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Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap - Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle

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Curt Accessories and Parts - 18050


Features:

  • Bike rack strap with cambuckle attaches to upright bar of bike rack and trunk or window on vehicle
    • Slide looped end around the upright bar of bike rack and then pull it up and over arm(s) with cradles
    • Attach hook to trunk pan or hatch and remove slack in the strap with the cambuckle
  • Helps provide extra support to the receiver when carrying hitch mounted bike racks and cargo carriers
    • Required on Curt 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) and some 2" (Class III) trailer hitches



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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap - Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle


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Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Bike Rack Stabilizer Strap Installation

Weve got the Curt Stabilizer Strap, part number 18050. Im going to show you how it installs on a hitch-mounted bike rack. First thing you want to do is loop it over the arms of your bike rack. Once you get it over the bike rack youre going to want to have the strap facing the front of the bike rack and then have it come up and over and in between the arms of the bike rack. Then youll take the clip end and hook it on the lid of the trunk. Then using the cam buckle release it and tighten the strap.

That will prevent any unnecessary jarring on the hitch of your vehicle.Thanks.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap - Bike Rack Strap with Cambuckle - 18050

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (160 Customer Reviews)


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by: Tom S.02/28/2017


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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by: Juan04/23/2015


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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by: Richard V09/26/2013


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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by: Wayne A.01/13/2014


I have purchased different items over the last few years and availability and service is the best every order is shipped immediately and tracking is great also. Thankyou very much Wayne A. 112624


Comments

The hitch and wire harness has worked out well. Since then I purchased another hitch and wire harness and it also was in stock and delivered promptly. On a 2015 Subaru Outback Limited. You have always had in stock what ever I have ordered. THANKS AGAIN Wayne A.

Wayne A - 01/17/2015

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by: Douglas05/09/2015


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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by: Mark C.07/12/2014


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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by: Mike10/12/2013


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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by: Richard F.09/17/2017


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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by: Russ B.03/29/2017


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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by: Richard T.12/10/2014


Trailer hitch and bike rack. They were priced right and shipped very fast. Most impressed. I highly recommend. Rose is friendly and competent. 164112


Comments

Very happy with products.

Richard T - 12/10/2015

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by: BH08/01/2014


Easy to use and works great for supporting bike racks! 144024


Comments

Extremely pleased with the quality. Holds the bikes firmly in position.

BH - 08/01/2015

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by: Daniel11/22/2017


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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by: martin06/28/2013


it is a good safety add on 86601


Comments

It work great definitely would recommended

martin - 12/27/2014

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by: Terri O.08/20/2013


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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by: Michael10/13/2014


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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by: Andre F.03/25/2017


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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by: Laura B.10/12/2016


We purchased the 24by60 Curt Cargo Carrier for a 2 inch hitch for our 2016 Toyota Highlander to use when traveling with lots of luggage also got the support straps which worked great. We especially like that it folds up out of the way when in a parking spot, last trip we were parked in a cruise ship parking lot for a week and this feature was a big reason we bought this particular item. All in all very sturdy great product and working with trailer was fantastic. Arrived very soon after purchase. 306082



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by: Robert Y.10/16/2013


Per your request, attached are two photos of the hitch on the car and in use. 104013



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by: Russ09/18/2016


The product itself looks to be well fabricated to perform its task; however, the strap was recommended, in fact specified to maintain the warranty on the hitch when a carrier of any type is used. The strap is useless on my SUV and I would think most vehicles with a rear hatch whose upper edge is made of glass or plastic. Any effective tension on the strap sufficient to stabilize the carrier risks breaking either as the strap hooks over the top edge of the door. 296039



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by: Gary R.03/08/2016


This is a needed addition for support, if you think about it the further a lift is extended beyond the hitch with weight (powerchair) the weight is multiplied so the strap relieves some of that so that the hitch doesn't fail, just don't like that on a Chrysler 300 the only attachment point is the leading edge of trunk lid so that extra care not to damage paint is needed on checked frequently, just a heads up for all you buyers out there! 240180


Comments

Also springs trunk lid hinges upward from the torque!

Gary R - 03/11/2017

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by: Will W08/09/2017


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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by: Elizabeth A07/03/2017


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 .. 401417



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by: Dave W.10/17/2016


Bought this product to maintain the warrranty on my curt class III hitch when using a bike rack. Product looks well made it fits my Honda CR-V but I have a concern as the strap will be contacting the stop light on the rear hatch when in use. Would like some better paint protection on the hook that attaches to the vehicle. Have not had a chance to try it out on the road yet. 308066



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by: Larry F.09/10/2015


I have been using as well as Selling and Installing Bike transporting Racks for well over 20 years. I have never before seen or heard as complete and accurate information as I have Found on E*Trailer.com. Had I known about your site I may have used it to train some of my junior employees, when I was managing a staff. You guys are "GREAT" as a certain cartoon Tiger says! 224815



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by: Daniel Hutton07/21/2016


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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by: Juanita08/28/2015


Customer service was very helpful, patient, and professional. Only spoke to Juanita, but if she is representative of the company, truly first class. Pricing is reasonable and better than any place I checked. Order arrived very quickly. They know their products very well. An A+ organization, wouldn't hesitate to buy from again; highly recommended. 222325



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by: T.L.04/22/2017


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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by: BCB10/05/2016


I love my Kuat Bike Rack and the trailer hitch I bought from etrailer. The main thing I appreciated was Mike H and Victoria B, with their indepth knowledge and good advice. Putting a trailer hitch and bike rack on a Mazda Miata is not easy - but the pieces Mike and Victoria recommended all worked great. Thank you for being a great company! 304156



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by: Walt M.01/07/2012


Thanks to etrailer.com for carrying accessories for hitches. The Curt trailer hitch support strap will transfer the torque load from the hitch receiver to the car's body and avoid possible hitch failure. The strap is well made with a well protected hook to avoid scratching the paint on the car. The attachment is simple and effective. 29266



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by: Bill G09/22/2014


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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by: Thomas02/07/2013


I needed two straps to stabilize a rear bike rack for my Prius. These straps are well made with clips on the end to fit on my rear hatch. The straps are plenty long so would have many other applications. You can't get these straps at an auto supply store, a hardware store or even a place like REI. So, I am very happy. 65250



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by: Ricky S.09/03/2015


Couldn't have asked for better service or delivery. No complaint here. I plan on using my towbar to attach a carrier to it and am confident that I was sent the correct bar for my 2015 Subaru Forester. I had already attached a towbar I bought from you when I owned my Subaru Legacy and was very pleased with that also. 223788



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by: Clint06/21/2017


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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by: Martin05/06/2015


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


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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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by: Baz02/09/2015


The installation is easy and your site's video helps a lot for people like me who's not used to work on their cars. The only issue I got into was using the wrong bolts in the first try, but no biggie. Get things done and I paid 1/5 the price the dealer quoted me for part & installation. 173074



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by: Andrew E.07/23/2012


Should have bought this sooner. It keeps the hitch receiver bike rack from bouncing so much. This is important in my case because the hitch is bumper mounted and was starting to sag. It solved this problem. It does not have to support the weight just snug to stop the bounce. 49106



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by: John N04/21/2012


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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by: Al P.09/09/2012


The design and material are fine. The only issue I have is the hook is too shallow and it does not securely connect to the cross bar of the roof rack. The cross bar is quite thick. I believe the hook is designed to connect to the thin metal of a car trunk cover. 54134



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by: Whitew00d04/02/2014


Go on You Tube and you will see a half dozen ways to use this strap. I run 70-80MPH. You can't have enough straps to secure your bikes/rack. Worth the money, but you will have to do the research on how best to hook it up for your setup. 123370



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by: Al Robinson11/20/2014


The product arrived one day ahead. I have not installed it yet but after reading the instructions it will not be a problem. It will be used for a cargo carrier. It is just what I need and the price was right. I liked the free shipping. 162014



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by: Denny T08/09/2012


The hitch and the bike rack were very good. Easy to install on my Forrester, but the 45 minute time frame talked about in the video was way off for the hitch. It took just under 2 hours which is still OK. Very pleased with the products. 51216



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by: Tom S08/24/2012


Strap is used on my 2012 Escape to support my hitch mounted bike rack. Only issue I have is that the hook that goes on the vehicle is a little hard to actually get over the edge of the liftgate. Works fine and definately does the job. 52878



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by: Karl11/12/2014


The hitch I purchased was easy to install as stated in product information and works as supposed to very happy with it, and I needed to purchase another strap because the 1st one was run over - they delivered it right away. 160608



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by: Tom H10/05/2012


The Curt Trailer Hitch Strap is what the doctor ordered for my 2012 Nissan Juke. After some trial and error I got it around the bike carrier and clipped in my hatchback. It performs as advertised. Bikes are much more stable. 56422



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by: Brian D07/20/2016


I've seen a lot of bike racks *without* this strap, and they seem super unstable. We used it on our Honda Odyssey with Yakima hitch bike rack and there was almost no wobble at all, even on some bumpy country roads. 273984



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by: Eric M.05/24/2017


It works, but not great. The strap itself is strong, but the cambuckle seems too weak to do the job. I think I will just use a ratchet strap instead of this strap. The weak cambuckle makes it fairly useless. 384455



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by: Bill W08/14/2017


Great device and just what I needed. Price better than expected and free shipping. I'll definitely be looking at this company again should I need more trailer supplies or advice. Thanks, Bill SLC, UT 420095



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by: Nick H.07/01/2015


Not only was the product of high quality and exactly what was expected, but the customer service has been exception. I'm thrilled I found this website and will continue to use them for many auto needs. 208606



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by: greg04/22/2015


Product came promptly in an e-trailer box along with the curt hitch I purchased. No damage. Have not tried yet. Not sure how it will hook onto car (mazda CX-5 suv). Seems like a good product. 187536



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by: Tom03/01/2017


Good quality strap and clamps. Got my first set as a gift and was impressed. Easy to understand where to look for my second set to be used for another reason. First set working just fine. 347033


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  • If you would like a motorcycle carrier that will work on a motorhome, I recommend looking at the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, # UF48-979033. We were informed by Ultra-Fab that it is okay to use this carrier on a motorhome or trailer. For a hitch to mount to your 4 inch bumper (assuming it is rated for the weight of your scooter and carrier), you would want the part # E-100. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported...
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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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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver For Jayco Travel Trailer And 4-Bike Rack Application
  • For your 2017 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHSW travel trailer, I recommend the Ultra-Fab 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver for Trailer Frames # UF35-946403. This is a very nice weld on option adjustable from 47-1/8 to 77 inches. For a bolt on option, I recommend the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 72" Wide # 13703. The Curt model recommends the use of stabilization strap # 18050. The weld on options are nice because they don't require any drilling into your frame, but...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Accord
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C11681 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Accord Sedan so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info. Curt requires the use of...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack Options for Rear of Heartland Bighorn 3610RE 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Before attempting to install a hitch on the rear of a 5th wheel, I always recommend consulting the 5th wheel manufacturer to ensure that the rear structure of the 5th wheel is strong enough to handle the weight of a bike rack and the bikes it carries. I called Heartland, who confirmed that using a hitch on the rear of your 5th wheel is acceptable, but you should not under ANY circumstances use the hitch for towing. Although the capacity of the hitch might be greater, Heartland states that...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for an Audi Q5 Without A Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Vehicles like your 2013 Audi Q5 that have a rear roof-level spoiler can pose a challenge to fitting a trunk-mount bike rack. However, you can use the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier, part # HRF2. This unique 2-bike carrier is designed expressly to be compatible with roof-line spoilers by its use of upper arms that extend above and over the spoiler. Please refer to the linked photo and video that illustrate this carrier and its installation. If you need to transport more...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Jayco Eagle
  • For your trailer the most versatile hitch is the Curt trailer hitch # 13703. This hitch will fit frame widths that measure 22 to 72 inches wide. It can also be welded or bolted on and will fit C-Channel, I-Beam, or Box frames. Any welding should be done by a qualified professional. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. Curt also recommends using a stabilization strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2017 Toyota Corolla
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C11265 will fit the 2017 Toyota Corolla. But if you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier and not towing I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24913. The reason is that for the Curt hitch Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using their hitch with any non-trailer load for their warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement.
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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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford Edge Sport
  • For your 2016 Ford Edge Sport I recommend the 2-inch Class III hitch option over the 1-1/4-inch Class II since it will give you a better safety margin for handling the weight of your chosen bike rack and bikes. For that you would want the part # 75234. Plus a 2-inch hitch will be able to work with more accessory items, such as a cargo carrier like # C18153, in case that is ever in your future plans. Considering the small price difference, a Class III hitch like # 75234 is usually the...
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  • Is the Required Curt Stabilizing Strap Included with Hitch # 11469 for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • The Curt Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, is not included with their hitches. It attaches to the bike rack then to the vehicle to keep the forces exerted on the bike rack and hitch when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. On passenger cars this can be attached to the edge of the trunk lid that meets rear windshield or on SUVs, you can attach to the top edge of the hatch. The use of a strap is necessary for Curt warranty requirements. You can also use bungee cords like # 3044DAT,...
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  • Comparing Class III Receiver for 2012 Subaru Outback
  • Draw-Tite #75673 has 7 inch distance between the receiver hitch pin hole and the furthest rearward portion of the rear bumper when installed on a 2011 model Subaru Outback Wagon. Although the hitch will attach to the vehicle using existing holes in the frame, a 1-1/8 inch hole saw will be needed to drill an access hole in the frame member on both the driver and passenger side. This hole is necessary in order to feed installation hardware into the frame as shown in the install instructions...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
  • Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11457 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Chevy Bolt and would do a great job carrying a bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Motorcycle Carrier for the Back of a Travel Trailer
  • Curt RV frame mount hitch # 13703 has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. So the Honda Ruckus would be fine but the Suzuki would be too heavy since you also have to factor in the weight of a carrier. With this hitch Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty requirements. For a hitch with a higher capacity that does not require the strap I recommend # C13702....
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  • Which Hitch to Carry Bike Rack On 2013 Honda Accord 4-Door
  • Of the available hitches for your 2013 Honda Accord, I believe that the Curt Class I Receiver, part # C11681 would provide the best appearance. The cross tube is constructed of tubular powder coated steel, which in many peoples opinion looks better than the square tubing of the Draw-Tite or Hidden Hitch models. The tubing bends up and back a few inches to either side of the receiver opening, which means that the entire cross tube is not visible from the rear. I have provided a photo...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 BMW X5 And How To Prevent Corrosion
  • We do have trailer hitches that are designed to work with your 2015 BMW X5. The Draw-Tite, part # 75600 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. The Curt hitch, part # 13077 has a different design but has the same towing capacities as the # 75600. A note from Curt states that All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT. All...
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack for a 2017 BMW 5 Series
  • You're in the right direction for the Class I hitch, as the Thule DoubleTrack Pro, part # TH9054 is a great choice for a lot of different bikes. The DoubleTrack is fairly easy to load and the unique way that the frame clamps are mounted on the bike rack allows for you to mount in a variety of ways to the frame. I also appreciate that the DoubleTrack has an integrated lock system and its anti-rattle and sway is outright impressive. Kuat makes an excellent rack with very similar...
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  • Trailer Hitch Appearance on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R
  • I do have a picture showing Curt trailer hitch # C11475 installed on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R and I have included it. This picture comes from the instructions which I have also linked for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization...
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  • How to Determine if 2016 Kia Sorento Has Factory Tow Prep Package
  • The elements that comprise a factory tow package vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and even between different model vehicles of the same manufacturer. Based on my research, it looks like the tow package for your 2016 Kia Sorento would simply feature a larger cooler and pre wiring for a trailer connector. To determine if your vehicle has the factory tow package, I recommend visiting your local Kia dealer with your VIN. They will then be able to tell you exactly what was installed...
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  • Where is the Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24763 Manufactured
  • The Draw-Tite Class I hitch that fits your 2012 Honda Civic sedan, part # 24763, is made in Mexico. This is not at all uncommon for lighter-duty hitches like this. Curt offers their own Class I hitch, part # C11391, that is USA-made and which includes a pin and clip. Note that if used with any non-trailer load, say a bike rack or cargo carrier, Curt requires you to use their stabilizing strap # 18050 which is not a requirement for the Draw-Tite. If you like you can order the Curt...
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  • How to Reduce Sway on Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier # S64670
  • I note that along with your Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier # S64670 you also purchased a Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11085, for your Honda. This hitch is rated for a 200-lb tongue weight capacity, which is more than enough to support the 34-lb weight of the XTC-2 carrier and the two loaded bikes (of 35 lbs each maximum). Curt specifies that their hitch receivers must be used with a support strap for any non-trailer loads such as a bike carrier. Failure to use a...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Impreza that Doesnt Require Stabilizer Strap
  • Lower capacity Curt trailer hitches like the part # C11465 do require the stabilizer strap part # 18050 (or something similar) when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. Failure to do this will void the warranty of the hitch. That's why the Draw Tite hitch part # DT24959 would be a much better option for your 2017 Subaru Impreza as it does not have that requirement.
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