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 13354 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13354

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 400 lbs TW
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 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.


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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 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

2007 - 2013 Acura MDX




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 - 2009 Acura MDX

Today on this 2009 Acura MDX were going to install part number 13354 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper on this vehicle is going to be 3-1/2 inches, and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 17 inches. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. A couple of steps we need to take care of first is that we remove the spare tire to make it easier to install, and also we are going to lower the exhaust, and also remove the heat shields.

That makes it really easy to slip the hitch into place. We will go ahead and put a strap around the exhaust to control its decent when we loosen it up. Spray down the exhaust hangers with some lubricant, and then go ahead and pry them off. If you have the specialized tool for this job it makes it a lot easier. Okay now we will loosen up our strap, and lower our exhaust.

These four threaded holes that are on the in board side of the frame we will be using for our attaching points for the hitch. There is a heat shield right here; we will have to remove three bolts so we can get to it easier. Once we install the hitch the shield will go back into place. Alright at this point we can start installing the hitch and you definitely want an extra set of hands to help you do this. Slide it up and over the exhaust, and line it up with the existing holes in the frame.

Alright with all the hardware loosely installed well go ahead and snug down the bolts and then tork them down as specified in the instructions. With all the hardware torked down we will go ahead and reinstall the heat shields and the exhaust. And with that it will finish our install of part number 13354 from Curt. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13354

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (341 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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Great price, fast shipping and easy to install. Perfect fit! After 1 year in service, still looks GREAT! Don't forget the Curt-T Connector wiring harness. VERY easy to install in minutes. 656630



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2008 Acura MDX

Installation was a breeze once the spare tire was lowered and the muffler mounts were removed. Having an extra set of hands definitely makes lifting the hitch a lot easier but I've also been able to use a floor jack as well. I also installed the C56038 which only took a few steps and it remains out of the way when not in use. All in all it's a solid hitch and it tucks nicely under the bumper. 639032



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2009 Acura MDX

I ordered the Curt Class III receiver hitch for my Acura MDX, and even with standard shipping had received my order the following evening. I was able to follow directions and put it into place by that evening. Great product and amazingly quick. 655443



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2009 Acura MDX

Installation was not as easy as I hoped. I jacked the car up and placed it on axle stands about two to three feet off the floor. The exhaust pipes are held by two rubber pieces per side but I only loosened the exhausts by removing one rubber piece only and that gave me enough access to remove the heat shields. I then did a dry fit using Copperslip of all the bolts to make sure they would screw home correctly. The tow bar we call it that in Europe / hitch then slipped past the exhaust pipes and roughly into place. After that it took a lot of grunting, huffing and puffing to get the tow bar into position to secure the first bolt. I then moved to the other side of the vehicle and secured the first bolt on that side. Once two bolts were secure it made it much easier and with the aid of my trolley jack I managed to work it into place to secure all the bolts. Each bolt was secured at 101 lbs as per instructions apart from the one bolt that is very difficult to get to. I got that tight and secured by tapping the wrench with a hammer! Overall the installation was fairly easy and took a couple of hours from start to finish. The towbar / hitch was a very tight fit but looks great. The wiring assembly was easy to install and took just a few moments. 39714



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2007 Acura MDX

Like others have said in previous review posts, the packaging can be improved upon as the box was cut open, even though the product was not damaged. The overall product is sturdy, heavy and not something that can be easily lift with one hand/arm. With that said, this is pretty easy to install IF you have the right tools, i would definitely recommend that if you are not a handy person and doesn't have your own garage full of tools, you're better off just paying a car shop and have them install it for you for an hour or two worth of fee. My dad and i spend about 3 hours installing this thing, mostly cause the screw holes in my acura mdx 2007 had a lot of rust in it, so he had to spend over an hour to get the rust out, otherwise the screws won't fit due to the rust inside the screw holes. Once that was completed, the hitch installed quickly probably about 20-30 mins, but another 30-40 mins to clean up, put the mufflers and heat shields back up, wipe things off, put the spare tire back on, unload the car off the jack, etc.....much easier for a two man job as I don't see how one person can do this quickly/cleanly. Also make sure to have some grease gel or WD40 around to lubricate/protect the bolts/screws as to prevent rusts build up down the road. Overall, it looks like a good quality product that will lasts for years, assume the black paint coating is there to protect from rusting due to the harsh new england weather. 431409



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2009 Acura MDX

Installed this on 2009 Acura MDX. Instructions are incorrect as they call for a 22mm and 10mm socket. You will also need 18mm. Packaging was wonderful, I've read past reviews about poor packaging but it appears they've remedied that problem. Ordering was very easy and they shipped VERY quickly and I got it exactly when I needed to have it as I waited until the very last minute to order it. Thank goodness they are quick to process and ship! I did not use a lift or jack stands and I think it was just as easy without them. I'm 5'10" and 170 lbs so I was able to move around under the car as it sits with no real problems. A lift will definitely make life easier but I'm not sure if jack stands would help all that much. You only have to lower one side of exhaust and remove one heat shield and then you can put this hitch in at at angle. Highly recommend silicone to lubricate the hangers to lower the exhaust, mine were basically stuck until we used silicone. Getting it basically installed is rather easy but be ready to turn the bolts forever until they tighten up. To get the 130 ft lbs of torque you are going to need several lengths of ratchet extensions and probably several lengths of ratchets to get the torque you need. Smaller ones are fine at first but then you will need longer to really get the leverage required. I think it took us about 2-3 hours to install this, if I did another one it would probably take about an hour just because I'd have less uncertainty and would know exactly what to do with which tools. If I did this again, I'd probably use a cordless driver to get the bolts going until they got tight. 167489



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2012 Acura MDX

as always, etrailer shipping was fast. hitch fits and looks great, tucked underneath and up against the plastic bumper. used it immediately for its intended use for a hitch mounted bike rack. removing the spare tie is a must for clearance and work room. install took more time due to cleaning the welded nuts and dry fitting the bolts. otherwise only had to lower one side of the exhaust and bolt it to the frame. 228088



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2011 Acura MDX

Absolutely no problem installing this hitch. I was going to choose the more expensive Hidden Hitch or DrawTite versions based on other reviews here. I called eTrailer and they convinced me that the Curt product was just as good and should be just as easy to install. They were absolutely right. Main things everyone asks: Yes, the spare tire fits fine. No, the bumper cover and trim do not need to be modified or even temporarily removed. My one negative comment: packaging is minimal. Box was damaged in shipping and my hitch had a 2 inch long scratch all the way to bare metal. I didn't feel like sending it back, so I used some car touch up paint I had to hopefully avoid rusting of the hitch. My tips: 1. Most of us don't have a lift. Definitely want to use two jack stands to provide good working room. Will briefly need a second person when raising the hitch and starting the bolts. 2. Read all the reviews and watch all the videos you can. Each has little nuggets of helpful hints. Prep work and correct tools are key to easy install. 3. My car is only about a year old and weld nuts were full of debris, paint, and undercoating. A tap would be ideal to clean it out (worth the $10 investment from Home Depot or a good tool store. Otherwise, take the time to spray with solvent and run a bolt back an forth through each hole. You might want to get an extra bolt from the hardware store to "sacrifice" for this purpose to avoid excessive wear on your permanent bolt. Get the tap and/or bolt specification from the installation instructions online while you wait for your order to arrive (eTrailer provides a link with order status). Buy this ahead of time and have it on hand when you start. Otherwise you will be tempted to skip it and will be sorry you did. 4. Gently clean undercoating and debris from frame surface and apply a little grease to frame to make raising the hitch into place easy. I never needed the rubber mallet others describe using. Be careful not to remove paint so you don't expose raw metal. 5. Get all 8 bolts started (BY HAND TO AVOID CROSS-THREADING) before cranking any of them down. I used an impact gun to run them in closer, then a torque wrench to set them to specified torque. Impact wrench was just a luxury. A socket wrench or cordless drill would do just fine. I did like having the torque wrench for final crank on the bolts. I bought a $20 1/2" one from Harbor Freight (a cheapy, but a rare use item for me). I justified the tool purchase as a nice to have item that I could afford with all the money I saved using eTrailer and choosing the least-expensive hitch. 6. I bought the Curt harness. Worked perfectly. I elected to not run it all the way out since this hitch will be only occasionally used and then mostly for bike rack and "hitch haul" carrier. Keeping the harness in the tool area of the hatch keeps it out of the exterior elements and makes for a nice clean looking install. My MDX had a perfect "hiding place". Note that for my 2011 MDX, there are factory fuses (4) for the various trailer light functions. These fuses are not installed by ACURA and DO NOT NEED TO BE INSTALLED. They only come into play if you use the OEM harness from ACURA. 7. That's it. Could only be easier if I had a lift. You will need an extra person for only a few minutes while raising the hitch and starting the bolts. Enjoy a sweet looking install and go out to dinner on the money you saved. In my case you can make a car payment with the savings since Acura wanted $850 for the dealer-installed OEM hitch and harness. 47680


Comments

Do you have a donut spare of full size?

-- comment by: jeff - 03/07/2016

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Spare tire is Acura original. Temporary spare. So, smaller than regular tires, but it is OEM and what hitch was designed around.

-- comment by: mark C - 03/14/2016

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2013 Acura MDX

Very nice, strong and hidden design. Fast free delivery. Easy install. Drove up on floor ramps and installed just like the video. 35 minutes. 128034



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Great product, fit perfectly as promised. without the proper tools, the exhaust can take some time to remove from the exhaust mounts but with some WD-40 and proper determination I got them off without too much headache. Be sure its properly supported with straps per the video as you do not want it falling on you when you remove supports from the middle of the vehicle. Takes two peeps to lift the receiver into place - the bolt holes line up perfectly. This is literally plug and play. Just follow the steps in the super helpful videos provided by etrailer. The hardest part was getting the leverage needed to torque the bolts to the required spec (a must). I purchased a torque wrench at the local auto store and with a handful of extensions I made it happen with some serious grit. (I don't weight much more than the required pounds of torque:) ) The spare tire fits just fine. I had to tuck the tire up under the rear receiver side first as I was lifting. I wouldn't lift into place if flat. No biggie. The hitch receiver fits perfectly in the shape of the bumper body and looks amazing from the outside. This is a must buy and etrailer has the best price. Don't think twice- buy it! 434902



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2009 Acura MDX

Just wanted to say that I appreciate the "personal touch" of eTrailer’s communications regarding orders. Yesterday I finally got around to install the hitch and wiring on my 2011 Acura MX. I'm in pretty good shape, but I don't have a lift and I'm almost 63 years old. That hitch is pretty hefty and awkward, so trying to hold it in place under that car while starting those 14mm bolts was a bit daunting. My wife volunteered to help, but there just isn't much room for both of us to slide around on our backs under the car. But I'm also an engineer, so I thought about the problem. I do have a receiver adapter (2" to 1.25"), a floor jack, and I have assorted nuts & bolts. I bolted the small end of the adapter to the jack and then inserted the big end into the hitch’s receiver. Voila! So I'd like to introduce you and your colleagues to my "Assistant." He was easy to communicate with, had solid fine motor skills to adjust the position of the hitch, and he never got tired. Up/down with the jack, enough slop so I could tilt the hitch from side to side, and easy to rotate. Having cleared and lubed all 8 bolt holes (45,000 mile of dirt) all the bolts started easily. The job too me about 2.5 hours since I was being careful and I have no power tools. Your video was a godsend; I kept running back into the house to check the details (like removing the exhaust system hangars.) Installed as specified. Also, I was surprised that installing the wiring harness only took about 10 minutes. No jack required! 123733



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2011 Acura MDX

Customer service from etrailer.com was inline with what other reviewers have described. The product was shipped quickly and the folks at Etrailer made sure to follow up during each step of the process. I ordered the hitch assembly as well as the wiring harness. Now, on to the installation. I consider myself a much better than average do-it-yourself-er and average home mechanic. The instructions for installing the hitch assembly were well written and correctly described. Once I had the spare out and the mufflers removed from their hangers it was easy to remove the heat shields. I lubed the hangars with WD-40 and they came off pretty quickly. I don't have a hanger tool so used an old trick I learned a while back - get a shoelace and run it through the hangar and then wrap around your hand. It lets you put plenty of pressure on the hanger and also lets you direct where you want it to go. I also found that the exhaust didn't drop as much as has been described (there is another hanger back by the catalytic converter) so I used strapping to pull the exhaust sideways a bit to give myself some more room. Now on to getting the hitch in place. I was able to do the install on my own in my garage. The working space was a little tight but not enough to cause me any problems. Like others have mentioned the fit is very tight. I was first using a rubber persuader to try and help with positioning the hitch but found the same solution that others have described - floor jack. I essentially got the hitch into position and installed the lower forward bolts in each side and then applied pressure with a floor jack to lift the hitch into place. Once that was complete it was easy enough to gets the rest of the bolts in place and torque them down. Other folks mention some difficulty in reaching the lower rear bolts with the wrench but I found I was able to find the right position once I added an extension to my wrench. All in all a pretty easy install. Certainly would have been more difficult without the right tools and at least some know-how. Even with that the install took me longer than the advertised 30 mins - more like 2 hours when all was said and done. The wiring install however was exactly as described online and I completed that process in about 15 mins - was incredibly easy. 11932



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That was so easy!!! I had to remove only one side exhaust shield and muscle the hitch all by myself! Started one side with one bolt and same with the other side to prevent it from falling. Put all bolts in place per instruction and I used an impact wrench to get some speed but left them snug until the final touch. I don't have a high enough torque wrench so I just decided to do it by feel without stripping the bolts. I was done in about an hour due to I took some time each step to make sure I'm doing it correctly. 482245



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Acura MDX

I wanted a 2" hitch for my wife's MDX and after recovering from the shock of a $900 quote from the local dealer (didn't even include electrical) I ordered this Curtis hitch from etrailer.com. Hitch arrived very quickly (3 days) via ground shipping. The box had a couple of holes in it but the hitch was undamaged. The hitch itself looks good with a really nice heavy duty finish that should hold up very well over a long period of time. Installation results in a 1-star ding on the rating for the product. The quoted 30-40 minutes is rather unrealistic for the typical home mechanic, even if you have a lift and a spare set of hands to help you. I brought the hitch and the indicated hand tools over to a friend's place who fortunately has a lift. Putting the MDX on the lift took perhaps 5-10 minutes. I then spent about 20 minutes removing the exhaust hangers, putting a strap on the exhaust, and removing the heat shields (the fasteners on the heat shields are hard to get started with a small socket since there is very little clearance). After this, we positioned the hitch and I test fitted the bolts. The clearances are VERY tight, and the only way to get more room would be to take another hanger off further up the exhaust, I was nervous about doing that and breaking something on the manifold. At this point I realized the hitch would not fit with the spare (oops, that one is on me) so had to lower the car, loosen the spare (I think loosening it so you can move it when putting the hitch in place is a viable alternative to completely removing and reinstalling it as long as you are careful) and then put it back up on the lift and continue with the install. Clearance on the forward (towards the cabin) bolts is not too bad, but the clearance on the ones towards the rear of the vehicle are a total bear (and conveniently overlooked in the installation video which implies there is enough clearance to get a large air drill in there to work on it... there is not nearly enough clearance for that). There are structural elements you can't get out of the way to get at these bolts with anything other than a small socket or crescent wrench. Getting the sufficient 135 lb/ft of torque is nearly impossible unless you have all day, have a set of very shallow 18/22mm sockets and a small enough torque wrench that is still rated high enough to torque them properly. Since I am only carrying a 30 lb bike rack and a couple of bikes I got them tightened as much as possible and called it a day. I will put the car on blocks next spring and re-check and re-tighten bolts as needed. The instructions say you need 18mm wrench/socket, 10mm wrench/socket and that's about it... the instructions are out of date as the bolts that come with the hitch are split between 18mm with integrated flanges for the rear bolts and the larger 22mm ones with washers for the forward bolts. I imagine that this is in direct response to users having trouble accessing the larger bolt heads with the tiny amount of space available when installing this hitch. The actual tools you will potentially need; 1. 18mm shallow socket 2. 22mm shallow socket 3. Flex head wrench (preferably a beefy 1/2 drive one) 4. Cheater bar or breaker bar for real torque 5. 10mm socket or similar tool for the heat shields. 6. lubricant and pry tools for exhaust hangers. 7. rubber mallet if you need to bang any bolts into place without stripping them (fortunately I did not need this). 8. torque wrench (small enough to wedge in there but can handle 130 lb/ft of torque. 9. air ratchet (would be a lot better for getting bolts started than spending 30 mins doing it with a regular ratchet... wish I had brought mine). 10. Wire brush for cleaning bolt holes prior to installing bolts. At the end of the day it took me and a part-time buddy 2.5 hrs to get this on and it's not technically up to snuff since I couldn't torque all bolts fully. 30 minutes of that was my fubar with the spare tire. Realistically though, unless you are an outstanding mechanic with a lift and every tool I listed above there is no way you are getting this done in under an hour and no way you will get it done in that amount of time by yourself. This is a GREAT hitch but if you're not mechanically inclined, have a bad back, etc, see what a local shop will quote you for straight labor on putting it on for you. 126943


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Jason, I just installed mine yesterday. 100 agree with everything you said! I was able to get the 130 ft lbs of torque ONLY because my father in law is a retired professional airline mechanicengineer and thus has almost every tool and size known to man. And it was still a challenge.One note though, I determined I only had to lower one side of exhaust and remove 1 of the heat shields and then we were able to put hitch in at an angle.

-- comment by: Eric - 01/01/2015

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2010 Acura MDX

Purchase: The hitch and harness arrived quickly in 3 days. eTrailer expedited the shipping as others wrote and followed up the order quickly. Customer service is excellent. Product video on this page is very helpful. Installation: I have the hitch installed on my 2010 MDX. It took me over 3.5 hours and it is still unfinished. Somehow I thought it is not a big deal to get this hitch in place. Not exactly! I am a handy and strong guy, do lot of things in the house myself etc etc. This was a tough job for me. Pain Point 1: I don't have a ramp and had to do it all on garage floor. That little crawling space under the car is a big issue. I could not lower the exhaust. Watching the video I thought the exhaust could just fall off if I don't strap it, and it could be lowered easily. After undoing the rubber hangers, the exhaust did not budge even after strapping 60lb dumbbells on each pipe and trying to pull them down with my own strength. I am not sure if my particular MDX's exhaust was born with super strength but it was beyond me. Removing heat shields is not an option. I had to, otherwise the hitch won't get in. Pain Point 2: Other reviewers warned that it is very tight down there, I missed the hint. It is DAMN TIGHT in there! Just so it is very clear for the reader, the hitch fits snug in the frame and it takes quite a bit of malleting or hammering to get it in. This part took the most time. It would have been no big deal if I had some room, but there isn't even 3 inches of room to swing a hammer. The hitch is heavy and moving tightly in the space, so I had to use tire jack to build upward force and then tap to get the hitch in place. After an hour and half, miraculously all 8 bolts went in. Curt printed instruction sheet has the flat washer and lock nut reversed, this product page has the correct diagram. Pain Point 3: I have average home owner's tool set (sockets, extension, wrenches in two different arm lengths). I could tighten and torque four bolts very well. I could tighten two other bolts with a small wrench but there was no room to torque them. Two others were just unreachable for tightening. I will have to get it done by a mechanic before I can put serious load on this hitch. The space problem here is not because of the exhaust. The hitch attachment to the frame has four bolts on corners. Then the round pipe is at an angle. So two bolts on the open side are easy to get to. The other two are not so. I am not sure what kind of socket wrenches others used, but it was very very difficult to reach those two bolts. To summarize, this could be a good and fun DIY project if - Can find a ramp or some way to get more space under the car - You take help, two people are a must - Have good and strong tool set that can work in small spaces I have not done the harness yet. I will keep in the trunk anyway, so should be a simple plug-in and ground the wire. 8591



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2012 Acura MDX

Installation was easy since I had access to a lift and took an hour at a leisurely pace to install the hitch and wiring for lights. I used a rachet strap to hold up the exhaust once I dropped it and the hitch slipped easily into place. I used the Curt wiring for the lights, which was plug n play after feeding it through. Easy install with a lift and someone to help out holding the hitch in place and good quality parts. My wife was concerned it might be obtrusive, but it’s inset enough that she barely notices it’s there. 484679



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I ordered this from etrailer.com because I liked their website and they had the best price for the hitch and harness package.The hitch and harness came with all the hardware and the instructions for installation.The hitch and harness were a direct fit and easy to install.Also the free shipping was fast I am very pleased. 728598



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My hitch arrived on time, very well packed and undamaged, even the box had built in handles for easy carrying. My salesperson was friendly, very efficient, and followed through. I wouldn't hesitate to order from etrailer again. 716379



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So far so good with this hitch. Seems like pretty good quality and we will see how it holds up to the elements and rusting. 705627



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The videos make the installation a no-brainer! Step one was to roll the back end of the MFX up on some ramps and remove the spare tire. I took the suggestion of many other reviewers and only took the heat shield off only one side after lowering the exhaust. Swung the hitch in place with the help of my son and secured the hitch with the bolts. The whole affair took right at one hour and was a one-man job with the exception of 5-minutes help from my son to hang the hitch. The hitch quality looks really good with a beautiful and thick black powder coat finish. I definitely recommend this hitch for the MDX. 704429



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Acura MDX

07 MDX installation went very well perfect fit .I would highly recommend etrailer for purchases and it made my job much easier after viewing your installation video . Thanks 699734



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Great product. Quick delivery. Ease installation. The only complain is missing the Wiring Harness Mounting Bracket. 698973



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The receiver install video was excellent, very much appreciated the level of detail. Installing this hitch receiver was very easy with 2 people and a lift for the car (just followed the video for the 2013 MDX). The only issue I had was that the video says the flange bolts need a 19mm socket, but the bolts I received needed an 18mm socket. Otherwise everything was right on. I have used the hitch receiver with a cargo carrier to transport a mobility scooter (~800 mile round trip) and it worked very well! Installing the wiring harness was also very easy by following the video (again great detail). The extra hints for the brush (receiver video) and the circuit tester (wiring harness video) were also very helpful. All products are working very well. Thanks for making this install so easy and successful!!! 693760



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I installed myself after watching the video on your site and there was absolutely no problem and I've been using it without a thought since I tighten the last Bolt. 688338



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2011 Acura MDX

Fantastic. Installed on a 2011 Acura mdx with no problems at all. Everything lined up and went just like the online videos. Used it with bike racks many times and no issues so far. If you are thinking about it, grab a torque wrench, some beer for a friend and get it. Took two of us 1 morning going at a slow and careful pace. Will update as it gets older. 673836



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Product is great. Mounting it on a 6 year old truck was hard until I used an impact driver. 671151



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2007 Acura MDX

Perfect fit. Watched the video provided by etrailer and was able to install myself. Thanks 671082



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Easy installation by following the video. Two recommendations: 1. Make note there are two hangers per tail pipe. And three screws per heat shield. 2. Spare tire needs to be reinstalled by tilting the rear portion of the tire over the hitch first. VERY satisfied with the entire process and the factory installed appearance! 669845



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Great product. Sturdy and does its job. I would totally order another one when I buy a new car. 669513



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2011 Acura MDX

Product exactly as described. Shipped quickly. Great experience! 667646



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2009 Acura MDX

Great product easy to install fits perf ectly 666518



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I have put receiver hitches on several vehicles, this time I got smart and had our local Honda specialist do it..It fit perfect, he says it’s tight against the spare..So to remove the spare, you may have to pull it a bit towards rear of vehicle.. 665620



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I've bought two trailer hitches from this company and couldn't be more pleased with the products and service they provided me. I installed both myself using their helpful videos! I highly recommend them! 664779



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The product was as advertised installation was a breeze product is excellent quality! We will be buying another hitch to replace the ruste.d out hitch we purchased from the trailer rental place 10 years ago 664389



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Working as advertised 664062



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The product worked great no problems installing by myself. the product was scratch during shipping but that was the only issue i had. Thanks 659754



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Works great, there was a minor discrepancy on the the instructions regarding the larger bolts and the socket needed (don’t remember details as it was a year ago) but luckily my neighbor had the needed socket and it went fine. We’ve enjoyed our bike rack attached to the hitch! 657732



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2015 Acura MDX

Thank you you guys for an excellent product. I ordered this hitch system and was able to install it to my Acura Mdx 2015. A similar system from the trailer rental place including installation would have cost $800. It took a while for me since I had never done this type of work before. And besides, the car undercarriage and those 8 threaded holes on the car frame were covered with rust. So I had to de-rust first which took the most time. I didn't have a lift system so I parked the car in my garage with the tail end over the slanted driveway to give me some extra room to work under the car. Other than that, things went really well. I rented a 12-foot trailer and loaded it with stuff from my house. I hauled it all the way from St. Charles, MO to Arizona, 1400+ miles. Everything was fine. I should have taken photos of the car before and after, and during the trip. But I didn't do all of that. I only have some photos of the car after everything was said and done. I am still kicking myself for that. It was a nice experience and I didn't have any photos to cherish the moment. Anyway, great product, great customer service, including very quick shipping and packaging, also the follow ups... all good. Thank you! 657497



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2015 Acura MDX

Thank you you guys for an excellent product. I ordered this hitch system and was able to install it to my Acura Mdx 2015. A side note: a similar system from [trailer rental company] with installation would have cost near $800. It took a while for me since I had never done this type of work before. And besides, the car undercarriage and those 8 threaded holes on the car frame were covered with rust. So I had to de-rust first. Other than that, things went really well. I rented a 12-foot trailer from [rental location] and loaded it with stuff from my house. I hauled it all the way from St. Charles, MO to Arizona, 1400+ miles. Everything was fine. I should have taken photos of the car before and after, and during the trip. But I didn't do all of that. I only have some photos of the car after everything was said and done. I am still kicking myself for that. It was a nice experience and I didn't have any photos to cherish the moment. Anyway, great product, great customer service, including very quick shipping and packaging, also the follow ups... all good. Thank you! 657491



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Seemed pretty easy to install. No issues. We use it with a Stowaway and bike rack. Much easier to buy online. 657422



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Hitch went on very easily. Performs as expected 654546



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Great price. Quick delivery. Quality item. Easy to install. Great experience all the way around. 653599



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2007 Acura MDX

I ordered a hitch specifically built for our 2007 Acura MDX. I watched a few short videos on the computer and attacked this job this morning. With a socket set (you'll need a 7/8" and an 18mm for the install bolts) some spray lube, and a big screwdriver, I was able to install this hitch in 90 minutes. I was concerned most about disconnecting the exhaust from its hangers, but that was really no big deal. I just lubed up the 4 rubber connectors and they popped right off. One video showed the installer connecting a bunge cord to support the exhaust system, but that wasn't necessary. I removed the spare tire, dropped the exhaust, removed the heat shield from only one side and I was able to maneuver the hitch into place. One tip I would offer is that I wish I had used a small brush and some spray lube in the frame holes to clean up the threads before putting the bolts in. It would have made the job easier. Overall, though, it wasn't hard. 650607



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Everything arrived in good condition and was relatively easy to install. I am fortunate to have access to a two-post lift, which made the process that much easier. The install did require help from a friend--we needed to slightly torque the hitch with a crowbar in order for all the bolt holes to line up. After that, it was easy to torque them down. The install required that one heat shield had to be removed from over the resonator. I bought this for bicycles, and my initial two uses have been fine. 646522



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It was easy to install and even easier to use. 642950



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The customer was happy 640169



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Dodge Journey

Great product easy install. Recently used it to tow one of my vehicles on a 3 hour journey not one single problem or complaint 635965



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Nice trailer hitch! Ordering was easy and it came really fast. Great customer service!! Will definitely order more products from etrailer.com. Thanks again guys!! 616997



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Looks good, fast and easy installation. I can’t wait to use it. 615125



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Easy fitment for someone with basic diy abilities, helps to have a couple different drive ractchets and extensions and you’re good. Basic tools. (And torque wrench of course) 614562


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2012 Acura MDX
  • Thanks so much for your repeat business! Starting with the trailer hitch itself, the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 13354 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2012 Acura MDX and will work great. The hitch is custom-fit for the vehicle, so it will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached an installation video on your Acura that you can use for reference. Then for a custom-fit wiring harness, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2013 Acura MDX
  • The Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # 13354 is compatible with the smaller "donut" size spare tire but not a full-size spare tire on your 2013 Acura MDX. Both this and the Draw-Tite hitch option # 75614 are incompatible with the full-size spare. All hitches we offer include the required mounting hardware and written instructions; no other parts are needed for installation. The linked instructions also detail the specific tools required for installation. For a wiring harness you can use Curt...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2007 Acura MDX
  • To carry a pair of mountain bikes on your 2007 Acura MDX you have a couple options. The best one is going to be a hitch-mounted rack because they offer the most protection for your bikes, are easy to load and unload, and offer the ability to access your rear cargo area. Please keep in mind that you would not be able to install a hitch if your MDX has a full-sized spare tire under the vehicle, though a mini spare tire would allow a hitch to be installed. If you are able to install a hitch,...
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  • Compatibility of the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack with Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Acura MDX
  • Yes, the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT will fit and is an excellent choice for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13354 on your 2010 Acura MDX. We actually have a review video of this bike rack on a 2016 Acura MDX that I have linked for you to check out. Please note that if any of your bikes does not have a horizontal cross tube then the Adapter Bar # TH982XT might need to be used to help keep the bike level and promote ground clearance. I have attached a sample review video for this product...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2009 Acura MDX
  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13354 does not come with a wiring harness; reason being that not everyone is using the hitch for towing so we make each component available separately. To add a 4-Way flat connector to your 2009 Acura MDX you can use # 118424. I have linked videos showing example installations of both the hitch and the wiring for you. I also recommend 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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  • Differences Between Curt and Draw Tite Hitch for 2011 Acura MDX
  • Essentially the two hitches you referenced are the same design hitch made by two different manufacturers. The Curt part # 13354 and the Draw Tite # 75614 are both confirmed fits for your 2011 Acura MDX and would work well. The advantage the Curt has is it's made in the USA and is priced better. It would be what I would recommend for you.
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  • Installing Curt Trailer Hitch on 2007 Acura MDX
  • It sounds like you are looking at the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 13354, which is confirmed to fit your 2007 Acura MDX. While we do not have any particular shops we recommend near you, any local mechanic with a good reputation should be able to handle this installation without issue. Because the hitch is custom-fit, it will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached an installation video on your Acura MDX, along with the complete...
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  • Installing Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding/Tilting 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR on 2011 Acura MDX
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding/Tilting 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR that you referenced easily slips into any 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch receiver. No professional assistance is needed. The Class III hitches offered for your Acura are the larger-capacity 2-inch size that have a substantial 400-lb tongue weight rating (tongue weight is downward force on the hitch) that should be plenty for your rack and 4 loaded bikes. If your MDX does not have a hitch installed you can choose one of those...
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  • Hitch Height on 2009 Acura MDX and Ball Mount Compatibility
  • When we installed 2-inch Curt Class III hitch # 13354 on a 2009 MDX we found that the top of the receiver opening was indeed 17-inches above ground, although this can vary slightly from car to car depending on the amount of tread wear and factors like passenger and cargo weight. Since all tow vehicles will exhibit some degree of rear-end squat when a trailer is hitched to them, it is a good idea to have the starting height of the hitch ball on the MDX about 1-inch HIGHER than the top...
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  • Will Curt Hitch # 13354 Allow a 2012 Acura MDX to Keep the Full Sized Spare
  • Actually we have SEVERAL customer reviews on the Curt Hitch part # 13354 from our customers who have said they were able to reinstall the factory full-sized spare after they installed the hitch. I am not sure what the guy you referenced was doing wrong, but if there actually was an issue with fitting the spare back on an MDX like your 2012 we would know about it by know and Curt would have changed the fit notes. Check out the product reviews on the product page for the # 13354 and...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Acura MDX
  • For your 2009 Acura MDX you would want the Curt Hitch part # 13354. This hitch will fit all models of the 2009 MDX so it will work for you regardless of your current rear fascia. Check out the install video I attached for more info. 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 a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball,...
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  • Spare Tire Installation After the Curt Hitch # 13354 is Installed on a 2011 Acura MDX
  • It sounds to me like you are just missing one small step for proper installation of the spare tire with the Curt hitch installed on your 2011 Acura MDX. Typically, with the hitch installed you will need to tilt the rearward part of the spare tire up and guide it over the top of the hitch as you raise it on the spare tire winch. This allows the tire to mount in its original location, snug to the vehicle under body.. If this procedure does not work for you, send me a photo, I will be...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch is Recommended for a 2008 Acura MDX
  • All three hitches available for your 2008 MDX install in the same manner and have the same weight capacity. The three hitches are comparable in quality, so you will not sacrifice any durability or functionality by going with the less-expensive Curt # 13354 you mentioned. To see the install details and to view an install video, click the provided links.
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  • Do Heat Shield Fasteners Require a Specific Torque Value
  • There is no specific torque value for re-attaching the heat shield during the installation process for Curt hitch # 13354 that fits your 2011 Acura MDX. The reason is that heat shields are generally fairly thin sheet metal. They do not need to be torqued down super tight since they are not bearing any load. Just tighten the fasteners until they stop rotating and then give them another 1/4-turn to 1/2-turn. These fasteners will not need anywhere near the same force as the hitch installation...
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  • What Size Thread Tap Would be Needed to Clean Weldnuts for Installing Curt Hitch 13354
  • The size bolts that come with the hitch part # 13354 are M14 - 1.5 x 35 HEX and M14 - 1.5 x 40 HEX. That means the tap size you would need is M14 - 1.5. I also attached a help article that covers how to clean weld nuts for when installing a hitch like what you are doing.
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  • Size of Install Bolts for the Curt Hitch # 13354
  • The bolt size that comes with the Curt hitch part # 13354 is M14 - 1.5 x 35. The size thread tap you'd need (if that is what you are looking for) would then be the M14-1.5.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2009 Acura MDX
  • I would recommend you get a supplemental transmission cooler for your vehicle if you plan on towing. The factory transmission cooler is often adequate at best for non-towing situations, so a supplemental cooler would greatly help extend the life of your transmission. Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, you will need to measure the area in front of your radiator to determine what size cooler will fit and pick the one with those dimensions. If you can fit it, I would recommend...
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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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  • Is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # 13354 on a 2009 Acura MDX Hidden or Low Profile
  • Yes, we have pictures and a video of the hitch on an Acura MDX and it is very low profile and out of the way. At this time we have not had the chance to get photos of the hitch on a 2009 model but the fit is the same as the 2010 model pictured. You can see the install details as well as an install video by clicking the provided links.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2010 Acura MDX and 5,000 Pound Trailer
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13354, would be a good choice for your 2010 Acura MDX. When used with weight distribution, it has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want to go with one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of the trailer...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13354 is the correct hitch for your 2007 Acura MDX. The best way I could recommend you get this would be to hit the add to cart button and order it from us! I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56038. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2013 Acura MDX
  • We have everything you would need to tow a small trailer with your 2013 Acura MDX. First let's start with a hitch. For that the Curt part # 13354 is the most popular option and would work well so we would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for this product for you to check out as well. Since 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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  • Acura MDX Model Year Compatibility for Curt Trailer Hitch # 13354
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13354 fits 2007 - 2013 Acura MDX models. I've attached a couple videos to assist, but more are available on the product page.
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  • How to Gain Clearance to Access Bolts to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2008 Acura MDX
  • In order to have enough working room to install the Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 13354 on your 2008 Acura MDX, the exhaust and spare tire must be temporarily lowered. The heat shields will also need to be removed for installation, but can be reinstalled once the hitch is installed. To gain access to the holes closest to the bumper you may need an extension or a crow's foot to reach between the hitch and bumper. In the installation video it looks like our installer used...
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  • What Tools are Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # 13354 on a 2008 Acura MDX
  • According to the current installation instructions, to install Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13354 on your 2008 Acura MDX, you will need a 3/8 inch drive ratchet, 22mm 3/8 inch drive socket, 10mm 3/8 inch drive socket, and a torque wrench. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. I would also add that it helps to have someone help hold up the hitch when bolting it to the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing, the recommended ball mount is # 2923 with pin and clip...
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  • Are Any Additional Products Needed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # 13354 on 2008 Acura MDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # 13354 that you referenced comes with all the necessary hardware to install on your 2008 Acura MDX, so you will not need any additional accessories to complete the installation. A hitch lock is not a necessity for the hitch installation, however I highly recommend using a lock with both your bikes and bike rack. The Tow-Ready Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 5201 is an economical way to safeguard your investment. Another option is the MasterLock # 1470DAT which is...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Acura MDX Towing a PWC Trailer
  • Curt trailer hitch # 13354 and wiring harness # C56038 will work great on your 2012 Acura MDX. In addition to these parts I also recommend 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 rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included...
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  • Mounting Bracket Recommendation for a 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2011 Acura MDX
  • To attach wiring harness # 118424 to the hitch you can use a different type of mounting bracket that does not require screwing into the plastic fascia. You can install the wiring harness like in the video I have linked and then use the 4-Flat Universal Mounting Bracket, # 118149 which will just zip tie to the hitch.
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  • Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for a Honda Trail 90 on a 2007 Acura MDX
  • Considering how light the Honda Trail 90s and 110s are the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Carrier, part # MT70101, that you referenced would work well for you on your 2007 Acura MDX as long as you have a trailer hitch installed like the Curt hitch part # 13354.
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  • Will the Curt Receiver Hitch # 13354 Fit a 2010 Acura MDX with Factory Spare Tire
  • As long as the spare tire under your vehicle is the factory installed spare then the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13354, will fit on your vehicle with the spare tire in its original location. The spare will need to be removed to install the hitch but it will be returned to its normal location once the hitch install is complete. I have listed some items you may need to complete your Class III towing setup. Drawbar # 2923 Hitch Ball # 19260 or # 19247 Hitch Lock # e98880 Pin...
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