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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13230 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13230

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 500 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 800 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 etrailer.com
  • 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, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 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.

13230 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13230

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (18 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.

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The hitch is currently being put on and the only issue I'm having is that the bumper part that is threaded is super tight. My brother and I kept the bolts loose in order to thread it but it still wouldn't start. I wondered if it had been plugged with a bolt before it was painted and that was why it was so tight. I've got it started and I don't believe it's cross threaded but it's still extremely tight. Gonna man handle it in and hopefully it doesn't snap. It's a permanent install so I'm not too worried about it. Maybe the piece is welded at a slight angle. Hard to say. Great product. My 97 Dutchman will be able to ride correctly now.

It sounds like the troubles that you are having may describe a slightly flexed hitch. This is something that does happen in transport to our facility, and can happen when we ship them out. Please take a look at the crossbar that this bolt goes in and see if you can get a level or a speed square on it and check if is in alignment. It may have flexed a bit and be out of square. I have included one of our help articles for your reference that do describe how to fix a flexed hitch. It may also be beneficial to make sure that there is not any debris, or build up on the bumper where it looks like you had a trailer ball previously installed. I would suggest a stiff bristled brush and some lubricant like WD-40 or an equivalent.
-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 08/22/2018

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Omg! Etrailer order/shipping all ok. However, product from Curt the worst experience ever with a hitch! All order info points to me having the correct part number but all 4 side bolts holes (even oblong) did not line up. And then it gets worst! The one large bolt that goes down through the factory hole in bumper was the incorrect bolt. Meaning it had the wrong threads to match the hitch! And it was a pan head bolt when the surface is flat! Wtf? Disaster! And I have installed many hitches in my lifetime!

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2008 Dodge Dakota

The hitch is very nice and would have been a snap to install on a new truck. The old hitch was a universal item , I needed a torch, once all the old hitch was removed the etrailer went on pretty easy.. One thing the powder coating was pretty thick inside the threaded nipple that mounts off the bumper hole, it needed a tap to clean out all the cured powder coating. It looks wonderful under the truck and gave it about another 31/2 inches of ground clearance. I am very happy with the Curt Hitch from etrailer.com

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2006 Dodge Dakota

I could not believe how well made and how well the hitch fit my truck. this whole install took only twenty minutes to complete. The wire harness was so easy to hook up. The whole task was so much easier than any other hitch install I have ever attemped.

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Craftsmanship of this trailer hitch is excellent and exceeded my expectations for an on line purchase. Pure quality and delivered as promised. Took just a few minutes with an air impact wrench to get it installed. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a good product, and good customer service.

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2008 Dodge Dakota

Hitch went on just as the video instructions highlighted. Also, the wiring harness went in without a "hitch". All done within one hour. Wish all product installations went as smooth.

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Hey just a trailer hitch, I have installed probably a dozen everything from escorts to custom vans, etrailer fastest shipper best service

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2010 Dodge Dakota

Worked as expected. Much more secure then the small add on receiver that came with the truck..

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2007 Dodge Dakota

I ordered this item at noon PST on Monday and they shipped it out the same day. The instructions on the site on how to install were perfect and the hitch I ordered showed up in perfect condition. I would highly recommend this site and will shop here again.

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2007 Dodge Dakota

The hitched showed up in the mail in excellent time. I placed the order on Monday at noon PST and it was shipped out the same day. I am very happy with the service I got from this company and the quality of the hitch I received. I would definately order from here again.

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2010 Dodge Dakota

Fit perfect. no issues, took like 25 m inutes.

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Dodge Dakota

Fit on my Dakota exactly as advertised

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Works and fits as expected. No problems.

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I have not installed the hitch yet but looks to be really simple. Delivery was on time as projected.

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Hitch fit great , on in no time !!

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended 2" Hitch for 2006 Dodge Dakota
    To add a 2" hitch receiver to your 2006 Dodge Dakota I recommend using the Curt # 13230 because of the durability of Curt hitches when it comes to the powder coating; this ultimately helps protect the hitch from dings and scratches that might lead to corrosion that can otherwise reduce the life of the hitch. This hitch is a Class III hitch that is a custom fit for your Dakota, so no drilling will be required during installation. There are some other parts you may not have to get a complete...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Class III Hitch # 13230 with 2010 Dodge Dakota with Full Sized Spare Tire
    I spoke with my contact at Curt about the compatibility of that hitch with a Dodge Dakota full-sized spare tire. It turns out he has a 2011 Dakota. They used his truck to do some of the test fits and found that the Curt # 13230 fit just fine with the full-sized spare. He said that when raising or lowering the spare, you might need to push the tire toward the front of the vehicle just a little bit so it clears the hitch, but other than that, you will have no worries. You can see the installation...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2008 Dodge Dakota
    We have 3 hitches that will fit your 2008 Dodge Dakota. All three hitches will require you to remove your factory trailer hitch. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75251 which has the very similar design and the same capacity ratings of the Curt hitch at a better price point. The only real difference is the manufacturer in this case.
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  • Availability of Class IV Hitch for 2008 Dodge Dakota
    Most Class III hitches will have a Weight Carrying Capacity and a Weight Distribution Capacity. There is not a Class IV hitch available for the 2008 Dakota, but the Curt Class III receiver, part # 13230 has an 8000 lb capacity when used with a weight distribution system. The W/D system will use leverage provided by spring bars to transfer a portion of the trailer tongue weight to the front axle of the tow vehicle, thus allowing the hitch to bear more weight. Although the hitch is rated...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity for a Hitch on a 2005 Dodge Dakota 2WD Quad Cab
    The Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13229, is designed and tested for fit and capacity, likewise the Dodge Dakota and Mitsubishi Raider have their own towing capacity ratings for the vehicle and bumper. In your case the vehicle attachment point is rated for 2,000 pounds capacity so that will be the maximum rating for your vehicle with the bumper mounted option. You always have to go by the lowest rated item in the towing system for maximum capacity. If you need more capacity than the bumper...
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