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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Nissan Frontier's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Today on this 2012 Nissan Frontier, were going to install part number 13241 from Curt. All right this is what the hitch looks once its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 18-3/4 and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be around 3-1/4. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.All right the first thing were going to do is go ahead and show you where the hitch will mount up to the frame. On each side of the frame close to the bumper will be three sets of threaded holes, well go ahead and point those out.
Next well go out and clean out the threads. Were going to use a spray lubricant and a toothbrush to help clean it out. The part number for the brush will be 814092. Now this is a brand new vehicle, however; dirt and debride can still get into the threads. The older the vehicle gets, the more time and more cleaning this will take, and eventually you may need to use some of the thread tap to clean out the threads.Once we have all our threads cleaned out we can go ahead and install the hitch.
With an extra set of hands, well hold up the hitch and install the hardware. Now our hardware will be the metric bolt and the conical tooth washer. Its a tight fight with the washer, so well thread it on carefully making sure that the teeth of the washer are facing up towards the hitch. All right now well go ahead and loosely install our hardware. Once all of our hardware is loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions.
With that that will finish it for part number 13241, from Curt on our 2012 Nissan Frontier.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (48 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.
The first thing I will say was the customer service at Etrailer.com was awesome. I called up with some questions they were answered and I was guided in the right direction and got the right product for my 2012 Nissan front tier crew cab pick up but more importantly there's no high-pressure sale or buying things I did not need. That to me just as a consumer says a lot that you can call a company get an American on the phone will give you good customer service and advice that's getting to be a rear concept nowadays. The hitch arrived as ordered and after some cleaning out and lubrication of the weld nuts on the frame it was easy to install I guess where the hitch on top of me and did kind of a benchpress motion to secure it with a couple bolts then was able to snug it up. The only complaint I had was installing around the muffler they just seems to be one bolt the does not want to get snugged up. It took some finessing and for all I know it's probably cross threaded in there but it's in there forever now not really any trailers fault or Curt hitches fault it seems to be a poor design by Nissan that unless you have some mongoloid long extension it's hard to snug up that bolt. The curt hitch seems very well-made and I like the fact that it is a America and keeps jobs in this country plus you can really tell the extra coating is on there which is nice here in Massachusetts with our salt filled winters. If I had a longer extension I think it would've been easier to install around the muffler but the total install time start to finish for me was only about 12 minutes and I did it myself. 153221
by: John Walker09/01/2011
Unbelievable prices, and even better is the customer service! Above and beyond assistance on shipping and pricing, as well as proper product selection. Best of the Best!!! 23387
by: Richard S.12/03/2012
Product received in good condition. Bolted right up with no problem. Most difficult part was managing the weight of the hitch and getting bolts started. Wiring relay connections was a breeze to install. Most difficult part of this proceedure was the removal of the factory installed protective cap under the rear of the truck so the 4 prong wire plug could be plugged in. Over all installtion of everything took about an hour, but i took my time to be sure I got everything right. 60527
Very fast shipping, placed order on Tuesday and received on Thursday. Very pleased with all items ordered. This is a simple and easy install that should only take about forty five minutes to complete, which would have been the case but two of the bolts that attach the hitch to frame got cross threaded due to Nissan not alining holes with enough clearance to thread bolts properly into welded nuts on frame. I had to rethread those nuts with a tap, not etrailer or the hitches fault but Nissan's. Everything else in the install was easy and went fast. The hitch and all other parts look to be of solid quality. For all these parts and labor I was quoted a price of $365. at a locale hitch dealer, I only paid $228. from etrailer. Saving that much made it worth doing myself even with the nut problem. 122364
by: Fred Adams04/25/2012
Hitch looks to be made from 5/16" thick plate and square tube. Welds are complete and craftsmanlike. Finish is complete, hard, and attractive. The bolts supplied are high quality hardened 12mm 8.8 rated, tensile strength about 115,000 psi. I think the truck frame is the weakest link in the system! I installed the hitch by myself in a leisurely 1/2 hour. The hitch is a true bolt-on product - the holes in the hitch lined up with those in the frame as well as need be. No struggling to get the bolts started. I used a c-clamp to hold one end of the hitch up to the frame while bolting the other end. Hitch arrived very quickly, faster than I anticipated. Etrailer kept me informed at every step of the ordering and shipment process. I couldn't be more pleased. 38314
by: Tony R09/01/2012
2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Simple installation, wiring harness very easy to install takes about 10 minutes. Hitch installation took about 20 minutes, easier with two people to get it lifted up under the truck. 6 bolts torqued properly then just run the wiring harness to your liking, that probably took the longest cause I am picky. Overall extremely easy install. etrailer.com was awesome, I received multiple notifications via email on the status of my order, and additional instruction email as well as delivery confirmation email. Package arrived safe and in a very timely manner. Could not be happier with this purchase. 53748
by: Rich D04/04/2014
The hitch arrived in only a few days, I ordered it on a Sunday and it was delivered the following Tuesday or Wednesday. The box was damaged in shipping, not the fault of etrailer, but it was resealed and nothing was missing or damaged. As a matter of fact, I received a bonus piece - a roller from the carrier's conveyor system! A second set of hands is very helpful when installing the hitch, at least use a jack stand or something to support one end. It took less than 30 minutes to install and looks great. 123752
by: Barry B.02/21/2011
This is the second trailer Curt hitch I have purchased from etrailer. This purchase is a direct result of the quality of the first hitch combined with the pleasure of doing business with etrailer. The Curt hitch is top quality, fits my Nissan Frontier perfectly and looks good. In the future, when I need a hitch or hitch accessories, I will look at etrailer first. 7525
by: Larry S.01/20/2012
From the moment I ordered the hitch from etrailer.com, I received special care with emails confirming handling, shipping and receipt. The product was top shelf and fit beautifully. The whole job took less than a hour to install. The product was great and etrailer.com was great! I will order again... and recommend others to do the same! 30050
by: David F.07/08/2011
Just received the hitch, wiring harness, and combo pack ball mounts. I had it installed in less than 15 mins and the wire harness snapped into place in just a minute. I'm ready now to pick up my boat in the morning! I watched the install videos online which are assume and love this web site, they make it so easy. 18947
When it arrived the "arms" of the hitch receiver were not exactly square with the long boxy support (that runs along the bumper). It had apparently been dropped and the holes to the frame did not line up. I bent one of the arms a few degrees by wedging it in my trailer walls. After that, it fit perfectly. 54881
by: Rick S08/08/2014
I purchased a trailer hitch and harness for my 2014 Frontier. I cannot believe how quick it was delivered. Both then harness and hitch installed without a glitch. The price was the best of what I found on the net. In fact, I just discovered floor mats "custom fit" for 35 USD that I plan to order. 145265
by: Kimothy E07/15/2012
A quality product.Competitive price. Fast delivery. Instruction videos are very helpful. I have and will continue to recommend this site to my friends.They kept me appraised of the status of my order from the time I placed it until it was delivered to my door. I'm very impressed, and satisfied. 47987
Received the package yesterday, installed today (after work) in no time flat. Nissan dealer wanted $350 for the hitch installed. Seriously, took my husband and me 15 minutes to install it. I don't know ANY mechanic worth $800/hr! Fantastic service, great product. . .what more do I need! 95274
Ordered the Curt hitch receiver for my 2012 Nissan Frontier on Thursday night. Monday morning UPS had it in my yard. No problems with the fit and finish. It would be a lot easier with two people, but with a couple pieces of 1/4" line it was not a problem. Satisfied with the hitch. 56458
by: Steve W.05/29/2013
Exactly what I ordered, small problem when I went to install it, one of the bolts wouldn't start , think UPS was a little rough, put a clamp on it till bolt was a few threads in. Some damage on box. Don't think it was anything etrailer did, Looks great! Thanks 82360
I ended up going with etrailer because they had the best price. Shipping was free and they even sent it sooner than promised. The hitch bolted right to the frame as promised and the wiring kit connected as the instructions said it would. 31236
Installed in under 30 minutes, you will need a torque wrench to properly install. (On the 2012 Frontier, the exhaust pipe blocked 1 of the 6 bolts from being torqued) I would recommend this product. 159006
Shipping was very fast. Fit was spot on. Only problem was one of the bolts had bad threads (damaged threads). Had another bolt in the shop so it was no big deal. I would give everything a thumbs up. 41324
by: rodney moore01/01/2013
hitch was good quality fit good only problem i had was didn't receive any bolts and washers and lock washers to install it with other than that good hitch good wire hook up worked perfect! 62327
Poking out the box a little on delivery but not damage at all. Instal took me and my dad to do just because I the weight and awkwardness of position. Still only took 15-20 minutes. 45807
by: mike b02/27/2012
hitch came in quicker than expected . total time on install was about 1 hr including the wireing harness .hardest part is removing the plastic kick plate and not breaking it . 32649
by: Eric J04/04/2014
I installed the receiver today. I had a minor problem. One of the bolt holes did not line up quite right. I had to apply a bit of force to get it to line up correctly. 123829
by: Steve Z.04/27/2012
Hitch showed up with left side bent in about 3/8" so will not line up with holes on frame of vehicle. Will have to return, hopefully not at my expense. Results pending. 38565
by: Mike H03/19/2012
Perfect fit and an easy to install in about twenty minutes. As usual Etrailer had excellent service and makes sure you get the correct parts the first time. 34392
by: Wyatt T.04/07/2014
Order came in time. Great website. Easy to get everything you need. Only took me twenty minutes to install my trailer hitch, videos were great... 124120
by: Wesley Stanford07/04/2014
I have had two transactions with e-trailer, and I have yet to be disappointed. Fast shipping, and ease of use on the website. Five stars. 139189
by: Marcus R09/01/2012
Excellent product. Install a snap - took only 20 minutes even with my three year old "helping". Install video very helpful! 53726
by: steve p.05/24/2012
I ordered trailer hitch and light set saturday--wa delivered wed!-great prices and products. thanks for the great service! 41562
by: Mike Pompette08/22/2011
Quality product & a perfect fit. Excellent customer service and communication. Will pass along etrailer name to others. 22466
by: Joe. Bolick01/12/2012
Great product which fit perfect, looks great and was easy to install...even took less than the 15 minuates advertised. 29550
by: kevin s05/19/2013
The curt trailer hitch is very well made – fit and finish are great. Easy install with the supplied hardware. 80947
by: Trailer Hitch07/15/2012
Product is good- you guys are awesome with the customer service- Thanks for your prompt shipping, Steve 48032
by: Joey P.10/06/2011
Excellent fit and finish. It took longer to un-pack the hitch then it did to install it. A great value! 25198
by: frank c07/26/2014
fit perfectly, went on easy- my 12 year old granddaughter and myself had the hitch on in about 30 mins. 143064
It took longer for me to find my tools than it took to install it! Perfect fit! 32238
by: Joseph R09/16/2014
Excellent job ordering and having the right parts. Great customer service. 151377
I can't put it on have to take it to a friend of mine that owns a garage. 95320
by: Marc Teller08/19/2011
product was installed in just over 30 minutes,perf fit,nice quality 22186
Great product easy to install. Thanks etrailer great service. 66909
by: Mike S.11/03/2014
Easy to install. Great Product. Super fast shipping. 158897
by: Jon W.05/02/2013
Stupid easy to install. Fast service. Great overall 78702
by: Daves plumbing08/11/2014
perfect installed this thing in like 10 min thanks 146029
by: R. Johnson04/06/2011
Excellent fast service for a great pric e. 11240
by: Robert D.02/28/2012
Product look good. Very sturdy. 32753
Installation could not be easier! 30860
So far looks like good quality 148326
by: Michael M03/31/2014
Great product. Fast shipping 123073
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