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



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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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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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Necessary to keep the bikes from wobbli ng. 574329



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worked great 569540



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good 561856



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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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Haven't used it yet, but they recommend, I listen! These guys know what they're talking about. Great company. 556147



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Works great-used multiple times-keeps bike and bike rack stable and secure. 553870



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Does the job. I did have to bend the "hook" end ( open it up a bit) for it to slip easier between the hatch and roof on my 2018 GTI Autobahn. 549881



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Strap is exactly as advertised. Great c ompany! 549183



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I have not had a change to use the strap but will keep it for later. 547579


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  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11431 is designed for and confirmed to fit the Hatchback ST. There will be drilling required for installation, exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation and access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool. All non-trailer loads, bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. The Curt Trailer Hitch...
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  • Complete Towing Setup for 2016 Mazda CX-5
  • Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 76138 is a good choice for your 2016 Mazda CX-5 since it offers a higher weight capacity than Curt hitch # C13315. Please note that Curt does NOT require use of their support strap # 18050 with this hitch although they do require it for some other hitches. For a 4-pole wiring harness you can indeed use Tekonsha kit # 118563 which is compatible with your LED lighting. This wiring can be converted to the 7-way type needed for a brake controller by adding kit...
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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 for 2002 Bluebird All-American School Bus
  • For a school bus like your 2002 Bluebird All American RE you would need a universal hitch such as Curt # C13701. It can be bolted or welded on to box frames, C-channel frames, or I-beam frames that are between 18" and 51" wide. It is a Class III rated hitch with a maximum capacity of 5,000 lbs and maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs. If your frame is wider than 51 inches, you would need to go with Curt # 13703, which fits frames that are between 22" and 72". This hitch will fit on box frames,...
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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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda Accord
  • I have two options that will allow you to carry bikes on your 2018 Honda Accord. You can either use a trailer hitch with a hitch mounted bike rack or a trunk mounted bike rack. A trunk mounted bike rack will be more cost effective but a hitch mounted bike rack allows for much more options as far as bike racks go. In order to use a hitch mounted bike rack you will first need a trailer hitch and for that I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11525 as this is the only confirmed...
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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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  • 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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  • Bolt-On RV Hitch for Travel Trailer with 72-Inch Frame Width
  • We do offer hitches designed for installation on trailer and RV frames. We also offer bumper-mount RV hitches that can be installed on certain RVs that have a continuously-welded (not spot-welded) steel bumper. Both types can be seen by clicking on the linked page. We offer two frame-mount hitches that can fit on a 72-inch-wide trailer frame (measured from the outside of one rail to the outside of the other). These are the bolt-on Curt # 13703 and the weld-on Ultra-Fab # UF35-946403....
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Ford Focus ST
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11431 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford Focus ST. This hitch is actually specifically designed for the ST models and it is the only one we have that will work for you. It has a Class I rating with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. Please keep in mind that if you will be using the hitch for any non-towing accessoires then you will also need the Support Strap part # 18050 in order to maintain the warranty of the hitch.
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  • How Does the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap Work with the Thule T2 Platform Bike Rack
  • To use the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050, with a bike you would normally attach the # 18050 support strap at the trunk lip near the back glass on the vehicle. With the Thule T2 bike rack, # TH9045, you would need to find a place to attach the hook on the end of the support strap so that the strap and buckle do not contact the vehicle. One option I have come up with is to use a Quick Loop Tie-Down, # TH530, along with a continuous loop strap like part # 753-2030-03. You can...
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