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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Grand Cherokee by Jeep

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C13065

Retail:$249.65

Price:$146.65


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2012 Grand Cherokee by Jeep

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

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete installation instructions included
    • Uses existing Jeep Grand Cherokee hardware for hitch installation
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • 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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Curt
Video install trailer hitch 2011 jeep grand cherokee c13065
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Curt

Today on this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee were going to install the Curt hitch part #: c13065. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 4 and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground will be 15 and inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation. Alright, before we can install the hitch we need to remove the four frame bolts located inside the frame, theres two on each side.

Both sides are identical so everything we do here to the passenger side well repeat identically on the driver side. Occasionally the manufactures cock that seams the floor pane and the beam together is excessive and youll need to take a utility knife and cut the cock back. On this application it does not interfere so we will not have to cut the cock back. Now were ready to go ahead and install our hitch. Its a good opportunity to get a second set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install the fasteners.

Well install each of our fasteners finger tight until we get all four in place. Alright, now were ready to go ahead and tighten our fasteners down. With all of our fasteners tightened down we can go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Alright, with all of our fasteners tightened down that will complete the installation of our Curt hitch part #: c13065 on our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.




Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13065

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (36 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Omar N.08/17/2014


Bought this hitch for my 2014 Grand Cherokee to carry my bicycles. Customer service was very useful in completing the order. The order was shipped overseas to San Juan, PR arriving promptly and in excellent condition. I installed the hitch by myself in under 30 minutes without any difficulties. The installed hitch looks great. I'am very happy with this product and my buying experience. 147077






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan J07/19/2011


Ordered this particular hitch for my '11 GC because the reviews were good and I wanted one that would be relatively subtle in appearance. It definitely met my expectations - it seems very well built and the only exposed portion is the receiver - everything else sits up behind the rear facia. Installation was incrediably easy too. I added an OEM receiver cover and it looks very clean - almost as if it came from the factory - except I have a full bumper! Included are a few pic's exhibiting what it looks like installed. 19696






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bobby G.05/14/2012


Workking with etrailer was a great experience. The hitch arrived in two days, which really surprised me, as shipping was free. The in the box instructions combined with the online videos made for a very quick installation. I was expecting to have a few glitches with the installation, but there weren't any. I literally got the hitch bolted on in 15 minutes and then spend another 20 minutes with the wiring. I read many comments about the wiring not being long enough, but there was more than enough with mine. A very easy process. Five years ago I had a hitch installed by a well-known moving supply company; the total cost was double what I paid on this one. Never again. I will always use etrailer going forward. 40363






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris03/21/2013


Like everyone else, I had a great experience ordering from etrailer.com. Customer Service was responsive and knowledgeable, and my order was shipped out the same day. Installation was super easy on my 2014 Grand Cherokee. The site isn't updated yet to show that this item fits the 2014 model but I can confirm that it does. Thanks etrailer! 71768





Comments

Chris, I am considering putting this hitch on my 2014 Grand Cherokee. Will only be using for a bike rack. Wanted to make sure it will fit as the picture shows a tight clearance from the hitch to the end of the bumper.What is your opinion.Thanks,Ron

comment by: Ron R - 05/28/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave C.10/15/2014


This hitch is exactly what I was looking for. It fits perfectly, not too noticeable and doesn't stick out too far. Installation was easy; I did it myself and it took me about 30 minutes. Now that I know how to do it I could probably install it in 10. The hitch was delivered in less than a week. eTrailer customer service has been great as well. 155918






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill S.03/23/2014


What can I say about etrailer.com and the Hitch Receiver... Communication was excellent, delivered in a matter of a few days, etc... The product was spot on; easy application taking less than a half hour. The hitch is snug to the bumper, sleek, and functional. I'll be a repeat customer for sure! Thank you, etrailer! 121822






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed09/25/2012


What a pleasure to have a product arrive on time and go together just as promised. Our installation was less than10 minutes, all the parts enclosed, no modifications, and we were done! The complete follow up on my small order by the e trailer team was an even more pleasant surprise. Thank you, Ed 55712






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Laurie J05/07/2012


Easy to order and very simple to install. The power torque is a must, I was hoping my husband & I could install but those bolts were too tight. Looks great on my vehicle and now my dogs can utilize the Otto Step inserted into the hitch to jump into the back. Thanks! 39662






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Susan B.06/13/2014


Overall, this was an excellent experience...fast shipping and easy installation. The hitch looks great on my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee! Would definitely recommend this style over the others I have seen if you would prefer a more hidden/subtle look. 135471






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JPM06/19/2014


Arrived quickly, fit perfectly. Ding one star because the hitch was poking through cardboard box and a bit scratched. Not enough to worry about though. Would recommend to others. With the right tools 20 min install. 136541






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Peter D08/18/2014


Installed in a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Took 20 min to do by myself. With the tire inside the floor of the rear cargo area, it slipped right in place! Super quick shipping. Great service 147127






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hugh C.03/20/2011


The hitch was shipped promptly and was received in a short time in good condition. Installation was completed as per the instructions, and the hitch fit perfectly. An excellent buying experience. 9898






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adrian F03/18/2011


I received my order quickly and on time, The hitch work greate and fit my 2011 Jeep Cherokee perfect. I live up to what I needed. I am well pleased with the product and the service I received. 9772






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nate M04/25/2012


Received in timely fashion. And free shipping!! Nice solid product. Easy, straight forward install. 30 min tops. Its going to be perfect for my bike rack. Recommend for sure. 38364






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve D12/07/2012


This hitch looks great on my Grand Cherokee. Etrailer delivered it super fast and it was a snap to install. Will definitely buy again from etrailer. 60911






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack N.08/24/2012


The trailer hitch arrived earlier that expected with free shipping. It went on my Jeep Grand Cherokee without any problems in about 20 minutes. 52866






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric M.05/01/2012


Took me 15 minutes to put it on by myself. I used a cooler with the lid off to hold it in place, it worked slick and installed easily. Thanks 38969






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc03/19/2013


Excellent product! Took me 10 min to install. It took me longer to get the tools together then it took to install. Shipping was fast. 71609






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pam C.08/27/2013


Fast delivery and easy install. Less than 10 minutes. Love it on my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. 97184






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: karim j.01/04/2013


just installed it on my grand cherokee and so far it looks good. cant wait to go on a trip with it. 62454






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob C.12/02/2011


Easy to install hitch. Wiring kit was simple but took some time to feed through the jeep. 27556






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Luke D.08/15/2012


Very Easy to install, Make sure you have a 21mm socket. I installed it by myself. 51762






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom S.03/08/2012


Fast service I installed the hitch in 15 minutes. Thanks 33261






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William H04/26/2011


Great Product and fit, very easy to install! Looks good. Thanks 12411






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Soto R.04/29/2012


Expensive shipping there are better ship rates for this product. 38728






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry06/13/2011


The hitch is great. Arrived quickly. Installed in 30 minutes. 16836






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve B.05/18/2012


Very easy to install. Fit perfectly, fit and finish is great. 40981






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob T.08/24/2012


My second curt hitch. Solid construction. Easy installation. 52797






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin C10/08/2012


Hitch was very easy to install. No modificatios needed. 56655






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patrick B07/07/2014


Product shipped fast. Customer service is terrific. 139585






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: KEVIN C.03/04/2011


excellent product and very fast delivery 8475






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ben B05/12/2014


Easy installation in 15 min or less! 130025






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike C05/24/2012


Easy to installl. Looks good. 41599






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike Wadley10/14/2012


Great fit and easy install. 57188






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave B03/23/2012


Fit like a glove. 34907






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dean Thomas11/16/2014


I recently purchased this product. It was as described. Good Quality and easy to install. I do recommend getting some help from a friend to install. It will go more quickly. The hitch is solid and blends well the rear of my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 161165




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Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13065Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Is Under Car Trimming Required for Installation of Hitch # C13065 on a 2011 Dodge Grand Cherokee
  • For installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13065, on your 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will need to trim excess caulk on vehicle frame rails, only if it interferes with hitch installation, see instructions link. I have added a photo showing where the excess caulk is likely to interfere and need to be trimmed. No part of the bumper or fascia will need to be trimmed. You may be interested in the following items to complete your trailer hitch setup. Trailer Wiring, # 118425 (without...
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  • What is the Difference Between CURT Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The main difference between CURT Trailer Hitch C13075 and # C13065, is the cross tube. On C13075, it has a round tube and the receiver extends straight out from the side of the tube. This requires a bend in the cross tube which makes more of the hitch visible beneath the vehicle. Hitch # C13065 has a square cross tube. The receiver is welded to the bottom of the square tube and this makes only the receiver visible beneath the rear of the vehicle. The rest of the hitch is hidden behind...
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  • How Low does the Curt Hitch C13065 Hang on the 2011 Grand Cherokee
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt Mfg. and was informed that there are definitely no clearance issues related with the hitch and that the hitch, once installed will sit just under the rear fascia on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. They did not have the height measurement for the hitch but provided the following information. The receiver will be positioned level at the back of the vehicle and will not point down at all. If your trailer tongue is higher than the hitch when the trailer frame...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C13065 Fit a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Tow Hooks
  • The Curt trailer hitch instructions for # C13065, see link, do mention that if there are factory tow loops present they have to be removed prior to hitch installation. So this hitch will fit with or without the tow hooks present on the vehicle. 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 mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer...
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  • Concealed Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13065 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee non-diesel and non-SRT8. I checked with Curt to confirm this. Also, this hitch has a concealed cross tube to make it less visible. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The difference between Curt trailer hitches # C13065 and # C13182 is basically how visible each one is once installed on a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you want the most hidden trailer hitch then go with # C13065. Only the receiver is visible as you can see in the picture I have provided. For hitch # C13182, part of the cross tube will also be visible along with the receiver. To complete your towing set up I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It includes 2 ball mounts, 2...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Used as a Recovery Point for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Yes, you could use Curt trailer hitch # C13065 as a recovery point to get unstuck when doing a little off-roading or muddin'. You could tie off to the safety cable loops on the hitch or what I recommend is to use tow strap loop, # TR63046, since it offers a larger area on which to attach a strap. And if you are in need of a tow strap, now or in the future, I recommend # IMF100014. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the hitch for you.
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  • Install Pictures for the Curt Hitch part # C13065 on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • We do not have any installs pics for the Curt Hitch # C13065 on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, but we do have install pics on a similar Grand Cherokee. I attached these pics, install instructions and an install video for you to check out. Basically all you would see with this hitch installed is the receiver opening. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Does Computer on 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee have to be Reprogrammed to be Able to Tow
  • One of my coworkers has a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee which is the same generation as your 2011. When we went to install a 7-Way trailer connector on it the vehicle did have to be reprogrammed by a Jeep dealer. The Jeep should have the wiring there to add a 7-Way but it would not be fully functional unless the BCM was flashed by a dealership. You will not have to do this if you were to add a 4-Way trailer connector. If you plan on doing some towing in addition to the trailer hitch, # C13065,...
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  • Will the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Carrier Fit on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Curt Hitch
  • Yes, the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Carrier, # Y02457, will fit on your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13065. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar on the carrier is 12 inches, so you should have about 8 inches of space between your bumper and this bike rack. You will also have no problem opening the rear hatch with the tilting feature on this rack. If you will be carrying any womens, childrens or alternative frame bikes,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13065 will indeed fit your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Like you said, installation is very straight forward with this hitch. I have linked the instructions and a video showing an installation for you. I am certain that you and your husband will have no trouble installing the hitch. The only special tool needed is a torque wrench if you do not already have one. If you need one most auto parts stores will loan out tools so you would not have to buy a torque...
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  • Trailer Wiring Mounting Bracket Recommendation for a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • We have several mounting brackets that will work for you. I recommend using the Tow Ready No Drill Short Bracket Mount # 18140 to be used in conjunction with the Tow Ready 4-pole Mounting Bracket # 18144. Using these two brackets you will be able to mount a 4-pole directly to your trailer hitch. There will not be any drilling into the hitch or your Jeep to mount these brackets. The Tow Ready No Drill Bracket # 18140 is 3 inches wide by 3-3/4 inches long. We have a video of the hitch...
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  • Can Backup Camera on 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Be Turned Off When Towing
  • The camera on your 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee should only come on when the vehicle is in reverse. If it also alerts you to the presence of obstructions behind you then you could turn it if it has that feature. My aftermarket backup camera does have a volume control so the alert noise can be turned off. Otherwise, the only time it should bother you is when the vehicle is in reverse. The Curt hitch # C13065 will fit 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with or without a back up camera. I have...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Thule Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack
  • Curt trailer hitch # C13065 is an excellent choice for your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. With it installed you should only be able to see the receiver portion of the hitch below the rear bumper. I have included a link to a video showing installation for you. This hitch will work great with the Thule Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR. It will clear the rear of the vehicle and it will fit the 2 inch receiver on the hitch. I have linked a video showing this rack on a 2012 Grand Cherokee for you. If...
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Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13065Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?



Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories




Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
500 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
7,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
750lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C13065 Installation instructions C13065 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Tow hooks, if present, will be permanently removed for hitch installation.No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



Curt Manufacturing C55384
With Tow Package Use:C55384

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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