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Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop

Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop

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Adapts your OEM vertical hitch receiver into a standard ball mount platform or horizontal receiver tube. For use in the drop position only. Black powder coated steel resists rust and corrosion. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT hitch adapters part number C45013 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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CURT Hitch Adapters - C45013

  • Vertical Adapter
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • 5000 lbs
  • 2-7/16 Inch Drop
  • Ball Mounts
  • CURT

Adapts your OEM vertical hitch receiver into a standard ball mount platform or horizontal receiver tube. For use in the drop position only. Black powder coated steel resists rust and corrosion.


  • 2" x 2" Vertical receiver adapter
  • Rear of horizontal tube is open
  • Specifically designed for use with OEM hitches
  • For use in the drop position only
  • Black powder coat resists rust and corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" OEM vertical hitch receivers
  • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Length: 4-1/4"
  • Drop: 2-7/16"


45013 Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop

Video of Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop

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

Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Adapters - Vertical Adapter - C45013 Review

Today we're going to review part number C45013. This is the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter. This is a two inch to two inch adapter. This part is designed to fit on the Curt Stealth hitches. It is designed to fit a vertical hitch. A vertical hitch would be one where the receiver tube is actually up and down, in other words, some of theDodge vehicles use a hitch like that where the tube would come down, it's behind the rear of the car so you really can't see it.What this adapter does, this part would slide up into thatvertical hitch, and then extend out to give you the horizontal hitch receiver opening that you're needing. Now the rear of this as you see, the rear of this horizontal tube is open.

The weightrating on this is five thousandgross weight towing capacity and five hundredpoundston weight capacity. Now a few specs on this. The overall length, if we measure from the center of this hitch pin hole to the center of this hitch pin hole, it's going to be four and a quarter inches. The drop would be from the center of this hitch pin hole to the center of this hitch pin hole, this is going to be right at two and seven sixteenths for the drop. Now this can, of course, only be used in the drop position as the vertical hitch opening would be coming down, so you justslide this up, only use this way, and again, this is specially designed for use with the Curt Stealth hitches only, due tothese pin hole locations. Sometimes it will not match up to other Stealth hitches, so you would need to check the measurements that are on the product page for this part number to see if it would work on your application. It's made to use a five eighths inchpin and clip, so you would slide this up into the vertical hitch, put the pin and clipin, attachitinto place, and then you need to use a pin and clip down here when you put in your accessory or yourball mount. That should do it for the review on part number C45013, the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter.


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Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop - C45013

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Adapts your OEM vertical hitch receiver into a standard ball mount platform or horizontal receiver tube. For use in the drop position only. Black powder coated steel resists rust and corrosion.


The hitch adapter and 90 degree mount solved my desire to mount my electric wench on my auto trailer replacing the manual wench. See photo.

The 2" sleeve would not come out of the existing 2" receiver so I used the hitch adapter to make the transition. The etrailer experts correctly told me there would be some play in this joint. However, it works here (as this is not for towing).

I also used the 90 degree mount upside down (also not an approved application). But again no towing is involved. I did need to drill a new hole in the receiver.

Still doing the job
David - 10/09/2020




Excellent quality product! I will be using it for towing my boat in the spring with a factory hitch on a 2016 Chrysler 300 S. Nice set-up. I'll pull one pin for the off season and looks like a no-hitch appearance. Love the idea!
Excellent service and very fast delivery. This is my second purchase over the years from etrailer and couldn't be more satisfied! Thank you!

After using this hidden hitch for one year, wouldnt care to have any other brand! Still very top of the line product.
John S - 12/20/2017


Used on a new Maserati LeVante. The European hitch sockets are vertical and this car only comes with a ball for the horizontal portion. I needed a horizontal socket as this one provides. However, the hole in the vertical portion was too low and interfered with bumper. So I had the dealer drill press another hole high up on the vertical portion.

Very well.
JP - 02/20/2021


Perfect Thanks


the 90 degree adapter added a vertical bar function to my car to help with my roof rack items


I purchased this adapter for my volvo xc90. None of the local shops had any idea where to get a 90 degree adapter and hadn't ever seen such a hitch. Luckily etrailer had exactly what I needed. This is very well built and works with the Valley hidden hitches as well! Excellent product, great and accurate descriptions & I really like the measurements provided as this assured me that the hitch would fiit before I purchased it.


My wife and I could not find this product anywhere....after spending 4hours going from store to store we found and bam! There it was the Verical Adapter we were searching for. The hitch is hidden under the bumper of our Chrysler Pacific thus needing the 90 degree adaptor......we needed this in which to mount our Bike Rack. Works great and highly recommend this adaptor. Our item was shipped the very next day and etrailer sent us tracking problems and arrived on time. Will go to etrailer first next time!


I bought this 90 deg Curt vertical receiver adapter to work with a Mopar 82209575AB trailer hitch that I purchased off of Craigslist for my 2010 Chrysler 300C. The adapter is a tight fit but it does work just fine with the 82209575AB hitch. This seems to be a very high quality part. The price from eTrailer was just about the best I could find anywhere and it was delivered in less than 3 days from the time I made the purchase. I'm very happy with this purchase, thanks eTrailer.





I recently purchased a new Chrysler 200 and had the dealer install an OEM receiver However I still needed a receiver extension from under the car out to allow by bike rack to fit The description sounded and looked right but there was no size on the OEM receiver. I held my breath and orders it and much to my delight it fits perfect! It came quickly and I'm now able to transport my bike without damage to my new car Thanks etrailer!


Great product and superb customer service, kudos to George and everyone at etrailer !!!


I had a Hidden Hitch installed on my 2012 Chrysler 300 but the dealer couldn't find me an adapter I needed to accommodate my bike rack (back-order). Instead of waiting, I Googled adapters and found a solution in about 30 seconds through eTrailer! The adapter is exactly what I needed and the order and shipping was without issue. Very Happy! Thanks eTrailer.


Just had a factor hitch installed on my 2012 Dodge Journey by the Dealer but the Mopar vertical receiver adapter was on backorder with no delivery date for almost 1 month. I found this one at and cancelled the order with the Dealer. Got it in 2 days and it fit perfectly. Just in time for my weekend trip. The team at was very helpful.


I am very impressed with the service. I have a new 2012 dodge journey that I have not been able to use the toweing package that I have for the last ten mounths because dodge can not supply the needed receiver.This is a direct fit I am more that happy not with dodge but with etrailer.


Details and dimensions matched exactly what's shown on the website very pleased. Havn't installed it yet however I did check out the piece good workmanship. If I had to guess the weld is from 3/8 to 1/2 wide. The shaft on it is 2 inch and receiver is 2 1/2. Which is perfect for what I'm building. And if it breaks that's my fault. Due to modification or load. Thanks Etrailer.


This is very heavy duty and nice, however, the weld on the vertical piece is thick and I cannot insert the reciever far enough to push the pin through the holes. I will have to do some grinding on the reciever to get a little more room to slide this in.


Product was delivered on time and was ready to install. I had to make a modification and the service group at etrailer promptly answered my questions and steered me to a solution. Very happy with the results.


I tried ordering a receiver adapter through the local Dodge dealership where I purchased my 2009 Dodge Journey. They have been unable to order one and I've been waiting for several months. My husband found this one and it is just what we needed. The fit is great and a better product than what the dealership was trying to find for us. Ordering was easy and we received the product in just a few days!


Product was exactly as described. This hitch adapter was very hard to find. Here I found the adapter available immediately and it shipped quickly. Thank you!


Quality Product and fast delivery. Thank you. Worked to do what I wanted with very miny alterations. Perfect. Kept me from reinventing the wheel.


I ordered as a add on on my 1985 jeep.Looked at several different combinations this was the one that the most sense while saving money.I will buy again from etrailer.It shipped quick and cheap. William


Well fabricated product, welds, powder coating and it fits!!!



Product fit and looked as good as described. The 2012 Dosge Journey SXT with tow package is complete now. Thanks for having a product I couldn't find on any shelf in the city.


hitch adapter was exactly what we works chrysler could not supply us with the same exact part.thanks again,you are now my new hitch supplier!!!!!!!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Hitch Adapters

  • Will the Curt # C45013 Vertical Receiver Adapter Fit 2009 Dodge Journey SE
    Although the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter, part # C45013 is designed to work only with the Curt Stealth Hitch, it might possibly work with other vertical receivers. The crucial dimension will be distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the vertical tube to the end of the receiver. If this distance is more than 7/8 of an inch, the Curt adapter will not work for you. I have edited a photo showing the complete dimensions of the Curt Adapter.
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  • What Hitches Does the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 Fit
    The Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 that you referenced is designed only to be used with Curt Stealth hitches. These hitches have an opening that points down, that is why this product says to only use it in the "drop position." If the hitch on your 1964 C-10 is a Curt Stealth Hitch then this product would work for you. If you check out the dimension picture I attached you will see why it won't just install on to any hitch opening. The distance from the pin hole on the male side...
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  • Could the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 Work on a 2012 Dodge Journey Factory Hitch
    The Curt Hitch part # C45013 is specifically designed for use with Curt stealth hitches only. Due to pin hole locations, it most likely will not match up with other stealth hitches. But I did attach picture of this product with all of it's dimensions listed. You might compare this drawing to you hitch to see if it would match up.
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  • Will Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter C45013 Fit Vertical Receiver on 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback
    The opening on your vertical receiver would have to accept a 2 inch square shank for # C45013 to fit. Check the other measurements, see picture, to make sure this adapter will fit properly.
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  • Can Curt 2 Inch Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 Tow a Trailer with a 2009 Dodge Journey
    The Curt 2 Inch Vertical Receiver Adapter, part # C45013 will fit in a 2 inch vertical hitch. It has a length of 4-1/4 inches and a drop of 2-7/16 inches. This adapter can be used for towing and has a gross towing weight capacity of 5,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. You will need to measure to make sure this adapter will work on your 2009 Dodge Journey. You will need to use a ball mount with this adapter to get you the correct rise that will be needed to tow your trailer...
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  • Will Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter Fit 2013 VW Tiguan
    It is possible you can use the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 on the vertical receiver of your 2013 VW Tiguan. Keep in mind this is for OEM vertical hitches, and you need to take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch to the bottom. If that measurement is 7/8" or less, the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 should work for you. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well.
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  • Flat Tow Vehicle While Also Using Bike Carrier
    We have the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches, # MT70070. This dual hitch extension provides two, 2" receivers so you can tow a trailer and use an accessory at the same time. Please note the linked product review videos below.
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  • Adding 7-Way Trailer Connector to 2018 Maserati Levante for Boat Trailer With Surge Coupler
    The easiest way to equip your vehicle so it'll work with your trailer would be to use an adapter like # 37185. The adapter would plug into your existing 4-pole, and would have 4 additional bare wires. The white ground wire with the ring terminal would attach to the vehicle frame or chassis, and the purple wire would be tapped into the reverse lamp circuit on the vehicle. The remainder of the wires aren't needed and could be bundled up and tucked out of the way. This method will require...
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  • Recommended Folding Cargo Carrier For Increased Clearance When Not In Use
    I recommend getting a cargo carrier with the folding feature like the 20x59 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs # C18151. The distance from the center of hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier when folded up is 9 inches and to the outside edge is 17-3/4 inches. This carrier has a 2 inch shank rise and is 40 lbs. There isn't an adapter for the non-folding cargo carrier to be stored vertically. We have an L adapter # C45013, but it is only for use...
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  • Hitch Mounted Upright Crossbar Recommendation to Fit Front Hitch of Chevy Silverado
    I have a solution for you, but the # C45013 is designed to only fit vertical hitches and not what you have currently. Your best option would be a Rhino-Rack T-Load # RTL002 which will fit your front hitch and give you the upright crossbar you need in front of your truck and will fit the front hitch.
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  • Can Curt Vertical Receiver be Used to Store Bikes Upright?
    The Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 is designed to be used with what are called Curt Stealth hitches that point down and because of that would not work for your outward facing. Your best option to get the space you need when parked is going to be using a folding bike rack like the Swagman Chinook # S64683; I have added a link to our selection of fold-up racks for you to check out if you're interested.
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  • Will Vertical Receiver Adapter Work With Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks
    Using an adapter like part # C45013 would place the shank in a vertical position and would not work with a hitch mounted bike rack, which are designed so that the shank is inserted horizontally. There are hitch-mounted bike carriers that have a shank with a rise. One hanging bike rack I recommend is the Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360. This carrier will hold 2 bikes, and is designed to fit either 1-1/4 or 2 inch receiver openings. This carrier has a shank rise of 3 inches. If you want...
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  • Availability of Vertical Hitch Adapter for 2004 Audi Allroad Quattro
    I checked with my contact at Curt about availability of a 1-1/4-inch version of their 2-inch Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013. Unfortunately they do not offer such an item. Part # C45013 is the only such item of its type that we offer. We do offer a standard horizontal Class I light-duty hitch receiver from Curt, part # C11166, which installs with included hardware. Some drilling and temporary bumper removal are required for installation. With this hitch installed you could use a compatible...
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  • Compatibility of Thule Apex 2 Bike Rack on 2008 Cadillac Escalade w/ Vertical Receiver Hitch
    I believe you're speaking of a hitch with a vertical receiver tube, instead of the usual horizontal receiver tube. If this is the case, and the hitch has a 2 inch x 2 inch inside dimension, the Curt # C45013 Vertical Receiver Adapter might be what you're needing to use the bike rack. To determine if the # C45013 would work, you'd need to find the hitch pin hole in the vertical receiver, and measure downward from the center of the hitch pin hole until you clear the bottom of the rear bumper....
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  • Availability of a Vertical Receiver Hitch for a 2014 Volvo XC 90
    The Curt vertical receiver adapter, part # C45013 is designed to work only with the Curt Stealth Hitch, but it might possibly work with other vertical receivers. We currently don't offer a vertical hitch receiver, only an adapter. The crucial dimension will be distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the vertical tube to the end of the receiver. If this distance is more than 7/8 of an inch, the Curt adapter # C45013 will not work for you. See the diagram to the right. If you...
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  • Recommended Vertical Hitch Adapter And Ball Mount For 2017 Volkswagen Touareg OEM Hitch
    For your 2017 VW Touareg, I think you are looking for the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter - 2" to 2", 4-1/4" Long, 2-7/16" Drop # C45013. I recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span, # 63232 with this application to reduce movement and noise while securing your accessory. If you are looking for a ball mount, I recommend the Curt Vertical 2" to Fixed Ball Mount - 12-3/8" Long, 2-1/4" Rise, # C45003. This mount can use a 2" Hitch Ball - 1"...
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  • Thule T2 Bike Rack Cant Fold Up and Wobbles when Used in Invisi-Hitch on 2015 Subaru Outback
    So you are using an adapter like # C45013 on the Invisi-Hitch installed on your 2015 Subaru Outback. The connection between the hitch and adapter is where you would need the anti-rattle device, right? Since the adapter shank is solid the pest solution is the anti-rattle device # RM-061-125. Given the vertical receiver on the hitch it may be difficult to get this device in place. The absolute best solution is to replace the hitch which may seem like an unnecessary expense until you consider...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 with 2014 BMW X1 with Invisihitch
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack # SH12G is a great rack. It will fit 1-1/4, Class I and Class II trailer hitch receivers. There is also a model that fits 2 inch Class III receivers, # SH22B. It's designed to fit tire sizes from 20 to 29 inches so your 26, 29, and even 27.5, if you go there, will be just fine. Also, it will hold up to 3 inch wide tires. I can't speak directly to its fit on an Invisihitch or a 2014 BMW X1 but from looking at the vehicle the rack will be visible in the...
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  • How to Carry Kayak at Front of 1992 Ford E-350 Van
    Thanks for the photos, and although we do have a solution for you, the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 will only work with vertical OEM hitch receivers, which your 1992 Ford E-350 does not have. Additionally, any type of adapter is going to cut the capacity of your trailer hitch in half - including the tongue weight so adding any type of adapter with the type of cargo you are carrying is likely to push you past your capacity limits. The best option to carry your kayak is going...
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  • Flat Tow Vehicle While Also Using Bike Carrier
    Yes, this is exactly what the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches, # MT70070 is intended for. However, keep in mind that per manufacturer this reduces your hitch rating by 50%. The extender has a weight rating of 400 lbs. tongue weight and gross trailer weight rating of 4,000 lbs. so please compare this to the vehicle you are flat towing. While the # MT70070 is designed to allow you to add an accessory such as a bike rack and use the tow bar, you cannot use an additional...
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