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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.
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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2010 Nissan Armada we're going to be taking a look and installing the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 13188. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. This hitch will do really well for anything you may need to use it for because it's going to give you plenty of clearance. You've got good access to your hitch pinhole and you've also got good access to your safety chain connection points here. It also tucks up very nicely to where the only bit of the crosstube that you can see is just right here where this cover was. Other than that, it's nicely hidden behind the fascia to where it doesn't really take away from the look of your vehicle. This hitch features a 600 pound max tongue weight rating and a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight rating rating, which are both up to 1,000 pound tongue weight and 10,000 pound gross trailer weight rating with a weight distribution system.
You do want to be sure to check the owner's manual to see if it's rated for that type of weight. Now I'll give you some measurements to help with your selection of hitch-mounted accessories such as ball mounts, bike racks, or cargo carriers. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the rear bumper is 1-1/2". The distance from the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening to the ground is about 20-3/4". Let's show you how to install it. First thing we'll need to do before we install the hitch is we'll need to location our attachment points.
On both sides we're going to have two weld nuts that are close together here at the rear of the frame. A little bit farther up we'll have one more. In order to clean these out, what I'm going to do is use a little bit of spray lubricant, spray it up into the weld nuts there in the frame. Then I'm going to take a tube brush. If you don't have one, need to pick one up, you can pick one up on our site, part number 814092.
Then just put it up into the weld nut, just work it around just to help clean up those threads. We'll do this for all of them. Now you may need to lower the spare tire in order to get your hitch to fit up into place. Now it's a good idea to grab an extra set of hands. Then you can feed your hitch up into place. Once you've got it lined up you can install one of the 12mm bolts with conical tooth washer, with the teeth facing up towards the hitch.
Once you've got your hitch up and got it started, if it's having a hard time angling down to where you can line up those forward-most holes, you can stick a pray bar in here and just pry down on it in order to pop it down in get it into position. Then once you've got one started on each side you can go back and get the rest of your hardware started. Once I've got all of my hardware started, I can take a 3/4" socket and begin to tighten them down. Then once we've got them all tightened down we can go back and check the torque to make sure they're torqued properly according to the instructions. We'll do that same thing all the way around. We'll make sure that our spare tire is up and completely secure underneath the vehicle. That's going to complete our look at and installation of the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number 13188, on our 2010 Nissan Armada.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (39 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.
Hitch receiver was very easy to install and took approximately 45 minutes overall. The fit was precise and only required some assistance to hold it up while running the bolts in. It would have been nice to know that there is a welded nut inside the receiver that allows the lock bolt to be threaded in to prevent vibration and wobbling of any attachment in the receiver. It is not something you look for, but after finding it, I was delighted that a potential problem was averted. That's the only complaint with the set up and it was very minor. 219136
by: Shawn J06/17/2015
This is a well built trailer hitch. All of the holes lined up perfectly. It was a very snug fit behind the bumper so it took a little extra muscle to get it place on my 2011 Armada. This trailer hitch looks great on my SUV. 204127
by: John A.07/07/2014
Perfect fit for my 2006 Armada. My 12 year old son and I installed it in less than 30 minutes. 139784
I think this "custom fit" product should be designed to fot the vehicle better. The install was simple and the bolt hole lined up well, but the center section of my back bumper is pushed upward by the hitch receiver. I am not willing to remove the piece and make it look terrible so it will just have to remain deformed. As far as etrailer.com is concerned, the service was excellent, the price was good, communication couldn't have been better and the shipping was fast. I would definitely recommend this company. 128961
The product is really what I was expecting from you guys it fits exactly no complaints , looks really nice in my Nissan armada 2006 was really easy to install it no problems at all thanks so much,sorry if covered with my fingers it is because of the tags?? 185093
It didn't seem to want to fit on my 2010 Nissan Armada. I called Etrailer.com. Tommy at Etrailer.com 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
by: Peter C03/12/2015
Can't quite give a 'good' rating. The hitch fit the bolt holes on my 2008 Nissan Armada just fine BUT with the newer style bumper (verses the 2005 they show in the video) it doesn't quite fit. I was able to muscle it in place and the result looks good, but the fact is that the hitch is pressing the bumper mounting brackets (and hence the bumper) out at least 1/2". 178060
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
The money I saved by doing it myself. The dealership wanted 2X. Thanks to etrailer.com 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
Excellent service and product !!! I like the video instruction you have, its clear and very useful. Thank you very much !! I am not done yet on my project, still waiting for my other stuffs , it should be coming today. I will send a pictures when I am ready. 325575
by: Grace R.04/23/2015
I ordered item online approximately 11am and that same day the product was shiped. I received an email about the status of the order. I received the item within 3 days and the Curt Trailer Hitch is superior quality and the best price online. 187727
by: Shawn T.06/06/2011
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
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
by: Kian J.03/15/2013
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
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
by: Lance W05/20/2013
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
As advertised. I installed the Curt trailer hitch recevier in about fortfive minutes. I would call it more of a plug and play system. Had no problems at all. It looks great and perform great. 204638
by: Jose Cisneros05/24/2013
The tow hitch is well built and easy to install. Took 15 minutes as website advised. I found the best price on etrailer.com and they shipped it free. Will buy from y'all again. 81803
by: rob t03/11/2013
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
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
by: John H.07/15/2013
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
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
by: Daniel A03/25/2014
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
by: James Lundeen12/03/2014
I was told these were hard to find but this company made it easy! Highly recommend!! Easy install with factory look. Thank you for good customer service 163171
by: Joshua Fulmer02/27/2011
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
by: Don F06/20/2011
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
The prefab holes didn't exactly line up. Had to drill out a little further to make the hitch to fit properly on a 2009 Nissan Armada LE. 177574
by: Jeff T.12/31/2013
Product was shipped fast. Trailer hitch and wiring fit perfect and only took 30 minutes. Definetly will order again from etrailer. 111590
by: Amy C.07/05/2016
Great hitch. Looks wonderful. Fit my 2013 armada perfectly. Took less than 30 mins to install 268423
Everything worked perfectly. Installation was a breeze. The shipping was as advertised. 337078
by: Doug K03/26/2012
Fit just perfect, took about 15 minutes to install by myself. 35160
by: chris gough08/26/2013
product was easy to install as stated and looks great. 96891
by: Joe Harper06/03/2011
Packaging and Delivery was good. Went on very easy. 16053
Fit as expected and installed very quic kly. 247034
by: Rick J12/07/2013
Hitch fit perfect. 10 minute installati on. 109476
by: mike b.06/30/2016
Great product. Does as advertised. 266720
Easiest hitch I ever installed 153025
by: michael b04/23/2014
E z to put on its a 1 man job 126967
by: Rocco D11/09/2014
Works as intended. 159999
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