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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2011

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C13079

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2011

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


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • etrailer.com includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.


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13079 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.



Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport - Curt

Today on our 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt customer-fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver. This offers a two-inch opening. It's part number is C13079. Here's what the hitch looks like installed. It's going to give us a nice heavy duty symmetrical look across the back, tucks up before the edges right up into the frame rails. It's really easy to install.

Just a few bolts. Three on one side, three on the other, which you'll see in a minute. This is going to offer a 5/8 inch pinhole. It's going to take all the 5/8 inch pin accessories anti-rattle bolts. You have the reinforcement here on the end.

The Caler hitch immobilizers will go around those easily.This is a class 3 hitch so you've got tons of options as far as accessories. You'll do any of the bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts. There's just about everything out there will fit a 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. As far as towing goes, it's rated for a 350 pound ton weight, 3500 pound gross trailer weight rating. Of course, look into the owner's manuals to see what it's rated for as far as towing and then you'll want to go off of whatever those numbers are the lowest.

Safety chain connections on the flanges here on each side connect, you know, your safety straps, safety cables. One thing that I like, the hitch pin hole's right here, it's pretty close to the edge of the bumper so that it's not so far underneath the car that you eliminate a lot of bike racks. I'd be surprised if any of the 2 inch bike racks we have won't go on the vehicle. A few measurements will be important when you're selecting your ball mount, your bike rack and maybe hitch cargo carrier. To be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, we've got about 14 inches. Then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about one and a half. All right, now before we start the installation we need to clean out a couple of weld nuts that are already in our frame.

You can see where the tailpipe rolls up here there's a large hole in the frame rail. We're going to clean out the first weld nut right behind that. Now if you're cleaning this out a little spray lubricant and a nylon brush usually the ticket. This is part #814092 if you don't have a little tube brush like that to clean these out. We're just trying to get out any dirt or debris that might be built up in there. Clean this one out here in the passenger side, check the threads with your small bolt that's going to come with your hardware just to make sure it's going to thread in without giving you any trouble. Better to find that out before we're holding the hitch up there rather than after. All right. It looks like that one's going to start without any kind of issues So now let's go over to the driver's side and we'll clean out the weld nut in that exact same location. See again, it's going to be the one located just behind that larger hole in the frame rail. Now let's grab our 1/2 inch carriage bolt. These are going to be 4-1/2 inches long and also the spacers. We're going to use one of these and two bolts on each side. The bolt's going to go right into the spacer. We will slide it right through the existing holes in our frame. Two locations there. What we want to do is just tuck those back so they're flush with the hole location so when we get our hitch in we just poke them right in. Now, we'll get our driver's side started. There's going to be a black canister back here. It's like it's probably an evap canister or something. There's enough room to get your hands right over top of that and bring these through, and we'll poke those back just the same. Now we're ready to raise our hitch up into position. We want to guide the driver's side kind of up and in first. That makes it a little bit easier. We're then going to slide through our bolts. We want those to go through the two oblong holes that are on the side of our hitch and that will kind of help hold it in position while we get our other side started as well. Now we'll bring in one of our 1/2 flange nuts and thread it on the end of each of those carriage bolts. We'll loosely install them for now. Then we can grab our M10 bolts. We're going to place those right into the weld nuts that we cleaned out. Now they have a mechanical washer that will be on there. We want the teeth of the washer facing up towards our hitch, and we just loosely start those as well. All right, now let's take a quick look to be sure we have our hitch centered on our vehicle. It looks good. Now we're going to go through and snug down our fasteners. All right, now we'll grab our torque wrench and torque them down to the specifications that we'll find in our instructions. All right, with all of our fasteners torqued down to specification, our installs taken care of, we're ready to hook up to our trailer or bike rack and hit the road. That's going to complete today's installation of the Curt customer-fit class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part #C13079 on our 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander. .




Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13079

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (22 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: John S.01/11/2015


I have a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and this Curt Class 3 was a perfect fit. It looks nice on the car and it is well made. I was able to install this hitch in about 1 hour by my self without any ones help, no floor jack, no jack stands, no drive over pit, no hydraulic lift, nothing but a concrete drive way, a few hand tools, and a torque wrench. The install is pretty straight forward. 3 bolts on each side, (all the bolts come with the hitch). I didn't have to remove anything off the car to put it on. Mitsubishi already drilled and tapped the frame so it's just a matter of lifting the hitch up and putting in the bolts. I lifted up the passenger side of the hitch first (this is the easy side with the most room to work) and started 1 small over head bolt thru the hitch and into the tapped frame hole, finger tight, and it held up that side of the hitch to the car, then I lifted up the drivers side and started the 2nd. small bolt into the frame. I left it loose too, until I started the other 4 bolts, 2 on each side running horizontal. Then I went back and tightened all six bolts....done. I am not a mechanic and this was not hard to do. 168582






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by: Brian C05/05/2015


The 13079 fit my wife's 2012 Outlander Sport perfectly and was quite simple to install. However, I do have a few tips from my experience. 1) Make sure the vehicle is completely cooled. The install on the passenger side is directly over the exhaust pipe tip. When on your back, the muffler is right up against your face. 2) The opening on the drivers side is EXTREMELY small. I do not have very large manly hands, and I still had a hard time getting them in there. The directions call for a 6" extension on the socket. I recommend a 3", the 6" would not fit. 3)If you are installing on a not new car... like my 2012 (installed in 2015) then throw that 30 minute install time out the window. It took me over an hour to loosen the 3 bolts holding on the tow hook. They were rusted on quite well. Cheater bars were needed for leverage. I also gashed my arm pretty good on the corner of the muffler... Watch out, that thing is sharp! Otherwise, actually putting the hitch on was a breeze. A second set of hands to hold it is place is nice, but not necessary. 190735






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by: John F.04/07/2014


I have stuck with Curt for many of my car's hitches. The quality is the best and fit is always excellent. The install on this particular vehicle was simple. The only complaint I have from Curt and/or etrailer is these hitches really should be wrapped with stretch wrapping. I have had a total of 6 hitches sent to me over the years and everyone of them comes in chipped and scratched. The mounting plates are the first to rip through the box and sometimes actually get bent. It would be nice to get a hitch one of these days in perfect condition. 124041






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by: Carol04/04/2015


I had my daughter's boyfriend install for me. He said it took about 20 min and was a breeze. The only thing that occurred is that one of the sides was bent but he took a hammer and straightened it. Installation was a breeze. It looks nice; it is flush against the SUV; it doesn't extend so that you will hit your knee on it when you go to the back. The shipping was great and received in a very timely manner. 183166






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by: Keith S06/07/2014


The fit and instructions were perfect. With putting it up on ramps, locating the right tools in the tool box, and then relocating them as I used them--It was about an hour until I took it back off the ramps with the receiver installed. I was able to install it by myself with a little contorting and using my legs to hold the other side of the receiver up to slide the first bolt in... and I'm old and fat. 134641






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by: Eric W.05/21/2012


Instructions where very good and clear. I was able to bolt up the hitch quickly (less than 30 min) and very easily. I would suggest a second set of hands just to guide it into place a little easier. The use of the round bar makes it look "stock" and it blends in very nicely. Used on 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. P.S. I am not using for towing, just a cargo carrier and maybe a bike rack. 41176






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by: Joe S.11/08/2012


Great quality, looks great, pretty easy installation. Highly recommend! E-Trailer did a nice job providing instructions. Took about an hour on my 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. 58983






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by: Dan S.05/04/2015


I resently bought a hitch for my 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. I am extremely happy with everything I received my order in three days. Your product fit so well it literally took me five minutes to install it. Super happy customer here I will be ordering for my other vehicles and recommend to others 189827






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by: vinny s.08/25/2014


Install went much easier than i could ever have imagined. I have yet to install a hitch on a car before this weekend and found this product to fit extremely well. The extra set of hands from a neighbor also came in handy. I will recommend Etrailer's website to all. Thanks again! 148433






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by: Trevor04/27/2013


Great looking and well made heavy duty product. Great reinforced bolt on hardware. I'm excited to be able to use all of my 2" reciever toys I already own and now this gives me a reason to buy more. 78084






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by: Juan10/12/2011


Excellent! Easy to install. Took me and my brohter about 20 minutes to get it installed. Love it! Highly recommend. Customer service was great. Kept in touch until delivery. Great product great site! 25450






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by: Doug B06/12/2015


Very, nice looking hitch, easy to install,a little difficult to get at the nuts to tighten them,but if you have the right tools it would be a lot easier. Very fast shipping, very happy so far 202926






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by: j.t.dunbar05/01/2014


fit was a perfect fit,easy to install. shipping was excellent,it arrived in three days.when I need something else. your company will be first on my list. 128506






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by: Al,B05/29/2013


easy to order online, great communication, and fast shipping. Product fit perfect and loved that instructions where online also, A++ service!!! 82335






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by: Deb P07/02/2011


Hitch looks great and performs as expected. Installation was a breeze. Bike rack fit perfectly and I was out the door. 18421






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by: Jessee C.05/27/2014


Perfect fit, took about 15 min to install. Etrailer had the best price i could find for this hitch. 132482






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by: Ken R05/03/2012


quick ship,all there, quality stuff, what can I say-and no damage. Will be sure to deal again. 39288






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by: Mike N.04/16/2014


Good product. Took a bit longer to install than stated, but not a problem. 125504






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by: John B.08/22/2012


Easy to install. Trailer wiring kit was the best I ever worked with. 52603






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by: Elijah04/23/2013


Thanks! It was perfect looks great. Thanks quick order 77485






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by: Julio I04/01/2014


Very easy to install, preview the video help. 123228






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by: Paul F04/30/2015


good product fits nice 188858




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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
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  • Class III 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • There is a Curt hitch that is Class III that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Check out the # C13079. I checked with Curt and they list this as a fit for the 2015 Outlander Sports. 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,...
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  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation
  • For your 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport the Curt Hitch part # C13079 would be a great choice as it is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening. For trailer wiring you would want part # C56127. 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...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 13079 Fit a 2014 Mitsubishi RVR
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C13079 is listed as a fit for the 2014 Mitsubishi RVR. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you are planning on doing some towing I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989899. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and storage bag. For trailer wiring you can use # C56127.
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  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch # C13079 Hidden Behind the Bumper on a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • All of the available trailer hitches for the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will have the cross tube and the receiver visible beneath the rear bumper of the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions for Curt hitch # C13079. It contains some good pictures that will show you what the hitch will look like once installed. The round tube design tends to blend more with the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount kit, # 989900, which...
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  • What is the Difference Between CURT Trailer Hitch # C13079 and # 13581, 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Basically, the trailer hitches you are looking at fit 2 different vehicles. The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13581, is designed to fit NON-Sport models of the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander. If you have a Sport model, you would need CURT Trailer Hitch, # C13079. The vehicles have different mounting points and dimensions so they require different hitches. I have included a link to the installation details for both hitches for you to view. With either hitch, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier Recommendations for a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • You can use the Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13079 and carry bikes on your 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. But for this hitch Curt does require the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for non-trailer loads such as bike and cargo carriers per their warranty. I recommend using the Class II Draw-Tite hitch # 36509 which does not have that strap requirement and still has more than enough capacity for 2 or more bikes. The bike racks you are interested in, the Doubletrack...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for Carrying a Bike Rack on a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13079 that you referenced has a 2 inch opening and would work well with a bike rack that is designed for hitches with 2 inch openings like the model you referenced. Curt recommends the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 any time you carry a non-supported load like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product I attached.
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  • Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Comparison to Other Hitches for the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name and the receiver will end up in the same position and will typically install much the same as the other brands of hitches that fit on your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. There are no advantages or dis-advantages for your vehicle when using the Hidden Hitch brand, except that this hitch includes the correct ball mount, pin and clip for a towing setup. If you will only be using a hitch for a bike rack, then save a couple of bucks and go with the Draw-Tite...
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  • Best Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Outlander Sport
  • The only solution I can provide for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport would be a hitch mounted bike rack as none of the trunk mounted bike rack manufacturers that we carry have any confirmed fits for your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13079. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity that would offer you much more flexibility for future hitch accessories than a 1-1/4 inch hitch. One of the more popular bike racks with other Outlander Sport owners...
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  • Does Tow Hook Have To Be Removed For All Trailer Hitches On 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • I did some research and found that all of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport require the removal of the tow loop. I recommend the Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13079. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. One note from Curt is that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps, like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty...
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Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C13079 Installation instructions C13079 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
Removal of tow loops if present is required. Wiring C56127 is for vehicles with LED taillights - vehicles without LED lights should use Alternate Wiring. No drilling required for installation , Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, such as 18050, sold separately

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time



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