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
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13555 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13555

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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • 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.



13555 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



13555 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 13555 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2011 Honda CR-V




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 Honda CR-V - Curt

Today in our 2009 Honda CRV were going to be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13555. This is what our hitch would look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.

Now, lets go ahead with the installation. Lets go ahead and point out the attachment points. Weve got two weld nuts here on the drivers side frame rail and two weld nuts on the passengers side frame rail. Were also going to be utilizing the tail hook. First, before we can go in and install the hitch, we need to lower the exhaust, to lower the exhaust well spray the two rubber isolators at the rear of the muffler and then go ahead and remove them.

To remove them, you can either to use a flat-blade screwdriver, a pair of pliers, or in this case, were going to use our pry bar. Now with the exhaust lowered, it will expose the weld nuts on both sides. Now, before we go and install our hardware, were going to clean up the weld nuts and the frame. To do this, well use a half-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092 or you can go ahead and bend it as needed along with some spray lubricant and well clean up the threads of the weld nuts. This will help to clean out any dirt, dust and debris and make it easier to install our new fastener.

Quick tech tip: I recommend to take one of the new 10-mm bolts and go ahead and thread it into the weld nut just to make sure it will go nice and smoothly. This will make it easier to install the hitch. The new fasteners that well be using in the frame will be the 10-mm bolts along with the conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. For the tail hook, well be utilizing the U-bolt and two flange nuts provided with the install kit. Now, were ready to go ahead and put the hitch in place.

Its a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your fasteners. Now with all four frame fasteners in place, well go ahead and secure the tail hook with the U-bolt and 7/16 flange nuts. Now with all our fasteners in place, well go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we can go ahead and torque each fastener to specifications as indicated in instructions. Now, with our hitch secured, well go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. This will complete the install of our Curt Hitch, part number 13555, on our 2009 Honda CRV.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13555

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (333 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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2007 Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Easy to install and fitted perfectly into my 2007 CRV per instructed. I used to pull a tilt 5X8 trailer to transport my yard waste to nearby landfill. Price is right and fast delivered under good packaging. 569635



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Solid unit. Install took about 45 min. All fit well. Good quality and finish. Love it. Thank you guys. 527690



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2010 Honda CR-V

I wanted to wait until after I had installed the hitch to write a review. The package arrived quickly as promised and everything fit perfectly. I am 64 years old and installed it without ramps, lift etc. - simply flat on my back under the car. I had my wife get the first bolt nut started and it was very simple from there on. Time spent cleaning out the threads on the weld nuts was about 30 minutes. I wish I had spent the $3 and ordered the brush you offer. Time lowering the exhaust system was another 10 minutes or so. Once that was done the actual installation of the hitch was about 15 minutes. Technically the installation is very simple. On a lift with a helper the whole process would take 20 minutes. Even with no tools other than a wrench and torque wrench and a 63 year wife to help with the one nut it was easier than I expected and took about an hour. Great product, great service, overall great experience. I would recommend e-trailer and Curt to anyone needing a trailer hitch and wanting to easily save $400-500. 143106



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2011 Honda CR-V

I ordered this receiver hitch for my 2011 Honda CR-V, it was shipped to me in 3 days & I installed it in 30 minutes. It turned out just as I had hoped. 570639



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2008 Honda CR-V

The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver arrived on time and with a little help from my neighbor, we were able to install it in about 30 minutes. The receiver looks great and I was able to use it on vacation mounting our bikes. 145152


Comments

The Curt trailer hitch is still performing great. We have used it countless times to take our bikes out. Thank you for the follow up. Great customer service !

John S - 08/13/2015

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I'll make this short and sweet. I went shopping for a receiver hitch for my Honda CRV. I needed to drive to Minneapolis from Spearfish SD (600-miles) to haul a boat back. I found the perfect hitch from E-trailer with a 3000 lb. towing capacity. I bought the hitch and fortunately before I left , my son informed me that my Honda Crv is only capable of towing 1500 lbs.I ended up taking a pickup truck . Now I have a 3000 lb. Receiver hitch from Etrailer mounted on a Honda CRV which only has a 1500 lb. Towing capacity. ETRAILER needs to research towing capacities of vehicles before they market hitches with towing capacities far beyond the vehicles towing capabilities. I assumed Etrailer new the towing capabilities of the vehicles. I was wrong. 243312



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I'm very happy with this hitch. I think it looks better than the Hidden Hitch. By the way, Hidden Hitch is the same as U-Haul, Draw-Tite, and Reese hitches. To my eye, the Hidden Hitch appears to hang lower and looks more awkward. I unnecessarily jacked up both rear wheels before installing the hitch. It added time and actually made the installation more difficult because I had to lift the hitch higher. Even so the whole installation took 45 minutes. The hitch is heavy and it would be nice to have a helper. I used a short 2x4 to support one end while starting bolts on the other end. The only other difficult part was reinstalling the muffler hanger - not difficult if you do it right, but it took several tries to get it right. etrailer's shipping box is not sturdy. UPS added a lot of tape but the hitch still was poking out a large hole. No damage to the hitch though - it's very sturdy and hard to damage. 32683



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2008 Honda CR-V

Product went together easily no problems would recommend the trailer plug assy, easy to install and saves time 566761



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2007 Honda CR-V

I installed this hitch it was super easy to do it by yourself looks good on my SUVthe shipping time was amazing I ordered it on a Tuesday night and got it Thursday morning with standard shipping my buddy got his trailer hitch at U Haul and spent $400 on it and I spent half that and got a heavier duty hitch and it looks better the only difference is Uhaul installed it for him but I recommend this hitch very much so easy to install quality and very sturdy equipment they also keep you posted with the shipping and everything quick acknowledgement of purchase as well 200864


Comments

Hey Matt,Im thinking about getting the hitch for my 2008 Honda CRV. Im thinking about self installing myself, but Im not sure about what the guy meant in the video when he said torque to specs?

-- comment by: James S - 06/15/2015

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Torque to Specs indicates that your should toque the hardware to the specifications as listed in the installation instructions.

-- Rachael H - 6/16/2015

Comments

It has been a year the hitch still works great no issues at all

Matt R - 06/04/2016

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2011 Honda CR-V

Watched the installation video. Drove the rear of the CRV up onto ramps for better access. Bought the bottle brush, part no. 814092, to clean the CRV's frame threads. Used the brush and penetrating spray oil to clean the frame threads. Check-fit the hitch, part no. 13555, frame bolts and all was good. Lubed the muffler hangers and they popped off easily. With a helper, lifted hitch into position and ran in all bolts. Torqued bolts to spec. Less than 30 min of work, start to finish. Hitch, fasteners, wire harness ,and brush all in one box. I plan to install the wire harness, part no. 118427, on a cooler day. As usual, etrailer gets it right every time. This is my third hitch purchase from etrailer. Note: The shipping box was a bit battered and parts of the hitch had broken through the cardboard. Etrailer should add more cardboard around the hitch for better protection as some paint was scuffed off of the hitch. 41755



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2008 Honda CR-V

Installed in about 40 minutes, as advertised. No jacks, no extra set of hands. The install video was spot on. Not much of a tool guy, so my standard socket set didn't include the required 17mm and 11/16 sockets. Quick trip to Lowe's. The only "con" - the hole for the hitch receiver pin is too close to the horizontal tube. My Yakima bike rack included an anti-rattle receiver bolt lock that hits the tube and prevented me from threading the bolt. Three options - order hitch #87440 instead. Use a standard pin. Or order a low profile threaded replacement bolt #Y8890200. I went with the latter. Works perfectly. 131123



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2008 Honda CR-V

Overall, a very good product. Shipping was quick and it arrived in good shape. When installing, I had to loosely insert the two bolts in the larger end, then apply significant lateral force to line up the two at the other end. The U-bolt holes were just a bit off, so the nuts do not tighten down flat against the plate. I'll check them occasionally to make sure they stay secure. 568168


Comments

I spoke with my contact in the Tech Services department at Curt, who tells me that they see this occasionally on that generation CR-V. The trick is to loosen the side bolts to provide yourself a little wiggle room. They you should be able to properly torque the u-bolt. Then, tighten the side bolts.

-- Mike L - 09/24/2018

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2011 Honda CR-V

Customer service has been frustrating to say the least. I received the original hitch for my 2011 Honda CRV in a timely manner. Unfortunately, when it was received the box had been damaged and when we tried to install the hitch, realized that it has been bent and we were unable to install it subsequently. I understand that this is not an etrailer issue, it could have very well been the shipping company. When we did contact etrailer to inquire about a replacement we were told that they would expedite a replacement that day since the exhaust for my vehicle remained detached for the original install, and I would receive an email with a shipping label for the damaged hitch and tracking info for the new one. When I did not receive this, I called again. I was told that it would be sent that day. When it was not I called again (exhaust was still detached from vehicle). Then I was told that they hadn't gotten to it yet and she could not give me an ETA on when it would be. The poor rating is for the customer service I have received thus far. 418456



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2009 Honda CR-V

I ordered on a Friday afternoon, and it came on Tuesday. Everything fit wonderfully. Bottom left corner of receiver opening had some minor paint chipped off, but rest is in perfect condition. It's going to hang under a car, so that probably would've happened anyway. I'll touch it with some black Rustoleum, and there's no real issue there. It's 50lbs of steel, so it'll be fine. Very heavy duty. Something awesome was that the install video is actually with my exact car. It's an 09 CRV, so the fact that they have individual videos featuring an almost 10-year-old car shows how much their customer service cares. They took the time to make this video specifically for the product, rather than generic instructions. Same goes for the wiring harness. Product is made in USA, and you can tell. All of this for around $150, including free shipping, is a great deal. I've already recommended to others, and I'll be back for sure. Hardest part was getting 8 years of salty rust (Chicago winters) out of the tapped holes in the bottom of the CRV. Seemed impossible at first. Just keep brushing it, though. It'll come out. I then chased out the threads using one of the included bolts. If it's really rusty, grab a couple cheap throw-away M10-1.25 bolts at Home Depot so you don't mess up your nice bolts that come with the hitch when chasing the holes. A metal plumbing-style cleanout brush was indispensable for reaming out the holes, too. The recommended nylon one had no effect on my car's bolt holes. The nylon one WAS useful, though, for cleaning out the hole of rusty bits AFTER the metal one, and some WD40, loosened the bits. If your CRV is like mine, the holes over the muffler are more rusted, and harder to get at, than the drivers' side ones. Keep cleaning them with plenty of WD-40 and metal hole brush. It'll happen. Once you get the bolts started, use the socket to chase them out. Torque wrench is a must. So is an extra set of hands to start the bolts, while you hold up the hitch in place. Once two are in, you're good to go to put in the rest on your own. 497749



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excellent product with great finish/powdercoat INSTANT servoce from knowledgeable salesperson. 703745



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As expected, the hitch was perfect. Both in fit and apparent strength. I installed it myself with no problems. Thanks. 702863



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Really well made product that fits perfectly to my car.This was a cinch to install following the instructions and watching a video which gave good tips on prepping for installation. I threaded the bolts first to insure no problems and it worked out great. I bought the Curt model and am very pleased 696872



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Product arrived on time and packaged well. Hitch was super easy to install thanks to video installation link provided with e-receipt. I just needed the help of my wife to hold one end while I started the bolts on opposite side. My 7 year old also assisted in handing me the hardware. 696510



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Awesome looking hitch very happy with the way it looks. Easy to install, quick delivery, customer follow up to assure satisfaction. 5 stars would definitely order from them again. 695956



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The hitch fits well enough and appears to be well made. Like many others, the narrowest tab on the hitch that attaches to the passenger-side weld nuts had punched through the box, but no warping or extensive damage had occurred. It does seem like if just a little more care, and possibly a "cap" piece of tougher cardboard over the mounting tabs would solve any shipping issues like I experienced. Additionally, there were several gouges through the powdercoat finish, but I felt like fixing it instead of hassling with a return. I cleaned, primed, and then sprayed 2 coats of automotive tough up over the bare metal spots to prevent any rust from developing. Fortunately, the portion of the round bar that had been scratched was deeply recessed under the bumper and not visible once the hitch is installed. My new 1Up bike rack fits well and looks great on the back of the CR-V. Overall, other than the scratching and seemingly easy to resolve shipping box punctures, etrailer shipped lighting fast and had the best price on the internet. 695275



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We had one of our local mechanics install this 2" hitch receiver on our 2010 Honda CR-V. We finally got a chance to try it out when we bought a cheap motorcycle carrier to drive down to Massachusetts and purchase a Vespa scooter I'd been looking at. I think the receiver held up fine, others have said that the carrier was under-rated but that's not the issue here. We did have to stop and tighten up the two bolts that held the carrier to the receiver periodically (lot of up and down motion) but once we got on the Interstate it was smooth sailing. Next we'll try a trailer and figure out how the wiring harness works. 686959



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From buying to installing to using; etrailer made my trailer hitch purchase a wonderful experience. Great reviews, excellent video's and outstanding service. Have been telling my family and friends if you're in the market for a trailer hitch; etrailer.com is the place to go. 686620



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Great hitch, had to pry a bit to line up bolts. Towed over 600 mi. no problems. Ordering on line was hard because there is to much stuff. I suggest calling to talk to a real person, employees are very knowledgeable and helpful. Especially Lori B. P.S I think you should give Lori B. a BIG raise in pay!!! 682210



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Just what I needed. Had to chase the treads with a tap. Wire brushing just wasn't adequate. Great job on your website and the videos on the electrical hookup hardware was very helpful. I actually purchased a different one than i had in the shopping cart after watching the video. Thanks Ken 682415



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Install went well, looking good. It was a good fit. 679926



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our hitch is wonderful. I ordered the wrong hitch at first and the people were extremely helpful in getting me straightened out. The return of the wrong hitch was simple 677627



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This hitch was a breeze to install and it continues to service us well. Thank you for this quality product. 676836



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Great product. Easily installed with great instructions. Used a couple of times, first was 300 mile trip, was flawless and performed well. Reccomend 673206



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Great product Fair price The folks I talked to were great 671645



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I have been entirely pleased with the hitch I bought from you. It is just what I have needed. Thanks! 669747



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Great hitch. Using for bike rack. Don’t tow a trailer. Bolts right on to the chassis of the CRV. Had to strap it to the floor jack and lift into place. It’s quite heavy. Wife even helped. Took about an hour to do. FYI - You MAY have to unclip and unbolt the exhaust pipe. Sorry no pictures. What you see is what you get. 667046



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Love my new hitch , my mechanic installed it for me he said it fit perfect . definitely would recommend buying off etrailer.com they kept in touch too which is very hard to come by these days! 662941



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Just received package and looks to be correct equipment ordered. Sized up hitch and looks ok for my model of vehicle. Hitch looks to be high quality product. Will know more after it is installed. etrailer is a good company to do business with and I really like their product videos. 660758



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2007 Honda CR-V

Love it, my mechanic who installed it said it is very heavy duty. He even asked where I purchased it and he was impressed. It took him no more then 30 minutes to install it. It also looks very good, he even jumped on it to show me how sturdy it is. 660591



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2013 Honda CR-V

Thought about paying to have this installed, but instead decided to invest in a torque wrench with money saved from doing it myself. The video estimated 60 minutes for a novice, and the instructions that came with the hitch said 90, so naturally, I figured it would take me 3 hours or so, which was pretty close (a little less, I think, but this doesn't include the time I spent getting the weld nuts in shape). The video was extremely helpful. My biggest problems were getting all the holes in the hitch to match up with the weld nuts in the bottom of my C-RV at the same time (had two sons helping me get it into place); getting a bolt or two started with the hitch in position; and using the torque wrench on one of the bolts above the muffler (the once closest to the front of the car) because of having next to no room to operate the wrench in (I could only turn the wrench a tiny bit at a time before running out of room for the wrench handle). Fortunately, I had cleaned out all the weld nuts (also a painstaking process; I almost gave up) before I even ordered the hitch, or who knows how long I would have been there. Without the videos, I may have never gotten this done by myself (may not have even attempted it), so I saved money and now have a torque wrench to boot! 660095



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The hitch works great on our CRV. We use the hitch for holding the bicycle carrier and its worked well so far. 659739



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Easy to install. Written instructions could be clearer, website videos did the trick. Heavy two person(wife & son) lift off of front porch into garage. 658594



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hitch came in super quick and fit perfectly. even included the bolts. you can tell its a heavy duty hitch just by the weight. highly recommend it for the price. would buy from seller again in the future. 657234



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Honda

Bought a trailer hitch for my Honda CrV. Hitch arrived protruding from the torn box it shipped in which resulted in chipped paint finish. Used it once and put it inside the car. Used it today for a 2nd time and part of it was rusty. Never more than a few hours on the car. Poor quality box impaired the one year quality of the hitch. 654727



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Finish still looks as good as the day I installed it 649892



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Honda

Installed a receiver and wire harness for a 2011 Honda CRV very easy install 645275



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Honda

I bought this receiver for my Honda CR-V 2008. Although the packaging was damaged, the receiver had only minor scratches. The installation process is very easy and took less than half an hour. In overall, after one year of usage, I'm satisfied with this purchase. 645024



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product hitch was a perfect fit for my cr-v that we carry our bikes on the car behind our motorhome. as usual etrailer had the best price and service. will continue to use etrailer whenever the need arrises. thanks guys, keep up the good work.....Kent 643533



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Incredible shipping time. Might have been next day. Unfortunately the bolts did not fit. I made 2trips to the hardware store for 4 different sizes, standard, metric, fine, course but nothing would thread. It feels like I need a 9 mm versus a 10 but 9 was not available at my local hardware store. I am going to call etrailer and then see what they say..... Trailer customer service was great! Once I explained my dilemma Bill (ext. 79535) was very helpful and offered up a sound suggestion on how to address the bolt/nut situation. After a another trip to the hardware store for a wire bottle brush and some rust penetrating spray I was able to clean out the bolt holes and attach my trailer hitch. The hitch by the way is of solid construction and with a quick preview of the video etrailer offers on how to attach it I made quick time on the project. Thanks etrailer Thanks Bill! 643256



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hitch fit as noted in description. very well made. Cargo carrier box was damaged and ripped open. Lucky that all parts were still there. Carrier should have been double boxed. Frame was bent up also, was able to straighten it up. I added more reflective tape to sides and rear. 641384



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I have used the ball mount but on a friends truck I haven’t tested the actual hitch yet but so far it looks good and fits well. 636924



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fit perfectly, and installed easily 635696



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2010 Honda CR-V

I ordered the wrong product. etrailer has helped me order the correct item and was very helpful. Waiting for new item and will send wrong item back with new delivery. Very helpful and understanding staff 629068



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2011 Honda CR-V

Product fits as it should, just make sure you have extensions socket set wd40 a round wire brush and some upper body strength. My biggest tip is to ensure the holes in the frame are clean, then clean them again. If I was patient on that part, the project would have been done with the wiring in 1 hr instead of 2.5 hrs 621957



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Everything that was needed to install came with it and was easy to install. So far so good! Thanks for the fast shipping too! 621918


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  • Trailer Hitch And 4-Bike Carrier For 2011 Honda CR-V
  • The trailer hitch you mentioned, part # 13555 is a good fit for your 2011 CR-V. This is a Class lll trailer hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. The bike carrier # TH9056 is also a great fit for your vehicle. This carrier can hold four bikes that weigh up to 37-1/2 lbs each. For added security you can purchase the hitch lock part # THSTL2 that secures the bike carrier to the trailer hitch. If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or...
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  • Will the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR Fit on a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is compatible with Class I, II, and III trailer hitches that have 1-1/4" or 2" receivers and measures 13-1/2: from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright so you should have no problems fitting this on your 2007 Honda CR-V. Please note that if you have a Class I hitch, like part # C11555, installed on your CR-V then you can only carry 2 bikes. If you don't already have a trailer hitch installed then I highly recommend installing...
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  • What Size is the U-Bolt on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 13555
  • The u-bolt included with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13555 is a 7/16-14x1-3/4"x1". We don't offer the u-bolt separately but you can replace it with the entire kit, Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches part # RHK.
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  • Installation of Parts to Tow a Trailer with a 2008 Honda CR-V
  • We do have a couple of videos of a hitch and wiring harness being installed onto a 2008 Honda CR-V. I've linked them both to this page for you. The Curt trailer hitch receiver, part # 13555, and wiring harness, part # 118427, are both confirmed to work for you. You also might be interested in our ball mount kit, part # 989900, to complete you towing setup. I've linked our seletion of ball mounts to fit the hitch if you'd like to take a look at others that we offer. I've also attached...
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  • Is Loc-Tite Required for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch 13555
  • If you torque the install hardware of the Curt hitch part # 13555 properly you would not need any Loc-Tite. The install hardware is torque-to-yield which means that the bolts act as their own thread lock as they stretch to keep themselves from backing out.
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  • Will Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Fit Curt Hitch on 2011 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, the Swagman Chinook 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64683 will absolutely fit into the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13555 on your 2011 Honda CR-V without having to use force. The hitch pin on the Swagman is the standard size and will fit right through the pin hole on your hitch without issue. This is a great choice for a bike rack and has enough bumper clearance so that you will be able to use the folding feature very easily. It has a 45 lb per bike capacity and is extremely durable; so much so...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2011 Honda CR-V to Tow a Motorcycle on a Trailer
  • Not at all. Tongue weight is the downward forced applied at the hitch receiver. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So for example if a trailer weight 2,000 pounds total including cargo then the tongue weight would be around 200 to 300 pounds. I have linked a help article to the right that shows how to determine tongue weight. However, even though the trailer hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight, your 2011 Honda CR-V is rated lower, and you...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch 13555
  • The u-bolt included in the hardware for hitch # 13555 is a 7/16 - 14 x 1.75" x 1.00" C-C u-bolt. We do not offer this item alone but you can probably find one locally using those specs. We do offer the complete replacement hardware kit for this hitch as part # RHK. Simply enter that part number on our site and then enter "Curt" and "13555" in the appropriate fields on the RHK page. We will then send a complete exact hardware kit for this hitch.
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  • Can Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver be Bent That Doesnt Quite Fit 2009 Honda CR-V
  • With trailer hitch receivers that have brackets like the Curt # 13555 receiver that you purchased for your 2009 Honda CR-V, it is not uncommon for those brackets to get slightly bent during the whole shipping process. If you wanted to return it there are chances that the replacement could get slightly bent during the whole shipping and delivering process as well. You should be able to bend it back into place and if need be you can use a mallet to assist you. You could take it to a pro...
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  • Bike Rack for a Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • We have many styles of bike rack that will fit the trailer hitch you have selected. The thing to remember when purchasing a bike rack is to stay within the maximum tongue weight rating of the hitch or the vehicle, whichever is lower. I have posted a link below to our bike racks that will fit in the 2 inch receiver. You should also measure the clearance for the upright on the bike rack so that you know it will work with your vehicle, particularly if you have a rear mounted spare or your...
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  • Recommended Method for Transporting 3-Bikes on 2009 Honda CR-V
  • The Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02636 is a 2-bike rack; the 3-bike version is part # Y02635. What limits this 3-bike carrier to only 2 bikes when used on your particular vehicle is the limited weight-carrying capacity of the hatch. Some people still prefer to use a 3-bike rack for only 2 bikes since this provides for more room between bikes and, depending on their type and size, easier loading. There is a safe way to transport 3 or more bikes on your 2009 Honda CR-V. That is to install...
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  • How to Determine Correct Ball Mount Rise or Drop for Towing a Trailer with a 17 Inch Coupler Height
  • Normally trailer coupler height is around 17 inches, from the ground to the bottom of the coupler, and most hitch manufacturers design their hitches to work with a ball mount that will end up very close to this measurement. I am including a link to an instruction page detailing how to measure for the correct ball mount and how to measure the ball mount. With the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 13555, for your 2008 Honda CRV the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, item # 2753,...
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  • Is it Better for a Trailer to Be Slightly Nose High or Nose Low When Picking Out Ball Mount
  • Getting the trailer as close to level as you have should be just fine. If your only options are to be a tiny bit too high or a tiny bit too low I usually recommend going on the high side since most likely the suspension will compress slightly from the weight of the tongue weight and it will get very close to level. I attached a help article on picking out ball mount rise/drop for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Pick out a Ball Mount for 2012 Ford F350 with FX4 Off Road Package
  • I attached an FAQ article on how to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount for a towing setup. Since you measured to the bottom of the hitch opening you will want to add 2 inches to that figure since it is recommended to measure to the top of the opening. So that gives you 23 inches minus 16 which gives equals 7. Since we do not carry a 7 inch drop ball mount I would recommend you go with a 6 inch drop like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 4282. Once the suspension of your truck compresses...
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  • How to Measure for the Correct Rise or Drop for a Ball Mount for an EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • We actually have an FAQ article on this exact subject. I have included a link to it for you to view and I will outline it here as well. When measuring for the correct rise or drop you will need, first make sure that vehicle and trailer are parked on level ground. Measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler with the trailer level. If the hitch opening is higher, the difference between the two measurements...
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  • Does a CURT Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Honda CR-V need to be Torqued a Certain Amount
  • Tightening down the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13555, to the specifications in the instructions, linked for reference, is very important. You do not want to make it too tight or you could contort the hitch or vehicle metal or break a weld nut. Too loose and the hitch will not be safely secured. Lock washers and/or Lock-Tite are used to help hold the nut/bolt in the proper position one it has been correctly torqued according to the instructions and should not be used in place of a torque wrench. The...
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  • Is a Taller Weight Distribution Shank Needed to Tow Trailer Level if Ball is Lower than Coupler
  • If the trailer does not sit level (which it sounds like it won't) then yes you will need to go with a different shank that will allow the trailer to sit level. Was the trailer sitting level when you took the measurement? Typically we see people needing more drop than rise with WD systems but anything is possible. If the holes on your current shank are 3/4 inch in diameter and 1-1/4 inch apart on center you could go with the Curt shank part # C17123 which has a total of 13-1/4 in shank...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch 13555 on a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • Take a look at the instructions I have linked for Curt trailer hitch # 13555. The torque specs will be located in step 4. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you as well. I have also included a link to our help article with hitch installation tips.
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  • Thule Double Track 990XT Ground Clearance and Length Added to 2009 Honda CR-V
  • We actually had the chance to install a Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT on a 2009 Honda CR-V just like yours and we found that it had 12 inches of ground clearance at the shank when installed and 18 inches at the rear of the rack. Overall it added 31 inches to the rear of the vehicle. Scraping with this bike rack is not a common issue at all normally.
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  • What Size Bolts Are Used to Install Curt Trailer Hitch 13555 on a 2008 Honda CR-V
  • The bolts that come with the Curt Trailer Hitch # 13555 on your 2008 Honda CR-V are M10 - 1.25 x 30 hex bolts. We actually have replacement hardware available as part # RHK on our site. Simply go to the product page and then select the manufacturer from the drop down menu and input the part 13555 into the hitch number box. I have attached the installation instructions as well as a video that you can reference.
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  • Determining the Correct Rise or Drop for a Ball Mount
  • In order to determine the correct rise or drop for a ball mount, there are some simple measurements that you can take. We actually have an FAQ on this subject which I have linked for you. Just make sure that when you take the measurements, the trailer and the towing vehicle are both on level ground. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page for you.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CR-V
  • I have a solution for you, but the part # 13555 fits 2007-2011 Honda CR-Vs so it would not work on your 2013 model. Instead you would need the # C13119 which has been confirmed as a fit.
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness for 2009 Honda CR-V
  • We offer the Tow Ready T-1 Harness, part # 118247 for your CR-V. This part is similar to the Curt T Adapter. If your trailer has standard lighting drawing no more than 9.2 amps, the T-1 harness will work just fine for you. When you start adding side marker lights or clearance lights that add up to exceed that 9.2 amp figure, then you will want to go with a hardwired modulite converter like part # 119190KIT. The modulite wires directly into the tail light circuits as well as drawing its...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch on 2016 Honda CR-V
  • You sure can get the hardware for Curt hitch # C13119. All you need to do is go to Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK and in the "Hitch Item Number" box enter C13119, then select "Curt" from the "Manufacturer" drop-down menu and you're all set. Please note this hitch is going to require the use of stabilizing straps # 18050 with all non-trailer accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers in order to maintain the warranty. I've added a link to a demonstration video...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2007 Honda CR-V.
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2007 Honda CR-V is the Curt Class III Round Tube Trailer Receiver Hitch # 13555. With a 2 inch hitch receiver, this trailer hitch will accept a wide variety of hitch accessories and ball mounts. This trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation that requires not welding or drilling. You will want to check your owner's manual for the towing capacity of your CR-V. Based on my research, the 2007 CR-V has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. I have attached...
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  • Ball Mount for Subaru Outback Factory Trailer Hitch
  • As long as the factory trailer hitch on your Subaru Outback is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening then you can use any ball mount that allows you to tow the trailer level. I have included a link that explains how to measure for the right rise or drop needed to tow the trailer level. If you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch opening you will need to use the ball mount specified by the hitch manufacturer/Subaru because otherwise it can void the warranty.
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  • Measuring a 2011 Chevy Tahoe to Get a Ball Mount with the Right Drop to Two Trailer Level
  • To determine the amount of rise or drop needed in a ball mount to tow the trailer level there are 2 measurements needed. First make sure the 2011 Chevy Tahoe and the trailer are on level ground. Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the vehicle. Next measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler with the trailer level. If the vehicle is higher the difference is the amount of drop needed. If the trailer is higher the difference is the amount...
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  • How to Pick Out Proper Ball Mount Rise/Drop for 2017 Ford Expedition
  • I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • Hitch, Trailer Wiring and Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I can definitely help. The Curt Hitch part # 13555 has been confirmed to fit your 2010 Honda CR-V so that is a great place to start. I attached an install video 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 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...
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  • Measuring for the Right Amount of Drop to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • First we need to make sure that you are measuring correctly to determine the amount of drop needed to tow the trailer level. Since your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and trailer are not on level ground you would just have to make sure the vertical measurement is perpendicular to the ground (see illustration). Although technically as long as you are measuring the same way on both the Jeep and trailer it would be fine. On the vehicle you are measuring up to the top of the hitch receiver opening....
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