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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 C13081 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 400 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty



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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

Item # C13081

Installation Details C13081 Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (215 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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Its a great investment, no longer asking for other the use of their vehicle to haul anything . 793997



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2014 Jeep Compass

easy enough to install, included instructions wanted to remove somethings that didnt need to be removed and left out that the evap canister needs to be loosened so it can be moved. The video instructions on the website was a lot better than the included instructions. Would have been a little easier with 2 people but can be completed with just one. Looks good installed, tucked up nicely. 793117



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Great product. Fast shipping!! 906645



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Jeep

Hitch is great. Videos on your site helped a lot. Anyone who installs one of these make sure you pull it as far back as you can when you tighten the bolts. If you don't the muffler will vibrate on it when the Jeep heats up. I had to redo mine and it is ok now. 905571



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I purchased this just over a year ago and received an email today asking me to review it. Let me start by saying that I love that they waited a year to ask for a review. Whats the point of reviewing a product the day you receive it? The trailer Hitch arrived within a few days of ordering and I watched the videos for installing it on my Jeep Patriot. With there being enough room for me to crawl under the car I had the hitch installed in 30 mins! I also purchased the lighting kit and the entire project was done in an hour. The entire hitch except for the tongue is hidden behind the bumper cover and looks like a factory option. I use this hitch daily for work and its been rock solid and still looks like new. Fit and finish are perfect. Great Product! 893528



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I am very happy with the way everything was done 884850



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2016 Jeep Compass

Excellent fit and the instructions and video are very well done. 858349



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Excellent and sturdy Class III hitch. With the aid of excellent support videos, installation of this hitch was step by step accurate and made installation perfect. Great job etrailer.com! 854832



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Surprised they had it in stock, and jumped on it quick. Arrived quickly and looks great! 852701



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Looks good as new. No sign of any rus t. 851155



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The product is great. I thought I was going to get a wire harness with it. 837450



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easy installation and product. Just what I needed for my move and it worked out perfect. Low prIces, but great product. 828563



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I am very pleased with my purchase. It arrived exactly as pictured. High quality craftmanship and it shipped very fast. 815818



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2017 Jeep Patriot

Ordered this hitch for my son's birthday. He installed it and loves it. Thank you 815679



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Great value price and appears to be a good product. 808284



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The product arrived on time and was in good shape. The reason for the four stars instead of five is that the included directions say installation time is 30 minutes. This is very misleading because it took me about 1 1/2 hours. When you don't have access to a car hoist and have to lie on your back the entire time it doesn't go as quickly as planned. The product fit-up was good and the rest of the directions were spot on. Now the video I watched didn't match the written directions but between the two all of my questions were answered. I also purchased the wiring package for this vehicle and watching the video was VERY helpful and installation went smoothly. I say that the heat shrink wire connectors should be included instead of having to be purchased separately and need to include some longer zip ties since the directions say to attached the wires to the trailer hitch and the included ties are too short. In light of all of the above I would STILL recommend these two products. 807986



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Sorry guys. It's still under the work bench. will get to it soon 802563



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best hitch ever!!! Still in great condi tion 800383



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Everything went great, thanks again 799963



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ordered, got, done!!! 799884



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2017 Jeep Compass

One and a half hours to install on my 2017 compass High altitude. looks great. easy to install with two people. 799731



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A+++ , VERY FAST SHIPPING , THANKS 778274



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2015 Jeep Compass

very good instructions 776366



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Jeep Patriot

2014 Jeep Patriot hitch was an easy install, looks great and very functional. 749215



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Product is very well built and has worked flawlessly for us. The only change I did was to get longer bolts (5 inch) for the passenger side. This allowed me to use my recovery hook with the tow hitch. If you do this mode you will need to Dremel the holes bigger on the recovery hook to install it. Actual install was straight forward and the install information online at etrailer helped a lot. Don't be afraid to do the trimming on the lower rear plastic. Just follow the instructions and it is easy. You will need a light kit for the trailer lights to work with the Jeep Compass. Well built tow hitch and has given us no issues when towing. 732141


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  • Parts Needed to Install a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on 2014 Jeep Patriot
    In order to have brake connectivity between your 2014 Jeep Patriot and your trailer, you will first need to install a 4-way connector such as # 118552. The T-one connector plugs directly into your Jeep's existing wiring. I have included installation details and a link to a installation video. You will also need the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7. The brake controller installation kit includes everything necessary for converting your 4-way connector to...
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  • Torque Specs for Curt Trailer Hitch on 2016 Jeep Patriot
    I've linked the installation details for the Curt trailer hitch that fits your 2016 Jeep Patriot, part # C13081. In step 8 it shows the exact torque specs for the four half-inch bolts. We generally don't post torque specs for trailer hitches live on our site because of the off-chance the manufacturer changes them from one vehicle to another. If a change is made it'll be reflected in the install details linked.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer with 2016 Jeep Compass
    If you were planning on towing with your 2016 Jeep Compass there are a few items you will need. First let's start with the hitch. For that you would want the # C13081 that you referenced which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # C56344 which is a confirmed fit as well. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch...
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  • Can I Tow a Boat and Trailer That Weighs 1600-lbs With My 2012 Jeep Compass?
    You'll want to check your owner's manual for confirmation, but from what I was able to find out from my research, your 2012 Jeep Compass has a towing capacity of 1000-lbs. If that is confirmed by your owner's manual, you won't be able to safely tow a boat and trailer weighing 1600-lbs without damaging your vehicle. When towing, you are always limited by the lowest rated component in the setup. In this case you may have an aftermarket hitch like the Curt # C13081 with a 4000-lb towing...
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  • 2015 Jeep Patriot Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation
    For trailer wiring for your 2015 Jeep Patriot we have custom fit options that will basically plug inline with the taillights of your vehicle. For that the Curt harness part # 118552 has been confirmed as a fit. I attached an install video that shows how it will install. For a hitch the Curt part # C13081 has been confirmed as a fit and would be a great option that we would recommend for you. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. Since you wanted to do...
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  • Can my 2015 Jeep Patriot Carry a Dirt Bike using the Curt Hitch and Carrier
    I looked up the owner's manual for your 2015 Jeep Patriot, and on page 422 it gives all the ratings for pulling a trailer. There are 2 different ratings, if you Patriot has the factory tow package or not. If you have the 2.0L, or 2.4L motor without the tow package the max tongue weight is 150 lbs. If you have the 2.4L with the factory tow package or the Freedom Drive II Off road package the tongue weight is 300lbs. From the research I did your dirt bike weighs around 240 lbs dry....
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  • Facia Trimming on a 2013 Jeep Compass Sport
    When installing the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13081, on a 2013 Jeep Compass Sport, the fascia trimming will start at the bottom of the rear bumper fascia. This will create a break in the bottom line of the bumper fascia. I have attached an installation video on a 2012 Compass that details how to trim the fascia. The Compass in the video is one year older than your Compass, but the installation process and fascia trimming will be the same. The trimming starts at the bottom of the...
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  • Install Pictures and Video for Hitch Install on a 2014 Jeep Patriot
    I attached a couple pictures that show the Curt Hitch part # C13081 installed on a 2014 Jeep Patriot to show you exactly how the underside of your vehicle will look once the hitch has been installed. I also attached an install video for you to check out as well. The tank you referenced does not need to be moved to install this hitch.
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  • Can the Factory Tow Hook Be Used on a 2017 Jeep Patriot with Aftermarket Trailer Hitch
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13081 will not allow you to re-install the factory tow hook. If you would like to keep the factory tow hook then you will want to use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75712 instead which will allow you to retain the tow hook once it has been temporarily removed to install the hitch. I have attached an install video of the Draw-Tite hitch on a similar 2016 Jeep Patriot for you.
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  • What Vehicles Does the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13081 Fit
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13081, is designed to fit the 2011 - 2015 Jeep Compass and the 2011 - 2015 Jeep Patriot. I have attached the installation instructions for you.
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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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  • 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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  • Is Trimming Required to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Jeep Patriot
    According to the instructions which I have linked for you, you will need to trim the rear fascia on the 2014 Jeep Patriot in order to install Curt trailer hitch # C13081. The trimming that is needed at the very bottom center of the rear fascia is approximately 2-9/16 inches tall by 2-5/8 inches wide. I have also included a picture showing the trim area. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK4. It comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball set,...
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  • How to Determine if 2017 Jeep Compass is New or Old Body Style for Picking Out Hitch
    I checked your order notes and you ordered the Curt Hitch part # C13081 for your 2017 Jeep Compass which is listed as a confirmed fit if you have the OLD body style. It sounds like you have the NEW body style Compass which requires the part # C13363 instead. New Body Style models will have the letter T as the 11th character in the VIN. I'd check that first and we can go from there but I am fairly certain it's a body style issue. Old body style will have the letter D instead.
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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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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2016 Jeep Patriot
    For your 2016 Jeep Patriot I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C13081. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver that is rated for 400 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. For trailer wiring I recommend # 118552 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of your Patriot. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit...
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  • Replacement Bolts for Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13081
    The replacement hardware for the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13081 that you referenced can be found with part # RHK. Once on the product page you will simply type in the model number (C13081) and then select "Curt" from the manufacturer drop-down menu and we will send out the complete hardware kit for this hitch.
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  • Solution for Fixing Hitch Rattle on a 2016 Jeep Compass with Curt Hitch Installed
    Hitch rattle is a somewhat common occurrence after the install of a trailer hitch. The easiest solution is to bend the exhaust hanger up so that the muffler sets further above the hitch. If bending the hanger does not provide a solution, another option is to try and replace the rubber exhaust isolater with a shorter isolater. The shorter isolater will help raise the tailpipe up futher away from the hitch. I have attached a help article and video that covers these ways to help correct...
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  • Is Curt Hitch Compatible With Weight Distribution on Jeep Patriot?
    The Curt hitch you have installed on your 2015 Jeep Patriot, # C13081, is not rated for use with a weight distribution system, and neither are any of the other compatible hitches. However, if your issue is tongue weight, the Draw-Tite # 75712 offers a maximum tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs, which is 150 lbs more than the Curt, but it is also rated for 3,500 lbs of towing, which is 500 fewer than the Curt.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver that Keeps Factory Tow Hooks on a 2016 Jeep Compass
    The Class III Curt trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2016 Jeep Compass is part # C13081 and does require permanent removal of the tow hooks if you have them. I've linked the install details and a video for you. However, the Draw-Tite Class III hitch that fits your Jeep, part # 75712, allows you to reinstall the tow hooks. The hooks do need to be temporarily removed to install the hitch. But after installation they can be reinstalled, if you choose. You'll need to drive the existing...
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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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  • Why is the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap Part # 18050 Needed
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13081 which is a fit for your 2014 Jeep Compass as you mentioned recommends the use of the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing accessories. The reason for the strap is to prevent movement of the accessory inside the trailer hitch as it can wear down the hitch over time and lead to a potential for failure. In my opinion, this is more of a warranty precaution than strength concern. If you do not wish to use the stabilizing...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Jeep Patriot
    Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C13081 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Jeep Patriot so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If 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...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack for Curt Class III Hitch C13081 on 2012 Jeep Patriot
    Your 2012 Jeep Patriot is within the same generation of this vehicle as the 2014 model year shown in the linked installation video. Your Curt hitch # C13081 will mount to your vehicle so that the hitch pin hole is 6-1/2-inches from the rear edge of the bumper cover. This means you want to choose a 4-bike hitch rack with at least 7-inches of clearance to ensure no interference between the rack and vehicle. I suggest the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465. It includes locks for the...
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  • Correct Curt Class III Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Jeep Patriot
    The oldest Jeep Patriot the Curt hitch part # C13081 fits is a 2011 model. For your sons 2010 the # 13548 would be the correct hitch. There was a change between the 2010 and 2011 Patriots so a new hitch had to be made.
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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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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Compass
    The Curt Hitch part # C13081 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Jeep Compass 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...
    view full answer...
  • Best Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Compass
    The Curt Hitch part # C13081 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Jeep Compass so it would work well 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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  • How to Pick Out Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount
    To pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount you need to take two measurements. Measure from the top of the hitch opening to the ground and then from bottom lip of trailer coupler to the ground and compute difference. The number you get is the amount of drop needed. Based on the dimension you listed I'd be inclined to thing you'd need a drop of around 10 inches or so like # AMSC10 since a lot of trailers sit around 16 inches from ground. I attached a help article on picking out ball...
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