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

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

Item # C13043
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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 C13043 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13043

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • No 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
  • 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: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 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.

13043 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13043

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (383 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.


Easy to install on my 2019 Lexus GX460, and tucked away nicely!



all is good

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Christopher When it comes to a trailer hitch, no news is good news! We're glad to hear that your Curt # C13043 receiver hitch is working well for you!

2023 Lexus GX 460

Beautifully manufactured piece of equipment...made in the the USA. Instructions were very clear - for an easy 4 bolt install in about 20 minutes. As covered in the instructions, the spare tire had to be lowered a bit to fit it in. I needed to use the included spacer to avoid having the receiver touch the rear fender. I used masking tape to temporarily attach the spacer to the receiver, for ease of lining up the holes. As always, the assistance during the ordering process from etrailer was exceptional. They are the best and most consumer-supportive company I have dealt with. By the way, Lexus wanted $1,200 to install this receiver, and I am certain they would have used the same part which I bought from e-trailer for $XXX!



Excellent. No issues. High quality which fits unobtrusively on the Lexus GX460.

2017 Lexus GX 460

Installed on my Lexus 2017 GX 460. Hitch arrived quickly and installation was straight forward and only took fifteen minutes with one exception. The hitch did not fit to clear the bottom of plastic bumper without adding 3 spacer washers to each of the 4 bolt locations. Spacer washers (Which I purchased from local hardware store ) were placed between the Curt Hitch plate and the mount location on Lexus Frame dropping the hitch about 1/4 inch to clear the bottom of plastic bumper. The washers do not affect the hitch performance or safety in any way in my option and make a much better fit without having to cut or alter the bumper in any way. Great hitch for a much lower price than ordering from Lexus dealership! Hitch is hidden well and looks great! Going to put it to the test with a 9 hour pull south to Florida for the Holidays



The hitch has worked perfectly, looks good and does not stick out to far from bumper so no hitting your your leg when unloading items out of back of your SUV!


I put this on a 2014 Lexus GX and I was able to do it myself. Good instructions, very straight forward installation, you don't need to raise anything, perhaps watch couple of videos online to get comfortable. Please make sure that you have the right socket wrench. I did not have one so had to borrow one from a friend.

2022 Lexus GX 460

Excellent Service Again from Order was placed at 12:30 on Wednesday, and I received the order the next day at 3:00 pm. I installed it in less than 10 min. Ready to roll before 3:30

Thanks again for offering great products and excellent service.

2023 Lexus GX 460

20 minute simple install on 2023 Lexus GX460


Went on without any problems, flows nicely with the bumper. Looks better to me than dealer installed hitch I've seen on other GX 460s.


I purchased this class III hitch for my 2022 Lexus GX460 because the class IV OEM hitch was on back order from Lexus. This hitch came with all necessary bolts and washers for proper spacing between the spare tire and the bumper. 15 minute install max. Would recommend.


Fit well on ‘23 GX460. Super easy and quick install. Recommend getting a rubber cover to protect your shins/knees.


Fit my 23 Lexus GX460 perfectly. Works Great! Looks Great! This hitch has a quality fit and finish. Saved a lot vs having my Lexus dealership instal. I installed myself easily and it didn’t take much time to do.


Had a problem with first delivery parts were missing due to the P.O delivery system called& etailer promptly got another one out to me! Great service! Recommend them highly!



Still towing fine great product


We're a cycling family and it works great for what I intended to do, that is to haul our bicycles using a hitch rack. The installation was easy, all the nuts and bolts fit perfect.

2011 Lexus GX 460

Fits my 2011 GX460 perfect. Install took 10 minutes. Handled 1,500 miles pulling 4,000 lbs without breaking a sweat.


Adam was Great to work with. I ordered a different brand which was out of stock! Adam got me a better made in USA hitch in 2 days. He also saved me money on shipping! Will definitely recommend this Company! The Curt hitch fit perfect! Had to drop the spare tire and take off the bottom trim panel. Took 10 minutes to install.



Still holding up and doing Great.

2019 Lexus GX 460

Very pleased with this Hitch for my GX460. Definitely need the 1/4" spacer supplied with hitch. It helps clear the plastic bumper fascia and one of the bolt holes on the GX has an obstruction behind it so without the spacer the bolt would have hit this reaching full torque. On the 2019 GX460, you also have to crank the spare tire down about an inch with the hand crank supplied in the GX tail gate tool box to get the hitch holes centered.


High quality product, nice finish. Everything was exactly as advertised. Installation was straightforward, no problems. I highly recommend.



Great, no problems. Very satisfied.


This hitch is very easy to install. I used the extension plate to bring the hitch plate slightly below the lip of my bumper. The entire installation took less than thirty minutes. It is very secure, and works perfectly. I also purchased the Curt bike rack which fits the hitch.

2018 Lexus GX 460

arrived in a timely manner. installed per directions that was included in the original packaging. maybe took about 10-15 minutes to install including gathering tools and positioning myself under the rear bumper. not that difficult and seems to fit perfectly. will attach my bike rack and test it out. very satisfied with my purchase.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Works great. I use it to pull a small trailer and about 1500 pounds or mower and mulch. No issues. Good grade hardware. Works as it should

2021 Lexus GX 460

Very high quality welds and powder coat. Looks like it is built to last. Looks great on my GX. Only took 15 minutes to install. Glad I upgraded to one of these.

2023 Lexus GX 460

Have purchased Curt products from in the past, always worked as advertised, quick and efficient service!

One note on installation of the hitch on my GX 460: it really helps to drop the spare before mounting the hitch!


Straight forward and easy installation.


Good quality product. Arrived as pictured and described so it will work for my project. etrailer box was very robust and strong but the internal box from Curt was basically destroyed. It did not really affect the product condition however - just FYI.


Great price and top-notch service. The staffs go out of their way to assist with my issue. I highly recommend etrailer and would not buy from anyone else.

Le N.


The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver continues to work great. No issue at all.

2017 Lexus GX 460

The ease of ordering and product pictures / descriptions was great. This helped me to quickly decide what best suited my needs, which in my case is light weight towing only. (Motorcycle Trailer) I haven't yet installed my hitch so no pictures to share, but I have pre-checked the fit etc. and all looks as expected. Thank-you etrailer!!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Is 435 lb of Tongue Weight Too Much for Curt Hitch that Fits 2021 Lexus GX 460
    435 lbs of tongue weight would be no problem at all for the Curt hitch part # C13043 which is rated for up to 500 lbs like you mentioned. You are totally safe all the way up to 500 lbs.
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch for 2021 Lexus GX 460
    We have Class III hitches with pretty high towing capacities like the Curt # C13043 which is rated for up to 5,000 lb trailer weight and 500 lb tongue weight. But the Class IV hitches are typically only seen on heavier duty vehicles.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2022 Lexus GX 460
    Yup! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 is confirmed to fit your 2022 Lexus GX 460. We actually have a review from a neighbor who installed this on their 2022 GX 460 and they said you may need to lower the tire for the installation. We haven't had the opportunity to install this hitch on a newer model, but I'm linking our install video on a 2016 GX 460 for you to reference.
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  • Can Spacers be Used for Installation of Curt Hitch on 2018 Lexus GX 460?
    I do not recommend using spacers to install the Curt # C13043 hitch on your 2018 Lexus GX 460; it needs to be flush against the bumper bracket of your vehicle. I do recommend trimming that panel slightly to remove the slight distortion and ensure the hitch is installed level.
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  • Why Does Factory Hitch Look Different Than The Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13043, On A 2010 Lexus GX460
    On the 2010 Lexus GX460, the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13043, will bolt to existing holes underneath the bumper beam. The holes in the bumper beam bracket will have existing weldnuts already in the bracket, so you will just line up the holes on the hitch to the holes in the bumper beam bracket and bolt it down. The Curt hitch and the other hitches I have listed are the same style. The manufacturers (Curt, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch) say the reason their hitch looks different than the factory...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Fit a 2023 Lexus GX 460 with Sport Design Package
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043 is a confirmed fit for a 2023 Lexus GX 460 all models per Curt so you should be good to go with the sport design package. That said, if there are any obstructions in the way of the receiver once bolted to the frame they will need to be trimmed. I have attached a close-up photo of the receiver installed on a standard rear bumper for reference.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C13043 Fit on the 2014 GX460
    Curt has confirmed that the Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13043 that you referenced will work on your 2014 Lexus GX460. I attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out also.
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  • Is it Okay for the Bumper to Touch the Curt Hitch part # C13043
    You should only use the provided hardware to secure your hitch. Using any additional spacers or washers will void the warranty from the manufacturer. If it is an issue where the bumper cover is resting on the hitch and you are able to install it and properly torque the hardware this is not an issue and is very common on a lot of the hitches that I have installed. This eliminates the need for you to cut the bumper for clearance since it isn't really an issue. If you do not like it you...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 Fit For a 2022 Lexus GX460
    I checked the measurements with one of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receivers # C13043 on our shelves and it has the same 7-7/8" outer holes measurement from center to center, 4-3/4" inner hole measurement center to center and I measured 2-3/16" center to center between the front and rear sets of holes. The receiver attaches with four M12X1.25-40mm bolts which you will need to verify that you have as Curt has not yet been able to confirm that the receiver is a proper fit for your 2022 Lexus GX...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2014 Lexus GX 460 is Least Visible
    The trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2014 Lexus GX 460 that sits closest to the bumper is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043. I have attached a photo of each hitch on a similar Lexus to give you a better idea of how far it will stick out. If you also need a bike rack, I would be happy to recommend one for you if you can tell me a little bit about the bikes you will be carrying. If not I have attached a selection of bike racks we carry for you.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Hits Small Lip on Fender on 2015 Lexus GX 460
    The installation instructions do not mention anything about it. Generally speaking if something is preventing proper installation of a trailer hitch, such as # C13043 for your 2015 Lexus GX 460, then the obstruction would either have to be removed or modified. If you are talking about that cover that is directly above the receiver then you should be able to go ahead and torque the bolts down as specified in the instructions. It may cause that fascia piece to flex some but wouldn't hurt...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller For a 1984 Chevrolet K30 Pickup
    I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 for your 1984 Chevrolet K30 pickup. The P3 is a proportional brake controller that will adjust the brake force sent to the trailer for light and heavy braking. It can work on trailers with up to 4 braking axles and works with electric or electric over hydraulic brakes. Best of all it has a diagnostic feature that helps you to determine if you have any issues with the braking system on your trailer.
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  • Will Curt Hitch part # C13043 Fit a 2012 Lexus GX 460
    For your 2012 Lexus GX 460 the Curt hitch part # C13043 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. It will attach to the existing weld nuts you have on your vehicle as well. I attached a picture that shows a diagram that details how it would work. If you wanted to do 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...
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  • Most Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2016 Lexus GX 460
    The trailer hitch that will be the least visible on your 2016 Lexus GX 460 is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043. The end of the receiver on this hitch does not extend as far from the rear mounting holes as the receiver on the Draw-Tite # 75685. Since none of these trailer hitches feature a crossbar, the only part of the hitch that may be visible is the receiver tube. I went out to our warehouse to measure how far the ends of the receivers are from the mounting holes....
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  • Can Draw-Tite Hitch on 2016 Lexus GX 460 Tow More Than 6,000 LBS?
    The Draw-Tite # 75685 and Curt # C13043 each have maximum towing capacities of 5,000 lbs even when used with a weight distribution hitch. The pair of Class III hitches are the only ones that are a confirmed fit for the 2016 Lexus GX 460; there is not a Class IV hitch available.
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  • Is Drilling Required for Trailer Hitch On 2017 Lexus GX 460
    In regards to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043 which is a fit for a 2017 Lexus GX 460, the holes needed for installation are already present so there is no drilling required. I have attached an install video for you on a slightly older model but it will be the same.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Lexus GX 460
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75685 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Lexus GX 460. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. The slight bumper difference between the 2017 and 2018 model years that you are referring to is not an issue. I have confirmed all of this with the manufacturers of the hitch, Draw-Tite. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for then I would be glad to offer some additional recommendations...
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  • Is There a Class IV Hitch Available for the 2018 Lexus GX 460
    There is not a Class IV trailer hitch for the 2018 Lexus GX 460. Curt and Draw-Tite only make the Class III. I recommend the Curt, part # C13043. It has a gross tongue weight of 500 pounds and a max towing capacity of 5000 pounds. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch for you to look at.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Lexus GX 460
    Yes, I checked with Curt and the Curt trailer hitch part # C13043 that you referenced is confirmed to fit a 2013 Lexus GX460. The only option for trailer wiring is the dealer option that you guys probably sell. 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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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2006 Lexus GX 470
    There is a trailer hitch that is a fit for your 2006 Lexus GX 470, but not the Curt # C13043, or one of that style. The best option is the Curt # 13445 which has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity, 5,000 lb towing capacity and is a complete no-drill install. This hitch is not the same design or style as the one you referenced, and instead is a round tube hitch.
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  • Distance From Trailer Hitch Receiver to Spare Tire on a 2012 Lexus GX 460
    I can help you get an idea of the clearance on your 2012 Lexus GX 460 but we didn't take that measurement when we installed either the Draw-Tite # 75685 or the Curt # C13043 so I don't have the exact distance. I measured from the center of of the mounting holes closest to the spare on both hitches to the closest part of the hitch and it's about 3/4 of an inch on the Curt and 7/16 of an inch on the Draw-Tite. On both hitches the mounting holes line up pretty much even with the straight...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Lexus GX 460
    I confirmed with Curt the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13043 is a fit for a 2021 Lexus GX 460. It features a simple bolt-on install and is currently the only available option.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Lexus GX 470
    I have a hitch I can recommend for you, but the # C13043 that you referenced is designed for the 2010 - 2015 Lexus GX 460 and would not be confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Lexus GX 470. Instead you would want the Curt hitch part # 13445 as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and attaches to the frame.
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  • Moving Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver From 2017 Lexus GX 460 To 2021 GX 460
    We do not offer the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13043 in any other colors for your 2021 Lexus GX 460. It is common for power coating to come off with corrosion due to water and salt. If the steel is still in good condition you can take the hitch to a local powder coater that can burn off the remaining powder coat and you can custom pick a new color for your existing hitch. The Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK will allow you to get new hardware if your hardware was...
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