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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
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • 400 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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 C13081 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13081

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
  • Made 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


Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT.


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



13081 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

C13081 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13081 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2016 Jeep Compass

2011 - 2017 Jeep Patriot

2017 - 2017 Jeep Compass Old Body Style



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 - 2016 Jeep Compass - Curt

Today on our 2016 Jeep Compass, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the 2" x 2" opening. Its part number is C13081. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, it's really clean looking. Our main cross tube completely hidden behind our fascia area there. Really simply little area here that we trim out to give it a little bit of clearance. You'll see it's going to come out here to our 2" x 2" receiver tube opening.

Nice reinforcement collar around the end here. It's got the flush appearance, which I happen to like. You'll see we're going to be tucked in underneath our bumper just slightly, so we're not going to have to worry about bumping into it or anything like that. Safety chain connection points here are going to be of a rolled steel style. Give us plenty of room to get our chains connected.

This is a Class 3 hitch, it's 00:00:57 extremely versatile. There's tons of different accessories that can fit in here. The hitch is going to offer a 400 pound tongue weight rating. That's the maximum downward force we can put here at our receiver tube opening. It gives us a 4000 pound pound gross trailer weight rating. That's the total weight our trailer and anything that we might load up on it.

It does not offer a weight distribution rating, so we won't want to use it with weight distribution set ups. With that being said, Curt will recommend the use of the stabilization strap for anythign that would be a non-wheeled load, so anything but a trailer like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Of course, we do want to check the owner's manual on the Compass. We need to see what it's rated for towing wise. We can just go off of whichever of those numbers are the lowest. A couple measurements are going to be helpful in selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or even hitch cargo carrier.

We'll be from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube opening we've got about 14 1/4". Then, from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about 6". To begin our installation, we need to take out a small area of the fascia, just to allow for the shank of the hitch to rest in place there. We need to first mark our center which is going to be about 7". From the outside of these rivets it's 14", so if you split that that's about 7". We're going to make our marks here from that center mark. We need to go about 2 3/4" so we'll be about 1 3/8" from each side here. Now, we're going to measure up from this rear edge rearward here. We need to go 2 9/16" which is just about a 1/16" past this bend. We're just going to use that bend for reference, cut right along that edge. We can always take out more if we need to. Then, we'll kind of mark it out as squarely as we can for it being on a curved surface here. Now we'll begin trimming this out. We can always take out more so we'll err on the side of too little first. Now we can use a razor blade here. You can also use like a rotary tool to cut this out. Just a pretty soft material, so it's easy enough to do by hand. Now, as an option you can lower down the exhaust. I recommend doing it. It just gives you some extra room to work. We're going to use a inaudible 00:03:48 strap to give us some support up here in the front and then we'll remove a couple hangers here in the rear. Here on the driver's side it's kind of up on the front corner of the rear exhaust section here and it's going to be on the opposite side or closer to the rear here on the passenger side. Little bit of spray lubricant there usually makes these pretty easy to pop off. Just kind of pry bar or big screw driver in behind them. That should be good. Now it's time to get our hardware pre-positioned. You'll see I'm going to take the long bolt. We need to place a flat washer on and then in our frame rail there are going to be holes that pass from the outside to the inside. We're going to place a bolt in each one. You'll see where it comes out here on the inside of the frame rail. Now, we're just going to push them back to where they're sitting even. We'll go over and do the same thing for the driver's side. Those attachment points will be in the exact same location. Now we'll grab a 10 millimeter socket. We're going to just pull this heat shield down temporarily. It's held in place with 4 fasteners. We can set that aside. Now we're ready to get our hitch lifted up into position. We're going to be careful as we guide it up. You can see once it gets on top of that exhaust as long as you've got a strap pretty much supports it for you. Watch the evac canister down here on the driver's side. There we go. Once it's in position, we just want to slide those bolts over. That will support it for us while we get our flange nuts started. We have them started let's go ahead and snug them down. You may need to hold your flange nut with a 19 millimeter wrench. We're going to operate the other side with a 19 millimeter socket. Once we have them snugged down, now it's time to grab our torque wrench, look at our instructions, find the appropriate specifications and get all 4 of them torqued down appropriately. Now we can get our heat shield put back in. We want to use the part that goes downward over on the driver's side. Just kind of line them up with the bolts there, push it up on, and then re-secure it with those nuts. Then grab our 10 millimeter again and get those tightened down. Now we'll lift our exhaust up into position and slide those hangers back on. These should slide on pretty easily. If they don't you can always hit them with a little bit more spray lubricant. Now we can pull our strap down and ready to start using our vehicle again. That's going to complete our installation of the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13081 on our 2016 Jeep Compass.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13081

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (169 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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2017 Jeep Compass


Very impressed. Shipment came quickly and went on smoothly. I watched the video and that helped. Nice to have a video of my exact car. Hitch was built for my car and that was obvious. Thanks for the service and product. 574952



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2016 Jeep Patriot


Received extremely fast, Very easy to install. Will be using to tow our boat, and works perfectly.... 572195



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I heard about ETrailer from a friend and decided to try it out since you have custom hitches and wiring harnesses for pretty much every vehicle. I recieved my products today and everything I ordered is here. I plan on installing my hitch and harness next weekend and im positive it will be great 366373



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Jeep


Excellent product the hitch fit perfect on my vehicle just like it describes in the website. The staff sent me all the info I needed for my install! The videos you all make help out a lot. Also the package the hitch came, In was nice nothing at all damaged. Thank you all very much. I'm going to order again for other Jeep that I own. I'm going to use hitch to pull trail with Stump grinders. Again thank you all very much. Jim 385885



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2015 Jeep Compass


It bolted right up to the frame and seems to be working flawlessly. 566554



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2014 Jeep Patriot


Instalation took about two hours, but looks neat. Haven't used it as yet. Photo to come when weather clears around here. 128197


Comments

The hitch is working fine. There have been no problems noted.

George C - 05/05/2015

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My item was easy to find with their navigating online system. Etrailer.com even provided a how-to-video that helped me install my items, easily I might add. 117428


Comments

Well its been a year, I have been using it very heavy and its held up very well. And it still looks like new. Had no problems at all.

Keith - 02/24/2015

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe


Although more involved than the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe hitch, it went on the Jeep Patriot OK...a little more than an hour since you must drop the muffler and cut the lower bumper apron. The electrical add-on was easier, although the B+ (12 VDC) line should be spliced to the black cable to the battery before dropping below the driver's side taillight...a little to tight to work in behind the bumper/panel...also, no metal panel was available for adhesive mounting of the light module. Overall, not too bad...and done! (Maybe over done...4000# hitch on a 1000# tow vehicle...oh well. 72875



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2015 Jeep Patriot


I was extremely satisfied with how easy the trailer hitch and wiring harness were to install. I am not a mechanic, but following the two eTrailer YouTube videos, a friend and I were able to install both in less than 2 hours. The tip to cut a little less from the rear skirt, versus the instructions, made a world of difference in the final look. 524521



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2014 Jeep Patriot


The product arrived very quickly and was packaged well. In addition to the instruction that came in the box, I also utilized the installation video for the trailer hitch and the wiring harness. Although I did not have anyone to help me with the hitch, the whole process only took about 2.5 hours. It would have been less, but I had to put the jeep up on jack stands so that I could drop the exhaust down enough to get the hitch in and I kept starting and stopping the instruction video for the wiring harness to ensure I was doing it right. My friends told me it looked as it if had been professionally installed. Made me feel really good. The light test came out successful the first time and I am already shopping for my next purchase. Excellent service and product. My next order is coming soon. 138384



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I purchased my hitch and wiring from etrailer for a terrifically low price. I received my hitch and wiring 1 business day earlier than expected. I found the hitch install as well as the wiring install online from etrailer and the instructions were EXACT. I saved $300. over having someone else buy and install the parts. Also, the customer service rep I spoke to was very knowledgeable and was able to get me all set with hitch and wiring in under 5 minutes. GREAT EXPERIENCE with etrailer and I will definitely use them again if I'm ever in need of a hitch/wiring. Definitely recommend etrailer to my friends. 412874



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2015 Jeep Cherokee


Etrailer, has not let me down. This hitch fits perfectly, anad the one i purchased for my 2015 cherokee did also. Great product, great company, will keep coming back. 231812


Comments

Still a great purchase and product, would definitely recommend

lmic - 11/10/2016

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Very quick delivery & very simple installation - done in less than 1 hr. Great product! Thanks for help in ordering, highly efficient & very helpful. 132082


Comments

worked great for light hauling around town

Wesley - 05/27/2015

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2014 Jeep Patriot


Good fit and looks good but if you have never installed a hitch on your style of vehicle before figure more time than what it says in the instructions. I installed one on a 2014 Jeep Patriot. The guy I watched online said 2.5 hours to install. He was right not the one hour the instructions said (instructions said half hour for a pro). Maybe if everything goes your way and you have a lift with help at your disposal then maybe you could pull off the one hour install. 286678


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Completely satisfied with no problems

Terry - 08/23/2017

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2015 Jeep Patriot


After owning for one year, it has been a valuable addition to our Jeep Patriot. We have pulled a small trailer well over 3,000 miles. We went from a Suburban to the Patriot and definitely need this to haul our belongings. I did spend the extra time to get the power cable up to the engine compartment by way of fishing it under the carpet or plastic trim. So it is completely hidden except in the door panel. There is no way to get it thru the firewall between the engine and the dashboard so this has worked well. Am going to install this same kit on my sons Patriot for Christmas. 423641



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Jeep Patriot


Great product. Took me longer to install than an hour but the installation went well. I am a big guy and getting under the Patriot without it being lifted was the most difficult aspect. If I was to do this again I would definitely have the vehicle raised. 222905


Comments

great

Jon W - 08/29/2016

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2014 Jeep Patriot


Hitch is well made. I didnt have to take down the exhaust or heat shield, i just took the holding pins off from the center lower fascia and was able to pull it forward enough to get the hitch in place. Its tight, but installed in 10min. One thing I did notice, hitch was about 1/2 short of the frame. I installed anyway and it seems secured although not completely snug against the frame on one side. Its tight and doesnt move. Pretty easy install. 430992


Comments

It sounds like your hitch was slightly flexed in shipping. The good news is hitches are easy to flex back into place. I have attached a link for flexed hitches to help you.

-- Heather A - 09/14/2017

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Jeep


your instructions were better than average, the hitch arrived in a timley maner, I have a bussy schedule and could not get to the installation as soon as I would have liked. My 2014 Jeep did not completley match your instructions, my first chalenge was the removal of the panel in the wheel well (ww), only the left ww needed to be removed, the plastic insert covered the compleet ww, and more fasteners were required to be removed than called for in the instructions, I also needed to remove the wheel to acess two of the fasteners, to me the cut out in the splash cover for the bumper was not clear and I removed more than needed, oved all this was a good experence and worked out well for me. **** of ***** 92475



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Jeep Patriot


I received the product in a matter of days. I installed the receiver hitch on my jeep patriot while it was in my driveway. Installation was a snap and it went just as the video said it would. 120629



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2016 Jeep Compass


The hitch and wiring harness Ipurchased from etrailer fit very well under my 2016 Jeep. It was easy to install and great instructions . This maybe my 4th or 5 th hitch and harnesses I,ve installed on my vehicles. Keep up the Good work and good products Thank you Tom 420215



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2016 Jeep Patriot


Excellent product the hitch fit perfect on my vehicle just like it describes in the website and sales staff George sent me all the info I needed for my install! Also the package the hitch came. In was nice nothing at all damaged very good instructions included also. Thank you very much! 361574



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2017 Jeep Patriot


Great Heavy Duty Well Made to Fit Hitch No sharp edges. 551288



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Fast shipping, easy installation. Fit perfect, looks great, highly recommend Thanks for great service and products 522378



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2014 Jeep Compass


Exactly what I ordered, fit perfectly and no prolem installing. 520030



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2015 Jeep Compass


Fit perfectly in my 2014 Jeep Compass Sport Model (4x4) Would of taken 15 minutes If I had access to a lift , but it probably took me 45 minutes or so , taking my time , using a jack and jack stands. Happy with the purchase! 514272



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2015 Jeep Patriot


Great product just like always! 511296



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Fast delivery. Installed exactly as sho wn. 583457



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Quality product, easy installation, excellent customer service, quick shipping. Completely satisfied with my purchase. Have bought from etrailer in years past, and will continue to in the future. 579768



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hitch fit perfect, have not towed anything yet. Have used it with a step ball to reach roof and as a deterrent for people tapping bumper while parking. 577852



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2016 Jeep Patriot


best damn trailer hitch on the market 491145



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Installs and works as it should. 485437



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Etrailer.com was a very easy site to find the right parts needed to fit your specific vehicle. The parts i ordered even have tutorial videos to a how to step by step of the installation which i thought was pretty awesome. The only issue i have that i don't know if its etrailer.com fault, however, this is why im not giving them 5 stars but when i received my shipment today the box was all damaged and torn apart. I made sure to report the delivery as damaged. I still have yet to see if all my parts came in as i am at the hospital with my newborn son. But i will be sure to notify etrailer.com if anything is missing. Other than that i really enjoyed this site. 479509



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Etrailer.com was a very easy site to find the right parts needed to fit your specific vehicle. The parts i ordered even have tutorial videos to a how to step by step of the installation which i thought was pretty awesome. The only issue i have that i don't know if its etrailer.com fault, however, this is why im not giving them 5 stars but when i received my shipment today the box was all damaged and torn apart. I made sure to report the delivery as damaged. I still have yet to see if all my parts came in as i am at the hospital with my newborn son. But i will be sure to notify etrailer.com if anything is missing. Other than that i really enjoyed this site. 479506



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Great for a light vehicle like a patriot 474487



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Unit was needed to replace the original unit ordered as accessory on new 2015 car. The original was the 1-1/4-inch. I wanted a 2-inch. I Installed the unit a week ago because needed for scheduled trip to dump with rented trailer. Installing the unit in my garage took some time, but was completed without compromise. The unit performed without any problems. 474183



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2005 Buick Terraza


Best service and price of any online company that I have ever done business with. Will definitely do business with you again. You have my highest recommendation. 473726



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This is a great hitch for a great price. We had our car dealer install it and they did it in less than an hour 473516



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First, the shipping was incredibly fast. Only took three days with the free shipping. The product itself is well made. Good welds. Solid construction all together. Hardware kit is a plus. The install itself was stupid easy. The instructions were simple and I found it funny that this was rated as a difficult install. Not at all. Very simple. Overall I would absolutely recommend this. Perfection. 472610



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2016 Jeep Compass


Product came quick and was fairly easy to install even with someone with arthritis. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase. 472604



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Jeep Patriot


I bought a Curt trailer hitch for my Jeep Patriot. The installation was uncomplicated, the fit perfect, and it works great. Now I’ll be going back to you all soon for the wiring. Thanks. 471791



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2014 Jeep Patriot


Installing this hitch by myself with it on the ground takes a little longer than 30 minutes to install, having everything prepared before starting will make the job go faster, 458904



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Strong solid product. Item as described with extremely helpful guide to install and what to expect. Only hangup was the hitch span didn't quite reach (roughly 1/8" gap) from frame rail to frame rail, but between manufacturing allowances of the hitch and vehicle, it was more than manageable. 457542



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Fast no hassle service. Thanks! 456926



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Fast no hassle service. Thanks! 456925



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This product was easy to install and fit exactly as it should. All the parts needed came in the package with instructions that were clear and easy to follow. Looking forward to towing a trailer in the near future. Thanks! 451270



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I wish the black wire didn’t have to be connected with the crimp connecter. That war a small problem. 448463


Comments

No issues to report, I towed a 8’ utility trailer 1300 miles. Plus another 350 miles this year. So I have no complaints.

Ed - 11/02/2018

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Excellent, product information and install guide on your site is fantastic! FAST SHIPPING! When it comes to trailor information you are without a doubt the best site out there not to mention the BEST prices....THANK YOU! LISA H... 448445



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2015 Jeep Patriot


I always use etrailer for my vehicle needs and every experience has been great. I will recommend and always use them. 448304



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Works great and the video that shows how to do it was helpful took about an hour on my garage floor by myself very simple 447490



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2015 Jeep Patriot


My hitch fit up perfectly as promised but my wiring harness was for a different vehicle. The follow-up from your company was great ! However, I did not expect to have to pay for return shipping charges for the wiring harness that did not work on my vehicle. Thanks for the great hitch and wonderful service ! 444733


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  • Torque Ratings for Installation of Curt Class III C13081 Trailer Hitch on 2011 Jeep Compass
  • Because the torque specs recommended by the manufacturer can change over time, we don't publish them on the website. However, if you go to the last page (out of 6 pages total) of the linked installation instructions, under the heading 'INSTALLATION STEPS', you can see that step 8 mentions the torque specs for the Curt # C13081 Class III hitch. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you'll need a few additional items to complete your towing system: Trailer wiring harness...
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  • Do the Tow Hooks of a 2014 Jeep Patriot Need to Be Removed for Hitch Install
  • The tow hook cannot be re-installed once the hitch is installed on the 2014 Jeep Patriot, but the good news is the hitch can be used in the same purpose as the tow hook if needed. The safety chain loops can be used as hooks, or you could get the part # TR63044 and install that in the hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Jeep Patriot with a 500lb Capacity Cargo Carrier
  • You are correct, I would not recommend the Curt hitch # C13081 because it has a tongue weight capacity of below 500lbs. If you plan on fully loading your cargo carrier to the limit you will want to go with the Draw-Tite # 75712 because of the higher tongue weight rating. Now it's important to calculate the weight of your carrier into the tongue weight capacity as well as the cargo to be sure you don't go over capacity. Another very important thing to check is your owners manual because...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Jeep Compass to Tow a Pop-up Camper
  • For your 2016 Jeep Compass I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C13081. This is a Class III trailer hitch rated for 400 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Since you will be doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop, interchangeable ball set, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link...
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  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Patriot
  • The Curt Hitch part # C13081 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Jeep Patriot so I would recommend it for you. If you plan on doing 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 have the right rise or drop...
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  • What is Curts Reason for Requiring Support Straps on Their Hitch Receivers
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and a stabilizing/support strap, like part # 18050, is required for the Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13081, in order to alleviate the leveraging affect that a non-trailer load places on the hitch. He likes to use the example of carrying a gallon of milk. Think of the strain that would be put on your arm if it is extended opposed to if you carry the milk close to your body. This is what also happens with a hitch when a bike rack or cargo carrier is...
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