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
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13130 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13130

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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not intended for use with weight-distribution systems
  • 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.



13130 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13130 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13130 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2018 Acura RDX




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 Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Acura RDX

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Acura RDX, we'll be having a look at, and showing you how to install, the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13130.Here's what our hitch looks like installed. Now, what's great about this hitch is that the only part you'll see hanging down is the actual receiver opening itself. The body of the hitch is completely hidden behind your fascia, giving us a nice clean look behind our RDX.Welded on the back of our receiver, we have this nice collar, which helps reinforce the opening, and gives us a nice finished look. Welded onto the bottom of our receiver is our tubular steel safety chain loops, which is the attachment point for our safety chains from our trailer. These have a fairly decent opening, so we shouldn't have much problem hooking on most safety chains to them.On the side of our receiver, you'll find the industry standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to secure any of our hitch-mounted accessories. You can pick up a pin and clip on our website as part number PC3.This hitch features a 600 pound tongue weight reading, which is the amount forcing down, and a 4,000 pound max gross trailer weight reading, which is the amount it can pull.

You'll want to make sure you consult with the owner's manual of your RDX and not exceed the lift the vehicle is capable of, or the hitch. Go by whichever number is lowest. Also, when you're using this hitch for a non-trailer application, such as with a bike rack or a cargo carrier, Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap to help support the load. We have one of those available on our website as part number 18050.Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessories you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier. You're looking at about 12-1/2" from the ground to the top of the 2" receiver opening, and about 6" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper.

And now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.To begin our install, we need to locate our attachment points. We'll find those at each one of our frame rails. We'll have a look at our driver's side. Our passenger side is a mirror image, so everything that we do on the driver's side, we'll repeat over on the passenger side.So, looking up at our frame rail, we see a weld nut right here towards the very back of the frame rail. That is a metric weld nut.

That's where our metric bolt will go. This hole here is our other attachment point. We'll use a handle nut and a standard bolt in that hole.Now for our weld nut, you may need to clean out the threads in there from dirt, grime, rust . depending on where you live and the type of conditions that are on the road. Just spray a little lubricant in there.

You can use a wire brush, which we have available on our website. It's part number 814092. Run it in and out of the threads. This will clean up any debris that's inside, and make it easier for your bolt to go into it.Now we'll raise our hitch into place, and we'll hold it with the metric bolt and a conical tooth washer. The teeth will face away from the bolt head, up towards the hitch. So now we'll get an extra set of hands, raise the hitch over the exhaust, and secure it with the metric bolts.Go over the exhaust, line it up with our hole, and secure it into place. Now we'll take our handle nut, go through the access hole, line it up with the hole, and insert our 1/2" bolt, and thread it into the handle nut.Okay, now we'll use a 19 mm socket or a 3/4" socket to tighten up our hardware. Our 3/4" bolt head on the standard bolt is the standard equivalent of a 19 mm on our metric bolt. Now we will torque all of our hardware, the amounts specified in the instructions.And that completes our look at, and showing you how to install, the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C13130, on this 2017 Acura RDX.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13130

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (214 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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Super Easy to install with basic tools. I used a jack to support one side while attaching the other. 559955



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2016 Acura RDX

Meets or exceeds all of my expectations. Install was even easier than I thought it would be. The dealer wanted $1059 for a hitch (with harness) installed. You have to be kidding me. Since this will only be used for a bike rack I didn't need a harness anyway. First, this hitch wasn't listed on the 2016 page for the RDX but since I didn't think the mid-model refresh really changed anything structurally in the back of the vehicle I ordered it from the the 2015 page. As I hoped, it fit perfectly, just like the 2013-2015. When I ordered the only hitch listed for the 2016 RDX was an 1 1/4" model and I wanted the 2" model. The install went even better than I though it might. I did the work by myself and saw were some others had used zip-ties to hold up one side while working on the other. I found that wasn't necessary for me. I was able to lift the hitch up to the approx. position and hold it there with one hand while I threaded the M12 screw into the factory weld nut with the other. Then I scooted over the other side while still holding up the hitch and threaded the other M12 screw in. From there it was just like the video show. By the way, the videos are absolutely a great way see how to do the install ahead of time. It makes things so much easier to watch somebody do the install while explaining what they are doing instead of having to read through installation instructions. I did put a little loctite on the screws just for a belt and suspenders caution although with the torque specs. for the M12 & 1/2-13 screws there is probably close to a zero chance they would ever come loose. Although I didn't time myself but it couldn't have been more than 20 minutes to install once I had the tools laid out, hitch unpacked and started the install. And I absolutely love the way the hitch looks on the RDX. Super clean with only the receiver showing. It always has bothered me to see vehicles where the supporting tubes are clearly visible viewing from the back. I want to give a shout out to Etrailer also. The hitch was ordered on Sunday and I was hoping it would ship on Monday so I could have it by the weekend and get it installed. Monday came and I had no word of it shipping so I called Etrailer. They said it was in stock and would probably ship on Tuesday. I was a little disappointed since that meant I wouldn't get it until the following Monday. But, when the shipping noticed came from UPS on Tuesday I saw it was being shipped 3 Day Select so I would get it Friday and could install it Saturday as I had hoped. I don't know if my phone call had anything to do with it or if it is standard policy to ship 3 day but it was a very pleasant surprise. I loaded up my new 1UP USA bike rack on the hitch and it works and fits great while being rock solid. In the future if I need any towing products I wouldn't hesitate to buy from Etrailer or Curt. Highly recommended. 212750



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I installed the Curt trailer hitch P/N C13130 to my new 2015 Acura RDX AWD. It took about 20 - 30 minutes, I took my time. It looks good. It fits flush with the underneath of the rear bumper of the vehicle (although, I don't know if you can really call it a bumper in this new vehicles) or the frame of the vehicle. Just follow the instructions of the movie clip provided by Etrailer. The wiring connection is no problem either. I used P/N 56008. The trailer connector in the vehicle is located (when looking from the rear) opened tail gate, there is a panel on the left side mid-way of the tail gate. Pop the panel out. There is a blue connector tucked inside approximately 10" from the edge of the opening going forward. (NOTE: Acura recommends that you remove the negative connector end from the battery before doing this, which will reset your navigation system, but you can reset it again after connecting the negative cable back to the battery). Plug the trailer wiring into the blue connector inside the opening . Plug the large fuse (10 Amp) into the red fuse holder in the supplied wiring, make sure it sits all the way in. The black box that came with the wiring harness is the light converter. I placed mine by attaching it to the inside frame with the double adhesive tape that came with it, just make sure you clean the frame of the vehicle with alcohol before applying it. You can feel the frame by sticking your hand inside the opening, towards the back, and as a precaution I tied it with a nylon strap. Route the rest of the wire with the connector at the end for the trailer hook up through the lower, rear foam located in the tire compartment and tuck the pig tail into the tire area. When towing a trailer just open the tail gate, bring the connector outside and close the tail gate. The rubber seal around the tail gate is very flexible and will not pinch the wires. Lastly, inside the engine compartment there is a fuse box with all the fuses. Inside the plastic lid there are additional fuses. I used a 20 Amp fuse and inserted in the 4th slot, then reconnected the battery, and I am done. Please note: I have not towed as yet and can't assert any thing I have done will work. I am planning, not to tow more than 1500 lbs. My writing herein is for information only of my own installation. I DO NOT RECOMMEND OR IMPLY ANY USE OF TRAILER PARTS, ELECTRICAL MATERIALS IN ANY VEHICLE. 186275



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Acura RDX

Just leased new Acura RDX and wanted to install a hitch and bike rack. E=Trailer's web site and customer service (Christine) were top notch. I loved the personal attention and the You Tube videos on how to install the hitch. It took me about an hour but I was able to get underneath the car and follow the instructions. The handle nuts are the key to holding this hitch in place. It helps to bend them for easier access. Once you do that, it's a snap. 225149


Comments

I stand by my original review. Still enjoying the hitch and bike rack. Thanks for checking in.

Dino K - 09/14/2016

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2015 Acura RDX

The Acura dealership charges $750 for a trailer hitch installed. I was hesitant to buy my own hitch for installation because I thought something that expensive must be really hard to do. NOT AT ALL! Thank-you etrailer.com for the video that gave me the confidence to install this on my 2015 RDX. Written Instructions were easy to follow. Took about 30 minutes to unbox, install, and breakdown the box it was shipped in. Once installed, this hitch is almost undetectable (looks great). I am a 42-year-old woman and did need my husband’s help to hold the hitch in place while I tightened the bolts. I purchased this hitch for use with a bike rack and it looks and works great!! 489491


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A year later and I have no update other than to say all is well and works just as great as the day I installed it! Only smiles here...no regrets on this purchase!

Toni - 03/26/2019

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2016 Acura RDX

The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2016 Acura RDX arrived in excellent condition and was quite easy to install. The instructions that came with the Receiver were easy to follow but I did have a problem. The handle nut stripped out while tightening torque specs. I have a Craftsman Commercial Micro Adjusting Torque Control Wrench. I called eTrailer and they assured me that the torque specifications in the instructions were correct. Based on their assurance, I can only conclude that my torque control wrench is not calibrated correctly and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver deserves 5 stars. 444588



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Well Made product. I installed it in about 1/2 hour. I will be using it to carry bicycles. I have not ordered the CURT bike rack as of yet, but will be soon. My hopes for the CURT Trailer hitch is that it is well painted and won't look like a pile of rust in a couple of years like other hitches I have seen, I am certainly happy with what I have so far. Thank You 516856


Comments

Due to its location under the vehicle, the hitch CAN get dinged up over time from gravel or other road debris. If the powder coating is chipped, rust can set in, its unfortunately unavoidable. Youll want to give the hitch a quick once over twice a year or so and check for the beginnings of any corrosion. If any corrosion is found, a quick cleaning with some sandpaper and a shot of rust-inhibiting spray paint will keep the rust in check.

-- Mike L - 06/05/2018

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2017 Acura RDX

Fantastic and very easy to install. 694657



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Not only does it look good, the painting is great. It took me all of about 30 minuets to install it (I did at by my lonesome self) Very easy installation. Looks good on our 2017 Acura. Highly Recommended. Jake 693154



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Arrived in excellent condition and packaged carefully. Super fast delivery! The videos made the install seamless. 688866



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Works great. As advertised. 686799



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Acura RDX

Have not used it as much as I intended to, but I am happy to report that with regards to the installation and overall look/feel of this hitch -- I am very confident that I will not have any issues with this for years to come. I planned on towing a small trailer with my Acura RDX but have not been forced to do that as of yet. The capacity ratings of this hitch are what led me to purchase it, since I have a tendency to overload (+1.5k lbs) with regards to GCVWR while remaining at very light (< 50 lbs) tongue weights. It is very sturdy compared to the flimsy OEM Honda hitch, and it has a much higher visual appeal when paired with a rubber "A" (Acura logo) receiver cover. Overall I highly recommend this to anyone in a similar position! 659744



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2016 Acura RDX

This is a very well designed and built hitch. The installation process was much easier than expected. However, my 2016 RDX had a significant amount of rust in the threaded holes in the under body of the vehicle. I needed to purchase a M12-1.25 thread tap to clean up the holes and the bolts went in without any effort. The finished receiver looks nice and does not stick out like many other hitches that I've seen. I would highly recommend this hitch to anyone that is looking for ease of installation, quick shipping and best of all, a great price point. 653951



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2015 Acura RDX

I found the bike trailer hitch I needed etrailer after getting a ridiculous quote from a local Honda dealer ($800 for purchase and install !) After reviewing the installation instructions, decided this was DIY project I could handle and save hundreds of dollars. The product arrived exactly as advertised. With the assist of my sons, was able to get it installed in about 30 minutes. My wife said looks like a pro did it! Tested out the bike rack that I purchased, it fits up perfectly. I highly recommend the etrailer bike hitch and they will be my goto vendor for this type of product in the future. 652388



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Great fit, great product, great service ! 628643



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Outstanding hitch...………...works perfect. highly recommended 621771



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2015 Acura RDX

well made, strong and relatively easy to install on my RDX. Wiring harness was easy also. Great price for DIY. Thanks. 609610



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2016 Acura RDX

I installed it on a 2016 Acura RDX. I used the box to lay on and two jack stands to hold in close proximity and installed the bolts. Looks good and it was harder to get out of the box than install on car. 598948



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The hitch is fine but the harness was broken down since first day. Turning light on passenger sight newer worked. Locky for me the trailer rental guy let me use the rental trailer. Purchased new harness from another online site cheeper and useble. Sorry newer buye electrical harness from you guys. Other thing is as I talked to you, please make sure for Canadians to mention USA $ or Canadian $. Merry Christmas & Happy New year. 592233



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2014 Acura RDX

Great hitch, easy to install, heavy duty. Thanks 586073



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Acura

Works perfectly on my 2015 Acura RDS, for the Thule 2-bike rack. 575326



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2014 Acura RDX

First, SUPER fast delivery! Very easy installation. Four bolts and it's done. Probably could have used second person to help hold it up during the first two bolts, but worked through it. Great product, great instructions. Thanks, etrailer.com 570074



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2015 Acura RDX

This is a great product at a great price! It came at 3:00 and was installed by 3:40! 569605



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2015 Acura RDX

Perfect fit 562336



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2016 Acura RDX

Very easy to install. Extremely pleased with the hitch 561060



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2016 Acura RDX

Perfect fit. Great finishp 559490



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2015 Acura RDX

My new trailer hitch receiver is a perfect fit on my 2014 Acura RDX and was very easy to install. I watched the installation video and completed the job with help from my son in about 15 minutes - it could not have been any easier! 549329



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2015 Acura RDX

Fairly easy to install and works/looks great on our Acura RDX. Would recommend. 549198



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2017 Acura RDX

The trailer hitch is for our 2017 Acura RDX. Instructions were simple and straightforward. It took 35 minutes to install by myself but could have been faster with two people. Finish of the hitch and fit on the car were excellent. We plan to use the hitch to haul a utility trailer with golf car and motorcycle from time to time. I highly recommend etrailer for easy ordering, fast delivery, selection of product and complete and detailed installation instructions. 544490



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2015 Acura RDX

I was very pleased with the ease of the installation and the fit / finish of the product. 544293



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2015 Acura RDX

Great communication and service!!!! 541358



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2017 Acura RDX

Terrific product. Took less than 20 minutes to install without any help other than a 5 gallon pail. 541181



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2018 Acura RDX

Great product! Arrived as advertised. etrailer has the best video installation guides out there! 540270



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2017 Acura RDX

The trailer hitch was packaged very well... beat anything that I have seen in awhile. The installation was a breeze... installed it within a half hour. Excellent instructions and would highly recommend etrailer.com to all my friends and family! Nice job etrailer... keep up the good work and you'll be in business for a long time. 525777



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2015 Acura RDX

Experience was great, from assistance with selection, to delivery to self installation. My RDX can't tow my boat (weight limitations on the vehicle, not the hitch), but has already been used for my hitch style bike rack, and will be used for my hitch hauler. Install was DIY, working by myself. My advise to others is to not only clean the frame nuts as directed, but to install the bolts into the frame before even thinking of attaching the hitch. I thought I had cleaned then well (WD40 and wire brush), but the bolts only got started and then got stuck. I had to lower and remove the hitch from one side to adequately clean the other side. Overall, VERY pleased with the product and the service. 516015



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2016 Acura RDX

I ordered a Curt trailer hitch and Rhino Rack bike carrier for my 2016 Acura RDX and the items were promptly delivered. I installed the trailer hitch by myself in about 30 minutes. I used a tie down strap to hold one end of the hitch up while I started a bolt on the other end. 510216



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2015 Acura RDX

The whole ordering, delivery, installation was simple and as expected. Love it when things happen without a hitch! Ha! The videos for installation were super helpful. Would strongly recommend etrailer. 505323



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2017 Acura RDX

After one year the hitch is everything it was purported to be. Easy installation and looks and functions great. I can’t recommend it highly enough. 504692


Comments

Product is great. We use it primarily to hold bikes on a Thule 4 rack bike rack and have over 8,000 miles doing that the hitch is fabulous.

Terry - 05/05/2019

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Easy to install works Great Wire harness also eay intall 503224



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Ford Five Hundred

This engineering of this product is excellent. It is well made and you can tell that when you put it together, which does not take long. We took two bikes on vacation driving 500 miles and you would never know we had bikes - no sounds from the bikes on the rack. I keep the rack in the garage and attache it when I take my bike out - it is very convenient to slide in and lock and put bikes on it. I would definitely recommend this rack. 502654



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2018 Acura RDX

This is the 4th hitch and wiring harness I have purchased from etrailer, they all have worked on the first try, the install videos are awesome! 491696



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2018 Acura RDX

Installed yesterday, went as instructed. From looks heavy welded and very solid. Cannot wait to use it. 490427



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2017 Acura RDX

I picked free delivery. Received it the next day. I installed it in about 25 minutes. Very easy. I believe it will work fine. 488210



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2017 Acura RDX

This makes my second curt hitch it works great and 15 or 20 minutes install looks great too. 487491



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2016 Acura RDX

This is a great hitch! Excellent price for a quality item. Shipping was fast! THANKS! 487283



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2013 Toyota Sienna

This is the third hitch purchase from eTrailer and another great experience. Installing the hitch on my 2013 Acura RDX was fairly easy, since the car already had treaded hitch mounts. Just had to clean the threads with a round wire brush (purchased from local auto parts store) and WD-40. Then I used a floor jack to raise the hitch into place and insert bolts. My son helped balance the hitch as I jacked up the hitch - then it was a solo job. Used a torque wrench to tighten the bolts to spec. Previous vehicle was a Toyota Sienna and used the same technique for mounting. Other car is a BMW 325 and has to drill holes in the trunk. That was scary, but successfully done. (only carrying bikes on a rack (for 10 years) and no concerns. 483551



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Perfect fit using just four (4) bolts and washers. Easy-to-follow instructions. NOTE: lifting the unit into place to fasten the bolts is MUST easier with two people. 479450



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Acura RDX

This is the second Curt hitch I’ve bought from etrailer. This one was for my son’s Acura RDX to use for his bike rack. We installed the hitch in 20 minutes and saved $300 compared to what the local trailer shop quoted me. etrailer also recommended a stabilizing strap which I’m finding out is an important item to use on a bike rack. Great service, fast shipping, excellent prices and expert advice....I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t buy from etrailer.. 477747



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2017 Acura RDX

Good fit, good install videos! 474492



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HITCH FIT LIKE A GLOVE !!!! WIRING WAS GREAT TOO. AND EASY AS PER YOUR VIDEO MY 3RD HITCH FROM YOUR COMPANY - 464348


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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2019 Acura RDX
  • The Curt hitch part # C13130 does not fit the 2019 Acura RDX. For a hitch we do know is a fit for the 2019 RDX we have the Draw Tite part # 76268 which is also a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening. There was some confusion at one point and the Curt was thought to be a fit for the 2019 model but now we know it does not fit.
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  • Hitch & Bike Rack Recommendations for 2017 Acura RDX AWD SUV
  • Between the Curt # C13130 and the Draw-Tite # 75784 2-inch Class III hitches I recommend the Draw-Tite since it does not require you to use a support strap # 18050 as the Curt does, and since its 400-lb tongue weight rating is more than adequate for any bike rack. Plus it costs less! As for hitch bike carriers to use with this hitch, you can use any compatible 2-inch Class III rack that has enough clearance to avoid contact with the back of the RDX. When we installed this hitch on a...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a Bike Rack on a 2016 Acura RDX
  • We always recommend using a trailer hitch with a 2" receiver over the 1-1/4" size because they have higher weight ratings and because you can use a wider variety of bike racks. Technically since the 1-1/4" is smaller it will be less noticeable but realistically there isn't that big of a visual difference between the 2 sizes. I recommend using the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13130 for your 2016 Acura RDX which gives you that 2" receiver plus it installs in such a way that only the receiver...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2018 Acura RDX
  • The best trailer hitch for your 2018 Acura RDX to carry a bike rack is the Curt # C13130 because it has clean look with a concealed cross tube and the highest tongue weight capacity among the hitches that fit your Acura, which speaks to the strength of the hitch. This Class III, 2" hitch is made in the USA and is a complete bolt-on installation that will not require any type of drilling into your car's frame. I have added a photo showing how the hitch looks when installed on a RDX as...
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  • Replacement Hitch Hardware Kit for Curt Hitch C13130 for 2017 Acura RDX
  • The hitch you purchased is Curt # C13130. This hitch fits the Acura RDX for model years 2013 through 2017 so you can re-install it on the newer vehicle. Hitch hardware can be used only one time so to mount this hitch on the 2017 RDX you will need our Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK. Simply enter that item in our search box and then select the Curt brand and part C13130. The hardware kit will include everything needed to mount the hitch on the RDX.
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  • Trailer Hitch for Use with a Bike Carrier for a 2015 Audi Q3
  • Most spoilers at the tops of SUVs and CUVs are not rated to support any weight or tension. But, Curt is the only manufacturer that would require that strap. Draw-Tite hitch # 75218 does not have that requirement so I would go with it and not worry about the strap on your 2015 Audi Q3. I have included a link to all of the bike carriers we have that fit 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. The most popular option is the Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Replacement Handle Nut and Matching Bolts for Curt Trailer Hitch C13130
  • For a 1/2"-13 handle nut you can use # 1332 which is sold in quantities of 1. I have also included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing an example installation of Curt trailer hitch C13130 for you. The bolts that match the nuts are only available by purchasing the complete replacement hardware kit for the hitch # RHK. On the RHK page enter the hitch number and choose Curt where indicated to receive the proper hardware. This will include all of the hardware including...
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Acura RDX
  • Some manufacturers are more conservative in their approach to safety and will therefore insist that extra measures are taken when using their products. We do offer a few hitches that are designed to fit your 2014 Acura RDX. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 75784. This is a Class lll hitch and has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The Curt hitch you referenced, part # C13130, is also a Class lll hitch and although...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Acura RDX
  • All of the Class III hitches we carry for the 2015 Acura RDX will be pretty low profile. Basically all you would see is the hitch opening right underneath you rear bumper. The most popular option we carry is the Curt hitch part # C13130. This hitch has a 600 lb tongue weight rating and a 4,000 lb total trailer weight rating so it should do a great job for towing your trailer. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Replacement Handle Nut Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13130
  • For a replacement handle nut for the Curt Hitch part # C13130 you would want the part # 1332. This is a 1/2 inch handle nut like what came with your hitch.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Wiring For 2016 Acura RDX
  • Yes, the Curt # C13130 does fit your 2016 Acura RDX. To tow a traier you also need a ball mount and hitch balls. I've linked our selection of ball mounts as well as an article to help you select the correct rise or drop you need. If you need trailer wiring, you will need part # 118569. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness. I have attached links to some of the products we offer that may work for you. If you have any questions about a specific item let...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Acura RDX
  • Good news, this Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G will work for your 2013 Acura RDX. The hitch I recommend for you is the Drawtite Class III # 75784. This 2 inch hitch has a 400lb tongue weight, which will work good for your carbon bikes and the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G. I have linked all the hitches for your vehicle for your convenience, there is a higher rated tongue weighted hitch from Curt # C13130. Curt highly recommends that you use a stabilizing strap # 18050 with any none trailer load,...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Acura RDX for Use with Thule T2 Platform Rack and Pedego Bikes
  • All three of the 2-inch hitches we offer for your 2016 Acura RDX, one of which is the Curt # C13130, will mount to the same points on your RDX. All will be in essentially the same position at the rear of the car, with the hitch pin hole about 3-1/2-inches from the rear edge of the bumper. Of the three hitch options I suggest the Draw-Tite # 75784 since it is the lowest-cost hitch and since it does not require you to use a stabilizing strap which is required for the Curt hitch. Your Thule...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2014 Acura RDX
  • First, the Curt hitches for your 2014 Acura RDX are going to require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, when using the hitch for any non-trailer load such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. It is part of the Curt warranty requirements. The idea is that the strap reduces some of the stress on the hitch. The strap can be difficult to install depending on the vehicle and is considered a hassle by many customers. So I recommend going with a Draw-Tite hitch # 75784. This is a Class...
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  • Stabilizer Strap Recommendation for Curt Hitch C13130 on a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The correct stabilizer strap to use with the Curt Hitch part # C13130 that you referenced is the part # 18050. To see how it would get used check out the review video I attached. Another option you have that might interest you is to use a Draw-Tite Hitch like part # 75784. It does not require the use of a stabilizer strap. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the...
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  • What is the Stabilizer Strap that Curt Recommends Get Used with Their Hitches
  • A stabilizer strap will attach to the hitch accessory and then attach to the vehicle to provide support for the accessory to help prevent some of the shock from bumps from being transferred to the hitch. The Curt Strap part # 18050 is one that is most often used. I attached a demo video that shows how to use this product for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch with Hidden Crossbar for 2017 Acura RDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13130 referenced in your question is a great choice. This Class III trailer hitch will indeed have a nice hidden crossbar design once mounted under your vehicle. No vehicle alterations, such as fascia trimming, are required during installation. The receiver tube will rest nicely under the rear fascia and bumper of your Acura RDX. I have attached an image that shows the hitch installed on the 2015 Acura RDX, which will be the same on your 2017 model.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Acura RDX Towing 1750 LB Fishing Boat
  • I have included a link to the hitch options that we offer for your 2013 Acura RDX. The hitch that I recommend for your 2013 Acura RDX is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13130. This is a custom fit hitch so there is no drilling or welding required for installation and it has a towing capacity of 4,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. Although the hitch has a 4,000 lb capacity, I did some checking and it looks as though your RDX has a maximum towing capacity of...
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  • Compatibility of 1/2 Inch Bolts with Handle Nuts Used to Install Curt # C13130 on 2013 Acura RDX
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt Manufacturing, who confirms that the 12M bolt are indeed intended to fit the weldnuts, and the 1/2 inch bolts are a fit for the handle nuts. My contact suggested that you closely examine the threads on the inside of the handle nuts to make sure they're not damaged, same with the bolts. Try threading the bolts into the handle nuts before you put the handle nuts up into the frame to confirm fit, try both nuts with both bolts. When the handle nuts are up inside...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The replacement hardware you're looking for is # RHK. When ordering you'll need to specify that you have the Curt Hitch Receiver # C13130.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Acura RDX
  • We do have trailer hitches and wiring that will fit your 2016 Acura RDX. For a trailer hitch I recommend a Class III hitch because they are more robust and have a 2 inch receiver that is compatible with more accessories. Curt Class III hitch # C13130 is a popular option for the RDX. I included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. For trailer wiring you can use wiring harness # 118569 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the back of the vehicle. If you plan on doing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Acura RDX that Does Not Require Stabilizer Strap Bike Rack
  • The Curt hitch part # C13130 that you referenced which is a fit for your 2013 Acura RDX does require the use of the stabilizer strap # 18050 when you carry a bike rack. Because of that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75784 that you mentioned since it doesn't have that same requirement. These hitches are made by different companies who have their own warranty requirements and rate them in-house. I wish there was a more logical way to explain the strap recommendation on...
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  • Can a Class III Trailer Hitch on 2014 Acura RDX Carry 4 Adult Bikes
  • The Class III trailer hitch installed on your 2014 Acura RDX will work well to allow you to carry 4 adult bikes on a hitch mount bike rack. The trailer hitches we offer for your RDX have tongue weight capacities of at least 400 pounds and Class III hitches do not have the same kinds of restrictions as Class I hitches. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR you referenced has a weight capacity of 150 pounds, and weighs less than 50 pounds. So overall weight of the rack will be less than...
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  • Can the Hollywood Racks Trunk Bike Rack # HRF2 be used on a 2014 Acura RDX with Spoiler
  • A hitch mounted bike rack is the safest way to transport bikes using your 2014 Acura RDX. I spoke with my contact at Hollywood Racks and in order to prevent damage to the spoiler, a trunk mounted rack including their Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier, # HRF2, is not recommended. The compatibility issue comes from the rack interfering with the automatic open/close feature and the plastic liner inside the edge of the hatch. Assuming that your RDX is not already equipped with a hitch, I recommend...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Hitch For Bike Rack on 2016 Acura RDX
  • Since your hitch application is use of a hitch-mount 2-inch bike rack on your 2016 Acura RDX I do recommend a hitch that does not require the stabilizing strap like the Curt # C13130 does. The hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite # 75784. Hitch installation is shown in the linked video and detailed in the linked instructions. I also included a helpful article with tips on hitch installation. The tools required are listed in the instructions. Mostly basic hand tools are needed but you'll...
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  • Does Installing a Hitch on a 2015 Acura RDX Automatically Void Vehicle Warranty
  • Installing a hitch on your 2015 Acura RDX will not have any warranty implications if the hitch is installed as outlined in the instructions and used within the weight bearing capabilities of the vehicle. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Acura RDX and Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack
  • If you have the 2 inch version of the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XT then I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75784 for your 2017 Acura RDX. The Curt option would require the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using it with a bike rack per the Curt warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement. If you have the 1-1/4 inch version of the T2 Pro, # TH9035XT, then the only option is Curt hitch # C12083 and you would have to use the stabilization strap # 18050.
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  • Boat Trailer Coupler Became Disconnected from Ball on 2014 Acura RDX
  • Check the trailer coupler to see if it is meant to take a 2-5/16 inch ball. If so then the 2 inch ball you have will not be large enough and this issue could keep happening. If it does take a 2 inch ball then either the coupler was not fully secured or something needs to be adjusted with the coupler. Most couplers will have a nut to tighten or loosen that is accessible on the bottom. On some vehicles there is a specific distance the ball has to be from the rear axle of the tow vehicle....
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  • Hitch Capacities for a Curt Hitch on a 2013 Acura RDX
  • The Curt Class III hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Acura RDX is the part # C13130 that you referenced. The capacities for the hitch are 4,000 lbs total trailer weight and 600 lbs total tongue weight. You should note that in a towing setup you are only as strong as the weakest component. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine what Acura recommends as the overall capacity for your vehicle and be sure to go by the lower of the two figures...
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  • Curt Class lll Trailer Hitch and SportRack 3 Bike carrier for 2013 Acura RDX
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C13130, is a fit for your Acura RDX. The hitch has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver opening and has a tongue capacity of 600 lbs. Please note that this hitch has a gross trailer weight maximum of 4000 lbs and and a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs. This hitch is not designed to be used with a weight distribution system. The SportRack 3 Bike Carrier, part # SR2403 measures 12-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright...
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