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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Ford Crown Victoria's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on this 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, we're going to install part number 13707 from Curt. All right. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the Crown Victoria. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a draw bar, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 and 1/4 inches. Now from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 5 and 1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start off, we'll go ahead and get our vehicle ready to install our hitch.
In this case, all we've got to do is remove some ground straps. They simply slide off the edge of your frame. We'll go ahead and just drape those over the top of the exhaust for now. When we're finished with the hitch, we'll go ahead and reinstall these. Okay. Once we have them removed and out of the way, we can go ahead and measure mark on the frame of our car.
What we're going to do is measure from the edge of the frame back about 1 inch. We'll go ahead and make a mark with that and that will set our hitch up to be how close to the frame we need to be. Then with an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and hold the hitch up to those marks and then we'll go ahead and make marks for the holes that we need to drill. We can use some spray paint to mark the holes. Once we have areas marked, we'll go ahead and lower the hitch. Then we'll go ahead and drill our pilot hole. We're going to use a 1/4 inch hole and then go up to 1/2 inch.
Now if you can it's a good idea to go up to 9/16 to give you a little bit extra working room to pull the bolt through the frame. Once all 4 holes are drilled out, we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch. From the inside of the frame to the outside, we'll get the carriage bolt and block. Then it'll go through the hitch and a nut. There maybe some additional blocks needed between the frame and the hitch to make sure it sits level. This fastener combination will be the same all the way around the hitch.
Let's go ahead and install our hardware into the hitch. We'll take the bolt leader which comes with the kit and run it through the hole that goes towards the front of the car and then we'll run it out a large hole further up by the axle. Then we'll slip on our block and thread on our bolt. Push it all into the frame and pull it on through. Now if the block hangs up in the frame a little bit, maybe a good idea to poke at it with a screwdriver, help maneuver it around and then pull the bolt through. Up by the bumper we can just use our fingers to help work it into place. Okay, we're done with our passenger side. We'll go ahead and repeat the same thing on our driver's side. With the hardware installed into the vehicle we'll go ahead and lift our hitch up and install our flange nuts. Now we'll just run our flange nuts finger tight and inspect the hitch. Then tighten down the hardware. I want our hitch close to level. In this case the hitch is actually pulling up at a pretty good angle and is touching the bumper. It's not bad to have it point up a little bit, but this may be a little bit much. We'll go ahead and lower our hitch down and put a spacer block in between the frame and the hitch closest to the bumper. Then we'll put it back together. It's a good idea to be as close to level as possible. In our case, we're going to leave it tilted up just a little bit because when you put just a little bit of weight in the trunk, the vehicle is going to settle a little bit and then it will be level. Okay. Once you're satisfied with the placement of the hitch, make sure it's centered from left to right and then tighten down the hardware. Once the hardware is tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. Okay, the last thing we need to do is go ahead and re-install our ground straps. We'll go ahead and route them back over to the frame and on the vertical surface of the frame, we'll go ahead and push them back into place. With that, that will finish it for our install of part number 13707 from Curt on our 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (89 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: Chris R01/03/2016
Installed on a 2008 Ford Police Interceptor. The end result was excellent. The hitch is hidden except for the square part in the middle that you would use for a hook up. I bought this trailer hitch not for towing, but to install a thing called a "superbumper" which absorbs impact from rear end collisions. My last vehicle was hit in the front and the rear by two separate drivers in the same week. I wanted to make sure I protected the rear of my police interceptor (I already installed a push bar on the front). To install the Curt trailer hitch, I used the help of a standard scissors jack (hitch is heavy). I put the scissors jack on the driver side and jacked up the left side of the hitch. Once that was jacked up I held up the right side of the hitch with my hands. Then I marked a hole with a pen. I put the hitch down and drilled the first hole. Once that was drilled I screwed the right side of the hitch to the frame. Now I drilled the second hole and screwed that in too. I then moved to the left side of the hitch (still held up by the scissors jack). I drilled two holes on this side. I ran into a little trouble with a bar that is above the frame, so I had to make the rear left hole a little bigger to fit the screw in aside of the bar. Last step was to put the screw in the last hole. The hitch was then perfectly lined up and installed. Here are four tips that will help with the install. Use a scissors jack instead of clamps (it allows you to line up the hitch perfectly onto the frame). Use a small pilot drill bit and gradually drill bigger holes until you drill a half inch hole (I used four drill bits per hole). Make your holes a little bigger than a half inch for ease getting the screws in (I pushed a smaller drill bit onto the sides of the holes to make more space). Wear nitrile gloves and safety goggles when installing (the metal shards from the frame a hot). I highly recommend this Curt Trailer Hitch. 234690
by: Mary H.06/07/2012
This went on a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Did lots of comparing before getting the Curt hitch. VERY glad I did !!!!!. This is SUPERBLY made. every weld is perfect and the entire thing is sealed preventing any water from getting in. it fits PERFECT. totally hides under the car except for the receiver and safety chain loop. you have to almost get on the ground to see the drawbar. The black powder coat is very glossy and well applied. so pretty you hate that it won't be seen !!!. the back of the receiver box is open all the way so no debris can collect and there is no lip to limit how far a bar can go back. the recommended mount fits perfect and is out far enough but not to far. my Yakima bike rack fits right in and still has about 3 inches gap to the bumper which is just right. My husband put this on by himself ( I watched !!! ) without any trouble. he kept the car on the ground and laid on cardboard and used a floor jack on each side under the vertical plate . he jacked it up evenly and moved the hitch as needed. once it contacted the bottom of the car a bit ( not so tight you can't budge it ) he measured and made it even side to side and front to back, sprayed the mount holes with grey primer and let it down. he drilled with an 1/8 inch bit with anti walk tip, then 1/4 inch then 1/2 inch. wiggle the drill and make the holes a little bigger and oval them a bit. THEN drop the bolts in and make sure they fit !!!!!. the fish wire is AWESOME !!!!. now remove the bolts and put on a good coat of glossy black rust fighting paint where the hitch goes make sure to cover the bare metal from the drill holes . after it dried he slid the hitch under the car on the cardboard and put the bolts in. then lifted one side onto the bolts and started the nuts, did the same on the other side and then tightened it up. making one last wiggle into place before torque wrenching the nuts. he then put some rust proofing paint on the nuts and bolts to keep them salt free on our winter roads. this hitch looks great !!!!!. He said sharp drill bits are a must . and wear safety glasses as the metal shaving really fly. hope this helps. 43247
by: Mark L.07/24/2016
I installed this on my 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. It fit perfectly. It really was as easy to install as they said. I did it myself in my driveway and it took me about one hour using a floor jack to hold it up in place. The only problem I ran into was the holes nearest the bumper. There is a cylinder from the 5mph bumper that made getting the rear bolts in place kind of difficult. You have to wiggle them around to get them in place and I would recommend going up in size on the drill bit for all the holes. 275816
by: Randill R.06/10/2011
i put my curt hitch on my 1999 mercury grand marquis bye myself today 6-10-11 . i got out my motorcycle lift jack and it has two ruber pads about a foot apart on the jack, making it balance more easily as i jacked it up to the underside of the frame. just as the movie and directions said to mark the holes with spray paint for the bolts. only they say it's easier with another set of hands or a buddy to help lift it up to mark the holes. but with my motorcycle jack for the lifting it worked out real good. i'm 66 years old and it did take me about two hours. i marked the holes with spray paint measured both sides. of course i didn't put full pressure on the jack till i had the curt hitch right where i wanted to mark. i hit with a two bye four and a hammer to shift it one way or the other till i was happy with where i wanted it, then put more pressure on the jack to hold it for the final marking. there little movie on the install is the key factor and helped me alot with the boring of the marked holes and the fish wire for pulling the bolts inside the frame channel. had no problems what so ever with the bolts that had to be fished thru the channel and new holes. i like there hitch and am very satisfied with the install of it. thank you etrailer for a superb product and instructions.a no problem job for me, maybe a little more time than others for me. but again i done it my way and bye myself. i will recommend the hitches to anybody. there built and made well. 16711
Ordered the Curt class III hitch on 7/3, received and installed on 7/9. Shipping was fast and the little bit I dealt with customer service they were prompt. Installed on my 1999 Merc Grand Marquis I am not a real "fix it" guy, I have limited skill sets in this area but when I was told it would be $150 to install from my local shop I said I would do it myself. Install took about an hour and a half. Lifted the car with a hydraulic floor jack and set the rear up a foot or two on stands. I used the floor jack to help hold the hitch in place while I marked the holes for drilling. Someone else had mentioned a weld about an inch back from the rear frame rail and I had that also. Just butted the hitch up against that and drilled away. Used 4 bits of varying sizes to eventually get the holes big enough for the bolts. This was the most time consuming part. That line to fish the bolts through the frame rail was awesome, took maybe a minute to get each side ready and through. I found it easy to use the floor jack here and help lineup the hitch without knocking the bolts back inside the frame. Looks like a quality hitch, can't wait to use it! 47359
by: John R05/17/2015
There was paint chipped off if the hitch just under the receiver hole about the size of a quarter. Not pleased with that. But other then that it got here just in time to install and I could pull a float in my hometown parade. It fit perfect on my 2002 ford crown Victoria (retired police interceptor. Thank you etrailer.com 193923
by: Dan J06/20/2011
Excellent - I was impressed with the quality, engineering and detail. The package - CURT hitch, 4-pole hard-wire kit, 4-pole to 7-pole adapter, extended ball mount, ball & pin was installed on my prized 89 Ford LTD Crown Victoria. I installed it by myself, without a helping hand, and once I got all the tools together it did take longer than the estimated 45 minutes - I would double that to 90 minutes. Once I had the rear up on stands, I positioned the hitch under the frame by suspending one end with a hanger wire, then the other end. I snugged the hitch up to the frame with a floor jack and double checked the alignment. From there it was a breeze - Drilled the 4 holes, snaked the bolts into place, and torqued to specs. Highly recommend CURT hitches & etrailer for all your trailer needs. 17417
by: John E.03/16/2011
I installed the Curt 13707 on a 2005 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The install was fairly easy and straight forward. The instructions recommend centering the hitch and setting it one inch back on the frame. I'm not sure if it would be the same on earlier models but mine had a weld one in back on the frame that I could butt the frame up against. I would recommend a second person to hold the hitch while you marked where to drill. When drilling the 1/2" bolt holes, use the drill to ream the holes slightly since its incredibly tight once you get the wire fishing tool onto the threads. Also, with the rear holes, you may need to make the holes a little oblong to clear the bumper tube that is inside the frame. I installed this hitch by myself with hand tools in about an hour. Pretty simple and straight forward install and a stout hitch. 9481
The fit was nice and snug. But in my 2001 grand marquis the shock absorbers for the rear bumper go thru the channel of the frame. So, drilling the holes were a little trickey. Other than that everything worked out fine. 139973
by: Dan M10/30/2016
The hitch arrived a day earlier than I expected, pleasant surprise. The box was oversized for the hitch but it was undamaged when I received it, I'm surprised. The fit on my car was PERFECT! My frame has a curve to it and the hitch followed it as though it was OEM installed, it looks as though it was. Just like the installation pictures on your website. I'm impressed with the installation tool that was packaged with the hitch, it was very helpful installing the bolts inside the enclosed frame. I would attach some pictures but the car is already on a trip. I ecieved an email it was shipped on a Sunday, wow, thanks etrailer.com for the exceptional service. 312218
by: Roger H.05/21/2012
Main reason for purchasing was the hitch was American Made! Second free shipping! Shipped in a decent amount of time and packed well. I have had a chance to use the hitch yet. I had a trailer place install it so I cannot comment about the installation. I also want to add that I had talked to Titus the night before I ordered this hitch and he was very personable , professional and had excellent customer service skills. There was no hype to buy the product whats so ever! In fact he made me want to come back and do business with your company! And that is what I did. Support American workers buy American made products when you can! 41224
by: Frank R02/11/2016
The Curt class lll hitch for my 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis arrived sooner than I thought it would, was easy to install and works and looks great. The videos and instructions were a big help. I used a motorcycle jack to lift the hitch in place and lay on my back under the car drilling holes and installing hardware and the hitch. Took my time and everything went real easy. I strongly advise a heavy-duty drill and bits, which I had. I am seventy-five years old and the hardest part was getting back up once I got on the ground. Thanks etrailer, everything was perfect. 237559
by: Jack P.10/11/2012
Place order on Sunday. Received hitch on Wednesday. Super shipping and handling. Hitch is well made and easy to install. I watched the installation video on-line and made some changes. I held the hitch in place with two "C" clamps and marked the hole locations with a center punch. Then removed the hitch, drilled the holes and installed the bolts. The wire bolt installation tool is the best thing since sliced bread. Lifted hitch in place and installed nuts on bolts and torqued to 75 ft. lbs. Installation took approximately one hour. Great product. 56992
by: Bob White10/10/2014
I call a local shop and they said they would install it for me.So friday at 8am i was there just to have three employee look at it and look under the car and said they did't want to install it so i told them to put it back in the truck and i would take care of it myself, i come back home and back the car up on a set of ramps and i install the bar in about 2 hours bye my self if i was about 25 years younger i could of done it in about 45 minutes.Thanks for a great tow bar at a great price. not bad for a 72 year old guy. 155562
I do not intend to tow anything with my hitch. I bought it so I could attach a bicycle rack on my wife's Mercury Grand Marquis. This hitch is a quality product, easy install. I used a lift to raise the car in order to drill the holes, and then a motorcycle jack and jackstands on the ground to install the hitch. Two persons would make this install a breeze, I did mine single-handedly. Ordering was easy and shipping time was reasonable. I would surely do it again with etrailer.com. 253752
by: A.J. H.05/10/2012
Recieved order in two days! This hitch fit perfect on a 2007 Crown Vic Intercepter. A small set of vise grip clamps fit nice in the frame tube and held the hitch in place and allowed you to tap it to center it up and mark the hole locations. 1/4 pilot hole followed by a 1/2 toward the front of the car and a 5/8 toward the bumper to allow clearance of bumper tube. Nice quality product easy installation. This was one thing that went just like its supposed to! Etrailer.com Rocks! 39971
EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND SERVICE. HITCH WAS DELIVERED EARLY ON THE DAY PROMISED. 320127
received new hitch and wiring for my 96 Mercury in a few days. I was not looking forward to drilling and trying to get the bolts into the frame but it actually went along pretty smoothly. Frame drilled good, the special wire in the kit to fish the bolts into the holes worked very good. The electrical wiring harness also fit quick and easy. All told it took me 1 1/2 hours. I'm very impressed with the heavy construction of the hitch and the powder coat finish. 27152
by: Jeff S.07/14/2011
Installed Curt hitch & Thule T2 bike rack on 96 Merc 19412
by: Norm M03/08/2012
Installed in less then 2 hours (would have been quicker but I had dull drill bits), perfect fit SUPER PRICE, it was less then half of what others charged. Loved the instruction video, I really can't say enough, I'm perfectly satisfied. I would send pictures but honestly I'm just to lazy and don't want to take the time to do it, sorry. I will reccomend you to others and I saved your website on my desk top in case I need another hitch. Thank You 33226
The Curt Trailer Hitch that I purchased is truly a work of art. Being a tool and die maker by trade I am always looking at mechanical items for the quality of welds, machining and finish. The box design of the Curt hitch keeps mud and other junk out of the business end of the hitch and the welds are first rate, smooth and full. The powder coat finish is superior to a painted finish and should last for years. Installation was fast and easy. 68403
by: J Fred02/24/2014
Installed on an "07 Towncar. Took longer than suggested because I had to use homemade wooden ramps on the garage floor, and I'm 78 years young. Lots of up and downs. Everything works perfectly. Was reluctant to drill holes in frame but I made them and they worked perfectly. No trouble with fish wire. No trouble with wiring harness. Hooked to boat trailer and went fishing. 117448
by: Jim M.10/27/2013
Product was very good quality, perfect fit, good finish. Problem was that the information printed on the Internet site said that "no drilling" is required. There were no holes in the bottom plate of the frame--only in the sides of the frame. So, I had to spend nearly an hour assembling my large 90 degree angle drill and bits, and then drilling out the holes. 105319
by: David C06/17/2015
Hitch works well. The installation video on the site was nice also. The only issue that I had was with the hardware. One of the bolts in the kit had no threads. The local hardware didn't carry grade 8 carriage bolts. So I used a die set and cut the threads myself. Might be a good idea to inspect the hardware before installation day just in case. 204041
by: michael g.10/04/2016
Being a mechanic and fairly good fabricator I've always made my own hitch but for the price, quality and ease of installation this is the way to go. Also I'll be able to un-bolt this and put it on another vehicle if needed. The fish wire it came with was awesome, I always wondered how they got those bolts way in there. 303360
by: Ron K05/18/2011
The trailer hitch was even nicer than I had hoped it would be, plus it was made in the USA. Also it fit perfect. I am very happy with the hitch price and free shipping. This was a very good experence, plus fast shipping. T can't say enough good things. thank you E-Trailer I have you in my favorites. Thanks, Ron K 14740
by: Larry N.06/08/2016
Excellent comprehensive videos and a well-managed web page allowed me to select the correct part for my vehicle at a fair price. The hitch was delivered within the allotted time window and installed exactly as shown in the instructions. I would have to fabricate something bad to say about this experience. 258914
by: James m03/10/2016
Good quality part.. Fairly easy in install. It took a bout 30 minutes once I got all the tools out 240502
by: Allen F01/23/2016
Installation on our 2007 Lincoln Town Car was about a two hour job for this (do-it-yourself) 80-year old owner. I used a floor jack to properly position the hitch up against the frame and simply followed the provided well-written and illustrated installation steps. Piece of cake!! Al 236107
by: Ken B.10/05/2012
The hitch arrived promptly and in good condition. It appears to be well made and heavy duty. I probably won't get it installed until maybe next weekend. (lots harder for one old man laying in his driveway than for two young guys with the car up on a lift like in the video) 56431
I have always had good results with all my purchases from etrailer. packaging and shipping has always been good and on time. I am installing a the hitch on a 2005 grand margquis. I previously installed one on my Xterra. The instructions have always been excellent. 262093
by: Martha N09/23/2016
So African only do this for shipping because the box will be open buy the man who fixes it to our car. So I will ask him when he finish in stalling it then offer more revise then ok Delivery got here on time and the carrier carried it in my house for me thank you. 300164
by: Ray Can03/29/2016
receive the hitch at 2:30 it is now 530 it is put on everything went well. My hats off to the gentleman that made The wire to pull the bolts the hole.I hope you'll pay him a lot of money for those little wires they are great.... Ray Can 242317
The Curt trailer hitch retriever is a solid piece of metal work which inspires trust. You know this baby is going to the job no matter what, and is not going to come apart under stress! Good job e- trailer! Also best prices in the market 221970
by: Martin S.06/08/2012
Fit perfectly on my 2008 Crown Victoria and was fairly easy to install. Used some stands to hold it up in place, then drilled the holes and used the included threaded metal fishing wire to pull the bolts and spacers into place. 43371
by: David P.09/15/2012
So far So good, fast delivery, looks good and well built and was fairly easy to install. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but sure it will do the job of pulling my motorcycle around. Try to watch the videos first to help. 54778
by: David H.04/08/2012
The hitch installed pretty easy but the side rails of the hitch fit extremely tight against the tub of the trunk. Makes a nice squeaking/rubbing sound now while I drive. I still recommend it though. Very nice quality. 36525
by: nick e06/20/2012
Great product recieved in only two and half days..installed that afternoon it only took me about 2 hours.after watching video about how to install.you have a great product and great service. thanks Nick 44995
by: Tom W.05/29/2015
Everything went in pretty good but one bolt that I needed to cut shorter and cut part of the head off on one side to get it past the bumper piston. In total it took about 3 hours to install. 198471
by: Larry H02/16/2016
Delivery was as expected. The hitch was an excellent fit. The installation video was greatly appreciated. There was no head scratching and wondering if I was installing correctly. 237901
by: Rich A.06/19/2016
There were a few nicks in the paint when it arrived. Otherwise the receiver installed just like in the video(s). No real complaints. Looks good and so far functions fine. 262566
by: Big D s Electrical12/03/2016
***** 5 STAR!!! Reese Hitch was delivered within 48hrs of order being made! Bolted right up with no modification... Came with all hardware too! I couldnt be happier! 321990
Easy to install. Almost completely hidden behind the bumper. Arrived when promised and in good shape. Would have been perfect except for the cockroaches in the box. 283779
This is the second hitch I bought from etrailer, and the service is second to none. The videos they have are very helpful, and the fast free shipping is great. 175045
this trailer hitch fit perfectly, it was easy to install. very well made heavy gauge steel The price was great and free shipping made it a no brainer. 249883
I used this hitch on my 94 crown vic. The installation was easy and straight forward. I have had no problems with the hitch and would buy it again. 246307
by: Bob G.05/27/2012
Great to work with. I ordered the wrong hitch and they went beyond my expectation to correct the order. Great communication!!! I highly recommend!!! 41819
by: Steve D11/07/2014
Great fit. One hour total installation time Rose Grayson was a great expert and retrieved the necessary information quickly for this part Go Rose 159869
by: Bud J12/26/2012
So far--so good. got the package and everything looks great. Have read all the instructions and they seem straight forward. Will install tomarrow. 61992
Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver #13707 Fit my 06 Town Car perfectly. Yes, drilling the holes was a little work, but everything went together fine. 160820
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