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

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







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 Test Course

We ran a few accessory through our test course with and without the strap installed. Here it is with your hanging style bike rack. You'll notice how much less movement we had. Now, with our flat form 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.


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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   (212 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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Works just as expected! 549115



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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it is a good safety add on 86601


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It work great definitely would recommended

martin - 12/27/2014

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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


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


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Rating the best. Super good company to deal with.

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

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


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Still solid and no complaints.

Joe P - 06/18/2018

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Good quality stabilizer strap. Not much to say, but it seems like it will be good for the long haul. Purchased this, as it's required for non-trailer load use on my new Curt hitch. 572324



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Even though my ebike is really heavy, the bike rack is easy to load bikes and secure them. The entire rack is pretty easy to remove from the car when we are not using it. 526321



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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 .. 401417


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It still works perfect .. very happy

Elizabeth A - 07/05/2018

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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


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Also springs trunk lid hinges upward from the torque!

Gary R - 03/11/2017

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



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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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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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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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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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COULD NOT USE THIS DEVICE: The clip that was provided to connect the strap at the top of the door (or hatch) does not fit a 2010 Dodge Journey, as the center portion of the door is blocked by a water seal. I will have to use rope tied to the luggage rack for stabilization of the bicycle(s). 644121



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Fast shipping, good price, and super easy to install ! 640630



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Does what I need it to do 636930



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great website-easy to navigate and fast delivery WHAT A GOOD COMPANY 636357



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Great product & great service from etrailer. What more does one need? 619143



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Excellent ancillary addition to the bike rack that was purchased with this. Stabilizes and minimized jostling. 615029



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i ordered several products and I am delighted with the quality of all of them. They were shipped the same day that I placed the order (free shipping!!) which was on a weekend. I have ordered from etrailer in the past and I'm sure I will in the future as the need arises. 614956



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Product was as advertised but I ended up not using it. My Audi has such narrow panel gaps that it wouldn't fit. 614524



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Working as intended and keeping our bikes secured on the rack and hitch. 601692



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works great 597238



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They do the job! 592690



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Does exactly as I want it to do. Tha nks, 588584



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Has worked as expected. Would recommend to others. 587696



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I'm happy to leave very positive feedback on my interaction with eTrailer. It has been absolutely fantastic, and special recognition to your customer service representative, Heidi, who helped with the missing parts on an emergency basis. Very, very thankful that I had gone through this purchase with you and will definitely be coming back in the future. Thank you again for helping me out when I was in a bind. I do appreciate it very very much. 584929



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Easy to use. Holding up well after a ye ar. 584564



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Ordered a hitch and curt strap. The strap was missing but I didn’t realized it until a month later. etrailer was kind enough to still send out a replacement. Thank you for the great customer support! 579682



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Gives much more stability to our hitch 577854



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Necessary to keep the bikes from wobbli ng. 574329


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  • Curt recommends the stabilizer strap with non-supported loads like bike racks to help support the hitch when going over bumps to prevent some of the vertical shock from being transferred to the hitch. Curt does this as a precaution, it's not that Draw Tite or Hidden Hitch are stronger. Both hitch brands make outstanding hitches that are typically stronger than what they are rated for. I would say that Curt just happens to approach the idea of a bike rack/cargo carrier being used in a...
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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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  • Comparing Curt & Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitches for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is the 2-inch Class III Draw-Tite # 76084. Unlike the Curt # C13135, the Draw-Tite does not require you to use a support strap # 18050 with non-trailer loads like bike and cargo carriers. Both will install under your rear bumper fascia as shown in the linked video. The hitch comes with all required installation hardware. Both brands produce a quality hitch and both share the same weight capacities but the USA-made Curt's powder...
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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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  • Comparing Draw-Tite # 76128 and Curt # C13397 for 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76128 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13397 are very similar in style and function. They are both easy to install and will work well with accessories. The biggest difference is the Curt hitch is rated for less weight and requires fascia trimming for installation. The Curt hitch also recommends using the support strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load, but the Draw-Tite does not require this. The strap...
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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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  • Is It Possible to Install Trailer Hitch on 2006 K-Z Escalade Trailer
  • 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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  • Draw-Tite Class III Hitch 75218 Installation on 2016 Audi Q3 for Using Hitch Bike Rack
  • All aftermarket hitches made for your 2016 Audi Q3 are shown on the linked page. These options include both 1-1/4-inch Class II and also 2-inch Class III type hitches. Since both install in the same manner I recommend one of the 2-inch models, either Curt # C13238 or Draw-Tite # 75218, since these will offer broader compatibility with the available bike racks and also a higher weight capacity. Both of these 2-inch hitches will require some trimming of the rear fascia but neither required...
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  • Custom Plug-In Trailer Wiring Harness to Fit 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • For your 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Recevier # C13505 is a confirmed fit. It does not include the wiring harness. The correct 4-way wiring harness for your Hyundai is # C55310. This harness does plug into the vehicle's wiring without any splicing. The connectors are behind the trim panels on both sides of the rear cargo area. You should know that using the Curt Class III Hitch # C13505 requires the use of a support strap # 18050 when using the hitch for...
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  • Most Concealed Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT
  • All of the hitch receivers available for your 2016 Dodge Challenger will show some of the cross tube. However, the Curt Class II # C12064 and Curt Class III # C13093 do have the receiver opening welded under the tube unlike the Draw-Tite Class II # 36548 which is welded even with the cross tube.. None of them completely conceal it up under the fascia. The Class II is a 1-1/4 inch receiver and the Class III is a 2 inch receiver. You should also know that Curt requries the use a stablizer...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2017 Chevy Spark
  • The Curt hitch # C11433 and the Draw Tite part # 24941 are both a fit for your 2017 Chevy Spark. I attached install instructions for both hitches for you to check out. It looks as though the Curt will install a bit easier so it has that as an advantage. The advantage the Draw Tite has is that if you were to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack you wouldn't have to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Golf GTI Autobahn
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24925 referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2018 VW GTI Autobahn. For your vehicle, I instead recommend the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11412. This Class I hitch is confirmed to fit your VW and will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and it has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity....
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  • What is the Stabilizing Strap that Curt Requires for Some of Their Trailer Hitches
  • Out of the Curt trailer hitch part # C11286 and part # C13135 for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek I recommend going with the part # C13135 as it has 2 inch receiver opening so it will be compatible with a wider range of accessories. Installation videos have been attached for both options. As you read, per the Curt warranty a stabilization strap must be used for all non-trailer loads. The reason being that they are not supported by their own set of wheels like a trailer would be. A stabilization...
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2017 Chevy Camaro
  • The only real difference you'll see between the Curt hitch part # C11900 and the Draw Tite part # 24938 is if you were to use the hitch for a bike rack. The Curt requires you to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 to brace the unsupported load of a bike rack whereas Draw Tite does not void the hitch warranty. That's why I believe the Draw Tite is the better hitch to go with on your 2017 Chevy Camaro
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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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