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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Honda CR-V's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today on 2001 Honda CRV we are going to be installing curt hitch part number 13314. Before we get started with our hitch installation were go ahead and show you a couple of the final install dimensions which are going to help make choose your hitch accessories a little bit easier from the top of the receiver to the opening to the ground is going to measure 17 inches and from the center of the pinhole to clear the spare tire from the rear is going to be approximately 6 1/2 inches and now we go ahead and move on to our installation. In the first thing were going to need to do is over here on passenger side of the vehicle go ahead and lower down the exhaust system. So we have some more working room. There are three exhaust hangers that were going to remove the exhaust off. There are two here at the rear, one on the inboard side and one in the upward side.
And if you found muffler forward there is one just forward of the axle. And what is out there well just have lock the exhaust rest on the rear hitch shift. Were actually caught up over here on the driver side now and go ahead and point out the many holes were going to be using to attach our trailer hitch. The middle hole were actually going to be using as an access point to get hardware inside the frame. You notice with the kit that there are two different length bolts so for the rear most attaching point will be using the 7/16 block along with the inches 3/4 carriage bolt.
However for the forward side hole well be pitching in the same block size but the carriage bolt itself is going to be an inch quarter in length and it's going to be the same about the drivers and passenger sides of vehicle. So at this point well go ahead to start pitching our hardware inside the frame and what were going to take the thread in here and go ahead and insert it and through the attaching hole and back our access hole go ahead take our block and slide it on and go ahead and put that inside the frame and then again follow up with the appropriately length carriage bolt. For what is inside the frame go ahead and take other end the bolt go ahead and pull it down into place. So go ahead and do the same thing for the forward attaching point so inaudible we want to use the inch and a quarter carriage bolt. Okay, we want to go ahead and repeat that set up for the passenger side of the vehicle.
And let me go ahead and check on the place. I do note before we put it up that there is a center much attached bolt hitch as well that's on the tow hook here end of the vehicle were going to be using to provide U bolt that comes with the kit and we do now go ahead and put the U bolt on first before you put the hitch up. I want to put the hitch up I actually just go on ahead and attach to the forward most bolt on the frame first on both the drivers and the passenger side and then from there we can actually rotated up and then allows to finally attach to the U bolt in the middle but to the frame bolt as well. And were going to attach the hitch to the carriage bolt in the 7/16 slide snaps. Whenever the hands tighten down I'm going to go back through and torque each one of the bolts down now.
Were going to verify with the directions this specific torque rating reach at the bolt. Were tighten the U bolt down were going to make sure we tighten it evenly so we may not have a threat protruding through both sides. Then with all the bolts store down we just want to make sure we put our resource back up on the tanker and our installations will be complete and that would conclude the installation of curt hitch part number 13314 on 2001 Honda CRV.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (47 Customer Reviews)
by: Daniel s.06/18/2013
Got it just in time,the install was fairly easy. it really does take two people though. One to handle the piece and I one bolt it on. It looks great and works great. Definitely a good quality piece and company.85151
I watched the video of the hitch installation before doing my install. I had thought removing the exhaust hangers might be difficult ... it wasn't. I installed without assistance BUT I had a jack to hold hitch in place while getting bolts lined up. If you don't have this tool, it will be a two person job. Customer service from eTrailer was excellent! ( BTW I am a repeat customer ) 30010
by: Greg L12/26/2011
Quality craftsmanship and only took an hour to install. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver looks great, but better yet, functions as it should. The whole process from finding the right product, online installation details, checkout, fast shipping, and installation was one of the best online buying experience's I've ever had. I will be using etrailer.com as my go to site for any future towing and cargo needs. 28720
99 Honda CRV Hitch I purchased the Curt Class 3 hitch # 13314 with the # 118336 wiring harness and the # 2753 ball mount for my 1999 Honda CRV. Had the hitch installed with the wiring in about 1 1/2 hours. I watched the 2004 CRV video so I had a good idea how the fishwire worked, and the 99 CRV wiring video. All went well. Thanks. 2573
Far Better than Competitors! Installed competitors receiver hitch on wifes car, could not get a second one for my car... ordered a CURT and am amazed at how much better the design. Fits closer to bumper giving more ground clearance. Is also made in AMERICA... Thanks for a superiour product Etrailer.com! (took a tad longer to install as temp is in low teens, brrrr) 1388
by: Kitty D08/08/2013
Exactly what I ordered and shipped super fast and arrived withing 72 hours of me placing my order. Everything was there exactly and even included the hardware, which I was not expecting. Terrific service and an excellent product. Will use etrailer.com AGAIN!93953
by: Stephen M.07/28/2013
Very pleased with the entire process. Ordering and shipping was efficient and timely. Installation of the receiver hitch and wiring harness was simple. Looking forward to towing the boat to the lake on Saturday. Thank you etrailer.92004
by: Stephen P06/15/2013
The product was delivered and was immediately installed. Although the directions did not obviously state that videos were available on YouTube about the install, they were easy to find with a simple google search. The only problem I came across was that holes for which to feed the line with the washer and bolt through we're too small for the bolt and washer to be fed through. I made the holes larger and then proceeded with the install. A quick tip would be for people to use a release agent (spray can) on the exhaust hangers to get them off and back on with out help.84812
The shipping was FAST! The trailer hitch was slightly bent upon arrival, and had to be rebent in order to fit. Took more like 1.5 hours. TIP: be careful when placing the hitch, you can easily bump the hardware back into the access hole. It takes a while to fish them back out.83955
by: John H.05/15/2013
The trailer hitch and wiring kit for my CRV arrived in a timely fashion and without any damage. This installation went just as advertised. The only somewhat difficult step was removing the muffler hangers. I am very happy with the hitch and wiring harness.80412
by: Daniel R.03/18/2013
The product was excellent. The instructions were spot on, and the fish wire supplied to feed the bolts through the frame worked great. It took me about an hour to install. The electrical hookup was high quality and worked perfectly.71494
by: Evan McC02/16/2013
Can a CR-V really tow as much as a Class III hitch allows? No -- but I wanted the beefiest hardware I could find for my receiver hitch. The Curt design is certainly that -- this is a hefty bugger, one that managed to damage its own shipping box during transit and one that'll take a second person to help lift in place, despite videos/ instructions saying otherwise. Most of the install went well -- I used the opportunity to also clean and undercoat some areas to protect against rust -- but the headache came when trying to line up hardware. I could either get the "middle" U-bolt into its flange OR the four main bolts to line up. Either-or; not both. eTrailer claimed the hitch may have been bent slightly in shipping and needed some weight placed on it to pop it back; I, a 300-lb guy, followed those instructions but saw no result. I really suspect Curt's tolerances on this build were off by about 3/4-1". I ended up getting the side hardware on and then looping a J-hook through the CR-V's tow hook and into the middle flange and calling it a day. Works well -- I towed a 900-lb log splitter a few weeks ago with no qualms. Glad I now have this sort of versatility on my DD. For what it's worth, if you've not replaced the exhaust on your CR-V, be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS when popping the muffler/axle-back off of the exhaust hangers. Just a little extra stress on an already rusted flange may be enough to break it clean off the pipe, leading you to some expensive exhaust repairs. Ask me how I know.66589
by: Paul Y11/24/2012
This hitch came in quick it was exaactly as described. It also installed quickly too. My only complaint was that I broke the bolt fish tape while pulling the 3rd bolt though so i had to improvise with a little fish line duct taped to the original fish tape. The video was key n the install!59980
by: Kiel Bode10/11/2012
The easiest hitch I've ever installed!! I was going to get my trailer and lawn mower in under 40 minutes..hitch and wiring harness!!!The bolt fishing tool is genius..I know that inventor is on a beach somewhere!!!! Thanks!!56948
by: Dan S10/05/2012
Very streamlined and effective web shopping experience. The online forms were easy and quick and the followup messages and product delivery flawless. Best price and ease of purchase make this a company I will do business with in the future. Great job!!!!56329
by: Thanh D.09/07/2012
I let my mechanic put it in for me. He had to make the frame middle holes bigger for the bolts and rectangular washers go through, it took him 45 minutes to complete the job. I like the hitch very much, especially it's made in AMERICA! Keep up with the good work.54119
Super fast shipping. Best customer communication i've ever had on the internet. Wiring harness fit perfectly. Hitch fit well. Would advise bolting pass side first. mine needed to flex a little Bolted up perfect once fit was good. Instructional videos were great. I would definatly order another hitch from e trailer. Thanks again48228
by: William M. Huffman06/07/2012
I ordered the trailer hitch on Saturday, June 2 with standard free shipping and it was delivered mid-afternoon Wednesday June 6. It would have been easier if I had a helper but I installed it without difficulty that afternoon. Great service and it appears to be a quality product.43118
by: Chris D06/02/2012
Just installed item #13314 on my 2000 Honda CRV. I did not have any of the problems that others were reporting regarding the holes not being large enough. I did however have difficulty with the piano wire that assists you with inserting the bolts into the tube. The piano wire continued to get hung up in the tube adding a little frustration to the install. The entire install took approx 45 min including cleanup. I have not had the opportunity to use the product so I can not honestly review that aspect of the product.42457
by: Bob..North Dakota04/17/2012
The hitch is installed and works great. I was very happy with the service that I received. I appreciated the email communication that I received with respect to my order. Ordering online sometimes makes me uneasy because I don't know who I am dealing with. Receiving emails with a person's name and phone number (in case I had questions), made me feel confident that I wouldn"t have any problems. I would certainly recommend etrailer to a friend. 37509
by: Robert L.03/12/2012
This is a very nice hitch, well made and it fits well. The only problem I had was the center hole in the frame had to be drilled out. So I had to make a trip to buy a #3 unibit ( because these bits work the best with thin metal), drill the hole out to about 1", spray some primer and paint on the holes then I mounted the hitch. The install video was very helpful, and so was etrailer. I plan to use the hitch for bicycles and possibly a light trailer. I went with the class 3 hitch to ensure that even with 4 bicycles on a rack the hitch would be strong enough. Thank you etrailer you have great prices and service.33671
by: Andre D.03/05/2012
I've just completed installing the hitch and wiring harness I ordered from etrailer.com so I can't honestly comment on the product. It seems well built and I'm looking forward to using it. I wanted to take a moment to say some nice things about etrailer.com. After I placed my order there were some problems with the credit card I used. etrailer called me several times to get things ironed out and their representative was unfailingly polite and helpful. Once I received my order I watched the installation videos on etrailer's website. I can not tell you how helpful this was. This is the first time I've worked on my car and things have gone exactly as I expected! All of the parts came with my order, the video's directions were clear and correct, and installation took about as long as I expected with no surprises. I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you etrailer.com33122
by: Gary W.09/15/2011
We have not installed the hitch yet, but the Honda shop said that they are the best - better, a lot cheaper and easier to install, than the Honda hitch. I was amazed at the level of communication, shipping withing an hour and all levels of service have been extraordinary.23994
I had no problem whatsoever with this internet purchase. Price was right, fast, free shipping, and I got it installed the next day. Installation of the trailer hitch took me about an hour from start to finish. Installation is a minor challenge because of the muffler being in the way and having to fish the bolts through the frame holes, but it just takes a little patience. No complaints at all. 19526
by: Dave G.06/27/2011
The experience all around was all positive. I received email notifications very rapidly about the availability of the products ordered, and when they shipped. The package arrived 2 days after I placed the order. The hitch itself was great! All was exactly what I had ordered. As far as service and products are concerned, I couldn't ask for better! The videos I found on e-trailer's website (and on YouTube, posted by e-trailer) were very helpful, and made a big difference. However, the instructions could have had a little more details. For instance, there are two length of bolts provided for the assembly, but the instructions don't mention where each length should be used; not too difficult to figure out, but still... Something else that I learned while installing the hitch was that the exhaust hanger should be position above the hitch before the hitch is fixed under the frame. Otherwise, the exaust hanger cannot go back in its position; I had to de-assemble again to get it in the correct position. Overall, I'm very pleased with the whole experience. The hitch is installed correctly, and is a perfect fit for the car. A few months ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of installing a hitch myself, but e-trailer made it very easy for me to learn.18040
by: Dcvid C.04/20/2011
The service from etrailers was 2nd to none. I received a comfirmation by email on my order and also a shipping email. The hitch (Curt class III) fit like a charm. I really like the fish wire. It makes easy work of getting the bolts to the proper location. Hats off to etrailer.com12087
Brilliant!!!! 188K miles ago I bought a Valley Hitch that has cracked the floorpan twice now. This Curt hitch PROPERLY attaches to the CR-V using the subframe rails. It is HD for this vehicle. I pulled my Brenderup 1205S home this weekend over two TN mountains with about 1,000 lbs of firewood inside the trailer with no problems at all. I can step on the hitch and no flexing, no creaking, no problems. You get what you pay for! The Curt was ~$150. The Valley was ~$100 ten years ago and caused alot of damage to the car that I'll have to MIG weld to keep out the weather and rust (which the car has none of yet). In the end the Valley Hitch has been much more expensive than the Curt and MUCH more trouble. I REALLY thought the Curt piano wire bolt tool was CLEVER. I had all four bolts in place in ~10 mins. I think with my hitch install took under 30 mins laying on the driveway in the dark with a drop-light and proper handtools. We are so pleased with this hitch and our 'V. It's a '99 and still going strong with even the original 5-spd clutch, shocks/struts, and axles. With this Brenderup trailer and a proper hitch we finally don't look like the Clampetts everywhere we go. We used to have a rusty open utility trailer which we piled our bikes and camping gear onto and then strapped it down.2563
by: Keith B06/17/2011
I've had this product before on a previous CR-V I owned.17220
by: Johnny g.09/22/2013
Fast shipping great product will highly recommend to my friends 100962
by: Steve M09/19/2013
Great Product ! fit well came with all hardware even the fishwire for pulling the bolt and locks thru frame informed me I would have to enlarge the hole in frame. wire harness was a breeze.100612
by: Aaron B09/11/2013
shipped fast from MI to TN in 2 days , easy as could be to install maybe 30 minutes if that , 99513
by: Todd C.05/27/2013
I just installed the trailer hitch today and it was really very easy. Everything worked just like in the video - which was very helpful and reassuring. The fit was perfect on my 2000 Honda CRV.82098
by: joe stephens05/23/2013
Ouick shipping .... good product .... straight forward install........thank you ......... 81748
by: Ken K.05/18/2013
Fits like a glove. No adjustments, filing or drilling needed. Took me about 45 minutes. Couldn't be happier. 80837
by: Bob D.05/06/2013
This unit fit very well and was easy to install with the supplied hardware.79150
Just got done with install , everything fit perfectly. Was glad i decided not to fabricate it , now i can go fishing !69220
ITEM IN GOOD CONDITION AND DELIVERED ON THE. DATE PROMISED.60099
by: Wayne H08/04/2012
It was very simple and easy to install, esp after watching the installation video. With the help of my godson Mitchell and his brother Sam, we had it on in less than 40 minutes. Can't say just how easy it really was. Thanks again.50563
by: Todd Fisher07/17/2012
Product works very well , good instructions and video to help explain installation , no hassles , will definatly buy from etrailer again.48243
Fast, fair and friendly treatment. The hitch for my 2001 Honda CR-V fit perfectly. Detailed instructions and videos made this project a low-stress event. I strongly recommend etrailer.com as both a resource and a supplier.47766
by: Jim A.06/04/2012
Quality of hitch is excellent. Shipped immediately and was delivered and I had it installed only 3 days after placing order. Great install directions.42711
by: Danny H.03/10/2012
This product fit properly and works great. Easy to install.33527
by: Jonathan H.09/15/2011
Excellent service,product fit my 2001 CRV Great24003
by: Daniel M06/04/2011
Looks great, will have entire hitch attached next week. Pick up trailer on Friday. Pack up, and be on my way back to Michigan. Could not be more pleased with entire package and delivery was quick which was fantastic. Daniel May16114
by: John S.04/22/2011
Ordered it on a Monday, had it installed that Wednesday! Can't ask for much better than that!12197
by: Wayne W.03/29/2011
The purchase was simple and easy. The product looks like quality. This follow up by the company is appreciated. I am having the product installed today.10629
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