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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V - Curt

2013 Honda CR-V Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch

(334 reviews)


Code:   C13119

Retail:$251.99

Price:$118.95


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2013 Honda CR-V - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Honda CR-V
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • 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.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



13119 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

C13119 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13119 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution



No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Underbody trimming required (not fascia)






Complete Towing Package for 2013 Honda CR-V


Retail: $350.25

Package Price:$185.99


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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 - 2013 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on this 2013 Honda CR-V, were going to install part number C13119 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 14-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 1-3/4 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.

First thing we need to do is go ahead and remove a panel thats underneath the vehicle. Now it covers most of the bottom of the vehicle. There will be a variety of fasteners you have to remove. On this particular vehicle we remove two screws, three bolts, and five plastic fasteners. Our next step would be to go ahead and mark and cut a hole in the panel for our hitch; however, in this instance the owner elected to leave the panel off.

All right, next well go ahead and lower the exhaust. Well spray down on two rubber hangers with some lubricant and then pry them off. That will get the exhaust out of the way and now we can show you where attachment points are. Theyre located here and here, the threaded holes in the frame. This is above the exhaust and its the same thing over on the driver side.

Now well go ahead and clean out the thread with some lubricant first and then use a tube brush to help clean out the threads. That will be part number 814092. Now on a newer vehicle this shouldnt be a problem with the threads, but the older the vehicle gets, dirt and debris will get in there and more work this will take, and maybe eventually, you would need a thread tap. Now before we install our hitch, we have to take two washers and just tape it to the hitch for spacers. We will do this in the holes that are rearmost or closest to the bumper.

Now well go ahead and start installing our hitch. Well take the hitch. Lay it on top of the exhaust with the rod going through the hitch. Then well lift up the driver side and install the hardware. Well install a metric bolt and a conical tooth washer. Well make sure the teeth on the conical tooth washer always face up towards the hitch. Well get the driver side loosely installed then go over to the passenger side. With those bolts loosely installed, well go to the tow loop, put our U-bolt through there and install a flange nut for the U-bolt. Now with all our hardware installed, well go ahead and tighten it down, and then go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. With all the bolts torqued down, well go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. And with that, that will finish it for our install of part number C13119 from Curt on our 2013 Honda CR-V.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13119

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (334 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: Mike10/12/2013


Quality product. Good quality welds and powder-coated paint. The installation took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The majority of that time was related to the trim panel which is removed, cut, and then reinstalled. I did the work in my garage with no lift or jack. I find it "interesting" that the video does not show the cutting and re-installation of this panel because the "customer did not want this panel re-installed" ;-).... If the panel is removed and not re-installed this job could probably be done in 30 minutes. I used a silver-colored Sharpie to mark the cutout on the panel. I recommend using a utility knife (with a sharp blade) instead of a rotary tool. The material cuts easily and the utility knife leaves edges that are straight with no burrs. I used a pair of scissors to cut the fiberglass insulation so that the edges were "clean". My Honda CR-V had mud flaps installed so I had to remove the rear driver's side flap (not a problem at all--2 screws). For lowering the muffler, I definitely recommend the use of WD-40 (or other lubricant) on the rubber hangers (like shown in the video). The lubricant helps a lot. Before I started to pry the rubber hangers off of the muffler, I used a pair of large channel-lock pliers--one jaw on the rubber hanger and the other jaw on the end of the muffler tube. I squeezed to get the barbed end of the muffler tube to go inside of the rubber hanger. After that, I could pull the rubber hanger off of the muffler tube. The hitch itself fit perfectly. It is a little bit challenging to torque the front bolt on the muffler side because there is not much room for the torque wrench above the muffler (which is hanging down because it was removed from the rubber hangers). When putting the U-bolt on, I would suggest tightening the 2 nuts evenly. I alternated between one nut and the other, turning the nuts about 1/2 turn at the time. This guarantees that the U-bolt seats properly on the towing hook. A note about the type of plastic clips that are used on my vehicle... These clips consist of 2 parts: an outer sleeve and a inner pin that slides down into the sleeve. When the pin is pushed into the sleeve, it causes the barbs on the sleeve to expand so that the barbs will not pull out of the panel that the clip is holding. When I first started this job, I was trying to pry out the whole clip (i.e. prying out on the outer sleeve). I realized after removing 1 clip that I should be prying up on the inner pin of the clip. When the pin pops up, the fastener can be pulled out easily from the panel. Similarly when re-installing the fasteners, do not try to "hammer" the fastener back into the holes; instead, pull up on the pin, easily press the fastener into the panel hole, and then push down on the pin to lock it into place in the panel. Very neat design. The fasteners on my Jeep are just one-piece plastic barbs--these on the Honda CR-V are much nicer. The instructions are clear and have good photos. The on-line video is even more helpful. I enjoyed installing the hitch--I would recommend this product to others. 103609



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by: C1311908/14/2014


Purchased the Curt C13119 hitch from etrailer for a new 2014 Honda CR-V after going over the wealth of product information available on the site that reassured that I'd be getting the right product. I have a Thule bike rack that we used on our previous car and 2" hitches are not available from Honda dealer installation. I'm not a big DIY guy so had our local shop install it. We only use it for a bike/ski rack, not towing, so I know I won't be overloading it. Also purchased the stabilizer strap for the rack (see photos bellow) as per Curt and Etrailer.com's recommendations to preserve warranty. It's not much extra effort to install and adds piece of mind that it's relieving some of the stress on the hitch. We got all this just days before going on a long trip to the Rocky Mountains. The hitch worked great with all four bikes on the rack! 146718


Comments

Thanks for the follow up email. You picked a great time to check in since the hitch has been great and we just used it to load up 3 mountain bikes for a trip to the mountains. It worked great in the winter to hitch up a ski rack. It looks great and I like the added assurance from the support strap.Thanks!

C13119 - 08/17/2015

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by: Kraig S.07/25/2016


Another great hitch. Shipping was on-time and the hitch was exactly what I ordered. Finish was even but there was slight damage probably in shipping but it looked like it was struck with a ball-peen hammer. A little filing and some spray paint and it was good to go. Instructions were clear and the cutting of the plastic body panel on the underside was much easier than I thought. Definitely measure and use a straight edge when cutting. Dremel with a rotary cutter worked great. Cutting the insulation was simple, really good shears made easy work of it. Prior to mounting run the bolts all the way in and out a few times to clear any debris from the threads you can't get with the brush. Getting the exhaust clear is a little challenging but manageable. I installed the hitch by myself and it went smoothly. Total time was about 90 minutes. I spent a lot of time on the measuring and also added a rubber barrier around the hole I cut. Very pleased with the fit and look of the finished hitch. 275893



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by: Jerry K07/23/2014


I just installed an etrailer hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V. I spent around an hour from start to finish, including the time I spent rounding up the tools I needed and washing up afterwards. The hitch was a perfect fit and I was able to install it by myself, though I do have a small automotive floor jack that I used to position the hitch in place while I put the bolts in. I also used a slight variation/simplification on the installation instructions that others have discussed on this site for the Honda CR-V. I cut the hole in the plastic underbody panel with the panel in place using a utility knife. After marking the panel with a sharpie I did drill small holes at the four corners of the piece to be cut out but this probably was not necessary. The underbody panel is soft enough, and the location of the rectangle needing removal is aligned with the embossed ribs in the panel, so that cutting the hole with a utility knife requires very little effort and is easily done with the panel on the car. Also, for the 2014 CR-V ( AWD EX trim with 17" wheels) there is plenty of clearance with the vehicle on the ground so that it wasn't even necessary to jack up the rear (but I don't mind lying on my back). I used a foot or so of scrap 2x10 lumber on the top of my floor jack to support the hitch while I jacked it into position. I did squirt some PB blaster on the exhaust hangers but didn't need any specialized tool to remove the rubber isolators (just a big screw driver and pry bar). I also saved the piece of plastic cut from the underbody panel, trimmed it a bit, then taped it back in place using strips of Gorilla tape just to deter road muck from splashing in thru the cutout. In retrospect I think I could have just cut three of the four sides of the cutout, then wedged the flap down and held it out of the way with some tape to gain access to the driver side frame rail. Then the flap could have been trimmed and moved back into position and then either Gorilla taped or even held in place with a piece of thin metal (like a coffee can lid) or plastic and some sheet metal screws (and maybe some Gorilla glue). If someone does try this then the side not cut must be on the outside (side away from the car's center). I will be using this primarily for a hitch mounted bike rack. This hitch is probably overkill for this application but it is such a fine piece of craftsmanship and so reasonably priced that I cannot fathom using any other hitch now. 142671



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by: Mark A.08/10/2013


Installation was very easy. Hardest part was the rubber hangers on the muffler. Decided to cut the rear panel with a rotozip instead of removing it, so I took my time measuring. I used a floor jack with a piece of wood and had my wife stabilize it. After cutting the hole, everything went smoothly. Place the bolts, tighten and torque them and your done. The videos were really helpful. Total time about 1 hour. Price and service from E-Trailer were outstanding. 94361


Comments

I removed the appearance panel, so that I would not slip and cut any wires above it that I could not see-now that I have done it that way, I discovered there is nothing to injure if you cut the piece in place on the car....the landmarks are obvious for marking the cut out, and a sheet rock knife does a quick easy cutout...my muffler hangers came off with moderate encouragement, and slipped back on with a squirt of silicone spray...all in all, a quick and easy install...oh, if you do it with one person, it is easiest to have a floor jack to raise and hold the hitch in place while you mount the bolts...etrailer is a great company to do business with....Mel

comment by: Mel - 10/13/2013


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Glad to hear you enjoyed yoru experience with us and that the hitch install was easy. Thanks for the tips and ideas!

Patrick B - 10/17/2013



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Everything works perfectly.

Mark A - 02/20/2015

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by: Dewey12/07/2015


I spent my career in manufacturing and can attest that this is well made. Nice uniform bends, perfect welds, and powder coat is flawless. I was surprised, given the low price I paid for it. IO guess I didn't have high expectations, but just need it to mount my bike rack so wasn't worried. I'm not in love with the way all the manufacturers want to mount this and modify the lower splash shield. It is full of insulation and, by cutting a large, rectangular hole in the driver's side, you are inviting that opening to collect all sorts of water and debris. I am mounting mine this weekend and intend to cut 3 sides and make a light score on the outermost mark. My hope is that I can pull it out of the way, mount the hitch, then trim a minimal amount of the "flap". I will affix the flap back into place with some gorilla tape or the like. It may or may not work, but worth a try. Worst case, I end up with the giant hole I would have had anyway. Anyway, the hitch looks great and etrailer was quick in getting it to me. It had worked its way out of the bottom of the box but there were no scratches or damage. 233342


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Works great. Solid and reliable. Happy with my purchase. And where you have to cut the underpan doesnt affect things as I had worried about. Did mine right on the car and minimized the amount of cutting.

Dewey - 12/06/2016

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by: Jose Luis C08/13/2015


After ordering this months ago, I finally installed it. Life got busy, so I had to put this project on hold. The video combined with the PDF instructions made for easy installation. I would only add that I needed a pair of wheel ramps to raise the back side so that I could get under the car. I was able to borrow the ramps, the torque wrench, and the socket with extension. The step involving the dremel looked hard, but I just used utility scissors and it was fine. I didn't even need help holding the hitch in place. I did it all myself and it took me about 1.5 hours. I'm not much of a mechanic or anything. If you're used to working with torque wrenches, you could get this done in an hour. I'm so happy with the hitch. It looks great, it's strong, and it was so much cheaper than going to a place and paying for labor and their mark-up. Thank you etrailer.com! 218946


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I still love it. I use it exclusively to carry my Thule Vertex swing-away bike rack also for sale here.Every now and then Ill see another 14 Honda CRV with a hitch. Ill quickly do a mental comparison, and Ill usually like mine better. U-Haul does some really ugly hitches, btw. I always tell everyone about etrailer, and I often receive this response: I know, arent they great?

José L - 08/15/2016

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by: Greg03/16/2015


Very rapid shipping, everything was included and worked exactly as described. I did the installation and it took a little less than an hour - it would have taken less than that if I didn't have three kids and an incredible ability to lose tools the second I set them down. I used a floor jack to position the hitch for the U bolt which worked great. Removing the body panel was straightforward once I figured out how to pop out the mounts. I used a box cutter to cut out the plastic from the body panel and missed by an inch but I don't think the description could be any better and it looks fine in place. In the 2013 CRV the panel has a layer of white padding kind of spot welded to the panel which you have to cut. It might be nice to show a picture before and after in the printed instructions as I cut off more than I needed too. The hardest part of this job was getting the body panel back into place as there is apparently a trans-dimensional separating the reality that existed before you remove it from the reality once it's removed. I have no idea how I got it back in there but one minute it was all wrong and then it sort of transported itself into the right place. No idea how I did that...... Removing the exhaust hangers without the tool in the video takes a little work but once I got the oil behind the mounting head then popped right off. Don't tighten any of the four frame bolts until all of them are started or lining up that last one becomes painful. Torqued it all up, re-hung the exhaust (MUCH easier than pulling it off) and it looks great. I have one body panel attachment thingie that won't go back in but I doubt that it matters. All in all a completely painless procedure, thanks etrailer.com! 178399



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by: Gary J02/24/2015


I ordered the Curt C13119 hitch in October when I decided to buy a 2015 CRV Touring model. I must have ordered it at the right time of day, I received the hitch the next afternoon. However, I ended up having to order my CRV. I had the hitch for three months before I could install it. I left the plastic panel in place and cut the hole with a utility knife. I started with just cutting three sides to make a flap rather than a whole. I wanted to replace as much of the cutout as I could after the install. Bending the flap to 90 degrees, I had enough room to work. After the hitch was in place, I cut a smaller piece from the flap to fit around the hitch. I then used JB KwikWeld to glue the flap in place. The hardest part for me wast getting the bolt directly above the muffler torqued down in the limited space. Thank you for the videos showing the installation. It made the process easier to watch it happen first. The quality of the Curt hitch is excellent, well made with thick paint. Much better than the U-Haul hitch I had on my last vehicle. I have referred several people to use eTrailer.com based on my experice with their website and products. 175880


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Could you tell me where you found the wiring harness hookup on your 2015. Was it behind the drivers side rear panel? Thanks in advance.

comment by: Caroline - 05/07/2015


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by: Joe PA03/12/2015


Product arrived mint and after the snow was off my driveway it took about 1 hour to install (and take pictures). My advice would to use the enclosed measurements to cut out the left opening (I used a dremel) instead of removing the plastic gas tank guard, its easier, faster and safer as the enclosed measurements are PRESTINE!. I installed it alone so I used a jack to hold it up while I screwed everything together. Screw the center (tow hook) bolts first. One word of caution!!!! My car was ONLY one month old (2015 Honda CRV) yet I almost stripped a bolt while screwing it in. CLEAN YOUR THREADS REGARDLESS!!!! 178092



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by: Edwin S.09/20/2014


Trailer arrived fine, except there where two gouges where paint was flaking off. Fortunately I had some gray primer and black spray paint which I used to cover the chips. They were on opposite sides of the trailer. The box was in good shape so not sure where it happened. The instructions were very clear and the hitch fit like it was supposed to. All the holes lined up just fine and the videos on line were very helpful. I would have given this product one more mark closer to Excellent except that one thing that I didn't like at all was the way the paint crinkled at the spot where the u shaped bolt gets bolted on with the provided nuts. I was tightening the hitch to the u shaped bolt and as the nuts tightened against the painted hitch I could actually hear and see the paint crinkle. It was as if the paint coat wasn't adhering to the metal. If it had adhered properly, I would have just expected the bolts to scrape some of the paint away not cause it to crinkle. So I took my black can of spay paint and coated the area really well to protect against corrosion. Here in Florida, that is a big problem. 152277


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I had the same issue with the u bolt nuts. is the paint supposed to crack like this?

comment by: Brian W - 10/02/2014


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Hardware biting into the painted surface of the steel can cause the finish to crack or scrape. It's perfectly fine to go back over the area with a spray paint to cover it back up.

Patrick B - 10/3/2014




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by: Chris R.05/25/2013


I installed this myself on my 2013 Honda CRV, lying on my back on the driveway, no jackstands or lifts. A thin man can lift the hitch and position it on his chest, without too much trouble, and bolt it on. A fifteen minute task, if you leave off Honda's plastic underbody cover. If you elect to cut a hole in the cover and replace it, the fiddling will add considerable time to your job. The diagram which comes with the hitch is better than the copy online to which the etrailer Q&A directs you: once you figure out the diagram, and follow the instruction's admonition to use the cover's ribs as a guide for cutting, that task is straight forward. There is also some sound deadening fabric on the cover which needs to be cut. I used a Dremel tool with cutoff wheel to cut the plastic cover, and scissors works for the fabric. Reinstalling the plastic cover isn't too hard, but takes some fiddling to line everything up to get the fasteners back in. You must have an extension for your socket wrench to tighten the bolts on the hitch, if you replace the plastic cover; I had to buy a ten inch extension. If you don't replace the cover, you don't need the longer extension, and I could have used the short extension which is in my Craftsman metric wrench set. In short, replacing the cover complicates the job. I don't know if there would be any appreciable increased cabin noise without the cover. 81953



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by: Elliot B08/23/2013


Very good product. Installed CURT 13119 hitch on my new 2013 Honda CRV. Couple of suggestions: a.) this install is not possible for one person to accomplish, unless you're a super hero who has an extra arm and hand b.) a lift is highly recommended although we installed FLAT on the garage floor. c.) suggest you purchase an exhaust rubber support bracket removal pliers (Lisle at $19.95 is a good buy) OR first make sure your dealer has the pair of rubber hangers for your make and model and then simply cut the old ones off and replace them with new rubber hangers. A pair of new rubber hangers for my car cost me $7.95. d.) If you're installing on a new Honda CRV which has a plastic cover, you DON'T need a rotary tool as a simple utility knife will do just fine in trimming the plastic cover. 96588


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Why do you need to remove the underbody panel to cut the hole? If its plastic, and you just need a rectangular hole to reach the bolt holes cant you cut the hole with the panel in place?

comment by: Jerry - 05/15/2014


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You can, but the instructions indicate that the panel should be removed, so that is what we advise. This most likely to make sure that there is no dammage to the panel itself, and because it is much safer to trim the panel while laid out and not in place under the vehicle.

Rachael H - 5/22/2014



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I just did this install on my CR-V and cut the hole in the panel with a utility knife while the panel was in place. I used a sharpie to outline the rectangle and did drill holes at the 4 corners to get the cuts started but the plastic is pretty soft and cuts easily with a utility knife I used one that allows you to control how much blade is exposed since a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of blade is all you need.

comment by: Jerry - 07/23/2014


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Thanks for the follow up and explanation of your install.

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by: Thom B.06/30/2015


hitch was as described and simple to install. Delivery was fast, as well. amy, in customer service, was both knowledgable and patient as I asked several questions to determine that hitch and bike rack best suited for my needs. These folks are A-1!! 208361


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Great thanks for being in touch re: the products that I purchased from you last year.In answer to your question, both items in question are still in use on a regular basis daily or weekly and both are performing well above expectations. I have had not one, single problem with either item. And I am normally one to complain about the least little thing going wrong so believe me when I so that I am exceedingly pleased with both products.And now that youve been in contact with me to ask my opinion yet again, I am even happier. Have a great day and thanks for your note.

Thom B - 07/27/2016

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by: Jim M05/23/2014


I ordered the Curt hitch for our 2012 Honda CRV from etrailer. Easy ordering process. Thorough and professional. It arrived just in time for our planned trip. The Curt hitch is a very high quality product. Installation was fairly easy. Tip: I left the black under pan valence in place. Measured and cut the rectangular hole per instructions using a Dremel. That saved time and effort. Removing the rubber exhaust hangers was probably the hardest part until I discovered they can be pushed off with gloved hands after spraying with WD-40. They went back on easily by hand. I used a floor jack to position the hitch and align the bolts. A perfect fit and quite easy for a one man job! 132107


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The hitch works great. Will soon be ordering another from you for an additional SUV we purchased.

Jim M - 05/26/2015

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by: See Mack07/19/2014


This is a very good product. Nice design, well manufactured, and good paint job. However, the hole dimensions are slightly off. Could only get 3 out of 4 bolts into the frame. Had to remove passenger-side bolts and u-bolt to get both driver-side bolts to go in. Then had to pull mount wicked hard to get 4th passenger-side bolt into place. They need to make the slots larger or put better quality practices into their manufacturing process so customers don't get stuck with the issue. Video installation instructions very good. I had to buy a threading tap and carefully removed the dirt caked into the ps vehicle holes - couldn't find a brush like the one shown in video. This looked like the best trailer hitch out there compared to the other brands. 142222


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It is a good trailer hitch.

See M - 07/20/2015

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by: Don S.10/05/2014


I received the product very quickly. Installing the hitch went without any 'hitches' and it was very easy to do. The instructions were simple and easy to follow. After watching the video before I even ordered the product was all I really needed to know what I was doing. Made me feel good that I was able to do it myself and saved a huge amount over having it installed by a dealer. I highly recommend this product. 154542


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A year later and all is terrific with my hitch. Ive hauled bicycles across the country with my hitch as well as to local trails. Ive used it to haul my trailer numerous times this summer. Im even had people ask me where I got my hitch as is does look better than most hitches on the market. Im extremely happy with this purchase.

Don S - 10/06/2015

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by: Doug L.04/14/2015


The hitch installation was easy and the instructions were accurate. It took me about 2 hours from start to finish and the end result is excellent. Doing the installation myself saved me about $250.00 under the lowest priced estimate from two different hitch installers. Having a second hand helps while attaching the hitch to the frame. I fabricated a cover that closes the rather large opening that remains after cutting the access hole in the underbody panel for the left side installation. Fabricating the panel will keep varmints from taking up residence in the rear of the vehicle and seal the panel from the elements. 185029


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The hitch and harness I ordered are functioning just fine and I will recommend E-Trailer to my friends.

Doug L - 04/21/2016

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by: Al08/05/2015


Product is excellent. However, as others have said, it's a two person job unless you have a floor jack. We did not remove the appearance panel, used a utility knife and cut three sides to make a flap. After installation, simply folded flap back into place and duct taped it. No gap for dirt and grime to get into. We did have to cut back a half inch on the 16.5" measurement towards the tow loop opening to get the bracket in squarely. 216899


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Hitch working great. I would add however that its much easier to install with 2 people. Will still take more that 30 minutes. Also, a lot easier and less time if you cut the underside shield with a blade knife without taking it off. My only complaint is someone stole my U S flag hitch !

Al Y - 08/05/2016

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by: Robin07/13/2014


I bought a new car and wanted to make sure that my bike or rack never touches the car. I was going to buy a hitch directly from the dealer just to have it over and done with. Honda did not offer the appropriate size hitch for my rack so I called my mechanic. He recommended your website and I had the hitch sent directly to my mechanic for installation. The cost including labor was half the price of a car dealer hitch. The hitch arrive in a timely manner and it is all set to go. Haven't attached the bike rack yet. 141094


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Love it!! It is so easy to attach my rack to the hitch and I take my bike everywhere.

Robin - 07/13/2015

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by: chuck04/06/2015


I've never towed anything or had a car with a hitch so i was going in blind. Did a little research and this looked like a good plan. After purchasing, and installing I have to say that this company it excellent to deal with. Online store was set up great with essentially putting together what I needed automatically for a complete solution. I purchased it and it arrived with very good tracking i might add. So I took the laptop out and set in in the back of the Cr-v and hit play on the install video. Stop go, stop go and an hour later the hitch was installed. Took a nice break because my arms were tired...no floor jack as recommended. Next I set off to install the wiring harness and same experience. The video was dead on. It's not a difficult job at all but does require some patience and ability to swear now and then. etrailer.com was a great choice! It's amazing to open a wiring harness box and have a set of printed instructions for your car included inside, the same with the hitch. Just top notch customer service all the way. Thanks for a great transaction. 183731



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by: Elaine05/05/2014


My husband said the hitch was extremely easy to attach to my CRV! I am so glad I also purchased the Thule Helium Aero Bike Hitch. I'm sending a picture in a separate email following this one. Thanks again for the ease in dealing with etrailer and for the quick deliveries!! 128852


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Thanks for checking back. I still love it! It has been perfect for the bike rack we purchased.

Elaine - 05/05/2015

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by: Rob Hurd06/11/2014


Great product! Installation was easy...watched video..very helpful...l measured and cut the plastic panel on the car with a razor knife then installed hitch...reinstalled the cut piece by drlling holes,cutting off 1/4" to allow for hitch then attatching it with black zip ties...worked out great! Etrailer's order/shipping process was awesome! Recieved my hitch in just a few days...will definately use Etrailer again!! 135161



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by: Dan T.09/09/2015


The hitch went in exactly as your video showed. The time consuming part was trimming the plastic shield under the SUV. I decided to only cut on three sides and then trimmed for a perfect fit after installation. I completed the job with gorilla tape to make a neat installation. Total time for installation was an hour. This was my second hitch ordered and have been pleased both times. 224595


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All the products have performed well. I plan to continue purchasing like products, when needed, from your company in the future.

Dan T - 09/14/2016

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by: Michael N08/10/2014


Much easier to install than I had planned for. Including the diagram to show where cutting into the plastic under panel. If on a garage floor (like I was) I would suggest using a floor jack to hold into position for the center connection, after that, piece of cake. The only thing that I ran into that wasn't mentioned was the sound proofing material on the top side of the under panel. No big deal, but it wasn't mentioned as being something to move or cut. Having a roto-tool made the light cutting easy. I also needed to use a flex joint socket holder to properly reach the forward bolt above the muffler. I can hold my own for most light/medium maintenance issues and this was easy. The included photos of instruction takes the guess work out. Took about 45 minutes and I wasn't rushing it. For the price of this (and wiring harness) it was 1/3 of the price from a dealer and I didn't have to wait 3 to 4 hours. Highly recommend etrailer.com to anyone and I will return whenever the need arises again. 145604



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by: Walt P.10/21/2016


Thanks again for this year after sale review request. The hitch arrived in great condition. Had to buy a torque wrench that worked great when tightening the bolts. Also used Locktite on the threads. I removed the plastic shield and carefully drew out where the cut was to be made for the left strut to go through. However I only cut three sides and used the fourth as a hinge. This gave me a door. I had to trim a little off the end so that it would swing up in place and snug against the strut. Then I went around and used black silicone to seal the door in place. Used duct tape on the inside to hold the door in place. I used the same black silicone to cover all the exposed bolts to prevent corrosion. All in all the installation went well. You may need an extra hand to hold the unit in place when bolting it in. I see where some jacked up the back to facilitate the install but I just laid a thick cargo blanket on the floor and crawled on my back like I did in the swamp at Paris Island. Great experience. 309249



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by: Marshall W.11/13/2014


I was not feeling well with a bad cold, but managed to get it bolted on in about 50 minutes. I'm 68 years old also. I did not need to raise the vehichle, there was enough room for my belly button to fit beneath my 2014 CR-V. Also I used a box cutter to cut out the required opening at the specified dimensions, the plastic is thin and soft. There is some insulation behind the panel that I cut, but found out after the fact all I had to do was push it up out of the way, then let it fall into places once again. The worst part of installation was getting the rubber muffler hangs to slip off their pins. I now have a cargo carrier ready to go for whatever I need to haul that I don't wnat inside of my car. Perfect for hauling the big buck I plan to get this hunting season. Looks great! 160776



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by: Mike T10/14/2015


I have mud flaps, so had a few extra things to take loose to get the lower apron off. Since I decided to go that route (not just cutting in place on the vehicle) I was able to make a smaller modification and then tighten the bolts from the driver's side wheel well. The u-bolt was a little tight, so I had to get the four main bolts in and then tighten the u-bolt to get it properly in place. 229972


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One year later and no rust. Very happy with the hitch.

Michael T - 10/17/2016

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by: Richard Hogan08/27/2015


Installing the hitch wasn't really hard. Trying to torque the bolt over the back of the muffler was difficult because of no room to get the extension and socket to the bolt. Just can't move the muffler out of the way enough. I found that cutting out a piece of wood 3 1/5" x 7" to cut the opening in the under panel was the best way for me by draw the out line to cut the opening. 222012


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Havent had any problems and hitch is great.

Richard H - 08/26/2016

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by: David T.06/12/2016


Dear Sir, I am very pleased with my recent purchase of a curt trailer receiver for my 2015 Honda CRV. I installed it myself witht the supplied instructions. This took me a little over an hour to accomplish. My only recommendation would be to leave the plastic under body panel in place and cutout the plastic area in place to access the mounting holes in the CRV undercarriage. The exact area to cutout could be accomplished with a supplied template or exact measurements as to the area to cutout as viewed looking up at the undercarriage. I had difficulty removing and replacing the panel just to cutout the small retangular section of plastic to access the mounting holes. Leaving the panel in place would have saved me at least a half hour of installation time. I am looking forward to using your product and thank you for your speedy delivery. Regards, David N. Tothill 260484



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by: Dave Boersema03/11/2014


I don't write reviews but this went so smooth that I need to give praise. The hitch fit perfect. The installation video was great and the instructions that came with the hitch were good. Great job etrailer! 120319


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Its been a year and my hitch has been hangin in there. Of all the accessories Ive installed on this CRV this was one of the easiest

Dave B - 03/11/2015

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by: Oleksandr04/16/2013


Very good and solid hitch. The installation instructions are very clear and I had no problems at all installing it. I would recommend to have a help of a second person to install it. Thank you for the great product. 76301


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Excellent product after one year of use. Have no complains at all. I hope it will last as long as the car.

Oleksandr - 04/23/2014

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by: Don H01/07/2014


Quality build. Nice finish. What's most important?? IT FIT AS STATED. No muss or fuss, along with quality hardware and instructions. Priced fairly also. I enjoyed using your site to browse your products, good job. 112170


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Follow up.... Paint is pretty much like new. No issues. What else could you want? Price was fair also.

Don H - 01/07/2015

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by: Peter04/02/2015


The trailer hitch looks great and fits my 2015 CRV very well. eTrailer shipped it out in record time. The instructions are very clear, although 30 minute install time is a pipe dream. It was a whole evening. A huge shortcut would be not to remove the plastic cover under the car just to cut a hole and then remount it. They are probably afraid that someone is going to use a sawzall and cut through the gas tank or something. I would just use a multitool to cut the plastic without going deep. That would save you about 2 hours - but you have to know what you are doing and what is behind the plastic. Also, drive the car up on blocks to make it easier. My best trick was to lift this heavy hitch with a floor jack with carpet on it. It allowed easy placement for bolting it on. Great product. 182409



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by: Doug W03/17/2016


Curt hitch arrived on time and complete. Install instructions were accurate and video an assist. Easy install overall. Instead of cutting out a complete section of the underbody panel described in the video, I left driver side of the rectangle opening attached, just opening the flap for access to bolts. Upon completion of the install you can tuck the flap back in almost intact for a neater look overall. The wiring harness an easy install also, notwithstanding Honda engineers hiding the connector in the most inaccessible place they could find. I allow the CRV may not be a brute tow vehicle, but we do install aftermarket hitches and harnesses...Honda could have very easily placed the connector plug in the spare tire compartment or behind an accessible panel as they did with my Acura. 240893



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by: Jerry Strick01/09/2015


I tried to install by myself lying on my garage floor but as a 72 year old I was having trouble until my neighbor showed mercy and come over to help.. After he got there it was a piece of cake - the fit was perfect. After reviewing some of the other comments on your web site, I did not remove the panel and just cut the hole on three sides and trimmed and taped to go around the hitch to minimize the any crap getting in. Overall, I am very please with the hitch. I tried to get the muffler lose - gave up and went to Honda and got two news rubber allowing me to cut off the ones that were installed - cost less the $15 but sure was worth it!!! Oh by the way it was delivered when they said it would be------- great customer relations. Sorry no pics of two ole men lying on the floor. 168449



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by: John W.06/19/2015


The Curt hitch for my CR-V arrived on time and appeared to be packaged well. The hitch appears to be the correct one and, for the most part, the quality and finish of the hitch seemed to be very good. etrailer's online instructions/video were great. My contacts with customer service were pleasant and helpful. The only reason I did not give etrailer '10' ratings in the Bizrate survey is that the hitch did arrive with one significant scrape on it down to the bare metal that I will have to prime and paint. I don't know how Curt and etrailer work together and who would be responsible for inspecting the hitch before packaging.. There was no evidence that the damage occurred during the shipment process. I decided to keep the hitch because I don't want to deal with sending it back. 204528



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by: Jerry Lee10/19/2015


Solid construction, nice finish, well made. Trouble-free installation in just over one hour, the video was very helpful. This is my third purchase from e-trailer, and i am very pleased with their service, support, delivery time, follow-up, and price. Highly recommended! 230305


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Excellent

Jerry L - 10/18/2016

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by: John M.02/02/2015


This hitch seems to be very well built and installs fairly easily. I installed this on 2012 Honda CRV. I will be using this to hold a bike carrier and for that purpose it is probably overkill. But for about the same price I got this class III hitch vs the class II. This is the first time I have ever installed a hitch and it took me longer than I anticipated. I could now do another one in an hour or so. After watching the installation video and reading the reviews, I chose to re-install the appearance panel and insulation which made it a little more challenging. If you are doing this alone, I suggest bolting a 4 ft or longer 2x4 to your floor jack to hold the hitch in place while you make all the attachments. Overall, I am very pleased with outcome. 172127



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by: Dean B.08/13/2014


Arrived 2 days after ordering. The videos and instructions were very helpful. I didn't bother taking off the underbody protector/sound dampener and just used a utility knife and scissors to cut out the area around the threads. We tried 6.5" length cut because it looked big in the picture (7") but you definitely need 7 or 7.25 inches. Installed this in approximately 45 minutes and the wiring harness in approximately 30 minutes. Great customer service, instructions, and video. Taking my buddies boat out this afternoon. 146554



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by: Rod B.08/20/2012


Ordered last Thursday, somehow received it the next day (Friday). Fantastic!! Took me and my father in-law about 1 1/2 hrs. We took our time. Watched the video 1st then followed the included instructions, nothing to it. Great product as stated. Would highly recommend. Looks like a factory installed item. Thanks so much. 52398



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by: TJ3305007/28/2016


Great product. I watched the on line video before attempting the installation and the installation was very easy. I did not remove the plastic pan on the bottom of the car but instead used the dimensions listed in the installation instructions to lay out the shape of the opening to be cut. Then, it was a simple matter to cut the plastic with a razor knife and trim the white plastic with scissors. It took about 30 minutes from start to finish to install the entire kit. Removing the muffler was easier than I thought it would be after spraying everything with silicone spray. Even easier putting the muffler hangers back on. I would tackle this project again without hesitation. 277260



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by: Jack05/13/2014


Great delivery time, a great product and installation instructions are very complete. Pleased with my first on line purchase and free shipping! 130382


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Still in use and working perfectly! Jack

Jack - 05/18/2015

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by: Dave W10/17/2016


This hitch arrived in great shape well packaged. This is a class III more than what I need as I plan to use it for a bike rack. I watched the installation video on the etrailer web site several times to be sure I would be able to install the hitch. No problems even doing it by myself but two would be better to lift it into place. Fit was perfect all the hardware provided good instructions. I like the fact that the safety chain hook portion is more than a welded loop. It is a plate with holes welded to the bottom of the hitch. It was much less expensive than having the Honda dealer install a class III hitch. Have yet to try I out but expect if will meet all my expectaions. 308065



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by: Ben11/13/2016


Purchased 2 inch Curt hitch primarily to mount bike rack. Used all summer, hauling road and mountain bikes without problems. The hitch was easy to install fitting my CRV bolt pattern perfectly. Saves my back and rear bike rack did not cut gas mileage. Cut rectangular piece from plastic undercover following instructed metrics and bolted in place. Did it myself in short order. I'm 68 years old. Price was half local cost. Customer service and delivery was exceptional. 316261



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by: Jeff Mc08/18/2014


Hitch fits up perfectly. Appearance panel is a bit of a pain to reinstall but a little patience gets it done. Nice install. 147208


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Great! No problems. Paint is holding up well.

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by: Bruce09/28/2015


Unless you have a car lift to get your vehicle up to a workable height, plan on spending 2 to 2 1/2 hours to install. Directions are good. 228239


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No problems, working great

Bruce - 09/28/2016

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by: Ron S07/31/2015


It fits perfectly. However, if I were to install another, I would not remove the plastic shroud covering the gas tank and cut out the rectangle in place. Maybe tell the user there is sound deadening material,about 1/8 in thick, but open space above so a saw could be used is desired, but I would use a utility knife and scissors afterword to cut the sound deadening material If one removes the plastic shroud, maybe a brief explanation of how the two piece Honda fastener works. Pull on the inner piece to relieve it and then pull on the outer portion. Very simple. I broke one before I understood how they work. It's a good product and a great price! 215714



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by: Pete S08/18/2012


The hitch went onto my new CRV with no problems. The instructional video was very well done and helpful. It is definitely a two man job to lift and hold it in position while starting the 4 main fasteners. It is well designed to interface with the Honda frame and components and seems to be quite sturdy. The fit and finish of the hitch are very good quality. I look forward to using the hitch to support a rear mounting bike rack 52242



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by: Bob L05/12/2014


I'm 63, and I just installed this hitch in 45 minutes. I did have my son help me hold it up to insert the fasteners, but if you have a floor jack, this can be done alone in a snap, in the driveway, with no vehicle lifting. The fit is perfect, instructions were top notch; there were no surprises. I did follow others' suggestions to just cut the sound panel in place, and it cuts like butter with a utility knife, then just trim the fiberglass with a scissors; this procedure will save you a lot of work, and the cutout location per the instructions was exact. Great company, which says a lot nowadays. Thanks, etrailer. 130080

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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch For 2014 Honda CR-V
  • We do carry hitches that would be a fit for your 2014 Honda CRV. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119. This is a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The numbers you see for the weight capacity of a trailer hitch are not based on the vehicle they are installed on. They are based on the strength of the hitch alone. Although many times a hitch may have a rating of several...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2012 Honda CR-V Towing a Small Trailer
  • We have had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out. I also attached a picture from the installation instructions for you to check out as well. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch will have about the same visibility under the bumper as the Curt hitch, but the crossbar begins to recede under the vehicle beginning at the receiver....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V LX AWD
  • The tongue weight figure you referenced, 150 pounds, is correct if the hitch or owners manual states the max tongue weight is 10 percent of 1,500 pounds. The vehicle tongue weight capacity is what you will need to go by, even if the hitch is rated higher. In this case, if the hitches you are interested both exceed the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle, there is no advantage to going with the higher of the two. When you are calculating how much weight is on the hitch you would...
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  • Comparison of Curt Hitch # C13119 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 75742 on 2013 Honda CRV
  • The comparison of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # C13119, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75742, for the 2013 Honda CRV is very similar. The tongue weight difference of 350 lbs for the Curt and 525 lbs for the Draw-Tite would be one of the biggest differences. Also, if you will be using the hitch to haul a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty on the Curt hitch does require the use of a stabilizing strap like the Curt Support Strap,...
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  • Using Stabilizing Straps on a Cargo Hauler in the Curt Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, is designed to help provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers. For the 2012 Honda CR-V the Curt hitch, # C13119, requires a support strap for all non-trailer loads for manufacturer warranty requirements. To use the suppport strap with a cargo carrier like the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, you would need to loop one end of the strap through the cargo carrier top rail and attach...
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  • Wiring and Is a Hitch Support Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • Draw-Tite Does not require the use of a stabilization strap with non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on their hitches like part # 75742. It might be a good idea to use one though if you are loading a bike rack or cargo carrier close to the tongue weight capacity of the hitch, vehicle or bike rack/cargo carrier, whichever is rated lowest Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. The strap...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • We offer three Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper on a 2015 CR-V is 2 inches. The Curt part # C13119 has the same measurements from the pin hole to the back of the vehicle but I like the 75742 because it has more towing capacity than the Curt hitch. I have attached...
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  • Would the Curt Folding Cargo Carrier part # C18153 work on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • If you have a 2 inch hitch on your 2012 Honda CR-V like the Curt hitch part # C13119 you would not need to use an adapter to install and fold up the Curt Cargo Carrier part # C18153. If you have a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36520 you could use an adapter like the Brophy Hitch adapter part # HTAD, but you should note that doing so will cut the capacity of your hitch in half.
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  • How To Trim Underbody Panel on 2013 Honda CR-V For Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch # C13119
  • To trim the underbody panel on your 2013 Honda CR-V for the installation of a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13119, I recommend marking the area that needs to be cut to start with. I have provided a graphic showing where this section is and the dimensions of the area that needs to be removed. I would then use the saw attachment for a rotary tool to cut the section from the underbody panel. I have provided a link to the instructions for this trailer hitch which provides you the types...
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  • Visibility of the Curt Trailer Hitch C13119 on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • We do have a photo of the Curt Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V and I have posted it on the page. The most visible part will be the receiver opening and the front of the round crossbar. I have also linked the installation detail for this hitch.
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch With Wiring Bracket Needed for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Mfg. Class III trailer hitch, # C13119, does not have a bracket welded to the cross tube for installation of a trailer wiring holder bracket, like part # 18144. You could install the # 18144 bracket on the hitch cross tube easily with the No Drill Mount Bracket, # 18140. We have a video showing this installation that I linked for you to see. For a hitch with a trailer wiring tab welded to it you could use the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, # 75742, which is the correct application...
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  • What 2-Inch Class III Trailer Hitch Receivers Will Fit a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Curt offers a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch receiver for the 2014 Honda CR-V, part # C13119, which is one of several options available for your car. This 2-inch hitch is rated for 350-lbs tongue weight and 3,500-lbs gross trailer weight. Please note that Curt requires use of a stabilizing strap for all non-trailer loads, such as bike and cargo carriers. Their strap # 18050 is an ideal solution. This simple and inexpensive cam-buckle support strap will help to stabilize any accessory...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • First let's start with a hitch, for that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # C13119. This has plenty of capacity for your camper. However, you will want to consult the owners manual of your CRV to determine it's towing capacity and be sure not to exceed this figure. Since you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also...
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  • Options for Carrying Two Bikes On 2013 Honda CRV
  • According to Thule and Yakima, trunk mounted bike racks will not fit the current generation Honda CRV because there is no safe place to mount the bottom straps that secure the rack to the vehicle. A roof or hitch mount will be your best bet. A hitch mounted option using the Curt Class III, part # C13119 is recommended because it can provide you the ability to tow a small trailer or provide an attachment point for other accessories like a cargo carrier. For a bike rack, I can highly...
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  • Can a Bike Rack Be Used with a Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13119 has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It will accept a bike rack that has a 2 inch shank. Some racks also have an adapter to allow a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit a 2 inch receiver. If your bike rack fits this description it will physically fit in the trailer hitch. Based on the images in the instructions for the hitch and the video I have linked for you, it does not appear that there will be clearance issues with the rear of the vehicle and the bike rack. If...
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  • Does the Rear Appearance Panel of a 2014 Honda CR-V Have to be Removed to Install Hitch
  • There are two options you have when installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75742 like you have noticed. You can trim the panel and reinstall it or you can simply remove it. I wish the installers had decided to trim the panel and reinstall it but the customer who owned the vehicle may have requested them not reinstall it. I would say that the best way to do it would be to trim and reinstall the panel, which the installation instructions I attached to the right do detail how...
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  • Will Adding Trailer Hitch Negatively Affect Steering, Braking, or Gas Mileage of 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13119 weighs about 30 pounds or so. Its affect on gas mileage would basically be non-existent. You would never notice a change. The way a person drives would have more of an effect than adding a little weight to the vehicle so no worries there. Also, given that the hitch is relatively light it isn't going to affect the handling of the vehicle at all. The weight of the hitch is not going to compress the rear suspension so the handling, braking, steering, everything,...
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  • Can the Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket be Removed from Draw-Tite Hitch 75742 for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The wiring harness bracket is welded onto Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742. I do not recommend removing it because doing so will void the hitch warranty and could possibly compromise the structural integrity of the hitch. For a hitch that does not have the mounting bracket welded to it, take a look at Curt hitch, # C13119. I have included some links to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. For non-trailer loads (like bike racks and cargo carriers) you...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap Work on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The recommended strap connection point for the Curt Support Strap, part # 18050, is at the bottom of your tailgate on your 2012 Honda CR-V. You can simply wrap the strap around your bike rack then insert the hook facing up into the bottom lip of the hatch and then tighten the strap so the bike rack is being pulled to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • What is Needed to Tow a Utility Trailer with a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The first thing you should know is that the towing capacity of your 2014 Honda CR-V is likely 1500 pounds. Consult the vehicle owners manual to confirm. Since this is lower than the capacity of Curt trailer hitch # C13119 you will need to go by the lower capacity. Provided the gross trailer weight when loaded and ready to tow is under the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be fine. The hitch is not just for bike racks or cargo carriers, you can tow with it, you just need to stay...
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  • Bolt Torque Specs for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13119 on 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The torque specs for the U-bolts are listed in the installation instructions for the Curt Hitch # C13119. I have attached a link to these for you. Since these figures are subject to change and the installation instructions will always be up to date, directing you to the instructions link is the best way to obtain the most current information. I have also attached an installation video for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Thule or Yakima Trunk Mount Bike Rack for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Hollywood Racks is our only vendor offering a trunk mount rack that's compatible with the 4th Generation CR-V. A Thule or Yakima rack would need to attach to the vehicle at the top edge of the rear hatch glass, which is not capable of holding the weight without shattering the hatch glass. The Hollywood Racks 2-bike model # HRF2 or the 3-bike model # HRF2-3 mount to the vehicle a little differently, using an additional padded bar that rests on the hatch in the middle of the glass, distributing...
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  • Installation Of Trailer Hitch On 2016 Honda CR-V
  • We are in Missouri near St Louis and are not affiliated with shops that do installations of trailer hitches. If you are mechanically inclined, the installation of a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite, part # 75742 is really not that tough. I have attached the installation instructions and have also attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2016 CR-V you can check out. I recommend the # 75742 trailer hitch over the Curt hitch, part # C13119 because Curt requires...
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  • Trailer hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Honda CR-V for a Bike Rack
  • On the Curt trailer hitch # C13119 and the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75742, the face of the receiver would be approximately 1/2 inch from the furthest part out of the rear bumper. The probability of hitting your shins on the receiver of either hitch is relatively low. The lower Class hitches actually come out a little further so going with a Class III would be the way to go. I have included some instruction links for you. The Curt hitch is going to require the use of a stabilization...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations to Carry Two Bikes With 2014 Honda CR-V
  • If you're planning on carrying two bikes, there's no reason you couldn't go with the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13119. Curt makes a quality hitch, and and you wouldn't sacrifice any quality or function by going with the less-expensive Curt model. The Swagman Trailhead 2-bike rack you mentioned, part # S63360 is the rack I most often recommend. The rack is at an excellent price point, and offers all of what I consider to be crucial features in a bike rack, like anti-sway cradles that...
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  • Can a Class III 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V EX-L
  • You are correct, the tongue weight and towing weight capacities of the 2014 Honda CR-V are lower than a Class III trailer hitch such as # C13119. In this situation you always go with the lower rated component, in this case the vehicle. Despite the difference in capacities I still recommend a Class III trailer hitch because it has a 2 inch receiver. A 2 inch receiver will have more accessory options than a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver would. It is also a sturdier...
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  • Hitch for 2014 Honda CR-V Capable of Carrying 3 or 4 Bikes
  • There are Class III hitches available for the 2014 Honda CR-V that have the 2 inch receiver opening, which would allow you to carry a 3 or 4 bike rack. There isn't a hitch with a larger receiver opening available for your CR-V. Of the available hitches, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75742. You can see the install details and an install video by clicking the provided links. For a compatible bike rack, the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part # TH934XTR would be a high...
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  • Choosing Correct Hitch Tongue Weight Capacity for Using a 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack on Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13119 does have a 350-lb tongue weight (TW) rating as you noted, and that capacity must be enough for the weight of the bike rack itself plus that of your loaded bikes. A substantial 4-bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400 weighs about 80-lbs all by itself. Add the bikes and you are indeed talking about a hefty load on the hitch. In your case I absolutely agree that using a higher-rated hitch like Draw-Tite # 75742 is the way to go....
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  • Installation Video For the Curt Hitch # C13119 on a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The installation process for the Curt Hitch part # C13119 that you referenced will be the exact same on a 2014 and 2015 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video and installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want part # C56158. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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