This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best Trailer Hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13130 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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

Curt Trailer Hitch

(62 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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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Acura RDX - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Acura RDX - Curt

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. .

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (62 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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

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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: 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: 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: 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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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

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by: Richard J. L.11/14/2013

Very good product. Perfectly designed. Fits like a glove. Looks and functions outstanding. Installation instructions - perfect. 107364

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by: Viktor08/07/2013

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

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by: Jeff05/21/2014

Fast shipping, great quality product for the price! Took me 5 minutes to install with a friend to hold it in place! 131615

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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

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by: Steve06/18/2014

This site had the best price for my hitch. The hitch took only 2 days to arrive with standard shipping. A+ 136442

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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

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by: David R03/11/2014

Great service with a speedy delivery even in poor weather. Easy to install. Looks great! Fairly priced. 120288

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by: GW04/28/2014

Great product and super easy to install ! Great customer service as well ! Highly Recommend this site ! 127844

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by: Sean M06/20/2014

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

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by: Joe F.07/08/2013

Good product, easy to install, great communication from the order to delivery, highly recommend. 88317

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by: WALTER02/03/2013

The hitch arrived early, it fit the Acura RDX beautifully. Easy to install. I'm very pleased. 64895

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by: Matt H.07/10/2014

Very straightforward installation, took 15 min with a socket wrench. Good quality. 140692

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by: Dimitri07/23/2014

Very easy to install. I recommend having two people, those extra hands help. 142714

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by: Chad G08/26/2014

Fantastic experience! Super fast shipping and product is exactly as expected! 148646

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by: Jeff G03/28/2014

Great product, arrived quicker then expected, excellent customer service. 122690

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by: Gerry10/06/2014

An easy product to install in an Acura RDX - the price was great also. 154687

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by: Scott S.05/06/2014

Fit perfectly, bolted right on! Great delivery from etrailer, Thanks!! 129089

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