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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13220 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 13220

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13220

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (87 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

2012 Audi Q7

I installed the unit on my 2012 Audi Q7 TDI - with Regards to the Trailer Hitch itself = A+. If you plan to install this yourself - pay attention to the 10 out of 10 on the difficulty scale when given the lack of details within the instructions. It took me a good 4 hours to complete, as I kept second guessing the basic instructions provided and searched the blog/youtube etc.. for needed details. The Q7 has 4 screws within each wheel well and 4- 10mm nuts that need to be removed from within the spare tire well. Once all these are removed you have to be very aggressive in order to pull away the Fascia from its wheel well clips/retainers. You must pull away from the vehicle (out to the side with a loud POP) and then towards the rear. There is a plastic support that holds the Fascia to the vehicle at the rear of the wheel wells - the bumper Fascia both clips in and has the screws attached that get removed -it is a tight fit and you cant be gentle. This is where a second pair of hands will help - the wiring harnesses (3 in total -rt side of vehicle) need to be disconnected while you hold the Fascia in the air - not quite long enough to set on ground without pulling things too tight. After the Bumper Fascia "Pops" off - everything is clear from then on.

I then trimmed the Access door/plate with a Dremel and Grinder to fill in all of the extra space (see Picture) - take your time with this = measure twice and cut once because you are on your own as there is no stencil provided.

Warning - The Curt Hitch Receiver does not replace the original/allow for the use of the original Audi Tow eye tool to be used. The tow eye access caps become useless - there are the 2 cap/flaps in the bumper.

Chris C.


Hi Don,Great job on your Q7 and thanks for the details. It gave me the courage of going forward on this. I had put few hitches previously but this one didnt look that simple. Where did you get the wiring harness?I got mine2015 a few month ago and your experience and tips about this car will be very welcome too.ThanksChris


Didn't fit properly once rear bumper facia was installed.

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Jenny N.


I know that when reinstalling the foam pad that was on top of the bumper beam you will need to trim it as it can push up on the plastic of the bumper if not trimmed. Was this the location you were having trouble with or was it elsewhere?

Audi Q7

I’m very pleased with the hitch. I was able to install it on my Q7 in about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and found the installation instructions to be very straightforward. The trickiest part was removing the bumper cover, so I just took my time and followed the instructions carefully. So far, so good.

2009 Audi Q7

Everything went great. From ordering to installation. The videos were extremely helpful. Knowing what tools I needed made install go smooth. It only took me 2 hours by myself to install.

Kevin J.


This product is still the best purchase ever for my vehicle. People ask about it all the time and I tell them that I purchased it from etrailer and even installed it myself after watching the video on etrailers site. Even my auto dealer complimented my hitch even though I didnt purchase from them. Ive connected a simple bike rack to a more sturdier bike rack to haul 4 bikes. Love this hitch.


I ordered this Curt hitch for the mighty Touareg (2010 V6 gasser). Shipping & delivery were great. I took an afternoon to install it using the great directions from Curt and from The hitch is exactly what you expect, looks great, and doesn't stick out too far from the Touareg. We've used it for our 4-bike Hollywood rack (also bought here on etrailer) and it's been awesome!

2014 Audi Q7

The YouTube video from etrailer was great, it help me put my hitch on the Audi without no background on mechanic with the help of my 12 years son. I plan to use it for the bike rack
Thank you guys for the product

2011 Audi Q7

Great Hitch, fit perfectly as advertised. Did it at night with my friend and it took us 2 hours to install . Perhaps in the light of day it would have been easier. Instructions need to be updated as there were screws we and nuts that we ended up figuring out ourselves. Better instructions would have allowed us to install even faster because part of the time was spend looking for the reason bumper wasn't coming off.

Can't wait to use my newly installed hitch. Thanks!!!

2010 Audi Q7

Installation is pretty straight forward and easy. It took me around 3 hours to complete the whole installation. It could have been a lot less if I had electric or pneumatic tools.

2005 Porsche Cayenne

Took me half a day to install, but I'm in no hurry. The cutout for the plastic fascia on my 2005 Porsche Cayenne needed to be 4 x 8 inches.


Fast Shipping, We received hitch a day sooner than expected. We have ordered parts from etrailer multiple times. Thanks, B&W Auto Body.

2015 Audi Q7

Satisfied with product and install video. Straight forward.

2013 Audi Q7

Showed up damaged, in the box. Powder coating/paint scratched. Unsightly and a corrosion risk. I will sand and repaint -- a time investment I did not expect with a new product.

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Sierra K.


Sorry to hear about this inconvenience. Customer Service will reach out.


Very easy to install - looks and works great! Much more attractive than the stock unit.



Works great! I dont do a lot of towing but Ive had no issues

2005 Porsche Cayenne

2005 Porsche Cayenne S - Easy bolt on solution, did it in 2 hours, nothing particularly tricky.. used a cutting wheel on the plastic to trim around hitch area while the bumper was off. other than that, it was totally straight forward. instructions are adequate, shipping was fast, and most importantly, i save $2200 by not taking it to the dealer. what a joke what they try to to charge.


I like the product. Josh from etrailer was very helpful! I install it myself and save a couple hundred if I bring it to a shop for install. It was installed on a 2006 Cayenne. You would have to trim your bumper to get the hitch to stick out. Overall I’m very satisfied with my purchase. I have not connected the wiring for the tail/turn/brake lights module yet. It’s going to be use for bike rack for now anyway.


Nicely made and heavy duty. But pushing the bumper up like 1/4 inch. So make a dent on the bumper.
And a chain hookup is to deep. And sticking out on the side like big ears. So hard to mount the wiring harness.
Bottom line. It is BAD design.
I end to buy a use oem.

2009 Volkswagen Touareg

Packaged great! Very easy to install, I have taken the front bumper off. That helped me when taking the rear bumper off. I knew what to look for. I can not stress enough how easy this was to install!! The manufacture bumper came off no problems and the hitch looks great! Sorry I did not think to take a picture.... I guess I completed the job to quick! Save yourself some money and buy this and do it yourself. I spent around $***. The local hitch installer wanted almost $500.


Product arrived in a timely manner, great price point. This is the third hitch and wiring kit I have purchased form The help videos made it clear how to install hitch and wiring kits. I am a very satisfied customer and will returning here for the next one.


Solid piece. Tow trailer 3x a week for work and no issues after 1 year.

2004 Volkswagen Touareg

I had never done this before, but I watched the video for my 2004 VW Touareg and followed it through the install. My '04 was a little different from the video (has rear parking sensors) but you can work right through that. I don't think it took more than 2 hours, probably less. It's as easy as the video shows, no joke. Thank you etrailer for a great kit that worked like it came from the factory.


Not only is this hitch a great product, is a great company. I work in customer support and I must say this is the best customer support I have ever seen. I ordered this hitch Friday night and it shipped Saturday. I received an email from literally an hour after the hitch arrived with a link to an installation video which made installation a breeze. The video was very detailed. Do not hesitate to order any of your towing products from this company.
Thank you,

2006 Volkswagen Touareg

I ordered this receiver hitch for my 2006 VW touareg. It is very durable and good quality! Only recommendation would be to have some help with starting the bolts for the installation, it can be heavy to hold and try to put the bolts in when you're by yourself. (It can be done though as I did). I look forward to putting the hitch to use!

2004 Porsche Cayenne

Fitment was perfect on a 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The bolts provided did not fit (wrong thread size), but the OEM bolts were fine. The bumper cover required trimming, I used a die-cutter air tool. The finished product came out looking extremely clean, like a factory fit... and was significantly more affordable than the OEM Porsche hitch.


The Curt trailer hitch is super easy to install. Haven't towed anything with it yet. But it's definitely a solid hitch and I don't foresee any problems towing a trailer. I spoke with Dena on the phone and she handled a return and was a huge help in finding what I was looking for. She also followed up to check on the installation. Top notch customer service!


Very good product but the fit wasn't perfect. It bolted up no issues, and installation was pretty much like the video. However when putting the bumper cover back on the 2" hitch receiver hits the fascia a bit. That made it very difficult to re-screw in the lower 4 bolts of the bumper fascia without bending the metal support (sheet metal) that the lower fascia bolts back into.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Difficulty of Installing the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13220 on a 2010 Audi Q7
    I was an English and Literature professor a few years back so I know that academia can produce modern day renaissance men and women capable of installing a trailer hitch. With that said, the instructions state that the estimated install time for the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 13220, is 3 hours (90 minutes for a pro). We have a scale of difficulty for installing trailer hitches. It is a 10-based scale with 1 being equivalent to attaching two legos together and 10 being quantum...
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  • Does Install of Hitch on a 2015 Audi Q7 Require Rear Fascia Trimming
    The rear fascia of your 2015 Audi Q7 will need to be trimmed so that it can be reinstalled after the install of the Curt Hitch part # 13220. There are many possible ways of making the cuts in the plastic appearance panel, including tin snips, a utility knife with a fresh blade or a Dremel tool. Your best bet would be to use whichever tool you feel most comfortable with. The cuts you make in the panel are meant to allow the hitch to pass through it. I don't have a template for you to use,...
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  • Why Does Curt Trailer Hitch Have Lower Rating Than Towing Capacity of 2006 Porsche Cayenne
    Usually when a trailer hitch capacity doesn't quite match up to the limits of the vehicle it's designed to fit, it's because it's also a fit for other vehicles that have a different tow rating. I wish I had a better answer for you, but the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13220 does list a 6,000 pound towing capacity and I can't recommend going over this limit. These hitches do likely have a safety margin in place with regards to their listed ratings (which I think you alluded to), but...
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  • What Vehicles Does The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 13220 Fit?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13220 you purchased for your 2010 Volkswagen Touareg will also fit the 2004 - 2006 Porsche Cayenne, 2007 - 2015 Audi Q7, 2004 - 2010 Volkswagen Touareg, and 2008 - 2010 Porsche Cayenne without the rear mounted spare tire. I included a few videos of this hitch being installed on different vehicles for you to take a look at.
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  • Is it Difficult to Install the Curt Class III Hitch on Volkswagen Touareg
    The only issue that I am aware of with this hitch is the relative complexity of the installation. The install actually is not very difficult, but the rear bumper cover and taillight assemblies need to be removed which tends to frighten some folks. The hitch includes the 12mm bolts, if your Touareg requires the 14mm bolts, it is perfectly acceptable to use the existing bolts that held the bumper beam in place.
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  • What Install Bolts to Use with Curt Hitch for 2004 Porsche Cayenne
    For your 2004 Porsche Cayenne we have the Curt hitch part # 13220 as a confirmed fit. It comes with included bolts but if your vehicle comes with 14 mm bolts you are to reuse what it comes with and not the included hardware.
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  • Trimming Required to Install Hitch on a 2010 Porsche Cayenne
    The Curt Hitch part # 13220 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit you 2010 Porsche Cayenne and does require fascia trimming. Basically the lower fascia will have to have an opening cut into it so that the hitch can stick through it like in the picture I attached. The picture is of an Audi Q7, but the trimming is basically the same.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q7 Quattro
    Yes, the Curt Hitch part # 13220 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi Q7 Quattro. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatibility with 2005 Porsche Cayenne
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13220 is the only confirmed fit we have for your 2005 Porsche Cayenne. Although this hitch is confirmed to fit other models, the other models are not confirmed to fit with your bumper. The Draw-Tite hitch # 75950 has not been tested on your vehicle according to the manufacturer so I cannot confirm the fit. There are support parts of the hitch that stick out differently than the Curt Hitch so it would be a gamble but it may...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for a 2007 Audi Q7
    The hitch for the Audi Q7 does not have a weight distribution rating because the Curt hitch will not increase the weight capacity by adding the system as some hitches do. So you can install the weight distribution, however the weight capacity will stay at 6,000 lbs which is plenty for your application. As far as the brake controller, you will not have a controller installed in the vehicle, but you may have the vehicle pre-wired for a controller. This means there may be a harness from the...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2008-2010 VW Touareg also Fit 2011-2017 Model
    There was a big enough difference between the Volkswagen Touareg generations that a hitch that fit a 2008-2010 like the Curt # 13220 would not fit a newer body style. For that you'd need the # 75950 and you'd be set.
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  • Towing Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Volkswagen Touareg
    If you have a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg then we do have hitch fits for your vehicle like what you mentioned, but we don't have anything for a 2002 model as that isn't a year they had a Touareg to our knowledge. The hitch I'd recommend is the Curt part # 13220 though as its advantage is that it is made in the USA and has the better price currently. All other things are basically equal though as far as weight capacities and install time. For trailer wiring then the best option is the very...
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Related Items to Tow Utility Trailer with 2004 Volkswagen Touareg
    Different versions of a given vehicle can have varying towing capacities based on their engine, transmission and suspension packages, so it is best to check your own VW owner's manual to see what the car's rated towing capacity is. I reviewed online resources that indicate some versions can tow as much as 7700-lbs. A check of your manual is in order. Since your car can be fitted with a 2-inch Class III hitch chances are good that it will have a pretty good rated towing capacity. The hitch...
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  • Drilling Required to Install Curt 2-inch Class III hitch 13220 on 2009 Volkswagen Touareg
    Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # 13220 is a confirmed fit on your 2009 Volkswagen Touareg. It has a fairly complex hitch installation. It does not require drilling, but temporary removal of the rear bumper/fascia will be necessary. Installation on a 2010 Touareg is shown in the linked video. The written installation instructions, which are linked for you, outline the tools required and the entire process to mount this hitch. Curt recommends that all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo...
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  • Comparing the Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch Options for a 2013 Audi Q7
    When comparing the Draw-Tite # 75950 and Curt # 13220 trailer hitch options for your 2013 Audi Q7 I recommend going with the Draw-Tite option. The reason being that per the Curt warranty a Support Strap # 18050 must be used for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. The Draw-Tite option does not have the same requirements. Even though the Draw-Tite has higher weight capacities you will still want to check your owner's manual for the weight capacities of your Q7. When...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for a 2005 Porsche Cayenne
    For a wiring harness that is compatible with your 2005 Porsche Cayenne, I recommend using the 4 Pole Trailer Connector part # C59496 as this wiring harness has an install kit included which will aid install. Unfortunately, we have not had a chance to make an video of this harness on a 2005 Porsche Cayenne yet. I spoke to my contact at Curt and he was not able to confirm nor deny the error code messages. The only hitch receiver available for your vehicle is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for Audi Q7
    For your 2013 Audi Q7, the Tekonsha Zero Contact Interface Sensor harness # 119250KIT is a fit for your vehicle wiring to add a 4-way trailer connection. This installs without wire splicing. This captures the signals through the insulation so there is no cutting of wires required. You do not need additional parts for either one of these wiring harnesses and the Audi tow wiring is not required or the only working option. For your trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Recommendation for a Frame Rail Transmission Cooler for a 2000 Honda Odyssey
    Coolers, included rail coolers, are not vehicle specific, just the fittings used to connect it in line with the factory system, so you will be able to use any cooler that will fit. We only carry Derale coolers, but we have a lot of options. I have included a link to our rail coolers below. Most of the transmission coolers recommended for your 2000 Honda Odyssey come with an 11/32 inch hose barb, so I recommend the Derale 17 inch Frame Rail Transmission Cooler with 11/32 inch Hose Barb...
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  • Will the Porsche PIWIS System on a 2008 Porsche Cayenne Recognize Tekonsha ZCI Wiring
    I'm guessing that your 2008 Porsche Cayenne determines there is a trailer attached through the wiring which will be specific from Porsche. While the hitch # 13220 and ZCI Wiring Harness # 119250KIT is a really great combination for your application, the ZCI is designed to basically be invisible on your car. It draws power directly from your battery and then clips onto your OEM wiring so that it can detect when the power needs to be sent. To complete a towing setup you also need a ball...
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Audi Q7 for Bike Rack
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2007 Audi Q7 is indeed part # 13220 which is a custom fit so no drilling into the vehicle is required and it has a hidden design for a very nice, clean finished install look. If you are looking to use the hitch for a bike rack and don't already have one, the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is what I recommend as it offers the best value.
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  • Converting a 4-Pole Wiring Harness to 5-Pole on a 2004 VW Touareg for Towing a Boat Trailer
    Since you have the # 118509, custom wiring installed on your Touareg, you have two options. You can use the 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter, item # 47515, or you can cut the 4-Pole connector off of the harness and splice in a 5-Way connector, item # HM37908. In either case the blue wire will be routed to the vehicle reverse light circuit, behind one of the vehicle tail lights, and spliced in there. Then, when the vehicle is in reverse, the electric lockout on your surge coupler...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2015 Audi Q7
    There are hitches available for the 2015 Audi Q7 and I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13220 because of the durable powder coating that is used on Curt hitches; this will ultimately help prolong the life of your hitch by protecting it from rust and corrosion. This is a concealed cross tube hitch, so you'll get better ground clearance and a cleaner look compared to a hitch that is not concealed, and the 2" receiver makes it great for both towing...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used with a 2007 Audi Q7
    The hitches that are available for the 2007 Audi Q7 are not rated for use with weight distribution. They were not designed or tested for that application so you will want to avoid using weight distribution. Sometimes a hitch is not rated for it because the vehicle is not. I was unable to find an online copy of the owner's manual for the 2007 Audi Q7 so I cannot verify whether or not the vehicle is rated for it. If you want to go ahead and do some towing anyway I recommend etrailer ball...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits A 2013 Porsche Cayenne?
    The correct Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for your 2013 Porsche Cayenne is the Draw-Tite # 75950 and is a great cost effective option that fits nearly the same as the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13116 you mentioned. Between these two hitches I would go with whichever hitch is the most cost effective at the time as they share the same 750lb tongue weight rating and 7500lb trailer weight rating and are very similar in overall design and installation. If you are planning on towing a trailer with your...
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