructions. I did put a little loctite on the screws just for a belt and suspenders caution although with the torque specs. for the M12 & 1/2-13 screws there is probably close to a zero chance they would ever come loose. Although I didn't time myself but it couldn't have been more than 20 minutes to install once I had the tools laid out, hitch unpacked and started the install. And I absolutely love the way the hitch looks on the RDX. Super clean with only the receiver showing. It always has bothered me to see vehicles where the supporting tubes are clearly visible viewing from the back. I want to give a shout out to Etrailer also. The hitch was ordered on Sunday and I was hoping it would ship on Monday so I could have it by the weekend and get it installed. Monday came and I had no word of it shipping so I called Etrailer. They said it was in stock and would probably ship on Tuesday. I was a little disappointed since that meant I wouldn't get it until the following Monday. But, when the shipping noticed came from UPS on Tuesday I saw it was being shipped 3 Day Select so I would get it Friday and could install it Saturday as I had hoped. I don't know if my phone call had anything to do with it or if it is standard policy to ship 3 day but it was a very pleasant surprise. I loaded up my new 1UP USA bike rack on the hitch and it works and fits great while being rock solid. In the future if I need any towing products I wouldn't hesitate to buy from Etrailer or Curt. Highly recommended. 212750

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by: Lou A04/19/2015

I installed the Curt trailer hitch P/N C13130 to my new 2015 Acura RDX AWD. It took about 20 - 30 minutes, I took my time. It looks good. It fits flush with the underneath of the rear bumper of the vehicle (although, I don't know if you can really call it a bumper in this new vehicles) or the frame of the vehicle. Just follow the instructions of the movie clip provided by Etrailer. The wiring connection is no problem either. I used P/N 56008. The trailer connector in the vehicle is located (when looking from the rear) opened tail gate, there is a panel on the left side mid-way of the tail gate. Pop the panel out. There is a blue connector tucked inside approximately 10" from the edge of the opening going forward. (NOTE: Acura recommends that you remove the negative connector end from the battery before doing this, which will reset your navigation system, but you can reset it again after connecting the negative cable back to the battery). Plug the trailer wiring into the blue connector inside the opening . Plug the large fuse (10 Amp) into the red fuse holder in the supplied wiring, make sure it sits all the way in. The black box that came with the wiring harness is the light converter. I placed mine by attaching it to the inside frame with the double adhesive tape that came with it, just make sure you clean the frame of the vehicle with alcohol before applying it. You can feel the frame by sticking your hand inside the opening, towards the back, and as a precaution I tied it with a nylon strap. Route the rest of the wire with the connector at the end for the trailer hook up through the lower, rear foam located in the tire compartment and tuck the pig tail into the tire area. When towing a trailer just open the tail gate, bring the connector outside and close the tail gate. The rubber seal around the tail gate is very flexible and will not pinch the wires. Lastly, inside the engine compartment there is a fuse box with all the fuses. Inside the plastic lid there are additional fuses. I used a 20 Amp fuse and inserted in the 4th slot, then reconnected the battery, and I am done. Please note: I have not towed as yet and can't assert any thing I have done will work. I am planning, not to tow more than 1500 lbs. My writing herein is for information only of my own installation. I DO NOT RECOMMEND OR IMPLY ANY USE OF TRAILER PARTS, ELECTRICAL MATERIALS IN ANY VEHICLE. 186275

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by: SJ07/06/2014

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

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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


Still looks brand new! works great

Joe C - 04/24/2015


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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 148558


Couldnt be happier.............thank you for all your help..........and for following up.

Tom M - 08/31/2015


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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


All good.

Daniel M - 12/28/2014


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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

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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

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by: Bart Baxter08/15/2015

The product arrived quickly. The box had one end of the hitch protruding about 4 inches. Otherwise, all was intact. Instructions were good including videos. However, this hitch is almost impossible to install yourself unless you have ramps to lift the car. I tried to get under the car and do it myself with zip-ties. This was really silly. I had all the necessary tools, including a torque wrench, but there is simply not enough room. I bought a new Acura RDX and the Service Department installed it in about 10 minutes with no charge. Unless you have a lift, get someone else to do it. That being said, it's an excellent product and looks great. 219538

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by: andrew09/20/2013

Got it today. Installed it. Perfect. 3rd hitch from this website and not dissapointed. 100801


Still working perfect to tow somethings around when needed.

andrew - 09/20/2014


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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

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by: Sean M06/20/2014

Thanks Patrick, I installed this past weekend. Took about 30 minutes. Instructions were great! 136713


Still perfect, zero issues!

Sean M - 06/20/2015


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by: Phill G04/21/2015

Perfect fit for my 2015 RDX. Excellent packing and quality product. Installed easily thanks to instructions and video. Only issue was tack weld securing nut to handle was defective. One was not lined up properly to allow bolt to enter and the other just fell off. This required a little MacGyvering with a glue gun and additional lock washer. 186940

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by: Gary08/18/2015

I received the item today. The box had part of the hitch sticking out of it. The nuts with the handles are poorly made. One nut was broken off when I opened the screw bag. The other broke loose from the handle with the bolt just starting to thread. Now it just turns, and I can't get the bolt out or the handle back out. Will have to cut bolt head off to get back out. I called customer service and the best they could do was get me new bolts and nuts in 3 days. The hitch itself seems good. Just the installation hardware is poorly made. 220185

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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

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by: Quentin05/08/2013

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

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by: LD05/15/2015

Arrived quickly in less than a week. This is the second hitch I have ordered from etrailer. Their prices are great and service and shipping is excellent. They do a great job updating you on the progress of your order. Hitch fits well on my 2015 Acura RDX. No need to move or disconnect anything. Took it to my local gas station and put the car on the lift and easily bolted in the hitch. No need for moving, cutting or disconnecting anything under the car. Very please with etrailer and the Curt hitch looks great! 193287

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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

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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

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by: Alan08/11/2014

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

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by: Bart09/08/2015

Great price, solid product, and easy installation. The only installation snafu was my fault for not reading the directions. The bolts that went into the fitted slots on the RDX are slightly different that those used for the non-fitted slots. It was clear in the directions but again I didn't read them before digging in. Once that was resolved it fit my Acura RDX just as expected with no issues at all. Looks nice with only the receiver viewable from the outside. 224471

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by: Dino K09/12/2015

Just leased new Acura RDX and wanted to install a hitch and bike rack. E=Trailer's web site and customer service (Christine) were top notch. I loved the personal attention and the You Tube videos on how to install the hitch. It took me about an hour but I was able to get underneath the car and follow the instructions. The handle nuts are the key to holding this hitch in place. It helps to bend them for easier access. Once you do that, it's a snap. 225149

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by: Jim07/23/2015

Purchased on Friday evening (6:00 pm). Was delivered on Monday, a day ahead of schedule. I asked a friend to help install, no problem encountered. I have not installed the basket currently, but will do shortly will for coming vacation. If I need either a new hitch or some other similar product, E-Trailer will be first on my list. Thank you! 213707

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by: PHB12/02/2014

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

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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

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by: Bob03/25/2013

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

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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


Was this installed on a 2015 RDX? My Acura service dept told me it would fit the 2015.

comment by: Steven - 11/25/2014


Yes this hitch is confirmed as a fit for the 2015 Acura RDX.

Rachael H - 11/26/2014

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by: Dave O11/06/2014

Hitch arrived on time and bolted up in 10 minutes on my 2015 Acura RDX. 159692


My Acura dealer said they couldnt install the hitch because the 2015 RDX requires certain brackets that go in the cargo area and then mate with the hitch. Did your hitch come with these brackets and if not was it still secure without them? Thanks

comment by: Steven - 11/25/2014


According to the installation instructions there is no need for installation of any brackets in the cargo area of your 2015 RDX. Step 3 does indicate that a handle nut be used for installing this hitch. This handle nut and all necessary hardware for installation is included with the hitch.

Rachael H - 11/26/2014

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by: Hector S.08/27/2015

After researching for a hitch to use to hook a bike rack to I came across Of all the websites I visited in my opinion e-trailer had plenty of choices with all specs. They most certainly had the lowest prices. Instructional videos were also available. 222030

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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

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by: Milton08/28/2015

Great product! Extremely easy to install it only took about 20 minutes and the best part is that it looks as if it was factory installed. The customer service rep was excellent! The rep took her time to answer all questions in great detail. 222281

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by: Joel06/25/2015

This hitch was very easy to install on a 2013 Acura RDX. I was able to install it by myself, although it would have helped to have a second person. I am very happy with this hitch. It looks good, and is barely noticeable on the vehicle. 207277

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by: Roger B08/09/2015

excellent. only problem i ran into was the car itself... the nut welded to the frame was off just a smidge so i had to drill out that hole so the bolt would thread into the nut.. once that was complete, it all went together perfectly. 217952

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by: Robert02/18/2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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by: Stan06/01/2014

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

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by: Steve09/11/2015

Very pleased with the quality of the product . Installation was easier than expected. In about 15-20 min unit was installed. Everything fit etc. very pleased, highly recommend product. 224970

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by: RD04/19/2015

Hitch and bike rack were as advertised, well-constructed, and fit my vehicle easily. Instructions included color photos showing installation on my specific vehicle, which was helpful. 186236

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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

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by: billw07/19/2014

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

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by: DARREN09/11/2015

Very easy to install and fit perfect on our new 2016 Acura RDX. I was able to install the hitch by myself in about 20 minutes. Very happy with the product. 224918

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by: C1313006/18/2015

Installed on my 2016 Acura RDX Advance AWD. Fit perfectly and took only 1/2 hour to install. Looks great! Can't say enough about e trailer and their service! 204168

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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

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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

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by: Michael09/26/2014

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

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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

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by: Tuan04/07/2014

Very straightforward installation with provided instructions, a quality part that fits like a glove. Thanks for the fast order processing and shipping. 124075

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by: G in H-Town04/01/2014

The product came as expected and it was easily installed. has excellent videos and are very knowledgeable about the products they sell. 123240

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  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2014 Acura RDX install in basically the same way. For any of them, the estimate installation time is 30 minutes to an hour depending on several factors. Individual results may vary. Having an assistant will help make things easier, especially when raising the hitch into position. The Curt hitches # C13130 and # C12083 require the stabilization strap # 18050 for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack for their warranty requirements. The strap is meant...
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  • Can the Hollywood Racks Trunk Bike Rack # HRF2 be used on a 2014 Acura RDX with Spoiler
  • A hitch mounted bike rack is the safest way to transport bikes using your 2014 Acura RDX. I spoke with my contact at Hollywood Racks and in order to prevent damage to the spoiler, a trunk mounted rack including their Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier, # HRF2, is not recommended. The compatibility issue comes from the rack interfering with the automatic open/close feature and the plastic liner inside the edge of the hatch. Assuming that your RDX is not already equipped with a hitch, I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Acura RDX
  • All of the Class III hitches we carry for the 2015 Acura RDX will be pretty low profile. Basically all you would see is the hitch opening right underneath you rear bumper. The most popular option we carry is the Curt hitch part # C13130. This hitch has a 600 lb tongue weight rating and a 4,000 lb total trailer weight rating so it should do a great job for towing your trailer. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Does Installing a Hitch on a 2015 Acura RDX Automatically Void Vehicle Warranty
  • Installing a hitch on your 2015 Acura RDX will not have any warranty implications if the hitch is installed as outlined in the instructions and used within the weight bearing capabilities of the vehicle. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle...
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  • Does Using a Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Allow a 2013 Acura RDX to Tow More than Its Rated For
  • No, trailer hitches and vehicles often have different tow capacity ratings. Whichever is rated lower, the vehicle or the hitch, is the capacity you need to go by. In this case it is the vehicle. However, I would still recommend a Class III trailer hitch for your 2013 Acura RDX because the 2 inch receiver is going to afford you more accessory options than a 1-1/4 inch receiver on a Class I or II trailer hitch. Class I trailer hitches also have other restrictions such as only being able...
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  • Curt Class lll Trailer Hitch and SportRack 3 Bike carrier for 2013 Acura RDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C13130, is a fit for your Acura RDX. The hitch has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver opening and has a tongue capacity of 600 lbs. Please note that this hitch has a gross trailer weight maximum of 4000 lbs and and a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. This hitch is not designed to be used with a weight distribution system. The SportRack 3 Bike Carrier, part # SR2403 measures 12-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use with a Bike Carrier for a 2015 Audi Q3
  • Most spoilers at the tops of SUVs and CUVs are not rated to support any weight or tension. But, Curt is the only manufacturer that would require that strap. Draw-Tite hitch # 75218 and Hidden Hitch # 87687 do not have that requirement so I would go with one of them and not worry about the strap on your 2015 Audi Q3. I have included a link to all of the bike carriers we have that fit 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. The most popular option is the Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR. I have included...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Acura RDX Towing 1750 LB Fishing Boat
  • I have included a link to the hitch options that we offer for your 2013 Acura RDX. The hitch that I recommend for your 2013 Acura RDX is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13130. This is a custom fit hitch so there is no drilling or welding required for installation and it has a towing capacity of 4,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. Although the hitch has a 4,000 lb capacity, I did some checking and it looks as though your RDX has a maximum towing capacity of...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2016 Acura RDX
  • For the 2016 Acura RDX, the trailer hitch we offer that is a confirmed fit is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12083. Trailer hitch part # C13130 is a confirmed fit for 2013 to 2015 Acura RDX. Part # C12083 is a Class ll hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. A note from Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch...
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  • Compatibility of 1/2 Inch Bolts with Handle Nuts Used to Install Curt # C13130 on 2013 Acura RDX
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt Manufacturing, who confirms that the 12M bolt are indeed intended to fit the weldnuts, and the 1/2 inch bolts are a fit for the handle nuts. My contact suggested that you closely examine the threads on the inside of the handle nuts to make sure they're not damaged, same with the bolts. Try threading the bolts into the handle nuts before you put the handle nuts up into the frame to confirm fit, try both nuts with both bolts. When the handle nuts are up inside...
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  • Stabilizer Strap Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13130 on a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The correct stabilizer strap to use with the Curt Hitch part # C13130 that you referenced is the part # 18050. To see how it would get used check out the review video I attached. Another option you have that might interest you is to use a Hidden Hitch like part # 87642. Hidden Hitch does not require the use of a stabilizer strap. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle...
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  • Hitch Capacities for a Curt Hitch on a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The Curt Class III hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Acura RDX is the part # C13130 that you referenced. The capacities for the hitch are 4,000 lbs total trailer weight and 600 lbs total tongue weight. You should note that in a towing setup you are only as strong as the weakest component. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine what Acura recommends as the overall capacity for your vehicle and be sure to go by the lower of the two figures...
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  • What is the Stabilizer Strap that Curt Recommends Get Used with Their Hitches
  • A stabilizer strap will attach to the hitch accessory and then attach to the vehicle to provide support for the accessory to help prevent some of the shock from bumps from being transferred to the hitch. The Curt Strap part # 18050 is one that is most often used. I attached a demo video that shows how to use this product for you to check out.
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  • Best Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Acura RDX to Carry 4 Mountain Bikes
  • For your 2014 Acura RDX the Curt Hitch part # C13130 that you referenced would be the correct hitch to use and would work well with a Thule Apex Bike Rack like part # TH9025 or # TH9026. Either rack will do well to carry 4 mountain bikes, but having more room will definitely make it easier. The Apex bike racks have more room than most racks and have arced arms to help make loading easier by putting the bikes at different heights, but still I think the 5-bike version would be a better...
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  • Replacement Handle Nut Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13130
  • For a replacement handle nut for the Curt Hitch part # C13130 you would want the part # 1332. This is a 1/2 inch handle nut like what came with your hitch.
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