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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Item # C65FR
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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C65FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C65FR

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Uses existing factory hardware
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Installation instructions included
  • Hitches assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



11578 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Installation Details C65FR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C65FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (74 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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Gets the job done! Has a little wobble where a higher end model probably wouldn’t. I generally put 1 or 2 bikes on it but it can handle three. The included rubber tie downs will not hold a bike on securely on the highway. This is extremely hazardous and could lead to deadly results in a traffic situation if your bike falls off. So I use additional tie downs and straps to properly secure the bikes.



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Great product and fast shipping. Have not installed yet but I’ve had nothing but great service from etrailer.com!

Jason G.

3/4/2024

Absolutely great! No issues at all and still looking great. The paint is holding up wonderful even after several days on the beach driving around the outer banks. Great product



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Fit well on 2021 Kia Seltos LX. Packaging was torn and hitch was scratched up upon receiving. Painted it up and was fine. You don’t need to remove muffler to install as you can get hitch past muffler easy. I was a one guy install so held hitch in place by supporting each end with a bolt pushed in backwards at each end. I carefully used fish wire and did install. Everything lined up well and no real issues. Two people would be best.



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2024 Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos 2024
Fits perfectly! I could
be an authorized installer in Miami for your products ??



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2023 Kia Seltos

The hitch installed as per the instructions. I was able to install it by myself but two people would make the job much easier. The hitch arrived on time with no problems. The hitch is mainly used to haul my bike rack.



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2022 Kia Seltos

First things first: This receiver checks all boxes as described by etrailer, and I could not be happier with the final product.

I am deducting 1 Star for an issue with installing the receiver. The instructions were detailed, simple to follow, and allowed for almost-seamless installation. Where I ran into a hiccup was when I had to install the nuts onto the bolts. Unfortunately, the receiver was about 1/4" too wide, resulting in a gap on the passenger side mounting area. This led to difficulty attaching the nuts onto the bolts, and unfortunately, a bolt falling into the tube frame of the vehicle.

Luckily, there exists the Internet. I was able to find instructions to remove the rear bumper and gain access to the open end of the tube frame. Retrieving and then installing the fallen bolt(s) proved tremendously easy once the bumper was out of the way.

In fact, I would argue that if you take this receiver to a body shop, and know that it will likely cost more in labor, instruct them to remove the rear bumper to install the receiver--as it is ten times easier.

You absolutely do not have to do this, and there may be a workaround to the 1/4" gap, but I was not so lucky.

I loved that etrailer provided the fish wire as well, even though I had assumed they would not provide it and purchased some for myself. Now I have backup at least! (Adding this in the "What's Included" section of the product may be helpful to others).

My last shortcoming was due to shipping. The shipping company damaged the product and box the receiver arrived in. Reading other reviews prior to purchase, it seems that I can spray paint the damaged areas with black rust-inhibiting paint. This is no fault of etrailer, and does not reflect their product or services (although more sturdy packaging could have avoided this...potentially).

All-in-all a 10 out of 10 product. I am excited to simply have the receiver, even if I do not have any immediate plans for it. I will include pictures below. I will be recommending etrailer products to others in the future, as well.

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Jenny N.

6/15/2022

I am glad that the hitch was able to be installed. 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. I will let our shipping department know about the paint damage to the hitch. You have already done what I recommend by touching up the affected areas with a rust resistant paint.



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2022 Kia Seltos

I always get the right parts when I order from Etrailer. Shipping is fast, and pricing is fair. I'm a very happy customer.



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One year after I purchased this hitch, the seller contacted me to make sure it was working well for me. That is 5 start customer service. The answer is, YES, the hitch works great for my bicycle carrier. I would purchase again.



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Kia

Fit on my 2021 Kia Seltos like a glove!! Easy assambly and will be glad to do business with Etrailer.com on my future vehicles.

Benjamin

7/1/2023

After a year this product is still holding strong and I will be ordering another for any of my future vehicles!!



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Could easily be 5 stars but they Could do a better job supporting it during shipping, it showed up hanging out of the box with very little to help it not bang around in the shipping box. They also packaged the Carriage bolt spacers separately from the rest of the hardware and hid it in the receiver. Long story short I ended up having to fish the bolts through twice, besides that the directions and hitch were a straight forward nice looking Fit that was built very well.
I would do business with them again



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Kia

I installed this hitch myself and it took a little bit of time, but so far this hitch has been great for hauling a small trailer or boat. I would definitely recommend getting this hitch to anyone who's looking. I bout it for my 2022 Kia Seltos.



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This product helps me tow at least twice a week for the majority of the day. Absolutely no complaints. Super easy to install with very straightforward instructions! In fact I love this product so much I’m thinking of installing one on my other vehicle.



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Very quick shipping and great quality.



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2022 Kia Seltos

I am very pleased with the product. I had my neighbor help with the install. We did not have to lower the exhaust. We were able worm the hitch into place without lowering the exhaust but it does make it a bit tight to insert and tightening the bolts on the exhaust side of the vehicle. It took us about an hour to install. I would highly recommend putting the vehicle on jack stands or a lift. Installed on a 2022 KIA Seltos



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No issues so far. Works like it should. I'm happy with it.



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I would given it sn excellent but the powder coat was chipped in 4 spots . The chips happened to be under what I assume to be protective cardboard.

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Brooke M.

5/16/2022

Thanks for letting us know. I have sent your information along to our customer service team.



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The install was effortless. Did not have to lower exhaust as suggested. Used one carriage bolt to hold up opposite end while I installed one carriage bolt on the other end. One person install. Simple. Approx. 45 to 50 minutes total. Very precise instructions. After the install, used it to pull a trailer to Oklahoma (1200 miles round trip) No problem. I would recommend it.

Brian M.

4/29/2022

very satisfied with the product.



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Kia

Easy to install following the directions. Tucks up underneath my 2023 Kia Seltos nicely.



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The hitch arrived on time, looks like a well made hitch, have not installed it yet but looks like every thing is there including the wire harness

Edward C.

10/21/2021

still working fine



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Excellent! Delivered just as advertised in installation video! Installed in about an hour. High quality, great looking.



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Kia

Works great. Easy to install. Perfect fit for Kia Seltos.



by:

This hitch is easy to use and has held up well! I’m very satisfied!



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Kia

I bought this to go on my Kia Seltos to put 2 e-bikes on. The hitch was made very well and my girlfriend and I put it on. We have done a few 150-200 mile trips with both bikes and the hitch did very well. We are very happy with this hitch and if we need another hitch for another car I will buy another Curt...



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2024 Kia Seltos

Perfect fit, easy to follow directions, extremely happy



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A decent "hitch"... intended only for bike racks or similar, NOT for towing. Works great for our ebike rack but is limited to only 300 lb vertical loading. A good buy if that's what you're looking for. Recommended for it's intended purpose.


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  • 2021 Kia Seltos Class III Hitch Recommendation
    The 2021 Kis Seltos has a maximum towing rating of 2,000 lbs. With that said I do not know if there will be a 2" hitch made for it. It will all depend on demand and if a hitch manufacturer wants to make one for it. As of right now it seems that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR is the only option available.
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  • 2021 And 2024 Kia Seltos - Will C65FR Hitch Installation Process Be The Same?
    Yes, the installation video of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C65FR will be virtually identical between the 2021 and 2024 models of the Kia Seltos. This trailer hitch has been confirmed for the 2024 model, and there will not be any additional steps required for this model year. We just have not got our hands on a 2024 model yet in order to shoot a video. Keep in mind that you will have to do some trimming of the plastic underbody panel during installation. I have linked our 2021 install video,...
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  • Does Curt Hitch For My 2022 Kia Seltos Require Drilling into My Vehicles Frame?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch # C65FR that fits your 2022 Kia Seltos does not require any drilling whatsoever. I have added a link below to a video install for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch For 2021 Kia Seltos To Carry Bike Rack
    Yes, there is an aftermarket hitch available for the 2021 Kia Seltos with Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part # C65FR. The installation process does not require any drilling into the frame of your Kia but it does require underbody trim to allow room for the hitch. I have attached a photo from the installation instructions of what that looks like. This hitch will only accept 1-1/4" accessories so you wan't to make sure your bike rack fits.
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  • What Trailer Hitch Size is Available for 2021 Kia Seltos
    Only larger vehicles with higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs will have 2 inch hitches made for them which is why for your 2021 Kia Seltos we only have 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Curt # C65FR.
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  • Trailer Hitch Confirmed to Fit a 2024 Kia Seltos
    Yes, we do have a hitch that fits your 2024 Kia Seltos. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR is confirmed to fit and has a bolt-on, no-drill installation. It will provide you with a Class 1 hitch with a 1-1/4" hitch receiver.
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  • What Trimming Is Required To Install Curt Hitch On 2021 Kia Seltos
    In regards to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR which is a fit for a 2021 Kia Seltos, there is indeed trimming of a small under body panel required. This under body panel is just a protective covering on the passenger side. If you don't want to trim you can leave this off but the process is very minor. It's hard to say but it seems as if the panel would interfere with the hitch body. I have attached a photo of the required trimming as well as the install instructions.
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  • Ground Clearance Of Hitch On 2021 Kia Seltos Compared to Kia Soul
    We have not yet had a chance to install a hitch on a 2021 Kia Seltos, specifically the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C65FR so I do not know specific ground clearance measurements. However, you will not have the same clearance issues you had with the Kia Soul with the Curt trailer hitch on a Seltos. The Seltos has about a 1-1/2" more ground clearance in the back compared to a Kia Soul. The Curt hitch also sits flush with the bumper and does not hang down. I have attached an installation...
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  • What Size Trailer Hitch is Available for 2021 Kia Seltos
    I can definitely understand wanting the 2 inch hitch size but none of our manufacturers offer one for the Seltos. The Subaru vehicles are a bit of an exception to the reasoning you mentioned. We've found this is due to the fact Subaru offers a 2 inch hitch for the vehicle as well which means the frame and chassis was on some level designed for higher towing capacities. Your 2020 Kia Seltos currently only has a 1-1/4 inch hitch available for it like the # C65FR.
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  • What is the Ground Clearance Height of the Curt # C65FR on a 2022 Kia Seltos?
    Yes! We recently installed the Curt Hitch - 1-1/4" # C65FR on a 2021 Kia Seltos. As far as ground clearance on this vehicle, the ground clearance is 11 inches from the ground to the bottom edge of the receiver tube. I see from your vehicle input that you may have a 2022 model. While we do not have the exact ground clearance measurement for a 2022 model, the height rarely deviates substantially within one year of a given vehicle model. As for a departure angle, I believe you are talking...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2024 Kia Seltos
    Yes we do have a hitch that fits your 2024 Kia Seltos with the Curt # C65FR. If you needed trailer wiring too the Curt # C59236 is a fit as well.
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  • Would Hitch for 2023 Kia Seltos Also Fit 2021 Kia Sportage
    The vehicles are different enough that you would not be able to use one hitch on both vehicles. For the 2023 Kia Seltos you'd want the Curt hitch part # C65FR and then for a similar style of Curt hitch that fits your 2021 Kia Sportage you'd want the part # C12158. Also worth mentioning is that hitch install hardware is one time use so you'd have to buy new hardware if you could swap hitches.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2022 Kia Seltos
    The hitch that I recommend for your 2022 Kia Seltos is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. This hitch has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and will provide you with a Class I, 1-1/4" receiver opening for using hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers and ball mounts. The bike rack that I recommend that is compatible with the Class I, 1-1/4" Curt hitch is the Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack # TH903202. This bike rack will hold 2 bikes up to 65 lbs. per bike, has a limited...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Two Bike Rack For 2022 Kia Seltos
    I would be happy to help! For your 2022 Kia Seltos you will need to go with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR which will be a perfect fit, and will be exactly what you need to carry a bike rack for you two bikes. This hitch has a 200lb tongue weight rating so it will do great for carrying lightweight bikes like yours. For a good cost effective rack would be the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack # S63400 which allows you to carry two bikes weighing up to 35lbs each. This rack tilts away...
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  • Can Thule EasyFold XT BIke Rack Work With Curt Hitch on 2023 Kia Seltos
    Nope; your 2023 Kia Seltos can 100 percent use the Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack # TH903202 with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. I can certainly see where you're coming from with your analysis, but the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the # C65FR does not get reduced when using an accessory. The EasyFold # TH903202 weighs 45 lbs and if it is loaded with the max of two 65 lb bikes you're at 175 lbs, so you're still under the tongue weight.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Kia Seltos
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2021 Kia Seltos is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. I really like this hitch because its crosstube is concealed behind the bumper, as you can see by the accompanying photo. That means that only the receiver is going to show, which maintains the clean look of your '21 Seltos. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR. Additionally, if you are looking to add...
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  • Difference In Factory Lifestyle Hitch And Frame Mounted Hitch 2021 Kia Seltos
    The biggest difference between a frame mounted hitch and a factory accessory (lifestyle) hitch that is on your 2021 Kia Seltos, is a hitch such as the Curt Trailer Class 1 Hitch Receiver Item # C65FR provides a maximum gross tow rating of up to 2,000 pounds. It also has a tongue weight rating of 200 pounds. The tongue rating is the amount of weight or force that will be loaded downward onto the hitch. Kia states that although the accessory or lifestyle hitch has a tongue weight rating...
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  • Hitch Confirmed to Fit a 2022 Kia Seltos
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C65FR is confirmed to fit all models of the 2022 Kia Seltos. This hitch is made in the USA, has a bolt-on, no-drill installation and will provide you with a Class I, 1-1/4" hitch for using hitch mounted accessories such as bike racks, cargo carriers and ball mounts. If you plan to do any towing you will also want to pick up the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C89KR which will provide a 4-way flat connector to power your trailers signal lights.
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  • Recommended 2" Hitch for a 2021 Kia Seltos
    Yes, we do! There is one 2" hitch that fits the 2021 Kia Seltos and it is the Draw-Tite item # DT65GR. It is slightly backordered to next month because of Draw-Tite's parent company being bought out and the logistical nightmare it has caused. The Draw-Tite item # DT65GR has a 3,000 lbs towing capacity and a 300 lbs maximum tongue weight so plenty of capacity for a bike rack. This hitch is custom fit and bolts to your Kia with included hardware. I have linked the installation instructions...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Factory Hitch and Your Aftermarket Hitches on My 2021 Kia Seltos?
    The biggest difference between a frame mounted hitch and a factory accessory (lifestyle) hitch on your 2021 Kia Seltos is that a hitch such as the Curt Trailer Class 1 Hitch Receiver Item # C65FR provides a maximum gross tow rating of up to 2,000 pounds. It also has a tongue weight rating of 200 pounds. The tongue rating is the amount of weight or force that will be loaded downward onto the hitch. Kia states that although the accessory or lifestyle hitch has a tongue weight rating of 220...
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  • Recommended 4-Way Wiring Harness for a 2023 Kia Seltos
    Yes, there is a 4-way wiring harness for your 2023 Kia Seltos, It is the Curt Wiring Harness item # C89KR. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Kia Seltos's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, behind the tail lights. Curt makes the most reliable wiring harnesses in the towing business. This one will provide you with a 4-way connector that will allow you to power your trailer's accessory lights. I have linked a picture below to show you where the connectors...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2022 Kia Seltos to Carry Bike Rack
    For your 2022 Kia Seltos we have the Curt hitch part # C65FR which is a confirmed fit and would work great to carry a bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z. If you were looking for a really solid bike rack that doesn't break the bank this is the best value around. I attached a review video for it as well.
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  • What Hitch Size is Available for 2022 Kia Seltos
    For your 2022 Kia Seltos there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the Curt hitch # C65FR. The larger 2 inch hitch size is only available for larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs. It might be best to go with a bike rack that fits this hitch size like the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z.
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  • Recommended Hitch For Carrying A Cargo Rack On A 2022 Kia Seltos
    If you are needing to carry the Curt # C18145 cargo rack on your 2022 Kia Seltos, I recommend going with the Curt # C65FR. This is is a bolt on application for your vehicle and will have a 2,000 pound towing capacity and 200 pounds of tongue weight. This will have absolutely no issue with the # C18145 cargo rack. I included an install video we have for a 2021 for you to take a look at as well. As to the wiring, I recommend going with the Curt Wiring Harness # C89KR. One wire will need...
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