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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2013 GMC Acadia

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   13424

Retail:$293.94

Price:$176.36


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2013 GMC Acadia

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

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your GMC Acadia
  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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


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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 GMC Acadia - Curt

Today, we're working with a 2012 GMC Acadia and we're going to be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13424. The first thing we need to do to install our hitch is remove the bumper fascia panel here. We'll just turn the two hand knobs, a quarter turn to the left, and we can remove the panel. Next, we need to lower our exhaust to make extra room for manipulating and maneuvering the hitch into position. We'll fit a strap underneath the exhaust to support the weight once we get it off the hangers. There's a rubber isolator on either side of the muffler that we'll need to undo from the hangers to lower that side of the exhaust.

We'll repeat the same procedure over on the passenger's side. We'll spray the hangers down with some lubricant and pry the isolators off. With our exhaust lowered, we can go ahead and maneuver our hitch into position and start installing our hardware. It might be a good idea to get a second set of hands to help you hold the hitch into place while you get your hardware in. There are two weld nuts in the frame rail on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle.

We'll take a bolt and a conical toothed washer, thread it through the hitch and into the weld nut. Once we have all four bolts in on either side of the frame, we can move on to the last two attachment points at the bumper beam. Some Acadias will come equip with weld nuts in the bumper beam here. On our particular vehicle, we dont have the weld nuts, but there are openings here that we'll use with the block and carriage bolt. We'll feed the fish wire in through the hole and out the end of the bumper beam.

We'll fit our block over the fish wire, then thread in our carriage bolt. We'll pull it through until we get the bolt down into position. We'll repeat the same procedure over on the passenger's side. Then we'll take our locking flange nut and thread it on. We'll do the same on both the driver and passenger's side of the vehicle.

With all of our hardware in and finger tightened, we'll go ahead and tighten it all the way down, then use a torque wrench to tighten it down according to the specifications in the instructions. Finally, we just have to re-hang our exhaust and we're done. That's it for the installation of Curt 2-inch Hitch, part number 13424, on our 2012 GMC Acadia.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 - 13424

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nat J02/28/2011

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Hitch was very easy to install and fit perfect with most of it not showing. Directions were simple, easy to read and follow. I decided to trim the plastic panel and replace it around the receiver for a more finished look. 8095



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Len H11/04/2011

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2011 Chevy Traverse LT1 Installation was easy. However, the bolt head was too large for the access holes. Most of the time for installation was used filing the access holes to get the bolts through the frame. I was able to reinstall bumper fascia after installation. Installation took about 45 minutes.26552



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve A.11/15/2010

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A cakewalk The hitch arrived when promised and was a breeze to put on my 2011 traverse. The instructions were easy to read and follow. I was done in less then an hour. The wire that was included to fish the bolts through the frame worked like a charm. The wiring harness went on in 20 minutes. I couldn't be happier. Thanks for selling great products.3619



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan C07/16/2013

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Very easy install on my 2013 GMC Acadia. It took me about 40 minutes to install (and I was taking my time). It came with easy instructions and everything that I needed to install it (including the wires to fish the bolts through the bumper). Overall, I am very happy with this product.89748



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cheapass Ron01/30/2013

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I'm just your run-of-the-mill exceptionally satisfied customer. Full disclosure: I'm a cheapa$$. After I found what I wanted from etrailer, I surfed the part numbers looking for a cheaper source. After a few minutes, I asked myself "what the heck am I doing? etrailer.com has put up the money and time in a great website and fantastic how-to videos, and even if they're more expensive, they *deserve* my business - they earned it." So I bought. Additional full disclosure: nobody was cheaper. Don't waste your time looking. Oh, the hitch and wiring kit fit perfectly. What else would you expect?64625



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Douglas07/22/2012

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Product is well built and fit perfectly for my application on a Chevy Tranverse. The installation video on thier website for the hitch and wiring harness made the installation quick and painless. The items were shipped quickly and arrived as prommised and E trailer communicated all of this through e mails. I would definetly reccommend this product and supplier.48869



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan Z.07/11/2012

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I have a new GMC Acadia 2012. The installation was easy and fast. We (I had a helper) installed the hitch even without lowering the car exhaust. It took around 15 minutes. The only tool needed was 19mm (or 3./4") wrench. Very good product and well made. 47517


Comments

I have a question.... I was told that since we didnt get the tow package factory that we should not tow anything more than 2000 lbs.... do you know if this is true?

comment by: Michele - 7/22/2013


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It is possible, but does not seem very likely for this vehicle family. Check in the owners manual, there should be a section on towing that will outline capacities based on exact model and configuration. You can also contact GM headquarters with your VIN and they should be able to help you determine the towing capacity.

Patrick B - 7/23/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff W.02/24/2012

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etrailer service and delivery were excellent. Reciever fits to position as instructional videos say. Took me an hour to install - that's what I expected. I ran into difficulty with the space in access holes and spacers at bumper part of mount... had to improvise just a bit. There is a small problem to address with contact with the muffler for my 2011 Traverse, but I'm hoping for an easy adjustment of some kind to give a little bit more room. Thanks e-trailer! 32497



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: dave05/08/2009

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Excellent quality, durable This hitch is well made quality. It fit perfectly on my GMC Acadia, installed with little difficulty. I did have to lower the exhaust, but the rubber mounts slipped off easily. You get what you pay for.1825



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry07/03/2011

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Perfect fit with all the needed hardware. I was able to reinstall the original bumper cover to hide the hitch until it is time to use it. The cover pops off and on easily.18440



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.03/29/2011

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Great Service. Fast shipping and superior follow up!!10652



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: wally r03/16/2011

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Man, this was easy to install. great detail drawing and instructions to install the hitch. It took me 20 mins to install9514



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason05/18/2013

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Needed hitch for my GMC Acadia. This shipped and was received quickly. Installed easily. Very satisfied80822



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Clint02/20/2013

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Fast shipping and great customer service, as I ordered it Friday and received on Tuesday. Looks great installed! 67061


Comments

We have had no troubles with it and have used it several times.

comment by: Clint - 2/20/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry S09/10/2012

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Took a little longer than 30 minutes to install, but only because I tried to not disconnect the mufflers from the frame. Fishing the back bolts through the bumper was kind of weird, but was not hard at all.54166



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Blair08/24/2012

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Great product. I was able to track it the whole time. It arrived on time and was easy to install. It took a lot less time than it was estimated. The instructions were great and the website is very helpful with installation videos.52956



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom08/06/2012

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I received the item a lot sooner than expected, I have not installed yet, will do this weekend. My previous hitch order I had the same quick delivery and install was a breeze on my sedan vith the on-line video. Thanks Etrailer. 50669



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin08/04/2012

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2012 Chevy Traverse. quality hitch and the trim door fit back on the truck with a perfect fit after the install.50538



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott S07/13/2012

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So simple to install, looks great, super customer service picking out the hitch. I am happy and recomend etrailer to everyone........47769



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony06/27/2012

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Was easy to install nice! 45828



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug L01/30/2012

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Install couldn't have been easier. 30 min. Great service also 30581



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff V01/09/2012

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Easy Install with the fish lines provid ed!29375



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason01/05/2012

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Fast shipping, Great communication. I have been very pleased with everything I ordered from etrailer.29114



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GH10/20/2011

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I recieved it in a very timely manner,and the good thing was it was the right trailer hitch.Thanks for all your help.25880



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve C09/13/2011

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Exactly as I ordered, thank, good doing buisness23900



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Min A.08/02/2011

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Great customer service, fast shipping. updated of status of shippment for easy tracking. Product was excellent, easy and fast installation. i would recommand to everyone to buy from etrailer. Thank you!!20915



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul M.03/07/2011

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I received the tow hitch on time. installed it after work with no problems. the hardware was included with the instructions to both tow hitch and harness. very happy with the purchase. 8730



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adrian03/01/2011

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Arrived on time, great quality, and extremely easy to install on my GMC Acadia.8132



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: william cantwell02/03/2011

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Product was delivered in great time and took approxiamately 25 minutes to install as I did not have to lower the exhaust system.6620



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim F.12/09/2010

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Buick Enclave Hitch Excellent Product, good delivery time.3864



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grant12/08/2010

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Easy East to install great hitch!!3796



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.08/31/2011

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Hitch Looks great. 23292



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Javier08/03/2011

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Quick delivery, perfect fit. Only took 12-15 minutes to install. Completely hidden with the hitch off and the plastic cover on.21038



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff B.07/11/2011

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Excellent service and products. 19173



Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13424                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Can Rear Fascia Panel be Replaced After Installing Curt Trailer Hitch # 13424, 2011 Chevy Traverse
  • You will notice in the instructions that I have linked for Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13424, that it states that the panel in question may be reinstalled on some models. So I spoke with my contact at Curt to determine if the 2011 Chevy Traverse was a model that it could be reinstalled on. He stated that they did not have information on the 2011 but on the 2010 it can be reinstalled. Basically, if the rear fascia is the same on the 2011, then it will fit. But if it has been redesigned, it will not
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  • Can A 7-Way RV Trailer Connector Be Used with only 4-Way Wiring Installed on a 2008 GMC Acadia
  • Yes, you can use a 7-Way RV wiring harness on your 2008 GMC Acadia without tow package. You will first need to install the T-One Vehicle Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, item # 118451, which will plug inline with your vehicle tail lights, see instructions and video link. You will then need to install an adapter like # 37185. This adapter will plug into the 4-Way connector previously installed and the extra wires can be tied up out of the way for future use. A bracket is included for mounti
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  • Can Rear Center Fascia Panel be Reinstalled After Curt Trailer Hitch is Put on a 2009 Buick Enclave
  • In my experience the fascia trim panel cannot be replaced on the Buick Enclave vehicles after the installation of any of the hitches that are available for that vehicle. This is because the fascia for the Enclave is shaped differently than the ones for the Traverse. I posted a photo that one of our customers sent in showing how he trimmed that center fascia piece so that he could reinstall it on his vehicle. We also have a hitch install video on a 2012 Enclave for you to review, see link. We
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  • Tow Ready Wiring Bracket Recommendation for a Curt Hitch on a 2012 Buick Enclave
  • You would want to purchase a Tow Ready Mounting Bracket # 18144 to go with the Curt Hitch # 13424 as it does not come with a bracket to mount the trailer wiring. For a no drill option for a mounting bracket check out the # 18140. Unfortunately you could not reuse the trim cover to cover the hitch when not in use. The hitch protrudes too far out the back of the vehicle in order for the cover to be reinstalled. Check out the installation instructions and installation video that I attached
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  • Comparing Curt and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches for a 2012 GMC Acadia
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13424 and Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87435 both will not allow you to reinstall the rear fascia door once the hitch is installed. The receiver will protrude out too far for the door to be replaced. The major differences between these 2 hitches are price and design. The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch is less expensive and has a round tube cross member. The more expensive Curt hitch has a square tube design. The Hidden Hitch # 87435 is more popular and would be my top choice
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GMC Acadia Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 13424 Installation instructions 13424 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Fascia door panel must be removed for hitch installation and may not be able to be reattached.No drilling required for installation, Do not cut or splice vehicle wiring. Only use approved T-One or see auto dealer for trailer tow wiring kit

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Curt Manufacturing 118271
With Tow Package Use:118271

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 19287


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