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

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

Item # C13406
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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 C13406 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13406

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed 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.


  • 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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 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.

13406 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13406

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (86 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.


2018 Toyota RAV4 - Super fast shipping , arrived in perfect condition. Installation was fairly easy but an extra set of hands to lift is ideal. Trimming the underbody plastic covers to fit around the hitch took a bit of time. Overall, it looks factory, great quality, highly recommended!

2018 Toyota RAV4

Install instructions excellent! Since I was installing on 4 year old car in the North East US it took a little longer. My vehicle was missing the passenger side frame rail cover and the frame mounting holes were crud. I had to use a 12mm-1.25 thread tap with an extension to clean them. Luckily I was able save the threads so bolts torqued to specs. If not my next step would have been to drill and tap the car frame mounting holes to SAE 1/2 inch 20 thread. Since this size is just a bit larger two new SAE 1/2-20 grade 8 bolts would have done the trick. Hopefully this helps anyone with issues as I did. I love the fact that the hitch cross tubing is not visible. Nothing worse than a rusty visible hitch that is inevitable in my climate. EXCELLENT PRODUCT!


This does not fit on a 2018 RAV4. Specifically there is module on the passenger side that interferes with the installation. I attempted to install over it however this ended up preventing the lift gate from operating properly.

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Katrina D.


I have gotten in contact with the manufacturer and they have looked into this and have had no other reports of this issue for the 2018 Toyota RAV4. They have stated that they do have a warning in the instructions, "Hands Free, Foot-activated power liftgate may only work in limited areas when the hitch is installed".

2017 Toyota RAV4

This hitch looks great and wasn’t hard to install. The instructions didn’t mention it’s super important to chase the threads before trying to thread the new bolts to the frame. I used a 12x1.25 tap and it made starting the bolts super easy. Also, I don’t know why Curt thinks a novice can do this in 40 minutes ?? I’m a “handy” person and it took me 2 hours

by: 07/31/2023

im happy with this peoduct. Let see the rest…..

2018 Toyota RAV4

Super easy install thanks to all the videos on your site. So far so good with the hitch and bike carrier, should have done it long ago.


This is a solid hitch, and one year later, we're still extremely happy with it. We had a shop install it because we didn't have experience and wanted to make sure it got done right. Overall, great product.



We love it! Still works great.

2016 Toyota RAV4

hitch and video were great my 2016 rav4 rusty attachment bolts not so great hads to drill and tap 2 holes on the right, thanks again nice hitch great service

2017 Toyota RAV4

This is a solid hitch, and overall I'm happy with it. Installation took two hours, but we were taking our time and checking every step against the installation video because this was the first hitch install for both of us.

* Great appearance because the actual hitch is hidden; only the receiver tube shows.
* No loss of ground clearance.
* Installation video was extremely helpful: no need to take hitch to a shop for install.

* Had to cut pieces out of two under-body panels. This was not a surprise, because it was in the video, but still I hate cutting pieces out of my car.
* Safety chain loop interferes slightly with using wrench to secure the bike rack.
* Template mentioned in the video was not included with the instructions, but they did give the dimensions so we made our own template.

2014 Toyota RAV4

Fit perfect, well made and no rust after one year in use.


Easiest experience again. Online site makes selection effortless. Right first time every time. Good prices and quality products.

It’s refreshing to see such customer oriented services.




Easy install, but you’ll need 2 people, this hitch is heavy duty!


I found exactly what I wanted for a concealed 2" receiver trailer hitch. It was easy to order, I received great customer service, and the product arrived as promised. Very pleased. Thank you.





I owned the Curt hitch that was not tucked behind the bumper which resulted in me scraping on steep curbs. I bought this to give my back end more clearance and it worked. I have at least 3 inches more height in the rear.
Quality wise, the two mounting brackets weren’t perfectly parallel, leading to difficulty getting the mounting holes to align. This is a quality issue on Curt’s end. Fortunately I got it mounted but one hole is still unable to align, I only have 4 bolts on vs 5.

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Jenny N.


It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment which is why the bolt holes are not lining up. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed.


The hitch is great and I like the fact that it’s hidden. The finish is holding up it still looks new.



It still looks new and no problems. I haul my jet ski and bikes with it , still very happy with it


Ordering and shipping was on time.
the hitch while it looks made well was disappointed with the paint finish. The unit was scratched to the bare metal. This was before even getting it out of the box. Have not had the opportunity to look at the rest of it. Will have to repaint before installing.


All is well after 1 full year of use! Could not be happier!
Thank you for prompt delivery and great installation video!

Christi M.


Excellent! I’m handicapped. I needed a lift on my RAV4 for my power scooter to give me freedom to get out and about! Works perfectly! I’m so Happy!


The holes for mounting the receiver to my vehicle were not drilled accurately.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


Because the hitch is manufactured using a jig, its uncommon for the hitch to be drilled incorrectly. Whats more likely is that the hitch got slightly bent during shipping. When a trailer hitch is constructed, softer steel is used in the side plates as opposed to the harder steel used in the crossbar and receiver tube. This allows the hitch to flex along with the vehicle to a certain degree. This flexibility can also allow the hitch to get slightly bent out of position during shipping and handling. The good news is that its very easy to fix this if you know a few tricks as shown in the linked article.


Great hitch and easy to install.


4.5 stars
Great hitch. Most definitely
a two man job or hire your local mechanic to put it on for ya. Slight modification on original under body plastic parts. The most difficult part it’s bolt tightening without a 1/2 in. impact or a long handled torque wrench. That being said, I wish I would of just had a shop put it on for me. Hitch does not hang down like most aftermarket hitch’s I see. Hope that helps.


I haven't installed the hitch yet. I love the way helps you find the right hitch. Alexis was very helpful. they didn't have a wiring harness because of covid 19 hard to get items, but told me if I couldn't find one call her back. I found one at U Haul so everything worked out fine. Thanks for your company going the extra mile for the customer.

Dennis B.


no problems with the hitch so far. great fit and heavy duty. should last as long as I have the car.

2018 Toyota RAV4

Hitch install was super easy. Took me longer to clean the road-grime out of my plastics and off my shop floor than to actually install the hitch. Didn't even raise up the vehicle.

Can't believe Toyota wanted to charge over $1,200 for an install. After deducting cost of materials, that's almost $1,000/hr for labor. After watching several different [online] vids, my install took approx. 45min. There's simply no way a shop with a four-post lift could take longer than 15min to complete the install.

2015 Toyota RAV4

Great addition to my 2015 RAV4 to utilize Thule hitch style bike rack. Recommend watching etrailer install video before beginning work. Provided written instruction differ and the video identifies different/better rear bumper trip techniques/locations.



Extra utility from this hitch addition on 2015 RAV4 has been awesome. From Nick racks to extra storage platform it has performed as expected. Slim profile! Solid as a rock! Great addition!!!!

2016 Toyota RAV4

Arrived on time and fit like it should. Zero issues!

2016 Toyota RAV4

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  • Does C13406 Hitch Require 2017 Toyota RAV4 Bumper to be Trimmed
    The trimming of the rear fascia on the Toyota RAV4's is slightly different from the 2013-2015 models and the 2016 and 2017 models. I attached a video of the 2017 for you.
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    I compared ground clearance measurements for all of the 2" trailer hitch receivers we have for your 2017 Toyota RAV4 and found that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 has a great clearance from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver tube opening. When we tested this trailer hitch on a similar 2017 Toyota RAV4, we found that the distance from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver tube opening was about 15". Please, please keep in mind that 2017 Toyota RAV4 we tested...
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  • How Much Does The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13406 Weigh?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 you were looking at weighs in at 45lbs and given that it is not ordered with a bunch of other items the box will measure 45" x 8" x 25". If you do order other items I would just put a note in the order that the hitch is shipped in its own, smaller box. I included a video of the # C13406 for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C13406 Block Rear Jacking Point On 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 you were looking at for your 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 will still allow you to use the rear jacking point of your RAV4 so you will not need to find a different jacking point. I included a video of the # C13406 for you to take a look at.
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  • Most Concealed Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit a 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The most concealed trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the Curt # C13406. It installs behind the bumper fascia so the only part of the hitch you see is the open receiver tube and safety chain loops. The cross tube is hidden, unlike the other hitches for your vehicle. There is a likelihood that the hitch will interfere with the rear lift gate sensors, but this is the case with any of the hitches we offer. I've linked the install details, as well as an install video...
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  • How Much Fascia Trimming During Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13406
    When installing the Curt # C13406 you're going trim the fascia about 4" x 1-3/4". I've linked the instruction video of the installation of this hitch so you can check out the process.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13406 Fit 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
    The Curt hitch part # C13406 does fit the hybrid models of the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
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  • Which Hitch for 2018 Toyota RAV4 Has Best Ground Clearance
    The hitch for your 2018 Toyota Rav4 that has the best ground clearance is the Curt part # C13406 as it sits the highest and also because only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper which means turning into an elevation change like a steep driveway would not be affected at all since the bumper would still be the lowest part of the rear of the vehicle at the sides of it.
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  • Easiest to Install Trailer Hitch for 2016 Toyota RAV LE
    We have the Curt hitch part # C13406 as a confirmed fit for your 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE which i recommend. It's the easiest to install, has a concealed crosstube which allows it to be a bit more hidden and helps with ground clearance. It also has plenty of towing capacity as well at 350 lbs tongue weight and 3,500 lbs total trailer weight.
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    The Curt hitch part # C13406 actually has an open back so there isn't a limit to how far an accessory could insert into it.
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  • Will the Curt 13406 Work For a Thule Bike Rack and Will It Still Allow Lift Sensors to Function
    I'll start off by saying that the Curt # C13406 would work just fine to carry a Thule bike rack since the hitch sticks out far enough to where the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper is going to be roughly 2-1/2"; so as long as the measurement of the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack is greater than that you won't have to worry about it touching the RAV4. Additionally, this is a 2" Class III hitch receiver, so it's going to be well rated for...
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  • What is the Hitch Height of the Curt 13406 2 Inch Hitch Installed on a 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The hitch height of the Curt # C13406 on most 2017 Toyota RAV4 is going to be 15" from the top of the receiver to the ground, but this is going to vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle depending on the suspension condition. I've linked our installation video of this hitch for you to check out as well, which details this measurement around the 1:30 mark. If you also need a wiring harness I recommend the Tekonsha T-One # 118578 which has the highest amp rating of any of the available harnesses...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hitch Install Where Rear Hatch Doesnt Close Properly When Hardware Torqued
    Here's what I would try first. Try torquing the install bolts when the vehicle is sitting on the ground with the full weight of the vehicle on the suspension. If you are torquing the hardware with the vehicle jacked up in the air the hitch will hold the frame in a position where it can be partially flexed and cause the issue you are having. Or it's possible the hitch was bent and when you tighten the hardware it then causes the frame to flex. Does the hitch seem like it was bend possibly?...
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  • What is Required for Trimming the Panel on my 2018 Toyota Rav4 to Fit the Curt Hitch
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    There is a trailer hitch that will give your 2013 Toyota RAV4 exactly what you are looking for, which is a hitch for a bike rack that has a concealed crosstube. This means that it is not bulky, and the only thing that will be noticeable is the actual receiver portion of the hitch; the best option for this is a hitch from Draw-Tite, which is the following part number: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 The # C13406 has a 2 inch receiver, which is exactly what you want for a bike rack...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13406 Fit a 2018 Toyota RAV4
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13406 has been confirmed to fit a 2018 Toyota RAV4. It could be that we hadn't updated our fit guide yet when you were searching through trailer hitches. I have linked an installation video of this trailer hitch on a 2015 RAV4 for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using it for, I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Where To Reinstall the Keyless Entry Sensor On A 2016 Toyota RAV4 After Curt Hitch Install
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  • Best Ground Clearance with Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota RAV4
    The most ground clearance offered with a trailer hitch for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406. This hitch has a hidden design so the receiver tube will be tucked up under the bumper as close as possible giving you the most ground clearance. It does require that you trim the fascia so you can get a tighter fit. It's still possible certain situations will require you to use caution when going up a steep incline but this hitch will be best to reduce this chance.
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13149 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13406 are both great options for a 2018 Toyota RAV4. The former has the receiver tube welded to the cross-member whereas the latter has the receiver tube welded to an extension and then to the cross-member. The extension is a weak point so there needs to be more attachment points for strength. I can't recommend modifying either hitch nor would it give any additional capacity or benefit.
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  • Will A Trailer Hitch Interfere With The Hands-Free Lift Gate On A 2017 Toyota Rav4 Platinum
    While installing a trailer hitch can cause some interference of the hands-free liftgate function for your 2017 Platinum Toyota RAV4, it can definitely still work. The hitch mounting location can mean that only the centrally-positioned sensor will be affected. Those to the sides of the hitch tube usually function without issue. The Curt hitch part # C13406 we have found does not interfere as much and will work fine if you kick with your feet to the sides of the hitch to engage the sensor. ....
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