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 13357 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13357

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 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
  • Sturdy, square-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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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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

2004 - 2005 Ford F-150





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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13357

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (35 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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Had no problem at all holes lined up and installed hitch in 35minutes by myself with the help of a floor jack. Looks like factory hitch, good product and timely shipping. 556378



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2005 Ford F-150

Great fit and finish. Well-made and looks great. Minor complaints: 1, The 2 fishing tools come stuck together. Ruined one and damaged the other getting them apart. 2, All the bolts were burred along their complete lengths. This makes spinning on the nuts impossible and installation time goes way up. Please consider a different fastener source or packaging method. 75810



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Took me 40 min to install.I was on my back on the ground just by myself. I was reading the other reviews and theres no way this should take over an hour. I also chose not to touch the exhaust and just left it in place for the installation. I used a bottle jack with a 4x4 on the receiver and then a jack on either end. After it was in place the bolt holes were all pretty much lined up. Very easy to assemble with no problems what so ever. Would definitely recommend this product. DO NOT listen to the other reviews that says it takes hours. As long as you can block it up by yourself it is a very simple project 118333



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Ford

The hitch took me almost an hour to install. I was working on the ground using a floor jack. I didn't know I would need a 15/32 deep socket to tighten down the bolts. But that's ok. The wire thing for the bolts were very helpful getting them into position in the holes on the frame. Hopefully now I can use my utility trailer to haul trash and stuff. Planning on getting a hitch for our '99 Ford when I get the money. I would consisder this a good investment and would tell my friends. 560921



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not hard at all to put on. took my time installing about 1 1/2 hours and that was stopping and having a couple of beers. my advice to anyone installing READ INSTRUCTIONS, and use a floor jack and a short 2x4 to raise and hold hitch up. only thing i wish would of been for the 2 fish wires to have been packed separate. they were a little aggravating to get apart. over all it was a piece of cake to do and looks good on truck. 151277



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2004 Ford F-150

Do your homework when installing a hitch. Watch the videos and pre-read the instructions, it makes for a faster install. I had to clean up frame damage from a previous owner, after that the hitch went on like butter. I cheated a little and had access to a shop with a lift but could have done it in the driveway no problem. Prep your bolts and get a helper (for safety and extra muscle) this is really close to a 30 minute install. If I ever have to install a hitch again I'm coming back to etrailer. The hitch looks so professional and is rock solid, cant wait to start towing, thanks etrailer. 558218



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Had the product in 2 days. Excellent shipping. No missing parts and instructions were easy to follow. Took about 2 hours to do by myself. Could of done it faster but I wasn't in a rush and took my time. Will order again from this site!! 577327



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shipped on time, easy to find on there website 728628



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2004 Ford F-150

I needed to add a hitch to my new to me 2004 Ford F150 extended cab, long bed truck. After cruising the internet, came back to e-trailer for the no cut 6000lb rated hitch. It is a beast, and for a 67 year old guy installing it, was a little intimidating to do it by myself. I dropped the spare just for room, and made a plywood cradle to roll it into position with a small furniture dollies on the each end, so that the center was open to use a floor jack to raise it. It took a while to get the hitch centered and balanced but once there it raised into position OK. Followed the insertion pattern for the bolts (first at the receiver, and then the others). the fishing wires worked OK, took some finesse to get the first one in, and since this is not at all a new truck, lots of dirt falling off. It was a challenge to torque all the bolts to close to the torque settings, not all that easy to hold the bolts and then torque them at that high a level. Have used it to tow my 3500lb boat and various trailers. Checked torque again on a few bolts with no problems. I would certainly do this installation again, and have had a few folks ask if it was worth it, it was. 728336



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2004 Ford F-150

I have not installed it yet, but service is excellent. Thank you. 723330



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Trailer hitch was excellently manufactured and fit perfectly on my 2005 f-150 truck. Only problem I had was bag of hardware broke open maybe from shipment and was missing some hardware. Called etrailer support and they very helpfully shipped me a new bag of hardware. They made sure I was satisfied and had everything I needed to complete the installation. in just a few business days I had the rest of the hardware and completed the installation with no other problems. Very pleased with etrailer and the trailer hitch. I highly recommend etrailer. 719779



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2004 Ford F-150

Great fit on a '04 F150. Didn't need to drop the exhaust or spare. Working on my own it took about an hour to get it all done and most of that was figuring out where to place my jack and a 2x4 to lift it into position. The only annoyance I had was separating the fish wire springs. They are wound together and are pretty fragile. It looks great and wasn't' super frustrating to install would buy another Curt hitch when I need one. 717115



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I have told friends of etrailer and have been very content with all I've ordered so far. I will definitely be ordering more, thank you etrailer.com. 715972



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Was easy to install. Has held up well. Have used it to tow and to pull trucks out of mud. 690454



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I love the hitch. Looks great...low profile. Seems very robust...at this point it’s probably the strongest part of my truck. My only complaint, and the reason it didn’t get 5 stars, is that the large backing washers that need to fished inside the frame were just a little too big to get into the holes in the frame itself. Nothing that a little gentle sawzall work won’t fix though. 636190



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I ordered this product and received it within two days which was super quick. I have yet to install it but just shipping that fast alone is awesome. 579636



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2004 Ford F-150

The product was as advertised and easy installation,however hardware was incomplete. Two nuts were wrong size, didn’t fit on any bolts. Luckily, I work in a garage so I was able to find a couple correct ones. 552607



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2004 Ford F-150

Extremely fast service and great selection of products. 515075



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2004 Ford F-150

A very well made hitch for the cost and fairly simple to install. It performs as well as expected. The customer service from etrailer is a bonus too! 514027



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Product was as promised. Fit great and easy to install 421759



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2005 Ford F-150

I did the install alone and it took about 50 minutes. I used a floor jack to support it and didn't need to drop the exhaust like the instructions stated. Quick and easy install overall. The fish wire is always a little fiddly but it was still very easy. 336355



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2005 Ford F-150

I don't understand how it can take anyone 4 hours to install this hitch (according to some reviews). I installed it in 30 minutes just like the instructions said. I didn't even remove the spare tire or lower the exhaust pipe. The hitch fit my 2005 F-150 perfectly, all holes aligned, no problems with the fish wire, and had no problem installing it without any help. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good quality hitch. 316348



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excellent products. Both the hitch and the brake box. Videos extremely helpful. I am enjoying my camping trips. You guys are the number one professionals. Thanks for the followup email a year later. Not many companies care after the sale. Kudos to etrailer! 251270



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This was a one man job, done with the truck sitting in the gravel drive. It took more than an hour, but less than two. I centered the hitch beneath the truck, then alternately blocked up each side a bit until the hitch was almost in position. It was easy then to bolt the factory chain loop holes to the holes in the top plate. A scissors jack was used to fine tune the height to get the rear hole on the passenger side to line up (that being the easiest bolt to put in--no fishing). I installed the bolts finger tight on the passenger side then went to the driver's side. There I had a bit of trouble--the rear bolt hole didn't line up very well with the frame hole. I installed the bolt in the front hole and then went to work with a drift pin to align the remaining hole with one hand, and tighten the front bolt with the other hand. Not easy when working on you back. If the truck had been on a lift or I had another person to help this wouldn't have been a problem, so I can't knock the hitch for that. It was the fishwire that caused the most problem. First, I couldn't get the two pieces separated. That took me 20+ minutes. There is probably an easy way, but in 40+ years of DIY I've never had to use a fishwire, so it was all new to me. As was getting the wire off the bolt later. I'm glad there were two pieces included because I needed both. Another issue was the threads on the bolts. On several the threads had gotten nicked, probably in shipping. From past experience I've learned to check that nuts spin on easily so that I can get them finger tight. I had to use a wrench to spin the nuts on, but after I backed off the nuts they did go on easily when I was working under the truck. I didn't do anything with the rear exhaust. As noted in another review it is one long piece and probably wouldn't have moved much anyway. And I wasn't sure that I could get the fastener loose. Why create a problem? As it was, by gradually raising the hitch as I did it slid into place without any problem. I did remove the spare. I don't think that I would have had to do so, but it has been some time since I checked the air pressure, and I like to drop the tire every so often just to make sure that nothing is rusted in place. So this was a good time to do that. The bumper hitch was much too high for my trailer--everything would slide to the rear end, at times making the truck difficult to handle as the tongue tried to lift the rear end of the truck. This hitch was the ideal solution because I didn't have to remove the vibration dampener, not did I have to drill holes. 240154



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2004 Ford F-150

I have yet to install the product but shipping was a fast and I would definitely recommend etrailer.com in the future. 236889



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This is the second hitch I have purchased from etrailer. I will not buy from anyone else. Fast shipping and exactly as described. Installed easily, took longer than 30 minutes but I am getting older and slower. These are good people to buy from. 192069



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Lined right up and bolted straight on. 141025



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Hitch was just as discribed, Put on by myself in appox. 45 min.. Just wish I had seen the fish wire demo. before starting. I did not have to lower the exhaust for this to fit. Zac please send me etrailer.com decals so i can put them on my hitch to advertise for you. Thanks again for great help with my order. Wayne 139571


Comments

Well get some stickers out to you. Glad to hear the install went smoothly.

-- Patrick B - 07/10/2014

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2005 Ford F-150

If you are doing this job by yourself and at floor level, plan on 4+ hours. You will need a 2 ft X 4 ft piece of plywood, a floor jack, a bottle jack, 4 jack stands and a large wide blade flat tip screwdriver. The screwdriver is used to help line up the holes so you can get the bolts in. Remove both back tires to give you more room to work. Maybe the company needs to make a video of a one man, floor level installation. Not everyone has access to all of the nice equipment needed to do the job in 30 minutes. The rating is for the installation instructions. The product is excellent, very well built. 67301


Comments

I have the hitch on now for a year and have not had any problems with it what so ever. It is doing the job for me that it was intendant to do. It looks great.

-- comment by: Tim N - 02/22/2014

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2005 Ford F-150

Had it hooked up in unfder thirty minutes. Watching vidoes prior to trailer parts arriving was very helpful. 46393



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Ford

I can't really give this a favorable rating yet, the web page said this was a 30 min. job to install. OMG were they wrong, they must have had two or three guys holding each side and the third bolting it on to the frame. First off, the directions said to lower the exhaust for ease of installation. My tail pipe is one piece with only a single vertical stabilizing hanger. I removed it and the pipe was as rigid as before . Whats really in the way is the rear spring subport on the passengers side. Even with a floor jack I could not hold the hitch up, maneuver it to position and start the bolding pattern. This is not a one man job. Tomorrow I'm taking it to the Ford dealer to have it installed. So much for thirty min. installation and 3 out of 10 difficulty. 44199



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The hitch looks great. I havent towed with it yet. The installation was a nightmare. The wire they give you to fish the bolts through the frame did not thread onto the bolt. I had to jam it on the bolt and twist it to get it top stay on. It took way too long to install it. Curt will be getting an email today about the wire tool.. As for etrailer.com, they are awesome. They shipped out my order very fast. I would recommend them to anyone. 21942



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My hitch was shipped promptly. It arrived in perfect conditon and was easy to install. I'm very pleased with it. 16006



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Great product! 14545



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great product the best i have ordered on line,price,shipping and quality was excellent.would recommend this company to all my friends and family. 4732


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  • Availability of Installation Video for Curt Trailer Hitch 13357 on a 2004 Ford F-150
  • At this point in time we haven't had the chance to shoot an installation video of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13357 on a 2004 Ford F-150 but we do have the installation instructions which I have linked to this page for you to reference as well as a picture of this installed that a customer sent in. We do have an installation video of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13352 on a 2005 Ford F-150. This trailer hitch has the same weight ratings of the Curt trailer hitch you referenced,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2005 Ford F-150 STX/XLT with Factory Vibration Dampener
  • We can offer you several options in a 2-inch Class III hitch that will fit your 2005 Ford F-150 STX/XLT that has the factory vibration dampener. Curt offers hitches # C13352 which costs less but requires some drilling, and # 13357 which costs a bit more but does not require drilling for installation. Both are confirmed fits for your truck and both work with the factory dampener. I do suggest the no-drill option # 13357. The written instructions and a helpful article are linked to assist...
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  • Installation of Curt Hitch 13357 on 2005 Ford F-150 with Factory Hitch
  • Curt hitch # 13357 and the others made for the 2005 Ford F-150 that are shown on the linked page are intended for the trucks that do not have the factory hitch. As you have already found out, the bumper and bumper brackets are integrated with the factory hitch. To install Curt # 13357 you will need to find an OEM bumper and OEM bumper brackets from a similar truck that did not have the factory hitch. This is the advice provided by my tech contact at Curt who is very familiar with the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Ford F150
  • 2004 was a split model year for the Ford F150. Two F150 models were offered, the Heritage which was the rounded body style like the 2003 model or the new body style, like the 2005 model. The hitch you need will depend on which body style your truck is. If you have the new body style, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 41549. Some of the new body trucks had a vibration dampener at the rear of the vehicle. The hitch includes a bracket that lets the vibration dampener...
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  • 2005 Ford F150 Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2005 Ford F-150 the Curt Hitch part # 13357 has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and is our most popular option so I would recommend it for you. It has been confirmed to fit all models of your vehicle so it would work with your frame setup. 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 rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • Can Curt Trailer Hitch Be Installed On 2004 Ford F-150 That Has Factory-Installed Hitch
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13357 will work on your 2004 F-150. The hitch you have will simply need to be removed. If it is welded on which some older model Fords did you will need to have it cut off the truck. The # 13357 will bolt to the frame of the truck. The note about no fit if you have a factory hitch installed means it cannot be installed in addition to the factory hitch on your truck. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening.
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Brake Controller Installation on 2004 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
  • Curt Class III trailer hitch # 13357 is a great choice for your 2004 F-150. This hitch requires no drilling and bolts on using the included hardware. The wiring harness # 118247 that you referenced is intended for trucks that have an OEM 4-pole flat trailer connector installed. It is designed to "T" into that wiring to give you a 7-way socket while keeping the 4-pole in place and active. The side of the harness with the two connectors plugs inline with the existing connectors and the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-150
  • For your 2004 Ford F-150 the Curt trailer hitch part # 13357 is a confirmed fit and would work well. This is a Class III hitch with capacities of 6,000 lbs total trailer weight and 600 lb tongue weight.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2004 Ford F-150 Towing 5,500 lbs
  • Hi! Although we do not carry the hitch you referenced based on my research it looks like it has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs so you will not want to use it to tow your horse trailer and horses that are 5,500+ lbs. It is unsafe to use a hitch that does not have the correct towing capacity. There are a couple of better options for trailer hitches that I highly recommend checking out. FIrst, if you are certain that your trailer...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2005 Ford F-150 XLT
  • A level trailer tows much better so I understand your interest in a hitch that will allow your trailer to remain level when it is hitched to your truck. For your 2005 Ford F-150 we do offer hitch receivers that will provide a hitch tube that sits below your bumper. These hitches mount to the truck's frame and the receiver tubes will sit below your bumper. There is no bumper-mounted hitch for your truck. Since your truck does not have a factory hitch you can use either round-tube Curt...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Recommendation For 2004 Ford F-150 FX4
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13357 will fit all models of the 2004 Ford F-150 with or without vibration dampener as long as it does not have a factory installed hitch. We currently do not have any hitches that fit the F-150 with a factory installed hitch. If the 2004 Ford F-150 has a factory 4-flat you can use Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector part # 118247 for a 7-way plug. If your 2004 Ford F-150 has a factory 7-way and you need to replace...
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  • Availability of a Replacement Installation Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch # 13357
  • Yes, we do have a replacement installation hardware kit for your Curt hitch # 13357. All you need to do is enter the part # RHK (replacement hardware kit) into our search box. Then enter the hitch number 13357 in the box and select the manufacturer Curt from the drop-down menu. The kit includes all required bolts, washers, spacers and nuts and includes a fish wire tool.
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