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

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

Item # C13155
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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 C13155 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13155

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 350 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.


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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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13155 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13155 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13155

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (16 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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This hitch was relatively easy to install, has worked well for my bike rack, which is all I’ve used it for so far!



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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

This is an excellent high-quality hitch that fits very well, I was glad to find it since my car is rare it’s a GLK 250 blue tech diesel Mercedes. A word of warning though, don’t think that you’re going to install this hitch in your garage in an afternoon, lowering the exhaust and getting the mounting plates up on the bumper mounts requires quite a bit of access under the car. Me and a guy who restores hot rods spent about 2 hours doing it I wouldn’t even of tried in my driveway.

Richard

8/26/2021

Very well. Pull a 5,000 lb trailer



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I was prepared for having to possibly clean out the threads of the weld-nuts on the plates, but what I had to contend with was WAY beyond just a little paint in the threads. Thank goodness I had a good tap and die set, because I had to clean out ALL of the nut's threads with a tap, and I that was after running a wire brush through each of them. The tap came out dirty with some metal in many of the holes, and that was just half of the story. The threads on ALL of the bolts were not cut very well and to make the bolts thread into the cleaned out nuts they also had to be cleaned up with a die. It boggles my mind to understand why a company would go cheap on these components when it would only cost pennies per unit to use quality nuts and bolts.
To add insult to injury, when I called the Curt Mfg. "help" line, they are only open M-F during normal business hours - well excuse me, but most consumers that I know will not be installing this M-F during normal business hours. So give them another big thumbs down for a huge fail on customer service.
As with another reviewer here, it took me about 4 hours to do the complete install of the trailer hitch, and like him, I am a very handy guy. I can tear down engines and put them back together (with no leftover parts!). Keep in mind that about an hour of that was spent fixing the threads of the cheap nuts and bolts. There is no way that any consumer could assemble this properly in an hour and a half and I seriously doubt that any professional could do it in 45 minutes as they have stated on their literature. If anyone does it in that time frame, they will have done a very poor job and not the way that I would want it done.
So, bottom line, I would look for another manufacturer's hitch if at all possible to install on your vehicle. The only way that I would put one of these hitches on your car would be if you HAVE to have a hitch and there is NO other choice.



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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Hitch appears to be of great quality and now that it's finnally on I am sure I will enjoy it for years to come. The installation took 4 hours rather than the 90 minute estimate and I consider myself rather handy, so be aware. The main issue was the powder coating. The bolts threaded in easily prior to hanging the hitch so I thought I was in the clear but once the hitch was in place it was nearly impossible to get the carriage bolts started by hand. Eventually you give up and start tightening them with a socket and hope and pray they are not cross threaded. The wire brush recommendation is a joke and did nothing to remove the coating. Why not insert plastic plugs in the holes to protect the threads before powder coating? Also there is a strap that connects from the main hitch to a cross member towards the front of the car. First the picture in the directions clearly show no conical washers yet the directions and common sense call for them. Next two of the bolts are too long (top two) and if fully tightened to the recommended 110lbs of torque will hit the rear differential. So now that the hitch is up I need to go back with masking tape and a sawsall and try to trim the portion of the bolt that is protruding so that I can continue tightening the bolts to 110 lbs, annoying. The directions, which are overall good, make no mention of this step. A tip is to use your phone or iPad to view the directions online so that you can zoom in closer on the pictures I found it helpful. Hitch probably deserves 4 or 5 stars but I am grumpy after laying on my back 2.5 hours longer than anticipated.

Bill

1/19/2018

Yup. Working as expected



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Received this hitch promptly after placing order. Though it is supposed to be a custom hitch for the exact year and model of my vehicle (Mercedes 2014 GLK 250 BlueTec), there was a fitment issue. There's a plastic shield under the blue tec fluid tank that needed to be cut for the hitch to attach at the forward most point. There's also an ECU box for tire pressure monitoring in the way. Cudos to the installer for proceeding cautiously with these unexpected issues. The hitch itself is well made as is all Curtis products.

David E.

11/4/2018

In retrospect, Ive learned that Mercedes can occasionally make minor changes that no aftermarket company can be expected to anticipate. Ive towed a 3200 lb camper on 6-8 outings and the hitch is solid and does the job. Just be sure to choose an installer with experience and knowledge. In San Diego, the trailer rental place was a good choice.



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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Very well made hitch, excellent finish and is more attractive than alternative brands. Does not protrude below the rear bumper as much as other brands I considered. Easy install for DIY if willing to get under the vehicle for a couple hours. No special tools required. I have a small lake boat (less than 2000lbs) and this hitch handles the load easily. Over all I would recommend this hitch for any Mercedes GLK owner.

Mike B.

7/11/2018

Works as advertised Good sturdy unit. No problems at all.



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Product works fine. Paid $300 less than the price demanded by the dealer.
Installation was costly, but I knew that would be the case. So far, the hitch is very secure, no rattle or shakes. Should not be a problem since I only use it for my bike rack.

John N.

10/12/2018

One year in, no problems whatsoever. No rattles, no vibrations. All good.



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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

I'am a electrician who's lucky enough to have a 4 post lift. So if i say this was difficult and took a extra pair of (reluctant) hands, I cannot say what the experience would be with a jack and horses.You have to take extra time to properly torque the weld nut plates to avoid damaging your bumper and crossmember. I don't like how low it hangs, but it's a well made hitch with zero manufacturing flaws.



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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

The hitch itself is well made and fits nicely once installed. My experience on the installation mirrors others in that it took 4 hours from start to finish. I utilized a 1/2” x 13 tap to clean the threads on the plates but they were pretty good right out of the box. What I did not expect was the amount of sawing I would have to do to get the hitch to fit up onto the frame beams so that I could attach to the plates. I spent a good half hour on the sawzall slowly cutting back just enough of the milk crate like plastic “webbing” behind the bumper in order to get the hitch to fit in. The worst part of the job is all the debris that showers down on you while you are knocking around underneath the car. It’s my teenagers car and he is not great about keeping the car clean. I recommend the hitch just take your time and allocate enough time for the job.



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Very fast delivery. Having it professionally installed today so will update after using it.



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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

A 1/2" x 13 Tap is required to chase/clean-out the threads in the bolt plates because the masking the manufacturer uses does not keep out the black powder coating from the threads. This powder coating does not completely come off the threads using the manufacturers recommended wire brushing method.

This remnant powder coating will cause erroneous torque readings when the bolts are (under-) tightened, and this is a known and often commented on quality issue that the manufacturer could have remedied a long time ago by either fixing the thread masking, or running a tap through them after powder coating.



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Strong contruction, but it sits much lower than the factor hitch - and therefore scrapes a lot when I take dthe venicle off road.



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Works well. Hard to install without dropping the exhaust.



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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Thank You George - My stuff arrived very quickly and in great shape. Everything I received was exactly as described. I will heartily recommend etrailer to all of my friends.



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Mercedes-Benz

Instructions were pretty clear. Hitch seemed well built and fit the SUV(2015 Mercedes GLK250).



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Very rugged, well built. The fit is very good for the Mercedes GLK Bluetec.


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  • Amount of Drilling and Appearance after Installation for Curt Hitch on a 2015 Mercedes GLK 250
    There really isn't much drilling required to install the Curt hitch part # C13155 that you referenced on your 2015 Mercedes GLK 250. If you check out the picture I took from the install instructions you can see the section (with pictures) that detail how and where the drilling takes place. It's a plastic piece that gets drilled and not anything metal like the frame. I also attached a second picture that shows what the hitch looks like installed on a similar Mercedes as yours as well. For...
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  • Is Drilling Required When installing Trailer Hitch On 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250
    The trailer hitch # C13155 we offer that is a confirmed fit for your 2015 GLK 250 does require minor drilling for installation. I have attached a link to the installation instructions you can check out. In step 4 of the instructions it states you need to locate the plastic fascia support and drill out the inboard section and enlarge the section to accommodate the 3/4-inch socket needed to tighten the hitch to the nut plates.
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  • Picture of Curt Hitch # C13155 Installed
    I checked with Curt and was able to get an install picture that shows the Curt hitch # C13155 installed on a similar Mercedes as your 2013 GLK 250.
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  • Determining Ground Clearance for Curt Trailer Hitch on 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13155 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 Bluetec. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that from the top of those brackets that will be attached to the frame of your GLK 250, to the bottom of the trailer hitch receiver, there is a distance of 10.39 inches. I recommend going to your vehicle and measuring out that distance from the frame where the hitch will attach so you can see exactly where the bottom...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System Be Used with 2015 Mercedez-Benz GLK-Class
    I may have a solution for you, however there isn't a trailer hitch available for your 2015 Mercedez-Benz GLK-Class that is rated for use with a weight distribution system. When this happens it typically has just as much to do with the vehicle than with the hitch itself, as trailer hitch manufacturers try to line up hitch specs and restrictions with the vehicles they are designed to fit. Most likely the rear of your Mercedes simply can't handle the type of tension/force that a weight distribution...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2015 Mercedes GLK250
    According to the owners manual for the 2015 Mercedes GLK-Class the 250 and 350 both max out at 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. Check the towing a trailer section of the manual to confirm. Even if a trailer hitch is rated higher the vehicle would still be limited to the lowest rated component in the system; in this case the vehicle at 3,500 pounds. For a trailer hitch I recommend # C13155. It is rated for 3,500 pounds just like the vehicle. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Mercedes GLK250 Diesel
    There is only one trailer hitch designed to fit the 2014 Mercedes GLK250 and that is Curt trailer hitch # C13155. It will fit the BlueTEC diesel models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The other hitches will only fit the GLK350 and not the GLK250. If you plan on doing some towing I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It includes 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. You will need to see a Mercedes dealer for trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Trailer Wiring Recommendation For 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250
    The trailer hitch designed to fit your GLK 250 is part # C13155. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. Per a note from Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, such as part # 18050. The trailer harness I recommend for your vehicle is the Curt Wiring Harness, part # C59236. The wires to connect the harness are located behind the tail lights on your GLK 250.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2014 Mercedes GLK 250 Bluetec
    First, for a trailer hitch that fits your 2014 Mercedes GLK 250 BlueTec there is one option; Curt trailer hitch # C13155. And for a trailer wiring harness I recommend # C59236 since it is designed to work with 2 or 3 wire electrical systems and PWM (pulse width modulation) systems so pretty much all scenarios are covered. A trusted mechanic or RV dealer with a service center could perform the installation for you. When using the hitch for towing you can use ball mount # C45030. For a...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring For 2015 Mercedes Benz GLK 250
    The Curt Trailer hitch part # C13190 does not fit a 2015 Mercedes Benz GLK 250. For the 2015 Mercedes Benz GLK 250 you need a Curt Hitch part # C13155. If you need wiring I recommend ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 119250KIT because it is the only kit available for the Mercedes that doesn't include splicing into your vehicle's wiring.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For a 2015/2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK/GLC-Class
    2015 was the final year for the Mercedes-Benz GLK-class. It was replaced with the GLC-class in 2016 and they only offered it as GLC300. You will need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13290 if you have the 2016 GLC300 otherwise we have the Curt # C13155 if you actually have a 2015 GLK250.
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  • Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes GLK250
    For a hitch for your 2014 Mercedes Benz GLK 250 you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13155. I spoke to Curt and for wiring they recommend the Curt 3 Wire to 2 Wire Converter # C56190. For a ball mount, hitch ball, and pin and clip, I would recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, part # 989900. This is a kit which includes 2 ball mounts, a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, and a hitch pin and clip.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec
    Absolutely! For your 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec, I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13155 which is currently the only trailer hitch we have that is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. This option is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. It is made right here in the U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime warranty. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to make some additional recommendations for you. In the meantime, if...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC
    The only trailer hitch available for a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 (All Models Including BlueTEC) is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13155 which I confirmed with Curt for you. Therefore, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75774 will not work. If you will be towing then you will also need a trailer wiring harness, the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 119250KIT is what I recommend because it is the only option that doesn't require splicing.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2014 GLK 250
    For your 2014 GLK 250 the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13155 is a confirmed fit. The attached installation details will give you the information about the installation of this hitch receiver. To remove your factory hitch, you will need to follow the hitch and simply remove the bolts. For a trailer wiring harness for towing or lighted accessories, I recommend # C59236 since it is designed to work with 2 or 3 wire electrical systems and PWM (pulse width...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250
    The Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13155, is designed to fit your 2015 GLK250. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. 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 We do not offer any trailer wiring harnesses for the...
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  • Bike-Carrying Options For 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Series
    There are a few options you can consider to carry bikes on your 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK. As you mentioned, it would be easier to use a trunk mount bike carrier, but you would not be able to open the rear hatch with a trunk-mount bike rack installed. A roof rack is another option, but it may be difficult to place bikes on and off the roof in a bike rack. A third option which I recommend is to have a hitch installed and use a hitch-mount bike carrier. This keeps the roof open, and with...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class SUV
    If your Mercedes-Benz is the GLK350, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75774 would work well for you. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. If you have a GLK250, the trailer hitch designed for your vehicle is part # C13155. This is also a Class lll hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, like part # 18050.
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  • Does Plastic Trunk Shield Get Permanently Removed to Install Trailer Hitch on 2014 Mercedes GLK250
    The plastic trunk shield should not have to be permanently removed to install Curt hitch # C13155 on a 2014 Mercedes GLK250. I believe that it was in reference to step 4 in the instructions I have linked for you. But as you can see it does not have to be removed. If you are going to be doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. Trailer wiring will need to be obtained from a Mercedes dealer.
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  • Why is There a Different Hitch for the 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK 250 and 350
    The two hitches you referenced for the 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK are very similar but have different applications. The part # C13155 is the correct hitch for the GLK250 whereas the # C13177 is for the GLK350. While these hitches look very similar you will notice that the back mounting bracket of the 13177 uses a taller mounting plate that comes up higher than the other hitch. This is due to different shaped crossmembers on either vehicle model. Since you have a 250 you would want the part...
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  • Finding Someone to Install Curt Hitch for 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250
    The best way to find someone local to you to install the Curt hitch part # C13155 on your 2014 Mercedes GLK250 is to find a local mechanic to you with a solid reputation and let them take on the job. Hitch installs are relatively pretty easy for mechanincs compared to what they normally do.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes Benz GLK-250 Blue Tec
    For a trailer hitch that fits your 2014 Mercedes GLK 250 BlueTec there is one option; Curt trailer hitch # C13155. And for a trailer wiring harness I recommend # C59236 since it is designed to work with 2 or 3 wire electrical systems and PWM (pulse width modulation) systems so pretty much all scenarios are covered. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Mercedes GLK-Class
    Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75774, which replaced 75698, fits a 2014 Mercedes GLK350 but not the 250. The original hitch was only listed as a fit up to 2012 models before being discontinued in 2014 so it is not a confirmed fit for a 2014 GLK. Based on this and the fact that you would have to replace the mounting hardware anyway I strongly recommend getting a new hitch for the 2014 GLK using # 75774 for a 350 or # C13155 if you have a 250. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2013 Mercedes GLK250 Diesel
    I once heard that all 2013 Mercedes GLK250 models were diesels (BlueTec) but regardless you can use Curt trailer hitch # C13155 for your diesel 2013 Mercedes GLK250. Draw-Tite hitch # 75774 is only confirmed for the GLK350 so it will not fit your GLK250. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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