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

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

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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13328 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13328

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • 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
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 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.



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2001 - 2006 Acura MDX

2003 - 2008 Honda Pilot



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Honda Pilot - Curt

Today on our 2008 Honda Pilot well be installing the Curt hitch, part number 13328. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, a bike rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 16 inches. Now lets go ahead with installation.

Note, weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire. Next well need to remove the tow hook on the drivers side. There are a total of three fasteners that will need to be removed, as it will not be reinstalled. Next well need to lower the exhaust. Before we lower the exhaust well put a safety strap underneath so that we can lower the exhaust safely.

Now to lower the exhaust well need to remove the three rubber isolators connected to the metal hangers. To do this well use the spray lubricant and a pry bar, or flat blade screw driver to pry the rubber isolator off of the metal hanger. With the rubber isolators removed well now go ahead and use the safety strap to lower the exhaust. As you can see, this will now give us frame access on the passengers side and open up all eight attachment points. Well have a total of three on each frame rail which will be the weld nuts in the frame built in by the manufacturer and two in the rear of the bumper beam.

Again, these will also be weld nuts built in by the manufacturer. Next well need to clean out the exposed weld nuts. To do this well some spray lubricant and a half inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092. Well spray the weld nut and then thoroughly clean it out with the tube brush. Over time these threads will build up with rust, dust, dirt and debris and can make it very difficult to install the new hardware.

Once you have it thoroughly cleaned out well go ahead and take one of the new fasteners and thread it into the weld nut to make sure it will go nice and easily. Keep in mind in extreme situations it may be necessary to use a thread tab to clean out the threads. Now were ready to go ahead and install the hitch. To secure the hitch, the frame fasteners will be using the new 12 mm bolts and half inch conical tooth washers. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch. For the two bumper beam attachment points well be using the new 10 mm bolts and three-eighths conical tooth washers. Again, the teeth of the washer will face the hitch. Now were ready to put the hitch into place. Its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. Once we have all the fasteners installed finger tight we can go ahead and run them down. Next well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and our fasteners torqued to specifications we can go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. That will complete the install of our Curt hitch, part number 13328 on our 2008 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13328

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (355 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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2008 Honda Pilot

easy install, just follow video instruc tions 574612



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The box arrived with a huge hole so I was concerned. Once opened and inspected everything looked fine. The instructions were very helpful and I installed the hitch in about 45 minutes. The hitch is mostly concealed and looks great. I can’t wait to use it. I would highly recommend etrailer and the Curt product. 539577



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2004 Honda Pilot

Box was blown apart on arrival, and hitch was scratched some. Install was easy on my 04 pilot, especially with the use of properly sized taps to clean out rusted holes. Actual install took maybe 20 minutes. 571374



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2007 Honda Pilot

Easy to install, took about 45 minutes. Fit perfect. I'm going to be putting a bike rack on it and taking our bikes when we hit the road. 565198



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2005 Honda Pilot

Hi, this is my completely honest review about the towing hitch for my 2005 Honda Pilot. Customer Service, Chedi was a lot of help and sold me the hitch needed for my car and gave all info needed about this hitch and installation and he also followed up on the shipping details. Thanks so much for the great customer service. Shipping, The hitch was supposed to arrive Wednesday at the end of the day instead it arrived on Monday night two days earlier. I ordered it Friday afternoon. The Hitch, Like other customers have written here my hitch also perforated the cardboard box, but as i opened the box i noticed that there was no damage to the hitch where it had gone through the box. The hitch however came with a chip about a 1/4" in size, but i doubt this happened during shipping it seems to me like this hitch came chipped from the factory. Installation, It took a friend of mine and myself no more than 25 minutes total. I also didn't have to remove the exhaust, but i did have to remove the spare tire. If you follow the instructions and gather all the tools needed you should not need to spend more than 30 minutes installing this hitch with the help of another person. Over all i am extremely happy with this transaction in all aspects. Thanks so much Chedi and etrailer.com 460712



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2008 Honda Pilot

Trailer hitch for my 2008 Pilot ws delivered after oly 4 days after ordering. That was good. Directions said that this hitch would fit a 2002 t o 2007 Pilot which gave me pause. I unboxed it and checked it out It was in good condition and all the parts were there including excellent instructions. I removed the tow ring and exposed the three threaded holes. As I was trying to figure out how I was going to get it on my neighbor came over to return a flashlight I had loaned him..Perfect timing. I used a jack to keep it in place as we loosely installed the side frame bolts and again to finish the two center bolts. Torqued all bolts to specs. Total time about 40 minutes. Added the electical connector. Pulled a trailer the next day and it worked beautifully. Jim 42080



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2003 Honda Pilot

After owning my 2003 Pilot for 12+ years and 250,000 miles, decided to add a hitch so I could use a bike rack. Instructions were exact and fits perfectly. Took maybe 30 min total from unpacking to tightening last bolt, and that was only because I had to clean 2 of the holes out. 541698



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2007 Honda Pilot

This was a perfect fit, and a well hidden hitch for our 2007 Honda Pilot EX-L. Follow the installation instructions - be sure to clean out the passenger side nuts with a brush and PB Blaster or WD-40, then run one of the factory tow hook bolts completely through each nut before attaching the hitch. It may take a few runs to get the rust cleared out, but eventually the bolt with easily run through the entire nut. The factory tow hook bolts are more tapered than the new hitch bolts, so they clean out the nuts much better than the new bolts. Lower the spare tire, too. It may not seem necessary, but it makes things a lot easier. I did this all in my shed laying under the Pilot. I had no trouble holding up the hitch by myself and starting a bolt on each side. 22814



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2010 Acura MDX

Installed on 2005 Acura MDX. I chose the Curt hitch over the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch because of the extra attachment flange at the center. The extra flange allows greater distribution of the trailer load, and allows the attachment at the bumper, very close to the ball, to take the tongue load in shear, while the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch cantilever the ball about 10 inches (depending on drawbar length) behind the rearmost bolts. HOWEVER, this design makes installation more difficult. Getting the hitch into position was challenging. I'm certain that he Hidden Hitch or Draw-Tite would have been much easier. On the MDX, I had to lower the mufflers quite far (approximately 7 inches) in order to get the hitch in place, because the bumper mounting flange has to pass under the bumper. On the MDX, the spare is easily lowered on its crank-up cable - I did not have to even touch the spare. It is not necessary to disconnect the cable, so this only takes about a minute. It is necessary to remove three support brackets for the rear valance panel - the hitch would not fit with them in place. Fortunately, they don't seem to be needed. The center valance panel (which normally hides the spare) can't be reinstalled without significant modification - but it looks fine without it. After installation, the mufflers resumed their original position with only a little adjustment of one bracket. I was surprised at the corrosion on the frame nuts given that I live in a fairly dry, warm climate. If I were doing this install again, I would purchase a M10 tap and chase out all the threads before trying to install the bolts. Bottom line: if you will be pulling relatively light loads, I recommend getting the Hidden Hitch or Draw-Tite hitch for easier installation. Also get a M10 tap for cleaning/refreshing the threads of the frame nuts. Once installed, though, I expect the Curt Hitch would be the best choice for heavy trailers. Great service from eTrailer! 51461



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I would definitely recommend this product, and etrailer.com - they are fast, and very responsive. I'm a tracking geek when it comes to ordering stuff online, and you know right away that they got the order, and when it ships, then the online tracking info shows you on a map exactly where it is. But on to the product! First, the videos on this site, and customer feedback, not to mention good prices and free shipping (over $150) were driving forces in making this purchase from etrailer. I was not disappointed. The shipping was quick (I did pay a few dollars extra for 3-5 days shipping, but only because we're going away in 5 days, and wanted to make sure we had it on time - but I would imagine it would have still gotten here quickly with regular shipping). Just like the video, installing this was a snap. I borrowed a torque wrench from a friend and cleaned out the bolt holes with a wire brush the night before, and the next morning installed the hitch receiver in about 30 minutes. Definitely easier with 2 people - my son help up one side while I put a bolt in the other side, then I was good to go. Only complaint (minor) is that there should have been extra cardboard support between the part in the center that sticks up and attaches to the bumper. It broke through the box during delivery. I was not damaged, but could have been. The actual hitch connector, although it was wrapped, probably could have had more padding, as there was a chip in the paint on the bottom... I can touch it up, so I'm not too concerned about it. The hitch is very low profile - others I have seen are larger and more obvious. This one is barely visible below the bumper, other than where you need to connect to. 17957



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2006 Honda Pilot

Ordered this hitch for my 2006 Pilot and it arrived earlier than expected. The shipping box arrived damaged with part of the hitch (center support) protruding through the cardboard. There isn't extra padding inside the box to keep the hitch from moving around and damaging the box. Once out of the box, I inspected the hitch and noted several areas with chipped paint. I don't think this damage occurred while in transit. A minor amount of time was spent spray painting the bare metal. I realize the hitch finish will get damaged over time from road debris, but no sense giving corrosion a head start. As others have noted, the muffler side mounting holes were corroded and needed to be cleaned out; I used WD40 and a bolt from the tow hook to clean out/tap the threads. I only had to disconnect the two driver's side rubber exhaust isolators to provide enough space to position the hitch above the exhaust pipe. The directions indicate to install the 6 M12 bolts first, but I found that made it difficult to line up the hitch bolt holes with the bumper beam holes. I had to remove to several of the previously installed M12 bolts to gain enough play to allow me to easily install the M10 bolts into the bumper beam. The drivers side M12 bolts installed easily as the tow hook bolts kept the threads clean. The muffler side M12 bolts took a lot of work to install; I ended up using a socket set with a 1/2 inch drive as the larger ratchet gave me more leverage to turn the tightly fitting M12 bolts. The installed spare tire (donut) still has plenty of room between it and the hitch. Satisfied with my purchase. 65800



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2000 Honda Pilot

This will be a rather long review since I am combining the entire purchase in this one review. To start I am a 60+ yr. old female & not mechanically inclined but after getting an estimate of over $900. 00 from the local Honda dealer to install a receiver & the electrical wiring so that I could tow a small trailer I decided to shop around. I wasn't even sure of what all I would need or what the parts were called except for the ball. I visited a few websites & sent a few emails to inquire. Etrailer was the first to respond to my questions & provided links so I went back to their site. After viewing a video on the different receivers that would fit my Honda Pilot I favored the Curt receiver. That was my starting point & I moved on to the next item I would need which was the hitch. I never knew there were so many possibilities & I didn't have a clue what the rise & drop was all about so I sent another email. Within a matter of hours I'd gotten a response from a fellow named Jon G. He was just the hook-up I needed!! The links he provided answered all of questions I had & gave me the education I needed. (I was still waiting for responses from the other websites I'd sent inquiries to.) I was certain at this point that I would make my purchase with etrailer.com & proceeded filling up my shopping cart with the Curt receiver, the Curt ball mount, the chrome hitch ball, the electrical wiring & an anti-rattle hitch pin. Before I paid for the items I asked Jon G. for 1 more favor. Would he kindly view the items in my cart to make sure I had matched the items up so that each would fit correctly with the other. He did & I made the purchase. Within a few days the order arrived & I was confident enough after watching the installation video & reading other reviews that I could install everything myself. I used the lift in a friend's garage & enlisted the help of a female friend. She held the receiver up on one end while I was at the other installing the bolts. Then it was her turn. Together we had the receiver installed in less than 30 minutes. It was so easy!! Next, we installed the wiring That took close to an hour. Mainly because we were trying to be so careful when pulling back the rubber & popping out the panel clips but we got 'er done & did a beautiful job of it, if I may say so myself. All in all, it took almost 2 hours to complete but that includes disposing of cardboard boxes, putting away the tools, lowering the S-L-O-W lift & backing the vehicle out of the garage. etrailer is #1 in Customer Service & Satisfaction, Product Variety & Quality & Anything that You want to Hitch. Well, almost anything.....you can't hitch your kid....or, your dog....er, dogs. Thanks again, etrailer. You guys are BOSS!!! 329202



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2007 Honda Pilot

Well.... Just finished the install took about 3 hours. Two of which were cleaning out the threads. I installed the Curt 13328 rear hitch on my 2007 Honda Pilot. The removal of the rear honda hook ensures the three M12 bolt holes on the car's drivers side are in fairly good shape. The passenger side holes are another story, as well as the two M10 holes in the center. Do yourself a big favor and grab two taps. The instructions say they are M12 and M10 bolts. They look like fine thread to me. Get under there before you start and get all eight holes cleaned out with the taps and a round wire brush. That would have saved me much time. The rest is fairly straightforward with the directions. I ended up only sliding off two exhaust hangers (soak with spray lubricant first) to get the clearance I needed. Also the instructions say torque to 86 footpounds. I did one bolt on the drivers side that high and felt like I might have stripped the car's threads. One man install on ramps in the garage. Also, the original honda hook would work on the passenger side as well. You will have your three bolts and a hook left over. Someone else with a 2003-2008 pilot could use that for a second recovery spot. Go ahead and sell that stuff. 227150



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Service so far is TREMENDOUS!! I had to write this premature review because I have been so impressed with the service so far. I ordered the hitch and minor accessories ( wires and cap ) and received multiple emails keeping me constantly up to date as the status changed from ordered, processed, shipped, arrived. Yes I said arrived!! They contacted me to ensure that I was happy with the arrival of the trailer hitch. I ordered it on Wednesday and with FREE SHIPPING... I got it Friday at 3pm. Yep..... they expedited shipping for FREE!! I was happy with standard shipping for free.... but expedited for free? WOW! Looking at the Curt hitch.... it looks really nice. Clean welds, nice paint job.... looks like its well made. I'll be installing it this weekend so I'll do a review of the product as well at a later date. 3963



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2006 Honda Pilot

Installed this hitch on a 2006 Honda Pilot in about 40 minutes. Fit was beautiful. Nice product. Here's a helpful hint for cleaning corroded weld nuts. Get a 1/2 " fitting brush from the plumbing dept of your local hardware store. Cut the handle off and place the brush in your cordless drill. Same principal as the battery terminal brush only much faster and easier. I cleaned the six M12 holes first then went to the two M10 holes. Total thread cleaning time was less than ten minutes for 8 holes. All bolts spun in with my fingers when I was finished. Good luck! 100831


Comments

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Joe G - 09/21/2014

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Honda

Installation was a hassle My wife really liked the hidden design of the hitch. But, the hitch (especially the middle bracket) does prevent the temporary spare tire from fitting flush up against the underside of the vehicle. But, there is still room for the tire. I presume there is room for a full size spare as well, but didn't test it. Since the Honda Factory trailer hitch also uses a center bumper bracket, I suspect this hitch doesn't take up any more room than the factory hitch. The installation probably would have taken about 1 hour. Having some jack stands and someone to help hold the hitch against the frame while the bolts are started is a must. I spent and extra 30 minutes - a total of an hour and a half (befored giving up for the night) trying to get the final bolt installed. The threaded holes in the frame on the passenger side were clogged with years gunk...making it hard to get the bolts started. AND - apparently one of the holes has misformed threads as the bolt hung up before it was fully inserted. I backed it out and discovered that about 2 rows of threads were stripped in the middle of the bolt. The other five frame bolts (and the two bumper bolts) went it in and torqued properly. I haven't yet been able to find a proper sized tap (12mm metric with 1.25mm threads) to rethread the frame. (It is probably going to cost $30 to $80 to buy a tap & die set, if I can't find one to borrow.) But, that isn't a problem with the hitch or the hitch design. I recommend that after you remove the tow hook from the driver's side, you use one of those bolts to clear the threads of the frame holes on the passenger side - and to test if there is a problem with any of the hole threads w/o damaging the bolts that came with the frame. 170



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2005 Honda Pilot

Shipped super fast! At a good price! Great product, good fit ,good Hardware. I'm glad I bought the wiring harness everything works great on my 2005 Honda Pilot! First place I go next time I need something will be etrailer.com thanks 571478



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Fast shipping, excellent product, great communications! 566494



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very satisfied 564063



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2007 Honda Pilot

Great quality. Easy to install. I had absolutely no problem with the installation. Plan to use it for my bike rack. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. 561164



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2007 Honda Pilot

Ordered a hitch that was a perfect fit. It has served us well with the tasks we needed to do. Thank you for the great service, great price, fast delivery and for following up with a customer. If the need arises where a product is needed that your company sells, we will be back. Thanks. 558236



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Works great. Has been trouble free. 603890



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2005 Honda Pilot

I received my hitch receiver in 3 days - which is amazing. It was a Curt hitch and this is the 5th one I've installed in the past couple of years. They are absolutely simple to install! The hitch fit perfectly on my wife's Honda Pilot and looks good too. We can now use her car to tow a boat or snowmobile trailer occasionally and will primarily use it with a cargo carrier and motorcycle rack. You can't beat E-Trailer for service or price. They're great! 599560



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2003 Acura MDX

The hitch fit perfectly; no modifications or drilling required! Been using for about a year now with no issues. 595332



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2004 Acura MDX

I have not put it on yet, but I have put the wiring harness on. It was super easy, especially with the videos that they offer online. The package came SUPER fast. I ordered it on Tuesday, and it came on Thursday. I’m very impressed. The box did however come damaged but the hitch was in good shape still. 586210



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Easy install and after one New England years worth of driving it still looks like new. 580653



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2007 Honda Pilot

Kinda complicated reason being holes were a little smaller and off a little bit. Little modification and went on just fine 579368



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No complaints, great product and great service! 578445



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Great product Came on second day Fits perfectly my Pilot ThankYou 552339



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2005 Honda Pilot

Trailer Hitch fit exactly as advertised. Bolt slots on the hitch mount have enough adjustment to fit anything short of a bent frame. No need to remove bumper on 2005 Honda Pilot. Slides in over the muffler after temporarily removing muffler bushings. Took about 1.5 hrs as I was working by myself. Extra set of hands and a floor jack to get bolts started is highly recommended. Larger bolts need to be torqued quite a bit., so if you don't have an extra long torque wrench, be sure to eat your Wheaties that morning. 544595



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2007 Honda Pilot

I'm happy I convinced my husband to put our hitch receiver on ourselves, as we saved almost $200! This was a super easy job on our vehicle, directions were straightforward and manageable. My only complaints were that the item came partially sticking out of the box and was banged up in several places. I had to touch up the paint directly out of the box. 543296



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2004 Honda Pilot

Great product, good price, quick delivery, highly recommend these guys! 541729



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2006 Honda Pilot

Product as advertised. The company is amazing. Shipping was super fast. Communication was excellent and prompt. 541582



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2005 Honda Pilot

It's fit perfectly in my Honda Pilot. Great product etrailer the best. Looking forward to buy more stuff. 530046



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2004 Honda Pilot

Fits on my 2004 Honda Pilot like it was factory! Installation was easy after using a wire brush attached to my cordless drill to clean out the threads before trying the bolts. Even with a recently broken wrist, I was able to install it using hand tools with the help of my lovely wife in under an hour from start to clean up! The only thing I will note is the center bracket bolts were more difficult to tighten compared to the side brackets but they eventually tightened down to torque. I will also note that I didn't have to drop my exhaust. If you are careful (and use a cloth to cover the end of your muffler) you can maneuver the hitch into place without moving the exhaust. Keep in mind, however, that you will need someone to tighten the bolts on one side or at least hold one side while you tighten the other. 528226



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I just wanted to let you know that I am very satisfied with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver I purchased from you. The product arrived sooner than I expected and it was easy to install with the provided instructions. The product looks "Factory" and seems to be extremely strong. You have filled a need that I have had for a while at a good price. I strongly recommend your product to anyone looking for a trailer hitch. 527681



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2005 Honda Pilot

I used this hitch for my bike and scooter and I used for my landscaping supplies. 525251



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2004 Honda Pilot

Fits perfectly and I was able to installed without lowering the exhaust. Took 2 of use to install it. 525020



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2004 Honda Pilot

After making prior purchases from etrailer.com, I was certain I was making a great decision to add a tow-hitch to my 2004 Honda Pilot. After ensuring the correct fit, etrailer.com excelled in providing installation instructions that (even a novice installer) can walk through with ease. Overall, the installation took roughly 45-minutes, thanks to the video installation walk-throughs via etrailer.com. One more reason etrailer.com surpasses the competition. 523834



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2007 Honda Pilot

No problems with product, bolted right in No hassles. 522991



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2005 Honda Pilot

The Hitch has worked exactly as intended without any defects. 521001



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2007 Honda Pilot

This is the first hitch I've ever purchased. It took my father in law and me about 2.5 hours to attach the hitch, but we failed the appreciate the necessity of cleaning out and re-tapping the threads on the underside of the Pilot before attaching the hitch. If you take the time to re-thread the holes, the process to attach might take 30 minutes. I recommend using a partner as the hitch is relatively heavy to lift by oneself. 520401



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2005 Honda Pilot

Arrive within a few days and installed easily - thank you for having a video of the installation online, that certainly helped. The wiring kit made installing the light hookup a breeze. The biggest problem for me was cleaning the bolt threads on my vehicle frame prior to installation - I had to chase them with a tap. Once that was accomplished the new bolts (supplied with the hitch) screwed in easily. 516361



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2004 Acura MDX

Installed easy but I was glad I had an impact wrench. Existing bolts were rusted in so I don't thing a standard socket set will get them out. You also should have a long torque wrench... 84 ft pounds is very tight even with a long wrench. 516166



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2006 Honda Pilot

Good delivery. Possible to track. Easy installation. 513397



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2006 Honda Pilot

I didn’t install this product because we decided to trade our Honda Pilot in, however, I will always use etrailer for all towing needs. Everything I have ordered has been a perfect fit for my application! 513197



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2006 Honda Pilot

Excellent product at a great price. Directions are easy to follow. The trailer hitch was exactly what I have been looking for. Will definitely make future purchases from etrailer 513111



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2004 Honda Pilot

Product was as described. I needed to clean the passenger side bolt holes with a 12x125 metric tap. Only took us about 20 Minutes for the install once the holes were cleaned out. The instruction sheet was very good, even including torque specs! We will definitely recommend to anyone needing a hitch. 509582



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2004 Acura MDX

Just received this hitch, excellent quality and heavy duty. Looking forward to installing it on my Acura MDX. This hitch is going to be used for a bike rack that holds two Recumbent trikes. Thank you etrailer for fast service and excellent quality. 506334



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2010 Honda Pilot

Ahead of time delivery, perfect fit, GREAT powder coating and the quality of bolts supplied look to be about a grade 9. Using the hitch on a 2007 Honda Pilot and will be towing a 4X8 utility trailer. Beats the heck out of $800 quoted locally and dang nice looking finished product. The video for installing the wiring package made the job into a 10 minute project. Took most of the time to take out the ice chest and emergency tools I keep in the back. Hardest part was getting the hitch into place with not much help. Just sold my pickup and this makes up for it. I can still haul light loads and don't have to borrow mu sons truck. ';-) 505699


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  • Comparison Of OEM Acura Hitch for a 2005 Acura MDX Touring To Curt Class III 2 Inch Hitch # 13328
  • The Curt class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 13328, will fit your 2005 Acura MDX Touring model. This hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 3500lbs and a tongue weight capacity 350lbs. If used with a weight distribution system, it would increase to 5000lbs gross towing weight capacity and 500lbs tongue weight capacity. I am including a link to a FAQ page on weight distribution. I looked up the ratings on the OEM Acura MDX hitch and it stated 3500 lbs trailer towing capacity and 4500...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2011 Acura MDX that Allows Full Sized Spare to be Kept
  • For a Curt hitch confirmed to fit your 2011 Acura MDX that allows you to keep the full size spare tire you would want the part # 13354. The spare would need to get removed during the install process but can be reinstalled once the hitch is fully installed. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatibility for Honda Pilot and Acura MDX
  • Aftermarket trailer hitch fits for the 2005 Acura MDX and the 2005 Honda Pilot are indeed the same. Either vehicle can be fitted with three different Class III hitches, part # 75599 from Draw-Tite, part # 13328 from Curt and part 87454 from Hidden Hitch. No drilling is required for installing any hitch on either vehicle. Since we do not sell the OEM hitch that was installed on the MDX I cannot guarantee that it will fit the Pilot but odds are pretty good that it will. Some vehicles'...
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  • Cleaning or Tapping the Weld Nuts on a 2006 Honda Pilot to Install Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13328
  • The weld nuts on your 2006 Honda Pilot could just be so compacted with grime that they appear to be thread-less. I recommend giving them another good cleaning using the lubricant like you did before, and a stiff bristle wire brush like # DW00254. You may have to do this several times. I have linked a video of this process below. If you still cannot thread the bolts in, even after a thorough cleaning, you may have to tap the holes to re-thread them and clean them out. I would use this...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2002 Acura MDX
  • For your 2002 Acura MDX there are a few trailer hitch options. All of them are great and would essentially be just as good as the other. So because of that I would recommend the Curt part # 13328 if it were me as it is priced the best. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. 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 inch...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Class III Hitch Part # 13328 With Full Sized Spare Tire on Acura MDX
  • The hitch will fit a vehicle with the full sized spare, but we recommend temporarily removing the spare to make the installation easier. For some Acura MDX models, the rear fascia around the spare tire might need to be trimmed to allow the hitch to be installed. The exhaust might need to be temporarily lowered off of the exhaust hangers to allow access to the attachment points on the vehicle frame. I will provide a link below to the installation instructions.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2003 Acura MDX
  • The Curt and Draw-Tite trailer hitches for the 2003 Acura MDX will each perform well for you. I can tell you that the Draw-Tite hitches do undergo a certain amount of extra voluntary testing that other brands do not do with their hitches. The extra 2 bolts and center mounting point on the Curt hitch do not give it additional capacity. The Curt hitch # 13328 and the Draw-Tite hitch, # 75599, are each rated at 350 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. Both can be...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2003 Honda Pilot
  • You are correct that the trailer hitches available for your 2003 Honda Pilot all have the same towing and tongue weight capacities. This hitches all carry Class III ratings, are compatible with weight distribution system, and have 2 inch x 2 inch receiver openings. These hitches have minimal differences. For example, the curt has an extra mounting bracket above the receiver opening. The Draw-Tite hitch will require the exhaust to be temporarily lowered for installation. Out of the...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch # 13328 Fit on a Acura MDX 2004/2005 with Full Size Spare & PDC
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, item # 13328, will fit on both the 2004 and the 2005 models of the Acura MDX. The note about fascia trimming concerns an extra fascia piece that may be installed on some vehicles. If your vehicle rear end looks like the ones in the videos (linked below) no fascia trimming will be needed. The factory sized spare tire will be lowered for installation and reinstalled after installation is complete. I have not seen the park distance control you are referring...
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  • Exhaust Rattling Against Trailer Hitch on a Honda Pilot
  • Exhaust rattling against a trailer hitch is a common occurrence but it is easily fixed. Exhaust pipes and mufflers hang on rubber isolators. The hangers can usually be manipulated to gain more clearance between the exhaust and the hitch. I have included a link to the right that covers the different fixes for this problem.
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  • Does an Acura MDX Need a Power Steering Cooler When Towing
  • Not all vehicles and tow setups require the use of a supplemental power steering cooler, but if while you are driving or towing your steering wheel gets harder to turn or you hear it straining after a while you might look into a power steering cooler like part # D13212. I did some research in your vehicle and Acura does require that you install a power steering cooler on your vehicle for towing. Mainly this is because the underhood temps of your vehicle will increase while towing due...
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  • Will Thule Passage 3 Trunk Mount Bike Rack # TH911XT Fit a 2003 Honda Accord and 2005 Honda Pilot
  • The Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount, # TH911XT, will fit your 2003 Honda Accord. However, it will not fit your 2005 Honda Pilot as there are not enough attachment points to safely secure the rack. You could install a trailer hitch on the Pilot. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13328. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to an install video. With a trailer hitch installed, you can use a hitch mounted bike rack like the SportRack 3, # SR2703.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2004 Acura MDX Towing a Travel Trailer
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13328 that you referenced has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity without weight distribution and 500 lbs with weight distribution. Based on the 415 lbs of tongue weight that your travel trailer has you will need a weight distribution system with this hitch. Hopefully the 415 lbs is loaded tongue weight otherwise you might be over your capacity when your loaded up and ready to tow. If your 2004 Acura MDX has a max tongue weight capacity of 450 lbs then you will need...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Acura MDX
  • Curt trailer hitch # C13158 is designed to fit 2010 to 2014 Subaru Legacy, all models. There are different hitches designed to fit your 2005 Acura MDX. The Curt Class III hitch that will fit your 2005 Acura MDX is # 13328. I have linked a video that shows the hitch being installed on a 2005 Honda Pilot which is built on the same platform as the MDX. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Acura MDX with Full Size Spare Tire
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75599 only fits if the 2006 Acura MDX has the doughnut or mini spare tire, not the full sized spare. The confusion is that it also fits certain models of the Honda Pilot and on those it will fit with the full sized spare. Curt trailer hitch # 13328 will fit a 2006 Acura MDX with full size spare. I have linked a video showing a typical installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts,...
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  • 2006 Acura MDX Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation
  • The owners manual for your 2006 Acura MDX will be the final authority on the towing capacity, but my research indicates that it would have 3,500 lbs of capacity. For a trailer hitch we have the Curt part # 13328 which is a fit and would work well. A local garage or trailer rental place would have no problem with this either. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Tekonsha kit part # 118336 which is a confirmed fit and our most reliable wiring harness brand. Since you wanted to do...
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  • Items Needed to Equip 2005 Acura MDX with Brake Controller for Towing Travel Trailer
  • We can help you get your 2005 Acura MDX ready for towing your travel trailer. The maximum rated towing capacity for the vehicle is 4500-lbs but you can check your owner's manual to make certain your particular MDX has the needed capacity for your 3500-lb trailer. Since your travel trailer has what's called a 7-way RV-style plug that includes a circuit for trailer brakes (please see the linked photo) you will need to install a mating 7-way socket on the MDX. This will carry all of the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2003 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13328 would be a great choice for your 2003 Acura MDX. It is a Class III hitch that has a 2" receiver and 350 lb tongue weight capacity, giving you many options in terms of bike racks such as our most popular rack, the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. For wiring which will give you a 4-way connector and allow you to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness # C55336. I also recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which is for 2” hitches...
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