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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 13551 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 13551

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 500 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
  • Stylish, round-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: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 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" - 13551

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (30 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.


Have been using the hitch with my motorcycle rack that I also purchased from etrailer for about a year now. No issues with anything. Love it.

2009 Ford Flex

The trailer bolted up perfect. And Jesse was very helpful.


It seems to hold, looks nice, took us all morning to get on the vehicle due to not having super clear instructions which was a little frustrating but we managed to figure it out.3 starts due to not having good clear instructions.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I recommend taking a look at the video install that we have on a 2012 Ford Flex. Please see the link below:


Bolted right up with no modifications that is always a plus. Hitch has a good finish seam to be rust free after a year also a plus.


Hitch fit perfectly. The bolt kit fit fine. The pieces of wire with coils on one end worked very well (they aided in fishing the bolts up into the frame channel).
My next hitch needs will be from etrailer!

2014 Ford Flex

Once you sent me the instructions for the proper hitch. It took me 30 minutes to install with only lifting the Ford Flex about 14 inches on one side.
Thank you I love you product but appreciate your phone help so much more than anything. Especially considering the instructions in the box for my hitch were for a different model number


At this point I have not towed my boat however, I can tell you that the installation was a breeze! The written and video directions were right on the money. Simple to follow and easy to do! The fish wire is genius!

Great work CURT!


Installed easy. Took me about thirty minutes. I got the drill bit I needed from hardware store although it was not of good quality.

2011 Ford Flex

Great price!! Extra mounting bolts would be nice. Instructions require reusing frame bolts that have already been torqued at factory settings and shouldn't be reused as they have been weakened/stretched once. So all new fasteners would be a plus.


This trailer hitch performed like it should. The staff was very helpful.

2009 Ford Flex

Installation went relatively smooth. It might be worth mentioning that an 1-1/4 drill bit is needed for the installation.

2009 Ford Flex

Hitch was shipped quickly and came with all the hardware needed. Found out you don't actually need to drill new access holes for bolts. There are existing holes in ford flex frame that are a little farther back that work.


It definitely works but it sits really low and hits the road on occasion in certain circumstances.
5 star on ease of installation though

2010 Ford Flex

Fantastic service and great product, thank you!


Very fast service, quick delivery, very friendly.
Hitch was very easy to install, sit lower than I expected.


The only place to purchase hitch for meThis was my fifth hitch order over the years from etrailer and I would not purchase one anywhere else. Nobody beat their price and ease of use on the website make it effortless.
I look forward to doing business wit etrailer for years to come.
Thanks etrailer.


2009 Ford Flex

Easy installation. It just sits a little lower than I anticipated.

2011 Ford Flex

Had it installed looks great. Fast deli very.


Excellent customer service. Great company to deal with, especially if you have a problem. Prices are very competitive. An all around great experience.

2010 Ford Flex



Excellent. No problems whatsoever. Hardware did come with the hitch, so no problems there. Fit up good. Just had to chase some threads that werent used for anything else.


It works


Bolted up very simply, thank you.

2009 Ford Flex

Fast shipping and great customer service


easy to install


Promised Monday delivery and received it 3 days early.

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  • Would 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier Work with 2010 Ford Flex
    Yes, first you will need a trailer hitch with a 2 inch hitch receiver, like Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13110 for the Ford Flex with dual exhaust, or Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13551 for the Ford Flex without a dual exhaust. Then you can use a cargo carrier like the 24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches, # 63153, which you referenced. I have included a couple installation videos of these hitches and the cargo carrier for you to check out.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2015 Ford Flex
    As long as you have a trailer hitch installed on your 2015 Ford Flex that is rated for use with WD systems you would want to go with the # RP66082. This system has a tongue weight range of 200 to 600 lbs and features the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286. Our current hitches, # 13551 and # e95KR are not rated for weight distribution.
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  • Parts Needed to Add a Towing Package to a 2016 Ford Flex
    According to my research you can tow up to 4,500 lbs with your 2016 Ford Flex if you have the Class III Trailer Towing Package (which looks like it includes a 4/7 Way wiring harness, hitch receiver, trailer sway controller, and an engine oil cooler). If you don't have the Class III trailer towing package then you are limited to 2,000 lbs. We have compatible parts to "give" you the Class III trailer towing package but you will need to double check with Ford to make sure that it will still...
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  • Which Curt Hitch 2016 Ford Flex with Dual Exhaust
    I wish there was, but if you look at the difference between the part # 13551 that you have and the Curt hitch that does fit the dual exhaust models part # C13110 you can see there's a pretty huge difference (see attached pictures). I wish I had a great solution for your scenario but the only way you'll be able to install a hitch on your 2016 Ford Flex with dual exhaust is going to be with the Curt hitch # C13110.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Flex SEL without Ecoboost
    For a 2012 Ford Flex without Ecoboost the correct Curt hitch is # 1355 or the etrailer hitch # e95KR. These hitches are very similar and either would be a great choice. The most popular choice is the Curt # 13551. I would recommend going with the one that costs the least. Curt hitch # C13110 that you referenced is designed to fit the following models: 2009 - 2018 Ford Flex with Dual Exhaust 2010 - 2017 Lincoln MKT with EcoBoost If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer...
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  • Availability of High Capacity Hitch for 2013 Flex hitch
    According to my research, the maximum towing capacity of the 2013 Ford Flex is 4500 lbs. The maximum capacity trailer hitch any of our vendors offer for the 2013 Flex with the dual exhaust is 4000 lbs, as you mentioned. The # 13551 hitch you mentioned is unfortunately only a fit for single exhaust Flex models, as the muffler on the passenger side would interfere with the hitch installation. The 4,300lb trailer weight you mentioned is likely a dry weight, which would not include any gear,...
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  • Recommendation on a Hitch, Wiring Harness, Transmission and Oil Cooler for a 2011 Ford Flex
    I have a hitch that will work on your 2011 Ford Flex with single exhaust. The Draw-Tite Max Frame Class III Hitch, # 75679, is a custom-fit trailer hitch that is designed for the 2011 Ford Flex. The hitch has a 400 lbs tongue weight capacity and a 4000 lbs gross trailer weight capacity. I recommend this hitch over the Curt hitch, # 13551, because the Draw-Tite hitch has an easier installation than the Curt hitch on the 2011 Ford Flex. The Draw-Tite hitch uses a no drill installation that...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Flex
    We have hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford Flex. If you have dual exhaust you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13110, if you have single exhaust you would want the part # 13551 instead. I attached install videos for both hitches for you to check out. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 13551 Fit a 2009 Ford Flex SE with Dual Exhaust
    You can install the Curt trailer hitch # 13551 on a 2009 Ford Flex with dual exhaust. It actually fits all models of the Flex. The instructions which I have linked for you reference the muffler hangers on both sides. You can use our videos as a guide and you will just need to apply the parts regarding the exhaust to both sides of the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with...
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  • Hitch and Recommended Towing Accessories for 2014 Ford Flex
    For the 2014 Ford Flex with dual exhaust, I'd recommend the US made Curt Class III hitch, part # C13110. If you'll be towing with the hitch as opposed to just using it for a hitch mounted accessory, you'll need a few other items to complete your towing system. For a trailer wiring harness, use # 118472 or # 74682 if your Flex is equipped with the tow package. For a ball mount, I'd go with # 2753 which includes the hitch pin. For a trailer ball, use # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or # 63845...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2019 Ford Flex
    All of the parts you mentioned are a great towing package for your 2019 Ford Flex and are attached below at the product links. At this time though the Echo # C51180 does not have a way to interface with the Ford Sync display on your vehicle.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Hitch on 2010 Ford Flex
    You can get the mounting hardware for the Curt # 13551 with the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. Enter 13551 in the Hitch Item Number field and add to cart. You will find the instructions for the hitch attached below, along with an installation video for your reference.
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  • What Parts Do I Need To Install A Curt Trailer Hitch and Wiring On My 2011 Ford Flex?
    All the parts you need to install the hitch is included with the Curt Hitch receiver # 13551. This hitch receiver is for a Ford Flex with dual exhaust. You will need the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness to allow you to hook up to your camper. The wiring that I recommend for your 2011 Ford Flex is # C55774. This gives you the option of using either a 4-pole connector or a 7-Pole connector. You also need a ball mount like # C74WR for an 8000-lb capacity or the # WSFH2-2 for a 10,000-lb capacity...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2010 Ford Flex with or without Dual Exhaust
    You are correct, dual exhaust is exhaust on each side of the vehicle, not a dual tip on just one side. But the hitch fits either style. The installation instructions for Curt trailer hitch # C13110 actually do mention dual exhaust. You have to scroll further down to the plain black and white version of the instructions to see the note which appears before step 1. The note says: The Ford Flex Ecoboost and the Lincoln MKT models have dual exhaust. Repeat instruction for passenger side. This...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver With The Most Ground Clearance For 2009 Ford Flex
    Thanks for the picture! The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75679 you were looking at will measure 12-3/4" from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver when installed on your 2009 Ford Flex, so it will give you a little more ground clearance as your current hitch measures 12" based on the picture you provided. The # 13551 you mentioned is only confirmed to fit the 2009-2019 Ford Flex without dual exhaust, so it is not universal. I included a video of the # 75679 being installed...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch That Fits Ford Flex
    The replacement hardware for the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13551 that fits certain model years of Ford Flex you need Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK. All you need to do is go to this product page, enter the model number of your hitch in the box that says "Hitch Item Number" and then select the correct manufacturer from the drop-down box. Simply enter "13551" in the "Hitch Item Number" box and select "Curt" from the drop-down menu. I have added a link to a video review of...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 Ford Flex Limited with Dual Exhaust
    We sure do! For your 2013 Ford Flex Limited with the dual exhaust I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e52AR. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and it will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and it has a 4,000 pound towing capacity, although you will also want to check your owner's manual for the towing capacity on your Ford Flex....
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  • What is Sway Control and Can it Be Used with 2011 Ford Flex
    Trailer sway control is a type of device designed to either prevent or reduce trailer sway when on the highway. A very common style is the frictions way control like the # 83660 which attaches to the tow vehicle and the trailer and uses friction between the two when the trailer turns to try and reduce sway caused by high winds or passing semi trucks. See attached review video. Sway control is not included with the Draw Tite part # 75679 but it can be used with it like the # 83660. Hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Ford Flex With Dual Exhaust
    We have exactly what you are looking for. For your 2017 Ford Flex with Dual Exhaust I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13110 due to it being made here in the USA and is designed for vehicles with the Dual Exhaust. This hitch has a 400lb tongue weight rating and 4000lb trailer weight rating making it a perfect option for carrying a bike rack or cargo carrier, or for using a ball mount to tow a trailer. If you are planning on towing a trailer you will also need a vehicle wiring...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Flex
    We do have Class III trailer hitches for the 2010 Ford Flex, but the receiver and cross tubing of any of them will be visible below the rear fascia. The most popular hitch for the Ford Flex with single exhaust is the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13551. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. If you plan to do some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with...
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Ford Flex
    So we can help you with a higher capacity trailer hitch for your 2013 Ford Flex like the Draw Tite part # 75679 which has a 4,000 lb trailer towing capacity for if you have dual exhaust, or if you do not have the dual exhaust you can install the Curt hitch part # 13551 which has a 5,000 lb capacity. Only Ford would be able to tell you what parts your vehicle would need to have the increased towing capacity of the tow package. It could be just a hitch and a transmission or engine oil cooler...
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch that Will Fit a 2010 Ford Flex Equipped with Ecoboost Engine
    We offer the Curt Class III receiver, part # C13110 for the 2010 Ford Flex equipped with the Ecoboost engine. This hitch is pretty easy for somebody with average mechanical ability and access to a torque wrench to install within 40 minutes to an hour. The Curt Class III hitch you were looking at will not work with the Ecoboost equipped Flex. For your review, I have linked the installation instructions and an install video that you might find helpful. By looking at the install video,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2017 Ford Flex with Dual Exhaust
    For the dual exhaust-equipped Flex, you'll want to use the Curt Class III, part # C13110, as the # 13551 isn't a fit for models with a dual exhaust. If you'll be towing with your hitch, you'll also need a trailer wiring harness like part # C55774, a ball mount like # 40346 used in the rise position, a pin and clip like # PC3 and a trailer ball. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use # 19260 or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • Available Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2010 Ford Flex
    For your 2010 Ford Flex only the higher-capacity 2-inch Class III type hitches are offered. We have no 1-1/4-inch hitches for this vehicle from any of our suppliers. This is not a bad thing! Since you have the single exhaust version of the Flex the hitch I suggest for you is Draw-Tite # 75679 if you have the EcoBoost model. If you do not have this feature then instead you can use the Curt # 13551. Install videos for both are linked for you along with a helpful article covering hitch installation....
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