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

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

Item # C13290
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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 C13290 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13290

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 900 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
    • Installation instructions included
    • Uses existing hardware from your vehicle
  • 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 tongue weight: 900 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.

13290 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13290 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13290

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (51 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.


Hitch was installed on our 2020 MB GLC AWD at local Farm & Fleet Auto shop for a reasonable price ~$[XX]. Once installed, I was very happy with the concealed appearance of the hitch and accessibility for a 1UP hitch mounted bike rack. The bike rack barely has enough reach to install without an extender as the hitch is recessed 3-5/8 inches from the bumper. I keep a hitch plug in when the bike rack is not on. After one year, including a Wisconsin winter, I have noticed a small rust spot on the interior corner of the receiver. I plan to spray with rust inhibitor paint and coat with Fluid Film to hopefully address that small issue and keep the receiver looking new.


I am still thrilled with my hitch. The quality, strength and stability are superior in every way. I had it installed by my local body shop who found the website instructions very useful. I was charged a minimal amount for expert installation. The only issue I have is the interference with the backup system on my Mercedes GLC when a bike rack is inserted into the hitch but that is MB issue. The hitch as I said, is perfect!


Looks great, and is exactly what I was looking for, on my Mercedes 300 GLC


This is my 2nd hitch from etrailer. Love it! I can't say enough about the support that etrailer gives when you buy one of their products. After I bought a new car, I bought a new hitch for my mountain bike rack. I was worried because I had never worked on a Mercedes before. But the video tutorial walked me through the entire thing (without a hitch...ha ha).

I'm submitting photos to show you my 2.5 hours of work it took (start to finish). I followed the instructions that etrailer gave, watched the video on my tablet while I was installing and everything turned out great! Just look at my pictures man! :O)

1. Use a small screwdriver to get the plastic rivets out.
2. make sure you use zip ties when reinstalling the back rubber housing so you keep cables out of the way.
3. Use ramp/blocks to bring up the back end. It's waaaaay easier when you have the room to work...and you will need it.
4. WATCH the videos. These guys do great tutorials.
5. Enjoy!


The hitch fits perfect. Now we can load up the bikes and ride. Thank you for the help making sure we had the right one for our car.

I recently sold the car that we had installed this trailer hitch on. But during the time we owned it, it performed as if it had been factory installed. Never had any issue lugging around two e-bikes of almost 60 pounds per bike. We took many long trips with confidence. Thank you etrailer.
Robin - 04/28/2022


Took me a little bit longer than I thought. Overall, not a bad process of installation and the instruction video was all I needed. Only thing I would add is that a deep 18mm socket is required for the bumper. Love the receiver hitch.


The trailer hitch fits perfectly. I have no problem with the hitch. The factory-installed 1" hitch had a welded piece attached for holding the electrical connection but the new 2" did not have one. I cut off the original metal piece, modified it, and bolted it to the new hitch.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Fits my wife's GLC 300 Coupe perfectly, and the how-to video was priceless! Saved me over $1k from purchasing/installing from the dealer. The bike rack is perfect with the hitch extender. We couldn't be happier with the product and instructional video.


Looks great, well made, arrived quickly!


The trailer hitch fit right under vehicle and hide behind the bumper. Love the outcomes. Also the bike rack Is very easy to install and a light weight as well. Install and remove from the hitch is so easy and convenient. Love both products.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Finally, I installed my hitch to 2018 Mercedes GLC SUV. The instructions are almost perfect with a slight adjustment for 2018 cars. It fit perfect and it was easy if you have all the tools. All you need to do raise the back wheels 4-5 inches. It's easier if you have 2 to install.

Great! I really like this hitch because it looks like an original hitch.
Chet D - 07/23/2020


The trailer hitch was used to attach a twister. A twister is a step which allows a dog to step into the back of a vehicle. You twist it out from under the car for the dog to use then twist it back under the car to store. The hitch has worked perfectly. I have had no problems. Cost was more than reasonable. The hitch was used on my Mercedes AMG SUV. Had I purchased the trailer hitch directly from Mercedes it would have cost me approximately $2,000.00!


Mounted as described for the 2019 GLC350e, works very well.


I have been using my etrailer hitch and mount to pull my 19 foot Bayliner and it pulls beautifully! I had it professionally installed and am very happy with it. Etrailer was fast, easy and affordable. I highly recommend this company.


Installed myself. Video instructions were very good and very helpful. Had to verify (with eTrailer) that this particular trailer hitch is compatible with the MB GLC 300 "COUPE" as the instructions (from Curt mfg. co.) contained in the box did not address "COUPE".


It was to install and it’s easy to mount my bike rack.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

I just received the item yesterday. I'm going to have the professional people to assemble it for me next week. So I'm unable to rate the product, but I can tell you that I was pleased with the fast delivery and easy ordering system. I'll come back and rate the trailer Hitch Receiver after I use it on my carryon trailer.


Fit perfectly and has held up great!


Fit perfectly on my glc43 ! Amazing product strong and durable


Hitch fit perfectly. Excellent shopping experience. Thanks etrailer!


I've had the hitch and wire connections for a year and I am very satisfied with the products. Everything has met or exceeded my expectations. I would recommend etrailer to anyone without reservation.


Easy to install, fit perfectly. No problems. I'm very happy with this Hitch. Thank again for your help always. God Bless you All.


Was very happy with service and this purchase. This was a purchase for my 2018 Mercedes glc suv and it fit just as described.


Purchasing from etrailer was a great experience. Matthew K was knowledgeable and helpful and answered every question I had. He let me know when the item was mailed and when it was delivered. The service was excellent and I highly recommend them and will use them again. Mary


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  • Can 1-1/4 inch Factory Hitch of 2016 Mercedes Benz GLC300 be Replaced with 2 inch Hitch
    To install the Curt Class III hitch part # C13290 on your 2016 Mercedes GLC 300 will require removing the rear bumper beam and rear fascia. Most likely any modifications have already been made so you should be fine in that regard. The install is a bit more in-depth that most hitch installs but I attached an install video that shows the whole process for you to check out.
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  • Does hitch Installation on 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC Allow Hands Free Liftgate to Function
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that the hitch part # C13290 will still allow the powered liftgate of your 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC to function. He said that as long as you don't put your foot directly under the hitch opening it will still function. At worst you would just have to kick to the sides of the hitch opening.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-300 To Tow WaveRunners
    Yes you can tow the two waverunners on a trailer with the Mercedes. I recommend Curt Trailer Hitch receiver part # C13290 for your 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-300 because it will provide about 1/2" more ground clearance then the other options on your Mercedes. It is a nice concealed cross tube design so the only part of the hitch that is visible is the receiver portion. I have attached an installation video and photo for your reference. I checked out the owner's manual for the GLC 300 and from...
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  • Does The Curt Class III Hitch C13290 Require Bumper Removal To Install On Mercedes Benz GLC 300
    Hello Molly, The Curt Hitch part # C13290 does require temporary removal of the bumper beam to install because it installs between the bumper beam and the frame of the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC 300. What that means is the installer will need to remove the rear fascia and the bumper beam by removing the M12 hardware with 18MM socket and set it aside. It will be replaced once the hitch is installed. I have attached a link to the installation instructions and video that you can take to your installer...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13290 Fit 20201 Mercedes GLC 300
    Yes the Curt hitch part # C13290 does fit your 2021 Mercedes GLC 300. We've checked with Curt in the past and they have told us that the hands free liftgate will still function but you would need to kick to either side of the hitch opening.
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  • Will Curt or Draw-Tite Hitch Be More Hidden on your 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
    Both the Curt # C13290 and the Draw-Tite # 76082 Class III Trailer Hitches offer a sleek hidden-crosstube design, however the Curt # C13290 model is going to be recessed behind the bumper almost 2" more than the Draw-Tite model. This means the Curt hitch is your best option if you are simply looking for the most hidden unit available on your vehicle. With that in mind, I would also point out that in terms of practical use there can be such a thing as "too hidden", especially if you are...
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  • Which Hitch For A 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Is Most Hidden Curt Or Draw Tite
    With appearance being the key consideration, my recommendation is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13290 over the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76082. The great part about this hitch is you will not need to do any trimming or modifying of the rear fascia, keeping your GLC's original appeal. The receiver provides 1-1/2" more bumper clearance than the Draw-Tite as well. This helps keep the overall profile low at the rear of your vehicle which you can see from the installed...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
    I do have two trailer hitch options for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 though none are from Stealth Hitches. Instead, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13290 or the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76082 which are both bolt-on options.
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is Most Hidden Curt or Draw Tite
    Height-wise the Draw Tite # 76082 and the Curt # C13290 are going to be right at the same dimension as well as about same dimension for how far it is recessed. I attached a picture that shows what this hitch looks like installed on a similar GLC as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Would Draw Tite or Curt Hitch Affect Driver Assist Alert of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
    The parking and driving assist sensors on your 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 would not be affected by the install of the Draw Tite hitch part # 76082 you referenced or the Curt part # C13290.
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  • Will the Thule T2 Pro XT Fit on the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76082 on a 2021 Mercedes GLC SUV?
    For a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC (SUV - excluding AMG 64), we do not know the precise measurement of the hitch distance with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC (excluding AMC 63) to your face of the rear bumper. However, we do know the distance from the center of the pinhole to the face of the bumper from some recent models that will give us a pretty good estimate. Thule T2 pro XTR # TH83JV and the Thule T2 Pro XT should fit on the Draw-Tite # 76082 because it has a 6-1/2 inch distance between the...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch that Fits 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 43
    We have the Curt hitch # C13290 that fits your 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 43. And then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha part # 118747 is the easiest to install and most reliable.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Mercedes GLC Class
    For your 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC300 the best hitch option is the USA made Curt hitch part # C13290 as it has the highest capacities, the cleanest look when installed, and is priced great. For trailer wiring then the best option is the T-One kit part # 118747 which is a custom fit. I recommend this kit the highest because it has the most reliable converter box of all the kits available. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit on 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43
    There are a pair of trailer hitch receivers that I can confirm are a fit for your 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, which are the following: - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76082 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13290 The two hitches are very similar, but between them I recommend the Draw-Tite because of its superior ground clearance. If you are also looking to do some towing with your Mercedes, there is a wiring harness that fits, so long as your AMG GLC 43 does not have the Premium...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 SUV
    If your Mercedes-Benz GLC is a 2016 GLC300 SUV, we do have trailer hitch options for your vehicle. I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13290 for your GLC300. This hitch has a towing capacity that will not limit your vehicle and offers a 2 inch hitch receiver to accept a wide variety of hitch accessories. The # C13290 is designed to install at the back of the vehicle behind the bumper mount, which will require the removal and reattachment of the bumper beam. The written installation...
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  • How Does ZCI Trailer Wiring Harness Wire to 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
    Since the vehicle has a multi-plexed wiring setup that has the running light on it's own circuit this is how the wires of the # 119250KIT should get ran on the vehicle. Yellow of harness to vehicle Left Turn wire, Green of vehicle to vehicle Right turn wire & Red to vehicle Brake/Tail wire. The brown wire would not be used.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit For 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG SUV
    There is! I did some checking and there is one hitch that is a fit for your 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG SUV. The hitch is from Curt, and I verified with them that the hitch is a fit, with the correct part number being the following: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13290 The # C13290 has a 2 inch receiver and completely hidden crosstube so only the receiver is showing, which helps your Mercedes keep its factory aesthetic.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2021 Mercedes GLC300
    For your 2021 Mercedes Benz GLC300 the correct hitch is the part # C84ER which is the same thing as the Curt 13477 so what you have is the correct hitch. The # C13290 is not correct.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC300
    I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C13290 will work with a 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC300 coupe. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver that does not require any drilling into your vehicle's frame to install. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # 118747. It is also recommended you use Dielectric Grease for Electrical Connectors # 11755 to help prevent any type of corrosion in your connector, which...
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  • Recommended Two Bike Hitch Rack for a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
    In order to use a folding bike rack on a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 you will first need to start with a trailer hitch, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13290 is what I recommend which offers bolt-on installation and has a hidden design so only the receiver tube will be visible from the rear of the vehicle. Then for a bike rack, this will really come down to what type of bikes you have. I really like the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22G due to the sleek powder coated...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC43 AMG
    Draw-Tite doesn't have any specific fit information for the # 76082 with regard to the GLC43 AMG, but Curt offers a similar hitch, part # C13290 that Curt has confirmed is a fit. Both hitches are very similar, and would install in the same manner so there's an outstanding chance that the Draw-Tite # 76082 would fit but because Draw-Tite can't confirm the fit, I couldn't guarantee it would fit. If you'll be using the hitch for towing, you'll also need a trailer wiring harness, part #...
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13290 Fit 2016 Mercedes GLC300 and Estimated Install Time
    The Curt hitch part # C13290 is a fit for your 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. The price for it is at the product link. Curt estimates an install time of around 2 hours so a shop is most likely going to charge you for 2 hours at their shop-rate. That will vary quite a bit so it's hard to say. But you would want to call around to see. 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...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Mercedes GLC300 and a 2 Inch Thule Bike Rack
    Yes you would just need a hitch but for your 2016 Mercedes GLC300 I actually recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 76082. The reason is that if you went with the Curt hitch # C13290 you would be required to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for a bike rack (or anything other than a trailer) per the Curt warranty requirements. Using the strap is a hassle and adds an extra expense. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement so you can use your 2 inch Thule bike rack without having...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Tow Capacity for a 2016 or 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 w/Surround View Camera
    Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # C13290 is listed as a fit for all models of the 2016 - 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC300 and does not exclude models that have the Surround View camera system. The vehicle towing capacity is either 3,500 pounds or 4,850 according to the owner's manual f0or the 2016 GLC 300. But they do not specify which models have which rating so you may have to inquire with a Mercedes dealer. For the 2017 all models are rated for 3,501...
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