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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
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 900 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13118 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13118

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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 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.



13118 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13118 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13118 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2019 Ford F-150 without factory hitch

2017 - 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor without factory hitch




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 - 2018 Ford F-150 - Curt

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F150 we're gonna be taking a look at and also showing you how to install the Curt custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver offering the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, its part number is C13118.Here's what your hitch will look like installed on the truck. As you can see we've got a receiver tube opening here and our cross tube's gonna remain pretty hidden up behind the bumper. You'll see a little bit of it there as it comes across. We've got the flush reinforcement collar here, that's gonna be just inside the outside edge of the bumper so really no worries about running into it or anything like that.Now this is a class three hitch, you're probably, since it's going on a truck, thinking more along the lines of towing and hauling. There's several ball mounts available in the class three variety. You want to choose the right raise or drop just depending on your trailer set up.

You want it to be nice and level. These class three hitches also are gonna work out really well for other accessories whether like a cargo carrier maybe for hunting or bike racks, just about any type of accessory that they make for a hitch is probably gonna come in a class three variety with the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening or shank in that case.Now to hold all your items in place we've got a five-eights diameter pin hole there on the side, you want to choose a class three accessory but you've got a lot of room here so if you're using a hitch pin and clip, a locking hitch pin, or an anti-rattle device you really shouldn't have to worry too much about interference.The safety chain connection points on the hitch are gonna be a rounded steel stock kind of material. Of course a small utility trailer type hook will work out fine. You'll see the largest or the larger of the clevis hooks works out okay too. There might be just a little bit of space difference there or a little bit of kind of blockage there so you just kind of want to keep an eye out for that.

I think it'd work it'd just be a little bit tight.Now our hitch is gonna offer a 900 pound tongue weight rating, that'd be the maximum downward force you want to put there at the receiver tube opening and it gives us a 6,000 pound gross trailer weight rating so it's gonna be the total weight of your trailer and anything that you load up on it. It's rated for use with weight distribution as well, if you have a weight distribution set up your tongue weight rating goes up to 1,000 pounds, your gross trailer weight's gonna go up to 10,000 pounds. Just check your owners manual on the F150 to see what its tow rating is and don't exceed that.Now a few measurements you'll find helpful when selecting your ball mount, bike rack, or hitch cargo carrier will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening we've got about 18 and three-quarters of an inch, then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper it's about three and a quarter.To begin our installation you'll see we've removed our spare tire, we're gonna get that out of the way, that allows us easier access to our connection points for our hitch. Then we want to come right here on the backside of the passengers side frame rail, just inside from the bumper, and if this ground wire is on your vehicle you want to remove that using a 10 millimeter socket. You want remove the bolt completely from it and then bend that tab out flat.

Then we'll just tuck that out of the way for now.Now we've got our U shaped spacer blocks that we need to put in position and these are gonna go over the hole right above where we remove that ground. You'll place them up there just like that, you don't want to cover the ground attachment hole, and then with some tape we can get those held into position. Now these are gonna make sure that we've got a nice flat surface for our hitch to mount to. Then you'll want to just trim out that center section there so our bolt will pass through. Then we'll do the same thing for our drivers side.Now we'll grab one of our pull wires and we want to go in that hole right back here to the backside of the frame, just like that.

We'll pull that out then we'll put on a square hole spacer block and we're also gonna thread our bolt on. Then we're gonna place the spacer block in the frame and we just want to work that spacer block in the frame rail, gently pull on our wire, and slide our bolt in. Then we want to make sure that they engage one another and then we can kind of push from the back there and help our bolt through. Then we'll let the whole thing just kind of rest right back in the frame rail. Now we're gonna do that same thing on this hole location using this as our access hole.Then we'll take another square hole spacer block and we need that just to rest up there for now. The side plate on our hitch is gonna come up and that'll be sandwiched between it. Then we'll head over to the passengers side and repeat that process there.Now with help of an extra set of hands we're gonna get our hitch lifted up into position. You're just gonna bring those pull wires down through the hitch this way as you raise it up just kind of pull on those and guide your hitch into position.Then we'll use our pull wires and we'll want to get our bolt pulled through there in each of our locations. Now at each of our locations we're gonna remove that pull wire, we're gonna add on our flange nut just hand tight for now, and we'll get our hitch tightened down. You want to be sure that that threaded hole or that weld nut where that ground bolt came out of is lined up with the circle that's cut in the hitch. That's gonna allow us to reattach that. Now with everything snugged down we'll go through and torque it to the specifications that you'll find listed in the instructions.Now we're gonna take the new bolt provided with the hitch, we want to thread that through our ground and then into the original hole. That should be secure enough. You see that still moving a little bit, want a little bit more. Just like that.With our ground wire reinstalled it's a great time to put that spare tire back in place and that will complete our installation of the Curt custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver, part number is C13118 on our 2018 Ford F150.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13118

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (133 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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Very easy to install. Very happy with the curt hitch. The instructions and instructional video was very helpful. 610866



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Fit like a glove.Very easy to install and very well made.Video instructions were very helpful from etrailer for installation. I used a hydraulic floor jack to lift hitch into place.Im 62 years old and did it by myself in my garage.Very easy and looks great too. 331802



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2017 Ford F-150

Etrailer was very professional in making sure that my product was shipped quickly and provided tracking information once shipped. Even received an email letting me know that the item had been delivered. The trailer hitch was just as pictured and fit my truck with no modifications required. 375229



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The hitch was received in good condition, but the box was ripped open on both sides. No parts were missing because the parts bag was heavily taped to the hitch. The hitch is exactly as advertised and is a little stronger than I thought it would be. I will use it to tow my bass boat. The cost was considerably lower than the best price locally. It looks to be an easy installation. I would recommend e trailer for product value and service. I will take pictures when I install it' 230998



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2015 Ford F-150

What's better than a part that fit as described and super easy to install ? A great company that cares about your purchase and takes the time to contact you during and after the shipping process. I will forever be a etrailer.com customer. Thanks again! 424371



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Ford Mustang

Excellent product ,simple installation. Could not round up anyone to help me, as usual, so it was a solo act. Used the floor jack and a lot of patience to install on my new F150. Had put in an Etrailer hitch on my Mustang several years ago so I knew what to expect. Except this was a little heavier. But if a 70 year old with bursitis in both shoulders can do it, anyone can! Had to feed bolts and spacers thru different holes as spacers were too big. Mounted the forward pair first and then just pivoted it into place for the rear pair and the ground screw.Solid well made part, great Company to deal with. Had hitch delivered in 4 days. 549900



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2016 Ford F-150

This was the second trailer hitch I have purchased from etrailer. It arrived last night, I had it installed by noon today. Always perfect fit and easy to install. I used "ratchet" tie-down straps to lift the hitch into position, pulled everything into place with the "fishwire" (I hope someone got a big bonus for coming up with that idea) and bolted it on. I am 67 and installed it by myself with no problems. 344481


Comments

Its doing great. You guys have a super product.

David T - 02/26/2018

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Awesome product and super easy to install with the step by step instructions 667593



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Great product easy install 654197



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Build seems better then a factory hitch 653390



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Overall, a great experience. Previous reviews were pretty accurate about shipping and installation. I received the package via UPS a few days after ordering, and noticed a big hole in the box where one part of the hitch was protruding. With the exception of a few flake marks and scrapes, the unit was in perfect shape. Installation was easy. Followed others' advice about dropping the spare tire. Took about an hour from start to finish. Will purchase from this compay again, as long as they address the packing and handling issues found during the shipping. 638275



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As always, etrailer came through. Fast, free delivery, perfect fit on my F 150. Installed it myself but would be much, much easier with a second set of hands. 637121



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Very easy to assemble. 636936



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This kit was well thought out for the do it your self guys. I recommend watching the "how to" video more than once. It took me longer to install than advertised, but, I'm not 30 anymore nor do I have a lift! I used a floor jack for the lifting and I had my wife pumping it up, she was a big help! I would recommend and would buy again! 634608



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2018 Ford F-150

All in all, a great hitch. I had some trouble at the outset because the written instructions are poorly printed and difficult to follow - the photos are basically worthless. Once I watched the 7 minute video, things went pretty smoothly. I still did not have direction on where to use all of the spacers or which of the two possible holes to use in the frame. I would suggest strongly that any buyer watch the video - I did 3 times. I installed it by myself with the help of a floor jack and I am a healthy 72 year old man. One of the bolts did not "grab" the frame to my satisfaction by I will check in a couple of weeks to see if I can tighten it further. I would recommend this hitch. 622031



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2018 Ford F-150

very sturdy and well made , fit perfectly. instructional video provided on website was excellent . 620386



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Great trailer hitch and a breeze to install ! I always receive great products and service from eTrailer Superb products and quick delivery service. 617745



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2018 Ford F-150

This receiver hitch is a perfect fit for my 2018 truck. installation instructions were easy to understand and made the task easy. 617254



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Very Helpful video to follow when ordering. I ordered it 1 day and it was sitting on my porch the next day. 616823



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Well built once you understand the directions on feeding the fish wire it went well. 615625



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2018 Ford F-150

This is the second item I have ordered from Etrailer. I was again very impressed with shipping time. The hitch arrived with the box completely shredded and the hitch was hanging out of the side. I don’t believe this was etrailer’s fault. The hitch was in perfect condition and all the hardware was accounted for. Installation took about 40 minutes by myself. I watched the installation video as I installed it, pausing the video at every step. What an amazing tool they provide. The video and instructions were spot on. Hitch fit perfect and looks to be of very high quality. Highly recommend. 612080



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Install was easy after watching the video. Bolt holes lined up perfectly. Was able to get it in in less than a half an hour by myself. 611846



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2017 Ford F-150

I like the rounded safety chain attachment points. Easy to hook up and unhook chains. Fit well on my 2017 F150. Not bad to instl and I saved $ vs. having dealership install. 610768



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Excellent product, great fit ,good instructions. Installed in about an hour. 609565



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2018 Ford F-150

My hitched was delivered 3 days early which was great so I could install it over the weekend. Don't be alarmed when the box is damaged, the hitch looked great. I installed it Saturday afternoon in about an hour and I was dragging my feet. I will buy many more etrailer hitches. The instructional video was very helpful as well. 603692



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Delivery was quick, installation easy. I’m happy. 602024



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2018 Ford F-150

I have not installed it yet but it came in when y'all said it would! 600547



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2017 Ford F-150

Great products, great pricing and great customer support. Your videos really help folks install stuff. Keep it up! 589268



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2018 Ford F-150

i wish i could send pictures also but my email is under the weather..lol. but if you could have seen the package when it arrived....ouch!!! so when i opened the box i expected the worse. not true!! not a dent, looks perfect....thanks for the care in packaging. 588618



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Great hitch! Easy install, works great 584382



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I did installed myself in 20 minutes! Exactly as described in the advertisement! 573904



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2018 Ford F-150

Great fit and finish. As I am primarily all thumbs (and a veteran of 3 shoulder surgeries), the install time actually took 50 minutes instead of the estimated 40. I did have to hit the backing spacers w/ the bench grinder for about 10 seconds as they would not fit through the rear-most frame holes without considerable difficulty. The install video was a stroke of genius! Everything made sense after viewing it. I would not hesitate recommending this product. 573588



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The product arrived as schedule. The installation went according to the instructions. 2 people required. We will be back to purchase more products. 563488



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2017 Ford F-150

I've never had any problem with service, ordering, shipping or the products themselves, and I LOVE the videos. Prices are reasonable and competitive. The question and answer forum is also very useful. I have used the videos for a number of different projects and it's like having an expert right there with you. After watching the video start to finish, I rerun it again and stop it after each step, go out execute it on the trailer, then watch the next step. It's great! When buying online I buy exclusively from etrailer as a special thank you for their excellent videos. I couldn't be happier with etrailer! Thank you! 561754



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GREAT PRODUCT, AND GWEN WAS A BIG HELP. INSTALL WAS EASY. EVEN FOR A 62 YEAR OLD. CRAWLED ON MY BACK USED A HYDRALIC JACK ON ATTACTMENT END AND HELD THE FLANG UP ALINED THE BOLTS. WENT GREAT 548388



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Shipping was fast. Install very easy per instructions. Very happy overalllook 546154



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2016 Ford F-150

Good products. Easy and very helpful to work with. Thanks 518090



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2017 Ford F-150

Working well. Was easy to install. 516186



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2017 Ford F-150

The order was processed quickly and the package arrived in a timely manner. The directions were clear, but it sure helped to watch the video. I installed it myself, but an extra set of hands will sure help. Great product. I am very satisfied. 498100



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2016 Ford F-150

I have to say this was so easy to install. My son and I did this install in less than 2 hours. I took it to my local Firestone and they torqued the nuts down to spects. Looks great very stealth looking. 497639



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2016 Ford F-150

Easy to follow installation instructions. All parts present and marked. 496530



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2017 Ford F-150

Parked the truck near the garage. Dropped the spare tire and one hour later receiver hitch was installed and the spare tire back in place. This item fit exactly. Comes with instructions plus online video. 491333



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2016 Ford F-150

Easy to install and perfect fit. I’m h appy 490203



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2016 Ford F-150

We have installled several trailer hitches in the past years and all of our customers have been very happy. Very easy to install. Thank you, etrailer.com 487282


Comments

We have bought several Curt Trailer Hitches from your Company in the past. They were all for one of our Customers vehicles. As far as we know there are no complaints and they are working fine with no problems.

Cindy - 03/21/2019

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I purchased the trailer hitch after several hours of research let me to etrailer. It was their clear and quick install videos that actually sold me on the product, it also helps the price was extremely competitive! Upon receipt I had the hitch installed in around 45 minutes with no issues. I’ve used the hitch dozens of times, pulling a homemade Vardo camper around the south east. I began having power issues after towing but couldn’t find the problem. Several visits to the dealer due to a total loss of rear lights left me empty handed until I had a eureka moment. During the install you temporarily disconnect a wire, then reconnect. I realized this was a ground wire, and probably loose -it was. Be sure to properly tighten (locktite) the wire back after installing the hitch. Between the user friendly website, the great instructional videos, the speed of delivery, and the quality of the product I have no other option than to give this product and etrailer 5 Stars. I would defiantly recommend this product. 486363



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After one year this is still an excellent product. No rust or degradation and I use it a lot. I would highly recommend this product and company! 482034



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2017 Ford F-150

A 1 , And fast delivery too. If you need a Hitch , this is where you buy it...Thanks ! 480238



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2016 Ford F-150

Everything from ordering / delivery / installation went great. The installation video was very helpful. Thanks 472206



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Ford Expedition

We drove "trailer delivery" out of Elkhart IN for years and found it cost effective to set up our own truck(s) 3 over the years. After we quit we got a nice Airstream and have set up 2 F150's and an Expedition to haul it around. Like everyone, we shop on line and found your products to be priced right, that plus your video's save us tons of time. 468996



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Well that was easy. Product was shipped fast and package and hitch were in perfect condition. Read the instructions and watched the online video. Hitch was installed in 30 minutes. Great product and I will buy from etrailer again. Thank you!!! 467010


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  • Yes, only the receiver tube opening of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C14017 will be visible while installed on your 2017 Ford F-150. I have attached a photo of what the finished product will look like on a similar F-150 for you in addition to an install video. I also recommend using part # C22272 to protect the inside of the receiver tube from rusting while not in use.
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  • For your 2015 Ford F-150 that does NOT have a factory-installed hitch receiver I recommend the Curt # C13118 Class III hitch. This offers the same 900-lb tongue weight rating as the other options but it costs less. Installation hardware is included and the linked video will show you the entire install process. The only special tool needed is a torque wrench like # ALL944001 that will let you tighten the fasteners to the correct values as specified in the instructions. The written instructions...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution System for 2015 Ford F-150 with Travel Trailer
  • If you have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13118, then I recommend upgrading your hitch to the Class IV # C14017 which is rated for up to 1,200 lbs when using weight distribution. The reason is because weight distribution is based on loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the truck. This can easily increase your loaded trailer tongue weight and put you beyond the max capacity of your hitch when using weight distribution. For your weight...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Brake Controller Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 with 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 the Curt hitch part # C13118 is a confirmed fit and would work great. Then to convert the 4-way to a 7-way and install the brake controller would actually want the part # 37185 and the brake controller install harness part # 22292. Follow the 4-way trailer connector wires from the trailer connector to the front of the vehicle. These wires connect to a factory plug along the frame rail, usually on the driver's side, between the back tires and the rear bumper....
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  • GCWR of 2016 Ford F-150 Super Cab With 5.0L Engine and 3.55 Axle Ratio
  • I looked in the online version of the owner's manual for a 2016 Ford F-150 and according to that your GCWR will be one of four, depending on if you have a 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, and your wheelbase. For a 2WD with a 145 inch wheelbase your GCWR will be 15,200 lbs, or 15,300 lbs for a 163 inch wheelbase. For a 4WD your GCWR will be 14,400 lbs for a 145 inch wheelbase or 14,500 lbs for a 163 inch wheelbase. I strongly recommend verifying this by contacting your local Ford dealer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 for Bike Rack
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 we have the Curt hitch part # C13118 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for carrying a bike rack. It would have more capacity than you would need but it would still be a great fit for your needs.
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  • Why Are Two Different Capacities Listed on Trailer Hitches for 2018 Ford F-150
  • We do have a nice selection of trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2018 Ford F-150. The listed capacities that you mentioned indicate the towing weight capacity of the base hitch and the capacity when it is used with a weight distribution system. Using a weight distribution system will indeed increase the hitch's weight capacity as you noticed. A weight distribution system is used to reduce sag at the rear of the tow vehicle when a trailer is attached and to distribute...
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  • Are There Extra Spacers in the Curt Trailer Hitch Kit # 13118?
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13118 does not come with extra spacers. On each side of the hitch the rear most hole will use a square block spacer and a U- shaped spacer. The hole closest to the cab on each side will use a square block spacer on each side of the frame rail so one will be sandwiched between the hitch and the frame. I've attached a video that helps explain this to assist.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Towing Parts Needed to Tow Camper with 2016 Ford F-150 XLT
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 XLT without a factory trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13118. This is custom fit for your truck and will provide a 2 inch hitch opening with a 900 pound tongue weight capacity and 6,000 pound towing capacity. No drilling will be required during installation but the spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily. I have attached an installation video on your vehicle for you to check out. For a ball mount and hitch ball...
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  • Wiring Harness and Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13118 is an excellent choice for your 2018 Ford F-150. Then for wiring you can either install the Curt # C56110 if you have the rectangular OEM plug or the Curt # C55774 if you have the round OEM plug. Both of these options give you a 4-Way flat connector that will match up with your small utility trailer. Since pickups can be used for a variety of towing applications I highly recommend installing the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B. This comes with...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Class III Curt Hitch C13118 on 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab
  • On your 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab with OEM bumper and no factory hitch you will be able to install Class III Curt Hitch # C13118 without any drilling. You'll just want to lower (or remove) your spare tire temporarily for easier access to the hitch attachment points on the truck's frame. You'll need the basic hand tools shown in the linked instructions along with a torque wrench like # ALL944001. I have linked a helpful article with tips for an easier hitch install. You may care to...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ford F-150 Base Model
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 a popular trailer hitch option is # C13118. It is a Class III hitch rated for 900 pounds tongue weight and 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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...
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