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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Nissan Pathfinder Armada, 2004

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Nissan Pathfinder Armada, 2004

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Nissan Pathfinder Armada
  • 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: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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.

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Video install trailer hitch 2005 nissan armada 13188
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Nissan Armada - Curt
Video hitch install 2004 nissan armada
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Nissan Armada

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Nissan Armada - Curt

Today on this 2005 Nissan Armada, were going to install part number 13188 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 21 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 1 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing were going to do is go ahead and show attachment points on the frame. There are two weld nuts at the very end of the frame and one going towards the front.

This is going to be identical on both sides of the frame. Now well go ahead and clean out the weld nuts. We use a spray lubricant and a brush to help clean out the threads. The brush is going to be part number 814092. Now to make things a little easier, if you cut the end off of the handle of a tube brush, you can put it in a drill and it may clean the threads a little bit easier as well. Once the threads are cleaned out, well go ahead and use one of the hitch bolts and check it to make sure that its easy to thread in.

Now the older the vehicle is, the more time this will take and later on you may need a thread tech to help up the threads. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch hardware installs. We have our bolt and our conical tooth washer; you always want to make sure that the teeth on the washer always face towards the hitch. All right, now with and extra set of hands, well lift the hitch up into position and install the hardware. Once we have all six bolts loosely installed, well go ahead and tighten them down and then torque them down as specified in the instructions.

With that our hitch is already installed. That will finish it for part number 13188 from Curt on our 2005 Nissan Armada. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 - 13188

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn T.06/06/2011

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Product bolted on with ease. Perfect. The packaging was top notch, it was delivered very quickly, and was the exact model for my vehicle. My 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter "helped" me put it on in less than 15 minutes. That easy.16203

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ramon01/10/2014

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These folks are ridiculously good. They took care of me every step of the way. The product, exactly as promised. My Armada looks awesome now.This is the way Evey American business should be. Keep up the good work.112512

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DC08/22/2013

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The customer service with etrailor is impressive. My hitch shipped earlier than expected and the price couldn't be beat. Installation was a breeze taking all of 15 minutes and it looks great. I will definitely use etrailor in the future and would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for all sorts of things.96361

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ivan03/11/2013

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This hitch bolted up to my 2012 Armada with no trouble. It is neatly tucked under the bumper and looks great. Thank you to the Etrailer team for the great service and all the help. I will definitely will be back.69989

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Helgo09/04/2012

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It didn't seem to want to fit on my 2010 Nissan Armada. I called Tommy at did some research and called me back pretty quickly. He said he was told that the hitch definitely fits but had to be muscled into position because it sits really tightly against the car bumper. Getting some help and using a little muscled it was installed in about 10 minutes. Looks great and works great. 53936

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Josh04/01/2012

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The money I saved by doing it myself. The dealership wanted 2X. Thanks to for low prices, excellent customer service, and an easy do-it-yourself video. The video was awesome. I just hit pause after every step and put it together in a snap. Thanks for the money savings.35854

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Daniel A03/25/2014

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the product arrive on time ,maybe the only complain the i got is that the paint was scratch in different places but other than that is ok ,and easy to install .122200

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff T.12/31/2013

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Product was shipped fast. Trailer hitch and wiring fit perfect and only took 30 minutes. Definetly will order again from etrailer.111590

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick J12/07/2013

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Hitch fit perfect. 10 minute installation. 109476

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris gough08/26/2013

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product was easy to install as stated and looks great.96891

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H.07/15/2013

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The trailer hitch installation went flawlessly and was a perfect fit....trailer wiring kit was the same....the entire installation took less then 45 minutes !!!!89651

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jose Cisneros05/24/2013

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The tow hitch is well built and easy to install. Took 15 minutes as website advised. I found the best price on and they shipped it free. Will buy from y'all again.81803

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lance W05/20/2013

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Product arrived in an expedite fashion. It was just as described. Fit and finish of all hardware is great. It bolted directly to the vehicle without any problems. Installed in 15-20 mins by myself.81235

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kian J.03/15/2013

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Top of the line customer service! Great tracking communication. The item is just as described. Easy to install just had problems with the last bolt but eventually got it on. My advise order everything recommended.71015

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: rob t03/11/2013

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by far the easiest aftermarket install ever. it took 20 minutes to install including reading directions, and i used hand tools. it looks great, and operates flawlessly. thanks.69925

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOHN04/04/2012

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With the hitch,receiver,wiring harness and the lock it would of cost me the same price just for a hitch and installation at U-Haul great deal and easy to install.36094

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug K03/26/2012

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Fit just perfect, took about 15 minutes to install by myself. 35160

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don F06/20/2011

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Bolted on 2008 QX56 with no issues. Took longer to get cover plate unriveted from bumper than to install the hitch. Good quality. Looks great.17334

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Harper06/03/2011

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Packaging and Delivery was good. Went on very easy.16053

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joshua Fulmer02/27/2011

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My purchase arrived quickly and was in great condition. The instructions are easy to follow. It appears to be a quality item. I'll recommend etrailer. 7980

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Neal01/04/2010

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Excellent Hitch. Extremely e Install time states 30 minutes, but only took less than 5 minutes on my Armada with the pre welded thrreaded nuts. Looks like a good quality hitch.2622

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Nissan Pathfinder Armada Accessories

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

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
10,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 13188 Installation instructions 13188 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Curt Manufacturing C55384
With Tow Package Use:C55384

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2753

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 19287

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Info for this part was:

Test Fit:
Joe V

Photos by:
Theodore B

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Video Edited:
Dustin K

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