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Honda CR-V Trailer Hitch Videos

Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2004 Honda CR-V, we're going to review and install the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 24772. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, they're really compact hitch. It's tucked up nicely underneath the vehicle. It's got a square cross tube design and a fully welded construction, and the entire hitch is a nice black powder coated finish, so it blends in nicely with the underbody of the vehicle. Out here, we have our chain hold down on each side of the receiver tube, along with the pre-drilled 1/2" pin hole that goes all the way through.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Honda CR-V - HIdden Hitch

Today on our 2004 Honda CRV we're going to review and install Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87578. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, we've got the sturdy square crosstube design and a fully welded construction. It's got a nice black powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion and it also blends in nicely with the underbody of the vehicle. On either side of our receiver tube are our chain hold downs. Pre-drilled, going all the way through the receiver tube, is our 5/8 pinhole and our 1/2" pre-drilled hole for the anti-rattle j-pin.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Honda CR-V - Curt

All right, today it's 2006 Honda CRV. We're going to show you a Class III 2" receiver hitch from CURT, part number 13535. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the CRV. Now you notice it sits completely underneath the bumper of the vehicle. It has to do that because that's due to the way the vehicle is constructed. Go ahead and take a look here at the receiver. This is our two inch opening right here, it has a nice round collar around the edge of it for reinforcement. Also has a generous loop right here for your safety chains.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2015 Honda CR-V, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the CURT custom-fit class three 2 inch trailer hitch. This is part number C13119. Here's what the hitch looks like once you get it installed. It's a nice, soft round tube. It cuts off sharply right at the end so you don't have a full width kind of a look behind you. This is going to be a class three, so we've got a 2 inch by 2 inch opening, and a 5/8 inch pin hole.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we are going to be taking a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom fit class 1 trailer hitch receiver. This offers an inch and a quarter opening. Its part number is C11555. Here's what the hitch looks like once we get it installed. As you can see its a nice small looking hitch, not really big and standing out where you can see it, lightweight design here in the tubes. We don't have the big square sticking out here in the back.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today on our 2011 Honda CRV, we're going to review and install our Curt Class 3 2 Inch Receiver Tube Hitch part number 13555. Now here is what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, the solid steel fully wielded construction with a nice black powdered coated finish. We've got a nice stylish round tube as our hitch is exposed but it's tucked up underneath the rear face nicely. The only thing really sticking out but not out pass the rear bumper is our receiver tube 5/8 predrilled pin holes and our chain hole downs. This is our class 3 hitch with a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver tube opening.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Honda CRV we're going to review and install Hidden Hitch class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 87621. Now here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, we got a nice round crosstube design with a fully welded construction and a nice black powder-coated finish. That's tucked up nicely underneath the vehicle and the only thing really exposed is our class three 2" by 2" receiver tube, 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole going through the receiver tube, and then 1/2" hole that's designed for an anti-rattle bolt. Then we have our chain hold downs on each side. This hitch is capable up to 520 pounds of tongue weight and 3,500 pounds of tow capacity.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Honda CRV we're going to review and install Draw-Tite class three 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 75742. Now here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. As you can see, we got a nice round crosstube design with a fully welded construction and a nice black powder-coated finish. That's tucked up nicely underneath the vehicle and the only thing really exposed is our class three 2" by 2" receiver tube, 5/8 pre-drilled pinhole going through the receiver tube, and then a 1/2" hole that's designed for an anti-rattle bolt. Then we have our chain hold downs on each side. This hitch is capable up to 520 pounds of tongue weight and 3,500 pounds of tow capacity.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today, on this 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to show you part number 90089. This is a Hidden Hitch 1-1/4" Class II receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when installed on the CRV. We'll take a closer look at it. You'll see this is our 1-1/4" receiver hitch. It's ready for a 350 lbs tongue weight for pushing down and 3,500 lbs total trailer weight.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2014 Honda CRV we're going to show you Part Number 36520. This is a Draw Tite Class 2 Inch and 1/4 Receiver Hitch. All right this is what the hitch looks like when installed on the CRV. Take a closer look at it and see this is our inch and 1/4 receiver hitch, it's rated for 350 pounds tonne weight pushing down and 3,500 pounds total trailer weight. We've got loops here for our safety chains, this uses a half inch diameter pin and clip. Okay.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV we're going to installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit class 2 with an inch and a 1/4 opening, Part Number on it is 90089. As you can see our hitch is nice and out of the way, not terribly visible. It's not a big eyesore on the back of our vehicle, which is nice. We've got the black finish, it's going to compliment a lot of vehicles with the trim around the bottom. Usually it's a silver or black or something of that nature.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be installing the Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit Class 2. It's going to have an inch and a quarter opening. The part number on it is 36520. As you can see, our hitch is nice and out of the way, not terribly visible. It's not a big eye sore on the back our our vehicle, which is nice.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch Class 3, Round Tube Receiver Hitch. This has the 2 inch opening, it's part number is 87621. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. Now let's go over a couple of measurements, these are going to help you in selecting ball mounts, bike racks or any other accessory you might want on your vehicle. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube to the ground, it's going to be about 14 3/8 of an inch. From the center of our hitch pin hole out to the back edge of our bumper, we've got about 2 inches. As you can see our receiver hitch is recessed nicely underneath the rear of our vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Max Ram Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit, Class 3 hitch with the 2 inch opening. Part number is 75742. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. Now let's go over a couple of measurements, these are going to help you in selecting ball mounts, bike racks or any other accessory you might want on your vehicle. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube to the ground, it's going to be about 14 3/8 of an inch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75742. This trailer hitch is a Class III rated hitch and it does have a 2" opening on the receiver. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 15". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V - HIdden Hitch

Today on our 2014 Honda CRV, we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number 87621. This trailer hitch is a Class III rated hitch and it does have a 2-inch opening on the receiver. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 15 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3 inches. Let's go ahead and point out a couple other features about this hitch. It has this tab that's welded on it with the pre-drilled holes.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Honda CR-V - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2005 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number 75690 from DrawTite. This is the 2", Class 3, Trailer Receiver Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Honda CRV. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire, 8 3/4", and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground comes out to 14 3/4". Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2005 Honda CRV we're going to install part number 87578 from Hidden Hitch. This is a 2" Class III Trailer Receiver Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Honda CRV. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the spare tire 8-3/4". From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground comes out to 14-3/4". Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start our install we need to get the vehicle ready to do that and we need to go ahead and lower the exhaust. To lower our exhaust there's a couple of rubber hangers here and here that we need to spray down with some lubricant.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Honda CR-V - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Honda CRV we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 90089. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. The ball mount pin and clip are included with this hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now before we begin, let's go over the tools that we'll be using today for our installation.





Honda CR-V Trailer Hitch Questions and Answers


  • 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 Options for a 2012 Honda CR-V Towing a Small Trailer
  • We have had a chance to install the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V so I attached a link to the installation video for you to check out. I also attached a picture from the installation instructions for you to check out as well. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75742. This hitch will have about the same visibility under the bumper as the Curt hitch, but the crossbar begins to recede under the vehicle beginning at the receiver....
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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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  • Using Stabilizing Straps on a Cargo Hauler in the Curt Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, is designed to help provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers. For the 2012 Honda CR-V the Curt hitch, # C13119, requires a support strap for all non-trailer loads for manufacturer warranty requirements. To use the suppport strap with a cargo carrier like the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier, # C18145, you would need to loop one end of the strap through the cargo carrier top rail and attach...
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  • Wiring and Is a Hitch Support Strap Required for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CRV
  • Draw-Tite Does not require the use of a stabilization strap with non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier on their hitches like part # 75742. It might be a good idea to use one though if you are loading a bike rack or cargo carrier close to the tongue weight capacity of the hitch, vehicle or bike rack/cargo carrier, whichever is rated lowest Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. The strap...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • We offer three Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87621. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the bumper on a 2015 CR-V is 2 inches. The Curt part # C13119 and the Draw-Tite part # 75742, both have the same measurements from the pin hole to the back of the vehicle but I like the 87621 because it costs a little less than...
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  • Recommend a Hitch and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack That Allows Hatchback Access For 2008 Honda CR-V
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2008 Honda CR-V, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87440, as it is a Class III Hitch with a 2 inch receiver which is compatible with most hitch mounted bike racks. For a hitch mounted bike rack, I would recommend the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part # 59403. This bike rack will carry 3 bicycles and has a tilting feature that allows you to access your hatch without having to remove your bikes from the rack. It also features anti-sway...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch For 2014 Honda CR-V
  • We do carry hitches that would be a fit for your 2014 Honda CRV. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13119. This is a Class lll trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The numbers you see for the weight capacity of a trailer hitch are not based on the vehicle they are installed on. They are based on the strength of the hitch alone. Although many times a hitch may have a rating of several...
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  • Comparison of Curt Hitch # C13119 and Draw-Tite Hitch # 75742 on 2013 Honda CRV
  • The comparison of the Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # C13119, and the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75742, for the 2013 Honda CRV is very similar. The tongue weight difference of 350 lbs for the Curt and 525 lbs for the Draw-Tite would be one of the biggest differences. Also, if you will be using the hitch to haul a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier, the warranty on the Curt hitch does require the use of a stabilizing strap like the Curt Support Strap,...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct, the trailer hitch is rated higher than the 2013 Honda CR-V but you still have to go by the weight capacities of the vehicle since they are lower. So you will want to stay within the manufacturers 1500 pound limit, even though the hitch is rated higher. The 2300 pound trailer is going to be too much for the CR-V. You would either need a different tow vehicle or an even lighter trailer. If you go with a lighter trailer then you will also need a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparison and Warranty Issues When Towing with a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch, # 87440, Draw-Tite, item # 75547, and Curt, item # 13555, Class III hitches available for the 2010 Honda CR-V have minimal differences. Subtle design differences and manufacturing differences are the only differences. In reality the hitches are all rated for 3,500 pounds of gross trailer weight and 350 pounds of tongue weight and will perform pretty much exactly alike when towing. The receiver portion of the hitch will be in the same spot just below the center of the rear...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V LX AWD
  • The tongue weight figure you referenced, 150 pounds, is correct if the hitch or owners manual states the max tongue weight is 10 percent of 1,500 pounds. The vehicle tongue weight capacity is what you will need to go by, even if the hitch is rated higher. In this case, if the hitches you are interested both exceed the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle, there is no advantage to going with the higher of the two. When you are calculating how much weight is on the hitch you would...
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  • What Area Needs to be Trimmed on a 2012 Honda CR-V to Install Trailer Hitch 75742
  • You are correct. In the instructions, linked for reference, for trailer hitch # 75742, the rectangle with the slashes through it is the area that needs to be trimmed. The measurements there are so you can trim in the right place. I have included a picture with the area that needs to be trimmed outlined in red for clarity.
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  • Using CURT Stabilizing Strap # 18050 with Hitch Bike Rack on 2011 Honda CR-V
  • The CURT Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, has a hook on one end that would attach to the top edge of the hatch on your CR-V. The other end would wrap around the upright of the bike rack and be secured with the buckle. Any of the two bike racks we offer would work just fine with this hitch. The Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360 would be a great choice. I would also recommend the optional anti-rattle lock, part # S64029. I have linked a video review showing how to install the CURT...
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  • Visibility of the Curt Trailer Hitch C13119 on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • We do have a photo of the Curt Hitch, part # C13119, on a 2012 Honda CR-V and I have posted it on the page. The most visible part will be the receiver opening and the front of the round crossbar. I have also linked the installation detail for this hitch.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Honda CR-V and Yakima Flipside 4 Bike Rack
  • Judging by our install pictures it looks like the Hidden Hitch part # 87578 looks to hang the lowest of all of the hitches we carry that are confirmed to fit your 2006 Honda CR-V. It's not a huge difference, but if you check out the picture I attached you will see it sits a tiny bit lower.
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch With Wiring Bracket Needed for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Mfg. Class III trailer hitch, # C13119, does not have a bracket welded to the cross tube for installation of a trailer wiring holder bracket, like part # 18144. You could install the # 18144 bracket on the hitch cross tube easily with the No Drill Mount Bracket, # 18140. We have a video showing this installation that I linked for you to see. For a hitch with a trailer wiring tab welded to it you could use the Hidden Hitch Class III hitch, # 87621, which is the correct application...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CRV AWD EX
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75742 that you referenced would be your best option for a hitch. Removing the appearance panel would be your best option since your 2014 CRV is a leased vehicle. You might want to confirm that installing a hitch is allowed per the lease agreement. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The hitch is about as low profile as you can get as it sit right under the rear bumper. For an economically priced bike rack that can tilt...
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  • Trimming the Appearance Panel for Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • If you look at the instructions and at the picture I have included, it will show you where that cut needs to be made. Even though I cannot recommend altering the instructions, in this case if it does not affect the installation or performance of the hitch in anyway then it is permissible. Please note the orientation of the panel as indicated in the picture. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, pin and clip,...
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  • How To Trim Underbody Panel on 2013 Honda CR-V For Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch # C13119
  • To trim the underbody panel on your 2013 Honda CR-V for the installation of a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13119, I recommend marking the area that needs to be cut to start with. I have provided a graphic showing where this section is and the dimensions of the area that needs to be removed. I would then use the saw attachment for a rotary tool to cut the section from the underbody panel. I have provided a link to the instructions for this trailer hitch which provides you the types...
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  • What 2-Inch Class III Trailer Hitch Receivers Will Fit a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Curt offers a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch receiver for the 2014 Honda CR-V, part # C13119. Some other hitch manufacturers do not yet have all of their hitch fits confirmed for the new 2014 model year CR-V, but Curt does offer this 2-inch hitch rated for 350-lbs tongue weight and 3,500-lbs gross trailer weight. Please note that Curt requires use of a stabilizing strap for all non-trailer loads, such as bike and cargo carriers. Their strap # 18050 is an ideal solution. This simple...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First, you do not have to use a stabilization strap for trailer hitch # 36520 when using a bike rack but you could if you wanted to for extra support. There are many bike rack options for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches that hold 4 bikes. The issue is that on a Class I trailer hitch, the maximum amount of bikes you can carry would be 2. A Class II trailer hitch on the other hand can handle 4 bikes. But for a 2013 Honda CR-V there are Class III trailer hitches available like # 75742. However,...
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  • Appearance Panel Trimming for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75742 for a 2013 Honda CRV
  • The drivers side bolts will not bolt through the appearance panel. There will be an 8-1/2 inch by 4-1/4 inch cutout in the appearance panel for the drivers side bolts. This cutout will give you enough room to bolt the hitch on and leave the appearance panel in place. There will be some insulation type material on the backside of the appearance panel, but you can just cut through that material as well. Check out the photo that I attached that shows the orientation of the appearance panel....
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  • Hitch for 2014 Honda CR-V Capable of Carrying 3 or 4 Bikes
  • There are Class III hitches available for the 2014 Honda CR-V that have the 2 inch receiver opening, which would allow you to carry a 3 or 4 bike rack. There isn't a hitch with a larger receiver opening available for your CR-V. Of the available hitches, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75742. You can see the install details and an install video by clicking the provided links. For a compatible bike rack, the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part # TH934XTR would be a high...
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  • Is there a Class III, 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Available for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Yes. There is one Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch available for a 2012 Honda CR-V. Take a look at Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you as well. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring, use # 118561. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video...
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  • Installation Video For the Curt Hitch # C13119 on a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The installation process for the Curt Hitch part # C13119 that you referenced will be the exact same on a 2014 and 2015 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video and installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want part # C56158. If you plan on doing 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...
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  • Comparison Between Hidden Hitch # 90089 and Draw-Tite # 36520 for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are both sister companies that are owned by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Other than the fact that the Hidden Hitch # 90089 includes a ball mount while the Draw-Tite # 36520 does not, both hitches are identical. The hitches share the same weight capacity, installation would be the same and the quality would be equal. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, go with the Hidden Hitch model as it includes the ball mount. You'll also need...
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  • Aftermarket Trailer Hitch & Wiring for 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L
  • We do offer both aftermarket trailer hitches and wiring harnesses for your 2015 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L. Generally speaking, dealer-installed tow packages will end up with a final total cost that is more than if you purchase an aftermarket hitch and wiring harness and install these yourself. The only specialized tool needed for hitch installation, apart from the basic tools, is a torque wrench which you may be able to borrow. Some auto parts stores will lend or rent these. One is required for...
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  • Which Receiver Hitch Fits a 2009 Honda CR-V and can be Used for Bike Rack
  • Yes, the # 24792 Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch will work for carrying a bike rack and bikes as long as the tongue weight remains within the range specified by the hitch and the vehicle. The Tongue weight capacity of the 24792 hitch is 200 pounds and your vehicle capacities can be found in the owner manual or on a sticker just inside the driver door jamb. Your bike rack will need to have a Class I rating to be able to fit in the Class I receiver, Class II only bike racks will not be able...
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  • Can a Bike Rack Be Used with a Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13119 has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It will accept a bike rack that has a 2 inch shank. Some racks also have an adapter to allow a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit a 2 inch receiver. If your bike rack fits this description it will physically fit in the trailer hitch. Based on the images in the instructions for the hitch and the video I have linked for you, it does not appear that there will be clearance issues with the rear of the vehicle and the bike rack. If...
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  • Recommendation For Towing Pop-Up Camper With Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch # 13535 on 2004 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 13535, will fit your 2004 Honda CR-V. The hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 3,500 lbs, but the 1,500-lb towing capacity of your vehicle will be the maximum you will be able to tow. When you add the hitch to your CR-V it will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions and an installation video of the Curt # 13535 hitch. If the total weight capacity of your pop-up camper, loaded...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap Work on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The recommended strap connection point for the Curt Support Strap, part # 18050, is at the bottom of your tailgate on your 2012 Honda CR-V. You can simply wrap the strap around your bike rack then insert the hook facing up into the bottom lip of the hatch and then tighten the strap so the bike rack is being pulled to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Honda CR-V
  • When installing any trailer hitch you would have to use all attachment points specified in the instructions. So if you wanted a higher capacity hitch like # 13314 you would have to have that center tow loop welded back onto the vehicle. You will want to consult the vehicle owners manual regarding the towing capacity. From our experiences, the 2000 Honda CR-V is capable of, at most, 1,500 pounds, regardless of what the hitch is rated for. Going with a lower capacity hitch like # 24790...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • First let's start with a hitch, for that I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # C13119. This has plenty of capacity for your camper. However, you will want to consult the owners manual of your CRV to determine it's towing capacity and be sure not to exceed this figure. Since you plan on doing 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...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations to Carry Two Bikes With 2014 Honda CR-V
  • If you're planning on carrying two bikes, there's no reason you couldn't go with the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13119. Curt makes a quality hitch, and and you wouldn't sacrifice any quality or function by going with the less-expensive Curt model. The Swagman Trailhead 2-bike rack you mentioned, part # S63360 is the rack I most often recommend. The rack is at an excellent price point, and offers all of what I consider to be crucial features in a bike rack, like anti-sway cradles that...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2000 Honda CR-V with Capacity to Handle 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Bike Rack
  • Your 2000 Honda CR-V can be fitted with either of two sizes/classes of hitch, a 1-1/4-inch light-duty Class I type like the Draw-Tite # 24790 you referenced or a higher-capacity 2-inch Class III type such as # 13314 from Curt. In order to use a 4-bike hitch rack you must have a Class III hitch installed on your CR-V. A hitch install video and helpful article are also provided. You will also need to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 along with the Curt hitch to help support the rack load;...
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  • Re-Installing an Exhaust Hanger Bracket on a 2012 Honda CR-V to Install Trailer Hitch # 75742
  • There could be a couple of different things that are preventing finishing installation of hitch # 75742 on your CR-V. First, if you look at the instructions it says to remove the outside isolator first, then the inside isolator. When re-installing them, reverse this process by installing the inside one first, then the outside one. If the issue is more of space it is possible that the hitch has flexed during shipping. If the bolt holes do not line up then that is probably the case. You...
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  • The Best Inexpensive Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First you will want to consult the owners manual for your 2013 Honda CR-V because it is likely rated for a maximum of 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 150 pounds tongue weight. This is still enough to tow your 1,300 pound trailer though. For a trailer hitch I recommend a Class II hitch, # 90089. This hitch has plenty of capacity for the trailer but is also not as limited (as far as what accessories you can use) as a Class I trailer hitch. This hitch comes with a ball mount so...
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  • Can the Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket be Removed from Draw-Tite Hitch 75742 for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The wiring harness bracket is welded onto Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742. I do not recommend removing it because doing so will void the hitch warranty and could possibly compromise the structural integrity of the hitch. For a hitch that does not have the mounting bracket welded to it, take a look at Curt hitch, # C13119. I have included some links to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. For non-trailer loads (like bike racks and cargo carriers) you...
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  • Measuring for the Correct Rise or Drop Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2005 Honda CR-V
  • If by coupling height you mean from the the ground up to the bottom of the coupler with the trailer level then the height of the receiver on the vehicle, if different, can be compensated by using a ball mount with the correct rise or drop. However, on a Class I trailer hitch like # 60952, you have to use the ball mount that comes with the hitch or it will void the hitch warranty. But if you use a Class III trailer hitch like # 87578, you can select a ball mount with the correct rise...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Honda CR-V for Carrying 3 Bikes
  • I assume the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch that you are referencing is part # 24772, which is the Class I hitch by Draw-Tite for the 2002 Honda CR-V. If this is the case, then this trailer hitch will work with any hitch mounted bike rack that was designed to fit a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch shank. We have two hitch mounted 3-bike racks with a rotating shank, the Rola TX-103 part # 59403 and the Tow Ready 3-Bike Rack part # 63123. Neither of these bike racks are compatible...
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  • How To Fix Muffler Rattling Against the Trailer Hitch on a 2004 Honda CRV
  • When we have this issue on vehicles here at our shop. Sometimes we bend out the last exhaust hanger just enough to force it away from the hitch . Also the rubber hangers could be on the loose side causing too much play, you could try replacing with new rubber hangers. Check through your directions to see if it mentions flipping or removing an exhaust hanger.
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  • Trailer hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Honda CR-V for a Bike Rack
  • On the Curt trailer hitch # C13119 and the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75742, the face of the receiver would be approximately 1/2 inch from the furthest part out of the rear bumper. The probability of hitting your shins on the receiver of either hitch is relatively low. The lower Class hitches actually come out a little further so going with a Class III would be the way to go. I have included some instruction links for you. The Curt hitch is going to require the use of a stabilization...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Difficulty on a 1997 Honda CR-V
  • We rate hitch installation difficulty based on how long it would take the average do-it-yourselfer who had all the required tools and perhaps a helper. We have rated the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24790, for the 1997 Honda CR-V, a 5 out of 10 meaning that it will take about 50 minutes or so to install the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you plan on doing some towing with this hitch, Draw-Tite recommends only using ball mount # 3590. You can use hitch...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Volkswagen Passat
  • Yes, the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24880 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Volkswagen Passat so it would work well for you. I attached installation instructions plus an install video for you to check out. If you were looking for a hitch mounted bike rack I would recommend the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670. This is a very popular bike rack with our customers because of how well it works and how well it is priced. Check out the review video I attached for this...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For a Class 1 Hitch On a 2002 Honda CR-V
  • The hitch pin diameter for Class I hitches is 1/2 inch so you could use any of the hitch pins listed on our 1-1/4 inch Hitch Locks page (see link). I would recommend the DeadBolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Stainless Steel, part # RH2-XL. It has a solid stainless steel pin and lock housing and will not rust or corrode.
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  • Trailer Hitch 60952 Installation on a 2003 Honda CR-V
  • You should not have to remove the spare tire, any bolts or any plastic trim to install this hitch. The bolts for this hitch will be installed through the frame underneath your vehicle. I have posted a link to hitch installation instructions below. You will need to remove the interior trim at the rear to install a wiring harness on the 2003 Honda CR-V. Below I have posted a video for the wiring harness installation on a 1999 CR-V which should help with the install on your 2003, if you...
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  • Under Body Panel Trimming Location for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about the trimming diagram in the instructions for hitch # 11555. He stated that the instructions are specifically for the 2012 model so you should not need a different diagram when it comes time to trim the panel. I was able to obtain a picture, which I have attached, that shows where Curt had taped down the panel to trim for reference. I have also included a link to the installation details for you. If you are planning on doing some towing, the hitch...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Honda did not offer a towing package with a 7-way trailer connector for the CR-V, so using a 4-way to 7-way adapter is the best option. You will first want to install a wiring harness with a 4-way connector like part # C56158. This will provide all of the trailer light functions. I have attached the installation video and instructions for you to check out. Next you will want to install a 7-way adapter. If you do not need all of the additional functions that a 7-way trailer connector...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V and a Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack
  • There are several hitches available for your 2011 Honda CR-V. The manufacturers we carry have made Class I and Class III hitches for your vehicle, but no Class II hitches. A Class I trailer hitch can accept a 1-1/4 inch accessory, but the Hitching Post rack (985) is for Class II hitches only. Also, since it has a 1-1/4 inch shank, it will not fit in a Class III trailer hitch without an adapter. It seems like the best way to make the 2 compatible would be to install a Class III trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2013 Honda CR-V can be equipped with any of three different classes of trailer hitch, either a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I, a heavier duty 1-1/4-inch Class II, or a 2-inch Class III hitch. Please refer to the linked article on hitch classes. I recommend the highest capacity 2-inch Class III type both for use with a hitch-mount bike rack and since you will in the future be towing. All three available Class III hitches can be seen on the link provided. The most popular (and cost-effective)...
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  • Does a CURT Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Honda CR-V need to be Torqued a Certain Amount
  • Tightening down the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13555, to the specifications in the instructions, linked for reference, is very important. You do not want to make it too tight or you could contort the hitch or vehicle metal or break a weld nut. Too loose and the hitch will not be safely secured. Lock washers and/or Lock-Tite are used to help hold the nut/bolt in the proper position one it has been correctly torqued according to the instructions and should not be used in place of a torque wrench. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions and Ball mount, Hitch Ball, and Wiring for 2000 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13314, does come with installation instructions and the required mounting hardware. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2753 and you can use hitch ball # 19260 (1-7/8 inch diameter), # 63845 (2 inch diameter), or # 63853 (2-5/16 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # 118336, is the correct harness for...
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  • The Best Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Brake Controller for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • If you will be towing any trailers that have electric brakes then you will need to add a 7-Way trailer connector and a brake controller in order to activate the brakes. Starting with a trailer hitch we have Class I, II, and III hitches available for your 2013 Honda CR-V. The most popular option is the Curt Class III hitch # C13119. But, even though this hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual...
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  • Will the Thule Revolver Bike Rack Work with the Curt Class III Hitch On a 2006 Honda CR-V
  • The only way to determine for sure if the Thule Revolver Swinging 4 Bike Rack, item # TH964, will work is to measure the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the farthest back part of your spare tire. The Revolver has a clearance of 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest back part of the bike rack. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 13535, sits just about even with the farthest back part of the rear fascia when installed on the CR-V....
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  • Where to Cut Appearance Panel on a 2012 Honda CR-V to Install Hidden Hitch 90089
  • If you check out the picture I attached you will see exactly where to cut the appearance panel to install the Hidden Hitch part # 90089 you referenced on your 2012 Honda CR-V. You will need to use the marked areas on the diagram as reference points so that you get the measurements correct. I also attached an install video that shows the panel being cut as well.
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  • Will Adding Trailer Hitch Negatively Affect Steering, Braking, or Gas Mileage of 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C13119 weighs about 30 pounds or so. Its affect on gas mileage would basically be non-existent. You would never notice a change. The way a person drives would have more of an effect than adding a little weight to the vehicle so no worries there. Also, given that the hitch is relatively light it isn't going to affect the handling of the vehicle at all. The weight of the hitch is not going to compress the rear suspension so the handling, braking, steering, everything,...
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87440, Fit a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87440, is designed to fit the 2007 to 2011 Honda CR-V. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball mount Kit, # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, hitch pin and clip, and an interchangeable ball with a 1-7/8 inch diameter and 2 inch diameter ball. For trailer wiring, use T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118427. i...
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  • What is the Difference Between Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75742 and Hidden Hitch # 87621 are identical. They even share the same instructions which I have linked for you. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 118561. I have linked the instructions and a video for the wiring as well.
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2009 Honda CR-V
  • We offer the Tow Ready T-1 Harness, part # 118247 for your CR-V. This part is similar to the Curt T Adapter. If your trailer has standard lighting drawing no more than 9.2 amps, the T-1 harness will work just fine for you. When you start adding side marker lights or clearance lights that add up to exceed that 9.2 amp figure, then you will want to go with a hardwired modulite converter like part # 119190KIT. The modulite wires directly into the tail light circuits as well as drawing its...
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  • Are Trailer Hitches Visible Under the Rear Bumper of a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Hidden Hitch is just the brand name and does not necessarily describe the appearance of the hitch on the vehicle. In this case, hitch # 87621 will have the cross tube visible beneath the rear fascia on the 2014 Honda CR-V. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation to give you an idea of what it will look like installed. All of the trailer hitches for the 2014 CR-V will fit the same way. The other thing to look at is the vehicle owners manual for the towing capacity...
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  • Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87440 Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CR-V Towing a PWC
  • If your personal watercraft and trailer weighs less than 2,000 lbs and the tongue weight of the trailer weighs less than 200 lbs you could use a Class I hitch. For your 2008 Honda CR-V I would recommend you get a Class III hitch like the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87440, as this hitch has higher towing capacities so it could tow your PWC trailer and if you decide to pull a heavier trailer down the road you would be able to that as well. You may also be interested in the following...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Availability for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790 for a 2000 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, we do have a hardware kit available for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790. You will need part # RHK. Under the box that says Shipping Special, enter the hitch number (24790). Then select Draw-Tite from the manufacturer pull down menu. Next, click the Add to Cart button. That is all there is to it. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for this trailer hitch below.
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  • Which Ball Mount for a Class III Hitch on a 2003 Honda CRV
  • Choosing a ball mount requires knowing what rise or drop you need to keep your trailer and vehicle level. The easiest way to do this is to park your vehicle and trailer on level ground and take some measurements. First measure from the ground to the the inside top edge of the receiver tube on the hitch. Then measure from the ground to the bottom edge of the trailer coupler. If the trailer coupler is taller than you need a rise to make up the difference. If the vehicle is taller, you need...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for 2011 Honda CR-V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that are compatible with the # 75547 Class III hitch installed on your 2011 Honda CR-V. If you want to avoid using an adapter bar, a platform style rack would work well. The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670 is a very popular rack that is highly rated by our customers. The ratcheting hooks secure the bike frame, and work very well with womens bikes unless they are the step-through variety that only use a single down tube. A platform rack that hooks...
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  • Trimming the Appearance Panel to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • When installing a trailer hitch on a 2014 Honda CR-V the appearance panel can be trimmed or removed. I have linked a video that does show the panel being trimmed. The instructions do show exactly where the panel needs to be trimmed. I have included that picture. The shaded area is the area that needs to be trimmed. The issue is that there can be slight variances amongst vehicles so you would use it as a guide. The picture is indicating you need to measure 17 inches over from that...
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  • Hidden Hitch # 87578 and Sportrack Escape Bike Carrier # A30404 Recommendation for a 2002 Honda CRV
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 87578 that you referenced would work very well on your 2002 Honda CRV. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. The rack that I would recommend you use with your hitch would be the Hollywood Racks Road Runner 3 # HR320. This rack has 15 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the nearest upright bar of the rack. And your CRV should have about 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin once the # 87578 is installed...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch ratings are based on the design and structure of the hitch. One hitch may fit several different make and models of vehicles so although the hitch might have a high weight capacity, the vehicle towing capacity is what you will want to go by when looking for a hitch for a vehicle. We try to make sure each customer is aware that they need to find what the weight capacity is for their vehicle and choose the items that fall within those capacities. For a 2014 Honda CR-V, I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness to a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Curt offers a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver for your 2014 Honda CR-V. It is # C13119. Please keep in mind that though the hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight, that the vehicle may not be rated as high. Please check the owners manual for the capacities of the vehicle and go by whichever is lower. If you plan on doing some towing with this hitch then I reocmmend etrailer ball mount # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable...
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  • What Parts Can I Use to Adapt a 2 Inch Bike Rack to a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch for a Honda CR-V
  • You can use a 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter like part # HTAD, however, this will reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. Draw-Tite hitch, part # 24772 has a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. If you were to use an adapter like # HTAD, your capacity would be 100 pounds. This means that the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes must be 100 pounds or less. If the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is less than 200 pounds, take 50 percent of that number. Your vehicle towing capacities...
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  • Can an Inside Out Scooter or Power Chair Lift be Used with a Class III Hitch on a 2001 Honda CR-V
  • I would say that the Harmar al065 micro inside out lift, could be used on your 2001 Honda CR-V, as long as you take all of the weight ratings for your vehicle, the hitch and the lift into consideration. If you spoke with the Honda dealer and they told you not to use the lift on your vehicle, even with a Class III hitch, then I would go with their recommendation and try using or getting a vehicle capable of using a lift to fit your needs. The Curt Custom Built Class III Trailer Hitch,...
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  • Can I Carry 3 Bikes on a Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Honda CR-V or Which 2 Bike Rack is Best
  • If the hitch on your 2010 Honda CR-V with the factory installed 1-1/4 inch hitch is a Class I hitch, it is recommended that you only carry two bikes, even if the rack can hold more. The reason for this is with 3 or more bikes, there is too much weight that is too far from the hitch. That weight produces more torque on the tongue than a 1-1/4 inch hitch can handle, and can bend, twist, and cause damage to the hitch, the bike rack, your cargo, or even your vehicle. If you have a Class II...
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  • What Ball Mount Is Needed For The Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, # 60869, On A 2008 Honda CR-V
  • On the Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, # 60869, for the 2008 Honda CR-V, the ball mount is included with the hitch. On a Class I trailer hitch you can only use the ball mount that comes with the hitch, because it will have the correct rise or drop needed to tow a trailer properly for that particular vehicle. The ball mount that is included is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 3592, which has to be used only in the rise position. The rise on this ball mount is 2-1/8 inches. The hitch...
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  • Can a Class III 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V EX-L
  • You are correct, the tongue weight and towing weight capacities of the 2014 Honda CR-V are lower than a Class III trailer hitch such as # C13119. In this situation you always go with the lower rated component, in this case the vehicle. Despite the difference in capacities I still recommend a Class III trailer hitch because it has a 2 inch receiver. A 2 inch receiver will have more accessory options than a Class II trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver would. It is also a sturdier...
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes with a 2003 Honda CR-V
  • With a class I trailer hitch, you are only supposed to carry up to 2 bikes. Also, if you use an extension, your available tongue weight will be cut in half. If you want to carry 4 bikes, you might want to consider upgrading your hitch from a class I to a class III. The Class III Hitch that is available for your vehicle is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13535, I have posted a link to the installation instructions for you to review.
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  • Trailer Hitch with Trailer Wiring Mounting Tab Recommendation for a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Mfg. Class I trailer hitch, # C11555, does not have a bracket welded to the cross tube for installation of a trailer wiring holder bracket, like part # 18144. You could install the # 18144 bracket on the hitch easily with the No Drill Mount Bracket, # 18140, see the video installation that I attached for you. If you are interested in a Class III trailer hitch like the Hidden Hitch # 87440, that you mentioned, you could use the Hidden Hitch Class III hitch, # 87621, which...
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  • Is Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Installation the Same on a 2009 Honda CR-V as it is on a 2010 CR-V
  • When installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87440, installation will be the same from 2007 to 2011 Honda CR-V models. So installation on a 2009 will be the same as in the video for the 2010. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit, # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, hitch pin with clip, an interchangeable ball system with 1-7/8 and 2 inch balls, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118427. I have included...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CRV Carrying a 4 Bike Yakima Rack
  • For a hitch that would work great with a Yakima 4 bike rack I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75742. This is a great hitch with plenty of capacity that will carry your bike rack and bikes easily and will be largely out of plain sight when not in use. Check out the install video I attached for more info. There will be info there on how to trim the rear fascia as well. I also attached an image that shows where the trim panel will get trimmed.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch part # 13314 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit all models of the 1998 Honda CR-V so it will work on yours. I attached a link to an install video to the right for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118336. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. Lastly, some models of the Honda CR-V have pretty low...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch 13555 on a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • Take a look at the instructions I have linked for Curt trailer hitch # 13555. The torque specs will be located in step 4. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you as well. I have also included a link to our help article with hitch installation tips.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Honda CR-V Without Drilling
  • We do have many trailer hitch options for your 2012 Honda CR-V that do not require drilling, however, they do require cutting the underbody panel to install a trailer hitch. One way around cutting the underbody panel would be to completely remove the underbody panel and then replace the panel when the lease is up. One thing to keep in mind when leaving the underbody panel off of the vehicle is that the underbody panel does contain some insulation, so you may notice a little more noise inside...
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  • Will the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13119 Support a 250 lb Power Wheelchair and Carrier
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13119, will hold a power wheel chair that weighs 250 lbs as long as the wheel chair carrier does not weigh more than 100 lbs. This trailer hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs which is the maximum weight it can hold when hauling a wheel chair and carrier. Another factor that you will want to consider is the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle. This trailer hitch was designed to fit the Honda CR-V years 2012 to 2014. I recommend checking...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 87440 Fit the 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and the Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch, item # 87440, is now confirmed to fit the 2010 Honda CR-V. The manufacturer has to get the new vehicle into engineering to test fit the hitch so it sometimes takes a while to get to all of the new model vehicles. You may also be interested in purchasing the following products also: Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118427 (see installation instructions and installation video below) Ball...
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  • Best Way to Carry a Mobility Scooter with a 2005 Honda CR-V
  • You would not want to use an adapter to go from the 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch receiver. Doing so reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. The other issue is that the tongue weight capacity of your 2005 Honda CR-V is only 150 pounds. So the combined weight of the carrier and the mobility scooter cannot exceed that 150 pound limit. The safest solution and the one that will put the least stress on the vehicle, is to tow the scooter on a small trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2011 Honda CR-V to Tow a Motorcycle on a Trailer
  • Not at all. Tongue weight is the downward forced applied at the hitch receiver. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So for example if a trailer weight 2,000 pounds total including cargo then the tongue weight would be around 200 to 300 pounds. I have linked a help article to the right that shows how to determine tongue weight. However, even though the trailer hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight, your 2011 Honda CR-V is rated lower, and you...
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  • Will a Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Fit on a 2011 Honda CR-V Like it Does on a 2010 CR-V
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to install the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87440, on a 2011 model Honda CR-V. But it will be the same as in the video for the 2010 because the vehicles are part of the same generation. In regards to how the hitch mounts to the vehicle and how it fits, it will be the same. All of the mounting hardware needed to install any of the hitches we sell does come with the hitch, so you will not need to buy any extra hardware. All of the torque specifications...
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  • 2007 Honda CRV Trailer Hitch with a 2 Receiver Opening
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, part # 60869, has a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The receiver is welded to the cross tube and cannot be changed. However, Hidden Hitch manufactures a Class III Trailer Hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening for the 2007 Honda CRV. It is part # 87440.
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  • Are Push Pins from Appearance Panel Re-Used For Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, you will re-install the push pins to attach the appearance panel after installing a trailer hitch on a 2012 Honda CR-V. You have to be careful when removing the pins because excessive force can damage them. I have linked the instructions and a video for reference. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 118561. I have...
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  • What Parts are Included with Hitch 60869 and What 1-7/8 Inch Ball Will Fit
  • The Hidden Hitch, part # 60869, is a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening and does include a drawbar. The draw bar included with the hitch is part # 3593 and must only be used in the rise position on your CR-V. The draw bar has a 3/4 inch shank diameter so you could use part # 19256 as your ball. Using these parts, your maximum tongue weight is 200 pounds and maximum trailer weight is 2,000 pounds. If your CR-V has lower ratings, you must abide by those. I have included a link to the instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 5-Way Wiring Harness for Towing a Jon Boat with a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • If all you plan on towing is the boat and trailer then 200 pound tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity of the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24792 that you have referenced would be a good choice. Check the owners manual on your CR-V because I believe that the towing capacity of the vehicle is 1,500 pounds and it is important that you stay under that. The correct ball mount for this hitch is # 3592. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball use # 19256. And if you ever...
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  • Maximum Towing Capacity for a 2011 Honda CRV
  • I would certainly view the owners manual on the 2011 Honda CR-V to ensure the correct towing capacity. I wouldn't recommend towing a 16 foot Casita travel trailer weighing 2100-2385 pounds if the capacity turns out to be 1500 pounds which is what it is for United States spec models. The trailer hitch class I, II and III, IV and V will not increase the towing capacity but it will also depend on the vehicle towing capacity. Whichever is lower, the hitch or vehicle capacity, is what you...
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  • What Are the Differences Between Reese Trailer Hitches 44575 and 51205
  • The Reese Trailer Hitch 44575 and Pro Series Trailer Hitch 51205 are the same hitch. They just go under different brand names for different retailers. This is also the same hitch as the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87440, that we carry. This is a Class III hitch with a maximum gross trailer weight of 3500 lbs and maximum tongue weight of 525 lbs. Check out the link to an installation video of this hitch on a 2007 Honda CR-V.
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  • Class III Hitch Fit and Appearance on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The two 2-inch Class III trailer hitches you referenced, Curt # C13119 and Draw-Tite # 75742, both use a round cross tube design and once installed both will reside in essentially the exact same location under the rear bumper. There is only one location on any given vehicle for a hitch to be attached and both hitches will bolt up in the same place. Both include the required installation hardware and both will require trimming or removal of the under-body panel beneath the vehicle. In...
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  • Does the Rear Appearance Panel of a 2014 Honda CR-V Have to be Removed to Install Hitch
  • There are two options you have when installing the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch # 75742 like you have noticed. You can trim the panel and reinstall it or you can simply remove it. I wish the installers had decided to trim the panel and reinstall it but the customer who owned the vehicle may have requested them not reinstall it. I would say that the best way to do it would be to trim and reinstall the panel, which the installation instructions I attached to the right do detail how...
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  • How to Enlarge the Frame Access Holes on a 2007 Honda CRV When Installing Curt Trailer Hitch 11555
  • You will not need to drill to enlarge the access holes on the frame of your 2007 Honda CRV. You only need to shave down the edge of the holes slightly until you are able to slide in the 1 inch x 3 inch spacers. This can be done with a metal file. The spacer will sit flat across the access hole once installed, so you will only need to make enough room to get the spacer and bolt in diagonally, so you can pull them back down and seat the spacer against the frame. Install the tow hook...
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  • Does the Receiver on Curt Trailer Hitch # 13314 Stick Out Past the Bumper on a 1997 Honda CR-V
  • When Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13314, for the1997 Honda CR-V is installed on the vehicle, the receiver opening will be slightly rear of the back bumper, so it will stick out some. Exact placement can vary between models. I have included a link to the instructions for you to view. When you do have a hitch installed, you will need to take an important measurement to determine the clearance. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the spare tire....
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  • Hidden Hitch Cover for 2 inch Reciever on 2008 Honda CRV
  • The Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 87440, is the correct hitch for your 2008 Honda CRV. This hitch does not come with the Hidden Hitch cover. The cover with the Hidden Hitch Logo is available as item # 80037, but does not include a band to secure it when not installed. You would need to stow the cover in the vehicle when the hitch is in use. This cover is installed by just pushing it into the receiver and does not require hardware or tools for installation.
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch # 60907 Work with a Thule Helium Bike Rack on a 2000 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I Receiver Hitch, item # 60907, would be a good choice for your 2000 Honda CR-V. You will be able to use the Thule Helium Aero Aluminum 3 Bike Carrier, item # TH9042, on the CR-V as long as the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest out part of the spare tire is less than 14-3/8 inches. If the measurement on the CR-V is going to be longer than that the Helium rack would not fit properly. There are other options if the Helium rack will...
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  • How Do You Install the Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch on a 1997 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 60907, is easily installed on your 1997 Honda CR-V. You will possibly need to enlarge an access hole in the frame on both sides with a file or by using a wrench to pry on the access hole to get the hitch hardware into the frame. Once you can fit the hardware through the hole you will install the hardware inside the frame and then loose fit the hitch. When lifting the hitch up to attach to the vehicle frame it will be a lot easier if you have...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Honda CR-V without Rear Spare
  • I spoke to my contact at Thule and he said there are no trunk mounted bike rack fits for the 2004 Honda CR-V because there is no way to attach the lower clips of the rack to the rear door of the vehicle. Your best option would be a hitch mounted bike rack. If you don't have a hitch you would first need to start with one like the Curt Hitch part # 13535. See install video. For a bike rack the most popular one we carry is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This is a great rack...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2014 Honda CRV Carrying a Scooter Carrier
  • As long as your daughters 2014 Honda CR-V has the tongue weight rating to carry the weight of the scooter and the lift you could use a hitch like the # 75742 to carry the scooter carrier. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs, you will need to consult the owners manual of the CR-V to determine what Honda recommends as the tongue weight capacity and be sure not to exceed the lower of the two figures. As long as you center the scooter on the carrier you wouldn't have to worry...
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  • What is Needed to Tow a Utility Trailer with a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The first thing you should know is that the towing capacity of your 2014 Honda CR-V is likely 1500 pounds. Consult the vehicle owners manual to confirm. Since this is lower than the capacity of Curt trailer hitch # C13119 you will need to go by the lower capacity. Provided the gross trailer weight when loaded and ready to tow is under the towing capacity of the vehicle you will be fine. The hitch is not just for bike racks or cargo carriers, you can tow with it, you just need to stay...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch with a 2 Inch Receiver for a 2002 Honda CR-V
  • There are Class III trailer hitches available of the 2002 Honda CR-V. I have included a link to them for you to view. You would need to remove a factory hitch if installed on the vehicle to install a new 2 inch receiver. Also you will want to consult the owners manual of the vehicle to determine the tongue weight capacity and do not exceed it, even if the hitch is rated higher. For a bike rack, cargo carrier, and similar accessories, I recommend the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch, # 87578....
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  • How to Carry a GoGo Elite Traveler Scooter on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The 2012 Honda CR-V does not have a very high tongue weight capacity. I believe it is 150 pounds but you will want to consult the owners manual to be sure. A low tongue weight capacity is not going to be able to support a scooter and lift. Even if a hitch is rated higher you still have to go by the lowest rated component in the system. Most all small vehicles are going to have this same issue. Larger SUVs and trucks can support more weight but if that is not an option for you then the...
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  • Hitch Receiver Recommendation for the 2015 Honda CRV
  • We have a few choices when it comes to a hitch receiver for your 2015 Honda CR-V. I have attached a link to those hitch receivers for you. My personal recommendation would be for the Curt Class III 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13119. Going with a 2 inch hitch gives you the added benefit of having more options when it comes to hitch mounted accessories. If you plan to do any towing with your CR-V, I suggest taking a look at the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118561, Draw-Tite Ball...
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  • Can the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535 be Used to Tow a Small Trailer with a 2006 Honda CRV
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535, will allow you to tow a trailer with gross weight of 3,500 pounds and 350 pounds of tongue weight, see instructions link. The size of the trailer is not as large an issue as the weight of the trailer is. We have an informative article with trailer towing tips for you to review, see link. You will need to consult your vehicle owner manual to be sure that the trailer you plan to tow and all of the contents carried on it are within the vehicle capabilities. Some...
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  • Choosing Correct Hitch Tongue Weight Capacity for Using a 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack on Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13119 does have a 350-lb tongue weight (TW) rating as you noted, and that capacity must be enough for the weight of the bike rack itself plus that of your loaded bikes. A substantial 4-bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400 weighs about 80-lbs all by itself. Add the bikes and you are indeed talking about a hefty load on the hitch. In your case I absolutely agree that using a higher-rated hitch like Hidden Hitch # 87621 is the way to...
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  • Class III Hitch Recommendation and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CRV Carrying 4 Bikes
  • For carrying 4 bikes you will need to use at least a Class II hitch. Since there are only Class I and Class III hitches available for your 2008 Honda CR-V I would recommend you get a Class III hitch like the Draw Tite Hitch # 75547. This hitch will allow you to have greater flexibility for picking future hitch accessories like cargo carriers due to the larger amount of products made to work on 2 inch hitches. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V to Use with a Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack
  • The old Thule Hitching Post 958 is best used in a Class II trailer hitch because a Class I hitch has such a low capacity and you are limited to 2 bikes. To get the most out of the rack and for the safest option, use the 2013 CR-V with the Class II trailer hitch. If you are not going to tow anything with the hitch then I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch # 36520 because it includes just the hitch and installation hardware. The Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount, which you would not need...
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  • Customer Tips On Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Thank you for sharing the tips for installing Curt trailer hitch # C13119 on your 2014 Honda CR-V. I know that many people prefer to leave the panel in place if at all possible. Provided that there is nothing on the other side of the panel that could get damaged it is certainly feasible to mask then cut with the panel in place like you have done. But on the other hand if you do not want to be our your back any longer than you have to then removing the panel to go trim it may be a nice...
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535
  • For replacement hardware for a trailer hitch you will need # RHK. You will need to enter the hitch number in the area provided on the RHK page and then select the manufacturer, Curt, in the bow below where you entered the part number. Then our team will assemble the correct hardware. Current pricing is available on the RHK page.
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  • Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CR-V
  • The biggest differences between the Curt Hitch part # 13555 and the Draw Tite Hitch part # 87440 that are both Class III hitches confirmed to fit your 2008 Honda CR-V is the design of the mounting brackets and the tongue weight capacity for both hitches. The Draw Tite has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs and uses a more simple bracket design whereas the Curt only has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity. For those reasons I would recommend the Draw Tite. I attached install videos for both...
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  • Class III Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Honda CR-V
  • We have a Curt trailer hitch that will fit a 2009 Honda CR-V, but part # C13119 will only fit the 2012 to 2014 model years. For your 2009 CR-V, you will want part # 13555. We have installed this hitch on a 2009 CR-V, so I attached the installation video and the installation instructions for you to check out. The trailer hitch mounting locations and design are different between the third generation (2006-2011) and fourth generation (2012-Present) CR-Vs. If you are interested in a hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Bike Rack, and Wiring Recommendation for 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I recommend the Class III Hidden Hitch, # 87440, for your 2010 Honda CR-V. A Class III hitch provides more versatility with its 2 inch receiver opening. This hitch has a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 525 pounds. Just a reminder, you will want to follow the weight limitations of the component with the lowest rating. This would include the towing capacity of your Honda or any accessory that you mount in the hitch. If you are interested in...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Installed at Home on a 1999 Honda CR-V and Does Exhaust have to be Lowered
  • You can install the Curt trailer hitch # 13314 at home. A lift is not required, but raising the vehicle using a jack and jack stands to give you more room will definitely help install a hitch on your 1999 Honda CR-V. If you have someone that can assist you in holding up the hitch when tightening the hardware, that is also going to be a big help. Lowering the exhaust is necessary for proper hitch installation. It is actually not nearly as difficult as it sounds. Just make sure that you...
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  • Womens Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2010 Honda CR-V you would want to first install a trailer hitch like the part # 87440 and then use a hitch mounted bike rack. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up by three inches providing additional ground clearance. Because of that, this is the rack I'd recommend for you. The rack includes an anti-rattle hitch bolt, but a combination anti-rattle...
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  • Does the Weight Of Trailer Hitch Count as Tongue Weight for Honda CRV Carrying Bike Rack
  • The tongue weight rating of a vehicle like your 2008 Honda CRV is the weight it can carry with a hitch installed. So the weight of the Hidden Hitch part # 87440 that you referenced would not count as tongue weight. The Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack # SR26248 that you referenced weighs right at 40 lbs so you would be left with 110 lbs of tongue weight for the bikes you plan to carry. I attached review videos for both products you referenced. If you plan on...
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  • Is it Possible to Install Hitch on Honda CR-V Without Raising Vehicle Off Ground
  • You should have enough clearance under a CR-V, however you may not know for certain until you are actually under the vehicle. If you find you do not have enough clearance, you can always jack up the rear end and use jack stands -- as long as you take all of the safety precautions associated with using them. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch that you reference is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Honda CR-V. For a wiring harness for your application I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Class III Hitch Towing Setup and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2013 Honda CR-V the Curt Hitch part # C13119 or the Draw Tite hitch part # 75742 would work well for you. For the price difference between the two hitches I would probably go with the Curt. To complete your towing setup I would also recommend the following parts: etrailer Ball Mounts # EBMK4, this comes with a ball mount and a hitch ball that can be changed for both a 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch ball. Curt Trailer Wiring part # C56158 to activate your trailer taillight functions. Transmission...
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  • Replacement Hardware to Install Curt Class I Hitch # C11555 on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Curt Class I hitch you referenced, part # C11555 is indeed compatible with your 2014 Honda CR-V. A replacement hardware kit is available. You would use part # RHK. Use the provided link, and when you get to the product page, type in C11555 in the field for item number and Curt in the field for hitch manufacturer.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch part # 13555 fit a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13555 that you referenced is compatible with a 2007 Honda CR-V. This has been confirmed by Curt. Check out the install video and installation instructions I attached for this hitch on a similar CR-V as yours. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in the following products: etrailer.com Ball Mount and Ball Set part # EBMK4 Curt Wiring Harnes # C55106
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Honda CR-V with Wires Blocking a Mounting Hole
  • Anything that is in the way of the hitch mounting side brackets and/or the hardware to mount the hitch would have to be moved out of the way. You would have to pull the wiring harness you see back towards the front of the vehicle and out of that hole using something like fish tape or a straightened wire hanger. Then re-route it so that it is not in the way. I have linked a video showing an installation of Curt hitch # 13535 on a 2006 CR-V and the process will be the same, minus the wires...
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  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of a 2012 or 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • I checked the owners manuals for both the 2012 and 2013 Honda Odyssey. The maximum tongue weight for either year is going to be 350 pounds (10 percent of the max gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds).
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2015 Honda CR-V the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75742 would be an excellent choice. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity that would work well for you to carry a bike rack with. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The Curt hitch part # C13119 would also work, but since it requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack I wouldn't recommend it for you. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 2008 Honda CR-V Fit a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75547 does not fit a 2013 Honda CR-V. It only fits 2007 to 2011 CR-Vs. The equivalent hitch for a 2013 is # 75742. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 118561. I have linked...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Honda CR-V Carrying a Bike Rack
  • Any of our Class II or Class III trailer hitches for your 2014 Honda CR-V would work for you to carry a hitch mount bicycle rack. I personally would go with the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch # 87621. This trailer hitch has a 2 inch receiver, a max gross towing weight of 3,500 pounds, and a tongue weight of 525 pounds. This tongue weight is more than enough to allow you to carry 4 bikes on a hitch mount bike rack. However, I strongly suggest checking your vehicle's max tongue...
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  • Bolt Torque Specs for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13119 on 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The torque specs for the U-bolts are listed in the installation instructions for the Curt Hitch # C13119. I have attached a link to these for you. Since these figures are subject to change and the installation instructions will always be up to date, directing you to the instructions link is the best way to obtain the most current information. I have also attached an installation video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Only the Curt hitches require the use of a stabilizer strap like the # 18050 when carrying a bike rack, so because of that the Hidden Hitch part # 87621 that you referenced would be your best option as it does not have the requirement and it is a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V. I attached an install video for you to check out. This rack would work well with the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR. Check out the review video I attached that shows the rack demoed on a similar 2013 CR-V.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Hitch Cargo Carrier for a 2009 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2009 Honda CR-V, I recommend the Hidden-Hitch trailer hitch # 87440 because it's a Class-III rated hitch and it's easy to install. The cargo carrier I recommend is the MaxxTow aluminum carrier # MT70108 because it weighs only 29 pounds and has raised side rails to help keep cargo secure. Before you load anything on your future cargo carrier, double-check your owners manual for the maximum tongue weight. Based on my research though, it is 150 pounds. As a result of a 150...
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  • Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • There is no such thing as a Hidden Hitch part number 87740, the hitch you would want for your 2011 Honda CRV is the part # 87440 that you also mentioned. I attached a link to a question and answer page where someone used the wrong part number when asking about a hitch for a CR-V like yours that may have been what is confusing you. I also attached an install video for you to check out.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • Draw Tite and Hidden Hitches are made by the same company so they are the same. All of the hitches confirmed to fit your 2015 Honda CRV will be the same distance recessed behind the rear bumper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper measures 2 inches on all of the hitches. They all are going to be about the same in terms of visibility. The cross beams of the hitches will be in the same general area on all of the hitches so none of them would be noticeably...
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  • Cut Out Dimensions for Appearance Panel for Hitch Install on a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The install instructions use to say to measure 17 inches from the top corner to make the cut, but several customers have told us that it was a better fit to use 16-1/4 inches instead and now the install instructions have been changed. Aside from that the measurements in the install instructions that I attached are accurate. Check out the install video I attached as well.
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 2010 Honda CR-V Fit on a 2015 Honda CR-V
  • There is just one trailer hitch that fits both a 2010 Honda CR-V and a 2015 CR-V. It is Curt hitch # C11555. If you have a different hitch on your 2010 then it will not fit the 2015. I have included a link to the trailer hitches that fit a 2015 Honda CR-V for you.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24720 Fit a 2002 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24720, will fit a 2002 Honda CR-V. It will actually fit several vehicles, including the Honda Element shown in the video. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you wanted to do some towing, I would go with a higher capacity hitch since the vehicle is capable of supporting one. I would go with the Hidden Hitch, # 87578, which is a Class III trailer hitch. It has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds and a gross...
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  • Will the Trailer Hitch # 60952 Work On a 2006 Honda CR-V with a 14 Inch Coupler Height Trailer
  • Your Honda CRV can use a Class I or a Class III hitch. With the Class I Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60952, the correct ball mount is included and must be used in the rise position only. This puts the ball in the proper position for towing with the Class I hitch and should be around the normal towing height of 16-18 inches. If you choose the Class III hitch, item # 13535, you would be able to select a ball mount with a rise or drop to accommodate your trailers 14 inch ball height. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2013 Honda CR-V LX to Enable Use of Rage 3-Bike Platform Style Bike Carrier
  • Your 2013 Honda CR-V LX can be equipped with any of three classes of trailer hitch, from a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I up to a much stronger 2-inch Class III such as the Curt # C13119 that you referenced. You cannot use a Class I hitch for a 3-bike rack so you are on the right track selecting a tougher Class III hitch. Curt requires a stabilizing strap be used on many of their hitches when used with a non-trailer load such as a bike rack. Their strap # 18050 will help take some of...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for an Older Travel Trailer
  • The distance between the two mounting brackets of the Curt Hitch part # 9883544 is 3-1/8 inches. It looks like it would be to big for what you are trying to do. Since none of our hitches that install on bumpers are going to fit your bumper well I believe your best choice would be a multi-fit hitch like the part # 13703. This hitch will fit trailer frames that are between 22 and 72 inches in width so it should fit yours. You are going to need a bike rack that is confirmed to work at...
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  • Compatability of the Draw-Tite Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch # 75547 with a 2009 Honda CR-V
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and found that the Draw-Tite Class III Round Tube Trailer Hitch part # 75547 will fit your 2009 Honda CR-V. I believe the review was referring to the 2006 CRV model year, in which there was a minor mid-year design change. There have been no issues noted for the 2009 model year CR-V vehicle. To see install instructions or to view an install video, click the provided links.
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  • Is a Stabilizing Strap Required When Using a Bike Rack on Curt Class I Hitch # C13119
  • You ask a good question. Curt's warranty policy on many of their hitches, and all of their light-duty Class I types, requires use of their stabilizing strap # 18050 to help support the hitch when any non-wheeled load is in use. The strap is not required when pulling a trailer. Their heavier-duty Class III hitch # C13119 does not have this requirement but it is never a bad idea to give your hitch a little extra support if only for safety's sake. The Thule Vertex 2 Hitch-Mount bike...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Honda CR-V Carrying a Folding Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2012 Honda CR-V is the Draw-Tite Class III part # 75742 because it an easy bolt-on installation and has a 2-inch receiver on the hitch which will provide you multiple accessory options. Since you will be carrying a folding cargo carrier and cargo you will need to take the maximum tongue weight of your CR-V minus the weight of the actual folding carrier. This will equal the maximum weight of the cargo you can carry. For example: An aluminum cargo carrier...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Curt Trailer Hitch # 13535
  • Yes, what you will need to do is go to the product page for the Hardware Kit part # RHK, enter the part number of the hitch you have (13535), select Curt as the hitch manufacturer and then hit add to cart and we will ship you a replacement hardware kit.
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  • Will Curt Ball Mount D-28 Work w/2 Inch Ball 63845 on 2005 Honda CR-V w/Curt Class III Trailer Hitch
  • The first thing you are going to want to look at is the gross trailer weight capacity of your 2005 Honda CR-V. It has been our experience that the vehicle is only rated for 1,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 100 to 150 pounds tongue weight. Check the owners manual to confirm the capacities of the vehicle. The ball mount # D-28 and 2 inch ball # 63845 will work just fine together and with the Curt trailer hitch # 13535 you have on your CR-V. The anti-rattle device and lock you already...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Honda CR-V
  • I have a solution for you, but the Reese Hitch part # 33041 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit your 2006 Honda CR-V so I cannot recommend it for you. You would want the Hidden Hitch part # 87578. This is confirmed to fit your vehicle and would work well for you. Check out the install video I attached as well. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Harness part # 118336. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer...
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  • Hitch, Trailer Wiring and Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I can definitely help. The Curt Hitch part # 13555 has been confirmed to fit your 2010 Honda CR-V so that is a great place to start. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Since 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 bag. If...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24790 Include Mounting Hardware for a 2000 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, trailer hitch # 24790 does include the installation hardware for installation on your 2000 Honda CR-V. I have included a picture showing the hardware. I have also included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you. If you are planning on doing any towing with the hitch, first consult the vehicle owners manual for the CR-V towing capacities. For a ball mount use # 3590. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 118336.
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  • How to Carry a Wheelchair and Accessories on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2012 Honda CR-V has a tongue weight capacity of 150 pounds. tongue weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the hitch receiver. The weight of a carrier loaded with a wheelchair and accessories needed for your husband would likely exceed that 150 pound capacity, even if the trailer hitch is rated higher. But towing a small trailer is much safer and puts much less stress on the vehicle because the tongue weight will be lower. We have a small trailer that you could potentially...
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  • Which Model Years of Honda CR-V Does Curt Class III Hitch # C13119 Fit
  • The Curt Class III hitch you referenced, part # C13119 is a fit for the 4th Generation Honda CR-V, consisting of the 2012,2013 and 2014 model year. The automotive press says the 2015 CR-V is getting a 'minor facelift', but I can't yet say if the # C13119 hitch will fit the 2015 CR-V. I spoke with my contacts with the hitch manufacturers, and was told that they haven't yet completed testing to determine if the hitch fits the 2015 model. If you click the provided link, you can see an install...
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  • Does Exhaust Have to Be Lowered to Install Curt Hitch # 13535 on 2003 Honda CRV
  • Yes, the Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13535 that fits your 2003 Honda CRV will require you to temporarily release the exhaust from its rubber hanger. This step is needed just to give you better access to the hitch installation points. The process is simple enough, requiring a spray lubricant as illustrated at the :30-second mark in the linked installation video. The only specialized hitch installation tool needed in addition to basic hand tools is a torque wrench. I have also linked...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendations for 2004 Honda CR-V EX
  • Your 2004 Honda CR-V EX can be fitted with either a light-duty Class I hitch like the Draw-Tite # 24772 or with a higher-capacity Class III hitch such as the Curt # 13535 that you reviewed. The Class III Curt hitch # 13535 is an excellent choice as it will give you more weight capacity, safety margin and flexibility for use with a range of accessory items like cargo carriers and bike racks...not to mention a substantial towing capacity. You will want to refer to your CR-V owner's manual...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2001 Honda CR-V Carrying 3 Bikes
  • The best hitch for carrying three bikes that is available for your 2001 Honda CR-V would be the Curt Class III Hitch # 13314. This is a Class III hitch that has more than enough capacity to carry three bikes. The Draw-Tite Hitch # 24790 that you referenced is a Class I hitch that only can handle 2 bikes at most so it would not be a good choice for you. There are Class II hitches that are 1-1/4 that can handle 3 bikes, but it looks like there are only Class I and Class III hitches available...
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  • Where to Attach Stabilization Strap 18050 on a 1997 Honda CR-V with a Curt Trailer Hitch
  • This is a common issue that customer run into on certain Curt hitches. The strap is supposed to relieve some of the stress on the hitch when using things like bike racks or cargo carriers. It would be a better idea to attach the hook end on the vehicle to metal. If you were going to attach strap # 18050 to glass I strongly recommend using something like # Y02623. The bone shaped part will get wedged inside the vehicle and disburse the weight better on the glass. If you could, place the...
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  • Will a Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire with Curt Trailer Hitch 13314 Installed on a 2001 Honda CR-V
  • When we installed Curt trailer hitch # 13314 we found that it measured 6-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. This is important because you will need to measure the bike rack in the same manner. Please take a look at the FAQ article I have linked that shows how to take this measurement. Measure on the bike rack from the center of its hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast on the bike rack. If that distance...
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  • Class III Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch and Accessories of a 2006 Honda CR-V
  • The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87440, is designed for a 2007 to 2011 Honda CR-V, but it will not fit a 2006. The equivalent hitch for a 2006 CR-V is # 87578. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin and clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer wiring use # 118336. I have included some installation links on the hitch and wiring for you to view.
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  • Availability and Installation of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2015 Honda CR-V can be fitted with any of three classes of hitch receiver, either Class I or Class II in the 1-1/4-inch size, or a Class III type that has a 2-inch receiver opening. I recommend you use a 2-inch Class III hitch like Draw-Tite # 75742 because this will provide higher capacity if you're going to tow, better safety margin and broader compatibility with a range of hitch-mount accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers. We happened to have installed this hitch in...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware for Draw-Tite # 36520 and Wiring Harness for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • Yes! We can help you with both of these items. Replacement hitch hardware can be ordered by itself simply by entering the part # RHK into our search box, and then entering the hitch part # 36520 and selecting Draw-Tite from the drop-down menu. I have linked you to two helpful hitch installation articles as well as to an install video. The hitch installs without drilling or welding. The recommended ball mount for use with this hitch is part # 36051; with this ball mount you can use...
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  • Hitch and Swing Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • First let's start with a hitch. For that I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87440. This is a Class III hitch confirmed to fit your vehicle that would work great with a swing away bike rack. For a swing bike rack that will let you have complete rear cargo access on your vehicle with bikes loaded you would want the Thule Vertex Swing Bike Rack part # TH9031XT. This rack can carry up to 4 bikes so it should work very well for you. Check out the review video I attached for more info....
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  • Recommended Hitch and 3-Bike Rack for 2010 Honda CR-V
  • For a hitch for your 2010 Honda CR-V I would recommend the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 75547, which has a 2 inch receiver and is a no-drill installation. The other advantage with a hitch like this is there are a wider range of hitch accessories and bike racks compatible. I am including a link to a video of # 75547 being installed on a Honda CR-V. It will give you an idea of what is involved in the installation of the hitch and whether it is something you can install or have your local auto...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness From a 2011 Honda CRV Be Used on 2014 Honda CRV
  • The ability to use the hitch from your 2011 Honda CRV on the 2014 model is going to depend on which hitch you have. For example, I spoke with my contact at Curt and Trailer Hitch, # C11555, will fit multiple years of the CRV including the 2011 and the 2014 yet the other hitches we carry are not compatible with the newer model. If you happen to have a hitch that will work on the 2014, you will want to order new hardware before installing the hitch. Hardware is meant for one time installation...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24771 Fit 2003 Honda CRV
  • The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24771, is designed to fit a 2006 - 2011 Hyundai Azera so this hitch would not work for the CR-V but I do have other options. I have included a link to the hitch receivers that were designed for the 2003 Honda CR-V. My personal recommendation is for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13535. This hitch offers a 2 inch receiver opening with 350 lb tongue weight and 3,500 gross trailer weight capacity. If you plan to use this hitch for...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2003 Honda CR-V
  • We do have trailer hitches that will fit your 2003 Honda CR-V but # 13555 only fits 2007 to 2011 models. The Curt hitch for your 2003 is # 13535. I have linked a video showing how the hitch installs. If you plan on doing 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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  • Fitment of Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13535, on 2005 Honda CRV and Gross Towing Weight
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13535, will fit your 2005 Honda CRV. The hitch has a Gross Towing Weight of 3,500 lbs., but you will be limited to what the Gross Towing Weight of your vehicle is, which is listed in your owners manual. The reason they make a Class III receiver is because it has a more common 2 inch receiver opening than the 1-1/4 inch Class I receiver and gives you a bigger selection of accessories to use on the CRV and still be within the 350 lb. Tongue...
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  • 2-inch Best Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Honda CR-V
  • We have a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that has been confirmed to fit your 1998 Honda CR-V that would work great for you. For that you would want the Curt Hitch part # 13314. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. I know you said you plan on using this hitch for a bike rack, but if you ever needed to do some towing you would need a few more products. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118336, see install video for this product as...
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  • Capacity of Curt Class III # C13119 Trailer Hitch Versus Capacities of 2012 Honda CR-V
  • For a 2012 Honda CRV, you'd want to use the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13119. The Curt # 13555 fits 2007-2011 CRV models only, and wouldn't be a fit for your 2012 model. The hitch itself carries a 3500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacity, but these capacities will be limited by the capacities of the vehicle itself, since the capacities of your CRV are lower. You'll want to abide by the capacity of the lowest rated component. According to Honda, the maximum towing capacity of the...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch be Locked to a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • You can use a hitch lock such as # 40107. Place the pin through the pin holes on the trailer hitch, put the lock on and lock it. No one will be able to take any accessories installed in the hitch. This lock is stainless steel so corrosion will not be an issue. The hitch itself is bolted to the vehicle. It does not lock but trying to steel a trailer hitch would be difficult and awkward for a would be thief. If you really wanted to lock in the bolts you could use red Loctite, # LT37420....
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2001 Honda CR-V
  • We have installed Curt trailer hitch # 13314 on a 2001 Honda CR-V and found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to clear the spare tire is approximately 6-1/2 inches. On the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443, it measures 12 inches between the hitch bolt hole and first bike tray, 7 inches when folded so it should clear the spare tire. The only way to know for sure is to install the hitch and measure the distance from the hitch pin hole center to the back of the spare...
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  • Recommended Hitch, Folding Cargo Carrier and Accessories for 1998 Honda CR-V
  • Not all the parts you mentioned would be compatible with each other. The Hidden Hitch # 60907 is a Class I hitch that uses the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The # 2753 ballmount and the 61353 cargo carrier and the # 52015 adapter are only compatible with Class III hitches with a 2 inch receiver opening. I've linked you to one of our FAQ articles that explains the differences between the hitch opening sizes. I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # 13314 and the Curt 24x60 folding...
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  • Is the Hardware Needed for Installation Included with Trailer Hitch # 13535 for a 2004 Honda CR-V
  • The hardware pictured on the product page for Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13535, for the 2004 Honda CR-V, is included with the hitch. You will receive: 2 fish wire tools 2 hex flange nuts 4 carriage bolts 4 spacers 4 large hex flange nuts 1 U-bolt I have included a link to the installation details and a video installation below.
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  • Parts Needed for Towing Trailer with 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2013 Honda CR-V can be equipped with any of three different classes of hitch, Class I, II or III. These differ in their towing capacities and sizes. Both Class I and class II hitches have a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening while a Class III hitch has a 2-inch receiver. For more on this you can refer to the linked articles on hitch sizes and classes. It is important that both your car itself, and your hitch, have enough capacity for the trailer you intend to tow. If the maker of your...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 4 Bike Rack For 2015 Honda CR-V
  • There are several Class III hitches available for the 2015 Honda CR-V which will allow you to carry a 4 bike rack. The trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 75742. You can see the install details and an install video by clicking the provided links. Unlike the Curt hitch, this hitch will not require the use of a stabilization strap. The Yakima Ridgeback 4 # Y02458 and the Thule Apex 4 # TH9025 are both excellent bike racks. Both can carry 4 bikes, include anti-sway...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 GMC Acadia
  • The Curt hitch part # 13424 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 GMC Acadia 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 bag. If...
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  • Installation Hardware Only for Draw-Tite Trailer hitch 24790 for a 2000 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, you can get replacement hardware for trailer hitch # 24790. You will need # RHK (the picture is generic). On the RHK page you will enter the hitch number in the box and choose the manufacturer of the hitch from the drop down menu. We will assemble the proper kit was the order is placed. I have linked a video showing installation of the hitch and the instructions for you.
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  • Why are Stabilization Straps Required for Non-Trailer Loads on Some Curt Trailer Hitches
  • Curt requires that any of their hitches that are NOT rated for weight distribution use a stabilization strap # 18050 for non-trailer loads. This is to be in compliance with their warranty requirements. The strap reduces some of the stress on the hitch and where it is attached on the vehicle.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit Recommendation for a Curt Hitch part # 13535
  • We do offer a replacement hardware kit, part # RHK for all of the hitches we carry. All you need to do is enter the part number and manufacturer of the hitch on the product page, hit add to cart, and place your order and we will ship you replacement hardware for your Curt Hitch part # 13535.
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