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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 800-298-8924 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.



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories, part number 18050.This strap helps reduce stress on your hitch and hitch-mounted accessories. It does this by alleviating the excess tongue weight created when hitch-mounted accessories bounce. It attaches between your vehicle and your accessory, lifting that accessory relieving that up-and-down action. Here without the strap installed, you can see the up-and-down action that we can potentially get when going over rough terrain. With the strap installed, you can see how that is significantly reduced. Curt recommends this for all non-trailer loads, things like bike racks and cargo carriers.When installing on your hanging-style bike rack, you want to take the looped end, find a secure point on the head of the bike rack.

We'll bring the buckle through the loop along with the keeper, pull it tight. Then, we'll take the hook end. Now, it is rubber coated, so we don't have to worry about harming or scratching the finish of our vehicle, and we're going to attach it to the top of our rear hatch or the back of our trunk. Then, we'll take the two ends and connect them together. We'll come up through the underside of the Cam buckle and we're going to pull it nice and tight, and to get the most out of your strap you can even pick up on your bike rack to take out that extra play.

Then, we'll just clean up our excess strap, bring it around, and use the hook-and-loop to keep it all together, and then you're all set.You can also use it with your platform-style bike rack. With it installed, you could see how stable it is. It's the same principle. Curt shows the strap installed on the outermost bike. Some of our customers are also installing it on the upright mast.

You can choose whichever works best for your application.Here, we're using our strap with our cargo carrier. This will help limit the up-and-down movement of the cargo carrier when you're going over rough terrain.With this setup, we have it looped around the front rail of the cargo carrier.One of our customers, Elizabeth A, says "The strap helped to stabilize the bike rack . strong and sturdy. If you get the bike rack & hitch, spend the extra for this .. Worked great on my 2013 VW Beetle convertible."Keep in mind the strap is intended to be used along with your anti-rattle bolt, not instead of.We ran a few accessories through our test course with and without the strap.

Here it is with our hanging-style bike rack. You'll notice how much less movement we have . now with our platform rack. Now with our cargo carrier there's not that much difference in movement, but at least you have the peace of mind in knowing that you have extra support. That's going to complete our look at the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories, part number 18050.


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (262 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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Great! put them right to use. They worked as they should, nylon is decent quality and they came 3 days early (eta was 5 days) shipped free ground from etrailer in Wentzville, Missouri to my place in Baltimore, Maryland. These straps a curt class1 trailer hitch for a Scion tC and a fuzzy orang yellow strap guard. Well done thanks guys! 710679



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it's a cargo strap 718138



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Love the hitch. could not as for a better fit or easier installation. The hitch arrived exactly on schedule and bolted right up to my wife's 2015 Kia Sportage. With the help of a friend the hitch was installed in less than 15 minutes. I have used other hitches in the past and it was not such a smooth process or installation. I could not be happier and the next time I need a hitch it will be a Draw-Tite again and will definitely purchase it through etrailer.com Happy customer 720313



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Great for stabilizing our bike rake to the rear of our vehicle. Keeps the bikes and rack from bouncing. 720601



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Easy to use strap to keep trailer hitch bike carrier and bikes more stable. This accessory made a huge difference by preventing my bike from bouncing up and down. I highly recommend it. 704690



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I have used etrailer twice in the last five years, both times with excellent results. I bought a trailer hitch previously and a bike rack recently. The products are great with quick delivery and outstanding customer service. Barry L helped me make sure I ordered the products I needed and followed the delivery process to my door. Thanks etrailer 697154



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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. 706313



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Works just as expected! 549115



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Great product, easy to install, and durable. Not a single issue with the transaction or the product itself. 394949


Comments

Still solid and no complaints.

Joe P - 06/18/2018

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Might work for cars with metal hatch/trunk lid. My Volvo V60 has a plastic spoiler mounted (not aftermarket) at the top end of the hatch. So attaching the support strap would likely damage the plastic. 190909


Comments

get a little piece of foam to protect it. just saw a picture of this online, cant remember where sorry

-- comment by: S.war - 05/21/2015

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This is the second of these straps I have purchased from etrailer.com. They do a great job of stabilizing my hitch-mount bike rack. My wife got a new SUV that does not accommodate a strap in the center of the hatch... only on the sides. On her old SUV, one strap (in the center) would stabilize the rack, but now I need two. I have previously placed several orders with etrailer.com, all of which went perfectly. This latest order was handled fine and arrived earlier than expected. Kudos to etrailer.com for good products and prompt service. 554385



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I bought this rack for several reasons, including its price point and light weight. I also like where its designed and made. The American flag on the back is a nice touch. I also wanted a solid platform rack that would hold two bikes securely for long road trips and highway speeds. I didn't see much need for a heavier tilt-away rack since I can easily access the rear of my small hatchback through the back the seats. This hitch is easy to assemble and ready to go in minutes. Its light weight makes it easy to slide into the hitch and the threaded hitch pin holds the rack tight. I also bought a cheap socket wrench and a deep 19mm socket to keep in the car. There is still a small amount of side to side wobble when the bikes are loaded, but not much. You won't notice any wobble when driving unless the road is really rough. Be sure to check out ETrailer's road test video of this rack. This is a good sturdy rack. I also got the hitch strap that Curt recommends to secure the center upright support to the car. I also recommend getting the Saris locking hitch pin and cable combo with matching keys. This rack does not fold up completely because the hitch arm is fixed, but its still light and easy to move around and store. And you could always take the hitch arm off for longer term winter storage. It does take some fiddling to get the tire mounts and drop bar mounts lined up for each bike so if you have four different bikes like I do, you'll find yourself doing that quite often. Eventually I will memorize the locations for each or mark them somehow on the rack. My two large road bikes fit like a glove but I could see there being some difficulty with getting seats and handle bars to clear sometimes, which means more time fiddling with the mounts when loading up a friend's bike. I also like how well centered the bikes are and how little side overhang I'm able to achieve, which is also important for long road trips and highway speeds (less drag = better mpg). All of my bikes are well centered and only my big 29" mountain bike with its long wheelbase sticks out to the side much. On the downside, but not for me, it does take some strength to lift the inside bike up and over the center support, and doing so carefully without hitting the back of your car. This could be a problem for some, especially if you have a big heavy townie or mountain bike. This is also dependent on how high your hitch receiver is off the ground. Mine happens to be very low to the ground so I don't have to lift the bikes as high as I would on a larger SUV for example. So other platform racks may be a better choice if you're concerned about lifting your bike up to or over shoulder height just to get it on the rack. To sum it up, the Saris Freedom 2 is a great rack for a good price and I couldn't be happier with my purchase, and for all the great info and advice from the wonderful people at Etrailer.com to make it so easy! Etrailer rocks! 347111



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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. 433426


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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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The eTrailer Hitch support strap really makes a difference when my bike is mounted on the Thule trailer hitch assembly. Provides a smoother ride, taking away the slight (but irritating) vibration that is inherent in any horizontal trailer hitch assembly. This was not available at my bike shop, so etrailer.com is the way to go. 152500



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Got these because it said that if using a hitch mounted rack and not a trailer it should be used with straps. Ordered a pack and have not used them yet but found out it is one strap per pack so order multiple if you need more than one. If it was on the package I missed it, I don't believe it was there though. 397249



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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. 96112



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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 274686



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The product works as intended if you add a couple knots to it. The simple clasp is not enough to stop my Swagman G10 bike rack from swaying forward and backward. With the gentle acceleration of my Honda Civic Hybrid starting from a stop, the strap gets pulled through the clasp. If I set it up, strap through the clasp, then tie a couple, simple knots in the strap behind the clasp using the clasp as a base, this product works perfectly fine. Traveling tightens the knots, and so I just leave them tied and slip the loop off the rack when I'm done, leaving this product ready for the next time I use it. 454072



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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! 651174



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I purchased the following for a Scion xB 2012: C12490 Curt hitch 118460 T-one wire harness 63155 Pro series cargo carrier 20174 Light kit for cargo carrier 59102 Rolm cargo bag xxxxx Strap for Curt hitches This was for a trip from central NY to the FL keys. Had 2 issues, neither of which were etrailer.com's fault. First after deciding to put a hitch on the car after three winters the threads were rusted enough where i could not do it myself. had to take it to my mechanic to get that mounted, so keep that in mind if you are buying later in the car's life as I did. The second was the lights that attached to carrier. The video said there would be some play in the grommet when they were installed, but that they would not fall out. There was a lot more play than I was comfortable with so i taped them in place with some foil tape. Was just not willing to take the chance that they fall out along the way. The only complaint I had was that I was told I would need a strap for Curt hitches that would take some weight off the hitch, if you didn't use it, your warranty could be voided. I bought it and used it, but its just a webbed strap that i don't see how much good that did because no matter how tight you got it the strap just stretched. I felt a little scammed on that one. This was with a cargo carrier, now I could see that being useful on a bike carrier attached to the hitch, but using it on the cargo carrier seemed a bit of a scam to me. But for $8/9 plus shipping i wasn't going to void the warranty. Other than those issues, everything worked perfect and etrailer.com was so easy to research items on, purchase from, shipping was quick, and the sales people were always following up so see if you are good (and to get you to write a review). I will definitely use them again and would highly recommend them to anyone in the market for towing products. Thanks. 187758



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I wish other online vendors would take note of the excellent website interface, communication, and follow up provided by etrailer.com. Accurate detailed description of item and timely shipping were appreciated. It's so nice to see the shipping map showing where the package is. The hitch arrived in perfect condition and fit my car perfectly. Including the how to installation video with the shipping notification was the icing on the cake. 421553



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The hitch arrived very quickly and in good condition. The plan is to use if mainly for a hitch-bike rack, but it's nice to know I can pull a load, too. While I have not used it, yet, the installation was pretty much problem-free. The most difficult part was actually getting the nuts on the bolts above the muffler - awkward angle. Had nothing to do with the hitch, it's just the location where it had to go. My brother came up with a helpful hint before we raised the hitch up that folks might find helpful. We took some jumbo paperclips and used them to secure (just opened it and then twisted it around the top of the visible bolt) the bolt from moving up into the frame. Was a little concerned that in lining up the holes an accidental "bump" might knock the bolt up into the frame. Worked fine and then we just pulled out the paperclip (leave it long on one end) with some pliers. Everything seems pretty secure and ready for use. 191605



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Bought a Curt Class 1 hitch for my 2009 VW GTI. Curt specifies having this strap for carrying bike racks with their light weight hitch. I will not use it most of the time since I normally only carry one bike. But, I am planning to drive from Colorado to Pennsylvania with both my bikes on the rack, so I spent the $9 to get the strap to help take some of the stress off the hitch for that long drive. My GTI has a spoiler at the top of the hatch, so I need to have some non-scratching material between the strap and the paint. I am not worried about causing too much pressure on the spoiler since the strap is designed to assist the hitch, not carry the entire weight like a hatch mounted bike rack does. eTrailers has a few great videos to show you how this is installed and works. It's a small price to pay for a little piece of mind. 141040



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I just installed the piece. It was not an easy job to do by myself at home, but it was not impossible either. With a little wrangling - some supports and shims I was able to put it together nicely. Next project the wire harness. Wish me luck please. John 37950



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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. 360109



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Straps were the right ones for a long distance trip with our 18084 Curt platform bike rack. I have a Lincoln MKX on which you cannot put the strap over the rear door as directed in the installation instructions and on-line video. This is as a result of the deflector and seal on the door. I purchased two straps and connected one to each side of the rear door. We then traveled over 1200 with two bikes and they never moved. Perfect. We are very happy with our purchase. Further, etrailer and its people are a pleasure with whom to deal. THANK YOU. 155691



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Great product, very solid. Installation was more complicated than others I've done in the past (cutting the heat shield and opening up the mounting holes), but still only took us about an hour and a half. We had no troubles towing a Sea-Doo, and will be using it to mount a bike rack. I also purchased the recommended support strap for the bike rack. 372749



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Works just as advertised. We are using this with a Thule rear mount bike hitch carrier. I am a little concerned about the stress that is placed on the lip of the lift gate (hatchback). When the strap is snug and the vehicle goes over bumps, this could place a good bit of stress on the lip of the liftgate where the vinyl-coated hook goes. What would be great is if the vinyl coated hook was wider--maybe 3" wide. This would distribute the load on the edge of the liftgate and the lip of the liftgate would be less likely to bend. I suggest buying a RoadMaster Quiet Hitch (RM-061) to go along with this strap. The RM-061 snugs up the bike carrier in the hitch so that there is no "play" when going over bumps. I would recommend this to others. 103605



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Outstanding product. The stitching and material are heavy duty. Looks great on my Honda Accord and Thule bike rack. Thanks! 101640


Comments

Rating the best. Super good company to deal with.

-- comment by: Robert S - 10/18/2013

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I got this strap in anticipation of acquiring a trailer hitch hanging bike rack. The bike rack has not gotten here yet but I can see the advantages of stabilizing the bike rack due to dynamic forces on the trailer hitch created by the motion of my car acting through the long bike rack arm. I could see where the forces could easily exceed the specifications of the trailer hitch. The only doubt I have is the reliability of the stitching that secures the webbing to the metal hook and cam-lock buckle. Time will tell. 358330



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Solid material 729911



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Excellent ordering and delivery process. Product arrived well packaged and without damage. This is my second hitch purchased from etrailer. Extremely satisfied. 726147



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Works great, very sturdy and easy to us e. 723240



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Well pleased with my hitch and cargo carrier. Thanks 720921



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Great product! Ordered it in southern CA while on vacation in order to drive all of my kids' home school books back to northern WA state - being towed with our little Kia Soul! We still use it to haul bikes, luggage, kids' scooters... you name it. In our wet western Washington weather, it has held up over this past year, no rust or signs of wear. Great little trailer, and very useful. Highly recommended. 718162



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I had to get these extra long straps for our Thule electric bike rack. Our bikes have 4" tires and need the extra length to get them secured. They work great! 717936



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etrailer.com had my order out for shipment merely hours after I placed it online. 716441



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I order the trailer hitch order and install it a year ago. the part come on time and we install it with no problems. Using it for my bike with me Lexus Ls 460 714900



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Great hitch and instructions... installed myself! 713480



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A simple and very effective product 711414



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They worked great with my bike rack. I've been using them for one year now with no issues. 707724



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These would not work at all on my 2016 Prius. Very disappointed. 706598



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Works well 699808



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Curt Stabilizing Strap is very well made and easy to install from the bike rack to front edge of trunk lid. 699094



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It's a little difficult to mount a female bike other than that great product 696561



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Just received it today - I haven't opened the box yet. I plan on using it on a hitch mount bike rack for more support. Thanks.... 692631



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The installation is straightforward. Very nice product. Customer service is great. 692568



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As always, excellent product and fast delivery. Very happy, continue purchasing from you guys - Thanks 690970



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I found this strap to be a necessary addition for the hitch mount bike rack. It makes the bike rack much more stable in the hitch. It relieves stress at the hitch by keeping the rack from rocking for and aft when you go over bumps in the road and you have the weight of two bikes on board. it's worth the small extra cost. 678155



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My trailer hitch is working perfectly. Best addition to the car ever!!!! 676701


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  • It is absolutely possible to install a trailer hitch on your 2006 K-Z Escalade trailer; it will only require that your trailer have a box frame, C-channel frame, or I-beam frame that is between 22 inches and 72 inches wide. Should your trailer have that you will be able to use the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs # 13703 which will can either bolt or weld onto your trailer's frame. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver but please keep in mind it will require...
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  • Kuat Transfer 2.0 vs Swagman XTC-2 for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You've narrowed it down to two extremely good racks. You are right about how the distance of the bikes on the rack interacts with their stability. The closer the bikes are to the vehicle, the less sway and bounce they experience as they travel. I have not seen a Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G mounted on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I did go out to our warehouse and measure the Kuat Transfer and the Swagman XTC, part # S64670 to give you an idea of their clearances. We use a stacking...
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  • Do Curt Bike Racks C18030 and C18029 Require the Use of a Stabilizer Strap
  • Whether or not you need to use a stabilizer strap with either Curt bike racks you mentioned part # C18030 or # C18029 depends on the hitch of the vehicle you have. If the hitch on your vehicle is made by Curt and requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 then you do need to use the strap. If not, then you do not need it.
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
  • The only trailer hitch we have listed as a confirmed fit for a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24866. I checked with Curt and they do not list the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11474 as a fit so I cannot recommend this. I actually recommend you go with the Draw-Tite option anyway even if the Curt hitch was a confirmed fit because it would require you to use the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing applications. I...
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  • Why is Stabilization Strap Required to Use a Bike Rack in a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The use of the stabilization strap # 18050 is purely a Curt construct for their warranty requirements. The hitch, in this case # C12169, can handle a loaded 2 bike rack but if you don't use the strap it voids the hitch warranty. If you do not want to use the strap then the only remaining option is Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36597. I have also included a video that shows how the strap works if you choose to go with the Curt hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying an E-Bike with a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover
  • Thank you for the picture! Based off of that it looks like your 2016 Land Rover Range Rover is either an Evoque or a Sport. If you have an Evoque then I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13128 but if you have the Sport use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13243. Both options give you what you need to carry a hitch mount bike rack but a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 must be used for non-trailer products (like a bike rack) to keep in accordance with the Curt warranty. For...
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  • Hitch Lock and Stabilizing Straps for Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153
  • There is a security hitch pin for you to use with Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 the # 853-5210-02 you referenced is for Thule bike carriers and load bars. Instead you could secure the cargo carrier to your hitch with the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232. The carrier will not break but for peace of mind I do recommend using Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050. This will give your carrier the extra support you're looking for; I've linked a video which shows exactly how...
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  • Why Do Hitch Extenders Reduce Hitch Capacity
  • Hitch extenders like the Kuat # HL20B and similar items # C45791, # C45795 and # HE12 do give you more clearance to install a hitch accessory like the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack # SR2415 but the trouble is these extenders also reduce the hitch's tongue weight (TW) capacity by 50-percent. All adapters like these push the actual weight of the loaded bike rack further away from the hitch and this means the rack's weight will put more stress on the hitch. The extra connection point...
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  • Is Trimming Of Fascia On 2017 Chevrolet Spark Required When Installing Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct. The photos of the trailer hitch installations do appear as though the hitch receiver is below the fascia. Since the fascia wraps under the vehicle the trimming is done on the underside so the receiver can fit. I have attached a photo of the fascia that shows how much is trimmed on the underside for the Curt Hitch, part # C11433. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24941 has similar dimensions for the trimming. Both of these trailer htiches are Class l and have 1-1/4...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for a 2017 Chevy Spark
  • It really depends on what kind of look that you want for your 2017 Chevrolet Spark. From what I found online it looks like the Chevrolet OEM Trailer Hitch Receiver 19354461 that you referenced looks identical to the Curt # C11433 Class I 1-1/4 inch receiver that we have on our site. This receiver will install by getting bolted under the Spark to the body frame. The Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24941 Class I 1-1/4 inch receiver, on the other hand, will require that the rear bumper be temporarily...
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  • Will Hitch Installation on 2017 Nissan Rogue Affect Operation of Rear Hatch Lift Sensors
  • Automated rear hatch opening systems on vehicles like your 2017 Nissan Rogue usually have multiple sensors at various points on the rear bumper cover. Hitch installation will often block the centrally-located sensor but usually does not affect those towards the outside edges of the bumper. So if you were to install one of the available 2-inch Class III hitches like Draw-Tite # 75902 or Curt # C13204, or either of the 1-1/4-inch Class II models, # 36542 or # C12122, you will just need...
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  • Why Does Curt Require Stabilizer Strap When Carrying Bike Rack and Not Draw Tite
  • I have spoke with my contact at Curt numerous times regarding the requirement of the stabilizing/support strap, # 18050. Curt requires this strap in order to alleviate the leveraging affect that a non-trailer load places on a hitch like part # C13195. At Curt they like to use the example of carrying a gallon of milk. Think of the strain that would be put on your arm if it is extended opposed to if you carry the milk close to your body. This is what also happens with a hitch when a bike...
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  • Differences Between the etrailer.com Hitch Part # E98858 and Curt Hitch part # 13534
  • The only difference between the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98858 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13534 which are both fits for your 2008 Toyota Highlander is that the Curt hitch will require the use of the Support Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing applications whereas the etrailer.com will not. For the exception of the support strap they are identical. I have attached as install video on the Curt trailer hitch for you as well but the install process will...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Mazda CX-5
  • A support strap, like part # 18050, is required by warranty on many Curt trailer hitch receivers for non-towing applications. However, the Curt Class III hitch for a 2017 Mazda CX-5, part # C13315, does not have this requirement. I verified with Curt just to be sure. However, using a support strap is never a bad idea for the stability. With that being said, the Draw-Tite Class III, part # 76138 that fits the CX-5, also does not require any drilling. It installs into existing holes...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for a 2016 Audi A3
  • Curt # C11399 and Draw-Tite # 24930 hitches for the 2016 Audi A3 are comparable. Both meet industry requirements and undergo testing to ensure capacity and safety. The powder coat on the Curt hitches tends to be a little better and the Curt hitches are made in the USA. The Curt hitch also requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 if using the hitch with anything other than a trailer such as a bike rack or cargo carrier per Curt's warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for Leased 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Since your 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a lease you really will want the Curt hitch part # C13381 as it is a confirmed fit and does not require fascia trimming like the Draw Tite part # 76192 does. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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  • Hitch & Support Straps for Using Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack TH9034XT on 2015 Subaru WRX
  • Thule recommends using any of their hitch bike racks, such as their T2 Pro bike rack # TH9034XT, only in those hitches that offer at least 1-1/2-inches from the receiver opening to the center of the hitch pin hole. This dimension is shown in the linked diagram. Thule's concern is that when there is less than this amount of steel between the hitch pin hole and the end of the tube the weight of the loaded rack could damage the hitch. This is a safety concern more than a concern about...
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