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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Nissan Murano's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Tie-down bracket will need to be removed for the hitch installation. No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2010 Nissan Murano, we're going to take a look at and then show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitcher Receiver. This offers the 2-inch by 2-inch opening. It's part number is 13577. Here's what the hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, we've got our cross-tube that's going to run across the back of the vehicle here right in the center, what we wanted the 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening. Reinforcement collar is going to be around the end of it and it has that flush front look that Curt does really well, gives it a nice clean look.
Some of the other ones have more of a rounded look to them. Now, this is going to sit just underneath the bumper, so if you bring your hand straight up, it's going to meet about right in here somewhere, and we won't have to worry about making contact with our legs or anything like that. Offers the 5/8 diameter pinhole. That's the pinhole we're going to use for securing all of our gear. You can use a pin and clip. You can use anti-rattle devices, lots of things out there.
Just make sure it's class III rated just like the hitch. Got our safety chain connection points here. It's a plate steel style. Pretty good size, should be able to get whatever connected there that we'd want to as far as hooks or carabiners, different things of that nature. The hitch itself is going to offer a 400-pound tongue weight rating. It's the maximum downward force we could put here at the receiver tube opening, and it's going to give us a 4,000-pound gross trailer weight rating.
It's going to be the total of our trailer and anything that we've got loaded up on it. Now, of course, we do want to look into the owner's manual on the Murano, see what it's rated for, and then we'll go off of whichever those numbers are going to be the lowest. The first step we're going to do here for our install is to lower our exhaust down. We're going to have 4 exhaust hangers. We've got 1 here in the back corner, 1 just up in front of that right above the pipe. We've got 1 located on the opposite side right up here just in front of that tailpipe section, and then there's going to be 1 right here in the middle. Now, it's going to be a good idea to get a small strap to put underneath there and give our exhaust some support.
We're going to use a little bit of spray lubricant here to help us as we slide these hangers off. Sometimes you can pull these off with your hands. Sometimes you have to use a pry bar or a screwdriver. Now, for the one on the outside here, it's a good idea to just give our exhaust a slight pull over toward our passenger side and then try to pry in from the back side of it. We'll just let that come down a little bit and rest on our strap. Then, we can look right above there. From the passenger side, we're going to have our 2 mounting location, 1 here and 1 here. Then over the driver side, same mounting locations, here and here, but as you can see, our tow hook's in the way, so we'll have to take out those 2 bolts as well as the 2 here that go into the frame. All right. Now, we just return our hardware and our bracket to the vehicle or the customer. Now, if need be, we can take a tap and clean out the threads here, just depending on the age of the vehicle. You may need to. This is a M12 x 1.25 tap. You can also use a nylon tube brush. We offer those on our website. Now, we can grab our hitch. We want to grab one of our M12 bolts and one of our conical tooth washer. Now, the teeth on that washer, we want that to face up towards the hitch just like that and wiggle our hitch up and in there. Then, we're just going to start our bolt into the weld nuts that we cleaned out. Once we got 1 started there good, we'll get 1 started here on the other side, and that will support itself while we grab our other 2 bolts and get those started, then we'll snug them down. All right, then just take a quick look to be sure you've got your hitch centered there. Now, we grab 1 of the 4 bolts that we had from our tie-down bracket. That's going to get threaded back into the forward hole location there. We'll look in our instructions, find our torque specs and we'll torque it down as well as our 4 down to the appropriate specification. All right. With everything torqued down there, we can get our exhaust hangers put back into position. Get our strap out of the way here and our hitch is ready for use. With our exhaust back in place, that completes today's installation of the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitcher Receiver, Part Number 13577, on our 2010 Nissan Murano.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (55 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.
by: Dan T08/05/2014
The Curt trailer hitch fits and looks great on my 2009 Nissan Murano. The unexpected problem with the install is 3 of the 4 needed bolt holes in the frame of the vehicle were corroded from road exposure, preventing threading of the bolts. To correct this, I purchased a 12mm -1.25 metric tap and T-handle tap wrench (from Menards for around $15 total). I did have to lower the exhaust assembly (per the instructions) to gain access to use the tap. With use of a spray lubricant, the tap cleaned out the threads without much difficulty. Just get it straight when you start and it works well. Took a total of about 90 minutes in all with the failed attempts to insert the bolts on the first try, then tapping of the 3 bolt holes. 144622
Received the hitch on time for our 2013 Murano. My initial concern was if I could install the hitch without lowering the muffler system. My concern was unwarranted. I was able to install the hitch by myself and it only took me approx 1 hour. I located the hitch in place and blocked it in the install position so i could bolt it up with my hands free. I would recommend the product and company to anyone 133682
by: Rod B.10/16/2013
Watch the movie! When the hitch receiver arrived the heavy guage cardboard box was slightly damaged (and I was concerned that the bolts may have gone missing: not to worry, they were in a small plastic bag heavily taped inside the hitch receiver pocket. This installation can be done without jacking up the vehicle, but it could take longer than 40 minutes, although it is not a difficult job. Definitely lubricate the exhaust and muffler supports. The only problem I had was removing the tow point: the nuts were extremely tight and an air wrench was required. The hitch receiver is well made and finished, and it fit perfectly. I had to use an extension between the socket and the torque wrench on the driver side, but not on the passenger side: this may have been due to not lowering the muffler far enough. A 5/8" and a 19mm socket are required. Suggest when re-installing the muffler to hook up the exhaust pipe rubber hanger first before the hangers attached to the muffler. 104074
by: Don P05/29/2015
Great product and service. Easy to install. Took an hour by myself with a floor jack, and I did NOT need to lower the exhaust! If I had a second one to install I could probably do it in about 20 minutes after having done one install now. Wish I had a Curt on my vehicle but my wifes Murano looks great! 198468
by: Bob B.03/10/2015
Ordered hitch on Thursday with no charge for shipping, received Monday. Product appears to be very solid and well-made. Fits my 2014 Murano perfectly. The installation instructions are a bit minimal, but etrailer's installation video was very helpful. Was able to install by myself, without lowering the exhaust or raising the rear end. Took about an hour, but I'm not especially talented or fast. You'll need a 19mm socket for the 4 bolts supplied with the kit, and a 16mm socket to remove the bolts from the Murano tow bracket. Also a socket extension bar of 10" if you do not lower the exhaust. Supported the hitch with a block . As you'll see from other reviews, it is possible to install it by yourself, but I think it would have saved me a lot of time and effort if I'd asked somebody to help me. 177747
by: Hank S.06/25/2016
Good looking heavy duty hitch, VERY easy to install! On my 2012 Nissan Murano, I did NOT have to lower the exhaust. I gently pushed in the bottom skirt below the bumper and gained enough room to raise the right side into place after I'd placed the left side (drivers side) where it needed to be and got one bolt started. Seemed to work great. Wiring harness worked exactly as described, but you do have to disassemble a lot of the rear of the car, so be ready for that. Very happy with my purchase, 3rd time I've bought from eTrailer and will continue to do so. Keep it up, guys! 264944
by: Nick F08/25/2013
Outstanding product, easy to install, worked as advertised. The hitch bolted right in and I did not have to drop the exhaust...very straight forward process. I also ordered and installed the wiring harness and 4 pin bracket, no issues; instructions were precise and on target. Great product and great service. 96840
I would definitely order from etrailer again as the communication was excellent and the hitch arrived timely and with all hardware needed to install. It's a nice clean but beefy looking hitch. My brother and I installed this in little over 1/2 an hour in my driveway. We backed the car onto car ramps to raise the back some (easier to get underneath). Between having an extra set of hands to help, the car ramps to raise the vehicle some, and having a nice long socket extension (probably around 12"), we didn't even have to remove the exhaust from it's hangers. I wish everything went on like this hitch did (like it's supposed to.....). Thanks etrailer! 20810
by: Bryan M.12/21/2013
Product arrived as advertised, went together just like it is shown in the video. Did it by myself in about 30 to 45 minutes. Works great! 110792
by: Jeff O06/13/2012
Package arrived on time. The hitch installation was easy it looks good on the car, however in order to install the hitch the factory tow bracket had to be removed. 44057
by: Jim Faust04/23/2011
I received the trailer hitch 4 days after I ordered it. Already pleased out of the gate by having it arrive so I could install it this weekend. The installation went very well as advertised. The only pain as I expected it would be was putting the car trim pieces back into place (always easier to disassemble then to reassemble so no surprise) after I completed the electrical for the lights. The video of the process was a big help. I could not be more pleased with the price and the quality. I think you guys have it figured out. 12260
by: Ricky D07/10/2011
Excellent communication from the moment the transaction was placed through etrailer. They emailed me when the hitch was shipped and a follow up when delivery was completed. The hitch itself is awesome looking and well built. I have to admit I was a bit reluctant on installing the hitch myself, but after watching the online demonstration of the installation for the second time I was ready to give it a try. Very seldom do thing work for me without a hitch, no pun indented, but this time it did. Clean easy installation..... 19049
by: Jerry R10/06/2013
Everything you said it was. The only problem I had was I could not get the muffler mount off the left rear side . the hitch still went smooth and easy. the same with the wiring harness . I still have to put in the 4 pole to 7 pole adapter I will do that as soon as the long mount gets here . I put mine in without lifting the car, I'am 68 if I can any one should be able to do it or you should not be towing. Will send pictures ween I get long mount installed. Sincerely Jerry R Spokane Wa. 102750
by: Dave S.07/10/2014
Very quick shipping, great price. Hitch fit perfectly. Easy install. Instructions said install would take 40 minutes. I easily did it by myself with no lift in that amount of time. My second great experience with etrailer.com. 140664
by: Kevin H.04/01/2011
I just instaled the Curt trailer hitch I got from etrailer on my 2010 Nissan Marano. I was able to do it laying on my back in my driveway because the fit was perfect. I liked the Curt hitch best because I like the round tube design better than the square tube ones. Only took me about an hour to do, piece of cake. Just waiting now for the hitch mounted bicyle rack to come, than I'll be good to go. Thanks etrailer, I'll be back. 10924
by: Joe B.08/06/2012
The only thing keeping this from a full “Excellent” score is that there were a few minor chips in the finish on the hitch receiver. But other than that, everything fit just like in the video and there were no surprises during installation. I really appreciate the “how to” videos and being able save that money on the installation by doing it myself. Now we can spend the savings on other cool things on the website. 50700
by: Patrick S08/29/2012
Hitch was awesome and so easy to install thanks to your videos online. Made quick work of it and didn't even need to lower the exhaust. Your site was perfect and so easy to use. Will be recommending it to anyone I know who is even remotely curious about getting a hitch or wiring put on their vehicle. Also watched your wiring videos as well and that made a scary job so easy. Thanks again. 53479
by: Steve Z09/02/2015
Meriah was fantastic in handling my order. She assisted me (as did other's on previous calls) in ensuring that I was ordering the right pieces. She made sure that my order was filled quickly as I was under a time constraint to get the hitch installed to go pick up a new camper. It arrived and was very easy to install! The videos are a tremendous help. Thanks! Steve 223572
by: Tom W.04/22/2014
When this hitch arrived, my reaction was "This will never fit on my car". But I figured I'd give it a try. Literally 15 minutes later it was installed on my car...it fits perfectly, looks great, and was easier to install than the directions indicated -- I didn't have to lower the muffler. Thanks -- I will never hesitate to recommend etrailer to anyone. 126633
by: Sandy R10/15/2014
My husband and a friend installed this and it only took about one hour with the wiring and it only took that long because of the way Nissan hides its bolts to disassemble-areas to install the wiring it was easy and fast would HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANY ONE AND TO BUY IT FROM ETRAILER.COM They were also very fast to ship and very friendly 155984
by: Mark H.10/09/2013
Top quality product. Great comprehensive and ease of use website. This "Curt" trailer hitch had great installation instructions on the web page. The hitch fit perfectly and the ease of installation was 20 minutes. The "Curt" reputation and "etrailer.com's" prices and web page are state of the art, and delivered on time! 103112
by: JOHN M10/13/2013
We were very pleased with the quality of the hitch including the prompt delivery and first-rate packaging. The hitch was installed by our local tire dealer for $120; all went smoothly. The installed product saved us more than $400 compared to a dealer installation for our 2009 Nissan Murano. We highly recommend.... 103694
by: Greg J06/05/2016
My 13577 Class III Hitch is perfect. It is exactly as advertised. I watched the installation video which was extremely helpful. One thing I did not do was release the four hanger brackets that hold the exhaust. There is sufficient room to remove the tow bracket and install the hitch. I am 100% satisfied with the hitch! 257485
by: Craig Potter06/23/2013
After watching your installation video I realized how simple the install was going to be I immediately order the type of hitch I wanted The installation only took 1 hour from start to finish and the hitch fit perfectly The Nissan dealer wanted $460 to install a cheep version of a hitch than would not satisfy my needs 85602
by: james d03/30/2015
great product, quick shipping, 30 min to install, only hard part was pulling 4 rubber brackets off muffler pins to lower muffler for access to chassis frame holes - suggest use WD40 and long screwdriver to pry off. no cutting required at all. now got to do the wiring kit...... 181363
Our vehicle was new so this installation was easy. Took 4 bolts out, held hitch in place, put bolts in(the holes were already threaded) tightened them and we were done. Took about half an hour and it looks like factory installation. Very clean, sturdy, solid unit. Happy!! 218302
by: Brent S06/19/2016
I received the Curt trailer hitch for my wife's Murano as promised and installation was a breeze. The instructions for installation were easy to follow as well as those provided for the wiring harness. I highly recommend etrailer and would order from them again. 262594
by: Wally S.08/15/2013
This hitch is exactly as advertised - perfect fit! Used penetrating lubricant to prep and clean 2009 Murano frame threads. The Utube videos for installing hitch and wire harness were very helpful. I will be referring my friends to etrailer.com. 95268
by: Loren Driskell12/28/2014
This hitch went on without a hitch (pun intended). I did not have to drop the muffler and all the holes lined up. My son helped me to do the installation and we did go slow to prevent any problems and we still had it mounted within an hour. 167130
by: Thomas L.12/22/2013
Shipping only took some 30 minutes. Exagerated, yes but, quick. Looks great. Only took about 15 minutes to install and 10 of those were carrying the thing to my car. Absolutly unneccesary to drop the muffler. 110854
by: Dan J12/20/2011
Nice product with perfect fit. It took me (alone) about 30-40 mins to install (without lowering the exhaust). Videos on the web site are very helpful with step by step instructions. 28389
by: Richard Gray10/16/2014
Good quality product. Easy to install, every thing fit. I thought lowering the muffler may be hard but not so, just use a little oil on the pins holding rubber mounts. 156158
Product was top notch in appearance, fit, and function. I installed myself on my Murano CrossCabriolet. Online video guide was extremely helpful pre install. 340241
by: Emo Emery09/30/2013
The Class III hitch that we received was a high quality part and installation instructions and special notes provided made it an easy installation. Thank You 102036
by: Ron W.06/21/2012
The hitch fit perfectly and was easy to install, even with me just laying in my driveway. Thaks for a great product at a reasonable price. 45063
by: Gary J06/13/2015
I watched the install video and followed the instructions. There were no surprises or gotchas. It was my first ever hitch install. 203177
by: Leah J06/13/2016
So far so good. I had the trailer mounted professionally. It was perfect for my Nissan Murano and the boat trailer fit perfectly. 260773
by: Thomas D.12/04/2013
great fit and quick installation. This, I think is 3rd or 4th hitch from etrailer. Greatly please with them!!!! 109110
Curt trailer hitch receiver worked great and was easy to install. I just wanted it to put on bike rack. 267218
Just got my order today. Only took 5 days! Packaged very well. Haven't had a chance to install yet. 328931
by: Tim J.02/12/2014
Goes on very easy, did not have to move exhaust. Was done in about a half hour, without help. 116395
by: David E.04/13/2016
The trailer hitch went right on without a problem. Even the electrical hookup was easy. 244146
by: Tyler Thompson07/17/2013
Could not ask for a better fit. Holes lined up well, I like how it fits under car 90029
by: Rich O.06/11/2013
The product was better than expected and very easy to install (thanks to a video). 84119
Fit right on took 20 min Bolts all lined up perfect Video was great and perfect 65887
by: Tony L09/27/2013
Exactly what I wanted and arrived sooner than expected. I would use again! 101777
by: Greg M10/29/2016
Very happy with trailer hitch. Reasonable cost and easy to install. Thanks 312061
Top quality service and products! Would recommend to my friends and enemy's. 259986
by: George O.08/17/2012
The product was received on a timely basis. Installation was a snap. 52084
by: George H.07/01/2014
Great product and very simple install! Would highly recommend it! 138530
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