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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.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 2003 Honda Odyssey
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Some models have underbody fascia covering the driver side frame. This will be removed and can be left off or trimmed and reattached. No drilling required for installation
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (127 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.
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: Dave V04/12/2015
The Curt hitch receiver arrived with some minor scuff marks from the box and one 2" scratch that had been touched up with black spray paint. I could tell it was touched up because there were drip marks on the crossbar. It probably could have been packed better. There was also a white product sku sticker on the side of the receiver about 4" square in size. The sticker didn't have removable glue on it, so it was a total pain to remove. Start to finish, it took just over 3 hours to install the hitch receiver. This included everything from unboxing to installation to clean-up. I installed the Curt hitch on a 6-year old 2009 Honda Odyssey, which required the threads to be re-tapped. I live in a midwestern climate and, while the underbody was rust-free, the weld nut threads were in bad shape. At first I tried cleaning the threads with rust Blaster and a 1/2" battery terminal wire brush. After several go-rounds, I had only made progress on one nut. At that point, I decided to tap the threads. I visited one big box home improvement store and called 2 auto parts stores looking for a 12mm x 1.25mm tap. After all of this, I finally found the tap at Menards (it cost approx. 15 for tap, wrench and tap oil). Once the weld nuts were re-tapped, things went very quickly. I used a hydraulic jack to raise the back end of the van and had help holding/hoisting the hitch receiver into place. The final touch was to use blue loctite to secure the bolts into place. Lesson learned: Next time I purchase a newer vehicle that is capable of having a hitch receiver, I'm going to put silicone or wax on the threads to keep them fresh! I'm rating 4/5 because of the underwhelming packaging and poor touch-up job. Otherwise, the price was right, customer service has been excellent and shipping was super fast. Thanks etrailer! 184865
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
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
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: Robert P05/27/2015
Easiest thing ever to install. This is my 3rd purchase of a trailer hitch from eTrailer (2004 Nissan Xterra, 2010 Honda Accord, 2007 Honda Odyssey). It probably took 20 minutes from start to finish. Holes line up perfectly, video was perfectly done to make sure I did what I was supposed to. There is no drilling required. Just spray some WD-40 in the holes, clean with a bristle-brush (I used an old baby bottle-cleaning brush - the small one) and screw them in. I found it was helpful to disconnect the rubber mount from the tailpipe. It doesn't move very much, but it's just enough to slide the mount in to place. If you're installing it alone, do yourself a favor and balance the other side on a bucket. You can try and be a "man", but you'll get tired pretty quickly while trying to hold a 50 lb hitch and screw in a bolt with one hand! Hitch is very low profile and SOLID. UPS beat the box up pretty badly, but it didn't damage the hitch at all. I would recommend etrailer.com to anyone and everyone. What at great line of products, and fast shipping! (NOTE: You need to have a torque wrench for any of these installations! Borrow one or buy one, but you NEED it) 198290
by: Thai N.09/10/2014
I really liked the look of this hitch with the circular tube. I would prefer that it was tucked in under the bumper a little more, but it's not an eye-sore. It was fairly easy to install with a little bit of elbow grease. I first thought the hitch wasn't wide enough as the holes did not line up. Getting the bolts screwed in was a challenge. If I still had my lift I could have used that to push up and hold the hitch in place so that the holes lined up. Once it's installed, it works great. 150504
Received the package sooner than expected which is awesome. The one end of the rack has already broken through the packaging box. Maybe in the future, a tiny bit more padding like stuffed boxes or styrofoam may prevent the content to sway inside the box during transit. Nonetheless, the rack remained intact. Install. Thanks for the video on your site. Install was very easy. Fit like a glove and aligned perfectly. Installation time could have probably taken less than 30 mins if I didn't have to scour for the right sized tools. I use mainly metric size (bike mechanic stuff) so I had to match the closest metric with the english spec. Otherwise, squeaky clean and pain-free install. Tips: I used the packaging box as a place setter. I placed the rack on top of the empty box (unflattened) and used that to guide the rack underneath the van. I used an old thick phone-book sized catalog to wedge underneath the rack to raise it and line up with the holes. I moved the box with the rack on top as needed to fine tune the alignment. Easy peasy. 176382
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
This is not the first nor will it be the last hitch I have purchased from etrailer. if this one performs like the previous ones then it is a durable solid hitch which hauls dirt bikes, kayaks, dirt, rocks, mulch & sand on short and long hauls without problems. If that isn't enough reason to get an etrailer hitch then they really look good, well secured & tucked away under both of our Honda Odyssey's. Easy to understand install instructions & neat little tools to make life better during the installation plus the online video if one needs them. All of the above and FAST shipping! 233285
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: Big A08/19/2015
Box was a bit damaged, no big deal... everything else was great. Firstly the customer service when you make the order! Amazing and perfect X10! Online vs calling? Calling expedites the shipment by one day. And the customer service people who answer the phone are very happy and pleasant type of people that answer questions like they know what they are talking about and with opinion. I installed the hitch and it took 20 or maybe 15 minutes... The video is almost exact. If I made the installation vid / I would fine-tune a couple of minor points. It is heavy and awkward to hold when beneath the van while threading the bolts...getting a friend to help is suggested for this reason and to have beers with after. A stubby Phillips is mandatory to take the panel off / no work around this? Get a stubby and a friend is what is missing from the vid. I recommend your company to every one including my granny. Thank you! 220332
by: Matt S.05/29/2014
The hitch arrived without issue. The box had no damage or any look of being mishandled. Installed the hitch with reletive ease although a second hand could have been used in certain instances. I chose not to mess with moving the exhaust. We are excited to utillize the hitch when we embark on our annual camping trip! 133369
I delayed for 8yr and finally put a tow receiver on my 2007 odyssey in less then 30min. The video is extremely helpful that I dont even extra hand. 5 nuts and muffler hanger... and that is it!! Cant wait to put my bike on it and go! Thank you etrailer! P.S. the package canbe better prepared. Apparently the carrier has problem taking care of that. 221848
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). Chris 18443
by: Dave M09/30/2014
Very easy install. The instructions are very clear and accurate. 153677
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: Harvey P.06/09/2014
I was quite satisfied with the product. Although the 2-layer cardboard box was pierced by the end of the hitch when it arrived, it was undamaged. I like the way it looks on my van, too. The video was invaluable in helping me install the unit, especially the part with the fish wire, since details in the photos in the printed instructions were hard to make out. I had requested a hitch for a 2014 Odyssey but was a bit concerned that since the latest video showed an installation on a 2013, it might not apply to the 2014 model. A note somewhere that the design is unchanged would have allayed those fears. Otherwise, a great product, website, and company. 134757
Perfect fit and fast shipping 123095
The product was as advertised: easy to install. But since I have an older (2004) van, it did take time to prepare the bolt holes for bolts. I had to pick up a 12mm tap to chase the threads, and with lots of oil made the job much smoother. The install time for novices was not that far off after the threads were prepped properly. Also, I had trouble working around the exhaust /tail pipe and had to prop it out of the way with a short piece of 2x4. All in all the product is just what I needed for trips to the land fill and city compost facility. Thank you for a well built product that was fun to install. Ron H. 248353
by: Jim D08/06/2014
Web site was beyond helpful; install videos were invaluable. 144779
Second receiver hitch I have gotten from etrailer, both were exactly as advertised. I installed.the Curt hitch on my Odyssey in about 30 minutes. Did not have anyone to assist me so I used a car ramp to position the passenger side end while I started the bolts on the driver side. The plastic cover on the Odyssey, driver's side, did not fit back in but I believe I can modify it just a bit and it will fit securely back in place. This is a very easy install for anyone who can turn a wrench. Do not be intimidated, I did not not even need to jack the van up. 191580
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 company1 46958
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
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
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
by: David L.09/16/2015
Order was delivered in timely manner and in appropriate packaging. I did the installation myself, with a few ordinary tools, following the directions. The fit was perfect, and everything went fluidly. Went back and tightened the bolts again a week later, before our long weekend road trip. Used it for a 5 hour roundtrip camping trip with a hitch-mounted 4-bike rack. The hitch and bike rack worked great, solidly. Would buy again and buy from etrailer.com again. 225792
It fits Honda Odyssey 2012 just perfect. The installation is very easy if you follow my advice. DO NOT REMOVE THE EXHAUST!!!!!! You have enough room to slide the hitch trailer in without removing anything. I did remove it by instructions and it was impossible to put it back with the Trailer Hitch Receive mounted. I wasted 30 minutes trying to put everything back together. Etrailer should rewrite the instructions. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this product. 219295
by: Omar A08/02/2015
Installation was a breeze after I spent couple of hours getting rust/grime out of the weldnuts on my 2006 Odyssey. Etrailer's video on how to clean these weldnuts was very helpful; particularly the part about using a battery terminal cleaning brush. The hitch itself seems very well made. The bolts supplied with the hitch are also very well and did not strip or break despite me having to drive them in and out of the weldnuts several times. 216278
by: Chris G.09/14/2015
Product arrived in three days, impressed with that to start things. Installation was somewhat simple. I watched the youtube video created for this particular installation and it helped with the overall installation. I recommend getting the first couple bolts started above the muffler side due to the angle. Then with a li bit of sweat and force, installing the other bolts was fairly simple as well. Cant go wrong this this product. 225406
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
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: Trevor H06/01/2015
I received the hitch when I was expecting to. I installed it the next day. It is as easy to install as they say. The installation video is easy to follow and helps the install process. I didn't need to lower the exhaust to get to the fittings, so it was even easier than I thought it would be. I haven't used it for cargo yet, but it looks to be exactly what I was looking for. 199446
the hitch came exactly when they said it would . I tried to order on Amazon and thy could not guarantee when the hitch would be delivered , I almost gave up on my vacation plans . Then I found etrailer. They saved my trip. The hitch was a prefect fit and it installed in less than 40 minutes. The price was excellent and the product couldn't be better made. Thanks etrailer!!! 222879
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
by: Joe M05/19/2014
This hitch was easy to install and works great. I highly recommend using the great instruction videos from etrailer.com. The video was right on the money. Make sure you follow the instructions, especially the cleaning out the threads in the bolt openings, otherwise you will have trouble, but that's not a problem with the product. Great product. 131369
by: Gene V03/10/2016
We needed a new 2" hitch for our Thule bike rack after getting a new vehicle. The first hitch did not quite fit within the space available on our new van. Called customer service and got a new hitch delivered with a return mailer for the first hitch. Once installed the new hitch has worked perfectly for our needs - a rear mounted four bike Thule rack. 240529
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
Holding up great after a year, like it belonged there forever, I credit the free labor ! :) Videos/instructions were flawless, easy to get on my 2010 Honda Minivan. Quick service, good price, overall, I will (and have) suggested your website to many of my friends, even helped a few instal their purchases. Thanks! 246299
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: Todd F.04/14/2014
What an outstanding product! The ease of installation was incredible! I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey that I installed it on. Fits like a glove! Our use primarily will be a 5 bike rack carrying system. We couldn't be more pleased with the new hitch. This company really knows it business. What a great price also! 124969
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
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: Sam C.08/12/2015
Pretty nice setup, simple to install. If you can thread a bolt you can install this receiver. Even the one carriage bolt that has to be fished through the frame is simple. No special tools required either. E-trailer got it to me very quickly too, and shipping was cheap for a heavy chunk of metal. 218654
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
Installation did not go exactly as I expected BUT I was installing the hitch with the car on the ground with no help. Overall I am very satisfied with the hitch and REALLY appreciate the installation videos especially when removing the interior trim to install the wiring harness. 153686
by: Chris S06/20/2015
Excellent product. We bought it for use with a hitch bike rack for our 2013 honda odyssey and it works great. The install video from etrailer was really well done and made the install a piece of cake. Awesome service as well. Would highly recommend this hitch and etrailer. 205778
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
by: Ron B03/29/2014
This is a really good hitch. I like the fact that it bolts right onto the frame with no welding required. The installation video was a help but it truly is a very simple installation. I am very happy with my purchase and compared to going to a garage I saved a ton of money. 122840
by: New York05/05/2014
Great product ... Easy installation (15min with out lifting car ) 128891
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