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

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

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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 C13517 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13517

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 350 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 400 lbs WD TW

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 GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 400 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.

13517 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13517 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13517

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (61 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.


I like the fact that it’s a 2” hitch and that has a slightly greater capacity than the factory hitch. However, due to the location of my diesel’s DEF tank (no fault of Curt) the hitch hangs so low that it often scrapes the ground when I drive on steep driveways and Jeep roads, which I often do. So, if I had it do over again, I would have bought a vehicle with a factory hitch or bought a factory hitch and installed it myself. Also, I’ve had no end of trouble with the e-trailer supplied 4-pin wiring adapter. After three visits to a reputable professional installer, I still have problems with trailer lights behaving erratically. For this reason alone, I would prefer a factory-installed 7 pin setup.


Easy to install
Both right on

2001 Suzuki XL7

thank you the hitch for my 2002 suzuki xl-7 fit perfect. holes lined-up great. installed in about 20 minutes. i am VERY satisfied with the product and the timely service in getting my product. i give a well deserved thumbs-up. i recommend to anyone for all their towing needs.

Thank You

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Hello , I am so pleased with my purchase for my 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara. I am also happy that I ordered the recommended wiring harness along with the purchase of the trailer hitch. Purchase arrive quickly and more importantly fit perfectly doing it all by myself which is not really a hard job the hitch and wiring was installed in less than 20 minutes . Thank you so very

2000 Chevrolet Tracker

Got it late evening .... was so excited that I couldn't wait til the next day to install....
Went out at midnight in the driveway and installed it in less than 30 min... bolted right on... only prep was cleaning out the factory weld nuts...Got
Having an articulating universal joint for the socket made it go very quickly..
Nice fit.... hangs just below bumper


Great hitch at a time when none could be found via the pandemic.

Quality hitch no problem after one year
William S - 08/19/2022


Great product and highly recommend etrailers products

Chevy Tracker

This Hitch was delivered quickly and bolted right on to my Chevy Tracker. I am very pleased with the service and the price received from Thank You Curt


Good fit, lined up with factory holes


This Hitch Receiver fit perfectly on my 2003 Tracker! Came with all the hardware and I didn't have to drill anything. Shipping was fast and free! Really pleased with everything


Tracking system is great I knew right where my item was and when it would be delivered, the hitch is top of the line and easily installed the only problem I had was the bolts that came with it were too large had to buy new ones.i do recommend etrailer and will purchase again from them.


I left the way it installed it was very easy it looks natural like it's supposed to be there like the factory did it the light plug hook up was great plug & play it's extremely strong I already over pulled it couldn't even tell that I moved or did anything bad. I am extremely happy I couldn't have asked for anything better etrailer really came through with showing an excellent product I have pictures and videos that I took of installation when I did it one year ago.but me being a truck driver I haven't gotten to upload I will try at this time now that I got the link again. Also being a truck driver hooking up a 53-foot trailers all day I know something or two after 25 years of trucking about towing what's on my mind helps me understand how excellent this product really is

2006 Suzuki XL-7

We received our hitch in about 3 days the day I receive that my wife and I installed it in less than 30 minutes I never even had to Jack the car up to get underneath it to Mount the hitch for boats piece of cake I recommend is hitched anybody now I can carry my bike I could still open the door or tailgate I should say and the receiver looks really nice it's hidden well and to think about it and also protect the fuel tank that is mounted behind it so my hat's off to etrailer I've ordered other products some etrailer andhave great results the price was great as a matter of fact I priced the same receiver at another site they wanted $245 my wife and I saved quite a bit of money thank you etrailer

2006 Suzuki XL-7

We received our hitch in about 3 days the day I receive that my wife and I installed it in less than 30 minutes I never even had to Jack the car up to get underneath it to Mount the hitch for boats piece of cake I recommend is hitched anybody now I can carry my bike I could still open the door or tailgate I should say and the receiver looks really nice it's hidden well and to think about it and also protect the fuel tank that is mounted behind it so my hat's off to etrailer I've ordered other products some etrailer and have great results the price was great as a matter of fact I priced the same receiver at another site they wanted lots more my wife and I saved quite a bit of money thank you etrailer

2003 Chevrolet Tracker

I ordered a bolt on hitch receiver and wiring harness for my 2003 Chevy tracker. I was pleasantly surprised to find the wiring harness was literally plug and play. Didn't even have to disconnect other connection and add T... literally there was a factory connect just waiting for the plug.

The hitch should have been a 5 minute job. I attached the two bolts on one side and then went to the other side. They didn't quite line up but i thought i could manage... wrong cross threaded. Ruined nut. Easy fix with tap and die but not everyone has this. MY ADVISE: IT WILL BE WORTH IT TO REMOVE THE HITCH, BEND THE FLANGES TO LINE UP AND THEN TRY AGAIN. GET THEM EXACT BEFORE GOING FOR IT.

2000 Suzuki Vitara

The hitch was built perfectly. My vehicle was off just a smidgen after 20 years on the road. I made a 1/4 inch adjustment (and clearing of the bolt holes...dirt and debris from 20 years on the road) and the hitch fit perfectly. I ruined one trying to clear the holes and eTrailer even sent me an extra bolt for free because. Thank you Carol C. at

2003 Chevrolet Tracker

Fits my 2003 Chevy Tracker, 3 bolts went in great, but I had to ream out the 4th hole to fit.Total time about 40 minutes. I watched the video on how to clean out the weld nuts,very necessary to do this to get the bolts in properly. The wiring harness for the trailer hitch fit perfectly, took only 5 minutes total. I watched the video on how to install the wiring harness too . I totally recommend theses products.

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Great product and super fast delivery. Only 2 days getting out to west coast. Installation was easy once we figured out he best way. Holes lined up perfectly. We found it best to put the rear bolts (toward the back of the vehicle in first) These are the most difficult ones to get started because of limited space and you can kind of tilt the front of the hitch down to get a straighter shot if you put these in first. Our hole spacing measured 34 and 3/8 inches center to center. Another website review said 34 and 3/4 inches center to center.This would not have worked on my Grand Vitari.


Very nice looking hitch. welds are good. But it is a very tight fit. Better be sure you clean all the holes in your frame and have a good prying tool close at hand. It really is an easy fit with only 4 bolts they are just very hard to put in especially if working by yourself. If I need another hitch I will buy again. The wiring hariness was easy to install also.


Product installed as expected and I think has a cleaner, simpler look when viewed from behind the vehicle than some of the other brands. The quality of materials seem good. I've towed my 4'x8' trailer several times with 2 or 3 motorcycles on it. Over the years we will learn how it holds up to salt, etc.

After 1 yr, still completely satisfied.
Mark M - 04/15/2020


Great service! The package arrived sooner than expected. I was surprised to find everything needed for installation in the box. However, the bolts were not the correct type and the holes did not match up perfectly so I did have to visit the hardware store and make some adjustments before the new tow hitch was on the vehicle and ready to roll. All in all it worked out well and I am pleased with the purchase. We will use the hitch with a bike carrier and take the grandkids biking with us.

2003 Suzuki XL-7

This trailer hitch is extremely rugged. Installed in 2 hours on my 2003 Suzuki XL-7. Holes didn't line up initially, so I bent it a little bit with my sledgehammer, as they mentioned in one of the videos. A key was loosening the bolts on the metal shroud around the gas tank, so that everything could be adjusted. Rugged, and now I can tow my jetskis around.

2005 Suzuki XL-7

I found the product to be of high quality. I have a different brand hitch on my pickup and the Curt is of a higher quality. It fits perfectly and looks very good. It blends in to the vehicle much better. I had a much harder time installing it than was implied, mainly because of welding slag in one of the holes, and it is too heavy for one person to install easily. I feel that with two people, it would have gone much easier. Even so, I like the hitch very much. I would buy it again.


Well built product. Paint appears to be powder coated for durability. Bolts up with no misalignment issues. Time to put it to work-----

2001 Chevrolet Tracker

Thank You to E Trailer. Company was very informative and the product is of high quality. The price was also less than the OEM, what a discount. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone, this is a SATISFIED CUSTOMER. Thanks Again.

Phillip S
US NAVY Master Chief

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Class III Curt vs DrawTite Recommendation for 2003 Suzuki XL7
    The two hitches for your 2003 Suzuki XL-7, the Curt part # C13517 and the Draw Tite part # 41537 are both excellent options that will work well for you. Neither has a tendency to rust or corrode before the other. The prices are so close too I'd not be able to recommend you just go with the less expensive one as they are both really about the same.
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for a 2001 Chevy Tracker and Class III Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
    You can get a replacement hardware kit from us for your trailer hitch. The Class III trailer hitch for the 2001 Chevy Tracker is # 87005. You will need part # RHK. On the RHK page enter the hitch number and then select the manufacturer from the drop down menu. Click add to cart and we will assemble the appropriate kit.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hitch that Does Not Line Up to Holes on 2003 Chevy Tracker
    The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13517 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2003 Chevy Tracker. If the holes don't seem to be lining up with those on the vehicle's frame, it's possible that the hitch simply flexed/bent a bit during the shipping process. This is actually fairly common, as a hitch is designed to have some flexibility, which is needed when it is installed and utilized on a vehicle. You can flex the hitch back by using controlled force, such as placing one...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2002 Chevy Tracker
    I checked with the hitch manufacturers and the only hitches for a 2002 Chevy Tracker mount at the rear of the vehicle as opposed to the front; there are no front-mounted hitches that fit this particular car. The rear-mount trailer hitches that fit an '02 Tracker are the Draw-Tite # 41537 and Curt # C13517, both of which are Class III hitches with a 2" receiver, 3,500 lb towing capacity and 350 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Cleaning the Weld Nuts to Install a Trailer Hitch On a 2004 Suzuki Vitara
    The bolts that come with the Curt # C13517 will be 12mm. With your Suzuki Vitara being a 2004, the factory weld nuts can get kind of caked with road grime and debris. Before getting the hitch bolted up, it is a good idea to soak the 4 nuts with WD-40 and then give them a good scrub with a nylon tube brush, like the Fastenal # 814092. In more severe cases, a thread chaser will need to be used to clear the gunk out, but generally the tube brush gets the job done.
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  • Hitch-Mount Wheelchair Carrier for Use on 2003 Suzuki Vitara
    Your 2003 Suzuki Vitara can be equipped with either of two different classes of hitch, either a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch or a heavier-duty Class III hitch that has a 2-inch receiver, such as # C13517. Please refer to the link provided. If your Vitara has a Class I hitch it will not have the capacity needed to transport a 200-lb powered wheelchair on a hitch carrier. A Class I hitch has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200-lbs. Tongue weight is the downward force on a hitch....
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  • Class III Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara for Towing 3,500 lbs
    For towing a 3,500 lbs you would want to at least get a Class III hitch with a 3,500 lb capacity. You should note that just because the hitch is rated for 3,500 lbs that does not necessarily mean you can tow that amount. You will also need to consult the owners manual of your vehicle to check to see what towing capacities they have listed and be sure not to exceed the lowest capacity of all of the components in your setup. From the research I did it looks like your vehicle has a 1,500 lb...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    The Curt trailer hitch # C13517 you referenced will fit your 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The Curt trailer hitch # C13517 has confirmed fits with the 1999-2005 Grand Vitara and 2002-2006 Grand Vitara XL-7 models. The hitch bolts will line up just fine without modifications. If you plan on doing any towing, the custom fit wiring you need is # 118372 and ball mount kit # 989900. The ball mount kit comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 hitch balls, pin and clip and carrying bag. I included a FAQ and...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Curt trailer hitch # C13517 is a custom fit part which is why there aren't any dimensions listed for it. It is designed to fit a 1999 to 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara, among other vehicles, so dimensionally it is the correct size for your vehicle. 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 ball, hitch...
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  • Ground Clearance with a Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2002 Suzuki Vitara JLX
    Basically, all of the hitches for the 2002 Suzuki Vitara will have the receiver directly below the rear fascia on the vehicle. The Class I hitches like # 60942 will have a little more ground clearance because the receiver is smaller. However you will be very limited in accessories and towing capacity with Class I hitches. I have included a diagram that shows the position of the Class III Draw-Tite hitch # 41537 relative to the rear fascia. Since the outside of a Class III receiver is 2-1/2...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 1999 Chevy Tracker
    Both the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader # 41537 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13517 have the same height measurements. These are the only 2 trailer hitch receivers that are Class III and will fit your 1999 Chevrolet Tracker. I have attached a video of the Curt hitch being installed on a 2001 Suzuki XL-7 that you can use as a reference for the install. If you plan on using it to tow you will need a connector for the trailer lights and a hitch and ball mount. I recommend going with...
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  • Recommended Hitch And Carrier to Carry Wheelchair with 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    To carry a wheelchair on your Grand Vitara, you'll first need a trailer hitch. I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13517. To carry the wheelchair, I'd recommend the Curt # C18112. The carrier is capable of folding up flat against the rear of the vehicle when the wheelchair is removed, but the spare tire on your vehicle would probably prevent it from folding. Regardless of that, the carrier is attractively priced and would work well for you. The carrier has a 500 lb capacity, but...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Ball Mount # C45310 with Curt Class III Hitch on 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    The Curt Ball Mount # C45310 referenced in your question is indeed compatible and will work nicely with your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13517. This particular Class III hitch is also confirmed to fit your 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The 2 Inch Hitch Ball # A-90 that you also mentioned features a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank so it will work perfectly with the ball mount. Since it sounds like you will be doing some towing, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118372 if...
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  • Cargo, Motorcycle and Boat Carrier Options for 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    We can definitely help you explore various cargo solutions for your trip. I was not able to find an online copy of the owners manual for the 2002 Grand Vitara but I was able to confirm the towing capacity - 1500 lbs. You will want to confirm the combined weight of your specific boat and trailer to ensure it is within the 1500 lb limit. Please note that there are no front-mount hitch receivers available for your Grand Vitara, so carrying your motorcycle on the front of the vehicle is not...
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  • Trailer Hitch And Wiring Recommendations For 2002 Chevrolet Tracker For Towing Small Trailer
    Since you said you are planning on towing a small trailer with brakes behind your 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, I will make recommendations for all of the items you will need. First, the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C13517 is a good choice for a hitch on your vehicle. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. Even though you are limited by the towing capacity of the vehicle, installing a hitch with a 2 inch receiver gives you many more options for hitch-mounted items like bike...
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