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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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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 5000 lbs WD GTW
  • 500 lbs WD TW
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 13650 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - 13650

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 GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



13650 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



13650 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 13650 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2005 - 2012 Ford Escape

2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner

2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute




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 - 2010 Ford Escape

Today on this 2010 Ford Escape we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13650. Before we get started with the installation of the trailer hitch we are going to show you a couple of the final installed dimensions which will help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 16 inches and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to be approximately one inch. 00:22

We are going to start off underneath the vehicle and the first thing we are going to do is the mounting holes that we are going to be using to attach our trailer hitch to the vehicle. You can see here I went ahead and lowered the spare tire for clarity purposes. Starting off on the driver side frame rail you can see on the inboard side we have got two existing holes. We are going to be using both of those as our two vertical attaching points. Then if you follow forward on the bottom of the frame we will be using this hole here as our third and final attaching point. That is going to be the same on the passenger side of the vehicle as well. 00:54

In to each one of those holes we are going to be using the 1/ 2 inch carriage bolt and one by three inch carriage block so we are going to start with the hole at the bottom of the frame and what we are going to do is take the provided bolt leader that comes with the installation kit, take the threaded end of it and we are going to it through the attaching hole. We are going to feed it all the way out to the end of the frame rail. If you put your hand up here you can see there is a slight opening there where we can grab the bolt leader and also put the carriage bolt and block end through. If for some reason your vehicle either does not have this opening or has something blocking it what you are going to need to do is either drill an access hole into the frame to get the carriage bolt and block in with or take one of these existing holes at the bottom of the frame and enlarge it enough to get the carriage bolt and block in that way. 01:40

With that through we will first take the block and slide it on to the bolt leader and then we will take our carriage bolt and what we are going to do is take and wrap the threads of the carriage bolt with the threads of the bolt leader, both of those inside the frame, independent of each other, take the other end of the bolt leader and pull them down into position. We are going to hold off on the two inboard side bolts for the time being. We are going to continue over to the passenger side and put the bolt in for the bottom of the frame as well and we will hang the hitch and continue to the other bolts. With those two carriage bolts in place we want to put the hitch up in position. You may find it over on the passenger side that you may be a little restricted because of the exhaust and if that is the case you can lower the exhaust down to give you a little bit more working room. To do this we can remove the exhaust off its two rear most hangers and to remove the exhaust off of the rubber hangers all you need to do is take a spray lubricant like a WD-40 and spray the stud down and then you can take a pair of pliers or a pry bar and separate the two. With those two pieces separated you see it did not fall a whole lot but on the forward side this system has a flex joint so we can take and easily pull the exhaust up and down to give us some more working room. 02:59

Holding the hitch to the carriage bolts are going to be the conical tooth washer and the hex nut assembly. Over on the passenger side. We do need to add the thick 3/ 4 inch spacer that is provided with the installation kit in between the hitch and the frame. When I go to tighten the bolts a the bottom of the frame what I want to do is tighten them up just enough to allow the bolt holes in the hitch to align with the holes in the side of the frame and then with the holes lined up we can take the bolt leader and fish the carriage bolt and block assemblies in through the end of the frame out through the holes in the side of the frame just like we had done with the first hole. You want to be careful when you are removing the bolt leader off the side bolts. Make sure that the bolt does not fall inside the frame. We just want to repeat that process for the passenger side and then we will start torquing our bolts down. You just want to make sure you put the exhaust back up on its hanger if we lowered it earlier and also put our spare tire back up and our installation will be complete. This will conclude the installation of Curt hitch part number 13650 on a 2010 Ford Escape.


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13650

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (382 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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2011 Ford Escape

We have yet to use the hitch, but we learned some valuable things when we installed the hitch on my 2011 Ford Hybrid Escape, which I wanted to pass along to others who may be struggling to install the hitch on a similar car. 1) Providing only 2 guide wires to guide the backing plates and the bolts through the frame is not enough. The guides start to deteriorate after a use or two, and we were nervous that they would come off before the plates and bolts were through the frame and in place. It would be GREAT if there were 6 wires included, one for each bolt. 2) There was only a vague reference to having to enlarge the holes in the frame to be large enough for the backing plates to fit through. While we were able to figure it out on our own, there is no clear indication that you would need to drill out the hole in the frame to make it large enough to pass the plate through. 3) Once the backing plates and the bolts were in place, there is nothing to keep them from being pushed back up into the frame when mounting the hitch. We made plastic retaining plates to hold the bolt and plate in place while we were mounting the hitch. This kept the hitch from “accidentally” pushing the bolt back up into the car frame. 4) The instructions said it would take a pro 30 minutes and a novice 1 hour. Ha! We found that very hard to believe. It took us a solid 2 hours to install the hitch given the challenges we ran into above. 510390


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Once the hitch was installed, we have had no problems with it. It works great for holding our mountain bike rack and bikes, which is what we bought it for. My Escape cant tow very much weight, so likely the bike hitch will all the hitch will be used for.

Nancy - 05/30/2019

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I was very impressed with this product. Couple of out of the gate suggestions. First one person can do this and I'll explain in a bit. Took less than an hour and I'm not a professional. OK first, do not drill it's a lot easier and better if you take the extra time and remove the bumper. Don't DRILL it's more difficult and then you'll have to paint it. Taking the bumper off gives you the extra time to also run the wires just like you want it. OK onto the one person thing. First, don't take the muffler off you can get around it if you find the right space and give it time. Install the bolts first and then start at one without the washer nearest To the muffler. Do this for the remaining 2 bolts on the other side just get a couple of threads in place. Once you do that use a jack just to help give it the extra lift to the other side. Then put on the rest of the bolts on the left side driver side completely. I would pull the other 2 bolts closest to the bumper through at the end since you want to get it through the hitch as well. Once you get it all go back to the other side take the bolts off one by one and insert the washer and back onto the bolt. Tighten them to the recommended torque value. Next run all your wires and complete the project! I like to do it right and take your time You'll be good to go in less than 1 hour and a few beers. 381741



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2005 Ford Escape

Installed on a 2005 Escape - Very easy to fish wire through the frame on the passenger side - Had to enlarge an access hole on driver's side after debating pulling off the bumper - Of course I should have read the directions first! Without this snafu - overall install time was probably about 30 mins. Extended the fish wire with an old section of telephone wire and some duct tape... As others have said - fish wire needs to be about 3" longer... Hint... I installed both of the middle bolts first. I held the bolt and spacer block in place with a small o ring - held tight and prevented the bolt from slipping back through the hole in the frame. Didn't bother removing or cutting the o ring although it could be done easily. Hitch seems of high quality - will definitely outlast the frame 186931



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2008 Mercury Mariner

This is the 2nd Curt hitch I have installed in the past two years, the other being on my 1996 F150. This one (13650) I installed on my 2008 Mercury Mariner, and I continue to be impressed with Curt products. Everything lined up perfectly and the hitch went on easily, looks great, and is way more heavy duty than anything I would ever need on a Mariner. No drill required on this one, leave it in the toolbox. I would recommend Curt hitches to anybody. My only complaint is, and this happened with both this hitch and the one I installed on my pickup, is they show up looking like they were dragged BEHIND the FedEx truck instead of inside of it. I was able to spot-paint the areas that were dinged/scratched down to bare metal, but it was very close to being returned/exchanged based on my opinion of what's acceptable. Other than this issue, it's a great product. 352239



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2005 Ford Escape

Instructions say installs in 30 mins for professional and 60 mins for diy'er. Wrong. This is only true if you want to enlarge a existing hole large enough of pass through the bolt and brackets by grinding the metal unibody frame. I don't like grinding because latter it will rust. Even if you paint the spot latter it's better to find another way to pass through the harware. I removed the bumper and brackets to avoid grinding. This is why I'm a diy'er, because a shop probably would not repaint the exposed metal. 352595



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2008 Ford Escape

Customer service from etrailer was great. My order was shipped in a timely manner and the order tracking was right on target. I have recently replaced my 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup with a 2008 Ford Escape. I have a 4' X 8' landscapers trailer that I use mainly to make dump runs and to occasionally haul items that would not fit into the bed of the Dakota. I am also on a Marine Corps League Honor Guard and have to transport as many as 7 M-! rifles for funerals and ceremonies. Working out of the backseat of the Dakota was becoming a real PITA. I had priced having the hitch and the electrical installed by several of the local retailers that do that and had had prices will in excess of $400. I purchased the Curt 13650 hitch. I had never heard of Curt so I asked a mechanic friend what he thought of the Curt and he said the that is what he would buy if he needed one. It also helped that this particular hitch was on sale at a substantial savings I also purchased the wiring harness for the Escape with the backup warning. The hitch went on with only a few minor glitches, which if I had thought out the process would not have occurred. I would suggest some things to have in addition to the tool list in the installation instructions: First, if you have access to one, would be a lift or a pit, I installed this in my driveway on my back under the vehicle. I probably would have cut my installation time considerably if I had been standing up. Second, would be an extra pair of hands to help lift the hitch into place and hand parts to you as needed. This would also help to "dry fit" the hitch and mark which holes needed to be enlarged and by how much. Third, would be a good quality LONG torque wrench. Even if you have to rent one. 110 ft. lbs. of torque is a lot and is hard to achieve with a short torque wrench. My mechanic friend torqued the nuts down for me. I would not try to tow something without torqueing the nuts to the prescribed values. Overall I am quite happy with the installation, the quality of the hitch and the service from etrailer and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hitch. The wiring harness went in smoothly and the hardest part was running the power conductor from the rear of the vehicle to the battery. I did tow my trailer shorty after installing the hitch and wiring harness, as soon as I connected the trailer and checked the operation the right rear tail lamp bulb blew out. I an not sure of the cause but I have been told that this is a common problem on Ford SUVs. Overall I would rate the products at 5 stars. I do have some suggestions for etrailer: First would be to add at least one more "fish" wire to the kit. By the time you have fished in two bolts the fish wire is almost destroyed, at least for me. I would also suggest that at least one of the fish wires be extended by 6" to 8", the two bolts that go in first are almost at the length of the wire and I had to make several attempts to fish the wire in because I keep loosing the wire in the channel. I taped some mason's string on the wire and did not lose the wire again. Second: While the video on the website is quite helpful, clearer written instructions would be a big help. Thanks for a great product at a great price. 216542



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2010 Mercury Mariner

Very easy to do took less than 40 mins ( I did remove exhaust pipe from hanger for the install, just use some spray lube easy off, easy on) It was nice to have 2 bolt springs , one of mine got hung up & broke but having 2 in kit really helped. I also removed the spare tire for the install was easy to do & made it easier to put on but not necessary. I even used the box it came in to lay on the ground to do in my driveway, so easy to do without putting on a lift. 544059



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Quick delivery, fit perfect and the wiring was right. Ford Escape 2008. Using it to pull waverunners. 664971



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Easy to install, excellent product, excellent quality, fit perfect. 661685



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Its perfect and was easy to install. Deliver was fast came packaged well. I couldn't ask for more thank you etrailer! 661380



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Ford Escape

This was a very good fit (2012 Escape). 30 minutes on the garage floor and it was on. Another 45 minutes and the wiring was done. 660894



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2010 Ford Escape

I just finished installing my new Curt hitch on my Ford escape. Everything went as planned according to the instructions and video. No missing hardware or surprises, its refreshing to purchase something on line and have the results that I experienced. 654416



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2010 Ford Escape

The hitch came quickly, looks great, and looking forward to giving it to my son as a birthday present! 620012



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2010 Ford Escape

Love your product. Installation was an extreme pain. I had an existing factory micro hitch that had to be removed first. After that, things went more quickly and smoothly. Couldn't be happier now that it's installed. I fully recommend and endorse this product. Thank You 619989



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2012 Ford Escape

The trailer hitch arrived and I put it on the same day. It took about an hour ,it fit perfectly and had no trouble with the installation.I did it bymyself placing 1 end on stool to hold up 1 side while bolting up the other side.The product arrived 2 days after ordered,very fast. Thanks for great service. 617747



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Great Product. The electrical hookup was a little rough and needed a bit of modification, but the purchase process was outstanding and the customer service was the best ! Installation was great with helpful videos and diagrams. All great ! Thank you !!! 615183



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I've been a repeat customer for years with etrailer and have bought numerous hitches from them. etrailer's a good business but the Curt hitch, though it does the job, the paint finish wont get u through a year before rusting is a big problem. If u care how your hitch looks, you wont buy a Curt Trailer hitch. 615103



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Searched the net and etrailer came up the best. Great price, fantastic help and info. Hitch went on fast and easy. Would use etailer again. 614160



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Best price and delivered on time. Good follow up to verify product received. 612622



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Fit perfectly. Easy to install. Works g reat. 603974



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It went in great I did have to run to harbor freight to by a bit to enlarge the access hold and within minutes done. 598868



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2011 Ford Escape

Installed on 2011 Ford Escape. Took about an hour. Could fish hardware through frame rails but the fishing wires could be 6” longer. The hole farthest away from the end of the frame rail was a challenge. Bent the end of the wire to keep it from getting pulled back in. Went as was shown in the videos. They were helpful. Very satisfied. 598414



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I had previously installed a used hitch (acquired with the help of a reputable wrecking yard) that had the right bolt pattern, but didn't allow room for the externally mounted spare tire. The new one from etrailer.com has the right fit. Where I was really impressed, though, the fish wire for inserting the bolts into the frame made the installation a breeze. You don't get those from a wrecking yard. That was awesome. Shipping was convenient and timely. The cardboard box arrived a little mangled, which is probably more of a concern for the other packages on the same truck. 594414



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2008 Mercury Mariner

So far I'm pressed with the quality, gets in stalled tomorrow. 579347



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2010 Mercury Mariner

Great products. First time ordered from etrailer. Very helpful website with instruction video's will order again. Fast shipment after order was placed! 568780



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Always able to get exactly what I want and need for hauling. Just don’t depend on UPS to deliver on time. 564386



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Good quality solid unit. Arrived promptly. Packaging was damaged in several areas. Could use two more of the threaders so that you can thread all of the bolts at the same time, and two of the spacers that have the hole set off to the side instead of just one. We had to improvise there. 563262



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2012 Ford Escape

Very easy order, great link for shipping, and informative video on installation, great service and product. 560341



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2011 Ford Escape

This was awesome! Half the price of what Uhaul wanted and once installed it got me and my entire life's belongings 2000 miles across the country without any issues. :) 556910



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Very prompt delivery. And good price. 556165



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Ford Escape

Nice trailer hitch, fit very well. Came with all the mounting hardware and instructions. Bolts for my particular model (2010 Ford Escape) require fishing the bolts through the frame which was a bit of a pain and took longer than I expected, but wasn't too bad. The hitch looks very stout and sturdy as well and shipping was well packed. 551463



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First, let say that I received my hitch and wiring harness in less than 48 hours of placing my order. It was received in perfect condition, and was an exact fit. It's been raining ever since it arrived until this morning. I had watched the online video before the hitch even got here and was ready to install. I have done all of my own auto maintenance for the last fifty years, and have worked in maintenance all my life, but I believe that someone who has never turned a wrench could install this hitch easily. I was done in twenty minutes and hauling scrap metal to recycling-which was my purpose in buying the hitch. Great product. Great price. Great service in filling the order. Thank you. 550607



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2010 Ford Escape

Arrived in less than a week. Great product. Took me less than an hour to install. I will recommend etrailer to everyone. 550568



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2009 Mercury Mariner

The hitch receiver came nicely and securely packaged, no box blowthru or scraped and dented metal. My vehicle is a 2009 Mercury Mariner, and the frame rails were open enough on the ends to fish the plates and bolts through if they were separated. It worked well to pull the fish wire and jiggle it vigorously to pull it through the bolt holes. I do wish there were 4 fish wires to pull and hold the side mounted bolts while fitting the receiver. With 2 I just had to pull the second ones through after the receiver was up and in place, but not tight. It was helpful to have another person to hand the washers and nuts to me while I was under the vehicle with the receiver on my chest, pushing it up by arching my back (probably not an approved method!). I also did not require an exhaust relocation, but I think my rear muffler has been replaced at some point, so that may be smaller than stock. All in all, the job took 25 minutes from start to finish, including jacking and putting the stands under the frame rails. 544925



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2008 Ford Escape

It worked perfectly just as u said 544839



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2009 Ford Escape

Easy install. I'm not super mechanical but I did it in 45 minutes or so. 543850



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2007 Mercury Mariner

I had my mechanic install for $100 looks great fast delivery. 542940



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2012 Ford Escape

Excellent hitch, I have installed many others and this one was extremely easy to install on my 2012 Ford Escape. Very well constructed and should give me a lot more useage out of my Escape than I have ever expected. Thanks again for what is a GREAT PRODUCT!!!!! 541815



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Excellent towbar and service, ordered it late Friday afternoon and it arrived Tuesday lunchtime. Took 1 hour to fit and I am pleased with it, well made and strong. The fishtails needed to be lengthened but apart from that assembly was just like the video. I recommend this hitch and the company. 540322



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2009 Ford Escape

I'm no professional, but the hitch went on easy in about an hour. Did not need to enlarge frame access holes or remove bumper on my 2009 Escape. Great product. 540301



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2010 Ford Escape

We received the hitch in perfect shape after shipping. Had my 18 year old daughter help bolt in on. She did most of the work...I just held it in place. She fished bolts into place and was able to tighten it up. It took us less than one hour to install. Everything lined up perfectly! 539453



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2007 Ford Escape

Went on easy, took about 20 min.... It was easiest to just remove the spare tire during install. Great finish on hitch. Very pleased 539104



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2009 Ford Escape

Product was not packaged properly and showed up with lots of scratches deep into the metal. 530060



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Great product!! Installation was quick and fit perfectly. 529101



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2010 Ford Escape

Very nice fit. My only complaint was the thicker recommended spacer for above the exhaust caused the bolt to extend out at an angle and not far enough. I spent an extra hour trying to make this fit and then to remove it and install a standard spacer. This one hour job took me two hours. If I had another one to install it probably would only take me 30 - 45 minutes. I installed to use with a bike rack and possibly other cargo racks down the road. 524582



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2010 Ford Escape

This is the 2nd hitch we own from eTrailer. Quality, fit, instructions, service and price continue to be unbeatable! Between written instructions, and the online availability of videos, this 40 minute recommended installation took just that. Well done...AGAIN! 517176



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2010 Ford Escape

The hitch is well made and fit perfectly. Instructions were incorrect for 2010 Ford Escape. Extra spacer on outside needed to be installed on the driver side not as illustrated on passenger side. Fishing wires work better if you insert the coil end through the hole and out the back of of the frame, then attach the internal spacer and bolt, and then pull back through. 515738



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2011 Ford Escape

Due to the limited space under the vehicle in the frame rails this was a PIA to install but not due to the company. The instructions need to be on thicker paper as it was already torn in half when it arrived, and maybe another "stringer" for the bolts. For one bolt we had to thread 2 together to make it work. The "non exhaust side" was easier than the exhaust side. I like how it had "time frames" for pros versus amateurs.. Im not a pro or an amateur but my friend and I took 90 minutes to get it in. (including muffler removal and re installation) Overall very satisfied with look and fit as i have seen some hack jobs where people cut holes in there bumpers... 506136


Comments

Still gong strong!

Jarred - 05/09/2019

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2007 Mercury Mariner

I was surprised to see how fast the delivery came. I just installed it was really easy install. It fit well however I thought it was all centered just to touch butt 99.9% happy with the product. I'm glad my friend Dave recommended this place. 502261



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2011 Mercury Mariner

I have installed several after market hitches and the Curt #13650 was quite easy and straight forward to install. Directions were adequate and videos well done. Hitch is well made. Will use hitch for light towing and cargo hauler attachment. Would recommend product. 500619


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  • Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # 13650 is a USA-made hitch that fits the hybrid and standard versions of the 2012 Ford Escape. This hitch offers no-drill installation on the Escape without a factory hitch. An install video is linked for you along with the written instructions from Curt. For a 4-pole wiring harness for the Escape without the factory tow package use part # 118251 if you do NOT have the backup sensors. Models WITH backup sensors can use # 118551. For a ball mount for towing...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he told me that the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C13651, does sit lower to the ground than the Curt Hitch, # 13650. Both trailer hitches will fit the 2005 to 2011 Ford Escape without a factory hitch, but the # C13651 will fit on models that were equipped with a factory 1-1/4 inch hitch. Once installed, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13651 will sit approximately 13-1/2 inches from the ground and hitch # 13650 will sit approximately 13-1/4 inches from the ground....
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Curt Hitches # 13650 and # C13651
  • The difference between the Curt # 13650 and # C13651 hitches are pretty simple. The # C13651 hitch is designed to fit your 2008 Mariner if you already have an OEM trailer hitch installed. It will also work for your vehicle whether it has a hitch installed or not. The # 13650 trailer hitch will not work with vehicles that have an OEM trailer hitch installed. If you do not have an OEM hitch, then the # 13650 will work great for you.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 13650
  • In order to obtain the bolts to attach the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13650 to a 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape, 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner, or a 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute you would want to use the Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches part # RHK. Once you have arrived at the product page for the replacement hardware kit, you will need to enter "13650" in the Hitch Item Number box and "Curt" in the Manufacturer drop down in order to receive the correct hardware. The replacement...
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  • Will CURT Trailer Hitch Part 13650 Fit 2011 Ford Escape V6 4x4 and Is Drilling Required To Install
  • Yes, the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III, part # 13650, will fit your 2011 Ford Escape V6 4x4. The only drilling would be to enlarge an access hole to fit the mounting hardware through. I read the instructions for part # 13650 and it states that if there is access at the end of the frame rail then there will be no need to drill out the existing hole. If you plan to use your hitch for towing you may also need a ball mount, hitch ball, pin and clip. For this I would...
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  • In order to tell you which specific vehicles a hitch will fit we will need to know the hitch brand and part number. Not every brand and model of hitch that fits your Escape Hybrid will fit all the same vehicles. The hitch should have a safety/warning sticker that indicates its brand and part number. With that we can easily give you the list of all vehicle fits. For reference, all hitches for your Escape Hybrid are shown on the linked page. As an example, Curt's 2-inch Class III hitch...
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  • Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13650 that you referenced will fit your 2011 Ford Escape. I confirmed this with Curt. Check out the install video I attached for this product also. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Tow Ready Wiring harness part # 118551. For a ball mount, hitch ball, and pin and clip, I would recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, part # 989900. This is a kit which includes 2 ball mounts, a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, and a hitch pin and clip.
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  • Will Using a Trunk Mount Bike Rack Scratch or Damage Paint on a 2008 Ford Escape
  • Anything that makes contact with the vehicle has the potential to mar or scratch the paint. You would need to make sure that the vehicle and rack are clean where they come into contact with each other. Also, a coat of wax in those areas on the vehicle will also help add some protection. The straps are long enough to secure the rack to the vehicle. You will not need extra straps. The Thule Passage # TH910XT does not come with any locks. The Archway, # TH9009XT, has a cable lock in the...
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  • Hitch, Wiring, and Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2009 Ford Escape
  • For your 2009 Ford Escape the Curt Hitch part # 13650 would be an excellent choice for a hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Wiring Harness part # 118551. Install video attached as well. 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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  • Availability of Replacement Hardware for Curt Class III Hitch # 13650 on 2008 Ford Escape
  • We can provide emplacement hardware to install a Curt # 13650 Class III hitch on your 2008 Escape. You would use part # RHK. On the product pate, type the hitch part number into the provided field, choose Curt from the drop-down menu and choose a quantity of 1. I've linked you to an install video showing the hitch being installed on a 2009 Escape. The procedure on your 2008 would be identical.
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  • Will Curt and Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitches Fit 2005 Ford Escape With Spare Tire Underneath?
  • Yes, the Curt # 13650 and Draw-Tite # 75751 will both fit your 2005 Ford Escape that has a spare tire underneath. If you take a look at the accompanying photos you will see each hitch having been installed in an Escape with a spare tire. I've also added links to installation videos of these hitches for you to take a look at. Please keep in mind that if you already have a factory hitch the Curt # 13650 will not be a fit. To add a 4-way to power your trailer's lights you need Wiring Harness...
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  • The Best Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford Escape to Use Folding Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • For your 2012 Ford Escape I recommend Curt trailer hitch # 13650. When installed on a 2012 Ford Escape we found that it measured 1 inch from the center of hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper. I have linked a video showing installation and the measurement for you. The MaxxTow cargo carrier # MT70260 measures 4-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up. This means that it will clear the rear bumper on your 2012 Ford Escape....
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  • Availability of Class II Weight Distribution Hitch on 2012 Ford Escape
  • Weight distribution cannot be used with a Class II trailer hitch. Class II trailer hitches are not built for or tested for use with weight distribution so manufacturers do not make any systems that will fit a Class II trailer hitch. What you can do is replace the Class II hitch with a Class III trailer hitch, like # 13650, for your 2012 Ford Escape. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds so the 200 pound tongue weight. But be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Connector for a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • I would recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch, part # 13650. It has a 2 inch receiver opening and a 3,500 lb towing capacity. You can view the install details and see an install video by clicking the provided links. Since your Escape has the back up sensors, you would need to use part # 118551 for the trailer wiring.
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  • Are Stabilizing Straps Needed for all Class II Hitches on a 2008 Ford Escape or Only the CURT Hitch
  • Only CURT Mfg. requires the use of a stabilizing strap, # 18050, for non trailer loads on their Class I and Class II trailer hitches, but it is a good idea to help eliminate the stress that bike racks and cargo carriers place on the hitch and vehicle frame. In my opinion the added flexibility of the 2 inch receiver, # 13650, is the way to go if it is available when installing a hitch on your vehicle. The hitch is only more visible in as much as the receiver portion is larger, but the...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Be Detected by the Back Up Sensors on a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • The available hitches for your 2009 Ford Escape will all extend a little beyond the bumper, but not by much; only about 1 inch. What you can do to test the sensors ahead of time is to place something that extends about 1 inch from the bumper where the hitch would be. If the sensors pick it up, then there is a possibility they will sense the hitch. I would think it is unlikely since the distance is only 1 inch and a steep angle up to the sensors. Even if the hitch did trip the sensors...
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  • Comparison of Class III Receivers Available for 2009 Ford Escape
  • Of the different hitches available for your 2009 Escape, I would recommend the Curt Class III # 13650 or the Draw-Tite Class III # 75751. Both require no drilling or welding and include the compete hardware along with installation instructions. In the installation instructions, Curt recommends using a drill or Dremel tool to enlarge an access hole in the frame. This hole is used to fish a bolt and block washer into the interior of the frame member. However, since your Escape is 2007...
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  • How Hidden Will The Curt Round Trailer Hitch Be On My 2011 Ford Escape
  • We do have pictures of the Curt Class III Hitch installed on a 2010 Ford Escape, check out the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13650. The Curt round hitches do not stick out too far from the vehicle and for the most part are hidden. The round-tube design allows the hitch to sit closer to the vehicle fascia. I would recommend going with the Class III 2 inch hitch, part # 13650, as it is the highest rated hitch available for your 2011 Ford Escape. Also, 2 inch hitches are compatible...
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  • Receiver Height of Curt Class III # 13650 When Installed on 2009 Ford Escape
  • Assuming that your Escape uses a stock wheel/tire, the top of the receiver for the Curt # 13650 would be 16 inches above the ground. Getting the trailer to tow so that it is level is not an exact science. If you can get it within 1-1/2 to 2 inches of level, you are doing just fine. It is better to have the coupler height a bit higher than level than lower. In addition to the hitch, wiring harness and ball mount, you might also need the following: Pin and clip, part # PC3 Locking...
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  • Bolt Fishing Wire for the Installation of a Curt Hitch on a 2006 Ford Escape
  • Yes, 2 fishing wires are included with the intallation parts kit of the Curt Hitch # 13650. I have included a installation video for this Curt Hitch for your 2006 Ford Escape.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories for 2008 Mercury Mariner w/ Backup Sensors
  • The presence of the back-up sensors will not have any bearing on the installation of a hitch. The Curt # 13650 would be an excellent choice that would work well for you. This hitch will fit whether or not your vehicle is equipped with the OEM 1-1/4 inch receiver. The fact that your Mariner has the back up sensors will mean that you'll need to use the # 118551 trailer wiring harness, if you'll be towing with your Mariner. It's been found that the # 118251 doesn't work on vehicles with...
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  • Will Curt Class III Trailer Hitch 13650 Fit 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch you referenced, part # 13650 does indeed fit all models of the 2007 Ford Escape including the Hybrid model. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll also need the following to complete your towing set-up: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118426 Ball mount, part # 2923 Trailer ball # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch ball or # 63845 for a 2 inch Hitch pin, part # PC3 Locking hitch pin, part # 40107 If you click the provided links, you can...
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  • Will a Hitch from a 2008 Ford Escape fit a 2012 Ford Escape
  • A hitch from a 2008 Ford Escape will fit a 2012 Ford Escape like the Curt Hitch part # 13650. What you would need to order is the part # RHK. On the product page you would need to enter the hitch part number and then select the hitch manufacturer. Based on the capacities you listed you either have the Curt Hitch part # 13650 or the part # C13651. You will need to check out the product pictures of either hitch so that you can compare them to the hitch you have so that you can pick out...
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  • Exhaust Hanger Touching Hitch and Transferring Vibration and Noise through a 2010 Mercury Mariner
  • I am looking at the install pictures and if I am reading things correctly, the steel hanger welded to the exhaust pipe is touching the hitch. This in turn sends exhaust vibrations into the vehicle and that is what you are hearing. You have a few options of how this can be corrected. The first is what we do here in our shops, and that is simply re-bending the hanger so that things do not make contact. The hangers are not always welded on the same way at the factory and some times they...
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  • Comparing CURT Class III Trailer Hitches for a 2008 Ford Escape
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch # 13650 and # C13651 are very similar. The 13650 has some additional hardware and updated instructions that make it compatible with the 2012 Ford Escape. The 13651 hitch only includes up to 2011 on the Ford Escape. The other difference is that the C13651 will fit if the vehicle has a factory 1-1/4 hitch already installed. I have incldued a link to the installation details for the 13650 as well as a video showing a typical installation. If you plan on doing some...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity of a 2007 Ford Escape with 4 Cylinder Motor
  • I checked the owners manual for the 2007 Ford Escape and found that models that have the 2.5 liter motor can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds and the maximum frontal area of the trailer can be up to 24 square feet. If your Escape does not already have the factory hitch you can use # 13650. This is a 2 inch trailer hitch and even though it is rated higher than the vehicle you will still need to go by the 1,500 pound capacity of the vehicle. Since you plan on doing some towing I recommend...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch fro ma Different Vehicle Fit a 2006 Ford Escape
  • There are several trailer hitches that will fit the 2006 Ford Escape and it is possible that those hitches will fit other vehicles so the opposite can also be true. I will break down each of the hitches to determine which vehicles they fit. Curt hitch # 13650 and Draw-Tite hitch # 75751 both fit: 2005 - 2012 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute Curt hitch # C13651 fits: 2005 - 2011 Ford Escape 2005 - 2011 Mercury Mariner 2005 - 2011 Mazda Tribute...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Part 13650 Extend Beyond the Rear Bumper
  • All of the 2 inch hitches currently available for the 2009 Ford Escape, Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch, will extend beyond the bumper some, but not a whole lot. In a lot of cases it comes with the territory of a 2 inch hitch. The larger hitches are capable of more weight and more accessories, but that larger size makes the hitch more visible and in many cases it will stick out a little bit beyond the vehicle. I have added a link to a picture of a Class III hitch, installed on an Escape...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2011 Ford Escape with Vibration Damper on Exhaust
  • Yes, I do have a recommendation for you. This question has come up before and we contacted hitch manufacturers to determine fit. The Curt hitch # 13650, and Draw-Tite hitch # 75751 will both fit your 2011 Ford Escape with the vibration damper on the exhaust. I have included a link to the installation instructions. If you plan on doing some towing, 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. For trailer...
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