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

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

Item # C78KR
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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 C78KR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C78KR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 675 lbs TW
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • 675 lbs WD 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: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 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.

13452 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C78KR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C78KR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (55 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 Ford Edge

It is an awesome hitch! My brother in law helped me install it on my wife’s 2018 Ford Edge Sport. It was really pretty straight forward and fit perfectly! I really like that you can hardly see it at all, that’s why we chose the draw tight.
Thanks Etrailer, y’all made it so easy !

2018 Ford Edge

This hitch seemed like a very heavy duty well made unit. It fit very well. My only minor suggestion would be to make the rectangular washers a little skinnier. They were a little difficult to get through the slot. I was impressed with the pull wires which made the fasteners very easy to get in place. I plan on mostly using this hitch for a bike rack and have no doubt it will be a great match.



Still happy with hitch.


Excellent product! Hitch and wiring kit. Installation was a breeze. Works great! Shipping was stupid fast! Will buy all my towing products from Etrailer!! Awesome company.


Everything’s great I just wish they would’ve shipped it a little quicker when they received the order installation was very good little bit more difficult because of the vehicle but I won


The trailer hitch went on perfectly. All of the instructions were right on.


I am disappointed and the fact that a critical component of the rear bumper, heat shield and lower bumper stabilizer, cannot be reattached after this hitch is mounted. This leaves that rear lower bumper cover loose and floppy, which down the road is going to be vibrating. There are electronic components in that area for the lift gate that probably should be protected, it's likely the reason why the heat shield is there.. Had I known in advance that this was going to be this way I would have ordered a different style, but that was not made clear. This is an important factor and should definitely be pointed out to customers who buy this product.

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Jenny N.


I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the installation of the hitch. I checked and it is the only hitch that requires removing the plastic panel completely for the 2017 Ford Edge Sport. The other hitches such as part # C13234 only require trimming.


Bolted up nice and somewhat easy! Another great buy from etrailer! Thank you


Perfect fit



Awesome hitch. Did require a second set of hands to mount around the gas tank


Easy to install and everything went together as per the instructions.


This is the second hitch ordered from etrailer. had no issues with either of them.
One suggestion......while there was no damage to the hitch, the box is arrived in was pretty banged up.


Returning customer, so not real surprised at the quality of the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch that I was unpacking. All hardware for installation was present in the package (we’ve all been there) with adequate instructions; however I [watched video] it…well my wife and I installed it in the garage problem free. So there you have it. Would recommend!!

2016 Ford Edge

Excellent product, I waited a few weeks to review so I could get my initial impressions. I have an Edge Sport and like others have mentioned it has a different rear bumper than the other trim levels of the edge. The only reason I cannot give this product 5 stars is once the heat shield is removed your rear bumper does seem loose. I wish there was a product that could work with the hitch and bumper to provide more support to the rear bumper. If you have any other trim level edge this shouldn't be an issue though. I chose this particular hitch over the other options due to it being mainly hidden under the bumper, to me this is a much better look than having a bar beneath your bumper. I did take the hitch and the wiring harness to a local hitch installer to have it professionally installed so I cannot speak to the skills or time needed other than it took the shop a total of two hours to complete the wiring and hitch install.


Ford put today my hitch , Happy , Thanks


Love it. This is like my 4th trailer hitch that I purchased from you. Quick delivery. Excellent service!!!


Does exactly what I need!


Works great. Got it mainly for hauling bikes on a rack. No problems at alk


Great design & construction & not too hard to install. I love how the look is not too bulky looking like most hitch receivers look so all you see is the receiver it self five stars


The installation instructions were very easy to follow. The installation was seamless. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would buy this again.


I have never experienced any customer service quite like this. Super fast delivery and great online communication and tracking. I have already recommended etrailer to others.


Easy professional install. Looks like it is part of the original car from the factory rather than after market add on. No need to make any cuts to the car for the install. Great customer service and extremely fast order processing.

2018 Ford Edge

Instructions videos help a lot!


Top quality and easy to install.


The hitch is doing great. Glad I bought it

Ford Edge

Not too difficult to install. I didn't even have to jack up my Edge to do the work.


Works fine.

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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2023 Ford Edge
    We have the perfect trailer hitch for your 2023 Ford Edge! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR has a bolt-on installation with no welding required. It has a gloss black powder coat finish that is over a protective base coat that offers a superior rust resistance. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to 4,500 pounds and has a maximum tongue weight up to 675 pounds. I would recommend checking your vehicle's manual to find the proper towing capacity for your vehicle. I...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # C78KR for 2020 Ford Edge ST Include Instructions
    Yes the Curt trailer hitch part # C78KR does come with a printed set of install instructions.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2019 Ford Edge Allow Lift Gate Sensor to Still Function
    The hands free liftgate sensor of your 2019 Ford Edge will still function with the Curt Hitch part # C78KR installed you might just have to place your foot to either side of the hitch opening for it to work.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C78KR Work With Hands Free Lift Gate Sensor On 2017 Lincoln MKX
    The hands free lift gate sensor on your 2017 Lincoln MKX will still work after installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR, but it will limit where your foot needs to be placed for the sensor to work. You will want to place your foot on either side of the receiver, and move it in and out until the sensor recognizes your foot. After doing this a few times it will become second nature on where to place your foot for the sensor to work. I included a video of the # C78KR being installed...
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  • Will Hands-Free Liftgate Still Work After Installing Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Lincoln Nautilius
    The hands-free liftgate will still work on your 2019 Lincoln Nautilus after installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR. You'll have to kick your foot to the side of the receiver instead of the middle but it will still be functional.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2017 Lincoln MKX
    The only trailer hitch receivers we have for your 2017 Lincoln MKX hang down below the bumper like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75234 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C78KR. While we do not offer a hitch that exits through the bumper like you requested, the main cross tubes will be completely hidden behind the bumper, and will measure approximately 12 inches from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube, which isn't all that bad. That being...
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  • What Can I Tow with 2018 Ford Edge Sport with 2.7L Engine?
    I did a little research and found (curiously) that you are right about the 2.7L/EB does have a lower towing capacity than the 2.0L engine offered. I was not able to determine why. I noticed that you could not get FWD with the 2.7 - but could that matter? It is no longer just a matter of horsepower and torque. These days an increase in towing capabilities could be due to bigger brakes, engine braking, upgraded transmission, transmission coolers, frame reinforcement, and body construction....
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  • Comparison Between Curt C78KR and Draw-Tite 75234 Class III Hitches for 2020 Ford Edge
    The price differential between the Draw-Tite # 75234 and the Curt # C78KR is basically a function of supply and demand and the current market price. The Curt hitch is a US made product, and has a higher demand right now which would explain why they're hard to keep in stock. As far as appearance, capacity, installation difficulty and quality goes, I'd place both hitches on the same level. Both hitches are well-constructed by companies that have a great reputation in the towing industry....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Lincoln MKX
    On a vehicle that has rear lift gate sensors to automatically open the rear hatch or trunk, hitch installation can sometimes block one or more of the centrally positioned sensors. This means that to activate this function after hitch installation you will just want to use the sensors on the outside portions of the rear bumper. The two 2-inch hitch options for your 2016 Lincoln MKX, Draw-Tite # 75234 and Curt # C78KR, are both shown on the linked page. Since both have similar installation...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt # C78KR and the Draw-Tite # 75234 on a 2021 Ford Edge?
    There are a few differences between the Curt Hitch # C78KR and the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75214 for your 2021 Ford Edge. First off, the Curt offers a 675 pound maximum tongue weight/4,500 maximum gross towing weight while the Draw-Tite has a 600 pound maximum tongue weight/4,000 pound gross towing weight. In order to confirm whether your vehicle can accommodate that much weight, I recommend that you confirm the maximum weight capacities with your owner's manual. As for other differences, the...
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  • Removal of Middle Heat Shield Panel When Installing Curt C78KR on 2020 Ford Edge
    I spoke with my contact in the technical service department at Curt, who confirms that the installation procedure mentioned in the instructions is indeed correct. Removal of that center section really is necessary in order to tuck the hitch back up behind the bumper. I'm told that it might be possible to trim the center panel/heat shield so that it fits around the hitch, but once that's done very little of the panel would actually remain. The primary function of this panel is the heat...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitches C78KR and 13234 that Fit 2018 Ford Edge
    The difference you mentioned is the key difference between the hitches you referenced for your 2018 Ford Edge. The # C13234 is a much more visible option than the # C78KR which only has the hitch opening visible below the rear bumper. The # C78KR also has a higher towing capacity so it's the hitch I would recommend for your 2018 Ford Edge.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Lincoln Nautilus
    The best trailer hitch I highly recommend for your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR. This is the best hitch for your Lincoln because it has a concealed crosstube, is a bolt-on installation that will not require drilling into your vehicle's frame to install, and is made in the USA. This Class III, 2" trailer hitch is almost entirely hidden behind your bumper, as you can see by the accompanying photo. The hitch has a black powder coat finish to protect it...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver with Hidden Crossbar for 2017 Lincoln MKX
    The Curt model with the hidden crossbar confirmed to fit your vehicle is # C78KR which is very similar to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75234 which also has the hidden crossbar. Either is a great option with the similar ground clearance and the same ratings.
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  • Curt Hitch on a 2018 Lincoln MKX
    I'm happy to inform you that the Curt Hitch, part # C78KR, does indeed fit with your 2018 Lincoln MKX. This hitch is custom designed for the MKX line and features a simple installation process. It's a Class III hitch and can handle up to 4500 pounds of gross trailer weight and 675 pounds of tongue weight, so you will be able to haul a variety of accessories. If you're looking to use a trailer with this hitch, then I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118682, for wiring....
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Lincoln MKX
    The Curt hitch part # C78KR is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Lincoln MKX. It's a Class III trailer hitch that would work well for you. For installing the hitch you would want to find a local mechanic with a good reputation to perform the install. These installs are pretty basic for most mechanics so you would not need a specialized installer. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # C56298 which is a confirmed fit. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fits & Recommendation For 2017 Ford Edge Titanium
    We do have both a Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch that fits your 2017 Ford Edge Titanium, though the part you mentioned is not a fit. The hitches that fit your '17 Edge Titanium are as follows: - Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75234 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR These are essentially the same hitch, with the difference being the Curt is made in the USA and the Draw-Tite is not, while the Curt also has a bit of a glossier finish, which some people like. But apart...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2016 Ford Edge Sport
    We do have trailer hitch receivers that will fit your 2016 Ford Edge Sport. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR which is a Class III receiver with a hidden crossbar so you will only see the receiver once installed to keep a factory appearance. In our experience we have also seen that the powder coat finish Curt uses holds up exceptionally well and is made in the USA. I included a video of the Draw-Tite # 75234 being installed on a 2016 Ford Edge since the Curt # C78KR will...
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  • What Is The Most Hidden Trailer Hitch For A 2020 Lincoln Nautilus?
    For your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus there is two trailer hitch options, the Draw-Tite # 75234 and the Curt # C78KR. Both of these have the exact same hidden crosstube design so both will be equally as hidden, and both have the same 675lb tongue weight rating and 4500lb trailer weight rating. There is however one key difference, the Curt # C78KR is made here in the USA where the Draw-Tite hitch is not. Due to that difference, and the powder coat finish on the Curt hitches being a bit tougher...
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  • Yakima OnRamp E-Bike Hitch Bike Rack Compatibility
    The Yakima OnRamp E-Bike Rack # Y36FR will work with your 2016 Lincoln MKX. All you need is a hitch receiver like this # C78KR. I've included a review video of the OnRamp that AJ put together and he does a great job of going over all the features. Also, Conor made an installation video on a 2019 Ford Edge which should give you an idea if it is something you would want to do it yourself! Be sure to check those out.
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  • Curt vs. etrailer Trailer Hitch For 2024 Ford Edge
    One difference exists between the Curt and etrailer trailer hitches for your 2024 Ford Edge, and that is the finish. The etrailer hitch has a matte black finish, while the Curt hitch has a glossy black finish, so you can choose which you prefer. The hitches that fit your '24 Edge are the following part numbers: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e36RR - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C78KR The matte black finish does hide those inevitable scuffs and scratches better than the glossy finish,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for 2019 Lincoln Nautilus
    For your 2019 Lincoln Nautilus we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75234 and the Curt # C78KR. The Draw Tite is the winner in my opinion. Like the Curt option, only the hitch opening hangs down below the bumper which gives you a more concealed look. However, the Draw-Tite hitch is considerably lower priced. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Harness for a 2022 Ford Edge Titanium
    Yes, we do have a hitch for your 2022 Ford Edge Titanium. It is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C78KR. This hitch is custom fit and bolts directly to your Ford's frame with included hardware. For your wiring harness I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector item # C73FR. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Edge's wiring harness behind the rear tail lights. To round out your towing setup I recommend the Curt Towing Starter...
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  • Location of Plug In Connectors For Curt Wiring Harness C56272 On a 2018 Ford Edge
    All the 4-way vehicle wiring harnesses like the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56272 that fit your 2018 Ford Edge will require connecting directly to the tail light connectors. If you plan to run your 4-way permanently outside your Edge I recommend using either the 2" Curt Easy Mount Bracket # C58001 or 1-1/4" Curt Easy Mount Bracket # C58002 to secure the 4-way on the end of your receiver. If you do not already have a receiver I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver #...
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