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Adjustable trailer receiver hitch designed for use on RVs can be bolted to the vehicle frame or welded on for a no-drill application. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
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Today on our hitch mounted pull behind camper well be installing the Curt adjustable width trailer hitch receiver, part number 13703. Before we can secure the hitch to the trailer we need to go ahead and slide the side brackets onto the receiver tube and mount it into place. Its a good idea to have an extra set of hands to help you put your hitch into position. To hold it into position you can use jacks, clamps, or even blocks of wood so that it will hold it into place so that it will allow you to use the hitch as a template to pre-drill the attachment points. Were working with a box channel so well be using all six attachment points on each side. Therell be four on the side of the frame and two in the bottom.
To drill out your holes in the frame well be using the step bit process. First well use our final size bit to determine the center point and use smaller bits as a pilot bit as we gradually work our way up to our final size. There as weve completed our first hole well now go ahead and repeat the same process for the other five attachment points here on the passenger side and then the complete process starts over over on the drivers side. Now that weve used the hitch as a template, drilled out the four side frame holes, well need to go ahead and drill a hole into the frame so that we can install the hardware. For this hardware well be drilling an inch and a half using our hole saw bit.
Well do this on the inside of the frame near the cross member or brace. Now weve got our hole saw set up well go ahead and use it to make a mark and then well drill out the pilot hole. Now with the pilot hole drilled out well go ahead and drill out the large hole with our hole saw bit. Now with that done we can go ahead and start installing the hardware. Well be using the hardware provided with our install kit which will be a half inch carriage bolt, two blocks per bolt, and a half inch flange nut.
Well also be using the pull wire provided with our install kit to help us get the hardware into the frame. Well take our pull wire feed it through the attachment point and out the access hole. Now well go ahead and slide on our block and thread on our carriage bolt. Next well feed both the block and carriage bolt into the frame separately and pull them into position. Once into position well go ahead and slide on another block and secure it all with a half inch flange nut.
Once we have them all in place well go ahead and tighten them down. Next well go ahead and draw out the two bottom attachment points for this application. Note these are not always used in all applications; however we have the clearance so were going to go ahead and use them. Just as we did our side frame attachment points well go ahead and drill out the bottom two attachment points, add our hardware, and tighten it down. Next well go ahead and repeat the same process on the drivers side. Well need to go ahead and drill out the holes for the attachment points between the side bracket and the cross tube. Once again well be using the step bit process making the holes large enough as per the instructions to feed our hardware in through the attachment points. With my first hole drilled out I can go ahead and take my black and bolt and feed it directly into position without the pull wire since its near the end of the cross tube and brace. With the bolt in place well go ahead again and add our block and secure it with a flange nut. Now well go ahead and drill out the second hole which will be on the bottom side of our bracket through the cross tube. With the hole drilled out well go ahead and feed our pull wire through the attachment point out the end of the tube, slide on our block, and thread on our carriage bolt. Now well go ahead and feed them into the tube and pull them into position. Well add our block and again secure it with the flange nut. Now with all the hardware in place well go ahead and tighten it down. Next well go ahead and torque each fastener to specification as indicated in the instructions. With that done thatll complete the install of our adjustable width trailer receiver hitch, part number 13703.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (37 Customer Reviews)Adjustable trailer receiver hitch designed for use on RVs can be bolted to the vehicle frame or welded on for a no-drill application. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.
by: Paul S.05/05/2014
The product, shipping and customer service were great. Don't expect this to be a 1 hour job though unless everything is prepped. I installed on a Jayco 243 5er with a boxed frame. Some trimming of water tank cover required. Also found on this 2 in wide frame that trimming the bolts by 3/8 in. helped in fishing the bolts through. One person install, just a little longer than planned. Good heavy duty unit. 129031
by: Mike S07/17/2014
The receiver hitch could not have fit better if it had been custom made for my fifth wheel. Every part was right on, even the lock washer for the bolts were ingenious Thank you. Also orderd and received a wiring harness for my RV and it was perfect 141795
by: Juan Gallo05/31/2015
I have a 2015 Dutchmen Kodiac 330bhs with a I beam frame . I had to add an extension to the frame so the hitch could fit and be screwed in properly , fairly easy install. Can't wait for my bike rack to come in and go out camping. 199313
by: Rich T.04/14/2015
This is a very well made hitch that fit perfectly except it takes a lot longer to install buy your self then what the manufacture said. they say 90 minutes, how about 6 hours to do it right plus, a extra 3 hours dealing with the belly pan & insulation removal & installation, wiring for the plug which all takes time to do it right. Great heavy duty product made in the USA. 185098
by: Patrick H.09/01/2015
Just received the hitch haven't installed it yet but looks like it's going to work. I was shocked when it showed up in two days, never had that fast of delivery. As soon as I can get it installed I'll update this review with pictures. I can say it is of solid construction and made to last, thought my wife would never get it in the garage. Again Wow on the delivery. 223330
by: Al B.06/11/2014
Good product; not so good installation instructions. Bolt length a bit long; access hole of 1.5 inches a bit narrow making it almost impossible to fish bolts through 2 X 4 rectangular tubing. I was a bit at fault in not checking the dimensions of the side plates. If the hitch is installed as indicated, realize that trailer clearance will be drastically reduced. 135039
by: Steve B12/25/2013
Very easy to install once you get the underbelly out of the way. I had to cut the 4" square factory bumper off to allow for clearance of the receiver. This hitch is very solid, hardware is good, and the powder coated finish is nice. You can't beat etrailer, they have never let me down, always shipped quickly, price is always competitive. 111113
by: Joshua B.07/14/2015
The 4 out of 5 is based on it's incompatibility to work with my trailer. I have a Rockwood Mini Lite and unfortunately this Curt, while hefty and awesome, will not work with my I-beam construction. The brackets are much too big to work within the confines of the rear end of the trailer. Which is too bad. It really is a nice setup. 211805
by: Al D05/05/2015
Thanks for the fast shipping never got something so fast. I put it on myself it took about 3 hrs if I had help it would of be faster. I have a wild cat 5th wheel it look great and works great. Thanks 190401
by: Michael L09/01/2015
received the hitch with no problems. took it out of box to install on 5th wheel. way too big for mounting unless i do major modifications to brackets. other than that. it looks to be a big beefy hitch that would work for towing jeep behind 5th wheel. haven't decided to send back or do the modifications 223377
Received the hitch in 3 days. Welded it on in about two hours. Fit perfectly on my 1999 Jayco trailer. 214581
by: Brett E.06/10/2015
Very strong high quality product with Fast shipping. My Trailer (StarCraft Autumn Ridge 28ft) had an extra bracket on the passenger side that caused me to move the hitch further underneath, but with a 12 extension hitch, it works perfect. 202287
by: jim wall09/13/2015
outstanding service. great product. I installed this hitch by myself in about 3 hours. I plan to pull a jetski behind my 5th wheel rv. I would suggest having two persons to install this hitch due to the 92 lbs weight. 225303
JUST AS DESCRIBED!!! PRETTY BASIC AND STRAIGHT FORWARD TO PUT ON... CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EASY TO DEAL WITH 35464
by: Charlie T.04/14/2015
Item arrived as scheduled and just as described, who can ask for anything more. Installation was as easy as directions portrayed except for the ab workout that comes along with drilling the holes, haha. 185087
by: Jennifer W.05/31/2014
Etrailer shipped quickly, called to confirm my order and were great! Unfortunately we decided not to use hitch but for no reason relating to its quality. Good quality. Great instructions! 133542
by: John S.05/31/2015
The hitch went on very easy. It's a two man job but fit and is very heavy duty. I am going on vacation in two weeks and it looks to be very dependable. I would recommend this product. 199136
by: Mitch L09/15/2015
Installation was easy after trimming edge to fit ibeam and also 1/2 drill bit will work just fine if installing your hitch on ibeam. Very satisfied with hitch, overall. 225585
by: Robert B03/19/2015
I had it modified at fab shop due to location of holding tank. I knew this when I placed my order. Out come was perfect. I am 100% satisfied. Very heavy duty product. 179639
As always, quick shipment, great service, great price. It is always a pleasure to buy from a company that has great people, service, and good products. 136654
by: Gary and Linda L.05/06/2015
Better than expected. Very well made and so happy we ordered it. Will definitely keep your site available for future purchases 190803
Installed on my 2014 Jayco HT fifth wheel. I had to trim the mounting brackets some but other than that it fit great! 131725
by: Glenn S.08/16/2013
great product... just as described on web site!! all parts shipped and instructions very clear!!! thanks etrailer 95500
This product has made it easy to add a hitch to my fifth wheel without extensive additions to the trailer frame. 74987
by: Richard A03/25/2015
I was very happy with this hitch. Had great service would recommend e-trailer to my friends and family 180920
Built Heavy Duty . Nice piece of hardware. It will tow anything that I have with confidence!!! 211945
by: john e12/07/2012
Order arrived when it was supposed to customer service was great I will order from trailer again 60869
by: Jim Hudson09/23/2011
Took 4 hours to install. Have a tube type frame. Drilled and installed 4" bolts. Looks great. 24430
The service I received from Mark and Kim was excellent and the product worked great! 68496
by: Randy Poulton04/06/2011
its perfect and i want to thank for getting it to me so fast again thank you 11227
by: mark becker11/13/2012
this hitch worked great, thanks for a great product 59416
good product very strong and easy to in stall. 138627
Worked great, just what was looking for. 139019
Very simple to install, great product. 218372
Great company and product!! Thx 176182
nice sturdy unit. 187621
by: Rick M03/30/2011
Quick delivery 10684
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