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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Nissan Pathfinder's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Driver side tow hook will need to be removed for hitch installation. No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation , Fascia trimming required for installation
Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C13126. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch.From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 2 and three-quarter inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you selecting accessory such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.Now lets go ahead with installation. Note, before we begin the install, weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease in installation of the hitch.
Before we begin our installation, well go ahead and point out the attachment points. Therell be a total of six attachment points for this hitch, three on each side. These attachment points will be well nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer.We can go ahead and remove the manufacturers tow hook. Our next step will be to remove the fascia L bracket. Theres a pushpin fastener and 10 mm bolt for each.
Hang on to both the hardware and the L bracket as we will be reinstalling them. As we raise our hitch into position, put the passenger side up over the exhaust and then bring the drivers side up into position.As we put the hitch into position, youll see where it makes contact with the rear fascia. Well hold it in position and then take a paint marker and mark the area that will need to be trimmed.With the width marked out, well need to go ahead and mark out the length which is provided in the instructions. Go ahead make a mark, draw our lines and then using a rotary zip tool, we'll cut out this section. Now with the fascia cut out, were ready to go ahead and install the hitch.
The fasteners we'll be using for this hitch will be the new 12 mm bolts along with the half inch conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Once again, we'll use an extra set of hands to help us hold the hitch while we install the fasteners. We'll install all six fasteners finger tight to secure the hitch to the vehicle.Next we'll go ahead and tighten down our fasteners and then torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with the hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the fascia L bracket. Now with the L brackets re-secured, thatll complete the install of Curt hitch part number C13126 on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder..
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (53 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: John H. In Murrieta CA05/01/2015
I ordered this trailer hitch for my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder… I watched the video that etrailer.com made, and decided it looked like a project I could try to do myself. I am not a mechanic, but I am decently handy with tools. I placed my order knowing that I needed the hitch to arrive the next week so that I could do the installation when I had some time off from work. The day after I placed the order I got a very pleasant phone message and email from a girl named Carla from etrailer.com. She told me that One of the products that I ordered was not in stock. She told me I had three options. One option was to wait two weeks until the backordered product was available, another option was to split my orders shipping apart but pay extra for that, or a third option was to buy a different Hitch ball assembly that Carla had found to be almost the same, but in stock. This was one of the best online shopping experiences I have had, because of the personal touch from the cute girl with the southern accent that called me to talk about the options that were available due to a problem with my order. I love the fact that she was so personal, relatable, and not automated. I love the fact that she gave me three great options instead of just some lousy automated response that would tell me I'm shafted. I love the fact that the girl who called me was pleasant, kind, and located in the company, in the state, in the country, where I was buying the product. She was so helpful. She left a voicemail for me, she called me again, and she emailed me to be sure I got the message. This is what I call great service. This experience of service is what will make me want to buy from this etrailer.com again!!! The hitch arrived in good condition, although the box was broken and the large metal sides of the hitch were protruding through the box by about 6 inches. Nevertheless, the product was not damaged at all. All the other products were also in the large box, in a smaller box. I was able to follow the instructions on the instructional video that was provided, and I was able to put the hitch on my pathfinder by myself! This took a little bit of ingenuity, because I don't have a lift and I was alone. So I had to prop up the heavy-metal hitch assembly on some crates and shimmy it up with some planks of wood to just the right height so that I could boat in the other side. It worked! This particular hitch seems perfectly designed, and fit perfectly on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder that I have. I am extremely satisfied. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase from a trailer.com 189264
by: Tyler S08/11/2016
Ok so I was nervous to buy this and install it myself but I have access to a garage with power tools so I thought I'd roll the dice and see if I could it on a 2014 pathfinder. Etrailer.com makes this so dummy proof it's ridiculous. So glad they had videos and could virtually hold my hand through this. Installation was flawless. Took a couple hours but that's because the holes for my bolts were rusted over and needed to be scrubbed ALOT. I would highly recommend getting the wire brush they offer and some type of cleaning solution. Obviously air powered tools make a huge difference because my bolts where stuck but all the parts etrailer.com provided was great. Highly recommend this website!! 282722
by: Robert W06/02/2016
I like the mounting of this that goes up under the bumper hidden instead of exposed like the others. The bad is there is no way to mount trailer wiring to anything and the reciever had a big paint spot missing from the bottom that I had not noticed until after putting it on. Paint had bubbled and flaked off. I have put these on before and they become covered in rust within 3 years anyway. The missing paint dosnt help. Do yourself a favor and order and buy the factory Nissan kit for $100 more from other sites online. It won't rust out and gets all the Nissan OEM mounting and trim pieces. It also will handle the 5000lbs the pathfinder is rated to instead the 4000 this one lists. 255956
by: Lynne s01/23/2014
My order came so quickly I couldn't believe it. I just took the box to the local garage and he charged me $45 to install it. 114570
by: Will Comment01/30/2016
I got this to go on our Infiniti JX35, and it works great. It took less than an hour to install, which I did on my own when it was cold out! I went with this hitch as wanted minimal parts showing, and this one fits the bill. The small amount of trimming that was required was easy, I just used a sharp utility knife and took my time. When you install this, do the exhaust side first, learn from my struggles! Works great and has a clean install look. 236568
by: Marti S.11/05/2014
Fast delivery and easy Instal! I only have a torque wrench and a small 1/4 inch socket set so I had the dealer take off the tow hook. Great directions and video! 159551
by: Moose L.10/31/2013
I really love this hitch that I bought for my nissan pathfinder 2013 and it fits perfect . The only thing that I did not like about it was that it had a little scratch on it but since I paid about 150 for it I would expect some good looking in it . But it's not like its not gonna get scratched under my car with all of the rocks and dust hitting it . But other then that I'm realy happy with it pulling my 3 ATVs on it . Other then the scratch I'm really happy with it . Thank you etrailer. 105906
by: Chris S.08/01/2014
I received the trailer hitch in a reasonable amount of time and the installation time was very accurate. Took about an hour and a half without using power tools and no lift or help. Would recommend this company for any one seriously thinking about installing a trailer hitch. 143923
by: Robert J04/02/2014
You know that that was the fastest order I have ever received in. Next day was the best and the only problem was the carrier doesn't care what a package looks like when they deliver anything. The box was all busted open and looked real nasty but everything was in there so I was so happy. I got it installed and everything went just the why everything should. The quality of the hitch is top notch and the price was ever better. 123407
by: Shawn L.05/06/2014
The product was perfect. The shipping and correspondence couldn't have been any better. Picture shows it mounted up on a 2013 Pathfinder with a Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack. 129253
Great quality product. Easy to install. Have an issue with the plastic push pins that secure the rear fascia to the L brackets hitting the bottom of the hitch tube not allowing the push pins to fully seat properly. This can be seen at 2:19 in the install video. Price was fantastic and it shipped same day, received it just two days later (in Ohio). Thank you! 81758
by: Phillip N.08/11/2014
Received the trailer in few days after canceled the other model. The part came with few deep scratches and have to spent $10 for touch up paint. Installed with help from brother took about 45 minutes. Look good after all. Good product and it is made in USA . Please if you need the trailer hitch buy from Etrailer, they are very good customer service. 146078
by: Bill P10/12/2015
Excellent sturdy product that was very easy to install. The instructions and video were great, that was found on your website. 229812
Great fit, good quality and ease of installment. I saw some people said they did it in 2 hrs, I did it in half the time with just me by myself. All I used was a socket wrench, utility knife and a screw driver to pop out the plastic clips. I got it without tax and free shipping, so overall a great deal. 194348
Install went well and took only about 45 minutes. Had a bit of trouble with one mounting bolt on the driver's side where a bracket holding part of the emissions system got in the way. That's it. Hitch looks good and is barely visible and is up to hauling my heavy boat. Etrailer video helped a lot. 275516
by: Bob G07/22/2016
Very glad and happy I got this hitch. Looks great and easy to get to for placing bike rack. 275083
Delivery was great quicker than expected hitch looks fine but was not same as factory so when I bought factory kit to finish install hitch would not work so this morning on my way to dealer and pay 100.00 more for factory hitch to finish install and now have an extra hitch. 190198
great purchase. The towing package was an extra $3200 on my infiniti qx60 and all I wanted to do was have a hitch for bikes. so, I bought this unit, took it to my local pep-boys and they installed it for $50.... works great, easy to use, very solid. great option 254564
by: Jose Hernandez07/16/2016
Trailer hitch fit on great!!!! Had no problems with it. 272517
by: Frank D.05/08/2014
Excellent hitch, the install is pretty simple although the tow hook bolts required a 2ft breaker bar! For wiring just order the harness and relay kit from the dealer and you are good to go. Great customer service from etrailer as usual. 129545
by: Jerry B08/29/2013
We ordered this product on Sunday and it arrived at our door on Wednesday afternoon. We were pleased with the price also. We have not installed it yet but it looks to be very good quality. Very impressed with the service. Thank you. 97448
by: Steve C05/28/2014
Hitch arrived when promised. Took me about an hour and a half to put in on my car because I was working alone. It would have been faster if I had someone to help me align and lift it. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. 133120
by: Warren M.05/19/2016
infiniti jx35 with hitch 250799
Delivery was fast and before I really expected. Installation video and instructions were right on. With the help of my brother who owns his an auto repair shop we had it installed and ready to haul in about 30 minutes. 188990
by: Monte L09/02/2015
Excellent product. very easy install.. E-trailer was a pleasure to do business with..Renee was great in getting our order together..Super fast shipping!!! Will order from this company again.. Thanks! 223648
by: Dave S.03/12/2015
Received the product very quickly. Hitch receiver installed easily in about an hour with directions provided. Very pleased with the product and service and would purchase from etrailer again. 178069
Looks great! However it took a little longer than 50 minutes because I did not have the proper size socket (18mm) After a trip to the hardware store everything came together very well. 193743
The hitch fits the 2013 nissan pathfinder without cutting the fascia. 85460
by: David R.07/14/2015
Really nice finish and exactly as described. Easy to install, I had my 14 year old help and it was a good straight forward procedure. Delivery was quick and right to our door. 211639
by: Dean P.07/19/2016
The hitch fit great and was pretty easy to install. It's much easier with two people, but one person could do it. Once again, another great purchase from etrailer.com. 273687
by: Ray L.01/21/2014
Took better part of an hour to install, very simple, however, you will likely need an impact drill to remove the existing tow point. Otherwise a very simple install- 114387
This arrived quickly in great shape. Installation was fairly easy and tok just over an hour to complete. I've used Curt products before and they are high quality. 139155
by: Bob M09/16/2013
Great product. Etrailer could not get my original order in right away so they offered another one at a lower price that shipped the same day. Easily installed. 100151
Excellent product , went right on to my 2013 Pathfinder, ETrailer's directions for in stallion were perfect. Shipping was perfect and on time. 73188
by: Danny V.03/31/2013
Added this hitch to my 2013 Nissa Pathfinder. Installation video and instructions where clear and detailed. Took me about an hour to install. 73561
by: Danny V.03/31/2013
Added this hitch to my 2013 Nissa Pathfinder. Installation video and instructions where clear and detailed. Took me about an hour to install. 73560
This is the second hitch I have bought from etrailer. Prices are great and installation instructions make it an easy DIY project. 76833
by: Jim S.09/18/2016
Great product,easy installation for do it yourself. No problems with this product at all ,looks great on vehicle. 296083
by: Michael T.06/29/2013
The hitch was a very easy bolt on job... no sharp edges and well built. The instructions were very easy to follow. 86723
Great product, easy to install. This is my second hitch with this company. I am very satisfied. Thank you. 56836
It is exactly what is says it is. Installation was easy for someone who knows nothing about cars. 288344
by: Warren P.01/14/2015
As always etrailer delivers! Great products, Fast delivery, low prices! What more can you ask for? 168924
by: John R.07/08/2014
Product came fast and was the quality that I expected. I would definitly shop here again. 140031
by: Eric C07/07/2014
I haven't installed it yet, but it came quickly and the seller was easy to deal with. 139836
by: Travis J03/11/2014
Product was a direct fit, no problems at all with installation. 120267
by: matt k09/22/2015
instructions were great, hitch fit perfectly, worked great 227018
100% satisfied, good quality product, easy to install. 246769
great, easy to install, great instructi ons. 146945
Hitch arrived fast and was easy to inst all. 118346
by: Chris B.06/07/2016
Product performed and functioned perfec tly 258502
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