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CURT Manufacturing specializes in heavy duty towing products (for pulling up to 30,000 pounds) and hard to find custom fit trailer hitches. CURT also offers a variety of affordable towing accessories.

  • Focus on manufacturing products with strength, quality and style
  • Manufactures Fifth Wheel hitches with towing capacities ranging from 16,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds
  • Custom fit trailer hitches are backed by a lifetime limited warranty
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Installed 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • There are actually several hitches available now that fit directly into the 2016 Ram factory OEM prep package. There is also an option to use a special adapter if you already have a hitch or if you plan on getting a slider hitch (for short bed trucks). The hitches that fit directly are: # BWRVK3600, rated for 25K # C16545-16021, rated for 24K # C16530-16021, rated for 20K # C16520-16021, rated for 16K, dual jaw # C16515-16021, rated for 16K, slide-bar jaw You can also use adapter...
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  • How to Determine Correct Ball Mount Rise or Drop for Towing a Trailer with a 17 Inch Coupler Height
  • Normally trailer coupler height is around 17 inches, from the ground to the bottom of the coupler, and most hitch manufacturers design their hitches to work with a ball mount that will end up very close to this measurement. I am including a link to an instruction page detailing how to measure for the correct ball mount and how to measure the ball mount. With the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13555, for your 2008 Honda CRV the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, item # 2753,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13146 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Pilot so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Dodge introduced a multiplex type of wiring called Powernet starting in 2013. Traditional brake controller harnesses would not work with it. So manufacturers developed a new harness that will work with the Powernet. The dealer may not know of the aftermarket options and the new wiring harnesses developed for use with the Powernet system. But you can very much install an aftermarket one if you want to. If you like Curt brake controller # C51130 then for a 2014 Ram 1500 you will need harness...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Bikes While Towing a Pop Up Camper Trailer
  • The Curt Multipurpose ball mount, # D210, is the only dual purpose ball mount we carry that is approved for towing. If you used it, it sounds like you would be towing the trailer high by 3-3/4 inches, which is not too bad, but could lead to trailer sway. The other option is to put a bike rack on the camper itself. You can do this a few different ways. First, you could use the Swagman Mighty Rack, # S80550. This rack attaches to the top of the camper. I have included some informational...
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  • Is a 2 inch or 2-5/16 inch Ball a Standard Size for a Hitch Ball
  • 2 inch or 2-5/16 inch diameter balls are pretty standard sized balls, it is not surprising that the coupler on the 1997 Coleman camper accepts either one of those sizes. For a 2 inch ball I would recommend a Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Medium Shank, part # 19247. If you need a ball mount as well I would recommend a Ball Mount 2-3/4 inch Rise or 4 inch Drop, part # 2753.
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  • Recommended Hitch for Rear of Fifth Wheel Camper for Bike Rack
  • We do offer some frame mounted RV hitches, which you can see by clicking the provided link. To determine which hitch would work best, you will need to measure the distance between your frame members, measured from the outside of one frame member to the outside of the other. If this distance is between 47-71 inches, the Hidden Hitch # 82201 would be my recommendation. There are a few things to be aware of when using an RV mounted hitch like this: 1) The hitch itself is rated for...
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  • Best Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Ball for 2016 Ford F-350 with Factory Gooseneck/5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The correct gooseneck ball kit for your brand new 2016 Ford F-350 with the factory prep package is # C60609. It includes the actual 2-5/16 inch ball, safety chain loops, and a rubber cover to cover the ball hole when the ball isn't being used. If you want the ball by itself it is # C60601. I have linked videos for both parts for you. We have one physical location in Missouri but we can ship products to Denver fast so you can place your order with confidence.
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  • What is the Best Trailer Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier for My 2012 Ford Edge Crossover
  • The hitch mounted cargo carrier that is selected most by our customers that have a 2012 Ford Edge, is the Pro Series 24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153. This carrier is not a folding style carrier like the one you referenced though, but does have a larger platform and cutouts to insert taillights, like part # 98174LED, if the cargo you will be carrying might cover the vehicle taillights. If you like the folding option, the Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18151, that you referenced is our best...
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  • Class II and Class III Trailer Hitches for 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • We can offer you either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch # C12108 or a 2-inch Class III hitch # C13149 for your 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. These models, engineered primarily for the gas models, do also fit the hybrids. They do not fit the full electric versions. I confirmed this with my technical contact at Curt. I recommend you go for the larger Class III hitch unless you have a specific need for a smaller 1-1/4-inch. A 2-inch Class III hitch will offer broader compatibility with a wide range...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Use on the Back of a Crossroads 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We have a couple of different options in terms of trailer hitches for 5th wheel trailers. The Curt Hitch, # E-100, that you have referenced is designed to fit on 4 inch square channel bumpers. You will need to check to see if your bumper fits this description and if it is rated for this application. I recommend going with a frame mount hitch. The most versatile frame mount hitch we offer is Curt Hitch, # 13703. It can be bolted or welded on and fits C-channel, I-beam, and Box frames....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For a 5th wheel hitch that fits directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 2500 you can use B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. But on a short bed truck even the mounting range of the B&W hitch head might not provide enough clearance to make tight turns safely. What I recommend is to use Demco adapter # DM6099 which fits in the Ram factory prep package. This will act as a base for the Demco HiJacker, # DM8550035, rated for 21,000 pounds. Another benefit is that this hitch slides...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Wrench Size and Torque Rating for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Ball Shank Size
  • You can have a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball on either a 1 inch or 1-1/4 inch shank. The nut on a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank takes a wrench with a 1-7/8 inch socket. A hitch ball with a 1 inch shank will take a wrench with a 1-1/2 inch socket. Our Trailer Hitch Ball Wrench, part # 62342, is specifically designed for the purpose of tightening down a hitch ball with either a 3/4 inch or 1 inch shank. You will need to torque all hitch balls with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like 2-51/6 inch hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch that is Hidden and Wiring for a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • I will be happy to help. For your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Curt trailer hitch # C13172 will only have the receiver visible. the rest of the hitch will be out of sight. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball,...
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  • What is the Torque Specification for Installing Curt Class III 2-Inch Trailer Hitch # 13314
  • The correct torque specification for the installation hardware on Curt hitch # 13314 is 70-ft/lbs. In order to have the full rated capacity for this hitch (350-lbs tongue weight and 3500-lbs gross trailer weight) it must be installed to this spec. I have linked the installation instructions for your review. These are brief but they do include much important information to ensure your hitch installation is complete and safe. Step 4 mentions the torque spec. Please also note that if...
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  • Trailer Bumper Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a Camper with Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • If your bumper is rated for towing and/or carrying weight, we offer several bike rack options that are rated for use behind a trailer or RV. Take a look at the Swagman Around the Spare Mighty Rack, # S80500. This rack is designed to fit a 4 to 4-1/2 inch continuous welded square bumper and fit around the spare tire. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. Another option is the RV Bumper 2 Bike Rack, # S80605, or Swagman 4 Bike Carrier RV Mounted Bike Rack, #...
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  • How to Activate Trailer Lights on 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with C55515 Wiring Harness
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said if you have installed the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package - 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # C55515, you will not need to do anything with the fuses to enable the trailer lights. However, you will need to take your vehicle to your Jeep dealer and have them reprogram the Jeep's computer to activate the trailer wiring harness. It will take about 10 minutes.
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  • How to Properly Set the Tension on the Curt Sway Control Bar # 17200
  • The handle is actually the on/off switch for the unit and the bolt under the handle is the tension adjustment bolt. You will need to turn the On/Off handle clockwise (tighter) until the handle will stay firmly in place parallel with the main body of the sway control. Start out setting the sway control by testing with the adjustment bolt at the factory preset level of friction. You will need to perform a series of road tests with the loaded trailer. If there is not enough sway control...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 7-way Trailer Connector on 2011 Honda Pilot
  • The procedure for installing a 7-way trailer connector will depend on whether your Pilot is equipped with the 4 or the 6 cylinder engine. 6 cylinder engines are equipped with the factory towing connector located behind the bumper on the driver's side (see photo.) If this connector is present, you can indeed install the Curt 7-way, part # 56097. The taillight converter as well as the necessary fuses and relays are included to activate the factory tow package. If your Pilot has the 4 cylinder...
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  • Differences Between Curt and Hidden Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For some vehicles there are hitches available that do not have visible cross tubes. For your 2016 Subaru Outback wagon there are only options like the part # C13206 that have visible crosstubes. While the Curt hitch part # C13206 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 are pretty similar they have some differenced that would account for the weight difference. The Curt uses a round cross tube whereas the Hidden Hitch uses a square tube. The side brackets of the Curt hitch are actually larger...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ford Focus ST Hatchback with Center Exhaust
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C11350 will fit a 2013 Ford Focus ST hatchback with the center exhaust. I have included a picture from the instructions that shows the hitch installed. I have also linked the instructions for you to view. To add a ball mount use # C45521 and pin and clip # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118549. I have included links to the instructions for the wiring as well. Because the exhaust is in the middle,...
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  • Curt TruTrack, Blue Ox Sway Pro or Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems for 27 Foot Airstream TT
  • The Curt TruTrack # C17500 would work best on trailers with tongue weights between 700-1000 lbs, while Equal-i-zer and the Blue Ox SwayPro offer different systems for different trailer tongue weights. From a warranty standpoint, the Equal-i-zer and the SwayPro offer a limited lifetime warranty versus a 10 year limited warranty for the Curt. Equal-I-zer has focused primarily on weight distribution for a long time and they are an industry leader when it comes to weight distribution and...
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  • Wiring Diagram for the Curt 4 Pole to 7 Pole Adapter # C57674 And Wiring for Trailer Brakes
  • The wiring for the Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, item # C57674, is wired as follows. The white wire is grounded to the vehicle frame as you have indicated. The Yellow wire is the center pole of the 7-Way connector and is normally used for connection to the reverse light circuit. In your case you will not need the yellow wire. The blue wire is for connection of the electric brake feed wire from a brake controller. You will need a brake controller in your Sienna to activate the...
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  • How to Assemble the Curt Coupler Repair Kit # C25194
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and found that they do not have a diagram or installation instructions for installing the Curt Coupler Repair Kit, # C25194. I did pull the repair kit from my warehouse and made a video showing how to assemble the repair kit.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • There are trailer hitches we currently offer for your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The two are Curt Class-III part # C13172 and # C13171. The one I recommend is part # C13171 because you don't have to trim your fascia. It is custom fit for your 2015 Jeep Trailhawk and has a gross trailer weight of 5,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 750 pounds. Please revert to your Owners Manual for the maximum towing and tongue weight capacity and you will always go with the lowest rated component. The...
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  • Is There a Minimum Hitch Receiver-to-Ground Height Clearance Requirement for Trailer Hitches
  • I am not aware of any legally mandated minimum ground clearance requirement for trailer hitch receivers in any states and my online research did not reveal any such laws. However, I did find on an internet forum for Sienna owners posts related to your exact concern: too little hitch receiver-to-ground clearance. This vehicle simply sits quite low to the ground. Typically the various hitch receivers offered by the major manufacturers will tend to be of fairly similar proportions, which...
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  • Differences between Curt Q20 Slider Hitch and Reese R16 Slider Hitch
  • To address your concern about the compatibility of the Reese R16 Slider Hitch, # RP30869, with the Curt Custom Rail Kit, # C16448-204, they are compatible with each other. The above bed base rails that are used with the Curt Custom kits are the industry standard above bed rails that are used by Reese and other fifth wheel hitch manufacturers. The custom aspect of the Curt rail kit is the brackets. There is no drilling (into the frame) required to install the custom brackets and they...
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  • Final Appearance of Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2016 Lexus RX350
  • Since we have not had a chance to install either of the hitches recommended for your 2016 Lexus RX350, I have attached the representative photo used by the manufacture of the hitch, installed on the vehicle from the instructions, which I've linked to this page for you. The Curt hitch # C13272 is installed in the first photo is installed on a RX350. This hitch will fit both the F-Sport and non F-Sport models. You will see that the second photo that the Draw-Tite # 75540 (Cequent license...
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  • How To Tell If 2015 Toyota Highlander Came With Tow Package For Trailer Wiring Harness
  • If your highlander came with a factory trailer hitch and factory 7-way connector, then it is likely that it came with the tow package. If your vehicle did not come with a trailer hitch and 7-way trailer connector, it likely did not come with a tow package. Where wiring is concerned, you will want to look for a white plug located at the rear of the vehicle, under the spare tire compartment. I have attached a picture showing the plug's location. If you locate this white plug, and there...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Either the Curt # C16536 Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Slider with its 20K capacity or the 20K Capacity B&W BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding Fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice. Both hitches are high quality, and would offer you a secure, relatively smooth ride. For the Curt hitch, use the # C16426-204 rail kit or for the B&W Patriot, use # BWRVK2601. My only issue with bed rail mounted hitches is the fact that the rails remain in the bed when you're not using the hitch. If you don't use...
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