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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Honda Odyssey's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2013 Honda Odyssey well be installing Curt Hitch, part number C13068. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.
Now lets go ahead with the installation.First, before we can install the hitch, well need to remove the underbody trim panel. Keep in mind, the trim panel and hardware will not be reinstalled. To remove the underbody trim panel, there are a total of five fasteners that need to be removed. We have three pushpin fasteners, one bolt and one screw.Lets go ahead and start removing the pushpin fasteners first. To remove the pushpin fasteners, well pry the center out and then use our trim tool or flat head screwdriver to remove the fastener.
Then well remove the bolt and the use our screwdriver to remove the screw. Now we can go ahead and remove the underbody trim panel and set it and the fasteners aside. Next, we can go ahead and point out the attachment points for the new hitch. We have a total of five attachment points, four of them will be weld nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer.On the driver side, the 5th attachment point, well be installing a carriage bolt and block into the frame for our forward driver side attachment point. The hardware for the forward attachment point on the driver side will be a 7/16 carriage bolt and block, along with 7/16 flange nut.
To get the hardware into position in the frame, well use a 7/16 fish wire or a bolt leader provided with our install kit. Well take the bolt leader, feed it through the attachment and out the access hole in the frame. Then we can slide on our block and thread on the carriage bolt. Well feed the block into the frame, followed by the carriage bolt pulling it into position. At this time, well go ahead and leave the bolt leader on as it will assist with putting the hitch up into position without pushing the hardware back up in to the frame.Next, were going to go ahead and clean out the weld nuts in the frame because overtime the build up with rust, dust, dirt and debris make it difficult to install the new 12mm bolts.
Using some spray lubricant and -nylon tube brush part number 814092, well thoroughly clean the threads of the weld nuts out then we can take one of the new 12mm bolts and go ahead and thread into the weld nut to make sure that theyre nice easily.Now that we have this attachment point done, well go ahead and repeat the same process for our other three weld nuts. Each weld nut attachment point will get a new 12mm nut along with a -inch conical tooth washer. Keep in mind, the teeth of the washer will face the hitch. Now were ready to go ahead and install the hitch.Well feed the passenger side up over the exhaust and then bring the driver side up into position. As we bring the driver side into position, well take the bolt leader and feed it through the attachment point of the hitch. Once we get it up to the frame, we can then go ahead and take the 12mm bolt and conical tooth washer and thread it into the weld nuts. Now with the bolts holding our hitch in position, we can go ahead and remove the bolt leader and install the 7/16 flange nut. Now well go ahead and repeat the same process with installing the two weld nuts fasteners on the passenger side. Now with all our hardware in place, we can go ahead and tighten it down. Next, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with all our fasteners torqued to specifications, securing our hitch into position, thatll complete the install of our Curt Hitch part number C13068 on our 2013 Honda Odyssey. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 Customer Reviews)
Curt hitch C13068 and cover I-728 installed on an Oddy 2012 for the purpose of installing a YAKIMA bike rack. Due to the combination of OEM price and the need for large cutouts in the bodywork required I decided on CURT aftermarket vs. OEM. Selected CURT based on ground/receiver ground-clearance, looks and no mods to bumper bodywork. I installed the CURT hitch by myself in about 1 hour, I used a furniture dolly to move the hitch into position and cribbed it with wood to get to the right height. I did not undo the exhaust mount. Some people have expressed concern over the hitch design, at the end of the day in this "product liability environment" I assume CURT is doing their homework and properlly designed the hitch. Mind you, I do not expect to connect anything heavier than a loaded Yakima 4 bike rack (less than 250 lbs loaded). I do not think I can add to the wealth of information provided by etrailer and the CURT instructions themselves, other than I disagree with the comment to not install the driver side plastic cover. I re-installed by trimming with a box cutter a approx. 1/2 in. × 4 in. corner section. With regards to e-trailer. They could do a slightlly better job packing the hitch so that they do not break through the box (mine showed up sticking out with some minor scuffs). Mind you, I would buy from them again tomorrow based on all the product info, videos and reviews (good and bad), THANK YOU and Kudos I deduct the CURT hitch 1 notch, for not extending the wings to capture all three (3) OEM mount points. Other notes: I separatelly installed an OEM tranny cooler as recommended by HONDA. 71131
by: Chris K04/01/2012
My order arrived very promptly. Hardware included a bolt that was poorly threaded which I replaced with one I purchased from the local hardware store. Installation was fairly easy, I wished I had a hoist and an extra set of hands. I do believe some of the other hitch designs are better. Had I looked closer at all of the products, I may have chosen the Hidden Hitch unit instead. However, for the bike rack use and light towing I intend to use this for, I am sure it will work just fine.35833
Great hitch,fits tight to bumper and looks great.Only thing I would suggest is a tap be included in hardware!! The bolt holes on my 2005,after 6 years in New England, were rusted over badly. After tapping them, the job went smooth though.Unless your van is like new or you live where it doesnt cause rust, do yourself a favor and get a 12x1.25 tap and re-tap the holes first.20577
Despite being easy to install (all hitches for the Odyssey are that way), the design is simply lacking when compared to the Hidden Hitch or Draw-Tite. The Odyssey has three factory mount points on each side. The Curt hitch only uses four of the factory mounts, their fifth requires you to snake a bolt up. While not difficult, it's simply a poor design compared to the alternatives (they use all six factory mounts) Unfortunately I didn't notice this until the hitch arrived (my bad, and in to way a reflection on etrailer, their service was great). Chris18443
Great gear. Super-fast shipping! Had a UPS tracking number less than an hour after calling in my order & getting a few questions answered by Rose. Installed quick, will be great for hauling camping gear &/or bikes in the van while also keeping the back available for the dogs. 115458
This hitch looks much better than the previous one I had. It sits higher off the ground, doesn't stick out on the sides, has a modern appeal that gives a more seamlesss appearance as if it's standard on the vehicle. My wife thought the old hitch stuck out and was an eye sore. She really likes this one.105365
by: Adam L.10/03/2013
All companies should be run like this one. I ordered Tuesday night and received my hitch on Thursday (for FREE!) and had excellent email status messages along the way. The hitch arrived in perfect condition. Install: I'm a Gomer and I got this thing installed by myself...at night...in 40-minutes. No problems, no injuries. The printed instructions weren't terribly clear where they explained the fish-wire/carriage bolt step, but the online video clarified things perfectly for me. I recommend having a friend help, but solo-install is possible. Product: Excellent build quality and well-finished. Mine arrived with no obvious blemishes from shipping. I liked the tapered lines of the Curt hitch compared to the other products when choosing one for my Odyssey. Seeing one out in public before ordering sealed the deal. There are only 4 threaded attachment poins on the Odyssey frame, so the 4 bolts and one fished-in bolt for redundancy give me plenty of confidence. I plan to use a bike rack, but I wouldn't hesitate to pull a small boat. I wouldn't tow anything huge with this vehicle regardless of the hitch rating. Thanks guys! My neighbor should be ordeering soon!102484
by: Samuel S.10/01/2013
Extremely easy to install. My wife and I completed the installation in less than 30 minutes. The Curt trailer hitch receiver looks great, even on a mini van. We plan to use the hitch for carrying our bikes. I highly recommend the Curt hitch and etrailer.com. 102146
by: Paul t.09/05/2013
Hitch came very quickly, for no charge! Was exactly what I wanted: a low profile, high ground clearance hitch, with a stealthy look to it. Easy install directions included with real pictures of each step. An amazing experience altogether. I cannot imagine a better way to buy a hitch. Great pricing too!98505
by: Kha Vo08/10/2013
I received my order in 4 days and took me and my dad 1 hrs to put it in my Honda Odyssey. ...love the way it look and so easy to install. .good customer services from etrailer...definitely will buy again from etrailer...:-)94398
by: Lowell A07/30/2013
Great product, fast shipment, very easy to install. Would recommend to anyone, don't waste your money having someone do the work for you, save $$. Would recommend eTrailer for all towing and related products.92317
Hitch arrived in a couple of days; was a breeze to install, and cost less than half of what the dealer would have charged for the part (not including installation), and the dealer part came with a 26-page installation manual and would have required cutting the bumper (for which no template was required). 89396
Kudos to eTrailer for fast shipping and above all the excellent installation videos. The Curt hitch was a snap to install, fit perfectly on our 2007 Odyssey, and looks great also. I bought this over the other choices because I liked the look of the closed end-caps vs. the open tubes (which i suspect have a greater opportunity for debris and rust). I had one minor thing on the install and that was the threading of the bolt onto the leader that is provided (which is excellent), and it was my mistake: I threaded it on too far, and so as a result, once I got it into the hole, I couldn't undo the wire from the bolt, so I had to basically just unwind it - nothing wrong with the product, just a tip for other consumers - only thread enough to pull the bolt through.. :) Once installed, I like the fact that the receiver is slightly recessed from the bumper because there's less chance of smacking your leg on the metal bar. I also bought the Curt rubber end-cap as a precaution. eTrailer also upgraded our shipping so we received in just 3 days, even though we used standard free shipping. So a big thanks for the upgrade and we are extremely satisfied with this purchase and can recommend eTrailer whole-heartedly. 89170
I got the hitch in one day. I wonder if someone delivered it personally. Installed very easily. I had it installed within the estimated time on the website. The flap removal on the drivers side was the only thing that did not go perfectly. There were some areas on the hitch that were scrapped up a little. This is the third hitch I have purchased from etrailer. I am sure I will order more in the future as I need them.82568
Great product. Installing the down bolt was easy, my ten year old did it. I went with the Curt hitch because the ends are closed when compared to the hidden hitch or draw-tite. I put this on my 2003 Odyssey, the weld nuts were pretty corroded but everything went on perfectly. I did read several reviews about the customer service at etrailer and how outstanding it is. I agree. I made two separate orders, both shipped from the warehouse 48 hours after the order was placed.74242
I am very happy with my purchase. The Curt trailer hitch arrived sooner than expected and in perfect condition. The hitch was well packed in a cardboard box so there was no damage during shipping- this was one of my biggest concerns when ordering. Etrailer did a great job of letting me know the status of my order. Installing the hitch was easy and took less than a half and hour from the time I started to get the tools out until I was done cleaning up. I would not hesitate to purchase from Etrailer again.47348
by: Pam C.07/06/2012
I received my items in 3 days. The customer service reps were very helpful. They even verified that the products I was ordering would indeed fit on my minivan! The items came with color photos and EASY to follow instructions for installation which were again specific to my minivan! Everything was very easy to install and I was very pleased with all aspects of the service and the products! If I ever need anything of this nature again, I will not waste time shopping anywhere else! Highly recommend this company146958
by: Mark U.06/12/2012
I ordered the hitch receiver to attach a bike rack to our '08 Honda Odyssey. I got tired of the marks the bike tires and pedals left on the vehicle due to rubbing with our old rack. The hitch receiver was delivered very quickly and installation was simple. The installation videos posted on etrailer.com were helpful and accurate. The printed instrutions included with the product were clear and accurate to my vehicle. It took me about 35 minutes to get the hitch installed. The qaulity of the hitch receiver exceeds my current needs as I am only attaching a bike rack and not towing anything heavy, but it seems to be extremely well-constructed. The steel seems to be very heavy-duty and all of the welds look to be well-done.43881
by: William, W.06/01/2012
The ordering process was smooth and simple. The hitch and wiring harness were shipped ahead of schedule. The packaging was adequate with no damage. The instructions that were included were easy to follow. It helped to watch the videos that were available on the website. I would recommend this company in the future.42347
by: A. Wetbrook05/24/2012
The original hitch arrived packed loosely in plastic and was damaged with lots of scrapes and exposed metal. I contacted customer service and they sent a second hitch with no questions asked. The second hitch arrived well packed in a cardboard box with bracing inside. The hitch was is excellent condition. It took me a little under an hour to install the hitch myself from opening the box to putting away the tools. You can install the hitch without lowering the exhaust, but you have to be a little creative with the wrench angles. I was also able to reinstall the plastic fairing on the drivers side by trimming it back a bit to get around the hitch. There's a little reinforcing rib that is perfect to cut along. Overall I am pleased with the hitch (we'll see how it goes through a few winters though) and the ease of installation. While the condition of the first hitch was disappointing, I am happy with how the situation was handled.41613
by: Lee G.05/01/2012
I installed this hitch on my 2007 Honda Odyssey with a little help from my wife. With her helping me hold it in place, we had the hitch installed in 15 minutes. I couldn't be happier with the quality of the hitch and the way it looks on the vehicle. It's very discreet and the ends of the Curt hitch are not open which makes for a cleaner look. 38954
by: Paul F Yenter04/26/2012
Product was as advertised. If we had know wharves were doing installation might have gotten done in the half hour they allotted.the hitch looks good and I am satisfied with everything. Delivery was fadyervthan I had epected and quality looks good too. Would gladly do business with them again.38517
by: Andy B.01/23/2012
Hitch came as advertised. Installed it over the weekend. Directions were very clear. If the threads on my 12 year old vehicle were not rusted, I would have had it installed in 10 minutes. The wiring harness was also simple to install!30163
by: Chet L.07/11/2011
Product was just what I ordered. Arrived promptly. Easy to track. Came complete with the necessary hardware and instructions. There is also an instruction video online that made it even simplier. I plan to order more products from etrailer in the future.19139
My Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver came VERY fast. Instructions and videos were extremely helpful and made the installation go very quickly. It took me longer to clean out the existing holes on the van, than it did to actually install the hitch. Wiring could not have been any easier. I will finally be able to haul my trailer and bikes. I cannot stress enough how great it was to work with etrailer. I don't buy hitches every day, but Anything automotive in the future will be from etrailer.12562
I just installed your CURT C13068 receiver on my 2007 Honda Odyssey. Having the instructions available on-line mad it clear that the installation would be manageable. I haven't turned a wrench in years, but I was able to do the installation in less than an hour. I bought this unit and it saved me hundreds just in parts cost compared to the dealer never mind the labor. I am very pleased! 8633
by: Robert M03/09/2011
Very happy with this purchase. Instructions were great and the fit and finish were perfect. Highly recommended.8844
Have not installed product yet but the offing and delivery was second to none114027
by: Mike F08/12/2013
Perfect fit, good directions. No issues whatsoever.94733
by: Michael N.05/24/2013
Great sturdy product and very easy to install. 25 minutes or me.81818
Looks good. Fits perfect. 66677
by: Art Keffler12/05/2012
Piece of cake to install. Even with never having done this before all I needed was my socket wrench set and my son and I had it on in a half hour. 60657
Product arrived ahead of schedule in perfect condition. Exceptional customer service from start to finish. Much easier then I would have thought. 57584
by: Carl P.09/22/2012
Easy to install, fit perfect. Wiring was easy too. Appreciate the online instructional videos, couldn't figure out all the written instructions...55497
by: Buck E.08/15/2012
Excellent quality, easy to install. 51712
No complaints. Hitch goes on easy. The video tutorial is a great help. I decided to trim and re-install the drivers side plastic panel that has to be removed. Trimmed off about 1 inch wide by 4 inches long. Went back in very easy.45842
Arrived on time and complete. 44135
This product was installation friendly for my 07 Odyssey and all I did was just bolt it on without having to move or remove anything like the video showed. It took me 15 minutes and the product was well designed to fit.35764
by: John S.03/17/2012
You are great! Hitch arrived in perfect condition in two days. Installation simple done without help in less than 30 minutes. Instructions were clear and photos big help. Thanks!34220
by: Jason Y.02/21/2012
Super fast delivery! Excellent communication!! Provided instruction were simple!!! Installation took about 15 minutes ( including the wiring hook-up). 32049
by: DENNIS ROMASANTA10/22/2011
very nice and easy to install,customer sevice was excellent.i will recommend this to my friend...25972
by: me in georgia09/19/2011
Fits perfect. I like that the ends are not open. Great communication from etrailer retailer. 24202
by: irina Stesel08/19/2011
The installation took much longer then 40 minutes..22175
by: William Daniels08/01/2011
Excellent product and installation inst ructions.20829
Easy to install, 25 minutes 19480
by: dave L06/20/2011
nice hitch easy to put on. 30 min. to install17464
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