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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 2014 Honda Odyssey, we'll be installing the Curt trailer hitch, part number C13068. Now, this is what the hitch looks like installed on our van. Now, we'll give you a couple measurements that will help you select accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is roughly 13 inches, and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper, is about 6 inches. Now, let's go and see how it's installed. The first step is going to be to remove this panel right here, and we do that by removing these three fasteners. We'll also need to remove this hex head bolt up here and the screw up here.
After the hardware is removed, our panel just drops out of place. One thing we're going to do here before we get ready to install the hitch, we're going to clean out the threads and the holes that we're going to mount our hardware to. To do that, spray some kind of lubricant up there. Take tube brush and just brush them out. Now, this tube brush we're using is also available on our website, it's part number 814092.
Now, there is hardware included for the kit which we're also going to mount a third bolt back here. I'll show you how to do that in just couple minutes. Here's our mounting locations, the weld nuts for the passenger side of the vehicle. We're going to repeat the same process we did on the driver side to spray them out and clean them up with tube brush. This is the hardware we'll be using for four of the mounting locations. Use this washer.
We'll always make sure the teeth of the washer faces up against the bottom of the hitch. Just take our bolt and washer, feed it up into place. This third location back here is the one we're going to mount through the frame. To do that, we'll take one of our bolt guides, take our block with a carriage bolt and we'll bolt through the frame onto the top of the hitch and we'll secure with this nut on the bottom. Through this, a bolt guide we're going to be using.
We're going to feed it through here and now through this side. With the bolts guide routed through, we'll add our block over there and thread our bolt in. We'll then feed the hardware into the frame. Pull on the bolts guide and drops right out. Now, we can get ready to mount our hitch onto our van, and it always helps to have a second set of hands around to help do this. In this application if you don't have somebody else to help you, you can always use the exhaust on the passenger side to hold the hitch up momentarily while we secure our hitch on the driver side. With the flange nut holding the hitch up on the driver side, we'll go ahead and move over to the passenger side of the van and secure the hitch over here using two of the four bolts I showed you earlier. We'll move back over to the driver side, and I'll put the other two bolts in. Now, with the hardware in place, we'll snug the bolts down. With the bolts tightened up on the hitch, we'll go ahead and torque them to the amount specified in the instructions. Now, the panel we removed earlier can be installed if you wish, this is optional. If you want to install it, just slide back into place, line up your factory mounting points, and reinstall using the factory hardware. That concludes today's installation of the Curt trailer hitch part number C13068 on our 2014 Honda Odyssey. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (82 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
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
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: 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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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: 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: 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: 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
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
Installed in 30, as advertised. Not sure why curt uses only 4 of the6 factory mounting bolts. I am carrying a bike rack and using a small trailer so I am not that concerned. The fit was great and it looks more finished than the other brands. I would buy again. 122983
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: 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
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: Ben H.04/24/2014
The Curt trailer hitch receiver and wiring came early and were remarkably simple and quick to install. We hope to use them in upcoming moves and cross county trips for a trailer as well as regular trips to the lake or beach to pull a boat. 127039
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
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
So far the entire process has been great! Shipping was fast and arrived on time. The hitch looks perfect but I'll have to wait until spring to install because we have a foot of snow now. I will definitely order again. 161071
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
Great product! Had it mounted on the back of my Honda Van and looks rock solid. Best part of if is that there's no drilling whatsoever because everything is ready to go. Thank you etrailer for this wonderful product. 158899
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
by: Alejandro Z.07/17/2014
I am very satisfied with this product. It was very easy to put on. The service was excellent. The item came on time before we went on vaction. Thank you, Etrailer.com, thank you for your great service. 141800
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: Chris R09/29/2014
Love the Hitch! Super easy to order and install when arrived. Installation video is nice to view before placing order to see if needing someone else to install. 153465
by: Mike Norris08/12/2014
Arrived promptly! Fit perfectly! Easy to install on my 07 Odyssey! Great customer service. Got this hitch to haul garbage cans down our extremely long driveway 146445
The hitch arrived two days after the order was placed. Instructions were simple and was installed by a rookie. Customer service was friendly and responsive. 164230
by: Hyatt B05/12/2014
Speedy delivery. Everything boxed up nicely. Needed an assistant to help with installation. Took me about an hour as I was a novice at this kind of thing. 130129
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