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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 C13524 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13524

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 400 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
  • 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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 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.

13524 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13524 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13524

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (116 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.


The hitch fit perfect. It was damaged in shipping. One of the brackets was bent about an inch. I easily bent it back into shape and touched it up.


Incredible hitch from an awesome supplier! The hitch was not only supper easy to self install on my daughters 2000 Rav 4 but was also made very well. We used it to pull our jet ski from Ca all the way to Al during our last move a year ago. Since then we have used it several times for bike racks and a small camping storage trailer. It has held up great and still looks like it did when we first installed it. had great pricing and I felt they one of the most reputable online dealers after looking into several. The hitch was shipped out quickly with great customer support. I will definitely be using them for any trailer or hitch needs in the future. I highly recommend etrailer for any of your trailer needs. ( the first two photos are of when I first installed it and we did the big move cross country. the second two are photos of the hitch now 1 year later.)

2004 Toyota RAV4

Your product makes me look like a Professional. WOW, under 10 min to install. 2nd to None. Thank you for an American product.


First time with this brand excellent fit good quality highly recommend
Great service

2010 Toyota RAV4

Jasmine at was super helpful in helping me decide what trailer hitch to attach to my 2005 Toyota Rav4 to hook up a bike rack for a North American Road Trip. She made me feel confident in my decision to purchase the Curt hitch and now that it is installed I am more than happy with my purchase. Installation took about 10 minutes and the hitch seems very rugged and am looking forward to using it for many years to come. Thanks again!

- Shane

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Easy installation and pretty much overkill for what I use it for. I installed it on a RAV-4 so that my wife could use her scooter transport. The receiver bolted on and I was ready to go. It fit the first time and gave me no problems during installation. It's been on the vehicle for over a year now with zero issues.

Ford Edge

Very quick, simple installation - Toyota takes the credit for this however. Gloss finish looks thick, welds look solid. I chose this over the Drawtite-Cequent class III because the safety hooks are on the bottom out of the way of the car's back door, and to save a few bucks.
...However, with the ball mount installed, the door trim still hits lightly when opening/closing unless you want to grid a little off the top upsweeping edge of the ball mount.

Installation notes:
- 17mm to remove the tow hook.
- 19mm to install the bolts provided by Curt.
- Rest the hitch on something as close to installation height as possible.
- Put in the forward-most bolts first (looking from the back of the car), it is cramped quarters on the right side in the bend of the tailpipe that makes it hard to get the bolt started.

1997 Toyota RAV4

Great quality receiver hitch! Came packaged up real nice. Dropped 4 bolts and bolted it back up. Super easy straightforward install! Trailer rental place wanted about $80 more and that wasn't including the wiring. I did have to trim plastic where door opens up but that was a breeze with a razor blade...


Big fan of the curt hitches, and etrailer does them the best! This particular one literally took me less than 10 min. To install with an impact and removing the factory tow hooks.


Installation was so easy I didn't need to put the car on the lift. I've used this to haul so many trailers. It's changed my life, its amazing!
10/10 will come here again for the next car


We just installed this hitch. The service was excellent. We we're notified all along the way. Pricing was very good also. We will definitely use etrailer again.

1996 Toyota RAV4

I understand it's heavy duty and it won't get destroyed in the shipping process, but it was protruding outside of the box when delivered. There was no packing spacers in the box so it was rattled around a lot in the shipping process.

2005 Toyota RAV4

Outstanding product and customer service!!! Delivered on time as promised. Well made and easy to install!!! Fit perfectly on our 2005 Toyota Rav 4...installation took about 20 minutes 10 of which was spent looking for lock-rite. I would definitely purchase again.


This product is the easiest to install and extremely well constructed. I never have installed anything as easy as this was. I also was extremely impressed that a video was also sent to me on how to install.

1997 Toyota RAV4

Received item just a little after the noon hour and had installed (solo) and wiring harness finished before 5 pm the same day. Everything fit and works perfectly. Had been contemplating a trailer hitch for my old 1997 Toyota RAV4 for awhile but thought it would cost too much. This set up was perfect and much less than I expected or was willing to pay.

No Hitches with this Hitch a little humor.
Alvin H - 03/21/2018

2005 Toyota RAV4

Looks and feels well made. Easy install, under 20 min. Includes mounting hardware.


ordered the curt hitch to replace one that had rusted. new one was much better made that old one. 34 dollars less than replacing with the same brand as before (from u-haul). simple, easy installation in approx. 20 mins. arrived on time in perfect condition, delivered by ups. i will buy from etrailer again. curt makes a good hitch.

great still in perfect condition. works great
Jeff - 11/05/2019


Parts arrived late by three days due to winter storms. The package was damaged and did not fit as the mounting brackets had a slight bend. I had to use a porta power to spread apart to line up the holes. The hitch looked of good quality and the finish paint looks like it will last. The wiring kit also ordered plugged right in. Nice

The hitch is well built and works well, I do have the problem of using the rear door as is is not usable when I have a trailer hooked up, I was thinking of. Ordering an extension bar and a coupler stabilizer because of the ambience noise from inside. I have a friend who bought one of these and it minimized the inside noise.
Rick - 03/23/2020


Fair price, super fast delivery, and fits like a glove

2003 Toyota RAV4

Quick delivery, met all of my expectations. Would purchase additional products without any reservations.

2005 Toyota RAV4

Within 3 hours of UPS dropping of hitch and wiring kit, everything was installed without a problem. Just as the demo movie showed. No surprises at all. Good product, great customer service, and fair price. What more could you ask for?

Still going great guns!! Has worked out very well.
David T - 02/12/2015


I have had no problems at all with this product. I ordered it for a reason, the price was reasonable, and installation was no problem. (my brother installed it for me). And it's performed exactly how I expected! I tow my jet ski with it on my little Rav 4 and it does the job perfectly! I would definitely recommend Curt Trailer Hitches!!

2005 Toyota RAV4

The trailer hitch works great and all of the parts from etrailer worked perfectly. I suggest spraying down the bolts currently holding your tow hooks onto the frame with WD-40 or another product to get rid of rust and corrosion on the bolts to make getting them off easier.

Also, using a torque wrench with a long arm is not recommended on the exhaust side of the trailer since it is hard to reach and tighten the bolts. With more tools or an extension to attach the socket to torque wrench youll have a very easy install.

2001 Toyota RAV4

I received the Curt hitch very promptly and it seemed very well made. Welds were perfect and the powder coat finish was flawless. I had a chance to install it yesterday, and it was easier than I anticipated. It bolted right up the tie down points and fit perfectly. I did a lot of price comparisons around the web, and etrailer was the best. I was also pleased that they had the plug and play wiring harness to complete the installation.

2002 Toyota RAV4

Package arrived on the expected day. Easy to install, except I wish I had a 3rd hand to help hold the hitch in place while initially putting the bolts in place. Took all of 30 minutes, nearly half of that making sure i knew how to properly use the torque wrench. If I remember correctly, this is the 2nd time I've used without a hitch...I mean without a problem. I would not hesitate to purchase another trailer hitch from them again, or recommend them to a friend.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Do Hitches Ever Loosen and Fall Off of Vehicles
    As long as the install bolts of the hitch on your 2004 Toyota RAV4 were torqued down to spec when the hitch was installed you would not ever have to worry about the hitch coming loose. We have yet to hear of a hitch loosening over time and falling off of a vehicle so I can almost guarantee you would be fine.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes for Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Toyota RAV4
    I went out to the warehouse and found the distance between the bolt holes for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13524. Since the two rear holes sit at an angle the distance from back to front is 3" and then 3-1/4" from closest to furthest points of those holes. They are then separated side to side by 37-1/2" on center as you can see from the attached picture. This is a custom fit for your 2002 Toyota RAV4 and mounts up to pre-existing holes in the frame of your vehicle. I have attached...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1996 Toyota RAV4
    For a Curt hitch that is confirmed as a fit for a 1996 Toyota RAV4 we have the part # C13524 that you referenced. The year range of RAV4s that it fits is 1996 to 2005. It would not fit newer versions of the RAV4 like what you mentioned. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • What Model Years of the Toyota RAV4 will the Curt Trailer Hitch Part C13149 Fit
    The Curt trailer hitch # C13149 is a 2-inch Class-III custom-fit hitch for the 2006-2015 model years of the Toyota RAV4. Currently it is the most popular trailer hitch for the 2006-2015 Toyota RAV4. This hitch will fit both 2010 and 2011 model years. For 1996 through 2005 model year RAV4s, the most popular trailer hitch was the Curt # C13524. I have included an installation video for you as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Jon Boat Trailer with a 2003 Toyota RAV4
    The Curt hitch # C13524 that you have referenced is a good choice. It has more than enough capacity to safely tow the boat and trailer. However, before doing any towing you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine what the vehicles towing capacities are and not exceed them. Even if the hitch is rated higher you still must go by the lowest rating. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Replacement Hitch Installation Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch 13535
    We do offer a complete hitch installation hardware kit confirmed to have all the correct original-specification parts you need to safely install a trailer hitch like the Curt # 13535. Do please note this hitch does NOT fit your 1999 RAV4; it is a fit for model years 2002 through 2006 only. The correct Curt hitch for your car is part # C13524 To order a hardware kit for any hitch we carry simply enter part # RHK into our search box and press enter. Then just put the hitch brand and part...
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  • What is the Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Edge of Spare Tire on 2005 Toyota RAV4 with Curt Hitch
    The best way to determine this distance is by measuring the distance from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the spare tire; we've actually taken this measurement on the Curt # C13524 and determined that when installed on your 2005 Toyota RAV4 you're going to have 10" from the hitch pin hole on the hitch to the edge of the spare tire. This means you'll need any accessory you use to have at least 10" from the hitch pin hole on the shank of the carrier or bike rack to the closest edge...
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2000 Toyota RAV4 Have Capacity for Towing 1,500 lb Trailer
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C13524 which fits your 2000 Toyota Rav4 is what you'd want. This has more than enough capacity to tow a trailer weighing up to 1,500 lbs but I also checked and your vehicle has a 1,500 lb towing capacity as well so it would work in that regard as well. For trailer wiring then you'd want the Tekonsha kit part # 118388 which is easy to install and comes with a very reliable converter box. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball...
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  • How to Transport a Motorcycle with a 1998 Toyota RAV4
    I have another solution but while the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13524 you referenced will offer a maximum tongue weight rating of 400lbs, from the research I did on your 1998 Toyota RAV4 it appears that the maximum tongue weight rating is roughly 150lbs. When determining your maximum tongue weight rating you must use the lowest number between your vehicle and trailer hitch receiver. To safely transport your motorcycle behind your vehicle I recommend using a small trailer. You will...
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  • Is a Converter Required for For 4-Way Flat Wiring Harness On a 2000 Toyota RAV4
    I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118388 for your 2000 Toyota RAV4. The converter is required for going from your 3 wire tail lights on your RAV4 to a 2 wire tail light system on the trailer. We do offer the Mounting Bracket # 18144 that will allow you to mount the 4-way on a RAV4 Receiver # C13524 using a No-Drill Mount # 18140.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
    The hitches for the 2005 Toyota RAV4 are a completely different design than those that fit 2006 and newer models. This is because of design changes on the vehicle. A hitch from a 2006 or newer would physically not fit a 2005. Even if you were to move a hitch from one vehicle to another you would still need to replace the mounting hardware because it was designed to be torqued down just once. The equivalent Curt hitch that will fit your 2005 RAV4 is # C13524. If you plan on doing some towing...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver For A 1999 Toyota RAV4
    For your 1999 Toyota RAV4, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13524 is a confirmed fit and is a great hitch that is easy to install and has a nice sturdy square tube design. The rated towing capacity of the hitch is far above your vehicle's rated towing capacity as you stated, but you will be much happier with a Class III hitch. The class 1 hitch will greatly reduce your ability to use accessories and will significantly reduce options for even a ball mount....
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  • Best Heavy Electric Bike Rack for Limited Spare Tire Clearance
    You're looking for a bike rack with heavy e-bike capacity and sits out far enough for your door. First, a good hitch for your Toyota Rav4 is the Curt Class III Hitch # C13524. This hitch has the most tongue weight capacity at 400 lbs. There's also 10" from the hitchpin hole to the outside of the spare tire on a 2001 Toyota Rav4 so that's the minimum clearance you need in a bike rack which is a lot. As for your 2000 Honda Accord, the best hitch is a Draw-Tite Class I # 24791 with only...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch-Mount No-Touch Bike Rack Options for 2005 Toyota RAV4
    You are right that a 2-inch Class III hitch is a better choice than a 1-1/4-inch size for use with a bike rack on the back of your 2005 Toyota Rav4. You will not only get higher tongue weight capacity from a Class III hitch but the 2-inch receiver size means more options in bike racks styles and features. A rear-mounted spare tire can make bike rack selection more of a challenge but we do have solutions, and the linked articles will give you food for thought and help you consider your...
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  • Recumbent Bike Rack Recommendation For a 2005 Toyota Rav4 Saris Freedom # SA4412B-R
    To carry a recumbent style of bike you will need to use a hitch mounted bike rack that holds the wheels of the bike. I recommend either the Saris Freedom # SA4412B-R or the Swagman XC-Extended Bike Rack # S64650-EXT, for carrying your Bike E recumbent bike on your Toyota Rav4. My research shows that a Toyota Rav4 could have a Class I, or Class III hitch installed on it, so depending on your current hitch on your Toyota Rav4 you could either have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening or a 2 inch...
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  • Recommended Bike Racks That Allow Full Cargo Area Access for 2001 Toyota Rav4
    For full access to your rear door without the need to remove the bikes from the rack before opening the door, I'd recommend the Yakima FullSwing, part # Y02465. The rack is capable of carrying up to four bikes, can swing out of the way to allow full cargo area access, and features an anti-rattle hitch pin to prevent the rack from moving around in the hitch. Locks are included. To use this option, you'll need to install a hitch if you don't already have one. I'd recommend the Curt Class...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Wiring Harness and Bike Rack for a 2003 Toyota RAV4
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13524 will not affect your ability to open or close the rear door on your 2003 Toyota RAV4. The receiver tube sits below the rear door so you will be able to still access your rear cargo. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118389 will give you the 4-way flat connection you need for the lights on your 4' X 8' utility trailer. I recommend routing the connection out through the floor of your RAV4 and mounting it to your receiver using the Mounting Brackets...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier to Transport 4 Bikes on a 2000 Toyota RAV4
    To carry 4 bikes on your 2000 Toyota RAV4 you will need to install a 2-inch Class III hitch. My recommendation is the Draw-Tite # 75125 since it includes all required hardware and requires no drilling. Curt hitch # C13524 requires you to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 which some people find inconvenient. I have linked the written instructions, an install video and a helpful article to assist with your installation. A torque wrench like # ALL944001 will be needed to tighten the fasteners...
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