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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2008 LR3 by Land Rover

Curt Trailer Hitch

(4 reviews)

Code:   13456



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2008 LR3 by Land Rover

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Land Rover LR3's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Land Rover LR3
  • 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 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.

13456 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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

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Video install trailer hitch 2006 land rover lr3 13456
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Land Rover LR3 - Curt

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13456

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (4 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: Greg Z10/13/2011

While the product itself looks to well made, the installation process is far from easy. The fishwire process is hit or miss and it is very likely that the average guy will have a lot of difficulty in attempting to install this product on a Range Rover Sport. The access hole is way too small and there is no way to install the product without a successful fishwire experience, (short of removing the bumper cover). I consider myself fairly handy with tools and I am generally successful with other installation procedures. I would not recommend this product to the average person and frankly would prefer to return the product to 25536

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by: William04/30/2011

Okay so when i first received the kit and unpacked it and looked at the parts, i thought there is no way this will be 30min (as stated in the instructions). However, all i can say is trust the instructions and the fishing wires, they ARE THE HEAT! Those little fishing wires are life savers. it took me 20 min. Graet kit! Saved over $400 as compared to the Land Rover OEM Hitch. 12619


did your rover come with a wiring harness for the trailer or did you have to hard wire it? was it difficult? thanks

comment by: Dave - 10/29/2013


I purchased an aftermarket plug and play, trailer wiring harness, not hard at all.

comment by: William - 11/11/2013


William, thanks for the feedback! Dave, there are some different aftermarket options available. Just let me know the particular year and model of your Land Rover and I can help you find what's compatible.

Patrick B - 11/13/2013

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by: Hunter10/18/2013

The Curt Hitch, item #13456, works great. I was not sure about the fish wire part of the install but after speaking with Matt at etrailer it was easy. From the time the hitch was delivered it took less than 1 hour to install on my Land Rover LR4. Having a extra set of helping hands also made the job easier. 104257

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by: Jose Zayas05/27/2013

this an excellent product, very easy to istall and all parts fitted perfectly. Instruction were very precise and all necessary parts included. Thank you guys 82057


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  • What Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Range Rover Sport
  • We can offer some bike transport options for your Rover Sport. If you have the HSE model we offer Curt Class III hitch # 13456 which has a 2-inch receiver opening and a beefy 600-lb tongue weight capacity, plenty for even the largest of bike racks. I have linked the hitch install instructions as well as two helpful articles on hitch installation. Please note that if you have a full-size spare it will not be able to fit back in place after hitch installation.
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  • Can the Curt Class III Hitch be Used on a 2008 Landrover LR3 and Carry a Thule 4 Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can use the Curt Class III trailer hitch, # 13456, on your 2008 Land Rover LR3. Installation of this hitch does not require any drilling and is very straight forward, see instructions link. The Thule 4 bike racks will work with this hitch. If you want an economical version you can go with the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack, # TH956. This is a great rack that will fold away from the vehicle for access to the back hatch. Along with this rack, if you plan to carry womens, childrens,...
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  • Will the Spare Tire Still fit on a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport with a Curt Hitch Installed
  • As long as your spare is not a full size spare that is the same size as the wheels and tires on your 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport then it will still mount in the factory location. If it is a full size spare then it will not fit and the only recommendation I can make for you would be to try and track down a smaller spare.
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  • Solutions for Installing a Curt Hitch on a 2006 Range Rover Sport with a Full Sized Spare
  • The best solution I can offer you is for you to acquire a smaller spare tire and use that in place of the full size spare so you can have the Curt Hitch # 13456 installed on your 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product for you. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Ball Mount Kit # EBMK4 Tow Ready Wiring Harness # 119179KIT (installation instructions and video attached)
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Land Rover LR4
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13456 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Land Rover LR4 so it would work well 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 a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise...
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  • Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Your 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport should be equipped with a 2-inch Class III type trailer hitch receiver, like the Curt # 13456 that we offer. In this case you can use any compatible 2-inch Class III hitch cargo carrier. One such hitch carrier is the Rola # 59502 that you referenced. We also offer anti-rattle devices to help reduce play in the hitch. If your hitch has a tongue weight rating like that of the Curt, 600-lbs, then you can effectively use all of the capacity of a 500-lb-rated...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Ball Mount, Hitch Ball, and Trailer Wiring for a 2005 to 2009 Land Rover LR3
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13456, will fit 2005 to 2009 Land Rover LR3 models. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. This hitch bolts into place on the frame of the vehicle. You will need to temporarily remove the spare tire to have room to install the hitch. There is no drilling involved but you will have to fishwire bolts into place. I have included a video explaining the fishwire technique. If you plan on doing some towing with your LR3, I recommend adding...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Bikes on a 2007 Land Rover LR3
  • We have a few options to carry 4 bikes on your 2007 Land Rover LR3, but we do not carry any trunk mounted bike racks that can carry more than 3 bikes. One option for you would be to carry three bikes on a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Rack, # TH9002PRO, and one bike on the roof of your vehicle. The Thule Sidearm Bike Rack, # TH594XT, will fit most factory crossbars and it is quality bike rack. If you do not have a roof rack on your vehicle, then you would want...
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • The first thing you will need is a hitch, for that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # 13456. This is a 2 inch hitch that would do a great job carrying a 4 bike rack. Once the hitch is installed you would be able to install the Thule Hitching Post Bike rack part # TH934XTR and it would work well for you to carry up to 4 bikes. I attached a review video for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also...
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Land Rover LR3 Accessories

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

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
8,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 13456 Installation instructions 13456 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation,Vehicles with a full size spare stored under the vehicle will not be able to store spare underneath after hitch installation,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Curt Manufacturing 56146KIT

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2753

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

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