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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 C13038 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13038

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 1000 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty



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13038 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13038 Installation instructions

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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 Installation of a Trailer Hitch - 2003 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on this 2003 Ford F150, were going to install part number C13038 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on a truck. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 15 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be around 3 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First off, well go ahead and show you where the hitch mounts up to the frame. Starting from the end of the bumper going forward youll use the first three holes there at the bottom of the frame.

Next well go ahead and show you how the hardware works with the hitch. We have a carriage bolt, a block and a flange nut. Well put the bolt and the block together and theyll go through the top of the frame and then through the hitch and then the flange nut. This will be the same on all six fasteners. At this point well go ahead and install the fasteners into the frame.

Put the bolt and the plate together and put it into place. With an extra set of hands, we can go ahead and lift the hitch up and then well install the flange nuts. Once all the hardware is loosely installed, you can go ahead and tighten them down and torque them down as specified in the instructions. With just those few steps, our hitch is already installed. With that, thatll finish for part number C13038 from Curt on our 2003 Ford F150.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13038

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 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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This Hitch has worked Perfect. Couldn't ask for Better. Installation was a breeze. It lined up perfectly with everything making any trailer connection a snap !!! 571852



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2000 Ford F-150

Extremely fast shipping. Product fitment couldn't have been better. I was expecting to have to wrestle with it to have it line up, I was wrong. Installed in 10 minutes. 559808



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2017 Ford F-150

2003 Ford F-150 Triton V8 XLT Supercab Styleside (Standard Bed) I don't know about the quality since I have installed it but not used it. Customer service and fulfillment were helpful and quick on all points. The one star left off is for two reasons: the fact that I don't know about the quality and the things I wish they would have told you. It would have been helpful to know: a. It might be SLIGHTLY bent during the shipping process and, therefore, may not line up with the holes. etrailer customer service says this can be fixed by carefully bending it back with your hands. I confirm. b. You can, like it says, install it without removing the factory spare. However, if you want to save yourself a lot of time, make sure your socket wrench drive extension is long enough to get past the spare tire. 9-10 inches should do. Or, if you don't have the right pieces for your wrench, remove the tire. Unfortunately, I didn't have a long enough extension or the "spare tire lock key" to remove the spare tire. There is another way. I couldn't figure out said other way. I was there for a long time because I only had about 4 inches to turn the wrench handle. ;( c. You need to watch the installation video. For instance, the printout that is available online and will also come with your product doesn't tell you that you need a torque wrench. d. You need a 19mm wrench for the nuts. A 3/4" will do, but you risk rounding off the corners of the nut, making them impossible to further tighten or loosen. (It's a 0.05mm difference.) I used the 3/4" to tighten it as far as I could with a normal wrench and then finished it with a torque wrench using a 19mm bit. Please Note: I AM 17 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NO MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER. All of the above facts might be obvious to someone with more experience. It took me 2 hours to install, but most of the time was spent figuring out the above facts. 545581


Comments
Ive been hauling a trailer around 100+ miles per week since about September. Its held up just fine. No complaints whatsoever. Its a piece of metal that bolts on. Not much can go wrong.
Ian - 07/25/2019

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2004 Ford F-150

Fit great on a 2004 F-150. Used a few times and all went good. 809020



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2003 Ford F-150

The hitch was delivered quickly, in good condition with all parts intact, with the help of my 5'4, 120 lb girlfriend, I had it installed on my 2003 F150 in less than 30 minutes, I would highly recommend this product to anyone with the need for a quality hitch. 805664



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Very happy with my new reciever hitch. Was delivered on time and was easy to install. 744983



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pleased 634906



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Photo of installed hitch... 617545



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Bolted on wonderfully with only myself and a floor jack to assist. Only used it a couple of times to pull a travel trailer before selling the truck but it functioned beautifully. 594960



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1998 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

I'm happy with my hitch and I'm picky 590593



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Hitch was easy to install, bolts kept torque value when rechecked. Remove spare tire for VERY EASY install. Coating is holding up great. 569170



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2002 Ford F-150

Great product. Great price. Great website. Fast shipping. What else would you look for? 542924



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2000 Ford F-150

My go to place for my trailer needs. Quick shipping, great customer service and I get what I need. Support after the sale is Outstanding. You will not be disappointed while shopping with etrailer. 526138



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2001 Ford F-150

While I haven't installed the hitch yet, I've used Curt's products before so I know how the great quality is. The quality is equaled by the wonderful customer service by etrailer. Donna was extremely thorough wonderful to work with. Its great to know that good customer service isn't gone! 488148



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Ford F-150

very great look & Just take me a few mins to install it on my truck F-150 Ready to tow!!!. 473304



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great service and great product 5 star 471081


Comments
no problem good product
Gary - 01/29/2019

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2015 Ford F-150

Installed this hitch on my 2003 Ford F150 with the help of a buddy in 15 minutes. Perfect fit and no issues at all, now I'm ready to tow something. Don't try to install this by yourself it is a 2 person task. 460770


Comments
Still working great and no signs of corrosion or wear.
Ty P - 12/16/2018

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2000 Ford F-150

Bought a trailer hitch. Excellent service. Excellent price. USA made. No problems with it. Very happy will continue to do business with etrailer. 370051



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2003 Ford F-150

Ordered on Thursday and it arrived on Monday. Instructions were easy to follow. Looks good and does what it's supposed to. I used two five gallon buckets to get it up under the truck and from there I could do it by myself. Really easy to install. 360107



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Good fit ; strong enough to pull a double axle trailer loaded with a car ! Thanks ! 326014



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2003 Ford F-150

Delivered fast and was on in less than 25 minutes. So easy I'm waiting for Mr. Murphy Law to pay me a visit. Very pleased! 307134


Comments
Sorry, truck was totaled 7 months ago.
Ryan - 10/17/2017

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1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Very easy installation unless doing it yourself, which can be done but just a little difficult until you get bolts on each side. 290282



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2001 Ford F-150

This product was very well designed. Very easy to install, so easy I was able to install it by my self. After a year it's seems to be holding up very well, the paint has minimal scratches. It's also been able to haul trailers with no problem (kinda what's it's supposed to do) Overall I would give this hitch a 10/10 246230



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Ordered the hitch on Wednesday, got it on Friday and had I it on the truck in less then an hour. Had watched a Utube video, read the instructions and the hitch fit like a glove. Took as long to get tools together and put up as it did to install. 236540



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2003 Ford F-150

Could not possibly be any easier to mount on frame. about 30 total minutes time.All holes line up perfectly.Very happy with this product.Installed as advertised. We do a lot off off roading here in Ca.Now we have room in our truck for more camping gear with a trailer to tow the toys. 235067


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Deep Drop Bumper and Ball Mount for 1996 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Diesel
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13038 is not a fit for your 1996 Ford F-250. For a similar fit, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 41504 which is rated for 5,000 lbs without weight distribution or 10,000 lbs with weight distribution. For your 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, I recommend the MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 6-1/4" Drop, 7-7/8" Rise - 12K # MT70380 which is adjustable so you can tow level with the 2-5/16...
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  • How to Determine Maximum Towing Capacity of 2001 Ford F150 Crew Cab
    The hitch should have a sticker somewhere that lists its towing capacity and its capacity when weight distribution is used. These maximums will be limited by the actual towing capacity of the truck itself. That's right, the capacity of the hitch COULD be greater than that of the truck, in which case, you'd need to abide by the lowest capacity. Because identical truck models can be equipped so differently, finding out the maximum towing capacity of a given vehicle can be a challenge,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1998 Ford F-150
    Our most popular trailer hitch for your 1998 Ford F-150 is the Curt hitch part # C13038 which has a 6,000 lb capacity and would work very 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 the ball mount kit does not include a...
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  • Setting Up 2001 Ford F150 to Tow 4500 lb Camper
    The towing capacity of your truck is going to depend on how the truck is equipped, such as the cab configuration and the rear end gear ratio. I can't provide you with a definite capacity without knowing the particulars of your vehicle, but I will say the the owner's manual will provide you with all the specifics according to how your vehicle is configured. The manual has a very comprehensive breakdown of how the way the vehicle is equipped affects the towing capacity. The lowest towing...
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