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

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

Item # C13294
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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 C13294 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13294

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 750 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
  • 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: 7,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 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.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13294

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (19 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.


Very well made, excellent instructions. Very involved installation but the instructions made it very doable.


We put your hitch on a Mercedes GLE 43 Coup. it fit perfect is tucked up tight so it does not look goofy. We use it all the for bike racks and to launch our wake board boat & jet skis at the river. I would purchase it again.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

One of the mounting points was dented and scratched on arrival, I believe the hitch was too heavy for the box and seems to have pierced it in transport. I'm yet to install the hitch so not sure if this will affect fitment or not - but it does seem there could have been more padding used for shipping given its such a heavy item...

Hopefully it fits, the hitch looks of very good build quality otherwise!

When it comes to shipping hitches, it is very common for them to arrive with scratches. We recommend using a rust-oleum type paint to cover the scratches. This will prevent any corrosion in the future. I have a link attached for your reference. I have also sent this over to customer service for them to reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/18/2022


The trailer hitch arrived with the box severely damaged with the hitch partially exposed. It was scratched quite bad, and I was told it would be double-boxed when I asked, which it was not. You need to improve how you package this item for shipping so it doesn't arrived damaged. Otherwise, I would have been happy.


It worked out great


The Curt trailer hitch has been perfect- i also purchased the light system to connect to the trailer - it took me a whole day to install and i am thankful for the detailed videos for the hitch and lights. I only got help with the hitch when lifting it into position as i do not have a hitch jack. I think the hitch is top quality and I am confident to pull anything-

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

I haven’t used the hitch yet but we’re off to a great start. The order was received and processed within minutes. The projected ship time was 7 days. It was ordered AND shipped on Monday. Received it 2000 miles away on Thursday. The tracking process was excellent. I would definitely recommend Etrailer.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Excellent fit and looks to be well build. I did the install alone, but it is indeed better to do it with 2 people as is described in the install guide. It was hard to wiggle the bumper beam away from the body of the car to make room for the hitch that wedges in between. The 2 brackets to attache the bumper skin to the hitch (in replacement of the original bracket) is a good idea. Makes it a lot stronger. I might in a next install attach those 2 brackets to the hitch before mounting it as it was not so easy to mount them later. The 2 plastic plugs that secure the bumper skin to these 2 new brackets were a bit small or the holes to big. I replaced them with a few stainless steal nuts, washers and bolts. The final result looks great. The hitch sits a bit lower than the factory one as the factory one has a cutout in the bumper skin. I had the same on a 2008 ML350 (W164) and reversing the ball mount to give a rise will resolve this. I used the Curt wiring solution (similar to Modulite), that worked out fine, but on a 2017 GLE350, you have LED tail lights (with combined signals and brake lights) and it took a little trial and error to find the correct wires to connect to. All and all this is a perfect solution for towing a trailer that does not use electric brakes or using your hitch mount bike rack.


My son installed the hitch and the wiring. Hitch was installed and wiring took about 3 hrs. He’s a auto technician and he was amazed seeing a wiring without slicing. Great product.


I did not open the hitch because it got delivered damaged in several places. I called customer service and simply told to TOUCH it up. This is non sense. New product and I have to tuch it up. They also told me this is the way it’s gonna be even if I ordered a replacement. This issue is already impacting my travel plan.
I will not order from here again.


Great product perfect fit thank you...

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Product is awesome, nothing wrong and it fits perfectly.

Installation document I will say, not having enough details for my 2018 GLE 350. W/o a 24" pry bar, I wouldn't be able installing it.


Packed well, very good quality receiver! Recommend two people for DIY install due to weight if the receiver.


Very efficient company easy to work with delivered on time what more can I say





2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE



See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Shop To Install Trailer Hitch Receiver On 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE
    To have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13294 installed on your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE I recommend taking it to a local automotive repair shop as they will have no issues completing the installation, as we do not have any installers in your area. I went ahead and included the written instructions and an installation video of the # C13294 for you to take a look at.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 for Bike Rack
    The trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13294. This is the only hitch for the GLE 350 that fits whether or not you have the Active Curve System and it gives you a 2 inch receiver so you can choose from a much wider variety of higher-quality bike racks compared to a hitch with a smaller, 1-1/4" receiver. I have added a link to our entire selection of bike racks as well as a link to the installation instructions for...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Work On a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG with Active Curve System
    I checked with Curt and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13294 is listed as a fit for a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG with or without the Active Curve System so you will be set.
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  • 2017 Mercedes GLE 350 Install Instructions for Draw Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch
    For your 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76141 which you referenced and the Curt # C13294. If you scroll down you can see the install instructions for both. Removal of bumper fascia brackets required; fascia will be secured to hitch body. BlueTEC models - DEF tank shield will be removed and reattached after trimming. DEF tank needs to be lowered and supported while installing hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    If your 2016 Mercedes-Benz is a GLE 350 (and does NOT have the Active Curve System) then Curt does offer a hitch fit in a 2-inch Class III type, part # C13294. Draw-Tite also offers a 2-inch hitch for this vehicle, part # 76141. Both hitches are no-drill installs with included hardware, but both are fairly involved. I have linked the instructions for both hitches for your review. These also indicate the tools required. If your 2016 is not a GLE 350 please let me know the specific version...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Clean Appearance on 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    We offer several 2-inch Class III hitches for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class that you can see by clicking on the linked page. All fits the GLE-Class without the Active Curve System. Curt hitch # C13294 will be slightly less visible than the other options due to its concealed cross tube, and it costs less, but the installation will be a bit more involved. Also, this hitch's warranty requires you to use a support strap for non-trailer loads like bike racks. Curt offers such a strap # 18050...
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  • What is Active Curve System and Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
    The Active Curve System on your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 is a feature that adjusts the ride of the vehicle when cornering to improve the ride and handling. Some trailer hitches are not compatible with this feature. The hitch I recommend because it works with your Mercedes if it has this feature is the Curt # C13294. If you're going to be towing a trailer you also need wiring like part # C59496 and a ball mount like what's in our kit, part # 989900.
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  • Receiver Hitch for 2018 Mercedes GLE 350 With Active Curve
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13294 is confirmed to work with your 2018 Mercedes GLE350 with Active Curve. I reached out to Curt and they assured me that this will work. This hitch is not rated for a weight distribution hitch. If you feel that you may need or want that in the future use Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13411. This kit is rated for a faster install (only 1 hour compared to 2) but will require more trimming than the standard hitch. If you also need wiring for lighting...
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  • Will The Curt C13294 Fit My 2016 Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe Hitch
    Yes the Curt trailer hitch receiver # C13294 will fit your 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE. If you are going to haul a trailer you will also need a ball mount like the Curt class III # C45036 ,2 inch ball included. As well as a wire harness to power trailer lights, like the Curt 4-Pole Flat Vehicle Wiring Harness mounting bracket included. # C58345. If the trailer you are towing has electric brakes it will need a different harness like the Universal Wiring Harness with Brake Controller Harness...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
    According to Curt, their # C13294 is a fit for all models of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll also need a trailer wiring harness like # 119250KIT, a ball mount like the # 2753 and a trailer ball like # 19260 for a 1-7/8 or # 63845 for a 2 inch ball. I've linked to the installation instructions and install videos for the hitch and the wiring harness mentioned above.
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  • Is Curt Hitch C13294 Compatible with Active Curve System on 2017 Mercedes GL350
    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13294 is in fact compatible with your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL350 with the Active Curve System. It appears the Draw Tite Hitch # 76141 is not compatible with the Active Curve System and the information was erroneously rolled over to the Curt hitch. This information has been corrected. To complete your trailer towing package, you may consider the following products: ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch For A 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE
    With all the hitches that are confirmed for your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE none of then will rise the tongue weight rating when using a weight distribution system. So you will not be able to go over the 600 pound tongue weight. The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control # FA94-00-0800 will work with tongue weight capacities between 400 pounds to 800 pounds, but will not be able to go past 600 pounds. This WDH has integrated 2-point sway control that limits side-to-side movement....
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  • Will The Aftermarket Hitches For A 2018 Mercedes GLE 350 Be Inferior To A Factory Mercedes Hitch
    From what I could find out, your 2018 Mercedes GLE 350 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. With that being said, the Curt # C13411 and the Draw-Tite # 76141 will not get all the way to your vehicle's max capacities, but will come very close. The 7,000 pound towing rating and the 700 pound tongue weight are accurate and will be what both of these hitches are rated up to. With your boat and trailer having a combined weight of 3,500 pounds, both of these will work perfectly. However,...
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitch C13411 and C13294 For 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG
    You are correct that both the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13294 and # C13411 are confirmed to fit your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG. Both hitches have a hidden crosstube meaning that only the receiver itself will be visible once installed. I do however recommend the # C13294 as it has a slightly higher tongue weight rating at 750lbs, and a slightly higher trailer weight rating at 7500lbs. For wiring you will first need to install a 4-way connector using # 119250KIT. With a 4-way...
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  • Hitch Fits and Cargo Carrying Options for 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
    If you were needing the hitch to provide a mounting point for a bike rack, we do have options available for you. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is the first year of a new generation, and unfortunately the hitch manufacturers haven't come up with a hitch fit as of yet although I'm told there will be some fits available by mid-spring. Unfortunately, the # C13294 you'd mentioned is a fit for the previous generation GLA class and wouldn't be a fit for your 2020 model. If you were needing a hitch...
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