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Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1

Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1

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Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle. Call 800-298-1624 to order CURT accessories and parts part number 18050 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - 18050

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Tie Down Straps
  • CURT

Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle.


Features:

  • Strap provides extra support for your hitch receiver when you use a hitch-mounted bike rack or cargo carrier
    • Limits torque placed on hitch receiver by heavy accessory
    • Evenly distributes weight to stabilize hitch accessory and prevent bouncing
  • Cam buckle design allows for quick connection and release
    • Attach one end to the bike rack and the other end to the vehicle
    • Pull strap through the cam buckle and towards front of the vehicle to increase tension for a secure fit
  • Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 61" long x 1" wide
  • Quantity: 1 strap
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Remove the hook before opening or closing the hatch or trunk to avoid damage to your vehicle.


This strap is recommended for use with bike racks and other hitch-mounted accessories to avoid putting too much strain on your trailer hitch. Some Class I and Class II 1-1/4" hitches may require that you use a stabilizing strap to ensure that the hitch does not experience excessive torque while transporting your gear.



18050 Curt Trailer Hitch Stabilizing Support Strap with Cambuckle






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Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1 - 18050

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (510 Customer Reviews)

Stabilizing strap provides extra support when carrying your bike rack or cargo carrier. Cam buckle design allows for secure connection and easy release between your vehicle and hitch accessory. Vinyl-coated hook won't scratch your vehicle.

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My purchase was an easy choice with advice I received from customer service. The hitch is working great no problems. You can't go wrong making your purchase from etrailer.


Comments
Product works great just like day 1. I look forward to many years of use when maintained properly.
Michael W - 10/03/2021


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I've bought from etailer actually 4 or 5 times in the past. Each time the quality was spot on in the installation was as the videos. Would buy again if needed.


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Excellent. No changes to my review a year later!
Capt V - 05/10/2022


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I use use a Curt Hitch "Flat Carrier" https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Cargo-Carrier/Curt/C18110.html for loads on my 2005 Prius. Bought the recommended support strap and liked the way it took the up-down bounce stress off the hitch, but the carrier still wobbled left to right, rotating slightly within the hitch receiver. Bought a second strap and the two stabilized the load very nicely. I needed a light cord between the two straps at the top of the hatch door to encourage them not to slide off the corners of the door.


Comments
I am quite pleased with our flat carrier. We keep the loads low enough & centered enough to not block the brake lights and the license plate. Weve used it to carry bikes as well.
Richard F - 09/18/2018



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Got the Curt stabilizing strap at etrailer recommendation when I purchased the Saris Freedom rack for my e-bike. The product is amazing and, at the price, a no-brainer. A platform rack (at least the one I have) is good at minimizing side-to-side movement, but not so good at minimizing rocking forward and back. With the Curt strap you can quickly and easily cinch the bike in a more stable vertical position. It gives you peace of mind when you hit bumps in the road.



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We were very impressed with the quality of the Curt Trailer hitch we purchased, its price and how quickly it arrived. We had the hitch installed by a very good local mechanic for a fraction of the cost quoted by our Honda dealer. The hitch support strap that was recommended works perfectly with this hitch. We highly recommend this hitch to anyone.



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Install was very easy, instructions were clear. Be sure to use WD-40 to loosen up the muffler attachments. That one step alone made this job easier than I expected. This hitch is used to attach a goal post, so I can carry my kayaks on top. Great customer service, the best.



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Adds extra security and support for my bike rack



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Order arrived earlier than expected. Packing was torn but all parts in good condition.Everything fit perfectly. Only took 20 minutes to install hitch and wiring harness. Working with Etrailer is the best.



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This strap work great to add some dampening to any bouncing your Thule bike rack may experience. e-trailer is a top notch outfit that has great, fast shipping and outstanding communication and customer service!



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We used our new hitch thanks to etrailer.com ! The bike rake fit perfectly .. we used the support strap too! Off we go!



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etrailer comes through again, with their usual fast shipping and their above-and-beyond customer service and communication.



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I have bought a number of items from etrailer, at least 8 items and I have been very happy with every one, don't even bother taking a chance on on someone else, you have come to the best place by far.



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Purchased this strap as a backup support for the bike rack that I will be using with my new etrailer hitch.



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The item arrived really fast, however, the box was ripped open on one end and on the sides with the item hanging out and damaged. I was told this would be double-boxed when I ordered it, and it should have arrived in much better shape than this. Most disappointed. The manner in which it is shipped needs to be improved as not to damage the item, and I would have been happy.



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Still there when i need it. Stops the sway from the extended bike rack i use. There more for the piece of mind.



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I'm giving this a 5 star review primarily because of how awesome etrailer is! The strap is a great addition to the hitch rack I bought from etrailer a couple of months ago. It's that added reassurance that my bike rack isn't going to bounce my bikes off. The 2 transactions I've had with etrailer (the rack and this strap) were nothing less than perfect. They have what they say they have, they ship it quickly and solidly packaged and they always follow up. The website is informative. Kudos to them!



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To think that for years I put up with my trailer hitch mounted bike rack noisily bouncing around behind my car. This one little strap (actually two, but they snap together) solved that problem in minutes, and gave me a lot more peace of mind when I have three bikes mounted. Nice little design.



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This is the best product I never knew I needed. When traveling in my car with bikes on the hitch rack, I used to worry that something would come undone or that the rack would break every time I went over a pothole or otherwise unsmooth patch of road that bounced the bikes on the rack up and down. AT THE VERY LEAST, using this device instills a confidence in me that just wasn’t there before. It obviously adds stability that was not there before and is easy to use. Now I drive with bikes and no worries.



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I went to etrailer on the manufacturer's recommendation. The purchase was simple and delivery was prompt. Cool.


Comments
All is well!
James - 09/23/2021


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It does an OK job of helping to stabilize my bike. But it's not as solid as other strap types as the strap can be pulled through the teeth/buckle with not a whole lot of force. Caused some minor scratching at the contact point on my roof/trunk as well.



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We use our hitch for a bike rack, and it has worked great for that purpose. Planning to pull a trailer in the future.



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Well, my bike kept slipping out of the strap and almost fell off the rack! So much so I no longer use the rack. I now have a different kind of rack that the bike wheels sit on racks. It is made by KUAT. Thank you for this follow up.



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Box to hitch 1 minute. 2 ebikes and ready to roll 10 minutes. A whole new world has opened up. This is absolutely the easiest, most versatile rack ever. At 65, my days of putting a light bike on a roof rack are over. This will handle almost anything. The service and attention to detail was amazing. The eTrailer team seems like friends at the local bike shop. BUY IT HERE! Gotta go, mountains to ride.



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The product does exactly as advertised. And I had a quick question about installation and was given a quick and satisfactory answer from customer service when I called



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The strap helped to stabilize the bike rack .. Strong & sturdy .. If you get the bike rack & hitch spend the extra for this ... Worked great on my 2013 vw beetle convertible ..


Comments
It still works perfect .. very happy
Elizabeth A - 07/05/2018


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    The up and down play that you are experiencing is due to the tolerances that different manufacturers must allow to be sure that all accessories will work in conjunction with each other. In this case the hitch and bike rack are compatible but there is some play, and the distance that the bike rack sticks out from the rear of the vehicle amplifies that. This is why Yakima has a threaded hitch pin. This pin is designed to tighten the bike rack shank to the side of the hitch and the radius...
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  • Where to Attach Stabilizer Strap for a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack on a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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