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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 1998 Cherokee by Jeep

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 1998 Cherokee by Jeep

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Jeep Cherokee's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Jeep Cherokee
  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At 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.

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 1998 Jeep Cherokee - Curt

Today on our 1998 Jeep Cherokee, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch part number 13084. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is sixteen inches. Now let's go ahead with installation. Our first step, we'll go ahead and point out the attachment points here on the passenger's side.

Our rear and two center attachment points will be weld nuts already built into the frame and our forward attachment point will be this weld nut here where the bolt is installed currently. We'll remove that bolt and install a new hardware with the hitch. First, we'll start here on the passenger's side. We'll need to clean out the weld nuts. To do this we'll use some spray lubricate and a half inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092 to thoroughly clean out the threads. We'll go ahead and take our new bolts and thread it in to the weld nut to make sure it's going to go nice and easily.

Now once we've done that for all three attachment points, we're ready to go ahead and remove the forward bolt that is currently installed. We'll go ahead and set that aside as it will not be re-installed and we'll be using new hardware with the hitch. Now we can move over to the driver's side. Point out the mounting locations for our hitch which will be here. We'll be using the pre-drilled holes in the frame. We'll be using carriage bolt and blocks for our forward three attachment points and a bolt and block for our rear attachment point.

We'll need to use the bolt leader provided with our install kit and our carriage bolt and block and feed them into the frame. The easiest way to do this is use the open end of the frame at the rear of the vehicle near the bumper. We'll go ahead and take our bolt leader, feed it through the attachment point and out the end of the frame. Then we'll slide on our block and thread on our bolt. Once we do that, we'll go ahead and feed them both up into the frame and pull them into position. Now that they're into position, we'll go ahead and remove the bolt leader and repeat the same process for the center two attachment points.

Here for the rear attachment point, well be simple using a bolt and block. The end of the frame is open so we can go ahead and set them directly into position. Now we can move over to the passenger's side. We'll be using the bolt and conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch to secure the four weld nuts. For the driver's side, we'll be securing it with the half inch flange nuts provided with our install kit. Now we're ready to go ahead and put the hitch in position. We'll slide the passenger's side up into position over the exhaust and then bring the driver's side up into place. Be careful not to push your hardware back up into the frame. Now we'll go ahead and secure it with the half inch flange nuts. On the passenger's side we'll be using the weld nut in the frame along with the new bolt and conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. We'll go ahead and repeat this same process for our other attachment point. On the driver's side where we installed the carriage bolt and blocks for the forward three fasteners and the block and bolt for the rear attachment point, we'll be using the half inch flange nuts to secure the hitch. With all eight fasteners in place, we're ready to go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. That will complete our install of the Curt Hitch, part number 13084 on our 1998 Jeep Cherokee. .

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13084

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (90 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: Edan C.06/27/2010

took me longer than 40 minutes This hitch is definitely a good buy because it can pull a 5000 lb trailer with 500 lb tongue weight as opposed to the competitors that can only do 3500 lb - 300 lb tongue weight. It is relatively simple to install, BUT takes quite a bit of time. It took me a LOT longer than 40 minutes. It's not that I'm new to installing something myself, but it's because I hit a few snags and I don't have the greatest tools. On the passenger side, there are 2 bolts attached to the frame that hold the muffler that are supposed to be removed to mount the hitch. Threadlock was put on these at the factory, and I do not have a pneumatic wrench thus making it a PAIN to remove them. The ONLY way I could get them off was by putting a piece of pipe over the end of my ratchet for better leverage. The other snag I hit was that as I was trying to bolt the hitch on, it was hitting the bottom edge of the bumper. So I had to undo the passenger-side bolt that holds the underside of the bumper to let the hitch go flush with the frame. In order to put that bolt back, I had to take a Dremel tool to enlarge the bolt hole in the bumper. There is a dent in my bumper which might have caused the bumper to hit the hitch. 5* Reliability - because it is the strongest hitch 5* Performance - also because it is the strongest 5* Ease of Use - how hard can a hitch be to use? 3* Installation - because of my snags mentioned 5* Cost-Benefit - it is cheaper than some of the competitors and stronger than them For some great tips, I recommend watching etrailer's install video at: 3179

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by: Steve F.07/19/2015

Ordered the hitch and wiring on Friday at lunch and it was on my porch Tuesday at 2:00 pm. My suggestions are as follows and may reflect others comments. I regard the following tools as mandatory: an 18mm six point socket for the tailpipe bracket support with an 18 to 24 inch breaker bar, a 12mm x 1.75 tap and 2 good safety stands minimum. Safety glasses too, and remember to chock the front wheels. The first thing to attack is the bracket. Prior to this chase 1 or 2 of the right hand holes with the tap and some cutting oil if you have it. Use one of the bolts in the kit to hold the nut plate in the frame tube in place. Go after the bracket bolt directly from the rear of the vehicle. If you decide to loosen the front bracket bolt it may be easier to remove the right rear wheel to get better access to it. After bolt removal chase the remaining involved holes with the tap. On the left side use a die grinder or round file to extend the 2nd hole from the rear about 3/16 to 1/4 forward to give space for pulling the block forward far enough for the carriage bolt head to feed in from the rear due the the back rail extending upward and limiting access. Place your blocks and carriage bolts, figure out a way to get the hitch up against the frame and use 2 nuts on adjacent holes to hold up the left side. Go to the right side and put in the 4 bolts loosely. The 2 bolts placed close together on the left give a greater amount of wiggle room to locate the right. Place all nuts and washers on the left side, check placement of hitch and tighten down. If happy, torque them all down and you're good to go. It will take longer then 30 minutes. 212901

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by: Todd M12/21/2011

this is open a 2000 cherokee sport The back hitch was great went right up and all was nice fit just don't take off the bumpier the hitch hides the nuts and make it even harder to get off and on same with the front hitch and you can't put the bottom piece on but of then that it went right up the times they have are after you take the bolts and nuts off and clean it all then you can put them in at that time I broke two in the front and one in the back I had to weld a nut on to them to get them out P.S. the wiring harness is a must have very clean instill with it no cut wires I love that 28458

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by: Dave12/18/2013

I bought the #13084 curt hitch for my 96 jeep. Etrailer expedited the shipping at no extra charge and the part was on my doorstep in Virginia 5 days after the I placed the order. I had the hitch installed in an hour after I started. My wife predicted i would be cussing out in the garage like i usually do but i was proud to prove her wrong (this time) :) I used 2 jack stands to hold the hitch in place while i started the nuts on the bolts. Worked like a champ. Also the video was very helpful in showing the steps using the fishwire to install the carriage bolts. I got my christmas present and the next step is the boat for my birthday . Definitely will recommend etrailer to my friends. 110305


The hitch is working great . No boat yet but works well with my bike rack and trailer . Excellent product and great company

Dave - 12/18/2014


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by: Steve M05/23/2015

This is my 3rd hitch from etrailer and another great transaction & install. Easily saves 2-3 times of what it would cost to have it done at a shop. The first 2 hitches were installed on newer vehicles, but this recent hitch was installed on a 1997 Jeep Cherokee. The online videos are a lifesaver! The weld nuts on the old Jeep were rusted really bad, but in the video they explain the best way to clean them out and it works. Their wiring kits are fool-proof & super easy to install. I'll continue to use etrailer for all my towing needs. 195180

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by: Lenny H.07/04/2014

The instructions say the time to install says 30 - 40 minutes. That would probably be true if there were no corrosion on the nut strip and the installation were done on a hoist. In my case I backed my Cherokee onto ramps for a little more working room. I did cheat by using a forklift to raise the receiver into position....... that was handy, since I did this solo. The "Fish line" is an excellent idea and it took fishing the 4 bolts through to become an expert! My sons Cherokee is next......... I backed off the bolt holding the rear leaf spring-to-shackle, one side only, to make it easier to fit up there......Also installed the wiring kit. Super clean and super easy for an excellent price. This is a real nice installation and the 5,000 Lb rating is Waaaaay more than I will ever put my Cherokee through. My Cherokee is a '98 with 210,000 miles and in perfect pristine condition.......never had a towing setup, but now the wife and I will utilize it for our little tent trailer. Thanks for a great product and great video resources! 139251

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by: Jason R.04/14/2011

This hitch that I received is great, easy installation and the video is spot on. The shipping was insane, ordered it on Monday night and it came Friday, usually things that bulky take 2 weeks or more. I bought the complete towing package which included the two ball mounts and 1 7/8" and 2" balls, and the wiring harness also (which the video for that was awesome too). Took me about 1 hour to install the hitch and wiring harness, but did it by myself. The hardest thing about it was getting the muffler bracket bolt out, other than that it was a breeze. A word of advice that helped me was using the muffler bracket bolt to clean out the other welded nuts in the frame and a lot of WD40 (LoL). But that bolt has the unthreaded end on it and it lined up a lot easier than the supplied bolts. So in closing thanks a million eTrailer, your products are superb and your price is the best thing I liked about my purchase. Thanks again, Jason R. 11749

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by: Troy G.03/14/2011

I received the hitch very quickly and decided not to wait for a second set of hands to help me install it. I don't have access to a lift, so I just back the Jeep up onto a set of ramps, which gave me plenty of room to work. The bolt leader made the install go pretty smoothly and I just supported the hitch on a set of jack stands. Easy enough to line up the bolts. 40 minute install time might be a little misleading... I'd say give yourself a good 90 minutes just in case you run into any snags. Watching the install video was very helpful as well. I also purchased the wiring harness and that was also an easy install. Great product... fast shipping... fairly simple install... one happy customer. THANKS! 9266

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by: ken08/31/2012

it came fast. they upgraded my shipped to expedited for free. I had to drill two holes in the gas tank protectors steel. i then used the jeeps built in nuts that were on a strip in the frame. i used a floor jack to put in the steel gas tank protectors two back bolts and then lifted the hitch reciever with the floor jack and bolted the other bolts in. i had a very hard time taking out the original bolts for the steel protector. I guess after 14 years, they were a bit rusty. they came out with a three foot breaker bar. besides that it is installed. i have the hitch kit with two balls and four types of heights and i installed the connector for the wireing harness and i am all set for trailering my boat! 53672

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by: Dana F.04/03/2012

I have never written a review for any product I have ever purchased on-line, good or bad, but felt compelled to do so for I ordered a Curt hitch for my 2000 Jeep Cherokee. I did alot of searching and was impressed by the instructional videos provided on their site. I received continuous updates on the shipping of my order and it arrived sooner than expected. The on-line installation video was reviewed prior to the install and the hitch was installed in just about 45 minutes without any problems. I was surprised however that a Curt hitch plug/cover was not included. I will use again and will recommend to anyone in need of any towing products. 36070

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by: T-Bird 9004/21/2013

Installation on my 01 Cherokee was easy. Some suggestions to cut the time needed. 1 Have a badass air wrench with a swivel joint available for the OEM tailpipe hanger bolt removal, or have a mechanic back it out and bolt it back loosely for you. 2 Use a 12mm x 1.75 tap to clean out the weldnut threads, dont fiddle around with the wire brush option. DO use WD40 or cutting oil. 3 Orient the spacers properly and send them down the wire before pulling the bolts through. 4 If working alone, hold up the left side with a toolbox and loosely bolt up the weldnuts before moving to the hanging bolts. If you do all this, expect a half hour max installation! 77093

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by: John K.04/14/2012

I read all of the reviews that were previously posted prior to purchasing this hitch for my 1996 Jeep Cherokee, thus a major reason why I purchased it here. It was shipped and received in a matter of only a few days, arrived in perfect condition and was so easy to install that I am still surprised! I installed the hitch with hand tools, the vehicle slightly lifted and on jack stands in less than 45 minutes. The previous bolts were a bit rusty, but WD 40 took care of that. I did watch the installation video online prior to installing the hitch just to make sure there wasn't anything too out of hand that could happen. I really didnt think it could be this easy! 37197

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by: Scott A.06/21/2011

This is my second hitch from etrailer. Simple installs with the instructions and supplied mounting hardware. This time I got a hitch and ball mount kit and it couldn't have been any easier. The different ball mount drops fit my trailers nicely. 17511

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by: Ken S.04/05/2011

The product is exactly as advertised. Installatio was a direct bolt-up process with no additional drilling or modifications necessary. The T-One wiring also installed quickly and easily. I was very pleased not to have to splice wires. Etrailer's customer service is to be commended. My order was shipped promptly, and I received personalized emails from the shipping department containing tracking information for the package. I ordered my hitch on Wednesday, received it on Friday, and installed it Saturday morning. I will definitely recommend Etrailer to others! Thank you for a very pleasant shopping experience. 11172

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by: Dave Boyer06/17/2013

I finally had the chance to install my hitch this weekend, even though it showed up the day after I ordered it. The directions were very clear and easy to understand. After I managed to clean the threads on my Jeep, it only took about 20 minutes to put it on. BUT!!! don't waste your time with a wire brush trying to clean the threads on the nut strip. My Cherokee is 13 years old and the threads showed it. INVEST in a 12MIL by 1.25 TAP!! It will be the best 10 bucks you ever spent... 85079

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by: Rodger Gable03/12/2012

Product was delivered very quickly and fit perfectly. The online Instructions were spot on. and I reviewed them just before instalation. Package arrived undamaged and the hitch was perfect. Shipping tracking information was great. It di take me about an hour and a half. but that included the one-connect trailer light kit. I did not have any problems, but I am sure if I did, etrailer would have been on top. I highly recomend this company for all your trailer hitch procuctes and accessories 33653

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by: Tommy S.03/18/2013

The product was delivered and assembled as advertised. It was very helpful to have the video instruction in addition to the paper instructions. My wife and I just moved across the country and carried 2 bikes on a bike carrier off the hitch and we had no complaints. Very solid product. 71464

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by: David W.11/23/2014

The hitch is heavy duty and has performed flawlessly. Installation was a breeze on my 1996 Jeep Cherokee 5 speed, Chevy 6. I have been hauling a 5x8 covered cargo van to our home in SC from MD roughly a 9 hour drive and the hitch works perfectly. I feel very secure with it while going up to 75mph empty and 65-70mph loaded. I highly recommend your hitches they are really quality and like the old good products AMERICAN MANUFACTURED to last. Not chineesee junk. 162291

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by: Todd C.04/16/2014

Packaging worked well. Everything intact on arrival. Nice even welds everywhere. Solid even powder coat. Everything seems to be square, find out when I mount it. Hard ware kit is complete. I will spray clear lacquer over the stickers to keep them from damage. Only thing I guess you could call a negative was left over powder coat inside the frame, easily cleaned out with a vacuum. First job is to use it to tow a car trailer, we'll see what else after that. 125626

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by: Jeff D09/24/2014

Instructions and Videos on installation of the hitch were very helpful. Installing the T-One wiring Harness was a breeze. So nice not needing to cut and splice wires for the lighting. My one problem with the installation was stubborn weldnuts on the passenger side. They had rusted over time, but suggestions by the technical staff resolved the issue. Highly recommend 's products and technical staff 152893

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by: John J.10/12/2011

Removal of the old hitch was a pain, as inferior components allowed the bolts to spin in the frame. I eventually had to cut the bolts off. Installation of the new Curt receiver hitch was a breeze. I've had parts from the factory not fit as well as this did. The holes lined up. The new bolts and other components were high quality. And the "fish line" provided made getting the parts into the frame rail a breeze. 25453

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by: Jeff G08/23/2012

Easy to install and etrailer was great with supplying additional instruction with installation. My only issue was that my Jeep's weld nuts were super rusty, so I had to PB Blast and take a wire brush to them for a few hours. Once that was all finished up the install was a breeze. The hitch overall seems solid I plan on using it for a bike rack and a solid tow spot on my Jeep just in case I get stuck. 52680

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by: Jose M08/11/2014

I needed a trailer hitch for my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I wanted to add on a bike carrier on a hitch. I went on and saw this Trailer Hitch and read the reviews. I ordered it and it arrived with in a few days. I was surprised how fast the delivery was. I went to my local mechanic and he installed it with no problem. Great product awesome quality and great service from 146141

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by: Jeremy R.03/14/2014

Great product! The video made the installation easy. The hardest part is cleaning out the weld nuts. You really need a thread chaser-but if you cut two slots on either side of one of the the bolts with a grinder it will give the same affect. My hitch was installed 45 minutes after UPS dropped it off and that included cleaning out the factory weld nuts on my 2000 XJ. Etrailer is awesome! 120656

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by: Mike S.07/08/2013

I ordered the Curt hitch for my 2000 Cherokee and had it on my front step in four days. The hitch came with all the installation hardware and easy to follow instructions. A review of the suggested installation video, along with the written instructions made for a simple install. The hitch fit exactly with all mounting holes lining up with the Jeep with no bending or forcing necessary. 88361

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by: Jeremy A.06/13/2011

Was very impressed at the speed of shipping. Product arrived in excellent shape. Very impressed with the quality and how well it was packed. Only complaint was the nineteen year old bolts I had to remove from vehicle to install the hitch. Instructional videos very helpful and made the paper instructions alot clearer. Will order from again and have recomended to others. 16833

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by: Sam11/18/2013

installed the hitch this weekend. mounted perfectly. no issues at all. this is my second purchase from so now both of my Jeeps are ready for when I need them. I highly recommend as they always kept me informed as to the status of my order & the product arrived well packaged so protect it during shipping which was quick as well. great job etrailer! 107623

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by: Peter T06/03/2013

The complete experience with etrailer was phenomenal. The videos gave me the confidence to know I was ordering the right product & gave me suggestions to make the install as easy as possible. The communication and shipping fast and professional. And the actual product was of high quality - even came with extra parts, just in case. Would highly recommend their service. 83062

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by: Collin L09/16/2014

Really happy with this. The build quality is very good. Install was easy -- make sure you have a good breaker bar or a pipe to slip over the end of your rachet, this made all the difference for me. My only complaint is that the bag of install materials (nuts + bolts) was open on the inside of the shipping box so everything was rattling around. Nothing got lost, thankfully. 151354

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by: Allan R. Evans08/26/2013

Hello Fellas at etrailer, The trailer hitch is on my Jeep Cherokee, the wiring harness has been clipped in place, the trailer lights has been installed all with the help of my 7 year old son. He is so happy that he helped me with this project. We are now towing our boat out to Henry Hagg Lake for the first time. Thanks so much for everything, Allan R. Evans 97044

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by: Aaron R.08/30/2014

When I bought my 96 XJ it had everything I wanted, except tow package. The Curt receiver & Curt wiring harness are excellent products. Thanks 149330

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by: James, Oklahoma City02/13/2012

Phone order went extremely well. Hitch and accessories shipped promptly and arrived boxed and orderly. Installation instructions were included. Website videos provided insight and reference. Great product, easy installation once videos were viewed and followed. Nice personal interaction, follow up, and world class customer service. 31791

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by: cliff norman07/04/2015

thanks for the prompt service. you said I would receive hitch for my 1997 jeep Cherokee buy 7-6-15. receive 3 days early- by watching video and your instructions. very easy to but on .only took 35 minutes. also brought hitch for my 2001 dodge caravan . both look great. thanks for the prompt service. product#13084 cliff norman 209338

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by: JackM02/05/2009

Great hitch at a GREAT price This Curt hitch is very nice. It is definitely a quality product. Powdercoat finish is great (very glossy). Installation was kind of a pain, but it always is. I was able to do it by myself. One of the nicer hitches I've had. etrailer price was fantastic and shipping was ridiculously fast. 1549

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by: Merv02/11/2011

Hitch went on "without a hitch" as descibed in the very helpful video. The light hook-up was very easy as well and took only a few minutes. Customer sevice was very professional and prompt. If you want a great product that fits with great service go to etrailer. Prices are very competitive as well. Thanks. 7009

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by: Rick G.06/11/2012

I ordered a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my '91 Cherokee from the website and received it within a week. Installation was fairly easy with the help of a friend who had done one of his own before. I'm very satisfied with etrailer. I've since been able to haul my 3500 lb. sailboat and trailer. 43660

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by: Andy07/12/2014

Great trailer hitch. The bolt fish wire was a little tricky after the first bolt (didn't want to unthread easily). but got it to last entire install. Customer service and Order placement was EXCELLENT and Fast! Much Appreciated. Would buy from etrailer again, and recommend to friends. 140990

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by: Scott W.07/24/2011

Hitch is well made with a very nice coating. Installed easily as advertised with no fitment issues. I've received many heavy items that were received with broken boxes and missing parts. e-trailer taped all the parts to the hitch so everything arrived despite the broken box. Smart move! 20132

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by: Mark P.07/16/2014

My hitch came fast and it was a great price. My only issue was that I had to go out and buy 4 (7/16-14) bolts because the ones that were included did not fit the welded bolts in my 1998 Jeep Cherokee's frame on the passenger side. Luckily, my local hardware store had exactly 4 left! 141631

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by: Stephan K.01/11/2012

Again, this wasn't as easy for me to install since I didn't have a lift or air ratchet. Still, it was easier (and half as expensive) as having it installed by a mechanic or at a trailer rental place. The customer service is OUTSTANDING and I would highly recommend this company. 29508

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by: Adam05/31/2015

Unit is solid and well built. Came with appropriate hardware as well. Ended up taking the hitch to a shop to get it installed but this wasn't a fault of the hitch receiver itself. The mounting nuts on the Jeep were rusted from years of being exposed and needed to be tapped out. 199335

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by: JOHN W.04/12/2013

The hitch is great! had a little trouble getting old bolts out (1 1/2 hrs ) but was happy with installation,much faster. Would and will recommend you and your products any chance i can. Video helped too. Sorry no pics but,it looks really good! Thanks, John 75543

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by: RC04/28/2015

The Curt trailer hitch is a great product, at a great price from The installation video from was a great help in making the install very easy. Everything went as described and now my son is taking the boat to the lake on his own. 188614

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by: Jeffrey04/13/2013

Overall the hitch is very good and easy to install. It takes longer than stated however I find that to be normal. I like the fact that the reciever tube is open on the back side so it does not fill with crud when you have the reciever stored in your vehicle. 75807

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by: Jason C01/08/2012

The hitch arrived on time. It took a little longer than expected to put on, but this was due to rusty bolts on my 2001 XJ. The process is relatively simple and straight forward. The hitch is very well made and should handle anything my Jeep can haul. 29295

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by: Kevin Muszynski03/08/2011

The trailer hitch was delivered on time and was a moderately simple to install. I had a little trouble with the spring tool stretching towards the end but that was my fault. Over all great product! I would definatly buy this again! 8803

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by: Ken H.03/15/2011

I am not mechanically inclined but found the hitch receiver very easy to install. My greatest problem was breaking the bolt loose that held the tailpipe. The videos were great and I knew what I needed to do from the outset. 9416

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by: John T.08/13/2012

Really like the hitch. Great product and etrailer was nice to work with. Had install video specific to my vehicle... as always things don't always go as smooth as shown in video, but no fault of product or vendor. 51610

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by: Reid02/23/2013

Product as described, delivered rapidly. Easy installation and fast with the instructions provided on the website. Very pleased. Even the price was lower than other sites with no support information. 67530

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by: Paul D.08/05/2011

Great Product Sturdier than The The Draw Tite I had and cheaper too since free shipping on orders over 150$ I just bought the 5$ curt plug for the square hole so water does not get in during use 21174

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  • What Is The Difference Between Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 and # 13160
  • The only difference between the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 and the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13160, is the shape of the tubing. Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 has a square-tube design while the Curt Hitch # 13160 has a round-tube design. The square-tube hitch will be more visible on the back of your Jeep while the round-tube hitch will be tucked up just a little more. The round-tube hitch is designed to be a more sleek design. Both the Curt Hitch # 13084 and # 13160 have the same towing and...
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  • What Is Needed To Tow A 3,500 Lbs. Terry Travel Trailer With A 1993 Jeep Cherokee
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the Jeep dealer for the gross towing weight capacity of your 1993 Jeep Cherokee to make sure the towing capacity is not exceeded. The two Curt hitches will be the hitches with the highest towing weight capacities. The Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch, # 13160, you have referenced and the Curt Class II 2 Inch Hitch, # 13084, will both have a 5,000 lbs. towing capacity and a 500 lbs. tongue weight capacity. If your vehicle has tow hooks they...
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  • How to Clean the Weldnuts of a 1998 Jeep Cherokee to Install a Curt Hitch
  • Your best option would be to use a tap to clean out the threads of the existing weld nuts on your 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Since the vehicle has a few years on it the weldnuts will be a little bit stubborn. I attached a couple links to the right that you should find pretty helpful as well.
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  • Coleman Tent Trailer Hitch Towing Setup Recommendation for a 1999 Jeep Cherokee
  • First let's start with a hitch for your 1999 Jeep Cherokee. For that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # 13084. Check out the install video I attached as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 13084. I attached an install video for this product as well. We typically recommend the use of weight distribution when the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue...
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  • Cross Tube Dimensions of the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084 for a 1996 Jeep Cherokee
  • The cross tube on the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # 13084, is 2-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches and the Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, # 18156, will work nicely on this hitch. We have installation instructions and a very detailed video installation of the hitch linked online for you to review. You may want to consider the following items to complete your towing setup. I have included some useful instructions for these items also. T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness,...
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  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt Trailer Hitch 13084 for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee
  • Yes, the Curt trailer hitch # 13084 is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight. The hitch under went the standard SAE testing procedures that all hitches go through and has received its rating based on that and its design. Being right at the 500 pound capacity could be trouble. If there is mud on the bike or a miscalculation you would be over the capacity. Easiest way to lighten the load would be to drain the gas in the main tank and remove the battery. Every little bit helps and its better...
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  • Will the Step Bumper Trailer Hitch # E-3S Fit a 1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport
  • Part # E-3S has a 8-3/4 inch, center to center, span between mounting holes. Check your bumper to see if it has two holes that are 8-3/4 inches apart. These are universal fit items so they do not fit specific vehicles. If you find that the # E-3S, bumper hitch will not work on your Cherokee we have several frame nount hitches that will work (see link). I would recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13084, for your vehicle. The Class III trailer hitch provides more options...
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  • How to Order Replacement Mounting Hardware for a Hitch for a 1999 Jeep Cherokee
  • In order to order replacement mounting hardware for a hitch you would need the part # RHK. On the product page you will need to select the hitch brand and the part number of the hitch as well. For example, the part # 13084 is a very popular hitch for your 1999 Jeep Cherokee so most likely the install hardware of this hitch would work well for you.
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  • Availability of Replacement Trailer Hitch Installation Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch # 13084
  • You can order replacement hardware for Curt, DaLan, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, or Valley trailer hitches. What you will need is part # RHK. On the product page, below the Shipping Special box, enter the model number of the hitch. Then, in the drop down menu below that, select the hitch manufacturer from the list. Then select the Add to Cart button to add the item to your shopping cart. For example, on the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13084, used in the video that you referenced, you would...
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  • Can I Use a Motorcycle or Scooter Carrier on My 1996 Jeep Cherokee
  • We do have carriers for scooters and motor cycles and they do have ramps. The most popular is by Rage part # SC500. I have included a link to all of them below. You may also be interested in our motorcycle carriers like Rage part # AMC400, they include detachable ramps. I will include a link to the others as well. These carriers will all require a 2 inch Class III or higher hitch. If you do not already have one on your Jeep Cherokee, you will need a hitch like Draw-Tite part # 75054...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch 13084 on a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country Edition
  • If you are talking about the skid shield, it will need to be removed or loosened for hitch installation. On the 1997 Jeep Cherokee, there are 4 possible vehicle types in terms of trailer hitch installation. The instructions for the Curt trailer hitch, # 13084, covers each type. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to review. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Curt Trailer Hitch 13084 on a 1997 Jeep Cherokee
  • To get a replacement hardware kit for Curt hitch # 13084 for your 1997 Jeep Cherokee you will need # RHK. The RHK product page you will need to enter the hitch number, 13084 where indicated and then select the manufacturer from the drop[ down menu. Then just click the add to cart button and our crack team of hardware specialists will assemble the proper kit. I have included links to the instructions and to a video showing a typical installation of this hitch for you.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware for Curt Hitch # 13084
  • We can help you with replacement hitch installation hardware for your Curt Class III hitch # 13084. Simply enter the part # RHK into our search box and on the next page enter your hitch part # 13084 and select Curt from the drop-down menu box. We'll then assemble the exact hardware parts for your re-installation. It is always necessary to use new hardware when a hitch is re-installed and you'll need a torque wrench to install the fasteners to the correct specs. These are shown in...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware Recommendation for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee
  • We do sell hardware kits or the trailer hitches we offer. For that you would want the part # RHK. On the product page you will need to select the hitch manufacturer and part number for the hitch you need hardware for. The most popular hitch we offer for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee is the Curt Hitch part # 13084. I also attached a set of install instructions and video for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Replacement Hardware For 1997 Jeep Cherokee
  • If all you need is the installation kit, we have just what you are looking for. You need part # RHK. When on the product page for # RHK just enter the hitch number in the appropriate box and then select the hitch manufacturer from the drop down menu. Enter the quantity and you are good to go.
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Handle Weight Of Carrier And Motorcycle On 2001 Jeep Cherokee
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13084, for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee is a Class lll hitch and rated for 500 lbs tongue weight and 5000 lbs towing capacity. That is the weight rating for the hitch but you will want to find out what the tongue weight capacity for your Cherokee is by checking your owner's manual or with a dealership. When the tongue weight is calculated, you would have to consider the weight of any carrier you attach to the hitch as well as the weight of the cargo, or in your...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch 13084 Fit a 1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13084 is a custom fit trailer hitch designed specifically to fit certain model year Jeep Cherokees and Wagoneers. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the hitch and the instructions for you. I went out to the warehouse and measured the holes on the hitch. Across they are 35-7/8 inches apart on center. Measuring from the hole that would attach furthest back on the vehicle to the next hole (front to back) is 1-7/8 inches on center. From the...
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  • Is Mounting Hardware Included With Curt Hitch Metric Or Standard For 2001 Jeep Cherokee
  • Per the installation instructions the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13084 that is a fit for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee uses metric hardware for the installation. This is a Class lll hitch that features a 2 X 2 inch receiver opening. This hitch comes with the hardware needed for installation. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a Jeep Cherokee you can check out. I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, part # 989900. This kit comes with 2 ball mounts, part # 2923 that...
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  • Why Do Weight Ratings for Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitches Vary
  • Your 2001 Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that can be fitted with either of two different classes of hitch, a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch OR a 2-inch Class III. As you noted, even within the Class III grouping there are varying tongue weight (TW) and gross trailer weight (GTW) ratings. Curt Class III hitches # 13084 and # 13160 do have a 500-lb TW rating while the Hidden Hitch # 87591 and Draw-Tite # 75054 Class III hitches are rated lower. All of the Class III hitches for your 2001 Jeep Cherokee...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch 13084, Trailer Wiring, and Towing Accessories for a 2000 Jeep Cherokee
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and I have that measurement for you. From the face of the receiver to the center of the hitch pin hole it is 2-1/2 inches which is a common distance for hitches. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of Curt trailer hitch # 13084 on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. If you are planning on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer...
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  • Installing Curt Class lll Hitch On 1997 Jeep Cherokee
  • Per the instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13084, you should use the existing bolts and reinstall them with the included washers. That method is for vehicles equipped with frame mounted, closed sided, steel skid shield. This is noted as Type A in the instructions. For Type B which is 1997 and newer vehicles with the frame mounted, closed sided, steel skid shield. You would reuse the existing M12 bolts but you need to drill holes in the skid shield. If your Cherokee...
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  • Will Lets Go Aero # SHP2040 Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock Fit Curt Class III Hitch # 13084
  • The Let's Go Aero # 63232 Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock will fit the 2-inch Class III Curt hitch # 13084 that you referenced. Let's Go Aero also offers an extra-long version for 2-1/2-inch hitches, part # SHP2040-XL. Both of these anti-rattle devices require that the shank of the hitch-mount accessory be hollow not solid. Please see the linked video.
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  • Is Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13084 a Correct Fit for the 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport
  • Thank you for providing the photo of the underside of the frame rail on your 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport. The 2-inch Class III hitch you purchased, part # 13084, is indeed a correct fit for your Cherokee. We do also offer a round-tube hitch, also from Curt, which is part # 13160. These differ only in their cosmetics, one being a square-tube design that is slightly less visible beneath the bumper than the round-tube version. Both offer identical capacities and both install in the same manner....
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee
  • Yes, if you are on the replacement hardware kit page, # RHK, you would enter 13084 for hitch # 13084 where indicated for the hitch number and select Curt as the manufacturer to get the proper hardware for that hitch. I have also linked a video showing installation and the instructions to the right for you. 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...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a Jeep Cherokee that Will Put Hitch Closest to the Ground as Possible
  • From the top of the hitch opening to ground the Curt Hitch part # 13084 that you referenced will be about 15 inches depending on the height of your vehicle. The Curt Hitch part # 13160 will sit about 5 inches higher. So going with the # 13084 will place the hitch opening approximately 5 inches closer to the ground
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  • Hitch Hardware Recommendation for a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Installing Class III Hitch
  • The part number you need to get new installation hardware for the hitch you have for your 2000 Jeep Cherokee is # RHK. On the product page you will need to select the hitch manufacturer, enter the part number for the hitch and then hit add to cart.
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 13084 Installation instructions 13084 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
Most applications are a No-Drill installation, however, some models will require drilling a hole through the steel skid shield - see instructions for your particular application. No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118354

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt C45030

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

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