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Curt 2" Trailer Hitch - Bumper Mount - 8-3/4" Bolt Pattern - 5,000 lbs GTW

Curt 2" Trailer Hitch - Bumper Mount - 8-3/4" Bolt Pattern - 5,000 lbs GTW

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This Curt bumper-mounted trailer hitch has a 2" x 2" receiver opening and bolts onto the underside of your pickup's rear step bumper. Bolt holes are 8-3/4" apart on center. Ideal for bike racks and cargo carriers. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT bumper hitch part number E-3S or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt 2" Trailer Hitch - Bumper Mount - 8-3/4" Bolt Pattern - 5,000 lbs GTW. Bumper Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Bumper Hitch - E-3S

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Bolt-On
  • CURT
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 500 lbs TW

This Curt bumper-mounted trailer hitch has a 2" x 2" receiver opening and bolts onto the underside of your pickup's rear step bumper. Bolt holes are 8-3/4" apart on center. Ideal for bike racks and cargo carriers.


  • Trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Bumper-mounted design allows lower hitch point to provide level trailer towing
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Bolt-on installation with included mounting hardware
    • Attaches to underside of your rear step bumper
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
  • Distance between bolt holes (on center): 8-3/4"
  • Side to side width: 14"
  • Distance from front of receiver opening to back of plate: 6"
  • Plate length from front to back: 4"

Note: Never exceed your bumper's gross towing weight.

19030 Curt 2" Bumper Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver - 5,000 lbs GTW

Installation Details E-3S Installation instructions

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Curt 2" Trailer Hitch - Bumper Mount - 8-3/4" Bolt Pattern - 5,000 lbs GTW - E-3S

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

This Curt bumper-mounted trailer hitch has a 2" x 2" receiver opening and bolts onto the underside of your pickup's rear step bumper. Bolt holes are 8-3/4" apart on center. Ideal for bike racks and cargo carriers.



by: 04/29/2021

Solid, quality product. The bolt threads were a bit "short" so I had to buy some big washers to make up the distance and allow the nuts to fully tighten. Also, I looked up the torque specs on those grade 8 bolts to get the proper torque rather than what the instructions said: "Make sure to tighten them really tight". Overall pleased.


The bumper hitch was exactly what I needed. It is perfect for attaching a wheelchair carrier to the step bumper of my Silverado pick-up. After I placed my order I recieved a confirming e-mail of the order. I recieved an e-mail the next day informing me that my order had shipped along with the tracking number. I recieved my order a few days later and installed it on my bumper in barely 5 minutes! I will definitely use E-Trailer for all future trailer hitch needs.

Dave B.


i need hitch like e-3s for my 2002 silverado i would have to drill in bumper

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


This hitch should fit your 2002 Silverado with a step bumper, and yes you will need to drill for the installation.


Very prompt delivery! Product is just as described. I will try / do the install tomorrow and follow up at that time. I do not expect any issues, but you never know till its complete. This is hopeful is going to lower the hitch height to enable the level towing of a vintage trailer.

Jim S.


Works grate! Did just what I needed.


Product was easy to locate, webset easy to use. Hitch installed easily, Did require slight mount adjustment by drilling. The product description did give adequate forewarning of mounting adjustment. Spacers included were great. Would recommend “ETRAILER”!

Larry L.


All is well


For the price this is well worth it. The staff was very fast to respond to any questions i had. I am only using this for a bike rack and it worked perfectly. If you have to drill all holes in your bumper, make sure you are using a drill with a cord. The batteries will not last. I would def buy another product from this firm. This was a great quality product.

Jack L.


After a brutal winter the product is still holding up great.


Super fast shipping and service. This unit fit my aftermarket step bumper just fine. I only had to drill two holes for the included 1/2 inch bolts. The 3/4 inch bolts lined up perfectly. I wish all things were this simple.



Hitch is great. No signs of rust on the finish or bolts.


The shipping was quicker than I expected. However, the bumper hitch didn't work well with my 1993 Nissan pickup with its step bumper. My bumper is too light and the mounting surface of the E-3S hitch is bowed, so it tended to try to pull my bumper apart in tightening. If you have a heavy bumper plate to bolt the hitch to, it should work great.


Nice heavy hitch, installed easy and worked great.
Would recommend it to anyone looking for a light trailer bumper hitch.


I'm building my own trailer hitch for my classic 1955 F350. I like this receiver because it'll provide a large, flat base to weld to the 2x4 heavy steel tube.


Very easy to install, took less than 30 minutes. I wasn't sure of the grade of bolts that were included, so I upgraded to Grade 8 bolts. I'm very pleased with hitch and have already put it to the test.


The finish is great, I was going to weld this to the front of my tractor, but know I am going to weld mountig brackets to the tractor so I can bolt it on and not mess up the powder coating.


The hitch is perfect for hauling anything we toss in the trailer from hay to wood to dwelling clean-outs, it has earned its value.


The hitch is going on a one off build and is exactly what I needed. WELL MADE Only Mother natures delivery of 12" of snow delayed your delivery!


Solid built product. Grade 8 bolts longer than needed. Had to change out for 2 1/2 inch bolts.


Perfect for the application


Like my other orders from etrailer I received exactly what was ordered packaged correctly and on time. Thank you etrailer




All the videos that are available at e-trailer make the installation super easy. The product is performing perfectly.


A lot of bang for the buck, what's not to like.
great QUALITY as well.


A lot of bang for the buck, what's not to like.
great QUALITY as well.


Ordered item online- painless
item quickly, and was well packed.
Installed easily, very good quality for the cost.
Exactly as I expected.

Pleasure doing business with this company




Great, product worked very well for my needs


Information on website made choosing the right product easy. Quick shipping and notification in a great product


Excellent product, workds great.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Bumper Hitch

  • Will Curt 2 Inch Bumper Hitch Fit a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Part E-3S has a 8-3/4 inch, center to center, span between mounting holes. Check your bumper to see if it has two holes that are 8-3/4 inches apart. These are universal fit items so they do not fit specific vehicles.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Mounting Plate on Curt 2 Inch Bumper Trailer Hitch, # E-3S
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Curt 2 Inch Bumper Hitch, # E-3S, to take some measurements. The center to center distance between the two round holes is 6 inches. They measure 5-7/16 inches apart, inside edge to inside edge. They are 9/16 inches in diameter. The elongated holes are 7-5/16 inches apart, inside edge to inside edge. From the front of the elongated holes to the edge of the flat platform measures 5/8 inches. The elongated holes measure 1-1/4 inches by 13/16 inches....
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  • Compatability of Curt Bumper Hitch E-3S and 2009 Chevy 1500
    Part E-3S has a 8-3/4 inch, center to center, span between mounting holes. Check your bumper to see if it has two holes that are 8-3/4 inches apart. These are universal fit items so they do not fit specific vehicles.
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  • Will Using Ball Mount with a Rise/Drop with Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch E-3S Decrease Hitch Capacity
    It sounds like you are talking about using a ball mount that has a rise in the shank of 5 to 6 inches. Using a ball mount in the rise or drop position does not decrease the gross trailer weight of tongue weight capacities of Curt trailer hitch # E-3S. It is likely that the bumper of your vehicle is rated lower than the hitch. Typically, bumpers, if rated for towing, max out at 3,500 pounds. You will need to check the owners manual of the vehicle or the bumper manufacturer if aftermarket...
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  • What are the Front to Back and Side to Side Dimensions of Curt Bumper Hitch E-3S
    On the Curt bumper hitch # E-3S the face of the receiver is approximately 2 inches out from the nearest part of the flat plate. The hitch pin hold is slightly back from that, the center being about 5/16 of an inch further back than the plate. The overall width is 14 inches. The flat part on top is 11 inches side to side. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Will Curt E-3S Step Bumper Receiver Hitch fit a 2008 Mazda B2300 Pickup
    The Curt E-3S bumper hitch is a universal design to fit standard step bumpers. If your B Series has a standard step bumper it should fit. We have several frame mounted hitches that bolt directly to the frame of the truck and are custom fit to the 2008 Mazda B Series. I have added a link to them below.
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  • Fit of Curt 2 Inch Bumper Hitch # E-3S on 2014 Tacoma Double Cab
    The Curt bumper hitch you referenced, part # E-3S is a multi-fit application that will fit many different vehicles. The hitch is compatible with a standard step bumper, so if your Tacoma has that type of bumper it should work. I have provided a photo showing the bolt hole spacing of the hitch that you can compare to your bumper. The hitch has a 5000 lb towing/500 lb tongue weight capacity that will be limited by the capacity of the truck or the bumper itself if it is lower.
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  • Using Spacers to Install CURT Trailer Hitch # E-3S on a Step Bumper
    The CURT Step Bumper Trailer Hitch, # E-3S, comes with some square spacers, part 5 in the instructions linked for you, just in case the bumper does have that protrusion on the underside of the bumper. These spacers are 1/4 inches thick. If you are using these and still have 1/8 of a gap, a slightly thicker spacer can be used as long as you make sure to tighten the bolts as specified in the instructions.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for the Step Bumper on a 2010 Ford Ranger
    If the bumper itself has a hole for a ball then you could just use the bumper to tow. Consult the owners manual for the capacity (usually up to 3,500 pounds on many applications, the owners manual should have the correct information). If you need to add a receiver then a hitch like # E-3S is going to be the best option. Take a look at the picture I have included to see the mounting hole dimensions. I have also linked the instructions for you. I have also included a link to the frame mount...
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  • Can the Curt Specialty Trailer Hitch # E-3S Install on a 2004 Ford F150 without Bumper Modification
    In order to determine if the Curt Specialty Trailer Hitch # E-3S that you referenced would fit your 2004 Ford F150 with out modification you will need to check out the picture that I attached that shows the bolt pattern of the hitch and see if your bumper has mounting holes that are compatible with them. For a few other hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle without any bumper modifications check out the link I attached.
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  • Will Curt Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver E-3S Come Loose Since No Lock Nuts Are Used?
    You are correct that the Curt 2" Trailer Hitch - Bumper Mount - 8-3/4" Bolt Pattern - 5,000 lbs GTW # E-3S does not include locking nuts, and as long as you torque the included bolts to the torque spec listed in the instructions you will not need to worry about the nuts coming loose. You can add loc-tite if you wish, but it is not required. There is no problem drilling the two holes in the bumper of your 1993 Ford F-150 for the two smaller holes, and will need to use a 1/2" drill bit for...
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  • Dimensions of the Curt Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch # E-3S
    I pulled the Curt Bumper Mount Hitch, # E-3S, from the warehouse and made a video showing you the measurements that you were asking for. The wider holes, closest to the receiver opening, are 1-1/4 inches wide and accept a 3/4 inch diameter bolt. The bolt holes measure 10-3/4 inches at their widest points and 7-1/4 inches at their closest point. With the bolts set at the widest point, they measure 9 inches apart on center and 8 inches apart at the closest point.
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  • Towing Capacity of Curt 2 Inch Step Bumper Hitch Part # E-3S
    The Curt 2 inch Bumper Hitch, part # E-3S has a 5000 lb towing and 500 lb tongue weight capacity when installed according to the instructions linked below. The Curt Hitch should easily pull your pop-up with no problem whatsoever.
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  • Can Curt 2-Inch Bumper-Mount Hitch # E-3S Be Installed Above the Bumper
    The Curt 2-Inch Bumper-Mount Hitch # E-3S that you referenced can be installed in an inverted position (on top of your bumper step rather than underneath it) without loss of capacity according to my contact at Curt. The concern to keep in mind is that you will need to keep your choice of ball mount to one with rise or drop of no more than 8-inches. If your tow vehicle and trailer heights require a ball mount of no more than 8-inches of rise or drop you should be fine mounting this hitch...
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  • Will the Curt 2 inch Bumper Hitch Fit On a 2000 GMC Jimmy
    If you 2000 GMC Jimmy has a rear step bumper and the mounting hole spacing is 8-3/4 inches on center then the Curt 2 inch Bumper Hitch, item # E-3S, will work on your vehicle. The towing capacity of the hitch will be the lowest rated item in the system which are the vehicle, bumper or hitch itself, whichever is lowest. You can find the towing capacity either in your owners manual and/or on the bumper itself. The Curt 2 inch Bumper Hitch comes with all of the mounting hardware and instructions...
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  • Can Curt Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver be Used as a Front Mount Hitch Receiver
    I spoke to Curt about mounting the bumper mount hitch receiver, part # E-3S, on a front bumper and they said it doesn't really matter where it's installed as long as it's bolted to a good secure mounting point. You would also need to make sure the bumper of your 2017 Winnebago Fuse is rated to handle whatever load you're using it for. From my research your motorhome is built on a Ford Transit chassis. Looking at pictures I don't really see how you're going to safely install the # E-3S...
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  • Can the Bumper Mounted Trailer Hitch be Installed Under the Step Bumper of a 2000 Ford Ranger
    I spoke with my contact at Curt, the manufacturer, about the Bumper Mounted Hitch, # E-3S, and the compatibility with your 2000 Ford Ranger. He stated that the total width, side to side, is just under 14 inches. From the front of the receiver opening to the back of the plate is 6 inches. The plate itself measures 4 inches front to back. The hitch can be mounted under the step bumper if you have mounting holes that measure 8-3/4 inches from center to center on your bumper.
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  • Can Bumper Mount Hitch Work With 2018 Chevy Colorado LT Factory Step Bumper Hitch
    As long as you have full access to the underside of the bumper mounting holes, through the step bumper, and they measure 8-3/4 inches center to center then you may be able to mount the Curt bumper mount hitch # E-3S without removing the step bumper. However, when speaking with my contact at Curt, they mentioned this type of hitch is meant for RV's. He also confirmed that in most cases, the factory bumpers would not fit this hitch. The length of the bolts that are included with the...
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  • Will the Curt Receiver E-3S Fit my 1978 Chevrolet Truck?
    Yes you will have the room that you need on the Curt 2" Trailer Hitch part # E-3S to move those the 3/8" closer in that the 8.75" center to center measurement. The one issue you may run into would be the powder coat. If you need to you can remove a little bit of the material with a drill or file to get that extra little bit of clearance you need.
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  • Will CURT Bumper Trailer Hitch # E-3S Fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado with Southern Comfort Package
    From what I could find, the Southern Comfort package on a 2005 Chevy Silverado did not affect the bumper. What you can do to determine if the CURT Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch, # E-3S, will fit is to measure the area of the bumper where the hitch will install and compare that to the dimensions of the hitch. The top flat part of the hitch is 11 inches by 4 inches. The bolt holes closest to the receiver opening are 8-3/4 inches apart on center. The other set of bolt holes is 6 inches apart...
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  • How To Determine Towing Capacity of an RV Bumper that is 4 Inch Square 1/8 inch Thick Steel
    The best way to determine what the towing capacity of the bumper on your RV would be to contact the manufacturer of your RV and ask what the bumper gross towing weight capacity is. I attached installation instructions for the Curt 2 inch Bumper Hitch # E-3S for you to check out also.
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  • Fit of Curt 2-Inch Bumper-Mount Hitch E-3S on Step Bumper of 2011 Toyota Tacoma
    I got a sample of the Curt 2-Inch Bumper-Mount Hitch # E-3S from our warehouse so I could re-check the size and spacing of the mounting holes. The larger oval holes that accept the 3/4-inch hex bolts measure 3/4-inch x 1-1/4-inch. Their two outside edges are 9-3/4-inches apart and their two inside edges are spaced at 7-1/4-inches apart. This means you should have enough bolt clearance with your bumper's 8-inch center-to-center hole spacing. Those holes will need to be large enough to accept...
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  • Will Curt 2" Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch # E-3S Fit 2000 Ford Ranger
    The Curt 2" Bumper Mount Trailer Hitch # E-3S that you referenced offers a pretty universal design, but the only way to verify a fit with existing holes on the bumper of your 2000 Ford Ranger will be to take a look and see if the pattern matches what's on the mounting plate for this hitch. The two smaller bolt holes measure 6" apart on center while the two larger holes are spaced apart by 8-3/4". I have attached an image to assist. You will just want to measure the holes on your existing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
    There's a chance the Curt hitch part # E-3S would fit your 2010 Chevy Silverado but since this is a universal style hitch that's never been fit tested on your truck we can't guarantee that. We do have hitches for your Silverado though that are a confirmed fit. For example we have the etrailer hitch part # E98849 which has a 6,000 lb trailer capacity and attaches to the truck frame instead for a much more secure mount.
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