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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13042 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13042

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 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.


  • 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
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • 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.

13042 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13042 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13042

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (53 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.


It took a couple of new holes in the frame of the truck and a transmission jack to lift and position (it was heavy), it's mounted and really solid. I've pulled my travel trailer, a loaded car hauler and pulled heavy Oak logs out of some timber. I would NOT trade it for a different kind. If I break anything it won't be the hitch.

1990 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Prompt delivery. Exactly as described. Everything needed for installation with precise instructions. Perfect fit and receiver is flush with bumper. Truck is rated for 5000 lbs, but will only be used for 3000 lb boat or small utility trailer. Thanks again, you guys are great.

I have towed boat and utility trailers 500 miles and have had no problems.
Vann J - 10/16/2017


I purchased the wrong one by mistake. I have duel exhaust and the one with the inner lip doesn’t fit so i returned it. And they charge w $40 but I tried to exchange it for the right one. I think that was unfair after all I just wanted the right one other than that it’s a nice hitch no pictures I’m not all the way satisfied


Exactly what I needed. Sting and reliable .Nothing more to say . I you need a good hitch- this is it !

1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Fit perfectly onto our truck and installation was easy. I am not sure if this was an issue with specifically our truck but the two holes for the middle mount positions had to be drilled to make them larger to accept the provided bolts. Have been hauling all sorts of stuff since receiving and has done great. The only negative I have on the receiver is that the loops for the chains slightly interfere with the pin for the hitch. I need to lift the pin to get it out of the way to attach the chains.

Overall it does a great job, easy to install, and was a great price.


Product installation was super easy.
plug in and go.
No wire nuts or flimsy connectors that are just a source of corrosion.

Working great! The finish has held up great despite living on a gravel road.
William T - 04/02/2021

1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great service as described - lightning fast shipping

1999 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup


I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/24/2021


What can one possibly say about a trailer hitch? It works, that's the bottom line.
The last hitch I had that came with my truck 22 years ago, had rusted so bad inside the receiver tube that the ball mount simply could not be removed, they had rusted together so bad even a torch wouldn't remove them. So when I got the new receiver I coated it inside with "never cease", a compound that's prevents rusting. Hopefully this will work for the next 22 years

1991 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great hitch. Took me a lot longer than 2 hours because my truck has aftermarket dual exhaust. The mufflers were in the way so I had to cut off the muffler hangers to move the pipes so the hitch would line up. Had to mess with raising the spare tire because the crossover pipe from one muffler to the other was in the way & the front of the hitch was in the way also. Had to line up the spare tire as I raised it. Will be going to the muffler shop so they can reline everything. After all that, the hitch bolted on with no problem. I love how well made the Curt hitch is. My truck is a 1991 Silverado 1500 with step bumper.

1989 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Delivered the day it was supposed to be. With a floor jack and impact it was installed in twenty minutes. Fit like from the factory. Thanks


This hitch is what I was looking for.


Service was great and the product came quickly. Next step- put it on.

1993 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great fit! Good price and quick shipping. Very pleased

1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Fast and simple. Fits like a glove. Kinda surprised at how near perfect the whole install was. THANK YOU, etrailer.

Working great. Still looks good and holding up in the Wyoming oil field. Thanks again.
Joseph - 07/10/2020


Great price and shipped fast, other than it came UPS and they destroyed the box it came in. and it was not even marked FRAGILE . LOL


One year later and the hitch looks the same as it did the day I installed it.

Etrailer is the best place to get affordable planned trailer parts.


Everything went smoothly, they even shipped earlier than promised.

Will continue to do business with them.

1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I received my order very quickly and it looks great and fits perfect.... Definitely recommend this company and the trailer hitch receiver.

1996 Chevrolet Silverado

The product said no drilling for installation but I did have to drill a pre existing hole a little bit bigger on my 1996 Chevy Silverado. Otherwise, product is great


Most excellent. Fit up exactly as it should have with all the right hardware.
Excellent value.
Will work just right for pulling my motorcycle in a 5’ X 10’ wells cargo trailer.

1989 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

This hitch tucks up behind the bumper so only the receiver shows, just below and even with the bumper. Easy installation.


Ok for a one man project in the driveway. Tag is my state army air medal I was a crew chief on UH-1 helicopter back in 68-69

1995 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Free Shipping is great! Hitch was delivered in 4 days. All the correct peices were in the box.


This product as been satisfactory, no i ssues.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • No-Drill Trailer Hitch that Fits 2000 GMC 3500 Truck
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 2000 GMC 3500 and does not require drilling! The spare will need to be temporarily lowered to install the hitch but aside from that it basically just bolts into place.
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  • Is Crosstube Concealed on Curt Hitch When Installed on 1991 Chevy C/K Series Pickup Truck?
    The crosstube of Curt hitch # C13042 that fits your 1991 Chevy C/K Series Pickup truck will mostly be concealed behind your factory bumper. If you take a look at the accompanying photo from a customer with a 1990 C/K, you can see how the hitch will look when in place.
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch for 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 with Full Size Spare Tire
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13042 is what I recommend for a 1996 GMC Sierra C1500. This hitch features a bolt-on design with hidden crosstube. I checked with Curt and this hitch will work on models with a factory full-size spare tire so it will work well for you.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13042 Fit 1996 GMC Sierra C/K 2500 4x4
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 1996 GMC Sierra 2500.
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  • Correct Class III Trailer Hitch for a 1989 GMC K1500 Regular Cab
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 1989 GMC K1500 Regular Cab is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13042. This trailer hitch has a class III rating and does not require any drilling for installation. It works on both step and fleet side models.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1999 Chevy C1500 Extended Cab with Standard Bumper
    I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding your 1999 Chevy C1500 pickup with the extended cab and standard bumper. He stated that 1999 was a split year for Chevrolet between the C-Series and Silverado, so as long as you do in fact have the C-Series C1500, the correct Class III hitch is the Curt # C13042. This Class III trailer hitch has a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening. Just note that the spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch that Fits 1993 Chevy Stepside Truck
    The Curt Class III hitch we offer that fits your 1993 Chevy Stepside truck is the Curt part # C13042 which fits without requiring any drilling.
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  • Fixed Ball Mount for Curt Hitch
    I would be happy to help you find the parts you are needing. What you're looking for is a ball mount and if you already have a ball then I recommend the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches item # 2923. This ball mount has a 3/4" rise, 2" drop, is 8-1/2" long, and is rated for up to 7,500 lbs. A pin and clip are included. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C13042 you were looking at is a confirmed fit for your 1993 Chevrolet 1500 C/K Series Pickup. It is a custom fit receiver that...
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  • What Does 34 Inch Frame Mean For Determining Hitch Fit on 1998 Chevy C/K Pickup
    A 34 inch frame for your 1998 Chevy C/K will mean you have the cab and chassis and not a standard pickup. So there are different hitches depending on if you have a cab and chassis (which is a 34 inch frame) or a standard pickup: - Cab and Chassis: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13028 - Pickup w/ Standard or Step Bumper: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch for 1995 Chevy C1500 Long Bed
    I do have a great option for you, however I checked with Curt and it doesn't look like the Multi-Fit Class III Trailer Hitch # C13902 will fit without some significant modifications on your older 1995 Chevy C1500. As long as you have the factory standard or step bumper, a much better option is with the Curt Class III # C13042. This hitch is specifically designed for this truck and it will use existing holes in it's frame rails for a no-drill installation. The spare tire will need to be...
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  • Hitch Fit for 1993 Chevy C1500
    A much better hitch fit for your 1993 Chevy C1500 would be one custom fit for your truck like the Curt # C13042 as the # C13900 is a multi fit hitch that wouldn't fit easily.
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  • Best Priced Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1988 Chevy Truck
    Our lowest price hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 1988 Chevy truck is the Curt part # 13028 which would work well for you. It has a 6,000 lb total trailer weight capacity though so as long as that 5,700 lb figure includes the trailer you would be good. Otherwise you would have to go with a higher rated hitch like the Draw Tite part # 41901 which is also a confirmed fit.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1992 Chevrolet CK 1500 With Standard Bumper
    I have another option but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13942 will not fit on your 1992 Chevrolet CK 1500 if you do not have a roll pan. This is due to the fact that the roll pan hitches sit higher up and require a cut out in the roll pan for the hitch. With your standard bumper the hitch would be behind the bumper instead of under it. As long as you have a standard rear bumper I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 which will put the receiver tube under the bumper,...
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  • Class III Hitch for 1994 Chevy K1500 That Allows Spare Tire to Remain Stowed Under Vehicle
    According to Curt, their # C13042 Class III hitch you'd looked at will allow a stock size spare tire on a 15 or 16 inch wheel to stow under the vehicle once the hitch is installed. To ease installation, it's recommended that the spare tire be removed or lowered for easier access to the frame rails. To install a 4 pole trailer connector, use part # 118315 or use # 20023 for a 7-way.
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  • Availability of a Class III Trailer Hitch to Fit a 1997 Chevrolet K1500 Truck
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13029, that you referenced will not fit the 1997 Chevrolet K1500 truck. If your truck has the standard or step bumper, then the Curt Class III Trailer Receiver Hitch, # C13042, will fit you truck. If your truck has the 10 inch deep drop bumper, then the Curt hitch, # C13099, is confirmed to fit. See attached picture to see the difference in bumpers.
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  • Can Spare Tire Still be Mounted Under 1997 Chevy K1500 with Trailer Hitch Installed
    Yes, the spare tire can still fit under your 1997 Chevy K1500 after Curt trailer hitch # C13042 is installed. It is recommended to remove the spare to make installing the hitch easier but then it can be put back in place. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Compatible With 1992 GMC 1500 4WD with Standard Bumper
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 is a confirmed fit for your 1992 GMC 1500 4WD truck. There is no drilling needed for this hitch installation, but you will need to lower your spare tire for installation. If you don't already have trailer wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118315 which is confirmed to fit your truck. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your GMC C/K Series Pickup's wiring harness, which is located beneath...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch Fit for 1999 Chevy K2500 Pickup
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13028 will fit your 1999 Chevy K2500 Crew Cab as long as it's a cab and chassis with a frame that measures 34" outside to outside. If your pickup is a standard pickup then you need the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13042 instead. Installation instructions have been linked for both options that you can check out. Since you have a pickup I'd imagine that you plan on using the trailer hitch for towing. To complete your towing setup you also need wiring, part #...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13042 Fit a 1998 Chevy Pickup 1500
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 1998 Chevy 1500. If looks like when you selected your vehicle you chose "1998 Chevrolet C-Series Medium Duty" instead of the "1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup" catagory that your 1500 falls under. If you will be using this trailer hitch to tow lighter trailers that don't utilize brakes then you will also want to install the Tekonsha T-One # 118315 to activate the basic trailer lighting functions....
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1990 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Step Bumper to Carry Bike Rack
    There are trailer hitches available for your 1990 Chevy Silverado with a step bumper, though none that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver, they each have a 2 inch receiver so you will need to use a reducer. What you will need to use are one of the following: Trailer Hitch: - Non-Crew Cab models: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13042 - Crew Cab model: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13028 Hitch Reducer: - Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 with Pin and Clip # PC3 or - Hitch...
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