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

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

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13581 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13581

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 400 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.


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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 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.



13581 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13581

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 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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Super fast delivery and great customer service . 913273



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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Product was delivered fast. & was a relatively easy install (would recommend 2 people). Product is clean and well made. 897449



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The trailer hitched arrived at my house in a timely fashion, and everything was in good shape. The installation went smoothly, and the online videos were very helpful. 896392



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Tremendous help when towing. 898528



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Super fast shipping and free. 898527



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Took me 30 minutes. Lined up perfect, hardest/trickiest part was removing the exhaust hangers. I had all tools for the job, so went very smooth! Thank you etrailer 857131



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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

IT JUST ARRIVED, NOT OUT OF THE BOX EVEN. IT WAS FAST THOUGH THANK YOU 857017



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Product arrived earlier than expected and it is an exact fit 853053



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This hitch fit perfectly and looks great on our small SUV as well. Its a really heavy-duty hitch and was a lot heavier than I expected. I won't be hauling anything heavy with my small SUV, but this hitch provides convenience for our bike carrier. it also has a flat flange on it that acts as a convenient step for loading stuff on to of our vehicle. Easy to install and its been a great addition over the past year of travel, bike races and camping. 793737



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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

Something was wrong with the unit I received. I'm not sure if it was bent during shipping, or there was a manufacturing defect, but this was a nightmare to install on my 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander. Everything looked fine until I tried to bolt it on. The passenger side was off by about 2.5" from the bolt holes, and the drivers side off by about 0.75". Both sides were too narrow, so it wasn't an alignment issue. I had already dropped my exhaust at this point, and had cleaned up the bolt threads, so I struggled through the install, and after about 6 hours I got it installed. To get it installed, I put the middle hitch bolt in, and then jammed my scissor jack between the spare tire and the passenger side of the hitch. I cranked the hitch apart with the jack, and then used another scissor jack to push up on it. After a bunch of tweaking and cranking the hitch apart, this got the bolt holes almost aligned. From there, I used a pry bar to align it on the last axis and I could just get one bolt in without a washer. That allowed me to get another bolt in without a washer. At that point, I could remove the first bolt and put it back in with the washer installed. I repeated this with the middle bolt and put the washer on and then finally get the last bolt in. One side done... I did the same thing with 2x jacks on the other end, and finally got it installed. Aligning the bolt holes took about 5 hours instead of the 15 minutes I expected. It looks fine now that its installed. I called etrailer about it, so they can check their stock. Hopefully my issue were just a one off, and it's not a bad batch, so other people don't have to struggle the same way! 714580



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Product fits perfectly and looks like it belongs there. I recommend this over the OEM one as it costs less and is rated higher. The hardest part of installation was getting the bolts to go into the undercarriage as dirt and grime builds up in the bolt holes. Clean up the holes and oil the bolt threads up a bit before installing the hitch and everything should go smoothly. 660515



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Fit as expected, instructions were very good. Installation was fairly simple and only basic knowledge is necessary 608426


Comments
No issues. I’ve used the hitch a number of times and there have been no problems.
Eli - 02/27/2020

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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

The hitch looks very well made - I was a welder for a number of years, and am impressed with the quality, and feel the price was excellent. I found your company via Google search (how else anymore?) and your web site made it very fast and easy to locate the correct hitch. I'll definitely recommend etrailer to others. 583260



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

great product, very easy to install 574732



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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

I installed it in about an hour. I was pleased and surprised how easy it was. Great!!! 559755



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Super easy installation. All holes lined up first go. 548016



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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

The hitch bolted on easily. Service was prompt and fantastic!! 546096



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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Works great on my Mitsubishi outlander to pull our popup. 521837



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Perfect Fit Bolt holes lined up took like 30 minutes 500520



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

etrailer.com is the best! Had the hitch in 3 days with free shipping. Bolted on my 07 Outlander in 20 mins. No need to pry or twist to make anything fit. Videos online are a huge plus to assess the project and get everything ready. Oh...and the best price and quickest delivery was just an added bonus. Box was torn, which is unfortunately common with an item like this, but all the hardware was taped well to the hitch so nothing gets lost. That's why I am a repeat customer. They don't disappoint. 490739



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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Easy ordering process customized to your vehicle. Prompt delivery. Perfect fit. Excellent follow up by customer support. Recommended to all. 370545



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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

the hitch arrived quickly and with my dad's help we got it installed very quickly. Less that two hours. Fits like a glove. Excellent hitch. Easy to install. 310158



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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

Bought this hitch receiver for our '09 Mitsubishi Outlander to pull our boat. The hitch receiver came with everything needed to mount it. A heads up for others installing - the frame mounted nuts on the vehicle were very corroded and didn't allow the bolts included with the kit to thread in. We ended up needing to run a tap of the same size/thread through them before installing, after that the install was a breeze! 254473



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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

Easy, plug into the videos, worth a million words and its just plug and chug. No issues at any point along the way from order, install and use. 145069



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Still waiting for decent weather to install this hitch. Item arrived poking out of the huge carton, but with no damage. The installation videos from etrailer will be a great help, as visualization is a good part of preparation. 124168


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Lowering Exhaust to Install Hitch on 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
    All three of the hitches offered for your 2008 Outlander would require that the exhaust be lowered to provide access to the attachment points in the frame. Our installers routinely use a ratchet strap to provide support to the exhaust once it is removed from the exhaust hangers. The purpose of the strap is to control the descent of the exhaust so it does not fall too rapidly and damage something. The exhaust hangers are very easy to remove, simply spray the metal hanger that passes through...
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  • Troubleshooting Vibration/Buzz at Idle After Trailer Hitch Install
    It sounds like your exhaust may be rattling against the hitch when at idle. This is a fairly common problem that can be fixed pretty easily. Basically you will have to reposition the exhaust so that it is further away from the hitch and will no longer contact it at idle. I attached a help article and video for you to check out that will detail how to fix the problem.
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  • How to Pick Out a Ball Mount for a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
    In order to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount you want to pick one that will allow your trailer to be towed as level as possible. Since trailer heights can vary quite a bit there isn't a certain ball mount that I can guarantee would work for you. You will need to check out the FAQ article I attached to the right to see exactly how to pick out the correct ball mount.
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  • Hitch And Wiring Recommendation For 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
    When choosing a trailer hitch for your 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT, you will see that all three available hitches have the same weight and towing capacity. The difference is the looks of the hitch. The Curt Hitch, part # 13581, has the safety chain hooks at the bottom of the receiver and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75555 has the safety chain attachments at the top of the receiver opening. Since the Curt hitch has a welded plate that the tow hook attaches to versus a tube block...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
    We can offer you several choices in a 2-inch Class III hitch including the Curt # 13581 that you referenced. Click on the link provided to see all available hitches for your 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander. All hitches for your Outlander install without drilling and include the required mounting hardware. I linked an installation video for the Curt hitch but all will install in essentially the same way.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hitch Bolts that Don't Want to Thread Into Weld Nuts of Vehicle
    Dirty or corroded weld nuts on vehicle frames that prevent hitch bolts from threading are actually pretty common. Especially on vehicles that have seen a few winters. There are a couple ways you can clean out the threads so that the bolts will thread. If you check out the links I attached below you can see how this can be accomplished.
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  • Size of Bolts Needed to Install Trailer Hitch in 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
    The needed bolts to install the Curt hitch part # 13581 in your 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander are included but the size of them is 1/2 -13 x 1-3/4.
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  • Mounting Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch 13581
    Yes, the mounting hardware by itself is absolutely available for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13581, the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches # RHK. All you need to do is click # RHK, enter "13581" in the "Hitch Item Number" box, select "Curt" from the drop-down menu, and hit “Add to Cart” to place your order. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK.
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  • Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device for Curt Hitch 13581 on a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
    An anti-rattle hitch lock that uses a regular hex-head bolt should fit your Curt trailer hitch # 13581. Take a look at # SR25219. The head will be approximately 3/4 inches wide so measuring from the center of the hitch pin that would be 3/8 of an inch. If you have 3/8 of an inch from the center of the pin hole to the bar on your hitch then this lock would work. Another option is to use a regular hitch lock such as # 5201 and a stand-alone anti-rattle device like # BX88224.
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  • Brake Controller Installation Kit & 7-Way Mounting Bracket for 2010 Mitsibushi Outlander V6
    When we installed Curt hitch # 13581 on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander the hitch pin hole in the receiver was only 2-inches forward of the rear bumper so you will probably be better off with the short no-drill bracket # 18140. This will clamp onto your hitch tube with the included ring clamp. The 7-way bracket included in the # ETBC7 kit will in turn screw on to the no-drill bracket. You will have plenty of space behind the rear of the 7-way to clear your hitch cross tube.
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  • Does Draw-Tite or Curt Trailer Hitch have Better Ground Clearance on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
    When we installed Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75555 on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander it was maybe a hair tighter to the bumper than Curt hitch # 13581 so as far as positioning they are about identical. I would give the edge to Draw-Tite. One of the biggest differences between these 2 hitches is that with Curt hitch # 13581 Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 if using the hitch for anything other than a trailer (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty requirements....
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  • What is the Difference Between CURT Trailer Hitch # C13079 and # 13581, 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
    Basically, the trailer hitches you are looking at fit 2 different vehicles. The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13581, is designed to fit NON-Sport models of the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander. If you have a Sport model, you would need CURT Trailer Hitch, # C13079. The vehicles have different mounting points and dimensions so they require different hitches. I have included a link to the installation details for both hitches for you to view. With either hitch, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch for 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
    The correct Curt Class III Trailer Hitch for your 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is the part # 13581. This hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will use existing holes in its frame for a no-drill installation. It features a 4,000 pound towing weight capacity, a 400 pound tongue weight limit, and is made right here in the USA. I have attached an install video on an earlier model Outlander that you can use for reference along with the written instructions manual. The Curt Class III...
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  • How Many Bikes Will Fit a Class III Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
    Both the Curt trailer hitch # 13581 and Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75555 for the 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander have the same capacities and basically install the same way with very similar designs. The main difference between them is that Curt does recommend the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using any non-trailer accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Draw-Tite does not have this recommendation or requirement. For either of these hitches they can handle up to 5 bikes. If you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
    We have actually installed the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13581, on a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. When installed, our team of installers measured the distance from the hitch pin hole center to the rear edge of the bumper to be approximately 2 inches (see video). When folded up, the CURT Cargo Carrier, # C18153, measures 9 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest edge of the carrier. That would leave about 1 inch of clearance between the vehicle and carrier when folded. I...
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