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Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing

Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing

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The Curt Clamp-On rack lets you simultaneously transport 3 bikes and tow a trailer with your hitch. Convenient, lightweight bike rack clamps around your 2" ball mount quickly and easily, keeping your ball mount free for towing purposes. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch bike racks part number C18013 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Bike Racks - C18013

  • Hanging Rack
  • 3 Bikes
  • Curt
  • Towing Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

The Curt Clamp-On rack lets you simultaneously transport 3 bikes and tow a trailer with your hitch. Convenient, lightweight bike rack clamps around your 2" ball mount quickly and easily, keeping your ball mount free for towing purposes.


Features:

  • Lightweight, ball-mount-mounted rack carries 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle and leaves your ball mount free for towing
    • Slide rack onto shank of 2" ball mount
    • Push down on crossbar of rack to clamp rack over ball mount
  • Sturdy, soft plastic cradles with rubber straps firmly hold your bikes in place
    • Rotate to better fit bikes of various sizes and shapes
    • Slide along arms, allowing you to adjust bike spacing
    • Grooved to accommodate cables and brake lines
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike's finish
  • Dual arms provide excellent bike support
    • Limit the need for bike adapter bars on women's, children's and full-suspension bicycles
  • Lockable cable accepts a padlock (sold separately) to deter theft of your bikes
    • Coupler lock (sold separately) slides through pin hole in crossbar to deter theft of rack
  • Conveniently folds up for storage
  • Sturdy steel construction with corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" ball mounts
    • Requires 1-1/2" of space on the shank of the ball mount
  • Carrying capacity: 3 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 135 lbs
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

With the Curt Clamp-On bike rack, you won't have to choose between carrying your bikes and towing a trailer. This versatile rack carries up to 3 bikes, weighs just 13 pounds, and folds for easy storage. And because it clamps around the shank of your 2-inch ball mount, you can still tow your trailer.


Sturdy cradles firmly grip your bike's frame and have grooves that accommodate cables and brake lines to help prevent scratches. The cradles rotate to better fit bikes of varying sizes and shapes and slide along the arms so that you can adjust the bike spacing. Rubber straps secure your bikes in place.




18013 Curt Clamp-On 3-Bike Rack

Installation Details C18013 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing

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




Video Transcript for Curt Clamp On 3 Bike Rack for 2 Inch Ball Mounts Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Curt clamp-on three bike rack for 2-inch ball mounts, part number C18013. The Curt clamp-on bike rack is the perfect solution for carrying up to three bikes while hauling your camper or your trailer. It simply clamps around your existing ball mount, transforming it into a three bike rack. The duel arms are going to provide great support for our three bikes, we've got two reflectors here at the end to make it more visible at night. The cradles themselves are adjustable along the duel arms, they're made of a soft plastic, they have cut-out grooves to accommodate our brake lines and cables, and an adjustable rubber strap secures our bike in place. The whole bike rack itself has 135 pound weight capacity, it's made of a sturdy steel construction with a nice black powder coat finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. Now let me get into some of the features and and go ahead and show you how to get it installed.

Now if you're doing some towing too, so we've got our extended ball mount on here today. First thing we'll do is we'll swing up our arms, then we'll put the pin in place, now we can bring it up and place it on our shank. We want to make sure and leave enough room for out coupler, so we're going to place the bike rack as close to the vehicle as we can. Once we get it on there we're going to open it up, and we'll push down on our lever to snap it in place. As you can see, that secures the base of our rack around the ball mount shank. The next thing we'll do is we'll go ahead and secure our stabilizer straps.

On our truck here, we're going to go on the side of our tailgate, but if you we're on an SUV or a car, you would just secure it to the rear hatch or trunk. Let's put that in place and pull on our strap just like that. We'll repeat that same step on the other side. We're out here at our trailer and it's a good idea to go ahead and connect it, that way you can see how much room you're working with before you load up your bikes. Now we can go ahead and get ready to load up our bikes. We need to make sure that our straps are undone first, now let's come up and over, work my way to the back, then I'll bring my straps over, make sure they get nice and connected, just like that.

Now with two more bikes loaded up, let's go ahead and take it out and see what it looks like in action. Here in our test course, let's first go in to our slalom. This is going to show side-to-side action, such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over uneven pavement or potholes. Finally on to our solid speed bumps, this is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Curt clamp-on three bike rack for two-inch ball mounts, part number C18013.


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Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing - C18013

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

The Curt Clamp-On rack lets you simultaneously transport 3 bikes and tow a trailer with your hitch. Convenient, lightweight bike rack clamps around your 2" ball mount quickly and easily, keeping your ball mount free for towing purposes.

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The main reason that I purchased the C18013 bike carrier was that I had just also purchased the trailer hitch to mount it to. I was pleased with the quality and heavy gauge of the steel. It is very easy to mount the unit to the hitch bar. The clamp has a built in lock pin to insure it does not come loose. Be sure to use the trunk or hatch back straps to keep it from rocking left to right. The only concern is the shipping box they use. Since the bike carrier is heavy gauge, it caused the box to split open a little. No real problem, since everything was still there. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. 441678



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I've had the Curt Clamp-On Bike Rack for about a year now and overall I am happy with it. Plus Side . The mechanism that secures the rack to the hitch works well and along with the two stabilizing straps (these attach to my truck's tailgate) makes for a secure platform for hauling bicycles around . I've used it many times to haul 2 bikes without any issues . The rack attaches and detaches to/from my truck very quickly . I can now haul bikes and pull a trailer at the same time . A very good value Minus Side . The 6 rubber cradles that secure the bike to the rack are too small for many large diameter mountain bike style top tubes . Securing the rubber cradle straps to the rectangular nubs can be a bit difficult . One of the cradle straps is beginning to wear out 576731


Comments
One Year Later: A year ago, I gave the Curt Clamp-on Bike Rack 3 stars, after another year of extensive almost daily use, I would elevate that rating to 4 stars. While I still feel that the rubber cradles are harder to use than need be, they have worn better than it seemed they were going to, and I have learned how to attach the bike to them with less effort I am a slow learner. Overall it is a very good product and I would buy it again
Donn - 10/23/2019

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We installed the rack and it will solve our bike transportation! Our good bikes travel inside the SUV, these bikes, are our "running around" heavy cruisers. 473903



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I will be using this on my motorhome. Did need a hitch extender due to a cargo box and the spare tire. 576405



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I bought this due to decent reviews. Shipping was rather quick, within 4 days of ordering. Loading all 3 bikes was very tight with two adult bikes and one child bike, but I made it work. As another person posted, the rack is pretty difficult to push down and secure. It takes a lot of force I don't think my wife could have done it. The first time when I tested installing, when I tried to release the rack, it released hard and hit my knuckles. The second time, the spring loaded pin broke (pictures attached) and, once again, my knuckles got hit. Caution really needs to be taken if you have this product. I am giving two stars for this due to the safety concern and the plastic handle breaking. I will be returning for a refund. 529145



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I purchased this along with a 16" hitch mount (#80232 ) to carry 3 bikes on the back of my truck while towing a camper. Installed fine (definitely requires some muscle to clamp it). But this mount slams together REALLY hard when removing it from the hitch, which bruised my hand very badly. (I'd recommend using a short 2x4 at a distance to release the tension bar to keep all your fingers). I saw other reviewers had this issue--it's serious and reason enough for me to return the product. Also, the cradle straps are extremely difficult to secure. I watched etrailer's product video and I can't figure out how the guy was able to secure the straps so easily---that's definitely not the case. Also, I wish it held the bikes 6" higher to get the handlebars above my truck's tailgate, which would also create more distance from the trailer and prevent the handlebars from rubbing the tailgate. Even with the longer hitch I purchased, it didn't give me enough distance between the truck/trailer for 3 bikes for tight turns. Two bikes would be okay, but even so, my bikes didn't sit well on this mount, even with additional adapters. The bikes slide down at weird angles which places the wheels in the way of the hitch mount. Overall, good in concept. Seemed secure and sturdy. But I couldn't use it for 3 bikes and would need adapters and better straps to make it work, and risk bad injury to my hand. Will be returning. I'd recommend finding it if you can find it a local store to test for yourself to avoid shipping costs. 676807



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Strong build, very easy to put together, and disassemble for storage. The only downside is the metal loop is too short, so I use a strap to pull it up in order to not injure my hands. So far I drive 400 miles and the bike didn't even move. 436410



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This bike rack really is the most handy rack I've owned. It is extremely well made. My wife and I travel with a fifth wheel camper. I wanted something that I could use after getting to a campground, to load our bikes and travel to a trail head. And I wanted something I could remove easily after getting there, so someone would not steal it while we were riding. This rack hits the mark. I would recommend it to anyone wanting something handy, compact, and well constructed. 546485


Comments
Excellent! It is still the best rack I have owned!
William C - 07/27/2019

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Bike rack arrived in a timely manner and was securely packaged. The rack appears to be sturdily built. Rack requires a lot of downward force to attach it to the hitch bar. Someone taller and stronger might have better luck. Probably good because it attached very securely. The side straps for attachment to the trunk are a good stabilizing feature although their attachment to the rack was not well thought out. The rubber straps for attaching the bikes to the rack are very sturdy and stiff and again difficult to attach but were secure. Loaded 2 women's bikes with cross bar accessory and the rack bars were almost too wide for the accessory application. I removed the bike front wheels and turned the handlebars so they aligned with the bikes so the bikes could be placed closer together. Space for three regular or large frame bikes may be inadequate but ok for 2. The pin that secures the rack in the open position is spring loaded and there is an adjacent hole where an auxillary pin can be inserted for extra security. I will definitely get one and use it. Last but not least, make certain you release the spring loaded pin and lift up on the ring handle while standing to the side of the rack. The rack releases with the same force required to secure it. This rack allows me haul two bikes and a cargo carrier at the same time. 273057



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A very nice product, but a couple of caveats: the shank of your hitch has to be long enough to clear 1.5 inches beyond the vehicle's bumper; and when pulling the handle to release the clamp, be careful! It takes a fair bit of pressure to squeeze the bar and set the clamp. The moment of release is dramatic. Make sure no part of your body is in the way. Otherwise, a useful and effective device. 526866



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This is the best product online. I had to do a few adjustments to make room for the clamp on the trailer hitch. The particular ball hitch I had had a reinforcement welded to the ball which I had to have a piece taken off. Once it was filed down the clamp worked like a champ. Now I have a $200 bike rack that I purchased a year ago that is obsolete. The product arrived early and in good shape. I would definitely buy this bike rack and use this company again! 410656


Comments
Thank you for your review. It looks like you have a draw-tite ball mount with a high rise. I cannot tell exactly how many inches of a rise your ball mount has from the provided photo but manufacturers like draw-tite will weld a reinforcement on the underside of ball mounts with a lot of rise. We do not recommend to trim these pieces because it can affect the structural integrity of the ball mount. However, we do have options for ball mounts without the welded reinforcements that will allow the curt bike rack part # C18013 to clamp around them. Draw-tite part # 40332
Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise, 6" Drop - 10-1/4" Long - 16K
$55.65
provides a 5 inch rise and is rated up to 16k of towing weight. If you need more rise, Anderson ball mount part #A M3511 has a 9 inch rise but only allows for up to 8k in towing weight. Both of these ball mounts will work with this bike rack.
-- Heather A - 01/19/2018

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Smacks your hand when you release the locking mechanism. I thought it broke my knuckle the first time I released it. Do not buy this to use with a camper in tow. The rack sits very low which does not allow clearance for camper Jack or propane bottles. 606453



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At the price point this is a very good buy. Certainly it is not as convenient or robust as a unit that would go into the receiver but it does leave your receiver open to use for other purposes which is a big plus. It would be a challenge to fit 3 bikes onto here but two work very nicely. it is a little bit of a challenge to get it off as it is a major pinch hazard but once you get used to it it's easy enough to avoid. 704072



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Super easy to assemble and use . We have used 3 times with no issues so far. 678843



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This bike rack attached to my hitch quickly and securely. It holds three 26 inch bikes easily. 677024



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New style mountain bike frames are a bit difficult to fit 3 but other than that it's an excellent rack. 670179



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The product is just as advertised. And was delivered when promised. 661594



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The product is great. Never thought it would work as well as it did and very easy to install and remove. I am very pleased with the durability and strength of the bracket. The price was great also. Highly recommend to anyone. 655067



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Just want to say that this is my first bike rack and wasn't looking to spend a lot. I also wanted the hitch ball free so I can pull a trailer if I wanted to. Rack is a bit tight for 3 bikes but once you do it a few times you figure out the best way to get them on and it's pretty quick afterwards. Took it on my longest trip this weekend, a 5 hour drive and no issues. Pretty steady and got the job done. Thought the price was great. Storage is also great, I actually keep it in the trunk at all times. 610134



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Great service! This add on bike rack unit can be a finger pinch but works real well. 596325



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Product came super fast. It was as described. Have not put bikes on yet, but seems sturdy enough. I got this product for its ease of putting on and off hitch 587726



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Bike rack worked perfectly!! Used with camper, hitch extension and extended trailer lights and chains. Able to remove at campsite to gain full access to tailgate and rear of truck yet simple and quick to reinstall. Highly recommend this product! 578842



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Good product. The tension on the unit is pretty great so be careful whenvreleasing. It can be a knuckle masher. 562713



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As expected. Nice quality, quick delivery. That's why I use you where I can. 543333



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Good Quality product. Received on date stated. Great price All works great! Thanks etrailer Corp 541227


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    I attached a picture that shows the shank of the # C17500 installed in a trailer hitch. There's plenty of clearance between the gussets of the shank and the hitch opening to install the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack # C18013 that you referenced as it only requires 1-1/2 inches.
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  • Will the Bike Bunk Fit a 17 Foot Casita Travel Trailer
    The Bike Bunk, # CC-275, will likely work but based on the pictures I looked up of the Casita Deluxe trailer it would be a tight fit. You might need to make a slight modification or two to the propane tank cover/rack, or move it forward some. Another option is to use a long ball mount, # 80232, with a towing bike rack # C18013. I have linked a video review of the bike rack for you.
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  • Does the Heininger Advantage SportsRack V # HE1011 Interfere With Turn Radius Capabilities
    My technical contact at Heininger told me that they have not had any complaints of the Advantage SportsRack V # HE1011 interfering with anyones turn radius to date. Just to give you a full idea of how adding the Advantage SportsRack will effect your set-up I went to the warehouse and measured one and have the measurements noted in the attached picture. The arms extend out 14 inches, so you are basically adding about 18 inches to the back of your tow vehicle when you load your bikes...
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  • Towing a pop Up Camper and Carrying 2 Bikes at the Same Time
    With 2 bikes in between the truck and the trailer the turning radius will not be reduced all that much but every situation is different so the only way to know for sure is to try it. Another option, instead of using the multipurpose ball mount # D210, is to use the Bike Bunk, # CC-275, which mounts on A-Frame trailers and can hold a bike rack. The bike rack will have to be rated for use on a trailer though. For that I recommend the Swagman Original, # S64152-2. I have linked videos on...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack And Shank For Clearance on 2014 Honda Odyssey
    The Receiver Mount for Advantage SportsRack V-Rack 2 Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches # HE6007 has a measurement of 6-1/4 inches from hitch pin hole to tube end. This will not be long enough to even clear your bumper with some of the hitches available for your 2014 Honda Odyssey as you can see in the attached video. The Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing # C18013 can be used with Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26 or the MaxxTow Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer...
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