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

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 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 IV - 2" part number 14053 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - 14053

  • Class IV
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 1000 lbs TW
  • 12000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1200 lbs WD TW

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


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • 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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class IV
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 10,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" - 14053

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 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.

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Fit excellent at the right price


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I own a welding business and this hitch was very cost effective fit as it should. I had experience in this field I in stalled hitches for [another retailer] for about two years and this hitch fit as it should
Mike F - 08/05/2022


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Our family has been in the classic car business since 1969.....I have chained a trailer hitch on the back bumper many times and headed out for California...very recently my sister bought a vending route along with a 1 ton van....she bought a new trailer hitch somewhere and wanted me to drill holes in the frame because it wasn't the correct one...I found etrailer online and called...the product was here overnight and Suz installed it herself!!.....I highly recommend etrailer..... thank Katie D!


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thanks,..I am very satisfied with the product...and the great service....and I will be ordering again in the future....thanks Laura
Phillip K - 03/12/2017


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1998 Ford Edge

Love the video. It was a great help in installing this hitch. Very easy to follow. Nice tip with the silicone adhesive to hold the washers in place. The receiver edge sits back under my bumper about 5 in. Unfortunately a little bit farther back than my previous hitch so I have to buy new ball mounts now. Would have been nice if the hitch had been designed to angle back to end up at the edge of the bumper. There are not very many ball mount options for where it sits.
But I found what I needed. The hitch is on and looks sturdy. And soon I'll be able to tow again once I receive the ball mounts from etrailer.com




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1998 Ford Five Hundred

This hitch receiver works as it should. It came well finished, with clear instructions and all the hardware needed to install it. I had a question about possible clearance issues and called etrailer customer support. The tech was great and answered all of my questions. The hitch receiver fit great, no additional drilling was needed. I also was able to reinstall my spare tire under the van, which my older hitch receiver did not allow enough space for.

I have a step bumper on my 1998 Ford E350 van. I was going to use if for my hitch mounted tilt up, cargo carrier, with a 500 pound capacity. This hitch receiver sets back a couple inches too far from the step bumper and would not allow the cargo carrier to tilt up, unless I used a hitch extension. I used an 8" extension with a 5k tow and 500 pound tongue capacity. Using a hitch extension will decrease your load capacity. So, make sure the hitch extension is capable of handling the load you will be putting on it.




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The Curt products I received are as described, high quality and were well packed. The hitch fits the 27-year-old vehicle. I was glad to have such a large range of products across different brands, and the prices were the best I found. The shipment of hitch receiver, ball mount, ball, etc., got here just a few days after I ordered it. I didn't expect such fast shipping. I will recommend etrailer.




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1996 Ford Van

One day after placing my order, I received an email informing me that my order had been upgraded from the shipping choice I had selected to a faster delivery at no extra cost to me. I had an excellent experience with this company and will recommend it to anyone that requires a hitch and/or accessories. Thank you!




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Easy assembly, took HOMEMADE HITCH off and replaced receiver hitch made for the van. Looks and works well pulling our church trailer for camps. Thanks, GREAT PRODUCT!!




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Outstanding! I love etrailer!




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Product fit better than expected ... no drilling required, lined up with all factory holes, just bolted up and torqued. Could not have asked for a better product. Shipping arrived as promised.




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1998 Ford Van

Hitch went on with no problems. Hardware was more than enough and easy to use!




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GREAT COMPANY!!!! THEY UPGRADED MY SHIPPING FOR FREE ARRIVED MUCH EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. THE HITCH IS AWESOME.




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1976 Ford Van

Fit exactly as described and has worked great over the year I have had it. Easy install.


Comments
It still works great. Its a good product and works as it should.
Kevin - 06/09/2017


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1990 Ford Van

Have not installed it yet but looks and feels well built with all hardware included.




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1996 Ford Van

Was as easy to install as was advertised. Good quality welds on a heavy gauge steel.




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1996 Ford Van

Received as scheduled and had it installed in 1 hour. Quality was very good.




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The product fit well it was easy to install shipping was very fast




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1999 Ford Van

Works as advertised.




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Strong durable...Thanks




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2004 Ford Van



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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • what is the bolt pattern for 2003 suburban 1500 2wheel drive receiving hitch?
    For a trailer hitch for your 2003 Chevy Suburban I would recommend the Hidden Hitch # 87614. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would work well for you. If you wanted to email me back with what bolt hole measurements you are looking for I would be more than happy to run out to our warehouse to get them for you. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes of the Curt Hitch 14053
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the distance between the bolt holes centers on this Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 14053, is 38-1/2 inches. You would need to compare that distance to the your frame rails to see if the mounting holes of this hitch would be compatible with your frame. If your outside to outside measurement is 42 inches this SHOULD work well, but I would still recommend measuring.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1993 Ford E-350 with 42 inch Frame
    Your 1993 Ford E-350 with a 42 inch frame has a standard dimension frame width so our Curt hitch part # 14053 would fit and work well. The other hitches listed at the attached link will also fit too.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1989 Chinook RV on Ford E-350 Chassis
    The Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053 is confirmed to fit onto a 1989 Ford Van. Since your Chinook RV is built on the same frame the hitch will mount to the frame. However, if the RV has different styling and the bumper or fascia is different it may require trimming or modifications. The installation details are attached. They do say that you will need to temporarily remove the spare tire and carbon canister. You will also need to relocate or modify the exhaust. Drilling...
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  • Drop of Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch # 14053
    According to my contact in the Tech Services department at Curt Manufacturing, the drop, or distance between the top of the mounting flange of the # 14053 Class IV hitch and the top of the receiver tube is exactly 2 inches. You can see this in the photo I have edited for you. I have also linked you to the installation instructions.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1994 Ford E350
    For your 1994 Ford E-350, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class IV - 2", # 14053. This hitch is a confirmed fit for that chassis. The spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily as well as the carbon cansister if present.
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  • Mounting Flange Length for the Curt Hitch part # 14053
    I went out into our warehouse to measure the mounting flange of the Curt Hitch part # 14053 that you referenced and found it to be 15-1/8 inches long.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1989 Ford Motorhome On An E-350 Chassis
    For your 1989 Ford E-350 van I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 14053. This is a Class lV trailer hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. This hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight of 10,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 1,000 lbs. This is a bolt-on installation and no welding is required. The 6,000 lb hitches we offer for the Ford van are not designed to fit the E-350 chassis. When you are planning on towing you will need to make sure you do not exceed...
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  • What is the Distance Between Bolt Holes on the Curt Trailer Hitch # 14053
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the distance between the bolt holes centers on this Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 14053, is 38-1/2 inches. I attached installation instructions below for this product also to give you a better idea of how this hitch installs.
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  • Heaviest Duty Trailer Hitch Recevier for Motorhome on 1999 Ford E-350 Super Duty Chassis
    We have the exact hitch you need for your motorhome on a 1999 Ford E-350 Super Duty chassis, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053. This has the 10,000 lb towing capacity and 1,000 lb tongue weight capacity you wanted (the most available), and it does not have to be welded on. The installation will require you to drill small holes in the frame (all hitches that fit your motorhome will) and this will let you bolt the hitch right on. I have added a link to a video review and the installation...
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  • What Year Ford Vans Does Curt Hitch # 14053 Fit
    While the body style of the Ford vans has changed quite a bit over the years luckily the frame has stayed basically the exact same so the Curt hitch part # 14053 does fit Ford full size vans from 1975 through 2006. Here's complete list: 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-150 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-250 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-350 1975 - 1994 Ford Van Full Size 1995 - 2003 Ford Van Full Size, including Superwagon
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053
    The mounting holes the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053 measure 38-1/4" (for the 4 rearmost) and 38-3/4" (for the 1 forward-most) and then from the edge of the receiver that measurement is either 4-1/2" or 17-3/4" depending on what you meant by most rearword (as that term is kind of backwards when it come to trailer hitches). I have attached a photo demonstrating these various dimensions for you to check out. Please note that this trailer hitch is designed to fit the following vehicles: 2004...
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  • What Are the Mounting Hole Dimensions for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 14053
    The mounting holes the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053 measure 38-1/4" and 38-3/4" width-wise and then from the center of the of the forwardmost to the rearmost is 13-1/4". Attached is a dimensional photo for you to reference. This hitch is designed for these vehicles: 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-150 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-250 2004 - 2006 Ford Van E-350 1975 - 1994 Ford Van Full Size 1995 - 2003 Ford Van Full Size, including Superwagon
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  • Is a Class IV Trailer Hitch for a 1999 E-350 Ambulance Available?
    There are a pair of hitches that fit a 1999 Ford E-350 van; the Draw-Tite # 41906 and Curt # 14053. Whether or not these are going to fit your particular vehicle - an ambulance - is going to depend on if there were any type of modifications made to the chassis or bumper. If so, I would not be able to guarantee that either of these hitches would fit.
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  • Hitch Needed for 2004 Ford Cut-Away Van Chassis
    The three inch drop needed is going to be the problem. All the hitches we offer for the 2004 Ford Van have a 2 inch drop, so unfortunately your bumper would be in the way. Your best bet would be to either have a hitch fabricated or to have some fab work done to the underside of the frame to add 1 inch of drop so a hitch like the 14053 you referenced could be used. You, or your welder would be on their own to do the engineering work to ensure a Class IV weight capacity. If a Class III...
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  • Which Ball Mount Can be Used With Curt Trailer Hitch # 14053 for a 1998 Ford Econoline 250
    The recommended ball mount for Curt Trailer Hitch # 14053 for the 1998 Ford Econoline Van is # 2923. However, for your specific needs you may need a longer ball mount or one with a different rise/drop. In order to determine the rise or drop you will need there is a simple method you can use. With the hitch installed and the van and trailer on level ground, measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler (with...
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  • Comparing Curt Class III and Class IV Trailer Hitches for 1999 Ford Van
    There are two views on this scenario...but yes the Curt hitch part # 13053 with a 5,000 lb capacity and the part # 14053 with a 10,000 lb capacity both fit your 1999 Ford Van. So since you know you don't need the additional capacity there really isn't much to gain by going with the higher rated hitch so why spend the extra money? But if you think you might ever need to tow a heavier trailer then it does make the most sense to get the higher rated hitch. That's how I'd approach the choice...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1998 Ford E-350 Van
    We do have a trailer hitch for you, though the Ford E-350 didn't have a Super Duty version available until 1999, so what you have is an Econoline model (and just as a note, we don't have a way of searching anything by VIN so this was based on research; you may want to call that VIN into a local Ford dealer). Having said that, the correct trailer hitch receiver for a 1998 Ford E-350 Econoline is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053. Additionally, if you plan on towing and need a trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 42 Inch Wide Mini Bus
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 42 inch wide minibus I recommend The Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22 inch to 72 inch Wide # 13703. The trailer hitch has a high-gloss black powder coat finish that resists rust, corrosion, and is resistant to scratches and UV damage. The hitch will fit a frame width between 22 inches to 72 inches, and the trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to 3,500 pounds and has a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds....
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatible with 1990 Ford E350 Van
    According to my Curt Representative, the Class IV # 14053 or the # 13053 Class III hitch is a fit for the 1990 Ford E350 Van. The Class IV hitch has a 1000 lb tongue weight 10,000 lb towing capacity. The # 13053 Class III has a 500 lb tongue weight, 5,000 lb towing capacity. You can purchase either hitch by clicking on the provided product links.
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  • Length of Mounting Bracket for Mounting Curt Trailer Hitch to Motorhome on 2005 Ford E-350 Chassis
    The length of the mounting brackets for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14053 is 15-1/8" as you can see from the attached photo. Since the frame is extended past the regular body length it could very well affect the towing capacity of your motorhome so it would be wise to do some research on that and maybe reach out to the manufacturer as well to get their take on it. If you don't have bolt holes readily available that would work with the 14053 hitch then you may consider using something...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2000 Winnebago Itasca Spirit on Ford E-350 Chassis
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class IV - 2" # 14053 is a confirmed fit for the Ford Full Size Van but it is not a fit for a cab and chassis like you have which has a slightly wider frame. My recommendation due to the weight you will be towing is to use the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Service Body Trailer Hitch Receiver - Weld On - Class V - 2" # 41991-07. This is a weld on versus bolt on option, but all the bolt on options won't allow for the capacity you need.
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  • Will Curt 14053 Class IV Hitch Fit 1990 Ford E350 Cutaway Chassis Shuttle Bus
    Possibly. The Curt # 14053 Class IV hitch could fit, but it would depend on the vertical height difference between the underside of the van's frame and the lowest portion of the back bumper, which is also known as the drop. You'll need to measure downward from the underside of the van's frame until you clear the bumper. If this distance is less than 2 inches, the Curt # 14053 would fit. If the drop distance is 2 inches or greater, you'll need to go with a weld-on hitch like the Draw-Tite...
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  • Hitch Recommendations for a 1986 Ford E-350 Box Truck
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the distance between the bolt holes centers on this Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 14053, is 38-1/2 inches. Did you measure from the center of the frame rails or from the center of the bolt holes on your 1986 Ford E-350 box truck? From the frame down to the hitch opening will measure 2 inches with this hitch. Usually box trucks/service body trucks require a multi-fit hitch like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity....
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